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Ohio Verdict Sends a Strong Warning to “Social Justice” Warriors

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Oberlin Oh, An Ohio jury ordered Oberlin College to pay $11 million in compensatory damages to Gibson’s Bakery, a local fixture since 1885, The bakery was beset by protests and racism allegations after three black students were arrested for shoplifting.

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The 6th Annual Michael Feeney’s Best Day Ever Event

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Ridgewood NJ, The 6th Annual Michael Feeney’s Best Day Ever Event. This year it will be held this coming Saturday June, 8th, 2018 at BF Middle School Field. The Best Day Ever event sponsors many great causes including the Jr. Police Academy! So, bring the family for a fun day of carnival games and a color run, all for a great cause. You can register on Ridgewood Community Pass.

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2019 Kasschau Memorial Shell Schedule

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Located on Veterans Field behind the Ridgewood Public Library

For updated information call 201/444-1776 after 6:30pm

Thursday, June 6 – Tunes In June  RHS Bands – 8pm

Tuesday, June 11 – Ridgewood ARTBeat 2019 – Acappella, Rock & Blues Student Performers – 8pm

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Reader asks , “Do you think that the Village Council will ever show proof of only clean dirt, rocks, junk being dumped at that site? “

“Do you think that the Village Council will ever show proof of only clean dirt, rocks, junk being dumped at that site? The new apartments are over old car body shops, repair shops, and a gasoline station. This includes the ENTIRE area being used for it’s filthy, contaminated dirt. They have already shown that they don’t care enough about children to put a crushed coconut field in at the high school instead of the cheaper–and much more dangerous/contaminated as many studies show–crushed tire.”

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Ridgewood Emergency Services : Memorial Day Emergency Services

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Ridgewood NJ, In appreciation for all the planning and preparation for the annual Ridgewood Memorial Day Run, Norm Chester, Treasurer of the North Jersey Masters Running Club, presents a  generous donation to the Friends of Ridgewood Emergency Services Teams.(FOREST) Accepting the donation is (left to right), Bob Krane, Ryan Savaria and Dr. Robert Lahita.

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Ridgewood Gun Violence Awareness Rally to be Held June 8 at 10 am

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Ridgewood NJ, In commemoration of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, Ridgewood JOLT, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, and members of Sandy Hook Promise invite residents to join a rally at Van Neste Square in Ridgewood, on Saturday, June 8 at 10 am. Participants are encouraged to wear orange, the favorite color of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago girl who was shot at age 15. Today orange signifies the fight for a future free from gun violence.

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The Ridgewood Library is hosting Community Conversations- Be a part of the future of the library

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Ridgewood NJ, ReImagine: RPL Community Conversations

Please join us for a presentation and conversations about plans to reimagine the Ridgewood Public Library.

Please sign up online for your preferred dates at www.ridgewoodlibrary.org

Can’t make any meetings?
All resident questions and suggestions are welcome. Please send to reimaginepl@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Judge Rules Monmouth County Broke Law By Refusing OPRA Requests

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FREEHOLD NJ, Monmouth County Assignment Judge Lisa P. Thorton ruled on Friday that the county broke the law by refusing to process certain public records requests under a new policy enacted last year, rejecting all of the county’s arguments in favor of refusing to respond to public records requests that will be automatically published online.

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Reader says “Last kid graduates RHS and the family decides to move to Florida or another lower tax state. Are they greedy, or being financially prudent? “

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” Man/woman works in NYC. They move to Ridgewood for the ‘whole package’ (let’s leave the school rank out of it for a sec). They have 5 kids, all go to RPS schools K-12. Worker contributes to 401k, 403b, SEP IRA, whatever, and has a possible cash flow from these investments of 5k/month. Last kid graduates RHS and the family decides to move to Florida or another lower tax state. Are they greedy, or being financially prudent? Same goes for government employees. It’s just a desirable financial move. NJ pols (R & D alike) have screwed over the system to fix budgets, cronyism, over-spending, and going on a fiscal bender for decades. I lived here when there was no income tax (thank you Gov Byrne) and the sales tax was 3%. The pension system is broken and the culprits have since split the scene: Byrne, Kean, Florio, Whitman, DiFrancesco, Mc Greevy, Codey, Corzine, Christie. Now, we’re stuck with Murphy who believes that he can tax us out of the problems. With a democrat senate and assembly, it’s his baby now and can ram through as many tax bills as he wants. We have the prerogative to leave. “

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New Jersey State Children’s Chorus

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Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey State Children’s Chorus (NJSCC) presents “Dance and Sing Around the World ” at 4 pm on Sunday, June 9 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 155 Linwood Ave., Ridgewood. Admission is $10/under 18 admitted free. Tickets are on sale at www.njstatechildrenschorus.orgor may be purchased at the door. 

The concert will feature a selection of folk songs from the United States, Japan, and Africa as well as several classical pieces representing the great music of Europe.  From America, the children will sing the perennial favorites “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain,” “Skip to My Lou,” “Old Joe Clark,” and the beautiful “Shenandoah.”  Africa is represented by the traditional Swahili proverbs “Bora Maisha” (Life is the Best Gift), and “Ghana Alleluia,” a mixture of the traditional and Christian influences of the Ewe people.  The children will visit Asia with “Sakura,” a folk song about cherry blossoms sung in the original Japanese.  A visit to Europe finds the choirs singing the “Evening Prayer” (Abendsegen) from Englebert Humperdinck’s 19th century fairy-tale opera, “Hansel and Gretel,” based on the folk tale published by the Brothers Grimm.  To complete the European experience, Artistic Director and Conductor James Kennerley has arranged one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most famous chorales, “Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude,” perhaps best known as “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” 

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