News from East Rutherford
Girls' Softball Parade & Opening Day - April 15, 2017
Request for Qualifications - Planning Board Planner 2017
The Borough of East Rutherford is soliciting Qualification Statements from interested persons and/or firms for the provision of the professional services listed below.
Notice of Reorganization Meeting
Please take notice that the Reorganization Meeting of the East Rutherford Mayor and Council has been scheduled for Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 10:00AM. Said meeting will be held in the East Rutherford Municipal Building Council Chambers, One Everett Place, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Official action will be taken.
Notice of Sine Die Meeting
Please take notice that the Sine Die Meeting of the East Rutherford Mayor and Council has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. Said meeting will be held in the East Rutherford Municipal Building Council Chambers, One Everett Place, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Official action will be taken.
Notice of December 20, 2016 Mayor & Council meeting changes
Please take notice that the Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Work Meeting of the East Rutherford Mayor and Council scheduled for 5:30PM has been cancelled.
Also please take notice that the Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Regular Meeting of the East Rutherford Mayor and Council meeting scheduled for 7:00PM has been rescheduled. The new date and time of said meeting is Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 5:30PM. Said meeting will be held in the East Rutherford Municipal Building Council Chambers, One Everett Place, East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Free rabies clinic on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The East Rutherford free rabies clinic for dogs and cats will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the East Rutherford Civic Center, 37 Vreeland Avenue, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Please be advised that if your dog is not already licensed with the Borough for 2017, you will be required to do so at the clinic. Licensing fees are $10.00 for spayed/neutered dogs & $13.00 for non spayed/neutered dogs. Any licenses renewed after February 15th are subject to a $25 late fee.
2016 Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7PM at Borough Hall Park
Visit with Santa - Refreshments - Music - Candy Canes
Borough of East Rutherford 2017 Request for Qualifications
The Borough of East Rutherford is soliciting Qualification Statements from interested persons and/or firms for the provision of the professional services listed below. Through a Request for Qualification ("RFQ") process, persons and/or firms interested in assisting the Borough with the provision of such service must prepare and submit a Qualification Statement in accordance with the procedure and schedule in the RFQs. The Borough will review Qualification Statements only from those firms that submit a Qualification Statement which includes all the information required to be included as described (in the sole judgment of the Borough). The Borough intends to qualify (a) persons and/or firm that (a) possess the professional, financial and administrative capabilities to provide the proposed service, and (b) agree and meet the terms and conditions determined by the Borough that provide the greatest benefit to the taxpayers of East Rutherford.
Access for All "Caring for Caregivers" Event - November 15, 2016
ARE YOU PREPARED TO MEET THE LIFE CHANGES FOR YOUR CHILD OR PARENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS? Come to this free event to learn about the legal, and how to care for aging citizens or someone with special needs. Please register for this event by e-mail to
"Access for All" Pumpkin Patch for Differently-abled Children - Thursday, October 27, 2016
Annual Halloween Party - Sunday, October 30, 2016
Annual Halloween Party for East Rutherford Children
Sunday, October 30th
5PM - 7PM at the Civic Center
DJ - Dancing - Pumpkin Patch - Hot Dogs
Don't forget your costume!
Flu shots for certain East Rutherford residents - Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The Borough will hold a seasonal flu clinic for East Rutherford residents only, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the East Rutherford Civic Center (Upper Level) on Vreeland Avenue. Flu shots will be given to residents who are age 65 and older and chronically ill residents between the ages of 18-64 only. Those with a chronic illness must present a physician's note, and those 65 and older must bring a Medicare card. Be advised that shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Access for All Twilight Dance - October 8, 2016
October 8, 2016: Access for ALL - Twilight Dance at the Ridgewood Village Hall.
Outdoor Concerts on Park - September 2016
September 15, 2016, 6PM to 9PM: Litespeed - Mind bending, adrenalin pumping 80s, New Wave, Hip Hop, Pop and Rock Classics Party Band.
September 22, 2016, 6PM to 9PM: Alternative Groove - Classic Rock & Soul Party Band featuring a 3 piece horn section.
Concerts are located at Park Avenue at Railroad Avenue.
