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Graydon Pool Closed on a Beautiful Saturday at 90 Degrees and Sunny

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving

August 4,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the morning down pours last only till non at the latest , yet Graydon pool remained closed on what became a beautiful 90 degree summer Saturday in Ridgewood .

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“The Thread of Life—Exploring the Fabric of Family Over the Centuries Through Fashion and Style” at the Ridgewood Schoolhouse Museum

photo courtesy of the Ridgewood Schoolhouse Museum

August 4,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Visit the Schoolhouse Museum to see our current exhibit “The Thread of Life—Exploring the Fabric of Family Over the Centuries Through Fashion and Style”. We’re open Thursdays & Saturdays: 1:00pm – 3:00pm and Sundays: 2:00pm – 4:00pm. For more information and group tours, please call us at 201-447-3242

Pictured a 1900s-era Parlor & courtship:
Like most things associated with Victorian life, there were extensive rules that had to be followed during courting. A chaperone, usually a female elder, was to be present in the parlor at all times when a gentleman caller was visiting. The dress forms in this room reflect what might have been worn at home to receive callers. Mother is wearing a bronze-colored silk taffeta skirt with a high-necked ecru gauze blouse. The young woman is dressed in a modest two-piece shadow striped cotton dress with a small train. — at Schoolhouse Museum.

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Multi-Vehicle Accident Shuts Down 17 South

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 4,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, At least two (2) victims were transported to area hospitals following a multi-vehicle Saturday morning collision involving a tractor trailer on Route 17 southbound near Paramus Road in Ridgewood. Initial reports are that a flooded left hand lane may have contributed to the crash. All travel lanes of the highway were shut down while emergency crews worked at the scene, with vehicles being allowed to pass only on the right shoulder. Three (3) wrecked passenger vehicles were removed from the scene by tow trucks. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department , Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services responded to the incident.

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Reader says Time to Fully Vet Ridgewood BOE Candidate


Let’s vet this guy. He may be nice but what is his position on default 2% increase? Is he going to ask Fishbein to plan next year’s budget with 1%, like Morgan wanted to do, or will he also assume 2% is given?
What’s his position on 90 Million bond issue?
What’s his position on “Who is the boss, BOE vs Fishbein”? Since his kids are in the school system, he is very likely to give in to Fishbein’s demands.

We really need someone who can challenge Fishbein and not let him continue to spend money without any checks and balances.

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file photo by Boyd Loving

August 4,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood warning .Flash Flooding possible into this afternoon.


The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York,including the following areas, in northeast New Jersey,
Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union,Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and
Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn),New York (Manhattan), Northern Queens, Northern Westchester,
Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southern Queens, and Southern Westchester.

* Until noon EDT today

* Showers and thunderstorms will become widespread early this morning, gradually moving east by this afternoon. Areas of
urban and poor drainage flooding are likely, with flash flooding possible.

* Flash flooding can be expected in locations that experience successive heavy rain showers and/or thunderstorms moving
through. Locations across the Lower Hudson Valley and northeast New Jersey that have already received substantial rain in the
last couple of days will be particularly vulnerable.

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Ridgewood Shortline Park and Ride Customers : Route 495 Project

Dear Valued Customers:

I’m sure many of you have heard about the upcoming NJ DOT restoration project on the route 495 helix. As such, we would like to take the opportunity to advise you on the information we currently have, and give you some insight on what we’ll be doing to ensure that our service is impacted as minimally as possible. NJ DOT has not finalized a start date but all indications are that the work will commence in Mid July and could potentially go on for 2 years. The dedicated bus lane will remain active through the life of the project, but regular vehicular traffic will be reduced from 4 lanes to 3 in either direction.

Although the bus lane will be open in the morning, we do anticipate delays getting to the bus lane at the junction of the NJ Turnpike, Route 3 and 495. Based on information received from our partners at the Port Authority of NY and NJ, it’s anticipated that traffic going into the City in the afternoon will be the most impacted by the restoration project. The Port Authority additionally anticipates that westbound traffic on 495 will be minimally impacted throughout the course of the day.

In anticipation of delays and potential additional ridership we are committed to the following:
The safety of our customers and staff will not be compromised with these changes
Improved real time information to be shared amongst operators and customers
Pooling of Coach USA regional resources to provide additional support on high passenger volume and gridlock days
Close engagement with our public partners so we can provide valuable feedback and potentially improve service levels

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available. In the interim we encourage you to visit for additional information and updates.

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Ridgewood High School Ranked 26th in New Jersey by Niche


August 3,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the list is out , the 2019 Niche Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users. Learn where our data comes from.

Ridgewood High School came in a very respectable #26 in a list  filed with a majority of private schools .

#20 Tenafly High School

#26 Ridgewood High School

#36 Fair Lawn High School

Ridgewood School district came in an impressive #18 once again trailing Tenafly #8,  Fairlawn #11 ,but besting Mahwah  #24 , Northern Valley Regional #25, Ramsey #27 and Glen Rock #29.

