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Grove Street PATH Station Rehabilitation to Begin Jan. 6 for 20 Weekends Will Impact Service, and Station Access

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Jersey City NJ, starting the weekend of Jan. 6, 2024, PATH will begin an extensive station rehabilitation effort over 20 weekends that will require adjustments for some customers traveling to or from the Grove St. station in order to complete this critical project without any disruption to weekday service. Riders in the impacted direction should plan for additional travel time if their trip begins or ends at Grove Street.

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Two Tow Trucks Needed to Pull Tesla Up an Embankment off Grove Street in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police issued one (1) summons in connection with an early Tuesday morning, 10/17, motor vehicle crash in which the driver of a white colored Tesla lost control of her vehicle while driving westbound on Grove Street, Ridgewood, veered off of the roadway, and down an embankment. No injuries were reported in the mishap, but it took two (2) tow trucks more than one (1) hour to remove the Tesla from its predicament. Paramus Police assisted with traffic control while the prolonged removal process took place.

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Unoccupied SUV Riddled with Bullets Wednesday Early Morning in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, Representatives from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation were observed collecting physical and photographic evidence from the scene of an incident on Grove Street, Waldwick in which a parked, unoccupied Lexus SUV was riddled with bullets during the early morning hours of Wednesday, 11/30. No injuries were reported in the incident. Following their on scene collection of evidence, the vehicle was towed to a Sheriff’s Office location in Hackensack for further inspection. Police have not yet revealed what may have motivated the currently unknown shooter(s) to take aim at the late model Lexus SUV. Several area residents are reported to have heard the gunshots and provided investigators with doorbell video footage of individuals/vehicles traveling on streets near the shooting just prior to, and after it took place.

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Saturday Morning A Toyota Prius found its Way on to a Well maintained Front Lawn of a Grove Street Home in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, a local resident driving under the provisions of a learner’s permit lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a railroad tie retaining wall and shrubbery of a single family home located in the 300 block of Grove Street, Ridgewood on Saturday morning, 06/18. The blue, 4-door Toyota Prius came to rest on the front lawn and sidewalk of the well maintained property. Neither the driver nor her adult male passenger were injured in the mishap. A flatbed tow truck extricated the Prius from its predicament and removed it from the scene. Ridgewood Police responded and processed the crash report.

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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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Early Afternoon Vehicle Crash at the Intersection of Grove Street and South Pleasant Avenue, Ridgewood

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November 25,2016

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Ridgewood Nj, Three (3) teenage occupants of a 4-door white Mazda sedan were injured in an early afternoon two (2) vehicle crash at the intersection of Grove Street and South Pleasant Avenue, Ridgewood on Wednesday, 11/23. The Mazda’s female driver lost control of the vehicle after swerving and hit a large tree. Both vehicles involved in the crash were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. All three (3) victims were transported by a Ridgewood EMS ambulance to The Valley Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The adult male driver of the other vehicle involved in the mishap, a Jeep, was uninjured. Ridgewood FD personnel attended to a minor crash related fluid spill. At least three (3) summonses were issued by Ridgewood PD in connection with the incident.

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High winds toppled a large tree along Grove Street in Ridgewood

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November 12,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, High winds toppled a large tree located in wooded parkland along Grove Street in Ridgewood on Friday morning, 11/11. The fallen tree crushed a chain link fence and blocked motor vehicle traffic on Grove Street between South Irving Street and Van Dien Avenue for over two (2) hours. Ridgewood PD provided traffic control until the tree was removed by a Village of Ridgewood tree crew. No injuries were reported.

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Sign Thieves At It Again Stealing Stop Sign from Grove Street And Stevens Avenue In Ridgewood

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July 21,2016

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Ridgewood, N.J.  It seems we write this story every summer , once again Stop signs and other road signs are disappearing in Ridgewood, in what has now turned into an annual and costly event.

Ridgewood police said a stop sign at Grove Street and Stevens Avenue was stolen this week. Creating a dangerous hazard for unsuspecting drivers .

Ridgewood Chief of Police Jacqueline Luthcke spoke with CBS News on why street sign thievery is an ongoing problem in Ridgewood.

Luthcke said ,“We generally average two to three per month for stop signs,” she said. “When it comes to all other types of signs, by the end of the year, it’s over 100.”

Luthcke continued stating the problem spikes in the summer. “Summertime is always one of the hardest, because although the kids think it’s not a problem – they want to take it off to college with them – it’s really something that is both a financial and a safety issue.”

According to Luthcke last year, it was such a big problem that Ridgewood offered amnesty to anyone willing to bring back the stolen goods.

“The amnesty that we did last year got an amazing amount of signs back,” Luthcke said. “We haven’t had a discussion yet this year.” Its was reported the over 20 signs were returned during the amnesty period.

In April of this year a social media post led to a Wyckoff man being charged with theft after police found a picture of him with stolen street signs from the village .

If they are caught and convicted, sign thieves face fines and even jail time.

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Black Bear Spotted on Grove Street in Ridgewood

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May 23,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police are reporting that a Black Bear was spotted eating garbage from the garbage can of a Grove Street residence along the PSE&G right of way on the Glen Rock border at 3:30pm. The bear then disappeared into the wooded area that backs up to the Ridgewood sewage treatment plant.

Black bears by nature tend to be wary of people. However, if you encounter a black bear in your neighborhood or outdoors while hiking or camping, follow these common-sense safety tips.

Do not feed bears! Never feed or approach a bear!

Remain calm if you encounter a bear. Do not run from it.

Make the bear aware of your presence by speaking in an assertive voice, singing, clapping your hands, or making other noises.

Make sure the bear has an escape route.

If a bear enters your home, provide it with an escape route by propping all doors open.

Avoid direct eye contact, which may be perceived by a bear as a challenge. Never run from a bear. Instead, slowly back away.

To scare the bear away, make loud noises by yelling, banging pots and pans or using an airhorn. Make yourself look as big as possible by waving your arms. If you are with someone else, stand close together with your arms raised above your head.

The bear may utter a series of huffs, make popping jaw sounds by snapping its jaws and swat the ground. These are warning signs that you are too close. Slowly back away, avoid direct eye contact and do not run.

If a bear stands on its hind legs or moves closer, it may be trying to get a better view or detect scents in the air. It is usually not a threatening behavior.

Black bears will sometimes “bluff charge” when cornered, threatened or attempting to steal food. Stand your ground, avoid direct eye contact, then slowly back away and do not run.

If the bear does not leave, move to a secure area.

Black bear attacks are extremely rare. If a black bear does attack, fight back!

If you observe the bear please call the Ridgewood Police 201-652-3900.

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Saab collides with a pickup truck at the intersection of South Van Dien Avenue and Grove Street in Ridgewood

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Saab collides with a pickup truck at the intersection of South Van Dien Avenue and Grove Street in Ridgewood
Augusr 3,2015
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Ridgewood NJ, A 4-door Saab collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of South Van Dien Avenue and Grove Street shortly before 1 PM on Monday, 08/03, pushing the truck up onto a curb, and knocking its bed cap to the ground. No one was injured in the crash, but the pickup was heavily damaged and removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Ridgewood PD Patrol Officer Patrick Elwood investigated the incident.