Friday, March 15, 2013
Bivona, Knubel will meet with residents on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m.
Friday, March 15
Franklin Lakes Mayor Frank Bivona and Fire Chief Denny Knubel will sit down at borough hall to chat with residents in an open forum later this month. The mayor and the chief will hold the Q&A session on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m., in the Council Chambers at Franklin Lakes Borough Hall. There is no agenda for this session, the borough wrote in a recent statement. Instead, the intention of the meeting is to be a "free-flowing discussion based on questions raised by residents. "Come with your questions on fire department issues, the 2013 municipal budget (which is scheduled for public hearing on April 2,) special needs and affordable housing, or any other issue of interest or concern to you or your neighbors." Have a question or news tip …
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Friday, March 15
The Borough of Franklin Lakes is looking for volunteers to help with projects at Borough Hall this summer. The borough, in a recent release, has said it needs help with several projects, "from reorganization of filing systems to data entry to organizing equipment and supplies to assisting with the borough's communications programs." They're welcoming everyone from high school students, college students and adults. Interested parties should contact the Borough Administrator Gregory Hart at 201-891-0048, ext. 1201, or GHart@franklinlakes.org. Have a question or news tip for Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox every …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Tuesday, March 12
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Monday, March 11, 2013
The board has set its budget hearing date for later this month
The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will present its 2013-14 school budget during the regularly scheduled BOE meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m. in the Franklin Avenue Middle School Instrumental Music Room. The final budget hearing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. at the same location, as part of our its regular BOE meeting. "While there is no budget vote in April, the budget is a topic of public interest and we invite you to be informed," board officials said. Questions or comments for the board can be addressed to its Administrative Team at FLPS@franklinlakes.k12.nj.us or the Board of Education at BOE@franklinlakes.k12.nj.us. For additional communications and connections, please explore our website …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The club is still looking for an electrician to help replace the broken mast, a fence contractor to replace the broken fence and are looking for a contractor to replace a broken window.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Saturday, March 9
Many families in our two communities suffered damage during last October’s hurricane. Trees came down damaging roofs or worse and homes were flooded. Hundreds of our neighbors suffered damage to their homes or their properties. Many families were able to call their insurance companies to make claims and some were able to receive FEMA assistance to help make repairs and to get their lives back in order. Some families, however, did not have flood insurance and FEMA assistance was just not enough to make all the repairs to their homes by the damage caused by Sandy. “One of those families who were not able to make the repairs to their home lives right here in Oakland,” said President of the Oakland-Franklin Lakes Rotary Club Peter Kikot…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Franklin Lakes celebrates Dr. Seuss's legacy with national reading program.
Wednesday, March 6
The children of Franklin Lakes enjoyed a visit from Franklin Lakes Mayor Frank Bivona during the annual Read Across America event. The national event is intended not only to celebrate and honor acclaimed children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel — more commonly known as Dr. Seuss — but also to encourage children to keep reading and learning. Seuss’ creative, rhyming books have been read to children by U.S. presidents, hall of fame baseball players, celebrities and by millions of moms and dads. Mayor Bivona, donned the signature Cat in the Hat headwear and read to a class of students at High Mountain Road School. Dr. Seuss published 46 children’s books, including “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “How The Grinch Stole …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The borough is among 10 towns that recently achieved certification
- GOING GREEN
Tuesday, March 5
Sustainable Jersey representatives announced Tuesday that 10 towns — including Franklin Lakes — achieved certification from the nonprofit environmental group. Franklin Lakes was certified bronze on February 28. The addition of the towns brings the total number of certified municipalities up to 113 since the program was launched in 2009, said officials with the group. "The certified communities are leading the way as many more New Jersey towns are actively working on becoming certified," the group said in a release. "Sustainable Jersey's 380 participating communities represent over half of the state's municipalities and nearly 75 percent of its population." Bergen was well-represented among the 10 towns certified: Fort Lee, Franklin …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Here's what you may have missed this week...
In a televised battle for culinary supremacy, Wyckoff Committeeman Kevin Rooney took home the "Chopped" crown Sunday night after wowing the judges with a "sophisticated" sushi dish, ostrich fan fillets, and "sweet and savory" French toast. The Wyckoff Township Committee is considering giving residents here an option to pay for curbside removal of grass clippings less than a dozen weeks after the governing body elected to excise the costly service that only 15 percent of citizens were using. A Wyckoff-based charity is accused of scamming donors who contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Hurricane Sandy relief organization. Alexander Patterson, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff. Patterson …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Woodside principal job has been vacant since August 2012, when Dominick Rotante resigned from the post.
School officials have once again convened a search for a principal for Woodside Avenue School in Franklin Lakes. The process will get underway in earnest on March 5 when, according to District Superintendent Frank Romano, a committee of ten will meet and process eight candidates for interviews. "I have re-engaged the folks who participated in the various steps of Round One of the search, asking them to play the same roles in Round Two, since they have been so effective, so close to the work, and so deserving of the opportunity to play their parts in finding the right person for the job," Romano said. "With the exception of parent representative Mr. Michael Cardaci, who must attend to professional commitments, all will return." Cardaci …
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