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TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro Week in Review

April 23, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Is it really spring? The calendar may say April, but its not feeling like it. Stay warm and catch up on what you missed last week in TAPinto.

The Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club is in the final stages of renovations for the upcoming season. Both Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights police departments will be participating in Operation Take Back to collect unwanted, ...

Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge Police Departments To Take Part in "Operation Take Back New Jersey"

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents of Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge who have unwanted, unused, or expired medications will be able to safely dispose of them on April 28, as "Operation Take Back New Jersey" commences.  Under the auspices of the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and the police departments of Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge, ...

Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club Renovations on Schedule for Late May Opening

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The weather may not feel like it now, but in five-and-a-half weeks the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club will re-open for the 2018 season featuring a renovated pool and deck for its members. Opening weekend is scheduled for Saturday, May 26.

Members will see a pool that features new stainless gutters, a freshly-painted pool, and new cement deck with pitched ...

Wood-Ridge Land-Use Board Approves Cell Tower in Church Steeple

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- After two hours of testimony from six experts and comments from seven area residents, the Wood-Ridge Land-Use Board unanimously approved the application to install a new AT&T cell tower inside the steeple at Transformation Life Church on Valley Boulevard.

Judy Fairweather, attorney representing AT&T in the matter, in her opening statement that under FCC regulations, ...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 17 North in Hasbrouck Heights Closed Due to a Car Accident

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Route 17 North in Hasbrouck Heights is closed due to an automobile accident near the BP Gas Station just past Franklin Avenue. Bergen County Sheriff's Department is diverting all traffic onto the jughandle exit at Franklin Avenue. The car struck a utility pole along the highway  which, while still standing, is leaning over Route 17 Northbound traffic..

On ...

HS Tennis: Hasbrouck Heights Tennis Returns to Win Column, With Sweep of Becton

April 25, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -  Hasbrouck Heights boys tennis returned to its winning ways, defeating Becton Regional, 5-0, in NJIC tennis action on Wednesday at Becton High School. The Aviators did not lose a set to Becton in the match.

Eric Dammann made his debut at third singles, defeating Tenzin Jorden of Becton, 6-2, 6-0. 

The Aviators improved to 5-1 on the season.

1st ...

HS Sports Roundup: Hasbrouck Heights Baseball, Softball Drop Decisions

HS Baseball:  New Milford 5, Hasbrouck Heights 2

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Aviators struggles at the plate continued, and New Milford scored early in Tuesday 5-2 victory over Hasbrouck Heights in a NJIC baseball game at Depken Field Tuesday afternoon. Hasbrouck Heights falls to 5-7 overall on the season, 4-5 in NJIC Meadowlands, and is the third straight loss for the ...

HS Track: Heights Sweeps Wood-Ridge, Wallington, while Blue Devils and Panthers Split

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights defeated Wood-Ridge and Wallington, while Wood-Ridge and Wallington split in a tri-meet held at Depken Field on Tuesday.  

The Aviators Boys team defeated Wood-Ridge 117-23, while beating Wallington 118 to 22.  On the girls side of the ledger, it was a little more dominant, as Hasbrouck Heights defeated Wood-Ridge 135-5 and Wallington ...

HS Softball: Baker's Blast Lifts Wood-Ridge over Wallington in 10 ininngs, 9-8

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Freshman Emma Baker singled with the bases loaded to bring home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to give Wood-Ridge a 9-8 extra inning victory over Weehawken in girls’ softball at Donna Ricker Field at Wood-Ridge High School.  

The Blue Devils squandered a 6-2 lead and had to score in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score at 7-7 and send the game into ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Salvatore Catanzaro, Wood-Ridge, Rec Track and Field

April 25, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Salvatore Catanzaro, winner of the 11-12 boys 80 yard hurdles, 100 meter dash and long jump at Sunday's NJ Striders Track & Field Meet in Rutherford, is the Athlete of the Week.  The sixth grader is in his first year as a member of the Wood-Ridge Recreation Track and Field team.

"This is the first time in the 16-year history of Wood-Ridge competing in ...

Athlete of the Week: Lucas Leone, Wood-Ridge High School, Baseball

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Lucas Leone went 9-for-13, with seven RBIs to help Wood-Ridge High School go 4-0 during the Week of April 8 to April 14.  Leone had a four extra base hits, including a home run, a triple and two doubles.  

