After 9 Months, Federal Probe of GWB Closure Finds No Link to Christie, Federal Sources Say
By Jonathan Dienst, Joe Valiquette and Pete Williams
‘Bridgegate’ Investigators Find No Link to Chris Christie
Will Democrats Refund Taxpayers ?
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 • Updated at 9:23 AM EDT
The U.S. Justice Department investigation into Gov. Chris Christie’s role in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has thus far uncovered no evidence indicating that he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the span, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York.
The September 2013 More >
Why Can’t We See This In The Cinema?
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Of late, Hollywood has given us all kinds of movies about the military. The worst of them—such as “Green Zone,” a dreadful 2010 film that rightfully bombed at the box office—demonize and diminish More >
Former Tick Tock Diner manager sentenced to 8 years in murder plot
September 19, 2014, 3:55 PM Last updated: Friday, September 19, 2014, 11:46 PM By ABBOTT KOLOFF and KIBRET MARKOS staff writers The Record
Before a judge sentenced him to eight years in prison Friday, Georgios Spyropoulos remained silent while being portrayed as a cold-blooded and remorseless would-be killer who caused his uncle and former boss at the Tick Tock Diner to live in fear, irreparably damaging an iconic Clifton business and splitting apart a once close-knit family.
His sentencing in Superior Court in Paterson More >
Rep Scott Garrett Hits Back on IRS’ Non-Answers Sep 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, along with six of his colleagues sent a follow-up letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen today after the IRS Commissioner refused to address a number of concerns the Members have about news of the recent IRS dismissal agreement with the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
Within 30 days of receiving the letter, the Members requested that the following be provided:
Any communications, from July 1, 2012 to the present, regarding the More >
Government Insider Warned of HealthCare.gov Security Risks: ‘I Am Tired of the Cover-Ups’Sharyl Attkisson / @SharylAttkisson / September 18, 2014Government insiders who flagged security issues prior to the launch of HealthCare.gov were right to be concerned. That’s according to a new audit by the Government Accountability Office, which concluded that security weaknesses are putting “the sensitive personal information” contained by HealthCare.gov and its related systems at risk.HealthCare.gov security problems put “sensitive personal information” at risk, @usgao concluded.As the Obama More >
RHS Gymnastics Clinics Begin on October 4Dom Nizza told the Ridgewood blog ,that “there is no truth to the Rumor that I willl be returning to Coaching Gymnastics any time soon” and that “Burt Lancaster helped me in my really younger days”The Ridgewood High School Varsity Gymnastics Team will once again offer its free clinics, starting on Saturday, October 4 from 8-9 a.m. in RHS Gym 3. The clinics are open to Ridgewood residents enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 8 and will be held on the four consecutive Saturdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25. Students are welcome to come for one, a few or More >
Ridgewood High School Football delivers head coach his 200th Maroon winSEPTEMBER 19, 2014 LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 12:31 AMBY JIM MCCONVILLECORRESPONDENTTHE RIDGEWOOD NEWSRIDGEWOOD — Taking the football field before the season-opening game against Passaic last Friday, Ridgewood High School head coach Chuck Johnson had no idea what to expect. With a team that had little varsity experience, there was a sense of the unknown.Four quarters later, there was a different sense — one of joy. Not only did the Maroons take care of business, but they accomplished a piece of history More >
If you have any information relating to the theft of money relating to the Village of Ridgewood meter revenues please contact John L. Molinelli, Bergen County Prosecutor at:10 Main StreetHackensack, NJ 07601Mon-Fri (201) 646-2300After Hours (201) 646-2700All information received will be held in the strictest confidence.
