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No injuries were reported after dump truck’s body dislodged and jammed into Overpass in Mahwah

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Mahwah NJ, As per Mahwah Police Captain of Patrol – Executive Officer Stuart Blank, one (1) summons for Careless Driving was issued in connection with incident in which a dump truck’s body became dislodged from its chassis and smashed into the overpass of MacArthur Boulevard at Route 17 northbound in Mahwah.

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Coyote Attacks Women in Mahwah

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Mahwah NJ, Mahwah Police report that a resident was bitten several times by a coyote Friday evening. Around 6:15 p.m., a woman was walking on Grenadier Drive when she encountered the coyote, which attacked her.

She was able to force the coyote off by striking it with a baseball bat she picked up in a nearby driveway. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for bite injuries. The women remained in the hospital Till Saturday afternoon.

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4 Bergen Police Departments Assist in Route 17 Suspect Arrest in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Three (3) individuals were taken into custody on Route 17 southbound in Ridgewood late Saturday afternoon, 08/03, in connection with an alleged theft of goods from the Home Depot store in Mahwah. Police personnel from Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, and Ridgewood assisted Mahwah Police with suspect apprehension, search, and transport.. A Honda sedan, allegedly used by the suspects to flee the crime scene, was removed from the highway by a flatbed tow truck. All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Mahwah Fire Reports Very Busy Week

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Mahwah NJ, Mahwah Fire Department report a busy week .

Sunday all 5 companies were dispatched to a structure fire at a commercial restaurant on Franklin Turnpike. Crews worked quickly to control the spread of the fire on the roof and confirm the extension into the building. Multiple mutual aid departments were requested due to the heat.

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Mahwah Police,Fire and EMS Aid Driver of Overturned Dump Truck

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Mahwah NJ, Mahwah Police, Mahwah Fire Department, and Mahwah EMS responded to aid the driver of a tandem axle dump truck that overturned on an entrance ramp to the Pilot Travel Center, 230 Route 17, Mahwah on Friday morning, 05/10. The driver self extricated via the vehicle’s passenger side door and refused ambulance transport. Mahwah firefighters attended to a hydraulic fluid leak and remained on the scene awaiting the arrival of a heavy duty tow truck to right the vehicle.

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Mahwah Finally Has A New Police Chief

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Mahwah NJ, After weeks of delays Mahwah has a new police chief . Captain Jaffe was finally appointed Police Chief by a 5-2 Vote . After weeks of tabling the vote on the mayoral appointment for police chief, Mahwah can now officially call Stephen Jaffe, Chief of Police.

The town council has approved the mayoral appointment by a 5-2 vote at tonight’s special council meeting with Ferguson, Ariemma, Paz, Wong and May voting yes and Wysocki and Ervin voting no.

According to the group Mahwah Strong on February 24th, Mayor John Roth appointed Captain Stephen Jaffe to replace retiring Chief James Batelli. The appointment requires approval by the town council.

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2 BROOKLYN MED STUDENTS CHARGED WITH LIABILITY FOR DRUG INDUCED DEATH IN MAHWAH

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Mahwah NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the indictments of MOLLY R. CAMPBELL (DOB 3/21/1989; Single; and employed as First Year Medical Resident/Expired) of 10 Saint Paul Place, Brooklyn, NY and ANTHONY M. KOPIECKI (DOB 6/2/1989, Single, First Year Medical Resident/Suspended) also of 10 Saint Paul Place, Brooklyn, NY on charges of Strict Liability for Drug Induced Death. The indictments are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Mahwah Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Stephen Jaffe, the Jersey City Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Kelly, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton.

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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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Protesters Converge on Toll Brothers’ Open House in Mahwah at Apple Ridge construction site

photos by Derek Michalski

June 25,2018

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Mahwah NJ, Heavy police presence during Toll Brothers’ Open House in Mahwah at Apple Ridge construction site over the weekend.

Probably never in the history of these three Bergen County towns Mahwah, Ramsey and Upper Saddle River residents who live along East Crescent Road heard so many drivers honking their horns. On June 24, 2018 Saturday afternoon over the course of four hours hundreds of drivers drove by and honked their horns sometimes 3, 4 and even 5 and more times in solidarity with the protesters who were all lined up along the road on East Crescent Avenue in Mahwah. The protest was aimed at Toll Brothers accused by some residents of Ramsey, Mahwah and Upper Saddle River of massive pollution of Pleasant Brook over the course of the past six months. The subject of this pollution was extensively covered by local and regional media. First CBS did a story which aired on April 23, 2018 on CBS NY News, than FIOS NJ one run all day reports from the site on. Also owned by USA Today media concern NJ Bergen Record wrote extensively in an article titled “Residents want backyard stream tested for arsenic, lead because of construction runoff”.

Link to CBS story:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/04/23/bergen-county-brown-streams/

Link to FIOS NJ One coverage:

Link “The Record” story:
https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2018/04/28/residents-want-backyard-stream-tested-arsenic-lead-because-construction-runoff/549503002/

Apparently this matter is not going away anytime soon said Derek Michalski, one of the community organizers of the protest. We are still waiting for our Mayor and Council to show us the results of the water tests and for the assurance that appropriate Superfund is being set up to provide for the cleanup of potential contamination of Pleasant Brook as well as drinking water wells in the corridor of Pleasant Brook. Many residents of bucolic once Upper Saddle River still rely of private wells as a source of their drinking water. Many USR residents scared of potential toxic and carcinogenic contaminants being arsenic and lead allegedly intentionally released into our streams and aquifer by Toll Brothers over the course of the past six months are switching from private wells into the city water but the issue is not should they switch or not.

The issue in my opinion is the following- why environmental disaster caused by cutting corners by one of the largest developer in the country makes our residents’ life more difficult and more expensive as a consequence – said Derek Michalski.

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Mahwah PD cars parked in the “Arsenic Field” at the Toll Brothers construction site – a name coined by GreenUS.org volunteers after CBS run a news story on April 23, 2018.

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Tractor Trailer roll over on the Interstate 287 “flyover” in Mahwah sends Pallets Everywhere

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April 26,2018

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Mahwah NJ, A tractor and attached flatbed trailer rolled over on the Interstate Route 287 “flyover” in Mahwah Wednesday morning, 04/25. The trailer’s load of wooden pallets spilled off onto the “flyover” during the incident.

A “flyover ramp” is an overpass is a bridge, road, railway or similar structure that crosses over another road or railway. An overpass and underpass together form a grade separation. Stack interchanges are made up of many overpasses.

Mahwah Police, Mahwah Fire department, and NJSP Troop B personnel responded to the scene along with NJDOT Emergency Response units. No word on injuries to the tractor driver, nor if there was a passenger in the vehicle. A heavy duty tow truck righted the vehicles before they were removed from the scene. The “flyover” was closed for an extended period while tow truck and NJDOT Emergency Response workers cleaned up the mess.