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Local Businesses Checks Stolen from Ridgewood Post Office


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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood Police an Oak Street business reported that over $11,000 in checks were stolen from mail at the Ridgewood Post Office.

The business reported the checks were stolen from an envelope that was mailed at the post office at June 24.

The business reported mailing  the checks and in a short time, the checks were cashed by someone other than the intended recipient. 

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Detectives from Ridgewood and Glen Rock Investigating Cash Theft at the Glen Rock Municipal Pool

Glen Rock NJ, Detectives from both Ridgewood and Glen Rock are investigating the theft of money from a safe at the Glen Rock municipal pool recently.

Ridgewood detectives investigating a burglary in the village on Thursday morning discovered property belonging to the Glen Rock pool.

When a follow-up investigation was done at the pool and staff discovered that $175 was taken from a small safe in the office and nothing else was reported missing and no other damage was reported.

According to Police there were no signs of forced entry, and staff reported that everything appeared in order when they got there at 5:30 a.m.

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Mishap Shortens Ridgewood Firework Show

photo courtesy of Steve Kim

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Ridgewood NJ, the Firework show ended early due to a malfunction that caused shells to explode on the ground in the launch area. No injuries were reported . 

The unplanned detonation did not happen near the crowd.  Ridgewood firefighters were in position when the misfire occurred and quickly responded to and extinguished fire.

This is why safety areas are established and emergency plans in place. There have been accidents before and Ridgewood public safety personnel have been there to keep residents safe.

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Happy 4th of July from the Ridgewood blog


On this day, 243 years ago, the Second Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. Even though they had already declared independence two days earlier, the American people were so moved by the Declaration that thereafter July 4th became our birthday. Happy Birthday America!


Wishing you and your families a happy and safe 4th of July !

PJ blogger and the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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Chief Michael Feeney Jr.Police Academy

photos courtesy of the Ridgewood Police Department

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Ridgewood NJ, Day one of the Chief Michael Feeney Jr. Police Academy , after getting their academy uniforms, doing PT, and marching, They were all set! The Cadets learned all about the DEA @drug_enforcement and had an awesome motorcycle demonstration by Ptl. Pyatak of @glen_rock_pba .

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No neighborhood is too safe , Please remember to lock your car and take your key fob out of the vehicle

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file photo by Byd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that on June 11th an Orchard Place resident reported a burglary and theft from an unlocked motor vehicle during the overnight hours. The victim reported an unknown actor entered the vehicle, rifled through it and removed personal property from within.

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Ridgewood Police Foil Break in At Travell School

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood police ,on June 15th, patrol units were dispatched to the Travell School located at 340 Bogert Avenue at 11:36pm on a report of a burglary in progress. The caller reported two individuals scaled over a fence on the property and entered the building. Patrol searched the school grounds and eventually located two males on the roof of the building. As a result of the investigation, an 18 year-old male from Ridgewood, N.J. was arrested at the scene and a juvenile was released to the custody of his parents. The adult was charged with defiant trespassing and released with a pending court date. The juvenile will be served with a juvenile complaint at a later date.

All actors are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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The Origins of Fathers Day

the Ridgewood blog Wishes all the Dads a Happy Fathers day !!!

The Origins of Fathers Day

The campaign to celebrate the nation’s fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm–perhaps because, as one florist explained, “fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.” On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday. The next year, a Spokane, Washington woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was successful: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day on July 19, 1910.

Slowly, the holiday spread. In 1916, President Wilson honored the day by using telegraph signals to unfurl a flag in Spokane when he pressed a button in Washington, D.C. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge urged state governments to observe Father’s Day. However, many men continued to disdain the day. As one historian writes, they “scoffed at the holiday’s sentimental attempts to domesticate manliness with flowers and gift-giving, or they derided the proliferation of such holidays as a commercial gimmick to sell more products–often paid for by the father himself.”

…In 1972, in the middle of a hard-fought presidential re-election campaign, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday at last.  Today, economists estimate that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts.

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Makes its Way Through Ridgewood and Glen Rock

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Ridgewood NJ, The Law Enforcement Torch Run made its way through the Village of Ridgewood and the Borough of Glen Rock on Friday morning, 06/07. Law enforcement officers from both municipalities participated in the annual fund raising event.

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