Welcome from Mayor Francesco Caramagna

Mayor Francesco CaramagnaWelcome to the town of Elmwood Park.

I am excited about what the year 2018 holds for us. After 15 years as a Councilmember, serving you as your new Mayor will be a new role for me, but a challenge I am honored to take on.

Elmwood Park is a great place to live, work, raise a family and do business.

I will work closely with the Council, staff, residents, and business to move Elmwood Park forward and continue our transformation into a town we are all proud to call home.

While everything you’ll need or want to know about Elmwood Park is right here on our website, our job at borough hall is to help make everything accessible for you.

As we work toward a shared future, I will strive to make all residents voices heard and encourage all residents to be engaged.
Thank you for visiting our website and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.  I am excited about the future of Elmwood Park and hope you’ll join me in shaping our town.

Let’s begin!

Mayor Francesco A. Caramagna

Health Consultation Program


> Health History Evaluation

> Blood Pressure Measurement

> Height & Weight

> Individualized Counseling and Education

> Referral and Follow-Up

> Confidential Consultation with a Public Health Nurse

WHERE:  Elmwood Park Senior Center

WHEN:     3rd Tuesday of Every Month

TIME:        9:30am to 11:30am

This program is made possible by the contract the Board of Health holds

with the Bergen County Department of Health Services and is of no cost to the resident.

Important Information from Police Chief Foligno

Community Advisement:

Dear Elmwood Park Residents:                                                                          December 6, 2018

On December 4th and December 5th, 2018 (2) elementary school students reported that a dark colored minivan with rear tinted windows (possibly a Chevrolet) pulled up to them as they were walking home from Gilbert Avenue School. Both incidents occurred at approximately 4:00 pm on Gilbert Avenue between Speidel Avenue and Elm Street.

The students observed 2 dark skinned males occupying the vehicle during both incidents. According to the victims, the suspects stated to them, “You’re beautiful, do you want me to drop you off.” In both instances the victims ran off and were not pursued by the suspects.

Although these incidents occurred on December 4th and 5th, they were reported to the police department on December 6, 2018 at which time an investigation was immediately started. The facts regarding these incidents were broadcast to surrounding jurisdictions to ascertain if any similar situations occurred in other municipalities.

The Elmwood Park Police Department has added extra patrols, both marked and unmarked, to the area, for the safety and security off all of our students.

If anyone has any information that could assist in this investigation, please contact the police desk at 201-796-0700, option #7. In case of an emergency please dial 911.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue or if I could be of assistance in anyway, please feel free to contact my office at 201-796-0764.


Michael Foligno

Chief of Police

Community Advisement

Borough of Elmwood Park

Police Department

182 Market Street

Elmwood Park, N.J. 07407


Community Advisement:

NO Parking for Milling and Paving

Dear Elmwood Park Residents:                                                                          November 26, 2018

Please be advised that parking will be prohibited on the following streets from Tuesday, November 27th through Friday, November 30th for milling and paving:

-Franklin St from Mola Boulevard to Gall Ave.

-Orchard Street from Elm St to Speidel Ave.

-Lee St from Mola Boulevard to Elm St.

Signs were previously posted for work to commence on November 23rd, but according to the contractor, weather and equipment issues caused for the work to be delayed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue or if I could be of assistance in anyway, please feel free to contact my office at 201-796-0764.


Michael Foligno

Chief of Police

Holiday Toy Drive 2018 - from November 26 to December 10

Elmwood Park Residents Assistance Program: This holiday season, help bring smiles to the faces of those less fortunate, by filling our sleigh with new, unwrapped toys. Boys and girls, ages 2-12. Drop off dates: November 26 - December 10.

2019 Request for Qualifications and Proposals


PURSUANT to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:45A-20.5, et. seq. referred to as the New Jersey Pay to Play Law, the Borough of Elmwood Park, County of Bergen, State of New Jersey, hereby solicits its proposals for the award of contracts for the following “Professional Services” for the 2019 calendar year:


  • Municipal Auditor


  • Special Projects Engineer
  • Board Engineer – Board of Adjustment
  • Board Engineer – Planning Board


  • Municipal Attorney
  • Special Legal Counsel and Special Litigation Attorney
  • Municipal Bond Counsel
  • Attorney – Board of Adjustment
  • Attorney – Planning Board


  • Municipal Judge
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Alternate Municipal Prosecutor
  • Public Defender (2)


  • Municipal Planner
  • Board Planner – Board of Adjustment
  • Board Planner – Planning Board


  • Licensed Site Remediation Professional
  • Licensed Water Operator
  • Licensed Sewer Operator
  • Grant Writer

Sealed RFQ/RFP (Request for Qualification/Proposal) responses must be submitted to the Municipal Clerk by 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the Municipal Clerk’s Office in the Municipal Building, 182 Market Street, Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07407.

Interested parties can submit a proposal for any and all categories of the professional services listed above. No proposals will be accepted after the date and time indicated above.

All selections will be based on the review of the documents and information submitted, as well as independent research performed by the Borough, such as a review of references, an evaluation of performance with other governmental and non-governmental entities and/or all other available information.
The Borough of Elmwood Park reserves the right to choose one or more professionals for each service, or to choose not to make a selection based on the notice, or to post subsequent notices for the same, similar, or different services.

Please click on the link below to access the RFQs.


World War I Centennial Commemoration on November 11, 2018

Elmwood Park commemorates the centennial of the First World War on Armistice Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018. Memorial Services at 10:45 a.m. at Boro Field. Led by VFW Post 5084 and American Legion Post 127. Unveiling of exhibit, "World War I in East Paterson", immediately following until 3 p.m. Municipal Building, Market Street, Elmwood Park. Sponsored by the Elmwood Park Historical Society and Elmwood Park Involved Citizens (EPIC).

Volunteers Needed

The Elmwood Park Residents Assistance Program is seeking volunteers to assist elderly and disabled members of our community with leaf and snow removal.  The leaf program will be commencing within the next week or so and the snow removal program will beginning with the first snowfall of the season.


For more information or to add yourself as a volunteer please contact Mirella Hernandez, Secretary to the Mayor at 201-796-1457 ext. 223 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Also please be advised that the deadline to submit applications to receive services through the RAP program is November 30, 2018

Recreation Program Registrations

The Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the following programs:


Fall Street Hockey

Grades K-8th

Registrtation Fee: $30

Program runs from November 14th until December 30th and is held on Sunday mornings & Wednesday nights

Players must wear long pants, mouth guards, athletic cups & Goggles and must bring their own sticks


Boys & Girls Basketball

Grades 3rd through 8th grade only

Registration Fee: $80   No registrations taken after October 26th & proof of residency is required (No refund will be given)


Registrations for the above program are available at: https://Register.communitypass.net/elmwoodpark

For more information call 201-796-1457 ext 350


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Upcoming Events

12 Dec 2018
07:30PM -
Planning Board Public Mtg
17 Dec 2018
07:00PM -
Library Board- rescheduled 12/10/18
17 Dec 2018
07:30PM -
Recreation Advisory Board
18 Dec 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Health Consultation Program
19 Dec 2018
07:30PM -
Board of Adjusment