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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Weekend Events

29-Nov.-2012
 Some weekend events in Bogota for the up coming weekend. 30- Nov. to 2- Dec. 2012.
 - Friday and Saturday 30- Nov to 1- Dec.
  - The Bogota High School Drama Dept. will present it's fall play " Cinderella : Once upon a Trail"
It will be performed on Fri- 30 Nov. with a curtain time of 7:00p and two shows on Sat. 1 -Dec the matinee will be at 1:00p with the evening performance at 7:00p Tickets for all show will be $7 for Adults and $5 for Students and Seniors.
  The performances will take place in the Bogota High School Auditorium.

-  This Saturday, 1 -Dec., 2012 the Bogota F.D. will hold it's annual Chiefs Election, with Dan Klima of E1 being sworn in as the Chief of the Department. The meeting/election begins at 7 :00 p  in the Senior Citizen Center at Borough Hall followed by a gathering at the Broad Street Firehouse. There will be an appearance by the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band. As always, you are welcome to join us, so please feel free to attend if you are able. Thank You.

- Sunday 2- Dec. Start ll is having a Tree of Hope event at the Bogota Recreation Center  located at 162 W. Main St. Bogota , NJ It will run from 2:00p to 5:00p 
  Janice Wolfe will be present to answer any question about behavior issue with any dogs. Along with a chance to have a Christmas portraits with your dog by Wendy DuBoff for a $10 donation. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Toy Drive

25-Nov.-2012
  The Bogota Public Library is still collecting unwrapped new, or gently used toys  for the Foster Adoptive Family Services of Bergen County. This will continue until Friday 30- Nov. They will be collecting new , or gently used toys to be distributed to children who are in, or going into foster care. They will also be accepting donations of gift card, movie tickets, along with sporting items.
For more information please go to www.fafsonline.org


 Other items Monday 26- Nov.-2012 will be the last day to place leafs on the street. After that date all leaves, and other lawn refuse must be placed in biodegradable bags, or 30 gallon pails to be picked- up. 
  Also the tree lighting in front of Borough Hall will be Friday 7 Dec. at 7:00 p. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served at the W. Broad St. Fire House afterwards. Everyone is encourage to bring can foods to be given to local food banks. Along with new unwrapped toy for 'Toys for Tots" will also be excepted. For further information please call Jim Moore at the Bogota Rec Center, at 201-487-4368 






Friday, November 23, 2012

Tree Lighting and plays

23-Nov.-2012
- The Bogota High School Drama Dept. will present it's fall play " Cinderella : Once upon a Trail"
It will be performed on Fri- 30 Nov. with a curtain time of 7:00p and two shows on Sat. 1 -Dec the matinee will be at 1:00p with the evening performance at 7:00p Tickets for all show will be $7 for Adults and $5 for Students and Seniors.
  The performances will take place in the Bogota High School Auditorium.

- The Bogota Recreation Commission along with the Bogota Girl Scouts will be presenting the 2012 Tree Lighting on Friday 7 Dec. at 7:00p in front of the Borough Hall on Larch Ave. The Rec center will be collecting new unused toys for  "Toys for Tots". As well as everyone in attendance is asked to bring canned food to give to local food banks. There will be a drawing for a Gift Certificates from Toys R Us.
 After there will be cookies and hot chocolate served at the W. Broad St. Fire House around the corner.
For further information please contact Jim Moore at the Rec Center at 201-487-4368

Other tree lighting in the area are 
Sun.-2- Dec. in Ridgefield Park at 5:30 p in front of the Village Municipal Bldg, located at Main St and Park st. There will be singing provided by the High School Chorus.
Mon.-3-Dec. in Hackensack at 5:30 p on the Court House Green, located at Main and Court St. thee will be hot chocolate, popcorn, and caroling. 
Fri.-7-Dec. in Leonia at 6:30 p at the triangle at Broad Ave.. and Magnolia pl. At 7:00p a visit from Santa at the Leonia Rec Center across  Board Av. They will be collecting unwrap mittens, gloves, and hats of all sizes.


  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

21-Nov. 2012

 Bogota Blog NJ wishing everyone a happy and healthy:
Thanksgiving  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bogota Weekend Sports

19- Nov.-2012
 The Bucs football team had a come from behind victory over Becton in the NJSIAA Consolation game on Saturday  afternoon. Played at Feigel Field the Bucs took a 27-16 lead into halftime. The Wildcats came back with 20 second half points before Bogota came back with one more scoring drive to seal the victory.
 Bogota ends their season  6-4 having improved greatly from last season.
  The Lady Bucs Volleyball team  overpowered  Secaucus 2-0 ( 25-7 ; 25-7)  to take their third straight Group 1 State Championship on Saturday 17- Nov. This put then in the the Tournament of Champions on the following day  at  William Patterson University.  For the fourth time this season Bogota had to face Immaculate Heart Academy. Again the match had to be decided in three sets, unfortunately  the Blue Eagles found the way to win for the third time. The Lady Bucs finished the season with a record of 33- 3 ( with IHA the only team in the country score wins over Bogota. The Lady Bucs earned their third straight State Group 1 title along with Tournaments wins in the Bergen County Tournament, The Garden State Classic, & the Northern Valley Invitational.
 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Benefit Concert

