The Radburn Association

A Town for the Motor Age

02/22/2018

ELECTION UPDATE

Dear Members:

On November 16, 2017, pursuant to a new law which took effect last year (amendments to the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act), the Board of Trustees notified the Membership of the right of each Member to nominate himself or herself, or another Member in good standing, to run for a four year term as a Trustee on The Radburn Association Board of Trustees. As a result, eleven Members have been nominated, as follows: Stephen Brandt, Louis Digeronimo, Jeff Goodnow, Robert Gulack, Chen Hauben, Amy Hummerstone Israelson, Alba Lucia Morales Jiminez, Jeff Krawitz, Art Murray, Eric Schutz & Mark Wall.

The Radburn Association is planning to hold an informal Meet & Greet of the candidates on Sunday, March 4th from 2 to 4 pm in the Clubroom of Grange Hall.  Please come out to say hello and get acquainted with the nominees.  Nominee Informational Forms for each candidate will be available on our website, Radburn.org.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Any teen who turns 15 before June 15th and is interested in training to be a Lifeguard for Radburn is asked to call the Radburn office at 201-796-1300, or stop by the Grange.  The training class will begin the Tuesday after Memorial Day and is a combination of CPR, First Aid, and in-pool safety and rescue.  It meets every weekday for up to three weeks and culminates in a written and practical exam, covering all content areas. 

NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY

Burke, Alafair The Wife   Moyes, JoJo Still Me
Greer, Hendricks The Wife Between Us   Preston, Douglas City of Endless Night
Hannah, Kristen The Great Alone   Robb, J. D

Dark in Death

Jones, Tayari An American Marriage      

RADBURN LOVES ITS DOGS …..

ESPECIALLY ON LEASH and PICKED UP AFTER.   If any resident sees an unfamiliar person walking a dog off leash      during normal business hours, please call the Radburn office at 201-796-1300. 

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

The first of many exciting RCA events starts this week and you are invited to join us!!!  Mark your calendars...we are ready to go!!!

Family Pajama Party Movie Night:  Please join us at The Grange for our first ever Family Pajama Party Movie Night on Saturday, February 24, at 7:00 pm!!!  We will be screening “Despicable Me 3” on a large screen in the gym.  Light snacks and water will be provided.  We will need 2-3 volunteers to help us set-up and clean-up; if available, please reach out to Jennifer Gibli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

          Radburn’s Family Talent Night and Pot Luck Dinner:  Saturday, March 3rd, at The Grange.  If you or a family member is interested in performing, please contact Janie Alania asap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Children and adults are welcome to participate!  See reverse for info!

Family Fun Friday:  The next Family Fun Friday is scheduled for Friday, March 2, at 7:00 pm at The Grange.  Bring the children for open gym and games in the Clubroom.  Please contact Jill Davis with any questions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer Brunch:  The RCA is cordially inviting all prospective volunteers to a brunch that will be hosted by the Bolla Family from 10 am – 12 pm on Sunday, March 11th, at 16 Bancroft Place.  Come learn about the RCA and sign-up to assist with our various programs this year, including Family Day 2018!!!

Annual Spring Egg Hunt in A Park:  On March 31, the RCA will be sponsoring the Annual Spring Egg Hunt!!  Following the hunt, we will be welcoming back the Sciencetellers for a new childrens’ program entitled “Tall Ships & Pirate Tales Ahoy!” We will send out additional information regarding time as we get closer to the date.

Adults Only Night:  The RCA is planning a 21 and over event for April 14th so please save the date!!!  We will share the details soon! 

The next RCA meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 pm in the Grange Clubroom. 

Please follow the Radburn Citizens' Association Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information.   Our email list continues to grow and we want you on it! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you, a friend or neighbor would like to receive RCA emails.

02/08/2018

NOTICE OF VOTING MEETING OF THE RADBURN ASSOCIATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

A Voting Meeting of The Radburn Association Board of Trustees has been scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the clubroom of Grange Hall. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

 

  1. Adopting prior Voting Meeting minutes; and
  2. Conforming the May 2017 By-Laws to the July 2017 amendments to the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (“PREDFA”), as follows:
    1. Consistent with PREDFA and with Radburn’s current practice, permitting members in good standing to self-nominate or nominate other members in good standing to run for a seat on the Board of Trustees.
    2. Consistent with PREDFA and with Radburn’s current practice, providing that good standing is the only eligibility requirement to run for a seat on the Board of Trustees.
    3. Consistent with PREDFA and with Radburn’s current practice, providing that the By-Laws may be amended by the Board pursuant to PREDFA.
    4. Consistent with PREDFA and with Radburn’s current policy, providing that Board vacancies are filled by vote of the Board.
    5. Consistent with PREDFA and with Radburn’s current practice, providing that commercial property owners are members of The Radburn Association.

The full text of the proposed changes to the By-Laws can be viewed at Radburn.org.

