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Monday, August 31, 2015

Bogota Marching Buccaneers

31 -August-2015

    Not only are the sports team from Bogota High School go through preseason training the Bogota Marching Buccaneers band spend the Summer working on new music and routines. Under the Direction of Barry McCann the band members attend Summer band camp to learn the songs for the 2015 season.  Along with traveling to the Bucs Football games, Home & Away, the band takes part in a number of competitions during the school year. They have earned a reputation as being one of the finest High School Band in the land.











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W. Ft. Lee Rd


  31-August-2015

   The Bogota Police Dept have issued the following traffic advisory for W. Ft. Lee Rd.in Bogota. This will affect the section of W. Ft. Lee Rd. from River Rd to the Dillard memorial Bridge over the Hackensack River.

STARTING SEPT. 01, W. FT. LEE RD BETWEEN THE COURT STREET BRIDGE (Dillard Memorial Bridge) AND RIVER RD WILL HAVE CONSTRUCTION PLAN ALT. ROUTES










STARTING SEPTEMBER 01, 2015, WEST FORT LEE ROAD BETWEEN COURT STREET AND RIVER ROAD WILL HAVE CONSTRUCTION. THIS WILL BE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. ONLY ONE LANE MAY BE OPEN IN EITHER DIRECTION OR THE ROAD MAY BE COMPLETELY CLOSED. PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTES.
 There are a number of issues with this section of W.Ft. Lee Rd. It is the route of the new electrical lines being added by PSE&G.  There has been action by Bogota Borough Council to address the flooding  problems due to broken sewer pipes.  The least likely  is the future construction at the old Hess refinery site. (The plans for the Hess site has not yet been approved)
  Please plan additional time and use alternate routes for travel to Hackensack. This will also affect N.J. Transit bus service to and from Bogota to Hackensack.
From more information or questions please contact the Bogota Police at: 201-487-2400  http://www.bogotapolice.org/



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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Olsen Park


 30- August-2015

   On Sunday 23-August the group KSAP had a Picnic at the shelter in Olsen Park. The group had gotten all the proper permission for the use of the park.  Some members arrived early to set-up for their event. What others ended up doing more than they expected. Isabel Bustamante, from Bogota Beautiful, Genesis Liu, and other members of KSAP, and Councilman Rob Robbins, who was just dropping off cookies for the event  saw the conditions around the shelter and found them unacceptable.  Trash of various types was covering the ground around the entire shelter, some seem fresh possible only a few day old, other under a the first layer from even longer before.  Then walking around the park old bottles, some broken with glass shards around, where on the Southern path. More discarded item from candy, & ice cream wrappers to more empty drink containers & even playing cards around the Band Shell. Along the drive towards the Environmental an old water containment boom was pulled out of the river and left near the Gazebo. This was later found out to possibly be from the Hackensack River Keepers.
   When looking at the playground a layer of debris covered the area. Upon further inspection, holes under the swings have developed and the padding come out from under the surface and is now covering the play area.  After Councilman Robbins helped the other clean around the shelter he contacted  Borough Administrator  Joseph Scarpa.  By Noon the next day crews from the Bogota Dept. of Public Works cleaned around the Band Shell, and removed the boom was removed.  A replacement  flooring for under the swings has been order and it is expected to be installed soon.
   A reminder was sent out to the Recreation Dept, who runs the Summer camp in Olsen Park, to police the area they are at each day. Councilman Robbins also talked about getting more trash cans place in the more used area near the Band Shell.
    Earlier this year, for Earth Day, Bogota Beautiful organised a massive clean up the park with  a large number of volunteers cleaning the entire Western section of the park. Ms. Bustamante was upset of the condition around the shelter where at least three trash receptacle are in easy reach. Including one chained to the support of the shelter. While no one person or group can be blamed, it is the responsibility of everyone who uses Olsen Park to assist in the care of it. Walking the extra steps to properly dispose of trash is a duty that is easily done.
   As for the flooring under the swings, it appears to be standard wearing down of the surface from useage. What needed to be done was to alert the proper authorities that a problem was developing. Once the Borough Government saw the problem they started the necessary action to solve the problem.  Bogota is a small town where any citizen can help when needed. It is asked that if something seems out of place the Borough Government should be informed. Attending a Council meeting, visiting Mayor Keleman  when he has open meeting on Mondays Night, or even emailing any of the members of Council to inform them of a problem can only help keep Bogota a livable community.




Flooring under the swings to be repaired

Before

Cleaning 

After



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After
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This Weeks Events


 30-August-2015

     Some events happening in and around Bogota for the week starting on Monday  31- August.

