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Will you pay more to travel to parts of Manhattan?

Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi , “Under this absolutely inane proposal it would cost a resident of Northern New Jersey $26 in tolls just to drive into midtown Manhattan and return home. When will these politicians understand that we are being taxed out of the region?”

Will you pay more to travel to parts of Manhattan?

Joseph Spector, Albany […]

By |August 15th, 2017|commuters|1 Comment

Ridgewood Fire Department Responds to Village Street Sweeper Fluid Spill

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 15,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, A major leak of hydraulic fluid from a Village of Ridgewood street sweeper required the services of Ridgewood Fire department personnel on Monday morning, 08/14. The leak occurred on the street adjacent to 210 Greenway Road, Ridgewood. FD personnel from Engine Company […]

By |August 15th, 2017|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

To Save Money On Health Costs, Try Putting Away Your Insurance Card

Jeanne Pinder ,  CONTRIBUTOR

Psst: You might pay less for health care if you put away your insurance card.

Like most of us, you probably think your insurance policy gives you access to better prices. But that’s not always true.

How do you find out? It takes a little bit of work. But when you’re done, you’ll know […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Obamacare, Obmacare|0 Comments

The 5 sneakiest new scams to watch out for right now in 2017

Christy Rakoczy, Mic

Aug. 4, 2017, 9:52 PM

Maybe you’re booking your awesome Labor Day vacation. Or you finally got a reply to an email you’ve been waiting for, with package tracking information for a gadget you ordered online. You’re cool to send payment to your Airbnb host, or to follow the link in the “shipping info” […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

Rat-borne disease now killing dogs in New Jersey

file photo by William Thomas

PARAMUS, N.J. — Health officials in New Jersey are warning pet owners about a deadly disease that is passed through rats.

Veterinarians in the state say they have seen a rise in the number of dogs who have contracted leptospirosis this year. The disease — known in some parts of the world […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Reader says the Feds want to get in the pot business for tax reasons

The Empty Suit (BOOKER)must have spent too much time in the “Choom Wagon”. To have the Feds get in the pot business for tax reasons as the country further stupifys itself is insane. The latest buzz is about an opioid crisis and the government wants to sue the drug manufacturers. If they could collect taxes […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

An Open Letter to the Ridgewood Planning Board

An Open Letter to the Planning Board with cc to the Village Council and others:

Dear Mr. Joel, Planning Board Members, and Planning Board Professional Staff:

First let me state that I am not an attorney, let alone one with expertise in municipal law. And so, the views and opinions I express in this email are those […]

By |August 14th, 2017|village of ridgewood|14 Comments

Attorney General Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Urge Seniors to Beware of Phone Fraud Schemes

file photo by Boyd Loving

August 14,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs are urging seniors to avoid becoming the victims of phone fraud schemes and are providing a number of educational tools to help with the effort.

The Division offers brochures online to help consumers […]

By |August 14th, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Reader says too late for New Jersey to make business-friendly changes

Even if one were to wave a magic wand and make these business-friendly changes, it’s way too late. NJ is operating in a state of virtual bankruptcy and servicing its debt is beyond anything changes like these could address. The world is changing, and location is no longer an issue. Businesses can be anywhere now […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

25 NJ Transit workers who made more than $75K in overtime last year

By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NJ Transit has quite a few rank-and-file employees who earned more than $75,000 each in overtime in 2016. In some cases, they take home a bigger paycheck than their boss.

One police sergeant took home a total of $229.575, more than NJ Transit’s police chief, who earned $162,273 […]

By |August 14th, 2017|commuters|3 Comments