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The Holidays are Approaching Be On the look Out for “Porch Pirates”

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Wood-Ridge NJ, Wood-Ridge Police Department reminds everyone to be on alert! With the holiday season approaching, “porch pirates” are out more than ever due to the increase in deliveries around town. Some tips for preventing these kinds of theft include: choose in store pickup, bring your packages inside as soon as possible, have a visible security camera and/or video doorbell. If you see someone actively stealing a package… DO NOT confront them. Call police, while obtaining as much of a description as possible including clothing they’re wearing, make/model/color of vehicle they’re using, direction they headed after the theft. Also, we cannot say this enough… make sure your vehicle doors are locked, key fob is not left inside, and valuables are out of sight.

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Americans Head back to Church for Christmas

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Ridgewood NJ, Christmas remains the nation’s most important holiday, Americans say, and more plan to attend religious services to celebrate the holiday this year.

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Eighty-six percent of U.S. Retailers who hire Temporary Workers for the Holiday Shopping Season are Short-staffed in 2021

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Paramus NJ, Eighty-six percent of U.S. retailers who hire temporary workers for the holiday shopping season are short-staffed in 2021, according to a new survey by ResumeBuilder.com, which asked 1,250 retail store owners and managers how difficult it was to hire temporary staff amid a tight labor market. They also asked what measures they took to incentivize reluctant workers to join their teams temporarily.

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Columbia Bank Hosts Annual Week of Giving to Assist New Jersey Communities in Need

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is pleased to announce its annual Week of Giving, November  15th through November 20th, during which employees volunteer to assist those in need throughout New Jersey. Nearly  100% of the bank’s employees will donate their time at local charities and community organizations.  

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Paramus Veterans Home Holiday Wish List

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Paramus NJ, this holiday season, if you have a little room in your and your budget, please consider spreading some holiday cheer to the elderly residents of the Paramus Veterans Home!
The Paramus Veterans Home relies on donations to fill holiday bags so that each resident will receive a gift during the holiday season. Many of their residents do not have a family, so this gift is the only present they will receive.

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Be Safe Online Shopping this Holiday Season

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell , Cyber Monday 2020 set a record for e-commerce spending in one day, totaling $10.8 billion. With the pandemic raging on, many customers took to online stores to do their holiday shopping. While NJ COVID-19 cases have declined in recent weeks and vaccinations continue, we can still expect many customers to choose to conduct their shopping online and potentially start shopping earlier than usual given concerns for supply chain issues and shipping delays. Adobe predicts that online shopping spending will total over $200 billion for the first time ever by the end of the holiday season. Given the volume of e-commerce shopping, cybercriminals will continue their efforts to target online shoppers and marketplaces for financial gain. Therefore, it is vital to maintain awareness of the many cyber threats posed by these individuals and groups. Threat actors may target victims through a variety of methods, including compromised or spoofed websites, phishing emails, social media ads and messages, or unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Reviewing the following list of common attack vectors, along with tips and best practices, will help to combat the threats posed by cybercriminals this holiday season.

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NY WATERWAY ADDS WEEKEND FERRY SERVICE TO LOWER MANHATTAN DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

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Hoboken NJ, To provide additional customer service for holiday shopping and other activities, NY Waterway is restoring weekend service to Brookfield Place/Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan from the Hoboken NJ TRANSIT Terminal and from Paulus Hook in Jersey City, starting Saturday, November 21.

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD : DONATION OF CHRISTMAS TREE

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village is looking for a donation of a large (40-80 foot tall) evergreen tree, from someone’s yard, to display in the Village’s Central Business District during the holiday season.  If you or someone you know in a nearby town has an evergreen tree that they wish to donate, please contact Paul Vagianos at 201-755-6465.

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Glen Rock Resident Receives Suspicious Package

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Glen Rock NJ, on November 23rd the Glen Rock Police report that 4:20 p.m., a Glen Rock man reported that he received a package from Hong Kong which was correctly addressed to him, but he found to be suspicious. The package contained jewelry and a scarf which he had not ordered.

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PRECAUTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TO PREVENT CAR AND HOME THEFTS

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Ridgewood NJ, The holidays are approaching, which means that residents will be traveling out of town and packages are being delivered to many homes.  During this time leading up to the holidays, home burglaries increase, and typically occur during the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., when it is dark and no one is home.  Please be aware that Public Safety is the Village of Ridgewood’s #1 priority, so here are some helpful tips to be used to protect your home and vehicles from burglaries:

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SHOP RIDGEWOOD: FREE PARKING IN ALL PARKING LOTS IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

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Ridgewood NJ, All parking lots in the Central Business District, including the train station lot, will have free parkingon the following Saturdays:  December 15th, and 22nd.  This does not include the parking area by the Christmas tree (on thecorner of East Ridgewood Ave. and Broad Street) or the parking area to the right of the train station parking lot (in the area across from the storesand restaurants on Godwin Avenue).  Street meters will still be in effect.  Come shop, dine, and enjoy FREE parking in the Village duringthe holiday season.

