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Crashes happen, even when you’re close to home. Find out what you can do to keep your neighborhood safe: jerseydrives.com/drivers-spring/#anchor1. #SafeRoadsNJ ... See MoreSee Less

Crashes happen, even when you’re close to home. Find out what you can do to keep your neighborhood safe: https://jerseydrives.com/drivers-spring/#anchor1. #SafeRoadsNJ

Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli Strongly Recommend Masking in Indoor Settings with Increased Risk
Following yesterday’s announcement by the Centers for Disease Control regarding masking, Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today strongly recommended that both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents wear masks in indoor settings when there is increased risk.
Examples of such situations include:
• Crowded indoor settings
• Indoor settings involving activities with close contact with others who may not be fully vaccinated
• Indoor settings where the vaccine status of other individuals in the setting is unknown
• Where an individual is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease
Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli made the following statement:
“Our metrics are trending in the wrong direction, and new data suggests the Delta variant is more transmissible even among vaccinated individuals, which is why we are making this strong recommendation.
“Fortunately, our numbers are a fraction of those in many other states, most of which have significantly lower vaccination rates. Should our numbers reach those levels, we reserve the right to take more drastic action, including a statewide mask mandate.
“We have crushed this virus repeatedly like no other state in the nation, and we are proud to boast among the country’s highest vaccination rates. But at this point, given where our metrics are now, we feel the best course of action is to strongly encourage every New Jerseyan, and every visitor to our state, to take personal responsibility and mask up indoors when prudent.
“And we equally encourage every unvaccinated resident or visitor to get vaccinated. The vaccines are proven safe and highly effective, and are the surest way we can end this pandemic.”
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Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Camden Mayor Gwendolyn Faison
TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, to honor former Camden Mayor Gwendolyn Faison, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 96.
“Mayor Faison provided stability and civility to Camden City Hall during a time of great upheaval,” said Governor Murphy. “As the first woman to serve as Mayor of Camden, Gwendolyn was a trailblazer and a role model to future generations. She will be greatly missed.”
Copy of Executive Order #247
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Please be advised the right lane of Route 17 Southbound is now reopened. ... See MoreSee Less

Please be advised that the right lane of Route 17 South near Pleasant Avenue is closed due to police and fire activity. Please stay clear of this area. ... See MoreSee Less

This Department received several reports from residents in regards to a party calling residents and requesting to inspect storm damage from the recent storm. The callback number is not a working number and appears to be a possible scamming attempt. Please report any similar incidents to the Upper Saddle River Police Department. ... See MoreSee Less

Please be advised that Rolling Ridge Road is closed due to down trees and power lines across the roadway. Orange & Rockland Electric are aware of the incident. Please stay clear of the area and do not approach any down power lines. ... See MoreSee Less

Hazardous Weather Discussion
A Tropical Storm Warning is posted for Atlantic, SE Burlington, Cape May, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties, as well as Atlantic coastal waters and the lower Delaware Bay. A Flash Flood Watch is posted Thursday and Friday for all counties. A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the upper Delaware Bay. TS Elsa will impact our area Thursday night and Friday, bringing heavy rain, elevated surf, and gusty winds.

Impacts to New Jersey
Heavy rain Thursday and Friday may cause flooding in urban locations, low-lying areas, places with poor drainage, roadways, and small waterways. Rainfall of 2” to 4” is forecast statewide, with locally higher amounts of 5” to 6” possible. Winds may gust 10 mph to 25 mph inland and 25 mph to 50 mph along the coast Thursday night to Friday morning. Monitor weather media for updates.
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Hazardous Weather Discussion 
A Tropical Storm Warning is posted for Atlantic, SE Burlington, Cape May, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties, as well as Atlantic coastal waters and the lower Delaware Bay. A Flash Flood Watch is posted Thursday and Friday for all counties. A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the upper Delaware Bay. TS Elsa will impact our area Thursday night and Friday, bringing heavy rain, elevated surf, and gusty winds.  

Impacts to New Jersey 
Heavy rain Thursday and Friday may cause flooding in urban locations, low-lying areas, places with poor drainage, roadways, and small waterways. Rainfall of 2” to 4” is forecast statewide, with locally higher amounts of 5” to 6” possible. Winds may gust 10 mph to 25 mph inland and 25 mph to 50 mph along the coast Thursday night to Friday morning. Monitor weather media for updates.

Please use caution in the area of Oak Dr wires and trees down. Orange and Rockland has been notified. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to our PD for cautioning us.

