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Swift Response to Vehicle Fire on Route 208 in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, on June 28th, just after 11:30 am, the Hawthorne Fire Department swiftly responded to a reported vehicle fire on Route 208 North near Goffle Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Thanks to their quick and efficient action, the fire was extinguished within minutes.

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Shooting Incident at Wilde Memorial Park in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, in a shocking incident Tuesday evening, a man was shot at Wilde Memorial Park in Glen Rock, prompting a flood of 911 calls from concerned residents in Fair Lawn and Ridgewood. The shooting occurred during a busy time at the park, which was hosting a basketball tournament.

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Mothers Day Brawl in Hawthorne Leads to Two Arrests and Sends Two to the Hospital

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Hawthorne NJ, at least two (2) individuals were taken into custody, and two (2) others transported by ambulances to a hospital, in connection with a late afternoon, Mother’s Day, 05/12, physical brawl at a strip mall on Wagaraw Road in Hawthorne.

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Bear Sightings in Haledon and Hawthorne

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Haledon NJ, there has been a bear sighting in the area of John Ryle Avenue in the Borough, which was confirmed by Haledon Police and Cider Mill and Goffle Hill road confirmed by Hawthorne Police.

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Route 208 Hawthorne Crash Sends Occupants to Hospital as SUV is Wedged in Overpass Abutment

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Hawthorne NJ, a late Monday afternoon, 05/06, crash on Route 208 southbound in Hawthorne involving a private ambulance and an SUV resulted in both SUV occupants being transported by a Hawthorne EMS ambulance to a local hospital. The SUV somehow became wedged between a bridge abutment and the ambulance after it veered off of the highway and up a steep embankment. The right travel lane and shoulder of the highway were both closed, causing major traffic delays through the area. A flatbed tow truck removed the heavily damaged SUV from the scene. The ambulance, which appeared to have been patient free, drove away on its own power. Hawthorne Police, Hawthorne Fire Department, and Hawthorne EMS responded to the incident.

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12 Apartments Evacuated After Hawthorne Building Collapse

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Hawthorne NJ, early on Sunday morning, a partial collapse of a two-story brick building led to the evacuation of nine individuals and six pets from the Hawthorne Garden Apartments at 100 Rock Road. Fire Chief Joseph Speranza reported no injuries, but 12 units were evacuated due to the incident that occurred just before 10 a.m.

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Driver Extricated from Car in Route 208 Crash in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne  firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to extricate the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder that was involved in a two (2) vehicle collision on Route 208 northbound near Utter Avenue on Saturday afternoon, 10/07. Following the successful extrication, the victim was transported by a Hawthorne EMS ambulance to a local hospital. Multiple individuals in the other vehicle involved complained of back pain and were also transported to a hospital for treatment. Hawthorne Police investigated the crash.

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Brick Wall at Hawthorne High School Collapses

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Hawthorne NJ, on Tuesday afternoon  there was  a partial collapse of a parapet wall at Hawthorne High School. No injuries have been reported and we don’t have information as to the cause but Fire crews were on scene securing the site.

Three (3) parked vehicles were damaged when portions of a west facing wall of Hawthorne High School collapsed and fell to a nearby sidewalk and roadway late Tuesday afternoon, 09/12. Fortunately, no one was injured in the mishap; students had already been dismissed for the day and the affected portions of the building were unoccupied. Hawthorne firefighters used a gas powered saw and hand tools to remove several remaining of the wall that were identified as being unstable. School will resume as scheduled on Wednesday, 09/13. However, several top floor classrooms may be cordoned off for safety reasons. Hawthorne Police, the Hawthorne Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and Hawthorne EMS also responded to the incident.

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“Raphael” the Snapping Turtle Move to a Safer Area by Hawthorne Police

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Hawthorne NJ, Due to his affinity for color, use of point perspective, and love of pizza, we’re pretty sure this is “Raphael”. Hawthorne Police Officer Forsythe moved him off the road to a safer area.
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Man Wanted in Hit-and-Run Death of 83 Year Old Hawthorne Resident

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Hawthorne NJ, Chief James W. Knepper announced that criminal charges have been filed against Juan Martinez Gonzalez of Hawthorne, New Jersey for his involvement in a hit-and-run crash that occurred in the evening hours on June 28, 2023, in the area of Wagaraw Road and Passaic Street in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Juan Martinez Gonzalez is charged with Second-Degree Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death of Another; Third-Degree Causing Death or Injury While Unlicensed; Third-Degree Endangering an Injured Victim; and Fourth-Degree Driving While Suspended.

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Route 208 Traffic Held at a Standstill after Clogged Storm Drains Flood Highway

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Hawthorne NJ, vehicular traffic on Route 208 northbound through Hawthorne was temporarily halted by flooding from a Sunday afternoon, 06/25, thunderstorm. Members of Hawthorne Fire Company #1 and Hawthorne OEM personnel worked to clear clogged storm drains near Ethel Avenue, Hawthorne in order that the highway could be safely reopened.

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Mercedes Benz SUV Takes Out Swimming Pool Cabana on Morningstar Road in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, a Mercedes Benz SUV crashed into a condominium complex’s swimming pool cabana on Morningstar Road in Hawthorne on Wednesday morning, 05/10, causing significant exterior and interior damage to the structure. No injuries were reported in the mishap, which occurred when the vehicle’s driver started the car in a nearby parking space, and put it in gear. Hawthorne Police and Hawthorne Fire Department responded to the incident. The Mercedes was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Work Van Collides With Passenger Vehicle on Lincoln Avenue in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, a multi-vehicle, Wednesday morning, 01/11, collision in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue, Hawthorne necessitated a response by two (2) flatbed tow trucks to remove an SUV and work van involved in the incident. No injuries were reported in the mishap. Hawthorne Police was assisted by Glen Rock Police with traffic control.

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Downed Power Line Shuts Down Route 208 in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, a downed high voltage electric power line resulted in an hours long closure of Route 208 in both directions through portions of Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, and Hawthorne on Saturday afternoon, 11/12. The energized line also damaged a section of pavement on the southbound highway in Glen Rock when in fell, which resulted in a lane closure once the highway did finally reopen. Glen Rock Police, Glen Rock Fire Department, Fair Lawn Police, Hawthorne Police, New Jersey State Police, NJDOT, PSE&G Electric Division, and Ridgewood Emergency Services units responded to the incident. Additional power lines in Glen Rock were downed later that day when a tree fell in a wooded area near NJ Transit’s Main Line tracks. Wide area power outages were reported in connection with that mishap.

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Three Hospitalized after Collision at the Intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Loretto Avenue in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, three (3) individuals were hospitalized following a two (2) vehicle, early Wednesday morning, 10/19, collision at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Loretto Avenue, on the border of Fair Lawn and Hawthorne. One (1) of the vehicles involved was propelled into the front façade of a nearby Hawthorne restaurant, which was, fortunately, unoccupied at the time. Both heavily damaged vehicles were towed from the scene.

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