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Reader Calls DUI Laws , “Another money grab by NJ”

“Another money grab by NJ. Who rents these devices? It’s not the social drinker with .08 that gets snagged that’s the problem. But more importantly, the press fails to report that the NJ conviction rate is so high because drivers do NOT have the right to a jury trial since its a non-criminal offense .(But you can still get sent to jail by one of those hack appointed municipal court judges). It’s an unfair system that is a cash cow for NJ. If you look at Massachusetts , drivers may opt for a jury trial. As such, the conviction rate is considerably less because the prosecutors will plea bargain any “marginal” arrests down to a negligent operation charge. But hey it’s NJ and it’s all about the money just like the dumb laws that double speeding fines if it’s a 65 mph zone.”

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Singing in a choral group can strengthen feelings of togetherness, regulate your heart rate, and reduce stress …

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey Choral Society asks ,”Remember when you sang in your high school chorus? It turns out that choral singing has benefits beyond just making music! “

Singing in a choral group can strengthen feelings of togetherness, regulate your heart rate, reduce stress levels and depression, improve symptoms of Parkinson’s and lung disease, improve feelings of social well being and maybe even increase life expectancy.

Read all about it in the article linked below and then audition for the New Jersey Choral Society for its 39th season. Auditions are being scheduled now for August and September.

Just call us at 201-379-7719 or email us at music@njcs.org. Our audition committee will give you all the information!

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Ridgewood Village Council Special Public Meeting and Work Session

Village Council Special Public Meeting

VILLAGE COUNCIL
SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING
AUGUST 7, 2019
7:30 P.M.

1.  Call to Order – Mayor
2.  Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meeting Act

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Study Says Plastic Bag Ban is Actually Bad for the Environment

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Ridgewood NJ, looks like Ridgewood’s plastic bag ban is nothing more than “Virtue Signaling “at its worst and in reality make the pollution issue even worse.

In 2011, the UK’s Environment Agency published an earlier-drafted life cycle assessment of supermarket carrier bags. The aim: establishing both the environmental impact of different carrier bags which are in use and their reuse practice. The intention was to inform public policymakers about the impact that a crackdown on plastic bags could possibly have. Needless to say, politicians had little concern for the actual assessment the report presented.

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Reader says, ” Sadly a lot of Jersey Jews are libs and these days straying away from party line is prohibited. Even if that means voting your own rights away”

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“Sadly a lot of Jersey Jews are libs and these days straying away from party line is prohibited. Even if that means voting your own rights away.

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Ridgewood Chamber 26th Annual Car Show September 6th

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce presents their….

ANNUAL 26TH CAR SHOW– THERE WILL BE NO RAIN DATE/NO REFUNDS- the funds will go toward the Ridgewood High School scholarship fund. (if you need a receipt-please advise)

we will also be Celebrating Ridgewood’s own 125th Anniversary event.
We will have lots of music, extra trophies and fun!

It has been said that this is the best night time car show in NJ.
Over 400 cars from all over the USA.

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Several Homes in the Willard School area were Left Without power after Tree Fall

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Ridgewood NJ, Several homes in the Willard School area were without utility provided electric power for an extended period of time on Tuesday, 07/23 due to downed trees in the 100 block of Fairmount Road. Ridgewood Fire Department, Ridgewood Police, and Ridgewood Emergency Services responded to the incident.

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Music director of the Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus of Ridgewood appears as a guest conductor at the 2019 Ocean Grove Choir Festival.

Ocean Grove NJ, John Palatucci, music director of the Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus of Ridgewood appeared on Sunday, July 14, 2019, as a guest conductor at the 2019 Ocean Grove Choir Festival. He led the men of the choir in the “Pilgrims’ Chorus” from Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser. Mr. Palatucci’s invitation was extended by Dr. Jason Tramm, music director in residence at the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.

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Englewood Man Assaulted in Ridgewood on July 4th

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police report that on July 4th, patrol units were dispatched to 263 Franklin Avenue on a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival an Englewood, N.J. resident reported he was the victim of an assault. The victim reported the actor fled prior to patrol’s arrival. The victim was treated for minor injuries and refused further medical treatment. The victim identified the actor and reported he will respond to sign a criminal complaint at a later time.