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Reader says the 25 mph speed limit just a feel-good-knee-jerk panacea implemented by a politically ambitious

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To the person claiming 25mph speed limits will reduce accidents and fatalities in Ridgewood by citing statistics from a city of London England traiffic study, please cite REAL statistics from the Village of Ridgewood on a street by street basis from prior to Ridgewood’s implementation of the 25mph speed limit to after its implementation. Show me any increase in safety of Ridgewood residents.
All the other theoretical and statistical studies are largely irrelevant to Ridgewood.
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We can also argue the banning all cars is statistically safer, so lets ban all cars.
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And while we are on the subject, why is Lincoln Ave not resticted to 25mph in Ridgewood?
Are the children on Lincoln Avenue not as important as other Ridgewood children?
Are the children on Lincoln Avenue smarter then other Ridgewood children and are able to better aviod being stuck by cars?
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Or is the 25 mph speed limit just a feel-good-knee-jerk panacea implemented by a politically ambitious disgraced politician looking to get ahead professionally.

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Reader says MORE accidents happen when the speed limit is 25mph.

MORE accidents happen when the speed limit is 25mph.
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1. It is so slow the driver’s mind wanders
2. It is so slow that OTHER drivers get frustrated and aggressive and drive recklessly when following someone driving 25mph
3. The cars are moving so slowly that pedestrians perceive cars to be a lesser danger and treat them as such.
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This is what puts pedestrians at greater risk.
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This 25mph hysteria is wrong headed. What is needed are responsible speed limits based the congestion and traffic patterns… but that approach is not an easy hashtag-feel-good solution.

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Reader says With all the hooplah over the parking rates, new meter hours, kiosks, cops for utility work, etc, it seems like the casual scofflaw is being missed

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With all the hooplah over the parking rates, new meter hours, kiosks, cops for utility work, etc, it seems like the casual scofflaw is being missed – and they are the ones that create the dangerous scenarios for pedestrians. Cases in point: u-turns into parking spots on Broad, Chestnut & Oak, speeds in excess of 25 going into and out of the CBD, and blatant cellphone use throughout the village by drivers. Until the police take a hard look at these motor vehicle infractions and ticket the offenders, pedestrian safety will be second to revenue production to fund Garagezilla. (Note to pedestrians…pay attention! You do not have a force field around you for protection, so take a break from your phones and don’t jaywalk.)

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The Ridgewood Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation of a Fatal Hit-and-Run motor vehicle crash

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation of a Fatal Hit-and-Run motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred on Monday September 24, 2018 at approximately 7:20pm near the intersection of West Ridgewood Ave and Library Pl.
Evidence at the scene and surveillance video recovered from the area indicate that the striking vehicle is a dark colored SUV, but the make and model are unknown at this time.
If anyone has information about this incident please contact:
BCPO Fatal Accident Investigation Unit
201-226-5595
Sgt. John Chuck
Ridgewood Police
201-251-4540
[email protected]
Det. Steven Shortway
Ridgewood Police
201-251-4535
[email protected]

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey to Sign his New Book at Bookends in Ridgewood October 25th

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Ridgewood NJ, Founding Member of The Who, ROGER DALTREY, will sign his new book at Bookends : Roger Daltrey: My Story ,Thursday, October 25 at 7 PM.

If any one member of The Who can be said to be the group’s founding member it is singer Roger Daltrey. Born in the West London suburb of Shepherd’s Bush on March 1, 1944, Roger first assembled the group that would become The Who in 1961 while at Acton County Grammar School, recruiting John Entwistle and subsequently agreeing to John’s proposal that Pete Townshend should join. In those days Roger, whose daytime job was working in a sheet metal factory, even made the band’s guitars, and it was his energy and ambition that drove the group during their formative years. That same energy, coupled with his unwavering resolve, has sustained the group during periods of uncertainty ever since.

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Effective September 25, 2018, the new meter times for the train station parking lot and the Park and Ride parking lot

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Ridgewood NJ, Effective September 25, 2018, the new meter times for the train station parking lot and the Park and Ride parking lot will be:

Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (14-hour meter duration)
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (8-hour meter duration)

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Ridgewood Music Festival Sunday September 9th

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Ridgewood Nj, the Ridgewood Music Festival hosted by the Ridgewood Guild will take place Sunday September 9th at Van Neste Park, in the central business district.

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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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