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Emerson • Hillsdale • Montvale • Park Ridge • River Vale • Township of Washington • Westwood • Woodcliff Lake

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DRAMATIC SEA LEVEL RISE MAY IMPACT NJ, REPORT SAYS BY HILLARY VIDERS SPECIAL TO PASCACK PRESS

Sea levels in New Jersey could rise from 2000 levels as much as 1.1 feet by 2030, 2.1 feet by 2050 and 6.3 feet by 2100, according to a new study released during the first meeting of New Jerseyʼs new Interagency Council on Climate Resilience. The study, “The Rising Seas and Changing Coastal Storms,” was commissioned by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and prepared by Rutgers University and leading climate change experts. The report also concludes sea-level rise projections in New Jersey are more than two times the global average, according to NJDEP. “New Jersey has much to lose if we do not act quickly and decisively to adapt to the realities of climate change,” NJDEP Commis-

See CLIMATE on page 204

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WILLIAM ‘BILL’ MARTIN is Westwood’s Volunteer of the Year for 2020. Martin, a ‘citizen architect,’ has a wealth of experience leading the borough’s land use boards. He is pictured Jan. 6 with Council President Chris Montana, member Erin Collins, Mayor Ray Arroyo, wife Jackie Martin, and councilmembers Rob Bicocchi, Beth Dell, and Jodi Murphy. BY JOHN SNYDER OF PASCACK PRESS

WESTWOOD—Saying, “Iʼm not a fireman, Iʼm not a doctor, Iʼm not an EMS tech; Iʼm not sure I deserve to win,” a local architect with his eye on the big picture nevertheless deservedly is the boroughʼs Volun-

teer of the Year for 2020. The mayor and Borough Council have honored William J. “Bill” Martin with the distinction in part for his “innumerable hours of service to the Borough of Westwood and its residents and incalculable con-

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Mayor Calamari faces tough questions heading into 2020 BY JOHN SNYDER OF PASCACK PRESS

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON—The Township Council reorganization meeting on Jan. 6 saw the swearing in of two new members, both Republican, one of whom was then elected council president. Swept out in Novemberʼs election were Independents Robert Bruno and Michael Ullman, the latter of whom observed from the audience as Stacey DeMarco-Feeney and Desiree Morgan were sworn in. No members of the public spoke. The town faces a number of challenges moving forward.

Before he left last year, Bruno said heʼd initiated a request for an outside investigation into town finances. He also said he was available to serve as town finance director. At the meeting, Mayor Peter Calamari reported that “We have run out of time and options to find a temporary home in the township for the [Department of Municipal Facilities while the soil is being remediated and a new facility is constructed.” He said, “We will start exploring out-of-town

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A proposal to replace customer lead service lines for a flat fee of $1,000—and impose a surcharge of up to 85 cents per month on water bills for 200,000 customers in Bergen and Hudson counties—will be open for public comment at a hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting Room in Hackensack. The state Office of Administrative Law (OAL) is conducting the hearing, which will be overseen by Judge Jacob S. Gertsman. “The company is requesting approval of a monthly surcharge up to $0.85 per month to General Metered Water customers, which includes the costs of the program and the companyʼs costs incurred above the $1,000 per residence payment as part of the total,” states the public notice. The company notes it will initially pay the difference above $1,000 to replace a customerʼs lead service line and seek reimbursement later via a monthly surcharge on all customers. The Suez petition to begin a two-year pilot program was transferred last year by the state Board of Public Utilities to the OAL for a decision and recommendation back to BPU. Public advocate opposed Suezʼs proposal is opposed by the state Division of Rate Counsel—an advocate for statewide

See SUEZ on page 314

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A Township of Washington resident is among four Immaculate Heart Academy seniors just honored for outstanding character. SEE PAGE 18

What we now know as Bacari Grill, at Pascack and Ridgewood roads, was Pine Lodge when home-cooked meals were advertised in 1930. SEE PAGE 4


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To the editor: THANK YOU FOR celebrating, Westwood! At 125 years, our borough is not showing its age! In 2019, our calendars were packed and our hearts were full: We counted down 125 reasons to Celebrate Westwood, created a community quilt from over 200 submissions, celebrated Westwood Week in June—with a roaming barber shop quartet, Whatʼs Your Story at the library, and the Anniversary Carnival and After Dark Dance Party—hosted the Thomas J. Riley Center ice cream social, offered historic neighborhood van tours, and threw the first

New Yearʼs Eve Party at the Park. Celebrate Westwood offered commemorative T-shirts and holiday ornaments and proudly cosponsored such longstanding traditions as the 15th Annual Westwood Pride Day, childrenʼs Halloween parade, and Home for the

Holidays. The energy of the year began with great enthusiasm from elected officials who supported the initiative, particularly Councilwomen liaisons Erin Collins and Beth Dell. Library Director Martha Urbiel, Volunteer Fire

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Department Chief Kevin Woods, DPW Superintendent Rick Woods, Police Department Chief Michael Pontillo and liaison Lt. Mark Foley, and Recreation Department Director Gary CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

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tribution” to Westwoodʼs way of life. Martin, just elected chair of the boroughʼs Zoning Board of Adjustment for a 26th consecutive year, also is a 25-year member and past chairman of the Westwood Planning Board, an architect and building inspector, a member of Bergen Countyʼs Historical Advisory Board, and chairman of the Pascack Historical Preservation Board. He is first vice president of the Architects League of Northern New Jersey and public awareness chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He told Pascack Press on Jan. 9, hours before a Planning Board meeting on the Master Plan reexamination, that he is indebted to all the men and women who serve in elected and volunteer capacities. “I donʼt do this for compensation or not-compensation; I do it to give back to the community. Thatʼs why any of us do it,” he said. Newly minted mayor Raymond Arroyo read Martinʼs proclamation into the record at the governing bodyʼs Jan. 2 reorganization meeting—Martin missed it—and presented his friend and colleague with the honor at the ZBAʼs Jan. 6 reorganization meeting. Martin told the mayor and other officials in his brief remarks he was “truly humbled. Community leaders, friends, neighbors…thank you all for this honor…and thank you for your continued confidence in me.” He said, “Iʼm an architect. I know how to put buildings together, I know how communities work, I know how to solve problems. So for me doing this kind of of volunteer work is very important.” Westwood similarly honored residents Jim Gines in 2017, Michael Fitzsimmons in 2018, and the Andresen family in 2019. Martin, recipient of the AIA Architects League of Northern New Jersey 2019 Community Service Award, is that organizationʼs epitome of a citizen architect, one who serves his or her community in an elected, appointed, or volunteer

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capacity. Martin, the group said, excels at all three. Arroyo cited that honor and Martinʼs record of volunteer service to Westwoodʼs land use boards in delivering his proclamation. “Bill has volunteered for so long that his wife, Jackie, and children, Abigail and Grace, donʼt know what life is like without their husband and father out at meetings,” Arroyo said in part. The proclamation noted that in 1993 Martin, then “an eager young architect with a fledgling architectural firm on Center Avenue,” WJM Architect, was first appointed to the Westwood Zoning Board. That led to Martin spending the next quarter-century “honing his architectural skills through continuing education and licensing; competitive designing for which he has won multiple awards; and member-

ship in prestigious professional architectural and planning associations,” the document read. It said Martin, who is LEED certified, has been “at the forefront of sustainable design, which he seamlessly blends with his love of historic preservation.” And it noted that that Martin has brought his expertise and ZBA chair and Westwood Planning Board member, “skillfully guiding and educating fellow board members as they wrestle with decisions that shape the landscape and the future of Westwood.” It said Martin has not only volunteered uncounted hours to review applications and attend meetings, he also has donated his architectural services for such projects as the design of the fieldhouse at Meadowbrook Field and the Ambulance Corps and Construction Department

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TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON

ITʼS A SNOWY DAY in Washington Township in this photo that shows the Pine Lodge, corner of Pascack and Ridgewood Roads, as it looked 90 years ago. The advertisement at right was printed this week in 1930. Notice the old style of phone number—Westwood 2097—from an era when Washington Township used the neighboring boroughʼs telephone exchange. At the time the township had about 400 residents to Westwoodʼs nearly 5,000. The bungalow-style building on the property dates to approximately 1913. Wendell Orth bought it in the 1920s and made renovations to convert it into a restaurant, Pine Lodge. Around 1930, Orth enlarged an existing lake on the property and created a swim club called Pine Lake. It was a popular summer attraction for decades, drawing people from all over Bergen County. Pine Lake closed in 1976 and the swimming area buildings burned in 1982. The main house, which has passed through numerous owners, continues to be used as a restaurant. Over the years itʼs been Chaucerʼs and Pine Lake Inn, but today itʼs the Bacari Grill. — Kristin Beuscher

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fast-with-the-mayors-2020. The event is expected to be well attended, so reserving a seat ahead of time is suggested. Tickets also are available by calling Robin Malley or Skip Kelley at (201) 666-0777. If space allows, tickets will be sold at the door. The GPVCOC works with local chambers of commerce and sponsors such evens as the Greater Pascack Valley Citizen of the Year dinner, job fairs, college scholarships, business expos, and donations and philanthropic events for community groups.

