Sunday, July 21, 2024

This Week's Events

 
21-July-2024
 
Some events happening in and around Bogota and Ridgefield Park for the week  starting on Monday-22-July Please contact the provider for changes and updates. More events will be added as information is confirmed.
                         
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Continuing:
Bogota
Starting on Monday-10-July PSE&G will be working on W. Ft Lee Rd. between River Rd and Elm Ave. between 7:30am and 5:30pm. This to install new, durable plastic and/or coated steel gas piping. For more information, please visit their website at https://pseg.com/gaswork or call 833-661- 6100.
 
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Continuing:
Ridgefield Park, NJ
 The Village of Ridgefield Park has made available the sign up and the trial  period for their Food Waste Municipal Composting Program through the end of the year.
 Information at: https://ow.ly/Hsg750RfGC2
 
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Continuing:
Bogota
Registration for Bogota Flag Football is still open. Any Student from Kindergarten  to 8th are eligible. For more information, please call 201-487-4368. Or www.bogotarec.org
 
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Monday-22-July
Bogota     
The Bogota Public Library will have a 1,2,3 Come & Read with me workshop at 12:00n.
This will be an afternoon of interactive literacy including Spanish and English stories and songs. Ven a disfrutar con nosotros de una tarde de cuentos y canciones en español e inglés.
For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at: http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
 
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Monday-22-July
Bogota     
The Bogota Public Library will have their next Bogota Test Kitchen meeting. For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at:  The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
 
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Monday-22-July
Bogota     
The Bogota Public Library will have their Anime Adventure Hour at 3:45p. and be held in the second floor Seniors Centre. For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at:  The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
 
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Tuesday-23-July
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will have a Makers Lab Workshop at 4:00p. It will be held in the second floor Seniors Centre. Registration are requiredFor more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at:  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  
  
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Tuesday-23-July
Bogota
The Bogota Planning Board meeting at 7:00p. It will be held in the Council Chambers on the second floor at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.   This is open to the public. 
 
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Tuesday-23-July
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Ridgefield Park Elks Tuesday Night Dinner of Pepper Steak with Rice at the 30 Spruce St. At 6:00p a with a donation of $12.00 per person. please contact Cathy Graef at 201-702-0147 deadline is Monday-22-July.
 
 
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Wednesday-
24-July
Bogota
 The Bogota Public Library will have "Tiny But Mighty" story time reading starting at 10:30a. This is for Children ages 3 three years and younger. This will include stories and songs. For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at: http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 
 
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Wednesday-24-July
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Larry Umana & his Latin Jazz Project concert at Roosevelt School Courtyard starting at 7:00p. This is a Free event. Roosevelt School is located at 508 Teaneck Rd. Ridgefield Park, NJ
 
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Thursday-25-July
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library Adventure Begins Storytime starting at 10:30a. This will take place at the second floor Senior Center. Registrations are required.  For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at:  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 
    
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Thursday-25-July
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will host a Hybrid Yarn twisters starting at 6:45p.  This will take place in the Young Adult area and online. Registrations are required.  For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at:  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 
 
 
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Thursday-25-July
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will host Crafting Adventures starting at 3:30p.  This will take place at the second floor Senior Center. Registrations are required.  For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at:  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Thursday-25-July
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library and the Department of Recreation will host a “Ghostbuster: Frozen Empire” for their Thursday Night Movie. This will start at 8:30p and be held in Olsen Park. This is a free event and open to the public. For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at:  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 
 
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Friday-26-July
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will host Kids Bingo at 3:00p This will take place at the second floor Senior Center. Registrations are required.  For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at:  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Friday-26-July
Teaneck, NJ
The Women’s support group "Never Alone Again" and the Bergen County Food Security Task Force is offering hot meals to go curbside pick-up every Friday starting at 5:00p This will be held at their resource center located at 668 American Legion Dr. Teaneck, NJ. For more information, please call 201-289-1718 or visit their website at www.neveraloneagain.org 

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Orientation Day

 19-July-2024
Friday-19-July, the 2024 Bogota Junior Police Academy (BJPA) had their first duty day. As the recruits were dropped off by their Parents they were greeted by Instructors asking them if they thanked their Parents for driving them to the High School, did they bring a lunch, and tell their Parents they Loved them. Then the recruits were told to move to the gym door. Instructors told the recruits that the speed in the Academy is fast, so they should not be walking. After all the recruits arrived, they were assigned their Academy number. Then they moved into Speary Gym and were asked to place their backpacks and other contraband into a secure container. Then the recruits waited for their next instructions. At this time, Program Director Det. Micheal LaFerrera, and Assistant Ms. Elizabeth Weiskus addressed the recruits. He thanked them for applying and congratulated them for being accepted into the program. He continued in saying this will be the hardest day of the Academy. Because this is designed to be a learning day for both the Student and Staff. The Instructors need to learn what each recruit can do, and what can be achieve. The recruits need to learn new skills, and how much more they can do with the self-confidence and hard work the Academy offers them.
After a brief pause the Academy Instructors burst into the gym shouting orders. The first objective was to find the Academy Backpack that match their Academy number. Then to find a water bottle that had the same number. The Instructors wanted to know why all the backpacks had not been found, where is the water bottle that goes with it, why the recruits are just standing around in no order, and when will they fall in line. As the whirlwind slowly relaxed a line of recruits began to form along the south wall of the gym. This was the time for the recruits to put on their backpacks, with the single strap being placed over their right shoulder, and the number facing out. At times, the backpack was not on correctly and a fellow recruit would display the proper method on how to wear it. The Instructors would offer words of encouragement when needed as the Duty Day progressed. Then the Instructors began to explain some basic rules as a member of the Academy. This included to do any request with a purpose, focus and speed. From moving into Squad Formation, going to the hydration station, stowing, or recovering their gear, or even asking to be excused to use the head, needed to be done quickly and safely.
Next was communication between the Instructors and the recruit. When asked a basic question as an individual or a group a response of “SIR YES SIR” or “MA’AM YES MA’AM” is required. If an Instructors yells EARS the response is “OPEN SIR” or” MA’AN” must be called out so the recruits would be quiet and prepare to listen. As these lessons were being explain some recruits would go into the locker rooms to put-on their Cadet uniform.
When all the Cadets were fully dressed, Drill and Ceremonies (D&C) training started. Before the drill began Cadets learned that an order a command will be given. A preparatory command will be said, followed by a beat then the action will be said. An example is to face right, a command of RIGHT (with a pause) FACE will be called out. A quick and smooth movement to the right should follow. The Cadets would repeat the process until it was followed without error. Then the Instructors would move on to the next command.
Through-out the Duty Day, one or two Instructors would mainly just observe the recruits. Sometime offering a calming word, or to help explain a task some more. But also, to take action if a recruit was becoming emotionally or physically overwhelmed. The recruit would be quietly taken to the first aid station and examined by the Medic. Sometime just a little extra rest, or more hydration was needed. The Medic had the final say on how long a recruit stayed in sick-bay, and only returned to the floor when it was safe.
After lunch Ms. Weiskus gave the Cadets a written exam on general Academy and Bogota knowledge. A second test will be given at the end of the Duty Time to judge the progress of the Cadets. Next was more D&C drills along with Physical Training and an assessment on their capabilities.
When this was over recruits had a chance to rest, take a breath, get a drink, and wonder what has just happen to them. Director LaFerrera told them they had experience the hardest day of the program.
Then the Cadets of 2024 Bogota Junior Police Academy had a chance to relax before being dismissed for the week
Duty Day 2 will take place at the High School with the call time of 7:30a. Cadets are to report to Bogota High School.

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