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Wood-Ridge to Hold September 11 Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil

August 21, 2019

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ  -- The Borough of Wood-Ridge will hold an 18 year anniversary Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil to honor the heroes and victims of September 11, 2001.  The service will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, located on Valley Boulevard and Highland Avenue on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:00 pm. 

The Knights of Columbus Saint Anthony’s Council 11585 ...

Hasbrouck Heights Mayor DeLorenzo Issues Statement on PBA "Vote of No Confidence"

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Jack DeLorenzo issued the following statement Friday evening in response to the vote of "no confidence" from the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department Patrol Division at Tuesday evening's Borough Council meeting.

"For as long as I can remember, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department has always been a well respected law ...

Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Colaneri Criticized at Council Meeting

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael Colaneri came under fire from both the public and his officers during the public discussion portion of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council meeting Tuesday night.  

PBA 102 President John Schwedhelm addressed the Council on behalf of the Patrol Division, which was represented in the audience by approximately a ...

Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health Completes Dog Census

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health released the results of  the 2019 annual Dog Census.

According to Board of Health Secretary and Registrar of Vital Statistics Laura French, there are 1,216 licensed dogs in the borough. The census takers reported 126 unlicensed dogs. Each dog owner received a letter along with a dog license application. It ...

Hundreds Already Signed Up for Hasbrouck Heights No Knock Registry

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights residents have taken advantage of the borough's new No Knock registry since it officially launched in late July.

The online registry went live on July 22, according to Acting Borough Clerk Laurie Varga. Over 200 residents have registered, all through the online link on the borough's website. The link can be found on the borough's main ...

Revised Key Dates Announced by HHJFL for the Upcoming Season

August 21, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Junior Football League announced some of the key dates on the organization's calendar for the upcoming fall season. Changes have been made to events scheduled for the week of August 19, and marked with a double asterisk.

Major dates include:

Wednesday, August 21: General membership meeting by Concession Stand at Depken ...

Hasbrouck Heights Junior Woman's Club Holds Annual Beautiful Baby Contest

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Residents of Hasbrouck Heights who have a beautiful baby under the age of two, can enter them in the Annual Beautiful Baby Contest sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Junior Woman's Club.

Email a photo to, and the HHJWC will print a 4x6 photo.  Pictures are due no later than Sunday, September 22.  Make sure the baby is the only ...

Wood-Ridge Rec Camp Teaches Kindness Matters

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Among the art projects and trips, theme days and contests, movies and games, a special lesson was taught and re-enforced at this summer's Recreation Camp. That lesson: Kindness Matters.

For the first time, the Wood-Ridge Recreation Summer Camp celebrated Camp Kindness Day, which is Tuesday, July 23.

"Our goal in celebrating Camp Kindness Day was to have a fun ...

Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association Announces Key Dates for Upcoming Season

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association announced some of the key dates on the organization's calendar for the upcoming fall season.

Major dates include:

September 7: Opening weekend
September 7: Soccer Swarm
October 4: Parents Night Out

According to Joe Castellano, vice president, this year the HHSA has 440 children in program on 31 Rec ...

Hasbrouck Heights BOE Changes Dates for August's Meetings

August 7, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education has rescheduled the dates for its August meetings, according to an announcement from Dina Messery, Board secretary. The meeting will address the school administrator's contract.

The Board Committee Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 26 at 5 p.m. in the Administrative Offices at 379 Boulevard.

The Work ...

HS Football: Spring Football? Not Likely in the NJIC

August 21, 2019

SECAUCUS, NJ -  You most likely won’t be seeing spring football in the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference any time soon, if NJIC Executive Director Stan Fryczynski’s reaction is in sync with the athletic directors and football coaches of the league.  It usually is.  

Let’s catch up, the Football Super Conference, led by new Executive Director Rich ...

History of Hasbrouck Heights Football: Corrections, and What We Have Learned So Far

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Looking back into Hasbrouck Heights High School athletic history has been an interesting journey.  So before we go much further, there are clarifications that need to be made to keep the record straight. 

First, there have been a few mistakes in reporting, not major, but still needing to be corrected.  I would like to thank a reader, Justin, no ...

History of Hasbrouck Heights Football: The 1937 Thanksgiving Game Riot

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A new coach.  A program that had previously become accustomed to championships, now struggling to score points.   Difficulties getting into the end zone. A fan base that had grown tired of a lack of success against their “hated rival,” who was also in downturn, although not a steep.

Plus the frustrations and anger that come with playing ...

Hasbrouck Heights Head Coach Nick Delcalzo Rings the Bell Before Bears vs Giants Preseason Game

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Just another honor for Hasbrouck Heights head football coach Nick Delcalzo, who was asked to ring the "Giants Pride Bell" prior to Friday night's Chicago Bears vesus New York Giants preseason football game.  

Delcalzo was chosen last year as the Lou Rettino Coach of the Year by the Giants, and was the Giants nominee for national High School Coach ...

Hasbrouck Heights' Ryan Quish Joins Other Youth Actors in 'Into the Woods'

August 13, 2019

BRANCHBURG/HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights' Ryan Quish will join other youth actors from around the state in a production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods." The musical will be performed at Raritan Valley Community College on Sunday, August 25.

