Thursday, September 16, 2021

Bogota Volleyball

 16-September-2021
    On Thursday-16-September  the Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball team hosted the Lady Patriots from Secaucus. Bogota served first and scored the first three points. The Lady Bucs took advantage of erratic Secaucus serves and expanded their lead.  Midway into the first set Bogota went on a six point scoring run and gave themselves double digit lead. Bogota would move on to win the set by a score of 25-11. 
  The second set started with the Lady Patriots serving. Bogota would then regain service and get a quick lead. The teams traded points with Secaucus closing the lead to one point.  Bogota would then put together a number of service runs to  expand their lead on the way to a 25-11-set win and 2-0 Match win.
  Bogota's record is now 3-1. Ashanna Caviness had a match high with 14 kills for Bogota. Kaitlyn Martinez, Amaya Ocasio, and Ava Formisano each had 2 Kills for Secaucus. Anna Apter for Secaucus Diana Alfau for Bogota each had 2 Blocks. Lady Bucs' Mia Pimentel had a match high with 20 assists, with Amaya Ocasio scoring 6 for the Lady Patriots. Gyanna Hernandez  recorded 8 Service Points with 2 Aces.
  Bogota next plays on Friday-17-September when they travel to Hawthorne Christian Academy  with the first serve scheduled for 4:00p

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Story from North Jersey . com

 13-September-2021


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Bogota Soccer

 16-September-2021

    On Wednesday-15-September  Bogota Men's Soccer Bucs traveled to Palisades Park to play the Tigers. Palisades Park would score twice in the in the first half. The Bucs would cut the in half to make the score 2-1 at halftime. After the restart, the Tigers would score one more time to have a 3-1 at home.  Edwin Suquinagua would score for Bogota. The Tigers got goals from Josh Quiroa, Javier Hidalgo and Edwar Alonzo. Eddy Marte made 11 Saves with Palisades Park's Alejandro Barragan recording 4 Saves
The Bucs record is now 1-2. 
  Bogota next plays on Thursday-23-September against Midland Park with the kick off schedule for 4:00p. This will take place at home on Zakrzewski Field

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Weekend Events

 16-September-2021

Some events happening in and around Bogota for the Weekend starting on Thursday-16-September. Please contact the provider for changes and updates. More events will be added as information is confirmed.

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Monday-Friday-13 to 24-September
Bogota NJ
 Starting on Monday-13- to Friday-17-September the Albert Graf Bridge connecting the East and West parts of Bogota will be fully closed during day time hours. Closure is scheduled  from 7:00a to 7:00p each day. This is to perform repaving of the road surfaces. There will be at least one pedestrian sidewalk open for use during the closure. This will vary based on the work being done. Residences should plan alternate route during this time. 


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Teaneck, NJ
 The organization Never Alone Again Domestic Violence Organization & Resource Center (NAAG)  will host a covid -19 testing site. This will run  every Saturday from 10:30 a to 1:00p. Please Provide ID & Medical Insurance. If you don’t have medical insurance please provide ID. 
Their resource centre located at  668 American Legion Dr. Teaneck, NJ.
   For more information  on this and other services they provide.  And to volunteer or donate please go to: https://www.neveraloneagain.org/

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Thursday-16-September
Bogota
 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold an open event at the Bogota Recreation Centre. This will allow anyone whose home, or property was damage during the  rain and flooding following Hurricane Ida on 1- September. This will be open starting at 9:00a until 5:00p.  Officials will be available to assist in registering for disaster recovery assistance.  Additional information can also be found at:  https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
   To find more information on what  type service are available please go to:  https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4614 This site is available in different languages and offers guildlines for Families and Individuals. Along with local organization that will be able to assist. 

