>TAKE A TASTE OF RIDGEWOOD!Don’t miss the Taste of Ridgewood on Sunday, May 7th. From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., over 20 restaurants will set up sample stations along Ridgewood Aevnue from Oak Street to Broad Street. Fine wines, specialty beers and fabulous cheese samples will be available in a tent in the park, and there will be music throughout the festival area.
Public Access Channel 77 Available for Ridgewood Events Included in the Village’s franchise agreement with Cablevision for Ridgewood cable service, is the use of the Public Access Channel 77. The Channel is used by the Village to broadcast Village Council meetings and advertise Ridgewood non-profit events. The Board of Education also uses the channel to broadcast their public meetings as well as several other school related events.The Village is looking for additional apropriate quality produced video programs to air. Do you have film of Ridgewood events – artistic performance, special interview or presentation of a topic of interest to fellow Ridgewood residents? Please contact the Village Manager’s office at 201/670-5500 ext.204 to check into this opportunity and to offer any suggestions for the volunteer use of the channel.
Ridgewood’s Emergency Response Team With the resignation of Bob Greenlaw, the 3 positions he held in Emergency Management have been filled with new professionals. The new Ridgewood Emergency Management Coordinator is Brad Mason, a 20 year volunteer in emergency services and former employee of FEMA. The new Emergency Services Director is Paul Gilard, retired after 20 years on the Ridgewood Police and part time NW Bergen 911 Dispatcher. The new Center Director of NW Bergen Central Dispatch is Skip Cherven, a Ridgewood native and current Emergency Services Deputy Coordinator of the Borough of Paramus. We welcome these individuals who make a strong emergency response team for the Village of Ridgewood.