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NJ Hiker Takes Chilling Last Photos That Show What Ended Up Killing Him

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NJ Hiker Takes Chilling Last Photos That Show What Ended Up Killing Him

IN ANIMALS, NEWS / BY SEAN BROWN / ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014 AT 6:09 PM

A New Jersey man met an untimely fate while hiking through Apshawa Preserve on September 21, and just before his demise, he snapped photos of the killer with his cell phone.

According to the New York Daily News, Rutgers University Student Darsh Patel was out on a hike through the West Milford nature preserve with four friends when he was fatally mauled by a 300-pound black bear. His cell phone was recovered after the attack, and along with having bite More >

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Incoming Bergen County exec says he supports expanding gambling to Meadowlands

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Incoming Bergen County exec says he supports expanding gambling to Meadowlands

NOVEMBER 25, 2014, 6:47 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014, 6:27 AM BY JOHN BRENNAN STAFF WRITER | THE RECORD

In a speech to a receptive business group, incoming Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco on Tuesday said he supports expanded gambling at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, as part of a remaking of the complex that includes a convention center and a hotel.

During his remarks to the Meadowlands Regional Chamber, Tedesco also said that he recently met with executives of Triple Five — the new More >

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Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Wishing you and yours a very … HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Wishing you and yours a very …HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Ridgewood OPEN for business on black FRIDAY! Shop & Dine with the best! _______________________________________  All welcome to attend -Ridgewood Chamber Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, December 10, 8:00am, Chamber Office 27 Chestnut Street, elevator to 1st floor. 201-445-2600 Come and meet the Board of Directors ******************************************************** MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW for dinner! bring the entire family…s ing…dance…listen to the music Downtown for the Holidays will be here before More >

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HEAVY WET SNOWFALL TO IMPACT HOLIDAY TRAVEL INTO TONIGHT…

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HEAVY WET SNOWFALL TO IMPACT HOLIDAY TRAVEL INTO TONIGHT…

WESTERN PASSAIC-EASTERN PASSAIC-WESTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-ORANGE-PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER- 523 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY…

* LOCATIONS…INTERIOR PORTIONS OF THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY AND PORTIONS OF INTERIOR NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 12 INCHES…HIGHEST IN ORANGE COUNTY.

* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* TIMING…A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW THIS MORNING More >

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EXTRA RAIL AND BUS SERVICE FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS

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EXTRA RAIL AND BUS SERVICE FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS Kids Ride Free on NJ TRANSIT All Holiday Weekend November 24, 2014 NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is offering additional trains and buses over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to make it even easier for customers to connect 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.

This year, NJ TRANSIT will once again offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, November 26, for the benefit of customers leaving work early, and to More >

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NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES FULL, SYSTEMWIDE CROSS-HONORING IN ADVANCE OF WINTER STORM

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NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES FULL, SYSTEMWIDE CROSS-HONORING IN ADVANCE OF WINTER STORM

Customers advised to check njtransit.com before traveling

November 25, 2014

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel are taking steps to minimize delays, and ensure service reliability and safety due to the approaching winter storm.  All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip, and purchase their tickets in advance of tomorrow.

Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect on November 26:  To More >

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Residents head to the grocery store looking to beat the storm

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Residents head to the grocery store looking to beat the storm

Ridgewood Nj, With perhaps the first snow storm of the season , and Thanksgiving rapidly approaching .  Ridgewood residents took to some last minute holiday food shopping .

Some time ago Kings went through a major renovation .The new store design focusing on the freshest organic ingredients, rarest finds, highest quality products and gourmet chef-prepared meals. And, Kings also features a large selection   wines, beers and spirits!

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112 N Maple Ave Ridgewood, NJ (201) 493-4924

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PSE&G Prepares for Wintry Weather with Additional crews and equipment on hand to restore service

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PSE&G Prepares for Wintry Weather with Additional crews and equipment on hand to restore service November 25, 2014

(NEWARK, NJ – Nov. 25, 2014) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility, is preparing for the approaching winter storm system expected to hit the region tomorrow morning through Thanksgiving morning, bringing with it the potential for rain changing to heavy, wet snow.

In anticipation of the storm, PSE&G is ensuring that all available personnel are ready to respond beginning tomorrow morning. The utility is also arranging for More >

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Ridgewood preservation group seeks new members, fresh ideas

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Ridgewood preservation group seeks new members, fresh ideas

NOVEMBER 25, 2014    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014, 10:26 AM BY JODI WEINBERGER STAFF WRITER | THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

The leadership of the Ridgewood Wildscape Association (RWA) is asking for help.

The decades-old group was revived some years ago by Andy Antista and Ellie Gruber, president and secretary of the group, respectively, and both are now looking to step down from the helm in favor of bringing in new leadership and new ideas.

