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Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover

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Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover

‘It’s time’ » Lawmakers from 9 states gather in Utah, discuss ways to take control of federal lands.By Kristen Moulton| The Salt Lake TribuneFirst Published Apr 18 2014 03:07 pm • Last Updated Apr 18 2014 10:21 pmIt’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and More >

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wishing all our Readers , Friends and Neighbors a very Happy Easter

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PJ Blogger and the staff of the Ridgewood blog would like to join Bergen County Executive Kathy DonovanIn wishing all our Readers , Friends and Neighbors a very Happy Easter.“This year Sunday, April 20 is not only the day that Christians and Roman Catholics celebrate Easter, it is also the day this year that Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter – We are aligned on this special day in 2014!This wonderfully colorful and joyous Holy Day, as most of you know, celebrates  the Resurrection of Christ to Heaven three days after His crucifixion on Good Friday.Easter is a celebration of hope More >

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Easter eggs, bunnies, Peeps: Easter traditions explained

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Easter eggs, bunnies, Peeps: Easter traditions explainedJolie Lee, USA TODAY Network3:29 p.m. EDT April 18, 2014From decorating eggs to eating Peeps, USA TODAYexplains the origins of modern-day Easter traditions.Easter eggThe symbol of the egg may have origins in pagan rituals celebrating the spring season. The religious symbolism is the resurrection of Jesus.Decorating eggs for Easter dates back to at least the 13th century, according to theHistory channel. Dying eggs red symbolized the blood of Christ.The Easter egg is also a byproduct of Lent, as many families would give up eggs during More >

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Ridgewood Spring Film Festival

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Ridgewood Spring Film FestivalThe Ridgewood Guild is proud to be sponsoring its fourth annual Spring Film Festival! The two day event is slated for Wed. and Thurs. April 23 and 24, 2014 at the Bowtie Cinema (formerly Clearview Warner) in downtown Ridgewood, NJ. The Festival will include a red carpet ceremony,  an awards presentation, and after party at Park West Tavern (30 Oak St.). All proceeds of the Festival will go to The Ridgewood Guild to help “Create a Better Ridgewood.”

Danny Aiello is our featured guest on Thursday, April 24th. Come enjoy highlights of his career, his music videos More >

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Ridgewood Art Institute presents the 62nd Sponsor Show

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Ridgewood Art Institute presents the 62nd Sponsor ShowSun, April 20, 2014 – Thu, May 08, 2014Time: 12:00 AM

The Art Institute, 12 East Glen Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

The Ridgewood Art Institute offers you the opportunity to take home a beautiful original painting.

A limited number of Sponsorships are available until May 8th. For a $275 donation an original paintings can be in your home.

To be part of this 62nd Sponsor Show, contact The Ridgewood Art Institute 12 E. Glen Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-652-9615 www.ridgewoodartinstitute.org

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Obituary: Roger W Wiegand

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Obituary:  Roger W WiegandBorn: August 19, 1943Died: April 18, 2014Roger William Wiegand, 70, of Ridgewood, NJ passed away April 18, 2014. Son of Francis J. Sr. and Eleanor Cooper Wiegand, he was born August 19, 1943 in Paterson, NJ and was a lifelong resident of the Village of Ridgewood.Graduate of Ridgewood High School, he received a BA in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He taught business law and typing at Cresskill High School for 25 years before retiring in 1993.Since his retirement he has been an active and outspoken member of the community he loved. He wanted nothing More >

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What Does the Easter Bunny Have To Do With Easter?

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What Does the Easter Bunny Have To Do With Easter?APR 19, 2014 05:48 PM ET // BY TRACE DOMINGUEZ

There’s no story in the Bible about a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature known as the Easter Bunny. Neither is there a passage about young children painting eggs or hunting for baskets overflowing with scrumptious Easter goodies.

And real rabbits certainly don’t lay eggs.

Why are these traditions so ingrained in Easter Sunday? And what do they have to do with the resurrection of Jesus?

Well, to be frank, nothing.

Bunnies, eggs, Easter gifts and fluffy, yellow chicks in gardening hats all stem More >

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POPE SEEKS TO BRING FAITH TO “ENDS OF THE EARTH”

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POPE SEEKS TO BRING FAITH TO “ENDS OF THE EARTH”BY NICOLE WINFIELDASSOCIATED PRESSVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith “to the ends of the Earth” as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica.The vigil is among the Vatican’s most solemn services. Francis entered the darkened basilica with a lone candle, which he then shared with others to slowly illuminate the church. The symbolic service commemorates the darkness of the faithful over the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and their joy and light at his More >

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Easter Services in the Village of Ridgewood

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Easter Services in the Village of Ridgewood  (just a few)

Our Lady of Mt. CarmelEASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 20Mass Times:8am9:30am Church9:30am Auditorium11am Church11am Auditorium12:30pm Church12:30pm Auditorium3pm SpanishNO 6:30PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAYWest Side Presbyterian ChurchSUNDAY,APRIL 20, 2014 EASTER SUNDAYSchedule highlights forSunday, April 20 (Please note special schedule!):8:45 AM     *Festival Easter Worship with Holy Communion11:15 AM     *Festival Easter Worship with Holy CommunionNote there is NO Sunday School, Adult groups or Foundation on Easter Sunday.  The link to the full More >

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Why is Passover the Most Celebrated Jewish holiday in America?

