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Person struck and killed by PATH train at Journal Square Station in Jersey City

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Jersey City NJ, tragedy unfolded at Journal Square Station in Jersey City as a person was fatally struck by a PATH train on Monday morning, as reported by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The individual’s identity remains undisclosed.

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Snow Expected 2-3 Inches ,Hazardous conditions will likely Impact the Evening Commute

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING..Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 to 3 inches. Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York. From 7 AM this morning to 7 PM EST this evening. * Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will likely impact the evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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Congestion Tax Estimated to Generate $3.4 Billion/Year — Three Times NY’s Legally Mandated $1 Billion Target

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Englewood Cliffs NJ, after doing nothing to stop New York’s Congestion tax on New Jersey commuters U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released a new Congressional Report on New York’s proposed Congestion Tax. It’s based on a detailed study and analysis of the MTA’s announcement this past December with the specifics of their pricing scheme. The Congestion Tax will increase commuter costs, congestion, and cancer-causing pollution in New Jersey and the outer boroughs. Gottheimer also requested a meeting with MTA Chairman Janno Lieber to discuss the findings.

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New Jersey Train and Bus Stations Drop-off Points for New York City Bound Illegal Immigrants

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Secaucus NJ, at least 13 buses have transported illegal immigrants to New Jersey, where they subsequently board buses and trains bound for New York City.

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Ridgewood Parking Permits on Sale at the Reception Desk, in the lobby of Village Hall

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Parking Permits are now being sold at the Reception Desk, in the lobby of Village Hall. You must bring your driver’s license and vehicle registration(s) for the car(s) you wish to register for a parking permit.

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Census Bureau Data: Escape From New York

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New York NY, if you define insanity as repeating the same actions and expecting different outcomes, then New York politicians appear to be candidates for an asylum.

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Teaneck Man Becomes the Billionth New York City Subway Rider

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Teaneck NJ, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the MTA hit the milestone, thanks to Brian Jones from Teaneck, New Jersey. Brian Jones from Teaneck became the billionth New York City subway rider in 2023, tapping into the 175 Street station at 10:54 a.m. on Tuesday, as announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul. This achievement was reached six weeks ahead of the previous year, which saw the subway system reaching a billion riders on December 27. Throughout 2023, subway ridership has consistently increased. In recognition of this milestone, Jones was awarded a $100 OMNY value card, an OMNY T-shirt, an OMNY button, and a city subway map glasses cleaner during his noteworthy journey.

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Commuter Train in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, Thursday evening Bergen County NJ Transit rail service is subject to up to 30-minute delays due to an earlier pedestrian fatality near Broadway-Fairlawn. NJ TRANSIT police responded to an incident involving the No. 66 train on the Port Jervis Line. The train struck an individual between the Broadway station and Morlot Avenue shortly after 4:30 p.m. The train had originated from Middletown, NY, at 3:20 p.m. and was en route to Hoboken, scheduled to arrive at 5:13 p.m. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries to the approximately 100 passengers and crew on board. In response to the incident, service was temporarily suspended in both directions between Ridgewood and Plauderville. NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes were being cross-honored by the agency’s buses and private carriers.

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NJ Transit Train Struck and Killed a Pedestrian in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ  ,a  New Jersey Transit train struck and killed a pedestrian in Fair Lawn on Thursday evening. According to a NJ Transit spokesperson , Bergen County Line train 1171 out of Hoboken hit the pedestrian just west of the Radburn Station in the borough at around 6:52 p.m.

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Port Authority Reports Traffic Levels at the Bridges and Tunnels in May 2023 Reached Pre-pandemic Levels

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced its facility volumes at the agency’s regional airports, bridges and tunnels, PATH commuter rail and seaport for the month of May 2023.

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NJ TRANSIT SETTLES WITH NATIONAL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS UNION OVER LAST YEAR’S UNLAWFUL JUNETEENTH JOB ACTION

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is still pursuing claims against the General Committee of Adjustment (GCA), the local union organization that orchestrated the illegal job action. A decision of the Federal Court last June found in favor of NJ TRANSIT and that the GCA violated the Railway Labor Act by instigating the “sick-out”. The Court’s order put in effect immediately following the job action remains in place and prohibits the local union from taking any such action in the future, including for this year’s Juneteenth holiday.

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New York City Confronts Remote Work Trend

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New York NY,  according to a new Bloomberg News study, the shift to remote work in Manhattan means the island’s office workers are spending about $12 billion less every year than they did before the pandemic.

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After Two Years of Inaction, Governor Murphy Finally Heeding Call to Address New York’s Tax War on New Jersey Workers

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Ridgewood NJ, Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho responded to Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement of a legislative package to address New York’s unjust taxation of New Jersey workers more than two years after Republicans first called on him to act.

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Westwood and NJ Transit Come to Terms Over Vacated Red and Tan Bus Terminal

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Westwood NJ, in a Facebook post Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo explains  progress made with NJ Transit over the vacated Red and Tan bus terminal in Westwood.

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Americans Headed Back to Sporting Events and Restaurants But Still Not the Office

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Ridgewood NJ, Kastle, the company that makes the fobs that allow people to unlock office buildings and individual offices has published some fascinating research comparing visits to the office versus visits to other mostly recreational activities, like flying on planes or attending a sporting event.  The results show mostly full recoveries of everything except visits to the office.

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