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Ridgewood Firefighters Quickly Knock down Monday Afternoon on Liberty Street

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Photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood firefighters quickly knocked down an early Monday afternoon, 12/11, structure fire that reportedly originated in the kitchen of a single family home on Liberty Street, Ridgewood. No injuries were reported in the blaze; however, there was an unconfirmed report of a missing dog. Ridgewood Police, and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel also responded to the incident along with mutual aid fire and EMS units from several nearby communities.

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Multiple Fire Departments Drill on Techniques to Fight Electric Vehicle Fires

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Waldwick, NJ Volunteer Fire Department members joined Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Fighters and Ridgewood Fire Fighters in a joint drill on fighting Electric Vehicle (EV) fires which was hosted by the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department. After a discussion on techniques of handling EV fires, an outside demonstration was presented of a new nozzle apparatus that is designed to be deployed under the battery compartment.

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Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department Responds to Freight Train Fire

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Waldwick NJ, just before  10pm the Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a reported train on fire in the area of the train station. Arriving units found an active fire in a hopper car. Engine 631 laid a supply line into the Transit lot and supplied one 2 1/2 hand line and also the tower ladder. Truck 641 set up the bucket and extinguished the fire from above. Bergen County HazMat also responded and took readings of the water run off and air samplings. WALVAC also stood by at the scene. All trains were held in both directions due to the incident. No injuries were reported .

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No Injuries Report in Saddle River Fire

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Saddle River NJ, the Saddle River Fire Department was requested to a home on the East side of town for a reported structure fire. Upon signing in service, Chief Salvatori was advised by Saddle River Police Department that the attached garage was fully involved and he asked for his 2nd alarm mutual aid companies.

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The Ridgewood Blog Endorse Frank Pallotta for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District

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Mahwah NJ, Mahwah Resident Frank Pallotta Certified as Congressional District 5 Winner in GOP Primary . Bergen County has finally certified the county votes from the Primary Election held on July 7th. Combining Bergen with Sussex and Warren counties Frank Pallotta beat out 3 other candidates in his first run for public office.
The Ridgewood blog would like to congratulate Frank Pallotta, a 31 year Mahwah resident, on his victory in the Primary election to represent Congressional District 5 which includes Ridgewood and we  take the  moment of his victory  to endorse Frank Pallotta for Congress in New Jersey’s CD5.

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Mobile COVID-19 Testing To End in Bergen County

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Hackensack NJ,  Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the final two locations for the Community Mobile Testing Program, which has hosted 39 locations over the last ten weeks, will take place next week with sites in Teaneck and Waldwick. The program has administered over 30,000 tests for COVID-19 and COVID-19 antibodies to county residents free of charge thanks to a partnership between the County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.

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Saddle River Fire Brings Out Multi Borough Response

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Saddle River NJ,on Tuesday March 24th at approximately 12:10 pm the Saddle River Fire Department was requested to a home within the borough for a report of a possible fire. Upon their arrival , Chief Salvatori arrived on scene and found smoke showing from the residence and requested a second alarm be transmitted. Engine 1131 arrived on scene and began advancing a hose into the structure to extinguish the fire. Ladder 1141 arrived on scene second , began laddering the building and assisting with the fire attack. The fire was under control shortly at approximately 12:30pm and Saddle River Fire Department  sends a big Thank you to all of the mutual aid who responded to the scene and covered the firehouse.

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Meals-on-Wheels

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Ridgewood NJ, Meals-on-Wheels, a private non-profit, provides meals to those who are unable to shop or cook for themselves due to age or disability. Serving RIDGEWOOD, Allendale, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Waldwick and part of Saddle River. For more information about our service, or to learn how you may help (volunteers needed), please review this website or contact us at 201.447.8295 email
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Glen Rock Fire Brings In Multiple Towns to Assist

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Glen Rock NJ, At 1834 hours on Monday, the Glen Rock Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke on the second floor of a residence on the Boulevard. A second alarm was transmitted in route by 830 upon reports by GRPD of a heavy smoke condition. The main fire area was in the attic space of the home. Crews used a combination of interior and exterior attacks to bring the fire under control. Thanks to all mutual aid towns, including Hawthorne, Fair Lawn, Ridgewood, Midland Park, Paramus, Waldwick, Wyckoff and Elmwood Park. Also thanks to the GRVAC and Glen Rock Police  for on scene assistance as well as Northwest and Central Bergen Mutual Aid coordinators and safety officers.

