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Bergen County Regional SWAT Team takes to the Streets on Black Friday

Bergen County Regional SWAT Team

November 25,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hackensack NJ, in our area are enjoying “Black Friday” shopping, our region is protected by the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team. This highly trained and equipped elite police unit trains constantly to keep you safe. When you see the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team on the streets and around shopping areas this season, take a moment to thank them for protecting us all.

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Two Accidents within Minutes of Each Other Puts the Breaks on Black Friday Shoppers

Two Accidents within Minutes

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

November 25,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, A busy 0700 hour Black Friday for Paramus PD as they investigated two (2) separate MVAs that were reported 15 minutes apart, and occurred within 500 feet of one another. 1) The adult male driver of a red SUV sustained non life threatening injuries after slamming into a pole on Glen Avenue near Route 17 southbound, Paramus. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. 2) No injuries were reported after a 4-door sedan overshot the exit ramp of Route 17 northbound at Ridgewood Avenue westbound, Paramus. Flatbed tow trucks were called to removed both wrecks from the roadway.

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Trump Thump Continues : The biggest holiday splurge in HISTORY


The biggest holiday splurge in HISTORY: Sales surge 13% as stores take a record $2BILLION on Thanksgiving and hope for $3.1billion on Black Friday amid post-election spending boom

The first Black Friday sales have got underway at some stores across the country on Thursday night
Department store J.C Penney was one of the first major chains to kick-off the sales offering huge discounts
Shoppers were seen rushing through the doors at J.C Penney stores across the country, including Tyler, Tx
Others were seen patiently waiting outside Best Buy shops – with some even camping out in small tents
Sales get underway at Macy’s, Kmart, Target, Walmart and other stores in just a few hours time
Online shoppers charged out of the gate, spending more than $1.15billion between midnight and 5pm
Forecasters expect the total value of Thanksgiving Day purchases to be more than $2billion


PUBLISHED: 18:23 EST, 24 November 2016 | UPDATED: 06:19 EST, 25 November 2016

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New Jersey Transit Adds Extra Buses and Trains for Thanksgiving Travelers

Ridgewood Train Station

file photo by ArtChick Photography


Kids ride free on NJ TRANSIT all holiday weekend

November 22, 2016

the staffof the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Whether it’s over the river or through the woods, NJ TRANSIT is offering additional trains and buses this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to make it even easier for customers to unite with family and friends, travel to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, or get started on holiday shopping at various malls throughout the state.  Plus, feel free to bring your holiday helpers as kids ride free* the entire long weekend!

NJ TRANSIT will once again offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, November 23, for the benefit of customers leaving work early, and to provide additional capacity for customers traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport.  The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is typically the busiest day of the year at Newark Airport’s rail station, with ridership levels about twice that of a typical weekday.  Customers are urged to purchase their tickets early – round trip preferably – to avoid lines or download NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app available free at the App Store and Google Play.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, NJ TRANSIT will add extra trains and buses to the schedule in the morning and midday hours to accommodate customers traveling to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Then on Friday, November 25, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, enhanced bus service will be offered to shopping centers throughout New Jersey and additional trains will operate to and from New York.

NJ TRANSIT customer service representatives and volunteers will be deployed at major facilities throughout the holiday weekend to assist customers with their travels.

For complete schedule and fare information, customers may visit or call 973-275-5555.

Early getaway service from New York, Newark and Hoboken

On Wednesday, November 23, trains will operate on a weekday schedule on all lines with additional “early getaway” service from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal starting at 1 p.m. on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines.  Newark Light Rail, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and River Line Light Rail service will operate on a weekday schedule.  Bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to check their timetables or visit for schedule information.  Selected routes will operate on special holiday schedules to match service with ridership demand, including early getaway service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and on the No. 64 and 68 bus routes from the Hudson River waterfront between noon and 4:30 p.m. to accommodate the heaviest travel, with less frequent service during the traditional rush hour and later in the evening due to lower ridership.  Special holiday timetables are available on

On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule.  To accommodate customers traveling to and from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NJ TRANSIT will add extra trains on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex and Port Jervis lines.  Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule; Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a Sunday schedule.  Holiday bus schedules vary by route—bus customers are advised to visit  Selected bus routes will operate extra service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal for customers attending the parade.

Note:  Thanksgiving shoppers:  Service on the No. 111 bus route from New York to the Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth will begin operating at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, November 24.  The No. 40 will operate on a special holiday schedule serving Jersey Gardens all night long.  Service on the No. 163, 171, 175 & 770 bus routes to Garden State Plaza in Paramus will operate on a Saturday schedule to serve the mall all day.

