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Best. Day. Ever.

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Ridgewood NJ, Best. Day. Ever. Ridgewood PBA members helped out at the 6th annual Michael Feeney Best Day ever today. We had a lot of fun with all the families and loved raising money for such an awesome cause. We look forward to next year and having the best day ever! You can see we had almost as much fun as the kids did!

(Special Thanks to Sgt. Michael Lembo, Ptl. Colin Donnelly, Ptl. Steve Cummings, Ptl. Chris Mormino, Ptl. Kyle Monton, Ptl. Doug Busche, Ptl. Brandon Donnelly, Ptl. Jack Knudsen, Ptl. Doug Christopher, Ptl. Miguel Torres, Ptl. Rosario Vaccarella, Ptl. Sean Amoruso, Lt. Heath James, and all the others who came out and helped today!!)

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Reimagine the Ridgewood Library Public Forum

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MON, JUN 10  7-8PM | Open Public Forum

Ridgewood NJ, All Ridgewood residents invited to attend an open public forum on Library renovation concepts.
We look forward to sharing ideas.
Conference Room, 3rd floor
Please register here.

Also introducing: the Reimagine website,
Information about Reimagining the Ridgewood Public Library. 

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the Fly Hears More High Density Housing Targeting Ridgewood ……..

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the fly has heard from numerous resident that a person or entity is attempting to buy or did buy property on South Broad St with the alleged purpose of constructing senior housing. This resident wonders when this over density going will stop. Poster may comment that its for senior so whats the problem ?   That maybe true but construction like this still costs the taxpayers. (More police , fire , ems, sanitation personal) not to mention our failing water supply and the conditions of the roads and traffic.So one would ask the question. Why now?  You could  try to blame the 3 Amigos but they been gone for years and ordinances can be changed. What will this council do? When will the destruction of that neighborhood  stop? Rev Johnson must be rolling in his grave.  Remember that just because they build senior housing in Ridgewood doesn’t mean it is exclusively for Ridgewood Resident rather it would be open to county residents or maybe state residents. So don’t hold your breath hoping to sell your house and move in. 

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Ridgewood Native Ali Stoker Nominated for a Tony Award


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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood native Ali Stroker, staring in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! has been nominated for a Tony in the  Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical category. 

Stroker is no stranger to rewriting history. With her 2015 Broadway debut in “Spring Awakening,” she became the first actor in a wheelchair to perform on Broadway . Three years later, she’s back onstage in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” as Ado Annie, the flirtatious local who splits her affections between a resident cowboy and a peddler from out of town. Stroker, who earned a nod for featured actress in a musical, is making her mark again, this time as the first wheelchair-bound performer to be nominated for a Tony Award.

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Ridgewood JOLT Now Working to Subvert Democracy?

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Ridgewood NJ, strange goings on at Ridgewood JOLT, the organization that claims :

Ridgewood JOLT is a community organization activating citizens to JOIN ORGANIZE LEAD and TEACH. Our mission is to protect and fight for our democracy through active participation in upcoming elections, monitoring and acting on legislative activity, educating ourselves and others as to our rights and our laws, and using the power of our purse to affect change and require accountability from corporations dependent on our economic participation.

Yet three of its members are in full agreement in attempts to “filter” and censor a group of ‘known agitators” clearly subverting the cause of democracy that thrives off of vigorous debate and goes gainst its stated mission.

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Presidential Proclamation on EMS Week 2019

President Donald Trump recognizes EMS providers

During Emergency Medical Services Week, we pay tribute to our Nation’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, whose selfless dedication and extraordinary efforts help save countless lives each day.  As the first link to emergency medical care, EMS personnel are a critical component of our healthcare system.  Day or night, faithful EMS first responders — many of whom are volunteers — intensively prepare for and stand at the ready to help their fellow Americans through chaotic and distressing situations.

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The Ridgewood Art Institute’s 60th Annual Young People’s Scholarship Exhibition: Call For Entries


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Ridgewood NJ, Do you know a Young Aspiring Artist between the ages of 8 and 17? What a perfect opportunity to introduce them to the Ridgewood Art Institute Their work will be hung in our beautiful galleries and family members and friends can view the work at our Opening Reception, where awards will be also be announced. Original artwork, done either independently or at school is welcome.

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In New Jersey, anyone under 17 years of age that rides a bicycle must wear a safety helmet

Ridgewood NJ, “Spring has sprung, summer is coming and school will soon be out! The Ridgewood Police Department in partnership with Van Dyk’s Homemade Ice Cream, Ridgewood Walks and Ridgewood Press is excited to announce the 2019 Helmet Reward Program. Children observed by our police officers, properly wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle, skates or a skateboard, will be issued a certificate of safety making them eligible to receive one Free Ice Cream Cone! This program will be in effect until all certificates are given out to our safe young riders.

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Reader says , “Let’s face it, empty nesters won’t be moving to Ridgewood, but they’ll be moving out”

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” Let’s face it, empty nesters won’t be moving to Ridgewood, but they’ll be moving out. The village would need to accommodate more kids either way. It’s therefore reasonable that property taxes would keep creeping up. The best residents can do is closely monitor and influence village spending… and welcome newcomers by sharing best practices that made this place a desirable upper middle class destination in the first place. A passive aggressive approach doesn’t help anyone. And btw, many of NYC newcomers are conservatives, escaping liberal paradise of urban sprawl! You’ll be surprised – you may make some good friends with newcomers! “