Year end review January -February 2013
The Bogota Borough Council held their Re-Organization meeting as Councilman Jorge Nunez, who was successfully re-elected, was sworn in. Along with Rob Robbins who was elected in his first campaign for Council. Mr Robbins replace outgoing Councilman Michael Brophy who did not run for re-election. Mr. Brophy was honoured by the Council and members of the New Jersey Legislators for his serve to the Citizens of Bogota.
Bogota Borough Administrator Leonard Nicolosi official announced his resignation of his duties so he could take a position in the Private sector. Mr. Nicolosi served as Bogota Mayor from 1988 -1995 and was the Borough Administrator since 2008.
The Dillard Memorial Bridge was reopen after emergency repairs due to Hurricane Sandy were fixed.
The first major weather event of 2013 was a snowstorm, with the effects of Hurricane Sandy still in recent memory the clean up of this storm was quick and efficient.
The Basketball game against Waldwick had an ugly ending as one of the Waldwick players was stuck during the end of game handshakes. Players & Coach of both team were moved to a secure location. While Bogota & Teaneck Police safely escorted the visiting team from the building.
The High School Wrestling Bucs loss their second round match in the NJSIAA Tournament to Hanover Park. Earlier in the week Bogota upset Rutherford in the first round.
A funeral mass was held at St. Joseph’s Church for Patricia Viola. Ms. Viola was reported missing in February of 2001. A DNA match was made in 2012 of a bone fragment hold in Rockaway Beach in July of 2002.
Bogota Councilman Jorge Nunez was elected to Latino American Democratic Association of Bergen, County.
Both Bogota High School Basketball team won their first round game of the NJSIAA
Tournament. The #15 ranked Lady Bucs had an upset victory over Wallington, and the #6 Bogota Boys defeated #11 New Milford at Speary Gym.
Both basketball teams have be eliminated from the NJSIAA playoffs.
The #15 Lady Bucs lost at #7 Butler. The Boys team ranked at #6 lost at #3 Cresskill