Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park NJ Oktoberfest!

Bergen County American Legion will hold an Oktober- fest on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Elmwood Park Post 147, 1 Legion Place, Elmwood Park. Proceeds from the event to benefit Legion Baseball, Legion Boys State Program as well as BCAL Gene Howell/ Don Holmes Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $25 which in- cludes music, traditional food and beer. To obtain tickets call 201-859-0921. The Gazette

Alligator in Elmwood Park NJ

Twenty-four hours after an alligator was pulled from a New Jersey river Wednesday morning, officials still are unsure how it got there.

"We do not know where the alligator came from," said a spokesperson for New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. "As it's uncommon to find alligators in New Jersey waterways, it's likely that someone let this alligator loose. As for the animal's future, we have a list of all zoos in New Jersey in addition to various education and scientific institutions out of state, so we will be reaching out to those contacts in order to find a new home for the alligator."

A person who was fishing in the Passaic River in Elmwood Park spotted the alligator in the river at about 8:30 a.m., according to Elmwood Park police. Police, firefighters and wildlife officials were all involved in capturing the animal.
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