Anti-Marijuana Shop Ordinance Up For Vote At Tuesday's Hasbrouck Heights Council Meeting

February 13, 2018


It is the word that Hasbrouck Heights Councilman Chris Hillmann keeps coming back to when talking about Ordinance 275-12, which would prohibit the sale of marijuana by any establishment within Hasbrouck Heights except licensed pharmacies for medical purposes.    

“I.  No land or building in any zoning district ...

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

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - There was a lot of “honoring” going on over the past week on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.

Academically, the Hasbrouck Heights Middle School and High School honor rolls were announced.   On Saturday, Hasbrouck Heights wrestler Mickey O’Malley was honored during the quad meet at Verona, when he broke the record for most wins ...

Two Residents Displaced in Wood-Ridge Fire

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Two Wood-Ridge residents were uninjured but displaced in a two-alarm fire at 158 Helm Avenue on Wednesday night.

The fire started between the first and second floors and the rear wall of the house, according to Wood-Ridge Fire Department. The fire was brought under control at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Other fire departments assisting on the scene were from ...

Wood-Ridge Council Meeting, High School Senior Night Cancelled

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  The Wood-Ridge Town Council meeting scheduled for 7 pm, has been cancelled, according to a notice on their website.  No official reason was listed in the notice.

Additionally, Wood-Ridge Athletic Director David Porfido announced that tonight's wrestling match with Indian Hills has been postponed, due to the weather.  (Indian Hills has closed due to the ...

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

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – We transition from January into February and the weather is inconsistent...warm, cold, blustery, snowy, rainy, flurries. But TAPinto remains constant in its coverage of news, schools, sports, and community happenings. Here are the highlights of last week in TAPinto.

In the schools, the teachers and staff at Euclid Elementary School honored the memory of ...

Hasbrouck Heights' Monika Lucic Wins 55 Meter Hurdles at State Championships

February 17, 2018

TOMS RIVER, NJ -  Monika Lucic continues to dominate on the track.   

Days after setting a new Bergen County record in the Pentathalon, the Hasbrouck Heights senior captured the 55-meter hurdles Group I title in a time of 8.93 seconds, and finished fourth in the high jump, clearing 5’0.  

On Wednesday Lucic edged out Rutherford’s Jenna Rodgers by 11 ...

HS Boys Basketball: St. Mary Defeats Hasbrouck Heights, 67-56

RUTHERFORD, NJ -  Playing from behind the entire game, Hasbrouck Heights could not overcome a 19-6 first quarter deficit, losing to St. Mary of Rutherford, 67-56, on Friday night in a North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Meadowlands boys basketball game.  St. Mary’s improved its record to 19-5, 15-1 in the NJIC, while Hasbrouck Heights dropped to 13-9, 11-5.

The Gaels jumped ...

HS Girls Basketball: Hasbrouck Heights Blows Out Gaels 52-22

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Kassie Ketcho had 20 points as Hasbrouck Heights rolled over St. Mary of Rutherford, 52-22 in an NJIC Meadowlands game on Friday evening.  Kimmy Halpin added 16 for the Lady Aviators. Heights improved to 15-6 overall, and 13-3 in the conference.  

Heights jumped out to a 21-4 first quarter lead, en route to a 35-13 halftime edge.

ST. MARY ...

HS Boys Basketball: Paterson Charter Beats Hasbrouck Heights, 66-49

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A 6-0 spurt at the end of the first half gave Paterson Charter the lead for good, as they went on to beat Hasbrouck Heights 66-49, in a North Jersey Interscholastic Boys Basketball game Thursday night.  Jasiah Purdie had a game-high 24 points for the Aviators.

Paterson Charter closed a see-saw second quarter with six straight points in the final minute. Rajah ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Mickey O'Malley, Hasbrouck Heights, Wrestling

February 15, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  The list of accomplishments Mickey O’Malley has compiled throughout his career is lengthy.  Add the most wins in the history of Hasbrouck Heights wrestling to that list, passing Marc Mastroprieto’s 154 wins.  

