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A message from our Mayor:

Dear neighbors,

The Presidential Inaugural Committee will host a memorial to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 in cities and towns across the country on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
A Washington, D.C. ceremony will feature a lighting around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. It will be the first-ever lighting around the Reflecting Pool to memorialize American lives lost.

PIC is inviting cities and towns around the country to join Washington, D.C. in illuminating buildings and ringing church bells at 5:30 p.m. ET in a national moment of unity and remembrance. The Borough Hall will be lit in remembrance of all lives lost, with special thoughts of our residents and their family members and friends.

You can get involved by placing a light in your window at at 5:30 p.m. to join in the countrywide moment of remembrance. Houses of worship are invited to participate as well.

Mayor Joanne Minichetti
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Today, JANUARY 9TH 2021, is Law Enforcement Appreciate Day!
Residents of Upper Saddle River; do not change a thing! All of you, make us feel appreciated every day!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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Today, JANUARY 9TH 2021, is Law Enforcement Appreciate Day!
Residents of Upper Saddle River; do not change a thing! All of you, make us feel appreciated every day!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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Thank you for you do and keeping us safe each night!

We appreciate all you do! Thank you.

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you 👍

We Appreciate all you do. Thank you 🙏

Thank you!

We love us some USRPD

Thank you for all you do! We appreciate you every day!

Thank you!!!

Thank you!!

We appreciate you every day.

Thanks for all you do !

Thank you for all you do!

Thank you for all you do on a daily basis. Day and night. God bless Usr Police

We are so grateful for all you do!

Thank you all!! But especially to our friend Colin!

We appreciate all you do!

Thank you 🙏💙

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Thank you!!!!!! All of us in USR thank you for all you do for us to keep us safe!!!!

Thank you all for every you do!

Thank you and stay safe!

Thank you!

Thank you!!!

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Today 01/08/2021 at 4:30 PM a set of keys were located by the tennis courts at Edith A Bogert Elementary School. If you are missing a set of keys please contact our Police Department at 201-327-2700 ... See MoreSee Less

The Upper Saddle River Police Department would like to thank the Upper Saddle River Mayor and Council for the following promotions:

Captain Edward Kane
Lieutenant Don Hausch
Lieutenant William Lynch
Sergeant Tara Kilduff
Sergeant Kevin McWilliams

We would also like to welcome our newest family member, Police Officer Jake Chiavelli. P.O. Jake Chiavelli will enter the Police Academy this month and after six months of intense training, he will be trained by Upper Saddle River Police Sergeant Michael Spina and Police Officer Colin Gurney.

All of the above promotions and swearing-in of P.O. Chiavelli were performed by the Upper Saddle River Police Chief, Patrick Rotella.
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The Upper Saddle River Police Department would like to thank the Upper Saddle River Mayor and Council for the following promotions:

Captain Edward Kane
Lieutenant Don Hausch 
Lieutenant William Lynch 
Sergeant Tara Kilduff
Sergeant Kevin McWilliams 

We would also like to welcome our newest family member, Police Officer Jake Chiavelli. P.O. Jake Chiavelli will enter the Police Academy this month and after six months of intense training, he will be trained by Upper Saddle River Police Sergeant Michael Spina and Police Officer Colin Gurney. 

All of the above promotions and swearing-in of P.O. Chiavelli were performed by the Upper Saddle River Police Chief, Patrick Rotella.Image attachment

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Congrats Bill

🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Congratulations to all!! 🎊🎉 Well deserved for outstanding, dedicated officers!!

Congratulations to all

Congrats to all and thanks for all you do!

Congratulations to all! 💙🖤

Congratulations!

Congratulations Bill Lynch

Congratulations to all !!!

Much congrats Cuz! Great accomplishment!!

Congratulations and thank you for protecting our town!

congratulations to all

Congratulations!!

Congrats

Congratulations to all! Well deserved!

Congratulations! Thank you USR Police

Congratulations!!! And thank you to every one of you that makes us feel so secure living in this town! We need you !!!

Congratulations! Please stay safe.

Congratulations and thank you all for protecting our community.

Congratulations! We support and appreciate all our dedicated police officers do for all of us!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all and be safe

Congratulations!!

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Congratulations!! 👮‍♀️

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*** Traffic Alert ***

Pleasant Ave will be closed today from Charles Ct to Union Ave for utility work until approximately 15:00. Please follow all posted detours and directions of all traffic control personnel.
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*** Traffic Alert ***

Pleasant Ave will be closed today from Charles Ct to Union Ave for utility work until approximately 15:00. Please follow all posted detours and directions of all traffic control personnel.

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Thank you to Melissa! It’s so important for teens to hear from their peers. Melissa shares some important thoughts on stigma, bullying and addiction on this podcast.

