Week in Review: Beautification Put On Hold, Small Tax Increase and Bad Roads

Miss some headlines this week? Here is a look back on the week of March 11

Boulevard Beautification Put Off 2 More Months

It will be at least another two months until the continuation of the Boulevard Streetscape improvement project begins as officials decided it would be best to wait until after the annual May street fair.

Minimal Tax Levy Increase Proposed for Municipal Purposes

The governing body introduced the proposed municipal budget for 2012 with a minimal tax levy increase of about 1 percent or one tax point, which would mean less than $35 for the average home owner.

Roads Considered in 'Desperate Need' of Resurfacing

Officials discussed the state of a growing list of roads in town considerd in "desperate need" of resurfacing in order to avoid them all needing to be rebuilt completely. 

Junior Women St. Paddy's Day Party

More than 130 guests took part in the Junior Women's Club annual St. Patrick's Day party this past weekend at the Elk Lodge.

Fifth Grader Goes to State Spelling Bee

fifth grade student Krutika Thakkar represented the Junior Women's Club and came in sixth place in the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs – Junior Membership State Spelling Bee.

Shelter Cats Get Extra Comfort From Teens

Heights teens, Bethany and Brittany Manzo, have put a lot of time into creating some extra comfort for the cats down at the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro by crocheting blankets for each one.

Two Injured in MVA on Route 17 South

Two drivers were injured in a multiple vehicle accident on Route 17 south Friday morning which briefly shut down the roadway after 10 a.m., police said.

Heights Post Office Fate Still Not Determined

The fate of the is still undecided according to a United States Postal Service spokesman although some area branches have learned that they are no longer being considered for possible closure.

Words With Friends Makes Prefixes Stick In Heights School

Words With Friends, the wildly popular and addictive digital Scrabble type game, is being used at Lincoln School to help fourth and fifth graders expand their vocabularies while playing on iPads during their lunch.


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