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Oakland Man Charged After Threatening to Shoot Police Officers

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Oakland NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of TODD V. GENTILE, 55, of 96 Truman Boulevard, Oakland, NJ, on the charge of terroristic threats. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck.

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Ramapo Indian Hills board Finally Agrees on a Superintendent Search Firm

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Oakland NJ, after an extended period of deliberation, the Ramapo Indian Hills Board of Education finally reached a consensus on Thursday to initiate the process of hiring a new school superintendent by soliciting bids from search companies.

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Man Charged with Arson of Two Optimum Service Vans in Oakland

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Oakland NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of RANDY S. McMASTER (DOB: 6/17/1981; single; unemployed) of 21 Waterfall Court, Bloomingdale, NJ.  The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Oakland Police Department under the direction of Chief Keith Sanzari.

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The Borough of Oakland Launches Initiative to Stop Solid Waste Project Near Potash Lake

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Oakland NJ, according to a petition launched by the Borough of Oakland , Oakland Materials LLC has requested the Bergen County Utilities Authority to modify the Bergen County District Solid Waste Management Plan to incorporate its proposed Class B recycling facility located at 342 W. Oakland Avenue.

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Democrat Mayor Defeated , Oakland back to all Republican

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Oakland NJ, in the Tuesdays municipal elections, voters made several key decisions, including the election of a Republican mayor and council members as well as the rejection of cannabis-related initiatives. Here are the key outcomes:

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Ramapo Indian Hills School District Loses Director of Curriculum

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Oakland NJ, The Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District has seen another departure in its administrative team. Elizabeth McDermond, the district’s director of curriculum, has been hired by the Mount Olive Township Board of Education to become the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Her annual salary for this role is reported to be $175,000.

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Bergen Company Controller Charged in Unauthorized Payments Scheme

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Oakland NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of CHARLES J. VINCENT (DOB: 7/29/1961; married; financial controller) of 30 Brandywine Place, Oakland, on charges of money laundering, theft, and theft by deception. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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Major Fentanyl Drug Ring Busted in Bergen County

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Oakland NJ, a Bergen County, New Jersey, man and a New York woman were charged for their roles in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy operating in and around Bergen County, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

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Oakland Receives NJDOT Grant to Repair Patriots Way Bridge

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Oakland NJ,  a $3 million grant called the , “the largest single grant ever received by the borough,” has been authorized by the state Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for repairs to the decrepit Patriots Way Bridge.

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Driver Dies in Overturned Dump Truck Crash on I-287 in Oakland

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Oakland NJ, a truck driver died on Thursday when the dump truck he was driving overturned on Interstate 287. NJ State police say that the crash happened around 7:45 a.m. on Interstate 287 South in Oakland.
The driver was identified as 56-year-old Ronald Appel, of Riverdale. Police say the dump truck struck a guardrail and the truck overturned. He died in the crash. Parts of I-287 were closed for a time, backing up traffic. The roadway has since reopened.

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Oakland Council Says Yes to Cannabis Cultivation Facility

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Oakland NJ, Borough of Oakland Council members voted to approve a cannabis cultivation facility on Muller Road. Kusala Care Cannabis won approval to proceed with application for cannabis cultivation, but council members debated a  November referendum on resident preference on such businesses in the borough.

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Borough of Oakland Police Department Issue “Black Bear Safety” Warning

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Oakland NJ, Black bears will begin emerging from their winter dens in New Jersey in March. At that time of year, berries and acorns have yet to form, leaving bears with limited options for natural food. As a result, they may travel more to find sufficient food and there is greater potential for bear sightings and encounters. Residents statewide should be familiar with bear safety measures including tips to avoid attracting bears and what to do in case of an encounter.

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Barnstable Students Strolled the Orange Carpet and Welcomed the Academy’s 45th School Year

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Oakland NJ, Barnstable Academy students celebrated like stars last month when they graced a long-elegant carpet leading to an entrance flanked by balloons to mark the start of its 45th school year.

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Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah will be Closed as of August 8th for Road Work

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Oakland  NJ, Please be advised that road work along Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah will be commencing this Monday, August 8th, which will necessitate a HARD ROAD CLOSURE on both sides of their work zone at the old Carmel Retreat property, located at 1071 Ramapo Valley Road.

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