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Montvale Says ,”Enough is Enough” on “Affordable Housing” Obligations

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Montvale NJ, according to Mayor Mike Ghassali ,Montvale is ready to go to Federal Court and fight for the correct and fair due process. RFQ going out for a federal council.

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Seven Productions Filmed in New Jersey Appearing at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival

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Ridgewood NJ, the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission (NJMPTVC), which is part of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), today announced that seven productions filmed in New Jersey will appear at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. The festival’s 40th anniversary event will feature I Saw the TV Glow, Your Monster, Rob Peace, Ponyboi, Presence, Exhibiting Forgiveness, and A Different Man. Filming took place in locations across the state including in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, and Union Counties.

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NJ TRANSIT BEVERAGE BAN IN EFFECT DURING NYC AND HOBOKEN SANTACON

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NJ TRANSIT is prohibiting all beverages on its trains, light rail vehicles and buses on Saturday, December 9th to coincide with the SantaCon event in New York City and on Saturday, December 16th to coincide with the SantaCon event in Hoboken.

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UPDATE: NJ Transit Train Derails Near Penn Station

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UPDATE: Rail service into and out of Penn Station New York has resumed and is subject to up to 60-minute delays due to a minor slow speed derailment in Penn Station New York. Midtown Direct service is being diverted to Hoboken. NJ TRANSIT Rail tickets and passes are being cross honored by PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken, and 33rd St-NY, and NJ TRANSIT bus and private carriers. Please visit njtransit.com/ABC.

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Ridgewood NJ, Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains operating between New York’s Penn Station and New Jersey are experiencing significant delays due to a minor slow speed derailment in Penn Station New York. Midtown Direct service is being diverted to Hoboken.  NJ TRANSIT Rail tickets and passes are being cross honored by PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken, and 33rd St-NY and NJ TRANSIT bus and private carriers.

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NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations Commemorates its 40th Anniversary

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January 1, 2023 marked the 40th anniversary of NJ TRANSIT assuming control and management of the operations of New Jersey’s commuter rail network, previously operated by Conrail under contract to NJ TRANSIT and the State of New Jersey.

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Christie’s Northern New Jersey Agents Receive Prestigious Industry Recognition

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Ridgewood NJ,  Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, exclusive partner of Christie’s International Real Estate, voted Christie’s Affiliate of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in the region, proudly announced today that several of its affiliated real estate agents received the prestigious NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® for 2021. The awards recognize NJ REALTORS® members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.

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Christie’s NNJ Sponsors 70th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®

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Ridgewood NJ, on August 15, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® marked its 70th anniversary with the support of several premier brands, including Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, as well as five other Christie’s International Real Estate network Affiliates. Also aligned in support of the world’s premier car collecting event were iconic names such as watchmaker Ulysse Nardin and car manufacturer McLaren, both brands known for the art of engineering.  Continue reading Christie’s NNJ Sponsors 70th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®

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NY Waterway Adds More Weekend Service

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Hoboken NJ, Starting Friday, February  26th NY Waterway has added additional departures on Friday and Saturday night from Port Imperial/Weehawken & Hoboken 14th St to Midtown/West 39th Street , Hours have been extended to 9:30pm clicking here.

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Essex County Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery Spree Spanning Multiple Counties In Northern And Central New Jersey

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Mahwah NJ, Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, N.J., admitted today to participating in a string of convenience store robberies that took place across New Jersey in November and December 2017, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

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NY WATERWAY SURVEYS NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS ON PLANS FOR LEISURE TRAVEL TO NEW YORK CITY

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WEEHAWKEN NJ, NY Waterway is conducting an online survey of New Jersey residents, asking their attitude about visiting Manhattan for leisure activities.

The aim of the survey, sent by email and posted on social media to more than 200,000 North Jersey residents, is to help develop ferry schedules that best meet customer needs.

