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Fair Lawn Police officers resuscitated crash victim

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Police officers resuscitated the victim of a crash in which a passenger vehicle jumped a curb and hit the TD Bank branch located at 23-40 Maple Avenue, Fair Lawn on Thursday morning, 01/17. The victim was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with the assistance of a paramedic team from St. Joe’s. A BLS ambulance from The Valley Hospital provided the transport. The passenger vehicle involved, a bright yellow SUV, was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Damage to the bank appeared to have been limited to accouterments outside of the main structure.

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Valley Hospital Sponsors Restaurant Week in Ridgewood Jan. 13-17, Jan. 20-24, Jan. 27-31

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley Hospital presents in partnership with the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce

Winter Restaurant Week 2019!
For fifteen days, participating restaurants and caterers are offering you the chance to “experience” dining in Ridgewood or in your home.

Each chef is preparing a tantalizing 3-course, prix-fixe menu at $30.19.
Call the restaurant for selections and reservations.

Participating Restaurants
Pearl Restaurant- 201-857-5100

White Maple Café-201-4471953


ROOTS Steakhouse-201-444-1922
Lunch only


Office Tavern & Grill-201-652-1070


Cravings Tapas Bistro-201-857-8533

Park West Tavern-201-445-5400

Latour-201-445-5056-Lunch only and
M-Thr., weeks of 1/20-1/24, 1/27-1/31.

Jacks Lobster Rolls-973-800-7400

Lisa’s Mediterranean Cuisine-201-251-8686

Piccolo Bistro Italian- 201-882-1111

Santoni’s Pizza- 201-389-6810

Smoked 2Go- 201-447-6653-call for times open

Steel Wheel Tavern- 201-882-1800

Truly Sichuan- 201-857-3830

It’s Greek to Me
Two dinners for $30.19- 201-612-2600

Sweet Treats:
Ice Cream by Mike-201-343-4514

Playa Bowls- 201-639-2700
Samba Bowls- 201-857-5015

Chestnut Catering and Deli- 201-445-3031
Family Dinners

Wines and More:
Public Wine, Beer and Spirits-201-857-0316
Ridgewood Wine Seller- 201-444-3300
Super Cellars Fine Wines and Marketplace:

Adding new eating establishments everyday.
check back for all the participants.

January 13-17, 2019
January 20-24, 2019
January 27-31, 2019

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David F. Bolger, 86, of Longboat Key, Florida and Ridgewood, NJ has passed away


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Longboat Key Fl, David F. Bolger, 86, of Longboat Key, Florida and Ridgewood, NJ passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 29th, 2018. David was born on August 12, 1932 in Alliquippa, Pennsylvania to John Theodore & Coby Bunge Bolger. David was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and an Air Force Veteran and served as Chairman of Bolger and Company for forty one years. He is survived by his Loving Children Betsie (Jon) Bolger-Mott, John (Megan) Bolger, J.T. (Bevin) Bolger and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin sister Barbara (William) Collett, Sister Betty Fleming, and Brother Daniel (Linda) Bolger and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his brother Bill. Donations to West Bergen Mental Health, Valley Hospital, or the Women’s Club of Ridgewood would be appreciated. The Family will receive guests at CC Van Emburgh on Thursday January 3rd from 1-4 and 6:30-9, with service at West Side Presbyterian Church on Friday January 4, at 11:00am. Interment will be private. Service information can also be found at

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Paramedic team from Valley aided victims of Glen Rock Utility Pole Crash

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Glen Rock NJ, Two (2) injuries were reported following a two (2) vehicle, Tuesday afternoon, 01/01, collision at the intersection of Rodney Street and South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock. Glen Rock Police, Glen Rock EMS, and a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital responded to aid the victims, both of whom were occupants of a 4-door sedan that slammed head on into a utility pole. One (1) vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Valley Health System seeks Better Patient Data

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley Health System has selected an enterprise master patient index from NextGate to support automated medical record matching. With population health management supported with analytics becoming a top priority for many healthcare organizations, so is the need to collect data and clean it of duplicate information to better identify and manage patients across all settings of care.

That is the impetus for Valley Health System in Ridgewood, N.J., which has selected enterprise identification company NextGate as its vendor for records management, says Michael Burke, assistant vice president of information systems.

“Incomplete or inaccurate data in one’s health record can be detrimental to patient safety and a major barrier to providing highly-coordinated and individualized care,” he asserts. “Safe and effective care management hinges on the ability to view a holistic, real-time portrait of patients during every encounter. NextGate’s platform will play a significant role in our transformational journey toward improved data exchange, provider collaboration and operational efficiency for value-based care success.”

Valley , which serves 440,000 residents in northern New Jersey and southern New York using cleaner data to analyze and better understand the needs of patients with COPD, congestive heart failure and total joint replacement, and they’ll have the data to back up the level of quality given to patients and show it to insurers to get higher reimbursement.

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Midland Park Multi Vehicle Collision Takes Out Railroad Signal

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Midland Park NJ, Two (2) victims of a Thursday afternoon, 12/20, two (2) vehicle collision at the intersection of Goffle Road and Lake Avenue in Midland Park were transported by ambulances to The Valley Hospital with non life threatening crash related injuries. Midland Park Police, Midland Park Fire Department, Midland Park EMS, Wyckoff Police, Wyckoff EMS, and Ridgewood Police units responded to the incident. A flatbed tow truck removed both wrecks from the scene. A railroad crossing signal belonging to the New York Susquehanna & Western Railway was obliterated in the crash.

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Reader says , ” its not grandstanding ,it’s dirty politics “

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I wouldn’t put anything past the politicians. This is not about grandstanding douche bags, this is about dirty politics I don’t give two shits what that paper says. If Valley Hospital decide to sell that property they can and no one can stop them up selling that land that they own all you people that’s stupid. Yes they are plans for the next few years is to run that has a few different medical items that’s in that article. Don’t tell me 10 years down the road if they decide to sell that land to a developer hello wake up stupid.

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Reader calls ,”Valley Affordable Housing Scare ,Grandstanding”


“Valley is not going to build affordable housing there. That “plan” is only if they decide not to have medical facilities there. The article in the paper indicated they are never going to build housing. So all this worrying is for nothing. And all of Councilman Douchebag’s grandstanding is just that – grandstanding.”

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17 North Crash Results in Non Life Threatening Injuries

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Ramsey NJ, Six (6) victims of a Monday morning, 12/17, crash on Route 17 northbound near Spring Avenue in Ramsey were transported to area hospitals by ambulances. Ramsey Police, Ramsey Rescue, and Ramsey EMS responded to the incident along with mutual aid ambulances from Upper Saddle River and The Valley Health System. Two (2) wrecked vehicles were removed from the scene by flatbed tow trucks. One (1) travel lane of Route 17 northbound and the exit ramp to Spring Street from Route 17 northbound were closed while emergency crews worked. All injuries were reported to have been non life threatening in nature.

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Reader says, “leaving was the Right Thing to Do “

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I agree with the last comment. We also left several years ago, forced out by a job loss and increase in taxes. Lived through the Valley Expansion debacle and glad it was defeated. With all this development and that travesty of the parking garage Ridgewood will become another Montclair. It was hard to leave but with all that has happened in the past few years since our departure, I’m certain it was the right thing to do. And yes, that Town Garage has been an eyesore and issue of controversy for years. Make the speculators who bought it pay for clean up. It is not the responsibility of the tax payers but sadly it will probably end up as such