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Former Medical Director at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus Agrees to Pay Nearly $700,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

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Paramus NJ,  A doctor in Ramsey, New Jersey, has agreed to pay nearly $700,000 to resolve allegations that he and his practice violated the False Claims Act, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced .

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Orangeburg Man Charged with Aggravated Arson in Ramsey

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Ramsey NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of NICHOLAS L. TODARO (DOB: 8/10/1987; single; unemployed) of Orangeburg, NY on arson charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Jason Love, and the Ramsey Police Department under the direction of Chief Brian Lyman.

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Ridgewood Crew Pulls a Gold Medal, a Silver Medal, Seven Top Ten Finishes at the 2024 Ironmen Erg Classic

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Ramsey NJ,  Ridgewood Crew rowed its way to a gold medal, a silver medal, and seven top ten finishes overall at the 2024 Ironmen Erg Classic hosted by Don Bosco Preparatory High School. Nearly 500 youth rowers from 17 different clubs in New York and New Jersey competed at the indoor rowing event, which is now in its 11th year.  

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Slippery Road Conditions Leaves Ramsey emergency services working side by side!

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Ramsey NJ, on January 15th , Ramsey Rescue, Ramsey Fire and Ramsey EMS were dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Rollover with possible entrapment. A vehicle left the roadway and rolled over entrapping the driver. Rescue’s crews quickly freed the driver and transferred care to EMS personnel who transported the patient to the hospital.

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Montclair Chef Arrested After Gunning Down Women in Ramsey

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Ramsey NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of LUIS A. SUAREZ (DOB: 09/16/1982; single; chef) of Montclair, NJ, on charges of murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Ramsey Police Department under the direction of Chief Brian Lyman.

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Spot Light On First Responders: Ramsey Rescue Names Ranya Makkawi 2023 Volunteer of the Year

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Ramsey NJ, Ramsey Rescue names Ranya Makkawi 2023 Volunteer of the Year. Ranya joined Ramsey Rescue and has immediately made an immeasurable impact on the squad. Both to our operations in the field and administratively – she delivers excellence. Ranya recently completed the Firefighter One day program, at the top of her class , an extremely accelerated learning program. She even just stated Fire 2! She is the first to lend a helping hand, taking shifts and finding projects to make a difference. Ranya serves as Ramsey Rescue corporate secretary, and has stepped up to the plate to help with a number of jobs outside of her daily responsibilities .

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Spot Light On First Responders: Ramsey Firefighter Kerry Conklin Named “Icon of the Year” from the Ramsey Junior Womans Club for 2023

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Ramsey NJ, Ramsey Firefighter Kerry Conklin has been chosen as the “Icon of the Year” from the Ramsey Junior Womans Club for 2023. Kerry has been a member since 2009 and now serves as one of our Lieutenants. Kerry is a life member of the New Jersey State Firefighters Association. She also received the “Volunteer of the Year” award from the Mayor and Council in 2011. Kerry also serves on the Public Education Committee working with Fire Prevention providing valuable educational material about fire safety and prevention to the schools.

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WalletHub Study: Village of Ridgewood Ranks 7th Worst Place In the Entire Country to Start a Business

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Ridgewood NJ, National Small Business Week is approaching and many employers still struggling to hire new workers, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best Small Cities to Start a Business. No surprise the Village of Ridgewood with it’s very high costs came in 7th worst in the entire country at number 1328 (out of 1334) . In overall business environment the Village placed 955 and in Business costs 1310 .

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Route 17 Southbound Ramp from Lake Street to be Closed and Detoured Beginning Monday Morning in Ramsey

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Ramsey NJ, the Route 17 southbound ramp from Lake Street is scheduled to be closed and detoured beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, January 30 in Ramsey, Bergen County.
The closure is necessary for drainage work and is expected to be in place for approximately one month.

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Route 17 North Fatal Collision in Ramsey on Tuesday Shuts Down Highway for Hours

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Ramsey NJ, a Jeep SUV veered off the roadway on Route 17 north near Lake Street in Ramsey and struck a tree leaving two people dead. The crash snarled rush-hour traffic in the area for hours on Tuesday as investigators worked to discern what caused the fatal collision.

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Ramsey Man Charged on Possession of Child Pornography

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Ramsey NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of STEVEN W. VANDUYSEN (DOB: 11/24/1979; single; store clerk) of  Ramsey, NJ on the charge of possession of child pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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Congressional Candidate Pallotta Blasts Anti-Hindu Resolution by Teaneck Democrat Municipal Committee

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Ramsey NJ, Frank Pallotta, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s fifth Congressional district issued the following statement regarding the Teaneck Democrat Municipal Committee’s anti-Hindu resolution.

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TIME FOR JOSH GOTTHEIMER TO DENOUNCE NEW JERSEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ATTACKS ON PARENTS

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Ramsey NJ, Republican Congressional nominee Frank Pallotta today called on his opponent, career politician Democrat Josh Gottheimer to stand up for the tens of thousands of well-meaning, concerned parents in northern New Jersey and denounce the leadership of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) for calling them “extremists” in a vile ad that recently blanketed the airwaves. Even after public outrage forced the NJEA’s leadership to stop running the ad, Congressman Gottheimer remained silent while proudly accepting their endorsement.

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Representative Josh Gottheimer Embroiled in Insider Trading Scandal

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RAMSEY NJ,  Republican Congressional Candidate Frank Pallotta called for Representative Josh Gottheimer to step down from the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services amid revelations he joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband in stock trades of chip maker NVIDIA ahead of a multi-billion-dollar spending bill intended to buoy the company.

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Ramsey Woman Arrested On Drug and Prostitution Charges

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Ramsey NJ, according to Ramsey Police , officers found Donna Olsen, 35, and Carlo Maltempti, 48, at an Extended Stay America hotel just off Route 17, while responding to a welfare check request. A preliminary investigation led to the arrests of the two occupants in the hotel room.

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