Make this Fourth of July memorable by counting your blessings and truly appreciating your freedom. ... See MoreSee Less

Make this Fourth of July memorable by counting your blessings and truly appreciating your freedom.

What better way to spend a rainy Saturday than enjoying some fresh fruit punch and lemonade to support some local entrepreneurs?!?! ... See MoreSee Less

What better way to spend a rainy Saturday than enjoying some fresh fruit punch and lemonade to support some local entrepreneurs?!?!

The "Handle with Care Directive" provides notifications to schools from Law Enforcement, when a child was recently exposed to an adverse childhood experience (ACE). Learn more about this directive and the effect of "ACEs" on our kids at www.actions4aces.com and www.nj.gov/oag. ... See MoreSee Less

The Handle with Care Directive provides notifications to schools from Law Enforcement, when a child was recently exposed to an adverse childhood experience (ACE).  Learn more about this directive and the effect of ACEs on our kids at  www.actions4aces.com and www.nj.gov/oag.

Do you know my owners???? I was found on Carlough Road near Golfview Road. Please have my owners call USR PD at 201-327-2700. ... See MoreSee Less

Do you know my owners???? I was found on Carlough Road near Golfview Road.  Please have my owners call USR PD at 201-327-2700.

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I think he lives on Carlough closer to Lake

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Glad the pup is safe, hopefully owner is found fast...

Patricia Symon Aunt Patty, you know this guy?

No Peggy but I have Barbs dog here who is pure white and the same size.

I called Bergen county animal shelter and left several messages I’m happy to foster/ adopt this dog until the owner is found Do I keep calling BC animal shelter? Any suggestions?

Unfortunately he was turned into Bergen county animal shelter. They are a high kill shelter. This dog has less than 20 days at this point.

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Did you know the 4th of July is one of the deadliest days of the year for drunk-driving crashes? Remember to celebrate America safely this year by walking, biking and driving sober. #BuzzedDrivingisDrunkDriving #SummerSafety #PedestrianSafety #BicyclistSafety#JustDrive #jerseydrives #SafeRoadsNJ ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know the 4th of July is one of the deadliest days of the year for drunk-driving crashes? Remember to celebrate America safely this year by walking, biking and driving sober. #BuzzedDrivingisDrunkDriving #SummerSafety #PedestrianSafety #BicyclistSafety#JustDrive #jerseydrives #SafeRoadsNJ

This past Friday, USRPD was proud to have Mayor Minichetti swear in our Chief for a day, Quinn Emmert. Quinn and his brothers were picked up in a police car, toured our police headquarters, sat in a patrol car, and toured the fire house. Later in the day, Quinn got to meet the other Chief's for a day from several Bergen County police agencies. Quinn did a fantastic job serving as our Chief for a day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Quinn had the best day ever! Everything was perfect! Getting to share that time with his brothers was even extra special. Quinn cannot stop talking about it. It was a wonderful experience for him. I love living in an area/community and thinks of the children. Thank you everyone!

Such a great day for them! Quinn did an outstanding job.

I saw the digital sign with the welcome message. I hope he had a great day

Congratulations Quinn! Love the uniform!

Congratulations Quinn!

That’s fantastic!

CONGRATS !!

so awesome

Very cool!

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***RESIDENTS of UPPER SADDLE RIVER***

Today, 6/23/21, the Borough was subjected to another attempted motor vehicle theft. This attempted theft occurred in the area of Hidden Glen Road. The theft was thwarted for one reason; the resident had their vehicle locked.
What makes this theft especially troublesome is the hour of the day the incident occurred; 10:30 a.m.

In the past, most motor vehicle thefts occurred in late night to early morning hours. But, as we have seen in the last month, these crimes are taking place at all hours of the day and night. The Upper Saddle River police department is working diligently everyday and night to stop these types of thefts.

Please help ensure these thefts do not occur in the future by locking your vehicles, and ensuring the key fobs are not in your vehicles.

If you see something, say something by calling the Upper Saddle River police department at 201-327-2700.
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The roadway was reopened.

