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Division of Highway Announces Annual “Click It or Ticket” Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Ahead of Summer Travel Season

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Ridgewood NJ, With the start of the summer travel season just around the corner, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety and law enforcement agencies throughout state are preparing to join in the launch of a nationwide campaign aimed at getting drivers and passengers across the country to buckle up for safety.

From May 20 through June 2, New Jersey officers will be out in full force as part of the annual “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement mobilization to emphasize the life-saving value of seat belts.

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Ridgewood Police Officer Rescues a Baby Deer

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Ridgewood NJ, fist it was a goat not its a deer. Oh deer! Last night Ptl. Monton helped rescue a baby fawn 🦌. He was taken into custody where he will be given proper care. He was named “Stewart” before he was released to animal control.

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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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RHS U Got Brains and the Ridgewood Municipal Alliance Present Driving Under the Influence and Criminal and Civil Liability

Monday, May 13
7 p.m.
RHS Learning Commons


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Ridgewood NJ, Attention Ridgewood parents, on Monday, May 13, U got Brains, a Ridgewood High School student club, and Detective Anthony Mormino of the Ridgewood Police Department and School Resource Officer will discuss driving under the influence and the potential criminal and civil liabilities for parents and guardians who provide alcohol to minors. This presentation will start at 7 p.m. in the Learning Commons at Ridgewood High School.

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In New Jersey, anyone under 17 years of age that rides a bicycle must wear a safety helmet

Ridgewood NJ, “Spring has sprung, summer is coming and school will soon be out! The Ridgewood Police Department in partnership with Van Dyk’s Homemade Ice Cream, Ridgewood Walks and Ridgewood Press is excited to announce the 2019 Helmet Reward Program. Children observed by our police officers, properly wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle, skates or a skateboard, will be issued a certificate of safety making them eligible to receive one Free Ice Cream Cone! This program will be in effect until all certificates are given out to our safe young riders.

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Women Busted for Trying to Pass a Counterfeit Bill in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, On Monday evening, 05/06, Ridgewood Police took one (1) adult female into custody in connection with an alleged attempt to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a pizza parlor on South Maple Avenue in Ridgewood. A Glen Rock Police officer assisted Ridgewood Police with a motor vehicle traffic stop associated with the incident.

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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 [email protected]

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

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Reader says ,”In the private sector, human resources departments routinely search social media sites of job applicants in order to ascertain whether or not they would be a “good fit” or “problematic”

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“In the private sector, human resources departments routinely search social media sites of job applicants in order to ascertain whether or not they would be a “good fit” or “problematic” since much can be gained reading social media to determine someone’s attitudes , likes, dislikes etc.
Unfortunately when you are seeking employment in a municipality that operates under civil service rules, all that matters is your score on the tests .
I don’t think there is a reliable way to predict behavior, but what is a reasonable proposition is to have on going random drug testing of all cops, lawyers, judges , doctors , teachers and elected officials.
It’s already in place for employees of transportation industries .
If you have nothing to hide, there is no reason to object.”

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Ridgewood Police : National Take Back Day

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Ridgewood NJ, On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ridgewood Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Police Department at 131 North Maple Ave]. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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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.