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Harlem Wizards to headline Ringwood schools fundraiser

David Paul of the Harlem Wizards basketball team visited a Ringwood elementary school Wednesday to promote an upcoming educational foundation fundraiser. David M. Zimmer/. Ringwood...

West Milford BOE explores Hillcrest lease, sale

NorthJersey.com - North JerseyNorthJersey.comThe West Milford school board is planning to ask charitable organizations about their potential interest in a purchase or lease of Hillcrest...

West Coast beetle saving East Coast's hemlocks

A small stand of hemlocks grows off Clinton Road in West Milford, as seen last month (Photo: David M. Zimmer/). Active from October through May,...

Verona council reorganizes, Ryan reappointed mayor

(Photo: David Zimmer/). Ryan, now in his third term on the council, said the various backgrounds held by the five white councilmen will serve the...

New West Milford library opens to full capacity crowd

West Milford's new library and community center opened its doors to the public for the first time on June 17, 2017 following a ribbon cutting...

West Milford Township aids in property's preservation

The local government is seeking to recoup some costs associated with the cancelled pursuit of a 100-acre property off Weaver Road. Last week, West Milford's...

Close, but no secession referendum in West Milford

The Township Council decided against asking the voters' consent to examine a secession from Passaic County by the slimmest of margins last Wednesday. Half of...

West Milford MUA's restrictions remain as drought watch looms ...

MUA Administrator Kelly Love said Wednesday evening that no relief from outdoor use restrictions is on the horizon for the more than 1700 homes in...

West Milford council considers referendum for county secession

A non-binding referendum under consideration by the Township Council could ask voters if the governing body of West Milford Township should "pursue reasonable means to...

West Milford MUA water restrictions continue

The local Municipal Utilities Authority cut off Camden Road on Thursday to close another leak in the Crescent Park water system. Workers and equipment converged...

West Milford's new library takes shape

In spite of some tweaks, the construction of the new public library remains on track, Library Director Ricardo Pino said last week. The final shape...

Park upgrades in West Milford on delay, awaiting permits

Nosenzo Pond Park's pending upgrades have been pushed back as the township awaits the state's permission to proceed. In February, West Milford's town council agreed...

Financial uncertainty follows Britain's vote to leave the EU

By ENDA CURRAN, JEFF BLACK and CRAIG TORRES ... Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP. Chelsea pensioners arrive at a polling station near to the Royal Chelsea...

West Milford town council approves $34 million budget

The approved budget ushers in a $38 total municipal tax increase for West Milford's average homeowner with a $247,000 property tax assessment. As approved, the...

North Jersey prepares to combat invasive ash-eating beetle

Last month, the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry revealed plans to implement prevention measures in Passaic and eight other counties in an effort...

West Milford library project remains on track

WEST MILFORD - The construction of the new public library may not be going exactly according to plan, but it has remained on schedule, Library...

West Milford town council moves to abolish EDC, citing legal threat

Just weeks after controversy surged following the removal of a member of the Economic Development Commission, the governing body has moved to effectively dismiss the...

West Milford BOE could decrease tax levy for 2016-17

WEST MILFORD - The local school board is expected to approve a $75.2 million budget for the 2016-17 school year tonight that includes a rare...

West Milford schools see uptick in PARCC participation

As standardized exams get into full swing, the district is urging the school community to keep calm and test on. The West Milford school district...

West Milford's next superintendent looks forward to 'long relationship'

Following his Tuesday night appointment, the school district's next superintendent put forward his preliminary plans. "My initial goal would be to come in and not...

West Milford representatives reject local Scouts' anti-smoking proposal

While it's nearly impossible to say no to a Girl Scout this time of year, the governing body recently said, "Thanks, but no thanks," to...

West Milford school board offers top job to Butler's superintendent

WEST MILFORD - The school board did not have to look far to find its chosen candidate for the vacant superintendent post. During its April...

West Milford Township budget brings $43 increase as introduced

The proposed spending plan for 2016 would set West Milford's total municipal tax rate at slightly less than 93 cents for every $100 of assessed...

West Milford secures grant to finish bikeway

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that West Milford's proposal to reconstruct Ridge Road between Vreeland and Baron roads received...

Greenwood Lake Commission gets $20K Passaic County grant

The Passaic County freeholders approved a $20,000 grant for the bi-state Greenwood Lake Commission last week. "Greenwood Lake is the second largest public lake in...

Plans for West Milford's new library could command additional infrastructure

A long-running plan to install a kitchen in the township-occupied quarter of West Milford's partially constructed public library has become a bit of a sticking...

