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Summer in Hasbrouck Heights

 

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Woodland Park Playground Dedication
On June 19, 1999 at 10 a.m., Governor Christie Whitman along with Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck and Mayor William Torre re-dedicated the Woodland Park Playground. The recent improvements were the result of a $50,000 grant from the Department of Community Affairs and bought 10 pieces of playground equipment along with other enhancements to the play area.  See over 30 photos of her visit.

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July 4th Fireworks and Big  Band Concert
Thousands attend Lion's Club sponsored event.

[Fireworks & Big Band Concert] -- 1999 Information
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Summer 1999 Water Crisis
Sunday's (Aug.8) teasing rain breaks gripping heat wave.
Wednesday's (Aug.11) brief downpour was refreshing, but it didn't green up the lawns.
Weekend showers (Aug. 14-15) were not enough to green up the lawns.
Drought conditions continue.
Photo of "burned-out" lawn at Jr./Sr. High School.
Thanks to all our neighbors who are conserving water!


    

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Gov. Whitman Signs NJ State Library Bill
At Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library


Governor Christie Whitman signed a bill at the Free Public Library Wednesday, August 18 granting $45 million to libraries around the state for improvement projects.

The legislation co-sponsored by Assembly members Rose Marie Heck and Leonard Lance provides that grants will be award to municipal and county public libraries for the construction of new library buildings; expansion, rehabilitation or acquisition of existing library buildings; as well as related land acquisition and site improvement costs.

The measure will provide the $45 million in bonds to be issued by the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority through a "Public Library Project Fund."   Municipalities and counties will be required to provide a 3 to 1 match in order to receive the capital bond funds.


Looking on during this historic moment are (L-R) Assemblyman Guy Talarico (R) Oradell, Assemblyman Leonard Lance (R) Hunterdon, Governor Whitman, Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck and HH Library Director Michele Maiullo

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Many years ago the late Ellsworth Barthen and his brother Hank planted what seemed to be millions of tulips -- on a vacant patch of "public property" along Route 46 in Hasbrouck Heights.  What a beautiful  legacy they have left us, and to the thousands of folks who have traveled through our community daily.

 

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