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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Bogota Varsity Sports

 23-January-2019

 Results of Bogota Varsity Sports from Tuesday-22-January.
 The Bogota Bowling Bucs lost to Palisades Park by the score of 7-0. Spencer Mazzella had both the high game with a 160, and high total at 425 for Bogota. The next play against New Milford on Thursday-24-January. This will be held at the Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park, NJ with the start time schedule for 4:00p.




   The Bogota Basketball teams play against the teams from Park Ridge. The Lady Bucs travel to Park Ridge to play the Lady Owls. Bogota would loss the game 59-9, with all of the Lady Bucs scoring coming in the final quater.
 Shannon Burns would lead all scores with 16 for Park Ridge.Chloe Collister would have record 1 Three point baskets for the Lady Owls.  Rudy Recio would lead Bogota with 4 Points Dalechia Ashley had 1 Three Point Baskets  for the Lady Bucs. Their record is now 0-13. They next play on Thursday-24-January against Midland Park.  This will be played on the Jay Mahoney Court at Speary Gym. Tip-off time is scheduled for 4:00p



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    The Men's Basketball Bucs hosted the Owls on the Jay Mahoney Court at Speary Gym.  Bogota would control the first quater out scoring Park Ridge 27-9. In the second Quarter the Owls would try to come back into the game, but Bogota would still take a 14 Point  lead into the Locker Room. After the restart Bogota's defense would presser the Owl into turns over giving the Bucs a number of breakaway chances at the other end. By end of Three Quarter time the starter would be rested, but the Bogota defense and scoring would continue and give Bogota a 80-35 win  
   Bogota would be led by Ben Lukabu with 21  Points. Park Ridge by Jordan Spangola with 11 Points. Mr. Spangola would also score a game high with 4 Three Point Baskets. Bogota would have five players, Argenis Soriano,Ashanti Caviness,  Melvin Bayhorn, Kenjiee Polanco, Taj Collins all finishing with 2 Three Point Baskets. Bogota's record is now 11-3.   The next play Thursday-24-January at Midland Park. This will have a   Tip-off time is scheduled for 7:00p


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Monday, January 21, 2019

Weekend Sports

  21-January-2019
    Results of Bogota Varsity sports from the past weekend
  The Men's Basketball Bucs  "Coaches vs Cancer" at Passaic valley was canceled due to impending weather conditions. This game is not  expected to be re-scheduled.


The Lady Basketball team play  traveled to liffisde Park on Saturday-19-January,  the Lady Bucs lost 52-12. Maryann Gesmundo was the high scorer for Bogota with 5 Points  Their record is now 0-12. They next play on Tuesday-22-January at Park Ridge. Tip-off time is scheduled for 4:00p




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  On Wednesday-16-January the Bogota/Ridgefield Park Scarlet Bucs  had a tri-meet on Saturday-19-January at Speary Gym.  They would compete against  teams from Rutherford  and Ft. Lee. The Scarlet Bucs would lose to the Highwaymen by a score of 38-33.  Of the 13 bouts competed Bogota/Ridgefield Park  would win 7 of them. Adam Albino at 113 lbs, John Perez at 132 lbs, Louis Culala at 170 lbs, Stephen Papastefanou at 182 lbs, and Eris Rosario at 285 lbs would win by Pin Falls. Kevin Flores at 145 lbs and Nicholas Feliciano  at 195 lbs would win by  Decision.  Against the Bulldogs The Scarlet Bucs would earn a 48-29 win.  Of the twelve bouts competed  Bogota/Ridgefield Park would win 7 of them.  Adam Albino at 106 lbs, Darius Baez at 126 lbs, John Perez at 132 lbs,  Mathew Levesque at 160 lbs,  Louis Culala at 170 lbs, Stephen Papastefanou at 182 lbs,  and  Eris Rosario at 220 lbs would win by Pin Falls.
   Bogota/Ridgefield Park 's record is now 7-6. 


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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Regular Council Meeting

22-January-2019
   After the ceremony that opened the 125th Anniversary year for the incorporation of Bogota, the regular meeting was held. Some of the more note items worthy that were voted was changes in the By-Laws on how the Council should adhere to. One of the changes made was to allow for public discussion at the beginning and at the end of the meeting. One public discussion will focus on commenting on Agenda Items before they are  moved for a vote.The second session for public comment will take place near the end of the meeting to allow the public voice their opinions of  items that were discussed  during the meeting. Another section of the By-Laws that were amended was the process of Committees assignment made by the Mayor. It was brought up by the Borough Attorney that most of the assignment recommend by the mayor must be voted on and approved by the Council.  According to the Attorney is was how the Ordinance is written, but was not added to the By-Laws. These, and other changes were approved by the Council. One more changes was proposed , by table in order for more research to be done for legal reasons.
  The Council also approved the hire of Special Law Enforcement Offices-class 3 for the Public School. (SLEO-3)  SLEO-3  for each school.  Police Chief Daniel Maye addressed the Council on how this can be implemented in Bogota These would be former Police Offices that had been retire for at least three to six months. Anyone accepted for this position would be hired by the Board of Education, but would need to go through a background check and training under the authority of the Bogota Police. SLEO-3 would be on duty during regular school hours for the length of the school year. Each  SLEO-3 would be under a one year contract and evaluated at the end of the school year.  Events. SLEO-3 would be dressed in a casual attire ( polo shirt & khaki pants) and would carry a sidearm. These officer would instructed not to perform arrests, but to manage a situation until a uniform officer arrives. The SLEO-3 would be paid by the Borough of Bogota, and then the Borough would be reimbursed by the Board of Education.  It was also asked if St. Joseph's School would be able to be included in this program.  Chief Maye said that St.Joseph's could be eligible, but they would need to apply for this separately.  Chief Maye also said that starting as soon as the Council approved the program it could take 4-6 months to implement the program. Chief Maye , and Public Schools Superintendent  Damion Kennedy are planning for the SLEO-3 to be in place at the start of the next school in in September 2019.  The Council unanimously voted to approve this program.
   The next Bogota Borough Council meeting will  take place on Thursday -7-February.  This will be held in the Council Chambers located on the second floor  of 375 Larch Ave. Bogota NJ starting at 7:30p . The Public is invited to attend.



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