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Thursday-16-September
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will host a  Virtual Storytime  of their Summer Reading  program Tails and Tales starting at 10:30a
To register for this event visit:  https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7867548 
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library  visit their website at: https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/
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Thursday-16-September
Bogota

The Bogota Public Library will host an in-person outdoor After school Storytime  at 3:00p
To register for this event visit: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7785766
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please visit their website at: https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/

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Thursday-16-September
Bogota
The Borough of Bogota will hold their  Council meeting for September. This will be a virtual meeting scheduled to start at 7:30p.
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Thursday-16-September
Teaneck, NJ
    The Teaneck Farmers Market  will open for the 2021 Season. This will be every Thursday until October. The Market is located at in the Parking lot at Garrison Ave. & Beverly Rd.  It is open from 12:00 noon to 6:00p  

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Friday-17-September
Bogota

The Bogota Public Library in cooperation with the Bogota Recreation Department will host an out-door movie night in Olsen Park. This is scheduled to start at starting at 8:00p. Snacks and water will be provide. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket. 
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Friday-17-September
Ridgefield Park, NJ
The Ridgefield Park Public Library and the Ridgefield Park Arts Association is hosting a joint fundraiser “Word On The Street” This one-night outdoor celebration of writers, authors and story-tellers in a coffee house atmosphere.
Scheduled are book signings, a book sale, performances and readings. Along with an open mic night open to the Public, with advance registration is required. Small actors’ groups and children’s theater troupes are welcomed to showcase their work in a 5-minute presentation. For more information, contact bob.s@theb2bgroup.com.




Friday-17-September
Ridgefield Park, NJ
  The Ridgefield Park Elks lodge #1506 will host a Friday Night Fish Fry.
The dinner will be Pork Loin which will included Cole Slaw, Linguini and Dessert. This is a $10.00 donation fee per order. Indoor seating will be available by reservation and pro-order only. Orders will be for in town deliveries only, and must be pre-order. This will start at 6:00p. 
For more information please contact Mary Ann Applegate at 201-522-6427
         
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Saturday-18-September
Bogota

Join us for a morning of interactive literacy including Spanish and English stories and songs outside the library. In the event of inclement weather a Zoom link will be provided.

Venga a disfrutar con nosotros de una mañana con cuentos y canciones en español e inglés. En el antejardin de la librería. En caso de mal tiempo se hara via Zoom.

 This will start at 11:00a

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Saturday-18-September
Bogota
The St. Joseph Church in Bogota  will hold their annual Fair and International Food Festival.
 





Sunday-19-September
Ridgefield Park, NJ
The Ridgefield Park Elks Lodge # 1506 will be holding a All you can eat Breakfast.This will start at 8:30a and go until 12:00 noon Prices are $10 for Adults and $5 for student 12 and under. The Breakfast will feature an Omelette station, Pancakes, Bacon,Sausage, French toast, & scrambled eggs. There will also be pastries, cereal along with Coffee, Tea, Milk & Juice. It is asked to bring some Non-perishable food items for the Local Food Pantry.
The Elks lodge is located at the Corner of Spruce & Cedar Sts. Ridgefield Park, NJ

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Sunday-19-September
Teaneck, NJ

           

Monday-20-September
Bogota, NJ  
The Bogota Public Library will host Bogota’s Test Kitchen: A Cookbook Club an outdoor event at in Olsen Park. This is scheduled to start at starting at 6:00p. The discussion will be about the various volumes of Brian Hart Hoffman's Bake from Scratch books are available for pickup at the library. Register at https://bccls.libcal.com/event/8206808 or call 201-488-7815.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Bogota Varsity Sports

