Derek Michalski and the staff of the Ridgewood blog
UPPER SADDLE RIVER NJ , on June 13, 2019 another storm water runoff pollution violation observed in the corridor of Pleasant Brook in USR. NJDEP newest report# 19-06-13-0858-36 taken by operator 91. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, Councilwoman Janet Ariemma and US Congressional candidate Frank Palotta and current mayor of Mahwah John Roth were ALL apprised about this latest development.
Upper Saddle River NJ, perhaps the Boroughs of Saddle River ,Upper Saddle River and Mahwah could have a talk to the New Jersey AG about Apple Ridge .
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that the licensed operator of the South River Water Department, the public drinking water system for South River Borough in Middlesex County, was arrested today and charged with submitting false water samples and records to a lab that tests such samples for coliform bacteria for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Robert Baker, 56, of Mine Hill, N.J., was arrested early this morning and charged with a violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, a third-degree crime. He was charged in an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice Specialized Crimes Bureau, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, and the South River Police Department.
Democratic Slate Includes Marc Garbar, Leandra Galasso for Town Council
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ ,A Democratic ticket led by mayoral candidate Marshall Grupp will be challenging Upper Saddle River’s incumbent Republicans in November’s mayoral and town council election, the candidates announced Tuesday.
Grupp is joined on the USR Forward ticket by council candidates Marc Garbar and Leandra Galasso. Grupp, Garbar and Galasso said they were compelled to run for public office to address the urgent challenges confronting Upper Saddle River as a result of the current mayor and council’s neglect and mismanagement—including the escalating environmental hazards threatening the community from the Apple Ridge and 1 Lake Street developments—and to restore fiscal responsibility, sound financial practices, transparency and accountability to USR’s government.
Upper Saddle River NJ, the Upper Saddle River Police are issuing a traffic Alert: June 3rd – June 7th.
Next week starting on Monday morning, there will be utility work on Lake Street in the area of Mountainview Road. Work is scheduled to take place all week. Lane closures are expected to cause heavy delays. Please plan an alternate route. Use caution when traveling in the area and please follow all directions of traffic control devices and officers.
Upper Saddle River NJ, Upper Saddle River Police , issues and important message door-to-door solicitors/canvassing. The irony is not lost to the Ridgewood blog , that while its OK to collect money for “Clean Water Action” the Toll Brothers site at Apple Ridge continues to dump run off into local water ways and hardly a politician has raised a finger, despite environmental damage to Pleasant Brook and Saddle River.
Upper Saddle River NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Upper Saddle River Police Officer KYLE ZYSKOWSKI (DOB: 04/16/1985; married) of Ramsey, New Jersey. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Upper Saddle River Police Department under the direction of Chief Patrick Rotella.
Upper Saddle River NJ, over the last year the Ridgewood blog has reported on the run off from the Toll Brothers owned Apple Ridge site . We have run post after post and noticed at the end of the day no one , not even the NJDEP was willing to do anything about it what so ever .
Today we may have found out why . Going back over 3 decades starting with Jim “tax toilet paper” Florio ,Boswell Engineering the engineering firm on the Apple Ridge project has flooded New Jersey politicians with donation after donation. Greasing the wheels of the political process or paying for protection Boswell Engineering has given generously to both side of the isle .
Upper Saddle River NJ, on May 3rd the Upper Saddle River Police department issued an important crime alert , warning residents of multiple car thefts off of East Saddle River Road ,where four vehicles were stolen , all by key fob left in the cars and one was one taken from a closed garage using a garage door opener left in an other car. A residential burglary and an attempted burglary were also reported , both occurred while residents were home.
This is an environmental debacle especially for a community of our size. I am worried about the future health and safety of all the homeowners living by this Toll Brothers construction project ,and I 100% agree that the EPA and FBI should continue to delve into this mess. As a long-time resident and taxpayer about to see my neighborhood go down the tubes, I demand immediate and positive action from Toll Brothers and our town’s leadership!