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Ridgewood Arts Council 1st Annual Ridgewood Holiday Window Display Contest

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Ridgewood NJ, Join us in celebrating and promoting Ridgewood this holiday season! The Ridgewood Arts Council, an advisory committee to the Ridgewood Village Council, is proud to announce:

The 1st Annual Ridgewood Holiday Window Display Contest.

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The Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus presents songs of the Holiday season with our special guest Barbara Dever, mezzo soprano , NY Metropolitan Opera

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December 1,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus presents songs of the Holiday season with our special guest Barbara Dever, mezzo soprano – NY Metropolitan Opera. Also featured are tributes to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday and the 60th anniversary of West Side Story.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM
at United Methodist Church, 100 Dayton St, Ridgewood NJ 07450
Ticket Prices:
At the door – $25.00,
Seniors and Students under 17 – $18.00
Discount tickets – $15.00 are available online at www.ridgewoodorpheusclub.org and at the following Merchants:
Ridgewood: Daily Treat
Mango Jam
Glen Rock: Perry’s Florist
Rock Ridge Pharmacy
Fair Lawn: Benny’s Luncheonette
Hohokus Wine & Spirit World
Westwood Lewis Drugs

Barbara Dever, mezzo-soprano.

Since her debut as Amneris in Aida at the Metropolitan Opera in 1994, Barbara Dever has been in demand throughout the world for dramatic mezzo-soprano operatic and concert repertoire. In 16 seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, Miss Dever has been heard in the house as Azucena in Il trovatore, Amneris in Aida, and Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera, Eboli in Don Carlo, and Herodias in Salome. 2009-2010 marked her 17th season at the Metropolitan, where she performed in Il trittico and as the Countess in The Nose. She was also heard as Mary in Der Fliegende Holländer with the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto, in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 and Des Knaben Wunderhorn in Mexico City with the Mineria Orchestra.
In addition to her vast operatic repertoire, Miss Dever maintains an active performance schedule with orchestras throughout the world. In recent season she has been heard in Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the State Symphony Orchestra of Sao Paulo, in the Missa Solemnis and Messiah with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, in Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Louisville Orchestra and at the Chautauqua Festival, in the Verdi Requiem with the Florida Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony, and the National Orchestra of Mexico, in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Netherlands Radio Orchestra with Hans Vonk conducting, and in numerous performances of Mahler’s Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 8 and Das Lied von der Erde with the National Orchestra of Mexico.

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NJT: DRUNK TRAINS DISCHARGING LATE NIGHT IN RIDGEWOOD

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December 11,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, a reader and frequent commuter has mentioned this issue before and this time of year we thought it was important to remind people of the dangers. No one has a problem with people out haveing a good time ,but this excessive binge drinking at holiday parties and sporting events needs to be better monitored .

“More and more after hockey or basketball games, Friday night after work Ridgewood bound NYC trains bring
holiday bingers especially the post 12 midnite train known as the Drunk train.

NJT Releases the crowd of zombies onto the Ridgewood platforms ,many incoherent and alone it is a tragedy waiting to happen.
Conductors often call the situation into local police and move the train onto its next stop. With winter and darkness, there is only trouble ahead.Kids getting sick on the train create a real safety issue for local police.

Don’t want to babysit these young adults ,and reality is unless a Good Samaritan intervenes there is Risk to many young people.
I have been at Penn station and witnesses co-workers putting young lady’s on the train and wishing them luck to their destination . Some can’t even tell you their name or cell number to call their Family.

This is a bigger problem than anyone lets on, excessive drinking is creating a hazard that no one including NJT
NJT and local police are largely ignoring this problem hoping the Incapacitated person will  just stager away so they can get on with their next stop.

Train stations are dangerous places for sick and Incapacitated people.You could freeze to death if you pass out.Especial if you miss your stop , end up in Suffern and the trains stop running after 145 am.

It’s a don’t ask don’t tell policy,Police do respond at some point but human nature is to hope the Drunk just walks away.”

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Serendipity Labs, Ridgewood is an official Toys for Tots donation location this holiday season!

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December 10,2016

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Ridgewood Nj, Serendipity Labs, Ridgewood is an official Toys for Tots donation location this holiday season!

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which aims to deliver, through a new toy at the holidays, a message of joy and hope to less fortunate children and families. The toys collected at the Ridgewood Serendipity Labs will go toward children in our local community.

If you would like to donate, a collection box for new, unwrapped toys can be found in the first floor Serendipity Labs Café through December 17th!

Private Offices • Coworking • Team Rooms • Event Space

The Serendipity Labs Ridgewood is located in the newly renovated, historic Lincoln office building directly across from the Ridgewood train station. Walk to the train, restaurants, shops and all that this iconic town has to offer.

Premium memberships range from private offices, coworking and meeting and event space for a wide variety of business professionals looking for a unique and collaborative work environment.

Get in touch with Serendipity Labs Ridgewood:

Staff-Assisted Hours: M–F, 8:30am-5:30pm
45 N Broad St
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Call Cheryl at (201) 574-1001

ridgewood@serendipitylabs.com