This summer, he won Gold representing the United States this summer at Cadet Pan American Games, and was named the ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Hasbrouck Heights Boys Swimming Relay Team

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -  Swimmers Matt Tran, Youssef Alesawi, Peter Neumann and Daniel Tsaraov’s third (Freestyle) and fourth place (Medley Relay) finishes in the NJIC League Championships are the highest finishes at the meet in the school’s history.  Neumann and Alesawi are seniors, while Tran and Tsarov are juniors.

Throughout the season, the members of the boys relay have ...

Deadline Approaching to Register for Hasbrouck Heights Little League Softball and Baseball

February 8, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  The deadline is fast approaching to register children for the Hasbrouck Heights Little League 2018 season. The deadline to register for both softball and baseball is Sunday, February 18. The league has moved to an online registration process through the website, 

The League recently released the following preliminary calendar of ...

Hasbrouck Heights Cub Scouts Hold Annual Pinewood Derby Car Workshop

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights Cub Scout Pack 17 held their annual Pinewood Derby workshop and build session at Lanzo Plumbing in Hackenasack, NJ.  More than 20 Scouts along with Pack leaders and parents helped the boys craft their cars in preparation for next month's race. 

Scouts begin by choosing a car design. Adults and leaders help the boys cut it out of a block of wood ...

Hasbrouck Heights Middle Schoolers Hit the Hardwood in Hoops for Heart

February 17, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Students at Hasbrouck Heights Middle School learned important lessons about heart health and played some serious basketball as part of Hoops for Heart on Friday.

Hoops for Heart returned to the middle school after years of being absent. The event was coordinated physical education teacher Jackie Ferranti, with the assistance of Joseph Mastropietro, principal, and Frank ...

A Moment of Silence and Student Presentations Highlight Hasbrouck Heights Monthly BOE Meeting

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education meeting opened with presentations and a moment of silence on Thursday night at Kiefer Auditorium.

“We want to remember those involved in the tragedy in Florida,” said Patricia Caruso, Board president, before the Board and audience stood for a moment of silence after the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dr. Matthew Helfant ...

Hasbrouck Heights High School Announces Honor Roll Students for Second Marking Period

 HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -- Hasbrouck Heights High School announced the Honor Roll students for the first 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 Second Marking Period

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -- Hasbrouck Heights Middle School announced the Honor Roll students for the second 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.

High Honor Roll 2017-18 ...

"JT" Taylor of Kool & The Gang Fame to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

February 9, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- James "JT" Taylor and his fellow members of celebrated R&B/Funk band Kool & The Gang will be celebrating good times soon as the group is set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Taylor, who was born and raised in Hackensack, will be joined by band mates Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Bell and George Brown in recognition ...

Wood-Ridge Library Announces February's Schedule of Events

WOOD-RIDGE -  While February is a short month, there will be plenty to do for all at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library in February. 

Yoga Storytime with Miss Danielle  

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host free Yoga Storytime classes for toddlers on Wednesday, February 14 and Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00am and 11:00am.  Join Miss Danielle for stories, ...

There's a Lot to Love at the Hasbrouck Heights Library in February

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The cold of February has set in but there are a lot of hot activities to stay warm at the Hasbrouck Heights Library this month. Events are available for Children, Teens, and Adults. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. 


Pajama Story Time – Come for an evening story time. Wearing pajamas is encouraged! ...

Market Fresh Opens First Bergen County Location in Wood-Ridge

February 6, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Market Fresh Supermarket opened its first Bergen County location in the Wesmont section of Wood-Ridge. It hosted its official ribbon-cutting with the owners, Mayor and Council and employees on Saturday afternoon.

Mayor Paul Sarlo, members of the Wood-Ridge Borough Council, including Councilman Ezio Altamura, Councilwoman Catherine Cassidy, Councilman Dominick Azzolini, ...

Wood-Ridge's Empanada Shop Holds Official Ribbon-Cutting with Mayor and Council

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- It was a cold February afternoon for a ribbon-cutting at one of Wood-Ridge’s new Spanish restaurant, the Empanada Shop on Valley Boulevard.

