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Ridgewood Fire Escorts Santa to Columbia Bank

photo courtesy of Ridgewood Professional Firefighter B Shift

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Professional Firefighter B Shift had the extreme pleasure of escorting the Season’s main man to his post at the Columbia Bank on S. Broad St!

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“10K or You Die” , Bank Robber Arrested by Fair Lawn Police

Fair Lawn Police

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August 6,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, according to the Fair Lawn Police department , on 7/13/18 at 4:32pm, Fair Lawn Police had responded to Columbia Bank, 25-00 Broadway, on a reported bank robbery where a dark-skinned male had presented a note to a bank teller that stated “10K or You Die” while the robber grabbed his hip, making the teller believe that he was holding a weapon. The robber was last seen fleeing on foot from the bank with $10,000 in proceeds.

Det. Brian Rypkema & Det. Anthony Lugo continued the investigation and on 8/1/18, were able to identify and arrest Jose Cuevas, age 22 of Paterson, on East 28th Street in Paterson after observing him walking near his residence. A 27-inch machete was found on his person upon arrest. The proceeds from the robbery were not recovered.

Cuevas was charged with robbery, theft and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, then was sent to Bergen County Jail. His first appearance in Superior Court in Hackensack is scheduled for today (8/2/18).

Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants, are presumed innocent until proven guilty. If there are questions in reference to the above news release, media personnel can contact Sgt. Brian Metzler at the Fair Lawn Police Department at (201) 794-5365 or by email at [email protected]

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Ridgewood’s Downtown For The Holidays & Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

The Ridgewood Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Downtown For The Holidays & Tree Lighting Celebration
Fri, December 01, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: E. Ridgewood Ave and Memorial Park, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood NJ, You do not have to go to NYC to see the lighting of a beautiful tall Christmas tree…

right here in Ridgewood, we celebrate the starting of all the Holidays with the lighting of a 60-80ft. beautiful tree.

Starting at 5:30-7pm,
-Santa will be in the Park for the
“wee” little ones.
-On the streets, the RHS Marching Band and Holiday Chorus will be marching and singing up and down E. Ridgewood Ave…making Merriment with their instruments and voices.
Just added, ride Santa’s trackless train…this will be fun! (FREE)

7:00pm-
On stage is where the excitement happens, lots of singing and dancing by the kids to help us get ready to light our beautiful tree….”Magical” are the words they use.

7:30pmish is the lighting of the tree.

following will be music on stage and
in the streets…

SANTA will be in Park (8-9pm) waiting for your list and checking it twice…and Santa’s track-less train. (will end at 8:55pm-streets open up at 9pm)

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There will be no parking on E. Ridgewood Ave from Walnut up to and including parts of
S. & N. Broad St.

Please note the streets that will be closed for this event will be from
Walnut Street up E. Ridgewood Ave. included
S. & N Broad St from 5:30-9pmish.

What’s happening in Ridgewood during the Holiday Season….
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10am-1pm
Santa will arrive at Columbia Bank
(60 S. Broad St.), free gifts for all the kids
10:30am FREE Movie at the Bow-Tie Cinema-
movie will be ELF, Will Ferrel.
2-4pm Santa will now be at Memorial Park at
Van Neste Square, weather permitting.

Saturday, December 2,9, 16, 2017 – 12N-3pm
Visit SANTA at his house in the center of Ridgewood, Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.
weather permitting.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 12N-2:30pm
weather permitting.

Come to do your Holiday Shopping in historic downtown Ridgewood and dine at our delicious
restaurants. Give yourself a gift of shopping and dining.

The Ridgewood “tradition” is supported and presented by the members of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce as follows…

Columbia Bank
Valley Hospital
Van Dyk Health Care
Freedom Bank
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Prestige Family of Fine Cars
Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Park West Tavern
Santoni’s Pizzeria
Pearl Restaurant
ConnectOne Bank
West Bergen Mental Health
Serendipity Labs
Clemente Orthodontics
Serendipity Labs Ridgewood
Duxiana
S&SO Produce Farms
Country Pancake House and Restaurant
The Village Health Coach
Charles J. X. Kahwaty, Esqu.
Biltmore Tuxedos
C.C. Van Emburgh Inc.
Beyband International, Inc.
Janjigian Trading Co,, Inc.
Ridgewood Party Rental
Life Opportunities Unlimited
Haagen-Dazs
E. Clark Travel
YWCA of Bergen County

for details call 201-445-2600, [email protected]

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Celebrate Ridgewood’s Downtown for the Holidays-30th Anniversary

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Downtown for the Holidays-30th Anniversary
Fri, December 04, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: East Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood NJ

30th Year Celebration !

Santa IS in Ridgewood-bring your list!

Lots of Music and entertainment !

Early Event – “for the kids”
5:30 – 6:30 – Santa in the park for the “wee tots” along with live entertainment by the “clock”, in the stores and restaurants along E. Ridgewood Ave featuring the RHS Marching Band, RHS Ridgewood Carolers, RHS Orchestra, Taekwondo All In

NEW THIS YEAR -5:30-9pm Special Feature-Holiday Express Train-bring the family and ride this fun train up and down E. Ridgewood Ave.

7-8 – “on stage live”
Live entertainment and tree lighting Celebration featuring performances by Porch Light Productions, From the Top Studio, Art of Motion, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Santa and Much More!

8-9 “Merriment on E. Ridgewood Ave
Shh – Santa will be back in the park
Lots of music on the avenue
Restaurant reservation suggested

Specials going on during the Tree Lighting…
Femmebot has music and 10% store wide sale until 9pm on 12/4/15

Alex and Ani having in-store events-
10% off Store Wide at Femmebot

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS
for the 30th Anniversary Celebration

Columbia Bank
Valley Health System
Van Dyk Health Care
Freedom Bank
CareOne at Ridgewood
Ridgewood News
Boiling Spring Saving Bank
PNC Wealth Management
Park West Tavern & Loft
West Bergen Mental Healthcare
ConnectOne Bank
Ulrich, Inc.
C.C. VanEmburgh Funeral Home
Pearl Restaurant
Daily Treat Restaurant
Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Bagelicious
Country Pancake House and Restaurant
Life Opportunities Unlimited
Pink Bungalow
Hillmann Lighting
Lazarus & Williamson
The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood
Christ Church
Cupcakes by Carousel
Femmebot Clothing
Beauty Plus Salon
Gold Fish Swim School
Ridgewood Public Library
West Side Nursery School
Ridgewood YMCA
Ridgewood Party Rental

For more details, please call us at 201-445-2600 or email [email protected] www.experienceridgewood.com