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McCann Internal Polls Give Edge Over Gottheimer

2John McCann Announces His Candidacy for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District

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Ridgewood NJ, looks like we have a horse race ,the McCann for Congress has released an internal poll of voter attitudes in the 5th Congressional District of New Jersey August 9 – 12, 2018. This survey had 400 completed interviews with live operators and carries a margin of error of =/- 4.9%.

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Driver Escaped Injury in Tuesday Afternoon SUV Rollover in Ho Ho Kus

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

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Ho Ho Kus NJ, The driver of a Lexus SUV escaped injury during a Tuesday afternoon rollover crash on Wearimus Road, Ho-Ho-Kus. Ho-Ho-Kus Police, Ho-Ho-Kus EMS, and Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department responded to the incident. A flatbed tow truck righted and removed the vehicle. There was visible damage to several trees and a utility pole. No power or communications services were affected.

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UPDATE :Governor Phil Murphy Tours Flood Damaged Areas in Little Falls and Woodland Park, Declares State of Emergency

photos courtesy of Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney

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Little Falls NJ, Senator Kristin M. Corrado,Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips , Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney with Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Kazmark and Mayor Damiano toured the damage caused by Saturday’s flooding in Little Falls and Woodland Park.

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Rollover Crash on Franklin Turnpike takes Out Utility Pole

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Allendale NJ, Allendale Police, Allendale Fire, and Allendale EMS responded to a Monday morning, 08/13 rollover crash in the 900 block of Franklin Turnpike, Allendale. A utility pole was demolished in the mishap. At least one (1) person was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Allendale EMTs. Ramsey Police assisted with traffic control. A flatbed tow truck righted and removed the wreck from the roadway. Police at the scene did not indicate if the downed utility pole caused any outages to electric power or communications services. No word either on whether any extended road closures would be in effect.

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Downed Tree Takes Out Electric Lines and Communications Cables in Washington Township

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Washington Twp NJ, Washington Township Police and Washington Township Fire Department personnel responded to utility emergency involving a downed tree onto high tension electric lines and communications cables in the 700 block of Wearimus Road, Washington Township on Monday afternoon, 08/13. The fallen tree completely blocked the heavily traveled roadway necessitating detours be put into place by Hillsdale Police, Ho-Ho-Kus Police, and Washington Township Police. No injuries were reported in the incident, but many electric & communications services subscribers in the area were negatively impacted.

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Flash Flooding Traps Drivers in Fair Lawn

Photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 12.2018

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Fair Lawn NJ, Personnel from Fair Lawn Fire Department, the Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad, and Elmwood Park Fire Department  deployed a small boat to rescue the occupants of a 4-door sedan who became trapped in their vehicle by rising flood waters late Saturday afternoon, 08/11. The incident occurred on eastbound Broadway, under the NJ Transit railroad trestle, Fair Lawn shortly after 5 PM. All occupants were safely removed from the car and refused medical aid. A tow truck removed the soaked vehicle from the roadway.

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Update on the Recall of Mahwah Mayor Laforet

William "Bill" Laforet

photo Mayor Laforet

August 9,2018

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Mahwah NJ, On July 11th, Mahwah Township Clerk Kathy Coviello, who serves as the Recall Election Official, notified the Recall Committee and Mayor Laforet that verification of the Recall Petition was complete and there were sufficient valid signatures to proceed to the next step in the process.

On July 25th, the mayor filed an objection to the Recall with Ms. Coviello.Yesterday, August 6th, Ms. Coviello responded to the mayor’s objections. In short, Ms. Coviello stands by her prior determination that the Recall Petition is compliant with statutory requirements and has the necessary number of signers.

If the mayor chooses to challenge the determination of the Recall Election Official, he has 10 days to file for relief in New Jersey Superior Court.

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Wyckoff Home Hit by Car

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 9,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, A 4-door BMW sedan crashed through the front wall of a home on Harding Road, Wyckoff early Wednesday afternoon, 08/08, and became completely wedged in a first floor room of the structure. Wyckoff Police, Wyckoff Fire Department, and Wyckoff EMS responded to the scene. A flatbed tow truck winched the vehicle out of the structure and up onto the truck’s tow bed. At least one (1) person was reported to have been injured in the crash; no word from police at the scene as to whether the injured party was an occupant of the vehicle involved, or an occupant of the home. A representative from the Township of Wyckoff’s Building Department was also on scene.

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Small Structure Collapse Summons Borough of Paramus’ Building Department

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 9,2018

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Paramus NJ,  Paramus Police, Paramus Fire Department , and Paramus Rescue Squad personnel responded to a structural collapse at a single family home located in the 300 block of Hickory Avenue on Wednesday morning, 08/08. A neighbor called 911 to report that the roof of an attached garage had collapsed into the structure. No injuries were reported in the incident. A sub code official from the Borough of Paramus’ Building Department was summoned to evaluate the home’s suitability for continued occupancy.

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Bergen County Historical Society : School of Interpretation & Volunteer Meeting

photo courtesy of the Bergen County Historical Society

August 8,2018

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River Edge NJ, the Bergen County Historical Society :School of Interpretation & Volunteer Meeting will be Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at The Demarest House Museum.

A typical house of Bergen County in the early days of the Republic, the Demarest House provided a snug home to several families and even an artists’ club before being moved to New Bridge Landing in the 1950s. Historian and educator Peter Prato explores the history, architecture, and unique artifacts of the house in August’s School of Interpretation, a valuable and informative session for our new and veteran event volunteers.

For anyone interested in becoming a member and volunteering at Historic New Bridge Landing events as a docent, greeter, operations personnel, or living-history interpreter in period dress, the Bergen County Historical Society sponsors the School of Historical Interpretation to hone communication skills, familiarize volunteers with Bergen’s unique history, provide insight into the material culture of the past, and train volunteers in historical presentation.