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Benjamin Franklin Middle School’s Annual Phone-free Friday Night Declared a Success

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Ridgewood NJ, Benjamin Franklin Middle School  students dropped their phones at the door for the school’s second annual phone-free Friday night! The theme was scavenger hunt, and the students had a blast!
This amazing event that had our students away from their screens for an entire evening!

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Benefits eLearning Brings to Humanity

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Elearning is where students take their sessions online. Learning materials are also provided electronically in such formats as videos, ebooks, and web links. The method is a swift departure from the traditional approach where students would spend most of their time in class. Elearning utilizes such gadgets as phones, laptops, and tablets. 

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Amazing Black Friday Deals at Best Buy

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Paramus NJ , Best Buy offers some amazing Black Friday deals and is the go to place for all your electronic needs. The  knowledgeable sales staff has been extremely helpful .There is no longer a need to wait for the faithful day after Thanksgiving and rush out to a store location and stand breathlessly in line to take advantage of the deal of the day. Over the years I have snagged many deals particularly with laptops and desktops computers.

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Planned Obsolescence: Why 21st Century Products Seem Built to Fail

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Is that cookware set’s non-stick coating already flaking off after less than 1 year of moderate use through no fault of your own? Does that phone seem to run slower shortly after a new model was released? Are you going bonkers because no repair shop in the country seem to carry that spare part for your beloved lawnmower? If the answer is yes many times over, you may be dealing with a case of planned obsolescence, a fancy word used to explain why today’s consumer products are no longer as resilient as Grandma’s.

What’s Planned Obsolescence?

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Is Political Correctness Hampering the Ramsey Police Investigation of a String of Robberies Targeting Cell Phones and Tablets

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Quiz time: What information might the authorities have passed on to the general public about the appearance of the assailants, but mysteriously did not?

Absolutely absurd that these suspects are not being profiled properly. Take a lesson from the wyckoff chief and maybe we can protect ourselfs from these criminals.

What futher description Age Race hair color what is medium build ?.height etc

These guys are maniacs and need to be caught.pistol whipping people needs a serious police reaction ..before these crimes are copied..

“Remain vigilant and report any sort of suspicious activity” says the police chief.

What he’s asking you to do, in his own diplomatic way, is to drop dime on anybody who subjectively looks to you, the bona fide neighborhood resident, like they are out of place and might be up to no good. Unlike the average patrolman, there are no career-ending consequences for an ordinary resident to defy PC orthodoxy and shine the floodlamp of municipal authority on a potential perp. For all of our sakes, don’t go wobbly when something just doesn’t quite look right to you, but you can’t easily explain why. Your telephone call opens the door for the police to roll up on that person and chat them up without any further cause or reason, even if, had you never called, the police themselves, applying their own department guidelines or criteria (read: straightjacket), would have refrained from stopping and talking to the person in question.

In other words, do us all a favor and don’t let fear of how you’ll later be perceived affect the decision of whether or not to call the police.

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Ramsey Police Report a String of Robberies Targeting Cell Phones and Tablets

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August 13,2016

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Ramsey NJ, Ramsey police are urging citizens to not openly use their cellphones or tablets while walking or sitting in their cars after dark following a series of street robberies and attempts the past two weeks.
The first robbery occurred when two robbers swiped a cellphone from a woman at the corner of Island Avenue and Washington Drive around 11-11:30 p.m. on July 25th.

The second victim was struck several times in the face and head with a handgun as he used an iPad while parked in the driveway of his East Crescent Avenue home around the same time of day on Aug. 2nd.

The third robbery occurred on August 11th , the victims were Juveniles  using their cell phones walking south on Hart Street.

All of the robbers were described as apparently in their 20s, with slender and medium builds.All wore dark clothing as well as black baseball caps with the letter “A” in script.

“It is obvious that the [robbers] are targeting victims that they are using cell phones, or other information technology devices,” the chief said. “If you have children, please advise them of this warning if they are out at night.” said Ramsey’s Police Chief Gurney.

Chief Gurney has asked citizens to “remain vigilant and report any sort of suspicious activity” immediately to his department: (201) 327-2400.