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Spring 2003

Hometown News

2002-2003 School [Calender] in pdf format
[Zone 1][Zone 2] 2003 Recycling Schedules in pdf  format (800k)
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HHFD Conduct Live Fire Exercises
On Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m. on June 1, 2003, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department went "out of service" to conduct "live fire training" . Story and photos [Group 1][Group 2]

Memorial Day Service
A Memorial Day Service was held at 11:00 a.m.on May 26 at the Am. Legion Post  [Photos]

Because of the heavy rain, the Annual Memorial Day Parade was cancelled.

Memorial Weekend Bike Marathon
Annual 24-hour Bicycle Marathon for Hasbrouck Heights sixth through ninth graders was held at Depken Athletic Field May 24-25.  Photos of nighttime May 24, 2003
2003 mpeg's of:  [At bend/scoreboard] [At pit-stop]

2002 mpeg of Champion Lap     2002 Photos [1][2]   2001 Photos [1][2]     2000 Photos [1][2]

The Wright Stuff"
Teterboro Airport celebrates 100 years of aviation.  [Index] to about 200 photos and movies of the Wright "B" Flyer being assembled in Teterboro Airport during Memorial Day Weekend for the historic 1909 re-enactment flight around the Statue of Liberty.
  Wright "B' Flyer Movie

HHFD Annual Inspection
7 p.m., Saturday, May 17,  @ Masonic Lodge. [2003 Photos]

Girl Scouts Gold Award Ceremony
Girl Scout Troop 519 conducted a Gold Award Ceremony at the Corpus Christi Chapel at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2003. The honorees were Julie Baum, Cristina Iribarne and Joyce Risalvato.
[Photo & Story]

Cub Scouts Hold Bike Rodeo
Rodeo was held in Woodland Park, May 3, 2003 [Photos]

St. John's 24th Annual Plant Sale
Large Selection. Finest Quality.   Saturday May 3d from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
[2003 Photos]
St. John's Plant Sales --  [2002] [2001] [2000]

Judge Chandless Retirement Dinner
A retirement diner was held at the Graycliff in honor of Judge Harry H. Chandless on May 2, 2003.

Veteran's Memorial Walkway
Engraved brick pavers with Veteran's names were placed in a Memorial Walkway in Veterans Park on Terrace Ave & Passaic late April 2003. About 200 bricks were engraved and integrated into the walkway surrounding the Memorial Stone. [Photos]

Open Cockpit Day
Four year old Katelyn was our "Tour Guide" during the Aviation Hall of Fame's Open Cockpit Day held April 26, 2003 at Teterboro Airport. The Museum opened the cockpits of selected aircraft for visitors of all ages to sit in and pretend to fly.   [Story]

Boulevard Shell Demolition
Demo started August 5, 2002 with the tanks being removed.  The town bought the property around February 2003.   The HHFD used the building for drill on March 9th.  Building demo started April 16, 2003.  Demo photos [Group 1][Group 2]

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Spring Time in Heights
[Early April] [Mid-April] [Spring Surprise][Early May][May Plant Sale]
Easter Decorations [1][2]
April Patriotic Displays

Blessing of Palms
On Sunday, April 13, 2003, the congregation gathered at St. John The Divine for a short service, blessing of the palm, and procession. [Photos]

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5th Annual Memorial 5k Run and One-Mile Walk
The 5th annual 5k Run and the One Mile Walk was held on April 12. The Rau-Fitzgerald Memorial Run began at 9:30 a.m. on the Boulevard, followed by the 10:30 a.m. Terlemezian mile walk
Sponsored by HHEA. [Story & Photos]

Passaic Avenue House Fire
A Passaic Avenue house fire was reported early evening on April 6, 2003.   No injuries were reported.
Here are some location scenes moments after the fire was extinguished, and the Department was searching the home for "hidden fire extensions". [Photos]

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Annual Little League Pancake Breakfast and Sports Auction
Sunday, April 6th from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Corpus Christi Cafeteria [Story & Photos]

"Scouting for Food" Drive A Big Success
More the 2,000 shopping bags filled with food were collected for the needy. [Story]

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Regional Support Our Troops Rally
On a raw, rainy Saturday afternoon, area residents attended a "Support Our Troops Rally" which was held in the Lodi amphitheater on Saturday, April 5, 2003 from Noon to 3 p.m.
[Story, Familes & Friends][Program Photos]

