Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • November 18, 2009 Allendale The Allendale Borough Council has received official approval – informally relayed to the council – for the affordable housing plan that includes the new tract at Orchard Commons. The certification from the Council on Affordable Housing takes note of the 10 units being constructed on one part of the 3.4-acre Orchard Commons tract, which Allendale saved one jump ahead of the bulldozer from being turned into 24 townhouse units in eight separate buildings. Housing will also be construct on the Foreit site on West Crescent Avenue, which the borough recently acquired; a rental unit will be added to the existing Allendale Senior Housing tract on Cebak Court; and a West Crescent Avenue house will be turned into a three-bedroom unit for the developmentally disabled. Affordable housing plan earns state’s approval Allendale Mayor Vince Barra noted that all units would be paid for without any direct impact on the borough’s taxpayers. The Orchard Commons park was also acquired with a combination of donated local funds, Bergen County Open Space, and New Jersey Green Acres money and without direct impact on the taxpayers. In other recent events, Laura Byro has been named Allendale’s first poet laureate. She will write poems for special occasions. J. KOSTER Gently used coats now being sought Gently used coats are now being collected by Terrie O’Connor Realtors’ offices in Allendale, Ramsey, Ridgewood, and Saddle River. All coats will be donated to Jersey Cares for distribution to thousands of residents in need throughout New Jersey. Items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Dec. 12. For office locations, visit For more information, call Grace Mason at (201) 921-5354. specializing in Solution Focused Brief Therapy • THE CENTER FOR COUPLES AND FAMILY SOLUTIONS couples & marriage issues • family transitions & conflict • separation and divorce • women’s issues • anxiety • depression • child behavior problems Debra D. Castaldo, Ph.D. Over 25 years experience; faculty at Columbia & Rutgers Universities; former Director Pediatric Social Work at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; Author of “Divorced without Children: Solution Focused Therapy with Women at Midlife”; Host of “Solution Talk” on Rockland World Radio 666 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432 • 201-569-3137 ALLENDALE Holiday Walk FRIDAY, DEC. 4TH 7:00 - 9:00 PM ������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������ ���������������������� ������������������� ����������������������� ����� �������� ����������������������� ���������� �������������������� �������� ����������������������� ������ ������������������������ ����������������������������������������������������� Fall specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000 ������������������ ������������������� ������������ ��������������������������� �������� ���������� �������� ������� ������������������������������ �����������������������������������