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New Glen Rock Councilwoman to Lead 125th Anniversary Celebration

January 19, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Mary Barchetto, the newest member of the Borough Council, has hit the ground running in her first month, leading the charge for the 125th Borough Anniversary celebration.

"Glen Rock 125 is coming along nicely!" she told TAPinto this week. "We have a schedule of fun-filled and educational events to encourage Glen Rockers to learn about, honor and celebrate our ...

Glen Rock Congressman Meeting With President on Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Josh Gottheimer, who has his home office in Glen Rock, is meeting today with President Donald Trump, as part of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus regarding the longest government shutdown in history.

Gottheimer joined with representatives Thomas Suozzi, Vincente Gonzalez, Anthony Brindisi, Dean Phillips, Max Rose, and Abigail Spanberger who all met at ...

Mayor Peluso Reports State of Borough, Leading Fair Lawn Into 2019

FAIR LAWN, NJ – For the second consecutive year, Kurt Peluso has been chosen the Mayor from among his fellow council members, and over the last two council meetings, has reported Fair Lawn’s annual progress and what residents can expect as we begin 2019.

While most mayors of Fair Lawn, including Peluso, can be described as steady and smart, what sets this young mayor apart is his ...

Glen Rock Mayor Reveals State of the Borough & What's Coming in 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Mayor Bruce Packer reviewed 2018 at the reorganization meeting and updated the progress on several projects that he believes will come to fruition in 2019.

“2018 was a busy year,” he said on Jan. 2. “2019 will be the year to finish things off and get things done.”

The Affordable Housing litigation is “closer than ever” to completion, ...

Glen Rock Honors Carol Knapp for her Dedication to Preserving Trees

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Former teacher and Shade Tree Advisory Committee Liaison to the Borough Council Carol Knapp offered Glen Rock residents advice after her 30-plus years of service to the town.

“I encourage all residents to give something to the town that has given them so much,” she said after receiving a proclamation from the Council last evening.

On Jan. 9, the council ...

Glen Rock Residents: Here is Proper DPW Phone Number

GLEN ROCK, NJ - We all make mistakes.

Mayor Bruce Packer recognizes this and has issued a correction in the 2019 Glen Rock Borough Calendar.

Under 'Important Contact Information' in the 2019 Glen Rock Borough Calendar, the DPW Sanitation phone number is listed incorrectly. It should be 201-670-3980.

The after hours number is listed correctly at 201-652-3800.

TJ Choir & Girl Scouts Usher in Fair Lawn Council for 2019

FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Thomas Jefferson Middle School Chamber Choir and Girl Scout Troop #97319 helped usher in a new year for local government on Jan. 2.

The Borough Council meets for its first work session of the year tonight, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Girl Scout Troop #97319 led residents and the Borough Council into 2019 with the flag salute and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The TJ Chamber ...

William 'Skip' Huisking Recounts 3 Years on Glen Rock Council

GLEN ROCK, NJ – William ‘Skip’ Huisking sat on the dais for the last time on Jan. 2, as he and his fellow council members reflected on his accomplishments.

“I can’t believe it’s been three years,” Police Chief Dean Ackermann said of Huisking's term as a councilman. “From myself and the Police Department, I want to thank ...

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Michele Keller is the winner of the 2019 Glen Rock 125th birthday logo contest. The Borough was incorporated on September 14, 1894 and is gearing up for a celebration on its actual birthday, Saturday, September 14, 2019.

The Borough’s GR125 Steering Committee, which includes Mayor Bruce Packer, Councilmembers Mary Barchetto, Kristine Morieko, and Arati Kreibich, ...


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Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 11, 2019

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue to deliver ...