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Empowerment, Not Entitlement

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Empowerment, Not EntitlementOct. 21 ,2014By Brian Goldberg | The Save Jersey BlogAs a middle-class, Jewish Republican from heavily Democrat Essex County (and, no, I’m not the only one…), I’ve seen firsthand the number of “closet conservatives” who won’t join our Party because of popular myths characterizing us as, well, take your pick: prejudiced, having a war on women, or out of touch with young voters.During the course of my recent U.S. Senate campaign, I talked about the need for outreach to these communities that have been traditionally underrepresented in the Republican Party. There, we More >

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ObamaCare Shunts My Patients Into Medicaid

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ObamaCare Shunts My Patients Into Medicaid

Knocked out of private insurance, they are forced to settle for longer waits and worse care

Rep. Scott Garrett Take a minute to read this eyeopening article about ObamaCare written by Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a general surgeon in Phoenix, Ariz. His take: “Even if my patients save money by no longer paying premiums, they suffer in the long run by being trapped in a subpar health-care system [Medicaid]… ObamaCare has shifted—and will continue to shift—people into substandard and often-delayed care, all in the name of increasing health-care “coverage.” More >

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STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT CENTRAL BERGEN…PASSAIC AND ROCKLAND COUNTIES

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STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT CENTRAL BERGEN…PASSAIC ANDROCKLAND COUNTIESSPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY312 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014EASTERN BERGEN-EASTERN PASSAIC-ROCKLAND-WESTERN BERGEN-312 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014…STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT CENTRAL BERGEN…PASSAIC ANDROCKLAND COUNTIES…AT 312 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING ASTRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR PATERSON…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH.THIS STORM WILL BE…  NEAR HAWTHORNE BY 320 PM.  6 MILES NORTHWEST OF TETERBORO BY 325 PM.  NEAR RIDGEWOOD BY 335 PM.  NEAR PARAMUS BY 340 PM.  More >

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The ugly truth about Cory Booker, New Jersey’s golden boy

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The ugly truth about Cory Booker, New Jersey’s golden boy

It’s eight o’clock on a Sunday night in Jersey City, and for the first time this October it’s cold enough to see your breath in front of you with a deep exhale of the Hudson River air. It’s curious, given that, to see a group of a few dozen residents and visitors from neighboring towns assembled in a parking lot next to the train station—while the New York Giants are playing, no less. The workout-gear-clad mayor, Steven Fulop, is hopping up and down with his arms crossed over his chest for warmth, asking me when I think “he” will More >

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Restaurant review: S. Egidio in Ridgewood

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Restaurant review: S. Egidio in Ridgewood October 17, 2014    Last updated: Friday, October 17, 2014, 11:33 AM By Elisa Ung The Record

S. Egidio 17 N Broad St Ridgewood, NJ 07450

The menu: mostly pizza. The setting: tiny. The phone: often ignored. The wait for a table: sometimes an hour.

And no wonder: Ridgewood newcomer S. Egidio is a local novelty, an Italian restaurant run by a newly arrived Italian chef with food that is both authentic and creative.

Its menu is simple: Italian cured meat, imported cheeses, salads, a few appetizers, and Neapolitan pizzas that are blasted for a minute in a More >

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Ridgewood outsources some of its leaf pickup duties

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Ridgewood outsources some of its leaf pickup duties

October 20, 2014    Last updated: Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:25 AM By Laura Herzog Staff Writer | The Ridgewood News

Leaf collection will be outsourced in one area of Ridgewood this fall.

Last week, the Village Council awarded a $65,000 contract for leaf pickup in Ridgewood’s leafiest section (including the Heights) to the sole bidder, Hawthorne-based Downes Tree Service. The council also approved plans and specifications for leaf pickup, removal and hauling prepared by the village.

The revised plans and the outsourcing are part of an More >

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Ho Ho Kus Brook clean up in progress

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Photo credit:  Boyd A. LovingHo Ho Kus Brook clean up in progressOctober 20,2012 Boyd A. Loving6:30 PMRidgewood NJ, Employees of the Bergen County Mosquito Control Commission work to clear debris from underneath an old trolley bridge that spans the HoHoKus Brook near Spring Avenue, Ridgewood on Monday, 10/20/2014.Photo credit:  Boyd A. Loving

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Overnight Milling Project at Garber Square in Ridgewood

