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TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro Week in Review

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Expansion of Teterboro Airport continues to be a major concern of the Hasbrouck Heights Council. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Credits: Courtesy of HHHS Soccer
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Some of the over 12 crates of non-perishable food items donated at the Wood-Ridge High School home opener football game Friday night. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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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 town news, upcoming events, the very first TAPinto Athlete of the Week and lots of sports.

The week began with local remembrances of 9/11. Hasbrouck Heights held the annual memorial vigil at Firemen’s and 9/11 Memorial Park. The staff, teachers and student at Catherine E. Doyle School in Wood-Ridge held an age-appropriate ceremony, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and lowering the American flag to half-staff.

A proposed expansion at Teterboro Airport came under fire at the Hasbrouck Heights Council meeting. According to the town’s engineer, the project by First Aviation Services of Teterboro would i would contribute to even more flooding, including area towns Little Ferry, Moonachie, Wood-Ridge, Teterboro and Hasbrouck Heights.

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Additional news coming out of the bi-weekly council meeting was an update on the second year of revaluations and the new energy plan and new volunteer fireman.

Commuters who take the Pascack Valley Line from either Teterboro or Wood-Ridge need to be aware of a chance in service starting September 17 and lasting five weeks.

Bill O’Shea’s Florist continued the tradition of celebrating ‘Good Neighbor Day,' giving out a sharable bouquet of flowers for donation to the Hasbrouck Heights Food Pantry.

Two local organization announced upcoming events. The Hasbrouck Heights Junior Woman’s Club is hosting the annual Beautiful Baby Contest. The Leisure Club will sponsor a bus trip to Resorts in Atlantic City.

Who was the Athlete of the Week?   Plus there was coverage of freshman football, soccer, and tennis. Wood-Ridge turned their home opener into a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Go to the Sports home page for sports coverage.

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

 

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