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The Origins of Fathers Day

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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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Village of Ridgewood Swears in Tax Assessor

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Council swore in William Palumbo for a full term appointment to a full term as Tax Assessor for the Village of Ridgewood .

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The Valley Hospital Applies to Build High Density Housing on Ho-Ho-Kus Ridgewood Border

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Ridgewood NJ,the Valley Hospital gives notice for proposed high density housing on the Ridgewood ,Ho-Ho-Kus Boarder,near the old Village Ford ,widening the flood zone around the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook.

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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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Ridgewood Village Receives NJDOT Grant for Safe Routes to School Initiative

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Ridgewood NJ, exciting news reverberated through the Village of Ridgewood this Friday morning as the community, along with our esteemed Legislative team from District 40, gathered to announce a significant development in our ongoing efforts to enhance safety for our students. Senator Kristin Corrado, Assemblyman Chris DePhillips, and Assemblyman Al Barlas joined local officials including Mayor Paul Vagianos, Deputy Mayor Pamela Perron, Village Councilmember Siobhan Winograd, Chief of Police Forest ‘Cenzo’ Lyons and Village Manager Keith Kazkmark to unveil a $157,000-plus grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) in support of our Safe Routes to School initiative.

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The Village of Ridgewood Has a Budget

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Council adopted a $61.2 million budget with a 2.74% municipal tax rate increase, which is below the current rate of inflation. That equates to a municipal tax increase of $144 on the average home assessed at $710,168.

Please keep in mind that the Village is only responsible for 23.4% of the total taxes collected, while the budgets for the schools, county and public library make up the remaining 76.6% of your tax bill.

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Vehicle Jumps Curb in Ridgewood Central Business District

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Ridsgewood NJ, at approximately 2pm Tuesday April 9th an older model four-door sedan driven by an adult male mounted a sidewalk near the Walgrees on East Ridgewood Avenue .

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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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Village of Ridgewood Offices Closed on Good Friday

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‍Ridgewood NJ, in observance of Good Friday, all Village offices and departments (except emergency services) will be closed on March 29. There will be no garbage or recycling pickup on that day. The Recycling Center also will be closed on Good Friday, but will be open on Saturday, March 30 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Village of Ridgewood Sets Up Next Appointment with the United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Ridgewood NJ,accord to the Village of Ridgewood Manager Keith Kazmark , the Village received a letter from Colonel Alexander L. Young, Commander of the New York District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers acknowledging the Village’s request for assistance and laying out multiple program options for us to pursue. We are tentatively set to meet internally with the USACE next week to discuss the path forward and next steps with regard to residential flooding and the impact on Village/BOE infrastructure. Progress.

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New Look for Village of Ridgewood Vehicles

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood  re-branding continues with the re-striping of the Village vehicle fleet – a new, crisp, clear and highly identifiable look. This work effort was done in-house, by our Signal Division and looks awesome.  The re-branding makes it easier for  residents to know what department or division is visiting their home or working roadside.

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Village of Ridgewood Garbage Collection will resume on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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Ridgewood NJ, due to the heavy snow event, recycling collection in Area 1 was cancelled on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

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All Village of Ridgewood Offices and Departments will be CLOSED on Lincoln’s Birthday February 12th

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Ridgewood NJ, all Village Offices and Departments will be CLOSED on February 12th and February 19th, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day.

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

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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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