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RIDGEWOOD PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

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RIDGEWOOD PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Village Hall Court Room – 7:30 P.M.

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NEWARK, MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE GAS STATION BURGLARIES IN BERGEN COUNTY

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Newark NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of YOURGHI TURKMANY (DOB: 5/15/98; single; and unemployed) of 31 Kent Street, Apt. 1, Newark, NJ. The arrest is the result of a month-long investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Milford, Washington Township, Oradell, Ridgewood, Ramsey, Franklin Lakes, Rutherford, Montvale, Piscataway, Newark, and Middlesex Borough Police Departments.

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It’s the countdown to the start of school! Have you completed your online registration yet?

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Ridgewood NJ, Parents & guardians: It’s the countdown to the start of school! Have you completed your online registration yet? Cross it off your list before Labor Day weekend!

Parents and guardians, just a reminder to complete your online registration in Skyward by midnight, September 4. All households must complete this process through the Skyward Family Access service, a password-protected site that provides parents access to information on courses, grades, homework, attendance, classroom messages, food service and fee management. The information in Family Access will aid in current and continuing communication between you and your child’s teachers to promote student success. Each parent has their own Skyward login ID connected with their email on record.

Here’s the scoop:  https://www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_207516/File/Announcements/2018-2019/OnlineRegistrationPostcard2018-19.pdf

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Ridgewood Police : Ridgewood Ave Paving 8/30/18 -8/31/18

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police have issued a Traffic Alert East Ridgewood Ave Paving 8/30/18 -8/31/18.
East Ridgewood Ave will be closed between North Maple Ave and Van Dien Ave. Thursday 8/31 and between Van Dien and Paramus Road Friday 8/31 for paving.

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Westwood man wants to fly anti-abortion flag at Westwood Borough Hall

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Westwood NJ,  a Westwood man wants to fly anti-abortion flag at Borough Hall. The borough resident and anti-abortion activist is requesting the display, citing the rainbow flag flown at Borough Hall for LGBT Gay Pride flag.

In April 2017 , Jan Phillips  attempted to strong arm the Ridgewood council in the name of civility by pushing them to hang a Gay Pride flag over Village Hall ,at the time it was rejected for various reasons  and many readers suggested   ,if the council flew the pride flag over Village Hall , that would open the door to flying all kinds of other flags .

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Reports of Customers With Service Dogs Denied Access in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog has received reports of CBD  customers being denied access with their service dog several times in several different restaurants in the village.

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

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Bergen County Wild Duck Pond Eyesore, Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, “County parks budget being used for something else? This is the first thing many people see when driving westbound into Ridgewood. Council, can you complain? ” , readers continue to express their dissatisfaction  with the condition of the Bergen County Wild Duck Pond.

The dog run formerly referred to as ‘bark park”  seems to be popular despite claims of nasty aggressive dogs , but the over all condition of the pond has many residents very concerned . Crossing from Paramus heading up Ridgewood Avenue , the Bergen County Wild Duck Pond is the first impression any one gets of Ridgewood  and what they see is a dilapidated ,rundown park.

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Ridgewood Teachers to Hold “Walk-in” to Protests lack of Contract

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Ridgewood NJ, it was is starting to seem like a regular thing the Ridgewood teachers’ union plans to conduct a “walk-in” on the very first day of school to protest working without a contract. The Contract between the district and the Ridgewood Education Association expired on July 1.

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How comments get approved on the Ridgewood blog

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Ridgewood NJ, while we are updated the “New” Ridgewood blog format ,  here is a quick review on how comments get approved on this blog . First we do not publish threats . We do not publish racist or bigoted language . In general we try to minimize the name calling but there is some wiggle room on this one . If your willing to call people names be willing to be called names , alot of people have trouble with this one . Some times a rephrasing of a comment is all that’s needed to get it published . There is a lower standard for attacking public figures and politicians than there is for ordinary citizens. And remember even in Ridgewood there are more than a few “crazies” out there.

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ROUTE 495 LANE CLOSURES BEGIN

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Ridgewood NJ, To accommodate the lane closures necessary as part of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) rehabilitation of the Route 495 Bridge over Routes 1&9 and Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen, several NJ TRANSIT local bus routes will require detours.

The Exclusive Bus Lane (XBL) will be maintained weekday mornings (6 a.m. – 10 a.m.) throughout the construction.

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