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

Pull out your calendars because the Radburn Citizens’ Association is in full planning mode.  Please see below for some initial events happening soon and be sure to follow us on the Radburn Citizens’ Association Facebook page for up-to-date announcements and community news.

Family Pajama Party Movie Night:  Please join us at The Grange for our first ever Family Pajama Party Movie Night on Saturday, February 24, at 7:00 pm!!!  We will be screening “Despicable Me 3” on a large screen in the gym.  Light snacks and water will be provided.  Please be sure to contact Janie Alania with any questions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Radburn’s Family Talent Night and Pot Luck Dinner:  Saturday, March 3rd, at The Grange.  If you or a family member is interested in performing, please contact Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Children and adults are welcome to participate!  See attached flyer for info!

Family Fun Friday:  The next Family Fun Friday is scheduled for Friday, March 2, at 7:00 pm at The Grange.  Bring the children for open gym and games in the Clubroom.  Please contact Jill Davis with any questions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Annual Spring Egg Hunt in A Park:  On March 31, the RCA will be sponsoring the Annual Spring Egg Hunt!!  Following the hunt, we will be welcoming back the Sciencetellers for a new childrens’ program entitled “Tall Ships & Pirate Tales Ahoy!” We will send out additional information regarding time as we get closer to the date.

Adults Only Night: The RCA is planning a 21 and over event for April. We will share the details soon! 

The next RCA meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 pm in the Grange Clubroom. 

Please be on the lookout for the upcoming edition of the RCA Newsletter.  As a reminder, we will not be distributing print copies.  Electronic versions will be emailed to our distribution list and posted on the RCA Facebook Page.  A limited number of paper copies will be available at the Grange Office.

Please follow the Radburn Citizens' Association Facebook Page for the most up to date information.   Our email list continues to grow! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have a friend or neighbor that would like to receive our emails. 

 

Radburn Talent Night and Pot Luck Dinner 

 Saturday, March 3

The Gym at the Grange

Time: 6:00 pm

 

Bring a dish to share and come join your neighbors

for an evening of talent and food!

 

If you or a member of your family would like to perform, Please contact Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@gmail.com. 

Adults and children welcome!

01/25/2018

FIRST QUARTER BILLS ARE DUE BY JAN 30TH

The first quarter bills for 2018 were mailed and are due in the Radburn office by 5:00pm, Tuesday, January 30th the latest.  If any resident owns more than one property, please write a separate check for each address to ensure proper credit.  Additionally, if any homeowner is unsure of payment, or cannot locate their bill, please call the office to confirm payment. Quarterly payments are due January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and Oct 1st and there is a 30 day grace period for each quarter (so please note the months with thirty-one days).  Any payment received after the 30th will receive a 4% late fee on any open balance.

SUMMER DATES …

 

  • POOLS open on Saturday, May 26th (Memorial Day weekend)
  • TOT  LOT (for 2s to Pre-K) begins Wed, May 30th
  • PLAYGROUP (for Pre-K through 6th grade) runs from Mon, June 25th – Friday, August 3rd)
  • FAMILY DAY is always scheduled for the third weekend in July (the 20th & 21st this year)

 

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION:  READ MORE…

Origin Brown, Dan    The Woman in the Window Finn, A. J.
The Midnight Line Child, Lee    Little Fires Everywhere Ng, Celeste
Need to Know Cleveland, Karen   Year One: Chronicles of the One Roberts, Nora
The Wanted Crais, Robert   The People vs. Alex Cross Patterson, James
Typhoon Fury Cussler, Clive    Unbound Woods, Stuart

PRIORITY PRE-SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR RADBURN RESIDENTS ENDING SOON

Radburn Pre-School is a part time pre-school offered during the school year.  It meets from 9:30 – 12:00pm for the following ages:

  • Miss Rosanne’s Two Year Old Class meets Tues & Thurs mornings.               Eligible birthdates: 10/2/15-10/1/16
  • Miss Rosanne’s Three Year old class meets Mon, Wed & Fri AMs.                  Eligible birthdates: 10/2/14-10/1/15
  • Miss Cindy’s Pre K class meets Mon – Fri AMs.                                            Eligible birthdates: 10/2/13-10/1/14

Priority registration has begun for the 2018/2019 school year for Radburn families.  In February (just a few days from now), registration opens for non-Radburn families as well.

