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Planning to watch the eclipse : Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Flooding the Market

August 17, 2017
Alesha Hernandez
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Ridgewood NJ, On Monday, August 21, 2017, sky-gazers across the country will watch the solar eclipse. If you’re planning to watch, you’ll need to use eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers. Be sure to get the kind that actually protects your eyes.

Start by making sure that the glasses or […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

“Anti Hatred/Anti Violence” Candlelight vigil held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving

August 17,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke personally supervised all uniformed and plainclothes officers who were assigned to provide security at an “Anti Hatred/Anti Violence” candlelight vigil held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 14 Hope Street, Ridgewood on Wednesday evening, 08/16.

The candlelight vigil was held on […]

By |August 17th, 2017|village of ridgewood|17 Comments

Ridgewood planners hear details on special-needs housing at Sealfons site

Nicholas Katzban, Staff Writer, @NicholasKatzbanPublished 11:22 p.m. ET Aug. 16, 2017

RIDGEWOOD — The president of Bergen County’s United Way this week offered details on special-needs housing that could be coming to downtown Ridgewood.

Thomas Toronto testified before the Planning Board on Tuesday about an agreement his organization has brokered to include special-needs housing as part of […]

By |August 17th, 2017|village of ridgewood|8 Comments



August 17,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce is presenting Restaurant Weeks 2017 – For ten days, participating restaurants are offering a chance to experience dining in Ridgewood like never before.  Each business will prepare a 3 course, prix-fixe menu for you at $30.17 + tax/tip/beverage.  Below is a l […]

By |August 17th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Car Collides With Utility Pole on Hollywood Avenue in Ho-Ho-Kus

photos courtesy of Boyd Lovings Facebook

August 17,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus Police and EMS responded to aid the adult female driver of a 4-door Buick sedan that crashed head on into a utility pole on Wednesday morning, 08/16. The crash occurred in front of 703 Hollywood Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus and resulted in […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Ridgewood Police and Fire Department respond to a “downed utility wires” incident

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 17,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a “downed utility wires” incident at 382 Gilbert Street, Ridgewood on Wednesday afternoon, 08/16. Members of Ridgewood FD Engine Company #31 deployed yellow caution tape around the affected area and requested that a section […]

By |August 17th, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

New Jersey needs more workers with voc-tech training

A new bipartisan legislative panel will look into addressing a shortage of middle-skilled workers in New Jersey.

Melanie Willoughby with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association said 80 percent of manufacturers in the nation have a serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled production positions.

“This is not where we want to be with the manufacturing […]

By |August 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

N.J. lottery-pension plan “slightly positive,” Wall Street ratings agency says

Dustin Racioppi, State House Bureau, @dracioppiPublished 3:29 p.m. ET Aug. 15, 2017 | Updated 5:32 p.m. ET Aug. 15, 2017

Gov. Chris Christie’s new law shifting lottery revenue from education and social-service programs to the troubled public employee pension funds is being viewed as a “slightly positive” move by a Wall Street ratings agency, but not […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Amneal Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lorazepam Oral Concentrate an anxiety disorder drug

August 14, 2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Amneal Pharmaceuticals
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631-952-0214 x338

Bridgewater NJ, Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, to the Consumer level due to a defect in the dropper markings. The Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, product is packaged with a dosing dropper, supplied to Amneal by a […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

NJ Transparency Law Poised for 21st Century Makeover

file photo by Boyd Loving Councilmen Jeff Voigt has his OPRA troubles

By Donald Scarinci • 08/15/17 2:22pm

On the heels of several important decisions in the New Jersey courts, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee has advanced long awaited legislation to amend state’s Open Public Records Act. The bill (S1046) aims to improve and modernize the […]

By |August 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|3 Comments