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Statement: Hasbrouck Heights is Prepared for the Weekend Snowstorm

January 19, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- At 12noon, the State of Emergency went into effect across across New Jersey as declared by Governor Phil Murphy. Local residents used the final few hours Saturday morning to run errands and stock up before the storm hits.

Hasbrouck Heights Council President shared with TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro the following statement from Michael Kronyak, ...

Wood-Ridge Swears in Three New Police Officers

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge administered the oath of office to three new police officers Wednesday evening at the Borough of Wood-Ridge Council meeting.

Officers Jeffrey M.. Fantacone, Devin J. Ochiuzzo and Roberto F. Cangialosi were sworn, by Mayor Paul Sarlo. All three were joined by their families at the swearing in. After the oaths were administered, each received their Wood-Ridge Police ...

HS Boys Basketball: Bergen County Jamboree Seedings Announced

January 24, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - If you like Hasbrouck Heights and/or Wood-Ridge boys basketball, plan on being at Bergen Catholic on Saturday afternoon.  That is because the matchups are out for the Bergen County Jamboree and both teams witll be competing Saturday afternoon at Bergen Catholic, and no, not against each other.

Hasbrouck Heights, the 18th seed, will play 15th seed Bergen Tech in an ...

HS Wrestling: Hasbrouck Heights Pins Manchester, 48-12

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Pinfall victories in four of the first six matches propelled Hasbrouck Heights over Manchester, 48-12 in a wrestling dual meet on Wednesday night.  Michael Calabrese (106), Drew Scuila (126), Hunter Freschi (132) and Dennis Riordan all recorded the pinfalls to start the Aviators on their way.

Seniors John Dammann (152) and Ian Rinke (160) also ...

HS Wrestling: Secaucus Takes Measure of Wood-Ridge

SECAUCUS, NJ -  Secaucus defeated Wood-Ridge 51-30, in a wrestling meet Wednesday night at Secaucus High School.

Evan West (145) , Jake Reiter (160), Bradley Mika (170), Dan Lescher (195) captured pinfall victories for the Blue Devils.  Drew Tomat won by forfeit at 220 pounds.

Secaucus (SECA) 51.0 Wood-Ridge (WDRG) 30.0
106: Cindy Pham (SECA) over   (WDRG) (For.) 113: ...

HS Swim: Leonia Sweeps HH/Garfield

GARFIELD, NJ - Leonia/Palisade Park swim teams swept the Hasbrouck Heights/Garfield swim team in a meet held on Tuesday afternoon.  The boys team dropped a 97-65 decision, the girls lost 123-47.

Joshua Vazquez captured the 500 free, and Adrian Gonzalez captured the 200 Individual Medley for HH/Garfield’s only individual victories on the boys side.  The girls 4 x 100 relay team ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Daniel Behrens, Hasbrouck Heights High School, Bowling

January 22, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  At the beginning of the season, Daniel Behrens was part of a three-man rotation for the last two spots of the Hasbrouck Heights bowling lineup.   But his consistent bowling earned him the third spot, and as of late he has been the hottest bowler on the Aviators squad.  On Tuesday, Hasbrouck Heights suffered its worst loss of the season, 7-0 to ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Natalie Cala, Wood Ridge H.S, Girls Basketball

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Natalie Cala averaged 17 points per game, as Wood-Ridge High School girls basketball team went 2-0 during the week en route to being named TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro Athlete of the Week for the week of January 6 -12.   Cala nailed eight three pointers in helping keep the Lady Blue Devils in a tie for second place in the North ...

Hasbrouck Heights Junior Woman's Club Hosts 27th Annual Spelling Bee

January 12, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Recess. Whenever.

Those were the two words that Gianna Balderas spelled correctly to win the Hasbrouck Heights Junior Woman’s Club 27th Annual Spelling Bee Friday night at Kiefer Auditorium.

The top three finishers, Balderas Jesni Martinez, and Ambher Hazratti, qualified to move on to the District Spelling Bee to be held in ...

