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Spring 2006

Hometown News

Hometown Shopping and Business Guide in pdf format (1.4 meg)
2005-2006 School [Calender] in pdf format
2006 Recycling Calendar in pdf format [Zone 1][Zone 2]

The Gazette Newspaper - - pdf format
June 2006    May 2006   April 2006   
March 2006    February 2006    January 2006   December 2005   November 2005 
October 2005   September 2005  August 2005  July 2005   June 2005   May 2005 
April 2005    March 2005   February 2005    January 2005   December 2004

* mpg movie clips included

Methodist Celebrate 100th Anniversary
On June 11, 2006 the Hasbrouck Heights First United Methodist Church rededicated thier Sanctuary.
[Historical perspective]

Police Run for Special Olympics
On June 2, 2006, school students gave runners "high fives" on The Boulevard as the HHPD ran for the "Special Olympics". The run was about 2.4 miles.    [2006 Story & photos]

2006 Memorial Day
[Parade][Veterans Service][HHFD Service]

Memorial Monument Stone [Background]
[VFW Conducts Buddy Poppy Drive]

Patriotism Unfurled ...

Memorial Day
2006 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2005 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2004 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2003 [Service]       2002 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2001 [Parade][Service]      2000 [Parade][Service]

July 4th Children's Parade
2006 [General] [Parade] [Awards]
2005 [General][Parade][Awards]  2004 [General][Parade][Winners]
2003 [General][Parade][Winners]  2002 [General][General][Winners]
2001 [General][Parade][Winners]     2000 [General][General]

July 4th Fireworks
(includes mpg movies)
2006 [Rained out][Program][Fireworks]
2005  [Event][Program][Display]

2004 [Program][Display]
2003 [Story + Fireworks] [Setting up] [Detonation]  
1999 [Program][General][Setting up]

Veterans Day Service

Loyalty Day Service

About Loyalty Day      About Buddy Poppies
History of Our Flag by Rose Marie Heck

Veterans Honor Roll      Fire Department Honor Roll
Vietnam War Memorial Dedication [1][2]
American Legion Post 106
    VFW Post 4591

*Annual 24-hour Bicycle Marathon May 27-28, 2006
2006 [Group 1][Group 2]   2006 Movies: [First lap] (07 meg)    [Final lap]  (4 meg)

House Fire on LaSalle Avenue
May 27, 2006 at approximately 3:20 p.m. the HHFD responded to a house fire on LaSalle Avenue.
[Story & photos]

They Shopped 'til They Dropped
Town-wide Garage Sale  & Library Book & Bake Sale held May 20
, 2006

HHFD Annual Inspection May 20, 2006
[Story & photos]

Hats Off To Mom!
First Reformed Church encouraged women to wear their most beautiful, outlandish, silly and serious hat to worship on Mothers Day, May 14th. [Photos]

Senior Soiree
The Key Club sponsored "A Holiday in Hawaii" for Heights Seniors on May 13, 2006
[Story & photos]

9th Annual Rau-Fitzgerald/Terlemezian Memorial Run/Walk
was held on May 13, 2006.  2006 [Story & photos]
The event was sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Education Association.
2005 [Photos and story]  2004 [Photos and story]
  2003 [Photos and story]

*Fatal Vision
On May 9th, Height's 11th & 12th Graders exprienced Driving Under the Influence
[Story & photos] Movies: [Without goggles][Daylight goggles][Night goggles]

Fr. Joe Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The congregation of St. John the Divine celebrated the 10th Anniversary of
Fr. Joe as Pastor on May 7, 2006 [Story & photos]

The Boulevard Blooms
After over six months of planning and work, the Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club got to see their Boulevard in Bloom program come to fruition on May  [Story & photo]

27th Annual Plant Sale/Flea Market
St. John the Divine held its 27th Annual Plant Sale/Flea Market on May 6, 2006.  Top quality nursery grown plants and a large selection of hanging pots were for sale. [2006 Photos]

Spring Rummage Sale
First Reformed Rummage Sale held on May 5-6 [Photo]

Citizen's Police Academy: CSI Meets Law & Order
HHPD held a 4 week program providing an overview of law enforcement activities
[Story & photo]

Cougars Are Tops!
Take First Place @ St. Joe's 5th Annual Cheerleading competition April 28th
[Story & photos]

Loyalty Day Services
were held at the VFW on April 24, 2006 [Story & photos]

Veteran's Job Fair
About 200 veterans attended the 4th Annual Veterans Job fair on April 18, 2006
[Story & photos]

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Easter Egg Hunt was held for Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Depken Field (Franklin Avenue and Route 17). The event was open to all Heights pre-schoolers (4-5) through third graders.
[2006 Story & photos]

Easter Decorations and Flowers Brighten Season
[Easter Season Displays][Easter Banners][Blooming Easter]

Springtime in Heights ...