Mayor Paul Sarlo, members of the Wood-Ridge Borough Council, including Councilman Ezio Altamura, Councilwoman Catherine Cassidy, Councilman Dominick Azzolini, Councilman Joseph DiMarco, and Councilman Philip Romero, joined owners ...

Knights of Columbus Honored at Hasbrouck Heights Council Meeting

February 15, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - It was a busy night at the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Town Council meeting on Tuesday evening.  In addition to passing ordinance 2402, there were presentations from the Council, to the Council, a swearing-in and a report from the Borough’s Engineer and Administrator in addition to regular town business on the evening’s agenda.

At the beginning of the ...

Hasbrouck Heights Ordinance Shuts Out Marijuana Shops

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  - After over 30 minutes of discussion, sometimes spirited, the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council voted 4 to 1 to pass Ordinance 2402, “which prohibits the use of any premises in any zoning district of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights for sale of marijuana or marijuana substitutes except for the sale of prescribed medical marijuana upon certain premises.” ...

Paterson Firefighter Opens Up About Struggles, Urges Other Not to Suffer in Silence

February 8, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Not a week goes by when a tale of heroism and bravery on the part of firefighters isn’t told in this publication.

Indeed, for them, running into a burning building is as natural as running out of one is for the rest of us. That became apparent again on Monday when members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to a fire at 268 Main Street which led to the eventual total ...

'Seize the Awkward!' A Call to Action from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Groundbreaking Campaign

February 15, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - It's the moment before suicide that comes and, often, so tragically goes. The moment of silence, the pause in a conversation. It is a moment when you want to say something but you feel you can't. Or you just don't. Or you won't. Yet, these silent inflection points during any mental health crisis can be a pivot to opportunities. You can seize ...

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Thu, February 22, 7:00 PM

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Mothers of Preschoolers {MOPS} Event


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For All the Dollars: If You Meet Sartana, Pray For Your Death - dir. Gianfranco Parolini

          Are you a fan of James Bond? If so, then you’ll love this spaghetti western. The leading man may go by different titles from his rivals and enemies: a coyote snuffling for corpses, a ruthless bounty killer, an insurance company, or a rattlesnake. He's the man with a musical watch that rings someone's funeral hymn. His name is Sartana, and he could ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ... Named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons

February 5, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - has been named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons, a network of more than 230 news organizations across New Jersey.  The award goes to a journalist or news organization that showed overall excellence in their work for 2017.    

Joe Amditis, Associate Director of the Center for Cooperative Media, said TAPinto won the award ...

New Brewery Approved by Hackensack Planning Board

February 12, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Planning Board approved the application of city resident Mike Jones at last Wednesday night’s meeting to open Hackensack Brewing Company in a Johnson Avenue warehouse.

This will be the second brewery to come to Hackensack, after The Alementary, which is around the corner on Voorhis Lane, and opened two years ago.

Jones hopes to have a ...

Lodi Resident Charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Near Hilltop School

LODI, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of  Brian E. Delgado Lodi on a charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, specifically cocaine. 

According to the release, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force received information in January that Delgado was ...

Bring back Hasbrouck Heights Municipal Alliance

February 15, 2018

Last night the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights banned the sale of marijuana within its borders. We had several residents speak on the topic with the overarching concern being less about the sale of legal marijuana and more about the need to do more to combat alcoholism and substance abuse in our community. 

As we have learned over the years many families have been touched by the disease of ...

Dave & Busters Plans Feb. 14 Grand Opening at Willowbrook Mall

February 14, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - Dave & Busters at Willowbrook Mall will have its grand opening celebration on Feb. 14. 

It will be the chain's 109th location and second in New Jersey. The Woodbridge location opened in November.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. to the public. From 4:30 to 7 p.m. happy hour will feature half price cocktails, $1 off 22 ounce drafts, ...

Paterson Firefighter Opens Up About Struggles, Urges Other Not to Suffer in Silence

PATERSON, NJ- Not a week goes by when a tale of heroism and bravery on the part of firefighters isn’t told in this publication.

Indeed, for them, running into a burning building is as natural as running out of one is for the rest of us. That became apparent again on Monday when members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to a fire at 268 Main Street which led to the eventual total ...