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President Trump continued the time-honored White House tradition of officially pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey

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Washington DC, on Tuesday of this week , President Donald J. Trump continued the time-honored White House tradition of officially pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey. This year’s candidates for National Thanksgiving Turkey were Peas and Carrots!  The White polled Americans over which to pardon . After the votes were tallied, Peas earned the honor of 2018 National Thanksgiving Turkey.
Peas and Carrots traveled to our Nation’s capital all the way from South Dakota! They were raised on a farm near Huron, S.D., under the supervision of National Turkey Federation Chairman Jeff Sveen and by turkey grower Ruben Waldner.The Presidential Flock of 50 turkeys was hatched in July, and Peas and Carrots were selected to travel to Washington, D.C.

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Ways to Eat Smarter at Thanksgiving Dinner

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from the desk of Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney

Ridgewood NJ, Thanksgiving is a time for us to be grateful for everything we have, but it has also earned the connotation as the holiday for gigantic meals and over-eating. For those of you who are watching what they eat or are health-conscious, you may be concerned you’ll have too much on your plate this holiday! ConsumerReports recommends these tips to help you eat smarter and find the sweet spot between treating yourself and overindulging.

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An Ars Musica Chorale Holiday!

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Ridgewood NJ, Ars Musica Chorale continues its 53rd season with its signature An Ars Musica Holiday featuring the voices of the New Jersey State Children’s Chorus and the Ars Musica Brass and Percussion Ensemble. The performance will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018, will mark the Twenty-Fifth anniversary of the line of duty death of a Paramus Police Officer

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Paramus NJ , from the Paramus Police Department , Thursday, November 22, 2018, will mark the Twenty-Fifth anniversary of the line of duty death of Police Officer Vincent M. Brock. Officer Brock was killed in a motor vehicle accident while responding to a false 911 call reporting a shooting at the Garden State Plaza. He left behind his wife Diane and three children Timothy, Gregory and Lindsay.

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New Jersey State Police Serve Up Thanksgiving Safety Tips

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West Trenton, N.J. – Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally the heaviest travel period of the year, beginning with millions of Americans hitting the road tomorrow. We want everyone traveling New Jersey’s busy roadways this holiday weekend to get to their destinations safely. To help motorists have an enjoyable and safe holiday, the New Jersey State Police offer the following safety tips:

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New Jersey was ranked 50th in terms of overall tax climate solidifying the Garden State’s “worst in the nation” status yet again

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by Fair Property Taxes for All NJ

Nowhere left to go, but up? Maybe?

In what has become an unfortunate annual occurrence, New Jersey was ranked 50th in terms of overall tax climate by the Tax Foundation – solidifying the Garden State’s “worst in the nation” status yet again as the State limps across the fiscal finish line towards the new year.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

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Washington DC, CDC is advising consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce as it investigates an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine. Read the investigation announcement: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html.

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EXTRA RAIL AND BUS SERVICE SET FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT is once again 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!

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Reader asks ,”So did Tommy “coin boy” Rica ever even pay the Village back the $230,000 he’d agreed to as part of his plea conviction in 2014?”

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So did Tommy “coin boy” Rica ever even pay the Village back the $230,000 he’d agreed to as part of his plea conviction in 2014? The forensic accountant said more like $850,000 was stolen, so where is the other $620,000? And why weren’t his supervisor Chris Rutishsuser or the the cops who saw Tommy boy coming and going from the room in their part of the building with 50lb coin bags ever implicated? Was this mob related ? James, what is the update?