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Free Community Traffic Safety Forum – Wednesday – October 1 – 7PM BFMSGood News Ridgewood Parents!! Wednesday, October 1 from 7-9pm at Benjamin Franklin Middle School our parenting co-pilot, Lenore Skenazy will teach us how to let go so our kids fly! DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT! Lenore will make us laugh out loud! She will teach us valuable lessons about trusting ourselves and our children. The woman known as “America’s Worst Mom” will be the keynote speaker at a community safety forum on Wednesday, Oct. 1 in Ridgewood. The free event is open to anyone concerned about More >
Ridgewood High School to Honor Charlotte Samuels, the youngest swimmer to complete open-water swimming’s Triple Crown0
Ridgewood High School to Honor Charlotte Samuels, the youngest swimmer to complete open-water swimming’s Triple CrownRidgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School Junior Charlotte Samuels, the youngest swimmer to complete open-water swimming’s Triple Crown, will be honored by the high school for her accomplishment.The brief (five-minute) ceremony will take place on RHS Stadium Field on Thursday, October 2 at 6:45 p.m., in advance of the Boys Varsity Football game against John F. Kennedy High School.In July, Samuels, age 16, circumvented the Island of Manhattan, then went on to swim the Catalina More >
Parking should be first prioritySEPTEMBER 19, 2014 LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 9:55 AMTHE RIDGEWOOD NEWSParking should be first priorityFelicia AngusTo the Editor:
The Planning Board meeting on Tuesday night was a firm confirmation as to why the board has to take back control of the future of this town. Sitting there, you might have thought we had all stepped into a Perry Mason special instead of a village meeting. The former Sealfons building developer’s lawyer came out like a bulldog in his “cross examination” of CBR’s [Citizens for a Better Ridgewood] hired planning More >
An empty local market area is seen, as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock-down on movement of all people in a attempt to fight the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone
SIERRA LEONE BEGINS 3-DAY EBOLA LOCKDOWNBY CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYASSOCIATED PRESSFREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.In a desperate effort to bring the outbreak under control, thousands of More >
Alibaba’s IPO to end US dominance in technology sector: expertEnglish.news.cn 2014-09-19 04:35:34LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — Alibaba’s IPO could well be the end of U.S. dominance in the world technology sector, a professor from a Britain’s business school told Xinhua on Thursday.“Alibaba’s annual growth rate of more than 30 percent shows that the gap between the Chinese companies, Alibaba and Tencent, and U.S. companies is getting ever closer,” said Qing Wang, professor from Warwick Business School, one of the most prestigious and highly selective business schools in the world.“The ability More >
Ridgewood H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame: 1913 football “Invincibles” to be honored
September 19, 2014 Last updated: Friday, September 19, 2014, 12:31 AM The Ridgewood News
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories profiling the 2014 inductees into the Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
RIDGEWOOD — In the era of the “leatherhead” and the infancy of the forward pass, there were few football teams in New Jersey that could match the ability of the Ridgewood High School gridiron standouts of 1913.
Their story would become a legend amongst sports fans who followed the More >
Ridgewood Planning Board resolution reaffirms hospital vote
September 19, 2014 Last updated: Friday, September 19, 2014, 12:01 AM By Laura Herzog Staff Writer The Ridgewood News
A long process has been memorialized with a long document.
The Planning Board on Tuesday approved a 47-page resolution explaining its vote on The Valley Hospital’s master plan amendment in June.
Though the resolution was passed without further discussion on Tuesday night, The Ridgewood News obtained the document via OPRA request Wednesday morning.
The document, which details the roughly eight-year history of the More >
TV Ratings: ‘Thursday Night Football’ Drops With Snoozer Game 8:44 AM PDT 9/19/2014 by Michael O’Connell
Preliminary numbers fall 40 percent as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scoreless until the fourth quarter
The second outing of CBS’ Thursday Night Football was bound to be smaller than last week — especially when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the fourth quarter without having put any points on the board. Though the team did manage two scoring drives to avoid a shutout against the Atlanta Falcons, 14-56, many viewers had clearly turned the dial.
Preliminary ratings are down 40 percent from More >
Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession By Scott Malone
BOSTON Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:41am EDT
(Reuters) – The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the More >