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Did Protesters Drive Away Shoppers and Dinners and Will they Return to Ridgewood

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  a reader asked , “Do you think that the Village had intelligence that there would be a protest like this and that’s why they cancelled the CBD restaurant mall  ?” It does appear to be the case and the Village can be commended for taking action to ensure the safety of residents ,businesses and protesters ,but it does raise some issues as to why the Central Business District continues to get the shaft from the Village. Will Ridgewood CBD continue its comeback attempt to once again be a viable post pandemic downtown  or will shoppers and dinners flee and not return do to protests and unrest ?

14 thoughts on “Did Protesters Drive Away Shoppers and Dinners and Will they Return to Ridgewood

  1. WOKE MEANS BROKE

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  2. I would seriously consider moving my business out , the Village does not care

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  3. Colleges are going test optional.

    This is all resume building. It will help them write an interesting college essay. They will all say that they were the organizer.

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  4. If mom and dad “Pay Reparations “ there will be no money for college

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  5. A bunch of Christians protesting an anti Christian group. If they want to help black lives out, go to Paterson and stop the daily shootings that take place. Stop all the gang violence that hurts many black families daily

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  6. Is all this protesting doing any good? I don’t think so all it’s doing is making the virus worst and people angry. Enough is enough!

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  7. Organized whining ( not winning )

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  8. Bring back the draft… and THAT means girls too….. equal rights means equal responsibility. A few weeks at Parris Island or Great Lakes , Lackland or Fort Jackson will straighten their woke asses right out!

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  9. Yes make these kids tuff.

  10. These local protests are a test to see how the police respond. They are checking out the area fornfurther plans. These local protests are inviting trouble into your town.

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  11. What a ridiculous self-loathing white girls.

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  12. Our Chief of Police had lost all my respect when she kneeled a couple of weeks ago. She gained some respect back with the arrest and showed a backbone. Good job Chief!

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  13. I never lived in this town but I know the town all to well my husband worked there we had our first date. Shop there memories an now will soon be a dump many towns around this town has become down To nice to live. These women go home an or go to work stop making trouble. Your all idiot

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  14. All this protesting etc is not doing any good at all. I am a senior citizen and seeing this all happen makes me very sad because I see minds being infiltrated with disbelief and critical thinking removed. Only recently when visiting I saw in the window of the Little Skye Children’s Boutique small shirts stating “Black Lives Matter.” How very sad. How does one explain to small children that only black lives matter. What happened to all lives matter. The beauty of small children is that they do not see the difference . They enjoy each other as children should. This should not be something that they need to process. As small children they need to know that there is no difference. The color of skin makes no difference. This is insulting. What has happened to trying to understand that we do not all have the same beliefs, the same color of skin, the same backgrounds, etc. But, we are all human beings. And, where are the parents that need to teach this.

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