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National Night Out Against Crime 2016

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, North Arlington will be celebrating the 33rd Annual National Night Out Against Crime. On that evening residents are encouraged to get outside to meet and greet your neighbors.

Residents should also leave a porch light on overnight as a sign of neighborhood spirit and unity against crime.

Chief John P. Hearn of the North Arlington Police Department is encouraging residents to have a Block Party on National Night Out. As an incentive to organize a block party, the first 10 blocks organized will receive a free BBQ package courtesy of the North Arlington Police Crime Prevention Unit and The Arlington Diner.

North Arlington Police Officers and Elected Officials will visit your block party with giveaways.

If you wish to organize a Block Party please stop by the North Arlington Police Department for an application. The Police Department will seek approval with closing down your street to traffic from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M.

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North Arlington Starz Cheerleaders are NJCDCA 2016 Recreation State Champions

The North Arlington Mayor and Council presented the North Arlington Starz Cheerleaders with a Proclamation on June 9 2016 for placing first in their Division at the Nationals held at Virginia Beach. The team is led by Head Coach Erin Lewis and Directors Michele Stirone and Marisa Ryan.

The NJCDCA 2016 Recreation State Champions team includes: 


Gerardo Baez               Lindsey Johnstone
Melina Beltran             Gabriella Kaminski
Alyssa Buccheri           Cristina Palacios
Gabriela Fontes            Alexa Paparelli
Nicolle Gongora           Crysta Marie Pietronico
Alyssa Gonzalez           Alexus Romano
Emily Greenmeier        Grayson Ryan
Alyssa Heinzmann       Gianna Stirone
Kaitlyn Hernandez       Elisabeth Thomas
Cayla Marie Huerta      Sofia Timur
Alia Jaggassar              Angelina Torres

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The North Arlington Board of Health is Offering Free Health Screenings

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The North Arlington Board of Health is offering free health screenings on Wednesday, June 15, from 3-7 p.m. at the senior building. Bone density screenings are offered, courtesy of H&B Pharmacy, North Arlington. Glucose monitoring, blood pressure assessment and counseling are offered courtesy of Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. It’s recommended that participants fast two hours prior to the glucose monitoring. No appointments are necessary. For more information call the health department, 201-955-5695.

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North Arlington Offering Camp For Youth With Disabilities

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A summer camp for children with disabilities is being offered by the borough July 5-29. The four-week program is open to children 5-14 who are physically disabled, special education qualified or otherwise ADA eligible. The camp runs noon-5:30 p.m. and is designed to accommodate children attending extended school year programs. The program director is certified in special education and the camp staff certified teachers and teacher aides.

A variety of activities are offered, including basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, baseball, bowling, arts and crafts, board games, water sports, outings and field trips (dependent on transportation availability). Cost is $125 per week for a two-week registration; $120 per week for a three-week registration; $100 per week for a four-week registration. A minimum of two weeks registration is required. For more information call Doris Fitzgerald, 201-991-6800, ext. 2137.

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North Arlington Girls Softball and Access for All Host Viking Allstar Sports Camp

North Arlington Girls Softball and Access for All Present

Viking Allstar Sports Camp

Allan Park, 96 Schuyler Ave

June 12, 2016

2-3:30pm

Please RSVP by 6/20/2016- 201-628-2355 or email events@nasoftball.com

This free sports clinic is available to all special needs children who are in grades K-5. The clinic will cover the basic aspects of baseball/softball. Children will work with coaches on hitting and fielding. All parents are welcome to assist.

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North Arlington Memorial Day Parade

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North Arlington veterans, first responders, residents and local politicians celebrated Memorial Day with a town-wide parade celebrating local heroes and fallen soldiers. The parade began at 2 PM at Ridge Road and Canterbury Ave.

NA Police Captain Scott Hedenberg, Freeholder Steve Tanelli and Police Chief John Hearn

NA Police Captain Scott Hedenberg, Freeholder Steve Tanelli and Police Chief John Hearn

Former NA Councilman James Ferriero. Jim was part of the invasion and landed on Utah Beach. Was awarded the "Distinguished Service Medal" — with Daniel DellaVecchia and James DellaVecchia

Former NA Councilman James Ferriero. Jim was part of the invasion and landed on Utah Beach. Was awarded the “Distinguished Service Medal” — with Daniel DellaVecchia and James DellaVecchia

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North Arlington High School Annual Awards and Scholarship Night

Councilman Mario Karcic, NAHS student Hannah Hermann, NAHS student Melissa Gilmore, Councilman Dan Pronti and Councilwoman Allison Sheedy.

Councilman Mario Karcic, NAHS student Hannah Hermann, NAHS student Melissa Gilmore, Councilman Dan Pronti and Councilwoman Allison Sheedy.

Over 90 students at North Arlington High School recently gathered inside the auditorium for the annual awards and scholarship night on Thursday, May 26. Principal Steven Yurchak said $4,770,659 in scholarships were awarded over projected four year college careers. The North Arlington Republican Club presented scholarships to five graduating seniors. Other local and community scholarships totaled $31,195.

The North Arlington Mayor and Council also awarded scholarships, including one to Tiziana Cristiano, who received a total of five scholarships, including a full scholarship to the culinary institute of America. “It is heartwarming to see the community rally around such a talented group of graduating seniors. An evening like this would not be possible without our hardworking students and all of the people who have helped mold them into the bright young adults that they are today,” Yurchak said.

Mayor Joe Bianchi, Councilman Dan Pronti, Councilman Mario Karcic, Councilwoman Allison Sheedy and North Arlington High School senior Tiziana Cristiano. Cristiano was awarded five scholarships, including a full scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America.

Mayor Joe Bianchi, Councilman Dan Pronti, Councilman Mario Karcic, Councilwoman Allison Sheedy and North Arlington High School senior Tiziana Cristiano. Cristiano was awarded five scholarships, including a full scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America.

North Arlington High School teachers Ellen Bratowicz and Patricia Tomko coordinated the event. Supervisor of guidance Alyce Cusano worked collaboratively with Bratowicz and Tomko to ensure that everything ran smoothly. “It’s an honor to coordinate our seniors, they’ve worked very hard on their ethicism leadership, and academics,” said Tomko.

Superintendent Oliver Stringham is retiring after 36 years in education in North Arlington, with the last 14 years spent as superintendent. “As always it’s a phenomenal experience to celebrate our students’ success and the North Arlington community continues to be very generous in our scholarship program. We can’t be any prouder. All out staff, administration, students, and the parents have all done an outstanding job,” Stringham said.

Superintendent Oliver Stringham and NAHS Principal Steven Yurchak. Stringham is retiring after 36 years in education with the borough.

Superintendent Oliver Stringham and NAHS Principal Steven Yurchak. Stringham is retiring after 36 years in education with the borough.