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Ridgewood Fire Shares Public Safety Techniques with Police

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Ridgewood NJ, on February 8th, Ridgewood’s Finest learned basic forcible entry or breaching techniques from Ridgewood Bravest.

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Yes there Still Are 4 NJ Towns Where Residents Leave Doors Unlocked at Night

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  • 4 NJ towns are considered safe enough to leave doors unlocked at night. 
  • The safest is Middletown Township, followed by Vernon Township, then Evesham Township, and Washington Township.
  • Infographic showing America’s most trusting towns.

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Ridgewood NJ, Grandparents often talk about an era in which homes would be left unlocked at night, unconcerned about any threats to their security. Times have certainly changed, and for millions across America, it would be unthinkable in this day and age to leave their home unlocked at night. Yet, there are pockets of America where this trust in community safety still endures. AutomateLife.net commissioned a comprehensive study to find out where in America people are still comfortable enough to embrace the old-world charm of an unlocked front door as night falls. They surveyed 3,000 respondents and the places that made up the top 5 were as follows:

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Saddle River Beefs Up Security With Two New Police Cruisers

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Saddle River NJ, Mayor Kurpis congratulating Saddle River Police Chief Cosgriff on receiving two state of the art police vehicles authorized by the governing body for better protection of Saddle River residents.
The patrol cars are equipped with state of the art communication equipment, cameras and are fully equipped with active shooter gear.

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Hackensack Police Launch Cutting-edge Drone First Responder Program to Boost Public Safety

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Hackensack NJ, the Hackensack Police are launching a cutting-edge Drone First Responder program to boost public safety. These drones will speed up emergency response, enhance security, and protect your privacy. These drones will speed up emergency response, enhance security, and protect your privacy.

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Vehicles on East Ridgewood Avenue East of Maple Avenue Continue to Make Illegal Left Turns over Double Lines to Get into Jersey Mike’s

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Ridgewood NJ,  pedestrian safety activist Frank Geraghty for pointing out that on a daily basis vehicles on East Ridgewood avenue east of Maple avenue make illegal left turns over double lines to get into Jersey Mike’s restaurant parking lot on the north side of avenue. Jersey Mike’s has erected an illegal DO NOT BLOCK sign warning motorists not to block their parking lot entrance which then allows east bound cars to illegally cross double lines while blocking traffic behind them as they enter their parking lot. Saturday is the most dangerous day here.

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UPDATE: Always Training with Ridgewood Emergency Services 

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Ridgewood NJ, Even in our spare time, Ridgewood Emergency Services  members are practicing their skills. Each shift, our crews take the time to run through at least one drill. By creating different scenarios, it helps our members prepare for a number of potential incidents that they might face on a call.

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Ridgewood Emergency Services Names Member of the Month

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Ridgewood NJ, congratulations to our first ever member of the month Tarun Kalyanaraman!  Tarun is a probationary EMT, and the current Sergeant of TIES. After joining the TIES program and learning about public service, he was inspired to become an EMT to be able help people in need and try to give back to the community.

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Between December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2022 – 61 officers were killed, nationwide, in the line of duty

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by Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo

Westwood NJ, Yesterday January 9th , was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Between December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2022 – 61 officers were killed, nationwide, in the line of duty. 58 were intentionally shot. 3 were killed by cars used as deadly weapons. 34 were killed answering 911 calls and 23 answering domestic disturbances. 35 were killed in set-up ambushes.55 of the 61 were murdered by perpetrators who were either in the midst of committing crimes; or who were wanted criminals with outstanding warrants.

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Bear Season Reopens Wednesday-Saturday December 14-17

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Ridgewood NJ, the December black bear hunting season will be extended by four days this week per state regulations to achieve harvest objectives that help protect public safety and maintain a sustainable bear population.

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Ridgewood EMT modifications had already been tested in February of 2021

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Ridgewood NJ, in May of 2021 Ridgewood Fire Chief Van Goor divulged some interesting information to combat the rash of misinformation circulating in the mainstream and over social media about the per diem EMT issue . The Chief in an EMT FAQ rattled off a litany of Firefighter qualifications , who responds to emergency medical calls  and yes, the modifications have already been tested in February 2021 when no per diem EMT’s  were available .

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Public Hearing on the Village of Ridgewood Master Plan

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PLANNING BOARD REORGANIZATION &

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE/AGENDA

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Village Hall Court Room – 7:30 P.M.

(all timeframes and the order of agenda items below are approximate and subject to change)

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Congressman Josh Gottheimer Sides with “the Squad” over Public Safety

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Ramsey NJ, Republican Congressional Candidate Frank Pallotta (N.J. – 05) issued the following statement on Congressman Josh Gottheimer’s latest alliance with Washington, D.C. radicals Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and “The Squad” after they voted against increased protections for Supreme Court Justices:

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Hawthorne Clamps Down on Illegal Parking

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Hawthorne NJ, the Hawthorne Police are clamping down on illegal parking . Hawthorne Police Traffic Bureau parking enforcement sent out an advisory. Please follow parking laws in the borough.

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Barba Announces Candidacy for Bergen County Executive

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Fort Lee NJ, Businesswoman Linda T. Barba of Fort Lee today announced her candidacy for Bergen County executive. “I want to restore Bergen County to a place where our residents feel safe in all areas of their lives – physically, mentally, and economically,” said Barba, a 40-year-resident of the county, and a Republican. “We have seen our elected officials from Trenton to Washington to Hackensack, year after year, fail our families. It’s time for new people and new ideas to shake up One Bergen County Plaza and start to help businesses and families recover from the pandemic and protect our residents.”

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Ridgewood Master Plan Meeting September 21, 2021

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Ridgewood NJ, at 7:30 pm our Ridgewood Planning Board is hosting a public meeting on our new Master Plan. We will be answering your questions about the process and providing information regarding what to expect as we move forward with the new plan.

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