HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Here’s a round-up of stories that readers may have missed during the week. They cover a cross-section of topics including upcoming events, town council news, politics, and What You Missed.

The week kicked off with a warm welcome for USAF Airman First Class J.T. Rinke as he arrived home on leave. He was greeted at Newark Airport by family and A Hero's Welcome and received a motorcycle escort from Warriors' Watch Riders. At the VFW, he was greeted by members of Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department, EMS, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, friends, neighbors and the family dog.

Mark your calendars for some upcoming town events. The Rec Department announced the date and rain date for the 2017 Town Day in Woodland Park, the annual fall event brings residents together with community groups, along with rides, entertainment and food. Speaking of food, the Chamber of Commerce announced the date for the fourth annual Taste of Hasbrouck Heights. Details are being finalized but over 200 people attended the event last year which was hosted at the VFW. So foodies, grab your forks and get ready to get tickets.

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Even though it’s mid-summer, Hasbrouck Heights Town Council continues to do business. This week’s meeting was highlighted by appropriations and upcoming projects, approval of the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club to amend their by-laws to accept out-of-town members who are borough employees, teachers, and volunteer firefighters and EMTs, and the promotion of three police officers to the rank of sergeant. They will be officially sworn in at the next Town Council meeting on Tuesday, August 29.

Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Jack DeLorenzo sat down for his first interview with TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro and discussed taxes, traffic, among other topics. Parking on the Boulevard will be looked into by the Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor and Council in an effort to ease the ongoing issues.

Several swimmers made a splash in and out of the pool this week. Native Lia Kunnapas received the Craig Beardsley Award from the NJ Pool Manager's Association for her unselfish devotion and significant contributions in swimming. Swimmers from the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club made a splash in the pool at the Bergen County Championships.

Remember to visit the What You Missed Section. As part of our launch during August, TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro, will look back at newsworthy events that happened earlier in 2017 that did not get coverage.

If there are any news stories or news tips, please share them with us, sports, arts, volunteers, newsmakers, people making a difference, email us at farmonaitis@tapinto.net