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Son of Retired Montvale Police Sergeant Passed on February 20, 2024

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Montvale NJ, the Montvale Police Department sadly shares that Joseph McNeice, son of retired Sergeant Allison McNeice passed on February 20, 2024. He was a beam of curiosity and joy known to all as Joe. Joe always had questions and jokes that he would share with his extended family at the Montvale Police Department. He will be missed.

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Montvale Ex Con Sex Offender Arrested For Child Porn Parole Violation

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Montvale NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ROBERT SETNITZKY (DOB: 09/03/1962; single; unemployed) of  Montvale, NJ, currently incarcerated at Northern State Prison, on the charge of possession of child sexual abuse material. 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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Montvale Parkway Service Area to Get a Face lift

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Montvale NJ, according to Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali the Township of Montvale received a notice this week about the Parkway service area informing us that the existing convenience store associated with the on-site fueling area will be demolished, and a new one-story convenience store will be constructed. Additional improvements to the site to include the parking, drainage and fueling canopy changes.

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Montvale Police: Scammers pretend to be U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Montvale NJ, Montvale Police report a number of residents have been receiving calls from “Customs/Border Patrol’. These “agents” are informing residents that one of their online orders is stuck at customs and they need information such as credit card numbers/date of birth/social security number/etc in order to release the package. Please hang up on any such calls. They are not real. Customs would send you an official letter in the mail listing the items and the reason it is being held up.
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Teen killed in hit-and-run on Garden State Parkway in Montvale

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Montvale NJ, a hit-and-run incident claimed the life of a 14-year-old girl on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale early Thursday, according to the New Jersey State Police. The tragedy occurred around 5:02 a.m., on Thursday  as the girl entered the path of an unidentified vehicle traveling south at milepost 171.1. The unknown vehicle struck the pedestrian, and a Chevrolet Tahoe, closely following, collided with the victim. The unidentified vehicle fled the scene, continuing south without stopping, while the Tahoe driver, realizing the collision, reported the incident to Troop “D” Bloomfield station. The victim’s identity has not been disclosed, and the investigation into the hit-and-run is ongoing.

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Saddle River and Montvale Named Bergen County Towns “that offer the best bang for your buck”

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Saddle River NJ, the  TEN HOEVE REALTY GROUP list two towns from Bergen County in their list of five secret towns that offer the best bang for your buck, ie… lower property tax rates.

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Fresh Cut fruit, Vegetables sold at Wegmans, Other Stores Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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Montvale NJ, Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from the market all fresh cut fruit and vegetable products and ready to eat dips, sold at Wegmans as listed below, processed at its Depew, NY production facilities, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

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Magnolia Avenue Bridge in Montvale Gets a Makeover

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Montvale NJ, according to Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco , County Engineering is busy working on some important upgrades to Bergen County roadways and infrastructure with several projects currently underway. Construction crews recently broke ground on a $1.8 million project in Montvale to fully replace the Magnolia Avenue Bridge with work expected to be complete by the end of the year.

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Montvale Police Department need your help in identifying a suspect

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Montvale NJ, Montvale Police Department need your help in identifying a suspect. This individual was spotted numerous times between Friday 02/11 11:30pm and Sat 02/12 07:00am. If you live near this area of town and have any helpful security footage, please reach out to a Montvale Police Department detective (erobalino@montvaleboro.org or afedick@montvaleboro.org .This individual was also seen in Park Ridge during that same time frame.

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Married, Software Salesman from Montale Arrested on Charges of Possession, Distribution, and Production of Child Porn

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Montvale NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOHN A. BELL (DOB: 08/21/1982; married; software salesman) of 10 Cardinal Court, Montvale, NJ, on charges of possession, distribution, and production of child pornography as well as sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.  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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Montvale Contractor Charged in Sexual Assault of a Minor

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Montvale NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of KENNETH MACPHERSON (DOB: 8/01/1962; divorced; contractor) of 7 Sweeney Court, Montvale, New Jersey on sexual assault and child endangerment charges. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Montvale Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph Sanfilippo.

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NJ State Police Seeking Public Assistance with Fatal Crash Investigation on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale

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Montvale NJ, the New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with a fatal motor vehicle crash investigation that occurred on the Garden State Parkway on June 17th.

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Starting Monday, Montvale Basketball Courts Go Members Only

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Montvale NJ, under a new ordinance starting Monday, non-residents who use the borough’s basketball courts without obtaining a special badge could face up to a $200 fine. The measure comes in response to residents’ complaints that they had to vie for time on the busy courts.

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Bergen Construction Company and State Contractor Payroll Manager Pleads Guilty In Employee Wage Fraud Scheme

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Montvale NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that the payroll manager for a Bergen County construction company pleaded guilty today to demanding cash kickbacks from employees and failing to pay them for numerous hours of work to circumvent prevailing wage rules on public works projects. The company, UniMak, LLC, of Saddle Brook, N.J., entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Attorney General’s Office last month under which it agreed to pay $1 million to seven employees who were cheated out of earned wages.

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