 15-September-2021
  Results from Tuesday-14-September games played by Bogota Varsity teams. Both the Women's and Men's Cross-country Bucs had a quad-meet at Garrett Mountain race course. They would compete against teams from Palisades Park, Weehawken, and Waldwick. Bogota would win all three races. Both the Women's and Men's teams now have a record of 3-0.
 For the Lady Bucs Amandine Fernandez would finish first. She was followed by Isabel Michel and Maryann Gesmundo.
  In the Men's race Nick Perry place first against Palisades Park. Second against Weehawken and 3rd against Waldwick.
  Both teams next will compete on Wednesday 22-September.
The Lady Bucs Volleyball team hosted the Lady Rebels from Saddle River Day School. Bogota served to begin the first set, and Saddle River would immediately get the first points of the match.  Angelina Buhler would then serve Bogota to a 4 point advantage.  Then at her turn in service Jenelly Jimenez would give the Lady Bucs a double digit lead. Saddle River Day School's Toiraia Taylor cut into the Bogota lead with her own service run. But Brianna Mejia brought Bogota into two points from the win. Lady Rebels'  Lia Danza delayed Bogota a bit, with the Lady Bucs able to secure at 25-11 first set win.
  The second set started with Saddle River Day School serving first.  Lia Danza picked up where she left off from the first set and staked the Lady Rebels to a two point lead. Angelina Buhler would again serve Bogota back into a lead. As the second set moved on the Lady Bucs would increase their lead.  At times the Lady Rebels would take advantage of some Bogota unforced errors and narrow the margin.  The Lady Bucs would maintain enough control of the play to win the second set by a score of 25-12, and the match by a count of 2-0. Bogota's record is now 2-1 
   Angelina Buhler would Bogota, and other scorers with 3 Digs, 11 Service Points and 9 Aces.  Saddle River Day School's Toiraia Taylor led her team with 1 Kill, 2 Blocks,   4 Service points and 2 Aces.  Lia Danza, Ava Morris, and brooke Miqueli also had  4 Service points for the lady Rebels. Bogota's  Ashanna Caviness had a match high with 9 Kills, and Mia Pimentel record 14 Assists. 

 The lady Bucs next match is Thursday-16- September against Secaucus. This will take place in Speary Gym with the first serve scheduled for 6:00p This is a Bogota White-Out game and all home fans are asked to wear white to support the Lady Bucs. 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Bogota Board of Education

 14-September-2021
  On Tuesday-14-September the Bogota Board of Education held their first meeting for the month of September.
  In his Superintendents Report Mr. Damian Kennedy had a number of statements.  The first major item he talked about was that there was one class that had a positive case of covid-19 reported. And a second class had covid-19 like symptoms reported. Acting on the advice from the Department of Health both classrooms will be shutdown, and those Students will do virtual learning in the meantime. 
   Superintendent Kennedy also said that the Bogota Board of Education is seeking applications to fill a vacancy on the Board, until the December 31, 2022. The requirements to serve as a member of the Bogota Board of Education include being a citizen and resident of Bogota for at least one year, registered to vote in the district and not being disqualified to vote, not being convicted of a crime, and having the ability to read and write. If interested, please submit a letter of interest with your background and reason for wanting to be a board member to: Irfan Evcil Business Administrator/Board Secretary Bogota Board of Education 1 Henry C. Luthin Place Bogota, NJ 07603 by no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, September 24, 2021.
  Aftercare registration has been open, and the program should begin in mid-October. The Aftercare program is free to all families that qualify for the free  or reduced lunch program. Superintendent Kennedy  reminded the audience, and the Trustees that this school year lunches are free all Students. Bur he strongly recommends that families should still apply for the Free or reduced lunch program. This not only allows families to receive the free After-care, but it also aids in Bogota being awarded more Federal or State money to support these programs. At the end of his statement  Superintendent Kennedy was asked bout what is the policy on Students coming to school with “normal” cold symptoms. He said that any Student with similar symptoms such as a fever, running nose should stay at home, or they will be sent home if needed. 
 In the second public comment session Superintendent Kennedy answered the question being asked. Questions of note was to clarify the District policy on verifying the residency of any Student attending a Public School in Bogota.  He said that the District does investigate any reports of a Student illegally attending Bogota School. Even to the point of observing the address of record to see if the Student leaves and returns to that address. He added that when there is proof that a family has moved out of district the Student needs to enroll in the new school, or the Family needs to pay tuition to Bogota for each Student.  One exception is a Student of divorced Parents. If one Parent still lives in the District their Student may attend Bogota Schools. Even if the Student sometime lives in another District with the other Parent. But the Bogota  Public Schools are not responsible to transportation. This only applies to the Student immediate Parent, other relatives, or friends are not considered  under this policy.  This is way at certain grade levels Student must re enroll in Bogota with proof of residency. 
  Another question as to restate the mask policy.  Superintendent Kennedy said that by state mandate mask must be worn, at all times, in  a District Building.  While outside for gym ,or other activates, mask wearing is optional. Also  when a Student is in transit  to , or from,  school outdoors masks are optional. If a Student is confronted by any District employee to put on, or remove their mask they should be reported to the Board of Education as soon as possible.  
  There were only two items to be voted on at this meeting. One was to accepted the resignation of Physics Teacher Ms. Sarah Kokkinakis. The other was to formally accepted the resignation of Ms. Amanda Montgomery as a Trustee from the Bogota Board of Education. before the vote Board President Ms. Kathy VanBurren and Trustee Ms Lisa Kohles express regret in Ms. Montgomery decision to step down. They talked about her six years as a trustee as she was a key part of in contract negotiations for the District. Also with her being a part of funding the new front entrance to the High School, a refurbish Speary Gym, creation of the Bogota Middle School, and improvement to Bixby and Steen Schools. Along with the hiring of current Superintendent Mr. Damian Kennedy. 
   All consent agenda items were moved to be formally voted on at the next Board meeting. 
 Before the meeting ended Board President Ms. Kathy VanBurren announced that she will be stepping down as a Board trustee once her residence in Bogota has been sold. She asked if it would be better to resign now or wait ( if possible) until a replacement has been named. 
The next Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday-21-September and is scheduled to start at 7:00p. It will be a hybrid meeting with in-person attendance and available online. The in person meeting will be held in the High Cafeteria located at 2 Henry Luthin pl Bogota, NJ All in person attendee will be required to wear mask at all time while in the building.
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Graf Bridge repaving

