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Reader says , “It blocks the clear site of the entrance into Ridgewood as you are driving down the highway “

NO!! it’s not the gas station that is the problem, James, it is the building, being constructed on the same lot of the gas station. It blocks the clear site of the entrance into Ridgewood as you are driving down the highway, RT 17. It is dangerous. You no longer can see clearly what is going on with cars exiting that entrance. Cars may crash into you exiting the wrong lane. Also, the gas station lot will be too crowded to safely move your car once you have gotten gas. Damn’t . The new Dunkin Donuts makes it dangerous for anyway going into that lot. I am talkin about the entrance into Ridgewood into Franklin Tpke after a Park and Ride where they are constructing a huge drive-in Dunkin Donuts. Read Friday’s Ridgewood News. First it was going to be a seven -eleven. NO matter what it is the building blinds the site of drivers who want to enter into Ridgewood. The town approved that construction because they do not care about the safety of people. Only about money.

For years ,since 1978 when I moved here, there was only a gas station there. Then it was not crowded and safe. Now on the highway it is a death trap to enter into Ridgewood because you are blinded by the building and getting gas will be dangerous because too crowded with Dunkin drivers. The lot of the SHell station was small to begin with.

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Old Paramus Church to Host Community Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 24

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Thanksgiving Day Service – November 24th – Senior Bus Available

All are invited to attend the Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to be held at the Old Paramus Church on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30PM.

The Senior Bus will be available for transportation for this service. Reservations for the bus can be made at 201/670-5500 x203

Old Paramus Church to Host Community Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 24

Complete with a community choir, the Interfaith Religious Group of Ridgewood Thanksgiving service will be held at Old Paramus Church on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24. The participating congregations will share the different expressions of their own faith as they all give thanks together. The community choir invites anyone interested to join them as they rehearse under the direction of Stewart Holmes, Old Paramus Choir Director, beginning at 6:45 p.m. immediately before the service.

Old Paramus Church is located at 660 East Glen Ave., Ridgewood. It is handicapped accessible and there is ample free parking. Additional questions may be addressed to the church office weekdays, from 9 to 1:30 or visit the church website, www.oldparamus.org

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“Can” Struction at Old Paramus Church

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Donations of Cans of Food

Ridgewood NJ, “Can”struction at Old Paramus Church Needs Canned Food Donations On May 17th in the fellowship hall of Old Paramus Church, there will be a “Can”struction contest with the Sunday School participants acting as construction teams. To make their “can”struction possible they need cans of food in all sizes and shapes . Beginning now, you may drop off at the Education Building, any cans of food to be donated to the local food pantries. There is a box there, just inside the main door for your donation.
Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, or Sunday mornings. The more cans they have, the bigger and better the construction projects will be. To be a part of the team, just come to Sunday School if you are between the ages of 5 and 13, at 10:00 a.m any Sunday. To watch the contest, come to the Fellowship Hall, following the worship service, at 11:15 on May 17. The entire community is invited. Following the judging of the “can”struction projects, all the cans of food will be donated to the Center for Food Action in Mahwah to feed the hungry. The church is located at 660 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood. There is ample free parking. If you have additional questions, visit the church website, www.oldparamus.org or call the church office 201 444-5933
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Old Paramus Church Flea Market

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Something for Everyone!

Flea Market Season is Upon Us at Old Paramus Church On Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. the most spectacular flea market for miles around begins at Old Paramus Church. People line up to make their way as early as possible into this bonanza of a flea market. It lasts until 4 p.m. and there are bargains enough to be had all day. The entire community is invited to enjoy this warm, kind-hearted event where household items can be found at unheard of prices. Also available will be furniture, toys, games, books, DVDs and CDs, tools, frames, sports equipment, electronics, ceramics and glass, mirrors, baby items and much more. Baked goods and lunch are also available. The church is located at 660 East Glen Ave., Ridgewood, where Franklin Tpk. Meets Route 17 South. Parking is ample and free. Barrier free access. For additional information please contact the church office at (201) 444-5933 or visit the church website: www.oldparamus.org

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Antique Appraisal Event Old Paramus Church

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painting by renowned French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was snapped up at a U.S. flea market for less than $50, according to The Potomack Company, an auctioneer.

Antique Appraisal Event Old Paramus Church

Antique Appraisal Event Saturday, March 28, 1-4 PM Back by popular demand! Do you watch Antiques Roadshow? Have you ever wondered about the value of an antique or collectible in your home? Here’s an opportunity to have it appraised! Jon Felz, a certified appraiser, will be present to speak about and appraise each of your treasured items. A fee of $5 per item will be charged. Limit 2 items per person. Seating is limited. Doors open at 12:30. John Felz has 30 years of appraisal experience and has worked at many estate sales and auctions in the region. He is certified by the New England Appraisers Assn. and has appeared on Antiques Roadshow. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to Old Paramus Church, 660 East Glen Ave., Ridgewood. There is ample free parking in the church parking lot. The appraisal event will take place in the Education Building. Please call the office at 201 444-5933 for more information, Monday through Friday, 9:30 to 1:30 or visit the church website, www.oldparamus.org.

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Benefit set for repairs to historic Ridgewood church hit by gunfire

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Benefit set for repairs to historic Ridgewood church hit by gunfire

FEBRUARY 17, 2015    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015, 7:43 AM
THE RECORD

RIDGEWOOD — A benefit concert has been organized to fund much-needed repairs to the Old Paramus Reformed Church after more than 40 bullets were fired into the building in December.

The church’s choir will perform at the concert 3 p.m. Sunday, along with a brass ensemble and four soloists.

Parishioners were stunned in late December upon discovering some 40 bullet holes puncturing the historic house of worship, which was constructed on Ridgewood’s East Glen Avenue in the 1800s.

