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Pascack Press Pascack Press serves Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Township of Washington, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake. PASCACK PRESS SERVES the densely populated suburban Pascack Valley area of eastern Bergen County, New Jersey.
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Our beat is Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Township of Washington, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake, vital communities linked by the Pascack Brook and its tributaries. Published by The Press Group, Inc., Pascack Press rocks the weekly news with its sister newspapers Northern Valley Press North and Northern Valley Press South. Bringing unique community news and information to more than 57,000 homes and businesses, The Press Group delivers valuable content each week to our readers' doorsteps and inboxes. Independently owned and operated, our business is based in Westwood — the hub of the Pascack Valley — just off Old Hook Road.

Operating as usual

#explorethehub portraits! See anyone you know?
06/14/2021

#explorethehub portraits! See anyone you know?

06/14/2021

From the desk of the Westwood Free Public Library:

Janet Forbes Dunn, Retirement
After 18 years at the Westwood Library serving as Business Manager, then Children's Librarian and Adult Librarian after earning her Master's degree in Library Science, our esteemed colleague is retiring on July 2, 2021.

Janet is looking forward to spending more time with family and more actively engaging in the many interests and activities she enjoys outside the Library.

Please plan to drop by on Thursday, June 24 between 10am -5pm to wish her well and pick up a cupcake treat to enjoy outside.

Thank you

Martha Urbiel
Library Director
#explorethehub #wearewestwood

DELIGHTED TO SHARE this terrific news from PV Student Publication. Congrats and good luck, Sean and Kevin! We're honored...
06/14/2021
‘It’s important to do something to give back’

DELIGHTED TO SHARE this terrific news from PV Student Publication. Congrats and good luck, Sean and Kevin! We're honored to follow your progress!

Senior Sean Cuffe was in the car when a call came in, accepting him to The United States Military Academy of West Point. “[Getting my official acceptance call] was a great feeling,” Sean said. “ It’s been such a long process to try and get into West Point, and it was nice to have it...

HI! HERE'S THE JUNE 14 downloadable edition of Pascack Press, with our compliments. Another great issue, this one boasti...
06/11/2021

HI! HERE'S THE JUNE 14 downloadable edition of Pascack Press, with our compliments. Another great issue, this one boasting 48 pages of local news, views, and features! Thanks to all who joined the conversation this week, and thanks for supporting local businesses.

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_6.14.21?fr=sNzQwYzc1MDg0NA

HI! HERE'S THE JUNE 14 downloadable edition of Pascack Press, with our compliments. Another great issue, this one boasting 48 pages of local news, views, and features! Thanks to all who joined the conversation this week, and thanks for supporting local businesses.

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_6.14.21?fr=sNzQwYzc1MDg0NA

Signal boosting—
06/09/2021

Signal boosting—

THESE KIDS! Congratulations to all our students making the paper, and job well done to everyone who set a fine example t...
06/03/2021

THESE KIDS! Congratulations to all our students making the paper, and job well done to everyone who set a fine example this past week. There is SO MUCH NEWS in the Pascack Valley. We're having fun bringing it to you. Grab that link, and remember to cast your ballot at the state's primary election June 8!

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_6.7.21?fr=sNzQwYzc1MDg0NA

THESE KIDS! Congratulations to all our students making the paper, and job well done to everyone who set a fine example this past week. There is SO MUCH NEWS in the Pascack Valley. We're having fun bringing it to you. Grab that link, and remember to cast your ballot at the state's primary election June 8!

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_6.7.21?fr=sNzQwYzc1MDg0NA

HERE'S THE LINK to the May 31 PDF edition of Pascack Press. Your print edition is headed your way this weekend. Thanks f...
05/27/2021

HERE'S THE LINK to the May 31 PDF edition of Pascack Press. Your print edition is headed your way this weekend. Thanks for joining the conversation, and thanks for supporting local businesses!

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_5.31.21?fr=sNjczZjc1MDg0NA

HERE'S THE LINK to the May 31 PDF edition of Pascack Press. Your print edition is headed your way this weekend. Thanks for joining the conversation, and thanks for supporting local businesses!

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_5.31.21?fr=sNjczZjc1MDg0NA

Nicely done!
05/26/2021
History Club recognizes five PV veterans

Nicely done!

