To the Editor: 

Your article in the June 24 edition of The Observer on the hiring of Rich Glover Jr. and Rich Glover Sr. as respective head and assistant football coaches of the Harrison Blue Tide caught my eye. As a longtime New York Giants fan, I distinctly remember the elder Glover playing defense for the Giants in the early ‘70s. In those days, the Giants defense was the only bright spot on a team that lost many more games than it won due to an unfortunate lack of offensive production.

As I recall, Rich Glover Sr. played nose tackle for the Giants and was considered to be small for the position. But what he lacked in size he more than made up for in intensity and speed and invariably seemed to be able to get to the play and make the tackle. If it is possible to teach the kind of heart that Rich Glover Sr. played with as a Giant, the Blue Tide should do well this year.

While I am a loyal fan of the North Arlington Vikin gs, I wish the Glovers all the best in their football program at Harrison High School.

Tom Zammatore 

North Arlington 


To the Editor: 

The Lyndhurst Health Department, under the direction of Mayor Robert B. Giangeruso, would like to thank the following groups and businesses that participated in our Third Annual Health Fair: AAA, Bankers Life, Bergen County Department of Health Services, Bergen County Department of Senior Services, Clara Maass Medical Center, the Center for Vein Restoration, the Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, Gentle Dental, Haley Chiropractic, Hackensack UMC/Mountainside, King’s Court, Levy’s Pharmacy, Life Station, Lyndhurst Police Department, Lyndhurst Women’s Club, Meadowlands YMCA, Optimum Orthopedics, Park Financial Group, ShopRite of Lyndhurst and the Weight Wellness Center. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated. We would like to extend a special thank you to Clara Maass, the Lyndhurst Pastry Shop and ShopRite of Lyndhurst for donating refreshments.

Mayor Robert B. Giangeruso 

and the Lyndhurst Health Department Staff  

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