Clergy Council MLK service at Mt. Zion Jan. 19

The Westwood Clergy Council observes its annual Martin Luther King Jr. service on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 22 Sand Road. The speaker, on “One Nation One Dream,” is Shawn Bland,

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The mayors from all 10 towns in the Greater Pascack Valley have been invited to present their annual town updates. The breakfast meeting and presentation are open to the public including local residents, businesses, and the press. Breakfast with the Greater Pascack Valley Mayors, on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 8 a.m. at the Iron Horse restaurant in Westwood, is sponsored by the Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce. A delicious buffet and light

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Ghassali, sworn in as mayor, sets sights on seat in Congress

BY MICHAEL OLOHAN PASCACK PRESS

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On New Yearʼs Day, Montvale saw Republican Mayor Michael Ghassali sworn in to begin a second term, starting a year in which Ghassaliʼs attention is focused on an upcoming 2020 election: possibly taking on U.S. Congressman Democrat Josh Gottheimer for his Fifth District seat. Ghassaliʼs reelection bid as mayor was unopposed; still he garnered the highest local vote total with 1,434 votes. His only opposition appeared to be 20 “personal choice” votes

cast for a few write-in candidates. Ghassali announced his congressional candidacy July 1, 2019, and told Pascack Press then that he brings qualities to the race that no other candidate can offer, including his perspective as a Syrian-American. He faces a growing field of Republican hopefuls vying in the June primary to become the Republican candidate for the Fifth District seat. He said earlier he could use his background, knowledge, and worldview to help act against “against hate and hatred, as well as help towns to reduce taxes.” Ghassali cited his tenure as

mayor in helping steer the community through rough periods— including a years-long battle to settle its affordable housing obligations in late 2017 and a stable municipal tax rate. Ghassali garnered 1,243 votes Election Day. His campaign was recently bolstered by the National Republi-

can Congressional Committeeʼs announcement that it accepted him into its “Young Guns” program. The NRCC said Ghassali, along with 23 Republican candidates in 16 states, have the “necessary tools to run successful, winning campaigns.”

Also sworn in Jan. 1 were Republican incumbent Councilman Timothy E. Lane, who won a fifth term with 999 votes, and Laneʼs running mate, Christopher A. Roche, who tallied 952 votes. Democratic incumbent councilwoman Elizabeth Gloeggler lost her seat with 836 votes.

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Women make history in Emerson reorganization BY MICHAEL OLOHAN OF PASCACK PRESS

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A “historic moment” occurred Jan. 2 in Emerson—both for the borough and the role of women in local government. On Jan. 2, Mayor Danielle DiPaola swore in Republicans Nicole Argenzia and Jill McGuire to the council, along with Democ-

rat Patricia Dinallo, creating for the first time in its history a majority female Borough Council. Dinallo, who ran in the 2019 election, was appointed to fill the term of councilman Chris Knoller, who resigned in late 2019, a year before his term expired. Dinallo was summoned from her book club meeting to be sworn in and seated. She told Pascack Press sheʼll be sworn in ceremonially at the Jan. 21 meeting—by

her sister, the Republican mayor of Ramsey. For the first time, Emersonʼs council is a majority female governing body, said DiPaola following the swearing in. Together, the three newly sworn councilmembers and DiPaola comprise four of six members of the governing body. DiPaola called the majority a historic moment for Emerson, noting that the year 2020 marks the

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centennial anniversary of passage of the federal law that granted women the right to vote. Republican Councilwoman Jill McGuire, who was appointed early in 2019 to fill Mayor Danielle DiPaolaʼs unexpired term, was reelected in November by a wide margin along with Republican running mate Nicole Argenzia. Both received 1,072 and 1,047 votes respectively. “Tonight I feel even more honored to be elected by the Emerson residents,” McGuire said. She noted the importance of the first majority female council in

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light the arts and put a high-end restaurant at the barn overlooking the walking trails to open by Woodcliff Lake are future goals, he said. Rendo said “as public officials we have a duty to eradicate anti-Semitism, hate and discrimination. The events of the past year have strengthened our resolve to defeat hate—through education and understanding we will win,” he added. He said working with the Pascack Valley Mayors Association and local clergy “we will take the lead to tackle these difficult issues.” He said he was not satisfied with a No. 7 statewide ranking for the borough and would work to improve it. Rendo cited the annual

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Join Congregation Bʼnai Israel for a special Yoga Shabbat on Friday, Jan. 3 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Join Rabbi Debra Orenstein and certified yoga instructor Andrea Collier for an inspirational Erev Shabbat service, which will include prayer, song, meditation, and yoga poses. Arrive with a yoga mat and/or blanket and in comfy clothing. Youʼll enhance and explore the meaning of Shabbat prayers through movement. No yoga experience is required. Chairs are available for

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Resolutions Shabbat Jan. 14 Join Congregation Bʼnai Israel in Emerson for a special “Resolutions” Shabbat morning service on Saturday, Jan. 4 from 10 to 11:40 a.m., which will include an interactive discussion connecting the secular New Year with the Jewish year. Rabbi Debra Orenstein will

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Beekeeping is Sundial Garden topic on Feb. 3

The Sundial Garden Club presents “A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper” at next meeting, Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at Meadowbrook Elementary School, 50 Piermont Ave. Guest speaker Lisa Skoglund has been keeping bees since 2014, supplying honey to the community. She has been accepted into the Eastern Apicultural Society Master Beekeeping certification program, where she

is pursuing further study of these fascinating insects. Human beekeeping or apiculture has been practised for millennia, since at least the times of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. Apart from honey and pollination, honey bees produce beeswax, royal jelly, and propolis. Skoglund will give an overall picture of what goes into maintaining bee hives all year long.

Bees donʼt hibernate, so they need to be attended even in winter. Skoglund also will answer questions on these essential pollinators. The club welcomes all gardeners and would-be gardeners from the Pascack Valley. For more information call Joyce Scherrer at (201) 664-0396 or Sheela Amrute at (201) 967-7497 and visit sundialgc.org.

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Americanism essay contest deadline is Jan. 24

Jedh C. Barker American Legion Auxiliary Unit 153 writes to invite participation in its annual Americanism essay contest, which is open to students in grades 3–12 residing in the tri-boro area and/or attending school in Montvale, Park Ridge, or Woodcliff Lake. The contest encourages participants to learn about the fundamental rights and freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Each yearʼs contest has

a different theme. This yearʼs theme: How to address the health and well-being of our military veterans and their families. Essays are due Jan. 24 and must have an attached cover sheet signed by the classroom teacher. Judging is in six divisions, from Div. I for grades 3–4 through Div. V for grades 11–12, and Div. VI for students with special needs. Awards will be presented to

first place and honorable mention winners. One essay for each division will advance to the county contest. Every participant will receive a certificate when the contest co-chairs visit the schools. This is a fun and important contest, so go for it. Unit 153 has placed several winners at the county and state level. All students are encouraged to participate. To get started, ask your teacher.

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The Westwood Elks are running a golden ticket raffle, drawing Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. at Westwood Elks Lodge 1562. The buffet and refreshments will be available to ticket holders. Only 200 tickets are available at a $100 donation. If all 200 are sold, $10,000 will go to the winner. This is an elimination drawdown from start to finish. Three $150 consolation prizes will be pulled leading up to the eventual winner. The last ticket pulled will be the winner, or the last two owners may agree to split the grand prize.

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COUNCIL REORGANIZES FOR A BUSY ALL-HANDS-ON-DECK 2020 BY JOHN SNYDER OF PASCACK PRESS

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In addition to the swearing in of Mayor Raymond Arroyo and reelected councilmembers—with the additional swearing in of Councilmember Cheryl Hodges, who is filling out Arroyoʼs unexpired term—the borough reorganization meeting of Jan. 2 saw plenty of business. There were housekeeping matters—establishment of funds, the setting of municipal holidays, the awarding of contracts exempt from public funding, and the like—and committee assignments and other personnel moves. Chris Montana returns to his post as council president, replacing Arroyo in that board-elected capacity. The council is hitting the ground running with an ongoing Master Plan reexamination and preparations on the budget. For our story on the mayoral transition, see “Arroyo Sworn as Westwood Mayor; Hodges Joins Council,” Jan. 3. Select appointments and contracts Borough attorney is Russell Huntington, administrator is Ben Kezmarsky, planner is Burgis Associates (designee Joseph Burgis), labor attorney is Raymond Wiss, and financial advisor is Phoenix Advisors (designee David Thompson).

Council committee assignments for 2020, with liaison and deputy liaison names Finance, administration, and capital projects: Beth Dell, Christopher Montana; fire and ambulance: Jodi Murphy, Robert Bicocchi; police and emergency management: Chris Montana, Erin Collins; land use: Robert Bicocchi, Jodi Murphy; public properties: Erin Collins; health and recreation: Beth Dell; shared services: Beth Dell, Jodi Murphy.

Appointments to various boards • Board of Health. Lee Tremble, term expiring Dec. 31, 2022. Betsy Beckman, term expiring Dec. 31, 2022. Jon Andresen, Alt.

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CIVIC LIFE: Part of the audience at the Borough Council reorganization meeting at the Community Center on Jan. 2.

#1, term expiring Dec. 31, 2021. Maria Montana, Alt. #2, unexpired term expiring Dec. 31, 2020. • Technology Committee and Website Committee. Councilmember Erin Collins (council liaison). • Westwood Parking Authority. John Oberg, term expiring Dec, 31, 2024. Councilmember Chris Montana (council liaison). • Library Board of Trustees. Suzanne Gorham, term expiring Dec. 31, 2024. Linda Phayre, mayorʼs alternate, term expiring Dec. 31, 2020. Raymond Arroyo, mayor, term expiring Dec. 31, 2020. Councilmember Robert Bicocchi (council liaison). • Shade Tree Committee. Councilmember Jodi Murphy (council liaison). • Safety Committee (annual appointments). Darren Blankenbush, safety delegate; Gary Buchheister, member; Sharon Blehl, member; Denise Burns, ambulance member; Kevin Woods, FD member; Ryan Weaver, member; Denise Holmes, member; Sylvia Kokowski, member; Linda Aiello, member; Richard Antonacci, PD member; Jack Sauer, member; Martha Urbiel, member;

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Richard Woods, alternate safety delegate; Ben Kezmarsky, borough administrator. • Local Assistance Board. Councilmember Collins (council liaison). • Heritage Society. Councilmember Dell (council liaison). • Historic Preservation Commission. Lauren Letizia, Class A, term expiring Dec. 31, 2023; Camille Sasena, Class A, term expiring Dec. 31, 2023; Matthew Corso, Class C, term expiring Dec. 31, 2023; Chris Sandt, Class C, term expiring Dec. 31, 2023; Cindie Affinito, Class C, unexpired term, expiring Dec. 31, 2021; Charlie Johnston, Alt. #1, term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; Lou Schlielder, Alt. #2, term expiring Dec. 31, 2020; Councilmember Dell (council liaison). • Zoning Board of Adjustment. Eric Oakes, member, term expiring Dec. 31, 2023; Peter Grefrath, member, term expiring Dec. 31, 2023; Alyssa Dawson, member, unexpired term, expiring Dec. 31, 2021; Michael OʼRourke, Alternate #1, term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; Gary Conkling, Alternate #2, term expiring Dec. 31, 2020; Councilmember Bicocchi (council liaison). • Environmental Advisory Committee. Jeanne Guderian, term expiring Dec. 31, 2022; Dritan Xhillari, term expiring Dec. 31, 2022; Councilmember Montana (council liaison). • Green Team. Councilmember Murphy (council liaison). Municipal • Westwood Alliance (annual term). Gary Buchheister, expiring Dec. 31, 2020; Councilmember Bicocchi (council liaison). • Senior Advisory Commit-

tee. Mary Cerrati, resident member, term expiring Dec. 31, 2022; Andra Bell, resident member, term expiring Dec. 31, 2022; Sally Roberts, Westwood House member, term expiring Dec. 31, 2022; Marisa Tarateta, borough professional member, unexpired term expiring Dec. 31, 2020; councilmember.

