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Ridgewood Law Firm Takes on Attorney General Over 3D-printed Gun Code Ban

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Ridgewood NJ, 3D-Printed-Gun Advocates represented by Houston based law firm Beck Redden and attorneys at Hartman & Winnicki from Ridgewood, N.J., have filed a  62-page complaint against  NJ Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal .

Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 1, 2018. In the suit Defense Distributed is joined by co-plaintiffs Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, The Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, and Brandon Combs, a New Jersey-based member of the Second Amendment Foundation.

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Ridgewood Visions the Future

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Ridgewood NJ, On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Village of Ridgewood officially launched Our Village, Our Future, a Village-wide visioning process that will inform the creation of its next Master Plan. The website www.visionridgewood.org will serve as the main online portal for Our Village, Our Future.

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Ridgewood Village Council Public Workshop Agenda

THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL’S

PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA

FEBRUARY 6, 2019

7:30 P.M.

7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor

  1. Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meeting Act

            Mayor: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin           board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record, and by submission      to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including the date and          time of this meeting.”

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SOCIETY CAFE CONCERT SERIES presents “Harpsichord Celebration” on Saturday, February 9th

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Ridgewood NJ,SOCIETY CAFE CONCERT SERIES presents “Harpsichord Celebration” on Saturday, February 9th, in honor of a recently-donated instrument to the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. Come hear Ron Levy and Kristen Plumley, James Kennerley (conductor of local chorus Ars Musica) and the All Seasons Chamber Players perform different styles of music on this elegant baroque instrument. Doors open at 7:00 pm and wine and dessert are offered. The concert will take place at 8:00 pm at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place. $20 admission when you pay in advance via PayPal at http://www.uuridgewood.org/society-cafe or by calling 201-444-6225. Admission is $25 at the door the night of the event, $5 for students 12 – 17.

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Reader says ,”It’s not a Ridgewood thing that we no longer have a downtown of butcher, bakers, and candlestick makers”

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It’s not a Ridgewood thing that we no longer have a downtown of butcher, bakers, and candlestick makers. Brick and mortar retail, anywhere, has been dying for years and is now dying at a very rapid rate. Next to wind things up are the banks, closely followed by pharmacies. This might not seem like much of a big deal to most, but these banks pump in a lot in the ways of rents, taxes, employment, and just a physical presence. What we are left with are the service businesses (hair/nail, cafes, & restaurants). The profit margins on these places is razor thin and it’s why they turn over frequently.

No amount of increased parking is going to change anything.

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Reader says , “the charm of the Village is being destroyed”

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The former council members who pushed and got extensive apts and changed master plan to allow for more than 25 units per acre were game changers all right. Same council people paved the way literally for the coming parking garage that will change the character and destroy the charm of the Village forever. There should be statues of the three of them to commemorate their revolutionary achievements. The smaller garage passed by the currant council is not the original accomplishment/ innovation. It is a mere follow-up.

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Ridgewood Police Officer Failed Random Drug Test

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Ridgewood NJ,  a Ridgewood Police officer was named as one of eight New Jersey police officers last year who failed random drug test, after a  random testing policy was put in place across the state .

According to sources the tests uncovered law enforcement officers using drugs like marijuana, cocaine and the powerful prescription opioid painkiller oxycodone. The mandatory drug testing policy for all law enforcement officers was enacted in March by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal .

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Poor Optimum Phone Service on Westside Raise Safety Concerns

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Ridgewod NJ, concerns have been raised over poor Optimum phone and internet ‘service’ with frequent outages in the area from North Monroe to Heights Road . Many neighbors have the same issues, and nothing is being done. This appears to be limited to a particular ”node”. We are not sure how many subscribers are on each ‘node” whether its 100 or 1000 .

While many including this blog have become very dependent on the internet to function , the real issue is if you can not call 911,  Police, Fire Department or an ambulance .Most people have a cell phones, but many older residents do not so if someone falls on the floor, and is incapacitated bad service could delay help and perhaps lead to a tragedy.
If you are in the area calling the Optimum ,Retention Department when they open up at 9am. 877-936-4778 might help.

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Ridgewood Police ,Fire and EMS Respond to Construction Fall

 

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Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire department, and Ridgewood EMS rushed to aid an injured worker who had fallen two (2) stories inside of a new home being constructed in the 300 block of North Monroe Street, Ridgewood on Monday morning, 01/21. The victim landed in the home’s basement and was removed by a cadre of firefighters via a window well. He was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital accompanied the patient in the ambulance.

As per Village Code 222-1, the use of power tools for commercial purposes is prohibited on holidays, and MLK Day is specified as one of those holidays.