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The Retail Apocalypse: Ridgewood’s Battle with Store Closures

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Ridgewood NJ, brick-and-mortar stores have been grappling with significant challenges over the past decade. The COVID-19 pandemic and the meteoric rise of e-commerce have severely impacted traditional retail, leading to widespread closures. This phenomenon, often referred to as the “retail apocalypse,” has dramatically reshaped the commercial landscape since it began around 2010.

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Ridgewood Water to Remain on a Mandatory Two-day Watering Schedule

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Ridgewood NJ, with an area wide Heat Advisory until Wednesday Director of Ridgewood Water Rich Calbi asks all residents to,

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The Ridgewood Public library Major Technology and Innovation Events

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Public library will host space expert Joe Lennox who will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Mr Lennox will give a talk on the historic mission that continues to inspire future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond on TUESDAY, JULY 16th , 11:00 AM—12:00 PM,  Register here 

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Stop & Shop to Close 32 Underperforming Stores, Including 10 in New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, grocery store chain Stop & Shop has announced plans to close 32 underperforming stores, including locations in Carlstadt, Ringwood, and eight other sites in New Jersey by the end of this year.

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Vagianos and Mortimer Running for Ridgewood Village Council

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Ridgewood NJ, Mayor Paul Vagianos and Bee Man Frank Mortimer are running to Village Council and have registered with NJ Law Enforcement Election Commission.

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Emmanuel Church Hosts Vacation Bible School Compassion Camp

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Ridgewood NJ,  Emmanuel Church is thrilled to announce its Vacation Bible School (VBS) Compassion Camp, themed “What Every Living Thing Needs,” scheduled for July 22nd to July 24th, 2024.

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NJ TRANSIT INITIATES REFUND POLICY FOR UNUSED ONE-WAY TICKETS PURCHASED PRIOR TO JUNE 1, 2024

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT announced that refunds will be made available for unused one-way bus, rail and light rail tickets purchased prior to June 1, 2024.

This refund policy will also apply to rail 10-trip tickets, which are the equivalent of 10 one-way rail tickets purchased in a single transaction. Beginning August 1, 2024 and continuing through December 31, 2024, customers can use the methods below to request a refund on any unused one-way or rail 10-trip tickets purchased prior to June 1, 2024. Tickets purchased on, or after, June 1, 2024 must be used by July 31, 2024 and will not be eligible for refunds.

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The 114th Annual Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration !

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Ridgewood NJ, 114th Annual Ridgewood , Fourth of July Celebration , Thursday, July 4, 2024. The chairs were out , the bands were ready and the weather held.

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Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration: Schedule, Road Closures and Ticket Sales

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration is organized by the Ridgewood Fourth of July Committee, a private all-volunteer group. The Committee is not part of the Village government and receives no funding from the Village.

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A reminder to all of the “Karens” out and about in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the recent rants on the “Ridgewood Moms and Dads” Facebook page about an adult standing in a public park and taking photographs of publicly viewable activities prompts The Ridgewood Blog to post this reminder:

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Celebrating Asteroid Day: Reflecting on the Past and Preparing for the Future

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Ridgewood NJ, Asteroid Day, observed on June 30, commemorates the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia, believed to be the largest observed asteroid strike, with an explosion estimated to be roughly 1,000 times as powerful as the Hiroshima blast.

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Ridgewood Public Library’s ESL Department Celebrates Annual Achievement Event

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Ridgewood NJ, the English as a Second Language ESL department at the Ridgewood Public Library recently held its annual celebration to honor the dedication and hard work of both volunteer tutors and students. This vibrant event showcased the cultural diversity and progress made throughout the year. Continue reading Ridgewood Public Library’s ESL Department Celebrates Annual Achievement Event

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Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy: Inspiring Future Law Enforcement Officers

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Ridgewood NJ, the Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy is a one-week program designed to give children interested in law enforcement a hands-on experience similar to that of a police academy.

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Artificial Turf Advisory Signs Now Posted in other Communities

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Ridgewood NJ, artificial turf advisory signs now posted in other communities.

Artificial turf fields have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly for sports like soccer, football, and lacrosse. However, there are some concerns about the potential dangers of playing on turf fields, especially for young people. Here are some of the potential risks:

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