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Nothing to See Here: New Mesh Banner Obfuscates RHS Stadium Field Flood Damage

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Ridgewood NJ, the expression “nothing to see here” is often used informally to dismiss or downplay a situation, particularly when someone wants to divert attention away from something perceived as unimportant, trivial, or embarrassing. It is a way of indicating that there is no need to pay attention to what is happening or to investigate further because there is nothing of significance or interest.

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Ridgewood Superintendent Coffees Transformed into A Wealth of School District Information

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday, officials from the village school district announced that they are actively seeking “alternative playing spaces” for their athletes. This move comes as the district grapples with an uncertain timeline for flood repairs required at the RHS stadium and Stevens Field.

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Village of Ridgewood to Formally Ask United States Army Corps. of Engineers for Assistance with Flood Mitigation

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Village Manager Keith Kazmark  , this week, the Village of Ridgewood made a formal request to the United States Army Corps. of Engineers seeking their assistance and intervention with regard to flooding along the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and the Saddle River. Kazmark says ,In the next few weeks, the Village will be asking residents who are impacted by flooding to submit photos of past damage as part of our data collection process.

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Village of Ridgewood Clears Fallen Trees from Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and Saddle River

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Ridgewood NJ, according to  Village Manager Keith Kazmark ,despite frigid temperatures our Parks Division began the process of removing down trees from Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and Saddle River yesterday.

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Severely Damaged RHS Turf Fields Heading for Additional Flooding this Week

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Ridgewood NJ, on Monday night Ridgewood Board of Education meeting , the Board admitted that the fields may be heading for additional flooding this week. The turf field is severely damaged.  We are considering all options, working with the Village of Ridgewood, US Army Corps. of Engineers, the NJ DEP and Rep. Gottheimer’s office.

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Village of Ridgewood Flooding a Little Background

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Ridgewood NJ,the Village is abuzz with lots of talk about flooding , so how did it get so bad?  Lets leave the Village Hall “wreck-ovation” for another day.  Here is the short version, in 2009 residents voted for a $48 million dollar Referendum to Turf Ridgewood High School Stadium Field .

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Ridgewood Mayor and Council Unaware That Schedler Neighborhood Floods

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Mayor Vagianos, and Council majority, claim Schedler Property  is a perfect location for a field because there is no flooding. So why does this Village of Ridgewood notice state (once again) that the Schedler neighborhood floods?

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The National Weather Service Has Issued a Flood Watch For Sunday Afternoon to Monday Afternoon

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issues a FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

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With Heavy Rain Coming this Weekend Ridgewood OEM Coordinator says ,”Please be aware and be safe!”

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood OEM Coordinator ‍Jeremy P. Kleiman says Please be aware and be safe!

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Saturday October 7th : FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Bergen County. The FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING . Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

Portions of southern Connecticut, including the following areas, Northern Fairfield and Southern Fairfield. Portions of northeast New Jersey, including the following areas, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic and Western Union. Portions of southeast New York, including the following areas, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens and Southern Westchester.

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Debris Build Up in the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook May be Contributing to Flooding at Ridgewood High School

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood resident Boyd Loving caught some pics of blockage in Ho-Ho-Kus Brook near Spring Avenue that may be contributing to flooding at Ridgewood High School.  Before we blame every thing on “Climate Change”, in New Jersey, the responsibility of cleaning debris from clogged waterways can vary depending on the location and type of waterway. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, “the property owner of the land under the river or stream is responsible for debris removal after a storm event.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Crossings : Major Impact on Maple Avenue Corridor

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the developer has a project for an apartment complex with 67 units, mainly 1-2 bedroom and a few 3 bedroom units and also129 parking spaces and some retail space. This will be built in the lot behind Red Cedar, from Grandma’s Attic to Barnett Place and 1st street where the footprint is around 1.5 acres. This is a very high density development for a small village like Ho-Ho-Kus . The plan was changed after the developer got all the variances and final approval from NJ DEP due to the proximity to Ho-Ho-Kus Brook.

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Flash Flood Watch : Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH , FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON… The Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven and Southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic and Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester and Southwest Suffolk.

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Feds to Investigate Safety of Crumb Rubber Turf Fields

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The Ridgewood Board of Education is proposing more artificial turf for Stevens  Field,a district owned field,  despite mounting evidence that it  presents significant  health and safety concerns for those using the fields and to the environment. A recent article in the NJEA Review Magazine ,” Use it? Ban it? quotes  the following statements from Dr. Philip Landrigan, a  Public Health and Pediatrics Professor at Mount Sinai :“ The companies that are marketing the fields don’t talk about the heat hazards, they don’t talk about the chemical hazards,  they don’t talk about the costs that are going to be associated with dismantling the fields when they reach the end of their natural life span, when they must be treated as hazardous waste ….. a better solution is to build fields that are properly drained and are planted with tough species of grass that do not require pesticides.”

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