Become a member of "Eyes on East Rutherford" Neighborhood Watch
The East Rutherford Police Department and our "Eyes on East Rutherford" Neighborhood Watch invites you to become a member. The time involved is minimal but it gives you an opportunity to learn how to prevent crime while being updated on any crime trends within our town. Listed in the below download is a short synopsis of what our members do.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Police Headquarters. If you are interested in joining, please fill out the information in the below download and return it to Police Headquarters, ATTN: Record Room, or just bring it with you on the 13th.
Voter registration deadline for 2016 General Election
Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo issued a notice that Tuesday, October 18, 2016, is the last day for residents to register to vote for the November 8, 2016, General Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before November 8, 2016, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County by October 18, 2016.
Free Tuition for Bergen High School Stars at Bergen Community College
Credits are guaranteed transferable to many of NJs public and private 4 year colleges and universities.
Cancellation of August 4, 2016 Zoning Board meeting
Please take notice that the meeting of the East Rutherford Zoning Board scheduled for Thursday, August 4, 2016 has been cancelled. The application of 22 Willow Wood, LLC has been rescheduled to be heard by the Board on September 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The applicant will not be required to provide any further notice to property owners within 200 feet and will not be required to publish any additional notice in a newspaper of general circulation. Therefore, any person interested in this application filed by 22 Willow Wood, LLC must appear on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm to be heard.
Cancellation of July 12, 2016 Planning Board meeting
The application of 10 Morton, LLC has been rescheduled to be heard by the Board on August 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM. The applicant will not be required to provide any further notice to property owners within 200 feet and will not be required to publish any additional notice in a newspaper of general circulation. Therefore, any person interested in the application filed by 10 Morton, LLC must appear on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM to be heard.
2016 Summer Concert Series
Concerts take place at Sesselman Park, River Street & Carlton Avenue, at 7:00PM.
Since their inception, Eaglemania has been thrilling audiences all over the East Coast with their stunning five-part harmonies and their uncanny ability to emulate The Eagles note by note. Their show consists of all of the Eagles greatest hits.
8/15/16: "Duprees" (Rescheduled)
One of the all-time favorite golden oldies groups. Known all over the world for their romantic interpretation of some of the most beautiful love songs of the 60's. Songs include "You Belong to Me", "Have You Heard", "Why Don't You Believe Me", and many more!
8/29/16: "AM Gold" (Rescheduled)
This dynamic contemporary band will perform the hit tunes from 1975 to 1990. Listen to the music of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, and many more. A live jukebox at its best!
Cancellation of June 13, 2016 Planning Board meeting
The Regular Meeting of the East Rutherford Planning Board scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2016 has been canceled. The next Regular Meeting will be on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
East Rutherford teens organize 6/11 Festival focused on suicide prevention
Four years ago, two 16-year-olds from East Rutherford had an idea for an event that would draw attention to the growing number of suicides in New Jersey. In 2013, high school freshman Faith Banca and Rebecca Cruz organized the first Sing into the Sunlight Concert & Festival. On Saturday, June 11, 2016, the fourth annual event will again put a spotlight on suicide prevention and awareness.
"Movies Under The Stars" - Saturday, June 4, 2016
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets on Saturday, June 4th, and come spend an evening out under the stars with family and friends! The East Rutherford Civic Pride Association invites residents to a FREE family movie night with "Movies Under the Stars", at Sessleman Park (Carlton Ave & River Street).
"Operation Take Back" on Saturday, April 30, 2016
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the East Rutherford Police Department will be a host collection site for "Operation Take Back New Jersey". Anyone may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, the individual should, if possible, remove the prescription label if it contains any personal information. Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. All collected medications will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency for destruction. Syringes and other sharp instruments will not be accepted. The collection site will be in the lobby of Police Headquarters, 117 Stanley Street, East Rutherford from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Mayor and Police Chief at Library Story Time
Story time with Mayor Cassella on March 24, 2016 at 1:30PM and ERPD monthly story time with Police Chief Minda on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:30AM (this will be a monthly event taking place the 4th Monday of every month with a different member of the ERPD).
"Access for All" local author children's event
"Access for All" local author children's event on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 4:00-5:00PM at the East Rutherford Memorial Library, 143 Boiling Springs Avenue, East Rutherford. Register at the library web site.
