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9/11 Remembrances Were Held Across Bergen County

Photo credits to MPFD member Nick Benedetto.

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Ridgewood NJ, 9/11 remembrances were held across  Bergen county . The Village of Ridgewood lost 12 neighbors on that day and the Village of Ridgewood hosted a 9/11 remembrance to  remember and honor all those tragically lost on 9/11 at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square .

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Dog Missing from Chicago Spotted at Van Saun Park Paramus

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Paramus NJ, missing dog from Chicago spotted in Paramus:
[DAY 151 MISSING] Zorro has been missing since 3/18 after a sitter hired via Rover.com brought him from Lakeview, Chicago to WAUKEGAN, IL where she then “lost” him. She lied to me for 5 days until I arrived home, finally discovering the truth.

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Grove Park in Ridgewood To Be Targeted by Bergen County Mosquito Control

BERGEN COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL LARVICIDING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 26, 2021

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Ridgewood NJ, due to the high amount of rain we received over the weekend, Bergen County Mosquito Control will be larviciding the non-residential area of Grove Park, which is located off of Grove Street and adjacent to the Saddle River and the Borough of Paramus.  The application will be made by helicopter. This will help to drastically reduce the mosquito breeding in the park wetland areas.

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Joy’s Farm & Garden Center in Paramus Up For Development

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Paramus NJ, every available inch of land for “overdevelopment” , giving Paramus the feel of an outer borough of New York City  and not a suburban New Jersey town. In its latest move the borough of Paramus is looking to eliminate the last vestiges of family farms that used to inhabit much of the area .

The borough targeted nurseries in a 2019 ordinance that had designated nurseries in town areas “in need of rehabilitation”.

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Driver Seriously Injured in Paramus Cement Mixer Rollover Crash

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Paramus NJ, The driver of a cement truck was seriously injured during a Monday afternoon, 08/16, rollover crash on the exit ramp from Route 4 eastbound to Route 17 northbound in Paramus. Paramus Police, Paramus Fire Department, Paramus EMS, NJDOT, NJSP, and Bergen County Hazmat personnel/units were among those who responded to the incident. Two (2) heavy duty tow trucks were required to right and remove the rolled over vehicle. The adult male driver was transported to a local hospital by a Paramus EMS ambulance. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Paramus EMTs with an medical evaluation of the victim. Leaking fluids were attended to by Bergen County Hazmat personnel and a commercial recovery/remediation contractor. Traffic on Route 4 eastbound was slowed to a crawl near the crash scene, with those drivers heading to Route 17 north forced to make a U-Turn at the next eastbound exit.

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Paramus Summer Food Truck Fest is Rolling into Town! Come on out and have some fun!

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Paramus NJ, over 20 gourmet food trucks, DJ, vendors, beer, margarita & sangria garden, kid activities including pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, knocker ball, axe throwing, games, & so much more!

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Man Convicted in 1976 Rape and Murder of 20-year-old in Paramus Denied Parole Once Again

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Paramus NJ, Christopher Righetti was denied parole once again . Righetti  is serving a life sentence, for the rape and murder of Kim Montelaro a  graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy high school, then a 20 year old law student who he abducted at knifepoint from a popular shopping mall and forced into woods near the Pine Lake Swim Club in Township of  Washington .

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Bergen County Mosquito Control will be Performing an Early Morning Truck Spray throughout Paramus on Monday August 9, 2021

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Mosquito Control will be performing an early morning Truck Spray throughout Paramus on Monday August 9, 2021 between the hours of 4-6 AM. They will be spraying duet adulticide to eliminate active, adult mosquitoes as well as Vectobac larvacide to help control the mosquito larvae. As a precaution, please keep your windows closed during the spraying. In the event that it rains, the spray will be postponed until the following day.
For more information, please visit: https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/mosquito-control
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Landscaper Stumbles on Highly Intoxicated Passed out Women in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, on Friday July 23rd at 5:01 PM a landscaping contractor reported to Glen Rock Police finding a woman passed out on the 400 block of Grove Street. Glen Rock and Ridgewood Police officers located the subject, a 58-year-old homeless woman, in a highly intoxicated state.  She was transported by ambulance to Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus for detox.

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National Night Out Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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Paramus NJ, The evening of Tuesday, August 3, 2021, will be celebrated nationally as America’s night out against crime. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood rapport to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Many Bergen County towns will offer family friendly activities, food, and informational giveaways.

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Bergen Community College Signs Transfer Agreement With Stockton University

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Paramus NJ,  Bergen Community College has signed a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement with Stockton University that will help students make a smooth transition from the institution to Stockton’s bachelor’s degree program. The five-year agreement strengthens the relationship between Bergen and Stockton by offering multiple opportunities for students to seamlessly pursue associate and bachelor’s degrees at the two institutions of higher education.

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Another Iconic Business Shutters its doors for good, while Rep Josh Gottheimer and Governor Phil Murphy Remain Silent

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Paramus NJ, Frank Pallotta who is currently running for Congress in the 5th District  had this to say about the Fireplace closure in Paramus ,”These unfortunate scenes are becoming far too common in New Jersey. Another iconic business shutters its doors for good, while Rep Josh Gottheimer and Governor Phil Murphy remain silent on every issue affecting their ability to remain open and operate profitably. It should surprise no one that nearly a dozen concerned Republican leaders in the area stopped by to offer support, while in Democrat-controlled Bergen County, not one Democrat showed their face. Thank you Jack Ciattarelli for taking the time to speak to hundreds of patrons, to Jim Arakelian for putting all this together, and to all the candidates who stopped by.”

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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Paid his Respects to the Fireplace in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, on the campaign stop Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Jack Ciattarelli paid his respects to the Fireplace in Paramus, which is closing after 65 years in business . Ciattarelli chatted with fans of the Fireplace
saying, “While heartbreaking, I was happy to join others from all around the region to celebrate 65 years of memories, community, and the best hamburgers in town at the Fireplace.
This year, let’s elect a governor that supports small businesses. Let’s fix NJ.”

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MOM’s Organic Market Coming Late 2021 to Paramus

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Paramus NJ, coming late in 2021 MOM’s Organic Market . After 3 decades, MOM’s has stores in four states and DC, employs 1,000+ people, and has created a culture centered on Our Purpose: To protect and restore the environment. Scott Nash started MOM’s at the age of 22 with an initial investment of $100 as a home delivery business out of his mom’s garage. On July 2nd 1987, MOM’s made its first sale delivering to a customer who lived in Rockville, MD.

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Paramus Restaurant Manager Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of MICHAEL CARUSO (DOB: 3/20/1990; single; restaurant manager) of 113-D Marion Pepe Drive, Lodi, New Jersey on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. 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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