Monday -31-Aug.
Bogota

       The weekly " Meet the Mayor"  event will take place in the office of Mayor Chris Keleman  This is open to any Bogota resident who would to ask the Mayor a question about  Bogota, or to discuss any matter to help improve the quality of life in the Borough. Anyone who wishes just to have an informal conversation with the Mayor is also welcome to attend. Meetings will be held on a first come basis. This will run from 5:00p to 7:00p in the Mayor's office. His office is on in Bogota Borough Hall located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
  Bogota Borough  Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave. in Bogota, NJ.


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

Tuesday-1-September .
Bogota

  The Bogota Public Library is hosting a Summer Science series for Student in third grader or higher. The next session will be on Tuesday 25-Aug.  starting at 4:00p.  Advanced registration is required for each week, this is needed to determine the amount of materials needed for that week's session.  There will be a different topic for each session , the session will continue throughout the Summer. This weeks topic will be exploring in 3-D
  For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at : http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/  To register for the 4-Aug session please go to the following link 


    The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at : http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/

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

SUMMER IS FOR SCIENCE....
Thursday-3- September 
Bogota

  The Bogota Public Library will host an evening of Broadway Show tunes.  This will be presented by Nina Deutsch who will perform and give insight to the Shows and Composers. There will also be a chance to sing along with one's favorite tunes.
     This is schedule to start at 6:00p and is a free event, however the Library ask anyone wishing to attend make a reservation.
       The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  For more information please  about this and other Library events, or to make a reservation please call them at 201-488-7185 or  visit their web site at : http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/

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

Thursday-3- September 
Bogota

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


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


Thursday-3- September 
Hackensack, NJ

    The Hackensack  Cultural Arts Center will present  the movie " Breakfast at Tiffany's" as the last feature in their Atlantic St. Park Outdoor Movie series.   Showtime will  between  8:15  & 8:30p. It is advised anyone wishing to attend bring their own chair, or blanket.  This is a free event  with popcorn available to the viewers. Atlantic St. Park is  located at  the corner of Atlantic Ave and State St. Hackensack, NJ

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 Thursday-3- September
Teaneck, NJ

     The Township of Teaneck  host a Farmers Market from June until October. This will take place every Thursday until October. It will run for 12:00 noon to 6:00p. It is located in the Municipal Parking Lot at Beverly Rd & Garrison St. This will feature local and community farmers selling: 
 -Variety of farm fresh fruits and vegetables. along with 
 -   Plants, flowers, herbs, pickles, olives, freshly baked goods, gourmet prepared foods, honey jams, cheese, meats, poultry, seafood, gourmet nuts & dried fruits
  WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted by some farmers
   For more information please contact Margaret Aaker at 201-907-0493
       
               (it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)

Friday-4 September 
Hackensack, NJ
   The Hackensack  Cultural Arts Center will host a Lunchtime Concert Series at the  Atlantic Street Park . The first  performance will be be by the Penham  Strings, which will feature a selection of Classic Music. It is advised anyone wishing to attend bring their own chair, or blanket.  This is a free event . Atlantic St. Park is  located at  the corner of Atlantic Ave and State St. Hackensack, NJ

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



Saturday-5-September
Bogota

  Bogota Public library will be closed  Labor Day weekend. It will reopen on Tuesday 8- September. at 10:00a.






Saturday-5- September 
Bogota

The Parents for Bogota Football will hold the Kick-off Dinner and Raffle at the 101 Pub. This event is a chance to show support for the Bogota Bucs Football team. There will be a buffet Dinner, and raffle to help raise money to financially assist the  Football program.  The Parent for Bogota Football uses these funds  by severing a Game day breakfast, sponsor players who need assistance in attending Summer camps, and other services to allow the players to focus on the game.
   Tickets at $15 per Person which will include the Buffet Dinner. A cash bar will be available. For more information, or to order tickets please call  Karen Rodgers at 201-233-9397, or Lisa Kohles at 201-742-5340
   The 101 Pub is located at 101 Queen Anne Rd Bogota, NJ.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bogota Beautiful Cook-out

29- August-2015

    On Thursday 28- August Bogota Beautiful held a Community Barbeque in Olsen Park. This was a fundraiser to help support some of Bogota Beautiful future projects. They served standard coot-out fare and added healthier alternatives. To go with Hamburgers, there was Corn on the Cob, Chicken Burgers, Vegetables , and fruit.  A booth from Naked Juice was on hand to offer samples of beverage made with old sugars or preservatives.  The Bogota Rescue Squad  supplied power and lighting to the Picnic pavilion. While music was provided  by 20fifteen Multimedia.  Patrick Teran offered to made caricatures, along with sand art and temporary tattoos available. 
     For more information  on volunteering for any of these project. To join Bogota Beautiful as a Active, or Prospective member, or to donate to help Bogota Beautiful please visit their website at : http://www.bogotabeautiful.com/ 



























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