2006 [Easter Season Displays][Easter Banners]  [Blooming Easter]
2006 [Annual Easter Egg Hunt]
[Hat's Off to Mom!] -- Mother's Day 2006

[Easter Displays] [First Day of Spring]
[Annual Easter Egg Hunt]  Mpg Movies [1][2][3]

2004 [First Day of Spring]  [It's A Banner Easter]
[Easter Decorations]  [Easter Flowers] [Churches Celebrate Easter]
[Exploding Trees][More Exploding Trees]

2003 [Early April] [Mid-April] [Spring Surprise]

Easter [1][2]  Patriotic Displays 
[Early May]

2002 [Early Spring 2002] [Easter 2002][Easter Around Town 2002]

2001 [Early Spring 2001][Spring work][Easter Season 2001]

Springing into the Century [2000]  [Century Series Index]
[Photos] 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   

St. John's Plant Sale --[2006] [2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000] 
Jesus Story Passion Play -- 2002[1][2]  2001[1][2]  2000[1][2]

House Fire on Longworth
April 10, 2006 at approximately 6:10 p.m. the HHFD responded to a house fire on Longworth Avenue.
[Story & photos]

HH Little League Opening Day
Was held on April 8, 2006.  Field was dedicated to Larry Inserra [Photos]

HH Little League Pancake Breakfast

Was held on March 12, 2006 from 8 a.m. to noon at the VFW Post 4591.
Sports auction followed.
HHLL Breakfast Photos-- [2006][2005][2004][2003] [2002] [2001] [2000]

Brother's Helping Brothers
Hasbrouck Heights, Fort Lee & Rockleigh Donate Fire Trucks to Pascaggoula, MS
Commemoraticve ceremony held March 2, 2006
[Story & Photos][Goodby Engine # 1]

Green Eggs & Ham
Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day at Corpus Christi  on March 2, 2006
[Story & photos]

Ribbons Net $2,000
The Center for Food Action (CFA) received a check on February 17, 2006 for $2,000 during a brief ceremony at Bill O’Shea’s Florist , 231 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights.  This donation was the result of hundreds of bright red ribbons decorating the Boulevard in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge during this recent holiday season. [Story]

Maisch Joins Eagle Court of Honor
On Saturday, February 11, 2006, Harry Martin Maisch IV was formally awarded the Eagle Court of Honor during the ceremony held in the Corpus Christi Chapel. [Story]

Winter Said Hello
On February 12, 2006 a nor'easter fooled forecasters who predicted 6 to 12 inches would fall that weekend.  Blizzard like conditions saw amounts total from 18 to 26 inches of snow. [Photos]

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PA Donates Foam/crash Truck to HHFD
The Port Authority donated a 1996 Walters Rapid Intervention Response Vehicle
to the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department. [Photo & story] [Blessing of vehicle]

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HH Fire Department Features

Mass Decontamination
The radio crackles: "There has been a contamination of unknown substance at ...."  Office building, factory or stadium -- regional first responders are trained to handle the decontamination of large numbers of people.

Carlstadt, Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, Moonachie, Wallington and Wood-Ridge Fire Departments  participated in this hands-on mass decontamination exercise. The training was held on August 22, 2004 at a Route 46 office complex parking lot  in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Classroom instruction preceded this drill.  This course is given to every fire department in Northern New Jersey and with this common training -- all departments can mobilize in highly-coordinated, scalable efforts.
[Story and set-up] [Group 2 photos][Group 3 photos]

"Jaws of Life" Training
1. Story and equipment
2. Blue car: Removing front doors
3. Blue car: Removing rear doors
4. Blue car: Removing glass, roof, breaking frame & opening hood
5. Yellow truck: Removing doors
6. Yellow truck: Removing glass and roof
7. Yellow truck: Extracting victim

