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Holidays 2007

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HHPD Joins “A Child is Missing” Network

The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department announced that it has joined with, “A Child is Missing” network (ACIM), a national non-profit organization that is available to, and only activated by, the law enforcement community. [Story]

Leisure Club Christmas Party 2007

For the second year in a row, the Hasbrouck Heights Leisure Club held their Annual Christmas Party at The Cotillion in Garfield. The party was held the first week in December and was attended by more than 100 seniors. [Photo & story]

Holiday Spirit Visits Library
The holiday spirit was sweetened at The Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights on Tuesday, December 4th. The Library’s “Crafts-to-Share” Club combined adults and teens to join in on the fun of creating festive gingerbread trees and houses. With a lot of icing and a little imagination, everyone walked away with a masterpiece for the holidays. [Story & photo]

HHFD Brightens Holidays

Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department designed and constructed two new holiday floats at their own expense. The float on the left is a miniature HHFD Rescue Truck, complete with working smokestack, mounted on an ATV. The float on the right is a Gingerbread House with a smoking chimney, music, and a live gingerbread character, mounted on a trailer. [Photo & story]

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

HHFD-EMS Captain’s Award Presentation
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department convened December 19, 2007 for its last Emergency Medical Services (EMS) monthly meeting for 2007. During this meeting, EMS Captain Ron Botelho presented the “EMS Captain’s Award” with trophies to 9 members of the Hasbrouck Heights Police and Fire Departments for their dedication to duty for one particular emergency medical call that had a significant outcome to patient care.
[Story & photo]

Saturday Morning Clean-up 2007
Over 40 volunteers spent Saturday morning, December 8, 2007, working together to make Hasbrouck Heights a cleaner community. [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


HHFD Visits Students During Fire Prevention Week
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department visited local schools for Fire Prevention Week, which was held October 7 through 13, 2007.
[Story & photo]

HHPD Chief Colaneri Completes Command & Leadership Program
Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael J. Colaneri graduated from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police West Point Command and Leadership Program on September 18, 2007.

[Story & photo]

Town Day 2007 September 29 @ Woodland Park
[Story & photo]

The Almost Disaster
It could have been a disaster. But wasn’t. On Friday afternoon, August 24th, about 2:18 p.m., a fully loaded gasoline tanker collapsed on Route 17 at the jug-handle across from White Castle. [Story & photo]

Handicap Accessible Park
Comfort Station Dedicated
Community Access for All Committee dedicated the new comfort station in Woodland Park on August 5, 2007.  The new brick comfort station is fully handicap accessible with extra wide doors, mobility space for wheelchairs, oversized stalls and new safety lighting.
[Story & photo]

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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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