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Special Properties Recognizes Top Producing Agents for 2018

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Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, recently recognized the company’s Top Producers for 2018. This recognition was part of the brokerage’s first corporate meeting in 2019, and recognized those agents who displayed the highest levels of production and quality customer service for clients.

Honored by Special Properties were (Bottom Row, L-R) Katarina Kourgelis, Patricia Lomupo, Vivienne Muldoon, Alena Ciccarelli, Max Stokes, Corinna Dooley, Sharon Georgevich, Francesco Mazzaferro, Amy Bourque, Judith Paris, Gohar Grigoryan, and Marisa Traverso. (Middle Row, L-R) Grace Ziarko, Diana Malkhasian, Margaret Gregorek, Claudia Inoa, Megan Fox, Helen Martino, Darlene Bandazian (Vice President of Regional Business Development), Ilija Pavlovic (President & CEO), Barbara Duff, Adrena Aiazian, Lauren O’Rourke, and Deborah Rawlins. (Back Row, L-R) Heather Clark, Claudia Sanchez, Maryanne Elsaesser, Christina Gibbons, Christina LaBarbiera, Trip Patterson, Priscilla Reynolds, Maureen Kuntz, Samantha Palazzolo-Perini, and Cristina Sippel.

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New Jersey Transit Adds Extra Buses and Trains for Thanksgiving Travelers

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SERVICE ADVISORY:EXTRA RAIL AND BUS SERVICE SET FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS

Kids ride free on NJ TRANSIT all holiday weekend

November 22, 2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Whether it’s over the river or through the woods, NJ TRANSIT is offering additional trains and buses this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to make it even easier for customers to unite with family and friends, travel to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, or get started on holiday shopping at various malls throughout the state.  Plus, feel free to bring your holiday helpers as kids ride free* the entire long weekend!

NJ TRANSIT will once again offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, November 23, for the benefit of customers leaving work early, and to provide additional capacity for customers traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport.  The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is typically the busiest day of the year at Newark Airport’s rail station, with ridership levels about twice that of a typical weekday.  Customers are urged to purchase their tickets early – round trip preferably – to avoid lines or download NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app available free at the App Store and Google Play.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, NJ TRANSIT will add extra trains and buses to the schedule in the morning and midday hours to accommodate customers traveling to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Then on Friday, November 25, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, enhanced bus service will be offered to shopping centers throughout New Jersey and additional trains will operate to and from New York.

NJ TRANSIT customer service representatives and volunteers will be deployed at major facilities throughout the holiday weekend to assist customers with their travels.

For complete schedule and fare information, customers may visit njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.

Early getaway service from New York, Newark and Hoboken

On Wednesday, November 23, trains will operate on a weekday schedule on all lines with additional “early getaway” service from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal starting at 1 p.m. on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines.  Newark Light Rail, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and River Line Light Rail service will operate on a weekday schedule.  Bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to check their timetables or visit njtransit.com for schedule information.  Selected routes will operate on special holiday schedules to match service with ridership demand, including early getaway service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and on the No. 64 and 68 bus routes from the Hudson River waterfront between noon and 4:30 p.m. to accommodate the heaviest travel, with less frequent service during the traditional rush hour and later in the evening due to lower ridership.  Special holiday timetables are available on njtransit.com.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule.  To accommodate customers traveling to and from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NJ TRANSIT will add extra trains on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex and Port Jervis lines.  Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule; Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a Sunday schedule.  Holiday bus schedules vary by route—bus customers are advised to visit njtransit.com.  Selected bus routes will operate extra service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal for customers attending the parade.

Note:  Thanksgiving shoppers:  Service on the No. 111 bus route from New York to the Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth will begin operating at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, November 24.  The No. 40 will operate on a special holiday schedule serving Jersey Gardens all night long.  Service on the No. 163, 171, 175 & 770 bus routes to Garden State Plaza in Paramus will operate on a Saturday schedule to serve the mall all day.