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Grand Opening
Century 21/Eudan Realty recently moved from 207 Williams Avenue to 257 Boulevard near Kipp Avenue and held their Grand Opening Celebration on April 4, 2003 from noon to 5:00 p.m..
[Story and photo]

Kiwanis Supports National Autism Awarness Month
This is National Autism Awareness Month, a time to be aware of the many people with special needs. Kiwanis members urge all citizens to continue their compassion by supporting the "Rainbow Summer Day Program" solicitation. [Story]

BOE School Superintendent's Monthly Report

Air Time Drill
In full "turnout gear" weighing over 60 pounds and using "air packs", the Heights firefighters walked continuously through an endurance course of eight representative activities, until their "air" ran out. [Photos]

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Center for Food Action gets $2,500 from 2002 Holiday Ribbons
The Center for Food Action received a check for $2,500 during a brief ceremony at Bill O'Shea's Florist on March 13, 2003  [Story & photo]

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Fireman Down

"The building collapsed.  I am trapped with two victims.  I am at the end of the hose. Heavy smoke.  I am running out of air.  Help.  My location is a ... ".  Then there is that dead quiet that no radio call can reach; measured only by the steady   beep -  beep - beep of the unmoving air pack.
Search & rescue exercises March 9, 2002 at Boulevard Shell
Photos & Story [Group 1][Group 2]

John "The Mailman" Retires
After 33 years of making friends on the same route in Hasbrouck Heights, mailman John Pearson retired from the Postal Service.  Over 200 of those friends held a surprise retirement dinner at George's (Graycliff/Moonachie) on Thursday, March 6, 2003. [Retirement Story]

Municipal Building Cornerstone Ceremony

A laying of the foundation stone ceremony was held by the Grand Lodge of Masons of the State of New Jersey on March 2d at 2:00 p.m.. The ceremony was co-presented by the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights and the Euclid Lodge #136 Free & Accepted Masons (Hasbrouck Heights).
Photos & Story [Program][Ceremony]

BOE School Superintendent's Monthly Report

Blizzard '03

On the afternoon of Sunday, February 16, Governor McGreevey declared a "State of Emergency" as a winter storm with wicked-cold temperatures and brutal blizzard-like wind conditions was expected.   The snow began Sunday night and continued steadily until Monday evening. As the day ended on February 17, 2003, Hasbrouck Heights received over 20" inches of snow -- making it the deepest snow fall since January 7-8, 1996.   [Photos & Story]

Andy Feintuch Memorial Wrestling Tournament
The Junior Wrestling Program's Third Annual Andy Feintuch Tournament was held February 9, 2003 -- 9:00 A.M  in the HHHS gym. Over 200 wrestlers participated from several nearby communities to include: Hackensack, Hawthorne, Lakeland, Lodi, Pompton Lakes, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, West Milford and Wood-Ridge.  February 4, 2001 [Photos],  February 6, 2000 [Photos]

Andrew Feintuch  -- Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Director - 1999
[Mayor's Eulogy] [Obituary] [Memorial Tribute Photo] [Awards]

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Coolidge Avenue House Fire
Mutual Aid response about 2:00 p.m. on February 6, 2003 [Photos]
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BOE School Superintendent's Monthly Report

50 Years of Service to the Community and Honor Dr. Burnnet Eglow
The Hasbrouck Heights Kiwanis Club celebrated 50 years of service to our community on Sunday, February 2, 2003 with a brunch at the Holiday Inn. The club also paid tribute to Dr. Burnett Eglow, the only active member of Kiwanis who is also a charter member of the club. Dr. Eglow is one of the original ten men who sat down with representatives of Kiwanis International to lay down the plans to form the Kiwanis Club of Hasbrouck Heights and Teterboro.
[Brunch][White House Greeting]

HHFD Installation
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department held their installation dinner at the Venetian on February 1, 2003. Honors were presented to the immediate past Chief Artur Knoblock and incoming Chief Robert Thomasey as well as recognition to other deserving members of the Department.
Installation phtos and story [1][2]

New Ambulance Dedication
Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. [Photo's and Story]

