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Ridgewood Police : Ridgewood Ave Paving 8/30/18 -8/31/18

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police have issued a Traffic Alert East Ridgewood Ave Paving 8/30/18 -8/31/18.
East Ridgewood Ave will be closed between North Maple Ave and Van Dien Ave. Thursday 8/31 and between Van Dien and Paramus Road Friday 8/31 for paving.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Forest Ave Closed in the area of the Bergen Town Center

July 30,2018

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Paramus NJ, the Paramus Police Department has issued a TRAFFIC ALERT: Forest Ave in the area of the Bergen Town Center will be closed in both directions daily from 5am to 5pm from Monday July 30 through Wednesday August 1. Detours will be in place and posted. Anyone traveling in the area should plan an alternate route.

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Traffic Alert for East Saddle River Road and Paramus Road Paving today in Ridgewood

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April 12,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police have issued a traffic alert for East Saddle River Road and Paramus Road Paving today. Linwood Avenue east bound traffic will be detoured at N.Pleasant Ave. to East Glen.
East bound Traffic on East Ridgewood Ave at Paramus Road is being diverted North on Paramus Road. Best route to Rt 17 is E.Glen Ave. or Grove Street to Midland Ave. Additionally the exit ramp from route 17 south onto East Saddle River Rd is closed and being detoured to Linwood Ave. please allow extra time or choose an alternate.

photos from Road Work on Paramus Road on Wednesday April 11,2018


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Ridgewood Police issue a traffic alert : Change in Schedule for Broad Street Milling and Paving Project

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Traffic Alert

October 11,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police issue a traffic alert. Overnight milling and paving previously scheduled for Broad Street on Wednesday 10/11/17 has been moved to Monday 10/16/17.  The milling and paving of Broad St. between Franklin Ave. and Hudson St. Will take place at night and begin at 8pm. Starting at 6pm, no parking will be permitted in the parking lot at the intersection of E. Ridgewood Ave and Broad St. as well as all of Broad St. Franklin Ave will have two-way traffic under the railroad tracks all night during this construction.

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Ridgewood Police Issue Traffic Alert for Linwood Avenue

Ridgewood Police Traffic Alert  Linwood Avenue

Traffic Alert

October 9,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Linwood Avenue will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, October 10th and Wednesday, October 11th for roadway milling and on Tuesday, October 17th for paving (weather permitting). The closure will be from Paramus Road to Pascack Road. A detour will be set up sending traffic to East Ridgewood Ave. Access for local houses and businesses will be allowed, however expect delays. The work is expected to start at 7am and finish at 5pm each day. Thank you for your patience during this county road resurfacing project.

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Ridgewood Police Issue a Traffic Alert for East Ridgewood ,Pleasant Avenue Intersection

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Traffic Alert for Thursday 8/31/17

August 31,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The PSE&G gas line construction project on E. Ridgewood Avenue will be going through the intersection of Pleasant Avenue on Thursday 8/31/17. The intersection will be completely closed to traffic in all directions from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Detours will be in place . Expect delays if traveling through the area.

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Saddle River Police Put Out Traffic Advisory Advisory: Traffic Alert For Northern Bergen County – Friday June 9th – Morning Rush – Special Olympics Torch Run – Expect Delays

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June 9,2017
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Saddle River NJ, Saddle River Police Deptment Officers will once again participate in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Friday, June 9th, 2017. West Saddle River Road and East Allendale Road are part of our route.

In 1982, the late Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Officer Steven Vitale was asked to take photos at a local Special Olympics competition in New Jersey. He was so moved by the determination exhibited by the athletes that he asked other police officers to volunteer at the Summer Games. In 1984, the first New Jersey Torch Run was conceived to raise funds and public awareness for the Special Olympics New Jersey program. The course ran from Liberty State Park in Jersey City to Rutgers Stadium in New Brunswick through eight towns, covering 43 miles and raising $7,000. In each succeeding year, the dollar amount became greater and the number of volunteers increased substantially.

Driven by the willingness of the New Jersey Law Enforcement officers to do more, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began to expand over the years. New fundraising events and initiatives were created and held throughout the Garden State to promote the Special Olympics movement. With over $3 million raised annually by more than 3,000 officers through local and statewide events, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey has been recognized in the world for many years as one of the top grassroots fundraising organizations for Special Olympics. Fundraising events that are conducted year-round in New Jersey include an Adopt-a-Cop campaign for the annual Torch Run, three Polar Bear Plunges, the Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K, the United Airlines Plane Pull and golf outings just to name a few. In addition to fundraising, Law Enforcement officers volunteer at athlete competitions and events year-round, while serving as ambassadors in local communities

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Ridgewood Police Issue a Traffic Alert for Deer-Vehicle Collisions

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Traffic Alert Deer-Vehicle Collisions

November 17,2016

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The Ridgewood Police Department has had an increased amount of deer versus motor vehicle accidents recently. We would like to warn drivers to be alert for deer crossing the roadway during the fall breeding season. White-tailed deer may unexpectedly dart onto the roads and cause accidents. Motorists are urged to be especially attentive and cautious during the morning and evening hour commutes.

