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Bergen County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Open Public Meeting

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Hackensack N J, the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management is updating its 2021 Bergen County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). Hazard mitigation planning identifies risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and develops long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events.

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14 businesses Banned From Doing Business in New Jersey including One in Saddle River and One in Wyckoff and Fair Lawn

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Saddle River NJ,  the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has posted the names of 14 additional businesses to its Workplace Accountability in Labor List (aka The WALL), bringing to 82 the total number of delinquent employers with outstanding liabilities for violations of state wage, benefit or tax laws.

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Ridgewood residents urged to remain vigilant – Legal & funding delays to develop Schedler property threaten every neighborhood near existing parks/schools

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Ridgewood NJ, It has become quite apparent to the current Ridgewood Village Council majority that getting their much-desired sports complex (complete with artificial turf, lights, concession stand, etc.) up and running on the former Schedler property isn’t going to be easy and may take several years.

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A New study finds Many New Jerseyans have actively considered pursuing a new career paths during the pandemic

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Bloomfield NJ,  Survey research shows that many young New Jerseyans have strong reservations about the current job market in a COVID-19 economy, with the reported 140,000 job losses across the U.S. in December only reinforcing their concerns.

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NJ Attorney General Forces Company to Pay Ex-Worker with Sleep Apnea for Failing to Reinstate Him Despite Medical Clearance

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August 9,2018

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Trenton NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced today that a New Jersey trucking company must pay an ex-employee with sleep apnea $30,000 to resolve allegations it fired the man despite repeated medical examinations certifying him as fit for duty.

P. Judge & Sons, Inc., a trucking company located in Essex County, must pay former employee R.B. $15,000 to cover lost wages and another $15,000 for alleged pain and suffering. R.B. – the ex-employee’s name is being withheld to protect his medical privacy – worked as a yard switcher at the P. Judge & Sons facility in Port Newark. Among other duties, he conducted vehicle inspections, maintained the yard and emptied containers and trailers from the yard to the loading docks.

“This case should serve as a reminder to employers across New Jersey that our Law Against Discrimination prevents disability discrimination, and we are committed to ensuring those rights are protected,” said Attorney General Grewal. “In the face of repeated certifications of fitness for duty by licensed medical professionals, employers simply do not have authority to impose their own, uninformed biases and terminate a person with a disability.”
In March 2015, R.B. underwent a physical exam required periodically for workers in his job by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The exam resulted in a diagnosis of sleep apnea, and R.B. was placed on medical leave. R.B. then began treatment for his apnea and later underwent a physical examination at Concentra Medical Center – the company’s medical provider – in Newark. As a result of the physical, R.B. was issued a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) clearing him to return to his job. The MEC was valid for one month, and R.B. was instructed to continue treatment for his apnea after resuming work.

Despite the MEC clearing him to return, R.B. was denied reinstatement. Allegedly, his supervisor told R.B. that he needed an MEC valid for at least three months. However, after R.B. underwent a subsequent physical examination and obtained an MEC valid for three months, he was again denied reinstatement.

After seven months of being out of work – and repeated denials of reinstatement despite two MECs declaring him fit – R.B. filed a formal Complaint with the Division on Civil Rights.
During an investigation by the Division, one company official at P. Judge & Sons told investigators that R.B. was not permitted to resume work because he was continuing to receive treatment for his sleep apnea, and the company is “under no obligation to employ individuals whose health is non-compliant.”

Another company official argued that R.B. technically was not terminated. Rather, the official said, R.B. never contacted the company again after being denied reinstatement the last time. The same official contended that reinstating R.B. was a potential liability, because an employee afflicted with sleep apnea “can go to work… three months goes by, then he’s off, has to go to the doctor, and we’re getting charged by Concentra for the medical treatment.”
Division Director Sashihara noted that a Division investigation found nothing in DOT regulations, or in P. Judge & Sons’ own internal policies, to support the suggestion that the company was barred from reinstating R.B. once he presented either the one-month or three-month MEC.

“We know from our investigation that the company has, in the past, returned employees to work on the basis of a one-month MEC. We know that because company officials who we interviewed told us so,” said Director Sashihara. “Again, the law is the law, and ignorance of it – or disagreement with it – is no excuse. No matter the opinions or intentions behind it, employers and managers with no medical training cannot simply decide to terminate a worker based solely on assumptions, internet articles and the anecdotal experiences related by people they know, which is what we allege took place here.”

