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Ridgewood Child’s Library Card used to Rack up Over $1000 in Overdue Fines

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Ridgewood NJ, according to North Jersey Media a village child’s library card was fraudulently used to rack up over $1,000 in fines borrowing items from local area libraries.

Sources say ,at least 46 items were fraudulently checked out of two Bergen County libraries using a 12-year-old Ridgewood boy’s library card. The Items were checked out from both Mahwah and Wyckoff libraries and the Ridgewood resident has received an overdue notice of $1,000 fine notice.

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FBI indicates Interest in potential Clean Water Act Violations and Possible Cover Up at Apple Ridge in Mahwah

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Upper Saddle River NJ, according to Derek Michalski the moderator of the Facebook group  GreenUSR,  “After proposing on this site an Environmental Debate between incumbent Josh Gottheimer and his opponent John McCann reporter from CBS News called and interviewed me for the story. When I announced this on October 13, 2018 I immediately noticed that mud is no longer being pumped into Pleasant Brook/Saddle River. Today I spoke to the same reporter and she confirmed that she has also reached out to NJDEP and NJ Department of Agriculture for comments. Immediately after she spoke to them Roy Otto from Bergen County Soil Conservation Department called me. When I asked him what sparked his sudden interest in our situation after 10 months of NOT RETUTNING ANY CALLS he said “let’s not talk about what caused me to call you””.

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Democratic Congressman turned a blind eye to this unprecedented 10 month environmental disaster in Upper Saddle River

photo courtesy Derek Michalski

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Upper Saddle River NJ ,  the Group GreenUSR , is challenging Congressman Josh Gottheimer and his rival John McCann to debate the environment .

The Environmental Debate between Congressman Josh Gottheimer and his opponent attorney John McCann is being proposed by GreenUSR. Will small brook in Bergen County called Pleasant Brook/Saddle River oust popular Democratic Congressman who turned a blind eye to this unprecedented 10 month environmental disaster time will tell. John McCann is ready to rumble! So are GreenUSR members.

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Unprecedented environmental disaster in one of the richest zip codes in America

photo by Derek Michalski

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Derek Michalski once again fills us in on the ongoing battle over Pleasant Brook and the unprecedented environmental disaster in one of the richest zip codes in America .  Toll Brothers‘
Apple Ridge Project in Mahwah has been alleged to be pumping mud into local tributary’s down stream in Upper Saddle River and Saddle River .

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BREAKING: Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet “There will be NO deer culling in Mahwah Not happening”

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Mahwah NJ, Major Policy Announcement  around 1:50 pm   Sunday September 23rd , posted on GreenUSR Community FB Page by Mahwah Mayor William Laforet:

“There will be NO deer culling in Mahwah  , Not happening .Mahwah has a huge conservation area, our tag line is “Bergen County Parkland”
No matter what the Council President says.”

Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet

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Beginning of a New Eruv: AG Grewal Announces Settlement of Discrimination Lawsuit Against Mahwah Township

Eruv Derek Michalski

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Mahwah NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the State and Mahwah Township have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves a lawsuit brought by the State in 2017 after Mahwah adopted two allegedly discriminatory ordinances  one banning non-residents from using Mahwah’s public parks, the other banning the posting of “lechis” on utility poles located within the municipality. Lechis are plastic strips that denote the boundaries of an eruv used by Sabbath-observant Orthodox Jews.

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Beginning of a New Eruv : AG Grewal Announces Settlement of Discrimination Lawsuit Against Mahwah Township

Eruv Derek Michalski

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Mahwah NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the State and Mahwah Township have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves a lawsuit brought by the State in 2017 after Mahwah adopted two allegedly discriminatory ordinances  one banning non-residents from using Mahwah’s public parks, the other banning the posting of “lechis” on utility poles located within the municipality. Lechis are plastic strips that denote the boundaries of an eruv used by Sabbath-observant Orthodox Jews.

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Frank Pallotta to Run for Mayor of Mahwah in Recall Election

My name is Frank Pallotta and I have been a Mahwah resident for nearly 30 years. My wife Patty, a life-long Mahwah resident, and I have been married for 27 years and have two adult sons. We built our home, raised our family and made many friends here over the years who have become part of our extended Mahwah family. Mahwah is our town and it is the only town we have ever called home.
It is time for Mahwah to be represented by someone with one agenda and one vision, singularly focused on improving our town and the lives of all its residents.

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Mahwah Mayor Will Not Challenge “Recall Petition” in Court

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Mahwah NJ , Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet comments on recall :

While I vehemently disagree with Clerk Coviello’s perfunctory response to my objections in regard to her certification of the recall petition, I will not see my town foot the bill to defend against a legal challenge to such certification which I believe I can win in court.

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Update on the Recall of Mahwah Mayor Laforet

William "Bill" Laforet

photo Mayor Laforet

August 9,2018

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Mahwah NJ, On July 11th, Mahwah Township Clerk Kathy Coviello, who serves as the Recall Election Official, notified the Recall Committee and Mayor Laforet that verification of the Recall Petition was complete and there were sufficient valid signatures to proceed to the next step in the process.

On July 25th, the mayor filed an objection to the Recall with Ms. Coviello.Yesterday, August 6th, Ms. Coviello responded to the mayor’s objections. In short, Ms. Coviello stands by her prior determination that the Recall Petition is compliant with statutory requirements and has the necessary number of signers.

If the mayor chooses to challenge the determination of the Recall Election Official, he has 10 days to file for relief in New Jersey Superior Court.