Program on scams against seniors on March 28, 2016
Teens assisting seniors with tech - March 7-12, 2016
East Rutherford teens will be volunteering their tech-savvy skills to seniors who are interested in learning social media or improving their computer knowledge. These one-on-one sessions will take place at the East Rutherford Memorial Library during "Teen Tech Week", Monday, March 7 through Saturday, March 12. If you ever wanted to learn how to tweet, open an e-mail account, or create a Facebook account, this is your chance. Priority will be given to East Rutherford residents. To set up a time, please call the Library at 201-939-3930. For more information, please contact Ms. Russo at 201-939-3930.
Mayor's Message - New Year's Day, 2016
I am honored today to have been sworn in, once again, as Mayor of East Rutherford; I thank the people for that honor. As I begin my 32nd year on this governing body and as has been the case in my previous 31 years, we will face many challenges. We have had many successes but there is so much more to do and hopefully we have learned from some mistakes but one thing I can assure the people of East Rutherford is that I will address the many challenges we face with no less enthusiasm than I did on January 1st, 1985 when, with my father holding the bible, I was first sworn into office as a member of this governing body.
Dog Licensing and Free Rabies Clinic - Wednesday, January 27, 2016
As per State law and Borough Ordinance, all dogs within the borough must be licensed on a yearly basis. Licenses are valid from January 1st to December 31st each year. Please remember to come in and license your dog for 2016. Licenses can be obtained beginning January 4, 2016 at the Borough Clerk's Office - Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. License fees are $10.00 for spayed/neutered dogs, $13.00 for non-spayed/non-neutered dogs.
In order to obtain a 2016 license, you must show proof of rabies vaccination. This vaccination must not expire prior to November 2016. If your pet’s vaccination does expire prior to that date, you may come to the FREE Rabies Clinic that is being offered on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM at the East Rutherford Civic Center, 37 Vreeland Avenue. Licenses can be obtained at that time.
If you have moved out of the borough or your pet has expired, please call (201)933-3444 ext. 273 to be removed from the list. Please be advised that a summons will be issued for any license not renewed by March 15, 2016.
Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 4, 2015
The Borough's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting will be on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00PM in Borough Hall Park.
Request for Qualifications for 2016
The Borough of East Rutherford is soliciting Qualification Statements from interested persons and/or firms for the provision of the professional services listed below. Through a Request for Qualification (“RFQ”) process, persons and/or firms interested in assisting the Borough with the provision of such service must prepare and submit a Qualification Statement in accordance with the procedure and schedule in the RFQs.
Instruction and Qualification documents may be picked up at the Office of the Borough Clerk, One Everett Place, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073 or downloaded from the municipal website www.eastrutherfordnj.net. Completed Qualification Statements must be submitted to, and be received by, Mrs. Danielle Lorenc, Municipal Clerk, One Everett Place, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073 on or before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015. Respondents are instructed to label the outside of the envelope or package to the effect that the enclosure consists of a Qualification Statement in response to this request for the professional service. Qualification Statements will not be accepted by facsimile transmission or email.
The professional services for which the Borough seeks Qualification Statements are:
- Borough Attorney
- Borough Auditor
- Borough Engineer
- Insurance Consultant/Risk Manager
- Bond Counsel
- Labor Attorney
- Tax Appeal Attorney/Special Counsel
- Special Projects Engineer
- PW & UC Engineer
- Planning Board Attorney
- Planning Board Engineer
- Planner for the Planning Board
- Zoning Board Attorney
- Zoning Board Engineer
- Planner for Zoning Board
- Borough Planner
- Borough Appraiser
Second annual "Touch-a-Truck and Meet Your Local Heroes" on Saturday, October 17, 2015
Members of the East Rutherford Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency Services personnel will be on hand to speak to children and allow them to get up close to the vehicles they drive! This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about the role of these brave men and women in our community, and get an actual feel of what it is like to see the trucks and vehicles they ride in everyday. Come ask questions, meet our local heroes, and have fun!
This event will be held at the East Rutherford Police Station Parking Lot, 117 Stanley Street.
This is a free event for children and families of East Rutherford. Pre-registration is requested. Please follow the link below to register.