In addition to paying R.B. $30,000, P. Judge & Sons is required under the settlement announced today to adopt a variety of workplace policy and training reforms. The company also must submit to State monitoring of its treatment of employees and job applicants with disabilities for the next two years.

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NJ Transit Bus Catches Fire Parked at Bergen Community College’s Paramus Campus

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June 21,2018

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Paramus NJ, An unoccupied NJ Transit bus caught fire while parked at Bergen Community College’s Paramus campus on Wednesday afternoon, 06/20. Firefighters from Paramus FD Engine Company #1 and Engine Company #3 extinguished the conflagration. The bus, owned by Saddle River Tours, Inc. of Lodi, was completely destroyed in the blaze.

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S.H.A.R.E., Inc. is celebrating Nancy Petrie’s 100th birthday at the Unitarian Society

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March 29,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, S.H.A.R.E., Inc. is excited to be celebrating Nancy Petrie’s 100th birthday at the Unitarian Society located at 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The special celebration will be in honor of S.H.A.R.E. resident, Nancy Petrie.

On Sunday, April 15th, 2018, the Unitarian Society will welcome Nancy’s friends, family and the community. The event will be held from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. There will be a special cake cutting highlight around 5:30 p.m. Along with local entertainment, light fare and refreshments will also be available. Some of Nancy’s watercolor paintings will be on display as well.

Nancy Petrie is a well-known member of the Unitarian Society and many other groups such as the North Jersey English Country Dancers. Over the years, many of Ridgewood (and surrounding town’s) residents have had the pleasure of meeting Nancy through her social activities. She has also had her beautiful watercolor paintings shown at various events and spaces. On behalf of Ms. Petrie, S.H.A.R.E. will be collecting canned and boxed goods to be donated to the Center for Food Action in Mahwah. (Donations are welcomed, but not mandatory.)

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Marron Gildea Realty, Inc. Joins Special Properties Real Estate Services

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MAHWAH NJ, Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, announced today that Marron Gildea Realtors, Inc. has joined Special Properties. Marron Gildea’s agents will transition to Special Properties, bringing a total of 151 agents available to home buyers and sellers throughout Bergen and Passaic Counties and beyond.

“We are very proud to welcome the Marron Gildea family to Special Properties. With more than 35 years in business, this boutique company is a perfect match for the expansion of the Christie’s International Real Estate brand in northern New Jersey,” said Ilija Pavlovic, President and CEO of Special Properties Real Estate Services LLC. “The addition of these offices and agents strengthens our presence in the Bergen and Passaic County region, and provides access to many more qualified agents for clients throughout the region.”

Marron Gildea, with offices in Ho-Ho-Kus, Saddle River, and Ridgewood, was organized more than 35 years ago in response to client demands for customized services that met their real estate needs. “Their team of world-class agents brings deep experience and local expertise in both residential and commercial real estate, and is quite active in both land sales and residential development,” said Pavlovic.

According to Charles Gildea, President of Marron Gildea, “In this highly-competitive environment, we were looking to provide our agents and our customers with the best service and marketing available. We believe that Special Properties, Christie’s Affiliate of the Year, is the best place for us to achieve those goals.”

Peter Marron, Vice President of Marron Gildea, said “We were looking for a strong, global brand with a clear vision for the next 20 years and beyond. Christie’s 256 years of business and Special Properties’ reputation for innovation and cutting-edge technology are guarantees that our company will stay at the head of the game.”

Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, stated, “Through its acquisition of Marron Gildea, Special Properties continues to demonstrate the market leadership that earned it Christie’s International Real Estate’s Affiliate of the Year Award in 2017. Special Properties strong collaboration with Christie’s global affiliate network has distinguished them within the industry and positioned them to succeed in a growing marketplace. This exciting acquisition of a renowned firm will undoubtedly drive further success, and we are excited to be working alongside such a remarkable team.”

Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC embraces the history and traditions of its flagship brokerage location in Saddle River, NJ, into an expanded, modern presence in Mahwah, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, Hoboken and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. With a staff of accomplished real estate agents and brokers, its clients across northern New Jersey and southern New York are provided with customized, personalized services, backed by the luxury real estate brand of Christie’s International Real Estate. Special Properties provides local expertise with global connections. For more information, call 201-934-0607 or visit

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The Ridgewood Public Library has been awarded a $1,000 Literacy Grant for the Library’s “outstanding contribution towards helping new immigrants to America to achieve English proficiency and become productive, fulfilled members of their communities.”


