HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Here’s a round-up of stories that readers may have missed during the week. They cover a numerous topics including town and school news, community events, food, and post-season sports honors.

The Hasbrouck Heights Council will be minus one as Councilman Peter Traina announced he is stepping down.There were also updates on the town-wide property appraisals. Teterboro Airport and other projects.

The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education honored retiring secretary Diane van Hook and outgoing Board president Joseph Samperi. The staff and teachers at Lincoln School donated toys to the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department/PBA’s Toy Drive. The Robotics Club at Hasbrouck Heights Middle School participated in the second annual Bridge Building competition.

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There are plenty of festive happenings in the community. Hasbrouck Heights Girl Scouts hosted the fifth annual Holiday Bingo Party for seniors, while Wood-Ridge Girl Scouts held a coat drive for families in need. The Hasbrouck Heights Council announced the winners of the Holiday Parade float contest. Edie’s Dance Factory hosted its annual Christmas Benefit show to raise funds for Mickey’s Kids Foundation. Hasbrouck Heights residents are reminded that judging for the annual Christmas Decorating Contest continues through Monday night, so stay merry and bright.

In Sports, more post-season honors were handed out to both Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights football players. There were season previews for boys and girls basketball teams going into the season openers for both Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge. Hasbrouck Heights Little League continues to accept online registration and announced the new bat standards for the 2018 season. Two youths took home Silver Medals in a jui jitsu tournament.  Go to the Sports home page for coverage.

We served up a third installment of Cookie-palooza, a cookie column just in time for holiday baking.

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