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Ridgewood Library is Open On Sunday Pick up Good Book and Cool down


Ridgewood NJ, just a reminder the Ridgewood the Ridgewood Public Library is open the following hours:

Monday through Thursday  9:00 a.m.  – 9:00 p.m.
Friday                                     9:00 a.m.  – 6:00p.m.
Saturday                                 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday                                   1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

There are also area shopping malls which are open from 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Garden State Plaza is open in the restaurant area.

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Ridgewood Councilmen’s Facebook Page May Run Afoul of State law

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Ridgewood NJ, in Glen Rock a OPRA  lawsuit  in 2018 ,”a Glen Rock resident named  Timothy Larkin claimed he was “banned” from participating in a public dialogue on Councilman Skip Huisking’s Facebook page, which Huisking called an “official” page of Huisking’s, where the councilman conducts official government business.

On April 10, Larkin filed a lawsuit against the Borough of Glen Rock, and Borough Clerk Jackie Scalia, for denying an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request for access to the list of Facebook accounts blocked or removed by Glen Rock mayor Bruce Packer and all members of the Borough Council. The suit is focusing on the public Facebook pages maintained by the mayor and council members, and not their personal Facebook pages.

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Ridgewood Water Posts and Reposts Facebook page Disclaimer


Ridgewood Water FB Page Disclaimer

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water posted a disclaimer on their Facebook page first on June 24 and then on July 9th .

“Ridgewood Water can answer your questions or concerns by calling 201-670-5520 during business hours or emailing us at The opinions expressed by visitors of this page do not reflect the opinions of the Village of Ridgewood or Ridgewood Water. Posted comments will be monitored and the Village reserves the right to remove obscenities, off topic comments, personal attacks, or any other comments that are deemed inappropriate. Alternatively, Ridgewood Water will not be responsible for any claims or complaints made as a result of content or postings that are left on or not removed from this page. Any content posted or submitted for posting is subject to public disclosure.”

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Reader questions Library’s use of gmail account to register for teen/youth programs


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Ridgewood NJ, Why is the Ridgewood Library using an unsecured gmail account ( in connection with registration for teen/youth programs?  And why is the Library asking for very personal information to register for selected teen/youth programs?

Data being requested for program registration includes name of participant, home address, home phone number, email address, birth date (DOB), place of birth, other places of residence, grade in school, name of school, hobbies & interests, and more. 

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Police Have Suspect in Murder of Defrocked Valley Chaplain

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Ridgewood NJ, Henderson Nevada Police, have identified a 25-year-old man wanted in the murder of a priest who once worked as a temporary chaplain at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, then was later “credibly accused” of sex abuse.

Henderson authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of Derrick Mitchell Decoste in connection with the murder of John Capparelli, 70, Henderson police said.they had found Capparelli shot dead at his Nevada home on March 9. Detectives issued the arrest warrant for Decoste on the charges of murder with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon, Officer Rod Peña, a spokesperson for the Henderson police said in an email.

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West Side Presbyterian Church Concert Series


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West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, The West Side Concert Series wraps up its 2018-2019 season with a performance by one of the nation’s premier professional chamber choirs, Kinnara Ensemble. In their concert, “Gravity & Levity,” the choir will wander through the years, from Renaissance motets through 20th-century part songs. Music will include White’s “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” Debussy’s “Trois Chansons” and works by Stanford and Gibbons.
Admission is free; donations are welcome. Bring your friends!

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Ridgewood Knocks Out Top Seeded Bloomfield 10-0


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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s Kevin Seitter  struck out the side to secure the no-hitter and second-seeded Ridgewood’s third consecutive NJSIAA North 1, Group 4 title, defeating top-seeded Bloomfield 10-0 in five innings in Bloomfield.

Ridgewood’s offense came alive in the top of the fourth. Reed Darienzo and Matt Favieri each got hit by a pitch when Thompson hit a two-out double off the left-centerfield wall to bring in Darienzo. Favieri walked to put runners on first and second for Brian Skettini, who hit a line-drive over the fence in centerfield for a three-run home run to give Ridgefield a 6-0 lead.

Ridgewood then sent all nine batters to the plate in the top of the fifth. Michael Breiter hit a one-out single before advancing to second on a wild pitch. Darienzo drove Breiter in with a single of his own, before coming around to score when Thompson hit a line-drive into shallow centerfield.

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Valley Offers Breakthrough Treatment for Sleep Apnea

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley is the Among the First in the New York Metro Region to Offer a Breakthrough Treatment for Central Sleep Apnea with Newly Approved Device

The Valley Hospital is one of only two sites in New Jersey and the tri-state area currently using a new implantable device to treat adult patients with central sleep apnea. 

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Ridgewood Pride Month Flag Raising

photo by Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, on Saturday Ridgewood hosted dignitaries from all over the state of New Jersey of every political persuasion for the Ridgewood Pride Month Flag Raising.

Among those in attendance were NJ District 40 representatives Kristin Corrado (R), Kevin J. Rooney (R), Christopher DePhillips (R).

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Graydon Pool Opens June 1st



June 1 through Labor Day, September 2, 2019

Early Season – June 1 through June 23
          Weekdays – 12 noon to 7:30 pm
          Weekends – 10 am to 7:30 pm
Regular Season – June 24 through August 11
          Daily 10 am to 7:30 pm
          **Holiday**, July 4th, closes 4 pm
Late Season – August 12 through Labor Day, September 2
          Weekdays – 12 noon to 7:30 pm
          Weekends/Holiday – 10 am to 7:30 pm

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