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Why is Passover the Most Celebrated Jewish holiday in America?

By Rabbi Brad Hirschfield Published April 14, 2014FoxNews.com

Simply put, like America itself, Passover is about freedom.  It celebrates the eternal quest for human dignity and the freedom which is perhaps the greatest expression of that dignity.

Nowhere, and at no time, in 3,000 years of Jewish history have Jews known the kind of centuries-long freedom and security which are the American Jewish experience. The Passover story of freedom — of the journey from oppression to opportunity — is also the American story at its best, not More >

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Christians are under attack not just abroad, but also here in the United States, Franklin Graham said on Good Friday.

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Christians are under attack not just abroad, but also here in the United States, Franklin Graham said on Good Friday.

“We are seeing it across the globe, no question about it, and it’s frightening,” Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and son of Billy Graham, told John Bachman and J.D. Hayworth on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV.

“We see the anti-Christian position in this country. We see so much of it coming out of the entertainment industry, especially in certain segments of the news media.”

“Christians are being attacked and … we see it now in More >

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Daniel Goldberg : Obamacare How Doctors Are Coping

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Daniel Goldberg : Obamacare How Doctors Are Coping

West Bergen Tea Party In cooperation with Americans For Prosperity presents  Daniel Goldberg Obamacare How Doctors Are Coping

Join us 7 pm, Tuesday, April 22 At the Larkin House 380 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff (1/4 mile North of Stop & Shop on the right)

More Information: 201 8918 conservative_caucus@aol.com www.westbergenteaparty.com

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R.H.S. baseball: Veteran bats lead the way for Ridgewood

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R.H.S. baseball: Veteran bats lead the way for RidgewoodAPRIL 18, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014, 12:31 AMBY MATTHEW BIRCHENOUGHASSISTANT SPORTS EDITORALLENDALE — The first week of the season went according to plan for the Ridgewood High School baseball team, the No. 6 squad in The Record preseason Top 25: three games, three wins by a combined score of 33-14 over Hackensack, Clifton and Ramapo.Senior catcher Nick Coppola was involved in a pair of run-scoring rallies for Ridgewood in Monday’s Big North Freedom Division baseball game at Northern Highlands.Since then, things More >

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Why There Will Be A Robot Uprising

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Why There Will Be A Robot UprisingIn the movie Transcendence, which opens in theaters on Friday, a sentient computer program embarks on a relentless quest for power, nearly destroying humanity in the process.The film is science fiction but a computer scientist and entrepreneur Steven Omohundro says that “anti-social” artificial intelligence in the future is not only possible, but probable, unless we start designing AI systems very differently today.Omohundro’s most recent recent paper, published in the Journal of Experimental& Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, lays out the case.We think More >

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Bergen Community College students react to professor’s suspension

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Bergen Community College students react to professor’s suspensionAPRIL 18, 2014, 4:44 PM    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014, 10:54 PMBY JOHN C. ENSSLINSTAFF WRITERTHE RECORD

Students at Bergen Community College expressed surprise, puzzlement, dismay and astonishment on Friday to media reports that tenured Professor Francis Schmidt had been suspended for eight days after posting on social media sites a photograph of his 7-year-old daughter wearing a “Game of Thrones” T-shirt.His daughter had been wearing the yellow shirt that included a quote from one of the characters in the darkly More >
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R.H.S. Boys Track & Field: Ridgewood repeats at County Relays

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R.H.S. Boys Track & Field: Ridgewood repeats at County RelaysAPRIL 18, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014, 12:31 AMBY MATTHEW BIRCHENOUGHASSISTANT SPORTS EDITORRIDGEWOOD – In its first major test of the young season, the Ridgewood High School boys track and field team responded by taking home the Division A championship at last week’s Jack Yockers Bergen County Relays.The Maroons matched the lofty expectations placed on them prior to the season by finishing in the top four in 15-of-16 events to score 112 out of a possible 160 points and edge second-place Old Tappan by 11 points for More >

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Alex and Ani April Store Spotlight: Ridgewood

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Alex and Ani April Store Spotlight: Ridgewood

We are delighted to shine the spotlight on our Ridgewood, New Jersey location as our April Store of the Month! Opening its doors in November of 2012, Ridgewood quickly became one of our more heavily trafficked locations and is now one of four store locations in the Garden State!

Situated in the bustling downtown area alongside the beautiful Van Neste Square Memorial Park, Alex and Ani Ridgewood is the perfect destination for any jewelry lover! Tucked among quaint little shops, restaurants and businesses, this busy location is a fan favorite. It More >

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