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THE SOAR EXPERIENCE AND SOAR COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM

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Ridgewood NJ, West Bergen’s Social Discovery Program is pleased to announce that it is again sponsoring the SOAR Experience, a program for children and teens, ages 6-16, with solid verbal skills who experience the social communication and social skills challenges seen in Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder (formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome, HFA and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities) and related disorders such as Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder. The SOAR Experience, a therapeutic social skills program in a day camp-like environment,
will be held at the Center for Children and Youth, One Cherry Lane in Ramsey. The SOAR Counselor in Training (CIT) Program offers teens and young adults (14-24 years old) with the same diagnostic criteria listed above, vocational training and an opportunity to develop various work and
social skills.

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New Jersey State Review Board for Historic Sites approves the Zabriskie-Schedler house for the state and national registers

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Ridgewood NJ, Anyone can prepare a New Jersey and National Register application. Applications are typically prepared by individuals, cultural or historical organizations, government agencies, and professional consultants. Completed applications are submitted to the Historic Preservation Office where a staff member reviews and evaluates them for eligibility, technical completeness, and substantive sufficiency. Property owners and county and local officials are notified and given an opportunity to comment, and a public meeting is held for large historic districts.

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Village Tree Chipper Leaks Hydraulic Fluid on Linwood Avenue

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood firefighters were called to mitigate a hydraulic fluid leak onto the street in front of 381 Linwood Avenue on Thursday morning, 03/14.  The leak emanated from a Village of Ridgewood owned tree chipper, which was stationed on the street in connection with the removal of a damaged tree.  The leaking chipper was transported away from the scene to be repaired.  Another one was brought in to finish the job off.

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Ridgewood Arts Council Hosts Talk with ,”A Case of Blue” writer/director Dana H. Glazer

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Ridgewood NJ, on Tuesday, March 12th for the Ridgewood Arts Council Artist Talk hosted , A Case of Blue’s writer/director Dana H. Glazer as well as producer Scott Rosenfelt (Home Alone) and the stars of the film. This event was held at Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club – 915 Glenview Road in Ridgewood.

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Reader says , “Weed is about the Bucks “

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” I think we’re way beyond weed and all its uses, benefits, and pitfalls when it comes to the state of NJ. It’s about the bucks. Much like the buzz about gambling in AC being the magic bullet to solve New Jersey’s financial woes, weed is looked at as a new cash crop to fill our tax coffers with green. We have a 40+ year view on legalized gambling and see only bankrupt casinos, lives ruined, and power-broker pockets lined. The state lottery, online gambling, sin tax on tobacco, etc…all failures in helping people. Only more money for politicos to piss away. Only with weed, we have more stoners and fewer earners. Is it any wonder why our taxes are so high? Maybe we should legalize prostitution so we can tax sex workers while we’re at it. Murphy (or any GOP gov) and company should be focused on how to help people succeed rather than keep the citizens dumbed down and wasted. Decriminalize individual use of cannabis and penalize illegal distribution, much like alcohol laws. “

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VILLAGE COUNCIL SEEKING RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD’S 125th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village of Ridgewood is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2019 and the Village Council is looking for residents to serve on the 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee. Come and join us as we plan special events and activities for this milestone anniversary celebration, so that it is a memorable event for all Village residents!

If you would like to serve on the Village of Ridgewood’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee, please either email or call Eileen Young ([email protected] or 201-670-5500 ext. 206) in the Village Clerk’s Office, no later than March 25, 2019, to provide her with your contact information.

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U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling Announces results of an investigation into a scheme to bribe colleges code-named Operation Varsity Blues

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Ridgewood NJ, in what federal authorities have called ,the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department, wealthy parents  are accused of paying an estimated $25 million in bribes.Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation’s most elite schools.

This scandal is certain to inflame longstanding complaints that children of the wealthy and well-connected have the inside track to college admissions , with parents using large and timely donations to encourage their acceptance.  

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Valley Hospital : Due to heightened influenza activity, visitors and guests are encouraged to avoid visitation until feeling well

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Valley Hospital : An Important Notice to Our Visitors

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Ridgewood NJ, Due to heightened influenza activity, visitors and guests are encouraged to avoid visitation until feeling well. Anyone with flu symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or fever, should refrain from visiting The Valley Hospital.

We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience.
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4810 Store Closing and its Only March

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Ridgewood NJ, all signs point to a retail apocalypse , according to Coresight Research.already, 4,810 store closures have been announced by retailers in 2019. . And it’s only March. Last year, Coresight tracked 5,524 store closures, down more than 30 percent from a record 8,139 closures announced in 2017. Among those closing are the Gap, Victoria’s Secret, J.C. Penney, Tesla and Abercrombie & Fitch .

Internet retailer Amazon said this week it will shut all 87 of its pop-up shops inside Whole Foods, Kohl’s and malls across the country. But the company has vowed to invest more in its book stores and other bricks-and-mortar concepts, including its cashierless convenience store called Amazon Go.

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“Here Comes The Bride—Chronicling Two Hundred Years Of Wedding Customs & Traditions”

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Ridgewood NJ, YOU’RE INVITED! The Ridgewood Historical Society presents: “Here Comes The Bride—Chronicling Two Hundred Years Of Wedding Customs & Traditions”. Also featured is our brand new exhibit of “50 Small Things with Big Histories” that will delight all history lovers! Join us at the Schoolhouse Museum for this special occasion that kicks off our 2019 exhibit. Bring your loved ones!
650 E. Glen Avenue, Ridgewood NJ
(201) 447-3242

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