Tuesday, September 15, 2015


    The Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept Hook & Ladder Co. #1 and Engine Co.  #1 will hold their fourth annual Blood & Platelet Drive on Wednesday 23- September. This event will take place at the West Broad St. Firehouse next door to the Police Headquarters.  The drive will start at 3:00p and go to 8:00p, and is being co-sponsored by the Community Blood Services. Along with the collection of red blood cells as well as blood  platelets. The blood cells are used for transfusions for anyone who need to replenish their system due to an accident or surgery. Platelets are use to aid in blood clotting that are use for those going through cancer treatments , or organ transplants.
    Anyone may donate if the are between  17-75 years old, in good health, and weigh at least 110 lbs. A donor is accepted even if they are prescribed medications that are frequently taken, inform the staff of all medication being taken, and it is recommended that a donor have a good meal , and plenty of fluids prior to donating.
    For more information  or to scdedule an appointment please  call 201-251-3703  or visit their website at: www.communitybloodservices.org
   This is another way the Bogota Volunteer Fire Department serves the citizens of Bogota. The Bogota Fire Department is an all volunteer organization serving the Borough since 1901. They also provide assistance in  rescue , and other emergency situation. The Bogota Fire Department is 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 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

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    On Sunday 20 September the Bogota VFW post 5561 Hall will host a Concert (Ceili) by the Mike Rafferty-Joe Madden  C.C.E. Branch. This will start at 3:00p and go until 6:00p. Scheduled to perform are Eileen Goodman, John Kennedy,  Dan Gibney, and Gerry Kennedy. All musicians in attendance are always welcome to sit in. 
  Tickets are $15 person with refreshments included. For more information please call 201-225-8250 or 201-440-4159 The Mike Rafferty-Joe Madden C.C.E. Branch is a non-profit organization supporting traditional Irish culture, music and dance.
  The Bogota VFW Post 5561 is located at 239 Leonia Ave. Bogota, NJ

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Bogota Sports
The Bogota Bucs Soccer team won its first game of the season with a 5-1 victory at Palisades Park. Bogota took a 2-0 lead into halftime with goals from Nico Calabia  and Conor McDonnell. Bogota extended their lead to four in the second half on the strength of goals by  Colin McDonnell and another by Conor McDonnell. Yeison Puluc of Palisades Park stopped Kazuki Garay effort at a clean-sheet with the Tigers only goal. Conor McDonnell finished his hat trick before full time to give the Bucs a 5-1 victory. 
  This moves Bogota record to 1-2 for the season. They next play Weehawken on Saturday 19- September at the Soccer Fields in Overpeck Park. These are located on Challenger Rd. Ridgefield park, NJ 

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