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Holidays 2003

Hometown News

2003-2004 School Calender in pdf format
2002-2003 School [Calender] in pdf format
[Zone 1][Zone 2] 2004 Recycling Schedules in pdf  format (800k)
[Zone 1][Zone 2] 2003 Recycling Schedules in pdf  format (800k)

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Reorganization meeting was held Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 11:45 in the Council Chambers
[Photos & story] [Mayor's remarks] [2004 Appointments]
[Council committees]


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.  www.buy-a-ribbon.com 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




Public Safety Complex Dedication
A dedication of the Public Safety Complex at 248 Hamilton Avenue was conducted by the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Mayor and Council on December 20, 2003 at 2 p.m.  The Public Safety Building will house the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, Fire Department and Municipal Court.
[Photos and story]




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Free Public Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The formal dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library
was held at 320 Boulevard on a snowy Sunday afternoon, December 14, 2003.
[Photos][Mayor's remarks][Library Director's remarks]



Snow Storm 12/14

Snow began falling at about 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, December 14, 2003, blanketing the area with about 5 inches of snow.  By the end of the day, the snow had changed to rain which lasted into the night. 
Snow Storm Photos        Movie: HHFD Ladder Company responding to call [900k]


Annual Community Tree Lighting @ The Circle
5 p.m. on December 7 at the Circle. Sponsored by Mayor's Celebration Committee. 
[2003 Photos] [2002 photos[2001 photos][2000 photos]




Photos with Santa
Sunday, December 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at Bill O'Shea's Florists,
in association with Bob Major Photography.
[2003 Photos]   [2002 Photos]  [2001 Photos]



Grand Re-Opening & Annual Open House
Heights Flower Shoppe held their Grand Re-opening and Annual Open House
on December 7th, 2003 [Photos]




First Snow Storm Hits Dec 5-6, 2003
*Dec. 5-6 [Photos]   If it seems like deja vu all over again...   [Snow Storm Dec. 5, 2002]




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Annual Chamber Holiday Parade

The biggest and best Chamber Parade kicked-off at 7:00 p.m. on a rainy November 28. There were floats, marching bands, antique cars, fire trucks -- Plus Santa! Santa also visited with the children at the Senior Center immediately after the parade.
[Group 1][Group 2][Group 3]


WOR's Ralph Snodsmith
Visits O'Shea's Open House

Did anyone have a gardening question?  Ralph Snodsmith made a special guest appearance at Bill O'Shea's Open House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 23, 2003.  Mr. Snodsmith provided some his on-air stories, answered questions and signed autographs. [Photos]




Mason's Cornerstone Ceremony
for the the new Public Safety Building (Police, Fire & Court) was held at Hamilton Ave.,
Sunday, November 23 at 1:30 p.m. Photos [Group 1][Group 2]
Similar ceremony that was held for New Boro Hall [Program][Ceremony] March 2, 2003



Free Public Library On The Move
[Photos of move] November 17-18




Chief's Tour of the new Public Safety Building
On November 11, 2003, Fire Chief Robert Thomasey and Police Chief Michael Colaneri gave us a tour of their new Public Safety Building.  This facility will house the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, Fire Department and Municipal Court. [Group 1][Group 2]



Veterans Day Service
was held on November 11 at 11 a.m. 2003 Photos




Annual CROP WALK
The entire community was invited to attend this year's CROP Walk on Sunday, November 9, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church. 
The 2.4 mile route was along Burton & Oak Grove.  Refreshments were served. The CROP WALK is an interfaith community event that helps local food pantries and food banks, offers shelter for refugees and displaced families, and provides food and water in parts of Africa where drought related famine imperils millions of families.
Neighbors walked to support world wide programs to help eliminate poverty and hander.
For information all Liz at 201-393-0628
Sunday,

[CROP Walk 2003][CROP Walk 2002][CROP Walk 2001]



Hasbrouck Heights Halloween 2003

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Ragamuffin Parade
@ Masonic Hall
The Boulevard
@ Municipal Complex
Puppet Show

