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Electronic Billboard Goes For Final Approval in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Zoning Board of Adjustments Meeting tomorrow night February 27th @ 7:30 PM. Critics feel this sign will negatively impact the quality of life in the area . many neighbors feel they should have a say about  a very large digital messaging double sided billboard descending on Ridgewood. If one is approved,there is no turning back and it will make it easier to install more at other locations.

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Village of Ridgewood announced the Zabriski-Schedler SHPO Application

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Ridgewood NJ, late Friday afternoon the Village of Ridgewood announced the Zabriski-Schedler SHPO Application.

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Tractor-trailer Crash in Hasbrouck Heights Shuts Down Route 17 During Morning Rush

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Hasbrouck Heights NJ, at 5:30 am, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department was dispatched to Route 17 N by the Extra Space Storage for a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer on fire.

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Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Responds to Christmas Eve Smoke Condition at the Hilton Hotel

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Hasbrouck Heights NJ,at 6 PM, Hasbrouck Heights Fire Chief 60, Chief 62, Engine 2, and Squad 1 responded to the Hilton hotel for a fire alarm activation. Chief 62 found smoke coming from the boiler room and transmitted a 10–30. Crews from Engine 2 located a minor fire in the ventilation pit and quickly knocked the fire with no extension. Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department offered a special thanks to the Wood-Ridge Fire Department for assisting at the scene.

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Spot Light On First Responders: Two Off Duty Hasbrouck Heights Firefighters Rescue Child Experiencing a Seizure

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Hasbrouck Heights N, a young girl had the extraordinary opportunity to meet her heroes—two fire fighters who saved her life when she experienced a seizure in the car while her mother desperately tried to call 911.

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed Crossing Route 17 in Ramsey

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Ramsey NJ, a 55 year old individual lost their life after being struck by a motor vehicle on Route 17 south near Ramsey Outdoor at approximately 6:40 a.m. on Friday, as reported by the Ramsey Police Department.

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Billboards on Roadsides Distract Drivers and May Increase the Risk of Crashes

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Ridgewood NJ, reader points out that according to the Journal Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine billboards on roadsides distract drivers and may increase the risk of crashes.

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING NOVEMBER 28th 7:30pm

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Village Hall Court Room – 7:30 P.M.

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UPDATE: Proposed LED Billboard Violates the Spirit of Ridgewood’s Master Plan , Preserving our Historic Corridor

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Ridgewood NJ, residents continue  to mobilize to fight the proposed Route 17 LED billboard . Many a calling it sign pollution and an attack on the very character the Village of Ridgewood . Just a reminder elections have consequences .

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Driver Trapped in Route 17 Early Morning Collision in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, Waldwick firefighters responded to Route 17 southbound near Dora Avenue, Waldwick early Thursday morning, 10/05, to extricate the driver of a silver colored Honda Fit that had been involved in a two (2) vehicle collision. The victim walked to a waiting Waldwick EMS ambulance after firefighters successfully freed her. A box truck was reported to have been the second vehicle involved in the accident. The Honda was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Waldwick Police investigated the crash.

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Ridgewood Mayor Paul Vagianos lent $47K to Attorney whose firm represents a Zoning Board of Adjustment applicant

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Ridgewood NJ, OUTFRONT MEDIA LLC – An application for preliminary and final major site plan approval for the construction and operation of a single pole, double faced, digital multimessage advertising sign which is a prohibited use and will result in a second principal use; expansion of an existing non-conforming use and bulk variance relief at 500 Route 17 South, Block 4703, Lot 10, in the OB-2 Zone.

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The Iconic Fireplace Restaurant in Paramus is No More

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Paramus NJ, well it’s finally gone , the Route 17 icon the Fireplace restaurant was demolished on Tuesday. The Fireplace closed in 2021 after 65 years in business, the property is slated to become home to a Chick-fil-A. Some viewed the closing as a symptom of the struggle of small businesses ,others said that times have just changed.

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East Rutherford Fire Department respond to Route 17 Car Fire

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East Rutherford NJ, on Thursday afternoon members of the East Rutherford Fire Department responded to Route 17 near Union Avenue for a vehicle fire. The word is that alert motorist alerted the driver that the car was on fire and got her to get out of the car. no injuries reported .

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AGENDA Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Village Hall Court Room – 7:00 P.M.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Village Hall Court Room – 7:00 P.M.

Call to order

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Wet Weather and Slippery Roads May Have Contributed to Saturday Morning Crash on Route 17 North Near the Tesla Dealership in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, two (2) adults were transported by a Paramus EMS ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus following an early Saturday morning two (2) vehicle crash on Route 17 northbound near A&S Drive. At least two (2) vehicles parked in the lot of a nearby Tesla dealership were also damaged in the collision. A flatbed tow truck removed both vehicles that were traveling on the highway from the scene. Police on the scene did not say what triggered the crash.

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