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BREAKING : Grinch Captured

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood PBA Local 20 the Grinch has been CAPTURED We have caught the Grinch who has been known to try to steal Christmas cheer. He will be on display as part of his sentence at TONIGHTS Downtown for the Holidays Celebration right in Van Neste Square from 5pm – 9pm!! Come bring a (unwrapped) toy for our SRT (Santa Response Team) Toy drive and have some hot cider and receive some other goodies! Can’t wait to see you there!!

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Ridgewood Dads Night Basketball/Toy Drive featuring the PBA, Dads Night, & FMBA

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Ridgewood NJ, Join the Ridgewood PBA Local 20 for the 1st annual  Basketball/Toy Drive featuring the PBA, Dads Night, & The Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47.

Don’t you want to see your police, fire, and dads duke it out on the court? I sure do. It’s all for charity so come out December 15th!! It’s sure to be a fun time!

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Ridgewood PBA Local 20 : In their honor, we choose to remember to be ever vigilant and not to forget that it is always calm before the storm

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood PBA Local 20 we look back at the tragic events of 9/11/2001, we remind ourselves and everyone that 9/10/2001 was a beautiful day. Our brave men and women went to work like any other to protect us all, for some it was their last shift they’d ever work. We Cant and will never forget that day and we will never forget the sacrifices that were made. In their honor, we choose to remember to be ever vigilant and not to forget that it is always calm before the storm.

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NJ State Police helicopter that made a “surprise” landing behind Ridgewood Police headquarters late Wednesday morning

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ State Trooper Evan Curtiss, a Ridgewood High School graduate and a member of Ridgewood Emergency Services, was the pilot of a NJ State Police helicopter that made a “surprise” landing behind Ridgewood Police headquarters late Wednesday morning, 8/15. Trooper Curtiss had been contacted by Ridgewood PBA Local 20 and asked if he could obtain permission fly a police helicopter into Ridgewood in order that Cole McKeon, son of Ridgewood Patrol Officer Kevin McKeon, could see a helicopter up close. Cole is currently under going treatment for Stage 4 cancer, but was able to attend today’s event and was thrilled by what he was able to see and touch.

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Bogus Nepotism Attacks Are Really Attacks on Competence and Quality of Ridgewood Police and Fire Departments

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April 12,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, the continued bogus nepotism attacks on the Mayors sons are doing nothing but undermining the authority of both the Ridgewood Police Department and Ridgewood Fire Department . Ridgewood is a state of New Jersey Civil Service municipality, candidates are ranked based on standardized test results ,dispersions to the contrary are nothing more than attacks on members of Ridgewood PBA Local 20 and Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47.

According to the “Bergen Record” Councilman Jeff Voigt wondered how a fire chief or police chief would be able to properly supervise the mayor’s kids, even if she is not directly involved in overseeing the department. It raises thorny issues, he said. And again letting Voigt make fallacious assertions , “That puts them in an uncomfortable situation,” he said. “They [the kids] may even get preferential treatment.”

So Jeff Voigt , Rurik Halaby, Don Delzio, Janice Willett, Alexandra Harwin and the rest of their band of misfits followers all think the Ridgewood Police and the Ridgewood Fire Department are failing to adequately protect the public?

And In effect saying that the Chief of Police Jacqueline Luthcke and Fire Chief James Van Goor can not properly supervise their staff?

 

 

 

 

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Ridgewood Police Officer Christopher Mormino Receives Distinguished Service Award

Ridgewood Police Officer Christopher Mormino Receives Distinguished Service Award

photo courtesy of the Ridgewood PBA local 20

October 8,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood PBA local 20 was proud to honor one of its members, Officer Christopher Mormino, at the 200 Club of Bergen County’s Annual Valor Awards. A special thank you is in order for Officer Mormino’s Distinguished Service and the 200 Club of Bergen County for it’s recognition of that service.

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Ridgewood PBA Local 20 and FMBA Local 47 joined forces to donate a new bicycle to gracious young resident

Ridgewood PBA Local 20 and FMBA Local 47 joined forces to donate a new bicycle to gracious young resident

photo Ridgewood PBA Local 20 and FMBA Local 47 with Jason Jacoby

September 5,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, on August 28  the Ridgewood PBA Local 20 and FMBA Local 47 joined forces to donate a new bicycle to gracious young resident. Jaden was heartbroken to find that his bicycle, which… had been given to him by the FMBA, had been stolen and was unable to be recovered. Members of the FMBA and PBA we’re not satisfied with that outcome and decided to purchase a replacement bicycle for Jaden. He was asked to do three things in return, always lock up his new bike, always wear his helmet and to show his appreciation by doing something kind for someone else. After meeting with Jaden and seeing his appreciation, we have no doubt that he will pay our kindness forward.

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The Ridgewood Police Department and Ridgewood PBA Local #20 are honored to support breast cancer awareness month

Ridgewood Police Department and Ridgewood PBA Local #20 are honored to support breast cancer awareness month

October 26,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Police Department and Ridgewood PBA Local #20 are honored to support breast cancer awareness month. Officers have been wearing pink baseball caps and pink ribbon Paracord bracelets to raise funds and awareness. This year the PBA sold 100 Paracord bracelets to raise a total of $500. PBA Local #20 is proud to donate the full amount raised to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The members of the PBA would like to thank all of those who participated and donated to the cause.

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Ridgewood Police Officers make their mark in 2015 Law Enforcement torch run to raise money for New Jersey Special Olympics

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June 13,2015
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Ridgewood  NJ , Onn Friday June 12  Ridgewood Police Officers participated in the 2015 Law Enforcement torch run sponsored by Ridgewood PBA Local 20 to raise money for New Jersey Special Olympics. Pictured from left to right Officer Thomas, Detective Henky, Sergeant Bolten, Officer Donnelly and Officer C.Mormino.

The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries.

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Handball Wall dedicated to the memory of Michael Feeney at Hawes School

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Handball Wall dedicated to the memory of Michael Feeney at Hawes School 
June 20,2014

the Ridgewood Police

Ridgewood NJ, Yesterday morning a dedication ceremony took place at Hawes School. A handball wall was dedicated to the memory of Michael Feeney, a Hawes student who lost his battle with cancer in 2013.The construction of the wall in the courtyard consisted of bricking over unused steel doors in the school courtyard. Numerous organizations came together to make it possible including Ridgewood Home & School Association, Dad’s Night and Ridgewood PBA Local 20.