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Winter 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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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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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]

School Superintendent's 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]
[Movie] 500k mpg

School Superintendent's 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.

Our Hometown Holidays
Is there a Santa Claus?
White Christmas around Heights early afternoon.
Plowing the Circle on Christmas afternoon - 500k mpg
HHFD Takes Santa For a Ride
Santa’s Schedule on Sunday, December 22 started at Collins & Baldwin - 4:00 p.m. [2002 Photos]  See Santa Waving -- 120k mpg with sound
Santa Arrives by Helicopter at the NJ Aviation Hall of Fame on 12/14
Holiday Decorations
Night time [1][2][3]     Day Time [1][2]         Inflatable Displays [1]
Door Displays [1]   Scenes Around Town [1]    Night Boulevard [1][2]
Annual Community Tree Lighting @ The Circle
5 p.m. on December 8 at the Circle. Sponsored by Mayor's Celebration Committee.  An Anti-Drug Council candlelight procession from Kipp  preceded the tree lighting. [2002 Photos] [2001 photos][2000 photos]
First Winter Snow
[Photos] taken early afternoon on December 5, 2002
. Storm dropped 6.5 inches of snow.
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Biggest & Best Ever Annual Chamber Parade started at 7:00 p.m. on Friday Night November 29. Leading the parade were the Port Authority Police with motorcycles, Honor Guard and bagpipers.  The parade also featured nine marching band; ten large floats and eight smaller floats; fire trucks -- plus Santa! 2002 Parade [Group 1] [Group 2][Group 3]
Photos with Santa
Santa Claus visited the North Pole Workshop at Bill O'Shea's Florist on Sunday, November 24, 2002.  Bob Major Photography provided FREE photo's with Santa. [Group 1][Group 2]

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New Ambulance Arrives for the Holidays
On December 23, 2002 the HHFD received their new ambulance -- 25-EMS-2.
Here are the first photos -- moments after arrival. [Photos]
[Dedication on Saturday, January 25]

Judge Chandless Retires
Municipal Court Judge Harry H. Chandless Jr. heard his last case on December 18, 2002.   After 36 years on the bench he has heard over 73,000 cases before retiring.  Judge Chandless was the longest continuously serving municipal court judge in Bergen County.  He heard cases for traffic violations, disorderly person's charges -- assault, harassment, lewdness -- and drug offenses. [Story]
Mayor & Council Proclamation for Judge Chandless

Last Leaf Removal
[Photos] Hasbrouck Heights DPW about December 10, 2002
Be sure to download your [Zone 1][Zone 2] 2003 Recycling Schedules in pdf  format (800k)

Kiwanis Install New Officers "50th Anniversary Year"
The Kiwanis Club of Hasbrouck Heights held its installation of officers at the Crow’s Nest in Hackensack.
Dr. Burnett Eglow presided over the ceremony and installed the following officers; President Colleen Jarvis, First Vice President James Jarvis, Second Vice President Barbara Smith, Secretary Peter Gallo, Treasurer Marie Gallo. [Story]

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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.

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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.

May 2003
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April 2003
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The Contemporary Club of Hasbrouck Heights, proudly presents, "An Afternoon of Music", featuring David Maiullo and Company, Sunday, April 14th at 3 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.

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.

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

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.

March 2003
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Scouts to Deliver Kiwanis Rainbow Appeal
On Saturday, March 29th the Scouts will  deliver "Scouting for Food" bags and an appeal letter for the Kiwanis Club’s 2003 Rainbow Summer Day Program."  A flyer with details will be attached to each food bag. Please support this drive by placing your bag in front of your house for pick up on Saturday, April 5th.
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Fish & Chips Dinner
March 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Contemporary Club sponsors their Annual Fish & Chips Dinner to be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Burton and Hamilton Avenues, 5 to 7 p.m. Pre-paid take out orders available by advance reservation only call Marge 201-288-8933 . Catering done by "Tastefully British Caterers of Ridgewood". Children under 10, $7:50 Adults $10.00.

St. Patricks Day Party
Saturday, March 15, 7:30 at Pioneer Club. Corned beef and cabbage dinner.   Bagpipe players. DJ. $30. Sponsored by JWC. Call 201-288-7377

Yankee Doodle Circus
March 14 & 15 at the HHHS Gym. $10 ticket included 1 adult and 2 children. Sponsored by Euclid & Lincoln PTA's.  Show: Friday 5:15 & 7:30 p.m.. Saturday 2:00, 4:30 & 7:00 p.m..  Call Donna at 201-288-4401 or Kathy at 201-393-0546

Free Adult ESL Class
Starting March 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St.John The Divine Episcopal Church. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Registration and infromal is Feb. 19 & 26. Call 201-288-0002 for info.

Dinner-Fashion Show
March 11 at The Fiesta. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by fashions by The Fig Leaf Boutique of Garfield.  Tickets $30.  Call Magda at 201-288-5736.  Sponsored by Woman's Club.  Benefit State Woman's Club project of Canine Companions & local town projects.

Babe Ruth Tryouts & Registration
Saturday March 8from 10:00 to noon at the Little League Field.  Registration is $55

February 2003
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Soup & Sandwich
On Sunday, February 23, The First United Methodist Church will hold a "Soup N' Sandwich lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Three kinds of soup, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. Tickets: $6 adults, $3 children 10 and under. Call 201-288-0324 for reservations.

Rummage/Bake Sale
Euclid Masonic Lodge will held a Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefit BattleshipNew Jersey. Tables available fo $15. Non-cloting donations welcome. Call Semra at 973-691-8368 or susanne at 201-288-4854

Wrestling Beefsteak
4th Annual Beefsteak at the Fiesta on Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. $40 per person. Call Doug at 201-288-2969

50th Anniversary Celebration Brunch
Kiwanis Club of Hasbrouck Heights--Teterboro will hold its 50th Anniversary Celebration with a Brunch at the Holiday Inn on Sunday, February 2, 2003 from 11:00 a.m. to 3 :00 p.m. Tickets are $35 each.
A special tribute to it's only active charter member Dr. Burnett Eglow will be held. Call Colleen at 201-288-5644 for info.  RSVP January 24. [Brunch photos & story]]
[Announcement][Presidents Message][Kiwanis Club Accomplishments][Dr. Burnett Eglow Honored]
[Kiwanis Club Facts][HH Kiwanis Club Past Presidents]

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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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