Mayorʼs appointments, not subject to council approval • Recreation Advisory Board. Bermari Roig, term expiring Dec. 31, 2022; Angelo Pira, term expiring Dec. 31, 2022; Eric Dougherty, Alt. #1, term expiring Dec. 31, 2022; council liaison. • Planning Board. William Martin, Class II, annual expiring Dec. 31, 2020; Anthony Zorovich, Class IV, term expiring Dec. 31, 2023; Lauren Letizia, alternate #1, term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; Councilmember Bicocchi, council liaison. • Mayorʼs Wellness Campaign. Gale Herzing and Kathleen Mathis.

Appointment and swearing in of police reserves Arroyo invited the 2020 police reservists to the dais to be administered their oaths of office by Judge Fazio: Mayo Credle, Capt. Damon Vincenty, John Brobson, Lt. Shawn Yates, Michael Amoruso, Sgt. Esequiel Cortez, Kenroy Morrison, Sgt. Misael Cortez, Andrew Cavaniola, PO Christopher Horst, liaison officer.

Oaths of offices, ambulance corps officials Arroyo invited the 2020 Ambulance Corps officials to the dais to be administered their

oaths of office by Judge Fazio: Capt. Robert Simak, Secretary Janet Dunn, 1st Lt. Nicole De Joie, Treasurer Denise Burns, 2nd Lt. Jennifer Hughes, Trustee Chair Craig Hegner, President Ed Casey, Trustee Jeri Bowman, Vice President Jon Andresen, Trustee Matt Foley, Trustee Ruth Ann Lang.

Oaths of office for Fire Department officials Arroyo invited the 2020 Fire Department officers to the dais to be administered their oaths of office by Judge Fazio: Fire Chief Kevin Woods, 1st Lt. Scott Stewart, Deputy Chief Michael Griffin Sr., 2nd Lt. Michael Griffin Jr., Senior Capt. Brian Kronewitter, 3rd Lt. Ryan Weaver, Capt. Brian Wiecenski, 4th Lt. Emmanuel Mejia. Darren Blankenbush was reappointed OEM coordinator. Janet Dunn was appointed deputy OEM coordinator. Awards were presented for the Volunteer Emergency Services Hall of Fame: Mayor Arroyo made the following presentations: Fred Paff, Volunteer Fire Department; Ed Casey, Ambulance Corps; and Andrew Cavaniola, Police Reserves, in acknowledgement of their induction into the Volunteer Emergency Services Hall of Fame. Each was nominated by his peers in recognition of outstanding service. Volunteer of the Year went to ZBA Chair William Martin. (See story, Page 1.) Commended for the James Mawdsley life saving incident CONTINUED ON PAGE 32


Bill Martin: Westwood Volunteer of the Year 2020 They also were informed, he said, by “architectural and art history, studies of economic concepts, observations of the attitudes and emotions of non-design persons, and the practical real world knowledge gained by being directly involved in the design of actual constructed buildings of all types.” He said, “I wanted to become an architect to help people. People need well designed shelter for themselves, families, businesses and all type of endeavor that requires sheltered space.”

offices at Borough Hall. Moreover, it said, in Martinʼs spare time he is an appointed member of the Bergen County Historic Advisory Board and the Closter Historic Preservation Commission.

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From the heart Arroyo on Jan. 6 lauded Martinʼs “expertise, intelligence, and passion for our town, leading his fellow board members along Westwoodʼs, tricky and potentially treacherous path of growth and development.” Arroyo said “You are engaged in a balancing act, weighing individual property rights and aspirations against the general restrictions that limit them for the public good. I know of no one better suited to lead this board in that exercise than William J. Martin.” Arroyo said he was not alone in that opinion. “During my eight years as a Zoning Board member, and every year since, Bill offered to yield the chairmanship at each board reorganization. However his fellow board members consistently refuse to accept the offer. They understand what Bill brings to the role and appreciate his value to the boardʼs mission,” the mayor said. He explained his eight years on the ZBA were “an invaluable education on more than just zoning issues. “Board members learn the value of fact-based reasoned argumentation in an arena that demands—and deserves—a civil discourse,” he said. Arroyo added, “I learned that even if Iʼd voted in the minority and had failed to persuade my col-

PARK RIDGE

‘WIZARD OF OZ’ AT LITTLE THEATER JAN. 17–19

Park Ridge Middle School invites you to take in the beloved family musical adventure “The Wizard of Oz,” directed by Maureen Buscareno with assistance from Brian Temple. In author L. Frank Baumʼs tale, Dorothy leaves Kansas, surprised to find herself in the magical land of Oz. There, she befriends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, and makes a powerful foe. Her troupe believes the Wizard in the far-flung Emerald City can set things right. Are things exactly as they seem? Perhaps not. Performances are Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. The show is at the Park Ridge Little Theater, 2 Park Ave. Get your tickets at the door or at https://prhsltp.booktix.com.

He added, “Architecture has the power to create beautifully effective shelter for the needs, hopes, dreams and memories of humankind, both collectively and individually.” On his website, Martin boasts a long list of readings, appearances, honors, and awards, including a joint state Senate and General Assembly resolution and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. For more information, visit wjmarchitect.com.

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St. Andrew’s 50+ Club invites you

DESIGN WISE: William ‘Bill’ Martin in a Facebook photo. leagues I nevertheless had partici- materials that “While Mr. Martin pated in a fuller vetting of the issues frequently shares his knowledge in shaping a better application— with the public because he enjoys both for the applicant and for West- the opportunity to educate the community on architectural topics, he wood.” Pascack Press most recently also benefits from establishing himcovered Martin presenting a self as an subject expert and so substanding-room-only “A History of sequently a name that people think Home Construction in the Pascack of when in need of a residential Valley” at the Pascack Historical architect.” It said Martin is the developer Society in Park Ridge, and “Permits 101,” a seminar on zoning and per- of the design philosophy “Economitting in the borough, hosted by functional Aesthetic Balance” or EWestwood for All Ages at the Com- FABism, “an attempt to reconcile and bring design factors into an munity Center. At his history of home con- equilibrium, and create a new susstruction talk, visitors came from all tainable “architectural gestalt” to over the Pascack Valley and North- transcend architectural fashion. Martin said in discussing this ern Valley areas. A class from Tenafly High School attended as philosophy that his ideas were influenced by his education at Carnegie well. AIA Architects League of Mellon University and at Pratt InstiNorthern New Jersey says in its tute.

St. Andrewʼs 50+ Club of Westwood welcomes members from the Pascack Valley and surroundings. The club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the school gym. There is a presentation or

activity each month, including luncheons, special events, and trips. For membership information call Elaine at (201) 664-7037; for trip information call Hilda at (201) 265-5257.

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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Immaculate Heart Academy scholars honored for outstanding qualities

Four Immaculate Heart Academy seniors are honored four times a year for living out the main characteristics of the central pillars of the National Honor Society—scholarship, leadership, service, and character. While all NHS members are expected to uphold these qualities, these particular IHA NHS students have gone above and beyond and were recognized for the first half of the first semester. Congratulations to Grace Mendolia, ʼ20, of Oakland, for receiving the award for scholarship; Julianna Carrozza, ʼ20, of Pearl River, N.Y., for receiving the award for service; Ava Sciubba, ʼ20, of Ramsey, for receiving the award for Leadership; and Kerri Woolley, ʼ20, of the Township of Washington, for receiving the award for character. “Mendolia is a true scholar in all aspects,” IHA said of its scholarship honoree. “From asking questions that advance the level of learning in the classroom to participating in numerous honor societies and tutoring, Grace is able to not only further her education, but assist in helping those around her. Service honoree Julianna Carrozza embodies what IHA teaches about service, the school said.

“She puts her faith into action by ministering to people in need. As an Eagle Ambassador and an altar server, she gives significant amounts of time to serving others. Julianna applies her Catholic Christian values by practicing them in

projects that expand the studentsʼ awareness of God, others, and themselves,” said IHA. Ava Scuibba, the leadership honoree, perfectly embodies the NHS value of leadership, the school said.