In a letter that recently went out to the group’s approximately 85 members, the pair wrote, More >

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Ridgewood school board unveils updated mission statement

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Ridgewood school board unveils updated mission statement NOVEMBER 25, 2014    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014, 10:08 AM BY JODI WEINBERGER STAFF WRITER | THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS Print

Ridgewood reinforced its goal to provide a “rich and challenging education in a safe learning environment” to district students with the release of an updated mission statement.

At a Board of Education (BOE) meeting last Monday, Nancy Stern, of Sousa and Stern Educational Consultants LLC, presented the results of the September community planning session, at which the mission statement was created. The More >

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Juan Williams: No. 1 cause of death for African-American males 15-34 is murder

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Juan Williams: No. 1 cause of death for African-American males 15-34 is murder

By Linda Qiu on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 4:19 p.m.

Amid ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo., the national conversation about racial justice and police force has ignored a critical point that needs to be discussed, said Fox News pundit Juan Williams

Civil rights activists and black leaders have failed to address the very thing that’s fueling conservative, white backlash — the high crime rate among the black community, particularly among young black men, Williams said on Aug. 24th’sFox News Sunday.

“I think More >

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Sounds Familiar : More development pressures in Bergen

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Sounds Familiar : More development pressures in Bergen

News and commentary from Bergen County’s many municipalities besieged by heavy-handed development proposals underscores boiling dissatisfaction with plans for gross changes in heretofore cherished communities.

Ordinary residents can’t accept claims that big development won’t bring negative impacts, and they can’t understand why their elected and appointed officials and “experts” paid with local property taxes buy into those claims.

Montvale’s Hoboken-based “master planner,” who touts experience developed in Johannesburg and elsewhere in More >

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Ridgewood High School Marching Band takes second at nationals

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Ridgewood High School Marching Band takes second at nationals

NOVEMBER 21, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 12:31 AM THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

The Ridgewood High School Marching Band, shown here during a recent competition at MetLife Stadium, finished in second place at the recent National Championships.

The Ridgewood High School Marching Band captured second place in the USBands National Championships, which took place earlier this month in Allentown, Pa.

The squad, under the direction of John Luckenbill, took second with a score of 96.050 in the Group IVA More >

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Bergen Freeholders OK new ordinance on tow truck operator assignments

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Bergen Freeholders OK new ordinance on tow truck operator assignments

NOVEMBER 24, 2014, 9:21 PM    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014, 9:21 PM BY JOHN C. ENSSLIN STAFF WRITER | THE RECORD

The Bergen County Freeholders gave final approval Monday to an ordinance that changes the way that county law enforcement assigns tow truck operators to remove and store abandoned, disabled and illegally parked vehicles.

In the past, the county sought bids from companies competing for the contract to tow all vehicles. But county officials say that method was “unwieldy, inefficient and subject to More >

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The RHS Girls Tennis team won the North I Group IV state sectional title

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The RHS Girls Tennis team won the North I Group IV state sectional title

November 24,2014Ridgewood NJ, The RHS Girls Tennis team won the North I Group IV state sectional title, beating Bergen Tech in the finals and Livingston High School in the semis.

The squad also tied for second in the Big School County Tournament this season, and Sara Canilang and Liz O’Keefewon the doubles championship. Medha Kirtane is the coach.

This year girls RHS Tennis was ranked number 2 in The Record’s Top 15 Tennis rankings.

Other team members with media permission granted to be named are Monica Vitting, Kelly More >

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RHS Latin Team takes First Place n a test of Latin, Roman life, history and mythology

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RHS Latin Team takes First Place n a test of Latin, Roman life, history and mythology

November 24,2014 Ridgewood NJ, For the third consecutive year the RHS Advanced Latin Academic Team took first place in a test of Latin, Roman life, history and mythology with 13 New Jersey schools.  The team members arePoyani Bavishi, Ben Bechtold, Charlotte Kahan, Sophie Simpson, Peter Psathas andAnthony Tokarz.

On November 8 all RHS teams spent the day at Yale University for a national competition.  The Advanced team made it to the semi-final rounds but was defeated by the country’s top-ranked team, More >

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Residents fighting plan to place antenna on top of Ridgewood church

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Residents fighting plan to place antenna on top of Ridgewood church

NOVEMBER 24, 2014    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014, 12:18 AM BY JODI WEINBERGER STAFF WRITER | THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

About a dozen residents who live near the West Side Presbyterian Church are opposing a plan by Verizon Wireless to put a 3-foot cell antenna on the top of the cross, saying at a zoning board meeting Nov. 11 that it would change the character of the neighborhood.

The telecommunications company is asking for a use and height variance from the Zoning Board of Adjustment to build what they’re calling a More >

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