Friday, December 30, 2016

Bogota Year in Review part 4


This is the final of a four part series that will highlight some of the stories covered by Bogtoa Blog NJ for the year 2016.  This post will cover the Months from October to December 2016  

Saturday 1-October The St. Joseph's Church of Bogota sponsored a collection of used and unwanted bicycles and sewing machines to be donated to people living in developing countries.


Tuesday -4-October The Bogota of Education held the first of their two board meeting for the month of October.  The main focus of this meeting was to hear a report from Anthony Rotundo, the Director of Curriculum, about the PAARC test score for 2016. Also included were NJASK results for 4th and 8th grade tests. 


Thursday-6- October The final link in the re pavement of River Rd in Bogota was made. The final section was made from Cross St to Cypress Ave by crews from PSE&G. 


Saturday-8- October   In the Men's race Bogota won fifth straight  NJIC Patriot Division Championship. 
photo courtesy of Pat Rochford

Thursday 13-October The Bogota Chapter of the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce was introduced. This served as a restart of a Chamber of Commerce for the Borough of Bogota. 


Thursday-20-October  The Bogota High School was closed after a failed generator cast the building to be closed for all after hour actives. The High School reopened for regular class hours the next day.

Thursday 20-October The Bogota Borough Council meeting with Bogota Police Chief Daniel Maye recognizing  Bogota High School PTO president Pauline McDonnell for her work in funding a Prescription  drug drop box for the Police Department. 


Thursday -20-October Companies from the Bogota Emergency Services departments had an open house of sorts in show the public they type of equipment they use.                                    

 Saturday-22-October The Bogota  Men's Cross Country Bucs swept the top five scoring placement. Danny Daurio became the Varsity "D" Champion with his first place finish.

photos courtesy of Pat Rochford.
Wednesday 26-October The Bogota Middle School Lady Bucs Volleyball team would win their end of season tournament for Middle School Volleyball and finish the season undefeated.

Thursday  27-October The Bogota Lady Bucs  won their  seventh straight  NJIC Group 1 patriot Division title a 16-0 record.

 Friday 28-October  Trinity  Lutheran Church in Bogota held their first Oktoberfest.


 Friday 28-October The newly formed Bogota Youth Club had an open sign-up event at the Bogota VFW, This organization is the idea of Councilman  Michael Connors 


Saturday-29-October The Bogota Recreation Commission hosted a Fall Festival in Olsen Park. 


   Friday-4-Nov.  A Joint operation by Detectives from  four  Bergen County Police Dept have  lead to the arrested of three suspects for a series of  robberies of Quikcheck stores in four different counties

 Saturday-5-Nov.  In the Men's race with James Draney becoming the the North 1 section champion with a winning time of 16:13. He was the first of five Bogota runners to finish in the top 15. Ryan White finished 4th with Danny Daurio coming in 5th. Cole Geraghty place 13th and Daniel Rivera at 15th. This gave Bogota the North 1 section Championship. With this win the Men's Squad has earned a triple with  League, Country, and State Sectional title wins. 


 Saturday 5-Nov. The Bogota Football Bucs played their final game of the season.   This was the Senior Game for Bogota and class of 2017 members of the Football, Cheerleading, Baton, and Band where honoured.

Tuesday-8-Nov. In Bogota Elections: Kathy Gates-Ferris, David McFarlane, & Mary Ellen Murphy won seats on Borough Council, Lisa Kohles, Amanda Montgomery, & Charles Severino won seats on the Bogota Board of Education.

Saturday-12- Nov. The #1 ranked  Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball team have repeated as  NJISAA State Group 1 champions. This gives Bogota their second straight Group 1 title an sixth in the last seven years.
photos courtesy of Frank Gioiosa
  Saturday-12- Nov.  Bogota Men's Cross Country Bucs ran in the State Group 1 meet at Holmdel Park.  Bogota finished second out of the 20 entered in this race. Senior James Draney placed second overall. 

photo courtesy Pat Rochford

 Tuesday-15 Nov. 21-year-old Bogota man went around town cutting American flags and holiday decorations, said police who arrested him overnight Tuesday with help from citizens.


Friday-18- Nov  Gannett Media has discontinued the Bogota Bulletin.  This, and almost two dozens other community news paper, will no longer be available in print and digital form. 

Saturday 19- Nov. There was the second " Walk the the Mayor" starting  in Olsen Park. It proceeded up  W. Main St to Larch Ave. then continued to Elm Ave, then back to Olsen Park.  This walk was to highlight the Bogota Borough Council resolution to proclaim Bogota as a "Stigma Free Zone" 


  Tuesday-15 Nov. NJ. Com named Samantha Gioiosa their Volleyball Player of the Year:

Tuesday-1-Dec. The Director of the Children's Department of the Bogota Public Library Nikki Spiegel past away.

Saturday-3-Dec. The Bogota Volunteer Fire Department held their annual Chief Election. 
  Joe DiMaurio was the appointment  to Chief for 2017


 Tuesday-6-Dec. The Bogota Planning Board approved the design of the River Club complex which will be located at the old Hess/ Sifford Ford site along W. Ft. Lee Rd. 

Friday-9-December Bogota Families gathered at Borough Hall to celebrate the Holidays with the annual lighting of the Borough Christmas Tree.


 Thursday-22 Dec. The court in Speary Gym was  dedicated to Bogota Head  Coach Jay Mahoney.


Thursday-22- Dec. The Cliffside Park Daily Voice reported  A Santa from the Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept visit a  cancer patient in Washington Township

 Thursday-29-Dec. At a special Council Meeting the Bogota Borough Council approved a PILOT program for the River Club Development. The vote was 5-1 for.

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