Rattus Norvegicus in Waldwick 

August 30,2017
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Waldwick NJ, Wanamaker Avenue, a middle-class neighborhood that according to residents has recently become infested with rats. After finding them all over their property some Waldwick residents say rats are taking over their neighborhood.

According to neighbors the first signs of the rats was in the spring, since then, the […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Bergen County|7 Comments

Garfield merchants and residents brace for eminent domain fight

Kelly Nicholaides, Staff Writer, @rovingwriter Published 6:18 a.m. ET Aug. 26, 2017 | Updated 8:50 a.m. ET Aug. 26, 2017

GARFIELD — Merchants and homeowners are bracing for an eminent domain fight since their properties were included in a redevelopment study. Mayor Richard Rigoglioso points to news and magazine clips he is collecting that characterize Garfield […]

By |August 27th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Various Reports of Bikes being Stolen from NJT Train Stations along the Main and Bergen Lines

August 27,2017

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Glen Rock NJ, according to the Glen Rock Police , A Glen Rock man reported that his bicycle, valued at $200, was stolen from the NJ Transit Bergen County Line Train Station during the day.  He had left the bicycle unlocked next to a bench before getting on a […]

By |August 27th, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

Body of Missing Oradell Talent Agent found

August 24,2017
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Oradell NJ, sad news to report authorities confirmed that the body of Mark Schlegel, the talent agent from Oradell who has been missing for 11 days, has been discovered.
A Bergen County official confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the body of the missing man had been discovered.

Schlegel, 57, who worked […]

By |August 25th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Refunds for late NJ Transit trains? NJ lawmaker says yes

By Joe Cutter August 16, 2017 11:20 PM

A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Rob Clifton, R-Monmouth, would force NJ Transit to offer a free replacement ticket to a rail rider if their train is more than an hour late.

Clifton points out that a similar idea was offered for awhile by SEPTA in Pennsylvania before it was […]

By |August 17th, 2017|commuters|2 Comments

25 NJ Transit workers who made more than $75K in overtime last year

By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NJ Transit has quite a few rank-and-file employees who earned more than $75,000 each in overtime in 2016. In some cases, they take home a bigger paycheck than their boss.

One police sergeant took home a total of $229.575, more than NJ Transit’s police chief, who earned $162,273 […]

By |August 14th, 2017|commuters|3 Comments

AMTRAK SAYS PENN STATION REPAIRS LIKELY TO END SOON AFTER LABOR DAY

JOHN REITMEYER | AUGUST 7, 2017

Upgrades right on schedule, agency says, but there might be more work needed after summer is over that could affect NJ Transit commuters

The major repairs at New York’s Penn Station that have pushed thousands of New Jersey Transit commuters off their normal routes into Manhattan this summer are right on-schedule […]

By |August 8th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

Tractor Trailer Blocks Glen Rock Rail Road Crossing

Photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

July 28,2017

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Glen Rock NJ, A tractor trailer hauling an over sized load through Glen Rock on Thursday afternoon, 07/27,was unable to successfully clear a grade level NJ Transit railroad crossing on Rock Road before warning gates lowered and hit the tractor. Two (2) Glen Rock […]

By |July 28th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Senator Bob Gordon (D-38) Out of Touch on Transit Issues

July 24,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, amazingly with what seems like a daily occurrence of commuter disasters Democrat Senator Bob Gordon shockingly declares NJ Transit ‘working pretty well’ ?

Senator Bob Gordon (D-38) is running for reelection this year is also serving as chairman of the N.J. Senate committee responsible for overseeing public transportation […]

By |July 24th, 2017|commuters|4 Comments

NJT Weighs Disciplinary action against “No Show” Train Engineers

photo by ArtChick

July 20,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  New Jersey Transit is weighing whether it can pursue disciplinary action against train engineers after a manpower shortage forced dozens of ride cancellations causing further commuter uproar this week amid the “summer of Hell” track work at New York’s Penn Station.

NJ Transit Executive Director Steve […]

By |July 20th, 2017|commuters|4 Comments