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Monday, December 9, 2019

Chiefs Election

9-December-2019
 On Saturday-7-December the Bogota Volunteer Fire Department held their annual Chiefs election. This was held in the Bogota Senior Centre on the second of the Bogota Library.  The meeting opened with Bogota Mayor Chris Kelemen welcoming the former chiefs and other special guest to the ceremony. One of those who was introduced was US Army Captain Chase Chatterton. Capt. Chatterton was ask to lead the attendees in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. 
   Then the year end reports were read by the various Fire Dept officials. Some of the major points made was the Fire Dept. responded to 3 structure fires, 3 vehicle fires and 28 calls to assist other local Fire Companies with mutual aid.  There was also reports given on the status of the training of the members of the dept.  There was also a listing of the condition of  the equipment used, and what will need to be refurbished or replaced.
   Following this Chief Alex Breuss announced the appointment of Deputy Chief John Greiner, of Engine Co # 3 as the new Bogota Fire Chief for 2020.  After that Kenneth Kalman, from Engine Co # 1  was named the new Deputy Chief.  And from Hose Co.  #2 Joseph Kleiber was elected at the new Battalion Chief.  After each officer was announced they were sworn in by Mayor Kelemen with their Families standing with them.  The next procedure was to swear in the 8 Captains and Lieutenants for the four Bogota Companies. This was done by Mayor Kelemen  with the assistance of Councilman Rob Robbins. 
  Next  Councilman  Robbins presented outgoing Chief Breuss with his Ex-Chief badge. Later in the Ceremony  Mayor Kelemen would presented Chief Breuss with a plaque from the Mayor and Council recognizing his service to the Borough of Bogota.  Mayor Kelemen would also give Chief Breuss a key to the Borough. This was the same key former Mayor Alex Kelemen was presented to him years earlier.  Lastly Chief Breuss was given a Maltese Cross picture frame with photos highlight his year as Fire Chief for Bogota.
  Chief Breuss would present incoming Chief Greiner with his helmet shield for next year.  Chief Greiner would then present Deputy Chief Kalman with his helmet shield, followed by Deputy Chief Kalman  presenting new Battalion Chief Kleiber with his helmet shield.  Chief Greiner would be given his Chief Badge by his Father, former 3 time, Fire Chief  August Greiner. At 25 years of age Chief John Greiner is the youngest Fire Chief in the 118 years of the Bogota Volunteers Fire Dept. 
  One Firefighter was awarded a medal for outstanding actions during the incident on 4-July at the Dewey- Lexington apartment complex. Officer Don Stofan was recognized for his ability to rescue three resident of an apartment when a water leak limited their ability to evacuate the building. Officer Stofan would use his turnout gear to shield the residents, which included one infant,  from the water and other hazards until they could be safely be brought to the street. 
  After the meeting their was a reception in the Broad Street fire house. This was highlighted by members of the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band performing Christmas Carols and other songs. 
  The Bogota Fire Department, and all the other Emergency Service Companies in Bogota are now currently recruiting new members to become volunteers. This is open to anyone Female or Male who are at least 18 years of age , and are residents of Bogota as well as Ridgefield Park, Teaneck ,and Hackensack.  Training, and equipment will be provided. There is also a Junior Firefighter program open to young Women, and Men who at at least 16 years of age. A Junior Firefighter will also receive training , and be a part of the support system to the Firefighters themselves. For more information about volunteering please to: bogotafire.org/  or call; 201-342-1736 ext. 2007.  There is also a meeting the 1st Wed. of each month at the W. Broad St. Firehouse from 7:00-8:00p
To Volunteer for any of these Department please visit them at the following site;
Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept:  http://www.bogotafire.org/
Bogota Rescue Squad: BogotaRescue@gmail.com
   On  Sunday- 22-December members of The Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept. will be escorting Santa on his Lollipop tour of the Borough. This a final chance for the Bogota Children to show Santa that they  have be nice this year. He starts his tour at about Noon with Lollipops being passed out by his helpers. This is scheduled to start at 11:00a. Then on Thursday-24-December Santa will again tour Bogota driven by  members of The Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept. This will start with the East side of the Borough at 5:00p and travel all through Bogota, before he makes his way back to the North Pole to begin delivering present for Christmas  Morning.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

This Weeks Event

1-December-2019

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the month of December starting on Sunday-1-December. Times and dates may change due weather or other circumstances. Please contact the event for the most up to date information.  More events will be added when they become available.
     