Mpeg movies included:  Blue car [Rear door]   [Cutting hood open]
Yellow truck [Door] [Cutting windshield #1]  [Cutting windshield #2]

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Special Feature -- Heights' Grandeur
Real estate promotional literature before 1900 ... includes many photos!
The Crowning Glory Brochure      E. M. Anson Real Estate Brochure
The Lemmermann Villa Site Company Broadside      History 1870 - 1921

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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. [Photo Essay]

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2006 Recycling Calendar in pdf format [Zone 1][Zone 2]
2005-2006 School [Calender] in pdf format

Summer Pet Care Tips     BBQ Safety     Summer Safety      Fireworks are Illegal
"Hot Tips"  -- What you can do to protect yourself from summer heat
Vacation-proof Your Home
American Legion Seeks names of those on active duty [Details]
2005-2006 Flu Season [Information]
2006 Dog License Renewal [Information]
Bingo: Tuesday and Saturday Evenings, 7:30 p.m. in Corpus Christi School Cafeteria.
Thursday evenings, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Hall.

VFW Sponsors Atlantic City Bus Trips the last Wednesday of the Month. Departs at 11 a.m.

Rec Center is open Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Call 201-288-4143

Reach Helpline assists the elderly who need to be driven to doctor appointments.   Reach needs a few volunteer drivers one day a month to drive short distances to drop-off or pick-up patients. If you can help, please call Ed Hart: 201-288-0029 or Alice Soderman: 201-288-2836.
2006 Free Health Consultations
The Hasbrouck Heights Health Department advises residents over 18 years old that free health consultations will be held at the Municipal Building Senior Center from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Consultations are held on the fourth Thursday of each month. No appointment is necessary. Next scheduled dates are January 26th, February 23rd, March 23rd, April 27th, May 25th, June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th, September 28th, October 26th and December 28th. (There will be no progrm held in November due to the holiday.)
Services include: health history evaluation, blood pressure measurements, height and weight measurements, individualized counseling and education, including referral and follow-up confidential consultation with a Public Health Nurse. This program is part of the Borough's health contract with Bergen County Department of Health Services. These free health consultations have been provided to our residents for over 10 years.    For more info call 201-288-1636. ###

Farmer's Market every Tuesday from June13, 2006 through September 26, 2006
2005 Photos [Group 1][Group 2] [Story]

Previous Farmer's Markets -- [2004] [2003] [2002] [Sec. Ag visit] [2001] [2000]

July 2006
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9th Teterboro 5k Run
July 15th starting at 8:30 at Jet Aviation (Moonachie Aveneu)
2005 Run was held Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 8:30 a.m.
[Mpg movie of start]
[Story][Race Preparations][The Race][Big photo of start][Post Race]

5th Annual Senior Citizens Picnic
July 13 (rd July 14) in Woodland Park from noon to 4 p.m.
Plenty of food, entertainment, dancing, games & prizes.
Seniors are expected to bring the fun.
2005 [Photos]

Summer Adventure Camp
Bible Baptist VBS is scheduled for July 10-14. Cost is $0. Call 201-288-4137 x 17 for more info.
BOOT Camp Vacation Bible School July 11-15, 2005  [Group 1][Group 2]

July 4th Children's Parade
July 4 Washington & Burton. Sign in at 9:30 a.m.. Parade starts at 10 a.m.
Sponsored by Mayors Celebration Committee.
2005 [General][Parade][Winners]
2004 [General][Parade][Winners]
2003 [General][Parade][Winners]   2002 [General][General][Winners]
2001 [General][Parade][Winners]     2000 [General][General]

June 2006
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July 4th Fireworks
June 30 at Depken Field 
Advance tickets $3 available along The Boulevard. Admission $5 at gate. Under 5 free.
DJ entertainment. Refreshments available. 50/50. Inflatable amusements.
Sponsored by HH Lions club
(includes mpg movies)
2005 [Event][Program][Display]
2004 [Program][Display]
2003 [Story + Fireworks] [Setting up] [Detonation]  
1999 [Program][General][Setting up]

HH Little League Picnic
The Hasbrouck Heights Little League will hold their annual picnic onJune 24th (RD June 25th) at the little league field. Starts at 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Open to all Little League family members.
June 25, 2005 [Photos]

Farmer's Market
The season kicks off 1:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 13th and runs through September 26th at The Boulevard and Washington Place.

