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A Mother’s Fight: The Story of Joan D’Alessandro and “Daughter of Mine”

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Hillsdale NJ, in 1973, the disappearance of 7-year-old Joan D’Alessandro from Hillsdale sent shockwaves through the community, leaving her family devastated and searching for answers. Now, decades later, Joan’s story is being retold in the powerful documentary “Daughter of Mine,” shedding light on her mother Rosemarie’s relentless fight for justice and the lasting impact of Joan’s tragic death.

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Alleged Hillsdale Shoplifter Caught With Drug Paraphernalia after Police Chase

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Hillsdale NJ, on Sunday, February 18th, 2024, at approximately 4:20 pm, Hillsdale Police Officers Marro #89 and Bruce #92 responded to the area of Hillsdale Avenue and Broadway for a male party, later identified as Daniel Margulies, who fled from the Walgreens in our jurisdiction with stolen goods. Both officers made initial contact with MARGULIES at the Hillsdale train station, but upon attempting to detain MARGULIES, MARGULIES fled from the officers.

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Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Cuts Ribbon for CareRite Now in Hillsdale Shoprite

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Hillsdale NJ, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center cut the ribbon on its third CareRite Now center located in Inserra Supermarkets Shoprite of Hillsdale on Friday, December 8.

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Academy of the Holy Angels Senior Kate Hurst to Swim for University of Texas

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Hillsdale NJ,  Swimming star Kate Hurst of Hillsdale inked her letter of intent to continue her athletic career at the University of Texas at Austin. Hurst is a senior at the Academy of the Holy Angels, which hosted the National Signing Day ceremony on Wednesday, November 8.

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Academy of the Holy Angels Senior Kate Hurst Is Junior World Swim Champ in 1500-Meter Freestyle

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Demarest NJ, when you spot Kate Hurst in the halls at the Academy of the Holy Angels, you might not guess this swimmer from Hillsdale is a junior world champion. But she is.

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SUEZ to Lower the Dam Gates at the Woodcliff lake Dam

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Hillsdale NJ, according Hillsdale emergency management SUEZ will be lowering the dam gates at the Woodcliff lake dam starting today.  The water release will be slow and take a couple of days causing a raise in local brooks (Pascack Brook) water levels . This is being done to bring the reservoir back to its proper level.

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New York Life Insurance Broker From Hillsdale Sentenced to 27 Months for Securities Fraud

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Hillsdale NJ, A New York Life insurance broker was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for his role in a scheme to fraudulently use his association with the company to solicit investor money, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Ivan Ramos, 39, of Hillside, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Court Judge Claire C. Cecchi to an information charging him with one count of securities fraud. Judge Cecchi imposed the sentence by videoconference.

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Hillsdale Fire Responds to 3AM Two Vehicle Parkway Crash

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Hillsdale NJ, This morning at 3:30am the Hillsdale Fire Department was dispatched to the Garden state parkway for a two car motor vehicle accident with entrapment. 35-1 arrived on scene and confirmed a car on its side with the driver trapped. Rescue 3 arrived on scene stabilized the vehicle and extricated one victim, who was later turned over to EMS. NJ State Troopers Assisted with traffic control.

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Former Ridgewood Superintendent Lands Top Job at Pascack Valley Regional High School District

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Hillsdale NJ, on Monday, June 7, 2021, the Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education approved Dr. Daniel Fishbein to serve as the Interim Superintendent of Schools for the 2021-2022 school year.  Dr. Fishbein comes to Pascack Valley Regional with 19 years of experience as a superintendent and will serve as the interim successor to Dr. Gundersen, who is retiring after serving Pascack Valley Regional for 27 years.

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Hillsdale Man Charged With Paying Bribe to Senior Official at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

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Hillsdale NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that an employee of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (“PVSC” ), a state agency, has been charged with paying a $1,200 bribe to a senior official at the agency.

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Cat Adoption Event at Pet Supplies Plus

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Hillsdale NJ, Adoption Event SATURDAY,  Come meet our adoptable cats and kittens! We will be at Pet Supplies Plus 391 Broadway, Hillsdale across from Shop Rite, 10:30 AM to 1 PM. You can fill out an online application before you come at: https://www.care4strays.org/adoption-application
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National Wildlife Federation Certifies New Wildlife Habitat At Two Chestnut Street Green, Hillsdale

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Hillsdale  NJ,  The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased to announce that “2 Chestnut Street Green” in Hillsdale, New Jersey, has successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat through its Garden for Wildlife program.  Additionally, 2 Chestnut Green has been co-certified with NWF’s state affiliate The New Jersey Audubon.

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Hillsdale Police Department : Stranger Followed Girl Home

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Hillsdale NJ, The Hillsdale Police Department is currently investigating an incident that occurred on 1/14/2020 at approximately 9pm on Hopkins Street in Hillsdale. At that time a juvenile female was walking her dog when she observed an older dark-colored four-door sedan stop near the intersection of Hopkins Street and Stever Ave, perform a U-turn and then drive south on Hopkins Street towards the juvenile.

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Road Work on Kinderkamack in Hillsdale

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Hillsdale NJ, road closing near Hillsdale Train Station .

**Kinderkamack Road Closing**

On/or about July 8 7:00 am -5:00 pm Kinderkamack Road closed both directions from Piermont to St. Nicholas Ave 7:00 am -5:00 pm
7/9 Kinderkamack Road from St. Nicholas Ave to Lincoln Ave in Woodcliff Lake will be closed
7/15 Paving at the intersection of Piermont Ave & Kinderkamack Road from Piermont Ave starting at 6:00 am
then onto the border of Woodcliff Lake

On/about July 10 – July 17 the railroad crossing at Washington Avenue and Broadway will be closed to all traffic

On/about July 17 – July 24 the railroad crossing at Orchard St and at Park View Drive will be closed to all thru traffic

On/about July 24 – July 31 the railroad crossing at Hillsdale Avenue and Broadway will be closed to all thru traffic

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Hillsdale Man Charged with Receiving Child Pornography

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Hillsdale NJ, A Bergen County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Justin Madia, 60, of Hillsdale, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of receipt of child pornography. He is scheduled to appear today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court.

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