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It took Us Longer than We Expected to Get Ready for International Women’s Day

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Ridgewood NJ, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.  We know it was yesterday but some of the staff took longer to get ready. After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually.

In October 2015, Glamour magazine named Caitlyn Jenner one of its 25 Glamour Women of the Year . Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards, are an event which honors women of various backgrounds.

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Pro Arte Chorale Presents…. Music Inspired by Water and Night

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Ridgewood NJ, ‘Water’ and ‘Night’ have provided inspiration for countless composers over the centuries to create works of beauty. Pro Arte is pleased to present our “Water Night” program, with Songs of the Water including a medieval chant for Easter, “Vidi Aquam”, and Copland’s “At the River, and Songs of the Night including Brahms’ “Sehnsucht” and Barber’s “Sure on this Shining Night”.  Combining both inspirations will be a performance of Eric Whitacre’s magnificent “Water Night”.

 Don’t miss this magical journey on the water, and through the night! Bethlhehem Lutheran Church 155 Linwood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ4:00 pm Sunday March 24, / 201-497-8400

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Village Council Seeks Residents to Volunteer to Server on Various Boards and Committees

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees:  The Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board, the Open Space Committee, the Stigma Free Task Force, the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee, The Green Team Advisory Committee, The Shade Tree Commission, and the Historic Preservation Commission.

All interested residents must fill out a Citizen Volunteer Leadership form (found on the Village website under “Forms”, page 2, Village Clerk), and send it along with a cover letter indicating on which board(s) or committee(s) the resident wishes to serve and why he/she has chosen these board(s) or committee(s), and a biography or resume to:

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Ridgewood-West Office of Special Properties’ Real Estate Services Welcomes Jennifer Boel as Realtor Associate

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RIDGEWOOD NJ, Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, announced today that Jennifer Boel, formerly of its Hoboken, NJ office, has joined its Ridgewood-West office effective immediately. Boel brings her expertise in urban Hudson County to suburban Ridgewood, NJ as a Realtor Associate.

Boel specializes in residential real estate, and while she can address client’s needs at all phases of the real estate process, she has a particular passion for client engagements where she can serve as the buyer’s agents. She has a knack for helping clients negotiate the sale and find the home that truly meets their needs. She is committed to providing clients, whether they are buying or selling a home, with the highest levels of customer service.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys volunteering with and supporting her twin daughters’ activities. Boel was born and raised in North Bergen, NJ, and currently resides in the Township of Washington where she lives with her husband and children.

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Ridgewood Emergency Services responded to a Mutual Aid request to a Multi-Alarm Fire in Fort Lee

photo from Ridgewood Emergency Services

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Emergency Services responded to a Mutual Aid request to the Multi-Alarm Fire on February 14th in Fort Lee. Emergency Services volunteers were called to establish heated shelters to serve as fire-ground rehabilitation and command post meetings.

Besides serving the Village of Ridgewood, 24/7, the Emergency Service Volunteers provide specialized emergency services responses throughout the County and State

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Village Offices Are Closed for Presidents day

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood residents – there will be no sanitation or recycling collection today, Monday, February 18th. Village Offices will be closed in observance of President’s Day holidays. There will be no sanitation or recycling pickup on these days and the recycling center will be closed. This information is posted on the Village website and calendar. 
Please help keep Ridgewood clean and safe by sharing this information with neighbors who have placed curbside recycling/garbage. 

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Car Veers off Godwin Avenue in Detached Garage

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Departement , Ridgewood EMS, and a Village of Ridgewood building sub code official rushed to the 200 block of Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood on Sunday afternoon, 02/17 in response to several 911 calls reporting an SUV that had run off the roadway and crashed into a detached garage. Ridgewood Fire officials said on Facebook ” A” shift responded to a car that ran off the road and into a detached garage of a house “

Two (2) occupants of the vehicle were transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The garage sustained moderate structural damage. A flatbed tow truck removed the wreck.

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UPDATE: Ridgewood Police officers recipients of meritorious service awards

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Ridgewood NJ, Seven (7) Ridgewood Police officers were the recipients of meritorious service awards, which were distributed during tonight’s meeting of the Ridgewood Village Council.
The following officers were honored:
P.O. Peter Tuchol, Jr.Sgt. John ChuckDet, Jeffery CassonDet. Steven ShortwayP.O. Raymond TarinoDet. Peter YoungbergDet. Douglas Henky (not present at meeting)

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Village of Ridgewood Council Public Meeting

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FEBRUARY 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

     A.   Dad’s Night Days – Hawes School and                    Somerville School

     B.   Read Across America Day

     C.   Super Science Saturday

8.   Police Department Awards

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Ridgewood Bomb Doc Gets 26 years

Former Doctor Guilty of Possessing Assault Weapons in Ridgewood Apartment
file photo by Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, A former physician from Ridgewood , already convicted of hoarding bomb-making materials, has also been found guilty of having assault weapons in his apartment. A jury reached the verdict regarding the weapons charges on February 1, finding that Roberto Rivera possessed two assault rifles and ammunition seized by police during a raid of his home in November 2012. Authorities also discovered large quantities of chemicals that could be used to make explosives, 10 detonators, instructions on how to make nitroglycerin, and writings regarding a potential attack.

Rivera was found guilty on November 26 of having a destructive device in his apartment. He faces a sentence of up to 26 years in prison on all charges. The verdicts come after three trials, with the first being declared a mistrial in April after a juror independently received information regarding the case. Authorities said that Rivera began researching chemicals and homemade explosives when he moved to Ridgewood after being radicalized by the Occupy Wall Street movement around August 2011. Neighbors recalled seeing a “constant flow” of packages to his home once he started purchasing materials. An investigation began after police received a tip from a neighbor about a conversation with Rivera regarding power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy. Authorities did not identify a target.