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American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations on Adolescent and Young Adult Tattooing, Piercing and Scarification

September 19,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

 

Ridgewood NJ, Tattoos and body piercings are an increasingly popular form of self-expression, but it is important for young people to carefully consider the consequences and potential risks associated with body modifications, according to the first clinical report on the topic published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The AAP […]

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Reader asks IF Ridgewood wants to be more “Bee Friendly” then why can’t we just adopt our own agenda and implement all or none of it on our own pace and schedule?

If we want to support pollination of Bees, then why do we have to:
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a) join an organization (Bee City USA),
b) PAY Annual Fees
c) make financial, time and resource commitments (including land)
d) annually send reports to Bee City USA (which requires allocating time resources and personnel)
e) commit to creating and maintain a National Pollinator Week celebration […]

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Fatal Paramus Fire Caused by Faulty Electrical Outlet Strip

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September 19,2017
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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the investigation of a fatal house fire occurring today at 49 Forest Avenue in Paramus, New Jersey. The investigation was conducted jointly by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Squad and Arson Task Force under the direction of Chief […]

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Maple parking lot has no lights for practices yet Habernickle parking lot has stadium lights for a field that closes at dark?

September 19,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Can someone please answer why Maple parking lot has no lights for practices that get out after dark?  It is very dangerous picking up and dropping off kids in the pitch black.  Why does Habernickle parking lot  have stadium lights for a field that closes at dark?  […]

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Disturbing suicide trend among pre-teens in New Jersey

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By David Matthau September 17, 2017 8:10 PM

It may shock you to learn the suicide rate among middle school students is on the rise.

Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows between 2007 and 2014, there were 50 reported suicides among middle school students in New Jersey.

This is a growing problem, […]

By |September 18th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Community Policing efforts by Ridgewood Police

photo by Boyd Loving

September 18,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Captain of Patrol Division William Amoruso sat down to chat with one of the Village’s younger citizens on Sunday morning,
09/17 at the Daily Treat Restaurant.

Captain of Patrol Division William Amoruso  engaged in a little community policing over coffee.

Community policing creates partnerships between […]

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Village of Ridgewood : How to File an OPRA (Open Public Records Act ) Request

file photo by Boyd Loving

How to Request Government Records?

1. All government records are subject to public access under the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”), unless specifically exempt.
2. A request for access to a government record under OPRA must be in writing, hand-delivered, mailed, transmitted electronically, or otherwise conveyed to the appropriate custodian. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.g. The […]

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Ridgewood Firefighter fills Traffic Barricade

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

September 18,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, file this under , “so that’s how they do that “, Ridgewood FD Firefighter/EMT David Kelly filling a Yodock 2001M Water Filled Traffic Barricade with hydrant water on Sunday morning, 09/17. The Yodock barricade, located on Cottage Place, Ridgewood, was deployed by […]

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Diversity Can Spell Trouble

by Victor Davis Hanson
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

America is experiencing a diversity and inclusion conundrum—which, in historical terms, has not necessarily been a good thing. Communities are tearing themselves apart over the statues of long-dead Confederate generals. Controversy rages over which slogan—“Black Lives Matter” or “All Lives Matter”—is truly racist. Antifa street thugs clash with white […]

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Moving Forward Together: Fostering a Pedestrian Friendly Community.

September 18,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, on Sept. 26th at the Ridgewood Public library the library in conjunction with the Village of Ridgewood ,the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and The Ridgewood Guild will hold a forum titled, Moving Forward Together: Fostering a Pedestrian Friendly Community.

The event is designed to help us create a […]

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