 14-September-2021

 Starting on Monday-13-September  the Albert Graf Bridge connecting the East and West parts of Bogota will be fully closed during day time hours. Closure is scheduled for all day and all night. Due to the additional amount of repair work needed to be done the tentative completion date is Friday 24-SeptemberDue to unforeseen additional repairs and upcoming weather the final date of the reopen has not been officially posted as yet.This is to perform repaving of the road surfaces. There will be at least one pedestrian sidewalk open for use during the closure. This will vary based on the work being done. Residences should plan alternate route during this time. Due to the nature of work to be performed no parking will be permitted in the parking lots of 324 and 348 Leonia Ave. Those residence will be permitted to park on Leonia Avenue for the balance of the 

construction

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  During the closure, residents and local business from Palisade Ave to the bridge section will still be able to be accessed on E. Main St.
  On Monday the old asphalt road surface was completely removed. Starting on Tuesday, and continuing into Wednesday crews will be exposing parts of the reinforcement bars within the concrete sub level. The reinforcement bars, and other areas will be examined and repaired as needed. Also the expansion joints of the bridge will be exposed and refurbished as needed. When all repairs are made the openings will be refilled in concrete. After those areas have been cured, an environmental barrier layer will be added over the entire road surface. Once that layer has dried a new asphalt surface will be laid down and street marking added. 
    Alternate will be posted by the local Police Department.  Suggested routes are: Elm Ave or Larch Ave. or River Rd heading north to Cedar Ln in Teaneck. Another route is using Elm Ave or Larch Ave. or River Rd  south to the CSX underpass towards Ridgefield Park.  All day time parking on Elm Ave from W. Grove St. to Munn Ave has been suspended.
   New Jersey  Transit buses will follow the dispatcher routes during the day time hours. The detours for all buses that use the Albert Graf bridge are:
  Outbound from Hackensack: W. Main St & Elm Ave,  Left onto Elm AveRight onto Cedar Lane, Right onto Palisade Ave ,  Regular Route  at E. Main St.at Palisade Ave.
   Inbound to Hackensack: Right onto Palisade ave & E. Main St. ( for buses #182 & #751).   Continue on Palisade ave. ( for buses #83 & #155). Left onto Cedar Lane, Left onto Elm Ave.   Right onto W. Main Ave.  Regular Route at W.Main St and Larch Ave.  
 Buses that use the Graf bridge are the #83 to Jersey City, NJ, and Hackensack. The #155 to Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, and Teaneck.  The #182 to the George Washington  Bridge Bus Terminal and Hackensack.  The #751 to Edgewater and Bergen Community College in Paramus. Both bus stops between Palisade Ave and the Graf bridge will not be until the bridge is reopened.     

                                                

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