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Notorious Washington Avenue Hill in Washington Township Claims Another Truck

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

the staff of the Ridgewood bog

Washington Twp NJ, The back end of a flatbed truck loaded with approximately 10,000 pounds of granite wound up in a roadside ditch following an injury free Thursday afternoon, 09/13, collision on the notorious Washington Avenue hill in Washington Township. Washington Township Police responded to investigate the incident. Eastbound and westbound traffic was blocked on the hill until the stuck vehicle was safely removed. No word as to whether any summonses were issued in connection with the crash.

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Downed Tree Takes Out Electric Lines and Communications Cables in Washington Township

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, Washington Township Police and Washington Township Fire Department personnel responded to utility emergency involving a downed tree onto high tension electric lines and communications cables in the 700 block of Wearimus Road, Washington Township on Monday afternoon, 08/13. The fallen tree completely blocked the heavily traveled roadway necessitating detours be put into place by Hillsdale Police, Ho-Ho-Kus Police, and Washington Township Police. No injuries were reported in the incident, but many electric & communications services subscribers in the area were negatively impacted.

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Rockland Coaches, Customers in Washington Twp : Route 495 Helix Project

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Dear Valued Customers:

We wanted to provide an update concerning the upcoming NJ DOT restoration project on the route 495 helix.  A meeting was held yesterday  with the PABT, NJ DOT, and all bus carriers.  It was announced that the construction will commence on Friday August 10th however the lane closures on 495 will not occur until Monday August 20th.  The project is anticipated to last for 2 1/2 years.
  
The dedicated bus lane will remain active through the life of the project, but regular vehicular traffic will be reduced from 4 lanes to 3 in either direction.  Although the bus lane will be open in the morning, we do anticipate delays getting to the bus lane at the junction of the NJ Turnpike.  It is still anticipated that traffic going into the City in the afternoon will be most impacted by the restoration project. The Port Authority additionally anticipates that westbound traffic on 495 will be minimally impacted throughout the course of the day.

We will unfortunately not know the true impact this project will have on the daily commute until the construction begins however we will remain in constant communication with the PABT & NJ DOT throughout the project. We again encourage you to visit restorenj495.com for further information and you can also sign up to receive email alerts related to the project on that site as well.

Thank you for your time.

Adam Rodriguez
Operations Manager
Rockland Coaches, Inc. 

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Temple Beth Or of Washington Twp. to Merge with Temple Beth El of Northern Valley, in Closter

photo courtesy of Temple Beth Or Facebook page

June 8,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, So ex council candidate Alexandra Harwin’s husband Rabbi Noah Fabricant may soon be without a job? This may explain quite a bit. According to Temple Beth Or ‘s website on  ” 11/2/2017: As announced during the High Holy Days, we (Temple Beth Or)  have signed a Letter of Intent with Temple Beth El of Northern Valley, in Closter, to take actions towards the merging of our two congregations to create a single Jewish community in a new location under a new name. Since then, we have made a significant amount of progress.”

http://www.templebethornj.org/images/stories/pdfs/TBO-TBE-FAQ.pdf

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Washington Township Crash on Friday Morning Sends One to the Hospital

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving

May 5,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, A two (2) vehicle, Friday morning, 05/04, crash in front of 1149 Washington Avenue, Washington Township resulted in a non life threatening injury to one (1) driver, who was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. A flatbed tow truck removed both wrecks from the scene. Washington Township Police and EMS responded to aid the crash victim.

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Garden State Parkway Southbound Rollover Crash in Hillsdale

Garden State Parkway Southbound Rollover Crash in Hillsdale

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

July 2,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hillsdale NJ, A Saturday evening, 07/01, rollover crash on the Garden State Parkway southbound at mile marker 167.9 in Hillsdale brought out first responders from Washington Township and Hillsdale as well as the NJ State Police. It appeared as though the driver of the rolled over vehicle, an SUV, walked away from the crash with non life threatening injuries.

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Elderly Washington Twp Resident Rescued by Neighbors After Tree Falls On Home

Washington Twp Resident Rescued

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

June 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, An elderly adult female occupant of a home on Taylor Street in Washington Township was rescued by three (3) neighbors after a large tree toppled onto her home on Monday afternoon, 06/26. The resident was uninjured in the incident. Washington Township Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the scene. A municipal building sub code official was also requested to respond.

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Time to Put and End to Forced Overdependent of Bergen County

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Reader, “If people just read this and don’t share the information, nothing will change. Do people think change comes by people sitting on their duffs in the living room and doing nothing more? Go to the event and support her at this event, otherwise, leaving it to someone else just won’t cut it anymore. Progressives who want to change the face of all the communities are working to make it happen…what are YOU DOING? If you can’t go, call your legislator even if it’s Pascrell and tell him this will lead to blighted areas in your town, overbuilding which perhaps including taking people’s homes through eminent domain if you are in the area they want, higher taxes due to more schools being needed, more traffic and of course road repairs and infrastructure costs – sewer, water, etc.”

June 14,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ,  Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi will initiate a series of statewide legislative hearings to address New Jersey’s affordable housing crisis. The first will be held on June 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bergen Community College’s Technology Education Center room 128.

Schepisi will be joined by other invited guests, including fellow legislators, mayors, town officials and planners, engineers, traffic experts, board of education members, environmental groups and other interested parties.

She said the hearings will examine ways to provide a better way toward affordability for the residents of this state while protecting towns from a recent state Supreme Court ruling that could force the construction of up to 1.5 million unneeded housing units to satisfy a fictitious population increase of 3.35 million in the next nine years – while Rutgers projects a population increase of only 219,000.

“We have reached a critical juncture in the State of New Jersey. We are the most costly, the most densely populated with the highest number of outmigration because people can no longer afford to live here. Instead of smart discussions regarding how to implement change to reduce living costs for all of our residents, the legislature’s inaction is forcing communities to potentially double their housing population in just the next nine years, destroying all existing housing prices while increasing property taxes,” said Schepisi. “We need to stop the court’s action and fix this issue while we still can.”

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Washington Township police officer involved in a minor collision with a passenger vehicle

Washington Township police officer involved in a minor collision with a passenger vehicle

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

September 9,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood bog

Washington Twp NJ, An on-duty Washington Township police officer sustained non life threatening injuries when her marked police cruiser was involved in a minor collision with a passenger vehicle on Thursday afternoon, 09/08. She was transported by ambulance to the Hackensack University Medical Center’s North Campus in Westwood. The crash occurred on Pascack Road near the Seasons restaurant. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by flatbed tow trucks. No information was available at the crash site as to whether the police officer was responding to an emergency at the time of the incident. The other vehicle’s driver, an adult female, was uninjured in the mishap.

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Linwood Ave at Washington Township Boarder Shut Down due to Fallen Tree Monday

Linwood Ave at Washington Township Boarder Shut Down due to Fallen Tree Monday

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

August 23,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Both directions of Linwood Avenue east of Route 17 in Paramus to the border of Washington Township and Ridgewood were closed for approximately two (2) hours on Monday morning, 8/22 because of a fallen tree near 1127 Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood. Ridgewood PD and FD, along with Paramus PD personnel, responded to the incident. A PSE&G trouble shooter disconnected electric service to a single family home in order to facilitate removal of debris on the roadway. Cable TV and telephone services to the same home, which sustained slight damage when the tree fell, were also disrupted. A Village of Ridgewood Shade Tree Division crew cleared the roadway. No injuries were reported.