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Live Concerts at Kasschau Memorial Shell could Increase Your Life Expectancy

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Ridgewood NJ, A new study conducted by O2, a company which owns some of United Kingdom’s largest music venues, and Patrick Fagan claims that attending live concerts can help increase life expectancy and improve overall well-being.

Fagan, who is an associate lecturer a Goldsmith University specializing in behavioral science, said, “Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and wellbeing – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key. Combining all of our findings with O2’s research, we arrive at a prescription of a gig a fortnight which could pave the way for almost a decade more years of life.”

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Baseball Hall of Fame Member, Cal Ripken, Jr at Bookends May 14th

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Ridgewood NJ, Baseball Hall of Fame Member, Cal Ripken, Jr.  will be appearing at Bookends in Ridgewood  on Tuesday, May 14th @ 5:00pm
to sign his new book:Just Show Up . Event is Limited to the first 250 people who buy the book from Bookends.

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Reader warns ” the need to remove the idiotic bike lane and revert to two car lanes in each direction was clear and inevitable”

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” If they don’t restore two lanes in each direction at the underpass by the train station VERY VERY SOON (by the fall would be good) it is going to become nearly impossible to shut it down during construction and traffic will become more of a nightmare than it is now. It is going to cost a fortune but the need to remove the idiotic bike lane and revert to two car lanes in each direction was clear and inevitable from the day they announced the project that messed it up. Aronsohn must be laughing hard as he must always have known this would simply mean more contract $$$ for the construction unions who financially supported his political rise. “

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President of Library Foundation Tells Residents to “Get Over the Staircase”

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Library Foundation President had some choice words for residents on a local Ridgewood Facebook group , “It Takes a Ridgewood Village” .

The Ridgewood Public Library Foundation Board of Directors consists of up to 21 directors. The Board has four officers, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.New Board Members and officers are elected by the current Board members. The Nominating Committee presents a recommended list of directors and officers to be voted on at the Annual Board Meeting each November. Directors serve one and two year terms. Each director is requested to serve on one or two committees which include governance, finance, investment, media, events and fundraising.

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Reader says , “Now that we have chosen to be a city, we need to start acting like one”

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Once the hundreds of new apartments go in downtown, we will have hundreds if not thousands of more people using the sidewalks and the streets each day. We will need to improve sidewalks, traffic lights, streets, parking areas, traffic flow etc. It might be bad now, but its only getting worse, unless we start planning accordingly, and, unfortunately, spending a lot more than we do now. But we can’t stick our heads in the sand. Now that we have chosen to be a city, we need to start acting like one.

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Reader say , forget the lights , clean the porta potty and pick up the litter at Maple field

Reader says , “How about putting in more portable toilets. Because one is not enough. And that’s only cleaned once a week always disgusting. Anyways feel free and full of poop. That one needs to be cleaned at least three times a week. I’d rather go to the bathroom in the parking lot. As a Taxpayer and field user. I don’t know who is in charge of parks and recreation but they don’t see this. Open up your eyes.”

Another reader stresses ,  “making sure the fields are kept up whether it is have her employees pick up bottles or clean the Porto potties ”

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LAST day to create your “wish list”, the Ridgewood Art Institute Gala Drawing

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Ridgewood NJ, Tomorrow is the LAST day to create your “wish list”, Ridgewood Art Institute Gala Drawing is Friday.

Becoming a Sponsor helps to support The Ridgewood Art Institute, a non profit organization dedicated to the perpetuation of Classical Realism in today’s world. The Institute has graced our community with some of the finest instruction in a variety of mediums, as well as hosting events where artists are welcome to exhibit their work. A gift to the Art Institute is a gift to the community. There is still time to become a Sponsor before our Gala Drawing on May 3rd. $275 is the cost of Sponsorship. At the end of the evening, all Sponsors will be the happy recipient of a beautifully framed piece of artwork. All artwork has been graciously donated by members and all proceeds directly benefit The Ridgewood Art Institute.
For more info visit
www.ridgewoodartinstitute.org

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Kickball at Schedler Park ?

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Ridgewood NJ, The Schedler Ad Hoc Committee offered a compromise plan to install one multi-use sports field, a walking trail, bathrooms and 44 parking spaces on the property. It  has been said the sports field will be used primarily for “kickball”.

But several readers  wanted to know what kickball was , and voiced suprise kids still play it. 

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Experian Report: Senior Citizens in New Jersey Debt Levels at $76,020

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Ridgewood NJ, Experian has just released a new study that takes a look at debt and credit for senior citizens (considered as people 60 years or older for this analysis) in the United States.

Our findings:

  • Across the U.S., senior citizens have an average FICO® Score of 745 – 44 points higher than the national average of 701, according to Experian data from the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Senior citizens (considered as people 60 years or older for this analysis) also carry an average of $70,633 in total debt, though seniors in some states carried almost double that amount.
  • Senior citizens in the District of Columbia have the highest average total debt – at $132,366.
  • Senior citizens in New Jersey rank 16th for highest debt – at $76,020.

See the rest of our findings here: https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/research/where-senior-citizens-carry-the-most-debt/

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Annual Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale Days-May 16,17,18

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Ridgewood NJ, Spring into Savings at the Annual Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale Days-May *16,17,18-(Indoor Sales If Rain)
Shop for your spring essentials at great prices!

Featured *Touch-A-Truck Day is *May 16th from 9am-2pm.
Weather Permitting
Memorial Park at Van Neste Square

The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce invites you to enjoy three days of expeiencing Ridgewood wiht excellent shopping, discounts and selections galore. Stop by for lunch or dinner at one of Ridgewood’s finest restaurants.

For more information please call us at 201-445-2600 or email us at [email protected] Please check for updates on www.experienceridgewood.com and our facebook page for updates.