Saturday, April 13, 2013
The art show will run through July 17 in the Parish Life Center
Saint Joseph Church presents "Brightness and Serenity", the art of Paul Saint-Aimé with an artist's reception tonight, 6-9pm at 268 Grove Street in Oradell. Saint-Aimé, 79, will show his landscapes, portraits and caricatures in oil and acrylic paint at the Church from now through July 17. Born in Haiti, he has experienced moments of incredible change and upheaval in his native country, including a political coup d'état and the devastating earthquake of 2010 in which his home was destroyed. Throughout it all, his art has been his comfort and strength. He celebrates subjects as diverse as a brilliantly colored Haitian landscape and thesoft tones and tender gaze of a mother and child. Wine and cheese will be served during the reception and …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Days before Easter, the St. Joseph School eighth grade students performed the annual Passion Play
St Joseph School eighth graders offered their annual Passion Play for students and their families. The play tells the story of Jesus Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem through his Last Supper and finally to his death on a cross.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
CareOne purchased the historic mansion's $3.9 million mortgage during an auction on Friday afternoon
The "jewel of Oradell" was officially sold to CareOne on Friday afternoon following an uncontested bid on the Blauvelt Mansion's $3.9 million mortgage in Hackensack. CareOne and its subsidiary Blauvelt Associates, bought the mortgages of the 116-year-old house with an uncontested bid of $100, according to a report on nj.com. The auction came after months of postponements beginning with Hurricane Sandy's wrath, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino pushed the sales to December 2013 to allow residents time to recover from the storm. During the delay, the $1.9 million mortgage was increased to approximately $3.7 million following a recent assessment of the 4-acre property. The two mortgages were scheduled to be sold on Jan. 4 but were pushed …
Comedy to Premiere at Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell on March 23
The Bergen County Players (BCP) season may be slowly reaching the end of its 80th season, but this weekend, the community theater will first present Larry Gelbart's final comedy "Better Late." Directed by Jerry Pettinati of Fair Lawn, "Better Late" will run from March 23 through April 20 with shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. "Better Late" features first husband Julian, played by Jim Lesko (Englewood), who is forced to move in with his ex-wife Nora, played by Cheryl Woertz (Alpine) and her second husband Lee, played by Bill Porterfield (Ridgewood), in order to recuperate from a sudden illness. With each passing day, the awkward situation spirals further and further out of control. As the laughter builds, the …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
St. Joseph School's annual St. Patrick's Day bake sale once again also held special meeting with St. Joseph's Day celebrations included
The Saint Joseph School PTO held its annual Saint Patrick/Saint Joseph Daybake sale. With Saint Patrick's Day on March 17th and Saint Joseph's Day just two days later (on the 19th), the festivities have grown to honor both saints.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The 8th annual volleyball game between the 8th grade class and faculty of St. Joseph School resulted in a student victory
Now in its eighth year of existence, the Class of 2013 staved off a St. Joseph School faculty squad in the annual student/faculty volleyball game as part of Catholic Schools Week. The teachers and staff members team have dominated the annual game for a majority of years in this friendly rivalry. But lately, the students have continued to find a way to win with several come-from behind victories. The Blue Ribbon school is located in both Oradell (Lower School) and New Milford (Upper School) but serves students from throughout Bergen County.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The St. Joseph Knights of Columbus held its annual Free Throw Contest on Saturday
The Knights of Columbus Council #3814 St. Joseph of New Milford/Oradell hosted their annual Council Youth Free Throw Contest on Saturday Jan. 9 in the St. Joseph School Lower Gym. The event was open to all boys and girls in the community, ages 10 to 14 of age. Each contestant received 15 free throws and the best score from each age category and gender will represent the community at the next stage of the contest at the District #14 Championship. The Free Throw Contest was made possible by volunteers from the Oradell/New Milford communities and Knights of Columbus council members
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A combined $3.9 million mortgage sale for the Blauvelt Mansion is scheduled for Friday, 2pm in Hackensack
Initially suspended two weeks following Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, the Blauvelt Mansion's mortgage sale will now take place on Friday, 2pm in Hackensack as the two sales have been combined into one. The sale, which is now for approximately $3.9 million, follows a recent assessment of the 4-acre property and combines the previous $1.9 million and $700,000 sales which were scheduled for mid-November. While bidding is open to any interested party, CareOne had purchased the property in January 2011 and is considered the most likely candidate to buy out the remaining mortgage amount. On Dec. 7, CareOne would have to provide 20% of the $3,964,337.58 purchase price in the form of certified check or cash at the time of sale to be able to take …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fearing the Elm Street Bridge will be a cut-through for traffic generated by the proposed development, Oradell's counsel informs Zoning Board that Oradell will be submitting their own traffic report to the Board.
Louis Flora of the law firm of Giblin & Giblin in Oradell appeared before the Zoning Board last week to inform the Board that on behalf of the Borough of Oradell, he will submitting a traffic report regarding the traffic impact that the proposed development of the United Water Company property will have on Oradell. The proposed development includes a 70,500 sq ft supermarket, 4300 sq ft bank and 221 residential units with four-story 428-spaced parking garage. In Oradell, residents are concerned about any impact to New Milford Road and on Elm Street once the bridge rehabilitation has been completed and is open to the public. "In addition to flooding and traffic, I'm also seriously concerned with the infrastructure," Beechwood Road resident…
Friday, October 19, 2012
While a date has been set by the Bergen Count Sheriff's Office next month for the sale of the Blauvelt Mansion's mortgage, the Oradell Council has released a survey what the borough's involvement should be.
While CareOne purchased the Blauvelt Mansion property in January 2011, the issue of the outstanding $1.91 mortgage payment has loomed since then. But come Nov. 9 at 2pm in the Berge County Sheriff's Office that issue may be resolved as Sheriff Michael Saudino published a public noticeon Oct. 17 advertising the public sale of the mortgage. The mansion, which sits on a 4-acre lot, has been the subject of several lawsuits over the years as former owner Jeffrey Wells and CareOne had twice been rejected by the Zoning Board of Adjustment to construct an assisted living facility on the front lawn. Wells later took CareOne to courtafter the company reneged on a prior agreement to continue making $15,000 a month in mortgage payments. The mortgage …