  
                       
                         
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Continuing
Tuesday-1-October
Bogota
October to December
    Monday-1- October will be the start of Leaf Season. Home Owners are allowed to place raked, leaves and grass cutting  in the street , along the curb, in front of their residents.  It is ask that the piles be placed in such a way as not to interfere with traffic, and away from storm sewers and drain to prevent flooding , or other water build-up. Leaf Season is schedule to end on Monday -16- December after that date all yard waste must be placed in brown leaf bags for pick-up.

Until 31-August 2020
   Students with Library Card from the Bogota Library between the ages of 5-18 are eligible for this program.  The program will run until 31-August-2020, and will be review at that time.  For more details about the program, in both  Spanish and English, please visit the following link. https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/youthfineforgiveness/
  For more information please  about this and other Library programs visit their website at:  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/    
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  
      
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Until-10- December
Bogota
The group Christmas in Bogota is sponsoring a toy drive for Families especially in Bogota. They will be collecting toys  up to Tuesday-10-December. These items will then be donated to the Bogota Police Dept for their annual give away. This was an idea from Mr. Walter Fowler and is being organized by  Ms.Lisa Kohles,  Ms.Amanda Montgomery and Ms.Kristen Meberg.  They have setup the website at: https://yougivegoods.com/drive-Bogota  They are looking for 100 donation to support Bogota Children this Holiday season. Asa of this posting they are closing in on the halfway mark for this drive. You Give Goods will deliver the donations to the Bogota Police Dept, and donations at tax deductible. Items that are being accepted are toys, other gift items  and cold weather gear.  The donations will be distributed by the Offices of the Bogota Police Dept during their  Holiday give -away. 
 For more information on how to make a donation and what items are need please go to:   https://yougivegoods.com/drive-Bogota

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Monday-9-December
Bogota
 The Bogota Public  Library will have their Youth's Sewing Club meeting.  This is  open to  Students ages 9-18.  This will teach anyone the art of sewing. There will be a chance to learn machine, and hand sewing as well as shown different project and types of material. This will be from 1:00p to 4:00p in the back reading room.This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or 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-9-December
Teaneck, NJ
 The Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy will be premiering the movie of  BPESYA Class #08. The Curtain time of 7:00p, and will take place in the Cedar Lane Cinemas in teaneck, NJ. Admission is free, and is  open to the Public. This film chronicles the day to day experiences of the Cadets who made up  Class #08 in the Summer of 2019. It follows them from Orientation Day to their Graduation Ceremonies. This is a record of what it is to be apart of one of the finest Summer Youth Academies in Northern New Jersey.
      Before and after the showing refreshments along with  BPESYA merchandise will be available for purchase , with all proceeds going to fund the Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy Class #09 that will be in the Summer of 2020. For more information about the Academy , or to donate to Class #09 please visit their website at https://www.esyacademy.org/
     
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Tuesday-10-December
Bogota
   The Bogota Public Library will have the following program:  Makers Lab for Students 4:00p -5:00p, This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Wednesday- 11-December
Bogota
The Bogota  Public Library will have its Baby Story time reading starting at 10:30a.  This is open available to any Child under the age of 2 years old who wishes to join in.  This will be held  under the tree in the Nikki Spiegel Story Time Corner. This is a free event and open to anyone. 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-11-December
Bogota  
 Steen School will hold their Winter Concerts for this season. This will be held in the David Moore gym starting at 7:00p
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Thursday-12-December
Bogota  
The Bogota Music Dept. will present their Winter Concert starting at 6:30p.  This will  performances by the Concert band and the Jazz band. Also performing will be the Student  Choir,  and the Women's A Cappella group.  There will be no admission charge, it is ask that anyone attending please bring a new and unwrapped present to donate to the YAC's Toys for Tots drive..This will be held in the High School Auditorium located on the first Floor at 2 Henry Luthin Pl. Bogota , NJ 

