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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Easter bunnyBreakfast with the Easter Bunny, sponsored by the Recreation Committee for East Rutherford's children. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 9:00-11:00AM at the Community Center, Upper Entrance, 37 Vreeland Avenue. For more information, call 201-933-3444, ext. 289.

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"Access for All" local author children's event

Access for All logo"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.

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Bergen County "Access for All" symposium

Access for All logoBergen County "Access for All" symposium. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30AM-1:00PM at the Community Center, Upper Entrance, 37 Vreeland Avenue. To register, call 201-336-7381.

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Program on scams against seniors on March 28, 2016

telephoneCalling all seniors! Every day, more and more seniors are being scammed. Come to the East Rutherford Memorial Library’s program on March 28, 2016 at 2:00PM, and educate yourself and learn how to protect yourself from these scam artists. This informative program will be given by Lt. Keith Delaney of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. For more information, please call (201) 939-3930 or e-mail Library Director Chris Hartigan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Teens assisting seniors with tech - March 7-12, 2016

computer keyboardEast 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.

Relocation of certain Borough offices effective February 1, 2016

Fire Safety officePlease be advised that the Building Department and Fire Safety Bureau offices will be moving 312 Grove Street, effective February 1, 2016.

Mayor's Message - New Year's Day, 2016

East Rutherford James L. CassellaI 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.

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Dog Licensing and Free Rabies Clinic - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

dog about to get a rabies vaccinationAs 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

Christmas TreeThe 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

Municipal BuildingThe 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 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

"Caring for Caregivers" event at the Community Center on November 17, 2015

Access for All logoAccess for All - Caring for Caregivers Event
November 17 5:30PM to 8:30PM
East Rutherford Community Center
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Second annual "Touch-a-Truck and Meet Your Local Heroes" on Saturday, October 17, 2015

On Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Rutherford Police Department and the Memorial Library team up for the second annual "Meet Our Local Heroes & Touch-a-Truck" program.

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.

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"Outdoor Concerts on Park" in September

Park AvenueFREE "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

HHS logoHave questions about Medicare? On Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:30PM, the East Rutherford Memorial Library will present "Medicare Made Easy", with Robert Frank of Absolute Insurance Management. To register, visit or call 201-939-3930.

Affordable Housing Declaratory Judgment Action documents

Borough Hall

2015 Summer Recreation Program

smiling sunEast 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 JudgeFr 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

garbage pailNo collection on Monday, 5/25/15 (Memorial Day). No heavy trash on Wednesday, 5/27.

Memorial Day Services - Monday, May 25

American flagMemorial Day Services: Monday, May 25, 11:00 a.m. at Sesselman Park.

Notice of Lien Sale of Property - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Municipal BuildingNotice 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

Sesselman ParkHere 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.

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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!

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Notice of road closure for utility work - Friday, March 20, 2015

road closed signAtkins Terrace will be closed from Paterson Avenue to White Terrace until 5:00PM for utility work. Plan alternate route.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Easter Bunny clip artBreakfast with the Easter Bunny will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the East Rutherford Community Center.

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Snow emergency ordinance

snowstormWe 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.




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

Anthony Gallo ParkOn 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

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