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David M. Zimmer

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Recent articles by David:

West Milford funds plan to turn vacant library into Town Hall annex

West Milford officials have contracted a local architect to develop a plan to house municipal offices in the town's vacant former library. → Read More

Action Park documentary 'Class Action Park' to premier next month on HBO Max

Class Action Park, a documentary on the history of the infamous Vernon waterpark Action Park, will be released in August on WarnerMedia's HBO Max. → Read More

Caroline the shark brings back memories of Jersey Shore attacks of 1916

In July 1916, a string of fatal shark attacks shocked New Jersey. One expert said don't sweat a repeat, the odds of being bitten are 1 in 12 million. → Read More

NJ extends small-business grant program through July 8

Nonprofits and businesses with 25 employees or fewer, and sole proprietors and home-based businesses, can apply for up to $10,000 in relief. → Read More

St. Mary's School is closed for good, says pastor. Parents not giving up hope

Parents of students at St. Mary's School in Pompton Lakes are hopeful a financial review will show a way to reopen. → Read More

West Milford and its 'white high school' doing its best on racism, school official says

A group of West Milford High School alumni said they will continue to push for anti-racism education in schools despite the board's muted response. → Read More

Gas pipeline company has plans for former West Milford quarry

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. could build a compressor station in a former West Milford quarry that was recently proposed as an organic recycling center. → Read More

Sunday rally in West Milford to call for police officer's resignation for online comments

A West Milford police officer accused of making discriminatory comments online is on administrative leave pending an investigation. → Read More

Will any of Passaic County's grant money come to your municipality?

Passaic County officials will host a noon virtual hearing on June 30 to discuss the distribution of more than $730,000 in federal grant funding. → Read More

Eat at Joe's 'landmark' food truck opens in popular Route 23 spot

Joseph Van Hook, a 62-year-old from West Milford, opened his new food truck, Eat at Joe's, at the site of a former hot dog stand on Route 23 south. → Read More

River Vale girl, 10, wins national history bee, $2,000 with Rosa Parks essay

Adie Banan, 10, of River Vale was one of 10 winners in a history bee involving 25,000 students. She said she's done competing but may help her sister. → Read More

Rochelle Park wants to celebrate its 150th birthday with old photos. Here how to help

A group of residents are seeking old photos and documents as they create an anthology for the town's 150 years. → Read More

Sen. Cory Booker records dozens of commencement speeches from Newark home

The prom, parties and high school graduation stuck with Cory Booker. He said it’s sad to see the Class of 2020 robbed of those monumental moments. → Read More

Parents protesting St. Mary's School closure want audit to 'see where the money is going'

A group of 50 protesters lined Wanaque Avenue near St. Mary's School to demand information about the financial issues leading to the school's closure. → Read More

Passaic, Essex, Ocean counties team up with NJ on $10K small business COVID-19 grants

Essex, Passaic and Ocean County officials have teamed with a state agency to provide millions in additional small business relief to communities. → Read More

Pompton Lakes HS mourns beloved woodshop teacher who died of coronavirus complications

Pompton Lakes High School staff are raising money for a scholarship fund in honor of Dennis DeCarlo, who died from COVID-19 complications on May 3. → Read More

From des Marets to Demarest, Huguenot helped put central Bergen on the map

Born in Beauchamps, northern France, in about 1620, Demarest (des Marets) was a French Protestant (Huguenot). → Read More

Thanks to this late Upper Saddle River chemist, we have gel toothpaste and cheap pancake syrup

Vincent Lamberti had 118 U.S. patents before his death at the age of 86. Most were developed with co-workers. All were owned by Lever Brothers. → Read More

'We have to do something': Here's what NJ high schools are planning for graduation ceremonies

Ten petitions have been started by students and parents calling on schools in New Jersey to host in-person commencement ceremonies later in the year. → Read More

In Bloomingdale, procession honors officer who died of coronavirus complications

A funeral procession for Gary Walker, a 20-year Bloomingdale police officer and 33-year Oakland firefighter, put Bloomingdale on pause Wednesday. → Read More