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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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Saturday, January 19, 2019

This Weeks Events

20-January-2019


Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the week starting on  Sunday-20-January. 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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  Starting on Sunday-1 July-2018 the Borough of Bogota will change the ordnance in what can be recycled. Bottle & cans recycling pick-up the Borough of Bogota will now be limited to: Aluminium, Glass, Bi-metal/Tin cans. Aluminium foils and pie plates will be accepted but must be clean. Plastic Containers with the symbol  1, 2, or 5  only  will also be accepted.   All recyclable material must be placed in  reusable trash receptacles.  Items places in plastic bag will not be collected. Paper and cardboard recycling remains unchanged.
   The  collectible the products that have been removed from the accepted list will now be accepted by The Borough of Bogota in cooperation with the Ridgefield Park  environmental commission and collected in a separate way. The Trex Corporation has provided bins to accept the following item. Grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrapping, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, zip lock & other re-seal able bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. All  recyclable materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue. For every 500 pounds of plastic collected the Trex Corporation will donate a new park bench, made from recycled materials. The benches will be donated to both Bogota and Ridgfield Park on a rotating basis. As of now a Trex collection bin is in the lobby of the Bogota Borough Hall and  the Bogota Public Library can be accessed  during  regular business hours. More bins are planned for other locations in the future.
  The collection day under the new rules will be Thursday-5-July (due to the Fourth of July Holiday) Then every other Wednesday. 

  For more information please see the accompanying poster below.







Sunday-20-January
Ridgefield Park, NJ

  The Ridgefield Park Elks Lodge # 1506 will be holding a All you can eat Breakfast. This will start at 8:30a and go until 12:00 noon Prices are $10 for Adults and $5 for student 12 and under. The Breakfast will feature an Omelette station, Pancakes, Bacon,Sausage, French toast, & scrambled eggs. There will also be pastries, cereal along with Coffee, Tea, Milk & Juice. It is asked to bring some Non-perishable food items for the Local Food Pantry.
The Elks lodge is located at the Corner of Spruce & Cedar Sts. Ridgefield Park, NJ
         



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Monday-21-January
Bogota
For Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday 
The Office of Bogota Borough Hall will be closed.
The Bogota Public Library will be closed 
Bogota Public Schools will be closed.


Tuesday-22-January
Bogota

The Bogota Board of Education  will have their  next meeting starting at 7:00p. This will be held in the  High School Cafeteria  located on the second floor of 2 Henry Luthin place Bogota, NJ. Eileen Lewis, Kathy VanBuren, and Michael Connors will be given the oath of office at that time.  The Public is invited to attend.
 

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Tuesday-22-January
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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WednesdayThursday-23 &24-January
Bogota
The Bogota  Public Library will have  story time reading  starting at 10:30a. También habrá Historias leídas en español en este momento. This is open available to any Student wishing 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 web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Thursday-24-January
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will host a workshop on  the importance of laughter to promote healthy living. This will be presented by Linda Lohsen from Holy Name Hospital.   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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Saturday-26-January
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

Sunday-20-January            
Men’s Basketball-                   Canceled  at Passaic Valley  Coaches vs Cancer  Canceled


Tuesday-22-January
Bowling-                                           vs  Palisades Park 4:00p   at Parkway Lanes Elmwood Park, NJ 
Women’s Basketball-                  at Park Ridge 4:00p 
Men’s Basketball-                         vs Park Ridge  on Jay Mahoney Court at Speary Gym  7:00p Freshman game precedes at 4:00p  Junior Varsity game following at  at 5:30p  
Middle School Wrestling-        vs  Haledon/ Cliffside Park in Speary Gym 4:00p

Wednesday-23-January 
Middle School Basketball-       vs Midland Park  Women’ at 4:00p   Men’s at 5:00p. On the Patty Ciccone Court at  Moore Gym  

Thursday-17-January.
Bowling-                                        vs  New Milford  4:00p  at Parkway Lanes Elmwood Park, NJ   
Women’s Basketball-              vs Midland Park 4:00p on Jay Mahoney Court at Speary Gym
Men’s Basketball-                      at Midland Park 6:00p  Junior Varsity game precedes at Palisades Park   4:00p 

Middle School Wrestling-      at Midland Park 4:00p


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