Sunday, March 29, 2020

This Weeks Humor

29-March-2020
This Weeks Humor


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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Interfaith Service

28-March-2020
   On Sunday-29-March  Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameduddin, along with Deputy Mayors Elie Katz & Mark Schwartz, will be hosting an Community Interfaith call. This is scheduled to start at  3:00p.  Also participating will be leaders from different faiths including:
- Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky, Congregation Beth Sholom
- Rev Greg Jackson, Pastor Mt. Olive Baptist Church
- Pastor Jusung Kim, Good News Church
- Reverend Dr. Keith Attles, Covenant Life Ministries Church
- Imam Sayeed Quereshi, Darul-Islah Mosque
To listen to this event please call 563-999-1684



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Friday, March 27, 2020

Bogota Board of Education

27- March-2020
  The Bogota Board of Education has announced the following updates. The Regular Session Meeting scheduled for Tuesday-24- March was  postponed.  There will now be a virtual meeting on Tuesday-31- March to begin at 7:00 PM. Action may or may not be taken. This  will be a virtually meeting
Please go to the link below to join. 
Online at: https://zoom.us/j/302191119 
By I phone one-tap US: +16465588656,,302191119# or +13126266799,,302191119# 
Dial up phone at:Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782  
Webinar ID: 302 191 119 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/agfyNbih2

Also announced was that  New Jersey  Governor  Phil Murphy stated  that he would not  revisit opening schools until at least 17- April-2020. The Board of Education has been  working on a more structured schedule during this very unique time.  On the bottom of this story you will find your Student's daily schedule for the extended school closure They will continue to improve , and fine tune the schedule as needed.  There is a Bogota Jr./Sr. High School schedule and also an elementary schedule so please use the correct schedule for you Students.
    All state testing has been cancelled this year as our main focus is on daily instruction.
   For those families that qualify for free and reduced meals, grab and go meals are still available weekdays between the hours of 10:00a to 12:00 noon at the Bogota Jr/Sr High School student drop off lane. Please visit the front of the High School where  a food distribution system is in place. Please note that there will be no meals served from  Monday-6-April to Monday-13-April during Spring Break.
   The Board of Education is working and making  chromebooks and internet access for all students. If you are in need of a chromebook or need help with internet access, please email chromebook@bogotaboe.com.  The School District's IT department will make arrangements
with you. Please continue to work with your Teachers and Principals to help student learning. We expect all students to join the teacher’s google classroom as soon as possible. Click on this short guide on how to join and access google classroom
Any Student using a school chromebook, must to log in with the student’s school email and password, personal passwords will not work.


Updated Schedules




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Bogota Borough Council

27-March-2020
 On Thursday-26- March the Bogota Borough Council held a virtual meeting.  Bogota Mayor Chris Kelemen, and all six Council Members were connected by either an online presentation or by a live group telephone conference.  The meeting featured a basic agenda.   Anyone who accessed the meeting by phone could be called on during the Public remarks session. Two listeners took advantage of this (one in each session)  they wish everyone well and thanked the local government and the public employees of Bogota of their hard work and dedication at this time.
   All of the items on the agenda were passed. One item passed was the introduction of the 2020 Municipal Budget.  This budget is projected to have only a $68.00 tax increase. This works out to $5.00 a month. The budget will be presented to the public at the Council meeting scheduled for Thursday-6-May. This will be open for the public to review and comment on. The location will be announced  as the current situation allows. Another was the passage of an ordinance that will designate a number of intersections to stop signs installed were needed. 
   When all the agenda were voted on Mayor Kelemen and Council members urge all resident of the Borough stay vigilant with their health. Along with looking out for their neighbor who may be in extra need. One example that was cited was the work of Recreation Director Jim Moore, who is aiding senior citizens, with food  and other deliveries. Mr. Moore has also driven some seniors to Doctor and health appointments. 
  There was a question about to push back the next Council Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday 2-April.  A decision on this  will be announced  in the near future. then the meeting was adjourned. 
  Later on Thursday night Mayor Kelemen released an address to the Citizens of Bogota. This can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch Mayor Kelemen
  
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Weekend Humor....Plus

26-March-2020
   A reminder that on Thursday-26-March the Bogota Borough Council meeting will be available to be access by a number of different ways. 
 -Online at: https://zoom.us  to use this service a view may have to a create an account in order to sign-in. Meeting ID is: 468691219
 -By one tap mobile use +9292056009,,468691219#US (New York)
 -By dialing in at  +1 929 205 6009  US (New York) Meeting ID is: 468691219
The start time will be 7:30p

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Plus some weekend humor


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Bogota Council Meeting

25-March-2020
  The Borough of Bogota has announced that the Council meeting scheduled for Thursday-26-March will be a virtual meeting. The start time will be 7:30p.  The meeting can be access by a number of different ways. 
  Online at: https://zoom.us  to use this service a view may have to a create an account in order to sign-in. Meeting ID is: 468691219
  By one tap mobile use +9292056009,,468691219#US (New York)
  By dialing in at  +1 929 205 6009  US (New York) Meeting ID is: 468691219

