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John Cosgrove

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John J. Cosgrove, founder and president of Atlantic Handling Systems, a leading materials handling solution provider, is a successful businessman, government official and community volunteer.A lifelong resident of Fair Lawn, John’s volunteer activities are numerous. He has held every office in the Fair Lawn Fire Department and served as Fire Chief in 1997. He was awarded the Fair Lawn Fire Department Valor Award, Citation Star for Bravery and the VFW Valor Award in 1991 for his heroic actions in the rescue of an unconscious man from a burning house fire.John has served as a volunteer coach for baseball, street hockey, softball and lacrosse. He founded the Fair Lawn Lacrosse Club and the Fair Lawn Touchdown Club and served as president of both. John also served on the Board of Directors of the following: The Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center; Fair Lawn High School Parents Committee for Athletics (President 2002-2008); Fair Lawn Athletic Hall of Fame; St. Catherine’s Fathers Guild; Fair Lawn Old Timers; Fair Lawn FootballAssociation; Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (President, 2007); Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce and Fair Lawn Community Center 501(c) 3 Chairman. He currently serves as Chairman of the Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center and is a member of Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary.Mr. Cosgrove, named Fair Lawn Citizen of the Year in 2007, is a three time recipient of the Bergen County Volunteer of the Year Award and the recipient of the Bergen Regional Medical Benefactor Award. He received the Horizon Award from Skyline Theatres in 2013. The John J. Cosgrove Gymnasium at the Fair Lawn Community Center was named in his honor.Mr. Cosgrove was elected to the Fair Lawn Borough Council in 2012 and served as Deputy Mayor. He has served as the Borough’s Mayor since 2013. In 2015, Mayor Cosgrove received the Bergen County United Way “Oscar” for Best Mayor in a Leading Role, given in recognition of his efforts to help individuals with special needs. He is also the recipient of the 2015 CarePlus Foundation Courage Award, which honors his service and courage regarding the advancement of mental health.

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  1. Fair Lawn Honors Troops With Wreath Laying Ceremony

    Fair Lawn Honors Troops With Wreath Laying Ceremony

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. — Fair Lawn and hundreds of other communities across the country united to honor the United States' troops for Wreaths Across America.The annual ceremony that runs during the holiday season was held at the Veteran's Monument on the front lawn of Borough Hall. "I'm thankful of the fact that, once again, Fair Lawn has participated in this event thanking all who have ...

  2. New Fair Lawn Police Officer Brings Military, Law Enforcement Experience

    New Fair Lawn Police Officer Brings Military, Law Enforcement Experience

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- With his father holding the Bible, new Fair Lawn Police Officer Brian Goodson -- a veteran of Operation Desert Shield and a former Paterson and Passaic County Sheriff's officer -- was sworn in Tuesday night.Goodson 37, a Paterson Catholic High School graduate, served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1998 to 2002.He'd spent the past decade with Paterson's Emergency ...

  3. Fair Lawn Joins National Wreath-Laying Ceremony To Honor Troops

    Fair Lawn Joins National Wreath-Laying Ceremony To Honor Troops

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. — Fair Lawn, Mahwah, Ramsey, and Ridgewood will join nearly 1,000 other communities across the country in honoring America's troops with the ceremonial laying of a wreath at noon on Sat., Dec. 12."It's fitting that we remember our troops and veterans right before the holidays," said Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove, who helped coordinate his town's ceremony at the ...

  4. Restaurants Help Serve Up Fundraiser For Injured Fair Lawn Motorcyclist

    Restaurants Help Serve Up Fundraiser For Injured Fair Lawn Motorcyclist

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. — Several area taverns will donate food for a Dec. 11 fundraising dinner for a Fair Lawn junior wrestling coach who was seriously injured in an October motorcycle accident.Joseph Yuskaitis Jr., an Army veteran, underwent three difficult surgeries and will undergo rehabilitation over the next two months, longtime friend Cathy Schofield said. Yuskaitis is taking time off ...

  5. Fair Lawn Will Lay Wreaths For Vets, Collect Toys For Tots

    Fair Lawn Will Lay Wreaths For Vets, Collect Toys For Tots

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- Fair Lawn will participate with hundreds of other communities nationwide in laying wreaths in hor of veterans and active duty military personnel on Dec. 12.There will also be a dropoff point during Wreaths Across America Day beginning at noon at the Veterans Memorial and flagpole at Borough Hall on Fair Lawn Avenue."Hundreds of thousands of wreaths are donated ...

  6. Fair Lawn Icons Inducted Into St. Anne Hall Of Fame

    Fair Lawn Icons Inducted Into St. Anne Hall Of Fame

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. — St. Anne in Fair Lawn made history by celebrating it.More than 130 attendees honored those named to the church and school's first Hall of Fame during an induction dinner at the Knights of Columbus."It was wonderful, really a great success," organizer Jennifer Caluri told Daily Voice.Honorees who received plaques included:The Rev. Jeremiah McGinley, who joined ...

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