Fair Lawn/Glen Rock Top Stories

August 3, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The Borough will be offering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to anyone over the age of 18 tonight at National Night Out at Schmidt Field, in back of Memorial School, near the borough pool, 12-00 First Street. Date & Time: Tuesday, August 3 from 7:00-8:30 ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The borough currently has approximately 31 confirmed positive covid-19 cases, as of August 1 at 10 p.m., according to borough officials. On the state level, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Community building and camaraderie: this is the purpose of the borough's National Night Out, hosted by the Recreation & Parks Department and Fair Lawn's Police Department. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 3 from 7 to 9 p.m., on Schmidt Field, located in the rear ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — August is Elvis month and to celebrate, the Fair Lawn Senior Center will remember him…a legend in his time...and his food!  On Tuesday, August 3 at 1 p.m. the Center will host Hackensack Meridian Health’s own Susan Kraus, RD, and her presentation that will get seniors “All Shook ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Board of Education trustee Angela Pucci Bender has sued the Ridgefield Park Board of Education after she was suspended with pay for the remainder of her contract, a two-year span, following a no-confidence vote, according to a news report on July 8. Bender has been a Glen Rock ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Ask busy young professionals to get something done, and they're first to raise their hands. "I am happy to report that the foundation’s golf outing is sold out for golf and dinner participation," said Ryan Greff, vice chair of the Young Professionals of the Bergen New Bridge ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Brenda S. Gupta was appointed Supervisor of School Counseling and Student Wellness for the Fair Lawn Board of Education, effective July 1. A new position within the district, Gupta is charged with creating a comprehensive school counseling program for all students to receive ...

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McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning have been recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella, announced McCormick & Company, Inc. The company was alerted by the FDA after routing testing. No illnesses ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The covid-19 pandemic has caused struggles and tribulations all over the world. That’s why it’s important to recognize those who were able to remain focused and committed to their chosen field of endeavor. Several local young men and women are not only getting the job done in the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Board of Education has seven individuals running for three full-term seats. Each term is three years. Bryon Torsiello, long-time board member, whose term is up at the end of 2021, has not applied to run again. Candidates for the November election as listed on the Bergen ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — While the list is still marked unofficial, there are eight individuals running for the Board of Education in November. Today was the filing deadline for the fall Board of Education election. There are three open seats, each three-year terms. Current board trustee, Wilkin ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Neighbors came up one-by-one explaining their angst over the 18-unit project, 24-19 Broadway, approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment, telling the Borough Council their privacy and safety have been compromised for the sake of two affordable housing units. "We're not against ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - It was John Comegno's first meeting as the Board of Education's attorney, and he wasted no time establishing a decorum. "I caution you, there's to be no defamatory, slanderous of false statements," he told resident and former board member Lisa Yourman who was speaking during ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ — Survivors, divers, and historians will gather at the New Jersey Maritime Museum on Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the S.S. Andrea Doria’s tragic sinking. As part of the program, the Museum will unveil and blow the Andrea Doria’s foghorn, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Matthew Hearon, a 2012 Fair Lawn High School grad, was appointed as the newest borough police officer. Hearon was sworn-in at the July 20 council meeting.   Hearon, 27, attended Montclair State University (2016) where he earned a bachelor of arts in criminal justice. He served ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Board of Education has approved the purchase of 241 outdoor picnic tables at a cost of $292,133. The tables, and eventually tents to go over them, were purchased with ''Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act'' federal funds. The picnic tables were purchased ...

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NEW YORK, NY — The National Weather Service (NWS) reported the potential for damaging winds and large hail exists for Wednesday afternoon. The potential for both is tied to the chance of severe thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures across the region are expected to be in the high 80s on ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — A downed tree limb briefly shut down train service that runs through the borough early this afternoon.  Hoboken bound traffic on NJ Transit's Bergen Line was suspended briefly on Tuesday, July 20 due to the downed tree limb blocking a track in the borough. The limb fell behind ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - It's officially gone. Mondelez, known for the towering manufacturing plant on Route 208 with the Nabisco label, closed shop on July 16. While some impacts are obvious, such as the loss of 600 jobs and no more wafting cookie-baking smell, there are tax ramifications (Mondelez ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - After a two-and-a-half-week investigation, the case of vandalism on the Glen Rock High School field has been classified as "inactive," according to police, although motor vehicle summonses were issued to one person. Vandalism after Glen Rock High School Graduation "After ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A 23-year-old Clifton man has been charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile below the age of 13 over "an extended period of time" in the borough. The Bergen County Prosecutor announced the arrest of Elkana Gonzalez yesterday after an investigation that was initiated on May 28.

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HACKENSACK, NJ — The Bergen County Health Care Center (BCHCC) in Rockleigh will permanently close by the end of 2021, according to Bergen County officials. "With diminishing census but fixed overhead, operation of the facility has become less cost-effective, and continued operation of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for the region through Friday, July 16 at 11 p.m. The alert is issued for Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Essex, and Union counties.  The alert means that ground level ozone within the area may ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - An adult female was taken to Valley Hospital after a rollover crash on Route 208 northbound from Fair Lawn Avenue late this afternoon, July 15. According to a reporter on the scene, the vehicle also struck a car parked in the lot just behind the ramp. 

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Local artist Caren King Choi is part of The Newark Museum of Art’s 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond, according to a Newark Museum representative. Her artwork, titled Mt. Rushmore (Nieces and Nephew), portrays her relationship with family and their origins. "In ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The facilitator of Fair Lawn for All Ages, Lisa MacClements, received Josh Gottheimer's Hometown Hero Award. Along with more than 60 other recipients in Gottheimer's U.S. fifth federal district, MacClements received the award in Hackensack on Friday, July 9.   “We are lucky to ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — Ethan J. Donovan, resident and student at Bergen Academies in Hackensack, won a National Merit Scholarship through the University of Chicago. Donovan plans on studying law. Chartered in1890, The University of Chicago's approximately 7,000 undergraduates comprise a community ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — A federal infrastructure bill that's stewing in congress, according to U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer, "will invest in repairing and improving New Jersey Public transit, as well as roads, bridges, water, broadband and tunnels," which in turn will help improve commutes for North ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Suffice it to say, drivers are probably quite tired of severe weather and flash flood warnings this summer. Since May 31, there have been 14 in the area. While they may be annoying at best, they're dangerous and even life-threatening at worst. Just ask Paula Schuck. She was ...

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