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Rear end collision on Linwood Avenue sends one to HUMC

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Photo credit: Boyd A. Loving Rear end collision on Linwood Avenue sends one to HUMC July 28th ,2014 Boyd A. Loving 6:59 PM

A front seat passenger of a black Toyota Camry was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center after being injured in a rear end crash on Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood just before 6 PM on Monday, 07/28.  The driver of the other vehicle involved, a black Cadillac, complained of chest pains but refused medical assistance.  Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.  Ridgewood PD, FD, and EMS all responded.  Injuries to the victim were reported to More >

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Shock Poll Bell Closes Bookers lead to 7pts and leads with Independents

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Shock Poll Bell Closes Bookers lead to 7pts and leads with Independents July 28,2014 the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The New York Times and CBS News released a poll yesterday that shows Jeff Bell within striking distance of incumbent Cory Booker, who is ahead by just 50 to 43 percentage points. Even more interesting Bell is leading among independent voters by eight points. You can read about all the Senate polls taken here:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/upshot/republicans-senate-chances-rise-slightly-to-60-percent-.html?rref=upshot

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Vatican Says Nancy Pelosi “Must” Be Denied Communion

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Vatican Says Nancy Pelosi “Must” Be Denied Communion

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is one of the most despised members of Congress, and there’s a laundry list of reasons that could be cited as justification for the animosity.

Pelosi was one of the central figures that spearheaded the movement to ram Obamacare down the throats of the American public, despite the majority of citizens being opposed to it.

The California congresswoman has also played the part of a pawn in the overall scheme of the Obama administration, being an ever loyal lapdog defending the actions of the White House More >

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Kerry’s Diplomacy Falls Short to End Gaza Fighting

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Kerry’s Diplomacy Falls Short to End Gaza Fighting By Sangwon Yoon and Terry Atlas Jul 27, 2014 8:04 PM ET

July 28 (Bloomberg) — Phil Mattingly reports on U.S. foreign policy and Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent global crises diplomatic efforts. Mattingly speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

It took U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry five days in the Middle East to negotiate a 12-hour pause in the bloody fighting between Hamas and Israel.

Prospects for extending that humanitarian halt in the Gaza war had evaporated by the time Kerry landed in Washington shortly after More >

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Wall Street hit parade takes center stage at Rep. Scott Garrett Financial Services Committee hearings

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Wall Street hit parade takes center stage at Rep. Scott Garrett Financial Services Committee hearings

Bob Pisani | @BobPisani

Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises (which oversees the SEC), is holding a hearing today in Washington on what, if anything, should be done about the way stocks are traded in this country.

I know, you’ve heard this before. In the wake of Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys” book, there have been several hearings in Washington. This one is a little different, though. Here’s why:

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Violent transnational gangs ‘recruiting unaccompanied minors at Border Security facilities’

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Violent transnational gangs ‘recruiting unaccompanied minors at Border Security facilities’Border Control agents have allegedly witnessed gang members recruiting members from among the influx of unaccompanied immigrant minors from Central AmericaShawn Moran of the National Border Control Patrol Council says agents have told him about the enlistmentBorder Control agents have allegedly witnessed gang members using a Red Cross phone bank at the facility at Nogales, Arizona, to ‘recruit, enlist and pressure’ other minorsAuthorities say there is no evidence of such activityBy DAILY MAIL REPORTER More >

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Ridgewood school district seeks business administrator

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Ridgewood school district seeks business administratorJULY 26, 2014    LAST UPDATED: SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014, 1:21 AMBY CHRIS HARRISSTAFF WRITERTHE RECORDRIDGEWOOD — The school board has begun interviewing candidates to replace the district’s business administrator, whose one-year tenure will expire at the end of August.Sheila Brogan, the president of Ridgewood’s school board, said this week that Michael Falkowski — who started with the district a little more than a year ago — tendered his resignation in late June.The board formally accepted Falkowski’s resignation during its Monday More >

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Tuesday, July 29th 5 to 8pm – Meet the Village Manager

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Tuesday, July 29th 5 to 8pm – Meet the ManagerVillage Manager Roberta Sonenfeld will hold office hours for Ridgewood residents and business owners on Tuesday, July 29th between the hours of 5 to 8pm. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and provide input to Roberta. These sessions will be scheduled at 15 minute intervals and will be held in the Council Chambers on the 4th Floor of Ridgewood Village Hall. Please contact Beth Spinato at 201-670-5500, ext. 203 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome but should realize that the schedule may already be booked. More >

