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Ridgewood Native Killed in Cycling Crash in Brooklyn

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Ridgewood NJ,  A village of Ridgewood native and emerging artist becomes the third cyclist killed on New York City’s streets in the past week, and the 15th struck and killed this year.

NYC Police have identified  and confirmed Devra Freelander, 28, as the victim. Living less than a mile from the where the crash occurred at the intersection of Boerum Street and Bushwick Avenue, in Brooklyn .

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Ridgewood 4th of July Celebration

Ridgewood celebrates the 4th of July


The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee is an all volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the tradition of Bergen County’s largest Independence Day Celebration.  There are many opportunities to volunteer to “Support the Tradition.”  If you are interested in joining the committee or volunteering on the day of the event.  Please contact Tara Masterson at 201-602-1922 or

Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Fundraising
  • Community outreach/public relations
  • Vendor coordinator
  • Performer coordinator
  • Parade marshals
  • Gate attendants for the fireworks at Vet’s Field
  • Water stations
  • Volunteer and emergency service personnel meal coordinator

We look forward to hearing from you!

We meet the second Monday of each month at 7:30 at The Ridgewood Firehouse located at 201 E. Glen Ave.

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Dangerous dead trees in Van Neste Park

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Ridgewood NJ, there are three or four trees in dangerous condition on the Dayton Street side on Van Neste Square park . The trees have fallen victim to the The emerald ash borer beetle . The emerald ash borer is a green buprestid or jewel beetle native to north-eastern Asia that feeds on ash species. Females lay eggs in bark crevices on ash trees, and larvae feed underneath the bark of ash trees to emerge as adults in one to two years. In its native range, it is typically found at low densities and does not cause significant damage to trees native to the area. Outside its native range, it is an invasive species and is highly destructive to ash trees native to northwest Europe and North America. Prior to being found in North America, very little was known about emerald ash borer in its native range; this has resulted in much of the research on its biology being focused in North America. Local governments in North America are attempting to control it by monitoring its spread, diversifying tree species, insecticides, and biological control.

The trees may present a danger  with fourth of July just around the corner  and the large crowds that the Ridgewood Parade attracts .

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WalletHub Study: New Jersey Ranks Dead Last on Patriotism

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Ridgewood NJ, With Americans preparing to show their national pride this Fourth of July, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report to determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride.

WalletHub compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. The data set ranges from average number of military enlistees to share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita. New Jersey cam in dead last .

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Reader says ,”Slander and libel in politics keep reaching new lows”

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“Slander and libel in politics keep reaching new lows. The internet may seem like a good smokescreen and sometimes it is, but the perpetrator is often obvious. It’s all pathetic–childish, desperate, and dangerous. What people want to hear from candidates is their background and experience, evidence of their character, their intentions, and their political leanings. Mudslinging against opponents only makes them the best of a bad lot–and that’s if the mudslinging is truthful, which it often is not.”

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Virtual signaling is a privilege!

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Ridgewood NJ, reader worries, “Watch as Ridgewood votes to become a sanctuary Village…or is that a virtue signaling bridge too far?”

vir·tue sig·nal·ing[virtue signaling]NOUN the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one’s good character or the moral correctness of one’s position on a particular issue.”it’s noticeable how often virtue signaling consists of saying you hate things”

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Ridgewood Police Foil Break in At Travell School

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood police ,on June 15th, patrol units were dispatched to the Travell School located at 340 Bogert Avenue at 11:36pm on a report of a burglary in progress. The caller reported two individuals scaled over a fence on the property and entered the building. Patrol searched the school grounds and eventually located two males on the roof of the building. As a result of the investigation, an 18 year-old male from Ridgewood, N.J. was arrested at the scene and a juvenile was released to the custody of his parents. The adult was charged with defiant trespassing and released with a pending court date. The juvenile will be served with a juvenile complaint at a later date.

All actors are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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the fly ,”One Village One Vote” front for BOE?


…the fly has learned that the group “One Village One Vote” appears to be sanctioned by members of Ridgewood Board of Education and members of the Ridgewood Education Association and is purely an attempt to eliminate the school budget vote in Ridgewood . The fly has many friends in the Ridgewood Moms and Dads group and will continue to monitor the activities on the site for Ridgewood residents ….

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The difference between two publicly elected local governing bodies in Ridgewood


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Ridgewood NJ, Saurabh Dani reported on the Facebook page ;”it takes a Ridgewood Village” 

According to Dani, the difference between two publicly elected local governing bodies in Ridgewood:

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