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Reader says MORE accidents happen when the speed limit is 25mph.

MORE accidents happen when the speed limit is 25mph.
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1. It is so slow the driver’s mind wanders
2. It is so slow that OTHER drivers get frustrated and aggressive and drive recklessly when following someone driving 25mph
3. The cars are moving so slowly that pedestrians perceive cars to be a lesser danger and treat them as such.
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This is what puts pedestrians at greater risk.
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This 25mph hysteria is wrong headed. What is needed are responsible speed limits based the congestion and traffic patterns… but that approach is not an easy hashtag-feel-good solution.

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Reader says With all the hooplah over the parking rates, new meter hours, kiosks, cops for utility work, etc, it seems like the casual scofflaw is being missed

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With all the hooplah over the parking rates, new meter hours, kiosks, cops for utility work, etc, it seems like the casual scofflaw is being missed – and they are the ones that create the dangerous scenarios for pedestrians. Cases in point: u-turns into parking spots on Broad, Chestnut & Oak, speeds in excess of 25 going into and out of the CBD, and blatant cellphone use throughout the village by drivers. Until the police take a hard look at these motor vehicle infractions and ticket the offenders, pedestrian safety will be second to revenue production to fund Garagezilla. (Note to pedestrians…pay attention! You do not have a force field around you for protection, so take a break from your phones and don’t jaywalk.)

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Ridgewood Police closed portions of Franklin Turnpike after a Utility Pole Became Unstable

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Ridgewood NJ, A utility pole became unstable on Wednesday morning, 09/26, as a result of excavation work associated with the construction of a new 7-11 store at 657 Franklin Turnpike, Ridgewood. Ridgewood Police closed portions of Franklin Turnpike, East Glen Avenue, and an entrance/exit ramp to Route 17 southbound until workers from PSE&G were able to replace/stabilize the pole. No injuries were reported in the incident.

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The Ridgewood Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation of a Fatal Hit-and-Run motor vehicle crash

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation of a Fatal Hit-and-Run motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred on Monday September 24, 2018 at approximately 7:20pm near the intersection of West Ridgewood Ave and Library Pl.
Evidence at the scene and surveillance video recovered from the area indicate that the striking vehicle is a dark colored SUV, but the make and model are unknown at this time.
If anyone has information about this incident please contact:
BCPO Fatal Accident Investigation Unit
201-226-5595
Sgt. John Chuck
Ridgewood Police
201-251-4540
[email protected]
Det. Steven Shortway
Ridgewood Police
201-251-4535
[email protected]

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Reader says alleged adulterous relationship may shed some light on an incident

The disclosure of this alleged adulterous romantic/sexual relationship may shed some light on an incident in which one of the individuals reported to be involved became irate when learning that RIdgewood Police Department patrol officers entered his/her home when they found the front door ajar.

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Tree Limb Takes Electric Service at Nearby Homes in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, A large tree limb fell, damaging a primary electric service line, which in turn started a small brush fire in the 600 block of Westbrook Road, Ridgewood early Wednesday evening, 09/19. No injuries were reported in the incident, but electric service was temporarily disrupted to many nearby homes. Ridgewood Fire Department and Ridgewood Police personnel responded to the scene.

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Ridgewood Village Council appoints three Municipal Humane Law Enforcement Officers

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Ridgewood NJ, at Wednesday night’s Village Council meeting, the Village Council appointed three Municipal Humane Law Enforcement Officers . Carol Tyler, Kimberly Nagle and Kristen Gunderson, officers of Tyco Animal Control, were sworn in by Mayor Ramon Hache as Municipal Humane Law Enforcement Officers, upon the recommendation of Ridgewood Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke .

 

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Ridgewood PBA Local 20 : In their honor, we choose to remember to be ever vigilant and not to forget that it is always calm before the storm

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood PBA Local 20 we look back at the tragic events of 9/11/2001, we remind ourselves and everyone that 9/10/2001 was a beautiful day. Our brave men and women went to work like any other to protect us all, for some it was their last shift they’d ever work. We Cant and will never forget that day and we will never forget the sacrifices that were made. In their honor, we choose to remember to be ever vigilant and not to forget that it is always calm before the storm.

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Ridgewood Board of Ed Reneges on School Resource Officer Agreement

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Ridgewood NJ, The Board of Education is simply reneging on an agreement they made to help fund the position of School Resource Officer (SRO).  The Village has already trained three police officers to be school resource officers, so that there will never be a day when one is unavailable to work due to vacations, etc.

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One Seriously Injured After SUV Collides with Parked Trailer in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ,  One (1) person was seriously injured during a Wednesday afternoon collision between an SUV and a parked utility trailer in front of 387 Prospect Street, Ridgewood. The victim, who was in the trailer at the time of impact, was transported by a Glen Rock EMS ambulance to Hackensack University Center’s main campus. Ridgewood Police , Ridgewood Fire Department , and Glen Rock Police also responded to the crash. Tow trucks removed both wrecked vehicles. Ridgewood Police Patrol Officer Michael Karcher, who investigated the crash, issued one (1) summons in connection with the incident.