*** Traffic Alert ***

Ridge Road will be closed for utility work in the area of Grandview Ave. Please follow directions of traffic control personnel.
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Seatbelts save lives, wear yours. #seatbeltsafety #jerseydrives
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Seatbelts save lives, wear yours. #seatbeltsafety #jerseydrives
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www.njoag.gov/attorney-general-grewal-and-division-of-highway-traffic-safety-offer-seven-lifesavi... ... See MoreSee Less

Please be advised that residents on Yeoman Court, Yeoman Drive, and Old Stone Church Road may experience a temporary power outage at this time. Orange and Rockland is making repairs due to damages from last night's storm. Power should be restored to the area within the hour. ... See MoreSee Less

The following message is an important Criminal Activity Alert from the Upper Saddle River Police Department.
The Borough of Upper Saddle River and other Bergen County municipalities have continued to experience several motor vehicle burglaries and stolen motor vehicles. Between Saturday night and Sunday morning, a vehicle was stolen from the west side of town. In almost all vehicle theft cases, the vehicles are left unlocked with the keys/fob left inside the vehicles. We want to remind our residents that the best way to prevent these incidents from occurring is to always lock your vehicles and remove your key fobs from your vehicles.
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The family our late friend and co-worker, Bobby Hyman, came to headquarters yesterday for a special dedication. The dispatch center bears not only Bobby's name, but also a plaque with both his Dispatcher and USRFD badges. The "Robert J. Hyman Dispatch Center" is open 24/7 for as long as the building remains standing. We wish the very best to Bobby's family. ... See MoreSee Less

The family our late friend and co-worker, Bobby Hyman, came to headquarters yesterday for a special dedication.   The dispatch center bears not only Bobbys name, but also a plaque with both his Dispatcher and USRFD badges.  The Robert J. Hyman Dispatch Center is open 24/7 for as long as the building remains standing. We wish the very best to Bobbys family.

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Awesome. Miss you Bob.

Those who knew Bobby Hyman now have a permanent tribute that could also serve as a fitting introduction to a special public servant. dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/northernhighlands/news/upper-saddle-river-pd-dedicates-plaque-to-career...

Respect!

What a great tribute for someone who was taken from all of us way to soon.

Members of the Upper Saddle River Police Department participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run on Friday. We were proud to run alongside members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department. Our own Officer Anthony Pulizzano, spearheaded fundraiser efforts that resulted in the Upper Saddle River PD/Bergen County Sheriff’s Department team reaching NUMBER ONE in New Jersey for money raised! Excellent work Anthony!!!!!!!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Members of the Upper Saddle River Police Department participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run on Friday.  We were proud to run alongside members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department.  Our own Officer Anthony Pulizzano, spearheaded fundraiser efforts that resulted in the Upper Saddle River PD/Bergen County Sheriff’s Department team reaching NUMBER ONE in New Jersey for money raised!   Excellent work Anthony!!!!!!!!!!!!Image attachment

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is Gallo fast walking?

OUTSTANDING!

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*** ROAD CLOSURE ***

Fawn Hill Road will be closed for an extended period of time due to power lines down.
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*** ROAD CLOSURE ***

Fawn Hill Road will be closed for an extended period of time due to power lines down.

Be advised Pleasent Ave east bound will be closed for the next hour. From Charles Ct to Knollwood Rd. Please follow the detour. ... See MoreSee Less

Be advised Pleasent Ave east bound will be closed for the next hour. From Charles Ct to Knollwood Rd. Please follow the detour.

The following message is an important Criminal Activity Alert from the Upper Saddle River Police Department.

The Borough of Upper Saddle River and other Bergen County municipalities have continued to experience several motor vehicle burglaries and stolen motor vehicles. Between Friday night and Saturday morning, a vehicle was stolen from the west side of town near Route 17. In almost all vehicle theft cases, the vehicles are left unlocked with the keys/fob left inside the vehicles. We want to remind our residents that the best way to prevent these incidents from occurring is to always lock your vehicles and remove your key fobs from your vehicles.
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In Fort Lauderdale we can't even leave the fob near the front door --- I hate bad guys

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation and Executive Order Ending COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

TRENTON – With all COVID-19 capacity restrictions on businesses and gathering limits having been lifted due to the continued improvement of New Jersey’s public health metrics, Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A5820/S3866) enabling the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that has been in place since March 9, 2020. Immediately following the signing of the legislation, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 244, ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Under the legislation, the majority of executive orders issued pursuant to the Public Health Emergency will expire 30 days from today.

The legislation, which was negotiated with legislative leadership and sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, allows for the termination of the Public Health Emergency while also allowing the Administration to retain the tools necessary to manage the ongoing threat posed by the pandemic. Specifically, the Administration is authorized to issue orders, directives, and waivers under the authority in the Emergency Health Powers Act that are related to vaccination efforts; testing; health resource and personnel allocation; data collection, retention, sharing, and access; coordination of local health departments; and implementation of any CDC recommendations to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. This authority lasts until January 11, 2022, and can be extended for 90 days with the passage of a concurrent resolution by the Legislature.

