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.

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.

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