Wood-Ridge to Host Big Buddy Sports Day

January 24, 2019

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Wood-Ridge will host its first Big Buddy Sports Day on Satruday, February 9 at the Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School from 9 am to 10:30 am. The event is a collaboration between the Wood-Ridge Parent Advisory Netowrk (WRPAN) and Wood-Ridge Athletics.

The event is for Wood-Ridge special education Students.  They will be paired with a student-athlete from Wood-Ridge High ...

Hasbrouck Heights to Hold Kindergarten Registration on January 21 and 29

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights School District will hold two sessions to register children for Kindergarten for the upcoming 2019 - 2020 school year.

The first session will be Monday, January 21 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. The second is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Hasbrouck Heights MS/HS Media Center. Parents can enter ...

Wood-Ridge Recognizes Students of the Month at January Board of Education Meeting

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ --  Two students were honored as Student of the Month at the January meeting of the Wood-Ridge Board of Education meeting on Monday evening.

Wood-Ridge Intermediate School Principal Keith Lisa presented the January Student of the Month Award to fourth grader Chase (CJ) Chistiana, noting his sister Paige had received the award in 2016. He noted Christiana's favorite ...

Hasbrouck Heights Holds 30th Annual DARE Ceremony for Fifth Graders

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Euclid and Lincoln Elementary Schools in conjunction with the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department held their 30th annual fifth grade DARE Culmination ceremony on Thursday night in the Hasbrouck Heights High School Old Gym.

Masters of ceremony for the evening were Alexandria Daddario from Euclid School, and Suneet Adusumilli of Lincoln School.

Tell Us Your MLK Day of Service Stories

January 21, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It has also become known as a Day of Service in the United States.

TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro wants to hear about your efforts on this year's Day of Service. Is your company, organization, youth group, department, family, church, or friends participating in a service project for the ...

Library Previews Business Resource Website at Hasbrouck Heights Chamber Breakfast

January 17, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce held its first networking event of 2019 on Wednesday morning. The breakfast was sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library on the second floor of the municipal building. 

The event gave the hosting organization an opportunity to preview a prototype of a comprehensive online business directory ...

Belle Threads Opens Hasbrouck Heights Flagship Showroom in Stylish Fashion

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- It was a day of fun, frills and all things to dress up little girls as Belle Threads hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of its flagship showroom in Hasbrouck Heights on Saturday. 

Owner Tannia Ospina, along with her husband Kevin, sister Brigitte Munoz, customers, and Councilmen Christopher Hillmann and Steven Reyngoudt attended ...

Hasbrouck Heights Grads Named to Deans' Lists

January 18, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Several alumni from Hasbrouck Heights have been named to the Dean's List for their respective colleges and universities for the Fall 2018 semester.

TK Tsotsong, Class of 2021, was named to the Dean's List at Bucknell University during the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or ...

Wood-Ridge Alumni Named to Deans' Lists

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ --  Several alumni from Wood-Ridge have been named to the Dean's List for their respective colleges and universities for the Fall 2018 semester.

Stephanie Kucan and Justin Barat named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the Fall 2018 semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, according to ...

Bergen County Clerk's Office to Honor 'Five Star Student' Every Three Months

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Clerk's Office introduced a new program called "The Five Star Student Award."

Beginning this month, Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan will honor one student from Kindergarten through College every three months. An award will be distributed in March, June, September and December of 2019.

"These outstanding students will be ...

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Hasbrouck Heights Friends of the Library

January 22, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Friends of the Library will host a Chinese New Year Luncheon on Sunday, February, 17 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Asian Grill Restaurant located at 20 Rt. 17 North in East Rutherford (located in the Lowe’s Plaza). It is a fundraising luncheon with proceeds going to the Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights. This is the Year of the ...

Suez Reports Lead in Drinking Water, Dog Licenses Expire End of Month

January 24, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - It was a light session for the Hasbrouck Heights Council on Tuesday evening as Council President Ron Kistner presided over the meeting with Mayor Jack DeLorenzo not in attendance for personal reasons, and Councilmen Christopher Hillmann and Justin DiPisa were also not present.

Communications, Petitions and Bids:

Letter from Suez Water regarding lead in ...

