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Reader Takes a Long term View of Ridgewood Schools

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“If you are a newish resident (anytime in the last 20 years) you would probably only notice a small decline in comparison with the forward motion of schools who used to be behind us and are now in front–often by many points. If you’ve lived here longer you will have noticed a fairly large increase of staff in the education supervisors. A department that either did not exist or only had at most one or two employees now has increased to an assistant to every assistant who works for a supervisor.

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Ridgewood Police : National Take Back Day

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Ridgewood NJ, On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ridgewood Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Police Department at 131 North Maple Ave]. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Heavy Downpour Floods 17 North Near Parmaus Road Exit in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department personnel assisted Ridgewood Police on Saturday morning, 04/20, by clearing two (2) storm drains on Route 17 southbound near Paramus Road that had caused hazardous flooding on several lanes of the highway after a heavy morning downpour.

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Paramus Police Report a Missing Person

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Paramus NJ, the Paramus Police repot a missing person, possibly endangered: Kenneth Pinte, 20yo, male, 6’2”, 150 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, olive skin. Last seen on 4/18 wearing a white and red hoodie, black pants, black shoes, black backpack. Anyone with information should call the Paramus Police Department at 201-262-3400.

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Official Grand Opening of Ridgewood’s Newest Restaurant- Green Fusion April 23rd

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Ridgewood NJ, The newest Ridgewood Restaurant, Green Fusion will be doing their Official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on:
April 23, 2019 at 5:30pm
Green Fusion – Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant BYOB
22 Oak Street

Ribbon cutting at 5:30pm

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Somerset County Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for International Arms Trafficking

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Trenton NJ, A Somerset County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for illegally exporting from the United States a wide array of weapons, including assault rifles, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Pedro Vergara, 55, of Branchburg, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to an information charging him with one count of smuggling firearms from the United States. Judge Shipp imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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The Bergen County Mosquito Control Division Gears up for Mosquito Season

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Hackensack NJ, The Bergen County Mosquito Control Division, founded in 1914, has the goal of reducing the number of nuisance and disease-transmitting mosquitos within the county. The division employs numerous field-tested techniques in its efforts to control mosquito outbreaks and the insects’ impact on Bergen’s residents. All of this work is done with minimal impact on the environment. The program can be summarized as follows: 

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Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Easter in the Park

Easter in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Easter in Ridgewood 2019 event. Weather permitting. Saturday, April 20th 2019

You do not need to be a Ridgewood Resident to attend… no fees…

Events for the day:
8:00-10:00am – Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at The Office Tavern and Grill. Please call for reservations at (201)652-1070.
11:00-2:00pm – Easter Bunny arrives at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square- weather permitting. Families can take pictures with the Easter Bunny.
11:15am- Ben&Jerry’s is sponsoring their famous Easter Egg Hunt for 4-7 year old children.

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Guido Pete

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Ridgewod NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of PETER J. TUCHOL, JR. (DOB: 5/13/1990; single; and employed as a Ridgewood police officer) of 42 Zazzetti Street, Waldwick, New Jersey on the charges of Attempted Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, Luring, Attempted Sexual Assault, Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession Of A Prescription Legend Drug, and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

2012 was along time ago , and for 20 year old’s the “Jersey Shore” TV show was all the rage .

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Cuban Americans Can Now File Suit over Property Confiscated by the Cuban Regime

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NICOSIA CYPRUS , U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-.N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committeetook time out of his busy schedule to issue the following statement in reaction to an announcement by the Trump Administration that the United States will implement Title III of the LIBERTAD Act. In Section 302 of the law, Congress provided U.S. citizens with verified claims for confiscated properties by the Cuban regime with the ability to pursue litigation in U.S. courts against companies that are conducting business in, on or with these confiscated properties.

“By fully implementing Title III of the LIBERTAD Act, the United States is rightly providing U.S. citizens with the means to hold the Cuban regime accountable through the U.S. justice system.

“For decades, Cuba’s authoritarian government has profited extensively off of the private property that it stole from its citizens. It has utilized these stolen properties to conduct business with foreign investors, while Cuban and Cuban-American families have had no legal recourse against this theft. In turn, the Cuban regime has used these ill-gotten profits to entrench itself in power, oppress the Cuban people, and bankroll campaigns of anti-democratic intervention across the hemisphere.

“Given that Cuba’s recalcitrant regime has never responded to diplomatic outreach, it is necessary to increase pressure on its economic interests. Today, American citizens are finally being provided the long overdue authority to seek legal recourse and economic compensation against the trafficking and misuse of their properties.”