No matter how you're celebrating this New Year’s Eve, do it with safety in mind. #DriveSober #WalkSober #RideSober #HolidaySafety #JerseyDrives ... See MoreSee Less

No matter how youre celebrating this New Year’s Eve, do it with safety in mind. #DriveSober #WalkSober #RideSober #HolidaySafety #JerseyDrives

Always drive, bike and walk sober so you don’t wind up with a ticket in your stocking — or worse. #impaireddriving #impairedwalking #JerseyDrives ... See MoreSee Less

Always drive, bike and walk sober so you don’t wind up with a ticket in your stocking — or worse. #impaireddriving #impairedwalking #JerseyDrives

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Do you recognize me?! I have escaped from my owners! I was located in the area of Colonial Terrace. If you know where I belong please contact USRPD @ 201-327-2700.

****Update****Dogs Owners have been located****
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Glad to hear they’ve been reunited. I had two beagle. They will let their nose take them away.

All,
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the Commercial Vehicle Travel Restriction that was in place will be lifted effective at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 17 for all highways.

All vehicles previously listed in the restriction are able to resume normal travel effective at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 17 on the following highways in both directions:

• I-78, from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
• I-80, from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
• I-195, from I-295 to NJ Route 138
• I-280, from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
• I-287, from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border
• I-295, from I-195 to the Scudders Falls Bridge (Pennsylvania border)
• NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287
State Highways are generally in good condition, but drifting snow and ice is a concern. Motorists should continue to use caution and drive carefully as there could be slippery roadways. Our crews will continue to work through the day to make sure roads are in good condition for the evening commute. Stay clear of plows, spreaders and emergency responders so they are able to do their jobs safely.
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Bergen County Office of Emergency Management
Weather Information Bulletin
National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning from 2 PM on Wednesday until 1 PM on Thursday

Snow will move into the area by mid to late afternoon on Wednesday. It will continue to snow through mid-day Thursday. Total snow accumulation is expected to be 8 – 10 inches. Snowfall rates of 1 – 2 inches per hour are possible late Wednesday night and visibility will be reduced during these peak snowfall hours. The Northwest section of the County could see up to 12 - 14 inches, while the Southeastern section of the County could see as little as 6 - 8 inches. The storm has shifted North today and there is a potential that the snow could change over to sleet or freezing rain at some point, depending on exactly where the rain/snow line sets up.

The Wednesday evening and Thursday morning commute will be slippery and hazardous.

Temperatures will hover around 32 degrees during the day on Wednesday and Thursday and drop into the mid 20’s overnight Wednesday.

Winds will be 10 - 15 MPH with gusts up to 25 MPH.

This combination of snow and wind may cause downed trees and power lines.
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This holiday season, and every day, stay safe by being sober when driving or walking. Remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. #jerseydrives www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMUCK0wdwmw&feature=emb_title ... See MoreSee Less

This holiday season, and every day, stay safe by being sober when driving or walking. Remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. #jerseydrives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMUCK0wdwmw&feature=emb_title

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Do you recognize me?! I have escaped from my owners! I was located in the area of East Crescent Avenue. If you know where I belong please contact USRPD @ 201-327-2700. ... See MoreSee Less

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If tjis cute little guy needs a place to stay, I can certainly take him in!

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High, buzzed, stoned, wasted — no matter the term, if you feel different, you walk, bike, and drive different. #JerseyDrives www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4F3bk-6aYg ... See MoreSee Less

High, buzzed, stoned, wasted — no matter the term, if you feel different, you walk, bike, and drive different. #JerseyDrives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4F3bk-6aYg

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Enrolling Residents Who Choose to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine in the New Jersey Immunization Information System
TRENTON – In preparation for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines to New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy last night signed Executive Order No. 207, which automatically enrolls residents who choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine into the state’s existing vaccine registry. The Governor’s Executive Order changes inclusion into the New Jersey Immunization Information System from an opt-in to an opt-out program for residents who elect to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. That group of residents will be automatically enrolled into the system, and will then be permitted to opt-out of the registry 30 days after the public health emergency expires.
Currently, all individuals born on or after January 1, 1998 are automatically enrolled in the registry, unless they opt-out of the registry. Any individual born prior to January 1, 1998 can elect to opt-in to the registry.
“As we continue to prepare for the first tranche of vaccines in New Jersey, we are exploring every avenue to maximize efficacy and efficiency,” said Governor Murphy. “We’re taking this step today to ensure that New Jerseyans who choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine get the most effective course, on the proper timetable, without logistical or bureaucratic hurdles in the way.”
“Accurate accounting of every dose of vaccine is vital to monitoring implementation progress of New Jersey’s vaccination plan,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “The system will also allow us to ensure residents are returning for the second dose of vaccine.”
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On or after 1/1/98...? So auto opt in of 22 and under...? Is this related to schools?

OK we got the information but we don’t know how to enroll or how to opt out we know now because you wrote it that we have the option but how do we go about doing it,

No one should be automatically enrolled in this. Why not just an opt in. This is over reach

HOW DO YOU OPT INTO GETTING SHOT if born prior to January 1, 1998 ?????

