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Westwood Fire Fighters Take Out Early Morning Dumpster Fire

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Westwood NJ, Wednesday morning at 6:45 am, the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a reported dumpster fire in a apartment building complex on Kinderkamack Road. Engine 1 arrived on scene and stretched 1 line to extinguish a well involved dumpster fire. Engine 1-2 was also on scene and assisted with overhaul.

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Westwood Volunteer Fire Department dispatched to a Strip Mall Fire on Kinderkamack Road

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Westwood NJ, on Saturday October 22, the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire on Kinderkamack road. Chief 15-1 arrived on scene and had smoke showing from the rear of a 1 story strip mall. Engine 1 arrived and stretched a line to the front door of a restaurant and found fire in the kitchen with extension to the cock loft. Crews from Truck 1 laddered the building and immediately went to the roof to open up. Engine 1-2’s crew assisted is stretching a backup line and overhaul. Crews made an aggressive attack to quickly knock down the fire and hold it to the store front of origin.

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Borough of Oradell Nears Vote on 66 Kinderkamack Road Project

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Oradell NJ, since June the Borough of Oradell has debated a proposed redevelopment that would bring retail, office space and 29 apartments to the former Subaru property . On Monday, the borough’s zoning board heard from the project’s planner, the final scheduled witness for 66 Kinderkamack Road LLC’s plan to bring a three-story mixed-use development to the Kinderkamack Road site, which once housed a Subaru dealership. The next meeting, scheduled for Oct. 17, will include a public comment session and board deliberations before a potential vote.

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Oradell Fighters Quickly Handle Nail Salon Blaze

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Oradell NJ, Thursday evening, the Oradell  fire department responded to the 300 block of Kinderkamack Road for a reported fire at Family Nails . Arriving companies encountered a working fire with a moderate smoke condition inside of a nail salon. The fire was quickly extinguished with no extension to adjoining stores. The cause has not yet been officially determined.

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Oradell Developer Puts Plans on Hold for Downtown Apartments

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Oradell NJ,  according to the Building owner Tom Didio, a longtime resident of the borough and husband of Mayor Dianne Didio, plans to build apartments in Oradells downtown are being put on hold in light of the discovery that a century-old building is just too old to allow for the improvements the owner envisioned. The project would have been built at 387-393 Kinderkamack Road, the 1927 Hinck building in the heart of the downtown that once housed Panico Salon and Spa.

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Oradell Says NO to Three-story Apartment Complex Proposed for Former Car Dealership Site

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Oradell NJ, on Tuesday the Oradell zoning board rejected a three-story apartment complex proposed for a former Subaru dealership site on Kinderkamack Road after raising concerns about size and density.

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Ex-Starbucks Park Ridge Manager says she was fired after Barista Spit in Cop’s Drink, Whistleblower lawsuit says

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Park Ridge NJ, a former manager for Starbucks says she was fired from her job at the store in Park Ridge after a barista she supervised was arrested for allegedly spitting in a police officer’s drink and her bosses blamed her for mishandling the incident.

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Driver Suffers Serious Injury in River Edge Crash

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River Edge NJ, A single vehicle, Wednesday afternoon, 07/29, crash at the intersection of Kinderkamack Road and Rutgers Place, River Edge, resulted in a serious injury to the Honda Civic’s adult female driver. The victim was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. River Edge Police and River Edge Fire Department responded to the incident along with hospital consortium ALS and BLS units. The wrecked Civic was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Two Sites in Oradell Targeted for High Density Housing

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Oradell NJ,  Two properties in the borough of Oradell  are being eyed for new housing, one that would bring age-restricted housing to Kinderkamack Road and another that would give a face-lift to a downtown building along with new apartments. But only in New Jersey could the husband of the mayor buy a property and then have it immediately re-zoned for high density housing and no one blinks an eye.

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Strip Mall Suffers Partial Roof Collapse on Kinderkamack Road in River Edge

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July 3,2018

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River Edge NJ, Portions of a protective overhang and facade of a strip mall located on Kinderkamack Road in River Edge collapsed on Tuesday morning, 07/03. River Edge Fire Department called upon the services of numerous area fire departments to assist with the primary search for any trapped occupants/patrons. Bergen County Executive James Tedesco was on the scene personally leading a team of Bergen County OEM representatives. Several blocks of Kinderkamack Road were closed to vehicular traffic while emergency responders worked. No immediate injuries were reported, but the removal of downed building debris had not yet begun at the time of this post.

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

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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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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.