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Decorations
Spooky Halloween
Pumkpin-fest
Inflatables & Night

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Boulevard Window Painting
Group 1   Group 2   Winners

Halloween Decorations 2002 [1][2]    2001 [Day] [Night]    2000  [Decorations]
Window Painting --  2002 [1][2][3][4]   2001[1][2][3]   2000 [1][2]  1999 [1][2][3]
Ragamuffin Parade -- 2002 [1][2]   2001[1][2]   [2000]

Halloween Safety Tips



HHFD Conduct Live Fire Exercises
On Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m. on October 26, 2003, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department went "out of service" to conduct "live fire training" at the Middletown Towonship Bolunteer Fire Deaprt Training Academy.  Story and photos [Group 1 -- Venting] [Group 2 -- Smokehouse]





"Read To Achieve" Scores Big
NJ Nets superstars took on Hasbrouck Heights third graders from Corpus Christi, Euclid and Lincoln Schools at the Free Public Library  (Division Ave.) on Monday morning, October 20, 2003.
Reading won!  [Photos & Story][More photos]




Town Day 2003
Saturday,  October 11 at Woodland Park. from 10:30 to 3 p.m.. 
Non-commercial community organizations showcased their activitie.  Refreshments.
  Photos [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000] [1999]




"Care on the Corner" Celebration Day
The ministry of the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine officially opened it's "Care on the Corner" during celebration and recognition ceremonies held October 11, 2003, at 333 Franklin Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights. "Care on the Corner" is a resource center providing social services for the under-served and under-represented people in this area. www.careonthecorner.org
[Photos & story]






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9-11 Memorial Service
A solemn 9-11 Memorial Ceremony was held Thursday, September 11, 2003 at the Fireman's Memorial (Boulevard/Circle)   The program was presented by The Hasbrouck Heights Clergy and Mayor William J. Torre. Local veterans & scouts provided the Honor Guard. [Story & photos][Fels Perspective]



The Big Move -- Take a tour of the New Municipal Complex
[Moving into Municipal Offices][Library & Senior Center][Library Big Room][Basement]
Effective September 9, 2003 the New Municipal Offices located at Boulevard and Central, will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..  All phone numbers will remain the same.  [1st M/C Meeting]
"Raising the Flag" at New Boro Hall on September 12, 2003 [Photos]

New Municipal Complex Dedication was held October 18 at 2 p.m.,
followed by a building tour and refreshments in the new Senior Citizen Center.

Boro Hall Ribbon Cutting    Senior Center & Prayers     Remarks by Mayor Torre




Tiffany Amariuta Wins Pre-Teen New Jersey Junior Division Title
The 2003 Pre-Teen New Jersey Scholarship and Recognition Program was held August 15-17, 2003 at the Parsippany Hilton in Parsippany, NJ. Over 800 pre-teens from New Jersey applied, but only 92 were chosen as state finalists to compete for the junior (7-9 year olds) and senior (10-12 year olds) division title
Tiffany Amariuta, a 5th grade student at Lincoln School in Hasbrouck Heights.[Photos & story]






* "
The Wright Stuff"
Teterboro Airport celebrates 100 years of aviation.  [Index] to about 200 photos and movies of the Wright "B" Flyer being assembled in Teterboro Airport during Memorial Day Weekend for the historic 1909 re-enactment flight around the Statue of Liberty.   Wright "B' Flyer Movie

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FAA proposes lifting 100,000 pound limit at Teterboro Airport

PA chair tells FAA head --heavier planes have no place at Teterboro Airport
October 30, 2003 -- Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia told Federal Aviation Administrator that the Port Authority will continue to fight the FAA’s proposed policy that would force planes as large as Boeing 737s to land at Teterboro Airport. [Story]
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Rose Heck held a public meeting Monday, July 28, at VFW [Details w/photos]
Sample letter to FAA in Word format -- Due August 15, 2003
Congress Steve Rothman's [Press release] July 24, 2003
PA Commits to fight FAA [Press release in Word format] July 31, 2003
PA girding for battle over 737s at Teterboro [Record story] July 30, 2003
PA Says No [Press release in Word format] August 19, 2003
PA Chair says "No Heavier Jets Using Teterboro" [Record] August 24, 2003

