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February 14, 2024

PARAMUS, NJ - The Board of Adjustment hearing for the proposed expansion of the Swaminarayan Gurukul Cultural Center has been rescheduled to March 14, according to the board's posted agenda. The February 22 agenda includes two commercial applications: 1) 495 Popculture Road, LLC, a proposed ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A multi-family housing development is proposed on Paramus Road, with a public hearing on February 22. According to the Board of Adjustment agenda, a "multi-family housing with related site improvements" is proposed at 66 South Paramus Road and 29 Arcadian Avenue. A site plan ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Great news for dog owners as the Paramus Health Department looks to increase the number of dogs allowed per residence. The current provision requires that residents keep and maintain ‘no more than two dogs over the age of three months’. The Borough Council unanimously approved ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough Council approved the reexamination of its master plan that has not been revised since 2016. The re-examination comes two years earlier than required by law. Mayor Christopher DiPiazza points out that no one on the current governing body voted for the residential ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Over development. That's what the Borough Council is looking into as they request the Planning Board review of the town's master plan. "This has an effect on everything," Councilman Alfredo Nadera told TAPinto. "We just want to put a pause on anymore development until we look into ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – AM radio (amplitude modulation) has been a staple feature of vehicles for decades, but now a number of vehicle manufacturers are deciding not to offer it in new cars and trucks. Tesla, Ford, BMW, and Volkswagen are leaving the scratchy but venerable bands out, citing variously that AM ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - With plans for a town recreation center in the planning stage, Mayor Christopher DiPiazza appointed a Recreation Center Advisory Committee at the last council meeting. "[Our] administration's goal is to put in plans for a Recreation Center here in town," DiPiazza said on January ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Board of Adjustment may be deciding whether to allow the expansion of the cultural center on Spring Valley Road at the next hearing scheduled for January 25 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at East Brook Middle School, 190 Spring Valley Road. On the agenda is the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Earlier this week the NJ Police Training Commission (PTC) lifted the certification suspension of the Bergen County Police Academy, according to the Bergen County Executive, who will now assume responsibility for the Academy. Former Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg, who is ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - It's reorganization week when local governments and boards install new members and regroup for 2024. Paramus Council will welcome a new member and install a previously appointed member who won his first election. Alfredo Nadera, appointed to the council seat in March 2023 which was ...

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Editor's Note: This article first ran in March 31, 2023. The next meeting for the temple expansion is scheduled for January 25, 2024. PARAMUS, NJ - A concerned resident is worried about the removal of a 300-year-old Southern Catalpa tree located on property owned by the Shree Swaminarayan ...

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Editor's Note: This article originally ran in early March 2023; we've added some updated information. PARAMUS, NJ - The borough reinstated the call-in system, so the public can listen to council meetings live, as they did during COVID when in-person meetings were prohibited. The call-in ...

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Editor's Note: This article originally ran in early February 2023. We're re-running here with some updates. PARAMUS, NJ - Alfredo U. Nadera was sworn-in as a councilman on January 31, 2023, replacing Mayor Christopher DiPazza who vacated his council seat at the end of last year when he was voted ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The borough's chief financial officer said the pool has been operating at a loss, at least since 2021. And now the mayor said they need to work on ideas. "What do we do next?" As a move toward transparency, Mayor Christopher DiPiazza invited Chief Financial Officer Sheri Luna to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Emeritus Richard Goldberg passed away Saturday evening, December 2. His wife, Sharon Goldberg, wrote this Facebook post: "It is with great sadness that I am letting you know that my husband, Richard, passed away last night." Councilman Mike Sciarra shared the news, as ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The hearings for the temple on Spring Valley Road will continue on November 9 as the public turns its attention to the reported 300-year-old tree that likely will be removed if the plan goes forward. The Board of Adjustment will meet again on November 9 at East Brook Middle School, ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to "expand access to reproductive health care" today inside the council chambers at Borough Hall. The legislation creates a new online reproductive healthcare information hub, according to ACLU-NJ Policy Director Sarah Fajardo. The website ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Council is holding a public hearing on a new fire truck and other borough equipment funded through a bond ordinance and federal grants for $6.7 million. The bond ordinance is for "various public improvements", in addition to new and replacement equipment, including a "new fire ...

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United States - A nationwide emergency alert test is planned for approximately 2:20 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 4. FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) today, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough is holding a special meeting concerning its road improvement program. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Caucus Room at Borough Hall, 1 Jockish Square. The agenda items are as follows: Resolution authorizing award of bid for road ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough Council introduced an ordinance to spend $600,000 for various improvements and equipment at the public golf course on Paramus Road. The ordinance was introduced on September 19. The public hearing will occur in October. The improvements will be financed through a ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough Council has introduced an ordinance to purchase a new fire engine, among other equipment and communication systems. The ordinance was introduced on September 19. A public hearing on the matter could be held next month. The borough plans to appropriate $6,739,505 ...

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NEW YORK, NY - U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted in a wide-ranging federal investigation alleging bribe taking, influence peddling and attempted interference with state and federal investigations. According to the indictment announced on Friday, during the course of the investigation ...

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The Oradell Reservoir Dam turned 100 and Veolia — the utility company that owns and operates the dam — celebrated the milestone Wednesday, noting its importance in the growth of Northern New Jersey.  Without the reservoir, company officials said, North Jersey would look much different than it ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - State veterans' homes in Paramus and Edison have been cited for causing unreasonable harm and risk to their residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and continually, according to a state and federal investigation. The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the U.S.

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PARAMUS, NJ - Possibly for a last summer hurrah, the county has opened several emergency cooling centers throughout the county to help residents stay cool during the current heat wave with temperatures expected to climb over 90 degrees at least through Wednesday, September 6. Bergen County has ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - More than a dozen individuals spoke about recreational marijuana sales at the most recent council meeting, and it seems the diverse views have left the council leaning toward not allowing recreational sale at this time. While there was no vote on the matter at the August 23 Council ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The borough is considering a veteran pole banner program after locals presented the idea at the August 23 Council meeting. Several neighboring communities already run the program, including Fair Lawn, which has banners on borough poles from Memorial Day through Veterans ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy is encouraging state residents to text him, and that includes you, Paramus! Residents can now text Governor Murphy at (732) 605-5455. The Governor will get back to as many individuals as he can and will send periodic updates, according to a recent ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The mayor is leading the charge on what could become a recreation center for the town. "I'm motivated to get this out of the dugout," Mayor Christopher DiPiazza said at the August 23 council meeting. "There is a big need," he said. "We have the athletic program base, and we ...

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