Robert D. White (D)
Florence Mazzer (D)
Todd J. Accomando (D) Joseph Camilleri (D)
Andrew Cimiluca (R) Karen D'Arminio (D)
SADDLE BROOK FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
SADDLE BROOK HISTORICAL SOCIETY – JULY 2015
The word serendipity was first coined by British author Horace Walpole in a letter to Horace Mann in 1754. It related to three Persian Princes in a fairytale who discovered an island laden with silk, a valuable commodity. They named it Serindip. It was actually former Ceylon, and is now called Sri Lanka. Serendipity became an equivalent of a “lucky find.” It is what I encounter when someone inexpectedly donates information or materials related to our township’s past.
My most recent serendipity came in the way of a telephone call from an interesting, giving guy named Pete Lundell. Pete lived in our township during the 1940’s and 1950’s and attended Coolidge, Lincoln and Washington schools. He pursued a career in printing. Before he left during the 1960’s he had begun to collect postcards and took pictures of many of the buildings, bridges and railroads in old Saddle Brook. Pete emailed these to me, and they will be presented in this and future newsletters. The first are photographs of the Passaic Junction Railroad Station which was located on the southeast section of the Susquehanna track and Midland Avenue intersection. Why was it called Passaic Junction, I do not know. It was most probably built in the 1880’s when the railroad was named the Midland Railroad and was definitely removed by 1966 when, according to Peter LoDico, passenger service had been terminated. A fence bearing an old sign for Weir Welding is located at the sight. The station is noted on the Bromely Bergen County Map of 1912. One of the old automobiles shown in the photographs is a 1955 Ford which helps to establish a timeline. I had difficulty locating the exact station site because the old pictures show two tracks, not one. I walked the area and found that a second track had existed, and its rails were almost buried under macadam. A strip of old shops can still be seen on the southwest side of Midland Ave. They are still in use. We thank Peter Lundell for his generosity.
Township Historian: Jack Wasdyke
PSE&G DETAIL DURATION: APPROXIMATELY 60 DAYS starting
LOCATION: OUTWATER LANE BETWEEN WESTINSTER PLACE AND MAIN STREET LODI (LOCAL ONLY)
ROCHELLE AVENUE NORTHBOUND WILL BE CLOSED AT ESSEX STREET.
TRAFFIC TRAVELING NORTH ON MAIN STREET WISHING TO CONTINUE NORTH ON ROCHELLE AVENUE WILL BE DETOURED WEST ON MARKET STREET, NORTH ON SADDLE RIVER ROAD, EAST ONTO RAILROAD AVENUE.
TRAFFIC TRAVELING SOUTH ON WESTMINSTER PALCE WISHING TO GET TO MAIN STREET LODI WILL BE DETOURED TO ROUTE 46 EAST TO MAIN STREET EXIT.
TRAFFIC TRAVELING NORTH ON WESTMINSTER PLACE WISHING TO GET TO MAIN STREET LODI WILL BE DETOURED TO MARKET STREET EAST TO MAIN STREET.
The Township of Saddle Brook has completed the Consumer Confidence Report for the year 2014.
All homeowners were sent copies of this report. The report can also be obtained from Town Hall, the Saddle Brook Free Public Library or the Water Department.Town Hall 93 Market Street Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 (201) 587-2900 Saddle Brook Free Public Library 340 Mayhill St. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663\ (201) 843-3287
We are happy to announce our fourth year of the Angels Soccer league for exceptional children. Last year we had over 60 participants for the Fall 2014 soccer program, we are all looking forward to it again this year!!
Our first day of the program will be September 12th, details to follow. The Registration Form along with the photo release and Code of Conduct are attached. Please complete and mail them to "Saddle Brook Angels - PO Box 8243 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663"
SIGN UP DEADLINE - AUGUST 1, 2015
For those of you that are not familiar with the program, it will be conducted as a clinic. This means that the Angels will first be paired up with a coach, then introduced to the fundamentals of soccer through the use of drills, repetition, practice and scrimmages. It will be +/-30 minutes of a drill and +/-30 minutes for a Scrimmage.
As you know, great programs like this don't just happen, they happen with special people that donate their time and assistance. Those special people include the coaching staff and the Saddle Brook Boys High School Soccer team, friends and family members. They help us make a difference in the lives of our Angels.
If you have time or know someone that has time on any of the Saturday sessions to Volunteer please have them contact us for more details.
The program will last for 8 weeks. It will be every Saturday. Should there be a rain-out, it will be moved to Sunday of that same weekend.
Please feel free to inform other parents of this wonderful and innovative program. All non-residents are welcomed.
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Volunteers are needed to create a memorable and meaningful celebration for our town’s 300th anniversary in 2016. Anyone interested can contact the office of Mayor Robert White at (201) 587-2903.
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