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Hasbrouck Heights Council Passes Lease Agreement with HH Little League

May 15, 2021

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council unanimously agreed to an ordinance entering into a lease agreement with the Hasbrouck Heights Little League to lease them the property which the league’s fields sit on for $1 per year for the next 25 years at the May 11 Council meeting. The lease provides for an initial option to renew for an additional 25 years, if the ...

Hasbrouck Heights 2021 Budget Introduced at Council Meeting

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights CFO David Sireci presented the Hasbrouck Heights 2021 budget on Tuesday night to Hasbrouck Heights Council, but since the State of New Jersey had not yet approved the budget, it was not presented to the Council for approval.

Mayor Jack DeLorenzo explained that the State of New Jersey is backlogged in processing and approving local municipal budgets, ...

NJ Gov. Murphy Recognizes May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy recognized May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in a statement issued May 1. 

Official recognition of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has been a part of the American tradition for more than 40 years. The idea of recognizing Asian Pacific heritage can be traced back to period following the bicentennial ...

Hasbrouck Heights Passes Consent Agenda

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Council approved a resolution that allows the reading of the budget by title only at the May 11 public hearing on the budget.  

Councilman Christopher Hillmann requested that an addendum to the resolution be added to state that the budget had to be on the website a week before the meeting.  Mayor Jack DeLorenzo did not see the ...

Farmers Market Appears Headed Back to Hasbrouck Heights

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The farmers market is coming back to Hasbrouck Heights, if a few details can be ironed out, as the Hasbrouck Heights Council approved a modified motion, to allow New Memory Management the rights to run a Farmers Market in the Municipal Building parking lot on Tuesdays from June 15 through October 26.

While the Council was enthusiastic about having a farmer’s ...

Hasbrouck Heights Council Votes Not to Raise Gay Pride Flag in June

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - After months of deliberations and statements from several residents, the Hasbrouck Heights Council voted 4-2 not to raise the Pride Flag on the flag pole at Borough Hall Tuesday evening.  The council met in executive session to hear from Borough Attorney Richard Magliare and discuss the issue before coming back into session.

Magliare’s opinion is privileged, ...

Wood-Ridge Council Approves Emergency Squad Appointments

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Council approved the appointment of 13 members of the Wood-Ridge Emergency Squad and one member of the Wood-Ridge Fire Department at Wednesday evening’s meeting in Borough Hall.

Emmanuel Vazquez was approved as a probationary member of the Wood-Ridge Fire Department effective April 21, 2021.

The Emergency Squad, which officially split into a separate ...

New Senior Bus and No Security Gates Among Ordinances Passed by Hasbrouck Heights Council

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights passed the following three ordinances on public hearing at Tuesday evening’s meeting held via Zoom.  

Ordinance 2477 prohibited the installation of security gates or barriers on the exterior of any building.

Ordinance 2480 providing for a special emergency appropriation pursuant to N.J.S.A.

Hasbrouck Heights Council Introduces Budget, No Marijuana Business Resolutions

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Council passed an ordinance on introduction on Tuesday evening amending the Borough Code to “prohibit the operation of any class of cannabis business ...within its geographical boundaries and further supplement the code to prohibit the use by any of class of licensed cannabis business upon any premises in any zone in the Borough of Hasbrouck ...

Wood-Ridge Council Passes Six Resolutions on Final Reading

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Borough Council passed the six ordinances on second and final reading at Wednesday’s meeting of the Wood-Ridge Mayor and Council.  All six ordinances passed unanimously  

ORDINANCE 2021-4 (Budget COLA)

The annual ordinance that allows the Borough to exceed the municipal budget appropriation limits and to establish a CAP Bank.

“A ...

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Friday's COVID-19 Numbers from NJ

May 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Friday afternoon.

There were 766 new PCR cases reported and 157 antigen tests, with 30 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 882,199 positive PCR cases, 127,645 positive antigen cases, and 23,284 deaths, and ...

Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge Parents Need to Know

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

The Bergen County Vaccination Center, ...

Thursday's COVID-19 Numbers from NJ

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Thursday.

There were 820 new PCR cases reported and 194 antigen tests, with 26 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 881,991 positive PCR cases, 127,530 positive antigen cases, and 23,258 deaths, and 2,648 probable COVID-19 ...

Hasbrouck Heights Preserving Our Planet Poster Contest Winners

May 3, 2021

The Hasbrouck Heights Environmental Commission and Hasbrouck Heights Green Team is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Preserving our Planet poster contest.

Third Graders:

· Sofia Tomlin (Corpus Christie) 

· Nicole Zgoda (Euclid) 

· Donatella Sentore (Lincoln) 

Fourth Graders:

· George ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...