Updated: Hasbrouck Heights Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

June 22, 2018

UPDATED:  Hasbrouck Heights Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Helfant confirmed that the Brandon Mays-Stubbs does not work for the Hasbrouck Heights School District, and that the report that he did in the Bergen Record was inaccurate.  

A robo-call informing parents of those who have children in the school district was sent out Saturday ...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Rt 17 South Remains Down to One Lane as Repairs Continue

UPDATE AS OF 10PM SUNDAY: Suez Water crews continue to repair to the water main located under RT 17 South in Moonachie. Traffic conditions remain the same as crews work into the night. 

"Our crews are working as safely and quickly as possible to repair this large break and they will continue to work throughout the night," said a representative from Suez ...

What's on Tap This Week: School is Out For Summer, Graduation Time

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - What is going to be on TAPinto this week?    

Monday night is the Hasbrouck Heights eighth grade DARE party at the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club.  

Tuesday night the Wood-Ridge Borough Council meets.  The meeting had originally been scheduled for Wednesday.   

The school year for students in Wood-Ridge ends on Wednesday, and eighth ...

TGI Friday's To Be Bulldozed?

Updated:  The application has been adjourned to a future date.   The next meeting is July 12. TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro will update when it is confirmed that the application will be heard.  

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - If you are a fan of TGI Friday’s restaurant, you better take ...

Prime Developers Granted Preliminary Variance at Oldfield Avenue Property

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  - The battle between the Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board of Adjustment and Prime Developers over developing the property across from the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club has taken one step forward.  

The property, at the end of Oldfield Avenue and across from the Little League field and Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club, was originally zoned for six single family houses ...

What's On Tap This Week: Council Meetings, Formals, All-Star Games

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS - So now that high school sports are over for school year, what will be on TAPinto this week?

Tuesday evening the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights will be having its regularly scheduled meeting.   

The Hasbrouck Heights VFW will be hosting a flag-retirement schedule in the new firepit that was built as part of Johnny Capozzi's Eagle ...

HS Softball: Marinelli, Thorpe Named Second Team All Group I

June 22, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights High School softball players Olivia Marinelli and Autumn Thorpe continued to add to their trophy case, picking up Second Team All Group I honors.  

Marinelli, the Aviators starting pitcher, was 19-4 with 1.20 earned run average for the North 1, Group 1 finalists.  She struck out 248 batters in 146 innings pitched on the season.  As ...

Rec Track: Hasbrouck Heights' Mora Advances to Regionals in Long Jump

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights’ Demir Mora jumped 15 feet 4 inches,  finishing fifth in the 15-16 year old boys long jump, on Saturday at the Peddie School in Hightstown.  He advanced to the regionals to be held in July at The College of New Jersey in Ewing with his top six finish.

Mora also competed in the 100 yard dash, coming in 11th overall.

Long Jump 15-16 ...

HS Football: Aviators Capture Heights 7 on 7 Crown

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - For the first time in the history of Hasbrouck Heights 7-on-7 tournament, the Aviators came away with the crown, defeating Wood-Ridge in the semi-finals and Park Ridge in the finals to come away with the trophy.  Park Ridge advanced by beating Becton in their semi-final. It is the first time that four Group I schools made it to the playoffs

The Aviators were a ...

HS Baseball: Hasbrouck Heights Baseball Final Statistics

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Despite the 12-13 overall record, the Hasbrouck Heights boys baseball team had a successful season, as a late-season hot streak pushed the Aviators into the North 1, Group 1 Semi-Finals, in which they upset Cedar Grove and Emerson on the road before falling to Butler.  



ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Hasbrouck Heights 19 Girls Minor Division Champions

June 13, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- This team finished the season 13-0. With 13 straight shut outs. And zero runs scored on them. They played three games in four days to win the championship.

Certainly impressive for a college team. Or a high school team.

Except it  was Hasbrouck Heights 19, third and fourth graders in the Minor Division of the South Bergen Girls Softball League.

In their ...

Hasbrouck Heights Elks Lodge Hosts Senior Yearbook Signing Breakfast

June 22, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - On Monday, June 18, over 130 Hasbrouck Heights High School seniors and faculty arrived at the Hasbrouck Heights Elks Lodge #1962 for the annual Yearbook Signing Breakfast.  In its 15th year, the annual breakfast started in 2004 when Lodge Secretary Joyce Powell, a member of the Hasbrouck Heights High School Class of 1978, contacted high school ...

Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Four young men from Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge are among 883 other rising-seniors from New Jersey attending the 73rd session of the annual American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS.)

