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Large Crowds Packed Downtown Ridgewood for the Christmas Tree Lighting

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Ridgewood NJ, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney commented on last nights Christmas tree Lighting in Ridgewood , “What a wonderful night in Downtown Ridgewood, New Jersey, a beautiful village in the 40th district. Thousands of people from the community gathered around to enjoy live performances, great food, and most importantly the 78 foot tree lighting ceremony. Thank you to the Mayor and Council, the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, and the sponsors for continuing this tradition and completing its 33rd year! “

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Reader says ,”when I was a child we did not like people who butted and bullied their way in front of lines and acted more important than everyone else”

“How is this the town I have lived in for 35 years? It’s unspeakable, the way we are treating each other and it has to stop.” –

I have news for you. I have lived here much longer than 35 years. And way back when I was a child we did not like people who butted and bullied their way in front of lines and acted more important than everyone else. This behavior was not tolerated then and it should not be tolerated now and I agree with everyone who has expressed disgust with the self-appointed VIP’s.

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Starbucks to Ban Porn in 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, first you couldn’t use the bathroom now the days of hanging out at Starbucks while watching porn as you sip a Grande pumpkin spice latte are almost over.Starting next year, all Starbucks locations in the U.S. will block pornography viewing on store WiFi. NBC News reports the move was adopted after an internet-advocacy group petitioned Starbucks to end the racy practice. Enough is Enough was able to gather more than 26,000 signatures on its petition. After the porn-blocking decision was announced, the popular porn site YouPorn banned all Starbucks products from its offices starting on Jan. 1.

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Readers think It’s a Little late for “VISIONING “

This is bullshit and too little too late. They should have reached out to us before they started the digging all around CBD. The destiny for RW is on the wall regardless our feedback in this phony “survey”. They have their own image in mind, all of them including this and past VCs and they will implement that. I hate this hypocrisy. They know it is too late, many people have given up fighting and the majority of residents does not care (only 400 people responded). It just makes them feel better……

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OUR VILLAGE, OUR FUTURE: VISIONING FOR RIDGEWOOD’S NEXT MASTER PLAN

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Ridgewood NJ, do not forget to add your voice and vision to the future of the Village of Ridgewood at: www.visionridgewood.org

Many local organizations and special interests have been attempting to push their agenda and influence the planning process . Last night Deputy Mayor Knudsen asked residents , ” to use their own common sense , take the survey, don’t be influenced by any special interest groups ,this is a plan for the future of the Village of Ridgewood , its really important that we don’t allow any process to be tainted ”

What should the Village be like in 5, 10, or 20 years? What trends do you think might have a significant impact on the Village in the future? What is your vision for the future of the Village?

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Reader calls the Hudson Garage , “The biggest Scam is the massive non conforming concrete Hudson street parking structure”

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The biggest Scam is the massive non conforming concrete Hudson street parking structure planned right across the street from that historic church ; who did little to stop this assault of that neighborhood.Reap what yee shall sow from these out of town developers ..they will be the first ones getting out of
ridgewood with the loot ,leaving taxpayers with the massive liability for Schools , Services and more town employees with pensions ! to service more apartments and children with multi family
developments.Just wait..

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Support Our Ridgewood Local Retailers During Small Business Saturday on November 24th, 2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Small Business Saturday is November 24th, 2018 Skip the Mall. Ridgewood has it all!!

The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce is proud to support Small Business Saturday® this Nov 24.

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition and part of a nationwide Shop Small® Movement dedicated to uniting communities and supporting all kinds of small businesses. From the corner store to your favorite diner to a trendy boutique, it’s unique small businesses like yours that help local communities stay vibrant.

Join us this Nov 24th to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Holiday Shopping at the stores you love!

Please visit our stores via our chamber guide and website.
www.experienceridgewood.com or like us on facebook at ridgewoodchamberofcommerce.

please Support our ridgewood local retailers during small business saturday on november 24th, 2018
Sat, November 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Location: Ridgewood Retail Stores, Downtown Ridgewood and the West side

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Join the Ridgewood Guild on Small Business Saturday for Winterfest

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Ridgewood NJ, Join the Ridgewood Guild  on Small Business Saturday for Winterfest and start the Holiday countdown! Support your local merchants ,enjoy the horse drawn cart, trackless train rides ,free hot chocolate and the ice sculptures  .

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Two-thirds of every dollar spent at a small biz stays in the community

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Ridgewood NJ, Shoppers across the U.S. are getting ready to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, celebrated this year on November 24th, and their local economic impact could be significant. According to the new Small Business Economic Impact Study from American Express, an average two-thirds ($0.67) of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the local community.

The Ridgewood Guild will also be hosting it’s 9th Annual Winterfest! The fun starts at 12:00 noon .

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Reader asks ,”So did Tommy “coin boy” Rica ever even pay the Village back the $230,000 he’d agreed to as part of his plea conviction in 2014?”

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So did Tommy “coin boy” Rica ever even pay the Village back the $230,000 he’d agreed to as part of his plea conviction in 2014? The forensic accountant said more like $850,000 was stolen, so where is the other $620,000? And why weren’t his supervisor Chris Rutishsuser or the the cops who saw Tommy boy coming and going from the room in their part of the building with 50lb coin bags ever implicated? Was this mob related ? James, what is the update?