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Nationwide Emergency Test – October 3rd

Ridgewood Emergency Services members and Ridgewood Police Clear Storm Drains

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving

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Glen Rock NJ, the Glen Rock Police Department reminds everyone that on October 3rd, 2018, the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) beginning at 2:18 p.m. ET. The test will assess how ready the distribution channels are in case a national message needs sending and determine whether improvements are needed.

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Glen Rock September 11th, 17th Anniversary Memorial Service

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Glen Rock NJ, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, will be observed as a Day of Remembrance at the Glen Rock Memorial Site at Veterans’ Park, Main Street. Family, friends and community are invited to visit the Memorial Site throughout the day for personal reflection and prayer. At 6:30pm that evening, rain or shine, we will gather together as a community at the Memorial Site for a more formal observance which will be highlighted by song, prayer, lighting of candles and the reading of the names of our eleven Glen Rock residents whom we lost that day.

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Glen Rock Focuses on Improving School Safety and Security

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Glen Rock NJ, With our continued focus on improving safety and security, a team comprised of emergency personnel, school officials, and Borough officials has come together with the goal of optimizing radio reception within school buildings. Several communication security vendors were brought in to assess the current situation and recommend any potential improvements.

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Porch Light Studio, Stage & Schools

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Glen Rock NJ, Enrollment is in full swing for our fall programs and classes are filling up! Register now to start building characters at Porch Light today!
Our Academy season kicks off with Seussical Jr (Grades 1-5) and Legally Blonde (Grades 6-12), with tons of exciting studio classes for ages 5+ – Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre, Acting for the Camera, Playwriting, Songwriting and Technical Theatre! Inquire about private lessons, in-school theatre programs, workshops, birthday parties and so much more!

Register online today – https://porchlightproductions.org/education/

Porch Light Studio

555 S Broad St
Glen Rock, New Jersey

(201) 857-3520

 

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Glen Rock High School Ranks 2nd Best in State in New Jersey Monthly’s Top Schools 2018 list

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Ridgewood NJ, in New Jersey Monthly’s Top Schools 2018 list , Glen Rock High School came in a very strong 2nd in the state ,moving up from 10th place in 2016 and Ridgewood High School slid from 33rd place in 2016  to 36th place this year .

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Glen Rock Looks at Early Morning Garbage Pick Up Ban

Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer

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Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer commented on Facebook on Glen Rock wanting to ban “noisy” early morning garbage pick up .

“After receiving a number of complaints in recent months, I have asked the council to consider an ordinance that would ban commercial trash pickup during overnight hours.
The ordinance passed its first reading at our last public meeting and will have its second reading and public hearing at our September 12th meeting which begins at 8pm. Feel free to join us if you would like to be heard on this issue. Note that an initial version of this ordinance had pickup beginning at 8am but we moved it to 6am to minimize potential traffic and parking issues.
I do thank the council for their consideration on this.”

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Glen Rock Police Department ,Officers Honored, Sworn In, and Promoted

photo courtesy of Glen Rock PBA 110

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Glen Rock NJ,  according to the Glen Rock PBA local 110 , Wednesday night was exciting for the Glen Rock Police Department. Officer Doney was sworn in as detective, Rev. Sean Manson became the new Police Chaplin, Lt. Mc Inerney was honored for his 20 years of service, & two new Class 1 Special Officers were sworn in, SPO William Pettit & SPO Tony Yorke Jr. Congratulations to all!

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Rock Road in Glen Rock will be closed between Maple Avenue, and Ackerman avenue

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Glen Rock NJ, Rock Road will be closed between Maple Avenue, and Ackerman avenue. Detours are in place. Bus stops from Rock Road can be picked up at the intersection of Rock Road and Ackerman.

Due to construction if you usually take a NJ Transit bus from Rock and Central or Rock and Highland, please proceed to Rock and Ackerman. All bus pick-ups and stops will occur at this location.

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Glen Rock Fire Responds to Small Dumpster Fire on Chadwick Place

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 8,2018

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Glen Rock NJ, Members of Glen Rock Fire Department extinguished a small dumpster fire at 50 Chadwick Place, Glen Rock on Tuesday afternoon, 08/07. No injuries were reported. Glen Rock Police also responded.

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The Glen Rock Volunteer Fire Department has been upgraded to an ISO Class 3

Glen Rock Fire temporarily shuts down rail service

file photo by Boyd Loving

August 4,2018

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Glen Rock NJ, The Glen Rock Volunteer Fire Department  announced on Facebook Friday that the Glen Rock Volunteer Fire Department has been upgraded to an ISO Class 3. ISO ratings are on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 not meeting the minimum standards. ISO ratings affect the communities’ insurance rates, the better the ISO class the better the insurance rates are for the community.

Insurance Service Office (ISO) evaluates the community based on these four factors:
– Emergency communications, how well the fire department receives and dispatches fire alarms.
– The fire department, including the amount of equipment available, maintenance and testing of equipment, type and extent of training, number of people who participated in training, and firefighter response to emergencies.
– Water supply, capacity for fire suppression beyond daily consumption, hydrant inspections and flow testing, and number of fire hydrants no more than 1,000 feet from the representative locations.
-Community risk reduction, effective fire prevention practices.