January 27,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Public Library has been awarded a $1,000 Literacy Grant from Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., for the Library’s “outstanding contribution towards helping new immigrants to America to achieve English proficiency and become productive, fulfilled members of their communities.”
The grant will support Ridgewood Library’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program, which today coordinates 49 volunteer tutors with 122 adult students representing 32 countries. Tutors offer individual sessions, conversation groups and classes that bring students together from such diverse countries as Syria, Japan, Brazil, Panama, Bangladesh, Turkey, New Caledonia and more.

The Friends of the Ridgewood Library is also a longtime supporter that helps produce the Library’s annual International Luncheon; ESL students contribute native dishes and all are honored for their year’s work by Ridgewood’s Mayor, Council and Library Board. This year’s event will be held on June 8, 2018.
The ESL community is also welcome on March 5, 2018, when the Library will host a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) program on “How to Become a U.S. Citizen,” 10am – noon.

For additional information, visit us on the web at or contact ESL Librarian Victoria Hilditch at or 201-670-5600 ext. 133.

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Ridgewood’s Downtown For The Holidays & Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

The Ridgewood Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Downtown For The Holidays & Tree Lighting Celebration
Fri, December 01, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: E. Ridgewood Ave and Memorial Park, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood NJ, You do not have to go to NYC to see the lighting of a beautiful tall Christmas tree…

right here in Ridgewood, we celebrate the starting of all the Holidays with the lighting of a 60-80ft. beautiful tree.

Starting at 5:30-7pm,
-Santa will be in the Park for the
“wee” little ones.
-On the streets, the RHS Marching Band and Holiday Chorus will be marching and singing up and down E. Ridgewood Ave…making Merriment with their instruments and voices.
Just added, ride Santa’s trackless train…this will be fun! (FREE)

On stage is where the excitement happens, lots of singing and dancing by the kids to help us get ready to light our beautiful tree….”Magical” are the words they use.

7:30pmish is the lighting of the tree.

following will be music on stage and
in the streets…

SANTA will be in Park (8-9pm) waiting for your list and checking it twice…and Santa’s track-less train. (will end at 8:55pm-streets open up at 9pm)

There will be no parking on E. Ridgewood Ave from Walnut up to and including parts of
S. & N. Broad St.

Please note the streets that will be closed for this event will be from
Walnut Street up E. Ridgewood Ave. included
S. & N Broad St from 5:30-9pmish.

What’s happening in Ridgewood during the Holiday Season….
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Santa will arrive at Columbia Bank
(60 S. Broad St.), free gifts for all the kids
10:30am FREE Movie at the Bow-Tie Cinema-
movie will be ELF, Will Ferrel.
2-4pm Santa will now be at Memorial Park at
Van Neste Square, weather permitting.

Saturday, December 2,9, 16, 2017 – 12N-3pm
Visit SANTA at his house in the center of Ridgewood, Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.
weather permitting.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 12N-2:30pm
weather permitting.

Come to do your Holiday Shopping in historic downtown Ridgewood and dine at our delicious
restaurants. Give yourself a gift of shopping and dining.

The Ridgewood “tradition” is supported and presented by the members of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce as follows…

Columbia Bank
Valley Hospital
Van Dyk Health Care
Freedom Bank
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Prestige Family of Fine Cars
Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Park West Tavern
Santoni’s Pizzeria
Pearl Restaurant
ConnectOne Bank
West Bergen Mental Health
Serendipity Labs
Clemente Orthodontics
Serendipity Labs Ridgewood
S&SO Produce Farms
Country Pancake House and Restaurant
The Village Health Coach
Charles J. X. Kahwaty, Esqu.
Biltmore Tuxedos
C.C. Van Emburgh Inc.
Beyband International, Inc.
Janjigian Trading Co,, Inc.
Ridgewood Party Rental
Life Opportunities Unlimited
E. Clark Travel
YWCA of Bergen County

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Opium Wars: State of New Jersey Sues Fentanyl Drug Maker Insys


October 6,2017
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Trenton NJ,  Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced today that New Jersey has filed a four-count lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics, Inc. charging that the company engaged in a greed-driven campaign of consumer  fraud and submission of false claims to health insurers to increase the market share for its powerful opioid-fentanyl drug Subsys.

