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Summer 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
November 2006  
October 2006
September 2006      August 2006   July 2006     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

NJ DOT Plans to Upgrade Route 17 Intersections
in pdf format [Williams Avenue] [Franklin Avenue] [Union Avenue] [Highland Cross]

On July 26, 2006, the Department of Transportation (DOT) held a public forum regarding Route 17 at the Hasbrouck Heights Municipal Council Chambers.  The purpose was to inform local residents, officials and the business community about the proposed construction on Route 17 at the following signalized intersections: Williams Avenue, Franklin/Malcolm, Union Avenue and Highland Cross. DOT has identified these intersections as problem areas. [Story]

6th Annual Senior Citizens Picnic
was held on July 13 in Woodland Park from noon to 4 p.m.
Plenty of food, entertainment, dancing, games & prizes. Seniors brought the fun.[Photos & story]

Summer Concert Series

Kids Enjoy Camp Rec Trek
The Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Department held its 2006 Summer Playground Program. This year’s six week camp was held in Woodland Park June 27 through August 5, Monday through Friday (weather permitting). [Photos & story]

July 4th Children’s Patriotic Parade

The Annual Children’s Parade was held Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at Washington and Burton.
2006 [General][Parade][Winners]


June 30-July 1 at Depken Field   DJ entertainment. Refreshments. 50/50. Inflatable amusements.
2006 [Rained out][Program][Fireworks]

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

HHFD Extrication
Motor Vehicle struck flag pole in Memorial Park on June 26, 2006
Photos of HHFD Rescue extricating victim [Photos]

Terrace Avenue Apartment Fire
June 24, 2006 [Photos]

Hasbrouck Heights Little League Picnic
The Hasbrouck Heights Little League will hold their annual picnic on June June 25th at the little league field.
June 25, 2006 [Photos]

Mutual Aid EMS @ Swim Club
Hasbrouck Heights, Moonachie & East Rutherford EMS and the Swim Club life guards participated in training exercise on June 11, 2006 [Photos]

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]

Boulevard Bloomers Recognized
The Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club and planter sponsors were recognized for their efforts during the Mayor and Council Meeting on May 23, 2006. Participating Garden Club members received certificates. A plaque honoring sponsors was presented and will be located at the Municipal Complex.
[Photo & story]

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]

Mary Ellen Remembers
The memories and experiences I recall of growing up in Hasbrouck Heights
greatly influence me to this very day. [Story]

72 Students Get the Bug
Seventy-two students in Grades 4 and 5 of our local school received the BUG Award from the Kiwanis Club of Hasbrouck Heights and Teterboro.  The Bug Program (Bring Up Grades) is a program designed to encourage students to bring up one or more grades one level in English, Reading, Language Arts and Mathematics without going down in any of these subjects. [Story & photos]

Andy Feintuch Memorial Wrestling Tournament
The tournament was held Sunday February 5, 2006 starting at 8:45 a.m. at the Hasbrouck Heights High School. Ten towns participated.  [Story & photos]

Central Avenue House Fire
On January 31, 2006, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 200 block of Central Avenue. [Story & photos]

Lincoln School Held Science Fair
The Lincoln School PTA held their 14th Annual Science Exchange & Exposition Program in the school gym on January 24th and 25th. [Story & photos]

Students Tour DPW
On January 20, 2006, students from the Bergen County Special Service School District toured the Hasboruck Heights Department of Public Works Facility.  [Photos]

HHFD Installation Dinner
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department held their installation dinner for Fire Chief Joseph Taylor Jr. and The Department Officers at The Venetion on January 14, 2006.  Guests included representatives of the Pascagoula Mississippi Fire Department.  There was a tribute to Harry M. Maisch, Jr. who retired after 40 years of service.  [Story & photos] [Tribute to Harry Maisch]

Annual Ecumenical Epiphany Procession
An Ecumenical procession was held Friday, January 6, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting at the First United Methodist Church.  [Story & photos]

[Excerpts] from the Mayor's 2006 Reorganization Remarks
M/C Reorganization Meeting January 1, 2006

First Major Snow of the Season [Photo & story]

The Three Tours
Daisy Troop 612 Tours New Police Facility [Story and photos]
Daisy Troop 613 Tours the HH Fire Department [Story + Group 1 Photos][Group 2]
Daisy Troop 1180 Tours the New Municipal Complex [Group 1][Group 2]

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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]
2006-2007 School [Calendar][Info] in pdf format
2005-2006 School [Calendar] 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.

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  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]

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