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WATER MAIN BREAK

November 20, 2017

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  There is a water main break at Franklin Avenue and Route 17 causing general low water pressure in the area.   Crews are on the scene and working on it according to a customer service representative from SUEZ.   

Avoid the area, as traffic will be backing due to the work.

It is possible  it could take 16 hours to fix the ...

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

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Here’s a round-up of stories that readers may have missed during the week. They cover a numerous topics including town and school news, community events, the TAPinto Athlete of the Week, food, and lots of sports.

There is lots of sports at this time of year. The state football playoff game between Hasbrouck Heights and New Milford had a crazy ending. See who ...

New Jersey Transit Offers Rail Shuttle Trains for Sunday's NY Giants vs Chiefs Game

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- New Jersey Transit will offer rail shuttle service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex for the NFL game between the New York Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Service to MetLife Stadium begins at 9:41 a.m. from the Secaucus station, with the final Meadowlands-bound train leaving Secaucus at 2:01 p.m. Commuters are encouraged to purchase round trip tickets at their ...

Teterboro Airport Expansion Once Again A Hot Topic At Hasbrouck Heights Council

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Expansion at Teterboro Airport was once again a major topic of concern at Tuesday’s Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council meeting.   Evan Jacobs of Neglia Engineering Associates, the Borough Engineer, updated the board on a meeting NEA attended on October 23 with the engineers representing Teterboro Airport.

Engineers from several municipalities ...

Bergen County Prosecutor Looking for Leads in Hit and Run Investigation

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a hit and run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining serious bodily injury.

At approximately 7:11 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Hackensack Police Department received a report of a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle near the ...

Alert: Suez Water Reports Low Water Pressure

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Suez Water is reporting problems at their plant causing low water pressure in the area, per an alert from the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department. or document)
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Hasbrouck Heights U10 Girls Soccer Captures Championship

November 21, 2017

NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ - Grace McGuire scored three goals as Heights Eye Center defeated Richochet Global 3-2, in the U10 South Bergen Girls Soccer League Championship held at Zadroga Field in North Arlington, Saturday afternoon.  Kaleigh Bernet picked up the win in net.

Lilyanna Potts and Jackie Karcic scored for Ricochet Global, while Guiliana Terranova took the loss in net.

MFL SUPER BOWL: Hasbrouck Heights Seniors Shut Out Lyndhurst, 28-0

NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ - Jake Diaz rushed for three touchdowns, and threw for one more, as Hasbrouck Heights defeated Lyndhurst, 28-0, to capture the Meadowlands Football League Senior Division Super Bowl Championship Saturday evening in North Arlington. It is the sixth Super Bowl Title in seven years for the class of 2017.  

Hasbrouck Heights won the toss, and deferred the choice to the ...

MFL SUPER BOWL: Wood-Ridge Juniors Drops a Heart-breaker, 19-18

NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ --  The Blue Devils run to a Meadowland Football League Junior Division Super Bowl title came up a point short, as Wood-Ridge lost to Rutherford 19-18 in the rain in North Arlington Saturday night.  The Northern Division playoff champions end the season 8-3.

Early, it looked like it would be Wood-Ridge’s night, as Sal Catanzaro scored on a 43-yard run ...

Hasbrouck Heights Wins Nail-biter in New Milford to Advance to Football State Finals

NEW MILFORD, NJ - Thanks to a blocked field goal by Jordan Wexler, Hasbrouck Heights is going back to NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 finals, as the Aviators defeated New Milford 10-7, in a game that will be remembered more for the controversial ending than the game itself.

The controversy comes from the aftermath after Wexler blocked New Milford kicker Brian Johnston’s 27-yard field goal ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Klenk to Purdie, and Diaz

November 15, 2017

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -  This week’s Athletes of the Week have a joining characteristic -  performance under pressure.   All three came through when their teams needed them the most, at a time when there was no time for “next time.”

The duo of Hasbrouck Heights High School football players James Klenk and Jasiah Purdie win as a combination.  Friday ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Frankie Billings

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -  Hasbrouck Heights Jr. Football's Frankie Billings is the Week Athlete of the Week for the week ending November 4.  Billings, a running back for the Hasbrouck Heights Junior Football Junior Aviators (Grades 5-6), is the second member of the squad honored this year.

Billings rushed 19 times for 197 yards and four touchdowns as the Jr. Aviators defeated Saddle ...

