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Ridgewood adds an extra hour to parking meters

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Ridgewood adds an extra hour to parking metersOCTOBER 24, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014, 12:31 AMBY LAURA HERZOGSTAFF WRITER |THE RIDGEWOOD NEWSShoppers and diners will now have an extra hour of parking in Ridgewood.The Village Council voted on Wednesday to convert all of Ridgewood’s two-hour meters to three-hour meters.Business leaders have advocated for the change, noting that the switch will give customers more time to leisurely shop and dine without worrying about a parking ticket.Some concerns about the three-hour limit were previously raised by Councilwoman Susan More >

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New water meters lead to much higher bills for some in Ridgewood

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New water meters lead to much higher bills for some in RidgewoodOCTOBER 24, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014, 1:21 AMBY CHRIS HARRISSTAFF WRITER | THE RECORDRIDGEWOOD — A move to upgrade thousands of water meters throughout the village has been a shock for some business owners and residents who have received larger-than-expected bills.Some residents have received water bills that are thousands of dollars higher than they’ve been used to paying. A number of businesses have paid hundreds of dollars more for their water.The bigger bills, officials said, are the result of accurate More >

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Rep. Scott Garrett calls new Hudson River train tunnel vital

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Rep. Scott Garrett calls new Hudson River train tunnel vitalOCTOBER 23, 2014, 11:35 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014, 11:42 PMBY HERB JACKSONWASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT | THE RECORDRep. Scott Garrett said Thursday that a new train tunnel should be built under the Hudson River “sooner rather than later” because the potential closing of one or both of the existing tunnels owned by Amtrak “would be a nightmare.”But Garrett, in a meeting with the editorial board of The Record, said leaders in New Jersey and New York should reach an agreement first on what share of the cost they More >

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What constitutes “repeat parking” and why is it banned?

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What constitutes “repeat parking” and why is it banned?October 24,2014Boyd A. Loving9:31 PM (6 hours ago)“Repeat parking” is the act of feeding a parking meter beyond the maximum permissible time posted for parking at a specific location.  Example:  if the posted time limit for parking at meters on East Ridgewood Avenue is 3 hours between 9AM and 5PM, it is unlawful to leave your vehicle in place at any meter there for longer than 3 hours during the noted time period, even if you’ve put additional money in the meter.Why is “repeat parking” banned?  “Repeat parking” is banned to facilitate More >

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Officials Looking Into Possible Ebola Case In New York City

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Officials Looking Into Possible Ebola Case In New York CitySources: Doctor Who Returned From Guinea Went Bowling In Brooklyn On WednesdayOctober 23, 2014 5:56 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Officials on Thursday were looking into a possible Ebola case in New York City.

Sources tell CBS 2 EMS crews picked up Dr. Craig Spencer just after noon Thursday.

Sources told 1010 WINS he was rushed from a building on West 147th Street.

“Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” New York City officials said in a statement. “The More >

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Black disappointment with Obama threatens Democrats

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Black disappointment with Obama threatens DemocratsBY DAVID LIGHTMANMcClatchy Washington BureauOctober 23, 2014MIAMI — Black voters’ disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on Election Day to Democrats, who badly need a big African-American turnout to win Senate and gubernatorial races in key states.Instead, many African-Americans see an unemployment rate well above the national average, continuing problems with crime in many neighborhoods, and a president more interested in trying to help other voting blocs that didn’t give More >

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Rush Limbaugh Suggests Voter Fraud May Be Only Reason Democrats Stay in Power

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Rush Limbaugh Suggests Voter Fraud May Be Only Reason Democrats Stay in Power

October 23,2014 the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Rush Limbaugh believes that Democrats aren’t as popular as they might seem, so why they keep holding power struck him as confusing. But in reaction to a report about possible voter fraud in Cook County, Limbaugh suspected that––voter fraud––must be a big reason for them continuing to win.

Limbaugh makes a good point ,cited polls, as well as less-than-impressive book sales for More >

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Home care company adds Ridgewood location

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Home care company adds Ridgewood locationOCTOBER 23, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014, 1:21 AMBY MELANIE ANZIDEISTAFF WRITER | THE RECORD* Florida-based Interimnow has 8 N.J. locationsInterim HealthCare Inc., a Florida-based national network of home care, hospice and health staffing franchises, said Tuesday that it added 15 locations across the U.S. in 2014, including one in Ridgewood. It is the company’s first location in Bergen County and is expected to open at the end of this month.The Ridgewood location is Interim’s eighth in the Garden State. The others are in Union More >

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Car veers off road into Ridgewood cemetery

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Photo credit: Boyd A. LovingCar veers off road into Ridgewood cemeteryOctober 23,2014Boyd A. Loving12:24 PM  The male driver of a Suburu Forester was uninjured following a crash in which his vehicle veered off of East Glen Avenue in Ridgewood, hit a tree, then damaged several headstones in the Valleau Cemetery before coming to a rest.  The incident happened at approximately 11:25 AM on Thursday, 10/23.  The car was removed by a flatbed tow truck.  Ridgewood PD is investigating the cause of the crash.

