Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Students teamed up with the Hackensack Riverkeeper in the cleanup effort
- GOING GREEN
Tuesday, April 30
The River Edge Environmental Commission, in conjunction with the Hackensack Riverkeeper, co-sponsored a clean-up of the Hackensack River at Kenneth B. George Park Saturday. Volunteers came out on a spectacular Saturday and worked on foot to clear trash and other debris from the banks of the river, as well as pulling trash out of the river from canoes. Volunteers included Fairleigh Dickinson University students, the River Edge Fire Department and area residents.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Travelers advised to seek other routes.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Saturday, April 20
The Court Street Bridge linking Bogota and Hackensack is closed indefinitely, Bogota Police announced Friday. Travelers were advised to use other routes. It was not immediately clear why the bridge crossing was shut down. The bridge reopened in February after being closed to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. However, a $1 million repair project was expected to continue through March. Much of the bridge structure was replaced as part of a 26-month upgrade project, northjersey.com reported. Another nearby river crossing, the Anderson Street Bridge linking Teaneck and Hackensack, was restricted to one lane in each direction after an inspection last year found the structure needed major repairs. Eleven bus routes carrying 2,000 …
Friday, October 26, 2012
With Sandy headed our way, New Milford's mayor asks Gov. Christie to order the reservoirs be lowered in advance of the storm.
New Milford Mayor Ann Subrizi has sent a letter to Governor Chris Christie asking him to lower the reservoirs in advance of Hurricane Sandy, a nor'easter that the National Weather Service forecasts could hit Bergen County between Sunday and Tuesday. "The full capacity of the United Water Oradell Reservoir is 23.16 ft.," Subrizi said. "It is currently at 18.07 ft." Subrizi states that it is not only important that the reservoirs be lowered to make room for the rain, "but more importantly, to make room for the runoff that will surely occur on the following days." Prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irene, Christie agreed to order the lowering of the reservoirs to ease flooding, and Subrizi is hoping that he will do it once again. "This could …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Volunteers invited to help out Oct. 13.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The following news release was submitted by the Friends of the Greenway: As part of its on-going commitment to maintaining Teaneck’s Hackensack River Greenway, the Friends of the Greenway is planning a morning of trail maintenance on a portion of the trail in Brett Park known as Mausner Meadow. The date is Sunday morning, October 13, from 10:00 to noon. This important work will include debris pick-up and invasives control. Members of the community of all ages are encouraged to come out and help. Everyone is welcome to join in this fun community activity. Bring gloves, protective clothing, pruners and loppers. Please call (201) 836-6494 if you have any questions. A lot of planting has been done in this area in the last few years and we…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Walk to be led by long-time curator of Bergen County’s historic Steuben House.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The following item was submitted by the Friends of the Hackensack River Greenway: Kevin Wright, long-time curator of Bergen County’s historic Steuben House, will lead a walk around Historic New Bridge Landing and along the Hackensack River Greenway on Saturday, September 8th beginning at 10AM. This free tour is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hackensack River Greenway through Teaneck and the Bergen County Historical Society. Mr. Wright’s walk will begin in the northwest corner of Brett Park at the foot of the old swing bridge. The walk is expected to take about 1½ hours but one may leave at any point. Mr. Wright has done research and published papers on his museum and on historic New Bridge Landing. In addition to his interest in …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Teaneck residents start petition against restaurant expansion--concerned that knockdown of two houses to create additional parking will increase flooding and traffic.
A plan to expand Sanzari's New Bridge Inn in New Milford is facing opposition from Teaneck residents who claim the project will increase flooding and traffic in the area and they have started a petition against it. Robert Costa, principal and owner of Costa Engineering in Hackensack and engineer for Sanzari's expansion, appeared before the New Milford Zoning Board of Adjustment Tuesday in continuance of a hearing seeking preliminary and final site plan approval to construct a parking lot where two residential dwellings are currently located and expand the restaurant by approximately 600 square feet. Sanzari's is seeking variances that would allow the restaurant to add 66 parking spaces by knocking down two houses. Based on recommendations…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Quick action by Teaneck man credited with saving woman.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Noah Cohen
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Teaneck man who dove into the Hackensack River to rescue an 82-year-old woman from her sinking car was honored for his heroics Tuesday by the town council. John Goez, 40, was working at Spotless Auto Laundries in Hackensack when he saw the woman's car plunge into the river after going through the wash. Goez and a customer, River Edge resident Jay Orsino, jumped into action and pulled the woman to safety. "When the car went into the river I thought about my mother…and I told myself how can she get out of there," Goez said. Deputy Mayor Adam Gussen presented Goez with a certificate of recognition from the council. "From everyone in Teaneck, I can't tell you how proud we are to have you as one of our fellow residents," the deputy …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Teaneck man helped pull woman from sinking car, witnesses say.
HACKENSACK -- A carwash employee and an unidentified man pulled a woman from her sinking car after the vehicle plunged into the Hackensack River at a carwash Sunday afternoon, according to witnesses and authorities at the scene. The woman apparently hit the wrong pedal as she drove out of the wash drive-thru, sending the vehicle into the river and narrowly missing a parked car around 3:30 p.m., authorities and witnesses said. Employee John Goez, a Teaneck resident, and another man at Spotless Auto Laundries, near the East Anderson Street bridge, immediately jumped into the river and brought the woman to safety as water flooded the sinking car, said Willie Goez, John’s brother and the carwash manager. Willie Goez said the car was almost …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
New Jersey legislators and mayors urge New York to pass legislation creating a bi-state flood commission to coordinate management and flood prevention of waterways that flow between Rockland and Bergen counties.
Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation in January creating an 18-member Rockland-Bergen Bi-state River Commission made up of officials and residents of both states to coordinate the management and flood prevention of waterways that flow between Bergen County, N.J. and Rockland County, N.Y. Thus far, however, New Jersey legislators don't feel New York legistators have moved along with enough urgency. Senator Robert Gordon and Assembly members Connie Wagner and Tim Eustace, along with other members of the Bergen County delegation and some area mayors, have signed a letter addressed to the New York State Senate urging them to pass legislation that has already been enacted by New Jersey in order to create a Rockland-Bergen Bi-state flood …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
County officials and representatives from United Water hold meeting Monday to discuss the increase in repetitive flooding in towns along the Hackensack River.
NEW MILFORD - On the heels of Mayor Ann Subrizi's meeting with the DEP on Tuesday regarding repetitive flooding of homes and businesses along the Hackensack River that included officials from River Edge and Oradell, the county has arranged a meeting of the mayors and affected residents of flood prone towns, along with representatives from United Water, for Monday July 2 at 7 p.m. at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack. The Hackensack River flows into the Lake DeForest reservoir before flowing downstream into the Lake Tappan reservoir. From here it flows south throughout the suburban communities of Oradell, where it forms the Oradell Reservoir, and continues to flow into several streams, such as the Pascack and Hirschfield Brooks, as it …