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Ridgewood Summer Sidewalk Sale Days-Aug. 2nd, 3rd, 4th- Sizzling Savings- Rain or Shine!!!


Ridgewood Summer Sidewalk Sale Days-Aug. 2nd, 3rd, 4th- Sizzling Savings- Rain or Shine!!!


August 3,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Sizzle into Summer……Ridgewood’s Famous Summer Sidewalk Sale Days are fast approaching…do not miss this one!

Side Walk Sale Days…
– If raining-sales will be in side…
– call store to see if they will be
extending sale until Monday.

Mark your calendars!

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
August, 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2018
Traditional store hours
When shopping make sure you visit E. Ridgewood Ave., the side streets all through the business district and the West side business district.

E. Ridgewood Ave. stores participating…
Gardiner and Co.
Beauty Plus Salon
Lucky Brand
P. Smith
Jekyll & Hide
Loft 41
Shoe Inn
Victors Men’s store
Red Velvet Luxe
P. Smith
Learning Express Toys
Little Skye
Double Take Consignment Boutique
Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique
Hot Jewelry Box
Femmebot Clothing
Jack Rabbit
Parks Wealth Management
Woofgang Bakery, Grooming & Spa
Ridgewood Bootery
East Your Spinach-if rain SALE on Monday
Biltmore Tuxedo
Town and Country

Side Streets
DPARZ – 112 S. Broad St.-if rain will extend to Monday.

RACEFASTER-11 N. Broad St.

S. Walnut St.
Just Our Shoes/Mephisto

No Walnut

West Side
Olive R Twist Olive Oil-34 Wilsey Squ.
Lora Celli Salon – 39 Godwin Ave.

WOSTBROCK – 225 Goffle Road

In front of the park – if the weather is OK
Charlotte King
Coldwell Banker
Iron Side Fitness
Advance Family Eyecare
Mothers In Training
Venture Studios
Endless Possibilities
Primrose School
Huntington Learning Center

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B.GOOD Now Delivers Right to Your Door


August 2,2018

the staffof the Ridgewood blog

B.GOOD, a mission-driven fast casual restaurant chain, and last-mile logistics platform DoorDash announced today a partnership to make delivery available across the East Coast. Customers will now be able to order delivery through DoorDash at 40 B.GOOD locations, and B.GOOD catering delivery is available at 28 locations. As part of the partnership, for every order placed on DoorDash during the month of August, B.GOOD will match every meal* with a donation to Feeding America®.

“Delivery has been a key focus for us to make B.GOOD more convenient and accessible to our customers who want to enjoy their burger, salad or grain bowl outside our restaurants,” said Hadrien Delande, VP, Brand Marketing at B.GOOD. “Our partnership with DoorDash is a natural fit as they provide the off-premise coverage we need for our existing and future markets while also being a like-minded partner who gives back to the community.”

Founded in 2003, B.GOOD serves “Food with Roots”– fresh and wholesome food that is sourced from local, independent farmers and prepared fresh in-house. There is something for everyone at B.GOOD with a diverse menu consisting of kale and grain bowls, salads, all-natural burgers, sides of crisp veggies and oven-finished fries, smoothies and kids’ meals.

DoorDash customers across the East Coast now have access to B.GOOD’s entire delicious menu delivered directly to their doorstep by placing an order on the DoorDash mobile app or website. B.GOOD delivery is available at 40 locations in the following markets: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina.

“B.GOOD and DoorDash share a strong commitment to connecting local communities and providing customers with a quality dining experience, whether in store or at home. We’re thrilled to launch with a mission-driven, community-first partner in our concerted effort to solve hunger,and we look forward to continuing to expand our geographic footprintwith B.GOOD to reach more customers,” said Christopher Payne, Chief Operating Officer at DoorDash.

As part of the new partnership, B.GOOD is also working with DoorDash Drive, DoorDash’s white label service offering, to facilitate B.GOOD catering deliveries across 28 corporate and franchise restaurants. Catering customers have the option to enjoy a one-of-a kind premium burger bar, craft sandwiches, and all the salads, bowls, and sides they love in the restaurant. To order B.GOOD catering, visit

For more information about B.GOOD visit To order B.GOOD delivery, visit or download the DoorDash app for iOS or Android.

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Ridgewood Singers : OPEN Rehearsal and Welcome Social

photo courtesy of Ridgewood singers

August 2,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, SINGERS WELCOME SOCIAL!,  If you love to sing and can carry a tune, we’d love to meet you at our welcome social at 7:00 pm on Monday, Sept. 10. Following light refreshments, there will be an OPEN first rehearsal at 7:30 pm. Rehearsals are at Care One at The Cupola, in Paramus. Please message us if you are coming, we’d love to meet you.

OPEN Rehearsal and Welcome Social

Monday, September 10 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM