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Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club Renovations on Schedule for Late May Opening

April 16, 2018

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..

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

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Easter flowers bring snow plowers, as the week began with yet another snowstorm Monday morning. Catch up on what you missed last week in TAPinto.

The race for Hasbrouck Heights Borough Council began as two Democratic candidates through their hats into the ring. State Senator Bob Gordon stepped down to take a position with the Board of Public Utilities.

HS Baseball: Wood-Ridge Defeats Hasbrouck Heights, 9-4

April 20, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Lucas Leone drove in four runs and picked up the win on the mound as Wood-Ridge beat Hasbrouck Heights, 9-4 in NJIC Meadowlands baseball action on Thursday afternoon.  The Blue Devils jumped out to an early lead, and blew open the game later, with the help of a controversial, and unusual call, on the basepaths.

Wood-Ridge opened the scoring in the first inning as Liam ...

HS Softball: Campen, Vizzachero Home Runs Leads Heights to 4-0 Win over Paterson Charter

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Julia Campen homered and doubled, and Olivia Marinelli struck out 15 as Hasbrouck Heights defeated in Paterson Charter in NJIC Meadowlands softball action Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Victoria Vizzachero also homered for the Aviators off of Paterson Charter pitcher Maxibel Garcia, who held the Lady Aviators offense to just five hits, and struck out 14..  

Campen ...

HS Tennis: Hasbrouck Heights Improves to 3-0, Sweeps Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD, NJ -  Hasbrouck Heights Boys Tennis team continued its scorching start, defeating Ridgefield 5-0 on Wednesday at Ridgefield High School.  The Aviators improved to 3-0 on the season with the victory.

What makes the start even more remarkable is that the weather has wreaked havoc with the early season schedule,

“It has been such a slow start with the weather and ...

HS Baseball: Hasbrouck Heights Rallies, Wood-Ridge Drops First Game

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS RALLIES TO BEAT PATERSON CHARTER 

PATERSON, NJ -  Two big innings allowed Hasbrouck Heights to overcome a 3-1 deficit and defeat Paterson Charter, 11-3, in NJIC Meadowlands Division baseball on Wednesday afternoon.   

Paterson Charter scored three early runs off Hasbrouck Heights starting pitcher Mario Gomez, taking a 3-1 in the bottom of the second on ...

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

April 19, 2018

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 ...

Wood-Ridge Moonachie Little League Celebrates Opening Day 2018

April 15, 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 ...

Contemporary Club and Hasbrouck Heights Library Partner to Raise Child Abuse Awareness with Pinwheels for Prevention

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Over a dozen children and parents gathered to participate in the annual Pinwheels for Prevention program on Monday night at the Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library. The activity is spearheaded by the Contemporary Club of Hasbrouck Heights. 

It is the third year of the program. Children decorated the pinwheels with a variety of stickers. The activity ...

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

April 19, 2018

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, ...

HIB Numbers Reported at Wood-Ridge Board of Education Meeting

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The "Student Safety Data System Report" was presented by Keith Lisa, principal at Wood-Ridge Intermediate School, at Monday night’s Wood-Ridge Board of Education meeting.

Lisa opened by explaining the "Student Safety Data System" (SSDS) was a newly-created report implemented by the New Jersey Department of Education. It replaces the ...

Hasbrouck Heights School News: Boys State, Middle School Dance and Senior Class Honors

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- As students in Hasbrouck Heights School District return to class after spring break, let's take a look as some recent school news.

Boys State Representatives

Hasbrouck Heights American Legion Post 106 announced two Hasbrouck Heights High School students will be attending the 73rd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State in late June.

Music Headliners Announced for 2018 NJ Balloon Festival

April 7, 2018

READINGTON, NJ – Balloons may be the main attraction at the annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of  Ballooning, but music also takes center stage here.

The festival will be held July 27 through July 29 at Solberg Airport and this year’s main music attractions have been announced.

On Friday evening, Andy Grammer will perform. His debut album featured the platinum singles ...

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 ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Put Together Uplifting Public Service Announcement to Raise Money for Families

PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families.

Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You can join via online auction for trips, dinners, etc., to bolster the ...

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 ...

Mother-Daughter Team Celebrates Grand Opening of Healing 4 the Soul Wellness Center 

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Healing 4 the Soul Wellness Center celebrated its grand opening, with an official ribbon-cutting with Saturday afternoon with members of the Hasbrouck Heights Borough Council, Chamber of Commerce, employees and customers.

Councilman Ron Kistner and Chamber of Commerce president Ray Vorisek joined owners Dawn and Renee Pikowski, along with family and customers for ...

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

April 20, 2018

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 ...

Hasbrouck Heights Borough Budget Submission, Cap Bank, and Rent Board Resolutions Pass

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2018 budget was successfully introduced Tuesday at the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council meeting, passing by a 5-0-1 vote. Councilman Chris Hillmann abstained, as he had at the March 27 meeting. A public hearing on the budget will be held May 8, at 8 pm, at which objections to Budget and Tax presentation for the year  may be presented by taxpayers and ...

No Injuries at Early Morning House Fire in Hasbrouck Heights

April 10, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire on Tuesday on the 100 block of Roosevelt Avenue, according to a post on its Facebook page.

The fire began on the first floor and extended to the second floor, according to the announcement. Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department responded just after four in the morning. The fire was extinguished ...

Memorial to Fallen Paterson Firefighter Defaced

PATERSON, NJ -- When a 1991 fire destroyed the old Meyers Brothers Department Store on Main Street and claimed the life of Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia, the city joined together in mourning.

The loss of Nicosia, Deputy Chief Kevin Hancock recalled to TAPinto Paterson recently, was a reminder of the “dangers firefighters face on a daily basis." His fallen colleague, then ...

"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.

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Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club to Partner with Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park in Earth Day Special Event

April 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ  - The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) will partner with the National Park Service with a special event amateur radio station to be held at the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson, NJ.

The event will be held on Friday, April 13 at the National Park Service location at Mary Ellen Kramer Park, entrance along Maple Street, Paterson, NJ from 9AM ...

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 ...

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 ...

Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

Carlo's Bake Shop Closes Westfield Location

WESTFIELD, NJ – Carlo’s Bake Shop, known from the TLC network show “Cake Boss,” closed its E. Broad Street storefront this week.

Passerby on the street noticed on Tuesday that the store was closed. A sign in the window reads that the bakery is relocating, but a new location was not specified.

Carlo’s Bake Shop did not return a request for comment in time ...