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Happy 4th of July from the Ridgewood blog

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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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NJ TRANSIT Early Getaway Service in Advance of Independence Day Holiday

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT will offer “early getaway’’ rail and bus service on Wednesday, July 3, for the benefit of customers leaving work early in anticipation of the Independence Day holiday on Thursday, July 4. In addition, there will be service adjustments throughout the NJ TRANSIT system on July 4.

To help speed the getaway, customers are reminded of the convenience the MyTix feature on the NJ TRANSIT mobile app offers to purchase tickets.

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Blame Rests With Governor Murphy for Cancelled NJT Trains

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Ridgewood NJ, Temperatures are rising for commuters this summer on NJ Transit trains. Riders are angry about the agency’s failure to keep the trains moving as scheduled.

A protest by engineers upset by what they say is a contract violation by Transit is leading to an increase in cancelled trains. The employees are refusing to work their scheduled days off, leaving riders stranded on station platforms.

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STRIPING OF THE RIDGEWOOD TRAIN STATION PARKNG LOT

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Ridgewood NJ, The striping of the parking spaces in the train station parking lot will take place tomorrow, June 22nd, from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 Noon.  The train station parking lot will be closed during this time period, but as soon as the striping is finished, it will be opened.

Thank you for your cooperation as this project is drawing to a close.

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Ridgewood Train Station Lot 35 new spaces ,35 empty spaces

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Ridgewood NJ, a reader counted 36 empty parking spaces at the train station parking lot this morning as of 10 AM ,begging the question ,”Why do we need a parking garage?”

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Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Farmers’ Market

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Ridgewood NJ, GRAND OPENING DAY … FARMERS MARKET
EVERY SUNDAY, starting JUNE 23, 2019 9AM-3PM.

FARM TO TABLE…Delicious fresh, vegetables and fruits, the farmers themselves will be there to talk about FARM TO TABLE produce.

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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, a sponsors bill creating commission to get Hudson tunnel project rolling

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Trenton NJ, A massive infrastructure project that would relieve rail congestion between Newark and New York City has been sidetracked for almost a decade by funding uncertainties and political posturing. But legislation passed Tuesday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee may be crucial to finally advancing the long-awaited Gateway tunnel construction.

The bill (A5570) creates the Gateway Development Commission, a two-state agency with New York to precipitate the completion of the Gateway Program transportation projects. After clearing the committee with a 10-0 vote, the bill will be considered by the Assembly tomorrow.

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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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Ridgewood Train Station Lot Will Reopen Tuesday June 18th

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Village Manager Heather Mailander the milling of the train station parking lot has been completed; however, it took longer than anticipated.  Therefore, the paving of the lot will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  Both the train station parking lot and the adjacent lot (with an entrance by MacMurphy’s) will be closed until about 6:00 p.m.  There will be parking spaces delineated on Saturday, with the final striping of the spaces being done on Monday, June 17, 2019.  Please make other parking arrangements. 

The end result of the construction will be approximately 35 additional parking spaces in the train station lot.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation during the construction. 

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UPDATE ON MILLING AND PAVING OF TRAIN STATION PARKING LOT AND ADJACENT LOT CLOSURE WILL TAKE PLACE ALL DAY AND INTO THE EVENING ON JUNE 14, 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, Due to the heavy rains this morning, the train station parking lot and the adjacent parking lot (with an entrance by MacMurphy’s) will be milled and paved all day and into the evening hours, of June 14, 2019.  Please make alternate parking arrangements, as indicated below.

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