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Woodland Park, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Philip:

Suspect in Franklin Lakes church arson found covered in gasoline, documents show

James Mayers, 26, admitted to a police officer that he burned down the church, an affidavit states. → Read More

Army hero from Wayne goes back to Normandy to map out his wartime path

Army veteran Robert Carlo, 94, traveled to France with his family to retrace the steps he took from Utah Beach to Amfreville during World War II. → Read More

North Haledon council to vote on roundabout plan this month

County and state engineers say the dangerous intersection, the scene of 36 crashes in the past 12 years, is a perfect candidate for a roundabout. → Read More

Santa is coming (back) to town: Wayne Hills Mall Santa is reviving his role for art exhibit

David Conley accepted an opportunity to celebrate his former role as a mall Santa by appearing at an exhibit of photos of the shopping plaza in ruins. → Read More

North Haledon councilman, poised to begin second term, dies suddenly

Keith Salviano also was a member of the Planning Board, and he was deeply invested in the future of the borough, said Mayor Randy George. → Read More

He got into a Wayne mall before it was razed. Now he's selling his photos for thousands.

Phillip Buehler got in and captured the final 'post-apocalyptic' remnants of Wayne Hills Mall, where sleet and snow fell through roof gashes. → Read More

Write-in winners official for Manchester Regional, Wayne school board elections

One candidate filed to run for two North Haledon seats on the Manchester Regional school board. An election in Wayne also was short by a candidate. → Read More

Wayne taxpayers off the hook: Union will pay leader's salary to keep her out of classroom

Eda Ferrante, who taught social studies, was relieved of classroom duties until a court ruling swayed school officials to force her to teach again. → Read More

Longtime Hawthorne councilman dies two weeks after reelection

Councilman Garret Sinning had a pragmatic approach to local issues that rang true with voters since he first won a school board seat in April 1984. → Read More

Grand jury to get case of Wayne trustee charged with buying pot in Canada

The case was sent to the grand jury on Nov. 19, after neither defendant appeared for a hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court of Passaic County. → Read More

Hawthorne man charged with possession of child pornography

Joseph Kosa, of Hawthorne, was arrested and charged on Nov. 7 with nine total counts of child pornography by the Passaic County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Acclaimed film 'Westfalia' was written the night Wayne's Haley Finnegan nearly quit acting

Haley Finnegan was at a speakeasy in Playa del Rey on the night she decided she would quit acting. Then she jotted down an idea on a bar napkin. → Read More

Wayne Planning Board OKs nonprofit to build day care facility for adults with disabilities

Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, a Livingston-based nonprofit, will open a day care center for adults on Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne early in 2021. → Read More

Wayne Township Council candidate dies two days after election

Kenneth Tahan, a Democrat who ran in a three-way race to represent the 4th Ward on the Township Council, died on Nov. 7 after suffering a stroke. → Read More

New movie theater at Willowbook Mall announces opening date, food options

Cinemark U.S.A. Inc. will open a movie theater, featuring heated recliners and an auditorium with a wall-to-wall screen, at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne. → Read More

Democrats gain voice on Wayne Township Council with Election Day victory

Francine Ritter, head of the Brittany Chase condo board, will be the only Democrat on the Wayne governing body when she is sworn in on New Year's Day. → Read More

Wayne school board candidates argue over whether some are in teachers union's pocket

The election for three seats on the Wayne Board of Education is heating up, as opposing sides have exchanged blows with ads in a local newspaper. → Read More

Biggie's, popular raw bar and tavern, shuts down in Ramsey

Biggie's, a clam bar and tavern, closed its Ramsey restaurant after six years on Oct. 27, leaving one location on Route 17 south in Carlstadt. → Read More

Want to earn $200? Wayne, other Passaic County towns really need poll workers

Wayne, and at least three other towns in Passaic County, are facing a dire shortage of poll workers that could cause voting delays on Election Day. → Read More

North Haledon Scouts' spine-tingling outdoor haunt opens on Friday

North Haledon Boy Scouts will open an outdoor haunt, called M. Skellyton Studios, on Oct. 25 and 26, to raise money for their camping trip. → Read More