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Wood-Ridge Council Passes Occupancy Tax, Removes Interim Tag from Police Chief

October 18, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Council passed a municipal hotel and motel occupancy tax and passed a resolution naming John T. Korin Wood-Ridge Police Chief at their regular meeting held on October 17 at the Wood-Ridge Municipal Building.

Korin had been serving as interim Police Chief since July 1.  This resolution removes the interim tag from his title, and effective, retro-actively, ...

HS Boys Soccer: Hasbrouck Heights beats Wallington, 2-1, to Take Back First in Meadowlands

October 23, 2018

WALLINGTON, NJ -  Second half goals from Rafael Mendoza and Kareem Farag propelled Hasbrouck Heights to a 2-1 victory over Wallington, Monday afternoon, in Wallington. The Aviators improved to 12-1-1 with the win, while Wallington falls to 13-4-1 overall, and 12-2-1 in the Meadowlands Division.

The win puts the Aviators in the driver’s seat for the Meadowland Division title with two ...

HS Boys Soccer: Wood-Ridge Edges Saddle Brook, 2-1

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Goals by Marcus Benavides and Jason Lopez led Wood-Ridge to a 2-1 victory over Saddle Brook.  Philip Iacovelli had eight saves in picking up the win.

The Blue Devils record improves to 11-5-2 overall, 9-4-2 in the NJIC Meadowlands Division, where they are currently in third place with one game remaining, against Wallington on Wednesday.  

Boubou Camara and ...

HS Tennis: Hasbrouck Heights Drops Match to Upper Saddle River Day, 4-11

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Upper Saddle River Day School defeated Hasbrouck Heights, 4-1, in NJIC Girls Tennis Monday afternoon at the Neal McCarthy Courts at Hasbrouck Heights High School.

The second doubles team of Angeliq Dirienzo and Grace Tutelo defeated Bailey Rabinowitz and Stenaniya Supronova in straight sets for the Aviators lone match win.

Singles

1st Singles: Susanna Bobbs, ...

HS Football: Hasbrouck Heights JV Beats Park Ridge, 42-14

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Steven Faussette threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third, and the Aviators defense picked off five passes as the Hasbrouck Heights Junior Varsity defeated Park Ridge JV 42-14 Monday afternoon at Depken Field in the JV’s final game.

The Aviators got on the board early in the first following the first of Hunter Freschi’s three interceptions. Rocco ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Wood-Ridge High School Football Defense

October 12, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Facing a must-win game against St. Mary on Saturday afternoon, the Wood-Ridge defense rose to the occasion, shutting down the Gael's offense, which received a boost for the game with junior transfer quarterback Matt Toman being eligible.  The unit has been named the Athlete of the Week for the week ending October 6.  

With the Blue Devils offense ...

Hasbrouck Heights Junior Woman’s Club Hosts Meet the Candidates Forum for Both BOE and Town Council

October 17, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Junior Woman’s Club hosted its second “Meet the Candidates” for Board of Education and Town Council forum in Kiefer Auditorium in the Junior/Senior High School Monday night. The event lasted approximately 90 minutes.

Two of the four BOE candidates attended -- Lauren Terranova and current member Cara ...

Register to Vote by October 16 to Participate in the November 6 General Election

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ J-- Bergen County residents who are not registered to vote have until Tuesday, October 16 to register in time for the upcoming General Election and School Board Election on Tuesday, November 6.

Register to vote by completing a registration application form at the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections office or by mail. Forms are also available at any ...

Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Holds Annual Open House

October 22, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  It was a chilly fall day for the annual Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Open House on Sunday.

The public was welcome to the annual event. They could talk with members of the Fire Department. Children explored the fire trucks and ambulance. Children and parents toured the inflatable fire safety house, learning how to escape from a home when ...

Rec Football: Hasbrouck Heights Seniors Run over New Milford in MFL Action

NEW MILFORD, NJ - New Milford won a pair of low scoring defensive struggles to start the evening, but Hasbrouck Heights dominated at the Senior level in Meadowlands Football League action.

Seniors:  Hasbrouck Heights 28, New Milford 8 - In a game where the final score was not at all indicative of the outcome, the Aviators crushed New Milford 28-8.

The Aviators scored on their first ...

Wood-Ridge Fire Department Holds Annual Fire Truck Rides for Children

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ --  It was cool fall day for the eighth annual Wood-Ridge Fire Department Fire Truck rides on Sunday, October 14.

Children were treated to donuts and apple cider, watched a short film on fire prevention and took a ride around town in one of the fire trucks. They also received WRFD fire hats and water bottles. The Bergen County Fire Prevention trailer ...

HHSA: U11 Girls Travel is the Featured Team of the Week

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- This week the Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association's Featured Team of the Week is the U11 Girls Travel Team.  This is a newly created team with nine and 10 year old players.  

"These young ladies are learning and growing with each game," said Joe Castellano of HHSA.