On the mound, Leone picked up a win, in the Blue Devils 10-3 win over Becton on April 13.   He allowed three runs in four innings pitched, and ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Olivia Marinelli, Hasbrouck Heights High School, Softball

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Opening Day is a special day, particularly in baseball and softball. Throwing a no-hitter on Opening Day, well that is doubly special. When the pitcher who throws the no-hitter gets four hits in the game, well, then you are the Athlete of the Week.

Hasbrouck Heights' Olivia Marinelli did just that last Wednesday, throwing the ...

Governor Murphy Signs Law to Automatically Register Voters and Update Records at MVC

April 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed into law on Tuesday a bill that would automatically register and update voter registration for those applying for a driver’s license, examination permit, probationary driver’s license or non-driver identification card. The legislation was sponsored by Assembly Democrats, including District 36 Assemblyman Gary ...

Photos: Hasbrouck Heights Little League Holds Opening Day Ceremonies

April 22, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The skies were sunny with a slight breeze for Hasbrouck Heights Little League's Opening Day parade and ceremonies on Saturday morning at the Little League Complex.  Bad weather, including rain and several late season snowstorms, delayed the opening day for two weeks from its originally scheduled date. 

Players, managers and coaches met at Borough ...

Wood-Ridge Moonachie Little League Celebrates Opening Day 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- After a one-week postponement due to inclement weather, the Wood-Ridge Moonachie Little League had a sunny warm spring day on Saturday to hold their annual Opening Day parade and ceremony at 6th Street Field, while the girls' softball program held their opening day ceremonies at the 14th Street Field.

The parade kicked off from the CVS on Valley Boulevard. Two ...

Winners of American Legion Second Annual Art/Poster Contest Announced

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- A sister duo received first and second place in the Second Annual American Legion Art/Poster Contest held at the Senior Center on Monday afternoon. The event was hosted by members of Hasbrouck Heights American Legion Post 106.

The top five winners each received a certificate, prize money, and a commemorative coin celebrating the American Legion's 100th ...

Corpus Christi School Holds 28th DARE Culmination for Fifth Graders

April 24, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Corpus Christi School, in conjunction with the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, held its 28th annual fifth grade DARE Culmination ceremony on Monday night in the school's Cafeteria. The ceremony was postponed from late March due to a winter storm that closed the school.

Established in 1983, DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance ...

Hasbrouck Heights High School Announces Honor Roll for Third Marking Period

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -- Hasbrouck Heights High School announced the Honor Roll students for the third marking period of the 2017-18 school year. There are three levels of Honors in high school with the following criteria:

First Honors: All A's (either A+, A, or A- );

Second Honors: At least three A’s (either A+, A, or A-) and no grade below a B (83 or ...

Hasbrouck Heights Middle School Announces Honor Roll for Third Marking Period

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -- Hasbrouck Heights Middle School announced the Honor Roll students for the third marking period of the 2017-18 school year. There are two levels of Honors in middle school with the following criteria:

High Honor Roll: A+, A, or A- in every subject;

Honor Roll: at least 3 A+’s, A’s, or A-’s and all grades B- or above.

Honor Roll 2017-18 Marking ...

Security and Academic Performance Discussed at Hasbrouck Heights Superintendent's Roundtable Meeting

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - About two dozen parents attended the initial Superintendent’s Roundtable meeting Tuesday night at Keifer Auditorium at Hasbrouck Heights High School. The 90-plus minute meeting, that had previously been announced at the March Board of Education meeting, focused primarily on Security and Student Academic Performance. 

Dr. Matthew Helfant, ...

Wood-Ridge Library Announces May's Schedule of Activities and Events

April 25, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- May brings with it warmer temperatures...get out of the house and see what events and activities the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library has planned for the month. 

Yoga Storytime with Miss Danielle

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host free Yoga Storytime classes for toddlers on Wednesday, May 2, Wednesday May 16 and Wednesday May 30 at 10:00am and 11:00am.  Join ...

Volunteers Assemble Star Packets for Troops and Veterans

April 20, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Nearly two dozen volunteers gathered at the Hasbrouck Heights VFW to assemble Star Packets on Wednesday afternoon, during an event organized by A Hero’s Welcome Northern New Jersey Chapter.

The volunteers sat at tables with different tasks, including cutting stars from worn, unusable American flags, writing letters, or assembling the packages. In ...

Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce Hosts First Business Exchange of 2018

April 20, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ --  Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce welcomed two dozen local business owners to its first Business Exchange of the year on Wednesday evening. The event was held at Kearny Bank in Wood-Ridge.

The event was an opportunity for business owners to network in a casual atmosphere. In addition they had a chance to meet with members of the Executive Committee, including Ray ...

