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Construction Equipment Blocks 3 Prime Parking Spaces Near Downtown Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, construction equipment blocked 3 on-street, 2-hour limit parking spaces one block from downtown Ridgewood on Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday of this week. The location is in front of 174 Union Street.

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Getting the Village of Ridgewood Ready for the 4th of July Festivities!

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s Shade Tree Commission and volunteer crews cleaned up and mulched the tree wells in the Central Business District this morning, getting the Village ready for the 4th of July parade!

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Village of Ridgewood Project Pride May 19th

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood is looking for volunteers and you’re invited to help plant the flower pots in the central business district on Sunday, May 19th at 7:45 am.

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Ridgewood Gets Ready for the Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year )

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood gets ready for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year ) . Once again, Village of Ridgewood Councilmember Lorraine Reynolds and her crew of volunteers were out early readying the planters in the Central Business District for holiday decorating by Tony Damiano and his crew.

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Ridgewood Councilwomen Lorraine Reynolds Leads Volunteers in Fall Planting in the Central Business District

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Ridgewood Nj, it finally feels like fall Councilwomen Lorraine Reynolds and her volunteers were out early planting Fall flowers around Ridgewood’s Central Business district .

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Volunteers Work to Get the “Kissing Balls” Ready for the Christmas Holiday Season in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, volunteers from across our community, including some Ridgewood High School students, who helped prepare the kissing balls for display downtown this holiday season.

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Friday East Ridgewood Avenue will be closed between Maple Ave and Prospect Street for the Car Show

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Ridgewood NJ, the Annual Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Car Show will be taking place tomorrow (Friday September 8th) between 4PM and 9PM in our Central Business District. East Ridgewood Avenue will be closed between Maple Ave and Prospect Street. Expect heavy traffic in the immediate area. Plan an alternate route to avoid delays.

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Grand Opening of the Pedestrian Plaza in Ridgewood’s Central Business District – June 3, 2023

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Ridgewood NJ, love it or hate it the Central Business District Pedestrian Plaza is back and will be held every Saturday and Sunday, from June 3rd through October 9th.  All of the streets from Walnut Street to Broad Street, along East Ridgewood Avenue, including the side streets of Oak Street, Chestnut Street, and Prospect Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic.

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Ridgewood’s Project Pride Planting Day – May 21, 2023 – 7:45 am

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Ridgewood NJ, Project Pride Planting Day – May 21, 2023 – 7:45 am. – Come to volunteer and assist the Project Pride Committee by planting flowers in the planters in the Central Business District. This is a 2 – 3 hour commitment. You will be able to enjoy what you have planted all summer! Please email Councilmember Lorraine Reynolds at lreynolds@ridgewoodnj.net to sign up or if you have any questions.

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The Hudson Street Parking Garage in Ridgewood Loses $750,000 a year

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Ridgewood NJ, at 6pm every Friday or Saturday night you can find parking anywhere in the Ridgewood CBD. There’s no shortage. There never was. The never-full garage loses at least $750,000 a year according to the village CFO.

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“A bad situation” – Ridgewood Village Council agrees upon a 4.33% tax hike – Pet projects move forward

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Ridgewood NJ, not a bit of good news came out of Wednesday’s Village Council Budget Meeting, the last of several public meetings during which Council members discussed components of the proposed 2023 municipal budget.

Highlights of Wednesday’s distressing discussion:

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Franklin Avenue and North Walnut Street Crash in Ridgewood Sends Driver to Valley Hospital

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Ridgewood NJ,. the adult driver of an older model Toyota Highlander was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital following a two (2) vehicle, Tuesday evening, 03/14, collision at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and North Walnut Street, Ridgewood. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Ridgewood firefighters attended to a crash related fluid spill and disconnected the batteries of both damaged SUVs. Ridgewood PD investigated the crash and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel attended to the victim.

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Time to Farm Out Many Village of Ridgewood Services to the County

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Ridgewood NJ, many of the major proponents of the parking deck in the central business district are starting to have second thoughts. Realizing that taking a sizable debt load for a depreciating structure that requires systemic subsidy was not a smart idea.  A little late to do anything about the structure, like turf fields in flood zones and the Village Hall wreck-on-vacation another thing resident taxpayers will be stuck with forever .

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Squirrels question whether new trash can style has been chosen in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Squirrels residing within the confines of Ridgewood’s Central Business District are patiently waiting to learn if Councilwoman Siobhan Winograd’s detailed analysis of trash cans has identified a make and model suitable their habitation. Does anyone know if the Councilwoman and/or members of the Village’s Sanitation Division have settled on a manufacturer and style yet?

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Delivery Trucks Continue to Create Traffic and Pedestrian Hazards in the Central Business District in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, delivery trucks continue to create traffic and pedestrian safety issues for the central business district in Ridgewood.

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