At the event, taking place at Rider University this week, the students get to "govern and interact with their peers from across New Jersey as they run their own ...

Photos: Annual DARE Swim Party and BBQ

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- A dip in the pool was exactly what needed on a hot Monday night as Hasbrouck Heights Police Department hosted the annual DARE swim party and BBQ at the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club.

Over 100 eighth grade students from Hasbrouck Heights Middle School and Corpus Christi School had the run of the renovated swim club for one night. They swam, dove, slid, and ...

Fire Department Captures Hasbrouck Heights Little League Major Championship

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  -  Fire Department won its first Hasbrouck Heights Little League Championship since the 1960s on Saturday with a 6-0 win over PBA at Inserra Field at the Hasbrouck Heights Little League complex.  Fire Department battled back after losing the first game of the series to win the final two to clinch the series.

Frankie Billings threw five innings of ...

Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scouts and VFW Hold Flag Retirement Ceremony

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scout Troop 17 in conjunction with Hasbrouck Heights VFW Post 4591 held a Flag Day ceremony and flag retirement ceremony on Tuesday evening in the newly-installed flag retirement area built in front lawn of the post.

The event was attended by members of the VFW, Mayor Jack DeLorenzo and Councilman Russell Lipari, Hasbrouck Heights Police ...

Explore the Time Lab at Bible Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Children are again this summer invited to the annual Vacation Bible School at Bible Baptist Church. It is open to children entering Kindergarten through sixth grade from Hasbrouck Heights and the surrounding towns.

This year’s theme is “Time Lab, Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future.” The free program runs Monday, July 9 through ...

Hasbrouck Heights High School Hosts Commencement for Class of 2018

June 24, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights High School hosted its 103rd annual commencement ceremonies Friday evening at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack. 

After the student processional and singing of the "Star Spangled Banner," vice principal Vincenzo Barchini acknowledged several of the guests including the Mayor and members of the Borough Council, ...

Hasbrouck Heights Middle School Holds Commencement for Class of 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ --  The Bergen County Academies hosted commencement ceremonies for the Hasbrouck Heights Middle School Class of 2018 Friday late Friday afternoon in Hackensack.  

The ceremonies opened with a video montage of photos and videos from the students past three years before the processional of graduates took the stage. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by ...

Wood-Ridge High School Hosts Commencement for Class of 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Wood-Ridge Junior-Senior High School hosted the 79th annual commencement ceremonies Wednesday evening at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack. 

The processional into the auditorium was led by members of the Board of Education, administrators and staff and students. Student Council President Erin Grell led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Wood-Ridge ...

Hasbrouck Heights Board of Ed Approves New Teacher Contract

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education ratified contracts with the Hasbrouck Heights Educators Association (HHEA) and the Hasbrouck Heights Administrators Association (HHAA) Tuesday night at the regularly scheduled June meeting.  The contract will run from from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.

Board president Patricia Caruso praised both the union negotiating ...

Did You Know You Can List Car Washes, Blood Drives, Beefsteaks and other Non-Profit Events on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-RIdge/Teterboro Community Calendar for Free?

June 18, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto's Community Calendar. You can submit content through the website by clicking on fhe "Submit Content" button located in the upper right side of the front page, where you will be ...

Could More School Aid be Headed to Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge?

June 20, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge could see an increase of up to 67 percent in school funding if a measure that was passed by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee becomes the 2019 budget.  That could mean an addition million dollars in aid to Hasbrouck Heights, and $700,000 in aid to Wood-Ridge.

That budget however, may be vetoed by Governor Phil Murphy.

Wood-Ridge, Hasbrouck Heights Grads Named to Dean's List at the University of Delaware

NEWARK, DE  --  The following graduates from Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights have been named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semester:

Jenna Azzolini of Wood-Ridge

Anthony Costanzo of Wood Ridge

Sara Kuzmenka of Wood Ridge

Alexa Pedulla of Wood-Ridge

Gina Pianese of Hasbrouck Heights

Erin Scannell of Hasbrouck Heights

Melvin Tejada ...

Wood-Ridge Council Honors Resident For Academic Achievement

June 20, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - At Tuesday’s Borough of Wood-Ridge Council meeting, Council President Ezio Altamura presented Wood-Ridge resident Alexa Perrucci a proclamation acknowledging her academic accomplishments.

Just weeks ago she graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with Suma Cum Laude honors and was a Merrill Presidential Scholar, which signifies that she ...

