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Ridgewood welcomes The Table at Latona’s

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood welcomes The Table at Latona’s. A great selection of exclusive dinnerware and stoneware perfect for entertaining.

Owners Joe Latona and Gregg Rodeheffer the shop will offer unique, artisan tableware, home dining accents, gifts and registry. We will be featuring collections from Vietri, Arte Italica, Simon Pearce, and Juliska to name a few. Celebrate the art of entertaining .Gift/Bridal registry services available .

26 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Open  10am to 8pm

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Baroque Splendor

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Ridgewood NJ, Pro Arte’s final concert of the season,  Baroque Splendor, will feature three masterpieces of the Baroque era, two of which are seldom performed.  The first part of the program will showcase music of J.S. Bach and Jan Dismas Zelenka, two composers whose lives were intricately link, and the second part will feature C.P.E. Bach’s thrilling Magnificat.    
You don’t want to miss this beautiful closing concert of our 2018-2019 season under the direction of Maestro Bryan Zaros, with soloists and orchestra!   This concert is sponsored in part by PNC Wealth Management and NJ State Council on the Arts.

4pm, Sunday June 2nd, 2019 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 155 Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood NJ
Tickets $30/25/10

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“Look Before You Lock” KIDS AND HOT CARS TURN INTO TRAGEDY

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Health Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration want you to know that a child’s body temperature can rise up to five times faster than an adult’s. Heatstroke begins when the core body temperature reaches around 104 degrees; death can follow in a child when that temperature reaches 107 degrees.

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Murphy’s budget gimmick burns firefighters

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Ridgewood NJ,  Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to raid more than $30 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters was condemned today by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney.

“Governor Murphy, once again, refuses to acknowledge New Jersey’s affordability crisis. Instead of cutting spending, Murphy’s budget relies on gimmicks that take funding away from our first responders,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “Stealing from our firefighters does not create a ‘stronger and fairer New Jersey’’ Murphy should be cutting spending and saving taxpayer money.”

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Lights at Maple Field ?

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Ridgewood NJ, When the artificial turf was first installed several years ago, weren’t the residential neighbors (particularly residents of adjacent Meadowbrook Avenue) told that there would be NO permanent lights installed at Maple Field?

Parks & Recreation Director Nancy Bigos told Village Council Members on May 1st that she expected the field to be lit until 9:30 PM, 7 days each week.

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Village of Ridgewood Free Rabies and Microchipping Clinic for Dogs

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Ridgewood NJ, Please join us at our FREE RABIES AND MICROCHIPPING CLINIC for dogs only on May 15, 2019. It will be held in the Grayon Pool parking lot between the hours of 6:00 pm and 7:00pm sharp.

New Jersey law requires owners of all dogs seven months of age or older to be registered with the town where they live. In order for the license to be issued, the owner must present proof that a licensed veterinarian has vaccinated the dog against rabies and that the duration of immunity from that vaccination does not expire before May 1, 2020. To receive the discount for a spayed or neutered pet, proof must also be provided.

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Purchase Graydon Pool memberships are discounted 10% when you purchase early between April 1 and April 30

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Ridgewood NJ, Purchase Graydon Pool memberships online beginning April 1st. **Resident adult and child memberships are discounted 10% when you purchase early between April 1 and April 30**Click here to purchase your Graydon Pool membership on Community Pass.Visa/MasterCard accepted.
Preseason in-person assistance at the Graydon Badge Office -Saturdays, May 11 and 18, 10 am to 12 noon.

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Reader says,”There has always been a “turnover ” of residents but taxes will chase us out faster, and your taxes will go up exponentially”

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“I am contemplating retirement in a few years.
I am not rich, but I saved a few bucks and have no mortgage .
I actually like it here and lived in NJ all my life.
For those of us who do not have children in public schools (and never did) the biggest expense is the schools portion of the real estate tax.
If you want to keep us here to subsidize your kids, you better figure out a way to limit our tax increase.
If we leave, you can be certain our home will be purchased by a young family with children requiring an education
In the old days, many long time Ridgewood families stayed here for generations (and thanks to them it’s a nice town – before the vinyl siding and and lawn sign crowd moved here from NYC)
There has always been a “turnover ” of residents but taxes will chase us out faster, and your taxes will go up exponentially .
Residents with no kids in school get NOTHING in return while SUBSIDIZING those who do. “

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Reader says ,”In the private sector, human resources departments routinely search social media sites of job applicants in order to ascertain whether or not they would be a “good fit” or “problematic”

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“In the private sector, human resources departments routinely search social media sites of job applicants in order to ascertain whether or not they would be a “good fit” or “problematic” since much can be gained reading social media to determine someone’s attitudes , likes, dislikes etc.
Unfortunately when you are seeking employment in a municipality that operates under civil service rules, all that matters is your score on the tests .
I don’t think there is a reliable way to predict behavior, but what is a reasonable proposition is to have on going random drug testing of all cops, lawyers, judges , doctors , teachers and elected officials.
It’s already in place for employees of transportation industries .
If you have nothing to hide, there is no reason to object.”