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New Jersey Named 2019’s 2nd Worst State to Start a Business


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Ridgewood NJ, With the stock market booming, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business as well as accompanying videos.

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July 3,2013
Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

Ridgewood NJ , Many pets are sensitive to loud noises and bright lights, like those in a firework display or a thunderstorm. Because they have more sensitive hearing than us, even a distant firework boom can trigger a “flight or fight” response. If they are outdoors, they will run for miles from the noise at once, even through traffic. They may even break through or dig under fences if necessary since it is quite frightening for them. Once far away from your care, they are most susceptible to being hit by a car or suffering from heatstroke.

Make sure your animals have identification and/or a microchip in case they do run away. When walking your pet, keep a tight grip, as a loud noise may cause them to bolt. Keep them at home during the fireworks because besides scaring them, it is much too painful for their ears. Put your pet in the quietest room of the house and close the blinds so no flashes of light can be seen, which may startle them. To drown out any possible firework crackles and loud noises, you can turn the TV or radio on or play some soothing, classical music. If your pet gets particularly stressed during fireworks or thunderstorms, call to make an appointment to discuss this with one of our veterinarians. There are many things we can do to help, such as offer medication to them.

Whether attending fireworks or not this holiday, it’s a hot time of year, so it is best to keep your pets indoors, in a cool place with plenty of fresh water. If you happen to be traveling to a party, do not leave your pets in the parked car, as it can reach 150 degrees in minutes.

Make this a safe, healthy and happy holiday with your pets. Wish you all a very Happy July 4th from the doctors and staff of Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital!

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Ridgewood EMT Alexander Melarti becomes an Eagle Scout

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Emergency Services congratulates Volunteer EMT Alexander Melarti on becoming an Eagle Scout. This is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Alex will graduate with Honors this week from Ridgewood High School and attend Cornell University this fall.

A spokesmen for Ridgewood Emergency Services said , “We are proud to have Alex as a volunteer member of our department as an EMT and know that he will continue to grow, help mentor our younger generation EMTs, and give back to his community. We wish him the very best as he starts this next chapter in his life.”

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Ridgewood NJ, no parkway traffic, no sharks and free parking !

Village priced memberships are available to Ridgewood residents, non-residents who pay local property taxes to the Village of Ridgewood, and employees of the Village of Ridgewood and Board of Education.  Proof is required.

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Village of Ridgewood Honors Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus on 110 Years

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Ridgewood NJ, Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus, celebrating 110 years of music-making, has been honored by the Village of Ridgewood with a proclamation naming April 2019 as Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus Month.

Village Mayor Ramon M. Hache, Sr. and Deputy Mayor Susan Knudsen read and presented the proclamation on Sunday, April 7, during the chorus’ spring concert. The concert’s theme was “Music of the Immigrant Experience.” Orpheus President Vernon Reed and Music Director John J. Palatucci accepted the award on behalf of the club.

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Village of Ridgewood Swears In Four New Firefighters

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, congratulations ,last night the following Ridgewood Fire Department personnel were sworn in by Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache during the Ridgewood Village Council’s Public Meeting held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019:

Probationary Firefighter Thomas Benintende
Probationary Firefighter Trevor Fetkowitz
Fire Lieutenant Matthew Ramge
Fire Captain John Judge

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Ridgewood NJ, so what is it about those”Millennials” , to many adults its a generation devoid of creativity, work ethic and independent thinking .  They demonstrate a general lack of understanding of the basic laws of economics and even the fundamental ability to act in their own best interest.

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The Valley Hospital Participates in Landmark Global Cardiac Clinical Trial

Valley Hospital

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Ridgewood NJ, The Valley Hospital participated in a landmark clinical trial that evaluated the ability of a novel, fully absorbable antibacterial envelope – the Medtronic TYRX™ Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope – to reduce infections associated with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The study found positive results and demonstrated that the envelope reduced the risk of major infection by 40 percent, and pocket infection by 61 percent, in patients at increased risk for infections receiving CIEDs, compared to standard-of-care pre-operative antibiotics.

The trial results were recently presented in a late-breaking session at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Sessions and published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Suneet Mittal, M.D., FACC, FHRS, Director, Electrophysiology, Valley Medical Group; Associate Chair, Cardiovascular Services, Valley Medical Group; Medical Director, The Snyder Center for Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation, The Valley Hospital; and Director, Cardiac Research, Valley Health System, is one of the authors on the manuscript just published in the New England Journal of Medicine and served on the steering committee of the WRAP-IT trial.

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Ridgewood Police Take the Polar Bear Plunge for the Special Olympics

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood PBA was proud supporter the NJ Special Olympics in their 2019 Polar Bear Plunge! The Ridgewood PBA team made the splash for charity in Seaside Heights !

The Ridgewood PBA joined more than 7,100 participants in 2019, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside on February 23! That water sure was cold!

In the Photo (Ridgewood PBA Members Pictured: Ptl. Chris Mormino, Ptl. Zack Knudsen, Sgt. Michael Lembo, Ptl. Doug Busche, Ptl. Kyle Monton)