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Oradell Dam Turns 100

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Oradell NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said, “the 100th anniversary of the Oradell Dam could not have fallen on a more perfect day!”

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Oradell Suffers a Series of Christmas Time Motor Vehicle Crashes

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Oradell NJ, the Oradell Fire Department rushed to the scene at the the 300 block of Schlomann Drive for a car crash into the home. Firefighters made sure the home was safe before the car was removed and the building department checked for structural stability. Companies operated for approximately two hours.

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Ballet Arts “The Nutcracker ” Performed with a Full Orchestra at River Dell Senior High School in Oradell

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Oradell NJ, this year, Ballet Arts’ annual performance of The Nutcracker came with an early holiday gift ,a live orchestral music. Ballet Arts, a premiere dance school serving the New York and New Jersey area,  partnered with Adelphi Orchestra for its first-ever ballet with concert musicians. The ballet was held at River Dell Senior High School (RDHS) on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th.

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Fire In Oradell Medical Building Knocked Down Quickly No Injuries Reported

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Oradell NJ, fire Fighters made quick work of the fire in a medical building . The Oradell Fire Department reported that the fire suppression sprinkler system at 680 Kinderkamack Road quickly extinguished a fire this morning in a medical gas storage and control room. The building was safely evacuated while firefighters extinguished the remainder of the fire.  No Injuries Reported.

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Oradell Police Warn of Anonymous Opportunists Using Snapchat to Blackmail Juveniles

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Oradell NJ, there have been a few reports to the Oradell Police Department involving Juveniles and Snapchat. Juveniles are receiving “friend requests” on Snapchat from unknown people. The Juveniles have accepted the friend requests and started communicating with them. In a few instances, it has been reported that the unknown actors have gained a rapport with the Juveniles and convinced them to send explicit photos. The actor then screenshots the photo and demands money. In the reported instances the juveniles have a lot of personal information listed on their snapchat such as their other social media accounts (friends lists) and locations (their address).

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Oradell Teen Charged with Arson

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Oradell NJ, a teenager from Oradell was arrested Wednesday on arson and other charges after investigators said he set fires at two schools in Bergen County , Roosevelt Elementary in River Edge and River Dell High School  School in Oradell.

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Oradell Avenue Reopens to Traffic

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Oradell NJ, Oradell Avenue has reopened in both directions, after a sinkhole had kept the eastbound side of the thoroughfare closed since the end of May. A sinkhole caused by a ruptured sewer line was first spotted on May 23 near the Oradell Street train station. According to Police ,there will be periodic maintenance this week during day time hours. Traffic will need to be altered so stay tuned for traffic updates.

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Oradell Delivery Driver Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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Oradell NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of EVERETT C. REILLY (DOB: 11/14/2002; single; delivery driver) of Oradell, NJ on child pornography charges. 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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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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Wild Ride : Car Stolen in Elmwood Park Crashes in Paramus Leads to Roof Arrest , 2nd Car Stolen and Attempted Car Jacking in Oradell

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Paramus NJ, Paramus Police apprehended an individual who allegedly fled from a crashed stolen vehicle on the roof of an adult day care center two (2) blocks from the southbound Route 17 crash site. The apprehension, which took place late Thursday afternoon, 01/27, followed an intensive search for the vehicle, which was reportedly stolen in Elmwood Park earlier in the day. A Paramus Fire Department tower ladder facilitated the removal of police officers and the detainee from the roof. Three (3) other occupants of the vehicle also fled the crash site, and two (2) remained at large late in the day after one (1) was nabbed by Paramus Police in the parking lot of a nearby supermarket. An unoccupied passenger car left running in a parking lot of a school near the crash site was stolen shortly after the individuals were seen fleeing. Additionally, an attempted car jacking was reported in neighboring Oradell within an hour after the incident on Route 17 unfolded. The crash on Route 17 involved six (6) vehicles; one (1) minor crash related injury was reported.

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‘Modern Family’s Julie Bowen helps rescue Oradell Resident who fainted at Arches National Park in Utah

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Oradell NJ, Oradell resident Minnie John recounted her fall and rescue by “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen at Delicate Arch at Arches National Park in Utah .  In her own words she describes what happened on her Facebook page: 

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Bergen County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Presents a special plaque of gratitude to the Founders of Oradell Animal Hospital

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Oradell NJ, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit gave a special plaque of gratitude in the name of Dr. Anthony Palminteri, who co-founded the Oradell Animal Hospital in 1961.
Sheriff Anthony Cureton presented the plaque in honor of Dr. Palminteri to his wife, Gail.

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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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