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Allendale Police Officer Suspended After Interfering with the Scene of an Accident in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood  NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of VICTOR T. BARTOLOMA (DOB: 9/25/1987; single; police officer) of Mahwah, NJ on a charge of hindering apprehension. 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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Allendale Swears in a New Mayor

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Allendale NJ, on January 5th the Allendale Mayor and Council held its annual Reorganization Meeting. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips presented Mayor Ari Bernstein and Councilman Steve Sasso proclamations honoring their service to the Borough. Amy Wilczynski was sworn in as Allendale’s new Mayor. Tyler Yaccarino joined Matt O’Toole in being sworn in as members of the Council.
Rounding out the evening was the swearing-in of our Allendale Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Corp. leadership. Last but not least we had the swearing-in of Allendale’s newest Police Officers John Rubino and Mark Dunn, Jr.

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Allendale Says No to Cell Pole Sighting Too Many Variances

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Allendale NJ, the borough’s Land Use Board denied an application to install a second cell pole 172 feet from the first one, off West Crescent Avenue after two hearings this week. “I’m concerned with the number of variances,” Chairman Kevin Quinn told the Bergen Record . “If it was the right plan it wouldn’t need so many.” That’s nine variances in total requested to install the pole .

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Borough of Allendale has New Plans for Former Black Millwork Site

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Allendale NJ,  borough officials announced at a special town hall session on Thursday. that a  combination gym and community center are now being proposed for the front of the former Black Millwork property on West Crescent Avenue.

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Allendale Police Officer Helps Deliver a Baby

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Allendale NJ, Allendale Police Officer Alex Helmer had a day on the job he won’t soon forget after helping deliver a baby at a borough home. While on patrol, Officer Helmer was flagged down by a motorist, the baby’s father, who was rushing to get home to meet his wife who was in active labor. When Officer Helmer arrived at the home, baby Amelia was making her entrance into the world. Officer Helmer used his training to help mom deliver a beautiful, happy, and healthy baby girl! Mom and Amelia are doing great. Officer Helmer and Amelia now have a lifelong bond. We are excited to see Amelia grow and congratulate mom, dad, and big brother!

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Teenager Dies in Allendale House Fire

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Allendale NJ, on Saturday as a 17-year-old girl died in a house fire in Allendale on Bonnie Way. Police received numerous calls about a fire on Bonnie Way and found a neighborhood filled with smoke and a  single-family home on fire at about 5:15 p.m.

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Allendale Recreation Commission to hold its annual 5K Run/Walk Today

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Allendale NJ,  Saturday, May 7th, the Allendale Recreation Commission will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk. Roads around Crestwood Park and local roads surrounding Northern Highlands will be closed to thru traffic from 9am until Noon (approx.). The following areas will contain runners and walkers in the roadway:

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Allendale Police have Received Numerous Complaints about the Intersection of Myrtle Avenue and W. Crescent Avenue , Motorists must Stop for both Amber and Red signals even During School Drop off Hours

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Allendale NJ, the Allendale Police have received numerous complaints about the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and W. Crescent Avenue. specifically in the morning, during school drop off hours.

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Tax Lien Scam Making the Rounds in Bergen County

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Allendale NJ, Borough of Allendale and Allendale Police Issue SCAM ALERT . There are reports from neighboring towns that residents are receiving mail from Tax Assessment Securities Judgment Registry Federal Taxing Authorities. This letter appears to be very formal and legit where large amounts of money are being requested to avoid liens, etc. These letters are a SCAM and should not be entertained. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Allendale police headquarters at 201-825-1900.

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Allendale Fire Department gets 3 calls within a 10 minute period on Thursday Including a Noxious Odor Incident

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Allendale NJ, earlier on Thursday Allendale Fire Department responded to several calls throughout the Borough ranging from odors of gas, fire alarms, CO alarms, and a noxious odor incident.

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Northern Highlands Regional High School Seeks $8.8 Million in Proposed Referendum

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Allendale NJ, the Northern Highlands Regional School District is requesting funding for a Facilities  Renovation Program that would include VARIOUS CAPITAL PROJECTS INCLUDING CLASSROOM & ATHLETIC RENOVATION PROJECTS, via a targeted Referendum Vote on March 8, 2022.

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Allendale Says Yes to Sell its Water System to Suez Water New Jersey for $18 million

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Allendale NJ, Faced with the increasing costs and complexity of operating the Borough’s water system, the Allendale Water Committee began considering a sale to an experienced water company as well as several other options beginning in 2019. The decision was made to sell the system to a water company with the experience and financial resources to maintain, operate and rehabilitate the system. SUEZ, which has been a partner with Allendale for two decades, was the high bidder.

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The Sale of the Allendale Water System to SUEZ for $18 Million will be put to referendum on the November 2, 2021

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Allendale NJ,   the borough  of Allendale  is asking residents in the upcoming election to consider selling its water system to Suez Water for $18 million to improve its aging system. The Sale of the Allendale Water System to SUEZ for $18 Million will be put to referendum on the November 2, 2021 General Election Ballot.

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Orange & Rockland Tree-Trimming and Removal Programs are in Full Swing

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Allendale NJ, Orange & Rockland (O&R) professional contractors are pruning limbs and removing dead, dying and diseased ‘hazardous’ trees close to its overhead power lines and equipment to help reduce storm-related damage that can knock out power to customers.

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Allendale Senior Taken to Hackensack University Medical Center after Being Hit by a Pickup Truck

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Allendale NJ, a 63-year-old woman in Allendale suffered moderate injuries after she was struck by a truck Friday evening.  According to Police the woman was walking across West Orchard Street around 6:40 p.m. when she was hit by a Dodge pickup truck while she was walking in the crosswalk.

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