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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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ORANGE & ROCKLAND WARNS: CROOKS MAKE SUMMER’S END PUSH IN BILL PAYMENT FRAUD

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PEARL RIVER NY ,The busy end-of-summer season is now in full swing and crooks are counting on an unsuspecting public letting down its guard – distracted with summer vacations ending, adults returning to work, students returning to school.

As a result, Orange and Rockland customers are being hounded by a new round of persistent predatory phone calls from phony bill collectors trying to steal their money.

The scheme goes this way: individuals posing as O&R employees call unsuspecting customers and threaten them with the immediate shut off of their electric service if they don’t pay phony O&R bills with Green Dot or other prepaid debit cards.

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Reader asks ,”What kind of music would you like Toll Brothers to bring to Upper Saddle and Saddle River? “

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“What kind of music would you like Toll Brothers to bring to Upper and Saddle River? “Toll Brothers proudly supports the communities in which it builds; among other philanthropic pursuits, the Company sponsors the Toll Brothers Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, bringing opera to neighborhoods throughout the world.” For more information, visit http://www.tollbrothers.com

we suggest : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra – Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries – Ring (Official Video)

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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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Heavy Rains Bring Down Power Lines Around the County

photo courtesy of Saddle River Fire Department

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Saddle River NJ, power lines down in various locations around the county. Saddle River Fire Department  reported responding to West Saddle River Road between Spruce Rd and Pine Tree Dr. Early Morning wire fire yielded response from Assistant Chief 1140 and Engine 1131. Orange and Rockland power responding to rectify the problem. 

PSE&G  also is dealing with issues , the Westwood area is riddled with downed power lines and detours .

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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 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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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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Attorney General and NJDEP Charging Wind Mills but Fail to Lift Finger to Protect Bergen County

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TRENTON NJ, More virtue signaling from the Murphy Administration , Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today that the State has joined a motion in federal court seeking to block drilling-related seismic testing activity and fight to prevent offshore drilling in New Jersey .

Where exactly was the NJDEP during the 14 months that the Toll Brothers owned Apple Ridge site leached arsenic into Pleasant Brook and Saddle River  ?  We failed to notice one press release from the NJ Attorney General and the NJDEP only responded after the run off from the site was featured on CBS News and NorthJersey.com .

Next time someone want to raise your tax to save the environment remind them of Apple Ridge and the destruction of Bergen County water ways.