“People are still sort of scratching their heads about it, wondering why,” said the Rev. Robert Miller, the church’s pastor. “The community’s not used to this sort of thing.”

Police arrested cousins Joseph Galli, 21, of Somerville and Alex Norrell, 22, of Ridgewood last month for shooting up the church on Nov. 16 and Dec. 26.

Authorities said they believe the men used the church as a target only because it is convenient and isolated from other buildings.

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/religion/benefit-set-for-church-repairs-1.1272609

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Ash Wednesday Services – Old Paramus Church

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Ash Wednesday Services – Old Paramus Church

Members of the Community is Welcome
Ash Wednesday Services at Old Paramus Church, Ridgewood This year Ash Wednesday is on February 18th. Traditionally, services are held to remember this, the first day of Lent, a season of reflection and sacrifice, in anticipation of Easter. Services this year will be held at 7 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., with Old Paramus Pastor, Rev. Rob Miller, officiating . Organist, Stewart Holmes, will play at the 7 a.m. and the 7:30 pm services. Imposition of ashes as well as communion will be part of each service. Members of the community are welcome to participate in any of these services. The church is located at 660 East Glen Avenue at Route 17 South. For more information visit the church website, www.oldparamus.org or call the church office at 201 444-5933, weekdays, from 9:30 to 1:30.
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Police arrest two men in connection with Ridgewood church shooting

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Police arrest two men in connection with Ridgewood church shooting

JANUARY 13, 2015, 3:35 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015, 8:20 PM
BY CHRIS HARRIS AND ABBOTT KOLOFF
STAFF WRITERS |
THE RECORD

RIDGEWOOD — Two cousins, one of them a member of the United States Marine Corps, were accused by authorities on Tuesday of firing bullets into an empty church two times late last year, incidents that police said left the community on edge and led to stepped up patrols.

Joseph Galli, 21, of Somerville and Alex Norrell, 22, of Ridgewood both have been arrested on charges related to firing more than 40 rounds of ammunition into the Old Paramus Church on East Glen Avenue on Nov. 16 and Dec. 26, authorities said during a news conference to announce the arrests. Authorities said they believe that the men used the church as a target only because it is convenient and isolated from other buildings.

Galli, a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, allegedly did the shooting on both occasions, according to Chief John Ward of the Ridgewood police. He was arrested in North Carolina on Monday and is expected to be extradited to Bergen County, authorities said.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/police-arrest-two-men-in-connection-with-ridgewood-church-shooting-1.1191907

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BREAKING: Ridgewood Police : 2 Arrest made in Church Investigation

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BREAKING: Ridgewood Police : 2 Arrest made in Church Investigation

January 5, 2015

Ridgewood NJ , We are very pleased to tell you that we have made two arrests in connection with the Old Paramus Reform Church investigation. Our Police force worked tirelessly with other agencies to achieve this result in a very short period of time. I am very proud of the professionalism of our Police and the speed with which this investigation was conducted. I have attached below the press release with more details to this E-Notice.

Best Regards,

Roberta Sonenfeld
Village Manager
201-670-5500, ext. 203

On January 12th, 2015 the Ridgewood Police Department made two arrests in relation to the Old Paramus Reform church investigation.
Joseph M Galli from Somerville NJ age 21 was arrested and charged with:
2C:17-3(B)(1) – Criminal Mischief in excess of $2000 – 3rd degree
2C:39-4A – Possession of a Firearm for an unlawful purpose – 2nd Degree
2C:39-5F – Possession of an Assault Firearm – 2nd Degree
2C:39-3B – Possession of a Sawed Off Shotgun (Short Barreled Rifle) – 3rd Degree
2C:39-9B – Manufacturing a Sawed Off Shotgun (Short Barreled Rifle) – 3rd Degree

The accused is currently in the custody of the Onslow county sheriff’s department of North Carolina awaiting extradition to Bergen County.

Alexander Norrell from Ridgewood NJ age 22
2C:5-2A1 – Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief [2c:17-3a(2)]
2C:5-2A1 – Conspiracy to Commit Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose [2C:39-4A]

Bail set at $75,000 no 10%. Alexander Norrell was served his complaints at the Bergen County Jail and reprocessed. This bail was in addition to the $30,000.00 previously set on the Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, and possession of High capacity magazine charges. The accused is currently in Bergen county jail unable to post the updated $105,000.00 bail no 10%.
While this matter is still under investigation, we wanted to provide information of these arrests to hopefully provide some level of comfort for our community which has been understandably shaken by this event. To help further alleviate any further concerns it should be said that there are no other suspects believed to be involved in this incident.

The Ridgewood Police department would like to thank the Bergen County Prosecutors office, Bergen County Sheriff’s office, the Bergen County Regional SWAT team, NCIS, ATF, Somerville Police Department and all the other agencies who have and continue to assist with this multi-faceted investigation.
Additionally we would like to thank our community leaders and the public for their trust and patience during this investigation.
While this incident is still under investigation, we would like to reassure the public that we will continue to do everything in our power within the confines of the constitution to ensure the ongoing security of our community.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

-PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS-

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BREAKING : The Ridgewood Police Department will be holding a press conference in regards to arrests made in the shooting incidents at the Old Paramus Reform Church

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The Ridgewood Police Department will be holding a press conference in regards to arrests made in the shooting incidents at the Old Paramus Reform Church

January 13,2015

Ridgewood Nj, The Ridgewood Police Department will be holding a press conference in regards to arrests made in the shooting incidents at the Old Paramus Reform Church. The press conference will take place on Tuesday, January 13th at 4:30pm. It will be held in the Sydney Stoldt Court Room, located on the 4th floor of Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

Village of Ridgewood Police
Office of the Police Chief
131 North Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-251-4537