Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro Top Stories

May 30, 2020

(Editors Note:  Part 1 of this story dealt with the issue students and teachers faced with the recently administered AP Tests.)  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Certain exams worked a little differently.  Art classes are required to submit portfolios of their work to the College Board.

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - According to Hasbrouck Heights Cross-Country coach Mike Ryan, two of his graduating seniors will be getting opportunities to walk-on at their respective colleges next year, and he is confident that both will succeed in making their college teams. Senior Joe Canavatchel ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for  Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22) Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6)  These activities are allowed ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - High school students in Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights participated with millions of students across the country in taking the College Board’s 2020 Advanced Placement (AP) Program exams during a two-week span in mid-May. But many students were unable to ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, serving the business community in Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights, launched a grassroots initiative to remind residents about the importance of supporting local businesses during the ongoing Covid-19 health ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA has established a COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force to review sports-specific proposals and recommendations on how to return to the field it was announced via press conference on Thursday morning. New Jersey Interscholastic Conference President, and Rutherford ...

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TRENTON/HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy remembered a Hasbrouck Heights residents during his Thursday press conference who had passed away from COVID-19. Asha Pritam Badlani lived in Hasbrouck Heights and worked for the United State Postal Service for 28 years in the West ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council, by a vote of four votes in the affirmative, one in the negative with one abstention, approved the introduction of the 2020 Budget Wednesday evening in a special meeting called to introduce the budget.  Council members Josephine ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Lace up your sneakers, the track at Depken Field will officially open to the public this Saturday. Hasbrouck Heights School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Helfant announced that Depken Field will re-open to the public on Saturday, May 30, in an email to ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — In the days since a four-alarm blaze ravaged commercial buildings on Main Street in Hackensack, one of which was the Hackensack Riverkeeper offices, the Hackensack Riverkeeper has started a GoFundMe page asking the community at large for monetary donations to begin rebuilding ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Council will have special meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at 6 pm.  The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the 2020 Budget.  The meeting is being held virtually (See below for dial-in information.) The Budget was previously introduced at the May 19 ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - It wasn't the senior year season that anyone could have imagined, but Wood-Ridge High School head softball coach Andrea Marino made it her mission to honor the three Lady Blue Devils on what would have been Senior Day. Marino visited with each of her players, Isabella Iacovino, ...

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NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - There was no public ceremony for Memorial Day 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis. Yet a brief intimate service was held Monday morning in remembrance of those who gave all in service to the country. Members of Hasbrouck Heights VFW Post 4591 paid tribute to ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - It is hard enough to get recruited to play a single sport in college.  Hasbrouck Heights’ Mario Gomez will be taking a shot at two sports next year, as he signed to go to Penn State-New Kensington, where he will be playing both soccer and baseball. Gomez is used to the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – The County of Bergen/Bergen New Bridge Medical Center community mobile testing program will offer additional testing locations to reach more residents across Bergen County, announced Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco in a press release. So far over 3,000 residents have been ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Memorial Day 2020 looks different because of the ongoing health crisis. No parade. No public gathering to honor and pay respect to those who gave their lives in support of the United States.  Because there is no public forum this year, TAPinto is publishing the messages ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge third grade Brownie Troop #97130 is "Celebrating Community" when they participated in a parade of cars to tour some special landmarks around Wood-Ridge. The tour, organized by Troop Leader Jane began at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library on Sunday. It included ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Long distance runner Mia Guerra will be running for Rowan University in the fall (conditions permitting) after her graduation from Hasbrouck Heights.  “I chose Rowan because of how welcoming the coaches are and the environment the university is itself," Guerra stated.  ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  The early bird registration deadline is fast approaching for the Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association's the upcoming Fall 2020 Recreation season. Parents can register online at HHSoccer.com. Early bird registration is $80 a child, and will expire on Sunday, May 31. One ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Helfant as part of his Superintendent's Report during May's Board of Education meeting announced that the school district passed its QSAC review and will be moving ahead with construction at Depken Field. Helfant ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Another Hasbrouck Heights summer tradition has fallen victim to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis as the Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club's annual fireworks display has been postponed. According to Lions Club president Nick Delcalzo, the 2020 event has been postponed "until ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ -  John Kurz and Isabella Iacovino were named the winners of the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Sportsmanship Award for Wood-Ridge High School. Kurz, who played basketball, while Iacovino were played softball and was a member of the cheerleading and competitive cheerleading ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights lineman Hector Taveras has signed to attend Tabor College in Kansas, where he will continue his football career.  Taveras transferred into Hasbrouck Heights midway through his junior year from Paramus Catholic, which required him to sit out the first ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has begun slowly re-opening the state as part of his six-point plan to restart the state's economy. Recently the governor allowed for the opening of car dealers, bicycle shops, beaches and lakes, some outdoor recreational outlets, some ...

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'SECAUCUS, NJ -  Cross country and track runners TK Kasper and Roberta LaBarbera were named the winners of the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Sportsmanship Award for Hasbrouck Heights.   Each year the NJIC holds its annual Sportsmanship banquet. Representatives from each school are ...

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NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols.  “So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education honored two retiring teachers and an administrator to open the May meeting Thursday night through the online streaming platform Periscope.  High school math teacher Shoshana Michaeli and middle school special education teacher ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ - The trip to the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, which would have featured a football game between Wood-Ridge and Becton High School has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The two schools agreed to the postponement, and have been able to secure the same date.   “The ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - In addition to passing five ordinances on Wednesday evening, the Borough of Wood-Ridge Mayor and Council also passed the Consent Agenda, which was made up the following items.  083-2020  Resolution Authorizing Payment of Bills.  084-2020  Resolution Approving Tax Appeal ...

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