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Everything Bagel Reopens in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Everything Bagel reopens in Ridgewood .Back in 1999, Wide World of Bagels opened with several locations in Bergen County including Ridgewood and one in Mystic, CT.

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TONIGHT: Bookends of Ridgewood will host an In-Person  In-Store Event with Margaret Josephs Star from the Real Housewives of New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, Bookends of Ridgewood will host an In-Person  In-Store Event with Margaret Josephs Star from the Real Housewives of New Jersey and her Mom, Margaret Sr. for a Meet/Greet/Photo-Op/Book Signing Wednesday, March 9th @ 6:00pm for her new book, “Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget: How to Survive in Business and Life”. Books can be preordered at www.book-ends.com.
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Envy by Melissa Gorga, Looking to Open in Ridgewood

photo courtesy of Envy by Melissa Gorga (Montclair Store )

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s central business district  may be getting another boost, word is  “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga is bringing her clothing boutique, Envy by Melissa Gorga, to the former Jekyll and Hyde luggage store at 9 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood. Gorga is no stranger to controversy , she opened Envy in Montclair in 2015, and the boutique had a starring role in Season 7 of the Bravo housewife series. A falling out with her business partner  led to a temporary closure of the shop in 2017. Envy sells fashionable high-end designer tops, dresses, shoes and accessories online and at the brick-and-mortar store at 609 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair . However you will not find any Chanel at the store.  According to the stores  Facebook page “Chanel has informed Envy by Melissa Gorga that all of the Chanel branded goods previously offered & sold by our company were counterfeit & illegal. As such we have ceased all sales of Chanel branded goods & will not be carrying any such goods in our store”

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The ex-husband of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” , Dina Manzo Indicted in the baseball bat home invasion of her Holmdel townhouse in 2017

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Franklin Lakes  NJ, A Monmouth County Grand Jury has returned a new indictment naming a Franklin Lakes man as an accomplice in a 2017 Holmdel home invasion, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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Cast changes for upcoming ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ season

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2015, 11:22 AM    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015, 11:24 AM
BY KARA YORIO
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

Rumors surrounding the next cast of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” continue even as filming is apparently already underway for Season 7 of the once wildly popular reality series.

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Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri will be “friends” of the main cast, which is not expected to include season six newcomers Amber Marchese, Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano, according to an ETonline report this week, which cited two sources close to the show. They haven’t been asked back, the report added, which also said Dina Manzo will not return.

As The Record reported in July, current prison inmate Teresa Guidice is expected to return to the show that made her famous when she is done serving time. She will be joined by Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita.

Gorga seemed to confirm that filming had already begun with a couple of late July Instagram posts that showed her son and cameras set up in her home with the hashtags #rhonj and #setlife.

The rumors continue that Traci Johnson, wife of former Giant Tiki Barber, could join the cast, but that hasn’t been determined, according to ETonline, which also reported that Bravo sought out “Jersey Shore” alum Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi as well as Geraldo Rivera’s wife Erica Levy to join the cast. Levy declined, the website said.

Gorga’s Instagram account fueled the Johnson and Polizzi rumors as she posted photos of the three of them together having “a liquid lunch,” as well as some pictures with Gorga and Johnson’s daughters playing together in a pool. Gorga also posted a few shots with Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s family, sparking some to think his wife, Lisa, may become part of the group.

Giudice had already continued her television life, in some capacity, while in prison, as she took part in filming of husband Joe Guidice’s Bravo special, The Record previously reported.

https://www.northjersey.com/news/cast-changes-for-upcoming-real-housewives-of-new-jersey-season-1.1404038

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Federal prosecutors argue ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ couple aren’t entitled to separate trials on fraud charges

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Federal prosecutors argue ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ couple aren’t entitled to separate trials on fraud charges
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 8:47 PM
BY  PETER J. SAMPSON
STAFF WRITER
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Federal prosecutors on Wednesday filed papers opposing a bid by Teresa and Joe Giudice, stars of Bravo television’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” to be granted separate trials on a slew of bank- and loan-fraud charges.

In a 37-page legal brief filed in federal court in Newark, prosecutors said the Montville couple are not entitled to a severance merely because Teresa Giudice would prefer not to testify against her husband in a joint trial, while Joe Giudice has not shown that his testimony would substantially clear his wife of guilt.

Earlier this month, the Giudices asked U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to grant them separate trials, arguing Joe Giudice has evidence of his wife’s innocence, but he would not take the witness stand if they are forced to stand trial together. Teresa Giudice, likewise, wants to testify on her own behalf, but not against her husband.

Indicted last year, the Giudices are facing 41 counts alleging that between 2001 and 2011 they engaged in conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. They both are charged with bank fraud, loan application fraud and bankruptcy fraud. Joe Giudice also is charged with failing to file tax returns for 2005-2009.

– See more at: https://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/Federal_prosecutors_argue_Real_Housewives_of_New_Jersey_couple_arent_entitled_to_separate_trials_on_fraud_charges.html#sthash.9Zxd63CP.dpuf