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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Construction Updates

 30-Sept.-2014

Some updates on construction projects going on around Bogota.
   Bogota Blog NJ has learn that a third option is now being considered for the QuickChek on River Rd. in Bogota. Since the lease on both business' ( the QuickChek & Rite Aid) is coming up for renewal a plan to have QuickChek take over the whole site is starting to be developed. The new plan is to have a 24-hour QuickChek market which will also have a 3 pump gas island on the front.  The  QuickChek would then expand to have a cafe area with both indoor & outdoor seating available. A projection of having job opportunities for up to 30 employees once the new store is fully operational. There would also be a new landscaping plan for the surrounding area. 
  The previous plans was to have  QuickChek move out and Rite Aid  use the whole space. Then a plan was made to have both stores stay the same with improvements. This latest plan still needs to go to before the Zoning & Planning Boards for approval. 
  There is a Borough Council meeting on Thursday 2- Oct. at 7:30p. The next Planning board & Zoning meeting will be held on  Tuesday 14-Oct starting at 7:30p. It will be held in the Borough Hall Council Chambers located on the second floor of Borough Hall 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  Anyone wishing to contact Quick-Chek and inform them of the importance of their Bogota location can use the following link to contact them  at: http://qchek.com/contact_us.asp.


The new offices of the Bogota Board of Education have been opened while under a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.  Final approval is being held back until work on the sidewalk has been finished. The new Board office is a one story structure with a central  hallway with meeting rooms and offices on either side. School Board Superintendent Dr. Letizia Pantoliano  expressed her approval of the new building by saying that it improves the work environment to be in an office instead of a converted house.


The New Board of Education Building

Entrance Ramp & Stairs

 Entry Vestibule 

Central Hallway

Main Meeting room

Secondary meeting room

Superintendent Office 

Back exit.
 Other projects


                                      

 A second underground storage tank for the 7-11 / Valero gas station 

Walls at 297 Palisade Ave.

Refurbishing St. Joseph's Church

 Opening for new Windows in the old AT&T building.



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This week in Bogota Sports

30-Sept-2014
   The upcoming week schedule  for the sports teams from Bogota

 Lady Bucs Volleyball
   On Tuesday 30-Sept. they have a Home Match  at Speary Gym against Saddle River Day School. This is scheduled to start at 4:00p
  On Wednesday 1-Oct. they have a Home Match  at Speary Gym  against  Secaucus and is scheduled to have a 7:00p start.

 On Thursday 2- Oct. they  have a Home Match at Speary Gym against Hawthorne Christian Academy  this is scheduled to start at 4:00p

 On Friday 3- Oct. They have an away Match at Park Ridge scheduled to start at 4:00p 
  The Junior Varsity Match will follow the Varsity Match on  Thurs. & Fri. The J.V match will proceed the Wednesday Match and start at 5:30p
  There will be a Freshman Volleyball Match on Friday 3- Oct at Park Ridge this will start at 4:00p

Middle School Volleyball 

On Wednesday 1-Oct.  will play a Home Match against Secaucus with a 4:00p start. This will be play Speary Gym.
On Friday-3-Oct. they play an Away Match at Paramus starting at 4:00p
  

Cross Country
   On 
  Wednesday 1-Oct.  Both squads will have a Tri- Meet against Saddle River Day & Hawthorne Christian at Garret Mountain  in Woodland Park, NJ on 27- Sept. Both races are scheduled to start at 4:35p

Soccer
  On Thursday 2- Oct they will play a Junior Varsity game at Hawthorne Christian Academy starting at 4:00p
  On Friday 3-Oct they play an away  game against St. Mary's.  This will be classified as a Varsity Game. It will have a 4:00p Kick-off

Bucs Football
  On Friday 3-Oct they will play at Weehawken it will have a 7:00p Kick-off.
   The Junior Varsity team will play at Home in Feigel Field against Weehawken on Monday 6-Oct. with a 4:00p kick-off

Junior Bucs Football 
On Saturday 4-Oct.. They will play Little Ferry  Fiegel Field. Kick-off for the Pee-Wee game will be at 11:00a with the other games to follow.






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Monday, September 29, 2014

This weeks Events

29- Sept.-2014
   Some events happening in and around Bogota starting on Monday 29-Sept.

Wednesday- 1-Oct
Bogota
    Starting on Wednesday 1- Oct the Bogota Public Library will have it's Food for Fines Month. The the Library will accepts donation of non-perishable food item in lieu payment for overdue material. Each food item will be worth $1.00 of fines. All food collected will go towards the St.Joseph Food Bank.   This will continue for the entire Month of October. For more information of to ;earn about Library events please visit their website at :http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/bpl/ .The Library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ

Thursday -2-Oct
Bogota


The Bogota Borough Council will be holding their regular Council meeting  and work session starting at 7:30p in Council Chambers.  The Bogota Borough Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave, Bogota , NJ. This meeting is open to the public.



