Government

May 16, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Bulk/rubbish pick-up is back, according to Mayor Kristine Morieko. The mayor made the announcement on Saturday, as soon as the borough was able to make it possible, knowing residents needed time to plan how much to put out. "We worked hard to bring back this service for you," ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The mayor has extended the quarterly tax deadline of May 1 to June 1 following the governor's executive order, signed yesterday, allowing municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments. Mayor Kristine Morieko sent out an email to residents announcing the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough announced a $19.9 million budget for 2020, reducing expenditures .3% from the 2019 budget. The budget, discussed on April 22 at its virtual council meeting, is set for introduction on May 13, at which time the precise tax impact will be announced, although finance ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough has suspended the single-use plastic bag ban for 60 days because the supply chain has been disrupted, according to council members. "Ridgewood was the first to lift theirs," Mayor Kristine Morieko said. "With the uncertainty we're facing, any protection we can provide ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - How is everybody doing? During this difficult time when everyone is staying at home and staying physically far away from others so that we can all be safe and healthy, there is something that we all need to do.  We all need to answer and send in the Census! It’s 2020. There is ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - While it's being outpaced by other obvious news, the borough's Complete Count Census Committee has been at work promoting filling out the brief survey which counts how many of us live in town and determines representation and tax dollars that come back to the community from ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council adopted the $54.2 million 2020 Municipal Budget during a virtual meeting last evening in which residents were asked to call in and ask questions, while the mayor, the borough clerk and the borough administrator attended in person and four other council members ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Borough Council will conduct a municipal budget hearing tomorrow night, March 24, during a virtual public meeting aired on local television and live streamed on the Internet. While it seems like forever-ago, the council introduced the $54.2 million 2020 Municipal Budget on ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Garbage and curbside recycling collection of paper, cardboard, bottles and cans remain on schedule as posted, according to borough officials. But collection of some recyclables has been suspended. On Saturday, March 21, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that non-essential services must ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco today rescinded his Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in the County during the coronavirus epidemic at the request of the Governor.   Revisions to the original Executive Order, 2020-1B, were sent to Governor Murphy’s office for ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Mayor Kristine Morieko updated the borough with a reverse 911 call, reassuring residents that as of March 16, Glen Rock has zero, "0", confirmed positive cases of coronavirus. But, this status could change hour to hour. "To be clear, as of today we still have zero confirmed ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Mayor Kristine Morieko reminded residents on Sunday, March 15 they are "all in this together," amid a consistent stream of coronavirus concerns and coronavirus-caused closures. It is a beautiful day in Glen Rock.  We spent most of the morning and afternoon outside going for ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council introduced an ordinance to ban single-use plastics, including bags, as of September 1. A public hearing and possible passage of the ordinance will be held on March 24 at 7:30 pm. On February 25, the Council introduced the ordinance it has been discussing in ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Complete Count Census Committee recognized eight winners of the Fair Lawn 2020 Census Complete Count Poster Contest at the Borough Council meeting on February 25. "On behalf of the Council, Fair Lawn Schools, St. Anne's and the Fair Lawn 2020 Census Complete Count ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The borough introduced a $54.2 million 2020 Municipal Budget February 25 which will exact a 0% tax increase for the third year in a row. A public hearing on the budget and tax resolution, which represents one-third of a property owner's tax bill, will be held 7:30 p.m. March 24 ...

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Editor's Note: Post was edited to reflect Gail Rottenstrich's correct title: Deputy Mayor of Community Affairs. FAIR LAWN, NJ – In a touching moment, the president of the Republican Club of Fair Lawn announced the group donated funds to the American Cancer Society in the name of Deputy Mayor of ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough is offering a new virtual parking permit system for resident commuter parking. Visit glenrocknj.t2hosted.com to request a commuter parking permit. Prior to this date, 2020 parking permits were not being renewed or sold, according to the borough's website. 2019 ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council recognized the 100-year anniversary of Women's Suffrage at last night's council meeting. The five-woman, one-man council, along with Mayor Kristine Morieko, honored women's right, and all people's right to vote with a resolution read aloud.  Carole ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Instituting its pedestrian safety initiative, the Fair Lawn Police issued 42 summonses for failure to yield during a four-hour period recently, the borough manager said. Police setup at Fair Lawn Avenue and George Street where they had a pedestrian step off the curb, Borough ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council plans to introduce a single-use plastic bag ban ordinance at its next meeting on Feb. 25. The ordinance is meant to mirror state legislation that is expected in the months to come, borough officials said at Feb. 4 council work session. Reusable plastic bags ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Fellow council member and friend Michelle Torpey organized a farewell party for Councilman Mike O’Hagan at the Glen Rock Inn as a thank you and acknowledgment of his 16 years of service as a Glen Rock Councilman.  Numerous residents, friends and family attended the party last ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Pedestrian safety, a growing concern in Fair Lawn, is receiving state attention as Gov. Phil Murphy's administration released $121 million in targeted funds, previously frozen in the state budget. Fair Lawn is expected to receive $50,000. Fair Lawn Mayor Kurt Peluso reacted on ...

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Editor’s Note: The Borough held its reorganization meeting on Jan. 7 in which each member of the Council made statements about the past year and projected into 2020. This is part two of a two-part series on the state of Fair Lawn. Part 1 here FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Borough Council, along with Mayor ...

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Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part state of the borough report from the governing body at the council's reorganization meeting on Jan. 7. FAIR LAWN, NJ - While a new council member took a seat on the dais, another councilman and mayor stepped down after eight years, marking the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Caroline Unzaga, the borough's new councilwoman, recently shared with TAPinto some details about her background, one which starts in Atlanta, Georgia and reaches into mental health and the religious community. The Borough Council appointed Unzaga, a Democrat, to the council ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council appointed Caroline Unzaga to fill an unexpired council term left vacant when Kristine Morieko was elected mayor in November. Unzaga took the oath of office on January 8 during the regular council meeting.  Morieko, a Democrat, has two years left in her ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Kurt Peluso, beginning his ninth year on the council, was sworn in as mayor for the second year in a row last night, Jan. 7. Also, Cristina Cutrone and Kris Krause recited the oath of office for four-year terms. Peluso, chosen from among five council members, won re-election in ...

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MAYWOOD, NJ - If one has a building or construction question in Fair Lawn, Richard Bolan is the man to ask. As of Jan. 4, Bolan is answering an even greater calling as the mayor of Maywood, a town in which he has resided for the last 10 years. Bolan took the oath of office on Jan. 4 with his ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Kristine Morieko presided over her first meeting as mayor at last evening's council reorganization meeting when kind words and praise flowed from government officials who had worked together during time spanning anywhere from months to years. Bruce Packer, who served as mayor ...

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FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ - Both boroughs have received state Department of Transportation funding for road projects The state Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded municipal aid funding to Fair Lawn and Glen Rock, plus other towns throughout the 38th Legislative ...

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