Fair Lawn/Glen Rock Top Stories

September 30, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock honored their own first responders and those from Hawthorne and Ridgewood after they saved a man "entwined" in his vehicle in a July accident. "I know our first responders don't do this for 'this'," Mayor Bruce Packer said of the accolades at the Sept. 25 council ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary is hosting its 6th Annual Service Above Self Awards honoring Jack Donohue and JJ's Pub. On Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., the Sunrise Rotary will present their honorees with a donation to a local charity in each of the recipient's honor. The event will ...

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In recent weeks, swastikas and anti-Semitic vandalism have been found in multiple schools in northern New Jersey, including Glen Rock and Fair Lawn. "These incidents are entirely unacceptable, and they will not be tolerated in our schools or our communities here in North Jersey," Congressman ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - "Friday Night Lights out-Knock out Opioid Abuse" lit up high school football stadiums last night, Sept. 27, including Glen Rock. County and local first responders in conjunction with Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey visited all towns in Bergen County at their local football ...

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Editor's Note: Corrections in bold. GLEN ROCK, NJ – For Glen Rock residents near 261 Rock Road and for those near 23 Kenmore Place, Wednesday evening was long and difficult. Nonetheless, the council, admitting their distress, approved the affordable housing settlement that will bring a total of ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Several residents enjoyed meeting two Rockettes who visited the Glen Rock Library on Sept. 24 for an hour of crafts and selfies. Glen Rock was one of six lucky communities to get a visit throughout the tri-state area. About the Rockettes Beloved by generations of families ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Parents can learn about the latest math curriculum and instructional techniques during a parent workshop scheduled for Oct. 24. The Glen Rock Board of Education Office of Curriculum and Instruction welcomes parents/guardians with students enrolled in grades K-5 to attend an ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Police Chief Dean Ackermann said there is no evidence to support the swastika incident reported this morning at Glen Rock Middle School is related to the swastikas found at the school during the previous school year.  The chief released the statement just after 3 p.m. today after ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Two pencil-drawn swastikas were discovered in a Glen Rock Middle School bathroom this morning, according to school officials. "This morning it was discovered that two swastikas had been drawn in pencil on a tile and sink in a 6th grade boy’s bathroom," officials reported in a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Police captured a Plainfield man after he sped off from a motor vehicle stop on Broadway this morning. At approximately 10 a.m., police stopped Anthony Jenkins, 53, who was driving a 2015 Chrysler van, on Broadway westbound at 29th Street, police said. After the officer had ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Mayor Kurt Peluso welcomed Mayor Gocha Gobronidze, the mayor of Georgia, the country, at the Sept. 24 council meeting. Prior to the meeting, the two shared food from the local restaurant that features Georgian food, Shoti Bread House, 14-29 River Road. His friend, Lenny ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough's schools and police department worked in tandem to improve the public safety communication system at the Glen Rock High/Middle School, announcing its completion earlier this week. “Earlier this year, a Radio Task Force was formed to meet with several communication ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Glen Rock Guild and The Curious Reader bookstore announce the first annual Glen Rock Book Festival, which will feature 40 acclaimed authors and illustrators, and, "celebrate literacy and the love of books with local families and children," organizers said. On Saturday, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Fair Lawn Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was recently awarded a total of $20,000 from two local bank foundations to complete a Planning Design Guideline (PDG) for the Fair Lawn Avenue corridor. Earlier this year, the Planning Board designated two properties in the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A Fair Lawn 22-year-old was charged with trespassing after entering Fair Lawn High School, in spite of being previously warned not to do so, police said. School Resource Officer Sean Nagle, a full-time career officer who is assigned to Fair Lawn High School, arrested the man on ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - An 86-year-old Midland Park man was injured in his vintage car when he failed to yield to another driver on Warren Road last Friday, police said. According to police, "The driver of the ['57] Chevy suffered from a medical episode prior to the crash." On Sept. 20, at ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Borough and school district officials announced the public safety communications enhancements at the Glen Rock High/Middle School have been completed and fully tested.  "The system is 100% operational and has met or exceeded all expectations," Mayor Bruce Packer said in a press ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Jim Prussak knows that helping others to help themselves is the biggest gift he can give to families with senior members. Which is why Prussak left the financial world and opened Applause Home Care in Fair Lawn, 19-21 Fair Lawn Avenue, Suite 2C. Applause Home Care provides ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A "Splashing" Good Time was had by doggies and humans alike at the first ever Pool Paw-ty for dogs at the Glen Rock Kiddie Pool.  The event, held on Sept. 16, was co-hosted by Glen Rock Parks and Recreation Director Katie Frey and the Glen Rock Dog Park non-profit President ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – A Glen Rock police officer suffered a laceration to his hand while scaling a fence in pursuit of three juveniles who led officers on a multi-town chase in their stolen vehicle before it became disabled, police said. A Glen Rock officer ran the plate of the "suspicious" vehicle ...

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Editor's Note: The previous address, where 2 additional affordable family housing units are being discussed, were inaccurate. GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough announced it settled its Affordable Housing case yesterday, Sept. 20, and it plans to discuss the settlement at its regularly scheduled ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Toastmasters is forming in Fair Lawn with an open house meeting set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3. Manda Pasarkar, a resident of Fair Lawn, saw the need for a local club and was instrumental in leading the effort to hold two club demo meetings in mid June. There was enough ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Trustees are moving forward with a district-wide demographic study, which will help the board of education assess student population. “We are growing so quickly… It’s crowded,” said Glen Rock Schools Superintendent Brett Charleston during the September 10 board meeting. “There ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Vapers beware. Beginning in mid-October, the Glen Rock School District will place vaping detectors in the form of small fire alarms in the restrooms of Glen Rock High School. The decision comes on the heels of a survey circulated by the school administration, which found that ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Colin Blake, a Glen Rock High School student, was named as a Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program. Glen Rock High School Principal John Arlotta, Colin Blake and Lawrence Wolff, Director of Student Personnel Services posed for a picture shortly after ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A relative of one of the two injured 17-year-old boys spoke out after an accident earlier this month at the "Radburn bump" on Howard Avenue that left one of the boys in the hospital with significant internal injuries and fractures. Gindy Z. Rosa, aunt of one of the teen drivers ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The photo is in! The baby born yesterday morning before police arrived was surrounded by the smiles of those who brought him in the world. Parents Dan Eisenberg and Sarah Wagner posed for a photo with the First Responders, who got them to Englewood Hospital, several hours after ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Ready or not, here I come! A new resident, who was waiting for no one, was born today on 4th Street just before police arrived. Today, at 7:14am, Police Officers Brendan Loaiza and Luke Hintzen arrived at a residence on 4th Street to find a woman who had delivered a baby, Sgt.

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - As part of the weekend celebration of Glen Rock's 125th Anniversary, local officials, residents, first responders and U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) gathered to honor Glen Rock’s first responders, borough residents lost in World War I and II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It's been a year in the planning and yesterday, it finally came: the culminating event of the 125th anniversary of the town's incorporation. One of the signature events was the pie eating contest. Messy faces and a lot of laughs.  Check back later for more photos of the day ...

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