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2019 Village of Ridgewood Budget Presentation

Ridgewood NJ, this week the Village Council looked at the Village of Ridgewood budget . The presentation was given by
Heather Mailander Village Manager , Bob Rooney Chief Financial Officer and Steve Sanzari Treasurer .

Click Here for PDF of the 2019 Budget Presentation from the 3/13/2019 Council Meeting.

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Measles – It isn’t Just a Little Rash

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Health Department and the CDC remind you that Measles is more than just a little rash. Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children.

Measles symptoms typically include:
• High fever (may spike to more than 104° F)
• Cough
• Runny nose
• Red, watery eyes
• Rash breaks out 3-5 days after symptoms begin

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Village of Ridgewood Public Workshop and Special Public Meeting

THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL’S PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA

MARCH 6, 2019 at 7:30 P.M.

  1. 7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor
  2. Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meeting Act

            Mayor: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin           board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record, and by submission      to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including the date and          time of this meeting.”

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Whole Foods Wage Increase Leads to Shorter Hours

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Ridgewood NJ, something for New Jersey low wage workers to look forward too. In response to public pressure and increasing scrutiny over the pay of its warehouse workers, Amazon enacted a $15 minimum wage for all its employees on 1 November, including workers at grocery chain Whole Foods which it purchased in 2017.

All Whole Foods employees paid less than $15 an hour saw their wages increase to at least that, while all other team members received a $1-an-hour wage increase and team leaders received a $2-an-hour increase.

But since the wage increase, Whole Food employees have told the UK Guardian that they have experienced widespread cuts that have reduced schedule shifts across many stores, often negating wage gains for employees.

“My hours went from 30 to 20 a week,” said one Whole Foods employee in Illinois.

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Ridgewood Man Wins $1 Million in “Jeopardy!” All-Star Games tournament

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Ridgewood NJ, David Madden won $1 million after he and his team won the first-ever “Jeopardy!” All-Star Games tournament Tuesday. Madden was a member of Team Brad, which was captained by Brad Rutter, the show’s all-time money winner with more than $4.4 million. Madden got a $1,000 daily double in the Jeopardy! round .

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Universal Design Forum: How To Make Your Home A Better Place In Which To Grow Older

Ridgewood NJ, Age Friendly Ridgewood in partnership with the Village of Ridgewood invite you to attend our

Universal Design Forum
How To Make Your Home a Better Place in Which To Grow Older

Wednesday, March 6th
7:00pm-8:30pm
Ridgewood Public Library

Guest Speaker: Thomas M Yotka

Come Learn About Universal Design History, Design Concepts, Safety Innovations and Zoning Impacts

Please RSVP to [email protected]
by March 1 so that we can plan our refreshments.

AgeFriendlyRidgewood.com
201-632-1554

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Wells Fargo Consumer Redress Review Program

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Ridgewood NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that Wells Fargo has begun a consumer redress review program through which customers who have not already been made whole through other remediation programs can seek to have their inquiry or complaint reviewed by a Wells Fargo escalation team for possible relief.

The consumer redress review program was a key component of Wells Fargo’s overall $535 million settlement with New Jersey, 49 other states and the District of Columbia in 2018 to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws through multiple unlawful actions.

Those actions included (1) opening millions of unauthorized accounts and enrolling customers into online banking services without their knowledge or consent, (2) improperly referring customers for enrollment in third-party renters and life insurance policies, (3) improperly charging auto loan customers for force-placed and unnecessary collateral protection insurance, (4) failing to ensure that customers received refunds of unearned premiums on certain optional auto finance guaranteed asset/auto protection (GAP) products, and (5) incorrectly charging customers for mortgage rate lock extension fees.

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Ridgewood Water Launches Lawsuit to ensure the health and safety of our drinking water

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Ridgewood Water , “We have a responsibility to protect our drinking water supply from exposure to and contamination with toxic PFAS, and yesterday’s filing is just one step of many that we are taking towards fulfilling that responsibility.  The companies that knowingly sold and promoted these products – despite recognizing that they would impact our drinking water – must be held accountable for the costs we will incur to remove them, and that is what this lawsuit is all about.

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NJ Democrats Propose a “Parking Tax”

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Ridgewood NJ, Prior to Monday’s voting session,Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick released the following statement on the Trenton Democrat’s plan to tax parking (A5070).

“Another voting session in Trenton, another new tax on hard-working New Jerseyans. Today it’s another new tax on parking your car. Last month it was the rain tax. The Democratic majority is tone-deaf to the financial burden place on average citizens.”