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Overnight Milling Project at Garber Square October 21,2104Boyd A. LovingRidgewood NJ, Garber Square, Ridgewood was closed in both directions (eastbound and westbound) to all vehicular traffic from 2000 hours on Monday, 10/20/2014, through 0600 hours on Tuesday, 10/21/2014 to allow for milling of the road surface in preparation for paving.  This work was performed in connection with a major streetscape project approved by the Ridgewood Village Council.  In addition to paving, the project will include the addition of bike lanes in both directions, the reduction of traffic More >

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N.J. Democratic congressional candidate Roy Cho’s voting record raises residency questions

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N.J. Democratic congressional candidate Roy Cho’s voting record raises residency questionsBy Matt Friedman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com October 20, 2014 at 7:19 PM, updated October 21, 2014 at 12:52 AMTRENTON — Roy Cho, the Democratic candidate who’s presenting a tough challenge to Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, says he moved into the congressional district in the summer of 2012.But records show he cast a vote from Manalapan, 52 miles to the south, in November, 2012 — more than two months after his campaign said he moved to Hackensack, in the 5th Congressional District.“Roy Cho says he More >

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Ridgewood Police Department : Possible attempted luring

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Ridgewood Police Department : Possible attempted luringOctober 20,2014Ridgewood PD

Suspicious incident / Possible attempted luringRidgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that On 10/20/2014 at approximately 3:15pm the department received a report of a suspicious incident / possible attempted luring incident on East Ridgewood Avenue near Hope Street.

The driver of the vehicle slowed down on East Ridgewood Avenue and asked the victim if she wanted some candy. The victim did not engage the driver and was able to take a photo of the vehicle involved. The vehicle involved is a Black Ford More >

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Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

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Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early By Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:22pm EDT

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.

With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 More >

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At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen

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At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen By Michael Flaherty

WASHINGTON Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:08am EDT

(Reuters) – The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve’s Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits – more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate.

Yellen, whose salary is set by Congress, earns $201,700 a year.

The details on Fed pay were provided to Reuters in response to a Freedom of Information Act request for data on all employees of the U.S. central bank’s board whose More >

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NJTPC : Ryan Mauro National Security Expert Speaking October 21 at 7pm American Legion Post Teaneck

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NJTPC : Ryan Mauro National Security Expert Speaking October 21 at 7pm American Legion Post TeaneckNJTPC Guest Speaker Tuesday, October 21 @ 7pm American Legion Post Teaneck NJThe Executive Board of NJ TEA Party Coalition is delighted to announce our honored guest and speaker for the October 21st meeting.Ryan Mauro is an internationally recognized expert on national security. We are extremely fortunate that Ryan has agreed to speak to our members and urge you to “pack the house.”Ryan Mauro is the National Security Analyst for ClarionProject.org, which produced thehit films, “Obsession,” “The More >

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NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues over Ebola quarantine

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NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues over Ebola quarantine

October 20, 2014, 1:40 PM    Last updated: Monday, October 20, 2014, 2:02 PM Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren’t over for NBC News’ chief medical editor.

An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise explanation, unleashed a furious response. NBC must now decide whether Snyderman’s credibility is too damaged for her to continue reporting on Ebola or other More >

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Ridgewood High School Marching Band takes first place at competitions

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Ridgewood High School Marching Band takes first place at competitionsOCTOBER 17, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014, 12:31 AMTHE RIDGEWOOD NEWSThe Ridgewood High School Marching Band captured first place in the recent USBands competition, which took place at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison. At the competition, the band swept all caption awards, including best music, best visual and best effect.In addition to the win at the USBands competition, the RHS squad took first place in a competition last month at Pequannock High School. The team won the award More >

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NJ Governor Christie joins Jeff Bell on the Campaign trail

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NJ Governor Christie joins Jeff Bell on the Campaign trail October 20,2014 the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Morristown NJ, Governor Christie joined Jeff Bell on the Campaign trail today at the Morristown Diner .Governor Chris Christie joined  Jeff Bell for a meet and greet and a speech to voters  in Morris County  this morning. .

The Governor has hosted two fundraiser for Bell and said that he plans on joining Bell along the campaign trail.

Today’s event marked the first time Bell and Christie have campaigned together, apart from fundraisers.

Jeff was treated like a rock star by the More >

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“Significant discharger” fees may have been billed in error

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“Significant discharger” fees may have been billed in error

ATTENTION:  Owners/operators of Ridgewood businesses at which water meters were upgraded to “radio read meters” may have received bills for “significant discharger” fees in error.

If you received an unusually high water bill due to prior use of “estimated” readings, the Village of Ridgewood’s accounting department may have mistakenly thought you were a “significant discharger” and billed you as such.

If you believe you may have been billed in error, you should contact Ms. Mary Jo Gilmore, Village of Ridgewood Tax Collector, at More >

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