Thursday, July 2, 2020

Teaneck Township Council Reorganization Meeting

2-July-2020
 On Wednesday-1-July the Township of Teaneck held their Reorganization meeting to swear in the three candidates elected in the Municipal Election held on 19-May-2020. This was originally scheduled to be held on the Municipal Green. Due to in-climate weather it was moved into the Council Chambers.  The meeting started with invocation from Father Joseph D’Amico of St. Anastasia Church and Rabbi Joel Pitkowshy from Temple Beth Sholom.
  Then came the swearing in of  Ms. Karen Orgen, Mr. Michael Pagan where elected to their first term on the Teaneck council. Mr. Pagen has become the first person of Hispanic heritage to be elected to Council in Teaneck. The third candidate was Mr. Mark Schwartz who won  re-election this year.  This three will serve a four year as a member of council. The next Municipal  elections for Teaneck is scheduled to take place in 2022.
  After the three members were sworn the vote for Mayor and two Deputy Mayors took place. Councilman James Dunleavy won an unanimous vote to become Teaneck’s 36th Mayor.  Then the  office for  First and Second Deputy Mayors then took place.  Councilman Elie Katz was selected for First Deputy Mayor by a 6-1 vote. Councilman Mark Schwartz became Second Deputy Mayor by a 6-1 Vote. For both Deputy Mayors post Councilwoman Gervonn Romney-Rice nominated herself, but did not receive a second.  After the Mayor and Deputy Mayors were given the oath of office the Good and Welfare session for Public Comment. 
  Approximately 20  resident called , or spoke on zoom, to address the Council. All the speakers expressed their frustration, anger, sadness, confusion, surprise , and other feeling over the fact the only African-American  Councilwoman Gervonn Romney-Rice was not vote to, or even considered, for one of the two Deputy Mayor post.  Some of the comments questioned the timing of not selection Councilwoman Rice during the current  national situation. Some even went as far as to call for one of the Deputy Mayors to step-down, or hold a second vote. This was echoed, in the chamber, by former Councilman Dr. Henry Pruitt who said he will continue to support the Township Council.  Either by agreeing to some measures and raising concerns of policies he may disagree with. Dr. Pruitt added that he did not approve of  Councilwoman Rice not being elected to a higher office. 
  When public comment was closed each Council member took their turns to answer the residents. With her time Councilwoman Rice thanked and acknowledge those who stood outside the chamber building for their support. This drew a loud cheer that was audible in Council Chambers. 
   Next was the vote on adoption of the items on the Consent Agenda.  All items were passed by an unanimous vote. Some of the more noteworthy items was to appoint Mr. John Shahdanian as Township Attorney.  And authorize a new contract for Township Manager to Mr. Dean Kazinci. There was also a presentation from the office of U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer to former Council members  Dr. Henry Pruitt and  Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin.
   Finally Mayor Dunleavy gave his message to the public. He talked  about the two viruses affecting the Country. One is the covid-19, the other was the injustices shown towards all minorities living in the country. He spoke, in his own words, about being a privileged white man on how to show support all resident of Teaneck. Mayor Dunleavy wonder if his past has contributed to the history of any bias and prejudice that still exists. He acknowledge the Student lead protests in June, but now the Township must take the next step to bring the different areas of community into one united Teaneck. 
  The meeting ended with a Benediction was given by Pastor Marilyn Harris of the First Baptist Church. The Next Township Council will be held on Tuesday-14-July. This is open to the Public and is scheduled to start at 8:00p. If allowed it will be held in the Council Chambers located at 818 Teaneck Rd Teaneck, NJ
  The full video of this meeting can be seen at: http://teanecktownnj.iqm2.com Council Meeting



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Weekend Events

2-July-2020
Some events happening in and around Bogota for the weekend  starting on Thursday-2-July. Please contact the provider for changes and updates.