18-Nov.-2012
   On Friday 17- Nov. the 101 Pub in Bogota hosted a benefit concert for " The Friends of Patty Brickley"
It has the group " Moonlit Pulse" performing to help raise money for Patty Brickley as she goes through treatment for Multiple Melanoma. There was a 50/50 raffle was held , along with a  bucket for donations near the stage to help  Ms. Brickley with her expenses. Not only did the 101 Pub provide the music space, but part of dinner orders were also donated for the fund.
  For more information on how to donate please go to : www.facebook.com/FriendsofPattyBrickley













Saturday, November 17, 2012

Weekend Fundraisers

17- Nov.-2012
  A reminder of some local benefits happening this weekend , and a call for donations.
Today 17- Nov. is the annual Thanks-4-giving  Turkey Plunge at Cupsaw Lake in Ringwood. This is for the
Law Enforcement Torch Run  for Special Olympic New Jersey.  The Plunge it self will be at 12:00 p with an All you can gobble bash starting at 12:15 p
  For more in formation on how to donate, and directions to Cupsaw lake please go to www.sonj.org and look in the events box for 17- Nov.


Another event that night is a concert at the 101 Pub in Bogota held for the 'Friends of Patty Brickley" The group " Moonlit Pulse " will be performing starting at 10:00 p. There will be no "cover charge" however all donations at the door will be excepted. As well as a 50/50 drawing that night.  The 101 Pub is located at 101 Queen Anne Rd. Bogota, NJ
For more information please go to www.facebook.com/friendsofpattybrickley

 The  Foster Adoptive Family Services of Bergen County (FAFS) is holding a toy drive at the Bogota Public Library. They will be collecting new , or gently used toys to be distributed to children who are in, or going into foster care. They will also be accepting donations of gift card, movie tickets, along with sporting items.
For more information please go to www.fafsonline.org

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bogota Volleyball

16- Nov. -2012
   The Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball team completed their latest step on a championship march by winning their section with a 2-0 ( 25-14: 25-13) over Kinnelon at Speary Gym. Bogota now takes on Secaucus in the Group 1 finals on Sat. 17- Nov. at William Patterson University in Wayne NJ.
   The Lady Bucs started fast in both game with the serving of Carly O'Sullivan, ( The Bergen Record Athlete of the week.) In the opening game Ms. O'Sullivan started with four straight service points, and seven straight in the following game. Then the number 1 team in New Jersey made those leads stand-up through out the entire match. When need both Ms. O'Sullivan, along with Senior Julia Topor brought the power with theirs kills to stop any of the Lady Colts come back attempts. Ms. Topor displayed her finesse as well when showing her power caught the Kinnelon defense backing up only to dink the ball over the net for the point.
  Kinnelon did their best to stay with the Lady Bucs winning some long points, even with the gym itself seeing some action. However with a vocal home crowd support them, the Lady Bucs showed the winning spirit of a # 1 rank team and now move on the the next opponent for a State Championship.
  That opponent will be the #2 Secaucus Lady Patriots who had to come from a set down to beat Rutherford 2-1 (19-25 :25-16: 25-23) also played at Speary Gym.
The Lady Bucs setting a play.

Julia Topor , & Kelliann Brown blocking.

Rebecca Keleman setting up Julia Topor


Carly O'Sullivan 

Jennifer Ramirez

Julia Topor

Julia Topor serving the winning point.

