Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro Week in Review

Girl Scout Troop 454 will host a Safety Awareness Workshop and Teddy Bear Drive on Wednesday, August 23. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Borough offices where Wood-Ridge Town Council held its reorganization meeting on January 1. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Wood-Ridge High School Blue Devils football team and members of the U.S. Marine Corps. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

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, sports and What You Missed.

Mark your calendars for some upcoming special events. Two different Girl Scout troops will host activities as they work on their Silver Award. Troop 454 will host a Safety Awareness Workshop and Teddy Bear Drive on Wednesday, August 24, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Senior Center. The safety workshop is for girls of all ages and covers different safety topics including Internet Safety, Environmental Safety, Self Defense, Stranger Danger and Water Safety. Admission is one teddy bear, or any stuffed animal or doll, to be donated to the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department for use in calls involving children.

Also, Girl Scout Troop Girl Scout Troop 60517 will host Tunes for Tots on Sunday, August 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodland Park. The troop wants to raise awareness of the importance of the arts in schools. Performances and crafts will be held throughout the day. The event will be held weather permitting. The Troop is asking for donations of diapers, wipes, and baby formula for the Baby Basics of Bergen County.

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Tuesday marked the final Boulevard Stroll of 2017, featuring a concert by upcoming Nashville artist, and New Jersey native, Madeline Smith performing..

Wood-Ridge High School Blue Devils football team seized the day when members of the U.S. Marines returned for the second year to teach the players about teamwork, commitment and leadership.

Even though it’s mid-summer, the business of governing continued at the Wood-Ridge Town Council August meeting. The meeting was highlighted by final approval for a $2.8 million project to replace the Department of Public Works garages and remediate the ground contamination as well as updates on the Fire Department and Emergency Squad, the newly install metal detector and upcoming Junior Police Academy.

The Cinelli case was back in federal court this week. Craig Cinelli pleaded not guilty; Joseph will be arraigned on August 23. The former senior vice president of sales pleaded guilty on Thursday.

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.

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