Boonton Township BOE budget increase will stay at the 2 percent cap

John Murray, Rockaway Valley School (RVS) business administrator/Board secretary, announced at the Boonton Township Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, March 23, that the proposed...

West Milford council's new committee to examine facility upkeep

Early this month, West Milford's governing body formed a temporary committee to evaluate and prioritize facility maintenance projects. Edward Steines, West Milford fire commissioner and...

West Milford church to give away new clothes to kids in need on March 12

A children's clothing distribution event for local families in need has been scheduled for March 12. "Klothes for Kids," a program run by United Methodist...

West Milford schools plan PR push to boost PARCC participation

The school district is preparing to launch a public relations campaign for PARCC after logging the lowest participation rates in Passaic County on the statewide...

West Milford reps want to keep tabs on train talks

By David M. Zimmer. STAFF WRITER |. Suburban Trends. Township representatives want to bring talks on a down-county expansion of the commuter rail system westward.

West Milford representatives issue phone scam warning

From calls regarding alleged computer viruses to those dealing with false Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claims, phone scams are reportedly on the rise in West...

West Milford school district to involve parents in digital push

The local school district is stepping up its push to create good citizens in the community as well as in cyberspace. Last month, West Milford...

West Milford town council raises concerns about Nosenzo Pond pavilion, unofficial skate park

While much focus has been given to a pending Nosenzo Pond Park renovation project, local representatives were recently drawn to discuss the present status of...

West Milford school district office under siege by woodpecker

A wily woodpecker has persuaded the school district to accelerate repairs on its central office. During its Jan. 26 meeting, the West Milford Board of...

West Milford mayor advises council on appointments

The mayor had some advice for the 2016 town council last month: Figure it out amongst yourselves. The suggestion from Mayor Bettina Bieri came after...

West Milford school district goes 'all in' following motivational speech

During a district-wide professional development day on Jan. 18, West Milford school district staff convened for a pep talk from Giant Paul Gonzalez. A motivational...

West Milford homeowners receive $500 from holiday contest

By David M. Zimmer. STAFF WRITER |. Suburban Trends. Print. The Ulmers' West Milford home recently won the online poll and the Highlands Economic Development.

East Rutherford apartments win approval

Once that resolution is published, anyone objecting to the project has 45 days to file an appeal in Superior Court. Sterling also needs to secure...

West Milford Township nabs nearly $27000 from 2013's recycling bags

The local government is due a nearly $26,910 check as reward for its recycling efforts back in 2013. Last week, the Christie Administration announced the...

Greenwood Lake Commission rejects 2016-17 drawdown proposal, second vote ...

Still, in spite of last week's vote, West Milford representative Paul Zarrillo said he remains hopeful the bi-state commission will ultimately approve the proposal to...

West Milford Township still vetting gypsy moth suppression participation

The local government recently gave its preliminary approval to participate in next year's statewide gypsy moth suppression program. Still, before it makes a final decision...

New Jersey recognizes Bloomfield's Lion Gate project

Pictured, from left, are DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Bloomfield Councilman Nick Joanow, Bloomfield Township Administrator Matthew Watkins and New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust's Executive Director...

West Milford school district, Friends of Wallisch Homestead joining forces

. December 23, 2015 Last updated: Thursday, December 24, 2015, 12:16 AM. By David M. Zimmer. STAFF WRITER |. Suburban Trends. Print. The historic windmill...

West Milford school board narrowly approves roof study for solar analysis

A narrow majority approved a roof load analysis on four schools last week, as district representatives attempt to gauge the feasibility of a future solar...

West Milford Township breaks ground on library project

. December 20, 2015 Last updated: Monday, December 21, 2015, 12:16 AM. By David M. Zimmer. STAFF WRITER |. Suburban Trends. Print. A recent rendering...

North Jersey black bear hunt starts Dec. 7

. December 6, 2015 Last updated: Monday, December 7, 2015, 12:16 AM. By David M. Zimmer. STAFF WRITER |. Suburban Trends. Print. Activists hold a...

Greenwood Lake Commission sets Dec. 16 vote on 2016 lake drawdown in West Milford

The rocky bottom of Greenwood Lake near Brown's Point in West Milford was left exposed on New Year's Day in 2012, as the lake was...

HEAT Christmas Light Contest to continue in West Milford

A local nonprofit's holiday lighting contest is returning for a follow-up performance next month. Last year, the inaugural holiday challenge organized by the Highlands Economic...

West Milford considering gypsy moth suppression spraying in 2016

According to West Milford Township Administrator Kenneth Gabbert, the township is currently in talks with the state regarding participation in a collective pesticide spraying program...