2003 Business Information Forum
The Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce sponsored a regional Business Information Forum featuring state-level speakers during a dinner meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2003  from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the VFW Post 4591.   [Story & Photos] [Chamber Home Page][Invitation]

Annual Ecumenical Epiphany Walk
Sunday, January 5 at 4:00.  Procession starts at First United Methodist. Proceeded to Holy Trinity Lutheran then to St. John's Episcopal Church, then to Copus Christi RC before finishing at the First Reformed Church where a reception was held to welcome the Magi.  [2003 Photos] [2002 Photos][Millennium Photos]

Mayor's Annual Message
The Annual message was given on Sunday, January 5  at 1:45. [Message]

Gatto Appointed Municipal Judge
Borough resident Janice Gatto was appointed Municipal Court Judge at a special meeting of the Mayor and Council on December 26, 2002.  The appointment is for a three year term.

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[Zone 1][Zone 2] 2003 Recycling Schedules in pdf  format (800k)

2002-2003 School [Calender] in pdf format

Bingo: Tuesday and Saturday Evenings, 7:30 p.m. in Corpus Christi School Cafeteria.
Thursday evenings at VFW Hall.

Veteran's Memorial Walkway
Engraved brick pavers with Veteran's names will be placed in a Memorial Walkway in Veterans Park on Terrace Ave & Passaic. Bricks are 4" x 8" with 13 characters per line with a maximum of 3 lines. Cost $50 each.  Place orders by February 1, 2003 for Memorial Day Dedication. Contact Boro Clerk's office at 201-288-0195 for full details.

Effective 9/9/02:  There will be no through traffic on the 200 block of Hamilton Avenue.
Police may be accessed via the Boulevard, with limited parking at Franklin School Gym.
Senior residence may be accessed via Burton Avenue.

Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Books for Beginners
Emily Wallace of Senior Girl Scout troop 519 is collecting early reader books for her Gold Award Project. The books she collects will be given to children of an inner city school in Paterson. These children have many disadvantages such as lead paint poisoning, fetal drug addiction, and economic hardships. If you would like to donate any new or gently used early reader books, there are collection boxes at the library, Corpus Christi School, and 156 Roosevelt Ave. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

Girl Scout Troop 519  Gold Award Ceremony [Photo & Story]

June 2003
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2nd Annual (Free) Rock Concert
Summer Rock Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 20 at the Depken Athletic Field will feature a tribute to the Beatles by "The Remnants".    Public welcome. Those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments available. Volunteers should contact Rose Marie Sees @ 201-288-0195.  Sponsored by The Anti-Drug Council.  Donations accepted.
  [2002 Photos]

Lions/Kiwanis Golf

June 18 at Paramus Country Club.   $125 includes golf, cart, lunch, diner and many prizes.
Call Wicky: 201-288-3143, Jim: 201-288-3959 or Doc: 201-288-2354

Farmers Market Fourth Season
Every Tuesday afternoon at The Boulevard & Washington Ave.

12-6 p.m. from June 17 to September 30
Farmers George Asprocolus and Bob Von Thun will be returning,
plus we will be getting a pickle man again this year.
[2002 Photos][2001 Photos][2000 Photos]

Relay for Life

Camp out, enjoy the music, food and games during this team relay event to promote awareness of cancer and raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  Participants will take turns walking, running or jogging laps throughout the event. Event runs from 5 p.m. Friday, June 13 through to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at the Hasbrouck Heights Athletic Field.  Call Maureen at 201-457-3418 x 220..

Double Wetdown
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department welcomes residents to attend the dedication of Engine #1 2002 Pierce Custom Pumper and EMS#2 2003 International/Med Tec Amb.  Music, Food, Soda & Beer.  "T" Shirts & Mugs.  June 7 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.  Event held at the 611 Route 46 -- Flag House Office Building behind the Hilton.

May 2003
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Memorial Weekend Bike Marathon
Annual 24-hour Bicycle Marathon for Hasbrouck Heights sixth through ninth graders will be held at Depken Athletic Field May 24-25.  For more information contact Lt. DeLorenzo at 288-1000.
Bike Race Champion Lap mpg     2002 Photos [1][2]   2001 Photos [1][2]     2000 Photos [1][2]

HHLL Yankee Day
May 18. Tickets art $16 includes admission and "t" shirt. Call 201-288-6998

HHFD Annual Inspection
7 p.m., Saturday, May 17,  @ Masonic Lodge. Public invited.

