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Bear Sightings in Park Ridge

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Park Ridge NJ, the Park Ridge Police Department received third party reports of a black bear in the area of the West side of town. Please be alert and DO NOT attempt to go near wild animals. Please stay alert and use caution.

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Lawrence “Larry” Goodman has been missing from Park Ridge Since 1979

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Park Ridge NJ, Since January 19, 1979, Lawrence “Larry” Goodman has been missing from Park Ridge, New Jersey, just a day after his 16th birthday. A missing poster suggests that Larry informed his family of his intention to travel to Miami, Florida, for the Super Bowl on January 21. Dateline interviewed Larry’s brother, James “Jim” Goodman, who mentioned that there were speculations about Larry attending the Super Bowl, but this was never confirmed. Larry, described as a bit of a loner in his youth, had a history of disappearing, but he was gradually emerging from his shell before his disappearance. After returning home just before his birthday, it was revealed that Larry had spent a three-week period in Pittsburgh, becoming a fan of the Steelers. Despite extensive searches and media coverage when he first went missing, there was a lack of attention when he vanished for the second time. Larry’s brother, Jim, continues to advocate for answers and wrote a fictional book in 2016 about Larry’s disappearance. Jim hopes for closure, emphasizing the need for any evidence or remains to shed light on Larry’s fate. Larry would be 60 years old today, and anyone with information is urged to contact the New Jersey State Police Department Missing Persons Unit or the Park Ridge Police Department at (201) 391-5400.

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Park Ridge and Upper Saddle River Father and Son Indicted in Alleged ‘Fix-and-Flip’ Investment Scam Involving Shore Properties, Defrauding Investors and Lenders

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Park Ridge NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced today that a state grand jury indicted a father and son from Bergen County for allegedly defrauding investors and mortgage lenders of more than $2.5 million through an investment scam involving Jersey Shore real estate.

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Revitalizing Bergen County’s Historical Sites: the Wortendyke Barn in Park Ridge

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Park Ridge NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco joined Commissioner Vice Chairwoman Ortiz, Commissioner Amoroso, Park Ridge Boro Mayor Keith Misciagna, and other Bergen County Parks officials for a ribbon cutting of the newly renovated, historically accurate roof at the Wortendyke Barn!

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Just Days After We Reported An Uncontested Seat for Park Ridge Board of Education , We have a Challenger

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Park Ridge NJ, following news reports of an unopposed candidacy for Park Ridge Board of Education, long-time Park Ridge resident and educator, Lori Fredrics announces her write-in campaign for Park Ridge Board of Education for this November’s election cycle.

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Meet New Jersey’s Youngest Elected official, Robert Fisher Park Ridge Board of Education

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Park Ridge NJ, with the ink barely dry on his high school diploma, a political activist from Bergen County will serve on the board that governs the school district he just graduated from. Robert Fisher, an 18-year-old trailblazer, has gained notoriety in Bergen County as the former Field Director for Senator Holly Schepisi (R-River Vale) and the youngest member of the Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO)’s policy committee. He is one of three candidates running for the three seats of the Park Ridge Board of Education this fall and will succeed retiring members Deborah Clare and Lauren Sum. He is unopposed for the office, along with incumbent Natalie Agoos and newcomer Rachelle Browne. Fisher says he is eager to serve on the board but wants to make systemic changes to a school district he believes is failing students.

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New Pickleball Court Open at Wood Dale County Park in Woodcliff Lake

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Woodcliff Lake NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco welcomed the new pickleball courts at Wood Dale County Park in Woodcliff lake saying, “I had a great time today at Wood Dale County Park as we cut the ribbon on the newly renovated sports courts, which includes 2 brand-new pickleball courts! We are incredibly excited to announce the opening of these courts and are happy to provide diverse recreational opportunities for our community. Make sure you stop by!”

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Park Ridge to Congratulates 5 Eagle Scouts

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Park Ridge NJ, taking some time out of a busy campaign schedule with Assemblyman Robert Auth at the Elks Lodge in Park Ridge to congratulate these fine young men for a great accomplishment. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement in the Scouts BSA program. We should all aspire to soar with the eagles!

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Park Ridge Police Officers Rescue Fawn from Storm Drain

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Park Ridge NJ, every day, Park Ridge Police Officers put on many different hats during their daily duties. Today was no different when we received a call of a week old fawn that was stuck in a storm drain. With the mother doe near by waiting in angst, Officer Giacchi was able to remove the baby fawn from the storm drain. This is just one example of how many different roles our officers take on during their daily patrol functions.

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Live Like a President, the Former Home of Richard M Nixon on Sale for $1.2 Million in Park Ridge

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Park Ridge NJ, if you’ve ever wanted to live like a president, now is your chance! Welcome to Bears Nest at one of the most private end unit, the former home of the US 37th President, Richard M Nixon. Bright entry foyer, wood floors, elevator throughout all four level, front to back fireplace dividing the classic dining room and the 2 story family room. Second floor master suite offers an elegant sitting area with fireplace, 2 custom closet and a marble bathroom. The magnificent 3rd floor built-in library truly one of a kind equipped with wet bar, powder room. Finished lower lever has a sauna, gym and an ensuite bedroom. This unit has it all! Amazing view, spacious deck, play area, large driveway.

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Four firefighters Injured in Massive Park Ridge Home Fire

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Ridgewood NJ, on November 9, 2022, at 2:55 p.m., the Park Ridge Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire on Henry Avenue. Within moments the Park Police Department arrived on the scene and confirmed a fire at the residence. The Park Ridge Ridge Fire Department Engine 2 arrived on the scene and stretched a hose line to extinguish the fire.

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The James in Park Ridge: Get Your “Fair Share” Rentals for $2500-$4230

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Park Ridge NJ, the James in Park Ridge. Located at 87 Madison Avenue, apartments were designed to meet the Borough’s “fair share” of the growing need for affordable housing in New Jersey. This development offers 24 affordable one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments. These apartments are available to qualified applicants whose combined household income meets the criteria for affordable housing.

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Park Ridge Police Thanked After School “Lockdown” Alert

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Park Ridge NJ, on Thursday February 3rd, Park Ridge Police Department was dispatched to Our Lady of Mercy Academy for an activated “Lockdown” alert. Upon arrival, officers were advised that they were not conducting a drill and not sure of why it went off. Our officers conducted a preliminary sweep, while awaiting the arrival of outside resources. After a little over an hour and a half, officers were able to clear the entire school while keeping the children’s safety and security our #1 priority. The children and staff of Our Lady of Mercy Academy did a fantastic job that day as well as our assisting officers.

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Ex-Starbucks Park Ridge Manager says she was fired after Barista Spit in Cop’s Drink, Whistleblower lawsuit says

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Park Ridge NJ, a former manager for Starbucks says she was fired from her job at the store in Park Ridge after a barista she supervised was arrested for allegedly spitting in a police officer’s drink and her bosses blamed her for mishandling the incident.

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