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Ramsey Middle School Student Organizes Dress Drive to Help Underprivileged Girls

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Ramsey NJ, Hannah , is 14 and in 8th grade at Smith Middle school in Ramsey.  She has started this dress drive because she wanted to do something community driven and help underprivileged girls in Paterson.

She met with Jessica Egger, Director of Education at Oasis- A Haven for Women and Children in Paterson.

Hannah and Oasis have partnered up and will be setting up a pop-up shop, at Oasis, in May, for girls to come and try on and get dresses, shoes and accessories for their dance/prom season.  Many of these families cannot afford meals, let alone dresses and yet, they too want to feel beautiful at their school events.  

All dresses, shoes and accessories will be provided for free and are collected thru donation.  To ensure there are dresses of ALL sizes, Hannah will also be collecting cash donations to go and buy gently used dress sizes where needed.

Donation drop off will be at the Ramsey Public Library on March 9th from 1:30-4:30 and on March 17th from 12:30 – 2:30. 

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17 North Crash Results in Non Life Threatening Injuries

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog 

Ramsey NJ, Six (6) victims of a Monday morning, 12/17, crash on Route 17 northbound near Spring Avenue in Ramsey were transported to area hospitals by ambulances. Ramsey Police, Ramsey Rescue, and Ramsey EMS responded to the incident along with mutual aid ambulances from Upper Saddle River and The Valley Health System. Two (2) wrecked vehicles were removed from the scene by flatbed tow trucks. One (1) travel lane of Route 17 northbound and the exit ramp to Spring Street from Route 17 northbound were closed while emergency crews worked. All injuries were reported to have been non life threatening in nature.

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Second Protest Planned at Apple Ridge

Dear Mahwah, Ramsey and USR Residents and Friends,

It is time to organize our second protest against Toll Brothers at Apple Ridge. Following our first great protest this one promises to be even better!

Come and make your voices heard and protest the environmental damage that Toll Brothers are causing to our local environment and water. Bring family, friends and neighbors and support our community. Make some new friends, meet some old ones. Can’t stay for long, a short visit is great too! Short on time, drive by and honk your support!

Saturday July 21 12-4 pm.
269 E. Crescent Ave. Mahwah (on the Mahwah side of Apple Ridge)

Street parking is available, drinks and refreshments too!!

Bring signs, or your voice, wearing green is suggested and optional!

Hope to see you there!

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Ramsey Trustee Charged with Misapplication Of Entrusted Funds and Falsifying Records


July 6,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ramsey NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of KUNAL KAPADIA (DOB: 09/03/1972; married; and self-employed) of 207 Airmount Avenue, Ramsey, NJ on Misapplication Of Entrusted Funds and Falsifying Records charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

In July 2017, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint from the named beneficiaries of an estate regarding suspected fraud committed by the executor and trustee, who was identified as Kunal KAPADIA.

The ensuing investigation revealed that Kunal KAPADIA, in her capacity as executor and trustee, had liquidated estate investment funds and transferred in excess of $400,000 to bank accounts that she controlled for her own benefit. She then concealed her illicit activities by providing the named beneficiaries with falsified investment fund and tax documents.

Kunal KAPADIA was arrested on July 2, 2018 in Paramus, NJ and charged with one count of Misapplication Of Entrusted Funds, with the amount involved being greater than $75,000, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-15, a crime of the 2nd degree; and, one count of Falsifying Records, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4a, a crime of the 4th degree. Kunal KAPADIA is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Friday Afternoon Crash Takes Out Power for Nearby Orange & Rockland Electric Subscribers

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

June 2,2018

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Ramsey NJ, Traffic on Route 17 northbound through Ramsey was slowed by a one (1) vehicle crash near Spring Street, Ramsey, late Friday afternoon and early evening, 06/01. Ramsey Police, EMS, and Rescue Squad personnel responded to the incident. Power was knocked out to a number of nearby Orange & Rockland Electric subscribers as a result of a struck utility pole. A Federal Express tractor trailer became stuck on a ramp to Route 17 northbound from Spring Street when utility cables dropped in front and back of the truck. The driver of the SUV involved in the crash sustained a head injury and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. A flatbed tow truck removed the wrecked vehicle from the scene.


