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.

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:

For more information call 201-796-1457 ext 350


Community Advisement - 10/19/18

Dear Elmwood Park Residents:

Please be advised that on Wednesday, October 24th, Thursday, October 25th, and Friday, October 26th, Mola Boulevard will be closed between Gilbert Avenue and Washington Avenue due to necessary road construction.

The road will be closed between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm on all three days. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and utilize an alternate route to your destinations during the road closures.


Michael Foligno

Chief of Police


Important information about your drinking water - August 2018

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) MCL Violation at the Elmwood Park Water System

Our water system recent violated a drinking water standard. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did (are doing) to correct this situation.

Community advisement from the Chief of Police regarding car burglaries

Please be advised that between April 1, 2018 until August 24, 2018, the Elmwood Park Police Department has investigated fifty-two (52) burglaries to automobiles. After review of the Investigative Reports, the burglaries are occurring across a wide area from Rosedale Avenue to Stone Avenue between the hours of 01:00 until 05:00. It should be noted that in all instances, the vehicles were left unlocked.

A Message from the Elmwood Park Fire Prevention Bureau

To help ensure the safety of all residents and property, there are fire safety codes that all must adhere to. When a new occupant moves into an apartment, private residence, or business, the property must be inspected by the Fire Prevention Bureau to ensure all fire safety codes are met.

Elmwood Park’s Interim Fire Official offers a good general reminder for all residents:
Make sure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are placed in proper areas (in hallway near bedrooms, on first floor away from kitchen, at bottom of stairs of the basement and if there is any storage in attic). Test all alarms weekly and change detectors’ batteries when you change your clocks. Location requirements can be found in the forms under “Residential Smoke-CO-Fire Extinguisher Requirements”

As winter approaches and barbecue season ends.  DO NOT store propane tanks inside the house or garage.  They should be stored and secured outside at least 5 feet away from a window, door or structure.  NEVER store them in a trunk of a car or closed van.  

The holiday season is just around the corner and many of our homes and businesses will be decorated.  Make sure that all wiring and accessories do not overload your electrical outlets.  Limit the use of extension cords.  Every electrical device must be UL listed with a label on them or don't use them.

Keep all combustible materials far away from a heat source or open flame.

Never leave lit candles unattended ... EVER!

If you have not change your smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries recently, DO IT NOW, and do it every time you change clocks.

Business owners and property managers:

Contact the Interim Fire Official at 201-796-1457 x221 for a Knox Box application, at this time you need a signed application form the fire official, but soon you will be able to order directly on line.  These boxes are mounted on the exterior of the building and contain entry keys for fire department access; they are required by local ordinance.

For additional information or concerns about fire safety, call the Interim Fire Official at 201-796-1457 x221.

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