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Ho-Ho-Kus Fire with the Aid of Waldwick and Ridgewood Fire Departments Clear Route 17 Vehicle Fire in 45 Minutes

photos courtesy of Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, on Tuesday May 10th the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department around 6:40 was dispatched to Route 17 southbound near Racetrack Rd. for a reported vehicle fire. Engines 733 & 731 arrived to find a fully-involved utility van on the shoulder. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, assisted by Waldwick Fire Engine 633 and Ridgewood Fire Engine 35. There were no injuries and all units cleared the scene within 45 minutes.

 

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Jammed Delivery Truck Closes East Saddle River Road in Ho-Ho-Kus

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, a stuck truck caused the closure of East Saddle River Road near Fox Run in Ho-Ho-Kus for over one (1) hour on Saturday afternoon, 05/14. A large box truck making a delivery to a nearby home got stuck when turning into the home’s driveway. A heavy duty tow truck was dispatched to free the stuck vehicle. No damage was reported to either the truck, driveway, or street. Two (2) Ho-Ho-Kus Police marked patrol units provided traffic control during the incident. Neither the truck’s driver nor helpers were injured in the mishap. Continue reading Jammed Delivery Truck Closes East Saddle River Road in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Bergen County SWAT Called in to Respond to Distraught Man in Ho-Ho-Kus

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the Bergen County SWAT team was called late Thursday afternoon, 05/12, to assist with the safe removal of a distraught adult male from his single family Ho-Ho-Kus home, known by local police to contain multiple, legal firearms. No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident. The individual was safely removed from the home and transported by ambulance to New Bridge Regional Medical Center for an evaluation. Ho-Ho-Kus Police was assisted at the scene by Saddle River Police, Waldwick Police, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

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New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Urges you to leave Young Wildlife Undisturbed

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, according to NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife in the spring and summer months, you may find what appears to be sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. New Jersey Fish and Wildlife urges you to leave young wildlife undisturbed. Every year, especially around this time, the lives of many young animals are disrupted. Well-intentioned people may attempt to “save” these animals while most often, the mother is nearby.

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UPDATE: Bear Sighting in Ho-Ho-Kus

file photo by Boyd Loving

Ridgewood Police: A black bear has been spotted on the east side of town this morning. Bears live in our area and will leave the woods in search of food. If seen, make yourself known with loud noises and do not corner it /make sure it has an escape route. Black bear attacks are very rare but if you see one acting aggressively, give us a call.

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, according to the Ho-Ho-Kus Police yesterday at 532pm , a bear was still in the area, now seen on Racetrack Road. NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife has been contacted and provided same advice.
Do not approach. Leave it alone. Keep kids and pets out of the area. Bring any bird feeders inside.
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FIRST FLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 2022 LIVE AND IN PERSON BENEFIT & SEASON

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Ridgewood NJ, First Flight Theatre Company based in Ridgewood, NJ announced the kickoff of their 2022 season with COME FLY WITH US, First Flights first in-person Benefit on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 7pm at The Hermitage Museum, 335 Franklin Turnpike in Ho-Ho-Kus  NJ.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Mayor and Councilmen Greet Fishermen on Opening Day

photos courtesy of Ho-Ho-Kus Mayor Randall

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus Mayor Randall, Councilmen Crossley and Policastro greeted fishermen at Ho-Ho-Kus’ East park on opening day of New Jersey’s trout fishing season.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Police Warn of Increasing Daylight Car Thefts

photo courtesy of the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, car thefts in NJ, including Ho-Ho-Kus, have significantly increased from 2021. Thieves can and will take your car at any time of the day or night. Daytime attempts in the area have increased. Please report any suspicious people or vehicles in the area and remember to remove the key fobs and lock the doors

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First Annual Molly Marie Pearson Memorial Blood Drive in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the first annual Molly Marie Pearson Memorial Blood Drive, hosted by the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, will take place on April 28, 2022, between the hours 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Ambulance Corps Building.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Police Up to Speed on New Body Cameras

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department is pleased to announce that our officers have been trained on the operation of our new WatchGuard V300 body worn cameras (BWC). The camera will be affixed to the officer’s outer most uniform garment. The operation of WatchGuard V300 BWC will be in compliance with agency policy, which is in accordance with NJOAG and Bergen County Prosecutors Office guidelines.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Police: East Saddle River Road from Hollywood Avenue to Wearimus Road will be closed February 20th, from 5pm until 4am on February 21st

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Road Closure for Sunday, February 20th into Monday, February 21st.  Please be aware that East Saddle River Road from Hollywood Avenue to Wearimus Road will be closed February 20th, from 5pm until approximately 4am on February 21st. Local traffic only. Please follow detours and use caution.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Planning Board will Discuss High Density Development Project on North Maple Avenue Corridor

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the Ho-Ho-Kus Planning Board will discuss  the Ho-Ho-Kus Crossings high density development project on North Maple Avenue . While the project will reside in Ho-Ho-Kus  the greatest impact will be felt in Ridgewood . The project will create a profound transformation of the neighborhood which will affect the whole North  Maple Avenue corridor.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Crossings : Major Impact on Maple Avenue Corridor

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the developer has a project for an apartment complex with 67 units, mainly 1-2 bedroom and a few 3 bedroom units and also129 parking spaces and some retail space. This will be built in the lot behind Red Cedar, from Grandma’s Attic to Barnett Place and 1st street where the footprint is around 1.5 acres. This is a very high density development for a small village like Ho-Ho-Kus . The plan was changed after the developer got all the variances and final approval from NJ DEP due to the proximity to Ho-Ho-Kus Brook.

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County Executive Passes Out at Ho-Ho-Kus Gathering

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco passed out at a gathering in Ho-Ho-Kus. According to Bergen County Director of Communications Derek Sands he was taken to the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood for precautionary measures Wednesday night after he “became light-headed and briefly fainted at a private event,”

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