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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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Nabisco Site: Approximate Implosion date early April Depending on the  Demolition Progress

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Glen Rock NJ, questions are being raised over the Nabisco site demolition in Fair lawn and the abatement asbestos, and noise concerns . Glen Rock Council Member Paula Gilligan answers questions as to these issues:

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The Mason Jar Sues the Mahwah Township Council

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Mahwah NJ, the Mason Jar  is suing the Mahwah Township Council over regulations it adopted in September, claiming they make it impossible to continue providing music in an outdoor dining pavilion erected in place of a tent on the property in May 2021.

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Pascack Valley’s Mayors’ Association Seeks Voice on the Teterboro Aircraft Noise Abatement Advisory Committee

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Woodcliff Lake NJ, in December we reported that the Township of Mahwah aircraft noise complaints were spiraling . The amount of low flying aircraft over Mahwah appeared to have increased significantly . Now mayors in several Bergen County towns say their residents are being disturbed by an increase in noise from planes out of Teterboro Airport, and they want more say over the situation. For months the towns in what is called the Pascack Valley have been logging and collecting data on the amount of noise complaints from their residents .

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Reader says Pickleball , just more of the “sounds of life “

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“We have lived in the Village for over 50 years and are grateful for the sounds of living that surround us. There are the sounds of hourly church bells, organ music, skateboarders, Ice hockey players, soccer & lacrosse games, parents cheering, summer campers, Graydon Pool swimmers, lawnmowers, teenage rock band practices, dogs barking, birds chirping, planes overhead, emergency vehicles rushing past day and night all these sounds remind us how FORTUNATE we are to have ears that hear and a town that accommodates people and life. There will come a time when all is silent. Today let us celebrate that people wish to be active and enjoy the Sounds of Life, including the relatively new sound of pickleball.”

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Village Council Moves to reduce Pickleball Racket

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Ridgewood NJ,  the Village council on Wednesday introduced a  new ordinance that would require pickleball players to use muted balls only, a move designed to minimize the distinct pop-pop-pop that has residents who live near the pickleball courts in an uproar .

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KEEP YOUR FURRY FRIENDS SAFE THIS FOURTH OF JULY

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July 3,2013
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Ridgewood NJ , Many pets are sensitive to loud noises and bright lights, like those in a firework display or a thunderstorm. Because they have more sensitive hearing than us, even a distant firework boom can trigger a “flight or fight” response. If they are outdoors, they will run for miles from the noise at once, even through traffic. They may even break through or dig under fences if necessary since it is quite frightening for them. Once far away from your care, they are most susceptible to being hit by a car or suffering from heatstroke.

Make sure your animals have identification and/or a microchip in case they do run away. When walking your pet, keep a tight grip, as a loud noise may cause them to bolt. Keep them at home during the fireworks because besides scaring them, it is much too painful for their ears. Put your pet in the quietest room of the house and close the blinds so no flashes of light can be seen, which may startle them. To drown out any possible firework crackles and loud noises, you can turn the TV or radio on or play some soothing, classical music. If your pet gets particularly stressed during fireworks or thunderstorms, call to make an appointment to discuss this with one of our veterinarians. There are many things we can do to help, such as offer medication to them.

Whether attending fireworks or not this holiday, it’s a hot time of year, so it is best to keep your pets indoors, in a cool place with plenty of fresh water. If you happen to be traveling to a party, do not leave your pets in the parked car, as it can reach 150 degrees in minutes.

Make this a safe, healthy and happy holiday with your pets. Wish you all a very Happy July 4th from the doctors and staff of Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital!

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Valley construction and Ridgewood Schools

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April 5,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, Somerville, Hawes and Travell parents: please try to attend one or more of the remaining Valley expansion hearings. There are maybe 5 elementary school parents here tonight, and this massive construction plan will affect our children the most over the next decade and beyond in terms of pollution, noise and nonstop truck traffic back and forth in front of Benjamin Franklin Middle School.

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