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Rutgers–Camden report offers strategies for turning New Jersey’s distressed properties into community assets

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Camden NJ, Recovery from the historic numbers of distressed properties in New Jersey – especially in South Jersey, which bears the brunt of the burden – may be possible through a coordinated effort of multisector stakeholders, according to a new report from Rutgers University–Camden.

“Through such efforts, these ‘toxic liabilities’ can become community assets by repurposing them as residential properties and fulfilling a demand for affordable workforce housing,” says Darren Spielman, executive director of the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs.

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Waterfront Revitalization on the Hackensack River

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Bogota NJ, Waterfront Revitalization on the Hackensack River Breaks New Ground with Launch of The River Club in Bogota, NJ, Bergen County
– Waterfront Promenade, Mixed-Use Development to Transform Former Hess Site –

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Ridgewood Older Adult Mental Health First Aid – November 1

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Ridgewood NJ, on Thursday, November 1, 2018 8am to 4pm , the Village will present a program Ridgewood Older Adult Mental Health First Aid at the Village Hall Court Room, 131 North Maple Ave. Ridgewood.

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Reader says happy we have a choice for the Ridgewood School Board Elections

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Loncto absolutely has to go. He is so condescending. He is trying to act like a totally agreeable guy now that THANK GOD we have a candidate running against him. But do not be fooled. Loncto is large and in charge and he wants no one to get in the way of his super intelligence. He absolutely is opposed to having us vote on the budget. Believe me, he is only saying he will support it because he wants to get reelected. he will flip on this be certain.

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Reader says The schools are a mess, and they just try to cover it all up

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Cyberbullying, bullying, sexting, beatings. 10 long years of persistent, awful conduct in our schools, documented and covered all over the news, including CBS, and nothing changes. The schools are a mess, and they just try to cover it all up. No wonder the rankings are dropping, with this administration. Who would want their kids to go here?

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Cristopher Kaufman Makes His Case for the Ridgewood Board of Education

To my fellow residents,

I feel there is currently a disconnect between the board, teachers and residents and a lack of transparency from the board. The Board of Education budget is 65% of our property taxes and spending has increased by over 30 million dollars in the last ten years. It is critical to control spending by sharing services with the Village and working with the Village Council in an effort to stabilize or reduce spending. I want to make sure we are working as one community, the Board of Education and the Village Council should be working together and sharing purchasing opportunities, maintenance costs, security and any other costs that can be shared in an effort to reduce spending.

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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection : West Nile Virus

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Ridgewood NJ, from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection , with reports of West Nile virus illnesses in people at a record level and persistent warm and rainy weather, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Department of Health are urging property owners to take steps to reduce mosquito populations and to protect themselves against the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses.

Both agencies are also working coordinating with officials in Bergen County to continue monitoring, tracking and spraying efforts as well as public education. The county recently experienced two West Nile-related deaths.

Mosquitoes can breed even in the smallest amount of water. Dump all water that collects in your back yard to reduce mosquito risks!

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Reader says if a man or woman is accused of sexual misconduct there has to be evidence

This has got to stop. These accusations with no evidence. Did you see the First Lady interview. She rightly said if a man or woman is accused of sexual misconduct there has to be evidence.
This is a very very scary time in our democracy. It’s like the time of the witch accusations in Boston. Do you realize that anyone can be accused of sexual assault. Do you realize that everyone has someone who doesn’t like them and now that person can claim a sexual assault that happened years back. A law has to be created RIGHT NOW that says no sexual assault charges can be claimed before the present time. The past is the past. It is unfortunate that people were afraid to “come forward” in the past but now is a new era and people’s lives must not be destroyed by false unproven charges of sexual assault.

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Convictions Made in Multi-State Dog Fighting Case

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TRENTON NJ,  Four men were convicted at trial in connection with their respective roles in a multi-state dog fighting operation, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito and Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division announced today.

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Ridgewood Historical Society Presents Mark Wright

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Historical Society reminds you ,don’t forget to put October 22 on your calendar, and join us for an evening of music and fun! The October 26 Cemetery Walks are completely SOLD OUT! If you weren’t lucky enough to get your tickets, we are putting names on a wait list.