"Outdoor Concerts on Park" in September
FREE "Outdoor Concerts on Park"
Thursday Sept 17, 2015: "The Best"
Thursday Sept 24, 2015: "Beatles Faux Sale"
Event starts 5:30 PM - First Set 6:30 PM
Outdoor Dining, Food Vendors, Family Fun
Park Avenue at The Railroad
East Rutherford Memorial Library presents "Medicare Made Easy" on September 21, 2015
2015 Summer Recreation Program
East Rutherford Recreation will begin the Summer Program on Monday, June 29, 2015. Children who have completed kindergarten* through entering ninth grade are eligible. The location is McKenzie Field. The program will be from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm and run for 5 weeks, ending Friday, July 31, 2015. Registration will be during the first week at McKenzie Field. (Proof of residency and proof of age will be required.) Daily activities, weekly trips, and tennis lessons are planned. Parks are closed if it rains and will close early for excessive heat.
* Child must be 6 by October 1st
John Hansen, Director
East Rutherford Recreation Department
Fr Mychal Judge dedication ceremonies - June 14, 2015
Fr Mychal Judge dedication ceremonies: Sunday, June 14 2015 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Park, 14 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford.
Collection schedule changes - 5/25 & 5/27
No collection on Monday, 5/25/15 (Memorial Day). No heavy trash on Wednesday, 5/27.
Memorial Day Services - Monday, May 25
Memorial Day Services: Monday, May 25, 11:00 a.m. at Sesselman Park.
Notice of Lien Sale of Property - Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Notice of Lien Sale of Property for Non-Payment of Taxes, Assessments & Other Municipal Charges - Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Tax sale on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Municipal Building, One Everett Place, East Rutherford, NJ.
Summer Concert Series 2015
Here are the Summer Concert Series dates for 2015. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. at Sesselman Park, at Carlton Avenue & River Street. Please bring your own chairs.
- Monday July 20: Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute)
- Monday July 27: Simply Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute)
- Monday August 3: The Duprees - * "National Night Out" program begins 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Free Seedling Trees - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Celebrate Arbor Day and get your FREE TREE seedling at the Rutherford Community Garden, 280 Erie Avenue, Rutherford, on Saturday, 4/25 from 9 am to 1 pm! Take part in New Jersey's Tree Recovery Campaign to help replace trees lost in the hurricanes, superstorms and snowstorms of the last few years.
There are a variety of 1-2 feet tall seedlings available on a first-come, first-served basis, including Redbuds, Dogwoods, various Oak varieties, Ironwood/Hophornbeams, Basswood/Lindens and the evergreens Norway Spruce and Douglas Firs, among others. Help keep East Rutherford green and beautiful!
Planting instructions are provided, but remember to research your species and consider the size of the tree when fully grown so that you plant in the right place, being mindful of overhead and underground utility lines and proximity to structures. Call 811 before digging!
Notice of road closure for utility work - Friday, March 20, 2015
Atkins Terrace will be closed from Paterson Avenue to White Terrace until 5:00PM for utility work. Plan alternate route.
Snow emergency ordinance
We would like to advise residents of a recently-passed ordinance instituting restricted parking on certain roadways during snow fall. Signs will be posted on the affected streets as soon as possible.
NEW ORDINANCE NO. 2014-22 - SNOW EMERGENCY
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER 285 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF EAST RUTHERFORD ENTITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” SO AS TO MODIFY THE PARKING REGULATIONS ON CERTAIN STREETS DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF EAST RUTHERFORD:
1Subsection A. of Section 285-51 of the Code of the Borough of East Rutherford is amended and supplemented to read as follows:
A.Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, a snow emergency shall exist, and no vehicle shall be parked on the following streets or highways or portions thereof:
Name of Street and Location:
- Paterson Avenue: Both sides – entire length
- Carlton Avenue: Both sides – entire length
- Park Avenue: Both sides – entire length
- Hackensack Street: Both sides – entire length
- Hoboken Road: Both sides – entire length
- Elm Street: East side only – entire length
- Grant Street: East side only – entire length
- Locust Lane: East side only – entire length
- Wall Street: West side only – entire length
Dedication of Anthony Gallo Park
On Saturday, October 18, 2014, the Grove Street Park will be renamed and dedicated to Seaman First Class Anthony Gallo.
Anthony was awarded numerous metals for his service including: Military Order of the Purple Heart; WWII Victory Medal; American Campaign Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Asian Pacific Campaign Medal with Battle Stars; and the Philippine Liberation Medal. Anthony was later recognized by the State of New Jersey and awarded the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal and the Bergen County Medal of Honor.
All are invited and encouraged to attend. Grove Street will be closed from Mozart to Clinton from approximately 12:30-2:30pm.
Grove Street between Mozart Street & Clinton Place