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Reader says The increased parking fees are to pay for the new garage, pure and simple

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The increased parking fees are to pay for the new garage, pure and simple. No other explanation for them. The new parking garage is to cater to the new housing projects and restaurant owners who want the taxpayers to bail them out of their otherwise poor investments. Council never should have built the garage, shouldn’t raise our taxes and parking fees to do so and shouldn’t pander to the real estate interests.

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Former Knicks Coach Rick Pitino at Bookends in Ridgewood Tomorrow

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Ridgewood NJ, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5th @ 6:00pm Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino will sign his new book from 6p to 7pm, at Bookends in Ridgewood : Pitino: My Story.

Rick Pitino is a former  basketball coach. He has been the head coach of several teams in NCAA Division I and in the NBA, including Boston University, Providence College, the New York Knicks, the University of Kentucky, the Boston Celtics and the University of Louisville. Pitino led Kentucky to the NCAA championship in 1996 and Louisville in 2013, although the latter was vacated by the NCAA

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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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Today is Ridgewood Senior Shopping Day -Special Offers Available for Older Adults

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Ridgewood Senior Shopping Day
Tuesday, August 28
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Ice Cream Crawl in Ridgewood this week by visiting Ben and Jerry’s

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog continued its Ice Cream crawl in Ridgewood this week by visiting Ben and Jerry’s .  The ice cream was impressive , the  out door space in the form of a very inviting patio was a clear winner .

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All CBD Employee Parking Permit spots in the Walnut Lot Were Full for the First Time on Friday

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Ridgewood NJ, with the new parking rules for the CBD right around the corner , and threats of a new reinvigorated police parking enforcement regime going into effect on Friday August 24,the Ridgewood blog
for the first time found the “Employee parking” full in the Walnut street lot .

These spaces require a CBD Employee Parking Permit and are located in both the Walnut Street parking lot and the Cottage Place parking lot, and are delineated by signage. CBD Employee Parking Permits and monthly hang tags for CBD Employee parking may be purchased at the Reception Desk in Village Hall or daily parking may be paid for through Parkmobile or in Cottage Place, at the parking kiosks.

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Pinot’s Palette in Ridgewood – Host a fun private party event

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Ridgewood NJ, Private paint parties in our studios are easy to customize, making them clear winners for birthdays, fundraisers, family get-togethers and work celebrations. Benefits include:
Fun for creative types AND not-so-creative types. You don’t need to know a thing about art! A professional artist guides the group through the painting and keeps things fun.

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Ridgewood Senior Shopping Day -Special Offers Available for Older Adults

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce will host ,Ridgewood Senior Shopping Day
Tuesday, August 28 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm .

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Reader says Heather needs to take a daily trip at different times of the day instead of believing what Stacey tells her

I would like to see a copy of the lease and actually see what is permitted. Heather needs to take a daily trip at different times of the day instead of believing what Stacey tells her. And since her lease clearly does not have a clause permitting evening drinking parties (How does THAT connect with teaching children healthy living?) Do they pay for permits? Provide insurance to cover uses outside of their original lease? She may have a good idea for a business but not on town owned property. We provide every possible service to her free of charge. If it was not located there she would have to pay for water, electricity for outside lights as well as inside the house, grounds upkeep, etc, etc. All of this she gets for free. We need some camera toting people to photograph the buses, town workers doing everything on her property, and evening parties. I always thought Heather was astute and intelligent but she seems to have been brainwashed by someone on this subject!

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Readers Not Buying Village Managers “Defense” of Healthbarn

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On many occasions Healthbarn has more then 1 large school bus coming in for field trips all the while other programs are going on. With all the cameras around the house and parking lot I am sure Heather can see them. So should we assume she doesn’t know the difference between small and large buses? What about the charted buses that seem to come 2X a year? Playing it dumb doesn’t really work when your talking about a neighborhoods quality of life!!! Saying a employee lives in the neighborhood is a huge stretch too. what’s wrong is the fact that the Village Manager seems to be protecting Healthbarn not the tax payers who pays her? Did Heather come and collect her zucchini for protecting Healthbarn? Does any village employee want the house across the street from them turned into a for profit business? Because that’s what happened in our neighborhood so lying to everyone is seriously criminal!!!!!