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Reader says , Down down down we go

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Down down down we go. We don’t need the cosmetic devices. “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!”
How about spending some money on education instead of fancy finishes? No college asks “How beautiful was your school?” They ask “What did you learn there?” How many 3-D printers does Ridgewood own? How many students take the AP exams? How do they do? How many students who don’t wish to go to college but need education in more manual skills have that opportunity? We had all this up until the 80’s? We were very highly ranked in the 70’s, slightly lower in the 80’s, and as close to the bottom of current schools as we can get currently. Next year we well may be off of the charts.

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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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RIDGEWOOD SCHOOL BOARD PROCESS FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS

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Ridgewood NJ, Dr. Fishbein also presented information on the process for district capital projects. Dr. Fishbein addressed “rumors ” of a spending referendum.

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Reader says Stop selling your agenda and just teach

I hope Ridgewood teachers, administrators, BOE members and Dr. Fishbein are reading this: your actions, comments, Facebook posts, etc are not going unnoticed by parents. Stop selling your agenda and just teach – PERIOD! No union causes, no political talking points, no indoctrination. Our kids are leaving RHS with less real-life skills than ever. Gap years, 5th years, college non-graduates are the norm rather than the exception. Please think of the lives of your students after graduation. There is no money to be made by being a commenter on social media…it’s an intellectual race to the bottom.

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Ridgewood Football Coach Chuck Johnson set to start his 35th season

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Ridgewood NJ,Ridgewood Football Coach Chuck Johnson,is set to start his 35th season , looking to improve on last years 8-3 record , with a loss in North 1 Group 5 semifinals and an overall team ranking # 9.

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East Ridgewood Avenue Milling and paving in Full Swing

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Ridgewood NJ, Traffic Alert – E. Ridgewood Avenue Paving Schedule .PSE&G has hired a contractor to restore the pavement on E. Ridgewood Avenue. They will begin milling E. Ridgewood Avenue, starting at Maple Avenue , and move east on Friday, August 24th for 4 days to be followed by paving. This work will be completed by Labor Day, weather permitting.  If you are head into the CBD , the Ridgewood blog suggests you save time and  bike in .

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BREAKING: Disturbing Emails sent through Ridgewood public schools email system

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog has uncovered disturbing Emails sent through Ridgewood public schools email system.

Groups like MoveOn.org and other far leftist propaganda organizations now have direct access to your children through the Ridgewood Public School email system , with no Opt-in. There also seems to be  little to no opposing opinions or factual information just non stop propaganda . MoveOn.org is even soliciting donations !

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RHS athletic field and Stevens Field closed until further notice

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August 5,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, RHS athletic field and Stevens Field closed until further notice!

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Ridgewood Team Semifinalist in 2018 Euro Challenge

May 2,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, (from L) RHS sophomores C.J Lee, Olivia Jerdee, Annabel Mendoza, and Vanessa Cheng traveled to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a team on Thursday, April 27 as semifinalist competitors in 2018 Euro Challenge. The Ridgewood team competed against over 100 teams nationwide and was selected to advance as one of the top 25 teams overall. Each team selected a Euro Area member and issue to research and propose a policy recommendation for. Ridgewood selected Germany, with a focus on investment policies fo infrastructure. St. Albans School (Washington D.C.) took first place.

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Readers Say Turf Fields Exacerbate Village Flooding

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April 17,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School field flooded again , Readers Say Turf Fields Exacerbate Village Flooding, sounds familiar  and yes it is ,from August 2,2014 ,

Is seems ever time it rains now , significance damage is done to our playing fields and Village property .We were told the turf fie;ds would drain faster , well yes they sure do but the water still needs some place to go like the Village Hall , the Ridgewood library .Since the Village Hall Rebuilding Fiasco  , and the addition of turf fields along the Ho Ho Kus brook the 50 year flood has now become an almost yearly event .
 Is it time to recognize the damage to the environment all this turf is doing  ?The problem is not just the fields at Stevens ,Maple and the RHS Stadium but the many turf fields all along the banks of our rivers all over Bergen County . Again the water needs some place to go http://theridgewoodblog.net/readers-say-turf-fields-exacerbate-village-flooding/