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

June 18, 2018

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.  

(We apologize if there was any inconvenience.) 

 

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 ...

Street Closures Announced for Wood-Ridge's Town Day

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Wood-Ridge announced road closures and parking bans in conjunction with Town Day on Sunday, June 10, according to the borough's website and Nixle feed.

The inaugural Wood-Ridge Town Day will be held on Sunday, June 10.  The outdoor street festival will be held Valley Boulevard between Wood-Ridge Avenue and Windsor Road from 2pm to 7pm.  It will ...

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

June 19, 2018

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.  

 



HITTING ...

HS Football: North Beats South, 21-7, in Bergen Football All-Star

LYNDHURST, NJ - If you were expecting the Bergen County All-Star Game to be a nice quiet exhibition of football, similar to the NFL’s Pro Bowl for toned downed hitting, you were in for a big surprise.

The North squad defeated the South squad, 21-7, in a hard-hitting affair that saw the referees throwing flags, breaking up skirmishes, and separating chirping players after each play.

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 ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Adam Stavash

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Pole vaulter Adam Stavash set a new Hasbrouck Heights school record in the pole vault, clearing 14 feet 6 inches on Saturday afternoon, en route to capturing  the Group 1 state title in the pole vault. It is the third time this year that Stavash has raised the mark for the best jump in school’s history.

In winning the high jump, he will advance to this ...

Photos: Annual DARE Swim Party and BBQ

June 19, 2018

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 ...

Photos: Inaugural Wood-Ridge Town Day

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Despite the gray skies and occasional sprinkle, Wood-Ridge hosted it inaugural Town Day on Sunday, sponsored by the Mayor and Borough Council.

The event ran from 2 to 7 p.m. and offered activities for people of all ages, including food and drink from local businesses, and rides. Community organizations had tables to spread the word of their ...

Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights Participate in the 35th Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- It was a warm, late spring Friday morning when adults and children outfitted in matching t-shirts rolled like a red wave through the streets of Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge in the 35th annual New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Members of Hasbrouck Heights Police Department and children and staff from the Lincoln and ...

Photos: Hasbrouck Heights Senior Prom

June 15, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- It was a warm sunny afternoon when members of the Hasbrouck Heights High School Class of 2018 gathered at the school ahead of the Senior Prom.

Students had a half-day of school, leaving at noon to prepare for the evening. Many took photos at home before returning to the school to take chartered buses to the event.

This year's prom was held at The ...

Photos: Hasbrouck Heights Senior Prom

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- It was a warm sunny afternoon when members of the Hasbrouck Heights High School Class of 2018 gathered at the school ahead of the Senior Prom.

Students had a half-day of school, leaving at noon to prepare for the evening. Many took photos at home before returning to the school to take chartered buses to the event.

This year's prom was held at The ...

HH BOE: Contract for Intercom, Clocks, and Security Upgrades Passed

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education passed two resolutions at a special meeting called on Thursday evening.  The agenda was brief, as the BOE passed the following two resolutions.

Resolution awarding contract for clock, intercom, and security upgrades at the high school, middle school, Lincoln and Euclid Elecmentary schools to Coskey’s Electronic ...

Wood-Ridge Library is the Place to Start Your Summer Activities

June 7, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- June is a transition time: kids are still in school, but parents are still looking for activities once school is officially over. Check out the events at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library for the month.

 

Yoga Storytime with Miss Danielle 
The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host free Yoga Storytime classes for toddlers on Wednesday, June 27, at 10:00am and ...

Ketcho's Golf Classic: Golfing for the Greater Good

June 9, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS,  NJ - If you like golf, good food and spending time with family then the 11th Annual Ketcho Father Son Golf Classic might be the place for you to be on July 14.   Proceeds from the event go the Carl Inserra Leukemia Fund. The event is held at the Glen Brook County Club in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, beginning at 7:30am.

The event is one of two annual events ...

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 ...

Out of the Garage and Into Thousands of NJ Homes

When Albert Perri was discharged from the U.S. Army almost 50 years ago - after, according to family lore, a chance meeting with singer Elvis Presley while Perri was stationed in Germany - he began working in the heating and air conditioning industry.

In 1971, Perri elected to branch off in that industry on his own - working out of his garage and getting administrative help from his wife, ...

Meredith Family Agency Celebrates Wood-Ridge Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Meredith Family Agency officially celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting at their Valley Boulevard location on Saturday morning, as the co-owners hosted members of the Wood-Ridge Council.

On Sunday, they participated in the Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair.

Members of the Wood-Ridge Borough Council, including Councilman Ezio Altamura, Councilman Edward ...

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 ...

Students Present Robots, Gardens and Other Sustainability Projects at Education Forum

June 10, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — Armani Otero, a fifth grade student at Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School in Jersey City, lit up as he spoke about building two robots that he and other students created to observe changes in their school’s garden.

“My favorite part of the whole thing was building the robots,” he said. “We had to collaborate. We didn’t have ...

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

June 16, 2018

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

Corleones

Loveys

Anthony Bagels

Costa Funeral Home

Hennessy-Heights Funeral Home

Dr.

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

June 15, 2018

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 ...

Students Present Robots, Gardens and Other Sustainability Projects at Education Forum

NEWARK, NJ — Armani Otero, a fifth grade student at Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School in Jersey City, lit up as he spoke about building two robots that he and other students created to observe changes in their school’s garden.

“My favorite part of the whole thing was building the robots,” he said. “We had to collaborate. We didn’t have ...

Bloomfield Parents Protest Board of Education Decision to add Armed Guards to All Public Schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Emotions ran high prior to and during tonight’s Board of Education meeting at Bloomfield High School.

Prior to the regularly scheduled meeting, about 25 parents protested outside of the main entrance with signs expressing their disapproval of the placing of armed guards in all district schools.  Several parents had megaphones, while many drivers passing by on ...

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 ...