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North Jersey empty-nesters move downtown

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North Jersey empty-nesters move downtownJULY 27, 2014    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014, 1:21 AMBY KATHLEEN LYNNSTAFF WRITERTHE RECORDSince she moved from a single-family home to an apartment in downtown Englewood, Linda Kourakos has been able to spend less time in the car and more time on foot.“You walk out the door, you have shops and restaurants, you have the Bergen Performing Arts Center,” said Kourakos, 62, a retired interior designer who moved from East Brunswick to be closer to her daughters in Bergen County. “I felt if I was downsizing, it would be nice not to have to get into a More >

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Best way to grade New Jersey teachers debated

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Best way to grade New Jersey teachers debated

July 26, 2014, 9:17 AM    Last updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:17 AM By HANNAN ADELY staff writer The Record

New Jersey’s adoption of teacher evaluations that relied on student test scores was hailed by Governor Christie as a way to make educators accountable for how much students learned.

Last week, however, under pressure from lawmakers, parents and teacher unions, the governor announced plans to lessen the impact that those test scores will have on judging teachers. But despite the vocal criticism, those who supported the evaluation system More >

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Federal report on Newark police department may come back to haunt Cory Booker

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Federal report on Newark police department may come back to haunt Cory BookerJULY 28, 2014    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014, 1:40 AMBY HERB JACKSONRECORD COLUMNISTNORTHJERSEY.COMWhen the U.S. Justice Department issued a damning report last week about civil-rights abuses by the Newark Police Department, Sen. Cory Booker — who served as the high-profile mayor of the city while the abuses were piling up — said the federal involvement was a positive step.As mayor, Booker recalled, he had worked with the American Civil Liberties Union — which first requested the More >

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Is the Fed fueling a giant stock market bubble?

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Is the Fed fueling a giant stock market bubble?John Maxfield , The Motley Fool12:25 p.m. EDT July 27, 2014Take a good look at the chart below and you’d be excused for concluding that we’re in the midst of the greatest stock market bubble of all time. Not only has the S&P 500 fully recovered from the financial crisis, it’s a staggering 30% higher than the peaks of the Internet and housing bull markets.But is this really the case? With unemployment still above 6%, how could we find ourselves in the throes of yet another brewing catastrophe? Didn’t investors and analysts learn anything from the More >

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West Side Presbyterian Church asks Who did you see at church today?

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West Side Presbyterian Church asks Who did you see at church today? We spied one faithful member!
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Trump protégé’s 100 Mile Fund assists two North Bergen businesses

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Trump protégé’s 100 Mile Fund assists two North Bergen businessesJULY 27, 2014    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014, 9:54 AMBY LINDA MOSSSTAFF WRITERTHE RECORDDeveloper and Donald Trump protégé William “Billy” Procida has for the past few years been mainly focused on financing real estate ventures not far from his home turf. Procida, born and bred in Bergen County, is involved in projects as varied as the rehabbing of apartment buildings in Paterson’s worst neighborhood, redeveloping a landmark hotel in Philadelphia and building hundreds of town houses at the Jersey Shore.The 52-year-old More >

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Fast-food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

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Fast-food workers prepare to escalate wage demandsJULY 26, 2014    LAST UPDATED: SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014, 1:21 AMTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSTHE RECORD* Fast-food workers will be asked do “whatever it takes” to win $15 an hour and a unionCHICAGO — Fast-food employees say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago, where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.About 1,300 workers were to attend sessions Friday More >

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1,504 immigrant children placed in New Jersey

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1,504 immigrant children placed in New JerseyJULY 24, 2014, 5:48 PM    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014, 5:45 PMASSOCIATED PRESSNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More than 1,500 unaccompanied children who entered the U.S. illegally have been placed with sponsors in New Jersey this year, federal officials announced Thursday.New statistics released by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families show 1,504 unaccompanied children were placed in the state from Jan. 1 through July 7. A total of 30,340 were placed nationwide.The announcement did not indicate where in More >

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Barack Obama has already checked out of his job

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Barack Obama has already checked out of his jobThe degree to which Barack Obama is now phoning it in – sleepwalking perfunctorily through his second term, amid golf rounds and dinner parties – is astonishingBy Matt K Lewis12:04PM BST 26 Jul 2014President Obama has emotionally checked out of his job a couple of years early, it seems. How can one tell?Candidates for president who brazenly assume they are the inevitable victor are sometimes accused of “measuring the drapes” for the White House.Obama, conversely, seems to be prematurely packing his bags in hopes for an early departure.Just last More >

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