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Reader asks , ” Just think of what would happen to our well-oiled Village methodologies if we used facts and logic? “

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“C’mon James – you’ve gotta be kidding !
Our Village leaders have years of tried and true methods to solve problems:
1) If you’re a friend of a Village employee, Council or Board member you either:
A) get to come up with the solution that helps you (Think “Horse farm”), and/or
B) deny there’s a problem and do what you want (think wall in front of the Greek place), and/or
2) If you’re an employee, you:
A) either try bullying people (think Roberta); and/or
B) take what you can get, then say your sorry and keep some of the profits (think Parking meter collector).
Now along comes you, preaching heresy and wanting to use facts to solve a problem! Just think of what would happen to our well-oiled Village methodologies if we used facts and logic? “

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SEE UPDATE: Reader to Organize “Free Hugs” in the park due to Mueller finding no Russian collusion!


“Free hugs in Van Nests Park tomorrow at 10:00 am for those disappointed by Mueller finding no Russian collusion. Hope you realize the premise was ridiculous.”

Attached is the DOJ Letter in its entirety:

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Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands is hosting Close Encounters with Birds of Prey-Sun. March 24


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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Public Library Family Program
Cosponsored by The Friends of the Ridgewood Library and the Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands present:

Close encounters with Birds of Prey

Sunday, March 24th from 2-3pm
ages 6 and up

Meet and Eagle, Hawk, Falcon with Bill Streeter from the Delaware Valley Raptor Center and learn about raptors of the northeast.

Register at
125 Maple St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Ridgewood Fire Department Responds to Electrical Fire

photos courtesy of Tony Loving’s Facebook Page

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department personnel responded to the 300 block of Cedar Avenue for a reported electrical fire in the attic of a two-family home. Although the small fire had been extinguished prior to the arrival of fire fighters, heavy smoke filled the home’s attic area and required the use of a smoke ejector to clear it.

An adult male resident of the home complained of smoke inhalation symptoms and was evaluated by Ridgewood EMTs. It is not known whether he required ambulance transportation to a local hospital. The fire appeared to have originated in an electrical power strip and extended into a nearby wall. Property damage was minimal.

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National Nutrition Month 2019

National Nutrition Month 2019, Promotes Healthful Eating, Physical Activity

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Ridgewood NJ, Choosing nutritious foods and getting enough physical activity can make a real difference in your health. For National Nutrition Month® 2019, in March, the Ridgewood Health Department and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourage people to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and activity habits.
Each March, the Academy focuses attention on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month®. “Through the campaign, we share good eating tips such as how to keep nutritious meals simple, the importance of making food safety a part of your everyday routine, the value of preparing meals with foods you have on hand to avoid wasting food, and how to select nutritious food options when dining away from home,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Robin Foroutan, a New York-based spokesperson for the Academy.

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Village Tree Chipper Leaks Hydraulic Fluid on Linwood Avenue

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood firefighters were called to mitigate a hydraulic fluid leak onto the street in front of 381 Linwood Avenue on Thursday morning, 03/14.  The leak emanated from a Village of Ridgewood owned tree chipper, which was stationed on the street in connection with the removal of a damaged tree.  The leaking chipper was transported away from the scene to be repaired.  Another one was brought in to finish the job off.

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“Here Comes The Bride—Chronicling Two Hundred Years Of Wedding Customs & Traditions”

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Ridgewood NJ, YOU’RE INVITED! The Ridgewood Historical Society presents: “Here Comes The Bride—Chronicling Two Hundred Years Of Wedding Customs & Traditions”. Also featured is our brand new exhibit of “50 Small Things with Big Histories” that will delight all history lovers! Join us at the Schoolhouse Museum for this special occasion that kicks off our 2019 exhibit. Bring your loved ones!
650 E. Glen Avenue, Ridgewood NJ
(201) 447-3242

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Ridgewood Village Council Meeting : Budget Resolution


MARCH 13, 2019
8:00 P.M.

1.   Call to Order – Mayor

2.   Statement of Compliance with the Open Public       Meetings Act

3.   Roll Call – Village Clerk

4.   Flag Salute and Moment of Silence

5.   Acceptance of Financial Reports

6.   Approval of Minutes

7.   Proclamations

  1. Proclaim March Red Cross Month
  2. Proclaim March Colorectal Cancer Awareness      Month
  3. National Poison Prevention Week    

8.  Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 3              minutes per person – 40 minutes in total)

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Vehicle Strikes Capital One Bank building in Ridgewood

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Faacebook Page

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Ridgewood NJ, The adult female driver of a 4-door Honda Accord was injured during a crash in which her vehicle struck the Capital One Bank building and three (3) parked vehicles located at 10 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood early Thursday afternoon, 03/07. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, and Ridgewood EMS responded to the incident along with a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. The Honda was removed from the scene by a tow truck. There was no significant structural damage to the building. Damage to the three (3) parked vehicles did not prevent any of them from being driven away on their own power. The injured driver refused transport to a local hospital.