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Black Bear Sighted in Twp. of Washington and Ridgewood on Monday

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Twp.  of Washington NJ, a black bear sighting was reported in the area of East Glen Avenue and Hampshire Road.  It should be noted that the bear was not observed by Officers at this time.  Please stay away and DO NOT for any reason engage with it. Contact the police department if it is acting aggressively towards any people or animals.

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Ridgewood Not Alone in its War on Pickleball

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog has chronicled Ridgewood’s War on Pickleball which seems to have cooled somewhat . Municipalities nationwide are grappling with the seemingly limitless demand for pickleball courts — and blowback from neighbors who complain the constant smack-smack-smack is VERY LOUD.

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Ridgewood Mayor Paul Vagianos does NOT “live across the street from a school”

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Ridgewood NJ, for the record, and despite a claim made in an E-Notice dated May 23, 2023, Ridgewood Mayor Paul Vagianos does NOT “live across the street from a school.”

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The Pickleball Craze is Sweeping the Country Along with the Need for New Facilities and Noise Complaints

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Ridgewood NJ, it seems Ridgewood is not the only town to have pickleball issues; mayors  across the country are trying to cope with the pickleball craze. Whether it’s debating court times, or dealing with noise complaints, as the sport’s popularity skyrockets demands for new Pickleball  facilities, and  dealing with paddle-toting attendees at council meetings have become the new norm.

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Can Pickleball Save Ridgewood?

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Ridgewood Nj, the  New Yorker ran a story asking ,”Can Pickleball Save America?” In the article author Sarah Larson called pickleball , “The sport, beloved for its democratic spirit, could unite the country—if it doesn’t divide itself first.”

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Watch Out Ridgewood Pickleball Is the Fastest-growing Sport in America

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Ridgewood NJ, according USA Pickleball is the National Governing Body for the sport of pickleball, with over 4.8 million participants nationwide, and a growth of 39.3% over the last two years, pickleball was officially announced as the fastest-growing sport in America for the second year in a row, according to The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) 2022 Sports, Fitness, and Leisure Activites Topline Participation Report that was just released.

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HOURS FOR GLEN SCHOOL PICKLEBALL COURTS REINSTATED

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Ridgewood NJ, with the installation of the additional set of acoustical absorbing panels complete, the old hours of play at the Glen Pickleball Courts have been reinstated – daily 8:00 am – dusk.

No word on “Nude Pickleball” yet from Ridgewood Division of Recreation .

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Is Nude Pickleball Coming to Ridgewood ?

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Ridgewood NJ, is nude pickleball coming to Ridgewood ? According to Pickler Pickleball, Nude pickleball is taking off (pun intended). Clothing-optional resorts across the country are advertising their pickleball facilities, holding pickleball tournaments, and putting in more pickleball courts to meet the demand. Learn more on the increased demand for nude pickleball.

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It’s On : Summer Pickleball Instruction Registration Opens June 20th

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Recreation Department is offering adult summer instruction for pickleball.

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Does it Only Take A Phone Call to Limit Field Use in Ridgewood ?

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Ridgewood NJ, at a recent fields committee meeting Keith Cook, RHS Athletic Director, said he has limited the hours at Glen School in response to neighbor’s complaints. As a Ridgewood Board of Education field it’s his call.

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Glen School Pickleball Court “sound proofing” will be an Exercise in Futility

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood NJ, the word is the new “sound proofing” for the Glen School pickleball courts will do nothing to stem the noise from those courts . At a cost of $24,000 the company could not guarantee the noise dampening effectiveness.

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Sorry Ridgewood , Pickleball is sweeping the nation

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood’s war on Pickleball has been well documented on this blog however the game of  Pickleball is sweeping the nation, and creating what many are calling a full-blown gold rush.

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Village of Ridgewood War on Pickleball Continues

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Ridgewood NJ,  the Village Council voted Wednesday  limited play hours through Oct. 17, of Ridgewood  Pickleballers .

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$50,000 Glen School Pickleball Courts Remain Under Utilized Due to the Village of Ridgewood’s War on Pickleball

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Ridgewood NJ, the $50,000 Glen School Pickleball Courts are under utilized because of the hours and days imposed by the Village Council and the Village Manager. Mondays and Fridays these courts are locked. The hours that one can play is restricted to the hottest times of the day. Many of the residents are choosing to play at Wyckoff or Montvale at 8:00 AM. If you play Tennis in Ridgewood the courts are available 7 days a week. If you play Tennis you can play from 8 AM to dusk. We pay amount the same for our badges yet our days and times are NOT equal. We all pay taxes to live in this Village of Ridgewood. Yet, Pickleball players are not treated equally. Many of the players are senior citizens and have lived in town for many years. This discrimination is an embarrassment for the Village.

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Village of Ridgewood Now Spends $30K Annually to Monitor Pickleball Courts at the Glen School

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Ridgewood NJ,  the Village does not care how it spends our money. Recently they have hired a monitor to patrol the Pickleball Courts at the Glen School. The cost is $30K annually. By instituting there discriminatory policies they have given up $30k in revenue. The dislodged group now has grown to 221 members. They play in Montvale and Wycoff. The group has grown by 30% indicating the popularity of Pickleball. The Mayor and the Village Council  have no sense of fiscal responsibility nor do they care. The have sold out to satisfy one neighbor in the Glen School area.