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Ridgewood Arts Council Hosts Talk with ,”A Case of Blue” writer/director Dana H. Glazer

photo by Ramon Hache

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Ridgewood NJ, on Tuesday, March 12th for the Ridgewood Arts Council Artist Talk hosted , A Case of Blue’s writer/director Dana H. Glazer as well as producer Scott Rosenfelt (Home Alone) and the stars of the film. This event was held at Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club – 915 Glenview Road in Ridgewood.

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village of Ridgewood is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2019 and the Village Council is looking for residents to serve on the 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee. Come and join us as we plan special events and activities for this milestone anniversary celebration, so that it is a memorable event for all Village residents!

If you would like to serve on the Village of Ridgewood’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee, please either email or call Eileen Young ([email protected] or 201-670-5500 ext. 206) in the Village Clerk’s Office, no later than March 25, 2019, to provide her with your contact information.

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Reader Warns of The Coming Ridgewood Restaurant Jobs Apocalypse

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s restaurants, the only draw left in the CBD with the digital-led demise of retail are about to be washed over by the same thing that is drowning NYC restaurants.

Now with the money losing garage ($1m/year) on the way bringing higher parking fees for diners and eaters alike, the village and the Dems they elected will not just kill the goose that laid the golden egg, there will be no one left to cook or serve it.

“December 2018 restaurant jobs were down by almost 3,000 (and by 1.64%) from the previous December,” wrote economist Mark Perry, “and the 2.5% annual decline in March 2018 was the worst annual decline since the sharp collapse in restaurant jobs following 9/11 in 2001.”

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Village of Ridgewood Looks to Reactivate “GeesePeace”

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood is looking to reactivate Ridgewood GeesePeace . Originally formed in March 2007, Ridgewood GeesePeace is a group of volunteers that recognized the health hazards associated with the unchecked growth of our resident Canada goose population and acted to resolve this wildlife conflict by implementing humane methods endorsed by major national wildlife protection and humane organizations.

During the first half of the 20th century, migratory geese were captured for use as live decoys. The resident Canada geese in are the descendents of these captive migratory geese. The captured geese, flight feathers clipped, sometimes with light weights on their legs, lured other migratory Canada geese into lakes, wetlands and rivers during the great Canada geese migrations in the spring and fall. These captive geese were also bred in captivity. As a consequence, their descendents do not have biological need to migrate to Canada since geese nest in the area where they were born.

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Ridgewood Blog Reading list

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Ridgewood NJ, while we have been promoting more reading ,many readers have asked us what exactly am I reading . I generally read on the morning and evening commute .

Well its all about finance ,so here is the late 2018- 2019 reading list so far for the Ridgewood blog :

Finished :

Liars’s Poker by Michael Lewis
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
The Art of the Deal by Donald J TrumpA Colossal Failure of Common Sense  by Lawrence McDonald The AIG Story by Hank GreenbergConfessions of  Street Addict  by Jim Cramer Extra Ordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay

Reading :

Confusion de Confusiones by Joseph De La Vega


Predators Ball by Connie Bruck
April Fools by Dan G Stone
The Age of Turbulence  by Alan Greenspan

so far…….

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Park West Tavern Will Be Renovating from February 25th to March 7th .

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Ridgewood NJ, The Park West Loft will be opening to the public while the Park West Tavern is going through it’s renovations from Monday, February 25th through Thursday, March 7th.

Management says on Facebook that , “There will be some dates that we will be closed to the public for our Private Events.Please contact us for more details! We thank you all for your constant support and can not wait for you all to see the new updates! “

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Reader calls ,”Valley Affordable Housing Scare ,Grandstanding”


“Valley is not going to build affordable housing there. That “plan” is only if they decide not to have medical facilities there. The article in the paper indicated they are never going to build housing. So all this worrying is for nothing. And all of Councilman Douchebag’s grandstanding is just that – grandstanding.”

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Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra final two concerts of our 79th season

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra final two concerts of our 79th season.

The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra is a regional inter-generational orchestra composed of talented volunteer musicians located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Supported by the surrounding communities and friends in neighboring areas, the orchestra serves the Northern New Jersey region with many musical and educational activities. For more information

March 8, West Side Presbyterian Church 8 p.m.Tschaikovsky, Wagner, Gershwin

May 3, West Side Presbyterian Church 8 p.m.Greig, Sibelius, Neilson

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Ridgewood NJ, Since turning back the clocks, there have been some home burglaries in the Village.  These typically haveoccurred during the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., when it is dark and no one is home.  There have also been burglaries from vehicles parked indriveways. 

Please be aware that Public Safety is the Village of Ridgewood’s #1 priority, and our Police Department is giving their full attention touncover every detail and piece of information, so that they can identify those involved in the burglaries.  In addition, there are extra Policepatrols on the streets.  If you are aware of a burglary which has occurred near your home, and have home security cameras or a Ring doorbellcamera, please contact the Ridgewood Police Department, at 201-652-3900, and let them know.  The videos obtained from these cameras will assistthe Ridgewood Police Department in their investigation.

Here are some helpful tips to be used to protect your home and vehicles from burglaries:

  1. Lock doors and windows (house and cars).  Remove your fobs from your cars and bring them into your house.
  2. Routinely check that home security/safety systems are working properly. 
  3. Promptly clear property/driveway of newspapers. 
  4. Promptly empty mailbox, clear delivered packages and register for delivery notifications. 
  5. DO NOT post real-time information on Facebook/Instagram/social media including:
    • a. Real-time photos and/or livestream from vacation, parties, concerts, theater, sports events, dining out and food images, etc. DOING SO PUBLICLY BROADCASTS THAT YOU’RE NOT HOME!
    • b. Real-time Information about work commute, work location, shopping, etc.  
  6. CAUTION: do not accept Facebook/social media friend requests without confirming the authenticity of the individual making the request – LOOK, THINK & RESEARCH before accepting. 
  7. NOTE:  Many members of local Ridgewood Facebook groups are not from Ridgewood
  8. NEVER HESITATE: IMMEDIATELY report suspicious vehicles, persons, and activity to the RIDGEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT – remember for an emergency dial 911 and always have the RPD non-emergency number handy 201-652-3900