Sunday, May 19, 2013
Miss any local news this week? Catch up with the weekly recap!
Route 17 was completely shut down Tuesday afternoon as firefighters battled a small fire inside a water treatment facility at a Hasbrouck Heights gas station. Hasbrouck Heights Volunteer Fire Department brought on one new firefighter and two of the first associate members to the team this week. Pasta dinner fundraiser proceeds will help youngster get a seizure response dog Mayor says there has not been one promotion granted in the police department in 9 years. Four of Hasbrouck Heights school district's educators have been named teachers of the year for 2013 and another was honored for her many years of service upon her retirement. Classic rockers Zebra hand-picked Doomsday Diaries to open up for them on this leg of their 2013 summer tour…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
High school students take part in Youth Week Council
This Tuesday night the governing body will take a back seat for a bit letting the members of the Youth Week council take over presiding over the council meeting. Every May, Hasbrouck Heights High School take part in this excercise which teaches them all about local government. The students take over borough roles and get to shadow their respective borough official or employee. Kevin O'Leary will serve as "mayor" on Tuesday shadowing Mayor Rose Heck. Other students will serve as Borough Clerk, Borough Administrator, council members, and other department heads. The regular council meeting will follow the special Youth Week one where business includes several appointments, one for the fire department, three to the Community Awareness Access …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Taking a look at the week ahead in Hasbrouck Heights
Coming up this week on Patch This Sunday brings the annual Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair back to the Boulevard for the fifth year in a row. The all-day event will once again feature live music, rides, games, entertainment and plenty of food options and more from local vendors who will line the Boulevard between Kipp and Raymond avenues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. As always the main stage featuring bands such as Soulfinger, Ashely Hollister and more will perform throughout the day will be set up at Raymond Avenue. A children's stage featuring entertainers throughout the day will be set up and there will be many amusements for the children from face painting, games, rides and walking characters. Look for eating contests, the …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Official unveiling ceremony took place Saturday
Hasbrouck Heights now has a new historic clock tower which bears its name right outside Borough Hall thanks to the generosity of the Lions Club. The 80-plus year old organization is known for its giving nature, fundraising for numerous organizations, presenting scholarships and giving back to the community. Mayor Rose Heck and council members and others from the community joined the Lions Club on the front steps of Borough Hall Saturday afternoon fo officially mark the dedication and witness the unveiling of the clock tower. "We do it because we take pride in our commuity and there's a philosophy that if you take care of your own little corner of the world it'll be a better world to live in," said Kevin Mullins, president of the Lions …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Chic Charity Club bring Heights businesses together in a first annual event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society.
The first annual Boulevard Restaurant Week is underway and is off to a good start. The Chic Charity Club put this event together working closely with dozens of business owners who quickly jumped on board to take part in this event raising funds and spreading awareness for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life while also helping to promote local small businesses. All this week until Saturday, May 11 select shops, restaurants and salons will donate a portion of their sales to the Chic Charity Club’s team which will walk at Relay for Life. Patrons may be asked to present a flyer (see attached PDF) or mention Boulevard Restaurant Week upon purchase. Many business owners were very eager to take part and some were still jumping in to take…
Town-Wide garage sale registration will be held May 8 and 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the main entrance of Borough Hall, 320 Boulevard.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Borough will mill and repave a handful of streets over a two week period. There will be periodic road closures during this time.
Work to resurface a handful of roads in the borough deemed in need of a facelift will begin this week. The following streets have been selected for this wave of the borough’s ongoing road resurfacing program: Work will be done one street at time over a two-week period. There’s no set schedule as to which streets will be done first, however “emergency no parking” signs will be posted the day before work is set to begin, said Ken Job, the borough’s engineer. Streets will be closed to traffic and there will be no parking on the streets while the work is being done. Job said vehicles will be allowed back on the street as soon as the repaving is done and the road surface has cooled. Each year the borough selects a number of roads to repair …
Taking a look ahead at the week in Hasbrouck Heights
Coming up on Patch this week The Hasbrouck Heights community is invited to join in a special dedication ceremony this coming Saturday for a new clock tower which has been given to the borough by the Lions Club. The dedication is set for 12 p.m. Saturday, May 11 in front of Borough Hall. The clock will have a historic look which will fit right in with the historicly designed light posts that already line the Boulevard in front of Borough Hall. The clock will be two-sided facing north and south. The Lions Club, an 80-plus year old organization, continues to be a large supporter of the community. Also this Saturday, the Hasbrouck Heights Volunteer Fire Department invites all to join in their annual inspection ceremony at 7 p.m. that evening. …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
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Principal Michelle Murillo is retiring at the end of this school year. Event was the Hasbrouck Heights Health Department's first 5K run/walk Annual event has 12 high school male students vying for the title Funding will go towards another phase of the borough's downtown shopping area revitalization project. Some grade levels did better in language arts than math; results differ at the two elementary schools. See what made the top "most clicked" list in April
Friday, May 3, 2013
Some grade levels did better in language arts than math; results differ at the two elementary schools.
According to state figures in the annual School Report Card, both Euclid and Lincoln students who took the NJASK last year showed more improvement in language arts than in math. NJASK tests students grades 3, 4 and 5 in language arts and math. In language arts, the percentage of students considered proficient increased at grade levels 3 and 5 however both schools experienced a decline at the grade 4 level in the percentage of students deemed proficient. At Euclid School the percentage dropped from 84 down to 48 and at Lincoln from 63 to 45 percent from school year 2010-2011 to 2011-2012. This could be attributed to changes in the test from one year to the next. Although there are some similarities between the two schools there are …