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>The Co-op’s Trike a Thon Helps St. Jude’s

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The Co-op’s Trike a Thon Helps St. Jude’s Students at the Cooperative Nursery School of Ridgewood took to their tricycles on May 24th to help St. Jude’s.  The children participated in the Trike a Thon to raise money for the research center. They got to help out a great cause, have fun and learn about riding safety.  This is just one of the many fun events that children participate in while at the Co-op.  A nonsectarian school, The Co-op also offers morning and afternoon classes for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds, as well as Mommy & Me classes and Kindergarten enrichment.  Setting the school apart More >

>PARKING FEES in LOTS REDUCED – Starting Wednesday, June 1st

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>PARKING FEES in LOTS REDUCED – Starting Wednesday, June 1st

June 1, 2011 ALL PARKING LOTS in Ridgewood will be enforced Monday through Saturday for 12 hours from 6AM to 6PM at the rate of 25 cents per hour. Meters will accept coins.

TRAIN STATION LOT is the only lot that will require a Resident Permit.

UP3 Permits – offer unlimited parking for an annual fee.

All permits available at Village Hall Reception Desk, 131 N. Maple Ave., Monday through Friday, from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

Any questions – 201/670-5500 x204 or www.ridgewoodnj.net homepage

>Village of Ridgewood : Council Meetings

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>Village of Ridgewood : Council Meetings06/01/11 7:30PM Village Council Work Session 06/07/11 7:30PM Planning Board Public Meeting 06/08/11 8:00PM Village Council Public Meeting 06/14/11 7:30PM Board of Adjustment Public Meeting 06/21/11 7:30PM Planning Board Public Meeting

  

>New Jersey Choral Society Concert Benefits Center for Food Action

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New Jersey Choral Society Concert Benefits Center for Food Action

Experience the passion, spirituality, and richly diverse musical legacies of Antonin Dvorák and Leonard Bernstein as the New Jersey Choral Society presents “Legacy” on Friday, June 3 at 8:00 pm in Ridgewood’s West Side Presbyterian Church and on Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montclair. Under the direction of dynamic conductor Eric Dale Knapp, the New Jersey Choral Society concludes its 30th Anniversary Season with a reflective and uplifting program featuring Antonin Dvorák’s lyrical More >

>Comin’ this summer… $5 gas

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 Comin’ this summer… $5 gas

By PAUL THARP

Last Updated: 7:10 AM, May 29, 2011

Posted: 10:34 PM, May 28, 2011

The forecast for the summer driving season: Hit the road early. Not to beat the traffic, but to beat the higher gas prices expected in mid-July.

Goldman Sachs’ crystal ball is proclaiming that oil will soon soar to $135 a barrel, and likely have service stations jacking up fuel prices to $5 a gallon in New York just like the summer of 2008 that preceded the recession.

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>Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending – May 2011

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Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending – May 2011Introduction

The Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending (Taxpayers’ Guide) provides officials and the public the opportunity to view and compare all dollars spent on students for which public schools must provide services.  Since previously reported per pupil costs did not include all expenditures, the Department has created a new variable that includes the total amount that is actually spent on students from preschool through grade 12.

 The “Total Spending” calculation enhances the Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (formerly known as the Total More >

>Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee recognizes and thanks those who make it all possible

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Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee recognizes and thanks those who make it all possible

It is with great enthusiasm and gratitude that the Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee recognizes and thanks the following businesses and residents for their role in making it all possible.  Without the generous support from participants like these, our celebration would not happen.  Because of their generous support Ridgewood has one of the best small town Independence Day observations and a Parade that brings 30,000 people into the business district.

