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Ridgewood Downtown beautification vs. crosswalk/pedestrian safety

August 9,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Readers:  What’s your opinion?  Do the planters downtown on East Ridgewood Avenue adversely impact crosswalk/pedestrian safety?  Let us know what you think.  Thank you.

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Gary Busey will sign his new book: Buseyisms at Bookends in Ridgewood September 4th

August 9,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Bookends will be hosting Gary Busey on Tuesday, Sept 4th at 6:00pm. Busey is prolific character actor in The Buddy Holly Story, Lethal Weapon, The Firm, etc, Gary Busey will sign his new book: Buseyisms .

Appearing authors will only autograph books purchased at Bookends and must have valid Bookends Receipt.

Availability & pricing for all autographed books subject to change.
First In Line Certificate use is the the discretion of Bookends. Blackout dates may apply.
Bookends cannot guarantee that the books that are Autographed will always be First Printings.
Autographed books purchased at Bookends are non-returnable.

While we try to ensure that all customers coming to Bookends’ signings will meet authors and get their books signed, we cannot guarantee that all attendees will meet the author or that all books will be signed. We cannot control inclement weather, author travel schedules or authors who leave prematurely.

Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-0726

 

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RIDGEWOOD CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AGENDA

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CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AGENDA
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Village Hall (Garden Room – First floor) – 8:30am

1. CBD Landlords Roundtable
2. Next CBD Community Forum

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Reader says Paint Over the Bike Lane , Send the bill to Aronsohn and Pucciarelli

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Painting over the green bicycle lanes and arrows is essential, but not enough. Two lanes in each direction on the west side of Franklin Ave. underpass MUST BE REINSTATED. They were needed when it was built a zillion years ago and far more now and even more in the future. Rip out the new wider median with the lampposts (a narrower one can be safe if built a little higher; it worked fine for decades) and put back the four lanes NOW or we are DOOMED. Waste of money? Yep. Shouldn’t have happened in the first place. Everybody warned that it would be a disaster. Aronsohn pushed it through. He’d be even more thrilled if it were replaced–more construction contracts. Nevertheless, gotta happen, and if they wait until the construction is in high gear it will be impossible to close that area for the time needed to fix it. PUH-LEASE, Council, just DO it. Send the bill to Aronsohn and Pucciarelli.

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Things to Consider Creating the Best Garden in Ridgewood

August 8,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, A beautiful garden always attracts attention and is a source of pride for the owners. However, to create it this way, it’s not enough just to plant “something”, cut this with a powerful electric lawn mower and wait until it becomes beautiful. You need to competently approach to planning your garden in Ridgewood, NJ.

Take Climate into Account
When deciding on the creation of the best garden, keep in mind that there is a moderate climate in Ridgewood, NJ. Moderate climate, fairly humid, with a mild summer, mild winters, long warm in spring and autumn, provides an opportunity for favorable growth and development of a huge number of plants. The garden of temperate climate is characterized by the use of deciduous broad-leaved trees and shrubs in combination with herbaceous flowering plants.

Trees and Flowers to Choose
The main accent in the compositions of such a garden is made on the diversity of color and structure of foliage, on the combination of various forms of trees, ornamental shrubs and herbaceous perennials.
Such trees as maples, chestnuts, ash trees, mountain ash, hazel, barberry, hydrangea, varieties of spirea, buddleias, junipers, and from herbaceous perennials – hosts, ferns, polyanthus roses, primroses, dicentra, bells, astilbe will look good in your garden.

What to Avoid
When creating a garden in Ridgewood, NJ, avoid bright, contrasting combinations of yellow, red and blue. For the garden of a local climate, the prudish British restraint, the use of more tranquil, close-to-natural colors or a monochrome scale is more suitable.The main color of this garden should be green with all its shades. As you can see, very much of the traditional European plant set is quite suitable for the middle band. Although the selection of plants for winter hardiness should be more stringent and care – more thorough.

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Ice Cream by Mike a Great Addition to the Central Business District

August 8,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, we checked out Ice Cream by Mike yesterday . Ice Cream by Mike offers a rotating selection of flavors crafted using the best possible ingredients like Valrhona chocolate and Tahitian vanilla beans. Mike uses only the finest fresh and when he can local ingredients .If you follow Mike’s social media you will see the current specials and you can signup to receive updates on limited edition releases! We tried the chocolate ,it was crazy good !

 

 

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Ridgewood Central Business District Choke Points and Congestion about to get a lot Worse

photo of Ken Smith

August 8,2018
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , in April 2017 the Ridgewood blog http://theridgewoodblog.net/ridgewoods-central-business-district-problem-is-not-parking-but-congestion/ suggested that the over looked issue for the central business district is not parking , but congestion . There are just to many choke points in the CBD. Be they caused by ill planned “traffic easing” with suicide bike lanes or PSE&G upgrades it has become increasingly difficult to get in or out of the Central Business District.

Bike Lane Traffic Easing Ridgewood

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With 3 current projects going forward , Brogan Cadillac, Ken Smith and now the Hudson Street garage congestion will be far worse than it is now .We still need need a comprehensive plan that factors in moderate development, infrastructure , retail, restaurants , mass transit , pedestrians, cycles and parking .

Brogan

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Ridgewood Fire Department Extinguishes a Small Attic fire on Pershing Avenue

Photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 8,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Members of Ridgewood Fire Department extinguished a small attic fire in a single family home located within the 200 block of Pershing Avenue, Ridgewood on Tuesday evening, 08/07. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which may have been related to an intense electrical storm. Ridgewood Fire Department , Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel also responded to the incident.

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Reader says Court Ordered Over development is part of the continuing efforts to punish the “rich’ suburbs and provide another method of transferring money from hard working folks to those who in many cases chose not to contribute

At the base level, this is not just about housing. This is part of the continuing efforts to punish the “rich’ suburbs and provide another method of transferring money from hard working folks to those who in many cases chose not to contribute. Take a look at why the tolls are so high on the bridges or your NJ Transit ticket so high. There are large percentages of those funds that support the city infrastructures, subways, etc. Money transfer?
There a volumes of books written about these schemes to ‘change’ the neighborhoods through exaction of money, influx of people who could not afford to live there, and try to force people to accept those who they would prefer not to. I don’t care what the politics, race, or lifestyle is of my neighbor as long as they can pay for the house, taxes, and upkeep.
Wake up folks, keep voting for liberals and watch the things you want to protect continue to eroded underneath you. Ridgewood is directly in the sights of the Governor and others. Anyone who thinks we wont have 1000+ units at the Valley site and other locations is just not fully aware of how these things work.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A HEAT ADVISORY AND AN AIR QUALITY ALERT !

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August 7,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Nation Weather Service issues a HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT WEDNESDAY…

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…95 to 100.

* TIMING…In the afternoon and into the early evening through Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day for the following counties…

Bergen…Essex…Union…Hudson.

This is in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

For additional information…please visit the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Web site at…
http://www.njaqinow.net