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Winter 2007

Hometown News

The Gazette Newspaper - - pdf format
April 2007   March 2007 
February 2007   January 2007   December 2006     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

Brownie Troop 595 Tours NJ Aviation Hall of Fame

On March 10, 2007, Hasbrouck Heights Brownie Troop 595 toured the NJ Aviation Hall of Fame located at Teterboro Airport. The tour was led by the Museum Director, Shea Oakley, whose informative talk was highlighted with unique stories and anecdotes about NJ aviation. [Story & photo]

Firefighters Work Under Brutal Conditions

In the grip of winter’s extreme temperature of 17 degrees, with NNW winds at 17 mph, gusting to 25-35 mph, and a wind chill of one degree, South Bergen Zone II Mutual Aid Fire Departments worked a 2-alarm call at 200 Hollister Road in Teterboro for a smoke condition at 10:30 p.m. on March 5, 2007.
[Story & photo]

Heights Area Supports Our Troops’ Families

On Saturday, March 3, 2007, Hasbrouck Heights Area residents conducted a food drive to benefit the Military Family’s Assistance Center at the Teaneck Armory, located at 1799 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ.
[Photo & story]

United Under God’s Tent

On Friday, March 2nd, women representing every Church in Hasbrouck Heights, organized and conducted a World Day of Prayer (WDP) Service. [Photo & story]

Winter Snow Storms ...

:   Plowing Circle Christmas Day 2002
DPW plowing The Boulevard December 6, 2003 [1][2]
HHFD Ladder Company responding to call Dec. 14, 2003 [900k]

Winter Said Hello February 12 2006

First Major Snow of the Season  December 9, 2005
Presidential Surprise February 21, 2005
DPW Does A Great Job... Again!   January 22, 2005
Scenes Around Snowy Heights January 23, 2005

March Blast   March 16, 2004
Snow Storm   January 28, 2004

Snow Storm  December 14, 2003
Back-to-back Storm Storms  December 5-6, 2003
Blizzard '03  Feb. 17, 2003     Spring Surprise  April 7. 2003

  2002-2003 -- First snow Dec. 5, 2002      White Christmas 2002  
2001-2002 -- Around Town   January 20, 2002
2000-2001 -- The (Almost) Storm of Century  March 4-5, 2001
       Around Town Photos January 2001
Holiday Snow Storm Dec. 30, 2000  [Photos][Woodland Park]
  1999-2000 -- First Snow of the Century Jan. 20, 2000
[Photos][Woodland Park]


Early Storms
Big pre-December 10th snowstorms since 1949
Measurmeents at Newark Liberty Airport
Source: NE Regional Climatic Data Center, Ithaca, NY

Dec. 5-6, 2003 15.9
Dec. 3-4, 1957 13.3
Dec. 5, 2002 8.0
Nov. 22-23, 1989 5.7
Dec. 2-3, 1952 4.8
Dec.8-9, 1958 4.5
Dec. 5-6, 1985 3.7


Andy Feintuch Memorial Wrestling Tournament
The Andy Feintuch Memorial Wrestling Tournament was held on Sunday, February 17th from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hasbrouck Heights High School in the new gym.
The Heights team earned 16 gold, 10 silver and 8 bronze medals. [Story & photo]

HHFD Conducts “Jaws of Life” Training

Training under freezing temperatures on Saturday afternoon, February 17, 2007, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department conducted rescue and “Jaws of Life” training at the DPW yard near the airport. Two donated vehicles were used in the exercise that practiced the basic techniques that are regularly used by the Department. [Photo & story]

Brownies Have Sweet Dreams

In preparation for their first overnight campout, about 72 First and Second Grade Brownies from Corpus Christi, Euclid and Lincoln Schools participated in a town-wide sleepover held in the Senior Center on Friday, February 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. They represented Girl Scout Troops 612, 613, 526, 595, 1180 and 1557. The theme was Glen Spey of Hasbrouck Heights. Glen Spey is the name of the Girl Scout Camp in New York that these scouts will attend for their first weekend camping experience when they reach Third Grade.
[Story & photo]

Brownie Troop 595 Tours Fire Department
On the afternoon of February 8, 2007, Brownie Troop 595, from Lincoln and Euclid Schools, toured the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department. The tour began with First Assistant Chief Michael Ratkowski discussing fire safety. He discussed -- what to do if there is a fire in your home: go to a neighbor and have them call 9-1-1, do not go back into your home. [Photo & story]

Fit to Breathe
On January 31 and February 1 and 10, 2007, every member of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department performed their annual respirator fit test. Firefighters authorized to enter smoke-filled structures using “air tanks” test the seal of their mask annually. [Photo & story]

Fire Department Holds Installation Dinner

The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department held their installation dinner for Chief Angelo Roccamo and the Department Officers at The Venetian on January 13, 2007. Master of Ceremonies was former Fire Chief Tony Greco. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by First Assistant Chief Michael Ratkowski and a Benediction was given by Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Joseph Pickard. [Photo & story]

Bee-ing The Best
On Friday, January 12th, 2007, the Junior Women’s Club of Hasbrouck Heights held its 14th Annual Spelling Bee at Kiefer Auditorium in the Hasbrouck Heights Jr./Sr. High School. [Photo & story]

Reorganization Meeting 2007
On January 1, 2007 at 11:45 a.m., a Sine Die Meeting was held to conclude 2006 business. Upon the seating of new council members, Mayor Ronald R. Jones declared the 2007 Reorganization Meeting in session. [Story & photo]

Tree Lighting Ceremony 2006
Annual tree lighting ceremony was held at The Circle, 5 p.m., December 5, 2006 and was sponsored by Mayor's Community Celebrations Committee [Story & photo]

More Holiday Fun ...

