Government

October 19, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council introduced an ordinance amendment to require the entire borough to abide by affordable housing rules when creating new residential housing. Prior to the amendment, the entire borough was not included. "The main difference is that currently, Fair Lawn has an ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council authorized the Planning Board to "undertake a preliminary investigation to determine whether the "Deals" property qualifies as an "area in need of redevelopment." The council authorized the investigation at Tuesday night's council meeting, Oct. 16, and the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) visited the Well Field Superfund site in Fair Lawn last week to announce the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized plan to allocate $19.5 million for expanding and upgrading groundwater clean-up efforts, another step towards ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Gold Star Mother Carol McGill accepted a special honor from the Fair Lawn Borough Council in commemoration of her son, Staff Sgt. Tim McGill who died serving in Afghanistan in 2013. "I knew Carol's late husband, Ray," Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove said on Sept. 25. "Tim was a Green ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Borough Council approved an ordinance to pay its volunteer emergency service workers a stipend of up to $2,000 annually, “to keep younger firefighters in town and help them get through the high cost of living here,” Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove said. On Sept. 25, the council ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Coremark continued to press the Zoning Board's planner for waivers on variances, questioning definitions such as whether canopes over the gas pumps constitute parts of a building and where distance measurements begin on the property line. Last evening, Sept. 24, the Board ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – There is no more commercial garbage pickup allowed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the borough after years of resident complaints prompted the Borough Council to restrict hours of pickup. “Overnight noises have always been terrible,” Garvey Place resident Robin Fox said at the Sept. 12 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver filed several judicial and board nominations today, among them was Nina Caryl Remson of Glen Rock for Superior Court. The nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate.  

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Mayor and Council announce the Borough’s September 11, 2001 Memorial Remembrance Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. at the 9-11 Remembrance Memorial Wall at the Municipal Building, 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue.   All are invited to honor residents who ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Today is the last day for public comment on the contaminated Westmoreland Well Field in town. Senator Joseph Lagana, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain (former Fair Lawn mayor) and Assemblyman Chris Tully (D-Bergen/Passaic) are encouraging residents in the 38th district to provide public ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Borough, in cooperation with its police, fire and school administrators, is moving forward with its plan to optimize its radio communication system, according to a joint statement today. "With our continued focus on improving safety and security, a team comprised of emergency ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Borough Council introduced an amendment to the solid waste ordinance, disallowing commercial garbage pick-up from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. “This makes it so commercial pick-up hours are restricted,” Mayor Bruce Packer said on Aug. 22. “As it stands right now, the rule is not ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough has installed rectangular rapid flashing beacon pedestrian crossing signal crosswalks in several places this summer as part of continuing efforts to improve pedestrian safety, according to borough officials. The new flashing crossing signals have been installed at the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ -- Student Assistant Mayor for the Day Travis Adely assisted Mayor Kurt Peluso at the Aug. 14 Borough Council meeting. The Council celebrated the Fair Lawn Junior Track and Field Team that evening, as well.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Borough Council announced it will move forward with plans to construct a turf field behind the high school using approximately $1M in local open space funds. The plans were discussed at the Aug. 14 council work session. Last November, Fair Lawn voters approved the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Planning Board approved an application for an AutoZone store on the former Chase Bank site at 28th Street and Broadway. On Aug. 13, the board approved the auto parts store at 27-02 Broadway by a vote of 6-3 after questioning AutoZone’s lawyer, Frank DeVito and engineer, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Fair Lawn can look forward to $19.5 million in federal monies for the Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund site located in Fair Lawn Industrial Park off Route 208 West, according to Mayor Kurt Peluso. The site has been pinpointed as the main source of groundwater contamination for almost ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Need to update a passport, apply for a business trade name, utilize a notary? No need to go to Hackensack because the Bergen County Clerk's office is coming to Glen Rock in October as part of Clerk John S. Hogan's “Around the County” initiative. In addition to Glen Rock, Borough ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock Green Team Interns displayed their Plastic Bottle-Free project utilized in Borough Hall using a $2,000 environmental grant. Installed in the conference room and in a hallway water fountain, the two locations filter contaminants out of drinking water so people can ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Borough Council passed a revision of the peddler’s ordinance, defining hours and rules under which a peddler, hawker or solicitor can canvas the community. The annual fee for a peddler is $50 and includes allowable operation hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - This is in the category of "good to know" for those of you who travel in the area. Forest Avenue in the area of the Bergen Town Center, located on Route 4, will be closed in both directions daily from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Sunday, July 29 through Wednesday, Aug. 1. Detours will ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Government representatives on many levels, including Glen Rock’s mayor, were outraged about NJ 101.5 radio host comments yesterday calling resident and current NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal “turban man.” State Attorney General Grewal and former Bergen County Prosecutor is a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough is pleased to announce its new paperless E-Billing option of water bills is now available.  The on-line enrollment form must be filled out completely to activate your E-billing account. Once you sign up for e-billing, you will no longer receive a paper bill in the mail.  ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Councilwoman Cristina Cutrone announced her campaign for Fair Lawn Borough Council, officially, in a press release today. Cutrone, a democrat appointed on May 15 to replace former Mayor Lisa Swain, is running against Republican Michael Rosenberg. Swain left to take a seat as a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Borough Council introduced an ordinance for an approximate 2% raise for municipal supervisors and full-time white- and blue-collar employees on July 17. The public hearing on the matter is scheduled for Aug. 14. According to the borough officials, if the ordinance passes, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Borough Council introduced an ordinance to pay its volunteer emergency service workers a stipend to prevent a possible shortage of manpower in the future. “The different emergency services volunteers came to us with a possible issue in the future when older volunteers begin ...

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FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ - Letters to the Editor are a time-honored tradition in the newspaper industry and now that so much of news has moved online, the letters explaining a personal point of view have moved with it. While many of our letters come during election time, TapInto invites ...

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Monday, July 2 to Friday, August 31, 2018  The Municipal Building Hours will be Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Municipal Building Offices will be closed on Fridays.    Please note the times below for other Fair Lawn Facilities: Fair Lawn Senior ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - More than 500 people joined together in front of Glen Rock’s municipal building on June 30 to call for an end to cruel family separations and to show support for immigrants and asylum seekers at the Rally for Humanity in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether. “I know it seems that ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough is asking residents to clean up the paper and cardboard recycling stream, just as they did the bottles and cans recycling stream, according to the recycling coordinator. "On May 2, the Borough started a town wide campaign to get the garbage out of the bottles and cans ...

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