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Mayhem at the Interstate Shopping Center in Ramsey

Ramsey Mayhem

photo coutesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

March 7,2018

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Ramsey NJ, Mayhem of sorts on Tuesday afternoon, 03/06, at the Interstate Shopping Center in Ramsey after a 4-door sedan struck an exterior support column in front of Five Below, striking a passing vehicle in the process, then mounted a curb and wiped out a traffic control sign. A parked tow truck called by police to remove the wrecked sedan was hit by another vehicle. Ramsey Police and Upper Saddle River EMS responded to the incident. All drivers and passengers refused medical aid. At least one (1) vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. An additional tow truck was observed responding to the area to evaluate another vehicle involved in the crash. Damage to the shopping center structure appeared to have been cosmetic in nature only.

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Reader says Just wait for your Tax bills to go up if Murphy is successful in Purchasing the governor office

Phil Murphy

Our taxes,are,less,than Glen Rock and Ramsey . And the original poster never checked westchester or summit for accuracy….they are a lot higher. It’s the whole state of nj . Even shitty towns have high taxes. Police unions, teachers unions, and inner cities that drain the state treasury to fund the abbot schools in all the shithole cities. That’s what you get for allowing democrats to run things in Trenton (who are owned by the unions). Just wait for your bills to go up if Murphy is successful in Purchasing the governor office

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Ramsey Office of Emergency Management Advisory for North Central Avenue Paving

road work


October 15,2017

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Ramsey NJ, from the Ramsey Office of Emergency Management ,the County of Bergen has contacted the Borough of Ramsey that they will be milling and paving a portion of North Central Avenue, from MacArthur Boulevard in Mahwah to High Street in Ramsey, starting on Monday October 16th.  Weather permitting they are anticipating having it completed by Tuesday October 17th (2 day project).  Please expect detours and periodic road closures.

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Bee Swarm Takes on Ramsey Resident and Emergency Rescue Personnel

Bee Swarm Takes on Ramsey Resident and Emergency Rescue Personnel

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

July 15,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ramsey NJ, Ramsey Police, Fire , EMS, Rescue Squad and OEM personnel rushed to 62 Mardis Avenue, Ramsey on Saturday afternoon, 07/15, in response to a 911 telephone call reporting an adult male unconscious in the home’s driveway after being stung multiple times by a swarm of bees. It was several minutes before Ramsey PD and FD members could advance to the driveway area and remove him to a waiting ambulance. Multiple ambulances were subsequently called to the scene after at least two (2) other neighborhood residents were stung. A beekeeper was called to address the issue, but the area remained off limits to pedestrians for approximately three (3) hours until the bees calmed down. Allendale PD and EMS assisted at the scene, as did an ambulance from The Valley Hospital. A uniformed Ramsey PD officer was also among those stung; he was observed entering a ambulance for examination and treatment.


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Ramsey Doubles Down on Gun Range Ban


Posted by Alexander Roubian 176sc on February 22, 2017 · Add your reaction

The Ramsey Town Council is doubling down on its attempt to ban gun ranges. Our threat of an immediate lawsuit still stands and we will make good on our promise if the ordinance passes. The bad news for Ramsey is that the odds that they succeed in court are slim.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Ramsey story, you can read a refresher here. Ramsey is trying to pass an ordinance that would ban firing a gun anywhere inside the town, with no exceptions. This would have the effect of banning all gun ranges.  This would prevent a gun range that has already been approved for construction from being operational. They couldn’t manage to stop the physical building, so now they’re telling the gun range owners, “You can have your range, but you can’t use it.” There’s just one problem with this.