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Thursday -2-Oct
Bogota
   This will be the first day of the Winter Trash schedule. There will only be one a week pick-up of trash until May 2015.  Trash will only be picked up on Monday & Tuesday. Lawn refuse will be pick-up on Thursday & Friday. On Monday 6 -Oct. will be the start of " Leaf Season"  Leaves may be placed in the street neatly against the curb to be removed by Bogota DPW. It is asked that  all leaves be as close to the curb as possible  in order not to interfere with traffic. It is also asked that storm sewers be kept clean of any debris to reduce the risk of flooding.

Friday-3-Oct
Ridgefield Park, NJ

   The Ridgefield Park Elks lodge # 1506 will be hosting an International Night dinner from 6:00p to 8:00p Tickets are $10.00  proceeds will go to help fund various  Elks scholarship funds For more information , or to reserve a table please call Joe Riccardi at 201-982-6294 . The Elks Lodge is located at 30 Spruce St. Ridgefield Park, NJ

Saturday-4-Oct
Bogota

 The Bogota Green Team is hosting the 1st Annual Bogtoa Green Fair on Saturday 4- Oct. This will take place in the Bogota Recreation Center parking lot located at 162 W. Main St Bogota , NJ. Admission to this event is free and will run from 9:00a to 12:00 noon.  This Green fair will correspond with the  Bergen County Utilities Authority mobile shredding truck being in Bogota at that time. The BCUA shredding truck is a chance for resident to safely  dispose of any personally , or sensitive paper document they may have. This is also a more environmentally friendly way of disposing of those documents. Paper is feed into a secure truck while being shredded then the truck transport the shredded paper to a processor which turns the paper into a fine dust, or powder which is then recycled into various paper products.
   Anyone  who brings documents to be shredded will be placed into a raffle to win a Dinner for two at  the Bogota restaurant Luksa Italian Cuisine. Also  scheduled to attend the Green Fair is Lewis Marx's pottery who will have items available for purchase, as well as demonstrations in the art of pottery. Bogota Blog NJ will have original matted  photographs from the website for sale. A Soda Stream system will be raffled off, along with Bogota Beautiful showing Students how to make crafts by  using recycled items.  One vendor will display different types of green cleaning products and a bin from Planet Aide that will recycles donated clothes. 
   This is another event that will allow the Bogota Green Team to achieve certification from Sustainable Jersey. With certification the Bogota Green Team  will then be allowed to apply for funding for more green project in Bogota  and have more excess  resources to help the Borough achieve a more sustainable standard of living.
  For more information or to register please go to Register for Bogota Green Fair

(it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)
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                                        Green Fair


Saturday-4-Oct
River Edge, NJ

GROUNDS CLEAN UP:
8:00 am
Grounds cleanup, meet at the Campbell-Christie house area. The Building and Grounds Committee will be hosting a "Fall Cleaning" on October 4th from 8 am to 11 am (weather permitting). This work will occur outdoors so bring gloves and boots. We'll be tackling the removal of non-native plants and vines, painting, fixing fence posts and cleaning the buildings. For further details, contact James Smith at:bchs1902@gmail.com.
Sunday-5-Oct
Teaneck, NJ

The Teaneck General Store will have Live Music on Cedar Lane with Larry Cantwell, the Hudson Count Wonder
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 at 1:30pm

Join us as we welcome the reknown quitarist amd Hudson County wonder, Larry Cantwell with a little help from his friends.
Larry Cantwell

The Teaneck General Store is Located at 502a Cedar Lane Teaneck, NJ


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Monday-5-Oct
Bogota


Read to Maggie the Beagle
Help your child foster their love of reading by letting them be Maggie's Reading Buddy! Come on down, pick out a book, and read to Maggie our Children's Section.
Mondays at 4:00PM
Stop in or call (201) 488 - 7185 to register today

Garage Sale

29- Sept.-2014
   Scenes from the Bogota Band Parents Garage Sale.












As well as the Bogota Police Department Prescription drug take back.


 Along with the Bogota High School PTO Clothing drive.







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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Green Fair

28-Sept.-2014

  The Bogota Green Team is hosting the 1st Annual Bogtoa Green Fair on Saturday 4- Oct. This will take place in the Bogota Recreation Center parking lot located at 162 W. Main St Bogota , NJ. Admission to this event is free and will run from 9:00a to 12:00 noon.  This Green fair will correspond with the  Bergen County Utilities Authority mobile shredding truck being in Bogota at that time. The BCUA shredding truck is a chance for resident to safely  dispose of any personally , or sensitive paper document they may have. This is also a more environmentally friendly way of disposing of those documents. Paper is feed into a secure truck while being shredded then the truck transport the shredded paper to a processor which turns the paper into a fine dust, or powder which is then recycled into various paper products.
   Anyone  who brings documents to be shredded will be placed into a raffle to win a Dinner for two at  the Bogota restaurant Luksa Italian Cuisine. Also  scheduled to attend the Green Fair is Lewis Marx's pottery who will have items available for purchase, as well as demonstrations in the art of pottery. Bogota Blog NJ will have original matted  photographs from the website for sale. A Soda Stream system will be raffled off, along with Bogota Beautiful showing Students how to make crafts by  using recycled items.  One vendor will display different types of green cleaning products and a bin from Planet Aide that will recycles donated clothes.
   This is another event that will allow the Bogota Green Team to achieve certification from Sustainable Jersey. With certification the Bogota Green Team  will then be allowed to apply for funding for more green project in Bogota  and have more excess  resources to help the Borough achieve a more sustainable standard of living.
  For more information or to register please go to Register for Bogota Green Fair

