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Reader Worries Ridgewood’s AAA Credit Rating Could be At Risk

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Based on previous building projects managed by the Village ($500K Golden commodes anyone? ) this garage project will be delayed repeatedly, suffer numerous expensive “change orders”, and likely cost $20+ million all in by the time its ready (40% of annual municipal budget).It will never pay for itself, guaranteed. Right as interest rates spike and the Village’s S&P AAA rating on our municipal debt is downgraded. Can you say large municipal debt and interest expense increases?

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Parent claims kids can and do surf porn using Ridgewood school issued Chrome Books during classes

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Ridgewood NJ, In case you missed it, the parent of a 9-year old addressed BOE members during the public comment portion of Monday evening’s meeting and revealed that her son and one of his classmates were, and still are, able to surf porn and other “age inappropriate” videos using their school issued Chrome Books, via the school’s WiFi network, and during school hours.

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Reader says , “We have reached the pinacle of decades of mismanagement regime after regime”

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We have reached the pinacle of decades of mismanagement regime after regime.
Look behind the curtain..developers and other political
hacks have been driving the bus as far as Misprioritization
of the common Taxpapers needs vs the money people who see ridgewood as the new Englewood or Montclair with fields of condos and associated costs related to any fantasy transit village conversion, so that the realtors and developers can pick the towns assets clean down to the bone .Leaving the massive debt servicing to the home owner families with mortgages and kids in local Schools for years ahead
Realtors love the churn..developers love the chaos ..
Parking debt public obligation will be unsustainable ..but by then the developers will have sold to the REITS and moved on with
our futures in their greedy pockets ..Interest rate and taxation rising rates add more fuel to the fire ..ps pave cottage place parking lot…have you no shame VC .?

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IMPORTANT VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD LEAF COLLECTION UPDATE

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Ridgewood NJ, from the Village of Ridgewood ,Important Leaf Collection Update 11.20.18

IMPORTANT LEAF COLLECTION UPDATE

Due to recent weather events the LEAF PLACEMENT DATES for the following areas will be adjusted in order to give ample opportunity for leaf clean up.
Area D Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Nov. 13 – Nov. 25 (second pick-up)
Area A Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Nov. 23 – December 2 (third pick-up)
Area C Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Nov. 29 – December 9 (third pick-up)

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Helicopter Touches Down at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood !

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Ridgewood NJ, on Sunday 11/18/2018: Ridgewood Fire fighter “B” Shift assisting with a Helicopter Landing at Benjamin Franklin Middle School along with Ridgewood Police and Ridgewood Emergency Services. It was a demonstration for Ridgewood Teens in Emergency Services student volunteers.

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Ridgewood “Occupy Wall Street” Bomb Doctor awaiting new jury verdict

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Ridgewood NJ, Dr. Roberto Rivera has remained imprisoned since Ridgewood Police and FBI agents raided his Ridgewood apartment in November 2012 which he had lived in since 2011. During the raid they uncovered mass amounts of bomb making ingredients  including nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide, glycerin, sulfuric acid, calcium hypochlorite and potassium perchlorate.

According to the then Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli , Ridgewood police first showed up at the home around 6:15 p.m. after getting a report of potential hazardous and explosive materials there.Dr. Roberto Rivera, 60 at the time ,who according to reports was active in the Occupy Wall Street movement and a far left wing radical , was arrested following the raid .

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Mayor Contradicks Ridgewood News ,”Parking Rate Hike” Story

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood ran a story titled “Ridgewood Council considers parking rate hikes to finance garage, as plans get a face-lift” , in the article the News claimed that , ” As plans for the Hudson Street parking garage received a face-lift, the village is considering additional parking rate increases in the downtown to finance its construction and operation ”

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Reader says , ” People keep voting with the idea of compassion but the ‘idea’ of compassion doesn’t rest in the minds and hearts of those who will take advantage of the good hard working American citizens”

People keep voting with the idea of compassion but the ‘idea’ of compassion doesn’t rest in the minds and hearts of those who will take advantage of the good hard working American citizens. They won’t wise up and their children and grandchildren will suffer for it….we are not on a good path when we allow anyone who wants to be here to be here just because they are more disadvantaged or have a sad story. Many American citizens have a sad story and we should be making sure they are taken care of first and foremost and those who enter legally are welcome. If we didn’t give unearned benefits to those who just touched our border illegally five minutes ago, we could take care of our poor, disabled, elderly and veterans. What a concept?

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Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus Seeks New Singing Members

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Ridgewood NJ, Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus, New Jersey’s pre-eminent men’s chorus, welcomes all men who love to sing, to join us. Men of all voice types
(tenor, baritone or bass) are invited to join us at our Wednesday weekly rehearsals starting September 5, 2018.

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