Rockleigh Personalities

 

 

Article ID: 325080
Published on November 15, 2000, The Record (New Jersey)

BOROUGH HALL GETS A ROOMY FACE LIFT
ROCKLEIGH FINISHING $200,000 EXPANSION

With 67 elegant homes and little room for further development, the little borough nonetheless has room for expansion in one area. For the past 2 1/2 years, Borough Hall has been undergoing a renovation, doubling its square footage and creating a new look. During holiday parties, "there wasn't room at all," said Councilman Ernest April, who oversaw the renovation project. "People were jammed into the council chamber, which was a tiny, cozy room. It tended to

 

Article ID: 1747185
Published on September 11, 1994, The Record (New Jersey)

GROUNDBREAKING MAYOR FOLLOWING FAMILIAR PATH

Roberta Adams broke ground when she was sworn in as the first woman mayor last month, but she says her main goal is to continue championing causes embraced by prior administrations: preserving open space and protecting the borough's National Historic District. A 16-year resident, Adams was chosen to fill the seat vacated in August by Henry "Hank" Tafaro, who resigned and moved away because he relocated the headquarters of his insurance brokerage from Oradell to Florida....

 

Article ID: 1649113
Published on June 6, 1994, The Record (New Jersey)

ROCKLEIGH NAMES CHAMBERS FOR LONGTIME MAYOR

Recalling a former, longtime mayor whose legacy was the preservation of the 18th-century charm of this tiny town, borough officials on Sunday named their council chambers after Charles Gordon Hutcheon. Hutcheon, who died Feb. 14 at age 85 in Hackettstown, served as a council member and mayor of Rockleigh from 1942 through 1982.The Bergen County community of 60 homes, population 177, has changed relatively little since Hutcheon first won election to office during World War II. Many of...

 

Article ID: 1645004
Published on June 2, 1994, The Record (New Jersey)

ROCKLEIGH TO HONOR LATE MAYOR

Former five-term mayor Charles Gordon Hutcheon, who died in February, will be honored in a dedication ceremony at Borough Hall on Sunday. Although borough officials initially planned to plant a tree in his honor, they decided instead to rename the Borough Council chamber after him, Mayor Henry Tafaro said. "Since he spent so much time in that council chamber, in countless meetings dedicating himself to the borough, we thought it would be most appropriate," Tafaro...

 

Article ID: 1601135
Published on April 20, 1994, The Record (New Jersey)

ROCKLEIGH MAYOR: JOB NOT WALK IN THE PARK

Until Mayor Henry "Hank" Tafaro steps down from office at the end of the year, his morning walk around the borough will still be part exercise, part business. Although Tafaro said he started taking his four-mile treks at dawn to stay in shape, residents would often pull up alongside him in their cars to talk shop. "People would stop me to ask about anything from fixing a pothole to why taxes went up or down," said Tafaro, who added that sometimes he ventures out to a...

 

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