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High Winds and Stormy Conditions Takes Down Several Trees in the Village of Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, high winds took down several large trees and power lines in the Village of Ridgewood . A tree was downed  at Belmont and Hamilton .

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Flood Watch For Bergen County Starting Saturday Morning

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Ridgewood NJ, here we go again, flood watch is now in effect from Saturday morning through late Saturday night for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including Bergen , Passaic and Hudson  counties. Excessive rainfall may lead to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and low-lying areas, especially in poor drainage and urban regions.

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Village of Ridgewood Sets Up Next Appointment with the United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Ridgewood NJ,accord to the Village of Ridgewood Manager Keith Kazmark , the Village received a letter from Colonel Alexander L. Young, Commander of the New York District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers acknowledging the Village’s request for assistance and laying out multiple program options for us to pursue. We are tentatively set to meet internally with the USACE next week to discuss the path forward and next steps with regard to residential flooding and the impact on Village/BOE infrastructure. Progress.

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Ridgewood Athletic Fields Under Water

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Ridgewood NJ, once again rain brings flooding to Village of Ridgewood athletic fields . According to resident Boyd  Loving RHS Stadium Field, Stevens Field, and Brookside Field all began flooding shortly before 10 PM on Saturday, 03/09. Flood waters began subsiding shortly after 12 midnight. These photos were taken at the RHS Stadium Field.

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North Jersey Lawmakers Propose Funding to Address Peckman River flooding

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Totawa NJ , Senator Kristin Corrado, and Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Al Barlas introduced legislation Tuesday to fund projects that will prevent future devastating floods along the Peckman River.

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Deadline Nearing on Village of Ridgewood Flood Event Survey and Photo Submission

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Ridgewood NJ, has your home been impacted by a flood event? The Village of Ridgewood has launched an online portal for residents to submit details and photos of flood events.

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Ridgewood School District Searches for Solutions to Field Flooding Problem

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Ridgewood NJ, spring sports season is eagerly anticipated by students in the Ridgewood School District, but currently, athletes find themselves without fields to play on due to repeated damage caused by flooding.

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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 Launches Portal to Detail Resident Flood Events

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood has launched an online portal for residents to submit details and photos of prior flood events that have impacted their homes. The data collected will be compiled for Village use and may be shared with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and FEMA. Our purpose is to create a historical database of residential flooding in Ridgewood to help create a long-term flood mitigation plan and assist our first responders and engineering staff.

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Trenton Continues to Push a Massive Over-development Scheme Under the Guise of . “Affordable Housing”

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Trenton NJ, A proposed “Affordable Housing” law aims to establish the required amount of affordable housing for towns to protect against developers bypassing municipal approval processes. The law suggests using a formula outlined in a 2018 court opinion by Judge Mary Jacobson, which initially applied to Princeton and West Windsor. The Department of Community Affairs would calculate the town’s affordable housing number by Dec. 1, 2024, or seven months within the bill’s effective date, avoiding the need for three regional court-appointed special masters, as proposed in the previous session’s draft.

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Spotlight on First Responders: Hackensack Fire Department Rescues Family in Submerged Vehicle

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Hackensack N. J. on January 13th at 1:08 PM Saturday, firefighters of Engine 1 and Special Ops 3 from the Hackensack Fire Department responded to the intersection of South River and Kansas Street where a vehicle was found submerged in water with occupants trapped inside.

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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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Village Manager Says Flooding Problem is Bigger than Village of Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Manager Keith Kazmark said in Wednesday nights council meeting , “Our community experienced significant flooding this week for the for the third time in just over a three-month period. The Village has prioritized these concerns and has engaged the US Army Corps. of Engineers and the NJ DEP as we seek Federal and State support for flood mitigation. We must protect residential properties and both Village and Board of Education assets. I addressed this topic at the Village Council meeting last night.”

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