On Friday, November 25, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, trains will operate on a modified weekday schedule on all rail lines with additional New York-bound trains between 10 a.m. and noon on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Morris & Essex lines.  Customers are encouraged to travel early, if possible, when ridership is light.  Select morning peak period trains on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line will not operate on Friday, due to expected light ridership—customers should visit njtransit.com and use the “Station-to-Station Trip Planner” to find trains on Friday.  Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule.  Newark Light Rail will operate on a Saturday schedule.  River Line will operate on a weekday schedule.  Holiday bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to visit njtransit.com.

Extra bus service to New Jersey malls

Starting Friday, November 25 and continuing through December 26, NJ TRANSIT will offer additional bus service to major New Jersey shopping destinations to accommodate extended store hours and busy shopping times throughout the day.  Throughout the holiday shopping season, extra trips or expanded service will be offered on several bus routes serving malls and shopping centers throughout the state, including Garden State Plaza, IKEA Paramus, Jersey Gardens, Livingston Mall, Harmon Meadow/Mill Creek in Secaucus, Willowbrook Mall, Wayne Towne Center Mall and West Belt Mall.

*Kids ride free on NJT

For the Thanksgiving holiday, NJ TRANSIT’s Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult, will be in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 23 until 6 a.m. Monday, November 28.

Travel tips

Check Schedules in Advance:  Additional service will be provided on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Plan your trip online to take advantage of extra trains and buses.
Travel Early on Friday, November 25:  On Friday, NJ TRANSIT rail lines will operate on a modified weekday schedule with additional trains during the late morning hours.  Avoid the crowds by traveling during the traditional peak-period (6-9 a.m.) when ridership is light.
Allow Extra Travel Time:  Traffic congestion during the holidays may affect bus travel times to and from New York City, so customers should plan accordingly.
Ticketing:  Purchase round-trip tickets at the start of your trip to speed your return.  Use ticket vending machines or see a ticket agent, if available, to avoid possible surcharges.  Bus customers departing Port Authority Bus Terminal are reminded that tickets must be purchased before boarding the bus.
Luggage:  Travel as light as possible.  Passengers with luggage or packages should use the overhead racks or designated luggage spaces.  On multilevel trains, customers with large bags should use the mezzanine levels at the ends of each car.
Bus Gate Changes:  Some gate changes have been made at Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York.  Customers are reminded to check the public timetable for new departure gate information.

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NJ TRANSIT Service Plan for Weekend Commute – Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2016

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October 1,2016

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Ridgewod NJ, NJ TRANSIT has announced service plans for the weekend of October 1st and October 2nd, 2016 following the commuter train accident at Hoboken Terminal.  All rail service into and out of Hoboken Terminal remains suspended.  Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service has been restored into and out of Hoboken and will continue to operate.

Cross honoring with PATH, ferries, NJ TRANSIT bus and private carriers will continue throughout the weekend.

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View temporary printable schedules for the Main Line, Montclair-Boonton and Pascack Valley Line HERE.

  • Normal weekend service will operate on the Main Bergen and Pascack Valley Lines with trains not operating into and out of Hoboken Terminal. Trains will originate/terminate in Secaucus.
  • Normal weekend service will operate on the Montclair Boonton Line with trains not operating into and out of Hoboken Terminal. Trains will originate/terminate at Newark Broad Street.
  • Meadowlands Train Service will operate between Secaucus and Meadowlands stations only on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Customers in New York City who need to access Secaucus are urged to take trains from New York Penn Station or use the Port Authority Bus Terminal for NJ TRANSIT and private carrier busing alternatives.
  • Customers in Hoboken and Jersey City who need to access Secaucus are urged to use Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Liberty State Park, where shuttle buses will depart approximately every 30 minutes and take them to Secaucus.

Customers may experience overcrowding and possible delays caused by congestion.

Metro North Service for Pascack Valley Line and Port Jervis Customers

For schedule information, click HERE.

Bus

  • Extra service on the 126 line between Hoboken and Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York.
  • Shuttle buses will operate every 30 minutes between Liberty State Park light rail station in Jersey City and Secaucus Junction.

