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Turf Battle is Intensifying in New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood is not the only town to engage in a heated dispute over plans to install artificial turf on an athletic field .

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Ideal New Jersey Neighborhoods and Activities for Seniors

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New Jersey, with its diverse landscapes and rich history, offers a unique charm, especially for seniors. This guide explores the best New Jersey neighborhoods and activities for seniors, highlighting options from peaceful coastal towns to vibrant cultural centers. Whether you’re seeking a retreat for a peaceful retirement or a lively community, New Jersey caters to all preferences. This state, known for its welcoming communities and varied recreational options, is perfect for those desiring an active, fulfilling retirement. We’ll dive into neighborhoods that offer both tranquility and excitement, and activities that stimulate both the mind and body.

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Landscapers Sue Montclair Over Ban on Gas-powered Leaf Blowers

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Montclair NJ, in August Montclair’s town council voted Tuesday night to ban gas-powered leaf blowers, passing in a 4-1 vote. The use of gas-powered leaf blowers has been a topic of discussion in many cities in North Jersey and even in the New Jersey State Legislature, where a 2021 proposal to ban the sale and use of the devices in the state. Montclair is the latest community to take up the topic, as a proposal to completely ban the devices was introduced by the Montclair Town Council back in July. Currently, gas-powered leaf blowers are banned in Montclair from May 16th through October 14th, but a new proposal has been approved and will now prohibit them outright starting on October 15th, 2023.

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Montclair State University Student Arrested on the School’s Campus for allegedly Possessing and Creating Child Porn

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Montclair  NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced charges against a Montclair State University (MSU) student who was arrested at his residence on the school’s campus in Essex County, NJ, for allegedly possessing and creating Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Material (CSAEM) involving children he contacted online. The arrest is the result of an investigation led by the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) Cybercrime Bureau/Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce.

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DeCamp Bus Lines Calls it Quits on New York Commuter Service

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Montclair NJ, DeCamp Bus Lines, based in Montclair New Jersey, will be ceasing commuter services to and from New York City effective April 7 after failing to recapture pre-pandemic ridership levels.

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Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” Alum Jim Breuer Drops Montclair Show

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Montclair NJ, comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Jim Breuer said in a Facebook Live stream over the weekend that he will not be performing at venues that require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for guests.

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GOP State Senate Candidate Scott Pollack Says School Choice is the Answer to New Jersey’s School Segregation Problem

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Montclair NJ,  State Senate candidate Scott Pollack released the following statement calling for increasing educational choices and opportunities for students as a response to the Stein lawsuit. This lawsuit alleges that current school district zoning methods make New Jersey the 5th most segregated state in the nation.

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Montclair Restaurant Gets Called Racist From All Sides and a Ticket from the Murphy Administration

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Montclair NJ, think of the irony , according to State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan, in Montclair, police responded to Cuban Pete’s restaurant for a report of indoor dining, and that was found to be the case. The owner was charged with the violation of the EO . The irony comes in two facets  , first Cuban Pete’s restaurant in Montclair was heavily criticized  for hosting a ,”Black Lives Matter” banner in the window of the restaurant.

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Statewide One in 10 Ballots Rejected in Last Month’s Vote-by-Mail Elections

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Ridgewood NJ, according to a NJ Spotlight analysis, New Jersey election officials did not count ballots for several reasons, often because of issues with signatures.About one in every 10 people who mailed in ballots in last month’s special elections had their votes rejected, which could forebode the potential disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of New Jerseyans in next month’s primaries.

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Montclair Faces Reality, Mayor Announces Meeting between Township Jewish and African-American Communities

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I am pleased to announce that Rabbis and African-American Clergy from greater Montclair will meet in the next 48 hours to address the relationship between the Jewish and African-American communities.  I cannot overstate how much these leaders have committed to addressing the incendiary cloud hanging over our community at the moment.

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RHS football Pulls Off a Huge Win Over Montclair 27-7

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Ridgewood NJ, Congratulations to the RHS football team on a huge playoff win over Montclair 27-7. Ridgewood football is the 2018 Group 5 North 1 New Jersey Sectional State Champion! 2nd State Championship in the last 3 years!

One year later, second-seeded Ridgewood had its shot at revenge over last years loss on that same field . Ridgewood took advantage of the second chance toppling top-seeded Montclair, 27-7,

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Reader says Chuck Johnson was right not to let his kids do the post-game handshake with Montclair after their supporters ran onto the field

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Big end of game brawl yesterday btwn Hackensack and Teaneck.
Star Ledger had the story but Gannett / The Record did not.

https://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/3190145368422224967/melee-overshadows-hackensack-comeback-win-over-rival-teaneck-video/

And by the way, Chuck Johnson was right not to let his kids do the post-game handshake with Montclair after their supporters ran onto the field.

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Ridgewood beats back Montclair 31-20 With 4th Quarter Come from Behind Victory

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Maroons scored 24 unanswered fourth quarter points to defeat Montclair, 31-20, preserving their undefeated season at the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 semifinals at Ridgewood.
Ridgewood will now take on third-seeded Passaic Tech in the sectional final on the weekend of Dec. 2-4. Last year in the final Passaic Tech beat Ridgewood, 27-0.

Montclair had led 14-7 at halftime behind its explosive offense and very opportunistic defense. Down 20-7 in the fourth quarter , Ridgewood Quarterback Jack Barclay connected with Drew Granski on a 54-yard touchdown reception  making it a 20-14 game. With that ,the momentum shifted to the Maroons recovering a fumble on the first play from scrimmage on Montclair’s ensuing possession then ,scoring another touchdown .

The Ridgewood defense forced a punt by Montclair and then on a 3rd-and-8 from the Montclair 48, Barclay connected with Dan Romero for a 35-yard catch.Zach Feagles finished the drive with his second five-yard score to put Ridgewood ahead 28-20. Another fumble by Montclair was just icing on the cake giving Ridgewood a field goal to pull out a win .
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Ridgewood football holds off Montclair in OT, 24-17, in North 1, Group 5 semifinals

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By Jason Bernstein | For NJ Advance Media
on November 20, 2015 10:00 PM, updated November 20, 2015 10:29 PM

RIDGEWOOD — Ridgewood was seven yards from seeing its season end in bitter disappointment.Instead, the Maroons celebrated with fans storming the field, knowing a trip to MetLife Stadium awaits.

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