Is there a Santa Claus?
Web-site for Santa's worldwide sleigh flight  [NORAD Tracks Santa]

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HHFD Takes Santa For a Ride

HHFD Gives Santa Ride -- [2005][2004][2003][2002][2001][2000][1999]
  See Santa Waving -- 120k mpg with sound

Holiday Decorations
2004 [Boulevard] [Day Time]  Night [1][2]  [Banners]  Inflatables[1][2]
2003 [Doors] [Inflatables] [Day Time] [Night Time] [Night Boulevard]
2002 Night time [1][2][3]     Day Time [1][2]         Inflatable Displays [1]
2002 Door Displays [1]   Scenes Around Town [1]    Night Boulevard [1][2]

2001 [Boulevard][Around Town][Night]
2001 Day Time [Group 1][Group 2][Group 3]
2000 [Holiday Decorations][Around town]
1999 [Boulevard #1][Boulevard # 2][Lawns #1][Lawns #2][Porches & Doors]

Annual Community Tree Lighting @ The Circle

Sponsored by Mayor's Celebration Committee. 
[2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000]

Annual Chamber Parade
2005 [1][2][3][4]     2004 [1][2][3]      2003 [1][2][3]
2002 [1][2][3]   2001[1][2]   2000 [1][2]  [1999]

$10 gets a Holiday Red Ribbon on
"The Boulevard" with your name on it!

Your contribution will be used by the Center for Food Action
to help our area's needy. for more info.

Friendly Neighbors works all year --
For 60 years helping neighbors in need. [Info] Please send your generous contributions to:   Pat Boer, Treasurer, 307 Roosevelt Ave. HH

Fireman’s Funeral
Former Hasbrouck Heights Fire Chief Artie Knobloch passed on November 18, 2006.
During visitation at Costa Memorial Home on the evening of November 21st, firefighters from area departments paid their last respects in full dress uniform. Members of the Heights Fire Department were posted throughout and the Heights Honor Guard was posted at the casket during viewing hours. A brief service was conducted by Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Joseph Pickard. [Photo & story]

DPW Tries New Leaf Collection System
[Story & photo]

Repaving Oak Grove
Oak Grove Avenue was repaved for its entire length and was the only street repaved this year.
[Story & photo]

Ragamuffin Parade
On Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 1 p.m., the Annual Hasbrouck Heights Ragamuffin Paradewas held at the New Municipal Complex at Central Avenue for a "boo-ti-ful good time". [Story & photo]

Haunted Hay Ride
Woodland Park was invaded by ghosts, goblins, aliens and assorted scary characters on the evening of October 19, 2006. [Story & photo]

More Halloween Fun ...

Halloween 2005
Trunk or Treat [1][2]
Seniors Haunted Halloween Party
Halloween in the Park -- Haunted Hayride [1][2]
Decorations [Inflatables][Yards][Spooky][Doors & Lampposts]
2005 Ragamuffin Parade [Group 1][Group 2][@ [Municipal Complex]
2005 Window Painting [Group 1][Group 2][Group 3] [Winners]

Halloween 2004
2004 Window Painting Random Selections [1] [2] [Winners]
2004 Ragamuffin Parade [Group 1] [Group 2]
Decorations [Spooky][Doors & Lamppost][Inflatables][Banners]
Halloween in the Park -- Haunted Hayride

Halloween 2003

2003 Window Painting Random Selections [1][2][Winners]
2003 Ragamuffin Parade [1][2][3][4]
2003 Decorations [Spooky] [Pumpkin-fest] [Nightime & Inflatables]

Halloween 2002
2002 Window Painting Random Selections
[Group 1] [Group 2] [Group 3] [Group 4][Winners]
2002 Ragamuffin Parade [Photos][More Parade Photos]
2002 Decorations [Group 1][Group 2]

Halloween 2001

2001 Window Painting Random Selections[1][2][Winners]
2001 Ragamuffin Parade [Photos][More Parade Photos]
2001 Decorations [Day] [Night]

Halloween 2000
2000 Window Painting - [Random selections][Winners]
2000 Ragamuffin Parade [Photos]
2000 [Halloween Decorations]

Halloween 1999
1999 Window Painting Winners [1][2][3]
[Displays] [Window Painting] [Kids dressed for fun]

Halloween Safety Tips
More Halloween Safety Tips

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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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