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Emily Kim Is Academy of the Holy Angels’ Governor’s School in the Sciences Nominee

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Englewood Cliffs NJ,  Emily Kim, an aspiring pediatric surgeon from Englewood Cliffs, is the Academy of the Holy Angels’ nominee for the Governor’s School of New Jersey Program in the Sciences. Kim is now preparing her formal application to the selection panel at Drew University. Selections will be announced in April.

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Surrealist Finishes First in Congressional Art Awards & American Art Awards

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Demarest NJ,  Surrealist Gian Lee of Englewood Cliffs is building an impressive collection of awards for her art, including first place accolades in both the American Art Awards and the Congressional Art Awards in District 9.

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2020 Year-end Letter from the Ridgewood blog

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Ridgewood NJ, while 2020 was a very difficult year the Ridgewood blog had a record year in revenues and in readership. 

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“TNT GANG” CHARGED IN BERGEN STREET ROBBERY SPREE

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of JABRI L. MOORE (DOB: 11/22/1998; single; unemployed) of 375 Gorge Road, Cliffside Park, NJ, JAMARIS GRAY (DOB: 04/09/1999; single; unemployed) of 38 Macon Street, Brooklyn, NY, JAYLEN NICHOLS (DOB: 03/16/2000; single; unemployed) of 880 Colgate Avenue, Bronx, NY, and a 17 year-old juvenile of Douglasville, Georgia on charges resulting from a series of robberies in September 2018. The arrests are the result of an eleven-month investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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Christie Vetoes “Airbnb” Tax Bill

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Ridgewood NJ, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation on Friday that would have imposed taxes on the state’s burgeoning “home-sharing” industry.

The bill was an effort to target and regulate an industry dominated by San Francisco-based Airbnb, even as some municipalities in the state move toward banning the practice within their borders.

According to committee testimony Airbnb had 260,000 rentals in New Jersey last year alone and some municipalities such as Jersey City and Newark already have reached agreements with Airbnb to collect 6 percent fees. Other towns primarily those in Atlantic and Cape May counties, and near the New Jersey Meadowlands are permitted to charge additional taxes and fees.

Currently about 17 towns In New Jersey, mostly in Northern New Jersey closer to New York City, have chosen to bar such rentals, including Palisades Park, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Lyndhurt and Glen Rock.

Not surprisingly the bill two major proponents are the New Jersey Hotel and Lodging Association and the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association.