MLK Holiday: What's Open, What's Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- It's Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, and here's a look of what's closed over the three day holiday weekend.

SCHOOLS: Both Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge school districts are closed on Monday. There is Kindergarten registration on Monday, January 21 at Hasbrouck Heights Schools.

BOROUGH HALL: Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights Borough Halls are ...

HH Year End Reports: Borough Engineer's Report

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Continuing in the series of year-end reports, Hasbrouck Heights Borough Engineer Neglia Engineering Associates, presented a summarized year-end report at the January 7 Council Meeting.  Below is the written report which was submitted to the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council.


HH Council Notes: Appointments and Fee Payments Highlight First Council Meeting

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights authorized several professional contracts for 2019 as past of the consent agenda that was passed at Tuesday’s Council meeting.

Consent Agenda

Authorizing the designation of specific officers or officials to disseminate public information on behalf of the Governing Body
Approving Raffle License for ...

Belmar’s Beachscape Grows with New ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Fourth Avenue, Dune Grass along Ocean Avenue

January 14, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Tucked along the east side of Belmar's boardwalk at Fourth Avenue is its newest “dune garden,” adding to the growing beachscape barrier designed to help protect the oceanfront from powerful storms.

Stretching from Fourth to Fifth Avenues, the 1,500-square foot area includes various types of dune grass, native and other suitable plants, and ...

Hackensack Meridian Health Steps Up for Furloughed Federal Employees and their Families

January 19, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

EDISON, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced Friday that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network ...

Wood-Ridge Fire Department to Hold Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 22

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Wood-Ridge Fire Department will hold a Blood Drive on Friday January 22, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Firehouse. The firehouse is located at 85 Humboldt Street, Wood-Ridge, NJ.

Donors will also receive free health screenings for Cholesterol, blood pressures, temp, iron, pulse, and blood type. Appointments are preferred; call 201-251-3703. Walk-ins ...

Explore the World of Garlic at Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club's January Meeting

January 10, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club will be meeting Wednesday, January 16, at 320 Boulevard, at Senior Center at the Municipal Building.  Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting.

The speaker will be Roman Oscada and present "Be Somebody! Grow Garlic! He will give a fun talk on the ...

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Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Now in Effect

January 22, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey went into effect last Wednesday. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of ...

Are Windmills on the Horizon for the Jersey Shore?

RED BANK, NJ – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) received bids from three developers to provide 1,100 megawatts (MW) for an offshore wind project. 

The bids were received December 28, in response to a September 2018 Request for Proposal (RFP).

The Applicants

Orsted North America Inc., Ocean Wind LLC

Equinor Wind US LLC, Boardwalk Wind

Atlantic Shores ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, January 24, 7:00 PM

VFW Post, Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights Softball Karaoke Night ...

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Thu, January 24, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights Mothers of Preschoolers {MOPS} ...



Wed, January 30, 7:30 AM

Senior Center at Borough Hall, Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights Jr Football League General ...



Sun, February 3, 10:00 AM

VFW Post, Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights Softball Super Bowl Breakfast ...

Food & Drink


Sat, March 2, 6:30 PM

Lodi Little League Hall, Lodi

Lodi Little League Beefsteak Comedy Show

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Two Garfield Deaths Under Investigation by Local and County Officials

January 21, 2019

GARFIELD, NJ  -- The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Garfield Police Department, and the New Jersey Transit Police Department are investigating the deaths of two males on Saturday, January 19, according to a release from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. At this time, authorities believe the deaths are related.

At 3:53 p.m., the Garfield ...

Triple Trouble for Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge: Two Storms and Sub-Zero Temperatures Expected

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A triple threat of winter weather will impact the North Jersey area over the next several days, providing the year’s first snowfall and potentially the coldest temperatures of the season. The line-up begins with a fast moving winter storm Thursday night. This system, the remnants of a low moving east out of the southern plains, is expected to drop 1 to 3 inches of snow over ...

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Winter Storm Watch in Effect

January 19, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency effective at noon on Saturday. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, predicting "total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch possible."

The storm watch from the NWS also ...