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Boonton Township Fifth Graders Say No to Drugs

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

11-year-old fifth grader John Pietranera, from Boonton Township, reads from his essay about staying away from drugs and making the right decisions

11-year-old fifth grader John Pietranera, from Boonton Township, reads from his essay about staying away from drugs and making the right decisions. (Click to enlarge). BOONTON TWP. – Fifth graders at the Rockaway Valley Elementary School spent a portion of Valentine’s Day assembled in the gymnasium to participate in the fifth annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse […]

Boonton Township’s D.A.R.E. Program Turns 25

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Boonton Township Patrolman Thomas Cacciabeve became the town's first DARE instructor in 1991. From left to right, former Mayor Doug Cabana, Cacciabeve, and retired Police Chief Anthony Mini. (Photo: Courtesy of Boonton Township Police Department)

Boonton Township’s Police Department marked the 25th anniversary of its D.A.R.E. program by praising students for making good choices. Boonton Township Patrolman Thomas Cacciabeve became the town’s first DARE instructor in 1991. From left to right, former Mayor Doug Cabana, Cacciabeve, and retired Police Chief Anthony Mini. (Photo: Courtesy of Boonton Township Police Department). Rockaway […]

Julia Manning, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board New Jersey Representative

Posted on December 13, 2016 by in Hometown, New Jersey, Youth Advisory Board

Julia Manning, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board New Jersey Representative

My name is Julia Manning and I’m a high school sophomore from New Jersey. I am a hardworking and dedicated student and athlete, and I have received many academic and athletic awards. But more important than personal awards in school and sports is the health and happiness of ourselves and those around us. I have […]

Man Arrested After Boy in Wayne Comes Home, Finds Burglar

Posted on October 20, 2016 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

D.A.R.E. New Jersey

A brave 11-year-old boy in New Jersey thwarted a would-be robber in his home, catching him in the act and then calling police. “My heart started pumping when I saw him,” said the boy, named Alan. He came home from school Monday in Wayne, where he heard the burglar inside a first-floor room in his […]

New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officer Training December 2016

Posted on August 2, 2016 by in Events, Hometown, New Jersey, News

A new DOT class will be offered in Bergen County in December 2016 for the convenience of northern agencies. DATE: December 5th – 16th, 2016 LOCATION: Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute at 281 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430 COST: FREE (Meals and Lodging not covered) The Registration Form can be found here. Completed registration […]

Overlook 5K Gets Summit’s Summertime Off to Fast Start

Posted on June 29, 2016 by in Hometown, New Jersey

Overlook 5k Runners

SUMMIT, NJ – Hundreds of runners, ranging from speed burners to recreational joggers and from kids to seniors, all took to the Hilltop City’s streets for the annual Overlook 5K, presented by the Summit Running Company. Mayor Nora Radest officially started the race on Maple Street, setting the group off on a journey through Summit’s […]

Glassboro 6th Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on June 23, 2016 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Glassboro students Tavianna Clarke (1st place, not pictured), Ashley Johnston (2nd place) and Mia Fornes (3rd place) won the Thomas E. Bowe School DARE Essay Contest. They are pictured at DARE Graduation with Glassboro Police Cpl Timothy D. Brown, their DARE instructor.

Proud parents and students packed Glassboro’s Thomas E. Bowe School gym this June. The group gathered to watch the school’s 149 sixth-graders graduate from the D.A.R.E. program. Glassboro Police Cpl. Timothy D. Brown instructed this year’s students. Brown incorporated decision making, prevention of drug and alcohol addiction, K-9 demonstrations and overviews of law enforcement careers […]

Former NFL’er Steve Weatherford Keynotes as Summit D.A.R.E. Class of 2016 Graduates

Posted on June 17, 2016 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Steve Weatherford

SUMMIT, NJ – More than 300 Summit students and their family members packed the Summit High School auditorium to celebrate the 2016 D.A.R.E. graduation, a program that began in 1994 and which promotes healthy and responsible decision making. Right: Weatherford told the children that anything they set their mind to is possible to achieve, providing […]

Egg Harbor Township Elementary Celebrates Completion of D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on June 16, 2016 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – 5th grade students at Joyann D. Miller Elementary School celebrated with law enforcement officers their completion of D.A.R.E., where they learn about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Watch the video from SNJ Today.

D.A.R.E. Graduation in North Plainfield

Posted on June 13, 2016 by in Events, Hometown, New Jersey, News

Chief William G. Parenti

Chief William G. Parenti has announced that June 16th will be a day for congratulations to all these children who have persevered through 9 weeks of Drug Abuse Resistance Education “D.A.R.E.” training.  North Plainfield’s 5th grade students will be recognized for their hard work with a graduation ceremony 2pm at the Somerset School multipurpose room.  […]