“She shows true commitment and devotion to her teammates as the captain of the cross country team and to the IHA community as president of the French Club,” said IHA. “She is dependable and always willing to sacrifice her time

IMMACULATE HEART ACADEMY seniors honored for embodying the central pillars of the National Honors Society: Grace Mendolia, Julianna Carrozza, Ava Sciubba, and Kerri Woolley.

to help guide and lead others.” Township resident Kerri Woolley is a role model to anyone she encounters, the school said. “She has a positive attitude and always greets others with a smile. Kerri is reliable, kind, and friendly and is constantly supporting other students. These qualities and her deep concern for her peers prove that her character aligns with NHS values,” said IHA. Founded in 1960, Immaculate Heart Academy is an all-girls Catholic regional high school of the Archdiocese of Newark presently celebrating its 57th year. A Blue Ribbon School, IHA enrolls approximately 800 girls in a competitive college preparatory program from more than 100 towns in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Hudson and Essex counties in New Jersey and Rockland and Orange counties in New York. Over the years, IHA has continually grown and evolved, fortifying its academics, activities and facilities to prepare students for further education, and for the enhancement of society through their personal, professional and spiritual gifts. Immaculate Heart Academy is at 500 Van Emburgh Ave., Township of Washington.


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students and parents. Mass will be at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church at 69 Valley Street, on the SJA campus. • Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. Visitors will enjoy “Celebrating Students” during school hours, to observe active classrooms and meet the school principal and faculty. They will also have the chance to participate in SJAʼs popular wax museum put on by the fourth grade in the library, from 10 to 11 a.m. As they do every year in this interactive presentation, students will portray historical figures theyʼve learned about, who will “come alive” at the push of a but-

ton as the parents move through the exhibit.

Catholic Schools Week activities Catholic Schools Week runs Jan. 26–Feb. 1. This yearʼs theme of the nationwide program is “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” The SJA community will participate in assemblies, masses and other gatherings that focus on celebrating parish, community, nation, family, and faculty, staff and volunteers: • Monday, Jan. 27. “Celebrating Community.” SJA will kick off its annual SOUPer Bowl food drive to support Helping Hands Food Pantry in Hillsdale.

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Ooky ‘Addams Family’ at St. Joe’s Jan. 24 – Feb. 1

PERFORMANCES OF ‘The Addams Family’ are Jan. 24–26 and 31, and Feb. 1 at Inserra Theater at St. Joseph Regional High School. The nationally acclaimed Performing Arts Program of St. Joseph Regional High School presents the hit Broadway musical comedy “The Addams Family” Jan. 24–26 and 31, and Feb. 1. Music and lyrics are by Andrew Lippa. The book is by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Although numerous films and television adaptations of Addamsʼ cartoons exist, the musical is the first stage show based on the characters. “The Addams Family” had a successful Broadway run of almost two years where it consistently played to 100% capacity and grossed third only to “Wicked” and “The Lion King” each week since it opened in previews.

Morticia and Gomez Addams head a macabre family whose members include a giant named Lurch, who acts as doorman; a disembodied hand named Thing; son Pugsley and daughter Wednesday. The original cast included Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia In 2010 it was nominated for eight Drama Desk Awards and won the Broadway.com Audience Award for favorite new Broadway musical. Appearing for two seasons on television in the mid-ʼ60s, the ghoulish humor of these quirky characters thrives on stage with a message about accepting people who are different, the importance of family, and the power of love.

Performances are at Inserra Theater at St. Joseph Regional High School, 40 Chestnut Ridge Road on Jan 24 at 7 p.m.; Jan. 25 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.; Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. with an aftershow appreciation of the artists adult reception, for $30; and Feb. 1 at 2 and 7 p.m All seats are reserved ($23 and $17) and can be purchased SJR.BookTix.com or 1/2 hour before show time. There is a senior citizen preview performance on Jan. 22 with a pre-show nosh at 2:15 p.m. for $10 and on Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. (a discounted student and senior citizen performance for $10). For more information write SJRtheater@gmail.com or call (201) 391-7422.

Area residents may donate nonperishable pantry staples all week to support this community service initiative. The SJA Kindness Counts first semester winner will be announced. • Tuesday, Jan. 28. “Celebrating Students.” In addition to the open house, there will be a spelling bee for grades 3 and 5 that afternoon. • Wednesday, Jan. 29. “Celebrating our Nation.” Third- and fourth-grade students will visit military veterans at the Veterans Home in Paramus. Students in grades 5–8 will compete in a National Geographic geography bee; winners will qualify to compete in the national contest. • Thursday, Jan. 30. “Celebrating our Vocations.” SJA will celebrate its pastors and teachers with an open house for current

SJA families, a Catholic Schools Week liturgy and presentation of cards to the school pastor by the student council. • Friday, Jan. 31. “Celebrating our Staff, Faculty and Volunteers” culminates in the annual faculty–8th grade volleyball game and the official tally of the SOUPer Bowl collection for the Helping Hands Food Pantry. Students who participated in the service project may wear sports jerseys of their favorite teams at the game. St. Johnʼs Academy is a Blue Ribbon Catholic school that draws students from 42 ZIP codes in New Jersey and New York and is a proven feeder school for Bergen Countyʼs prestigious Catholic high schools. For more information, visit www.sja-hillsdale.org.

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As part of its Catholic Schools Week observance, St. Johnʼs Academy (SJA), at 460 Hillsdale Ave., invites families to learn about the academy and its offerings for pre-K through eighth grade at two open houses. No advance registration is required. • Sunday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With the theme “Celebrating our Parishes,” families are invited to attend mass at 10 a.m., followed by the open house. Attendees will tour the school, get information about SJAʼs curriculum, enrollment, clubs and enrichment programs; and meet staff and current SJA


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Climate: Dramatic sea level rise may impact NJ, report says sioner Catherine R. McCabe said. New Jersey is particularly susceptible to the impacts of rising oceans due to its geological location and composition. As its land mass was built up by erosion after the ice age, New Jerseyʼs large coastal plain was made up of loose sediments which has been undergoing long-term natural sinking of land through subsidence. The stateʼs latitudinal position in relation to the bulging of oceans caused by the earthʼs rotation (there is more bulging as you get closer to the equator), ocean circulation patterns and other factors, puts it at rick for rising sea levels exacerbated by the expansion of the ocean caused by melting glaciers and ice sheets. This last factor, the loss of ice, is a result of global warming, a human induced stress. Global warming results from an overload of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, in particular, carbon dioxide, from industrial and motor vehicle emissions. In simple physics, melting ice creates more water and when water warms up it expands. Over the last 40 years, sealevel rose an average of 0.2 inches per year along the stateʼs coast, compared to a global average of 0.1 inch per year. The study also notes that the frequency of routine tidal flooding not associated with specific storms has increased, from an average of less than one event in Atlantic City between 1950 and 1960 to an average of eight events per year between 2007 and 2016—and a high of 18 events in 2009. By 2100, high-tide cycle flooding could become a regular occurrence, at 240 days per year. As part of its evaluation, Rutgers determined that sea-level from 1911 (the beginning of tidegauge record-keeping) at Atlantic City has risen 17.6 inches, compared to 7.6 inches globally. Moreover, sea-level has risen 8.2

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inches over the past 40 years at Atlantic City, compared to an average 4.3 inches globally. At this rate, an analysis by Zillow Real Estate predicts more than New Jersey 40 towns are at risk of being more than 50 percent underwater. New Jersey leads the nation in the number of commercial properties at risk of chronic inundation in 2045 and is second only to Florida in the number of residential properties at risk in that time frame, according to a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists, which drew from the Zillow data.

Interagency Council on Climate Resilienceʼs first meeting The results of the NJDEP study were released during the Interagency Council on Climate Resilienceʼs first meeting, Dec. 12, 2019. The council, comprised of representatives from 17 state agencies and chaired by the Governorʼs office, was formed by Gov. Phil Murphyʼs recent Executive Order 89 that was signed in October 2019, on the seventh anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The order commits the state to developing and implementing a statewide climate resilience strategy. The meeting was held at NJDEP headquarters in Trenton. The Council will serve to facilitate a whole-of-government response to the climate crisis. “New Jersey is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and we must work together to be more resilient against a rising sea and future storms,” said Murphy. “The data presented in this report will not only guide the Interagency Councilʼs decisions, but will also advise future generations of leaders on how to best mitigate the devastating effects of climate change.” The lead author of the Rutgers report, Robert E. Kopp, associate professor and director of Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean,

and Atmospheric Sciences said, “Sea-level rise drives some of the greatest hazards New Jersey faces from climate change. Building upon three years of on-theground experience since the release of Rutgersʼ first Science and Technical Advisory Panel sea level assessment, which was conducted for the New Jersey Climate Change Alliance, this report presents the state of the scientific understanding of sea level rise and changing coastal storms in a form designed to support state and local efforts to protect New Jerseyʼs coastal communities.” You can read the full report here: www.nj.gov/dep/climatechange/resilience.html. The Murphy Administration has made addressing climate change a priority for the state. Murphy joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of states committed to the Paris Climate Treaty goals in the absence of federal leadership and precipitated by the Trump Administrationʼs decision to remove the U.S. from the international Paris accord. New Jersey has also reentered the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which works to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from the energy sector. The state also is working on initiatives to reduce emissions from vehicles, which account for more than THE UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS used data from 40% of New Jerseyʼs greenhouse Zillow Real Estate to conclude that New Jersey has the highest risk of commercial property damage and the second gas emission. The Administration has also highest risk of residential property damage due to rising launched various initiatives to seas out of all 50 states. The Union’s graphic shows shore make coastal and urban areas communities at risk, along with some in the Hackensack more resilient to flooding and River valley and Newark Bay. sea-level rise and has been providing planning tools to assist author of Marine Conservation President Al Goreʼs committee for the 21st Century. She has con- on global warming in Washinglocal governments. sulted with NOAA on climate ton D.C. in the 1990s. Hillary Viders, Ph.D. is the change and was a member of Vice

Pascack Reformed Church looks to sun’s light

Pascack Reformed Church has installed solar panels on its fellowship hall and parsonage, contributing clean energy to the local power grid. It wrote Pascack Press in December 2019, “For more than 200 years, the congregation has been known for its loving ministry to members of a large community, and now embarks on a mission of critical stewardship for our planet.”

It added, “With the implementation of this solar energy program, the church, one of the oldest structures in our region, becomes a vehicle for one of the newest energy technologies. All are welcome in our safe and loving sanctuary, where we are committed to treating people and our precious planet with respect, dignity and appreciation.” Pascack Reformed Church is at 65 Pascack Road.

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abandoned dogs. Some peopleʼs purpose is to fight for our freedoms, protect the American people, or preserve the Constitution. Right now in New Jersey there is a Bill S2173 that has many doctors, families and religious leaders working passionately for their purpose which is to help to preserve the religious and medical freedoms that are at risk. Although it is great to get involved, everybody is different and has certain skills that will lead him or her down different pathways of life, so it might not be politics for you. Just remember that whatever path you take is the right one. Maybe you have hobbies that make you happy and give your life

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spontaneous, and exciting! You never know what might wind up making your life bright. Your happiness and positive mood will be contagious, and before you know it, you will be spreading good energy wherever you go. We all need a purpose, whether it helps other people or the planet. Your brain needs a reason to wake up in the morning and get moving. Your purpose should be something that you love to do and should require using your brain to plan, coordinate, organize, predict, remember, react, or take action. Doing things you love is an easy way to keep your brain

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income people of all ages. Each community program will differ slightly in the services they offer and income qualifications. See LSC.gov/find-legal-aid to locate a program in your area. • Free Legal Answers:This is an online program created by the American Bar Association that matches low-income clients with volunteer lawyers who agree to provide brief answers online for free. This service

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Hillsdale Board of Health offers free radon test kits

The Hillsdale Board of Health is offering a limited number of free radon test kits to Hillsdale residents on a firstcome, first-served basis. Kits can be obtained at the Hillsdale Borough Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Board of Health urges residents be aware of the importance of testing their homes for radon. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. Radon testing is easy and problems can be mitigated. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when uranium breaks down in the soil and in rock formations. Small amounts of uranium are found in nearly all soils and rocks. Radon gas moves up through the soil and finds its way into homes through cracks in the foundation and openings around th ary 25 vers ls ni ia An Spec

sump pumps, pipes, and drains. High radon levels are associated with a greater risk of lung cancer. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer resulting in approximately 21,000 deaths in the United States per year. It is recommended that homes be mitigated if they have radon concentrations of 4 pCi/L or more. Homeowners who tested and found low levels of radon may wish to retest to determine if radon concentrations may have changed, due to changes in air flow within the house from new additions or other renovations, or due to new construction nearby that may have caused changes in the local geology. For more information, call (201) 666-4800 ext.1525.

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Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Center is holding a prospective parents meeting for the 2020–2021 school year on Thursday, Jan 16 at 8 p.m. in the school gym. Director Michele Meisten will explain the programs Zion has to offer children 2–4. Zion is concerned with the development of the whole child: physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual growth of the child. Zion offers a variety of

classes to help with this development. Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Center accepts children of all religious denominations, race, color, creed, and national and ethnic origin. Zion is located in a safe residential area away from main streets and traffic. Students enjoy a hands-on learning experience within small classes lead by certified teachers. The invitation reads, “Each

student is viewed as a unique creation with special gifts and talents. Through a Christian-based curriculum, children learn of the wonderful world God has created for them. Responsibility, accountability, and respect are encouraged. Children learn how to properly interact with others in word and deed.” The center is at 64 First Ave. For more information, call the school office 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at (201) 664-8060.

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Super Chili Bowl Cookoff Jan. 25 for charity

GFWC Paskack Junior Womenʼs Club, with the Park Ridge Elks, is hosting its first annual Super Chili Bowl Cookoff Contest. The winning chili earns cash and is decided by popular vote. Proceeds benefit local charities. The event is Saturday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Park Ridge Elks Lodge, 13 Sulak Lane, Park Ridge. Note, this updates information the organization submitted

previously. Guests pay $20 for a fun night out including chili tastings and live music by Matt Colligan. Cash bar, adults only. Chili cooks pay $10 per per-

son. Cooks can enter only one chili into the competition. Cooks must be 18 or older. Cooks will be allowed free chili tastings. Pre-registration is required. Visit paskackjuniors.org.

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Mayor Calamari faces tough questions heading into 2020 options later this week.” (For more, see “Intersection Fix, DMF Soil Remediation Among 2019 Priorities,” Jan. 21, 2019.) Calamari said “A couple of things delayed our 2019 road resurfacing program so weʼll be doing two road programs in 2020, one in spring and the usual one in the fall.” As for the much anticipated county agreement on upgrading the Pascack Road and Washington Avenue intersection, which the council authorized last summer and was led to believe the mayor had submitted in September, Calamari claimed progress was being made. “Iʼm happy to report … the project is progressing forward without delay by both the township and the county. The pace of government

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operations, as we all know, is often frustratingly slow,” he said. Town attorney Kenneth Poller advised the administration in September 2019 to white out Calamariʼs signature on the shared services agreement and not send it in, pending an engineering review, and the document was not executed. The council, at its Dec. 30, 2019 meeting, authorized the same SSA, and it is not clear this has been sent in either. Meanwhile, there has been no progress reported on negotiations with at least two landowners who will be needed on board for easements. (For more, see “Intersection Construction ʻNot Possible For 2020,ʼ Says County,” Dec. 30, 2019.) Calamari on Jan. 6 also said the tree removal fund was quickly

REPUBLICANS GAIN: Town Clerk Sue Witkowski congratulates new councilwomen Desiree Morgan and Stacey DeMarco-Feeney, at right with her daughter, Emma. DeMarco-Feeney was sworn in twice: the second time was as council president. Also sworn in at the Jan. 6 reorganization meeting: incumbents Steve Cascio and Art Cumming.

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exhausted last year, so the town will have to increase that line item in the 2020 budget. And he said the new Fire Department/Ambulance HQ the council funded in September is on track. He said architect Robbie Conley is conducting a final review of the plans with both organizations, and that the bid specs are being developed.

Changes on the council As part of the reorganization, Republicans Steve Cascio and Arthur Cumming were sworn in for their next terms. DeMarco-Feeney replaced Independent Michael DeSena as council president. Cumming replaced Cascio as council vice president. DeSena was appointed Class III member of the Planning Board. Longtime Ambulance Corps and Fire Department volunteer Kevin Zitko, accompanied by his wife, Kristy, was sworn in as fire chief. Deputy fire chief is Jason Gugger, battalion chief is Zachary Miros, captain is Frank Aiello, and lieutenants from first to fourth are Christopher Campo, Chris Meier, Adam Ehrenfels, and Pierce Hans. Special Law Enforcement Officers II are Robert Luscombe and Antonio Parisi. Calamari, with Poller at his left hand, tabled the council resolutions of consent to directors, later saying “Iʼm just not ready. Iʼm deciding on a few.” Toward the end of the meeting Poller indicated he would be presenting an amendment to the salary ordinance pertaining to certain employees after the council on Dec. 30, 2019 complained of administration payroll irregularities and made transfers to accommodate some of them. There also was a renewed call for letters of interest for anyone desiring to be considered for the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Contact Clerk Sue Witkowski by Jan. 31. DeSena speaks out In his council report, DeSena, a civil engineer, took aim at the administration on a host of issues. He said there had been more

SHE SOLEMNLY SWEARS. Stacey DeMarco-Feeney, backed by daughter Emma and husband Matthew, joins the governing body. She was promptly elected council president.

than two years of citizen complaints of raised sidewalks and tripping, and that “The list the property maintenance officer prepared has been stalled on the mayorʼs desk since early last year.” He also said repaving of Ridgewood Road and Washington Avenue is incomplete. “We need to pursue the county on completing the remaining paving now that the ADA ramps are complete,” he said. He added, “When will the township be reimbursed its cost for engineering and construction? This should have occurred.” DeSena noted the council since 2018 has budgeted funding for insurance-required background checks of all volunteers, then asked why the township has yet to perform any background checks. Also a concern, he said: “The council budgeted $30,000 … for the repair of sinking catch basin and manhole covers townshipwide. To date we have repaired zero.” He said that for the past two years “We have had public and closed-session meetings regarding the toxic legacy previous administra-

tions have left us at the town hall DMF site.” He added, “We have studied to a minimal degree relocations, new site layouts, and the [soil] is no closer to being remediated than it was two years ago.” DeSena asked, “Why have we not begun the design of the new DMF and gotten closer to remediating this toxic legacy?” He said the council budgeted $700,000 for roadway repaving in 2019 “and zero roads were paved. He blamed an “indecisive” administration. He tore into the lack of communication and an additional yearʼs delay on the intersection. He noted the council has yet to receive a promised reconciliation of more than $100,000 that was owed to Azzolina & Feury Engineering dating to 2005. (See “Township Funds $10K to Probe Finances,” April 12, 2019.) DeSena also called for a plastic bag ordinance similar to those passed by Paramus and Ridgewood, naming Poller. “We did talk about this last year; letʼs get it done,” DeSena said.

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Imprisoned ‘Torso Killer’ confesses in three cold cases

Notorious New Jersey serial killer Richard Cottingham, 73, who is serving more than 200 years in prison, has confessed to three cold-case slayings of local teenage girls from the 1960s, bringing his body count to nine. Cottingham, known as the Torso Killer for the way he dismembered his victims, now admits to strangling Irene Blase, 18, of Bogota; Denise Falasca, 15, of Closter; and Jacalyn Harp, 13, of Midland Park, between 1968 and 1969. Thatʼs according to officials with the Bergen County Prosecutorʼs Office on Friday, Jan. 3. “The Prosecutorʼs Office investigations revealed that Richard Cottingham committed these homicides,” Assistant Prosecutor Elizabeth Rebein told the press. She said that victimsʼ families “were immediately and confi-

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dentially notified when the cases were solved.” Rebein explained there were no previous public announcements so as not to jeopardize continuing investigations. “For similar reasons, there will be no further public comment on these or other similar continuing investigations by this office,” Rebein said. Cottingham has been behind bars since 1981 for the slaying of six girls in New Jersey and New York between 1967 and 1980. Records show Harp was killed on July 17, 1968, in Midland Park as she was walking home from band practice. Blase was abducted in Hackensack on April 7, 1969, and found dead in Saddle Brook a day later. Falasca was abducted in Emerson on July 14, 1969, and found dead the next day in Saddle Brook. Cottingham, born in the Bronx, is incarcerated at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton. At last check he was eligible for parole in August 2025.

is from Congers, N.Y. When another unit arrived, officers requested the defendant exit his vehicle. He indicated there was contraband in the area of the center console, which led to a consent search, which resulted in the finding of a greenish vegetation believed to be marijuana concealed in a plastic bag, one purple grinder, and one glass bong. The defendant was handcuffed, searched, and placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was taken to headquarters and processed. Summonses are answerable in the Pascack Joint Municipal Court on Jan. 22. At 2:25 a.m., the defendant was released from custody and given a courtesy transport back to his car.

