Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Purple Heart recipient speaks at township ceremony.
Click to see a photo gallery from Teaneck's Memorial Day observance and Cedar Lane festival A retired Navy petty officer’s rousing speech filled with admiration and gratitude to all those who died in the line of service was just one of the touching moments at this year’s Memorial Day Observance held on the Municipal Green. Hosted by the Township Council and the Patriotic Observance Advisory Board (POAB), Monday’s ceremony reminded those in attendance to be thankful to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their freedom. John McGilchrist, chairman of the POAB and a Vietnam veteran and retired colonel of the U.S. Army, presided over the event, which featured stories of local veterans who died in combat, a Gold Star List Roll Call, and …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Patriotic observance, family festival planned.
Teaneck will mark Memorial Day with a family festival on Cedar Lane and a ceremony on the Municipal Green. Monday’s events begin with a ceremony honoring fallen service members held by the Township Council and Patriotic Observance Advisory Board. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at 818 Teaneck Road, outside the Municipal Building. The day’s celebrations will include a cupcake eating contest hosted by Zoe’s Cafe, live jazz performance and a pizza eating contest hosted by Coliseum Pizzeria. Full details are attached above and available at the town website. All non-emergency township offices will be closed. Some of the day's events will include: What: Ceremony Honoring Fallen Service Members Details: The Township Council and Patriotic …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A photo gallery of the Memorial Day celebration in Teaneck's main business district.
“We live in a society that quickly forgets the price of freedom,” local Iraq War veteran says.
Teaneck recognized Memorial Day with a ceremony on the Municipal Green honoring members of the armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. A large crowd turned out for the ceremony, organized by the Township Council and Patriotic Observance Advisory Board, with many gathering on the Municipal Green near where the Teaneck High School band performed among the flagpole and wreaths honoring the fallen. As the speakers addressed the crowd, behind them stood dozens of white crosses and stars with the names of fallen service members. John McGilchrist, chairman of Teaneck’s Patriotic Observance Advisory Board, presided over the event. McGilchrist is a Vietnam War veteran and a retired colonel in the U.S. Army. …
Crowds gathered Memorial Day for the Cedar Lane Family Fun Festival. The event featured pie and pickle eating contests, live Jazz and activities for kids of all ages. Teaneck also held a ceremony at the Municipal Green to honor those who died serving the country.
Defense Department "combat exclusion policy" blocks women from having same access to advancement and services as men, senator says.
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez is seeking to update a Defense Department policy on women in ground combat units in an effort to make sure female service members are given the same recognition and opportunities as men. The policy, known as the “combat exclusion policy,” blocks women from being assigned to ground combat units and from being recognized as combat troops, Menendez said at a press conference on Cedar Lane Monday. “It is time that we recognize the role that women in the military have had and have, and give credit where credit is due,” Menendez said. “I am concerned about the inconsistency that the combat exclusion policy presents for women in our armed forces.” The policy prevents women from accessing the same treatment, training …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Patch gives you a quick guide to the day's top five events and tips. Have an event to be listed? E-mail email@example.com
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For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. A time to hit the Shore, fire up the grill and enjoy a three-day weekend. Yet for those who have served their country or continue to serve, the day can have a serious (and official) meaning as a time to honor those who have died in war. However, even for a day with such a somber official meaning, it would seem that at least some Americans don't know much about the federal holiday. Yahoo reports Internet searches for the history, meaning and even date of Memorial Day. On a day with such conflicting meanings - celebration and remembrance - Patch wants to know what Memorial Day means to you. A day at the beach or a chance to remember a fallen hero? While Teaneck will host a day of …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The time of year when everything seems to come back to life at the Jersey Shore is here: Memorial Day weekend.
If you plan to leave town for the holiday, check out Patch's list of Jersey Shore happenings. For those staying local, don't forget to check out the Cedar Lane Family Festival on Monday and make sure to visit our list of local events this weekend in town. Jenk’s Club, 300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant The premiere nightclub at the Jersey Shore, Jenk’s has top notch live entertainment, can’t-beat drink specials, and high energy dance parties. Martell’s Tiki Bar, Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach Martell’s is the epitome of a beach bar--with their tiki huts, island music, and Caribbean inspired drinks. You can find local entertainment here nightly in the summer, and on the weekends in the off-season. Beachcomber, 100 Ocean Terrace, Seaside …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the Shore's best beaches
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Wonder how much it will cost to get on your favorite beach? Stressed about where to park? Debating whether to pack a lunch or head up to the boardwalk? With the unofficial start of Summer only days away, Patch has what you need to know about the beaches of Monmouth and Ocean counties. Just click on the name of the beach for all the essential information on the best Shore spots for sun worshippers. And when you do head down, remember that there are Patch sites in both counties to keep you up to date on Shore life. Asbury Park offers something for everyone, from the beautiful beach to live music to great restaurants. Seasonal beach badges cost $70 for adults and $20 for seniors and teens. Weekday passes are $5 with the cost for weekends and …