Previous Inspections:
May 18, 2002, 7:00 p.m. @ Euclid Lodge [2002 Photos]
May 19, 2001, 7:00 p.m. @ Euclid Lodge [2001 Photos]
May 20, 2000, 7.00 p.m. @ Euclid Lodge [2000 Photos]

St. John's Ladies Night

Saturday, May 17 starting at 6 p.m. "Guys to do all the work.  Includes "Gong Show"
$10 adults, $5 Children.  Call Vinnie at 201-842-8872

Citizenship Class @ St. John's
Registration & testing May 8 at 7 p.m. Green card required. Classes Thursdays from May 15 to June 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. No charge for classes.  Study books available for $20. Call 201-288-0002.

HSA's Comedy Show & Dinner
The Corpus Christi HSA's Comedy Show and Dinner features Bill Ervolino on Thursday May 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Venetian (River Road, Garfield). $45. Cash bar. Call Sue at 201-393-0822

St. John's 24th Annual Plant Sale
Large Selection.Finest Quality.   Saturday May 3d from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Advance orders accepted. Call Carol at 201-288-0002 and order by Sunday April 27th for pick up Friday May 2, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.. Previous
St. John's Plant Sales -- [2002] [2001] [2000]

HHMA Comedy Dinner
HH Men's Association 7th Annual Beefsteak Friday May 2 at VFW. Features comedian Mike Egan. $40 includes beefsteak dinner, comedy, DJ & dancing to the sounds of Finesse.  Door prizes. Advance tickets only. Call 201-288-5224.

Orioles Comedy Night
Heights Orioles baseball team will hold a Comedy Night Fund raiser at the Pioneer club on Friday, May 2.  $40 includes comedy show, DJ, hot & cold buffet, beverages & dessert. Call 201-288-7377

April 2003
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Kiwanis Club supports Autism Awarenss
Kiwanis Club asks everyone to be aware of autism’s existence and sensitive to the severe difficulties it presents to individuals and their families.  In order to make the community more aware of Autism, the HH Kiwanis Club is working with the Hasbrouck Heights Public Library to have available flyers, brochures, and a brief guide to books on Autism. [Story]

The Contemporary Club of Hasbrouck Heights, proudly presents, "An Afternoon of Music", featuring David Maiullo and Company, Sunday, April 27th at 2 p.m. at the Keifer Auditorium in the Hasbrouck Heights Jr./Sr. High School. Proceeds will benefit the NEW Library Interior Furnishings. Donation of $10.00 includes light refreshments. Tickets available at the Library or call 201-727-0274 or 201-288-9051.

VFW "Pet Project Dinner Dance"
Saturday, April 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Chicken Cordon Bleu Dinner with all the trimmings. Open Bar until 11:00 p.m. Dance music by Andy Ray. $25 per person. Call Post at 201-288-1112

Kids-on-the Corner
Kurt Gallagher, a well know regional area children's musical artist will perform 2 shows on Wednesday, April 23.  Children will have a chance to sing, dance, stomp their feet, clap their hands and have fun.  The shows will be at 10 a.m. and11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  Tickets $5. Available at Fischer's Cafe and Anton's.  201-288-0002

JWC Brunch w/Bunny
Saturday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at HHHS cafeteria. Tickets $6. Ideal for children under 8. Advance tickets only. Call 201-727-9517.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19 at Athletic Field at 10:00 a.m.. Children from kindergarten through third grade are eligible. Easter Bunny to hand out candy. Parents & underage children are not permitted on the field. Madeleine Leddy, Chairwoman.

Rose Heck Holds Office Hours
Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck will be available at Boro Hall, Wednesday, April 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. 1-973-777.6344

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14th Annual Bible Baptist Church Passion Play at the Felician College Auditorium. Performances are signed for the hearing impaired.
2002 [Photos 1][Photos2]
2001 [Gallery 1][Gallery 2]     [2000 Photos]

2003 Jesus Story Schedule
All tickets are reserved tickets and will be issued on a first-come, first served basis.  Tickets for the Friday performances is $5.  Tickets for the other performances tickets are $5, $10 and $15.

