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Murphy’s benefits deal with NJEA and Other Public Unions – A snow job in September

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Trenton NJ, Gov. Phil Murphy would have us believe he struck a tremendous blow for taxpayers with this new “deal” he negotiated behind closed doors with the NJEA and other public sector union heads
The deal is no bargain for taxpayers. Although there is more evaluation that needs to be done, it is clear from what we know that the alleged savings of $500 million over two years represents a tiny drop in the bucket of the $3.4 billion that state taxpayers spend for employee health care in a year.

The reported savings by the administration and the NJEA by moving retirees from traditional Medicare supplements to Medicare advantage, is supposed to save school districts $162 million next year and $110 million in 2020. That’s virtually nothing.

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Ridgewood School Board Passes Resolution to Push forward on Taking Budget Vote Away from Residents

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Ridgewood NJ, during the Budget Time table discussions at Mondays School Board Meeting it was apparent that the  Ridgewood Board of Education is looking to take taxpayers right to vote on the now $110,000,000 school budget .

RPS Business Administrator Antoinette Kelly reviewed the draft schedule for the 2019-2020 school year budgeting process, which begins in October and ends with the school election in April. The Board also passed a resolution to revisit the Village of Ridgewood Council vote to restore the April election. The Board will invite the Council to discuss the issue, as well as offer public hearings on the topic this fall.

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All Six Ridgewood Elementary Schools Make the Top 100 List In New Jersey for 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, Niche.com recently released its ranking of the top elementary schools in the State of New Jersey . All six schools in Ridgewood School district made the list.

The 2019 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.

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Ridgewood Board of Ed Claims they Never agreed that the school District would contribute to this position of School Resource Officer

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood Board of Education ,“neither the Superintendent nor the Board has ever indicated to the Village Manager that the school District would contribute to this position and the Village budget reflects this understanding. Accordingly, the Board has not reneged on any agreements.”

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You Better Support Your Teachers , Ridgewood !

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Parents time to kiss up , the Ridgewood Education Association wants you to show your support , for Ridgewood teachers  and secretaries by displaying a lawn sign. Pickup anytime at 348 S Irving Street( on the porch). Remember if you want those recommendation letters you better step up !

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Reports of Customers With Service Dogs Denied Access in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog has received reports of CBD  customers being denied access with their service dog several times in several different restaurants in the village.

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

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Reminder Ridgewood Board of Education meeting will be Monday August 27, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place

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Ridgewood NJ, the next Board of Education meeting will be Monday August 27 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place.

At all regular meetings, two opportunities are provided for citizens to make comments. The public comment periods will be scheduled after presentations. or just prior to the end of the meeting, whichever occurs first. The first opportunity may be limited by the presiding officer . in order for the Board to continue with its scheduled agenda. The second opportunity will occur at the discretion of the presiding officer taking into consideration a break point in the agenda.

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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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Restaurant with Rooftop Bar Opening in the Old “Fish” Space in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s restaurant scene is about to welcome a new venue. Felina Restaurant and Bar. Felina, which will occupy the space that formerly housed seafood restaurant Fish in the old Bank of America ,Art Deco bank building  at 54 E. Ridgewood Avenue. in the heart of the Central Business District in Ridgewood, and will feature masterfully prepared meals by acclaimed chef Anthony Bucco and the first of its kind in Ridgewood ,a rooftop bar.

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Back to school by the numbers

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by Jonathon Allen ,Wealth Advisor
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Ridgewood NJ,Staples ran a fantastic back-to-school commercial in 1996. Let’s jump right over the fact that this makes this commercial 22 years old and look instead at the trends in buying and spending as Americans begin to send their children back to school over these next several weeks.  Continue reading Back to school by the numbers