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THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD ANNOUNCES JANUARY AS NATIONAL RADON ACTION MONTH

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Ridgewood NJ, Health Department Director, Dawn Cetrulo announced that January has been designated as National Radon Action Month in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Radon Program. During Radon Action Month, the Village of Ridgewood will provide radon information and test kits free of charge at the Ridgewood Health Department, 131 N. Maple Ave., 5th level from 8:30 am until 4 pm.
Radon is a serious health risk. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer — and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. But because radon is invisible and odorless it is easy to ignore this potential hazard in our own homes.
Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when uranium and radium break down in the soil and in rock formations. Radon gas moves up through the soil and finds its way into homes through cracks in the foundation and openings around pumps, pipes and drains.
Radon is measured in picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) of air. The average U.S. indoor level is 1.3 pCi/L. At 4 pCi/L, the risk of lung cancer from radon is greater than the risk from fire or other home accidents. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the DEP recommend that action be taken to reduce radon levels if the level in the home is greater than or equal to 4 pCi/L.
If the test indicates a radon problem, radon mitigation systems can be installed at a cost similar to that of other home repairs. A list of certified mitigation companies is also available from the Radon Program.
For more information on radon, contact Dawn Cetrulo at 201-670-5500 ext. 245 or the DEP Radon Program at (800) 648-0394 or visit www.njradon.org.

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Three Kings Arrive at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

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Ridgewood NJ, the Three Kings come to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Ridgewood, N.J.

DON’T FORGET…The Three Kings (Melchoir, Gaspar and Balthazar) and the camels will be at Our Lake of Mount Carmel Church tomorrow night, Friday, January 4th at 7:00PM!

All are invited to gather in the Church and await their arrival.Parents are invited to help their child(ren) prepare a letter for the Kingsin which the child asks for a small gift they would like to receive from the Kings. These letters will be collected by the Kings and the gift will be left in the child’s house on the Feast of the Epiphany – Sunday, January 6th. For more information contact Fr. Kevin at: 201.444.2000×202 or [email protected]

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LAST CALL ON RIDGEWOOD LEAF COLLECTION

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Ridgewood NJ, Leaf collection has been completed in all areas.  If you still have leaves which you wish to dispose of, you may bag your leaves in paper biodegradable bags and place them curbside (not in the street).   Once you bag your leaves, please call the Street Division at (201) 670-5585, and give them your address.   The bags of leaves will be picked up through the month of January.

You may also bring leaves to the Recycling Center.  The hours of operation at the Recycling Center are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 

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Ridgewood Fire Department Responds To Hazardous Condition in Central Business District

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire department personnel were dispatched to assist in mitigating a hazardous condition caused by high winds at a construction site in the rear of 54 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood on Tuesday afternoon, 01/01. The fire department’s 95 foot tower ladder was deployed with two (2) firefighters on board who removed two (2) pieces of metal that had become dislodged from a roof area. One (1) of those pieces was hanging over an adjacent sidewalk. No injuries were reported in the incident. Ridgewood Police provided traffic control while firefighters worked.

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VILLAGE HALL HOLIDAY REMINDERS

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from the desk of Village Manager Heather Mailander

Ridgewood NJ, Village Hall, The Stable and all Village offices will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 31, 2018.  Village Hall, The Stable, all Village offices and the Recycling Center will be closed and there will be no sanitation or recycling pickup on January 1, 2019, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.   All Village offices will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.  The Police Department, on the second floor of Village Hall, will be open on this holiday.

May 2019 be a happy and healthy year for you and your family!  

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More postal drop boxes burglarized in Ridgewood

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Detective Douglas Henky, who responded to a report of a postal drop box located right in front of the Ridgewood Post Office, 143 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, having been burglarized with a crow bar.  The postal employee told Henky that the burglary was discovered this morning and 10 pieces of mail were still inside at the time of discovery.  The same box had previously been burglarized on 12/23.  Two (2) other drop boxes adjacent to the post office (on North Walnut Street) were also burglarized within the past week and they have both been taken out of service.

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Ridgewood Public Library Activities for Kids

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Ridgewood NJ, features Children’s Highlights . Please bring RW Library Card to sign in.

WED-SAT, DEC 26-29  10:30AM | Drop-in Storytimes (All ages)
Sign in with Ridgewood Library/KidsCard on arrival. 

Children’s Movie Matinees, 2pm. No registration required.
WED, DEC 26  | Christopher Robin (2018; PG; 1h44m)
THURS, DEC 27  | Incredibles 2 (2018; PG; 1h58m)
FRI, DEC 28  | The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear (2017; NR; 1h19m)


MON, DEC 31  11:15AM | Countdown to Noon! (All ages)
Make your way around the world to welcome 2019. Sign in with Ridgewood Library/KidsCard on arrival. 

THURS, JAN 3  10:30AM | Musical Melodies (All ages)
Rock out to favorite kids’ songs with Chris Flynn, his guitar and trombone. Sign in with Ridgewood Library/KidsCard on arrival. 

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Christmas Schedule

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CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2018
MONDAY, CHRISTMAS EVE
4:00 PM
4:00 PM (Auditorium)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM (Auditorium)
7:00 PM
Carols begin at 11:30 PM
MIDNIGHT

TUESDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
12:30 PM (Spanish-Auditorium)
NO 6:30 PM MASS ON CHRISTMAS DAY

MONDAY, NEW YEAR’S EVE (Vigil – Mary, Mother of God) 5:30 PM

TUESDAY, NEW YEAR’S DAY
(Mary, Mother of God)
8.00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 NN
3:00 PM (Spanish Mass)

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Ridgewood PBA Annual Toy Drive

photo courtesy of the Ridgewood PBA Local 20 

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood PBA Local 20 annual toy drive event is organized to benefit Tomorrow’s Children Fund through HUMC, The Hackensack University Medical Center – Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Valley Hospital Pediatric Center, the 508th Military Police and military families, as well as countless others. “It is truly the holiday spirit selflessly donating toys to needy families this time of year and we are honored to be a part of it. “