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CPAs Agree U.S. Student Loan Debt is a Financial Crisis

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Student Loans Weapons of Mass Financial Destruction

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ROSELAND NJ, More than 80 percent of 623 certified public accountants polled in June by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) said they either “strongly agreed” or “somewhat agreed” that student loan debt at $1.6 trillion in the United States is a financial crisis. More than 75 percent of respondents considered student loan debt in New Jersey to be a “major problem.”

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Ridgewood Board of Education Says Ridgewood High School Fields Off Limits for July 4th

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Notice about Ridgewood High School Fields 

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Ridgewood NJ, Due to repairs at the RHS Stadium Field, both fields at RHS — Stevens and Stadium Fields — will not be available for 4th of July fireworks viewing. There will not be access to the fields. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Pilot Program to Assess Value of Later Start Times in NJ High Schools Receives Final Legislative Approval

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Ridgewood NJ, As New Jersey high schools continue to rank top in the nation, legislators are hoping to encourage even better academic outcomes with more emphasis on student health. Given the connection between more sleep and improved academic performance, Assemblywomen Mila Jasey, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Carol Murphy have sponsored legislation to assess how pushing back high school start times to 8.30am could be beneficial. The bill was given final legislative passage by a 72-0-3 vote in the full Assembly Thursday.

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Happy Summer! Read Dr. Fishbein’s remarks to the RHS Class of 2019 at graduation

The Ridgewood News Superintendent’s Corner June 2019 by Daniel Fishbein, Ed.D.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

The following column appeared in The Ridgewood News on June 21, 2019.

On Thursday, June 20, Ridgewood High School graduated the Class of 2019. Following are the superintendent’s remarks at the commencement ceremony.

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The Weather Holds for Class of 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, back up plans were made but the weather held and the Ridgewood High School class of 2019 graduated style .

A reader explained ,” At the RHS Class of 2019 graduation ceremony this evening, the Ridgewood school district superintendent was waxing rhapsodic during his speech, referencing the anniversary of the Greenwich Village Stonewall riots that occurred 50 years ago this month.
He’s in full progressive peacock mode, shamelessly virtue signalling about how far we’ve come as a society. By this time, though, it’s raining pretty steadily, and people are getting pretty impatient with him. Mercifully, his microphone cuts out and he is electronically struck dumb. The assembled audience then starts oohing and aahhing, gaping in awe at an enormous rainbow that has appeared over the entire High School building”

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Ridgewood Takes State Baseball Title!

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Ridgewood NJ,  Ridgewood, one of most successful High Schools in a variety of sports earned its very first-ever state baseball title. The Maroons baseball team won the first state championship in program history by defeating Eastern Regional, 2-1,in the NJSIAA Group 4 final at Veterans Park in Hamilton on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Senior Sam Favieri started the scoring with an RBI sac fly and finished the game by pitching a perfect seventh inning, for the  Maroons . Both Maroon runs scored on sacrifice flies. Favieri drove in David Kleiman, who led off the game with a single. Then later in the drama-filled sixth inning
Anthony Stephan drove in pinch runner Dan Boucher toad the go a head run. Boucher ran for catcher Brian Skettini, who rolled an infield single between the mound and first, then went first-to-third on the pitcher’s throwing error.

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Ridgewood Knocks Out Top Seeded Bloomfield 10-0

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s Kevin Seitter  struck out the side to secure the no-hitter and second-seeded Ridgewood’s third consecutive NJSIAA North 1, Group 4 title, defeating top-seeded Bloomfield 10-0 in five innings in Bloomfield.

Ridgewood’s offense came alive in the top of the fourth. Reed Darienzo and Matt Favieri each got hit by a pitch when Thompson hit a two-out double off the left-centerfield wall to bring in Darienzo. Favieri walked to put runners on first and second for Brian Skettini, who hit a line-drive over the fence in centerfield for a three-run home run to give Ridgefield a 6-0 lead.

Ridgewood then sent all nine batters to the plate in the top of the fifth. Michael Breiter hit a one-out single before advancing to second on a wild pitch. Darienzo drove Breiter in with a single of his own, before coming around to score when Thompson hit a line-drive into shallow centerfield.

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CDC says Study on Safety of “Crumb Rubber” Could Take Two More Years

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‘Ridgewood NJ, in 2015 and 20016 Three federal agencies are teaming up to investigate the safety of crumb rubber artificial turf used in playing fields and playground all across the country,the investigation was the subject of a series on NBC News .NBC reported that the “The Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced an “action plan” on Friday to answer questions raised about synthetic turf made from recycled tires and possible risks for young athletes.”

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Lights on Nobody Home

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Ridgewood NJ, last night as flood waters carried toxic crumb rubber particles off the RHS stadium field ,we noticed something very disturbing , once again the stadium lights were on when no athletic activity taking place .

This is not the first time or the second time , so as a gentle reminder,because some people in town grew up in a barn ,turn the lights off when the fields are not in use .

With a $111,000,000 school budget this open disdain and a slap in the face for taxpayers, as well as being both rude and obnoxious . It is also irresponsible and wasteful .

It is also monumentally hypocritical given the promotion of pseudo sciences like “global warming ” and other faux environmentalism.