Photo credit: Boyd A. Loving

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Traffic safety board expands number of vehicles covered in air bag warning

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Traffic safety board expands number of vehicles covered in air bag warningOCTOBER 22, 2014, 3:43 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 4:46 PMASSOCIATED PRESSThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags. Ten automakers and almost 8 million vehicles are covered.The agency is urging owners to get air bags repaired due to the potential danger to drivers and passengers. NHTSA says inflator mechanisms in the air bags made by Takata Corp. can rupture, causing metal More >

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The Real War on Women

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Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’.

In male-dominated cultures, like Saudi Arabia, women and girls are treated like property, forced into marriage, and suffer female genital mutilation.

Now, for the first time on film, an international group of women’s rights champions breaks the silence on honor violence, in the groundbreaking new documentary film “Honor More >

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Hackensack among 3 NJ hospitals to be trained to receive Ebola patients

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Hackensack among 3 NJ hospitals to be trained to receive Ebola patientsOCTOBER 22, 2014, 6:03 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014, 6:50 AMBY LINDY WASHBURN AND MELISSA HAYESSTAFF WRITERS |THE RECORDGovernor Christie named three hospitals Wednesday – including Hackensack University Medical Center – to receive intensive training and support so they are prepared to treat any Ebola patients in New Jersey.The three volunteered to be designated as the state’s treatment centers for patients with the highly contagious disease, the state Health Department said. Officials at the hospitals More >

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Ridgewood will no longer donate to charitable groups

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Ridgewood will no longer donate to charitable groupsOCTOBER 22, 2014    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 12:23 AMBY LAURA HERZOGSTAFF WRITER | THE RIDGEWOOD NEWSRidgewood will no longer be donating thousands of dollars each year to local charitable organizations, a process the village manager said is illegal.The public disclosure that the village was making these donations for a long period of time was made by Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld at a council meeting on Oct. 8.Sonenfeld told the public that she could not specify for how long the donations More >

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Reader says Valley tried to buy the license of Pascack Valley for $2 million in order to terminate and keep it CLOSED Pascack Valley, arguing that there were too many available health care services and beds in the region.

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Reader says Valley tried to buy the license of Pascack Valley for $2 million in order to terminate and keep it CLOSED Pascack Valley, arguing that there were too many available health care services and beds in the region.Richard Keenan, Valley’s chief financial officer and senior vice president, said in his testimony “Most nights there are approximately 300 unoccupied hospital beds in Bergen County,” Some remaining hospitals “are still running at dangerously low occupancy levels,”Do recall that Valley tried to buy the More >

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No “Golden Toilets ” for Habernickel

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No “Golden Toilets ” for Habernickel

Habernickel horse barn renovation scrapped for now – prefab building maybeOctober 22,2014Boyd A. Loving12:45 AM Ridgewood NJ, Based on the recommendation of Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld, Village Council members have seemingly nixed plans to undertake an expensive renovation of the Irene Habernickel Family Park’s horse barn.  The renovation project was being considered to satisfy a need for permanent restrooms and shelter from inclement weather at the expansive park located on Hillcrest Road.Sonenfeld suggested that a prefabricated restroom may be a More >

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County prosecutor clears Ridgewood police chief in hiring flap

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County prosecutor clears Ridgewood police chief in hiring flapOctober 22,2014Boyd A. Loving12:14 AM Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward was cleared by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office of any “criminality” in connection with the hiring of two new police recruits earlier this year.  This according to Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld, who publicly announced the official findings during Wednesday evening’s Village Council Work Session.During a heated Village Council meeting on January 29th, a meeting attendee who spoke during the public comment segment More >

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Reader says its looks like Roy Cho was ducking New York Taxes by using Manalapan as his domicile

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Reader says its looks like Roy Cho was ducking New York Taxes by using Manalapan as his domicileManalapan is not in Bergen County.But you are correct, there are plenty of other problems.My specific problem is very unique. The article states he used his Manalapan address for voting and taxes.

Roy Cho said that after he graduated from law school in 2009, he considered his parents’ home in Manalapan his primary residence even as he lived in an apartment in New York City and then rented an apartment in Hackensack. Cho used the Manalapan address for voting and taxes, and it was on his driver’s More >

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