IN MEMORIAM

 

Orlando, Raymond,75, of Fair Lawn, NJ, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018, at NY-Presbyterian Hospital, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louise, his children, Amy (Matthew), Raymond (Claude), Leslie (Pablo), granddaughter, Madeline, and his brother, Harry (Cheryl). Born August 11,1942 to Harry and Helen (Molinaro) he is predeceased by his parents and his brother Michael (Brigitte).  Ray worked for Johnson Motor Lines and Red Star Express, also serving as Shop Steward on both jobs. For several years prior to retiring, he was a Business Agent for Teamsters Local 560.   From the age of eight, he excelled in sports, and as a star athlete in football, basketball and baseball in his high school years, he was subsequently inducted into the Emerson Hall of Fame in 1997. He coached 9, 10, 11 boys’ basketball, and more recently Little League Majors teams in Fair Lawn for many years, through the 2017 season. An avid golfer, he could be found on the links as often as possible.  Ray was a very social person who loved the fraternalism of the Cosmos Club, and served as its Judicial Officer. Wednesday nights, however were legend- he met every week at Rudy’s in Cliffside Park for more than 40 years with friends from his youth, for fried calamari. Those who knew him will remember him fondly, and his family will miss him dearly.  Memorial Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Vorhees-Ingwersen Funeral Home, 59 Main Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660. Please join the family at the Church of Saint Anne in Fair Lawn at 11:00 am for Memorial Mass on Friday, January 26, 2018.            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Ray’s name to NY Presbyterian Hospital, 654 West 170th Street, NY NY 10032 Att: Development. Memo line to read “6-Hudson North Inpatient Oncology Unit.

Radburn Talent Night and Pot Luck Dinner

 

 Saturday, March 3

The Gym at the Grange

Time: 6:00 pm

 

Bring a dish to share and come join your neighbors

for an evening of talent and food!

 

If you or a member of your family would like to perform, Please contact Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@gmail.com. 

Adults and children welcome!

Happy New YearkVery best wishes to all residents and their families for a joyful and peace-filled year.

TRI-WEEKLY BULLETIN

This bulletin is tri-weekly.  Beginning with the next bulletin, we will go back to a bi-weekly schedule.     

FIRST QUARTER BILLS MAILED

The first quarter bills for 2018 were mailed and are due in the Radburn office by 5:00pm, Tuesday, January 30th.  If any resident owns more than one property, please write a separate check for each address to ensure proper credit.  Additionally, if any homeowner is unsure of payment, or cannot locate their bill, please call the office to confirm payment. Quarterly payments are due January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and Oct 1st and there is a thirty-day grace period.  Any payment received after the 30th will receive a 4% late fee.        

LOOKING AHEAD…

Summer dates for summer vacation plans:  Pools open on Saturday, May 26th (Memorial Day weekend); Radburn’s Tot Lot program (for 2s to pre-K) will begin on May 30th. Playgroup (for Pre-K through 6th grade) will begin on Monday, June 25th and run for six-weeks (ending on Friday, August 3rd).  Family Day is always scheduled for the third weekend in July (the 20th & 21st this year)

RADBURN LOVES KIDS!

Radburn’s parks, pools and programs, along with its premiere part time Pre-School and Family Day festivities all make Radburn a great place for kids.  Radburn Pre-School is a part time pre-school offered during the school year.  It meets from 9:30 – 12:00pm for the following ages:

Miss Rosanne’s Two Year Old Class meets Tues & Thurs mornings Eligible birthdates: 10/2/15-10/1/16
Miss Rosanne’s Three Year old class meets Mon, Wed & Fri AMs.    

Eligible birthdates: 10/2/14-10/1/15

Miss Cindy’s Pre K class meets Mon – Fri AMs. Eligible birthdates: 10/2/13-10/1/14

 

Priority registration will begin for the 2018/2019 school year for Radburn families.  In February, registration opens for non-Radburn families as well.

COMMERCIAL PAGE INCLUDED

The new 2018 commercial page is included in this week’s bulletin. Residents are encouraged to hold onto this valuable resource of talented neighbors and friends and to shop locally, if possible.

RADBURN CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION

Dear Neighbors,

Happy 2018!!!  I would like to take this time to thank you all for allowing me to serve as your RCA President.  I am hopeful that this coming year will lead to a more unified Radburn and a community that continues to celebrate its beauty, bonds, uniqueness and special character.

As we move into a new year, I would also like to sincerely thank the 2017 Executive Board – Jill Davis (VP), Janie Alania (Secretary) and Jennifer Wylie (Treasurer) – for their dedication to Radburn and the countless hours of time they have put in to helping run the RCA and coordinating RCA activities for the benefit of our entire community.  The 2017 Executive Board will be officially turning the RCA over to the incoming 2018 Executive Board at our next RCA Meeting, scheduled for January 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm (at The Grange).  Please join us as we thank Jill and Jennifer for their past service, and also welcome Janie Alania to her new role as RCA VP, Alba Jimenez as our incoming Secretary and Evan Bolla as the 2018 Treasurer.

Please stay tuned for future RCA events in the upcoming bulletins and the RCA Facebook Page.  You will also be able to find out information by subscribing to the RCA email distribution list.  If interested, please opt-in by emailing Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; please include your home address and email address in your message.

Wishing you and your families a wonderful 2018!                                                             Jennifer Gibli, RCA President