Applebee’s, Baumgarts Café, More >

>BOOKENDS : Shawn Green June 7th

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> Shawn Green,  Tues., June 7th @ 5:00pm  Former New York Mets Outfielder, Shawn Green, will sign his new book:  The Way of Baseball Books available June 7th 

211 East Ridgewood Ave.  Ridgewood, NJ  07450      Tel: (201)445-0726        www.book-ends.com 

  

>Legislators look to snoop on home Schoolers

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>Legislators look to snoop on home Schoolers  After Irvington suspected neglect case, legislator considers home-schooling laws When Collingswood police found four brothers literally starving in their own home eight years ago, then-Assemblywoman Loretta Weinberg proposed a law requiring other home-schooled children to get an annual physical and pass standardized tests.  (Livio, The Star-Ledger) http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/after_irvington_suspected_negl.html

   

>N.J. Agriculture Dept. touts state’s national ranking in plant, flower sales

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> N.J. Agriculture Dept. touts state’s national ranking in plant, flower sales An agricultural survey released Friday helped maintain New Jersey’s nickname as the Garden State, as sales of plants and flowers grew 7 percent last year over 2009’s total.  (Hassan, State Street Wire) http://www.politickernj.com/48154/nj-agriculture-dept-touts-states-national-ranking-plant-flower-sales

  

>New Jersey officials seek approval to change Medicaid structure

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> New Jersey officials seek approval to change Medicaid structure State health officials are seeking federal approval to significantly change the way New Jersey handles Medicaid, as Gov. Chris Christie’s administration looks to save $300 million on the health care program for low-income and disabled residents.  (Harper, Press of Atlantic City) http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/new-jersey-officials-seek-approval-to-change-medicaid-structure/article_7184ffd6-8a3f-11e0-93a2-001cc4c03286.html

  

>GOP looks at N.J. school strategy

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>GOP looks at N.J. school strategy New Jersey Senate Republicans have been asked to consider taking a unified position on public education, including removing the state Supreme Court from school-funding decisions and granting the Legislature the power to determine what it means to provide a “thorough and efficient” education in public schools.  (Delli Santi, The Associated Press) http://www.philly.com/philly/education/122814338.html

>Following a year of politics, Supreme Court nominee gets long-awaited confirmation hearing

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> Following a year of politics, Supreme Court nominee gets long-awaited confirmation hearing Anne Patterson’s year in limbo ends Tuesday. Caught in the middle of a fight not of her own making, Patterson, the newest nominee to the state Supreme Court, is poised to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her long-delayed hearing.  (Spoto, The Star-Ledger) http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/supreme_court_nominee_gets_lon.html

  

>Maple Park is not in poor condition because of layoffs

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 Maple Park is not in poor condition because of layoffs

I don’t know about all sites. But, Maple Park is not in poor condition because of layoffs. The Village has NEVER properly taken care of the field or the surrounding landscaping. When it was first built, it was a premier facility, of which all of Ridgewood could be proud. The facility represented a dramatic improvement in the village’s ability to address its long-term field shortage and increased field demand. Residents hailed it as a “jewel” and “first of its kind world class facility.” Today, the once beautiful gardens are overgrown More >

>Obamacare: Hospitals hunt substitutes as drug shortages rise

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 Hospitals hunt substitutes as drug shortages rise

By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical WriterHealth Video

Hospitals hunt substitutes as drug shortages rise

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses – from cancer to cystic fibrosis to cardiac arrest – has hospitals scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm, and sometimes even delaying treatment.

“It’s just a matter of time now before we call for a drug that we need to save a patient’s life and we find out there isn’t any,” says Dr. Eric Lavonas of the American College of Emergency More >

>U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans Give Obama Lower Marks

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>U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans Give Obama Lower Marks Younger, active-duty military less likely to have an opinion on Obama either way by Frank Newport

PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. military veterans and those currently on active military duty are less likely to approve of President Obama’s job performance than are Americans of comparable ages who are not in the military. 

 

>Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

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Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, I am reminded of the words of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who wrote of our nation’s honored dead: “They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast, And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.”

On this solemn day, Americans across the country and around the world remember the courage and sacrifice of a few who protect the freedom and liberty of all.  As a nation, we gather today to pay tribute to fallen heroes across all branches of the military.  We are grateful not just for their service but for their important role More >

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