"Banner Days"
The Chamber of Commerce announced that they are planning a "Banner Days" sidewalk sale for the weekend of June 8, 9 and 10. About 25 businesses participate in this annual event.  Any business or professional seeking information should contact George at 201-288-2130. ###

Lions/Kiwanis 41th Annual Golf Outing

The tournament is scheduled for June 2 at the Rockleigh Golf Course. Fee is $125 and includes golf, cart, lunch and awards dinner. The event is sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club and the Hasbrouck Heights/Teterboro Kiwanis Club. All proceeds to benefit various community charities. Journal ad sponsorships are available. For more info call Dr. Eglow at 201-288-2354 or Mr. Luongo at 201-393-8145. ###

May 2006
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Annual Memorial Day Parade
The Annual Memorial Day Parade is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. on May 29 at Williams Avenue, march along Terrace Avenue and conclude at Memorial Park at Passaic Avenue. A brief Veterans ceremony will be held, followed by services at the Fireman's Memorial at The Circle. This annual event is co-sponsored by the James B. Scarr Post 106 American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4591. The public is encouraged to participate in this patriotic event. ###
Previous Memorial Day
2005 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2004 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2003 Service       2002 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2001 [Parade][Service]      2000 [Parade][Service]

12th Annual 24-hour Memorial Weekend Bicycle Marathon
The 11th Annual 24-hour Memorial Weekend Bicycle Marathon is tentatively scheduled to be held at Depken Field starting on Saturday May 27 at 10:00 a.m. and concluding Sunday May 28 at 10:00 a.m. The event is open to all Heights sixth through ninth graders. About 200 boys & girls participate in over 30 teams. Teams consist of a minimum of four participants with an optional fifth person as a coach/mechanic. Each team is responsible for keeping its bicycle moving at all times. Each rider is required to wear a bicycle helmet while on the bicycle. Participants are required to stay on the field at all times. Each team is responsible for tents, sleeping bags, clothing and food.   Water and sports drinks will be provided. A non-refundable registration fee of $20 is required and each participant will receive a bicycle helmet and T-shirt. The Marathon is sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department. Call 201-288-1000 for more information. ###  HHPD Bike Marathon -- 2005 [Group 1][Group 2]
2004 Nighttime photos     2003 Nighttime photos
          2002 [May 24][May 25]     2001 [May 26][May27]    2000 [May 27][May 28]

Town-wide Garage Sale
A town-wide garage sale is scheduled for May 20 -- rain or shine. There is a $10 permit fee that will benefit local charity. Registrations begins in April. Participation in this sale does not count towards the "two garage sales" per year ordinance. Space will be made available for apartment dwellers and fundraising organizations.  A free map indicating all registered participants will be available at the Boro Clerk's office.  This first time event is sponsored by the Mayor's Celebration Committee.  For more info call the Boro Clerk at 201-288-0195.
[Map & Listing in pdf format]   ###


Fire Department Annual Inspection  May 20
The public is invited to attend The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Annual Inspection at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2006. Department personnel will be in full dress uniform. The equipment and new headquarters will be presented for inspection. Department personnel will be available to answer any questions. The public can view the new foam/crash truck donated by the PA. This is the second inspection in the new facility since The Big Fire in 1999. The event is attended by local officials as well as Fire Chiefs from area towns. ###
Previous HHFD Inspection -- [2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000]

5K Run/One Mile Walk May 13
On May 13, 2006 the Hasbrouck Heights Education Association will sponsor its Eight annual five kilometer and one mile run/walk to raise money for their scholarship fund.  The 5 km run is called the Rau-Fitzgerald Memorial Run and the 1 mile walk is the Cheryl Terlemezian one mile Fun Run/walk.  This event is to help raise funds for high school seniors continuing their education after graduation. Corporate sponsorships and donations are welcomed.  For more information call Barbara at 201-288-1426.
[2005 Photos & Story] [2004 Photos & Story][2003 Photos & Story]

2d Quarter Taxes Due May 1
Tax Collector Conchita C. Parker announced that taxes will be received Saturday morning April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2nd quarter taxes which are due May 1st at the Tax office located at the Municipal Complex, 320 Boulevard. This arrangement follows the custom established many years ago in the borough for the convenience of the taxpayers in meeting the quarterly payment due. For additional information call 201-288-1152. ###

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