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NJDEP Goes after 5 Chemical Companies for Millions of Dollars Due to Contamination

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Its all about the money while local polluters are ignored NJDEP goes after deep pockets .

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Trenton NJ, Clean Water Aciton praised NJDEP announcement today identifying 5 chemical companies — Solvay, DuPont, Dow DuPont, Chemours and 3M — as “responsible for extensive contamination and directing them to fund millions of dollars in assessment and cleanup efforts” (see NJDEP release embedded below). 

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Medevac Helicopter Touches Down at Vets Field

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday around 4pm a Medevac helicopter touched down at Veterans Field in Ridgewood , to deliver a patient from the Valley Hospital to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia .

Ridgewood Police , Fire and Emergency Services were on the scene and the patient was delivered to the Medevac by a Valley Hospital Specialty Care Transport Unit .

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Controversial Wall in Front of , “It’s Greek to Me Removed”

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Ridgewood NJ, after years of acrimony the controversial wall in front of the “It’s Greek to Me” restaurant at 21 East Ridgewood Avenue was demolished on Friday morning.

While some felt “the wall” created a nice dinning area for the restaurant, critics saw favoritism and a side walk impediment for pedestrians and fire fighters.

Two (2) construction workers used a concrete cutting saw, sledgehammer, and other assorted tools to demolish and remove the barrier .

It is believed the “wall” was removed because it would have been non-compliant with the Village’s new sidewalk cafe/dining ordinance. The restaurant’s owner, Paul Vagianos, was on the scene to witness the process.

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Reader says , “These developments should have never been approved. Too much density”

” Ridgewood as we know and love it is gone. These developments should have never been approved. Too much density. The developers and their attorneys do not live here. Taxes will only go up due to the extra services needed and I do not believe that these apartments are geared to young professionals without children or retired people as they were pitched. Very short sighted decisions … “

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning More Common During Winter

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Ridgewood NJ, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, cautions that while carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a year-round threat, it is more common in cold weather when more fuel-burning appliances are in use. PSE&G urges customers to take extra preventative measures this winter to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, and maintain a heightened awareness of the symptoms.

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Co-Anchor of CBS2 This Morning & CBS2 At Noon, Mary Calvi, Will Be Appearing at Bookends

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Ridgewood NJ, Co-Anchor of CBS2 This Morning & CBS2 At Noon, Mary Calvi, will sign her new book: Dear George, Dear Mary, today from 2-3 pm .

Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore.

Appearing authors will only autograph books purchased at Bookends and must have valid Bookends Receipt.

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New Spending :Blame it on Ridgewood Voters

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Ridgewood NJ, many readers challenge the Ridgewood blog’s constant assertion that the Paul Aronsohn administration (ie… the three amigos) represented the low point in Village of Ridgewood history and the turning point from the Village being a very special place to a run of the mill New Jersey town.

Voters in New Jersey never like to admit their folly but the reality is this :

The election of Mayor Paul Aronsohn ushered in 4 high density housing developments in the Central Business District .

Let us spell out what did this mean for the Village , it means an enormous increase in the population of the CBD and the Village of Ridgewood . Which means; more investment in school construction , more construction of parking facilities , more construction of water infrastructure , more investment in roads and traffic signals , sewage and more investment in Police , Fire and Emergency services .

All this now very necessary spending will raise the costs (ie…taxes)and lower the quality of life in the Village .

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Bergen Parks Department Truck Crashes into Office Building in Ridgewood’s CBD

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Ridgewood NJ, A dump truck emblazoned with a seal from the County of Bergen Parks Department crashed into a Ridgewood office building in the Central Business District on Wednesday afternoon, 01/30, damaging at least four (4) vehicles parked there. The driver fled the scene in the damaged truck, but was apprehended shortly thereafter by Ridgewood Police officers. Before being taken into custody for unspecified charges, the driver was evaluated for a minor hand injury by Ridgewood EMTs. Firefighters from Ridgewood Fire Department and officials from the Village of Ridgewood’s Building Department were observed evaluating the structure to determine the extent of damage. The building, located at 257 East Ridgewood Avenue, the former Sealfons department store building houses PNC bank, real estate, and medical offices. Personnel from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s and Bergen County Sheriff’s Offices were assisting Ridgewood Police in processing the scene(s) and interviewing the driver. No injuries were reported by any occupants of the office building, which was evacuated immediately after it was struck.

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Reel Voices Film Festival Presents : King in the Wilderness

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Ridgewood NJ, Upcoming: Reel Voices Film Festival | King in the Wilderness (2018; TV-14; 1h51m) FRI, JAN 18  7PM | 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last 18 months of life. Speaker: Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr., Columbia University professor/MLK scholar.


FREE screening. Registration required. Register here.
Presented in association with MLK, Jr. Celebration Committee of Ridgewood and Glen Rock.

For information: Roberta Panjwani, Festival Coordinator, [email protected]
or 201-670-5600, ext. 132.

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Reader says ,”The senators were performing due diligence based upon the differences between a religious doctrine and existing law”

As a Catholic I think this is a bit of a stretch saying that the QUESTIONS asked were “anti-Catholic and bigoted comments”. The two senators were simply (and legitimately) asking judicial candidate Brian Buescher (a KofC member)about the differences between the KofC’s position on same sex marriage and abortion, and existing law if such a case were put before him. Buescher appropriately stated that the KofC’s position would have no influence on his decisions at all. The senators were performing due diligence based upon the differences between a religious doctrine and existing law. It’s no different than the questions posed to JFK when he was a candidate. The questioners were’nt bigoted or racist…simply asking the candidate if he had a conflict between law and doctrine.

http://theridgewoodblog.net/nj-state-senator-rails-against-bigoted-anti-catholic-comments-made-by-democrat-u-s-senators/