The following tips can help motorists stay safe during rutting season:

*Pay attention to “Deer Crossing” signs and be aware of all wooded areas. These areas have high concentration of deer.

*If you see a deer, slow down and pay attention to possible sudden movements. Do not go around the deer but instead wait for the deer to move away.

*Utilize your high beams after dark when safe to do so, the high beams will be reflected by the eyes of the deer.

*Typically deer travel in families and cross the roadways in single-file so if you see one deer, be on guard for others in the area following.

*Do not tailgate. Remember the vehicle in front of you might have to stop suddenly to avoid hitting a deer.

*If a collision appears inevitable, do not swerve into the opposite lane of traffic to avoid impact. Collisions are more likely to become more serious or even fatal when swerving to avoid contact with the deer and instead collide with another vehicle or fixed object, such as a tree, along the road.

*Always wear a seatbelt, as required by law. Drive safely and cautiously.

*Report any deer-vehicle related collisions

Known areas with high concentration of deer are:
South Maple Avenue near the intersection at Prospect Street
Grove Street from the Paramus border to the Glen Rock border
Linwood Avenue near Paramus Road
Route 17 North and South
East Ridgewood Avenue near the Duck Pond

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Update on PSEG Gas Work

July 28,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Starting Wednesday, July 27, 2016 PSEG will be working on W. Glen Ave. with the large detour in place until Friday, July 29th. Then on either Friday or Monday they will move to E. Glen Ave. working between Maple Ave. and Fairfield Rd. for about 2 weeks. They will start at Fairfield and work backwards.

PSEG will stop short of the firehouse driveway and try to get the work in front of the firehouse/Water/ Recycling yard all done on one day. Please know that during that day there will be very limited and sometimes no access to those driveways.

After they complete the gas work on E. Glen Ave., they will return to the work on W. Glen and that includes starting off with the large detour for about 5-7 work days. And will continue west until they reach Monroe St.

To clarify, while working on E. Glen Ave., W. Glen Ave. will be completely open.

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Traffic Alert Friday 12/4/15 Downtown for the Holidays starting at 4:30pm today

Traffic Alert Friday 12/4/15 Downtown for the Holidays

East Ridgewood Ave will be closed Between North Maple Ave and Broad Street starting at 4:30PM for the Downtown for the Holidays-30th Anniversary Celebration. Expect heavy traffic delays surrounding the business district due to the road closures.

Event Description

30th Year Celebration !
Santa is in Ridgewood-bring your list!
Lots of Music and entertainment !

Early Event – “for the kids”5:30 – 6:30 – Santa in the park for the “wee tots” along with live entertainment by the “clock”, in the stores and restaurants along E. Ridgewood Ave featuring the RHS Marching Band, RHS Ridgewood Carolers, RHS Orchestra, Taekwondo All In

5:30-9pm Special Feature-Holiday Express Train-bring the family and ride this fun train up and down E. Ridgewood Ave.

7-8 – “on stage live”Live entertainment and tree lighting Celebration featuring performances by Porch Light Productions, From the Top Studio, Art of Motion, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Santa and Much More!

8-9 “Merriment on E. Ridgewood Ave Shh – Santa will be back in the parkLots of music on the avenueRestaurant reservation suggested

Specials going on during the Tree Lighting…
Femmebot has music and 10% store wide sale until 9pm on 12/4/15
Alex and Ani having in-store events-

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORSfor the 30th Anniversary Celebration

Columbia Bank
Valley Health System
Van Dyk Health Care
BankCareOne at Ridgewood
Ridgewood News
Boiling Spring Saving Bank
PNC Wealth Management
Park West Tavern & LoftWest
Bergen Mental Healthcare
ConnectOne Bank
Ulrich, Inc.
C.C. VanEmburgh Funeral Home
Pearl Restaurant
Daily Treat Restaurant
Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Country Pancake House and Restaurant
Life Opportunities
Pink Bungalow
Hillmann Lighting
Lazarus & Williamson
The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood
Christ Church
Cupcakes by Carousel
Femmebot Clothing
Beauty Plus Salon
Gold Fish Swim School
Ridgewood Public Library
West Side Nursery School
Ridgewood YMCA
Ridgewood Party Rental

For more details, please call us at 201-445-2600 or email