A commemoration was organized and open to Pascack Valley students and staff by the History Club that honored five PV veterans – Michael Roell, George Poor, Robert Ranges, Edward Maher, and Min Soo Choi. The event was held in PV’s courtyard this morning from 7:45-8:15 am. History Club Advisor and...

ANOTHER WEEK, another crackling issue of your locally owned Pascack Press, jam-packed with news, views, opinions, and re...
05/20/2021

ANOTHER WEEK, another crackling issue of your locally owned Pascack Press, jam-packed with news, views, opinions, and resources! Thanks for your support of local businesses and thanks for staying in touch. We are the Pascack Valley's best hometown newspaper.

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_5.24.21?fr=sMjEwNzc1MDg0NA

ANOTHER WEEK, another crackling issue of your locally owned Pascack Press, jam-packed with news, views, opinions, and resources! Thanks for your support of local businesses and thanks for staying in touch. We are the Pascack Valley's best hometown newspaper.

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_5.24.21?fr=sMjEwNzc1MDg0NA

MORE PROOF THAT we're all in this together! What a wild week in the valley. News, views, and features, and important mes...
05/14/2021

MORE PROOF THAT we're all in this together! What a wild week in the valley. News, views, and features, and important messages from our local merchants and tradespeople. Thanks as always for connecting through Pascack Press! Here's your link to the May 17 issue:
https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_5.17.21?fr=sYTg5NTc1MDg0NA

MORE PROOF THAT we're all in this together! What a wild week in the valley. News, views, and features, and important messages from our local merchants and tradespeople. Thanks as always for connecting through Pascack Press! Here's your link to the May 17 issue:
https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_5.17.21?fr=sYTg5NTc1MDg0NA

AN AREA GIRL SCOUT knocks her Gold Award out of the park, a second area superintendent of schools bids the valley a fond...
05/06/2021

AN AREA GIRL SCOUT knocks her Gold Award out of the park, a second area superintendent of schools bids the valley a fond farewell, and residents sound off on town budget proposals. You'll find this and much more inside, including our handy Service Directory. Here's the link to your May 10 Pascack Press!

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_5.10.21?fr=sNmJjYzc1MDg0NA

AN AREA GIRL SCOUT knocks her Gold Award out of the park, a second area superintendent of schools bids the valley a fond farewell, and residents sound off on town budget proposals. You'll find this and much more inside, including our handy Service Directory. Here's the link to your May 10 Pascack Press!

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_5.10.21?fr=sNmJjYzc1MDg0NA

WITH THANKS TO outgoing Bergen County Veterans Services Director A.J. Luna on behalf of our towns and veterans…https://w...
05/06/2021
Pascack Press 4.19.21

WITH THANKS TO outgoing Bergen County Veterans Services Director A.J. Luna on behalf of our towns and veterans…

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FOR THE SECOND TIME in two weeks, the Pascack Valley has seen an embattled schools superintendent resign. This week it’s...
05/05/2021
WWRSD Superintendent Ray González resigns, welcomed at Westfield Public Schools — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

FOR THE SECOND TIME in two weeks, the Pascack Valley has seen an embattled schools superintendent resign. This week it’s Dr. Raymond A. González, chief administrator for the Westwood Regional School District, serving the Borough of Westwood and the Township of Washington.

https://thepressgroup.net/wwrsd-superintendent-ray-gonzalez-resigns-welcomed-at-westfield-public-schools

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J.—For the second time in two weeks, the Pascack Valley has seen an embattled schools superintendent resign, bound for greener pastures. This week it’s Dr. Raymond A. González, Superintendent of Schools for [...]

Discussed at the May 3 meeting of the Township of Washington governing body, along with spending on police body cameras ...
05/04/2021
Church lease approved ; Calamari dinged on DPW parking plan — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

Discussed at the May 3 meeting of the Township of Washington governing body, along with spending on police body cameras and negotiations for the swim and recreation club.

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J.—The Township Council has approved a $60,600 lease with Our Lady of Good Counsel Church to harbor DPW vehicles on 35 parking spaces—the lot behind the rectory—for two years. The deal obligates [...]

