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The Village has Begun Enforcing “No left Turns” Into and Out of the Starbucks

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village has begun enforcing a recently passed local ordinance that prohibits left turns into and out of the Starbucks drive through restaurant on Franklin Avenue. Traffic cones are now in place that effectively block left turns out of the facility. No word yet as to whether more cones will be deployed to prevent left turns into the facility.

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Water Main Break Closes Franklin Avenue Near Boulder Run in Wyckoff Yesterday

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July 21,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, Yesterday Friday July 20, a water main break occurred on Franklin Avenue in the vicinity of the entrance to Boulder Run. Franklin Avenue in both directions (East & Westbound) was closed between Main Street and Godwin Avenue. Ridgewood Water and Wyckoff traffic officers were on site.

East-bound & West-bound Franklin Avenue have been reopened between Main Street & Godwin Avenue .

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Ridgewood Police report a pedestrian hit at the intersection of Oak Street and Franklin Avenue on May 14th

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May 25,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police reported that on May 14th ,Patrol units responded to the intersection of Oak Street and Franklin Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on May 15th. Upon arrival the pedestrian had a complaint of pain and was being treated by a Valley Hospital Ambulance who was on scene at the time of patrol’s arrival. The driver of the vehicle reported while attempting a left turn onto Oak Street her vehicle collided with the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the Valley Hospital for treatment and the driver of the vehicle was issued at summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

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Chain Reaction Crash on Franklin Avenue in Ridgewood

Chain Reaction Crash on Franklin Avenue in Ridgewood

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May 18,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, On Wednesday afternoon, 05/17, Ridgewood PD, FD, and EMS responded to a three (3) vehicle chain reaction crash that took place on Franklin Avenue under the NJ Transit railroad tracks. EMS and FD EMTs evaluated a toddler who had been properly secured in a child restraint device of a vehicle involved. The victim’s parent declined ambulance transport to a hospital. FD personnel attended to a crash related fluid spill while police collected data for a crash report and controlled heavy traffic in the area. One (1) of the three (3) vehicles involved was towed from the scene by a hydraulic wheel lift tow truck.

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Starbucks to Open Drive Thru Location on Franklin Avenue in Ridgewood

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May 13,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, yes its true Starbucks is opening a second location in downtown Ridgewood, around the corner from its first coffee shop in the village on Ridgewood Avenue and you will not even have to park.

The new convenience Starbucks drive thru will eliminate the need for parking in Ridgewood’s central business district .

Located at the former Fleet Bank property ,next to TD Bank on Franklin Avenue the drive-through only location, will be unlike the Starbucks at 193 E. Ridgewood Avenue, which is a more traditional Starbucks .

The Starbucks coffee and go location will be the third food operation to attempt to make a go of the Fleet drive-through kiosk on Franklin Avenue. After the Fleet drive-through closed following the ’04 merger with Bank of America, a drive-through convenience store opened on the site in ’06 and was later was replaced by a short-lived drive-through coffee shop.

Observers see the new coffee and go location as a positive attempt to circumvent to peak period parking issues in the CBD , but concerns about possible added traffic congestion remain.

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Testimony winds down on two multifamily housing projects in Ridgewood

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NorthJersey8:02 p.m. ET May 4, 2017

RIDGEWOOD — Public hearings are winding down on two more applications for multifamily housing projects proposed for the village’s downtown. If approved, the developments could bring great change to the bustling business district.

A 43-unit apartment complex with affordable housing units mixed in has already been approved on Chestnut Street at the site of an old MVC inspection station. Two more — a mixed-use 66-unit project at the former Ken Smith Motors site on Franklin Avenue; and The Dayton, a 93-unit residential building slated for the Brogan Cadillac property on South Broad Street — are nearing their conclusion.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ridgewood/2017/05/05/testimony-winds-down-two-multifamily-housing-projects-ridgewood/310601001/

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Women Missing In Ridgewood Found at Home in Oakland

Women Missing In Ridgewood Found at Home in Oakland

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

March 30,2017

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Ridgewood NJ,Ridgewood Police, Fire department, EMS, OEM, Parking Enforcement and Emergency Services personnel all participated in the search for an adult female dementia patient who went missing while on foot in Ridgewood’s Central Business District on Wednesday afternoon, 03/29. The missing woman was located safe & sound at her home in Oakland, two (2) hours after having last been seen by her spouse on Franklin Avenue in Ridgewood.

 

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Rear end collision at the intersection of North Maple Avenue and Franklin Avenue in Ridgewood No Serious Injury

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

November 13th 2016

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Ridgewood NJ, A two (2) vehicle rear end collision at the intersection of North Maple Avenue and Franklin Avenue in Ridgewood caused heavy damage to both vehicles involved, but their respective occupants escaped without serious injury. Separate flatbed tow trucks were called to remove the wrecked sedans. Ridgewood PD, FD, and EMS responded. Ridgewood FD personnel contained a minor crash related fluid spill.

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Driver Loses Control and Knocks out Signal at intersection of Franklin Avenue and Oak Street in Downtown Ridgewood

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Driver Loses Control and Knocks out Signal at intersection of Franklin Avenue and Oak Street in Downtown Ridgewood

October 16,2015

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Ridgewood NJ, The driver of a Subaru Forester was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following early evening crash in Ridgewood on Friday, 10/16 in which the Subaru mounted a sidewalk and felled a traffic signal at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Oak Street.

Ridgewood FD personnel attended to a minor crash resultant fluid spill and an electrician from the Ridgewood Traffic & Signal Bureau disconnected power and disassembled the downed light assembly. A flatbed tow truck removed the vehicle. No other injuries were reported in the crash. Ridgewood PD, EMS, and Emergency Services also responded to the scene.

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Ridgewood to alter road fix plan

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Ridgewood to alter road fix plan

JUNE 7, 2014    LAST UPDATED: SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014, 1:21 AM
BY CHRIS HARRIS
STAFF WRITER
THE RECORD

RIDGEWOOD — The Village Council agreed revisions need to be made to a street-improvement project that some residents and business owners have been critical of in recent weeks.

Although it may cost Ridgewood an extra $45,000 in capital funding, the governing body on Wednesday night accepted project modifications recommended by Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld.

The council will vote on the changes Wednesday.

The $500,000 project was the subject of a recent meeting between Ridgewood officials and residents of the neighborhood where the work is taking place.

Residents have opposed the project, saying it will create traffic snarls and endanger bicyclists.

Under the original plan, bike lanes as well as an 8-foot-wide, tree-lined median would be installed, swallowing up two traffic lanes where four currently exist.

Village officials maintained the work, as first planned, would improve safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians around Garber Square, as well as along Franklin Avenue and Broad Street. The project is expected to be completed in July.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-to-alter-road-fix-plan-1.1031128#sthash.ZgpIQhdm.dpuf