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River Edge Jumper Rescued by Quick Action by Multiply Police and Fire Agencies

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photos courtesy of  Max Chazen

River Edge NJ, on April 12 at approximately 2:05 pm, New Milford Fire Department was dispatched for a water rescue at the 100 block of New Bridge Road. New Milford Fire Chief 301 was first on scene along New Milford and River Edge Police. New Milford’s Marine 38 squad responded with their Boat and rescue team. Mutual aid from River Edge and Oradell Fire Departments responded with there rescue boats as well.

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Progress On Replacement of East Anderson Street/Cedar Lane Bridge Connecting Hackensack and Teaneck

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County is moving forward with plans to replace the East Anderson Street/Cedar Lane Bridge over the Hackensack River in the City of Hackensack and Township of Teaneck. The replacement project aims to address the bridge’s structural, geometric, and operational shortcomings, enhance safety, and ensure efficient transportation for all modes of travel.

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City of Hackensack Fire fighters Log a Busy Week

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Hackensack NJ, City of Hackensack Fire fighters had a busy couple of days March 27th at 2:54pm Engine 1, Engine 4, Rescue 1, Ladder 1, Deputy 2 and Car 2 responded to the rear of 500 South River Street on reported vehicle into the River. Arriving units found a van down the embankment, partially into the water. The driver stated he accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake. The driver refused medical treatment at the scene and no other injuries were reported. Members of the Second Platoon secured the vehicle using ropes to keep the rising tide from floating the vehicle further into the water. The vehicle was eventually removed by on duty city tow.

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A National and State Historic Landmark in Hackensack, is in Crisis

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A national and state historic landmark in Hackensack, NJ is in crisis.

The USS Ling, a Balao class submarine that served our nation in WWII is stuck in the mud in the Hackensack River in Hackensack, NJ.

The submarine has been at its present location since 1973 when the title was transferred to the Submarine Memorial Association who operated a museum at the site.

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Free Fishing Day Saturday, October 22

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Ridgewood NJ, fishing has never been better in New Jersey! Find out for yourself on this year’s second Free Fishing Day Saturday, October 22.  On this day, resident anglers can enjoy some of the finest freshwater fishing in the Northeast without needing to purchase a license or a trout stamp.

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Van Buskirk Island County Park Paddle Center Opens in Oradell

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photos courtesy of Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco
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Oradell NJ, Bergen County Parks System celebrated the grand opening of the Van Buskirk Island County Park Paddle Center in Oradell. The county parks department and DPW have created something extremely special, a sanctuary and nature preserve that can best be experienced by water. Residents and visitors will now be able to explore the Hackensack River and it’s tributary channels and canals that flow from our dock near the Hackensack Waterworks all the way to the Oradell Avenue Bridge.

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Bergen County Historical Society : Stolen c.1812 Cannon Mystery Deepens

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Photos courtesy of  Carol Restivo, BCHS President and D.Powell

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River Edge NJ, stolen c.1812 Cannon mystery deepens at the Bergen County Historical Society ,Eric Pain, Superintendent of Ringwood State Park jumped on putting us in touch with Timothy Andro /Owner, Northeast Public Safety Divers & Mahwah Rescue 1 Dive Coordinator & North Jersey Regional Scuba to help look for our c.1812 cannon that was reported stolen May 9, 1980 from in front of the Steuben House. One response from a previous Facebook post was that it was thrown off the bridge at that time.
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Bergen County Historical Society : “We want it (our Cannon) back”

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River Edge NJ, the Bergen County Historical Society is asking  members of the public to come forward with information about a 19th century cannon that was stolen four decades ago.

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The USS Ling in Hackensack Makes the List of 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in NJ 

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Hackensack NJ, the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in NJ program spotlights irreplaceable historic, architectural, cultural, and archaeological resources in New Jersey that are in imminent danger of being lost. The act of listing these resources acknowledges their importance to the heritage of New Jersey, and draws attention to the predicaments that endanger their survival and the survival of historic resources statewide. The list, generated from nominations by the public, aims to attract new perspectives and ideas to sites in desperate need of creative solutions.

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“What We Got Here is Failure to Communicate” : Suez North America Blamed for Recent Flooding

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County officials are blaming Suez North America and say that flooding caused by last Friday’s storms could have been prevented .

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Bergen County Historical Society Feeds Reenactors Retracing the 7-mile Retreat of Washington’s Army from Fort Lee

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New Bridge Landing NJ, marking the 245th Anniversary of this pivotal event during the Rev War, the Bergen County Historical Society, along with the Brigade of the American Revolution, co-sponsored a day of living history on Sunday, November 21st, 10 am-4 pm at Historic New Bridge Landing. The 3rd New Jersey Regiment, “Jersey Grays” marched, retracing the 7-mile retreat of Washington’s Army, arriving from Fort Lee around 10:30AM, then engaged in a skirmish with three other units for the bridge in a tactical weapons demonstration portraying the action that occurred when British troops forced the Continental Army away from the area and captured this vital crossing point over the Hackensack River. Up to the challenge of feeding an army, the Out Kitchen cooked for over 65 [reenactors from, I believe, four units present, along with the ladies] a hearty stew of 20 pounds of beef, 12 pounds of potatoes, 15 pounds of carrots, 8 onions, and a celery head in a tasty broth served with good crusty bread. Pictured are unit ladies who volunteered to serve.

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Governor Murphy Signs Bateman and Corrado Bills Safeguarding our State’s Drinking Water and Waterways

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Upper Saddle River  NJ, with the Governor’s signing today of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and Senator Kristin Corrado, important environmental infrastructure projects across the state will move forward as planned this year.

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USS Ling Continues its Slow Progress to Recovery

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Hackensack NJ, the USS Ling has been stuck in Hackensack, NJ since 2015 in the Hackensack river ,near the old Bergen Record building . The group USS LING SS 297 plans to move her to Indiana for much needed drydock, and create a new naval museum (Louisville Naval Museum) with Ling as the main attraction.

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Louisville Naval Museum bails out the USS Ling in the Hackensack river

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Hackensack NJ, Louisville Naval Museum bails out the USS Ling in the Hackensack river. According to the Louisville Naval Museum the Louisville Naval Museum Fundraiser effort is in Phase 1 of our capital campaign with the goal to raise $100,000. “Phase 1: Ready the USS Ling” will finance the preparation of the USS Ling for transport to the Louisville area. This includes necessary mechanical, legal and logistical expenses. We will focus on raising $10K from Facebook donations through the months of December and January. This initial infusion of much-needed funds will allow us to do critical work to launch this campaign. Any donation is greatly appreciated, and sharing is encouraged. Thank you for your commitment and support in this effort!

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Bergen County Historical Society : 242nd Anniversary of the British Invasion/American Retreat Across New Jersey

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River Edge NJ, Save the date and join us for the 242nd Anniversary of the British Invasion/American Retreat Across New Jersey , Sunday, November 18, 2018, 12 pm – 4 pm at the Bergen County Historical Society .

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