HERE'S THE STORY behind this awesome photo. We love good news such as this! https://thepressgroup.net/to-inspire-and-pro...
05/03/2021
To inspire and protect: All-female shift makes history in Hillsdale — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

HERE'S THE STORY behind this awesome photo. We love good news such as this!

https://thepressgroup.net/to-inspire-and-protect-all-female-shift-makes-history-in-hillsdale/

HILLSDALE, N.J.—The borough’s first female police officer also stands front and center in the department’s first all-female shift. Sgt. Liz Zimmerman, Police Officer Amanda Turrin, and civilian dispatcher Amna Hijab found themselves sharing the night [...]

WE'VE GOT THE VALLEY COVERED with the best local news, views, and features. Click that link for the May 3 digital editio...
04/29/2021

WE'VE GOT THE VALLEY COVERED with the best local news, views, and features. Click that link for the May 3 digital edition and scoop up your print copy this weekend. Thanks to all who joined the conversation this week, and thanks for supporting local businesses.

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_5.3.21?fr=sNjM3Yzc1MDg0NA

WE'VE GOT THE VALLEY COVERED with the best local news, views, and features. Click that link for the May 3 digital edition and scoop up your print copy this weekend. Thanks to all who joined the conversation this week, and thanks for supporting local businesses.

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_5.3.21?fr=sNjM3Yzc1MDg0NA

And history is made in Hillsdale! How cool is this!
04/26/2021

And history is made in Hillsdale! How cool is this!

A little history being made on the night shift here at Hillsdale P.D. The first all female shift are proudly serving and protecting!!🚓🇺🇲

Signal boosting for awesome folks doing amazing work :)
04/24/2021

Signal boosting for awesome folks doing amazing work :)

THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON is prepared to pay Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, on Ridgewood Road, $60,600 on a two-year ...
04/23/2021
Church lease approved ; Calamari dinged on DPW parking plan — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON is prepared to pay Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, on Ridgewood Road, $60,600 on a two-year lease to accommodate DPW vehicles. The ordinance passed April 19 over several residents' concerns.

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J.—The Township Council has approved a $60,600 lease with Our Lady of Good Counsel Church to harbor DPW vehicles on 35 parking spaces—the lot behind the rectory—for two years. The deal obligates [...]

Award-winning Pascack Valley Regional High School District Superintendent P. Erik Gundersen, embattled over the mascot i...
04/23/2021
PVRHSD's Gundersen resigns; starting with Suffern Central district July 1 — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

Award-winning Pascack Valley Regional High School District Superintendent P. Erik Gundersen, embattled over the mascot issue, has resigned, and is starting as superintendent for the Suffern Central School District on July 1. The PV board will accept his resignation April 26.
https://thepressgroup.net/pvrhsds-gundersen-resigns-starting-with-suffern-central-district-july-1/

MONTVALE, N.J.—P. Erik Gundersen, superintendent of the Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education, tendered his resignation on April 21 and is set to depart on June 30. He said he has accepted [...]

WE'RE SO HAPPY to share the latest issue of Pascack Press with you. Thanks for turning to us for the best in local news,...
04/22/2021

WE'RE SO HAPPY to share the latest issue of Pascack Press with you. Thanks for turning to us for the best in local news, views, features, and advertising. Thanks, as always, for supporting local businesses and joining the conversation:
https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_4.26.21?fr=sOTQwYjc1MDg0NA

WE'RE SO HAPPY to share the latest issue of Pascack Press with you. Thanks for turning to us for the best in local news, views, features, and advertising. Thanks, as always, for supporting local businesses and joining the conversation:
https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_4.26.21?fr=sOTQwYjc1MDg0NA

RIVER VALE, N.J.—On Tuesday, April 20, the township's 8,561 registered voters can head to the polls to decide whether to...
04/18/2021
Schools upgrade referendum Tuesday, April 20 — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

RIVER VALE, N.J.—On Tuesday, April 20, the township's 8,561 registered voters can head to the polls to decide whether to spend $42.5 million to upgrade its three district schools, which includes a $35.7 million bond issue to cover much of the cost.

https://thepressgroup.net/schools-upgrade-referendum-tuesday-april-20/

RIVER VALE, N.J.—On Tuesday, April 20, River Vale’s 8,561 registered voters can head to the polls 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to decide whether to spend $42.5 million to upgrade its three district schools, which [...]