 

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Announcements

[Zone 1][Zone 2] 2004 Recycling Schedules in pdf  format (800k)
[Zone 1][Zone 2] 2003 Recycling Schedules in pdf  format (800k)

2003-2004 School [Calender] in pdf format
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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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.
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Janaury 2004


Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, January 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church Cafeteria. $7 adults, $4 children under 12.  Sponsored by Boy Schout Troop 17. Call James Trantino at 201-288-0785 or Rick Goldsmith at 201-566-1492 for more information.


Epiphany Walk
Sunday Janaury 4th starting at the Community Church (Boulevard near Route 46) at 3:30 p.m.. Warm refreshments to follow. 
[2003 Photos] [2002 Photos][Millennium Photos]



Reorganization meeting
is scheduled for Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 11:45 in the Council Chambers


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December 2003

Check your Church Bulletin for More Holiday Activities

Annual VFW New Years Eve Gala
At the Post on December 31.  Black Tie Optional. Tickets -- $75 per person. 
Starts 7:00 p.m. Includes cocktail hour, prime rib dinner, beer, wine & soda table set-ups, dancing to the"Andy Ray Trio", open bar plus favors & noise makers. Call Post before December 17 for reservations at 201-288-1112.


14th Annual Lego Night
Library December 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Please register in advance. 201-288-8911
Light refreshments courtesy of Friends of the Library.



HHFD Takes Santa For a Ride
Boys & Girls -- Santa’s Schedule on Sunday, December 21:
Collins & Baldwin - 4:00 p.m.
Hasbrouck & Ottawa - 4:30 p.m.
Paterson & Burton - 5:00 p.m.
Oak Grove & La Salle - 5:30 p.m.
Oak Grove & Jefferson - 6:05 p.m.
Oldfield & Division - 6:35 p.m.
Cleveland & Summit
- 7:05 p.m.

[2002]
December 23, 2001 Photos [Group 1][Group 2] [Santa Waving] 120k mpg with sound
[2000 Photos]




Buy-A-Ribbon and Feed The Hungry
A $10 contribution buys a bright red ribbon with your name on it, placed along the Boulevard beginning Thanksgiving until Valentine’s Day.  Proceeds benefit th
e Center for Food Action. Ribbon placement by Knights: Msgr. Fitzpatrick Council 7041. Order your ribbon at Bill O’Shea’s Florist.
For More Info [www.buy-a-ribbon.com]



Friendly Neighbors Needs Your Help
But especially at the Holiday -- you can help. Friendly Neighbors  has been assisting the welfare of the borough and helping our neighbors in need for over 60 years. All information is confidential. Please send your generous contribution to: Pat Boer, Treasurer, 307 Roosevelt Ave. HH. Friendly Neighbors is sponsored by the HH Council of Churches. [Info]



Holiday Toy/Clothing Drive
Let’s help to make the upcoming holiday season a little bit brighter for those in need. Weiner-Ludwig (237 Boulevard) will be collecting donations of new unwrapped items which will be delivered to the Kiwanis Club and Bergen County Comm. Action Center. Toys, games, puzzles, dolls, hats, scarves, gloves for seniors are welcome. Call   201-288-9044 for more information.



Holiday Decorating Contest
Stroll the Boulevard and check out the holiday window displays. Ho. Ho. Ho. Hop in your sleigh and join the fun. Check out the festive displays in your neighborhood with yards, homes, lamp posts and doors seasonally dressed for the holidays. Contest starts mid-December. Judging is December 13 & 14, with final selection on December 15.
2002 Night time [1][2][3]     Day Time [1][2]         Inflatable Displays [1]
Door Displays [1]   Scenes Around Town [1]    Night Boulevard [1][2]


2001 Day Time Decorations [Group 1][Group 2][Group 3]
[Holidays Around Town][Night Time Displays]
[Boulevard Decorations]




For The Best Christmas Trees ...