Hasbrouck Heights Council Honors Sgt. Scott Adamo at Retirement

April 25, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Borough of Hasbrouck Heights town council honored retiring Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer, Sergeant Scott Adamo who is retiring after 19 years of service as a police officer, following 11 years as a member of the Hasbrouck Heights Department of Public Works.

Councilwoman Josephine Ciocia and Councilman Ron Kistner both made presentations to Adamo, as well as ...

Wood-Ridge Council Honors Athletic Achievements, Passes Resolutions at April 18 Meeting

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  The Wood-Ridge Council chamber was standing room only on Wednesday, as the Borough Council honored five different youth organizations for outstanding achievements at their twice-monthly council meeting.

With Council President Ezio Altamura presiding, he and Councilman Edward Marino presented certificates of achievement to:

Wood-Ridge High School Wrestler ...

Legislative District 38 Assemblyman Tim Eustace Steps Down

TRENTON, NJ – The 38th Legislative District, which also includes Hasbrouck Heights, has seen a significant shuffling in the state legislature this month.  With the announcement of Democratic State Senator Bob Gordon’s retirement to take a position with the Bureau of Public Utilities, LD38’s Democratic assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joseph Lagana vied to fill Senator ...

Council Notes: Woodland Park Field Update, Dog Park Proposal

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Tuesday was a busy evening at Hasbrouck Heights Borough Council as several resolutions were passed, including the initial budget and CAP Bank.  However there were several other items of business that were taken care of, as Council President Russell Lipari presided in the absence of Mayor Jack DeLorenzo.

Borough Engineer Evan Jacobs of Neglia Engineering ...

Fallen Officer Identified. ‘A Sad Day for Paterson’ as Police Officer Loses Life in Car Accident

April 23, 2018

UPDATE- Several sources familiar with Sunday’s tragic accident have identified the fallen officer as Tamby Yagan, a 13-year veteran of the Paterson Police Department.

PATERSON, NJ- On what Paterson Superior Officers Association President Mason Maher called “a sad day for Paterson” a city police officer lost his life on Sunday after being involved in a motor vehicle ...

"Colours In the Garden" Topic of Discussion at HH Garden Club Meeting April 18

April 17, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - "Colours in the Garden " will be presented by Rutgers Garden Director Bruce Crawford at the April 18 meeting of the Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club.  The meeting will take place on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hasbrouck Heights Library meeting room.

Crawford oversees a 180-acre outdoor teaching classroom, horticultural research facility and arboretum.

Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge Police Departments To Take Part in "Operation Take Back New Jersey"

April 21, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents of Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge who have unwanted, unused, or expired medications will be able to safely dispose of them on April 28, as "Operation Take Back New Jersey" commences.  Under the auspices of the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and the police departments of Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge, ...

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Upcoming Events

Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights

Mothers of Preschoolers {MOPS} Event

Education

Sat, April 28, 8:00 AM

College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown

Conference and Resource Fair Promotes Advocacy ...

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Borough Council Agenda

April 11, 2018

Dear Hasbrouck Heights residents,

Some of you may have seen that on my Facebook page, Councilman Chris Hillmann - Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, I had begun sharing the agenda for our municipal council meetings. I wanted to share them so that our neighbors had a way to see what we as your elected officials were doing. The agenda is never posted on the town website in advance of the meeting, only after ...

Cranford's Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

April 25, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

Travels Jersey Shore Seal Sighting on Spring Lake Beach

SPRING LAKE, NJ — Another seal came ashore — this time at the jetty on the south end of Spring Lake's beach.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski was walking the beachfront when she spotted this seal at about 3 p.m. on April 18 and took these real-time animated photos. It’s not known whether it returned to the ocean.

On April 12, a harp seal made its way onto Belmar's Fifth ...

Artie Lange to Hold Benefit at New Jersey Comedy Club for Wife of Fellow 'Howard Stern Show' Cast Member

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Comedian Artie Lange will perform at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Robin Salem, the wife of longtime “Howard Stern Show” engineer Scott Salem, known to listeners as “Scott the Engineer." Robin is recovering from multiple cancers, and has been bedridden for the last two ...

Governor Murphy Signs Law to Automatically Register Voters and Update Records at MVC

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed into law on Tuesday a bill that would automatically register and update voter registration for those applying for a driver’s license, examination permit, probationary driver’s license or non-driver identification card. The legislation was sponsored by Assembly Democrats, including District 36 Assemblyman Gary ...