Filed today in Superior Court in Middlesex County, the State’s complaint charges that, despite Subsys only having Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the “narrow” purpose of treating breakthrough cancer pain in opioid-tolerant patients, Insys unlawfully directed its sales force to push Subsys for prescription to a broader patient population – patients suffering any type of chronic pain – and at higher doses.

Among other things, the complaint alleges that, Insys’s greed has put “hundreds” of lives in jeopardy and “led to the death of at least one New Jersey resident” – a 32-year-old Camden County woman who was prescribed Subsys for  fibromyalgia. In addition, the suit notes that two New Jersey state employee health benefits plans paid a total of approximately $10.3 million to reimburse Subsys prescriptions between 2012 and the third-quarter of 2016, while the State Worker’s Compensation Program paid another $300,000.

“The conduct alleged in our lawsuit is nothing short of evil,” said Attorney General Porrino. “Knowing full well it was putting lives in peril by pushing for broad based consumption of a highly-specialized and incredibly powerful prescription drug – a form of fentanyl approved only for treatment of pain-racked and opioid-tolerant cancer patients – Insys allegedly forged ahead and did it anyway.

“We contend that the company used every trick in the book, including sham speaking and consulting fees and other illegal kickbacks, in a callous campaign to boost profits from the sale of its marquee drug Subsys,” Porrino said.

The State’s lawsuit includes three counts alleging violation of New Jersey’s   Consumer Fraud Act and one count alleging violation of the New Jersey False Claims Act. The suit asks that Insys be assessed maximum civil penalties for each violation of the Consumer Fraud Act, and seeks three times the State’s actual damages for violations of the False Claims Act, per that statute. The suit also seeks to have Insys held responsible for costs and fees incurred by the State in bringing the case.

From the 2012 market launch of Subsys until the present, the drug has accounted for approximately 98 percent of net revenues for Insys, a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Chandler, AZ.

Insys, which has raised the price of Subsys every year since its launch, sold $74.2 million worth of the drug in New Jersey between 2012 and the third-quarter of 2016.

The State’s lawsuit alleges corporate decision-makers devised a strategy to expand what they recognized as a limited market for Subsys by aggressively pushing “off label” uses of the drug – even to  podiatrists and other specialty practitioners who typically would have little call to prescribe powerful Schedule II painkillers.

Off-label use denotes use of a drug for purposes other than that for which it was approved by the FDA. Based on their independent medical judgment, physicians have discretion to legally prescribe drugs for off-label use. However, drug companies are prohibited from promoting their products for such uses in an untruthful or misleading way, and influencing healthcare provider’s prescription decisions with payments and other benefits.

“Insys made tens of millions of dollars in sales in New Jersey,” said Porrino. “Clearly, raking in more money was the engine that drove this subversive and illegal plan to push a potent and, in the wrong patient, potentially lethal form of fentanyl to a broader audience. As we explicitly claim in our lawsuit, Insys and its leadership were willing to do whatever was necessary to make Subsys successful.”

Packed in a single-dose spray device intended for oral administration, Subsys is a transmucosal, immediate-release formulation of fentanyl.  In the drug’s first year on the market, a one-month supply of the lowest available strength of Subsys – 100 mcg doses – cost approximately $2,800. By 2015, the price of the same supply had spiraled to more than $4,000. The State’s lawsuit alleges that Insys regularly misled health insurance plans and pharmaceutical benefits managers to help secure coverage for Subsys prescriptions.

Specifically, the complaint charges, Insys representatives used or developed false records – including false diagnoses of cancer, breakthrough cancer pain and other afflictions – to help lock in pre-authorization approvals and ensure paid reimbursement claims.

The complaint alleges that Insys representatives went so far as to conceal the company’s telephone number from benefits managers and insurers so those entities would not be aware that it was Insys Reimbursement Center employees – calling directly from Insys – in an effort to obtain insurance reimbursement approvals for prescriptions of Subsys.

The suit also alleges that Insys routinely misled consumers by, among other things, making false representations that doctors and other prescribers were prescribing Subsys on the basis of their unbiased, independent clinical judgment when, in fact, that clinical judgment had been “co-opted based on Insys’s unlawful payment of kickbacks to prescribers.”

