Rebecca K. Abma
Contact me: Rebecca.Abma@midlandparkpress.com
In December 2010, I launched Franklin Lakes Patch, as part of aol's hyper local news initiative. After nine months at the helm, I chose to leave full-time Patch work and returned a month later as the Part-Time Community Editor first for Bergen County, then for all of the north NJ sites.
I left Patch in December 2012 to create a hyperlocal news site for my hometown of Midland Park. After a lack of communication following Hurricane Sandy and the failed school referendum, I felt Midland Park needed its own Patch-like site, and so the Midland Park Press was born. (For updates, please "Like" us on Facebook.)
I'm a writer, a mother, a wife, a Christian, a singer, a homemaker, a taxpayer, a journalist, a volunteer, a friend, and a daughter.
I love to take photos, hear good stories, and be inspired by the many great people in our community.
I grew up in Paramus and live in Midland Park. My husband, Bill, is a Social Studies teacher. He grew up in Wyckoff and used to work on Abma's Farm in the greenhouses with his father, Willy. (The farm is now run by Bill's Uncle Jim and cousin Jimmy, his wife Pam, and their children.)
I am also a singer-songwriter and host an acoustic worship night at the Old Stone Church in Upper Saddle River the Second Saturday of the month at 5pm, called Unplugged at Old Stone Church. (If you'd like to follow my music and other writings, fan me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.)