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74 Year Old Paramus Pastor Charged With Sexual Assault of Early Teen

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of 74-year-old STEPHEN E. SWEET, a church pastor, who resides in Paramus, NJ on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated criminal sexual contact and criminal sexual contact. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck.

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Playing Restrictions Based on Surface Temperature of Artificial Turf at RHS & Stevens?

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Ridgewood NJ, during Monday night’s Ridgewood, Board of Education meeting, the subject of surface temperatures on artificial turf playing fields came up, which led to a somewhat robust discussion.

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The Origins of Fathers Day

the Ridgewood blog Wishes all the Dads a Happy Fathers day !!!

The Origins of Fathers Day

The campaign to celebrate the nation’s fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm–perhaps because, as one florist explained, “fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.” On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday. The next year, a Spokane, Washington woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was successful: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day on July 19, 1910.

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New Poll : Spring Lake, Princeton, and Ridgewood Boast the Most Stunning Front Yards in the U.S.

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  • Poll of real estate professionals ranks the neighborhoods with the most beautiful front yards.
  • Front yards in Spring Lake the most stunning in New Jersey. 
  • Infographic included. 

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Ridgewood NJ, across the U.S., homeowners take immense pride in their front yards, which serve as a reflection of their community’s character and values. From coast to coast, these outdoor spaces showcase a diverse array of regional flora, landscape design trends, and architectural styles. The attention to detail and care invested in these front yards not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of individual homes but also contributes to the overall beauty and charm of the neighborhoods they belong to.

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The Ridgewood Blog Wishes A Happy Mothers Day to All

Happy Mothers Day

“My beautiful mother. My brothers and I have been blessed to have her in our lives. There’s ups and downs, but this is what makes us stronger as a family. My mother lived during the Khmer Rouge. She had fought her way to survived it through the Killing Fields in Cambodia. All she wanted was for us have a better life and future then she did in Cambodia. She’s my mother, my sister, my psychiatrist, my club partner, and my best friend. This is why every MOTHERS Day or her Birthdays , we have to make it extra special… Although everyday we show her that we are appreciated and thankful for everything she had done for us. Happy early Mothers day mom! We love you so much!” Vicheka H

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Blog Wishes A Happy Mothers Day to all  the moms ,Ridgewood Moms and moms everywhere and on this day its also good to remember how lucky you may be .

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Today is Founders day for the Ridgewood blog

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The Ridgewood blog was founded in March of 2006 by James J Foytlin aka PJ Blogger . Mr. Foytlin was born and raised in Ridgewood ,New Jersey and is a graduate of Ridgewood High School .

Ridgewood NJ, – Oct. 26, 2009 – RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — The Ridgewood blog ( https://theridgewoodblog.blogspot.com/ Originally  ) (www.theridgewoodblog.net) was founded in March of 2006 by James J Foytlin aka PJ Blogger .[1] Mr. Foytlin was born and raised in Ridgewood ,New Jersey and is a graduate of Ridgewood High School .[2] [3]

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Ridgewood Residents are required to clear snow and ice on abutting sidewalks within 24 hours after the storm has passed

Snow Blizzard of 2016 Ridgewood CBD

reprinted from December 9,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village has an extensive snow emergency program which helps residents travel safer and easier in snowy weather.

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Happy New Year from the Ridgewood blog !

Happy New Year

Wishing a happy, healthy and safe New Year!

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the Ridgewood blog will be resting up from our New Year festivities today with intermittent posts , but we will be up and running  on Tuesday January 2nd 2024

thank you for all your overwhelming support !!!

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Merry Christmas from the Ridgewood blog

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PJ Blogger and the entire staff of the Ridgewood blog would like to Wish you a very Merry Christmas!

We also would like thank, you our readers , advertisers , patrons and supporters for all your contributions this year !

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Twas the Night before Christmas

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Twas the Night before Christmas 

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

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ParkMobile Fee Set to Increase on December 1st in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, effective December 1, 2023, the ParkMobile “convenience fee” in Ridgewood will increase 25%, from 40 cents to 50 cents per transaction.
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PJ Blogger and the staff of the Ridgewood blog Wish You a Very Happy ,Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving

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Carve that Pumpkin for Halloween

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photo Ward’s Farm Pumpkin Patch Route 17 North Ridgewood

Carve that Pumpkin for Halloween

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Street Signs that Are Just too Small in Ridgewood & Glen Rock

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by Frank Geraghty

Glen Rock NJ, small road signs over intersections are not only annoying to motorists but can cause a problem. In Glen Rock a motorist driving from the post office along Glen avenue who stops at Rock road is confronted by a small sign above the intersection which is not easy to read because it is small “NO TURN ON Red 7A–6P  Mon —Sat.”  According to the FHWA it only suggests placing such a sign on crossbar near the signal. It clearly states that that this recommendation is just a guidance,not a requirement. This confusion can be eliminated by a much bigger sign placed on the right corner next to “DO NOT BLOCK” where motorists can read it.

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