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Pallotta For Congress Hosts Campaign Kickoff at the Blauvelt Museum in Oradell

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Mahwah NJ, Congressional candidate Frank Pallotta  had a  great Father’s Day weekend starting with a kickoff campaign gathering at the Blauvelt Museum in Oradell on Friday evening for a great team of 2019 Candidates. Dr. Yeun then asked me to speak at an event in Paramus explaining the positive impact of teamwork and working together – both in life and in politics. Lastly, my youngest son surprised me with an unexpected visit, and a round of golf!

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Oradell Police Department : Two vehicles were stolen in town yesterday

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Oradell NJ,according to the Oradell Police Department , Two vehicles were stolen in town yesterday both unlocked with key fobs inside.

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by a NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line Train in Oradell

Photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

June 21,2018

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Oradell NJ, A pedestrian trespasser was fatally struck by a NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line train just south of New Milford Avenue in Oradell on Wednesday evening, 06/20. The train, carrying dozens of passengers, was traveling from Hoboken to Spring Valley, NY. No injuries to any passengers of members of the train crew were reported. Passengers on board when the incident occurred were taken to their final destinations by NJ Transit buses. NJ Transit Police, Oradell Police, and New Milford Police officers were observed at the scene. Oradell Fire Department and a paramedic unit from Hackensack University Medical Center also responded to the scene.

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3 Alarm Fire in Oradell Tuesday Leaves at least one Victim Hospitalized with Serious Burns

photo by Jim Arakelian

June 14,2018

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Oradell NJ, a multi-story house 3 alarm fire at 240 Kinderkamack Road became engulfed Tuesday evening. There were no fatalities reported, at least one victim was hospitalized with serious burn injuries after being pulled out by an Oradell police officer and an off-duty firefighter in the fast-moving Tuesday night house blaze.

Firefighters from Oradell, Haworth, Westwood, Paramus, Bergenfield, New Milford, River Edge, and Dumont responded.

Jim Arakelian , “It’s my understanding that the members of Company One in River Edge Fire went far and beyond the call of duty at yesterday’s horrific fire in Oradell. Congratulations and thank you for your bravery.”


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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bergen County SPCA are seeking Information for an Animal Cruelty investigation

Bergen County SPCA

November 21,2017
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Oradell NJ,The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bergen County SPCA are requesting information from the public regarding a wounded Akita-mix dog that was left at Oradell Animal Hospital on November 3, 2017 and subsequently euthanized due to its injuries.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, the Bergen County SPCA and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a two-year-old Akita-mix dog was left at Oradell Animal Hospital by two men who travelled in a black Lincoln Navigator with New York license plates. The dog appeared neglected and had suffered injuries, which included a swollen hind leg, suggesting it had been trapped or otherwise tethered. The men provided differing accounts, one claiming they found the dog in the woods in Mahwah and another that it was found at a construction site in Bergen or Rockland County. The two men then left without entering the animal hospital or providing identification. It is unclear if the two men are good Samaritans.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Animal Cruelty Task Force at 201-226-5632, or the Bergen County SPCA at 201-573-8900.

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Body of Missing Oradell Talent Agent found

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August 24,2017
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Oradell NJ, sad news to report authorities confirmed that the body of Mark Schlegel, the talent agent from Oradell who has been missing for 11 days, has been discovered.

A Bergen County official confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the body of the missing man had been discovered.

Schlegel, 57, who worked for the Manhattan-based Cornerstone Talent agency had been missing since Sunday. Aug 13. He was last seen near Soldier Hill Road. According to reports  a bloodhound detected his scent near a bus stop , while other reports suggest and officer found the body near Kinderkamack Road.


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Oradell Talent Agent Still Missing for Over a Week with No Leads

Mark Schlegel

August 22,2017

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Oradell NJ, police remain baffled over the disappearance of talent agent Mark Schlegel, who last was seen leaving his New Jersey home more than a week ago.

“There’s been no contact from him or with anybody who knows his possible whereabouts,” Oradell Sgt. Derek Kahill tells “There’s a lot of concern in general.”

Schlegel, 57, who works for CornerStone Talent Agency in Manhattan, has a client list that includes Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Daniel Sunjata (The Dark Knight Rises) and Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos), among others. He has been with CornerStone since 2002.

Schlegel last was seen at about 3:30 PM Sunday, August 13, leaving his Oradell home, heading toward a road three blocks away, carrying a gift bag. Oddly he did not have his keys, phone or wallet in his possession, police said.

Police have searched several areas of Oradell on foot and also have interviewed his colleagues for any leads. Police Issued two Nixle alerts last week to residents about Schlegel’s disappearance.  So far, his disappearance remains a mystery.

Please, if you have any word on where he may be call the Oradell Police Department at 201-261-0200

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Oradell Police Department Confirms Missing Person with Alzheimers found

Donald Richard

November 23,2016

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Oradell NJ, According to the Oradell Police Department Endangered Missing Person Donald Richard had been located safely and is receiving medical attention. The Oradell Police Department would like to thank everyone who helped search for Mr. Richard and who shared our post.

**Endangered Missing Person**
The Oradell Police Department is attempting to locate Donald Richard of Oradell. Mr. Richard is 79 y/o, M, white, 5’8″ and 160 lbs. Mr. Richard was last seen on 11/21/16 at 5:00 PM walking south on Forest Ave. Mr. Richard was wearing sneakers, blue jeans and a blue LL Bean down jacket. Mr. Richard suffers from Alzheimers and Dementia. If you come into contact with Mr. Richard contact the nearest police department. Please help us locate Mr. Richard safely by sharing this post and spreading the word.

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Police investigating Oradell bank robbery

Glen Rock Hudson City

Hudson City Saving in Glen Rock file photo by Boyd Loving

DECEMBER 29, 2015, 11:24 AM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015, 1:15 PM

ORADELL — Police are investigating a bank robbery on Kinderkamack Road Tuesday morning where about $8,300 was stolen.

The Oradell robbery was the latest in a string of recent crimes at  locations in Bergen County.

The man walked into the bank around 10:10 a.m., placed a black bag on the counter and told a teller to fill it up with cash, Capt. William Wicker said.

The man said he had a weapon, but did not say what it was or show it, Wicker said. Surveillance footage showed that he did not appear to have a weapon, Wicker said. The suspect fled on foot.

The man is described as black, 5’8” and 175 pounds and about 30 years old. He was wearing a black knitted hat, a gray sweatshirt, a gold scarf and khaki pants, Wicker said.

Authorities are investigating if Tuesday’s crime was related to bank robberies at Hudson City branches across the county in recent months. On Dec. 3, a man walked into a Lyndhurst branch in the Lewandowski Commons shopping center and told a teller to fill up a bag he’d brought with money.