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Reader says, “leaving was the Right Thing to Do “

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I agree with the last comment. We also left several years ago, forced out by a job loss and increase in taxes. Lived through the Valley Expansion debacle and glad it was defeated. With all this development and that travesty of the parking garage Ridgewood will become another Montclair. It was hard to leave but with all that has happened in the past few years since our departure, I’m certain it was the right thing to do. And yes, that Town Garage has been an eyesore and issue of controversy for years. Make the speculators who bought it pay for clean up. It is not the responsibility of the tax payers but sadly it will probably end up as such

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Ridgewood PD Patrol Officer Recovers Cell Phone Dropped in a Storm Drain

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood PD Patrol Officer Raymond Tarino assists a motorist whose cell phone dropped through a slotted protective grate and fell into a storm drain near 205 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood late Friday afternoon, 12/14. The device was successfully recovered by Officer Tarino and immediately returned to its owner.

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Valley Medical Group Recognized for Physician Performance and Patient Experience Data

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley Medical Group has been recognized for performance data transparency with the Press Ganey Seal of Integrity.

The Seal of Integrity validates the reliability of Valley’s data transparency program for having met scientifically rigorous standards for collecting and publicly reporting physician performance ratings and patient experience data.

“Valley Medical Group is proud to have earned the Press Ganey Seal of Integrity,” said Marc Goldstein, President, Valley Medical Group. “This recognition further validates Valley Medical Group’s commitment to collecting and openly sharing feedback from patients.”

To receive the Seal of Integrity, Valley was verified by Press Ganey to have met data standards in regards to validation of patient responses, assurance of survey returns per provider, complete reporting of survey responses and posting of patient comments and feedback related to the physician or patient experience during a visit.

“Valley Medical Group has demonstrated its commitment to delivering an accurate representation of provider performance to help patients make informed decisions about their care,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO, Press Ganey. “As more consumers turn to online physician reviews when selecting a care provider, healthcare organizations are implementing strategies to ensure the ratings they post are objective, standardized evaluations of their patients’ experiences.”

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Reader says ,”we are entering what is most comparable to what was seen on Handmaids tale”

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First, the parking garage; next, the Jehovah’s witnesses loitering the parameters. Here is my conspiracy: we are entering what is most comparable to what was seen on Handmaids tale… we are all under surveillance, and as a woman, I have fear for what’s to come for our humble village. Will there be any saving grace for our town. What is this tower? Why are there four cameras and tinted windows? Why hasn’t anyone told us what it is for? Why do we need a parking garage when we also have the Mount Carmel parking? Why are Jehovah’s witnesses than ever? Is our country under attack without our knowledge… tbd.

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Ridgewood NJ, All parking lots in the Central Business District, including the train station lot, will have free parkingon the following Saturdays:  December 15th, and 22nd.  This does not include the parking area by the Christmas tree (on thecorner of East Ridgewood Ave. and Broad Street) or the parking area to the right of the train station parking lot (in the area across from the storesand restaurants on Godwin Avenue).  Street meters will still be in effect.  Come shop, dine, and enjoy FREE parking in the Village duringthe holiday season.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens June 18 at Universal Orlando® Resort

From printed page to the silver screen, you’ve shared his many adventures. Starting next Friday, you can join Harry PotterTM and his friends as you step into the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM at Universal Orlando Resort.

Inspired by J. K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters – and faithful to the visual landscapes of the films – this completely immersive environment will bring the wonder and magic of the Harry Potter books and films to life.

From the front archway of Hogsmeade to the immensity of Hogwarts castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature:

*The Hogwarts Express at Hogsmeade station

*Dragon Challenge including a twin high-speed roller coaster with many iconic elements from the Triwizard Tournament

*The Three Broomsticks and adjacent Hog’s Head pub serving traditional British fare and drinks including Butterbeer and pumpkin juice

*The Owl Post which will send letters with a certified Hogsmeade postmark and will sell official stamps from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

*Zonko’s, a joke shop with a collection of tricks and jokes, including Extendable Ears, Boxing Telescopes and Sneakoscopes

*Ollivanders wand shop, an incredible interactive experience where the wand chooses the wizard

*Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a thrilling new state-of-the-art attraction, located in Hogwarts castle, which uses entirely new technology to bring the magic, characters, and stories of Harry Potter to life in ways never before imagined.

For more details, speak with a travel professional at:

The Travel Center / American Express

50 E. Ridgewood Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

(201) 447-3311

[email protected]

Or look for Universal Orlando Resort vacation packages and tickets on our NEW website:

Now – Ridgewood’s ONLY travel agency

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