On Friday, November 25, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, trains will operate on a modified weekday schedule on all rail lines with additional New York-bound trains between 10 a.m. and noon on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Morris & Essex lines.  Customers are encouraged to travel early, if possible, when ridership is light.  Select morning peak period trains on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line will not operate on Friday, due to expected light ridership—customers should visit and use the “Station-to-Station Trip Planner” to find trains on Friday.  Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule.  Newark Light Rail will operate on a Saturday schedule.  River Line will operate on a weekday schedule.  Holiday bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to visit

Extra bus service to New Jersey malls

Starting Friday, November 25 and continuing through December 26, NJ TRANSIT will offer additional bus service to major New Jersey shopping destinations to accommodate extended store hours and busy shopping times throughout the day.  Throughout the holiday shopping season, extra trips or expanded service will be offered on several bus routes serving malls and shopping centers throughout the state, including Garden State Plaza, IKEA Paramus, Jersey Gardens, Livingston Mall, Harmon Meadow/Mill Creek in Secaucus, Willowbrook Mall, Wayne Towne Center Mall and West Belt Mall.

*Kids ride free on NJT

For the Thanksgiving holiday, NJ TRANSIT’s Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult, will be in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 23 until 6 a.m. Monday, November 28.

Travel tips

Check Schedules in Advance:  Additional service will be provided on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Plan your trip online to take advantage of extra trains and buses.
Travel Early on Friday, November 25:  On Friday, NJ TRANSIT rail lines will operate on a modified weekday schedule with additional trains during the late morning hours.  Avoid the crowds by traveling during the traditional peak-period (6-9 a.m.) when ridership is light.
Allow Extra Travel Time:  Traffic congestion during the holidays may affect bus travel times to and from New York City, so customers should plan accordingly.
Ticketing:  Purchase round-trip tickets at the start of your trip to speed your return.  Use ticket vending machines or see a ticket agent, if available, to avoid possible surcharges.  Bus customers departing Port Authority Bus Terminal are reminded that tickets must be purchased before boarding the bus.
Luggage:  Travel as light as possible.  Passengers with luggage or packages should use the overhead racks or designated luggage spaces.  On multilevel trains, customers with large bags should use the mezzanine levels at the ends of each car.
Bus Gate Changes:  Some gate changes have been made at Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York.  Customers are reminded to check the public timetable for new departure gate information.

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Hack Friday : Black Friday cybercrime is unstoppable.

Hack Friday : Black Friday cybercrime is unstoppable.

By Tal Kopan

11/28/14 8:06 AM EST

This holiday shopping season, kicking off with post-Thanksgiving deals, millions of Americans will almost certainly have their credit or debit card information stolen by overseas hackers.

Just like last year.

Twelve months after data from 40 million cards were stolen from Target, beginning a year of escalating hacks of retailers’ payment card systems, not much has changed beyond awareness.

The absence of federal action reflects the difficulty of improving cybersecurity. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree on the goal of improving the security of the nation’s networks, but disputes over even small details can sidetrack progress. Congressional action has been bogged down in side fights, and industry-led changes have been slow and narrow. Executive action, and power, on the issue is limited, and most administration efforts have been designed to encourage retailers to take extra precautions against theft, rather than apply new regulations.

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Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Wishing you and yours a very … HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce
Wishing you and yours a very …HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Ridgewood OPEN for business on
black FRIDAY! Shop & Dine with the best!
 All welcome to attend -Ridgewood Chamber Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, December 10, 8:00am, Chamber Office
27 Chestnut Street, elevator to 1st floor.
Come and meet the Board of Directors
bring the entire family…s
ing…dance…listen to the music
Downtown for the Holidays
will be here before you know it.
Tree Lighting
Friday, December 5, 2014
Why don’t you plan to have a
table on E. Ridgewood Ave.?
for more
Saturday, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2014
is a national day to encourage people
to shop at small businesses.
Call your American Express for the following:
Shop Small logos, printable customizable signage, suggested social media and email templates,
extra resources for qualifying small businesses that accept American Express Cards.
for more details
To all Chamber members -notice from the Village Managers Office…
The Village will begin enforcing some of the Village ordinances pertaining to the CBD.
In particular, mentioned was signage (example neon “OPEN” signs), and sidewalk café issues.  There will also be written warnings to any store owner who was not in compliance. Warnings would give store owners a specific period of time to correct the violation.
The Chamber is proud to welcome the following
businesses to Ridgewood.
Check Chamber website for locations and information

Empire Today

Legal Nurse LLC

Ara Khorozia, Esq.

Kilwins Ridgewood-11/21/14-11/27/14
buy any large Caramel Corn, get 50% off 14oz Brittle!
have to mention you saw this on Chamber website!
Fudge and Hot Chocolate-
Buy a slice of Fudge, get one FREE 12oz. Hot Chocolate!
ENODIA offer on November 29, 2014
interactive studio classes at ENODIA Center for Balance
help you learn to relax your mind!
purchase your
American Express Gift Cards and Gift Cheques
50 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201-447-3311 X222
PlanetSwirl introducing
Mara’s Café & Bakery-full range of Bakery Goods!
get ready for the big performance
February 4, 5 6th…
get to know so many fun and wonderful neighbors,
all for the kids.