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Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey Sells Majestic Saddle River Mansion of Former New York Red Bulls Star

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SADDLE RIVER NJ, Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, an exclusive partner of Christie’s International Real Estate, voted Christie’s Affiliate of the Year in 2017 and 2018, and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, announced today that it recently closed on the sale of the Saddle River, NJ mansion of former Red Bulls soccer superstar Tim Cahill. The mansion sold in just over one month on the real estate market.

The grand stone mansion, located at 1 Scheffler Drive in the borough, was listed on July 2, under contract by July 27, and the sale closed on August 5.

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Suspects Vehicle Identified in Saddle River Break-ins

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Saddle River NJ, Saddle River Police have posted a criminal activity alert for Saddle River.

On 8/7/19 at 8:40 PM an attempted burglary occurred on Twinbrooks Road. No entry was gained to the residence. The scene was processed and a thorough investigation is under way.

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Saddle River Garden Club awards a $1,500 scholarship

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Saddle River Nj, Each year the Saddle River Garden Club awards a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior who will pursue studies in environmental issues. This year, the Garden Club awarded its annual scholarship to Jack Kramer who is a 2019 graduate of Ramsey High School and pursuing studies in Environmental Science at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Jack was the Ramsey High School Class of 2019 Valedictorian, and contributes to the positive and innovative culture at RHS.

The Garden Club scholarship program raises funds through its Fall and Spring plant sales

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Saddle River Fire Thanks Police for Mutual Aid for Responding to a Fire

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Saddle River Nj, at 01:45 this morning, the Saddle River Fire Dept. was requested to a home on E Saddle River Rd. for a reported garage fire. Saddle River Police Department units were on patrol, and located a garage on fire. Saddle River Police Department was able to use two fire extinguishers to knock down the fire, but they advised there was still fire in the walls. Chief 1130 arrived on scene to find a 2 story garage, occupied as a residence with smoke pushing from the open garage door at which time he requested the 2nd alarm be dispatched. Asst. Chief 1140 arrived on scene and assumed operations as Engine 1131 (OIC 1170) arrived, taking the driveway and preparing for fire attack. Crews located a minor fire behind the wall, which was quickly extinguished. Once the fire was out, the incoming 2nd alarm was canceled, and our assignment was held with Engine 1131 and Ladder 1141.

Thank you to our mutual aid for responding, and excellent job to the police officers that were able to knock the fire down. It is always important to remember to test your smoke detectors, and ensure they are working properly. Smoke detectors save lives.

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Saddle River Hosts 5k in Memory of Resident, Susan Zabransky Hughes

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Saddle River NJ, “I am very proud of this event, its organizers and the entire town of Saddle River and of course its residents and friends of the town. Like you Derek and thank you for stopping by. This is what makes Saddle River and its residents: compassion, quest for life and enormous generosity” said Al Kurpis to USR resident Derek Michalski

The day began with a USATF certified 5K family run/walk sponsored by the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Run for Sue Committee in memory of Saddle River resident, Susan Zabransky Hughes, who lost her battle with cervical cancer in July 2011 at the age of 46.

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Saddle and Upper Saddle River Fire Departments Respond to Car Fire

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Saddle River NJ, The Saddle River Fire Dept was dispatched for a fully envolved car fire on Friday evening April 19th on Rt 17. Saddle River Units 1130, 1140, 1131, 1141, and from Upper Saddle River Fire Department 1240, 1233 responded. Crews went right to work and attacked the fully envolved vehicle.

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Orange & Rockland Emergency Road Work Today on Route 17 in Saddle River

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Saddle River NJ, Traffic Alert – Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 6:00AM until 2:00PM, Orange & Rockland Electric will be working on their infrastructure that crosses Route 17 in Saddle River. This is a scheduled repair from one of the earlier emergency events that had closed the highway. This project will result in multiple lane closures on both the northbound and southbound sides. At some points, and for short duration’s, all lanes will be closed in both directions while wires are run across the highway. Expect heavy delays in the area.

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Ridgewood Business Owners and Saddle River Power Couple Host Gala for Saddle River Arts Council

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Saddle River NJ, Ridgewood Business Owners and Saddle River Power Couple , Dr. Brooke Rezvani, a cosmetic dentist and her husband Dr. Fred Rezvani, OB-GYN from Saddle River hosted over 200 guests in their lavish home in Saddle River (that by the way is for sale for little under $10 million after several price reductions) in the spirit of giving back. A newly formed 501(c)(3) organization called Saddle River Art Council exceeded all expectations last weekend. Sold out concert by Eric Genuis, an award-wining pianist, composer, and inspirational speaker was a smashing success by all standards. Kudos to ALL involved and to the quests who generously supported this newest Saddle River organization. According to The Wall Street Journal the Rezvani purchased the property for $2.5 million in 2003. The original structure was demolished and the current structure was erected according to Brooke Rezvani. The first attempt to sell the house was undertaken by Sharon Kurtz of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. The asking price back in 2012 was $19 million. The declining Home prices experienced in Upper and Saddle River area caused the Rezvanis to cut the asking price almost in half from the original listing.  More about this unprecedented declining real estate trend in 07458 one of the most affluent zip codes in the United States in the upcoming book by Derek Michalski titled: “How to destroy a vibrant NJ community in just 15 months”. Stay tuned. Here is the link to The Wall Street article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-pet-friendly-castle-in-new-jersey-seeks-14-9-million-1439485015

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Reader says ,”Mayor of Saddle River has no interest in protecting our (Drinking)wells”

“I live along the River in Saddle River and have been complaining to our Mayor and Administrator about this for over 1 year now. Al Kurpis the Mayor of Saddle River has no interest in protecting our wells. He has done nothing to help protect the residents of Saddle River’s who live along the river, He actually told Upper Saddle River Residents he was too busy with the Town Election in 2018 to get involved, to reach out after June and to date has done nothing to keep the residents water safe in our town. In fact in the last few years he was working on a plan to sell our Water to Suez…Crazy Idea that was, thank goodness we had a few council members who saw the potential impact of that on our town. The DEP actually permitted this project allowing them to pump the contaminated water into the Pleasant Brook which flows into The Saddle River…Someone at the DEP needs their heads examined. “