More than 840 people in New Jersey died from heroin or opioid abuse in 2010 and according to the State’s lawsuit, the confirmed heroin/opioid death toll in New Jersey jumped to more than 1,000 in the first half of 2016 alone (with projections of 2,000 deaths or more by year’s end.) At the same time, the complaint asserts, the number of people admitted to state-licensed or certified substance abuse treatment programs in New Jersey due to abuse of heroin or other opiates increased from about 33,000 in 2012 to more than 38,000 in 2016.

The complaint further points out that, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 80 percent of new heroin users began their addictions by misusing prescription pain medications. It also notes that opiate-related deaths in the U.S. have more than quadrupled since 1999, according to the national Centers for Disease Control.

“As we allege, The fact that Insys was unlawfully flooding the market with a fentanyl product 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine seems not to have troubled the company at all,” Porrino said. “Nor, it appears, was it bothered by the notion that such a strategy could contribute to, and exacerbate, the grave opiate crisis being confronted by New Jersey and every other state. Insys launched a business plan that we allege was propelled by titanic greed and corporate irresponsibility, and we’re committed to holding them accountable for it.”

Assistant Attorney General John M. Falzone and Deputy Attorneys General from the Division of Law’s Government and Healthcare Fraud Section — including Section Chief Janine N. Matton, and Deputy Attorneys General Lara J. Fogel and Evan A. Showell – handled the Insys matter on behalf of the State.

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The Valley Hospital Receives Excellence Award from Vizient, Inc. for Sustainability Practices

May 10,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, The Valley Hospital announced today that it has received the Vizient Excellence Award for Sustainability. The award honors The Valley Hospital’s strong commitment to good governance, community engagement and environmental stewardship in 2015. Vizient, Inc., the largest member-owned health care company in the country, presented the award on Thursday, April 14 during the 2016 Vizient Connections Summit held in Las Vegas.

The hospital received this award in recognition of its apiaries (bee hives), which are helping to combat the nearly 40 percent decrease in the New Jersey bee population annually. With eight hives in total, the bees help to pollinate a 2-mile radius around the hospital and the hospital’s offsite ambulatory surgery center, increasing the yield of flowers, fruits and vegetables over a 17,400 acre area.

Beekeeping is just one example of Valley’s efforts to “go green” and support locally produced food. In 2010 Valley signed the Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge, which calls for hospitals to use more locally grown food, work with vendors to obtain products free of pesticides and hormones, purchase more organic foods, educate the community about nutritious and ‘’socially just” foods, minimize or reuse food waste, use ecologically protective food packaging and support humane agriculture systems. Initiatives to date conducted in support of the pledge include buying local produce from Catalpa Ridge Farm, which is a community supported agriculture program in Sussex County, the hospital’s commitment to buying cage-free eggs, promoting “Meatless Monday” and a year-long partnership with the community supported agriculture program offered by Hesperides Organica, a farm in Warwick, N.Y.

“We have always been big supporters of locally produced food and what could be more local that producing your own honey?” said Dawn Cascio, Director of Valley Dining. “We also like the idea of supporting the declining honey bee population while enhancing our community’s gardens, foliage, and trees.”

Since the addition of the initial two hives that marked project’s inception in 2013, the annual honey harvest has increased from 30 pounds to over 100 pounds. The honey is utilized in menus for the hospital’s patients, visitors and staff. The beeswax has been used as an ingredient in the hospital’s all-natural, house-made lip balm, body butter, hand lotion, foot balm and vapor rub. These products, along with jarred raw honey, are available for sale at the hospital’s retail locations.

“Across the country, Vizient members are leading the development of sustainability programs that make the delivery of care more environmentally conscious and resource considerate,” said Scott Downing, executive vice president, Collaboration and Performance Improvement Networks. “We are proud to recognize The Valley Hospital’s commitment in this area and their program’s achievement.

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SHARE, Inc. to Host “Just Desserts” Fundraiser to Benefit Residences for Independent Seniors

Sat, April 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: SHARE, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ
Cost: $25 per person

Shared Housing Association for Ridgewood & Environs, Inc. (SHARE) will host “Just Desserts II: A Matinee of Sweet Delights and Soulful Sounds” on Saturday, April 16, 2016. This annual fundraising event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. in Anderson Hall at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, in Ridgewood, N.J.

