QuickChek Application Carried to April 23, No Testimony on March 26

March 22, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The QuickChek Zoning Board of Adjustment application for a fresh food convenience market and five fuel pumps has been carried to April 23.

There will be no QuickChek testimony on Monday, March 26, according to zoning board officials.

Although QuickChek stated on March 19, during the special meeting for its application, they would be ready to provide ...

QuickChek Fueling Station Not a Detriment to the Area According to QuickChek Planner

FAIR LAWN, NJ – It all comes down to the fuel.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment’s special meeting on March 19 for the proposed QuickChek application on the corner of River Road and Bergen Avenue seemed to have one sticking point: five gas pumps in an area carved out of the borough’s master plan that does not permit gas stations.

The Zoning Board and residents alike ...

Winter Storm Safety Reminders & Reporting Power Outages

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough's Office of Emergency Management released the following safety reminders during this powerful (and hopefully) last nor'easter of the season.

To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run snow blowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space.

Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do ...

Osback Girls Celebrate "Teacher of the Year" Awards

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council honored two Osback family members for both being named 2018 "Teacher of the Year" in New Jersey.

Kelly Braff, 29, teaches kindergarten at the Radburn Elementary School, and her sister, Tracy Osback, 27, teaches first grade at the Anna L. Klein School in Guttenberg, NJ, a Hudson County town.

Katie Osback, 26, is a teacher, as well.

Winter Storm Warning in Effect Until 8 a.m. Thursday

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through 8 a.m. Thursday, March 22.

Snow will continue through tonight, March 21. Snow has started slow this morning and may possibly mix with rain. The heaviest snow is supposed to start mid-morning today and will continue through this evening. Total snow accumulation is ...

40 Postal Boxes Tampered With in Bergen County Area: Glen Rock Police

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The U.S. Postal Inspection Service notified Glen Rock detectives that the postal box at De Boer Drive and Harristown Road had been broken into sometime overnight in the early hours of March 14, according to police.

"As of this time, the Postal Service has not been able to determine how many letters were taken," Chief Dean Ackermann said.

U.S. Postal Inspectors ...

Osback Girls Celebrate "Teacher of the Year" Awards

March 21, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council honored two Osback family members for both being named 2018 "Teacher of the Year" in New Jersey.

Kelly Braff, 29, teaches kindergarten at the Radburn Elementary School, and her sister, Tracy Osback, 27, teaches first grade at the Anna L. Klein School in Guttenberg, NJ, a Hudson County town.

Katie Osback, 26, is a teacher, as well.

Byrd School Principal Linda Weber Retires Leaving Legacy of Student Inclusion  

GLEN ROCK, NJ – For more than two decades, Linda Weber has dedicated her professional life to social change, creating a culture of resilience for children, she says. And at year’s end, the educator, who has served as the director of special education for the Allendale school district and has served as the principal of Byrd School in Glen Rock for the past 16 years will retire, leaving ...

Glen Rock High School Students Buddy-Up with Developmentally Disabled

FAIR LAWN, N.J. – Rounds of intense clapping, high-fives and compliments on jobs well done were the order of the day at Parisi Speed School where nearly two dozen students gathered, with and without developmental disabilities, to complete in a series of physical activities all in the name of inclusion.

On March 8, students at Glen Rock High School kicked-off their inaugural ...

Fair Lawn BOE Hires From Within: Nick Norcia Named New Superintendent

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Nick Norcia, assistant superintendent of student services, will replace Interim Superintendent Ernest Palestis as the Fair Lawn school district’s new leader.

“This is just a dream come true,” said Norcia before a full crowd of residents, family members and friends on March 15, Thursday night at Edison School. “Life works in funny ways.

Glen Rock Students Speak to Governing Body About Walk-Out

Editor's Note: Please note, councilwoman Kristine Morieko's comments were inadvertently left out of the first version. Please see them below.

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Students who participated in the walk-out at the Glen Rock middle and high school had a few more things to say at the Borough Council meeting that evening.

On March 14, at the invitation of Mayor Bruce Packer, middle ...

Fair Lawn High School Students Walkout, Show Solidarity with Parkland, FL Victims

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Students walked out of class for 17 minutes to show solidarity with Parkland, FL students and teachers killed on Feb. 14.

