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Ridgewood Health Department : Never leave kids in a Hot Parked Car

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Health Department shares this important information regarding Children and Extreme Heat

Extreme heat can be dangerous and quickly turn into an emergency. Children’s bodies are different from adults’ bodies in ways that make them more likely to be affected by extreme heat during the summer. Children also rely on adults for their protection and may not recognize that extreme heat can be a threat to their health and safety. Infants and younger children may not be physically able to escape a dangerous situation, such as a locked, parked car. In the summer heat, a car can quickly become extremely hot inside. Here are some steps you can take to beat the heat.

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NJ Transit Police Reunite Homeless Man with his Daughters after 20 years

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Secaucus NJ, according to NJ transit Police they hadn’t seen each other in over 20 years until an amazing, heartwarming reunion at a NJ Transit police station.

Jose Lopez received more assistance than he could’ve ever imagined when he accepted help from the New Jersey Transit Police Crisis Outreach Program. Mr. Lopez, a former Long Branch resident made his way to New Jersey from Miami and was recently discovered in Secaucus Junction Station. Homeless and in need of assistance, he was introduced to New Jersey Transit Police Crisis Outreach Officer Sean Pfeifer.

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1 in 10 Students Think Credit Cards Are Free Money

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Ridgewood NJ, Poor financial literacy in the U.S. has gotten to the point that more than 2 million college students (1 in 10) believe credit cards are free money, according to the personal-finance website WalletHub’s 2019 College Student Financial Survey, released today.

Additional survey results can be found below, along with our editors’ picks for 2019’s Best Student Checking Accounts and Best Student Credit Cards, selected from hundreds of offers.

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Bergen Women Gets Unwanted Visit from Pennywise

Photo: Renee Jensen

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Ridgewood NJ, a Ridgewood business owner found herself so unsettled by a Pennywise clown plush doll that ended up in her back yard on Saturday that she set it on fire and then slept with a knife under her bed.

Renee Jensen was in her backyard in Harrington Park, N.J., with her boyfriend when she noticed an airborne object heading into her yard.At first, she assumed it was a bird , but when she approached the object , she realized it was a doll of Pennywise the Dancing Clown, from It, the Stephen King iconic horror novel which was made into a miniseries in 1990, adapted for film in 2017 and has a sequel, It: Chapter Two, which is due to hit theaters Sept. 6th. Jensen, the owner of a reiki and intuitive healing business in Ridgewood.

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Tyson Foods Recalling 39,078 Pounds of Weaver brand Frozen Chicken Patty Products

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Health Department shares this information on a food recall.

Tyson Foods Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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5 Mahwah Fire Companies Respond to an Early Morning House Fire

13 Mutual Aid Companies also respond

Photo Credit: Waldwick, NJ Volunteer Fire Department

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Mahwah NJ, This morning around 4am Mahwah Fire, Police, and EMS were dispatched to a home who’s residents awoke to smoke in the house. First arriving units confirmed thick black smoke coming from the home. Thankfully all residents were able to exit the home on their own with the assistance of Mahwah Police and fire units quickly began locating and extinguishing the blaze. Unfortunately the deep seated fire in the basement ravaged the home and made its way throughout almost every room and into the attic. All 5 Mahwah fire companies worked together to extinguish bulk of the fire, subsequent hot spots and the fire was placed under control around 7am.

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Reader says Problem Development, Blame the Building Department

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“If anything Toll Brothers removing 1000+ trees, replacing with new ones and bringing fresh clean top soil – in turn cleaning up 100+ acres is actually a good thing. Why doesn’t anyone blame the building departments – where is the frustration and anger in the incompetence from these town building departments? Toll Brothers is following their requests – building department should have been proactive and requested more from the beginning of the project to reduce the likely hood of run-off from future storms. As for home value some residents are complaining in the reduction of home value – however they are building luxury homes and should in fact bring the area up in value.”

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NJ Judge Halts Phil Muphy’s Doctor Assisted Suicide Law

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Trenton NJ,  A New Jersey judge has put a hold on the state law allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medications, which went into effect Aug. 1.

The temporary restraining order issued Wednesday prevents doctors from writing fatal prescriptions until at least Oct. 23, said Richard W. Grohmann, a lawyer at Smith & Associates in Bloomfield. The firm filed a lawsuit challenging the law last week.

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Assembly Candidate Calls for NJ Transit Executive Compensation to be Tied to On-time Performance

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East Brunswick NJ, Following the recent announcement that 8 top NJ Transit officials were offered substantial pay increases, while on-time performance remains poor and commuters are going through their third straight “summer of hell”, Assembly candidate Jeffrey Brown called for NJ Transit executive compensation to be tied to the on time percentage of NJ Transit trains.

Specifically, all non-union NJ Transit salaried employees’ base salaries will remain the same, but they will only receive the percentage of their base salary corresponding to the on-time performance (within 6 minutes of scheduled time) of NJ Transit trains.  Based on numbers from June 2019, this would equate to 90% of their salary.

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