Tickets are $25 per person and include an array of desserts and beverages, as well as entertainment provided by Montclair University music students under the direction of Professor Ron Levy, music director at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. Raffle and 50/50 tickets also will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will help fund capital improvements and maintenance for SHARE’s two residences for independent seniors, located at 104 Cottage Place and 130 Prospect Street in Ridgewood. To purchase tickets, contact Marianne Bennett at (201) 670-9605 or e-mail

SHARE, Inc. is a New Jersey non-profit that provides an affordable, home like environment for independent seniors within the Ridgewood community. For more information visit

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Celebrate Ridgewood’s Downtown for the Holidays-30th Anniversary


Downtown for the Holidays-30th Anniversary
Fri, December 04, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: East Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood NJ

30th Year Celebration !

Santa IS in Ridgewood-bring your list!

Lots of Music and entertainment !

Early Event – “for the kids”
5:30 – 6:30 – Santa in the park for the “wee tots” along with live entertainment by the “clock”, in the stores and restaurants along E. Ridgewood Ave featuring the RHS Marching Band, RHS Ridgewood Carolers, RHS Orchestra, Taekwondo All In

NEW THIS YEAR -5:30-9pm Special Feature-Holiday Express Train-bring the family and ride this fun train up and down E. Ridgewood Ave.

7-8 – “on stage live”
Live entertainment and tree lighting Celebration featuring performances by Porch Light Productions, From the Top Studio, Art of Motion, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Santa and Much More!

8-9 “Merriment on E. Ridgewood Ave
Shh – Santa will be back in the park
Lots of music on the avenue
Restaurant reservation suggested

Specials going on during the Tree Lighting…
Femmebot has music and 10% store wide sale until 9pm on 12/4/15

Alex and Ani having in-store events-
10% off Store Wide at Femmebot

for the 30th Anniversary Celebration

Columbia Bank
Valley Health System
Van Dyk Health Care
Freedom Bank
CareOne at Ridgewood
Ridgewood News
Boiling Spring Saving Bank
PNC Wealth Management
Park West Tavern & Loft
West Bergen Mental Healthcare
ConnectOne Bank
Ulrich, Inc.
C.C. VanEmburgh Funeral Home
Pearl Restaurant
Daily Treat Restaurant
Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Country Pancake House and Restaurant
Life Opportunities Unlimited
Pink Bungalow
Hillmann Lighting
Lazarus & Williamson
The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood
Christ Church
Cupcakes by Carousel
Femmebot Clothing
Beauty Plus Salon
Gold Fish Swim School
Ridgewood Public Library
West Side Nursery School
Ridgewood YMCA
Ridgewood Party Rental

For more details, please call us at 201-445-2600 or email

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Ridgewood Spring Sidewalk Sale Days

Thu, May 14, 2015 – Sat, May 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location: Central Business District, Ridgewood NJ

Event Description

Mark your calendar!
Ridgewood Spring SIdewalk Sale Days: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. May 14,15, and 16th.

Best Shopping Days in Bergen County.

Participating Businesses:
Alex and Ani
Anik of Ridgewood
Dr. Aretsky.s Ridgewood Hearing Center
Arthur Groom & Co., Inc.
Atelier of Ridgewood
B. Witching Bath Co.
Beauty Plus Salon
DoubleTake Consignment Boutique
Eat Your Spinach!
Exclusive Day Spa
The Gap
Gardiner & Co
GiGi-s Boutique
Glaze Artisan Donuts
The Green Olive Branch
Huntington Learning Center
Just Our Shoes & Mephisto of Ridgewood
Kate Spade & Company
Leapin Lizards
Little Ivy Learning Center
Loft41 Jewelry Studio & More
Lucky Brand
Maui Medical Weight Loss Clinics
P. Smith & Co.
Pangea Coins & Jewelry
Panico Salon & Spa
Pink Bungalow
ProMartial Arts
Red Velvet Luxe
RHS Cake Sale
Ridgewood Bootery
Salon diLuna
Studio Suite 201
Suite 201
Town & Country Apothecary & Fine Cosmetics
West Side Nursery School
YWCA Bergen County

For more details, please call us at 201-445-2600 or email