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5 Mahwah Fire Companies Respond to an Early Morning House Fire

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13 Mutual Aid Companies also respond

Photo Credit: Waldwick, NJ Volunteer Fire Department

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Mahwah NJ, This morning around 4am Mahwah Fire, Police, and EMS were dispatched to a home who’s residents awoke to smoke in the house. First arriving units confirmed thick black smoke coming from the home. Thankfully all residents were able to exit the home on their own with the assistance of Mahwah Police and fire units quickly began locating and extinguishing the blaze. Unfortunately the deep seated fire in the basement ravaged the home and made its way throughout almost every room and into the attic. All 5 Mahwah fire companies worked together to extinguish bulk of the fire, subsequent hot spots and the fire was placed under control around 7am.

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School Supply drive on behalf of Social Service Association (SSA) a huge Success

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Ridgewood NJ, the school supply drive on behalf of Social Service Association (SSA) was a huge success this year. The donations were more than generous . The Social Service Association (SSA) would especially like to thank Fr. Ron and OLMC for supporting this important cause.

Because of all of the donation, many children who live in Glen Rock, HoHoKus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick and Wyckoff will be able to start the school year with supplies.

“Look for our school supply drive next year. Thanks again!”, Alex and Donovan.

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Social Service Association fall kick off event!

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Ridgewood NJ, Social Service Association fall kick off event!  A casual, fun party to benefit Social Service Association featuring the Declan Power band.  www.ssaridgewood.org

SSA is a Ridgewood based organization that currently assists approx 125 families in Glen Rock, HoHoKus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick and Wyckoff with food vouchers, small financial help, weekly pantry visits, Thanksgiving meals, Holiday gifts, camperships and much more!  #neighborshelpingneighbors

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Reader says Paul Vagianos (HE) Feels “HE” is above the LAW

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Paul Vagianos (D) A Democrat running mate for State Assemble in the 40th District that’s who Paul is refereed to in the article….

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So this is the type of candidate that wants to run local Government, A individual who can not follow Building dept, Codes, Village Zoning/Planing Codes, Village Ordinances and State laws of set back. HE Feels “HE” is above the LAW.
This is Who has a Mayor and Counsel scared of him! Because of POWER! What about the residence and other Proprietors that are in the Village, they have to follow Zoning/Planing and local building codes! State and county ordinances and set back laws.
I just spoke with the Building inspector Carlos this morning and he stated there was never a permit issued for this wall or nor was there ever any inspections and refereed me to the Zoning/Planing office. I spoke to a nice women who answered the phone, I had asked for the Zoning officer but she stated she could help me she was very knowledgeable about the whole chain of events of this wall. It was a wood wall prior and they removed the wood and built what is there today not sure as to the date, No prior approvals and the Owner was sued by the Village of Ridgewood. They eventually applied to the Planing/Zoning board and was passed by the board (quote from Women in Planing/Zoning dept., I don’t quite know how that was approved).
So there have never been any required permits or inspections and they were never asked to remove the wall. Why is this!
If someone were to be hurt by the wall coming down or a car were to hit it I SEE A MAJOR LAWSUIT HERE, an unsafe non permitted structure!

You be the JUDGE……I see unfair politics at its worst,,,,people afraid of people with power.

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Village of Ridgewood 2017 District 40  Candidates Forum Tonight at 7:30pm

Village of Ridgewood 2017 District 40  Candidates Form

 

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Ridgewood NJ, don’t forget tonight Monday, October 23 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM the Village of Ridgewood will host a District 40 candidate forum at the Village Hall in Ridgewood . The 40th Legislative District includes portions of Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic counties, including Allendale, Cedar Grove, Franklin Lakes, Ho-Ho-Kus, Little Falls, Midland Park, Pequannock, Pompton Lakes, Ridgewood, Riverdale, Totowa, Waldwick, Wayne, Woodland Park, and Wyckoff .

Senate candidates Republican Kristin M. Corrado, the Passaic County clerk, and Democrat Thomas Duch will debate, as will Republican Assembly candidates Christopher P. DePhillips and incumbent appointee Kevin J. Rooney and Democrats Christine Ordway and Paul Vagianos.

 

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Village of Ridgewood 2017 District 40  Candidates Forum

Village of Ridgewood 2017 District 40  Candidates Form

October 9,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, on Monday, October 23 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM the Village of Ridgewood will host a District 40 candidate forum at the Village Hall in Ridgewood . The 40th Legislative District includes portions of Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic counties, including Allendale, Cedar Grove, Franklin Lakes, Ho-Ho-Kus, Little Falls, Midland Park, Pequannock, Pompton Lakes, Ridgewood, Riverdale, Totowa, Waldwick, Wayne, Woodland Park, and Wyckoff .

Senate candidates Republican Kristin M. Corrado, the Passaic County clerk, and Democrat Thomas Duch will debate, as will Republican Assembly candidates Christopher P. DePhillips and incumbent appointee Kevin J. Rooney and Democrats Christine Ordway and Paul Vagianos.