District 36 and 38 Incumbents Win Re-election, Ballot Questions Pass

November 8, 2017

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Incumbents in both Districts 36 and 38 won re-election in the November 7 election which saw Democrat nominee Phil Murphy defeat Lieutenant Governor Kim Guardagno for the governor’s office.

Robert Gordon, Tim Eustace, and Joseph Lagana won re-election in New Jersey’s District 38, which covers towns in Bergen and Passaic counties, including Bergenfield, Fair ...

Incumbents Retain Wood-Ridge Council Seats, Ambrosio Wins BOE

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ , Incumbent Wood-Ridge Borough Council members Philip Romero and Dominick Azzolini have retained their seats in Tuesday evening's General Election.  The Democrats defeated their Republican challengers Bruce Ferda and Diane Gold.  

Patrick Ambrosio gained the open seat on the Wood-Ridge Board of Education, defeating Pamela Baykal and Cheri ...

Hillmann, DiPisa Win Council Seats, BOE Seats Filled

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Hasbrouck Heights voters split their ballots on Tuesday, electing Democrat Christopher Hillmann and Republican incumbent Justin DiPisa to the Borough Council.  Hillman defeated incumbent Pamela Link, who was running as an Independent candidate and Republican Ivette Pujadas.  

In the Board of Education election, there will be a shake-up in ...

Teterboro Election Results

HACKENSACK - With 100% of the vote counted, Teterboro has elected Christie Emden to fill its Unexpired Council seat, defeating Maritza Torres, by a margin of 10 votes to 3 according to the Bergen County Clerk's office.

TETERBORO COUNCIL UNEXPIRED TERM

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Hasbrouck Heights Men's Association Readies for Annual Christmas Tree Sale and Santa Visit

November 21, 2017

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Men's Association began preparations for their annual Christmas tree sale and visit from Santa this past Saturday at the corner of Terrace and Franklin Avenues. The sale continues a 30+ year tradition and is one of the group's largest fundraisers that goes to fund high school scholarships.

Volunteers started early Saturday ...

Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge Fire Departments to Participate in Largest Nighttime Firefighters' Parade

WALLINGTON, NJ -- Both Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge Fire Departments will participate in the 16th annual Wallington Fire Department’s Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 25. The two-mile parade is the nation’s largest nighttime firefighter’s parade, it features 2,500 participants and 250 lighted and decorated fire trucks and floats from the tri-state ...

HH Soccer Assoc: Boys, Girls Advance In Playoffs

CARLSTADT, NJ -  Luke Jimenez scored the deciding goal as Hasbrouck Heights VFW defeated Carlstadt Rehab in a U12 Boys soccer game on Monday evening at Lindbergh Field in Carlstadt.  Kledji Elazai and Evan Wenkus scored the other goals for Hasbrouck Heights.

Damiano DeCandria picked up the win for VFW.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Paige McGuire scored three goals as HH PDS Landscape ...

Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scouts Help the Hungry With Annual Food Drive This Weekend

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Cub Scout Pack 17 and Boy Scout Troop 17 are conducting a food drive to help feed the hungry in the days leading up to the holidays. It is the 21st year for Scouting For Food, an effort by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts around the nation to fight hunger. or document)
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Hasbrouck Heights Little League Elects New Executive Board, Offers Early Bird Registration

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  The Executive Board of the Hasbrouck Heights Little League will welcome four new members to their ranks for the 2017-2018 season, it was announced at the November 1 meeting.  The league also announced that it is offering an early registration discount for the upcoming season.  The deadline for the discount is November 15.

James Crandall, Anthony ...

Hasbrouck Heights Students Band Together to Deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to Families in Need

November 21, 2017

HACKENSACK, NJ -- It was a cold Sunday morning when 25 members of the Hasbrouck Heights Music Parents Association, music students, family, friends, and alumni -- under the auspices of the HH Music Parents Association's Band Together for a Cause -- participated in the Meadowlands's Chamber of Commerce's Basket Brigade at the New Jersey Friendship House in ...

Coming Soon: The Empanada Shop to Open in Early December

November 17, 2017

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The front windows of 251B Valley Boulevard in Wood-Ridge are still covered with brown paper.   

But inside they’re putting on the finishing touches of The Empanada Shop, scheduled to open in early December. A formal grand opening will come at a later date.

