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Public Water Forum co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ridgewood, on October 17, 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Mark your calendars for a Public Water Forum co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ridgewood, NJ on October 17, 2018. The featured speaker is Debbie Mans , Deputy Commissioner for the NJDEP.

Co-Hosted by League of Women Voters of Ridgewood, NJ with Debbie Mans (Deputy Commissioner of the NJDEP) as the featured speaker. Find out how this summer’s excessive rain will impact our water supply and if tiered pricing is the way of the future for water.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Ridgewood Public Library
125 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

Continue reading Public Water Forum co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ridgewood, on October 17, 2018

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Ridgewood Receives 1.23 inches of Rain

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file photo by Boyd Loving

April 2,2017

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Ridgewood NJ,recent rains are making head way toward alleviating  the drought in Jersey,The Division of Water Supply and Geoscience within the Department of Environmental Protection, regularly monitors various water supply conditions within the state based on the different Water Supply Regions. The water supply conditions aid the Department in declaring the regions as being within one of the four stages of water supply drought, Normal, Drought Watch, Drought Warning, and Drought Emergency.
Bergen County finds is self still under a “drought warning” as of March 26th ,but what does that mean?

A drought warning represents a non-emergency phase of managing available water supplies during the developing stages of drought, and falls between the Watch and Emergency levels of drought response. The aim of a Drought Watch is to avert a more serious water shortage that would necessitate declaration of a water emergency and the imposition of mandatory water use restrictions, bans on water use, or other potentially drastic measures.  Under a drought warning, the commissioner of the DEP may order water purveyors to develop alternative sources of water or transfer water between areas of the State with relatively more water to those with less.  While mandatory water use restrictions are not imposed under a Warning, the general public is strongly urged to use water sparingly in affected areas.

Friday’s heavy rains coupled with melting snow may help to alleviate the situation, but don’t go out an celebrate just yet  :


Teterboro Airport: 1.45 inches
River Vale: 1.32 inches
Palisades Park: 1.26 inches
Ridgewood: 1.23 inches
Tenafly: 1.05 inches

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Ridgewood Post Office
...Potential for a Major Winter Storm Monday night into


* Locations...Northeastern New Jersey, Orange, Putnam, Rockland,
  Northern Westchester, Northern Fairfield, and Northern New
  Haven counties.

* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow.

* Snow Accumulations...12 to 18 inches.

* Timing...Late Monday night through Tuesday evening.

* Impacts...Hazardous travel and potential for power outages.

* Winds...Northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Temperatures...In the mid 20s.

* Visibilities...One quarter mile or less at times.


A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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A little Rain and Overcast Skies Can’t Stop the 41st Annual Fred D’Elia Ridgewood Run


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A little Rain and Overcast Skies Can’t Stop the 41st Annual Fred D’Elia Ridgewood Run
May 30th 2016
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Ridgewood NJ, the rain holds , it was wet but the 41st Annual Fred D’Elia Ridgewood Run .The first race of the day starts at 8:15 with the wheelchair racers and the 10k at 8:20 am.

The top finishers for the 10k were : First place finisher of the 10k was Tadesse Yae Dabi at an unofficial time of 29:49. And at 34:58 our first women finishes the race, Bose Gemeda Asseta.

The top Garden State finisher was Rob Albano.

The rain continued to hold and at 10:15 am the 5k got under weigh.

This years the Run also Honored  Toshiko “Toshi” d’Elia (1/2/30 – 2/19/14 )the Co-founder of The Ridgewood Run, and legend in the running community, as well as an inspiration to all.

All the volunteers did a great organizing and hosting the event.

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Hurricane Joaquin better safe than sorry

Hurricane Joaquin

Octover 1st, 2015 – Hurricane Joaquin

Dear E-Notice Resident,

As many of you may know by now, Governor Chris Christie issued a State of Emergency this morning, alerting the public to be ready if Hurricane Joaquin’s trajectory brings it to N.J.

I am writing to you to let you know that we have been and will be on top of this situation. Your Village staff began preparations earlier this week, and we met this morning to continue our monitoring of this situation. Police, Fire and Emergency Services are all prepped and ready to go as is our DPW, Sewer & Water staff.

Currently one of Joaquin’s possible trajectories has it arriving Monday evening into Tuesday. We will keep you informed as more is known. So please take any storm preparedness steps that you normally would. Our Office of Emergency Management has a website page for tips and planning for hurricanes. Here is the link.

Hopefully the hurricane will take another track and we will not be impacted.

Our primary concern over the next couple of days is the possibility of high winds and significant rainfall possibly resulting in flooding and tree damage. The risk of tree damage has increased due to the drought conditions that we have been experiencing. The timeframe for this weather appears to be Friday evening through Saturday. We have staff and contractors on call in the event of downed trees or other emergency situations.

If you or anyone in your neighborhood has tree damage that results in a compromised street situation, please call (201) 652-3900: appropriate resources will be identified and deployed.

If your power goes out, please call PSE&G directly – 1(800) 436-PSEG; this will result in the most effective servicing.

Sign-ups for E-Notices as well as telephone notifications can be done on our website ( Please reach out to your neighbors who may not receive E-Notices or reverse 911 calls.

For anyone with special needs/disability related requirements, please email [email protected]

Best regards,

Roberta Sonenfeld

Village Manager

201-670-5500, ext. 203