Light Rail

  • All Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service has been restored into and out of Hoboken and will continue to operate on a normal weekend schedule.

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Gov. Christie On Train Crash: Don’t Jump To Conclusions, Let Facts Lead You To The Proper Conclusion

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September 30,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, full transcript of Governor Christie addressing yesterdays train crash in Hoboken.

Governor Christie: “ Good afternoon. I’m pleased to be joined here today by Lieutenant Governor Guadagno, by my partner in New York, Governor Cuomo. Governor Cuomo and I have just taken a tour of the damage inside. Obviously an extraordinary tragedy. We pray for the family of the one fatality that we have confirmed for her and for her family. We now have a revised total of injured. We have 108 injured in this accident and all of those have been evacuated to local hospitals, where they’re receiving the care they need. We pray for their recovery. The engineer who was operating the train was also critically injured. He is at a local hospital and cooperating with law enforcement officials in the investigation. What we know is that this train came in at a high rate of speed into the station and crashed through all of the barriers bringing it right to the interior wall of the Hoboken Terminal. Extraordinary reaction from local law enforcement and EMS along with civilian passengers, who assisted EMS, and local police and State Police in evacuating the trains as quickly as possible and helping with the triage of the passengers who were injured and getting them immediately to local hospitals for them to receive health care. There will be others who will speak today about some of the specifics, Commissioner Hammer, Mr. Prendergast from the MTA, about the specifics of commuting both this afternoon and tomorrow. We won’t address that specifically. Both Governor Cuomo and I come from a law enforcement background, as does the Lieutenant Governor. My admonition when I was U.S. Attorney all the time to my prosecutors and agents was, don’t jump to conclusions, let the facts lead you to the proper conclusions, and so we’re not going to speculate about the cause of the accident. It is that we’re in the midst of an investigation. I was called by the White House today as well. They have not only dispatched the NTSB and the Federal Railway Administration but also have pledged any resources that we need additionally to deal with the victims or to deal with what’s happened here at the Hoboken Terminal. We were pleased to get that call. As I said to a number of you earlier today, from the time that the incident happened this morning, Governor Cuomo and I have been in communication since the train began its journey today in the state of New York and we have a number of New York citizens who were on that train as well coming here to New Jersey, and so we’re going to work together to make sure that the investigation is seamless and coordinated, that we come to a conclusion as quickly as possible and then if there are steps that need to be taken thereafter to provide for even greater assurance of safety for the people of our states, you can be assured that we’ll work together through the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, MTA and New Jersey Transit to make sure that that occurs. And so we again, we pray for the victims and their families. We are on the scene. We’re going to continue to monitor what’s going on. We have engineers that are examining the structural integrity of the building now. We have no estimate as to when the terminal will be able to be reopened, except to say that it appears that the PATH terminal, the structural integrity there is fine and so that PATH trains will be able to use the terminal. As for the New Jersey Transit portion, we don’t have an estimate yet on that and we’re going to need some time to do that, so I want to turn this over to Governor Cuomo. We will also have Commissioner Hammer and MTA director Prendergast to make some comments and then Governor Cuomo, and I will come back to take on-topic questions.”

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Ron Simoncini previously linked to a Hoboken, Hudson County mess with some dubious mail-in ballots ?

Hudson County Machine Politics

May 3,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Progress Ridgewood? Ridgewood 2020? The Truth About Ridgewood Facebook page moderated by Ron Simoncini who was previously linked to a Hoboken, Hudson County mess with some dubious mail-in ballots. Google away using search terms Simoncini, Hoboken, mail in ballots, etcetera. Isn’t Mr. Simoncini the big time supporter behind the Weitz, Willet, Brooks ticket? Pay attention Ridgewood. Link here to one article but there’s more if you care to dig for The Truth. By the way Ridgewood had over 450 votes by mail for garage referendum in Nov. hmmm..
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