In The Community Top Stories

February 17, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  The deadline is fast approaching to register children for the Hasbrouck Heights Little League 2019 season. The deadline to register for both softball and baseball is Friday, February 22. The league has moved to an online registration process through the ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Bow to your corner. Bow to your partner. Now everybody promenade! The room was filled with plaid shirts and blue jeans, boots and bandanas at the third annual Hasbrouck Heights Girl Scout Square Dance Friday night at the Homewood Suites in East Rutherford. Over 90 ...

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CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ -- After finishing a successful regular season with a 6-2 record in the Twin County Junior Wrestling Dual League, the Hasbrouck Heights Rec Wrestling Dual Team earned a trip to the League Championship on Saturday at Cliffside Park High School.  The team wrestled at the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  -- The Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Department hosted its annual Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Sunday, January 27. The annual event included teams from eight neighboring towns in North Jersey, including Hackensack, Lodi/Wood-Ridge, Garfield, Saddle Brook, Hawthorne, ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Recess. Whenever. Those were the two words that Gianna Balderas spelled correctly to win the Hasbrouck Heights Junior Woman’s Club 27th Annual Spelling Bee Friday night at Kiefer Auditorium. The top three finishers, Balderas Jesni Martinez, and Ambher Hazratti, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ --Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scout Troop 17 and Cub Scout Pack 17 attended the annual Youth Shoot Match hosted by West Hudson Detachment of the U.S. Marine Corps League Shooting Team on Sunday, December 16.   The event is held once a year to promote safety and the ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Wood-Ridge Public Education Foundation awarded 261 Innes Road as the Best Decorated Home in Wood-Ridge.  This is the first year that the Wood-Ridge Public Education Foundation, a nonprofit 501(C) (3) with 100% funding go towards the Wood-Ridge public school district, sponsored the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Santa Claus paid a last minute visit to the boroughs children on Sunday, with some assistance from the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department. There was a line of two dozen-plus children and parents at his first stop of the day, the corner of Central Avenue and the Boulevard.

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ  -- Santa Claus made a brief stopover at the Wood-Ridge Fire Department on Saturday afternoon, checking in on all the borough's girls and boys before his return on Christmas Eve. He met with upwards of 70 children, listening to their gift requests, visiting with them, and giving ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Towering nutcrackers standing at attention. Colossal candy canes. A window featuring Mr. and Mrs. Claus and reindeer. A tree all lit up with giant gifts and a rocking horse. These were some of "the favorite things" of the Mayor’s Committee on Community Celebrations in ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  This week's Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association's Featured Team of the Week is on the U15 Boys Travel soccer team. This season they finished in second place with 7 wins and 2 losses.  Most of these players will move on to high school soccer next season.  "It's been a ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Mayor’s Committee on Community Celebrations will be holding its annual Holiday Residential and Commercial Decorating Contest.  The preliminary round of judging will be held on Friday, December 14 through Sunday, December 16. The final round of judging will be held on ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Santa Claus took a brief respite from his Christmas preparations to come visit children in Wood-Ridge on Saturday afternoon. Upwards of 50 children, and a few four legged visitors, stopped in to visit with Santa. He would chat with the children for a bit, and listen to their ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- It was evening of food, entertainment, and dancing at the Wood-Ridge Mayor's 19th annual Holiday Pasta Dinner held at the Senior Center on Friday night. Councilman Ezio Altamura welcomed the almost 100 in attendance to the annual event. He opened the evening in The Pledge of ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --    This week's Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association's Featured Team of the Week is the Boys U8 Travel soccer team, made up of boys born in 2011.  This fall was their first season as a team together in travel soccer. They finished with a very respectful record of five wins, ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Santa Claus will once again visit children early this holiday season at the Wood-Ridge Fire Department on Saturday, December 22, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Children and families are invited to the fire house to meet with Santa and share their holiday gift wishes. He will also pose ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Santa Claus paid an early visit to Hasbrouck Heights when he stopped by the Hasbrouck Heights Men's Association's annual Christmas Tree Sale on Saturday afternoon. Santa welcomed parents and children to the lot on the corner of Terrace and Franklin Avenues. He listened ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Santa Claus will be welcomed to Hasbrouck Heights on Sunday, December 23, as he tours the town being escorted by the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department. He will make stops around town to various scheduled locations, including: Central Ave and Boulevard,  3:30 pm Collins ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Wood-Ridge Soccer Club Boys U12 Team-Vazquez finished its undefeated 2018 season as Division Champions in their flight in the Northern Counties Soccer Association. The team consists of 14 boys and one girl ranging from ages 8-to-11.  The 5-2 win came over Team Ajax on ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ  -- Wood-Ridge Mayor Paul Sarlo invites all Wood-Ridge senior citizens and senior club members to the Borough's 19th Annual Holiday Pasta Dinner on Friday, December 7, beginning at 5:30 PM. It will be held at the Wood Ridge Senior Center, located on the corner of Highland Avenue and ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Residents turned out one hour later than normal for the annual Hasbrouck Heights Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony held in the borough on Friday night. The parade start time had been pushed back to 8 p.m. to accommodate town officials, the Hasbrouck Heights ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Houlihan’s Boys U14 team won the South Bergen Soccer League Division in the championship game, 3-0 over North Arlington on Tuesday, November 20. Players include Kush Tailor, Rodrigo Giron, Akhil Chirravuri, Derek Fermin, Tony Lulani, JJ Loor, Derek ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Heights Eye Center, one of three Hasbrouck Heights entries, in the 12U South Bergen Girls Soccer league completed its third straight undefeated season with a 1-0 victory over Rutherford, capturing their third straight league team.   For coach Tim McGuire and players ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Thanksgiving's subfreezing temperatures certainly kept many away, but a few hardy souls came out for the fifth annual Turkey Bowl at Donna Ricker Field Thursday morning. Eight local residents including Ezio Altamura, Phil Romero, and event coordinator Albert Nieves, all braved ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  This week the Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association's Featured Team of the Week is the U9 Boys Travel soccer team.  This team is made up of boys born in 2010.  Through eight games, they won six, lost one and tied one, and are making a run for winning their ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Men's Association began preparations for their annual Christmas tree sale and visit from Santa this past Saturday at the corner of Terrace and Franklin Avenues. The sale continues a 30+ year tradition and is one of the group's largest ...

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