(it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)
1st  Annual
BOGOTA
Green Fair
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Join Us October 4th


In conjunction with Shred Day Event, come learn about the Green Team activities and Sustainable Jersey Certification.  
  • Pottery artist demonstration on recycling clay
  • Drop your used clothes in the Planet Aid bin 
  • Check out the paper shredding machine
  •  Make a recycled craft
  •  Buy  local green cleaning products
  • Energy savings displays
  • See what products you can replace with just baking soda and vinegar
  • Discover what volunteer opportunities there are within your community and get involved!
We are working towards becoming the next Sustainable town in New Jersey!

Located at the Bogota Recreation Center  for the 1st year the Bogota Green Team has organized an incredible Green Fair with sustainable vendors and organizations including Bogota Beautiful.

Let us Know if You're Coming!
  

Register Now
 
When
Saturday, October 4, 2014
9:00am-12:00pm
Where
Recreation Center
Bogota, NJ 07603
What
An awesome event that you won't want to miss out on! 

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Bogota Sports

28- Sept.-2014
   Some results from Saturday 27- Sept.
  The Bogota Cross Country Squads ran at the Passaic County Coaches Invitational.
  The Lady as a team finished second out of  the six squads running in the Varsity Girls Groups 1. They place three runners in the top ten with Jillian O'Brien taking fifth, Anais Fernandez 7th, & Mika Sunga placing 9th. In the Boys Junior Varsity Group   1& 2 Bogota finished out of nine other squads running. Ryan White with a second overall finish and Danny Gonzalez  placing 5th were the Bogota runners in the top ten. In the the Boys Varsity Group 1 race the Bogota squad finished first out the seven teams in the race. Andy Jaipersaud finished second overall with Daniel Daurio taking 4th. While James Draney & Michael Gioiosa placing 7th & 8th respectfully.
  Bogota's next meet is Wednesday 1- Oct against Saddle River Day & Hawthorne Christian Academy  at Darlington Park with the first race at 4:35p

  The Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball team lost in the Finals of the William Paterson Tournament to  DePaul  Catholic of Wayne, NJ by a score of 22-25. Bogota went 5-0 in group play to advance to the final game.
  The next play Saddle River Day on Tuesday 30 Sept. at Speary Gym starting at 4:00p, Then Secaucus on Wednesday 1-Oct at Speary Gym with a 7:00p start, Thursday 2-Oct. against Hawthorne  Christian at Speary Gym starting at 4:00p. The they travel to Park Ridge on Friday 3-Oct. for a 4:00p match.
 
   The Bogota Junior Bucs Football team had a chance to play a Home Night game at Fiegel Field.  They played Secaucus.The Pee-Wee lost 14-26, the Junior team shut-out the Junior Patriots 25-0 with the Senior team losing 16-33
  Their next games are Saturday 4-Oct against Little Ferry at Fiegel Field. The Pee-Wee game will have a 11:00a kick-off with the other teams following.





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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bucs Football

27- Sept.-2014
   The Bogota Bucs Football team play a Friday Night game at Fiegel Field ,and came away with a 32-7 victory over Wallington. The Bucs offense coming to grow more confident playing a ball control game wearing down the Wallington Defense then striking for the big play. While the Bogota Defense, for the third straight game limited their opponent to only one Touchdown.
   Bogota took a 14-0 lead into the half and had some unsuccessful possessions to start the third quarter.  This gave the Panthers good field position to cut the score in half by the Three quarter mark. An 18 point final quarter saw Brennen Rodgers throw for one touchdown, and sneaking in for another. While Austin Urbaez ran for another long score.
    Some Wallington player showed their  frustration , and the Bogota players their passion with a few pushing incident near the end causing  Coach Nick DeStefano to calm down some of his players. This was echoed in his post game talk to his team. That the frustration showed by an opponent is a sign that the team is playing their game. But , with an away game next week the players must stay being the smarter players and continue the sportsmanship that is excepted.
   The Bucs next game is  friday 3- Oct- at Weehawken with a Kick-off scheduled to be at 7:00p

   In Bogota Bucs  Soccer Their  Varsity game at St. Mary's has been reschedule for next Friday 3-Oct and will have a 4:00p Kick-off This will then move their Junior Varsity game at Hawthorne Christian to Thursday 2-Oct. with a 4:00p start.

Wallington's # 14 Omar Hussein

Bogota's #12 Brennen Rodgers bring his team up to the line.

Isaiah Del La Cruz (R) pressering
Wallington's # 14 Omar Hussein 

Bogota's # 60 Jamison Ventura pursuing the play.

Bogota Defense making a tackle.

Bogota's #2 Austin Urbaez breaking free.


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