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Wyckoff Moves to Build Recreational Trail Linking Turf Field and Playground

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Wyckoff NJ, the Wyckoff Township Committee is set to hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 6, with several important items on the agenda. One of the key points of discussion will be the proposed $150,000 in improvements to Memorial Field. This project aims to create an ADA-compliant recreational trail connecting the turf athletic field, baseball field, and family playground to Franklin Avenue.

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Busy Day for Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department with 5 Calls

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Hasbrouck Heights NJ, busy day for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department with 5 calls for service. Fire Fighters started their day at 5 am for smoke in an apartment off of Terrace Ave. Members around 1 pm responded to Burr Pl for a party pinned between a trailer and a staircase a 10-30 was transmitted and Wood-Ridge Rescue responded to the scene.

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Drivers habitually ignore “NO LEFT TURN” signs at Starbucks drive-through on Franklin Ave in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, where’s a cop when you need one? Seemingly never stationed outside of the Ridgewood Starbucks drive-through on Franklin Ave, where drivers routinely cause near misses by making prohibited left turns into and out of the facility’s drive-through lane. A few years back, orange & white striped traffic stanchions prevented those unlawful left turn turns from happening. Why were they removed?

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PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ACTIVIST: WARNS PEDESTRIANS ABOUT CROSSING DANGEROUS CROSSWALK IN RIDGEWOOD

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Ridgewood NJ, pedestrian safety activist Frank Geraghty pointed out an ongoing problem on Franklin Avenue and Maple Avenue North is a very dangerous badly marked crosswalk outside 65 Maple Avenue North.  A westbound pedestrian looking left (south) can be fooled sometimes by an empty avenue void of traffic. What the pedestrian does not realize is when he or she gets the all clear and walks west bound on the crosswalk that there is fast moving nearby traffic a few yards away on the left coming from Franklin Avenue and entering Maple Avenue trying to beat a seven second green light which is blocked from pedestrian view by utility pole and street light.

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ATM Blind Spot on Franklin Avenue in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, a reader has been making the rounds in the Village of Ridgewood and pointing out , blind turns , dangerous intersections, bad signage and roads in need of repair . The ATM machine on the front side of the TD Bank facing Franklin Avenue puts bank customers in a blind spot unable to see vehicles exiting the bank’s drive through window and motorists can not see the customer exiting the ATM machine . This safety issue could be easily remedied by adding a fence on the left side of the ATM blocking the egress to the driveway so the ATM customer does not inadvertently walk into an on coming car exiting the drive through window.

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SUV takes out Two Utility Poles in Midland Park Crash

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Midland Park NJ, one (1) person was injured in a single vehicle, Monday morning, 08/29, crash involving two (2) utility poles located in the 100 block of Erie Avenue, Midland Park. Midland Park Police and Midland Park EMS responded to aid the victim, who was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Erie Avenue was closed in both directions between Franklin Avenue and Glen Avenue pending replacement of the damaged utility poles. A tow truck removed the damaged vehicle from the scene.

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SUV Involved In an Accident at the Train Trestle Rolls Into a Ridgewood Police Cruiser

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Ridgewood NJ, an unoccupied BMW X1 SUV that had been involved in a early Thursday afternoon, 07/21, two (2) vehicle collision at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and North Broad Street, Ridgewood, rolled into an unoccupied Ridgewood Police marked patrol vehicle that had responded to the incident. The BMW was towed from the scene; the patrol vehicle was driven away on its own power, but removed from service until repairs are made. No injuries were reported by any individuals who were involved in the initial collision.

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Firefighters Rescue Passenger Following A Car Crash In Ridgewood

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On January 2, Ridgewood firefighters rescued a passenger from a minivan involved in a crash with a Honda Civic sedan, according to the Daily Voice. Both cars had severe damages and were towed from the crash site at North Walnut Street and Franklin Avenue. The female passenger was then transported to the Valley Hospital to receive treatment for the neck injuries she sustained during the crash.

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Sunday Night Crash in Ridgewood’s Central Business District Sends One to The Valley Hospital

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Ridgewood NJ, one (1) summons was issued in connection with a two (2) vehicle crash at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and North Walnut Street, Ridgewood on Sunday evening, 01/02. Ridgewood firefighters used hydraulic tools to extricate an adult female passenger of a minivan involved in the collision. The victim was transported to The Valley Hospital by Ridgewood EMS. A crash related fluid spill was also attended to by Ridgewood Fire Department. Both vehicles involved in the crash appear to have been totaled and were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Ridgewood Police Patrol Division handled the crash investigation.

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Ridgewood Residents got their first look the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Design Assistance Program on August 12th

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood residents got their first look the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Design Assistance Program on August 12th .Lets hope these improvements are more soundly implemented than the “suicide bike lane” and traffic easing disasters of the past witch created dangerous congestion for Ridge school and Ridgewood School students .

The “suicide bike lane” and traffic easing disasters were driven by grant money with little thought to their practical application ,in the real word.

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Restaurateur Bets Big on Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Sonny Singh a  62  who lives in Demarest, has been buying up Ridgewood restaurants after losing his party and bridal dress shops to the pandemic.

In the past month or so, Singh has bought Stella Artisan Italian and sister restaurant No. 12, the   nearly three-decade-old Country Pancake House on Ridgewood Avenue, which he is changing the name to  Ridgewood Diner.

Singh also has purchased  In Shape, a gym on Chestnut Street, which he is turning into Sugar & Spice Cafe and six months ago, he opened Turmeric Indian Bistro, a restaurant that specializes in North Indian cuisine, on Franklin Avenue.

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Readers says ,Ridgewood Needs to keep Ridgewood Avenue as a automobile thoroughfare more than ever

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“Franklin Avenue is a death trap already. Do you remember the priest pedestrian in the crosswalk trying to cross Franklin Avenue at Oak Street who was killed by an impatient woman (who was apparently immune from County prosecution) who admittedly had the green light but became impatient waiting to make the left turn onto Franklin Avenue who punched the accelerator, zoomed around THE LEFT HAND SIDE of the car in front of her which was waiting to do the same thing (but that had appropriately stopped to let the poor priest cross the street) and brutally hit and killed the pedestrian priest in the crosswalk?”

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Unlawful left turns target of construction at Starbucks drive thru

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Ridgewood NJ, Unlawful left turns into and out of the Starbucks drive through on Franklin Avenue will be more difficult to execute once the installation of new curbing, sidewalks, and access ramps is complete. The coffee shop is temporarily closed, and will remain closed during construction.

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The Village has Begun Enforcing “No left Turns” Into and Out of the Starbucks

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village has begun enforcing a recently passed local ordinance that prohibits left turns into and out of the Starbucks drive through restaurant on Franklin Avenue. Traffic cones are now in place that effectively block left turns out of the facility. No word yet as to whether more cones will be deployed to prevent left turns into the facility.

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Water Main Break Closes Franklin Avenue Near Boulder Run in Wyckoff Yesterday

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Wyckoff NJ, Yesterday Friday July 20, a water main break occurred on Franklin Avenue in the vicinity of the entrance to Boulder Run. Franklin Avenue in both directions (East & Westbound) was closed between Main Street and Godwin Avenue. Ridgewood Water and Wyckoff traffic officers were on site.

East-bound & West-bound Franklin Avenue have been reopened between Main Street & Godwin Avenue .