Beautiful trees, wreaths and branches are available at:

HH Men’s Association -- located at Bill O’Shea’s at the Circle


Note: Due to the Snow Storm
these events have been re-scheduled to December 14th

he New Free Public Library dedication is December 7 at 2 p.m. -- Public welcome.
"Hands Across the Heights"
Sunday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. the last book will be passed hand-to-hand from the old library to the new.  Rain or shine.  300 volunteers are needed.  Call Library 201-288-0484 to sign up.

Annual Community Tree Lighting @ The Circle
5 p.m. on December 7 at the Circle. Sponsored by Mayor's Celebration Committee. 
[2002 photos[2001 photos][2000 photos]



Photos with Santa
Sunday, December 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bill O'Shea's Florists,
in association with Bob Major Photography.
2001 [Photos]



Santa To Visit Teterboro -- Canceled
On Saturday, December 6 at about 10:30 a.m., Santa and his elves will arrive by helicopter at the Aviation Hall of Fame. Children of all ages welcome. [2002 photos]



Annual VFW Christmas Dinner Dance
At the Post on December 5th at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets -- $25.
Includes dinner, dancing and open bar. Call Post for reservations at 201-288-1112


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November 2003

Annual Chamber Holiday Parade
The biggest and best Chamber Parade kicks-off at 7:00 p.m. on November 28. Floats. Marching bands. Antique cars. Fire Trucks. Plus Santa! Don’t miss this one!   Santa will visit with the children in the Senior Center (320 Boulevard) immediately after the parade.

Previous Chamber Christmas Parades -- 2002 [1][2][3]     2001[1][2]   2000 [1][2]  [1999]



Treasure Hunt is Back
Stroll the Boulevard. Did you see your name? Did you collect your gift? Participating merchants are donating exciting gifts and placing them in their window for you. Treasure Hunt starts November 28.




$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.
Get application at Bill O'Shea's Florist.    www.buy-a-ribbon.com for more info.


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October 2003


Scare up some Halloween fun! Take a walk and see all
the spooky and creepy Halloween ghosts, ghouls, witches
& pumpkin displays that haunt your neighborhood.

2003 Decorations   Spooky Halloween  Pumkpin-fest  Inflatables & Night
Halloween Decorations 2002 [1][2]     2001 [Day] [Night]    2000   [Decorations]



On Halloween Day -- Bob Major Photography (164 Franklin)
will take free photos of costumed children between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.


10th Annual Window Painting Contest

Stroll The Boulevard during late-October where local businesses in conjunction with the three grammar school PTA’s are sponsoring the 10th Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest. Over 300 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students paint a Halloween theme illustration on a space provided by Boulevard businesses.
Graphics are judged upon originality and artistic expression. Winners from each grade receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Ribbons. All participants receive ribbons.

Event is sponsored by: Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with
2003 Home School Association chairs: Sue Picheria & Linda Santangelo (Corpus Christi), and
PTA chairs: Laura French (Lincoln) and Cheryl Cutruzzula & Cindy Stinson (Euclid).

Halloween Window Painting --  2002 [1][2][3][4]   2001[1][2][3]   2000 [1][2]  1999 [1][2][3]


Annual Ragamuffin Parade

On Saturday, October 25, 2003 the Annual Ragamuffin Parade will begin at 1 p.m. at Masonic Hall (Division & Boulevard) -- then march along The Boulevard to the New Municipal
Complex at 320 Boulevard for a "boo-ti-ful good time".  Participants can join the parade at any time along the route. This year’s entertainment will feature "Peppermint Puppeteers". Light refreshments
.Sponsored by the Mayor’s Celebration Committee. 

Ragamuffin Parade -- 2002 [1][2]   2001[1][2]   [2000]

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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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Autumn
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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Holidays

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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