Fair Lawn/Glen Rock Top Stories

July 6, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - It was a memorial that was a long time coming for Army Specialist 4, Michael E. Gaul, a man who affected so many around him with his humor and advice. But, ultimately, it may be his suffering that saves others. Although the "real" Mike "died in Vietnam," as his family says, he ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It was still July 4 in Glen Rock as people masked-up and lined Rock Road seemingly eager to feel some normalcy after COVID-19 spoiled their spring, but maybe not their summer. While it was muted, the message was clear at the annual Independence Day parade that brought out crowds ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - For many, drive-in movie theaters stir up nostalgic images of vintage cars, poodle skirts, and popcorn. You don't have to look too far this summer for outdoor drive-in movie theaters, though. Not only were they invented right here in NJ, they're now popping up all over, even here in ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It's July 4 which means it's parade time in Glen Rock.  The event will take place this morning at 9:30 a.m., along with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The Borough Council gave the go ahead on June 10, deciding it has a place in the 'restart' of ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Aside from an official count of citizens and residents, there's history hidden in the Census counts that happen once a decade. The Census, which creates "statistics as a vital tool for measuring people, places, and economy," according to Census.gov, was a key to the past of ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - With July 4 in just two days, one of the most patriotic things a person can do is to fill out the census, councilwoman Gail Rottenstrich said. "It's in the Constitution," she said during an interview this week in her backyard. "It's our patriotic duty." Rottenstrich, who was ...

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Editor's Note: Rebecca Greene is a trustee on the Board of Directors for the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce. GLEN ROCK, NJ - As part of the borough's "re-start" effort after the COVID-19 shutdown, the borough has revitalized the long vacant alcove area on Rock Road adjacent to the old NJ.com ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - "Fireworks are an issue, we're looking at it as a borough and as a state." ~ Mayor Kurt Peluso. At the final virtual council meeting on June 23 during the coronavirus shutdown which began in March, the Mayor fielded a question from a resident who asked what the Council was ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - "This is just housekeeping," Mayor Kristine Morieko said of the first reading of an ordinance encompassing disorderly conduct in which descriptions of various behaviors will be stricken if the amendment is passed upon second reading and a public hearing in July. The amendment to ...

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Editor's Note: Rebecca Greene is a board trustee and past president of the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce. GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce awarded two scholarships to Glen Rock High School graduates, Colin Consoli and Parker Li, both of whom will be attending universities to ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council voted last night to discontinue moving forward with a plan to open the borough's pool, a decision the council said was not a reversal from its June 10 deliberation to "make a more detailed plan for the pool opening." Glen Rock Council Reverses Decision to Open ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Calling it a "pride and joy" of the borough, the Council voted to close the municipal pool this summer citing staff safety and social distancing concerns within the small area where the pool is situated on Doremus Avenue. The decision comes as yet another COVID-19 casualty after ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Glen Rock has the best response rate in New Jersey when it comes to filling out the 2020 Census form. Since mid-March, when the once-a-decade count kicked off, 87.2% of residents have submitted their Census forms so far, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Glen Rock is also ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A festive drive-by graduation, that's the gift COVID-19 left for Fair Lawn 2020 High School graduates, a process that lasted approximately three hours on the morning of June 22 when students received their diplomas. The caravan of graduates started at Memorial Park and ended in ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A festive drive-by graduation, that's the gift COVID-19 left for Fair Lawn 2020 High School graduates, a process that lasted approximately three hours on the morning of June 22. Each graduate's name was announced from a Fair Lawn fire truck parked at the high school's proverbial ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough is scheduled to begin milling (asphalt removal) and resurfacing (paving) on Plaza Road and Plaza Road North beginning Tuesday, June 23. Residents should expect delays in their travels. While the actual paving portion of the operation is underway it will be necessary ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Arts Council is calling all nature lovers and photographers to combine and submit photos for a summer contest featuring a scene from the borough. Get creative and find those pockets of nature in a borough that doubles as a sleepy New York hideaway and interesting ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The local Police Benevolent Association president has responded to Gov. Phil Murphy's new directive that requires hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the state to reveal the names of cops who have been reprimanded or fired as “a step forward for transparency.” The order ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - There will be swimming at Memorial Pool this summer! While the opening date has changed to Monday, July 6 to accommodate preparing the pool in the age of coronavirus, there was little doubt the pool would open this year as long as the state opened per Governor Phil Murphy's ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A local cheesecake merchant on Rock Road has gathered its fee for plastic bags, imposed by the town, and donated it to the borough's non-profit dog park. Effective January 1, 2020, a Borough Council ordinance went into effect banning retail stores from distributing single-use ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Fair Lawn Performing Arts Hall of Fame Quarantine Variety Show has been rescheduled to Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m. The show will be hosted by Charlie Schlatter, Matt Gitkin, and Stu Pace. Special appearances by Donna Vivino, Larry Hochman, Millie Perkins, and Lee Merideth, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - With or without COVID-19 symptoms, area residents are welcomed to get tested at the nearby Ridgewood Graydon Pool.  Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in partnership with Bergen County Community Mobile is offering COVID-19 testing (for those with or without symptoms) on Monday, ...

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Update: The south Jersey investment is $300 to $400 million, not $3 to $4 million as originally reported. NEW JERSEY - Salem County has been slated for a 200-acre off shore wind port, per the governor who announced the $500 million impact on the state's economy at today's COVID-19 press ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Maurice M. Pine Library is reopening for curb side pickup beginning today, June 15. Order using the BCCLS catalog right here. Here are guidelines to make it safe for patrons and employees: All patrons must wear a mask if they are arriving to pick up ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - There will be a July 4 parade this year, along with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, after the Borough Council gave the go ahead on June 10, deciding it has a place in the 'restart' of Glen Rock. Several weeks ago, amidst COVID-19 worries, the parade was ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - If you tuned in to any of the networks in the last month, you would have seen coverage of protests in the major cities across the country, but here in Glen Rock, a 17-year-old high school junior has ignited her own movement. Jenna Ross, a Glen Rock High School student, and close ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - With the opening of the state, municipal pools are allowed to be open as of June 22, with the precautions against COVID-19, as we've come to know them. Fair Lawn is looking to open Memorial Pool on or around June 22. "We'll do everything we can to hit that mark," Mayor Kurt ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council has eased restrictions on outdoor dining via a permit process. All eateries and bar/restaurants wishing to have outdoor seating may do so between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. On June 9, the council approved the resolution to assist businesses in recuperating lost ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - With most mail-in ballots in the hands of voters, keep in mind there is still one place in Glen Rock residents can go to vote in person on July 7, the day of the primary election: Hamilton School - 380 Harristown Road. Tuesday, June 16 is the last day to register to vote in the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Outdoor dining is temporarily allowed per a resolution the Borough Council passed last evening to assist the businesses in its "Restart" campaign. The Borough will allow the temporary dining permits through Oct. 1. On June 10, the council provided a "temporary" method for ...

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