2012  Group 1 Section " A" champions Bogota Lady Bucs.

2012 Group 1 Section "B" champions Secaucus Lady Patriots 
   

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Veteran's Day

15-Nov. 2012
   On Monday 12- Nov. the Ralph Hall Post of the VFW in Bogota held it's Veteran's Day Observances. It was attended by a disappointingly small number of people, but as some of the speakers mentions a part of having freedoms is the right not to do something as well. Those who did attend were thanked for finding the time in a hectic several weeks for the area, and the hope that next year will allow the chance for more people to attend.
  More than on speaker took the time to acknowledge Councilman Tito Jackson on the work all of the Bogota Emergency Service worker have done in the last few weeks in helping the Borough recover from the affects of Hurricane Sandy.
  When Mayor Pat McHale spoke he in turned thanked the Women & Men of the VFW for opening their hall to serve as a shelter for those who needed a safe place to stay for a few days.
  Then it was time to award the Bogota Citizen of the year. Earl Coppock talk about this year winner for all the work he has done with helping out local groups in need of supplies for their food banks. How he has been able to go to some local restaurants  and have then donate food that would have just been thrown away , but still in usable condition, and take them to community food banks to help those in need. Even, just recently, after a stay in hospital he was able to to pick-up some supplies and drop them off to St.Joseph's Church for their relief program. The Mr. Coppock was honoured to announce that Joseph Carnebale was the 2012 Bogota Citizen of the Year. Mr. Carnebale has had to return to the hospital and the award was accepted by his Daughter Dana Carnebale.
  Mary Wagner then spoke of the Young Volunteer winner, she wanted to wait until the end to announce the winners name , but "..her name is mention too many times in the recommendation letter." So this year winner was able to stand next to Ms. Wagner as her accomplishment were read. A, soon to be, 12 time varsity letter winner for Bogota High School sports. Co- Caption of the Girls Cross County team ( winners of two Bergen County Championships this year) . She is also on the Basketball, and Softball team, as well as a member of student Government. This year winner Casey Murphy then accepted the award from Ms. Wagner.

Post Commander Alex Hernandez talking about what it means to be a Veteran.

Mayor Pat McHale thanking the VFW for the use of their hall as a shelter  after Hurricane Sandy

 Earl Coppock announcing that Joseph Carnebale  is the 2012 Bogota Citizen of the year.

Mr. Carnbale daughter Dana accepting the award on his behalf. 

Mary Wagner (L) reading the recommendation letter of Casey Murphy ( R) as the 2012  Young Volunteer.

Mary Wagner (L) Casey Murphy( C) and Cornelia Geraghty  (R) presenting Ms. Murphy with her award.

Ms. Murphy with her Parents Mary-Ellen and Pat  Murphy.


Some of the veterans who attended.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Weekend Fund Raisers

11-Nov. -2012
  Next Saturday  17- November there will be two fund raiser of local interest. The first is the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run  for Special Olympic New Jersey. hosting the  Thanks-4-giving Turkey Plunge. This will again be at Cupsaw Lake in Ringwood, NJ. The Plunge it self will be at 12:00 p with an All you can gobble bash starting at 12:15 p
  For more in formation on how to donate, and directions to Cupsaw lake please go to www.sonj.org and look in the events box for 17- Nov.


Another event that night is a concert at the 101 Pub in Bogota held for the 'Friends of Patty Brickley" The group " Moonlit Pulse " will be performing starting at 10:00 p. There will be no "cover charge" however all donations at the door will be excepted. As well as a 50/50 drawing that night.  The 101 Pub is located at 101 Queen Anne Rd. Bogota, NJ
For more information please go to www.facebook.com/friendsofpattybrickley

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bogota Sports

10- Nov.-2012
  In High School sports  the Bogota Football Bucs finishes their regular season at 5-4 with a 7 to 6 victory  over Lodi today at Feigel Field.
 The Lady Bucs Volleyball team moved in to the Group 1 semi-finals with a 2- 0 ( 25-12 : 25-11) win against Science Park. The Semi-final is scheduled to be played on Tuesday. 13-Nov.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Events 9-12 Nov.



8- Nov.2012
   Some events happening around Bogota for the upcoming weekend.
  -The Bogota Bucs Football team will play their senior game this Saturday 10-Nov. at Feigel Field against Lodi. The Kickoff is Scheduled for 1:00p. This game has pushed back to the 10th because of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. If the weather holds up the senior players, and cheerleaders along with their parents should be honoured at this game.
- The Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball team is waiting to find out who their next opponent will be after a victory over Roselle  2-0 (25-5 : 25-6) in the first round of the group 1 tournament.  
- Bogota Fire Dept. Engine Co. #1 is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday 10- Nov. at the Applebees in Hackensack. This will run from 8:00a to 10:00p at the Applebee's Restaurant located in the Home Depot shopping Plaza at 450 Hackensack Ave. Tickets are $10.00 and can be bought at the door. or from a member of Engine Co. #1.  For more information please call 201-836-4430 or email at tsmith224@optonline.net


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-Also on Saturday 10 Nov. there will be a benefit to support the Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention at Mexi-Cali live in Teaneck.Scheduled to perform are the U-2 cover band " Unforgettable Fire" along with " The Shots" from Bergen County. Tickets for this event are $20.00 and maybe purchased at www.mexicalilive.com Mexi CaliLive is located at 1409 Queen Anne Rd. in Teaneck ,NJ. For more information about Juvenile Fire Prevention please call 201-797-2660 




-Finally on Monday  12- Nov. the Ralph Hall post of the VFW in Bogota will be holding their Veteran's Day event starting at 8:00p. The public is welcomed to attend this event to honour the Women & Men who have service the Country as members of the Armed Forces.The Ralph Hall  Post # 5561 is located at 241 W. Shore Ave Bogota, NJ The phone number: 201-343-9693


Scenes from last years Veteran's Day program.





Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Elections 2012

7-Nov.-2012
   Some of the results of the 2012 elections dealing with Bogota.
  Democrats Robert Robbins, and incumbent Councilman Jorge Nunez have won seats on the Bogota Borough  Council. Council Nunez successfully was re-elected to his position on the Council. While Mr. Robbins got a victory in his first time running to replace Council Michael Brophy who to not seek re- election.
  For the  Board of Education Mary Ellen Murphy, John Mitchell, and Michael Connors won.
  The LOSAP question was approved by the voters of Bogota.
  In county elections Tracy Zur, and Steven Tanelli were elected to the Bergen County Board of Freeholders.
  The two State questions on the Ballot were approved by New Jersey voters.
  For the House of Representatives Incumbent Scott Garrett was re-elected to Congress from the new fifth district.
  For the United State Senate  Incumbent Robert Menendez was re elected to the Congress as New Jersey's Junior Senator.
  President Barack Obama has been re-elected to the  office of President of the United States.
 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Election Day 2012

5- Nov. 2012
   Tomorrow Tuesday 6- Nov. 2012 is election day in the State of New Jersey , and the United States of America. In Bogota the polls open at 6:00a and are opened until 8:00p. Because of Hurricane Sandy causing a power disruption at the Rec Center voters in District 1 & 6 will have to go to the Kennedy EMS Building located at 69 W.Main St. Bogota NJ.  next to the Post Office. The parking lot behind the Wells- Fargo Bank is being made available for those voters who need it. The other to locations ( Bogota High School, and Bixby school) will remain the same.
  This year vote will be for:
-  President, and Vice President of the United States.
-  Senator to the United States Congress  from the State of New Jersey.
-  House of Representatives to the United States Congress from the Fifth District of the State of New Jersey
   ( Bogota is now in the 5th District after the 2010 Census)
-  Member of the Board of Freeholders for Bergen County
    Two members are to be chosen
-  Member of the Borough Council for the Borough of Bogota
    Two members are to be chosen
-  Member of the Bogota Board of Education
    Three members are to be chosen
     This is the first year that the Board  of Education elections will be held at the time as the General Elections
There are three questions that are to be voted on.
 -  One is to allow the Borough of Bogota a Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) for the volunteer members of the Borough's Fire Dept., Rescue & EMS Squads based n their years of volunteer service to the Borough.
 -  One is for the State of New Jersey to issue Bonds in order to help pay for the upgrade the equipment & facilities of the State Public & Private Colleges & Universities
-  One is to allow the State of New Jersey to amendment the State Constitution so that Judges will contribute to their employees benefits.
   Please go and vote for the persons, and issues you think will be best for the Country , and the Borough of Bogota.

Next

5-Nov-2012
  Bogota Blog NJ has learned that the Bogota Public Library has reopened with their normal hours. For more information please go to www.bogotapubliclibrary.org
  Also the VFW hall on West Shore Ave. will be available, if needed, in case the next weather system coming in from the West cause any further power disruptions. This is a winter storm with rain, cold, and high winds, which could affect power lines, and trees already weak from Hurricane Sandy. Please contact the Bogota Police if the shelter becomes needed. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hurricane Sandy, and after

4-Nov.-2012
  Most of the Borough has had it's power restored, however parts of River rd is still without elec. If you know of anyone in the affected areas please check to see if they are in need of assistance.  The VFW hall on West Shore Ave has been opened as of Saturday as a shelter for those who need it.
  Bogota Public Schools will be open Mon. 5-Nov, and Wed. 7- Nov. They will be closed  on Tues. 6-Nov for Election Day. Thurs. & Fri are undecided at this time. St. Joseph's school will be open on Mon. but students are to bring their own lunch until further notice.
  The Rec Center is still without full power so the polling stations for District # 1 & 6 will be at the Kennedy EMS Building on Main St., next to the Post Office. Hours will still be from 6:00a to 8:00p the parking lot behind Wells Fargo Bank is available for anyone who needs to park there while voting.
  The Bogota Public Library will be closed until further notice.
  Bogota Blog NJ, as well as the citizens of the Borough, would like to thank everyone who helped in the clean up effort. This is for all of the Borough's dept. From Fire & Police to EMS and DPW employees, and volunteer's tp came out to help others even before all of the storm conditions had past. Also to everyone who gave their time and effort on the Sat. clean-up of Bogota. And thanks must be given to Tito Jackson and all of the Bogota OEM team for keeping information coming of conditions which were in constance change.


The Hackensack River at Olsen park

W. Ft Lee Rd near Hess tanks

Biking up W.Ft Lee Rd.

Elm Ave @ River Rd NOT flooded out




Downed trees


Bogota DPW workers starting to clean-up Tuesday

Thoughts on the storm