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Governor Murphy’s lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service is a waste of state resources and taxpayer money

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Trenton NJ, Senator Joe Pennacchio criticized Governor Murphy’s lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, claiming it is a waste of state resources and taxpayer money.

“The Murphy Administration is lawsuit happy,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “The Governor should not be using New Jersey taxpayer dollars to play politics. Rather than fighting with the federal government, I urge Governor Murphy to focus on genuine and immediate tax solutions that we have the power as state lawmakers to advance.”

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ICE CREAM BY MIKE TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

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Ridgewood NJ, On Sunday, July 21, 2019, to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, those who purchase any size soft serve ice cream at the regular price will receive a free order of French fries at Ice Cream by Mike (305 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ). This special cannot be combined with any other offer, is limited to one per customer, and available while supplies last.

For those who plan on participating in Ice Cream Day, Ice Cream by Mike will open promptly at 11:00AM on July 21st.

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Bergen County Man Charged With Mail Fraud

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Edgewater NJ, A Bergen County, New Jersey, man appeared in court today on charges of mail fraud related to a scheme through which he submitted thousands of false insurance claims to courier delivery service companies, resulting in a loss of $1.7 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Enrico DiCaprio, a/k/a “Sergio Leone,” a/k/a “Hakan Arikan,” 57, of Edgewater, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of mail fraud. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court.

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Governor’s IRS Lawsuit Does Not Solve State’s High Tax Problem

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Trenton NJ, Senator Steven Oroho said that a lawsuit announced today by Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal against the Internal Revenue Service amounts to window dressing and won’t provide meaningful, long-term property tax relief to New Jersey families.

“New Jersey homeowners are the most overtaxed residents in the United States,” Oroho said. “The lawsuit announced today does very little to address that. The better approach would be to fix the state’s underlying tax problems that make the SALT limitation an issue. Governor Murphy can help make the Garden State more competitive and accomplish real savings for taxpayers by getting behind the Path to Progress reforms that have bipartisan support in the Legislature.”

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Village of Ridgewood Social Media Policy from”Human Resources Manual”

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“Employees must respect the laws regarding copyrights, trademarks, rights of the public, Village, and other third-party rights. Any use of the Village’s name, logos, service marks or trademarks outside the course of the employee’s employment, without the express consent of the Village Manager is strictly prohibited. To minimize the risk of a copyright violation, employees should provide references to the source(s) of information used and cite copyrighted works identified in online communications. 

Notwithstanding the Village’s right to read and retrieve any email messages sent to or transmitted from Village computers, such messages shall be treated as confidential by other employees and accessed only by the intended recipient. Any exception to this policy must receive prior approval from the appropriate departmental director or the Village Manager. 

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Ridgewood Police Respond to Nine reports of Car Burglaries and thefts from Motor vehicles in One Night

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that on July 10th, the Ridgewood Police responded and investigated nine reports of car burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles. All the vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked during the overnight hours.

Additionally on July 12th, six car burglaries were reported to have occurred during the overnight hours. All six vehicles were left unlocked and discovered to have been entered and rifled through. Only one victim reported personal property was taken from the vehicle at this time.

The Ridgewood Police are investigating multiple car burglaries and thefts from within. Multiple vehicles have been stolen and in all cases the vehicles have been left unlocked.

We remind everyone to please remove all of your valuables from your vehicles and lock the vehicle doors. Remove all key fobs and valet keys from your vehicle.

These types of crimes are preventable and are crimes of opportunity.

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Thursday Morning Crash Takes Out Street Sign in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, No injuries requiring ambulance transportation were reported following a three (3) vehicle, Thursday morning, 07/18, crash at the intersection of Park Avenue and South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock. A small dump truck collided with a Nissan Rogue in the intersection, propelling the Nissan into a nearby parking lot where it hit a parked Chevrolet SUV. The Nissan was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck; both the dump truck and Chevrolet SUV were able to be driven away on their own. A street sign was also damaged during the mishap. Glen Rock Police handled the crash investigation.

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Ridgewood Water Expects Additional Wells to Come on Line by Year End

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Ridgewood water July is Smart Irrigation Month, a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. In the United States, more water is used in July than in any other month. In summer months, outdoor watering accounts for more than half the total water use of a home in our service area. And most water used to irrigate lawns and landscapes ends up evaporating or on paved areas. During #SmartIrrigationMonth take a look into some water-saving tips that will also produce financial savings and preserve our water resources.

At Wednesday Nights Council meeting Village of Ridgewood Manager Heather Mailander , Ridgewood water  35 wells that are operational out of a total of 52 . 8-9 additional wells that are currently not operational  will be operational by the end of the year . That is a 20% increase in wells providing water to the Ridgewood water service area. 

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Reader says , “there are swarms of professional thieves being dropped off in our historically safe quite neighborhoods”

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“The problem is not cars getting stolen from Starbucks because keys left in car running. Nor is it stupid people living with us. The concern to all of us is, and should be, that there are swarms of professional thieves being dropped off in our historically safe quite neighborhoods. THAT has not been going on my entire life. As for the police, they did respond quickly and they did watch the neighborhood the nights after to see if they came back for stuff they had dropped in haste running away. I also know that because they stopped a car dropping off my child returning home late one evening shortly after one of the incident to check the person driving. I find it quite misplaced to direct blame or criticism towards the Police when this is occurring all over the county and in fact I know it has been going on in similarly nice areas in the Princeton area as well.”

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Bergen Towns Shelter-in-Place Warning Lifted

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East Rutherford NJ, A chemical reaction at a plant in East Rutherford prompted at least two towns to issue shelter-in-place warnings. East Rutherford police reported receiving calls just before 2 p.m. Thursday at the Diamond Chemicals plant on East Union Avenue near Dubois Street for reports of a chemical reaction that was causing concern. Chlorine inside the plant apparently mixed with another chemical, producing potentially dangerous fumes. Diamond Chemical is listed as a soap and detergent manufacturer.

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