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Bergen County Wild Duck Pond Eyesore, Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, “County parks budget being used for something else? This is the first thing many people see when driving westbound into Ridgewood. Council, can you complain? ” , readers continue to express their dissatisfaction  with the condition of the Bergen County Wild Duck Pond.

The dog run formerly referred to as ‘bark park”  seems to be popular despite claims of nasty aggressive dogs , but the over all condition of the pond has many residents very concerned . Crossing from Paramus heading up Ridgewood Avenue , the Bergen County Wild Duck Pond is the first impression any one gets of Ridgewood  and what they see is a dilapidated ,rundown park.

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Bergen County to Repave Ridgewood Avenue

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August 10,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Road work is coming . Bergen county will be resurfacing Ridgewood Avenue from Paramus Road to Maple Avenue from Tuesday  August 21-28.

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Traffic on Route 17 northbound in Paramus was slowed to a crawl on Tuesday night,after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole just north of Ridgewood Avenue

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

March 21,2018

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Paramus NJ, Traffic on Route 17 northbound in Paramus was slowed to a crawl on Tuesday night, 03/20, after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole and rolled on its side just north of Ridgewood Avenue. The right and center travel lanes of the highway were temporarily shut while emergency crews worked. Two (2) of the vehicle’s occupants were injured; one (1) was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus; the other occupant refused medical attention. A dog traveling in the vehicle was also slightly injured; arrangements were being made at the scene to transport it to a nearby veterinary clinic. Paramus Police, EMS, FD, and OEM personnel responded to the incident. Tow truck personnel were standing by at the scene to remove the wrecked vehicle but were unable to do so until PSE&G Electric Division workers stabilized the downed utility pole and dangling wires.

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Paramus Road Ridgewood Avenue Crash Sends Victim to Hospital

Paramus Road Ridgewood Avenue Crash Sends Victim to Hospital

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

January 24,2018

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Paramus NJ, Paramus Police, Fire, and EMS responded to aid the adult female driver of an older model BMW coupe who became entrapped in her vehicle following a Tuesday morning, 01/23, crash in front of 688 Paramus Road (TD Bank) , Paramus.  On the boarder of Ridgewood and Paramus .  Paramus Road and Ridgewood Avenue experienced delays through most of mid day according to Paramus Police .

The victim, who sustained non life threatening crash related injuries, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The wrecked BMW was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Quick Reaction Puts out Blaze on Ridgewood Avenue

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photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page
July 8,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police report on 07/06/2015 patrol units responded to the rear of 158 East Ridgewood Avenue for a report of a vehicle fire. Patrol officers were first to arrive and determined that a 4 door sedan was engulfed in flames. Patrol units also determined that the vehicle was unoccupied. The vehicle was extinguished and no other property damage was caused. The owner of the vehicle reportedly left it running while inside a restaurant.


According to sources the Volkswagen Jetta was being used as a delivery vehicle by the Tito Burrito’s restaurant in Ridgewood was destroyed by an engine compartment fire shortly after 5 PM on Monday, 07/06. The vehicle was parked behind the restaurant at the time of the fire. Ridgewood FD units responded to quell the blaze. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.