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Vehicle Crash on North Van Dien Takes Out Traffic Light

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Ridgewood NJ, One (1) summons was issued in connection with a Sunday afternoon, 05/19, two (2) vehicle, injury-free crash at the intersection of North Van Dien and Linwood Avenues, Ridgewood that took down a traffic light stanchion. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services all responded to the incident. Ambulances traveling to and from The Valley Hospital’s emergency room were re-routed until the stanchion was replaced.

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the fly has learned the park supervisor is refusing to cut the lawn for the library and the fire department

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…the fly finds this amusing that the park supervisor is refusing to cut the lawn for the library and the fire department he says it’s not Ridgewood Parks you should look into it and see what happens so he refuses to do it even though it’s owned by The Village something we’ve been doing for the last 50 years

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New Jersey AG Sues Chemical Companies for Making Toxic Fire Fighting Foam

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Ridgewood NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner (DEP) Catherine R. McCabe, and Acting Division of Consumer Affairs Director Paul Rodríguez announced today that the State has filed a lawsuit against companies for manufacturing and selling firefighting foam products in New Jersey for decades despite knowing those products released toxic and harmful chemicals into the environment.

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Murphy Backs Down on Raid from Special Fund Dedicated to helping the state’s Firefighters and their families

Frayed Outdoor Electric Cord likely cause of a 2-alarm house fire on South Pleasant Avenue, Ridgewood

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Trenton NJ, At an invitation-only budget roundtable for Passaic County elected officials today, Gov. Phil Murphy reneged on his plan to raid $33 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters and their families facing tragedy or financial hardship.

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Murphy’s budget gimmick burns firefighters

Ridgewood's La Bella Pizza destroyed by Sunday Fire

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Ridgewood NJ,  Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to raid more than $30 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters was condemned today by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney.

“Governor Murphy, once again, refuses to acknowledge New Jersey’s affordability crisis. Instead of cutting spending, Murphy’s budget relies on gimmicks that take funding away from our first responders,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “Stealing from our firefighters does not create a ‘stronger and fairer New Jersey’’ Murphy should be cutting spending and saving taxpayer money.”

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New Jersey Fireman’s Association Comments on Murphy Administrations Attempt to Divert Funds

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PFANJ Statement on Proposed $33M Fund Diversion from New Jersey State Fireman’s Association

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

As reported in NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2H4URDB) on May 5, 2019, it appears that the Governor’s proposed budget for 2020 calls for $33 million to be siphoned from the New Jersey Fireman’s Association. This fund was established in 1885 to assist active and retired firefighters – paid or volunteer – during times of financial hardship or tragedy.

The State’s reasoning is that the fund is healthy and will still have plenty of money after the $33 million is removed. Respectfully, we all know how that worked out back in the 1990’s when the State siphoned money from the Police and Fire Retirement System!

We cannot let history repeat itself.

The State of New Jersey should learn from their prior mistakes – mistakes the pension fund (PFRS) are still suffering from today.

Dominick Marino
President
Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey

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Ridgewood Chamber Annual Touch-A-Truck Event-Weather Permitting

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Ridgewood NJ, Treat your kids to a day of hands-on adventure, featuring an opportunity to climb on board to explore the trucks that touch their lives. They’ll also have the chance to learn directly from Ridgewood’s emergency and public works workers about the exciting work they perform every day.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to Experience Ridgewood.

For additional details or call The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce at (201)445-2600 or email us at info@ridgewoodchamber.com

Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, On Maple next to Van Neste Square Memorial Park , Thursday May 16, 9am -2pm .

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Heavy Downpour Floods 17 North Near Parmaus Road Exit in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department personnel assisted Ridgewood Police on Saturday morning, 04/20, by clearing two (2) storm drains on Route 17 southbound near Paramus Road that had caused hazardous flooding on several lanes of the highway after a heavy morning downpour.

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SUV Overturns on North Pleasant , Linwood intersection at 5:15 pm Thursday afternoon

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Ridgewood NJ, The adult female driver of a 4-door Ford Fusion escaped injury during a Wednesday afternoon, 04/17, rollover crash in the 100 block of North Pleasant Avenue, Ridgewood. The vehicle appeared to have hit a tree just prior to rolling over. The driver was able to self extricate from the vehicle.  A flatbed tow truck righted and removed the wrecked vehicle from the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Fire Department responded to the incident.

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Village of Ridgewood Swears In Four New Firefighters

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Ridgewood NJ, congratulations ,last night the following Ridgewood Fire Department personnel were sworn in by Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache during the Ridgewood Village Council’s Public Meeting held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019:

Probationary Firefighter Thomas Benintende
Probationary Firefighter Trevor Fetkowitz
Fire Lieutenant Matthew Ramge
Fire Captain John Judge