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Passaic County is a diverse county with a rich history and a bright future. Discover our history, our attractions, and our services. 
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Posted Jul. 17, 2019
Please call the Passaic County Department of Senior Services at 973-569-4060 for a list of locations.
Posted Jul. 16, 2019
Bergen County has advised us of planned milling and paving of Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland. Limits of work will be Terhune Drive at the Wayne border to Long Hill Road. 
Posted Jul. 15, 2019
“The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders continue to invest and enhance our County’s open space, recreational facilities, and historic sites,” stated Freeholder Director John W. Bartlett. “Dundee Island Park is going to be state of the art – with a new river walk, amphitheater, athletic field, and field house."
Posted Jul. 09, 2019
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Passaic County inaugurated a new teaching and demonstration site consisting of a high tunnel located at Preakness Valley Golf Course.
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The term “Freeholder” can be traced to the colonial period of American history. In New Jersey’s 1776 Constitution, the state vested the power to govern counties in an elected body of “men” who held or owned land outright with no debt or mortgages to be Chosen by their peers. The body was deemed the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Although there is no longer a requirement to own land and all citizens of legal age have the right to vote and hold office, the term Freeholder has endured. New Jersey has 21 Counties, and no two counties are exactly the same. The organization and structure of counties are tailored to fit their communities’ needs and characteristics. In Passaic County’s commission form of government, the Freeholders discharge both the legislative and executive responsibilities of government. The seven member board is headed by a Freeholder Director who is selected to serve a one-year term at the Board’s annual reorganization meeting held in January. Each Freeholder is elected at-large for a staggered 3-year term