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Pedestrian Hit In Cross Walk in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that on March 19th patrol units were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of East Glen Avenue and North Maple Avenue. Upon arrival the pedestrian was treated for minor injuries and transported by ambulance to the Valley Hospital. The driver of the vehicle involved was issued a summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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Reader says ,”We need to go back to the ‘look both ways’ mentality, it would be much safer for our pedestrians”

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“We are not doing our kids any favors, agree with the comments here. Kids are empowered to walk across the street at any time, as long as they are in the crosswalk. I had a group of middle school kids leap out in front of me, i was doing between 15-20 mph on Franklin, and it was a challenge to stop on time. luckily, the car in back of me was also able to stop. those kids felt like they could just go at any time, as long as they were in crosswalk. They were not gauging how long it would take me to stop, and how far I was from the crosswalk before they decided to run out. We need to go back to the ‘look both ways’ mentality, it would be much safer for our pedestrians. Don’t even get me started on the commuters when the train arrives. In their dark clothes, they cross when they want to and where they want to, and are very hard to see in the dark. If it is raining, the visibility is even lower. They can see a car with headlights, but I can’t see them. It is a 2-way street. Both pedestrians and cars need to look out for each other. Changes need to be made in CBD with all of the new apartments and traffic flow, 15 mph is a good start. Lighted crosswalks also great. People wearing reflective tape on coats if they walk in the dark, amazing thing to have. Let’s all work together to make these changes, and more. “

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NY Post Alleges Ridgewood Spa Doctor Practicing Without a Licence

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Ridgewood NJ, According to the New York Post dangerous doctors whose licenses have been suspended in New York or New Jersey are crossing the Hudson and continuing to treat patients. An investigation has discovered suspended NYC and NJ doctors are still practicing ( https://nypost.com/2019/03/23/investigation-discovers-suspended-nyc-and-nj-doctors-are-still-practicing/ ).

New Jersey has also not disciplined Dr. Joseph Pober, a Park Avenue plastic surgeon whose New York license was suspended for 18 months starting Jan. 11 over accusations of negligence and incompetence. He is seeing patients at a Ridgewood, NJ medical spa.

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Man Picked Up On Active Warrant in Ridgewood For Making “Terroristic Threats”

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Report that on March 15th, patrol units responded to the Passaic County Jail for a prisoner transport. Upon arrival a 41 year-old old male from Wayne, N.J. was taken into custody on a warrant out of Ridgewood Municipal Court for conspiracy to commit theft. The prisoner was then served with the warrant and transported to the Bergen County Jail.

A 41 year-old male, Ridgewood resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters in compliance to an active warrant for arrest for terroristic threats on March 17th. The male was then arrested, processed and transported to the Bergen County Jail.

All actors are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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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, 2019proartechorale.org / 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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Winter Storm Watch Sunday Afternoon thru Monday Morning

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Ridgewood NJ,the National Weather Service WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Moderate to heavy snow possible. Total snow   accumulations of 5 to 7 inches possible. 
* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, most of southern   Connecticut and portions of southeast New York. 
* WHEN…From Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The   hazardous conditions could impact the Monday morning commute. 

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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

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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