The players include Gina Valenti, Haley ...

Hasbrouck Heights Ragamuffin Parade Set for October 27

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Mayor’s Committee on Community Celebrations will hold the annual Ragamuffin Parade and party this year on Saturday, October 27 from 1 to 3p.m. 

Children and parents will assemble at Police Headquarters on Hamilton Avenue. The parade will start at 1 p.m. as the children walk down Hamilton to the Boulevard and then proceed on ...

Photos: Hasbrouck Heights Junior Football Rose Ceremony 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Saturday Night the Hasbrouck Heights Junior Football League honored 32 eighth graders playing their final regular season home game at Depken Field.  The group, 21 cheerleaders and 11 football players, shared with the crowd the number of the years in the program, which ranged from nine years to one year, and their favorite ...

Strategies to Cope with School Anxiety to be Hosted by Wood-Ridge Parent Advisory Network

October 22, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Wood-Ridge Parent Advisory Network and EDNI Counseling Services, LLC will be hosting a school anxiety presentation on Thursday October 25 7:00 p.m. at the Wood-Ridge Junior/Senior High School Auditorium.

“Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in ...

Corpus Christi Students Participate in St. Joseph's Scholastic Olympics, Ciano Places Third

MONTVALE, NJ -- A team of eighth grade students representing Corpus Christi School participated in the 20th annual Saint Joseph's Scholastic Olympics on Wednesday, October 10.

The school was one of 21 from across northern New Jersey that participated in academic challenges which included Art, Spelling, Theology, and Computer Science, among others. 

Luke Ciano took home a ...

Hasbrouck Heights Middle School Inducts New Junior Beta Club Members

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The newest members of the Hasbrouck Heights Middle School Beta Club were inducted in a ceremony Thursday night in the high school auditorium.

At 38 students, it was one of the biggest induction classes, said James Muska, Social Studies teacher and club advisor. 

Qualification is based on academics and recommendations. All grades are compiled after the second ...

Photos: Annual Halloween Window Painting Along the Boo-levard in Hasbrouck Heights

October 19, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Children and their parents could be seen along the Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon in the annual Halloween Window Painting Contest in Hasbrouck Heights.

Open to third, fourth and fifth graders from Lincoln School, Euclid School and Corpus Christi School. the students painted the town with Halloween-themed pictures from scary to humorous on the windows ...

Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

October 20, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have shipped over ...

Help Lay Wreaths at Veterans' Graves This December

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Once again this year A Hero's Welcome Northern NJ is partnering with Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths at the graves of veterans at Christmas time.

Wreaths Across America "coordinates wreath­-laying ceremonies at more than 1,400 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad," according to its website. It remembers veterans from ...

Corpus Christi Students Em"bark" on Community Service Project

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - October 5 was a special day for all the students, pre-K through eighth grade, at Corpus Christi School. The children, staff and faculty welcomed some friendly, furry visitors. Classes were pre-empted that morning so that the children could meet several Golden Retrievers who work as service and therapy dogs, and take part in a fundraiser walk to benefit Mickey’s ...

Workshop on Cyber Safety to be Held at Corpus Christi School on Tuesday

October 23, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Corpus Christi School is offering a free workshop for adults on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm in the CCS Cafeteria for a presentation on Cyber Safety: Keeping our Kids Safe.

Sgt. Sean O’Leary, a Corpus Christi School alum, and Detective Guershon Cherilien from the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office present the topic on protecting ...

Bergen Community College Selected for "Last-Dollar" Grants, Will Receive up to $20M for Student Aid

CRANFORD, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy authorized a pilot program that will provide "last-dollar" Community College Opportunity Grants to students enrolled at least half time in 13 community colleges, including Bergen Community College. The funding kicks in during the Spring 2019 semester. 

“Today we are putting the dream of higher education within reach of more students and ...

Hasbrouck Heights Council Approved Appointments, Pet Adoption Day

October 10, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Jonah A. Samson was appointed to the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Ambulance at the Borough Council meeting held Tuesday evening at Borough Hall.  Det. Joseph Armeli was also appointed the Municipal Humane Law Enforcement Officer.

In additional Council actions, an ordinance to amend and supplement various sections of Chapter 28 entitled “Fire Department: ...

Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Holds Annual Open House

October 22, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  It was a chilly fall day for the annual Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Open House on Sunday.

The public was welcome to the annual event. They could talk with members of the Fire Department. Children explored the fire trucks and ambulance. Children and parents toured the inflatable fire safety house, learning how to escape from a home when ...

Navesink River – Wildlife Increase from Reduced Pollution Efforts

October 15, 2018

RED BANK, NJ - Two main components exist in an ecosystem: abiotic and biotic. The abiotic components of any ecosystem are the properties of the environment; the biotic components are the life forms that occupy a given ecosystem.

When one is out of balance, it affects the other.

If you’ve been observing the Navesink River over the past several years, you’ve probably noticed ...