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Continuing 
The listing of of Restaurants  and Grocery stores  that are open for either Deliver or Take-out.
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Thursday-2-July
Bogota 
 Virtual Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30a
To register for this event visit: 
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj 
Or visit their website at: https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/

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Thursday-2-July
Bogota 
  As part of their Summer Reading  program the Bogota Library will host a virtual castle mosaic craft workshop scheduled to start at 3:00p. 
Register at:   https://bccls.libcal.com/event/6783331 to get the link and code. 
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj 
Or visit their website at: https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/

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Friday-3-July and Saturday-4-July
Bogota 
 The Bogota Public Library will be closed for the Fourth of July Holiday. Virtual events and door-side pick-ups will resume on Monday-6-July






Saturday-4-July
Ridgefield Park, NJ 
    The Village of Ridgefield Park will hold its 125th consecutive Fourth of July celebration this year. The Home Decorating contact is still a part of this year event. All homes wishing to be part of the contest must  submit their entries by Wednesday- 1-July. Judging will take place on Friday-3- July and start after 3:00p. The Judges will drive by to review the contestants.  The Fire Department inspection and the Baby & Youth Parade have both been cancelled for this year.
   On 4-July-2020, the reading of the Declaration of Independence is schedule to start at 7:30 a. This will take place on the Memorial Plaza located at Euclid Ave. and Mt. Vernon St.  This will be followed by the Raising of the Official flag of Ridgefield Park.
  The Civic Parade will have an expanded route through the Village.  This year it will be an all motorized event. There will be no marching or live bands. The parade will start at Hudson  Ave. at Mt. Vernon St. It will travel North on Hudson and make its way to Union Plaza were it will turn left. The Parade will continue to Main St. and turn left there. The caravan will proceed South bound on Main St on its way to Brinkerhoff St. It will turn left on to  Brinkerhoff St then make the final left turn on to Euclid Ave. The Parade will end at Hobart St. just before the Euclid Ave split.
   The extended parade route is to encourage social distancing. They are asking all of the parade viewers to follow the current guidelines and wear masks and practice social distancing while viewing the parade. For additional information please visit the Ridgefield Park Fourth of July Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RP4thJulyCommittee .


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Saturday-4-July
Englewood, NJ

Black Box Performing Arts Center will be hosting a virtual open mic by Skeeball Jerry. 
He will be available  to answer all of your burning questions. From survival tips, to dating advice, to fun facts about the Skeeball Master himself - Jerry's got the answers!
(Not recommended for young audiences)
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Monday-5-July
Bogota
 The Bogota Library will host a virtual Coding Workshop scheduled to run all day. To access this weeks project please to: https://studio.code.org/users/sign_in.
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj 
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Monday-5-July
Bogota
 The Bogota Library will host a virtual Fairy Tale Party scheduled to start at 3:00p. This will be the start of the Library's Summer reading program. The goal of this program is to bring Seniors and kids together to help create a story based off ideas they may both have!  Share ideas of your characters, settings, and more. Register at:   https://bccls.libcal.com/event/6779169 to get the link and code. 
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj 
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Weekend Weather

2-July-2020
   The forecast from the National Weather Service in the local area for the next seven day  beginning on Thursday-2-July. This is a link by the National Weather Service for the use of their copyrighted information.  The opinions expressed in this story are those of NWS and is solely responsible for the content.


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Current conditions at

Teterboro, Teterboro Airport (KTEB)

Lat: 40.86°NLon: 74.06°WElev: 7ft.

Fair
73°F
23°C
Humidity81%
Wind SpeedW 5 mph
Barometer29.84 in (1010.6 mb)
Dewpoint67°F (19°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Last update1 Jul 9:51 pm EDT

Extended Forecast for

Bogota NJ

  • Tonight
    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    Scattered
    Showers
    Low: 68 °F
  • Thursday
    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Light north wind.
    Mostly Sunny
    High: 91 °F
  • Thursday
    Night
    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Calm wind.
    Partly Cloudy
    Low: 74 °F
  • Friday
    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 6 mph.
    Chance
    T-storms
    High: 90 °F
  • Friday
    Night
    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers
    Low: 68 °F
  • Independence
    Day
    Independence Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
    Partly Sunny
    High: 83 °F
  • Saturday
    Night
    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
    Partly Cloudy
    Low: 66 °F
  • Sunday
    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
    Mostly Sunny
    High: 86 °F
  • Sunday
    Night
    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
    Partly Cloudy
    Low: 68 °F
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Light north wind.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Calm wind.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 6 mph.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Independence Day
Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.