Bergen County borough changing BYOB policy after uptick in alcohol-related incidents

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The town of Palisades Park is changing its BYOB policy following an uptick in alcohol-related incidents.

Residents previously could bring alcohol to restaurants, karaoke places, or coffee shops.

But according to town officials, in recent years, there has been an uptick in disorderly behavior, the illegal serving of alcohol, and serving minors.

The borough is reverting back to the state's BYOB policy, which says you can only bring alcohol into places with full kitchens.

"The current members or participants, or members who do not qualify, will have the termination of their license, which is sometime in June to either conform to the new standard or move on without a BYOB," says Borough Administrator David Lorenzo.

Town officials say a handful of establishments will be affected.

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