“Today’s lifting of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is a clear and decisive step on the path toward normalcy,” said Governor Murphy. “The past 15 months have been a challenge, and I thank every New Jerseyan who stayed home, masked up, took precautions to keep this virus in check, and got vaccinated for allowing us to get to this point. I also thank the Senate President and the Speaker for working with us to responsibly end the Public Health Emergency and meet the challenges ahead.”

The legislation keeps the following 14 executive orders in place until January 1, 2022, though they can be modified or rescinded prior to that date by the Governor:

• Executive Order No. 106
• Executive Order No. 111
• Executive Order No. 112
• Executive Order No. 123
• Executive Order No. 127
• Executive Order No. 150
• Executive Order No. 159
• Executive Order No. 170
• Executive Order No. 178
• Executive Order No. 207
• Executive Order No. 229
• Executive Order No. 233
• Executive Order No. 237
• Executive Order No. 242
Further, any administrative orders, directives, or waivers that relied on the existence of the public health emergency, including Department of Health orders that govern vaccinations and testing, are extended until January 11, 2022. The Governor is authorized to seek a further 90-day extension of such orders, directives, or waivers, which can be granted by a concurrent resolution passed by the Legislature.
The legislation also states that while the State of Emergency declared in Executive Order No. 103 shall remain in effect, the previous seven-day requirement for Open Public Records Act (OPRA) responses will be restored for records unrelated to the COVID-19 response. Additionally, civil and criminal immunity given to health care professionals and facilities, including long-term care facilities, and existing waivers of regulations involving staffing ratios, overtime, shifts, and vacation time will expire on September 1, 2021. Civil immunity for health care professionals shall continue beyond September 1, 2021 only for individuals specifically engaged in vaccinations or testing related to COVID-19.
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O&R TREE-TRIMMING AND HAZARDOUS TREE REMOVAL PROGRAMS ARE IN FULL SWING PREPARING FOR HURRICANE SEASON THAT STARTS TODAY

PEARL RIVER, NY June 1, 2021 --- Orange & Rockland (O&R) professional contractors are pruning limbs and removing dead, dying and diseased ‘hazardous’ trees close to its overhead power lines and equipment to help reduce storm-related damage that can knock out power to customers.

This tree-trimming and removal work, and additional electric system storm hardening efforts, are part of a year-around program designed to keep O&R’s electric service reliable by keeping its electric system resilient. See the tree-trimming program in action in this video bcove.video/3fOHzvc

At no time of the year is that tree-trimming and removal work more appreciated than the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season which starts today and runs through November 30.

O&R’s Vice President – Operations Orville Cocking said, “Removing hazardous trees before they fall on power lines helps protect homeowners, the public, first responders and O&R crews ---- whether it’s in a hurricane, a hard summer downpour or a Christmas Eve snowstorm.”

He added, “With a significant number of storm-related outages caused by downed trees and limbs, tree-trimming and hazardous tree removal are some of the most important parts of hardening the grid.”

With about 4,000 miles of overhead distribution wires in O&R’s 1,350 square mile service area, tree trimming is an integral and ongoing effort for maintaining safe distances between overhead equipment and trees, branches, and limbs to help reduce storm-related outages.

In addition to the tree-trimming program, O&R is helping homeowners and municipalities identify and remove hazardous trees located near power lines or other O&R equipment.

Since O&R’s Hazardous Tree program was created in September 2018, crews have removed, free-of-charge, over 3,750 hazardous trees with the permission of a homeowner or a municipality.

The tree trimming and hazardous tree removal programs are among the many resiliency projects O&R has undertaken to improve safety, reduce storm-related outages and cut the time it takes to repair damage caused by extreme weather events.

O&R performs storm hardening work year-round including undergrounding key strategic overhead line locations, installing miles of cables, and thousands of poles and switches.

To provide greater electric system reliability, O&R also continues to further automate its electric system through smart grid technological improvements. The smart grid integrates state-of-the-art equipment and technology with advances in computer analysis, communications, monitoring and control to significantly enhance system reliability, efficiency and overall quality of service.

For example, “smart” operating equipment --- communication systems, automated switches, sensors and other “intelligent” devices --- enables the electric system to detect where issues on the circuit exist and automatically isolate those issues. This isolated section of the circuit would remain out of service until repairs are made, but the remainder of the circuit --- often serving hundreds of other customers --- would remain energized, providing uninterrupted service to those customers.

O&R also continues to improve storm response with more efficient communication with customers, via texts, emails and social media.
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