Friday, April 4  @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 5 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 6 @ 3:30 PM
Friday, April 11 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 12 @ 3:30 PM
Sunday, April 13 @ 3:30 PM
Sunday, April 13 @ 7:30 PM

Blood Drive
Blood Drive to "Support The Troops" at HHHS cafeteria, April 12 from 10 a.m. to3 p.m.

5th Annual Memorial 5k Run and One-Mile Walk Set April 12
The 5th annual 5k Run and the One Mile Walk, inspired by-the memory of Hasbrouck Heights teachers John Rau, Cheryl Terlemezian, and Robert Fitzgerald, will be held on April 12 with a registration beginning at 8 a.m. Designed to collect money for scholarships, The Rau-Fitzgerald Memorial Run ($16 entry fee) will take place at 9:30 a.m. on the Boulevard, followed by the 10:30 a.m. Terlemezian mile walk ($10 entry fee).
The Rau-Fitzgerald Memorial Run (5 km run) and the Cheryl Terlemezian one mile fun run/walk
is scheduled for April 12, 2003. Sponsored by HHEA   Call Barbara Christianson,Race Director,
at 201-288-1426 or Email: BABSBIZ@AOL.COM

Sponsorship deadline is February 15, 2003.
2003  [Story & Photos]

Little League Opening Day
Parade & Ceremony on Saturday, April 12th at 9:30 a.m.
Rescheduled to April 19 due to weather

Fish & Chips Dinner
Wednesday April 9 at Corpus Christi school cafeteria. Take-out available at 5:30 p.m. an dinner at 6:00. $5 adults/$5 children. Call Sally at 201-288-0005 or Irene at 201-288-2787. Dinners by Argyle of Kearny.  Sponsored by Rosary Society

Atlantic City Trip
Tuesday April 8, The Contemporary Club of Hasbrouck Heights will be sponsoring a bus ride to Ballys in Atlantic City. Call 201-288-8933 for information.  Sponsored by Contemporary Club.

Pancake Breakfast
Annual Little League Pancake Breakfast and Sports Auction on Sunday, April 6th from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Corpus Christi Cafeteria [HHLL]

Garummage Sale
Saturday, April 5 at First United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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About Our Neighbors

Andrew Feintuch  -- Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Director - 1999
[Mayor's Eulogy] [Obituary] [Memorial Tribute Photo] [Awards]

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Hasbrouck Heights First Year

Here is a glimpse of our hometown during the first year of the 21st century.    Throughout the year I  had photographed some interesting tableaus reflecting our community life. Take a glance around Hasbrouck Heights, NJ during 2000 A.D., and see some of the people, events and places that  make our town a special place to live and work.

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First Snow of the Century 

[21 photos] around our hometown beginning on January 20, 2000
[Woodland Park] morning of January 21

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Springing into the Century

Spring scenes - Early April [Photos]
Easter decorations [Photos]
Spring surprise [Photos]
Spring scenes - Late April [Photos]
Spring scenes - Late May [Photos]
Spring Flowers 1 [Photos]
Spring Flowers 2 [Photos]

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Summer Time
Memorial Day Parade [Parade]  [Service]  [Honor Roll]
24 hr. Bike Marathon [5- 27 photos]  [5-28 photos
July 4th Children's Parade -- [Winners] [More pics]
Farmer's Market 2000 [1st day pics]
Summer Days [Photos][Scenes Around Town] [Around town #2]
[Backyard Garden]

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Good Neighbor Day  @ Bill O'Shea's Florist. 2000 Story [Pics 1][2][3]
MDA Telethon Labor Day Weekend @ VFW -- MDA Photos [1] [2] [3]
2000 Boulevard Window Painting - [Random selections]
[2000 Ragamuffin Parade]
[Halloween Decorations]
[Autumn Scenes][Trees][Flowers]
[Leaf Removal]
Veterans Day [Ceremony]

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Holiday Snow Storm 2000 [Photos][Woodland Park]

Holiday Decorations-- [Around Town][Displays]
HHFD takes Santa Around Town [Photos]
Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Circle
Annual Chamber Christmas Parade[Photos 1][Photos 2]
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service [Photos]
Bill O'Shea's Santa's Workshop [Open House] [w/Santa]


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