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Job Creators Will have a Difficult Time Absorbing Significant Increases in the Minimum Wage without Reducing Staff, hours or Benefits, Raising Prices or Automating

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Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey Business & Industry Association President & CEO Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. issued the following statement regarding today’s press conference by Governor Murphy on increasing New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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New Parking Kiosks are Now in Full Operation on North Broad Street in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood as previously reported on this blog and announced by Village Hall  the following changes are now in effect for all parking meters in the Central Business District, both on the streets and in the parking lots. New parking kiosks are now in full operation on North Broad Street. 15 minute meter(s) remain in place.

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Ridgewood News Runs AirBnB Story Featuring Ridgewood Property

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood ran a story , “The Ridgewood News, 7 Sep 2018, 9 ” http://ridgewoodnews1.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx?noredirect=true  and the article references an Airbnb rental in Ridgewood that is available for $1000 a night. Doesn’t the village still have an ordinance that bans short term rentals?

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Ridgewood Teen Wins $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood teen Deena Shefter has been awarded a $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship. Shefter attended Bergen County Academies (BCA),  a STEM-focused magnet high school in Bergen County , she is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. Her research investigates the connection between multiple sclerosis and osteoporosis . 

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RIDGEWOOD MAN WILL RUN FOR 24 HOURS TO HONOR FRIEND AND BRING AWARENESS TO THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF CHEMOTHERAPY

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Ridgewood NJ, 4 years ago Kerrie Prettitore, a 42 year old mother of 3, was diagnosed with colon cancer. She subsequently had successful surgery to remove the tumor. While recovering from surgery she began what was to be a routine, 6-month chemotherapy regimen. But after just one treatment, she became very ill and her condition quickly became life threatening. A test performed several weeks after the chemotherapy treatment revealed she had a condition known as DPD Deficiency (Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency) which prevented her body from breaking down one of the chemotherapy drugs she received, 5-FU (fluorouracil).

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Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation for Pickleball this fall

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Ridgewood NJ, Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation for Pickleball this fall! Adult classes run on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Glen Courts, located at 865 E. Glen Avenue.
Beginner Instruction – 9:15 to 10:15am
Intermediate Play – 10:15 to 11:15am
Cost is $40/4 week session (non-residents $50)
All equipment available. Participants must possess a 2018 Tennis Membership and can be purchased at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass

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Village Council Questioned on Train Station Parking Bonding

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Ridgewood NJ, at Wednesday nights council meeting resident Saurabh Dani pointed out and questioned why the Village engineer quoted the Ridgewood Train Station parking lot renovations  at a cost of $200,000 to 220,000 , yet the Village is bonding for $330,000 ?

Dani questioned if the Village was expecting a significant amount of cost over runs for the project or was this an attempt to generate , what he called “house money” , where the left over funds from a capitol project would be incorporated into general funds for the Village and spent ?

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Ridgewood Resident Proposes a Change for Chicken Coops

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Ridgewood NJ, at last nights Village Council meeting Ridgewood High School Senior Alexander Rule proposed changes to the Village of Ridgewood ordinance Article 3 section 105 -18 in regards to poultry and fowl .

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Graydon Patrons Get the Bums Rush on Labor Day

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Ridgewood NJ, On Labor Day I was at Graydon late in the afternoon. The water was beautiful, the weather was spectacular, the snack bar was humming, there were lots and lots of people swimming and on the sand. It was, in a (hyphenated) word, picture-perfect.

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