04/16/2021

Mutual aid :)

THIS ISSUE came together pretty darn well, we have to say. Check out your weekly Pascack Press for the week of April 19 ...
04/15/2021

THIS ISSUE came together pretty darn well, we have to say. Check out your weekly Pascack Press for the week of April 19 for the best in local news, views, features, and advertising. Thanks for joining the conversation, and thanks as always for supporting local businesses!

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_4.19.21_56849ebdd7db3d?fr=sMTE5Zjc1MDg0NA

THIS ISSUE came together pretty darn well, we have to say. Check out your weekly Pascack Press for the week of April 19 for the best in local news, views, features, and advertising. Thanks for joining the conversation, and thanks as always for supporting local businesses!

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_4.19.21_56849ebdd7db3d?fr=sMTE5Zjc1MDg0NA

BERGEN COUNTY VETERANS arguably have had no greater ally than Ariel "AJ" Luna, outgoing Director of Veteran Services. No...
04/14/2021
Ariel 'AJ' Luna - Director Of Veteran Services - Bergen County Government | LinkedIn

BERGEN COUNTY VETERANS arguably have had no greater ally than Ariel "AJ" Luna, outgoing Director of Veteran Services. Now he goes forth to take on new challenges…

View Ariel 'AJ' Luna’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Ariel 'AJ' has 5 jobs listed on their profile. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Ariel 'AJ'’s connections and jobs at similar companies.

ADULTS SO INCLINED: Save the date! Friends of the Westwood Library invites you to a whiskey tasting fundraiser April 23 ...
04/11/2021
‘Whiskey Smackdown’ fundraiser April 23 — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

ADULTS SO INCLINED: Save the date! Friends of the Westwood Library invites you to a whiskey tasting fundraiser April 23 from the comfort of your own home. Included: a custom chocolate courtesy of Conrad’s Confectionery, other treats from Trader Joe’s, and prizes from P. J. Finnegan’s and Prohibition.

https://thepressgroup.net/whiskey-smackdown-fundraiser-april-23/

WESTWOOD, N.J.—The Friends of the Library invite local adults to a virtual whiskey tasting on Friday, April 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. “Whiskey Smackdown” features resident and whiskey educator Robin Robinson reviving his long-running [...]

THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, aiming to avoid environmental fines, has circled back to a local church and is poised to ren...
04/09/2021
DPW vehicles to church? Dropped plan due back for hearing April 19 — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, aiming to avoid environmental fines, has circled back to a local church and is poised to rent 35 parking spaces for up to two years to shelter its public works vehicles. A hearing is set for April 19.

https://thepressgroup.net/dpw-vehicles-to-church-dropped-plan-due-back-for-hearing-april-19

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J.—In what would be an about-face for the township if the plan is executed, the town is preparing to rent 35 parking spaces at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for $2,500 [...]

THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON has a vision for the struggling  Washington Township Swim & Recreation Club, and is saying it...
04/09/2021
Town takes plunge? $850K eyed for purchase of struggling rec, pool — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON has a vision for the struggling Washington Township Swim & Recreation Club, and is saying it could see paying as much as $850,000 to make it happen.

https://thepressgroup.net/town-takes-plunge-850k-eyed-for-purchase-of-struggling-rec-pool/

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J.—The Township Council authorized negotiations to begin toward acquisition of Washington Township Swim & Recreation Club, the private nonprofit social club on Ridgewood Boulevard abutting the Garden State Parkway, at a purchase [...]

WONDERFUL WEATHER greets the release of the latest and greatest issue of your weekly Pascack Press. Here's the link to t...
04/08/2021

WONDERFUL WEATHER greets the release of the latest and greatest issue of your weekly Pascack Press. Here's the link to the April 12 issue, and back issues, online. Your print edition is inbound this weekend. Happy reading, thanks for writing, and thanks as always for supporting local businesses!