Asking for tougher gun laws, students held signs in protest of a lack of government action, in addition to victims from other school shootings.

Glen Rock High School held a similar walkout in which the press was asked to stay away. Students in Glen Rock ...

Luck of the Irish Brings Great Weather on St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Nothing but blue skies and a breeze on St. Patrick's Day 2018. Here is some quick history from Wikipedia.

"Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ]; Welsh: Padrig) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of ...

Travel Fun - Senators Cory Booker is Bested by Senator Jeff Flake in a Snowball Fight on Capital Hill

March 23, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Cory Booker of New Jersey had a spirited snow ball fight in front of Capital Hill.  This combines multiple things that we like at TAPintoTravels.  It includes extended work travel, a great tourist city, and two grown men having fun.

Is it immature?  A little. Is it funny?  Definitely.

The sad part is Cory got bested by ...

Midland Park Godwin School Students Brush Away the Winter Blues

MIDLAND PARK, NJ - Dr. Eric Veenstra and Ana Veenstra shared good dental hygiene practices with Godwin School second-graders earlier in March.  

According to principal Danielle Bache, the doctor and Ana reviewed with students how to brush and floss properly.  

"Students sorted foods that help and hurt our teeth," Bache ...

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Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Host "Stop The Bleed Day": March 30

March 24, 2018

The Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corps, in cooperation with National Stop The Bleed Day, will be hosting a FREE Stop The Bleed class on Friday, March 30, 2018 from noon to 2 p.m. at Ambulance Corps Headquarters located at 1 Cooper’s Way, Fair Lawn (corner of Plaza Road and Berdan Avenue). 

Register at:

Launched in October of 2015 by ...

With the Help of Friends, CUMAC Gets a New Truck

For CUMAC, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger in New Jersey, feeding thousands of hungry clients every month means that food must be picked up on a daily basis. CUMAC has a driving team that makes it possible, but with an aging fleet of vehicles, the staff made acquiring a replacement truck a top priority in 2018. Thanks to a generous grant from the Order of St. John ...

Congressional Art Competition Opens Entry Period for Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced his office is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, which recognizes and encourages the talents of America's youth.

Students who attend high school in the Fifth District can submit their artwork by filling out the submission survey and sending their signed student release ...

Glen Rock High School Announces its Students of the Month for February 2018

Art: ­ Laura Yuan

Business Education:  Drew Famularo

Theatre:  Caroline Torpey

English:  Margaret Hilzen

Health:  Rachel Goldberg

Instrumental Music:  Dylan Needleman

Mathematics: Erin Howe

Physical Education:  Daniel Mendelsohn

Science: Ellen Feuss

Sculpture: James Harte

Social Studies: Laura Yuan

Technology Art: Lauren ...

Fair Lawn Arts Council to Reprise Successful “Open Mic of Poetry”

Fair Lawn, NJ—The Fair Lawn Arts Council is offering an afternoon of poetry readings on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Maurice M. Pine Public Library, 10-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, from 1-3 p.m. 

As in previous years’ successful poetry events,  the Fair Lawn Arts Council invites all age groups to read original or published poetry, but interested poets who wish to participate in ...

Glen Rock Byrds 5K Run for Jess

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock’s Richard Byrd Elementary School fifth grade class invites all to participate in the Mary Therese Rose Fund’s annual 5k to benefit children with special needs. The class has been spending time with children who receive recreational activities from a Fund program as part of their service project this year, and hope for a large turnout for this day of family ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

During the period between March 12 and March 18, 2018 members of the GRPD handled 341 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

March 12

5:17 PM –  Task Force Detectives with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office apprehended a 26-year-old Greenwood Lake NY man wanted on an active criminal warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court in 2014.  Unable ...

2018 County Budget Introduced With No Tax Increase

March 17, 2018

Hackensack, NJ – The 2018 Bergen County budget proposal includes no tax increase, good news for Fair Lawn and Glen Rock, both of which may see hefty hikes in school taxes.

Fair Lawn's 2018 municipal budget had a zero percent increase and Glen Rock is scheduled to introduce its 2018 municipal budget in two weeks.

Property tax bills are in three parts, ...