Strategies to Cope with School Anxiety to be Hosted by Wood-Ridge Parent Advisory Network

October 22, 2018

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Wood-Ridge Parent Advisory Network and EDNI Counseling Services, LLC will be hosting a school anxiety presentation on Thursday October 25 7:00 p.m. at the Wood-Ridge Junior/Senior High School Auditorium.

“Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in ...

Essential Oils Health and Wellness Event to be Held at Teterboro Gym

TETERBORO, NJ -- There will be an Essential Oils and Wellness Event on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gold's Gym in Teterboro. 

People can learn about how to incorporate them into a fitness and wellness routine. There are three sessions to choose from: 10:15am; 12:15pm, 4pm. The event is free to the first 20 guests who sign up. There will be a drawing and ...

Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club to Hold Meeting on Wednesday

October 16, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club will host its next meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 320 Boulevard, on the second floor in the Hasbrouck Heights Library Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting.

The speaker for the evening is Julienne Wilson, Project Manager, Horticulturist and Garden Design.

Attendees are ...

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Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 13, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

24th Annual Pinelands Jamboree this Saturday October 13 at Wells Mills Park

WARETOWN - The 24th Annual Pinelands Jamboree will take place this Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown.  There is no cost for this day of fun. 

The program features an all day, live stage concert of country, bluegrass and traditional music presented by the musicians from Albert Music Hall, Waretown, NJ.

It is a day ...

FEMA Forgives Belmar’s $4.4 Million Loan for Superstorm Sandy Recovery

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar will not have to pay back a $4.4 million federal community disaster loan after completing a tedious process that documented how the borough used the funds for its recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

The borough learned last week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has forgiven the loan, which it received to help the borough remain fiscally stable after the ...

Red Bank Historic Walking Tour – Saturday, October 20th

October 18, 2018

RED BANK, NJ – The Red Bank Library offers an array of events throughout the year.  One of the best is the Red Bank Historical Walking Tour, led by Cathy Lou Colmogren.   

When: Saturday, October 20th, 11:00am

Where: Begins at the Eisner Public Library and ends at the Galleria

What Else:  Limited to 20 people.  Registration is strongly encouraged.  To ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, October 23, 7:00 PM

Corpus Christi School Cafeteria, Hasbrouck Heights

Cyber Safety: Keeping our Kids Safe

Education Health & Wellness

Wed, October 24, 6:45 PM

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hasbrouck Heights

Hallelujah: The Bible and Handel's Messiah, Part 1

Religions And Spirituality

Wed, October 31, 6:45 PM

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hasbrouck Heights

Hallelujah: The Bible and Handel's Messiah, Part 1

Religions And Spirituality

Ombudsman Paul Aronsohn to Speak at Hasbrouck Heights Access for All Meeting

October 19, 2018

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Access for All Committee has announced that Paul Aronsohn will join the next scheduled meeting on Monday, October 22.

 

Paul Aronsohn is the head of the “Office of the Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families”.  As Ombudsmen, he is tasked with being the ...

Rutherford Joins State Campaign to Raise Awareness about Pedestrian Safety

October 23, 2018

RUTHERFORD, NJ -- The Borough of Rutherford kicked off a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign on Monday, October 22, to raise awareness of pedestrian safety ahead of Halloween, when thousands of children will take to the streets to trick-or-treat.

The campaign is a collaborative effort between Borough officials, EZ Ride Transportation Management Association and the North Jersey Transportation ...

Lodi Teacher Charged with $550K Healthcare Fraud involving School Employees Health Benefits Program

NEWARK, NJ - A 45 year old Nutley resident, who teaches in the Lodi School District, was indicted by a federal grand jury this week on charges of conspiring to defraud the N.J. School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) with false claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions.

Jason Nardachone made his first court appearance on Thursday in Newark Federal ...

Vote for candidates that show up!

October 18, 2018

On Monday night I had the opportunity to hear from candidates running for Council and School Board thanks to a great program put on by the Junior Women's Club of Hasbrouck Heights. Two candidates for Board of Education, Cara Murray & Lauren Terranova, and two candidates for Town Council, Steven Reyngoudt and Helayne Weiss. The candidates were all well prepared and well versed on the ...

Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to Retired NJ Researcher at Holmdel-Based Bell Labs

October 9, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ — Retired Bell Laboratories researcher Arthur Ashkin has earned a 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for an invention he made more than 30 years ago — optical tweezers, a groundbreaking tool made of light that grabs particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with its radiation-beam fingers.

Ashkin, who currently lives in Rumson, was a physicist at Holmdel-based Bell ...

Autumn Air Conditioner Tune-Ups Just Make Sense

Last time we checked, it was barely the beginning of summer, and now it’s already autumn. How did your air conditioner hold up over the past few months? 

If you skipped having your system maintained in the spring or summer, it’s important make sure it’s still in good shape now so you can stay comfortable next season.

The number one cause of air conditioning and ...