‘My bad’: Young man admits to yard damage in mishap

A 17-year-old Saddle River resident and his father, 50, arrived at headquarters to explain that he p PARK RIDGE had caused property damage to the grass area of a Spring Valley Road address while traveling in his vehicle back to his home. The young man said he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road onto the property, caused An officer on patrol Dec. 28, minor damage to the landscaping, 2019, at 1:17 a.m. was behind a grey Kia Sorrento when he observed the vehicle had four passengers in the back seat, one of whom was sitting on the lap of another passenger. He initiated a vehicle stop at the Acme on Kinderkamack Road. Once at the passenger side door, he immediately detected the odor of raw marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. The defendant, 22, showed he

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and left the scene. He said he then returned with his father to speak with the homeowner but found nobody at home. Central dispatch contacted the property owners, who said they wished to have a property damage report completed.

Reported boozy loudmouth banned from restaurant

Police investigated a verbal altercation at a Colony Avenue restaurant late on Dec. 23, 2019. They were met by the complainant, who said that the party in question had driven off in a black or gray Jeep. A brief description was given out, but with limited information it yielded negative results, police said. Officers from Woodcliff Lake and Montvale assisted and could not locate the vehicle in the area. After speaking with patrons, it was determined that no physical acts occurred—only that the unknown party was verbally abusing the bartender and several guests. A patron gave police a photo of the Jeep and its New York registration, which came back to a man from Pearl River, N.Y. Parties that wished to remain anonymous reported that the party in question was confirmed as the

suspect. It was noted that he was with his wife and that he was intoxicated. It was unknown at the time whether the husband or wife was driving. Orangetown police were asked to respond to the home to check for the party and explain that he was no longer welcome at the eatery unless given permission by the owner/manager. No parties wished to sign complaints.

Unwelcome Christmas ‘gift’ returned

Police on Christmas 2019 at received a report of a party knocking on the front door and ringing the door bell at a Knoll Drive address at 4:37 a.m. On arrival, police found a Wyckoff man, 19, in the driveway who stated that he took an Uber that had dropped him off in the area. He said he believed that he was in his old neighborhood in Ho-Ho- Kus. He said heʼd been at a party and had had too much to drink and called for a rideshare home. Police brought him to headquarters, where his father came to collect him. The homeowner was fine dropping the matter.

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WHICH RETIREMENT PLAN IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS? Editorʼs note: The following article is for informational purposes only. If you own a small business, there are many ERIC KOHLMEIER retirement plan alternatives available to help you and your eligible employees save for retirement. For most closely held business owners, a Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Account (SEP IRA) was once the

most cost-effective choice. Then the Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE IRA) became a viable alternative. Today you may find that a defined benefit or 401(k) plan best suits your needs. To make an informed decision on which plan is right for your business, review the differences carefully before you choose. • Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Account (SEP IRA). This plan is flexible, easy to set up, and has low administrative costs. An

employer signs a plan adoption agreement, and IRAs are set up for each eligible employee. When choosing this plan, keep in mind that it does not allow employees to save through payroll deductions, and contributions are immediately 100% vested. The maximum an employer can contribute each year is 25% of an employeeʼs eligible compensation, up to a maximum of $280,000 for 2019. However, the contribution for any individual cannot exceed $56,000 in 2019. Employer contributions are typically discretionary

and may vary from year to year. With this plan, the same formula must be used to calculate the contribution amount for all eligible employees, including any owners. Eligible employees include those who are age 21 and older and those employed (both part time and full time) for three of the last five years.

• Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE). If you want a plan that encourages employees to save for retirement, a SIMPLE IRA might be appropriate for you. In order to select this plan, you must have 100 or fewer eligible employees who earned $5,000 or more in compensation in the preceding year and have no other employer-sponsored retirement plans to which contributions were made or accrued during that calendar year. There are no annual IRS filings or complex paperwork, and employer contributions are tax deductible for your business. The plan encourages employees to save for retirement through payroll deductions; contributions are immediately 100% vested. The maximum salary deferral limit to a SIMPLE IRA plan cannot exceed $13,000 for 2019. If an employee is 50 or older before Dec. 31, then an additional catchup contribution of $3,000 is permitted. Each year the employer must decide to do either a matching contribution (the lesser of the employeeʼs salary deferral or 3% of the employeeʼs compensation) or nonmatching contribution of 2% of an employeeʼs compensation (limited to $280,000 for 2019). All participants in the plan must be notified of the employerʼs decision each year no later than Nov. 2 for the upcoming year.

• Defined benefit pension plan. This type of a plan may be a good solution for a profitable company with stable cash flow with intentions of benefitting employees over the age of 40. This type of plan can also help build savings quickly. It generally produces a much larger taxdeductible contribution for your business than a defined contribution plan; however, annual employer contributions are mandatory since each participant is promised a monthly benefit at retirement age. Since this plan is more complex to administer, the services of an enrolled actuary are required. All plan assets must be held in a pooled account, and your employees cannot direct their investments. Certain factors affect an employerʼs contribution for a plan,

such as current value of the plan assets, the ages of employees, date of hire, and compensation. A participating employee with a large projected benefit and only a few years until normal retirement age generates a large contribution because there is little time to accumulate the necessary value to produce the stated benefit at retirement. The maximum annual benefit at retirement is the lesser of 100% of the employeeʼs compensation or $225,000 per year in 2019 (indexed for inflation). This plan design should only be considered with the intention of funding for a minimum of five years.

• 401(k) plans. This plan may be right for your company if you want to motivate your employees to save towards retirement and give them a way to share in the firmʼs profitability. 401(k) plans are best suited for companies seeking flexible contribution methods. When choosing this plan type, keep in mind that the employee and employer have the ability to make contributions. The maximum salary deferral limit for a 401(k) plan is $19,000 for 2019. If an employee is age 50 or older before Dec. 31, then an additional catch-up contribution of $6,000 is permitted. The maximum amount you, as the employer, can contribute is 25% of the eligible employeeʼs total compensation (capped at $280,000 for 2019). Individual allocations for each employee cannot exceed the lesser of 100% of compensation or $56,000 in 2019 ($62,000 if age 50 or older). The allocation of employer profit-sharing contributions can be skewed to favor older employees, if using age-weighted and new comparability features. Generally, IRS Forms 5500 and 5500-EZ (along with applicable schedules) must be filed each year. Once you have reviewed your businessʼs goals and objectives, check with your financial advisor to evaluate the best retirement plan option for your financial situation. Written by/for Wells Fargo Advisors and provided courtesy of Eric Kohlmeier, senior financial advisor, managing director— investments in Park Ridge, (201) 505-0472. Investments in securities and insurance products are not FDIC-insured/not bank-guaranteed/may lose value. Wells Fargo Advisors, LAC, Member SIPS, is a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

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Genesio John Vicini, 91, of River Vale passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2020 with his loving wife

Peg and their three children at his bedside. Gino to his friends and Pop Pop to his grandkids, Genesio was born in New York City. he moved to River Vale in 1964. A thrice-decorated veteran of the Korean War, he spent his entire career in the service of others. He worked as a police officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for 21 years and continued his public service at the Englewood Post Office for another 20 years. Over the course of those years, Gino embodied a spirit of warmth

and good humor that endeared him to his colleagues and friends. He was generous and kind to all, and a solid friend you could count on no matter what. That spirit survives with his devoted family. He was predeceased by his brother Bennie of Yonkers. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Peggy Vicini; by their children Blaise (Stefanie), Mary, and Lisa; by his five wonderful grandchildren; and by a large extended family, which includes cousins, nephews, nieces, and in-laws who he treated like his own. Gino was a proud and protective husband, father, and grandfather. He raised a family. He fought a war. He worked for 40 years serving the public. He was a good man—a spiritual man—and he lived a full life. Weʼll all miss him very much. The family held visitiation on Thursday, Jan. 9 at Becker Funeral Home, Westwood. A funeral Mass was held Friday, Jan. 10 at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Old Tappan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in Ginoʼs name to St. Jude Childrenʼs Research Hospital.

Michael R. BALSAMO

Michael Richard Balsamo

M.D., 89, died on Jan. 7, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Rose (Cascardo) Balsamo and siblings Anthony J., M.D. Raphael, Edward, Arthur, Phyllis, R.N. (Crimmins), Robert, and Francis X, M.D. He is survived by his brother, Louis, J., D.D.S.; his devoted wife of 59 years, Polly; his six children: Frank, Judith (Anderson), Barbara (Bogdanski), Michael, John, and Stephen; and nine grandchildren: Tige, Henry, Ryan, Laura, Valentina, Isabella, Alexandra, Michael, and Ella. Born on June 27, 1930 in Jersey City, Michael graduated from St. Peterʼs College and New York University School of Medicine. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps., serving in Korea 1957–1959. He was director of medicine at St. Maryʼs Hospital in Hoboken for many years and practiced internal medicine in Union City before retiring in 1997. Michaelʼs family celebrated his life with a funeral Mass at Our Lady Mother of the Church in Woodcliff Lake.

