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Murphy Administration Totally Drops the Ball on Snow Emergency

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Ridgewood NJ, the intensity of yesterdays storm seemed to catch officials by surprise .  Both New Jersey and New York officials seemed totally unprepared .

As New Jersey found itself  barraged with snow on the roads, causing massive delays, angry commuters have been making their feelings towards the state’s storm response known on Facebook and Twitter, responding to Governor Murphy’s updates on his public pages.

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NJ TRANSIT SERVICE INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

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Ridgewood NJ, As snow and icing conditions alleviate and conditions improve following yesterday’s storm, NJ TRANSIT will operate regular weekday service for Friday, November 16th. Customers should expect delays and potential cancellations due to residual effects of the storm.
Gladstone Branch rail services will be suspended. NJ TRANSIT bus, rail and light rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored system-wide along with private carrier buses.
Customers are strongly advised to build in extra travel time and visit njtransit.com, access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT or listen to broadcast traffic reports. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories to your smartphone. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.

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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT LOCATE MISSING TEEN GIRL

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Newark NJ, The New Jersey Transit Police Department successfully reunited a teenage girl, missing for more than a month, with her family earlier this week.

16-year-old Brooklynn Hays of Maryland had been missing since she left home after an argument on Sunday, September 30.

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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT ENGINEER RECRUITMENT RECEIVES OVERWHELMING RESPONSE

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT’s call for locomotive engineer candidates has been an overwhelming success, resulting in more than 5,000 applications for training and employment to restore the railroad to a full complement of trained engineers.

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Kean: NJ Transit Rail Commuters Need Relief Now!

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Ridgewood NJ, Following yet another day of major service disruptions for commuters who rely on New Jersey Transit trains to get to work, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean called for the agency to take immediate action to prevent future problems.

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Reader says , “What is needed are fewer cars more public transportation”

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What is needed are fewer cars more public transportation. NO parking garage here no tearing down of islands at train station. Being satisfied with the room there is without mutilating the town design and encouraging more cars. Stores get enough business the way it is now. Making space for more cars on these narrow streets is wrong from a safety angle, an aesthetic angle, a health pollution angle, a comfort angle meaning more crowding. When town gets built up it will be another city like Hackensack.

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Reader says , “The increase in rates for a resident to park daily at the train station is the ‘straw that broke me”

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The increase in rates for a resident to park daily at the train station is the ‘straw that broke me”
A full day of parking at the station is now $11.00 , $55 a week, $220 a month. All this to wait for a train that will most likely be late or get cancelled. Add the parking fees, to my taxes and I give up.
There is no way to win in RW. I will not be here to see the new garage, visit the new water building, see the next $110M school budget or any of the other financial initiatives. Hate to go, wish you all well.

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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE ARREST MAN WANTED FOR MURDER

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Newark NJ,  A New Jersey Transit Police Officer on foot patrol in Newark is credited with arresting a man wanted for the murder of a South Jersey resident.

Lonnie Arrington, 48, of Newark, was arrested by Officer Michael Hooks on Tuesday, October 16 in the bus lanes at Newark Penn Station.

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NJ TRANSIT BEGINS ACCELERATED LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER TRAINING

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT debuted its new accelerated Locomotive Engineer Training class this week, with 14 Assistant Conductors learning how to become rail engineers, fulfilling the agency’s commitment to speed up the training of Locomotive Engineers.

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NJ Transit Bus and Vehicle Collide at the intersection of West Glen Avenue and North Monroe Street in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, A Subaru Forester collided with a NJ Transit bus at the intersection of West Glen Avenue and North Monroe Street, Ridgewood, early Friday morning, 10/12. It was NJ Transit route 163. Their were no passengers on the bus at the time. Both drivers sustained non life threatening injuries. One (1) driver was transported to The Valley Hospital for treatment, the other refused medical aid. The Subaru sustained heavy front end damage and was removed from the scene by a tow truck. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS responded to the incident. Ridgewood FD personnel attended to a significant crash related fluid spill.