Meet your June 2nd Primary *Column 1*
Republicans for Responsible Government Candidates
Mayor Rose Marie Heck
Rose who was born Rose Marie Ciccolella (her mother: Anna nee: Califano
and father Gennaro Thomas Ciccolella in Saint Mary's Hospital in Hoboken) . She and her husband Raymond Heck moved to Hasbrouck
Heights in 1962 with their three little girls; Nancy, Laury and Rosemary. Then in 1964 their daughter Suzan was born. They
have a total of eight grandchildren; six boys and two girls.
• Rose attended Our Lady of Grace Parochial School and The Academy of the Sacred Heart; both
taught by Sisters of Charity. She briefly attended Seton Hall University until her mother became ill.
• She lost her husband of 45 years to cancer on Dec. 24, 2001.
• From the very beginning, Rose became active
in the Rosary Society while Ray instituted and coached the boys Basketball Team at Corpus Christi.
• She was asked to become involved with the Republican organization
and that very year (1962 the year she moved to Hasbrouck Heights) became involved with the Gus Odeane-Bill Cavalier Council
Campaign. She always had the full support of her husband.
• She subsequently became a County Committeewoman; then Municipal Chair; a staff member of The
Observer (retired after 30 years as Editor, Publisher, Advertising Director, etc.); Contemporary Club President; Woman's Club
President; Advisor the Junior Woman's Club; Corpus Christi Parents Assn. Cafeteria Mother; Publicity Chair and Parliamentarian
and member of the Corpus Christi Concerned Parents Assn.; Girl Scout Leader for eight years and for several years served as
Public Relations Instructor for the Bergen County Girl Scouts; President of the Chamber of Commerce (first woman served for
three years) as well as 12 years as Parade and Treasure Hunt Chair and 14 years as Publicity Chair and started and was in
charge of the Chambers Annual Sidewalk Sale for many years; Corpus Christi Sunday School Teacher, Lector, "The Voice
of the Corpus Christi Carnival" (you have to ask her about that one); a founding member of the Friends of the Library,
and Civic Activist (as the Record once dubbed her when Rose fought for the children and people of the community to utilize
Woodland Park for concerts, sports events for the children, community theatre projects, etc.).
• She was asked by the Republican Woman's Club to run for Council,
she did, she became the first woman to serve in the Borough's 93 year history, three years later Mayor Bill Imken supported
her to be his replacement on the Council. She served one term on the Council and two as Mayor till January 1996.
• She then was asked to serve as a BCUA Commissioner
because of her work as Mayor, where she served as The Commissioner of Resource Recovery and her work with recycling (she served
there for two years and among other things, helped to prevent the incinerator from being built next to the PSE&G building
in Ridgefield Park).
• In 1991
she was asked to run as the replacement for Assemblyman Pat Schuber, and was elected and sworn into the Assembly in
1991 and elected six times after that, completing 13 years of service. Her successful completions of projects are too numerous
to mention here, as is the work she has done for the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights. She was the recipient of the Elks Woman
of the Year Award, The HH Men's Association Citizen of the Year Award and the recipient of the V.F.W. local, district and
State Volunteer of the Year Award, and the Lifetime Silver Medal awarded her by the N.J. State P.B.A. A list of her awards
and accomplishments can be seen on her web site along with other information and photos on her web site: www.RoseHeck.com.
• Rose's years of service continued through the
13 years she served in the New Jersey Assembly where she earned statewide recognition for her leadership abilities. She is
credited with the establishment of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail System through her leadership and chairmanship of the New
Jersey Bipartisan Light Rail Committee, having been appointed by Speaker of the House Chuck Haytaian. Her work on the HBLRT
and the Southern Jersey Light Rail known as the River Line is well documented. She continues that work as Chair of the New
Jersey Association of Light Rail Passengers (NJ-ARP) Light Rail Panel.
• She held statewide meetings on Child Abuse and Neglect and among her many bills to aid children
she introduced the bill supported by Governor Christine Todd Whitman that established Four Regional Child Abuse and Neglect
Diagnostic and Treatment Centers in the State of New Jersey; The Audrey Hepburn Children's House at Hackensack University
Medical Center being one of them. She received a national award for her work in this area. The Audrey Hepburn's Children's
House has served over 10,000 children since it opened.
* She authored a bill to aid Libraries that was signed into law by Governor Christine Todd Whitman. It provided
a $45 Million Dollar Matching Grant Program to aid the improvement of Libraries throughout the State. Libraries throughout
the State of New Jersey, including Hasbrouck Heights, benefited and continue to send letters of thanks to her for this landmark
• As a member of the community
she has worked with almost every volunteer group, has judged various contests, Chaired numerous events, For three decades
Chaired the Contemporary Club's Board of Education Candidates Night, served on the Library Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board
(was chair) and was Chair of the Environmental and Transportation Commission, having introduced the enhanced recycling program,
shredding program, and introduced the Children's Environmental Poster Contest that continues annually, Mayors Celebrations
Committee, Bicentennial Committee, grants person for over 30 years, representative to the TANAAC for numerous years, Chair
and/or member of the Southwest Community Development Block Grants Committee (CDBGC), Chair and/or Vice Chair of the Countywide
CDBGC and is currently the First Vice President of the Bergen County League of Mayors.
• Rose Heck worked to obtain the grant that helped establish the Senior
Center, and the first Community Service Bus for Hasbrouck Heights. She also initiated the work on the Senior Citizens Housing
Unit on Franklin/Hamilton Avenues. She put together and led a study team to develop the plan that brought about the grant
monies to build the 33 unit Senior Housing that is now under the authority of the Bergen County Housing Authority. The land
still belongs to the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
• In the 2007 Campaign for Mayor she helped put together "A Fresh Start in 2008."
