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Photos by Fritz Rethage

Public Safety Building
Masons' Cornerstone Ceremony

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A ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for the New Public Safety Building at 248 Hamilton Avenue, was held by the Grand Lodge of Masons of the State of New Jersey on November 23 at 1:30 p.m.. The ceremony was co-presented by the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights  and the Euclid Lodge #136 of Free & Accepted Masons (Hasbrouck Heights).  The Public Safety Building will house the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, Fire Department and Municipal Court.

The program began with the traditional marching from the Masonic Lodge to the building construction site.

Paul M. Ferreira, Master, Euclid Masonic Lodge, gave the welcoming remarks, followed by a salute to the Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Rev. Joseph Picard, Pastor, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and Fire Department Chaplin gave the opening invocation.

Robert L. Miller, Grand Master of Masons of the State of New Jersey led the Cornerstone Ceremony and provided reflections. The Masons attested to the stone being plumb, square, level and sound.  Corn, oil and wine were poured onto the stone to represent the Masonic virtues.   Masons Chaplains provided appropriate prayers.

After the laying of the foundation stone ritual, remarks were made by Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck and Mayor William J. Torre.

Councilpersons attending included: Justin A. DiPisa, Herbert Heeren, Andrew Link III,   and Marlene Verrastro.  Other officials included: Boro Administrator Michael Kronyak, Boro Clerk Rose Marie Sees, Police Chief Michael Colaneri, Fire Chief Robert Thomasey, as well as other community leaders.

A closing benediction was given by Rev. Roland R. Ratmeyer, Interim Paster, First Reformed Church.

Upon the conclusion of the program, the group returned to the Masonic Lodge for refreshments and fellowship.  The Euclid Lodge No. 136 Free & Accepted Masons 2003 Worshipful Master is Paul M. Ferreira.
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The Program

The program began with the traditional marching from the Masonic Lodge to the building construction site.
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A salute to the Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance

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Rev. Joseph Picard, Pastor, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and Fire Department Chaplin gave the opening invocation.

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Paul M. Ferreira, Master, Euclid Masonic Lodge, gave the welcoming remarks

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Robert L. Miller, Grand Master of Masons of the State of New Jersey led the Cornerstone Ceremony.

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