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the Ridgewood Blog says a Big Thank You on this Memorial day

On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who sacrificed their lives for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are grieving. May we, as Abraham Lincoln famously said, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain–that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom–and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

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The Ridgewood Blog Wishes A Happy Mothers Day to All

Happy Mothers Day

“My beautiful mother. My brothers and I have been blessed to have her in our lives. There’s ups and downs, but this is what makes us stronger as a family. My mother lived during the Khmer Rouge. She had fought her way to survived it through the Killing Fields in Cambodia. All she wanted was for us have a better life and future then she did in Cambodia. She’s my mother, my sister, my psychiatrist, my club partner, and my best friend. This is why every MOTHERS Day or her Birthdays , we have to make it extra special… Although everyday we show her that we are appreciated and thankful for everything she had done for us. Happy early Mothers day mom! We love you so much!” Vicheka H

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Blog Wishes A Happy Mothers Day to all  the moms ,Ridgewood Moms and moms everywhere and on this day its also good to remember how lucky you may be .

 

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Millennials

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PJ Blogger

Ridgewood NJ, so what is it about those”Millennials” , to many adults its a generation devoid of creativity, work ethic and independent thinking .  They demonstrate a general lack of understanding of the basic laws of economics and even the fundamental ability to act in their own best interest.

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Reader says , ” those who hesitate to post on FB are the ones who fear that the BOE would go after their kids”

just as some people hesitate to post on Facebook because of “various reasons,” on the flip side some people post planted information on FB even if they don’t believe it. If you work for an organization, for example, you might hate every person who supervises you, but still you would post praise in order to keep your job.

In the case of this BOE mess, I think those who hesitate to post on FB are the ones who fear that the BOE would go after their kids in some way if negative postings came from the parents. And if you think this is a stretch, you are wrong, it has happened many times.

So the BLOG is the one place where everyone can be honest. I am betting that HASA president or whatever she is might be posting completely different opinions here on The BLOG.

LONG LIVE THE BLOG

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The Ridgewood blog would like to challenge our readers and all residents to read as many books as possible for 2019, Lets build a smarter Village!

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, There’s no secret to how to get smarter. You read a lot it’s that simple .There’s a whole host of people who have excelled , from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to Richard Branson and Barack Obama, who will tell you the same thing. In the old days it was often said you can tell the second you enter a room if anyone there has ever read a book before.

But if building your brainpower is that straightforward, why don’t more people do it? For the same reason that we fail to do lots of worthy but less urgent self-improvement projects , we think we are all really busy.

But are we really? A new article by Charles Chu of site Better Humans raises some eyebrows by people who claim they simply don’t have enough time to feed their intellect with books.According to the author the simple math that proves you do have enough time to read. Chu tells the story of how reading 200 hundred books a year (yes, 200!) for the past several years has helped him turn his life around, reconsider his career, and become much happier.

The math is simple , according to Chu the average American reads 200 to 400 words per minute. A Typical nonfiction books have about 50,000 words.

Now, all we need are some quick calculations:

200 books x 50,000 words/book = 10 million words
10 million words/400 wpm = 25,000 minutes
25,000 minutes/60 = 417 hours

That’s all there is to it. To read 200 books, simply spend 417 hours a year reading!

You say you don’t have time take a look at what the average American spends on social media and TV in a year:

608 hours on social media
1,642 hours on TV

If those hours were spent reading instead, you could be reading more than 1,000 books a year!

The Ridgewood blog would like to challenge our readers and all residents to read as many books as possible for 2018 ! Lets build a smarter Village and perhaps a smarter New Jersey !

For those who don’t know where to start ,the Ridgewood library is full of suggestions and many librarians have made recommendation lists for residents .

The Ridgewood Public Library is located at
125 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Call (201) 670-5600

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Happy New Year from the Ridgewood blog !

Happy New Year

Wishing a happy, healthy and safe New Year!

from PJ Blogger and the staff of the Ridgewood blog

the Ridgewood blog will be resting up from our new year festivities today,but we will be up and running  on Wednesday January 2nd 2019

thank you for all your overwhelming support !!!

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Ridgewood Blog Presents the Big Zucchini Awards for 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog wanted to close out 2018 with the Big Zucchini awards . After consulting many readers and staff ,most came up with a similar list ,however one respondent listed them all .

A Big Zucchini is given for what readers and staff consider the biggest screwups in the Village of Ridgewood for 2018, but remember a screwup to one is a triumph to another.

Almost everyone listed the first two

Approval of $12 million parking garage.

Purchase of Elks Club property.

“Lemon” leaf vacuum.

Unauthorized payments to Parkmobile.

Horrendous leaf pickup process

Increased parking meter and hang tag fees.

Closing Village Hall for ½ day to facilitate installation of generator.

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the Ridgewood Blog Suffers a Rash of Technical Issues

Dear Reader

After 12 years we had to clean up our data base which took about 36 hours ,it is like cleaning an attic after spending a life time in a house . Apparently we had bats in the belfry and as you may have noticed we have had a rash of technical issues in recent days .

The next step in our upgrade is going to be migrating to a faster and more robust data base and the third and final step will be to clean up a few software problems and cliches.

In the mean time , try our new url : www.ridgewoodblog.net as well as the older , www.theridgewoodblog.net if you are having any trouble getting connected .

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How comments get approved on the Ridgewood blog

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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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