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Public Notice – July 9, 2019 Ridgewood Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

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ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

AMENDMENT TO MEETING SCHEDULE

SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

In accordance with the provisions of the “Open Public Meetings Act,” please be advised that the Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a special public meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in the Village Hall Court Room, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. The purpose of the meeting is to hold the Annual Reorganization Meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. A regular business meeting will follow. 

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Ridgewood, NJ is celebrating its 125th anniversary!

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Ridgewood NJ, This year Ridgewood, NJ is celebrating its 125th anniversary! To commemorate the occasion, the Village of Ridgewood is holding a series of events to highlight various moments from the past, and to look forward to our future. On this page we will be posting your favorite memories and experiences. Watch this space for announcements, trivia, and stories about the village’s past, present, and future.

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Ridgewood Police: Resident Home During Attempted Break-In

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewod Police a  resident caught a man trying to break into her Linwood Avenue home Thursday, police said. According to police sources a “suspicious person” knocked on the woman’s front door. She then saw the man go to the back of the house and try to force his way into the house through a locked door.The man saw the woman and quickly left. The Bergen County Sheriff’s K9 unit  was dispatched and personnel from the Crime Scene unit went to the house and assisted police with an investigation.

The Ridgewood Police Detective Bureau is currently investigating. The home is on Linwood Avenue near Henrietta Court. Anyone with information or who may have seen a suspicious person in the area is asked to call Detective Steven Shortway at 201-251-4536 or email him at sshortway@ridgewoodnj.net.

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Celebrate Ridgewood’s Diversity – June 1st, 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s flag will be flown on a new flagpole at Van Neste Square Memorial Park. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

President Donald Trum celebrated diversity by becoming the first Republican president to acknowledge the LGBT celebration of Pride Month on Friday.

Trump said in a tweet:

“As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation,”

and went further :

“My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!”

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Ridgewood Police and Fire Respond Chemical Spill in the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department responded to investigate a reported chemical spill into the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook between East Ridgewood and Spring Avenues, Ridgewood on Friday morning, 05/24. Firefighters deployed an absorbent pad in an attempt to contain the spill, which was traced to a sump pump located at a single family home on nearby Southern Parkway, Ridgewood. Bergen County Hazmat was summoned to test the offending material, which may have been composed of house paint and wall plaster. It is unknown whether either the homeowner or his/her painting contractor was issued a summons in connection with the incident. Ridgewood Police also responded to the incident and assisted in the investigation.

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BREAKING: Renovation of Old Elks Club building could cost up to $3 million

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Council members were informed on Wednesday night that renovation (or new construction) of the old Elks Club building, which was purchased with the intent of consolidating the majority of Ridgewood Water’s employees into a single location, could cost as much as $3 million.  Options range from a simple interior renovation (tagged at $1.7 million), to the construction of a brand new, 4-story building (with an estimated cost of $3 million).  Two (2) other renovation/construction options were offered; each with a projected cost of $2.3 million.

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Vehicle Crash on North Van Dien Takes Out Traffic Light

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Ridgewood NJ, One (1) summons was issued in connection with a Sunday afternoon, 05/19, two (2) vehicle, injury-free crash at the intersection of North Van Dien and Linwood Avenues, Ridgewood that took down a traffic light stanchion. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services all responded to the incident. Ambulances traveling to and from The Valley Hospital’s emergency room were re-routed until the stanchion was replaced.

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James Rose Center Seeks Tenant for North Studio!

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Ridgewood NJ, For the first time in six years, The James Rose Center is seeking a new tenant for the North Studio. This is a rare opportunity for a single person or a couple to live in a very special private indoor-outdoor home within our unique historic modern compound, especially for those with an appreciation for midcentury modern design. The Center is located within walking distance of Ridgewood’s numerous downtown restaurants, as well as NJTransit regional rail and bus lines which offer easy access to Manhattan.

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Reader asks ,”What the hell is going on”

Please. They should be on a timer. Why are we having so many different problems in town. What the hell is going on. It’s amazing. Everything from the lawn not getting cut in town. What is the problem. We can’t even get Porta John’s cleaned out on Maple field. Forget about the lighting. You can’t make this poop up. Well last year the Porta John was over flowing with a duty. Who the hell is in charge.