How do you opt out those who were automatically enrolled ???

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Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of State Police Trooper Recruit Lucas C. Homeijer
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 from Friday, December 4, 2020 through Sunday, December 6, 2020, in honor of State Police Trooper Recruit Lucas C. Homeijer who passed away following injuries sustained during a training exercise at the State Police Academy.
“State Police Recruit Homeijer was taken from us far too soon,” said Governor Murphy. “Lucas was a bright young man, with an even brighter future. His passing is immensely tragic and is a loss that will be felt not only by his family and friends, but also by the State of New Jersey, which he had dedicated himself to serve. Tammy and I would like to send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and classmates at the State Police Academy.”
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Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of United States Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli
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 Thursday, December 3, 2020, in honor of U.S. Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli, who passed away in a non-combat related vehicle incident while on active duty at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. Captain Leli was a resident of Parlin.
“New Jersey will sorely miss U.S. Air Force Captain Leli,” said Governor Murphy. “Captain Leli’s decision to serve was selfless, brave, and praiseworthy. Her state and her country are lesser for her loss. Tammy and I wish to express our sincere condolences to Captain Leli’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.”
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*** Traffic Alert ***

Hidden Glen Rd will be closed today for milling and paving. Please follow directions of all traffic control personnel.
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Hidden Glen Rd will be closed today for milling and paving. Please follow directions of all traffic control personnel.

*** Traffic Alert ***

Hidden Glen Rd will be closed today for milling and paving. Please follow all directions of traffic control personnel and follow all posted detours.
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*** Traffic Alert ***

Hidden Glen Rd will be closed today for milling and paving. Please follow all directions of traffic control personnel and follow all posted detours.

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Drivers, look before you open the door. #BikeSafety #JerseyDrives

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Pausing Indoor Practices and Competitions for Youth and Adult Sports and Lowering Limits on Outdoor Gatherings
TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy last night signed Executive Order No. 204, which pauses indoor practices and competitions for youth and adult sports from Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 a.m. through Saturday, January 2, 2021. The EO also lowers the outdoor gatherings limit from 150 people to 25 people, effective Monday, December 7 at 6:00 a.m.
“As we battle the second wave of COVID-19, we must continue to take all steps necessary to prevent needless infections, hospitalizations, and deaths from this deadly virus,” said Governor Murphy. “While there is hope on the horizon in the form of several vaccines, in the interim, we are taking these steps today to protect our communities. It is our intention for indoor sports to resume in the new year, but this can only happen if our state remains committed to the fight against COVID-19.”
Indoor Youth and Adult Sports
Indoor sports practices and competitions, including group, competitive and/or organized sporting activities for youth and adults, will be prohibited starting Saturday, December 5, at 6:00 a.m. until Saturday, January 2, 2021. This prohibition will not impact collegiate and professional sporting activities. Private fitness classes, lessons, and trainings at gyms, studios and similar locations are permitted to continue.
Outdoor Gatherings
Wedding ceremonies, funerals, memorial services, and religious and political activities are not subject to the outdoor gatherings limit. All other types of gatherings, such as a high school football game or an outdoor concert, will be limited to 25 individuals. Athletes, coaches, referees and other individuals necessary for a professional or collegiate sports competition are not counted towards the 25-person limit.
For other adult and youth sports occurring outdoors, the number of individuals necessary for a game or practice can exceed the 25-person limit, but only if no individuals who are not necessary for the event, such as spectators, are present.
Outdoor gatherings continue to be subject to strict social distancing restrictions, including the requirement to wear masks whenever it is not possible to social distance.
Addiction Support Groups
Indoor meetings of addiction groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, are not limited to 10 individuals, but will instead be limited to 25 percent of the capacity of the room in which they take place, up to a maximum of 150 individuals.
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Thank you to Lauren Wright for sharing her powerful message and to Mike Koth for hosting. The USRA Coalition’s new podcast series, available on Spotify and iTunes, has a great lineup of guests. Please follow us on USRA Coalition on FB, Instagram, Twitter at USRA Coalition. Let’s Talk About It!

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*** Traffic Alert ***

Hidden Glen Rd will be closed today for milling and paving. Please follow all directions of traffic control personnel and follow all posted detours.
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*** Traffic Alert ***

Hidden Glen Rd will be closed today for milling and paving. Please follow all directions of traffic control personnel and follow all posted detours.

Statement from Governor Murphy on New Jersey Travel Advisory Guidance
“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate throughout our nation, New Jersey will no longer utilize previously outlined metrics to inform its travel advisory. Given the increased risk of spreading COVID-19 for both residents who travel outside the state and for visitors into the state, New Jersey continues to strongly discourage all non-essential interstate travel at this time. Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging for the CDC recommended period, which is currently 14 days. The Department of Health will issue additional information in the coming days regarding travel precautions. Individuals should continue to abide by the state’s current guidance until a new policy is issued.”
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