Karen BRUNO

Karen (nee Fama) Bruno, 61, of Washington Township, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Beloved wife of Michael. Dear sis-

ter of Michael Fama. Loving daughter of the late Sam and Helen Fama. Karen was a project manager with HSBC Technology and Services, USA, New York City. Visitation was Friday at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood. A service was held at the funeral home on Saturday. Internment followed at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

Faith Mary CARLSON

Faith Mary Carlson, 80, of Montvale and formerly of Dumont, died in the early hours of Dec. 26, 2019, with her loving family at her side. As a teen she worked at Rose Haven School For Girls in Rockleigh, where the girls reveled in her vivid storytelling. Her love of literature led her to study English and drama at William Paterson University and she was able to share that love with hundreds of students at Bergenfield High School, where she taught English 1966–2001. After retiring, she spent seven years mentoring women at Spring House, Bergen Countyʼs halfway house for women recovering from alcohol and drug abuse, and she was a grateful friend of Bill. Her creativity allowed her to

express her unique and enchanted view of life through fashion, jewelry design, chocolate making, baking, gardening, antiquing in Nyack, film noir, and reading crime novels with a cat and a cup of tea. The soundtrack of her life included Nina Simone, Yo-Yo Ma, The Rolling Stones, Billie Holiday, and Bob Dylan. Her 47 years with husband Dominick Atanasio were filled with unending adoration and adventures. Their greatest treasure, daughter Nicole CarlsonAtanasio, was born in 1977. Faith will be missed dearly by brothers and sisters Richard, Bonnie, Donna, and Bobby, and many loving nieces and nephews. A celebration of Faithʼs life is to be held at noon on Feb. 15 at St. Bartholomewʼs Church sanctuary, Ho-Ho-Kus. Thank you for sending your memories and stories to gratitudeforfaith@gmail.com. Donations can be made in Faithʼs memory to the Innocence Project at support.innocenceproject.org.

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in the annual PBA Toy Drive, having collected toys at headquarters and the River Vale schools since the beginning of December. The annual toy drive benefitted Tomorrow's ChildrenĘźs Institute, Hackensack Meridian Health Joseph M. Sanzari ChildrenĘźs Hospital, Valley Health SystemĘźs pediatric centers, the 508th Military Police Battalion, U.S. military families, and many more.

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Check turns up $1,000 warrant; defendant taken in

An officer on motor patrol Dec. 15, 2019 at approximately 12:10 a.m. was conducting random license plate queries when the response from a passing vehicle displayed an outstanding warrant for the vehicleĘźs registered owner. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Piermont Avenue near Cedar Lane. A back-

up unit arrived on scene. Further computer check confirmed that driver of the suspect vehicle had an outstanding warrant from Jersey City for $1,000. The defendant, 26, from Springfield was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. There, he was unable to post the required bail. The Jersey City Police Department responded and took custody.

Plate check turns up suspension; ID given is fraudulent

An officer on patrol on Dec. 16, 2019 at approximately 4:25 p.m. was conducting random license plate queries when the response from a passing vehicle displayed that the vehicleĘźs registration was suspended. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Blue Hill Road near Maple Avenue. The driver presented an international driverĘźs license that was determined to be fraudulent. A backup officer arrived, and the defendant, 42, from Paterson was placed under arrest. He was read his Miranda rights and transported to police headquarters. There, he was processed and issued a criminal complaint for unsworn falsification to authorities and motor vehicle summonses for driving while registration suspended and unlicensed driver. He was released pending an appearance at River Vale Municipal Court on Jan. 7.

Driver booked on warrant, hindering apprehension

An officer on patrol Dec. 20, 2019 at approximately 9:30 a.m. was conducting random license plate queries when the response from a passing vehicle displayed

that the registered owner had a suspended driverĘźs license and an outstanding warrant. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop in a parking lot of 688 Westwood Ave. The defendant provided a false name and date of birth to the officer. Further inquiry determined that the driver was the registered owner of the vehicle. After a back-up unit arrived, the defendant, 42, from Fort Lee was placed under arrest. She was read her Miranda rights and transported to police headquarters. The outstanding warrant for $250 from Ridgefield Park was confirmed. The defendant posted the requisite bail and was issued a criminal complaint for hindering apprehension and motor vehicle summonses for driving with a suspended driverĘźs license, failure to exhibit insurance card, and failure to exhibit driverĘźs license. She was released pending an appearance at the River Vale Municipal Court on Jan. 7.

Officers pay for and serve lunch at senior club

Members of the River Vale Police Department served lunch to the River Vale Senior Friendship Club at their annual holiday meeting on Dec. 18, 2019. Officers served an assortment of main dished, salads, and desserts for more than 50 people at the River Vale Community Center. The food was purchased by the River Vale Police Department and supplied by The Estate at Florentine Gardens. River Vale police officers volunteer their time to serve the Senior Friendship Club twice a year. The seniors were also treated to holiday gifts from the RVPD.

Police to present on teens, alcohol on Jan. 29

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The PFA Parent Academy and the Woodcliff Lake Police Department present “Keeping Your Kids Safe: A Closer Look Into Cyber Safety and Alcohol Usage in Teens.� The event is Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Woodcliff Middle School Media Center.

parties. In addition, they will address the legal consequences for parents who provide alcohol to minors.� RSVP by Jan. 27 to http://bit.ly/2N7tSd0. For more information, write Jen Charnow at wclpfaparentacademy@gmail.com.

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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Beloved wife of the late William A, Moore. Loving aunt of Joan Shank and her husband, Emerson, Patricia Bachan and her late husband Frank, Laura Williams, Thomas Williams, and his wife, Maureen. Dear sister-in-law of Carmen

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Facente and her husband, Ron, and Fran Medico and her husband, Marc. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and great-great nieces and -nephews. The family received relatives and friends at Becker Funeral

Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood on Sunday, Jan. 5. Funeral service was at Hillsdale United Methodist Church, Hillsdale on Monday, Jan. 6. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in HelenĘźs name to Hillsdale United Methodist Church.


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reported a $380 million profit in 2018. Suezʼs plan is to charge customers a flat $1,000 replacement fee, which could be paid off over one year, and charge any extra cost to all customers via a surcharge on monthly bills. The utility estimated that an average lead line replacement costs between $3,000 to $8,000. No estimates of total homes or businesses needing such work are included in the proposal, stressed Rate Counsel officials. Late in 2019, Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a possible $500 million statewide bond issue most likely for grants and subsidies to public utilities doing lead line replacements. No legislation has yet been introduced in 2020, although it was unclear if such funds could be accessed by a private utility such as Suez.

charging all its ratepayers,” Brand told Pascack Press on Jan. 7. She said charging all customers for private lead line replacements is illegal, plus “fundamentally unfair” to customers who have already replaced lead lines at their own expense. Moreover, Brand said itʼs likely many customers with lead lines may not want Suez on their property and an additional surcharge for such work can harm customers not capable of paying. Despite several meetings with utility officials over months, Brand said no resolution to issues of case law or financing could be worked out. Although it is not Rate Counselʼs role to offer financing alternatives, said Brand, she said rather than a surcharge, other options could include the utility offering low- or no-interest loans on the entire replacement cost, a state-created fund to assist property owners to fund replacements, No surcharges Stefanie Brand, director, Rate or a state tax to help fund Counsel division, noted Suez is a statewide replacements. for-profit private utility company ʻA better handleʼ as opposed to public water utilities and needs to find ways to “Suez should have a better fund its customer lead line handle on how many customerreplacements that donʼt involve side and company-side lead servcharging all its ratepayers, plus ice lines exist in their system,” making a profit on the service to said Brand, noting the utility offered no such estimates. boot. Brand said based on meetings “We do need to resolve the lead in water issue but Suez needs with utility officials, she believed Only public hearing The Jan. 21 hearing is likely to find another way to do that than Suez officials did not understand to be the only opportunity for Suez customers in the Pascack and Northern valleys to offer views on the proposal. Suez customers may submit written comments via U.S. mail to Judge Gertsman, Office of Administrative Law, P.O. Box 49, Trenton, NJ, 08625-0049. To view Suezʼs customer replacement proposal, copies were sent to town clerks in Suez Affordable, Quality Home Inspections • Exterior service areas, according to the • Foundations That Are Thorough & Complete! public notice published Dec. 30, • Roofs and may be accessed via • Plumbing www.mysuezwater.com. • Attics & Insulation Hereʼs a direct link to Suezʼs • Attached Garages petition to the state BPU to begin • Interior a pilot program: bit.ly/suezrates. • Electrical Suez Water, a privately• Central Heating owned global water utility, pro• Central A/C posed to remove up to 2,400 utili• Flood/Water Damage ty-owned lead service lines in • DEP Certified Radon early 2019 to help reduce possible Measurement Technician lead corrosion into water supplies. & Much More CIRO SPINELLA • Certified Home Inspector • Lic.#24GI00162400 It also applied in March to begin a pilot program to replace customer Evenings, Weekends & Urgent Service Available lead service lines. CALL TODAY 201-446-6487 • EMERSON, NJ The global company publicly utility customers—on the basis that Suez, a private utility, cannot do work on private property and charge all ratepayers. They note “well established state law” prevents such private utility work. In addition, Rate Counsel contends that Suezʼs proposal to do such work and make a profit is not only illegal but sets a bad precedent for future utilities doing work on private property in the state. Also, said Rate Counsel officials, Suez did not specify the costs or extent of the customer program. Agency officials said they would be filing a motion soon to request Gertsman issue a decision on issues of law relating to the Suez proposal before proceeding with a final recommendation to BPU. The maximum 85-cent monthly surcharge, if applied to all customers, would bring in $170,000 monthly, or a little over $2 million per year to Suez. Suez officials did not respond to questions about the proposed surcharge. Initially, company officials did not disclose possible surcharge rates in its original proposal to the state Board of Public Utilities made in March 2019. FROM PAGE 1

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“the scope of the problem” and were more interested in generating profit by surcharging ratepayers than offering replacement options to customers. Recent water sampling results from 141 homes with lead pipes over the last six months in 2019 revealed average readings at 11.2 parts per billion, below the 15 PPB federal lead standard. However, three homes were over the federal standard. The state Department of Environmental Protection requires a water utility to notify customers and take corrective actions when lead levels exceed 15 parts per billion in 10 percent

of samples. Water utilities are required by NJDEP to sample 100 or more homes with lead lines twice a year to monitor lead levels. In addition, according to a press statement, Suez reported it had removed 2,517 of its lead service lines in 2019, costing approximately $22 million, to help reduce lead levels. Suez also adjusted its pH levels and anti-corrosion chemicals in 2019 to help reduce lead leaching into water from lead pipes, company officials said. Suez assures customers that there is no lead in water leaving its Haworth treatment plant.

