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New Jersey State Police : How to stop a holiday Grinch

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Ridgewood NJ, We are well into the 2018 holiday season. Black Friday is over. Cyber Monday is over. But holiday shopping is far from over. The seasonal shopping tidal wave won’t break for weeks to come, and this means you can expect big crowds at the malls and frequent home deliveries to online shoppers.

Unfortunately, this season of giving also inspires those who mistakenly think it’s a season of taking. During this time of year, package thieves target neighborhoods, seeking to steal unattended packages delivered while you’re away or at work. Our patrols are on the lookout, but there are a few steps you can take to avoid becoming the victim of package theft.

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Ridgewood Looking to restore and Preserve Iconic Bus station

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood ‘s Historic Preservation Commission has “identified the Ridgewood bus station building as having historic significance to the village. The bus station designed by architect J. Robert Gilchrist, is of the 1950s mid-century modern school of design .

Gilchrist, who died in 2008, was a prominent Bergen County architect, whose projects include Continental Plaza in Hackensack and International Crossroads in Mahwah.

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Doctor Found Guilty of Having Bomb-Making Materials in Ridgewood Apartment

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Ridgewood NJ, a jury found a physician guilty of stockpiling bomb-making materials in his Ridgewood (Bergen County) apartment. Dr. Roberto Rivera was also acquitted of a charge of creating a risk of widespread harm, while the jury was hung on two weapons charges. Authorities arrested Rivera in November 2012 after a raid of his home uncovered large amounts of materials that can be used to make bombs and instructions on how to construct homemade explosives. Two assault rifles and ammunition had also been seized. During the two-week trial, prosecutors said Rivera started researching chemicals and homemade explosives after being radicalized by the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011. Neighbors started to see an influx of packages being delivered to his door.

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U.S. Postal Service Letters From Santa Program, Santa’s Personalized Response to Your Child’s Letter

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North Pole,  Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter — complete with a North Pole postmark.
Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa:

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Ridgewood Water : Protect our Groundwater and properly dispose of unwanted medication

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water encourages all residents to protect our Groundwater and properly dispose of unwanted medication. Scientists have expressed concerns about the effects of medications being released into the water supplies after having been flushed down the toilet or poured down the sink. Source: NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. For more information and a list of Project Medicine Drop :

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Reader says , “People used to feel privileged in a humble sort of way. They respected the Village and were thankful to live here”

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People used to feel privileged in a humble sort of way. They respected the Village and were thankful to live here. Sadly, to many residents feel they are owed something rather than the other way around.

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Meet the Village of Ridgewood Mayor – Saturday, December 8th, 2018 – 9am to 11am

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Ridgewood NJ, Mayor Hache holds “Meet the Mayor” every 2nd Saturday of the month, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Caucus Room, on the 4th floor of Village Hall. The next time will be December 8th, 2018.  Please call the Village Clerk’s Office, at 201-670-5500 ext. 206 to make an appointment. You may also drop in, however, if you do so, you will be taken after those with appointments. If no appointments are made, “Meet the Mayor” will be cancelled for that month. Please check the Village website each month, for updates on this event.

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The 6th Annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting Event at Memorial Park in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Join the Jewish Community of Ridgewood, Temple Israel & JCC, and the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey for the 6th annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 5:30pm at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square in Ridgewood .

Memorial Park at Van Neste Square in Ridgewood. There will be music and refreshments. Come and celebrate this joyous occasion!

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New Jersey Choral Society Presents “Festival of Lessons and Carols”

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Ridgewood NJ, Please join us for the “Festival of Lessons &Carols”

NEW JERSEY CHORAL SOCIETY
NJCS FESTIVAL
YOUTH CHORUS
Noelle Dachis Conductor

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Ridgewood Fire Escorts Santa to Columbia Bank

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Professional Firefighter B Shift had the extreme pleasure of escorting the Season’s main man to his post at the Columbia Bank on S. Broad St!