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James A. McFaul Environmental Center in Wyckoff ,the Hidden Gem of Bergen County

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Wyckoff NJ, purchased in 1962, Bergen County Parks System took what used to be an 81-acre pig farm and created a wildlife sanctuary with nature trails, gardens, and educational science exhibits.

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New Jersey State Police Takedown Auto Theft Trafficking Network after Wyckoff Stolen Porsche GPS Leads to Arrest

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Wyckoff NJ, the New Jersey State Police have arrested Tyquan R. Black, 19, of Irvington, N.J., for allegedly running an auto theft trafficking network in Newark, Essex County.

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Driver Ends Up in a Backyard after a Medical Episode in Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, a medical episode was the apparent reason that the 90+ year old male driver of a 4-door sedan lost control of his vehicle, veered off of the traveled roadway, and crashed through a fence on Route 208 southbound in Wyckoff early Thursday afternoon, 05/12. The vehicle came to rest in the backyard of a home in the 300 block of William Way, Wyckoff. A Wyckoff EMS ambulance transported the driver to a nearby hospital for treatment. No accident related external injuries were visible on the driver as EMTs and paramedics loaded him into a waiting ambulance. Wyckoff Police also responded to the incident. The sedan was towed from the scene. Property damage appeared to have been confined to a fence and some shrubbery. No other injuries reported .

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Wyckoff Man Charged With Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

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Wyckoff NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DOUGLAS HOEHN (DOB: 9/05/1947; single; retired) of  Wyckoff, NJ on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography, endangering the welfare of a child, and impersonation. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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Pedestrians Hit Crossing Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, an ambulance each from Midland Park and Wyckoff transported two (2) victims to local hospitals from the scene of a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at the intersection of Cedar Hill Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff on Tuesday morning, 04/12. Both victims were believed to have been pedestrians who were attempting to cross Cedar Hill Avenue at the time they were struck by a passing vehicle. An individual thought to be the driver of a silver colored SUV parked at the crash site was observed being interviewed by several Wyckoff Police uniformed officers. Police at the scene did not say whether the victims were using the intersection’s crosswalks when struck, nor was there any information provided as to the likelihood of summonses being issued. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Midland Park and Wyckoff EMTs at the scene. Midland Park Police also provided assistance at the incident.

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RIDGEWOOD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS IN WYCKOFF

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet and woodwind quintet performed last month at the Vista, a retirement community in Wyckoff. The appreciative audience enjoyed string performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “A Little Night Music” and Alexander Borodin’s “Notturno.” The woodwinds performed pieces by Francis Poulenc, George Gershwin, Adrien Barthe and William Grant Still.

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After a Year of Controversy New Principal Hired for Eisenhower Middle School in Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, Wyckoff parents breath a sigh of relief  .The Wyckoff school district announced the Brian Faehndrich, currently an Assistant Principal at Wayne Valley High School, will be the new principal at Eisenhower Middle School for next school year. Wyckoff suspended Eisenhower Middle School Principal Christopher Iasiello will get a holiday at taxpayers expense .  The Wyckoff Board of Education gave Iasiello  a year’s paid leave of absence was granted in return for his resignation.

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Private Ambulance Service Employee Falls From Moving Vehicle of Route 208 South in Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, on February 25th approximately  1.35 pm Wyckoff Police received a 911 call reporting a person had fallen out of a moving vehicle on Route 208  South between Ewing and Russell Avenues. Arriving officers reported that the front seat passenger of a private ambulance had fallen out of the vehicle and was lying on the shoulder of the highway .  The 21 year old male was an employee of the private ambulance service . He appeared to have suffered  internal injuries and possible broken bones. The victim was transported to St Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson .

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Passaic County Man Indicted for Assaulting and Attempting to Rob Mail Carriers in Woodland Park and Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, A Passaic County, man was indicted today for assaulting and attempting to rob two U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carriers in January 2021, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

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A Few Tips Below to Help Avoid a Package Theft

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Wyckoff NJ, it’s that time of year again as many packages are being delivered and left on door steps. Here are a few tips courtesy of the Wyckoff Police Department to help avoid theft:

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Hazmat Called in to Deal With Wyckoff Home Toxic Release

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Wyckoff NJ, last Saturday, the Wyckoff Fire Department  was dispatched to a residential home for a chlorine/ ammonia mixture that was released. Assistance was requested from Mahwah Hazmat as well as Bergen County Hazmat. The problem was rapidly mitigated and all units were released.

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Wyckoff Man Charged with Murder

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Wyckoff NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JASON D. VICARI (DOB: 1/20/2000); single; student) of 605 Bridle Path, Wyckoff, New Jersey on charges of murder, burglary, and weapon possession. The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love, and the Elmwood Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Foligno.

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