New Jersey Youth Actors, a theatre group made up of youth artists from all around the state of New Jersey, is ...

Classic Car Cruise Nights on Wednesday’s in August in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is partnering with the Bloomfield Cruisers, Universal Technical Institute and Shelbourne to present four Classic Car Cruise Nights on Wednesday’s in August from 6 to 9 pm in Universal Technical Institute’s parking lot at 1515 Broad Street.

All classic, show and specialty vehicles are invited to ...

Investors Bank and NY Giants Partner with CASA of New Jersey in their Vital Mission to Support Children

August 15, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ --  Investors Bank is teaming with the New York Giants and CASA of New Jersey to help support the organization’s ongoing mission to advocate for children in foster care. The partnership was announced at a  press conference following the Giants final pre-season practice open to the public.

Investors Bank and the Giants announced the joint corporate ...

A Sister's Love: Bergen County Coach Runs to Raise Money and Awareness for MS

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - If 13 miles equals a half marathon and 26.22 miles equals a marathon, what does 188 miles equal?

For Jamie Woyce, it’s the final leg of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Run the U.S. ultra relay run. The 19th segment will take her from Pennsylvania through New Jersey and into New York City in seven days to raise awareness and funds for MS.

The ...

Hasbrouck Heights Borough Engineer Updates Council On Road Projects and Water Issues

August 19, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  - Borough Engineer Evan Jacobs of Neglia Engineering Associates provided an update on the status of various projects to the Hasbrouck Heights Borough Council at the August 13 meeting.  

Jacobs spoke first in regards to a 2020 NJDOT Municipal Aid program application.  Jacobs noted that Hasbrouck Heights applied unsuccessfully for a grant last year, ...

Wood-Ridge Borough Council to Meet August 21st

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The August 21 Borough of Wood-Ridge Town Council meeting, which had previously been announced as being canceled, has been added back to the calendar, according to an announcement from Gina Affuso, Borough Clerk.

Meeting time is 7 pm in the Borough Council chambers.  



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New Jersey Pilot Program to Study Later High School Start Times Signed into Law

August 12, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – As New Jersey high schools continue to rank top in the nation, legislators are hoping to encourage even better academic outcomes with more emphasis on student health. Given the connection between more sleep and improved academic performance, Governor Murphy signed a law on Friday to assess how pushing back high school start ties to 8:30 a.m. could be ...

Two Suspicious Devices in Hasbrouck Heights Scare Destroyed Without Damage

August 19, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- A bomb scare with two suspicious devices was resolved without any damage to buildings or people in an industrial park in Hasbrouck Heights last Tuesday.

According to the police report, Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer Anthony Rossillo responded to a call at 4:43pm about a suspicious item at 621 Route 46 West, in the industrial area between Routes 46, 17, and ...

Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge Police Departments Remind Residents to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - During the 2019 Labor Day holiday, both the Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge Police Departments will partner with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to get drunk drivers off the roads and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs ...

Bergen County Sheriff's Office Visits 17 Municipalities During National Night Out

HACKENSACK, N.J. – On Tuesday evening, Sheriff Anthony Cureton and officers from the Bergen County Sheriff's Office participated in National Night Out festivities across the county with a presence in 17 different municipalities.

The Bergen County Sheriff Office's community outreach unit offered giveaways, touch-a-truck experiences, prizes, and photo-opportunities ...

Dole Recalls Baby Spinach Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

August 11, 2019

A limited number of cases of baby spinach have been recalled due to a possible health risk from Salmonella, announced Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.  

The recall was issued after a sample of Baby Spinach yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Michigan, said officials. 

The products being recalled ...

Save the Date for the Sixth Annual Taste of Hasbrouck Heights

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. -- Food lovers, mark your calendars.

The sixth annual Taste of Hasbrouck Heights and Friends is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, the Hasbrouck Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce announced its August meeting.  It returns to the Fiesta on Route 17 South in Wood-Ridge.

Tickets will go on sale after September 1, and be available at The ...

Warming Waters Could Cause One Whale of a Problem for New Jersey, Says Rutgers Researcher

August 18, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The number of humpback whale sightings in New York City and northern New Jersey has increased dramatically in recent years, by more than 500%, as a result of warmer and cleaner waters, raising the risk of dangerous interactions between the huge marine mammals and humans, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick researcher.

The increase in sightings near one of the ...

Bacteria Levels Decline in Lake Hopatcong's Byram Cove; State Lifts Swim Advisory

ROXBURY, NJ – The concentration of Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) bacteria in the Byram Cove section of Lake Hopatcong is at the lowest level since early July, a finding that prompted the state on Wednesday to lift its “no contact” advisory for water in the cove.

The announcement means Byram Cove joins adjacent Henderson Cove and Indian Harbor in being deemed by the state ...

Hasbrouck Heights to Host Blood Drive on August 26

August 9, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, August 26 at Borough Hall at 320 Boulevard. It is scheduled from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

All donors will receive the following free health screenings: Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Temp, Iron, Pulse and Blood Type.

Donor guidelines are:

A person must weigh at least 110 ...

