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Glen Rock Police: SCHOOL IS OPEN – DRIVE CAREFULLY!

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Glen Rock NJ, the Glen Rock Police Department would like to remind everyone that tomorrow Thursday, September 7 is our 1st day of school. Please be alert for pedestrians and school traffic.  Expect delays, leave home early and consider alternate routes if you don’t need to drive near a school.

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Back to School Drive Carefully

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Manager Keith Kazmark spent the morning with Ridgewood Police Chief Lyons visiting each of the Village schools on their first day back. The Ridgewood Police Department, crossing guards and the school staff created a safe and easy arrival for  families and children.

it’s important to be extra cautious when driving, especially during school hours when students are heading to and from school. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

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New Jersey’s New Safe Passing Law: Give 4 feet when Passing People Walking or Biking

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Upper Saddle River  NJ, New Jersey’s new Safe Passing Law went into effect on March 1st, 2022. With one of the strongest and most comprehensive safe passing laws in the county, New Jersey can now better protect vulnerable road users. The new law aims to prevent the near misses, injuries, and deaths that often occur on our streets.

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Academy of the Holy Angels Summer Experience: Five Days That Make a Difference

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Demarest NJ, in just five days, local girls learned to decipher messages in binary code, test engineering design principles, use color theory, discover elements of ancient myths, identify the attributes of successful leaders, and make new friends.

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Westwood Regional School District Rejects Attempts by the State of New Jersey to “co-parent”

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Westwood NJ, the Westwood Regional School District has introduced a parental rights policy to keep parents informed of matters related to their children.

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Vandalism Reported At Orchard and Willard Schools in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, at Monday nights Ridgewood Board of Education meeting the Ridgewood Board of Education conducted an overview of vandalism occuring by trespassers at two of our schools, Orchard and Willard, this summer was reviewed. A child has been injured after falling on broken glass with the most recent incident.

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The U.S. News Best High Schools Ranks Ridgewood High School 35th Best in New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

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NJ State Senator Calls for the Ouster of Rutgers Administrators

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Trenton NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon called the administration at Rutgers an embarrassment and said that the University’s President and leadership cabinet should resign after doubling down on their COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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Ridgewood Superintendent Coffee Zoom Meeting 7PM

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Ridgewood NJ, zoom coffee with Mark Schwarz Superintendent of Ridgewood  Schools  . The next Superintendent Coffees are: August 24, 2023 at 7:00pm and September 11, 2023 at 7:00pm

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Webinar ID: 898 4327 9605

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Back to School: Government Has No Authority to Override Parental Rights

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Manalapan NJ, in response to the recent ruling issued against three Monmouth County school districts, Senator Robert Singer said that the decision to grant the injunction was wrong and that the government’s duty to keep the public safe and enforce laws does not trump basic parental rights.

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Literary Legends: Poll of New Jerseyans Reveals Joyce Kilmer as the State of New Jersey’s Favorite Author Of All Time

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Mahwah NJ, Harper Lee, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway… These iconic names are among the luminaries hailing from the United States. However, more locally, each state has produced their own homegrown authors who have left an indelible mark on literature with their diverse and significant contributions. A survey* of 3,000 respondents by StoicQuotes.com shed light on each state’s most cherished authors, revealing some intriguing outcomes.

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Ridgewood Ladies Flag Football Receives Championship Rings at Metlife Stadium!

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood ladies flag football finished the season 11-0.  The program is now 20-1 all-time in two years of existence.

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A Trio of Top Three Finishes for Ridgewood Crew at International Competition

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Crew saw five of its 14 sculling boats make the finals and three boats finish in the top three at the 139th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta at St. Catharines, Ontario from August 6 – 13. The Henley, held annually in Martindale Pond next to Lake Ontario, is one of the most prestigious crew events in the world and, this year, featured nearly 2,000 entries from 120 clubs across seven countries and four continents.

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NJ Transit Offering Student Discount for Back to School

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Ridgewood NJ, Students heading back to class this fall semester on NJ TRANSIT’s bus, rail, or light rail systems can enjoy as much as a 60-percent saving on fares with the continuation of the popular Student Pass discount program.

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NJ State Senator Calls Rutgers Ongoing COVID Vaccine Mandate ‘Ludicrous’

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New Brunswick NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon sharply criticized Rutgers ongoing COVID vaccine mandate as being out of step with science and logic following news that Rutgers University is continuing to require students to provide proof of immunization from COVID-19 or face possible dis-enrollment from the school.

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