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Nearly three-and-a-half years after initiating efforts for a firstever parks master plan with much fanfare at Overpeck County Park, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco watched Dec. 18, 2019, as the countyʼs Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously to approve a long-term strategy for county-owned parks, golf courses and open spaces. Freeholders approved the future-oriented plan and parks officials are assessing what needs to be or should be done next. The long-awaited 117-page planning document, called Bergen County Parks Master Plan, was begun in September 2016 by county Parks and Recreation Director James Koth, who wanted to create a long-term vision for county parks to enhance and improve facilities as well as visitorsʼ experience at county parks, recreation and historic facilities.

The Master Plan report cost $364,800 to produce over threeplus years of research, public outreach, and public meetings to solicit input and craft a futurefocused strategy to improve and expand the range of natural, outdoor and athletic experiences possible at county parks and recreation areas. Tedesco told Pascack Press that the planʼs approval means “our work is just beginning and we continually need feedback from the public about their experiences, needs and desires for their park system.” While numerous outreach meetings were held, the Master Planʼs development was barely publicized until mid-November when advocates for Northern Valley Greenway—a proposed 7.4mile greenway to traverse six towns on unused CSX rail line— rallied to raise awareness of the greenway effortʼs absence in the master plan document. Due to comments, conversation and lobbying, greenway advocates and leaders were able to

enjoyable for every resident and visitor,” reads the Master Plan. A public notice on the Master Planʼs adoption published Dec. 22, 2019, noted publication begins a 20-day “period of limitation” in which a lawsuit, action or proceeding questioning the Master Plan can be brought. Following that, the plan is adopted.

get positively mentioned in the final document. Moreover, their efforts generated words of praise and support from county Parks and Recreation Director James Koth and County Executive James Tedesco III. The final Master Plan cites the greenway for “great potential” and as an example of how to connect parks and open spaces.

A ʻMaster Planʼ for parks “This vision for Bergen County parks is one in which parks are an integral part of each residentʼs life, providing easy access to the open spaces of Bergen County, while preserving our natural areas and making outdoor recreation available to all,” notes an introduction to the plan. “In this vision, Bergen County Parks complement municipal, State, and non-profit open space, facilitating a regional network of diverse, connected recreational lands. Public open spaces are linked to each other and the surrounding communities, making a trip to the park safe, easy, and

Thanks for participating In an interview before the planʼs approval, Tedesco thanked residents for providing input to the master plan and said adoption of a master plan was just the beginning of parks improvements. In one section of the report, it notes that some southern Bergen County towns have less open space per resident than towns in central and northern Bergen. Some towns are designated as “underserved” compared to a

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An overall implementation strategy recommended by Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability, creators of the Master Plan, is structured around five critical elements. The first element recommended is to enhance and develop the four existing regional anchor parks: Campgaw Mountain, Overpeck Park, Ramapo Valley Reservation and Van Saun Park, plus exploring options to add linear parks. A second strategy involves developing countywide connectors and greenways to safely link every county resident to a county park. A third element involves developing a modern digital platform to support communica- SOURCE: Bergen County. tions with residents and facilitate daily operations of the Parks and Recreation Department. become a reality—or once a A fourth strategy involves reality cannot be maintained— organizing the Parks Department without predictable funding to support the operations, main- sources, a dedicated staff, and tenance and capital improve- support from volunteers and the ments required by a premier public,” states the report. county park system. In a section titled “Test A fifth element includes fur- Before You Invest,” the plan recther study of “visionary, aspira- ommends pilot or demonstration tional concepts” proposed in the projects to investigate recommaster plan for future feasibility. mended ideas and to work with The plan recommends hir- municipal, for-profit and not-foring up to 120 full-time employ- profit partners to minimize costs ees, including personnel with and increase the ability to judge expertise in finance, business, public acceptance and demand for marketing, digital technology new park amenities and programs. and environmental stewardship. ʻMultiple funding sourcesʼ ʻPredictable fundingʼ “Implementing the proposals “The vision for the Bergen in this Master Plan will require County parks system cannot time, effort, and potentially multi-

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QUALITY OF LIFE, FUNDING ISSUES: Bergen County Executive James Tedesco III recommends residents read the report, if possible, and continue to offer suggestions.

ple funding sources. It is recommended that where appropriate, a process that utilizes demonstration and pilot projects be used to test new ideas and concepts before significant effort and funding is expended for full implementation,” notes the plan. “It is the intention of the Bergen County Department of Parks and Recreation to further develop

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comment about new Parks Department priorities based on Master Plan recommendations were not returned by press time. Previously, Tedesco agreed that offering new recreational opportunities and expanding parks makes sense in the future.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 The stars pull you deeper into the cocoon of your mind, Aries. This may help you as you work on a project or work through thoughts and emotions.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 This is a week to take inventory of any goals that you may have put on a shelf, Taurus. Dust them off and create a plan of action because the time to pursue them is now.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, an ambitious week is on the horizon. Your professional house is booming, and you are ready to perhaps move your career to the next level.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Recurring TV show 7. Throws out 13. Iberian Peninsula microstate 14. Gossip 16. Atomic #20 17. Ivy League institution 19. Of I 20. “He Is __!”: Scripture excerpt 22. Musical genre 23. Heavy cavalry sword 25. Ancient Olympic Site 26. Satisfies 28. Popular flower

29. Shared services center 30. Drain 31. A way to attack 33. Urban Transit Authority 34. Spiritual leader 36. Postponed 38. N. American plant with edible purple-black berries 40. Gazes unpleasantly 41. Gets up 43. Capital of Ukraine 44. Returned material authorization (abbr.) 45. Golf score 47. Superhigh frequency 48. Swiss river 51. Felons 53. Succulent plants 55. Soluble ribonucleic acid 56. Deliberately setting fire to 58. Infamous singer Zadora 59. Anwar __, Egyptian statesman 60. Influential sports mag

Fun By The Numbers Like puzzles? Then you’ll love sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your sudoku savvy to the test! Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

61. Aromatic Mediterranean plant 64. Sixth note of a major scale 65. Unit of explosive power 67. Large watertight chamber 69. Popular street 70. A way of watering CLUES DOWN 1. Mollusks 2. -__, denotes past 3. Anchor ropes 4. Large Middle Eastern country 5. To make a mistake 6. Ancient governor 7. Extents 8. Chinese surname 9. NYC subway “residents” 10. Essential oil used as perfume 11. A way to treat injuries (abbr.) 12. Session 13. Units of land areas 15. Goes over once more 18. Where wrestlers work 21. Italian islanders 24. Avenue

26. __ Adams, U.S. President 27. Rest with legs bent 30. Type of flour 32. The Golden State (abbr.) 35. More (Spanish) 37. Stinging, winged insect 38. The use of irony to mock 39. Arsenals 42. Pouch 43. 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet 46. Violent seizure of property 47. Restrict 49. Something comparable to another 50. Punishment device made from stems 52. Soul and calypso songs 54. Formerly OSS 55. Athabaskan language 57. __ bene: observe carefully 59. Six (Spanish) 62. Read-only memory 63. Chinese philosophical principle 66. American conglomerate 68. Tin

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 This week will get off to a social start, Cancer. Expect friends to bring other friends along if you are hosting a party. This is an exciting opportunity to expand your network. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, put all of your cards on the table and begin discussions with others who are influencers in your life. Only then can you come up with a strategy to get things done.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Make a point of being direct if you are upset, Virgo. Others need to know if they have stepped on your toes, even if it was accidental so they can make things right. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Now is a key time to boost your bottom line, Libra. If you donʼt already have a job, itʼs time to get one. If youʼre employed, you may need to seek out new revenue streams. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Various ideas are swirling around in your head, Scorpio. Youʼre not sure which ones you want to see the light of day just yet. Partner up on a trial project first.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, if stress has been ruling your universe, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your priorities. Find out which tasks you can shed from your daily list.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Deep soul-searching and a sharing of hidden emotions might be on the docket this week, Capricorn. It is brave to own up to your feelings. Youʼll find support in friends. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 A deep cleaning or decluttering is in order, Aquarius. Start with one room in the house and then work your way onward as time permits. Decluttering can be liberating.

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 You may soon encounter some awkward moments with some people you interact with regularly, Pisces. This will blow over quite quickly.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JANUARY 12 Zayn Malik, Singer (27)

JANUARY 13 Natalia Dyer, Actress (23)

JANUARY 14 Dave Grohl, Musician (51)

JANUARY 15 Dove Cameron, Actress (24) JANUARY 16 Kate Moss, Model (46)

JANUARY 17 Jim Carrey, Actor (58)

JANUARY 18 Dave Bautista, Wrestler (51) F OR E N TE RT A I NM E NT P UR P OS ES ON LY

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Pascack Press, Jan. 13, 2019  

Pascack Press serves the Pascack Valley region of Bergen County, New Jersey. (Covering the municipalities of Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, P...

Pascack Press, Jan. 13, 2019  

Pascack Press serves the Pascack Valley region of Bergen County, New Jersey. (Covering the municipalities of Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, P...