Joni Caldera and Nelson Contreras are owners of the new eatery.  Residents have been able to get ...

“ADHD in the Classroom” to be Presented for Parents and Teachers

November 13, 2017

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Wood-Ridge Parent Advisory Network (WRPAN) will host a parent/teacher presentation, “ADHD in the Classroom” on Monday, November 20, 7 p.m., in the Wood-Ridge Junior/Senior High School Auditorium. It is open to parents, guardians, and teachers in Wood-Ridge, Hasbrouck Heights, Moonachie, and Teterboro.

Eva O’Malley, the Coordinator and Founder of TRI ...

Savor the Fall with a New Jersey Winery Tour

November 20, 2017

NEW JERSEY -- Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for its vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day. 

As Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before, the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings. Many wineries also offer delightful dining on their scenic premises. Take some time and make a visit to ...

Thanksgiving Fun Facts & Trivia

NEW JERSEY – Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken?

Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried fruits during the original three-day celebration.

For 154 years, ...

Photos: 4th Annual Taste of Hasbrouck Heights

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The fourth annual Taste of Hasbrouck Heights was held at VFW Post 4591 in Hasbrouck Heights on Wednesday night, sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Friends of the Free Public Library in partnership with the Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce. Foodies could taste signature dishes from a record 36 eateries from the surrounding towns, including Wood-Ridge, Teterboro, ...

One Week Until the Fourth Annual Taste of Hasbrouck Heights

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- It’s one week from the fourth annual Taste of Hasbrouck Heights at VFW Post 4591 in Hasbrouck Heights, sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Friends of the Free Public Library in partnership with the Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce. Foodies are encouraged to purchase tickets for the November 15 event in advance, $35 for adults, and $17.50 for children. Tickets ...

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS COUNCIL NOTES: Notes from November 14th Council Meeting

November 20, 2017

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  There was other business other than the Teterboro Airport discussion at the Hasbrouck Heights Borough Council meeting on Tuesday evening.   

Evan Jacobs of Neglia Engineering Associates, the borough’s outside engineering firm, provided the following updates:


Improvements to the grass fields at Woodland Park, for both the sports areas as ...

Bergen County Clerk Seeks Legislation Authorizing Counties to Issue Non-Driver Photo IDs

HACKENSACK, NJ  - In an effort to better serve the many residents of Bergen County who have encountered difficulties in obtaining government issued photo identification, Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan has reached out to New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg requesting legislation to authorize any County Clerk’s Office to collect documents, information, and ...

Wood-Ridge Mayor and Council Honors Youth Softball Teams

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Two youth softball teams were honored at the monthly meeting of the Wood-Ridge Mayor and Council Wednesday night.

The Wood-Ridge U10 girls team was honored the 2017 UGALS Champions. Members of the team and coaches attended the ceremony where they received certificates for their achievement.

Team members were Paige Christiana, Jenna Forte, Ava Gravina, ...

Herbalist to Discuss Good Weeds at the Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club Meeting

November 14, 2017

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  The Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club will meet Wednesday, November 15. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will follow at 7 pm in the Library Meeting Room, 320 Boulevard. 

Shannon Mulligan-Mayernik is the guest speaker at the meeting. She is a herbalist apprenticing under Robin Rose Bennett and a student at the Chestnut ...

Bergen County Prosecutor Looking for Leads in Hit and Run Investigation

November 13, 2017

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a hit and run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining serious bodily injury.

At approximately 7:11 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Hackensack Police Department received a report of a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle near the ...

Former Wood-Ridge Resident Pleads Guilty in 17-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Case

NEWARK, N.J. – The minority owner of Cinelli Iron & Metal Co. (CIMCO) today admitting operating a 17-year conspiracy that defrauded customers out of millions of dollars, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Craig Cinelli, 47, of Allendale, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to Count One of an indictment ...

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Breast Cancer Survivor Models from 5 North Jersey Counties “Strut their Stuff” At Komen North Jersey/Newport Centre 2017 Fashion Walk of Hope

November 11, 2017

Newport Centre, a Simon Mall, continued its engagement this October as one of five national sponsors of Susan G. Komen®, encouraging employees, retailers and shoppers to participate in activities and contribute to the achievement of Komen’s bold goal of reducing current U.S. breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026. 

As part of its National Breast Cancer Awareness Month ...