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Thursday-12-December
Bogota 
 The Bogota Public Library will present the movie "Toy Story 4" starting at 6:00p This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or 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-13-December
Bogota
The Bogota public Library will hold a teen after hours game night. This will allow teenage  Student to play video games after the 5:00p closing time. There will be no admittance after 5:00p  
  For more information, email us or call 201-488-7185. This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
    The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Friday-13-December

Teaneck, NJ
 The Dance Art Creative Center will present the comedy  "You Got Hate Mail"  This is scheduled  to have four performances  Friday 6th & 13th December at the Dance Art Creative Center located at 519 Cedar Ln teaneck, NJ. Then on Friday & Saturday 20 & 21 December at the Black Box Performing Arts Center at 49 E. Palisade Ave Englewood NJ .
  Curtain time for all performances is scheduled for 8:30p  Tickets are price at $35.00 per person. For more information please go to: https://www.danceartcreativecenter.net/  or http://www.blackboxpac.com/

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Saturday-14-December
Bogota
 The Bogota Public Library will host a workshop on a therapeutic pottery program where participants use their creative mind while working their body, to create a beautiful piece of pottery.  Attendees will be able keep their  finished pieces of pottery,  with a unique exercise program for themselves. For more information, email us or call 201-488-7185. This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or 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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Saturday-14-December
Bogota
   The Bogota  Public Library  host their Toddler play group. This is an opportunity for   young children and their Parents to play and relax in a safe area. This will  start at 10:30a and be held in the second floor Senior Centre.For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.

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Bogota Sports

Monday-9-Dec.
Bowling-                    vs. Butler at Parkway Lanes Elmwood Park, NJ 4:00p

Tuesday-10-Dec.
Bowling-                    vs. Harrison at Parkway Lanes Elmwood Park, NJ 4:00p

Thursday-12-Dec.
Bowling-                    vs. Leonia at Parkway Lanes Elmwood Park, NJ 4:00p


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Tree Lighting

7-December-2019 
 On Friday-6-December the Borough of Bogota held their annual Tree Lighting ceremony in front of Borough Hall. This was a block party on Larch Ave were  Families and friends gathered to celebrate the Holidays together. There was a trackless train, donated by Bounce Party Mania Music,which offered trips along Larch Ave. Music was donated by DJ Eddie Acosta to keep up the festive spirit.  Cookies,  homemade cupcakes and  Hot Chocolate from Jim Moore and Councilwoman Carpenter, were available for a quick snack. Mrs. Claus, with assist by her friend Elfina, handed out raffle tickets to the younger attendees, which could win them a prize from Santa.   There was also a life size snow globe for children to explore. The globe had a few technical difficulties, but was still enjoyed by those would bounce inside of it.
  Then, with the blare of lights and the sound of siren, the Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept  arrived, from the North, with a special guess riding on the back of the Hook and Ladder truck. The caravan stopped in front of Borough Hall and Santa Clause climbed down to first meet Mrs. Claus, then said hello to all the Children gathered.  He made his way to the reviewing stand and lead the countdown to light the Tree in front of the building.  Then he awarded the prizes to the winners of the raffle. Santa then took some time to meet as many children as he could and listened to what they want for Christmas.
Then Santa wave a big goodbye to everyone wishing them a Happy Holidays.
   On Sunday-22-December Santa Claus,  with help from the Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept, will again travel though Bogota  to see all the good children and pass out lollipops. This will start in the afternoon and he hopes as many Families will come out a wave to him. Also on  Sunday-22-December there will be  the first official Menorah lighting in Bogota. This will take place in front of Borough Hall and is scheduled for at 6:00p.

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