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Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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WASHINGTON DC, New York Yankees legend Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera was honored on Monday afternoon at the White House.The former relief pitcher was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The 49-year-old Rivera has had a good year . In July the five-time World Series winner became the first player to ever be unanimously inducted into the national Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Katyn Massacre Remembered

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Jersey City NJ, New Jersey GOP State Committeeman from Hudson County, Joshua Sotomayor Einstein spoke at the Katyn Massacre Memorial Service in Jersey City on Saturday at 3pm. The memorial service was held at the Katyn Massacre Memorial Statue in Exchange Place and was well attended by over 200 people. The memorial service, an annual commemoration, was organized by the Katyn Forest Massacre Memorial Committee.

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Governor Murphy & Choose New Jersey Announce Opening of the New Jersey India Center

photo Indian Business Association – IBA NJ for hosting great gala event with Bollywood Film Star Sonu Sood 

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NEW DELHI, INDIA – Governor Murphy, alongside Choose New Jersey, today announced the opening of the New Jersey India Center in Gurugram, India. The opening of the New Jersey India Center kicks off Governor Murphy’s seven-day, six-city economic mission trip to India. Governor Murphy is the first Governor in New Jersey history to visit India on official business.

“Today’s historic announcement charts a new course and effort to increase economic opportunities and build relationships between New Jersey and India,” said Governor Murphy. “Expanding operations into India will further Choose New Jersey’s goal to attract global businesses to New Jersey. With this new office, we will be able to bring our state’s message of economic prosperity directly to India.”

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Bergen County Historical Society Hosts Swearing In New Citizens

Photos from Beverly Hashimoto (Martha Washington), Carol Restivo and Senator Weinberg.

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New bridge Landing NJ, President Washington and First Lady, ‘Patsy’ (Martha) prepare to greet and congratulate 24 brand new American citizens. A joyful moving ceremony as usual in the Steuben House at Historic New Bridge Landing. September 13, 2019

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BERGEN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS LOOKING FOR POLL WORKERS FOR 11/5/2019 GENERAL ELECTION

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Ridgewood NJ, The Bergen County Board of Elections is looking for poll workers, to work at the 11/5/2019 General Election, from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., right here in Ridgewood.  Poll workers must be 18 years old, a Bergen County resident, registered to vote, and must attend a 2-hour training class. The pay is $200 for the day.  If interested, please contact the Bergen County Board of Elections at 201-336-6230.

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CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY

Submitted by Carolee Adams

“Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is an American federal observance that commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of the United States and those who have become United States citizens. This day is observed each year on September 17. On this day members of the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

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Schepisi Snags Big Endorsements

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

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River Vale NJ, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi received endorsements of the NJ State PBA representing our men and women of blue, the NJ State Nurses Association representing the lifeblood of our hospitals, our nurses, the  NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council representing our skilled trades people and the Doctor Patient Alliance. 

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Upcoming Ridgewood Village Council meetings

Village Council Meeting

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Ridgewood NJ, The upcoming Village Council meetings are on the following dates/times:

            September 25, 2019 – Work Session – 7:30 p.m.
            October 2, 2019 – Work Session – 7:30 p.m.
            October 7, 2019 – Public Meeting – 8:00 p.m.
            October 23, 2019 – Work Session – 7:30 p.m.

The Village Council meetings are open to the public, with Public Comments at both the beginning and the end of every meeting.  They are broadcast live on both Optimum (Channel 77) and Fios (Channel 34), can be viewed as a livestream on the Village website, and can also be viewed after the meeting on YouTube (connect through the Village website). 

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Ridgewood Police ,Fire and EMS Respond to Chain Reaction Crash on Linwood Avenue

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Ridgewood NJ, An early Monday afternoon, 09/15, three (3) vehicle chain reaction crash at the intersection of Linwood Avenue and North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood sent two (2) individuals to the hospital by ambulance, with a third victim refusing medical attention beyond an on-scene evaluation. Ridgewood Police Department, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS responded to aid the victims, as did a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. Two (2) tow trucks were required to remove wreckage from the scene. The crash may have been related to a medical episode experienced by one (1) of the drivers involved.

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NJ TRANSIT GETS BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SAFETY EDUCATION

Pedestrian Struck by NJ Transit bus

Safety Education Program Highlights the Need for Safe Behavior around Trains, Buses and Light Rail

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Ridgewood NJ,  As New Jersey schools get back in session this week, NJ TRANSIT is highlighting its Safety Education Program. Schools are encouraged to request the free SAFETY RULES! presentation to educate students on the need for safe behavior and caution around trains, buses and light rail vehicles. More information is available at njtransit.com/safety.

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