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Telephone Meeting

25-March-2020
 On Tuesday-24-March the Township of Teaneck held a first ever Council meeting that could be listen to using a telephone. The meeting was also available on the public access channels for both cable systems operating in Teaneck. The meeting was also broadcast on a live stream using the official Teaneck web-site.  This was a shorten version of the regular meeting with only a limited number of items discussed.  The meeting open with Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin asking for a moment of silence to remember  the two Teaneck resident who have succumbed to the covid-19 virus. Then Mayor Hameeduddin, and Township Manager Dean Kazinci gave an update on the situation within Teaneck. Both men repeated the responsibility and duties of Government Officials  along with the residents. Mayor Hameeduddin also asked if any person, or business, have access to urgent  medical supplies like masks, gloves, gowns, or other supplies to be donated to either the Township’s Emergency Services or to Holy Name Hospital.  Next came Teaneck Health Officer Ken Katter gave the most recent statics of covid-19 cases. In Teaneck 145 cases have been reported, and 540 in Bergen County. He said that, in Teaneck,  any new case is reported when the investigation is opened. Mr Katter continued in saying that with more testing sites being used and those findings being reported the number of case will rise. 
   Then the meeting was opened to the Public Input session. This was done by allowing those who called in to have a chance to speak to the Mayor, and Council, only two speakers took advantage of this opportunity.  
   When the Public Input was finished the Council voted on agenda items.  First was the voting on five new Ordinances. All five Ordinances passed, one of the most noteworthy that was passed was to lower the speed limit on  W. Englewood Ave from River Rd to Windsor Rd. The new speed limit was lowered to 25 MPH. Then there was the resolution for the introduction of the 2020 Municipal Budget.This will be presented to Public on the 12-May Council meeting for a final vote. Also at this time Council voted on resolutions that certifies compliance US Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions guidance. Along the Budget for the Cedar Lane Improvement District  All three resolutions were passed. 
   To watch the public meeting please go to: http://teanecktownnj.iqm2.com
   The next Council meeting is scheduled for  Monday-6-April at 8:00p. 


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Teaneck Council Meeting

24-March-2020
  On Tuesday-24- March the Township of Teaneck will hold their first Telephone Council Meeting. This will begin at 8:00p with the Public Session of the meeting. The Legal session of the meeting will precede the Public session at 7:00p  There will be three ways of accessing this meeting. 
- The first will be to dial in at 1-425-535-9303 and listen to the meeting. 
- Also by viewing on Public Access Cable channels  #77 for Optimum subscribers or #47 for Fios subscribers.
-And to view on the Township website at: www.teanecknj.gov
  To comment in the " Good & Welfare" section those calling in will be asked if they wish to address the Council. You will be asked if you would like to join the "Question & Answer" session. If you opt in to participate, you will be added to a cue. Please wait to be called on to begin expressing your concern or asking your question - you will be "unmuted". You will have three minutes to speak. Members of the Public will be called upon according to the order of the cue.
When using your 3 minutes for Good & Welfare - please speak slowly, clearly, & not too loud.
You must be dialed in to 1 (425) 535-9303 in order to participate in the Good & Welfare portion of the meeting.



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Monday, March 23, 2020

Spring Weekend

23-March-2020

 Scenes from around Bogota on the first Weekend of Spring. 


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Sunday, March 22, 2020

This Weeks Humor

22-March-2020
This Weeks Humor


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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Story from North Jersey . com

21-March-2020


Published story from the online version of the North Jersey .com  New Jersey's Governor Murphy order to close  business in New Jersey can be accessed at:



 





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Friday, March 20, 2020

Story from North Jersey .com

20-March-2020


Published story from the online version of the North Jersey .com  about the repeal of a total closing of business in Bergen County can be accessed at:



 






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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Weekend Humor

19-March-2020
Weekend Humor
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

18-March-2020

Wednesday-18-March-2020
  Scenes of Bogota on one day in March.  There are less cars parked on the side streets during the day time. Along with not as many pedestrians, but still people going about day to day business as needed. A few Student went to Bogota High School to take advantage of the Lunch program. Work continues on the the repair of Leonia Ave, and recycling was still picked up. A small number of walkers use the Olsen Park Environment trail, which are still opened. They would pass by playgrounds that are fenced off. They could also obverse the blooming of spring colours on some of the trees.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

More Closings

15-March-2020
  On Sunday-15- March the Township of Teaneck expanded their list of restrictions due to the latest health concerns. They are :
Closure of all bars and taverns
- All restaurants take-out/delivery only
- All gyms closed
- Closure of all parks, playground, basketball and tennis courts, along with recreational fields
- Closure of barber shops, nail salons, & hair salons
- Limits on shopping occupancy at Stop & Shop (50), Glatt Express (25), Cedar Market (25)
- Request that only one person from each family shop at any given time
- Township ordinance parking restrictions lifted.
- Town hall and other non-emergency municipal building will be closed to the General Public.
- All houses of worship are strongly encouraged to suspend all services and communal gatherings
 This was made at an early morning press conference which included Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, Teaneck Township Manager Dean Kazinci, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, US Congressman Josh Gottheimer and officials from Holy Name Medical Center.
 Congressman Gottheimer repeated the announcements of US House of Representatives passing  bipartisan emergency legislation to invest in a  response to the crisis. This included support for state and local health agencies, vaccine and treatment development, and loans for affected small businesses. This bipartisan bill was then passed by the Senate and signed into law.  
 And on Saturday, the House passed a second bipartisan bill to continue addressing the coronavirus crisis, to keep families across our country safe, and to stimulate the economy. This bipartisan legislation provides coronavirus testing free of charge to all patients, emergency leave with two weeks of paid sick leave, up to three months of paid family and medical leave, enhanced Unemployment Insurance to protect furloughed workers, increased federal investment to help state and local governments and health systems respond to the virus, and strengthened food security programs for children, school students, seniors, and food banks.  
 For more information please go to
 The Bergen County Dept of health at: https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/addiction-services 
 Or the New Jersey Dept of Health at: https://www.nj.gov/health/




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