Terrace Avenue Traffic, Route 17 Drainage Basin Concerns Raised at Council Meeting

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Concerns over pedestrian safety on Terrace Avenue and the drainage ditch at Route 17 and Franklin Avenue led the concerns of Hasbrouck Heights citizens at Tuesday’s Borough Council meeting.

Pedestrian safety has been an issue that has been brought up at several meetings this year, as Councilman Chris Hillmann and citizens have commented that drivers do not ...

Hasbrouck Heights Council Recognizes Youth Champions, Police Chief for a Day

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Presentations were the theme for a good part of the evening at the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Borough Council meeting Tuesday night.

First up was a special presentation made on behalf of the Council and Mayor, to Police Chief for a Day, Stuart Peralta, a Euclid School student.  Hasbrouck Heights Police Michael Colaneri Sr. addressed the crowd, ...

Hasbrouck Heights Council Gives Final Approval to Full-time Armed Police in Schools

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights formally heard on Public Hearing Ordinance 2407, which will effectively place armed police in all Hasbrouck Heights schools starting next September.  While there had been support from the Council and the Board of Education, the ordinance needed to have a public hearing and a second board approval before it could go into effect.

Ordinance ...

VIDEO: Westfield Police Show Love for Fallen Detective’s Son at Middle School Graduation

June 21, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — When his dad, a Westfield police detective who died last month, couldn’t be at young Eric Lieberman’s eighth grade graduation from Roselle Park Middle School, 16 members of the Westfield Police Department instead walked across the stage to give him a hug Tuesday night.

“What a beautiful tribute to both my son and his father,” said his ...

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First Summer Weekend Entertainment Lineup for Long Beach Island and Stafford

June 23, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND – Here we are, it is the first "official" summer weekend.  This is this rundown on this weekend's entertainment lineup for Stafford and Long Beach.

Remember to be safe and use Uber or Lyft while out in the evenings.


Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom   

Matt Fisher, Friday 8 p.m.
Greg Warren, Sunday 6 ...

Belmar’s Shark River Channels Now at Full Depth for Start of Boating Season

BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the prime boating season, all navigable Shark River channels are now at full depth and width — some for the first time in more than 30 years, according to state transportation officials.

The N.J. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced that all dredging work has been completed, making it easier and safer for commercial and recreational ...

State Transportation Officials: New Bridge, Same Design Planned over Shark River Linking Belmar and Avon

BELMAR, NJ — State transportation officials confirmed yesterday that the Main Street/Route 71 bridge over the Shark River will be replaced with one just like it — a low-level movable span that will stand several feet taller and will be situated about three feet west of the current bridge.

During the second public information session on the project held on June 7, N.J. Department of ...

Bergen County Prosecutor Requests Public Assistance in Englewood Hit-and-Run

June 20, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a hit-and-run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining serious injuries, per a media release Tuesday morning.  The vehicle fled the scene traveling northbound on Knickerbocker Road towards Tenafly.

The ongoing investigation ...

Garden State Plaza Retailers to Donate Portion of Proceeds Wednesday to Victims of East Brook Middle School Crash

PARAMUS, NJ -- Over a dozen retailers at the Westfield Garden State Plaza have pledged to donate commission from sales Wednesday, June 20 to the support the victims of the fatal East Brook Middle School bus accident last month. 

12 stores located in the biggest mall in Paramus have pledged to donate 10% of sales made on Wednesday to the cause. These retailers are: ...

Thank You from the HHPTSA Dance Committee

June 19, 2018

I would like to give a special THANK YOU to the following local businesses for their generous donations for the Hasbrouck Heights PTSA 8th Grade Formal. Without these generous donations, this formal would not have been possible nor a huge success. So THANK YOU to.......

Heights Pizza



Anthony Bagels

Costa Funeral Home

Hennessy-Heights Funeral Home


Teen-involved Crashes Kill 10 People a Day Between Now and Labor Day

June 24, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver during the, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2016. AAA reports that the average of 10 people per day is a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year.

As school lets out for the summer, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for ...

VIDEO: Westfield Police Show Love for Fallen Detective’s Son at Middle School Graduation

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — When his dad, a Westfield police detective who died last month, couldn’t be at young Eric Lieberman’s eighth grade graduation from Roselle Park Middle School, 16 members of the Westfield Police Department instead walked across the stage to give him a hug Tuesday night.

“What a beautiful tribute to both my son and his father,” said his ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

Governor Murphy Signs Sports Betting Legislation

TRENTON, N.J. — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing.

The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...