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_4.12.21?fr=sYzE2Yjc1MDg0NA

WONDERFUL WEATHER greets the release of the latest and greatest issue of your weekly Pascack Press. Here's the link to the April 12 issue, and back issues, online. Your print edition is inbound this weekend. Happy reading, thanks for writing, and thanks as always for supporting local businesses!

https://issuu.com/thepressgroup/docs/pascackpress_4.12.21?fr=sYzE2Yjc1MDg0NA

Address

69 Woodland Ave
Westwood, NJ
07675-2100

Directions From the Pascack Valley: Take Old Hook Road (Westwood, NJ) to the area of Pascack Valley Hospital. At the light in front of the hospital, make a right onto Charles Street. After this, take your second left onto Woodland Avenue. Go through the first stop sign, and our building comes up shortly thereafter on the right with a sign that says The Press Group.

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The Press Group Inc. is located at 69 Woodland Ave., Westwood, N.J. Phone (201) 664-2105; (201) 358-9500 Fax (201) 664-2109 • For advertising inquiries, email [email protected] • For Pascack Press editorial submissions or inquiries, email [email protected]

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Pascack Press serves the densely populated suburban region known as Pascack Valley, eight towns linked by the Pascack Brook and its tributaries – including Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Township of Washington, Westwood and Woodcliff Lake. Published by The Press Group, Inc., Pascack Press has two sister newspapers – The Northern Valley Press (North Edition) and Northern Valley Press (South Edition). Bringing unique community news and information to over 57,000 homes and businesses in Bergen County, The Press Group hand-delivers valuable content and advertising each week to our readers' doorsteps. In an era where digital distribution has shaken-up industry mainstays, The Press Group Inc. has continued to grow and expand while delivering news in a tried and true fashion: a colorful, vibrant newspaper readers can hold in their hands. The Press Group Inc. is independently owned and operated with its offices located just off Old Hook Road in Westwood. A growing employer in the area, The Press Group Inc. employs more than 40 full-time and part-time professionals in the following fields: advertising sales, editorial, graphic design, delivery and circulation.

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I do not want Passack Papers delivered to my property. I have called and email to no avail. Last month, I received verbal confirmation that the carrier would be notified not to delivery papers to my address and yet I am still receiving these unwanted papers on my property today. Someone please address this ongoing issue.
Given your outstanding, professional coverage of our area, I hope the Pascack Press will enter these categories in the NJ Society of Professional Journalist's Excellence in Journalism contest: Community Oriented Journalism (The Awbrey Award) Reporter of the Year (Michael & John, you might have a tie!) Best Use of Public Records in a Story (The O'Brien Award) Best Grassroots Journalism (The Reed award) Best Investigative Journalism (Weekly or Hyperlocal) NJSPJ.org
Local reporting from student journalist Matthew Wikfors. Have you checked in with U.S. Census 2020? It's quick and quite rewarding—and time is almost up.
Thank you to everyone who supported Richie's Miles for Meals campaign. Last week he presented a check for $5,100 to the Triboro Food Patnry. Pictured here with Janelle Larghi (Director) and Pastor Marc Stutzel (Treasurer). This wouldn't have been possible without your generous donations. Please continue to give and help others in need during this pandemic.
Posting for my son Richie. #milesformeals #triborofoodpantry #everymilemakesadifference
Run is done.....103.5 miles total. Not too late to donate.....#milesformeals #triborofoodpantry #helpingothers #goingtheextramile #finishstrong #everymilemakesadifference
Running hard for the Triboro food pantry #milesformeals #triborofoodpantry
Halfway there… 55 miles #milesformeals #triborofoodpantry
Feeling great… Almost 8 #milesformeals #Triborofoodpantry
Join the Lakeside Choraliers for an Open House Rehearsal as the choir prepares for its annual Spring concert “ The Roaring Twenties." The program will focus on the American Standards, of George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. The Lakeside Choraliers is an adult, non profit choir that's been performing throughout Bergen County since 1972. As a community involved choir we also perform twice a year at assisted living facilities and a portion of our concert proceeds goes to Meals on Wheels. Come to hear what we do - or join us in singing on Monday, February 10th. We begin rehearsals at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4 Woodland Road, in Montvale, NJ. Refreshments will be served - and you can meet the Choraliers!
The Lakeside Choraliers looks forward to a look back - at the "Roaring Twenties." That's the theme our next concert, featuring songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin. Join us - as we begin rehearsals at 7:30pm, on Monday, January 27 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4 Woodland Road, Montvale, NJ. The spring concert will be held on Sunday, May 17. New members are welcomed.