Strategies for Growing Edibles Later into the Season

August 14, 2019

Don’t let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden-fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season extending strategies.

Lettuce, spinach, radishes, turnips, and beets are quick to mature from seed to harvest.  Plus, the cooler temperatures enhance their ...

Wood-Ridge Resident Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

August 16, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Jha Harezod, of Wood-Ridge, NJ, on the charge of Possession of Child Pornography, greater than 100 files. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, with the assistance of the Wood-Ridge Police ...

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Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

Belmar Puts Off Decision on Beachfront Parking Fee Hike Until Next Season

August 19, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Metered parking fees along Belmar’s beachfront will remain at $1 an hour for the rest of the summer.

The Borough Council on August 6 tabled a proposed ordinance that would have increased the fee to $2 an hour, as a way to bring in additional revenues to meet a shortfall in its parking utility budget.

READ MORE: Belmar Considers Return to $2 Hourly Parking Fee along ...

Walk Across The Iconic Brooklyn Bridge This Summer

August 17, 2019

BROOKLYN, NY - Of course, New Jersey has a whole host of fun and exciting day trips ideal for the summer, but sometimes the Garden State's close proximity to the Big Apple beckons for an adventure. A stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge is on many a bucket list and is well worth the trip up the New Jersey Turnpike and across the river.

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York's many iconic ...

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Equip Your Child to Cope with Stress

As our children head back to school. We know that homework, family obligations, social activities, and peer pressure can add to the pile of stressful things in a child’s life. While everyone deals with a certain amount of stress in their lives, children need help to recognize and cope with stress.

Here are a few ways to help.

Offer a safe space to talk about every day happenings.

Jamie's Journey: Cliffside Park Team Joins Their Coach for the Final Miles to Harlem in the MS Run

August 17, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ /HARLEM, NY -- On the seventh and final day of Jamie Woyce's 188+ mile MS Run for the US, the Hasbrouck Heights resident got to sleep in a bit. Normally starting at 5am, Friday's 14-mile run to the finish line started at 7:45am.

She reflected on her seven day journey which began in rural Sunbury, Pennsylvania, before heading out to meet up with her Cliffside Park ...

Jamie's Journey: Running with the Aviators Back to Hasbrouck Heights on Day Six of MS Run

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- 14 miles to go.

After six days and 178 miles, the finish line at Harlem Hospital on Friday is that much closer for Hasbrouck Heights resident Jamie Woyce in the final leg of the MS Run the US ultra relay race. She completed 32 miles on Thursday, starting in Rockaway and finishing up in Hasbrouck Heights, accompanied by the Hasbrouck Heights High School ...

Jamie's Journey: A Surprise Visit from Family Boosts Spirits on Day Five of the MS Run

August 15, 2019

ROCKAWAY, NJ -- "Today was another great day!"

The words from Hasbrouck Heights resident Jamie Woyce on day five of seven in her 188+ mile from in the MS Run the US ultra relay. The weather was overcast throughout the day so she logged 30 miles from her starting point in Washington, Warren County, stopping for the evening in Rockaway, NJ. 

"I am getting closer and ...

Jamie's Journey: Running with the Red Rovers and Hitting Key Milestones on Day Four of the MS Run

WASHINGTON, NJ  -- Day four of Jamie Woyce's MS Run the US was highlighted by some key milestones and the energy of the an area high school cross country team on her way back to New Jersey.

She started the day by hitting a couple of milestones, including the halfway point of her 188+ miles and the 100th mile. Then she met up with the Red Rovers cross country team from Easton ...

Jamie's Journey: Surprise Runners Join in on Day Three of MS Run

NORTHAMPTON, PA --  It was another 29 miles for Jamie Woyce on her third day of the MS Run the US. And she was joined by local residents and friends who came to support her efforts.

"Today was good....I felt pretty good," said Woyce, a teacher and coach in Cliffside Park. She has completed day three of seven in the 19th and final leg of the cross country ultra relay from ...

Jamie's Journey: 29 More Miles on Day 2 of the Run for MS

NEW RINGGOLD, PA -- "One day closer!"

That was the message from Jamie Woyce after day two of her seven day journey in the MS Run the US. She is running the final leg of the 3200+ ultra relay to raise awareness and funds for MS. Sunday's run ended in New Ringgold, PA, which is 30 miles northwest of Allentown, PA.

The Hasbrouck Heights resident completed another 29 miles on ...

A.J. Perri Founder Recognized As New Jersey Business Icon

August 20, 2019

On Tuesday, statewide business publication NJBIZ honored A.J. Perri founder Albert Perri, Sr. as a leader in Garden State business in the magazine’s annual Icon Honors Awards. Now in its third year, the awards program recognizes prominent figures in New Jersey business over the age of sixty for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their ...

To our Hasbrouck Heights Neighbors,

August 20, 2019

To our Hasbrouck Heights neighbors, 

By now, you may have seen the articles surrounding our Police Department. Let us start by saying we wish none of this was happening and hope for a quick resolution.

First came news of an ongoing investigation into our police chief. The Chief has been a member of our community and the police force for decades.  The governing body of our town has ...