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Gannett Laying off 141 Employees at North Jersey Media group

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January 24,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Gannett owner of the Bergen Record is issuing layoff notices to 141 employees in a second major round of job cuts since it purchased North Jersey Media group.

Many long-time readers of the Ridgewood blog know there was not much love loss between this […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Bergen County|5 Comments

In Bergen County, an upscale downtown struggles for answers

“This news article, about the increased number of storefront vacancies in an “upscale” Bergen County downtown, may be of interest to many of you, particularly since Joseph A. Banks Clothiers shut their store on East Ridgewood Avenue last week.” Boyd Loving

Editors note : “I am a  Joseph A. Banks customer , yet I never set […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Bergen County|8 Comments

Bergen County Parks Master Plan Parks Survey

Bergen County Parks Master Plan

January 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Bergen County Parks Department initiated a master planning process for the Bergen County Park system. The goal is to identify the characteristics of the Bergen County recreation and open space system, accommodate the needs of current residents, and respond to projected future growth […]

By |January 21st, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Bergen County’s Pro Arte Chorale conductor receives 2017 Grammy Nomination

December 20,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  Hailed as an emerging young talent, Maestro Steven Fox, the 38-year old Music Director of Bergen County’s  acclaimed Pro Arte Chorale and other musical organizations has received critical praise in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and more. Now, as Artistic Director of New […]

By |December 20th, 2016|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Its Time for Ridgewood and Surrounding Towns to Take Pedestrian Safety More Seriously

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CDC: Walk This Way! Taking Steps for Pedestrian Safety
December 18,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, According to the CDC and as many readers have noted over the years on the Ridgewood blog it is important to take steps to be safe when walking on roadways. This includes exercising caution at […]

By |December 18th, 2016|Bergen County|4 Comments

Both blacks and whites are leaving N.J.’s largest county, data shows

By Myles Ma | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on December 13, 2016 at 10:48 AM, updated December 13, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Bergen County has grown more diverse in the period since the recession, fostering growing Hispanic and Asian populations, but has also shed white and especially black residents.

The black population fell by more than 7 […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Bergen County|0 Comments

Reader says The new Record layout and reporting sucks

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The new Record layout and reporting sucks. First of all, they have early cut offs so they miss reporting sports events that end at reasonable times. Secondly, they seem to give the bare minimum local coverage now. Finally they or printing in 1 point font so it’s barely readable.

The only reason […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Bergen County|8 Comments

Home Values Slide 16.9% in Bergen County

December 13,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, According to the latest census data home prices across the state are still feeling the effects of the Great Recession, According to the most recent Census data, the median home value in New Jersey is $315,900, a 20 percent decline between the 2005-2009 Census and the 2011-2015 […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Ridgewood Real estate|0 Comments

Four Gang Members Charged With Armed Robbery Jersey Bar and Violent Kidnapping Of Ridgewood Taxi Driver

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November 17,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  Four 18th Street gang members from Bergen County, New Jersey, and Rockland County, New York, were charged today with various offenses arising from their armed robbery of a Hawthorne, New Jersey, bar and the violent carjacking of a taxi that took place shortly […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Bergen County|2 Comments

Bolger Heritage Center, Ridgewood Public Library Presents Who Was John Jacob Zabriskie?

 
November 12,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Who Was John Jacob Zabriskie? The Zabriskie family is one of the original settlers in Bergen County dating from the 1600s. John Jacob Zabriskie of “Hohokus” is one of many in a long line of descendants who had a decided impact on the way of life in […]

By |November 12th, 2016|village of ridgewood|0 Comments