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NJDOT Advising Motorists to Plan Ahead for Upcoming Storm

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Ridgewood NJ,  New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert and are implementing the Department’s Business Day Protocol for Tuesday, February 12, based on the forecast for expected snow and freezing rain this afternoon into tomorrow, which may result in difficult driving conditions.

The Department is advising motorists to plan ahead. Snow is expected this afternoon in South Jersey and along the Shore that could affect today’s evening commute in those areas. Overnight and through Tuesday, snow is expected statewide, turning to freezing rain in parts of the state, which may cause difficult driving conditions.

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Tuesday Mixed precipitation expected Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY… * WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze to up to one tenth of an inch expected. * WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. * WHEN…From 5 AM Tuesday to 6 AM EST Wednesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions and a long period of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

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“Rain Tax” ,how about going after wrongdoers ?

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Derek Michalski of GreenUSR : Here is my official statement to the press after yesterday’s visit from reporters from NJ media and Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel. Thank you Jeff for driving all the way from South Jersey to see how stormwater carnage looks in real life. Now it’s time for Governor Murphy to take a drive to Saddle River Valley and see for himself how irrational is the idea of imposing “Rain Tax” a/k/a “Storm Water Pollution Tax” on ALL of commercial property owners instead going after wrongdoers like Toll Brothers that let construction mud allegedly containing lead and arsenic directly into public storm drains and my Pleasant Brook (main feature of GreenUSR). In addition Assemblywoman Lisa Swain, Holly Schepisi and County Executive Jim Tedesco have been shown the evidence below dozens of times so I don’t think there is a person left in New Jersey who haven’t see how Toll Brothers dewaters its construction sites.

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Washington’s Birthday 2019

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New Bridge Landing NJ, Dance mistress Denise Piccino and the Tricorne Dancers will give two one hour public performances in the Steuben House at 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Ridley & Anne Enslow will provide musical accompaniment on fiddle and hammered dulcimer. Throughout the afternoon, Rodger Yaden will portray General George Washington. Hot cider and crullers will be served in the restored 18th-century tavern in the Campbell-Christie House, where our gift shop is also located. Visitors may also see open-hearth cooking demonstrated in the Out-Kitchen, featuring meal items that General Washington might have eaten during his stay at New Bridge in 1780 and recipes from Martha’s cookbook. Re-enactors from the 3rd New Jersey Regiment will demonstrate military life. Activities for Children include: Soldier Drills, Paper Dolls & Scavenger Hunt.
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

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Free Seminar: Dogs 101: Puppies to Adult Training and Health

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Glen Rock NJ, A FREE seminar sponsored by the Glen Rock Dog Park and open to all. Registration required. Link below.

DOGS 101: From Puppy to Adult Training and Health

There’s nothing better than a well trained family dog. Dorice Stancher, MBA, CPDTKA Master Trainer and three time AKC Nationals finalist (Canines Can Do, LLC) and health expert Dr. Dennis Sepulveda (Veterinary Wellness Center) will present information and answer questions on training, preventing problem behaviors, health and more! They will also discuss training dogs to be good canine citizens.

Tomorrow at 1 PM – 2 PM at the Glen Rock Library

Go to events at the Glen Rock Dog Park Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/glenrocknjdogpark/

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Couple Charged In Moving Company Customer Extortion Plot

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Haledon NJ, A Hewlett, New York, man and a Haledon, New Jersey, woman appeared in federal court today on fraud charges for allegedly extorting customers of their moving company, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Lior Atiyas, 42, a/k/a “David Cohen,” and Lola Larios 36, a/k/a “Michelle Jacobs,” are each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. They both made their initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court.

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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney Named Honorary Chair for the American Kennel Club

Wyckoff NJ, local Assemblyman Kevin J Rooney was named Honorary Chair of the American Kennel Club and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

“I am honored and excited to announce that I will be serving as an Honorary Chair for the American Kennel Club and Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show‘s Meet the Breeds Event this weekend! The tenth annual event gives dog lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with more than 100 different breeds in booths individually decorated to depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function, and attributes as a family pet, all while learning about responsible dog ownership and which breeds may be right for them. Events like these serve an important role in teaching animal care and making sure we do our part to give every animal, big or small, a great life. Taking care of animals is a passion of mine. I’ve sponsored several pieces of legislation to protect animals”

. Click the links below to read more about the bills:

http://kevinjrooney.com/press-release-panel-approves-roone…/

http://kevinjrooney.com/rooney-introduces-bill-to-curb-usi…/

http://kevinjrooney.com/rooney-looks-to-protect-first-resp…/

http://kevinjrooney.com/sudden-deaths-of-dogs-at-groomers-…/

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Safer Internet Day: State Police Reminds Parents to be Diligent Against Online Predators

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West Trenton NJ, Today Colonel Patrick Callahan and the New Jersey State Police today are participating in the global initiative, Safer Internet Day, which is a campaign aimed to raise awareness about the dangers posed to children by online predators.

The New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) is 1 of 61 task forces nationwide, which are comprised of more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies. The N.J. ICAC Task Force consists of more than 60 law enforcement partners including the Office of the Attorney General.

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Toll Brothers Runoff Alleged to Have Contaminated Drinking Water in Saddle River Valley

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Upper Saddle River NJ, PLEASANT BROOK made the news again today. Scott Fallon from The Record published photo of Pleasant Brook taken by GreenUSR community volunteer Derek Michalski. Pleasant Brook is under constant assault by giant construction company Toll Brothers that decided to dewater 100 plus acres of construction desert in the middle of the town by pumping dirty muddy water called “colloidal clay” directly into the brook that divides 19 Meadowbrook Rd and 1 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. These two mega construction projects are being developed by Toll Brothers. Between those two sites 150 acres of land will be dewater over the course of next 2-5 years. According to renowned environmental lawyer and ground water pollution expert from Boston, Matt Pawa who visited the area last month approximately 200 families in the corridor of Pleasant Brook are at potential health risk.

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Ridgewood Not One of The Big Spenders at the New Jersey League of Municipalities conference

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Ridgewood NJ, each year thousands of officials flock to Atlantic City for the New Jersey League of Municipalities conference. The conference is billed as an expo for municipal officials . There they can take classes , earn certificates and visit over 1,000 exhibit booths from vendors at the three day event. https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/watchdog/2019/01/24/nj-town-spending-league-municipalities-conference-2018/2647274002/

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