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Reader Worries Ridgewood’s AAA Credit Rating Could be At Risk

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Based on previous building projects managed by the Village ($500K Golden commodes anyone? ) this garage project will be delayed repeatedly, suffer numerous expensive “change orders”, and likely cost $20+ million all in by the time its ready (40% of annual municipal budget).It will never pay for itself, guaranteed. Right as interest rates spike and the Village’s S&P AAA rating on our municipal debt is downgraded. Can you say large municipal debt and interest expense increases?

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Reader says , “We have reached the pinacle of decades of mismanagement regime after regime”

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We have reached the pinacle of decades of mismanagement regime after regime.
Look behind the curtain..developers and other political
hacks have been driving the bus as far as Misprioritization
of the common Taxpapers needs vs the money people who see ridgewood as the new Englewood or Montclair with fields of condos and associated costs related to any fantasy transit village conversion, so that the realtors and developers can pick the towns assets clean down to the bone .Leaving the massive debt servicing to the home owner families with mortgages and kids in local Schools for years ahead
Realtors love the churn..developers love the chaos ..
Parking debt public obligation will be unsustainable ..but by then the developers will have sold to the REITS and moved on with
our futures in their greedy pockets ..Interest rate and taxation rising rates add more fuel to the fire ..ps pave cottage place parking lot…have you no shame VC .?

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IMPORTANT VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD LEAF COLLECTION UPDATE

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Ridgewood NJ, from the Village of Ridgewood ,Important Leaf Collection Update 11.20.18

IMPORTANT LEAF COLLECTION UPDATE

Due to recent weather events the LEAF PLACEMENT DATES for the following areas will be adjusted in order to give ample opportunity for leaf clean up.
Area D Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Nov. 13 – Nov. 25 (second pick-up)
Area A Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Nov. 23 – December 2 (third pick-up)
Area C Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Nov. 29 – December 9 (third pick-up)

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Helicopter Touches Down at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood !

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Ridgewood NJ, on Sunday 11/18/2018: Ridgewood Fire fighter “B” Shift assisting with a Helicopter Landing at Benjamin Franklin Middle School along with Ridgewood Police and Ridgewood Emergency Services. It was a demonstration for Ridgewood Teens in Emergency Services student volunteers.

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Ridgewood “Occupy Wall Street” Bomb Doctor awaiting new jury verdict

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Ridgewood NJ, Dr. Roberto Rivera has remained imprisoned since Ridgewood Police and FBI agents raided his Ridgewood apartment in November 2012 which he had lived in since 2011. During the raid they uncovered mass amounts of bomb making ingredients  including nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide, glycerin, sulfuric acid, calcium hypochlorite and potassium perchlorate.

According to the then Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli , Ridgewood police first showed up at the home around 6:15 p.m. after getting a report of potential hazardous and explosive materials there.Dr. Roberto Rivera, 60 at the time ,who according to reports was active in the Occupy Wall Street movement and a far left wing radical , was arrested following the raid .

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Reader says , “The garage loses about a million dollars a year for the life of the garage. Rate increases everywhere are not up for debate”

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The garage loses about a million dollars a year for the life of the garage. Rate increases everywhere are not up for debate- they are the only way to come close to paying for the garage. Wait until the math wizards who voted ‘yes’ see that the garage rate will have to be lower than the street rate just to spur demand for the garage. This is just the start of the self imposed retail implosion from liberals, wait until they get the minimum wage hikes they want. What do you think $15/hr does to the CBD where the stores are tiny and the required revenue per square foot is already sky high to pay the rent? A rent that the village council wants to nearly double which was the whole reason to build the garage, increase the tax haul from the CBD. Only the ‘no’ voters did the math.

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Van Dyk Manor Nursing Home on South Van Dien Avenue recently sold for almost $17,000,000

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Ridgewood NJ, according to sources Van Dyk Manor Nursing Home on South Van Dien Avenue, which had been owned by the Van Dyk family since its inception, was recently sold to a healthcare conglomerate based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. for and estimated $17,000,000 .

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Former Owner of the Town Garage in Ridgewood has Passed Away

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STERLING FOREST NJ,  according to a recent obituary Richard “Rick” M. Agnello, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on 11/6/2018. Born in Paterson and raised in Glen Rock, Rick is a graduate of Glen Rock HS. Upon graduating, he served in the National Guard. Rick owned and operated Town Garage in Ridgewood with his father and brother. Rick had an immense passion for spending time with family/friends, music, cars, motorcycles, boats and spending time at Cape Cod and Greenwood Lake. Rick is survived by his loving children, Keri (Brendan), Eric (Angela), and Craig (Judi). He adored his two grandsons,Ash and Liam.

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Frontman for the band RUSH, Geddy Lee, will sign his new book: Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass. December 18, 2018 at 5 PM – 6 PM at Bookends

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Ridgewood NJ, Frontman for the band RUSH, Geddy Lee, will sign his new book: Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass. December 18, 2018 at 5 PM – 6 PM.

This event is for people in attendance ONLY!! No orders will be taken for people who can not attend.

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Ridgewood’s own* celebrated SOUL GREAT and former lead singer of the famed, “Epitome of Sound,” Eugene Thomas at Bookends Today

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Ridgewood NJ, Today at 2 PM – 4 PM , DON’T MISS THIS Record release and signing event for *Ridgewood’s own* celebrated SOUL GREAT and former lead singer of the famed, “Epitome of Sound,” Eugene Thomas!

Have a chat with Eugene and get your record signed! Special guest appearance by Starpoint Radio’s ANDY LOTHIAN of The New Jersey Connection!

There will be appetizers, beverages AND a raffle to WIN A FREE RECORD PLAYER!

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

Availability & pricing for all autographed books subject to change.
First In Line Certificate use is the discretion of Bookends. Blackout dates may apply.
Bookends cannot guarantee that the books that are Autographed will always be First Printings.
Autographed books purchased at Bookends are non-returnable.

While we try to ensure that all customers coming to Bookends’ signings will meet authors and get their books signed, we cannot guarantee that all attendees will meet the author or that all books will be signed. We cannot control inclement weather, author travel schedules or authors who leave prematurely.

Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-0726