The Successful Mayor's Committees she formed include:
The Research Committee, The Mayor's Youth Committee, The Mayors Senior Citizens Committee and the Mayor's Business community
Committee (through that committee she brought about the Annual Street Fair costs covered by donations from business sponsors;
having now its seventh year and.
monthly Mayor's report can be found on the Borough's Web Site and outlines the myriad of work she has done.
She continues to be available to meet with residents
weekly in the Library on Saturday mornings from 10 to noon when it is open and when the library is closed Saturdays during
the summer months she meets on Monday nights from 7 to 8 p.m.
Born and raised in Jersey City with two sisters; Connie & Netta. Married his high school sweetheart, Rosalie and
shared 39 years together before her passing. Raised his children in Hasbrouck Heights; Marybeth and Fr. Anthony, FCM and have
two grandchildren, Joseph and Christina.
Hasbrouck Heights? - Being raised in Hudson County, was aware of the Pay to Play way of life and when the family out grew
the apartment, decided to find a new home. His sister Netta and her family had moved to the Heights the previous year and
always spoke of the great services and lifestyle in the town - A great family friendly community to raise their children.
Studied at Manhattan Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering. Winner of the George E. Hoe Award
for Outstanding Design four (4) Years.
Former Senior Account Executive for Whitman Co. and sole owner of Design Consultants
LLC for the past 29 Years. Sixty years of plumbing and fire protection design and engineering experience, with New York and
New Jersey consulting engineering firms.
Designed a wide spectrum of building types; prisons, commercial, industrial,
retail, residential, recreational, educational, transportation, hospitals, laboratories, hotels, schools, health care projects
and sewage treatment plants.
Designed and supervised construction of the $4,300,000 Fire/Life Safety project for 16 buildings
at the Jamesburg Training School for Boys.
Was selected by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to design the
fire protection system, compressed air and drainage pumps for the PATH Tubes (Ground Zero), a $16 billion plumbing project.
Joined the design team that brought his firm "Engineering Excellence Awards" for projects such as the Bucknell
University Field House, Presbyterian Homes, Lenox China Corporate Headquarters and the East Windsor Municipal Building.
Of his most notable achievements in fire protection was the system he designed for the Hudson County Jail while it was still
occupied with prisoners. He also supervised the project's construction on a daily basis.
Recipient of Honorary Awards;
ASPE Presidential Award, ASPE Outstanding Member, The Board of Education -Vocational Schools in the County of Middlesex in
1992 for dedication and commitment as a member of the Advisory Committee and from The Port of Authority - New York / New Jersey
for work in designing a project for Ground Zero from 2001 to 2003.
Parishioner of Corpus Christi Church
Knight of the Knights of Columbus
Society of Fire Protection Engineers
Division of National Fire Protection Association
Member of Hasbrouck Heights Republican Club
Mayor's Research Committee
Hasbrouck Heights Planning Board
Former Deputy Commissioner of Parks, Public Facilities & Transportation
Commissioner of Department
of Health and Land Use
Deputy Commissioner of Fire, Streets & Sanitation
Peter Traina Jr
Peter has been a true lifelong resident of Hasbrouck Heights for 27 years
During his youth, he was a part of the Hasbrouck Heights Recreation and Aviator Soccer communities; Cub
scouts on up to starting the Eagle Scout, Little League from T-Ball through the major leagues, and continued on to the Babe
He attended Hasbrouck Heights High school where he played Soccer, Basketball, Baseball and Winter Track
all as he pursued his academic career. During junior year of high school, he attended the National Youth Leadership Conference
in Washington DC. In that same junior year, Peter was nominated and attended the American Legion Boy's State. He was part
of countless clubs and activities with the Italian Club, Wood Shop and the school play to name a few. During Senior year,
he was on the Executive Committee, which carried out an executed the planning of the Senior Luncheon, fundraising for the
class and the Senior Prom.
After High School, he brought his athletic knowledge to coaching, where he coached Hasbrouck
Heights Aviators, Hasbrouck Heights Little League, and Hasbrouck Heights Little League All-Stars and eventually up to the
Varsity High School Boys Soccer Team. During his coaching stint in the Little League, he became the youngest coach in NJ to
win a District All Star Championship, an exceptional honor.
For college, Peter attended William Paterson University,
and earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology. It was during those years that he worked as a Security Officer at Hackensack
University Medical Center. Following that Peter transitioned to the finance sector. He currently works at The Bank of New
York Mellon, right in the heart of the Financial District and the World Trade Center.
In Peter's free time, he can be
seen working in his garage on different projects from wood working to restoring antiques, or down at Depken Field, playing
softball in the Hasbrouck Heights Men's League. He also is active in volunteer work donating time, blood or any effort to
diabetes research as he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2012.
He is a member of the Hasbrouck Heights Republican
Club and recently joined the Mayor's Celebrations Committee.
Peter made the decision to run for council after years
of being involved in the community, and now he wants to continue in " the traditions of this great town that helped
form me" by giving back to his hometown of Hasbrouck Heights by giving service to the community by joining the Republicans
for Responsible Government Team of Council Members. Peter wants to encourage members of his generation by encouraging them
to be more involved in service to the community. He says, "My involvement and knowledge will expand in diversified areas
as I work, learn, meet new people and continue to form great bonds in my hometown."
Mayor Rose Heck &
Council Candidates Rosario "Russell" Lipari and Peter Traina Jr.
with Campaign Co-Chairs Matt Steeg, Charlotte Sodora & Donna Gasser