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Reader says , “there needs to be some NEW policy … recommended by the medical professionals (not the government) to address these problems with the mentally illness homeless”

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“mental illness is the problem and so far the police and md professional are unable to do anything to treat a person who refuses care

there needs to be some NEW policy … recommended by the medical professionals (not the government) to address these problems with the mentally illness homeless

very sad this person was someone son??? father ? brother? friend? he needs help i hope he receives it .. not short term … but long term assistance to help him control his emotions and behavior”

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, according to Village of Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache  this is the latest update on coronavirus cases in Ridgewood  is as follows :

The most recent numbers in RIDGEWOOD are as follows:


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David F. Bolger, 86, of Longboat Key, Florida and Ridgewood, NJ has passed away


the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Longboat Key Fl, David F. Bolger, 86, of Longboat Key, Florida and Ridgewood, NJ passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 29th, 2018. David was born on August 12, 1932 in Alliquippa, Pennsylvania to John Theodore & Coby Bunge Bolger. David was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and an Air Force Veteran and served as Chairman of Bolger and Company for forty one years. He is survived by his Loving Children Betsie (Jon) Bolger-Mott, John (Megan) Bolger, J.T. (Bevin) Bolger and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin sister Barbara (William) Collett, Sister Betty Fleming, and Brother Daniel (Linda) Bolger and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his brother Bill. Donations to West Bergen Mental Health, Valley Hospital, or the Women’s Club of Ridgewood would be appreciated. The Family will receive guests at CC Van Emburgh on Thursday January 3rd from 1-4 and 6:30-9, with service at West Side Presbyterian Church on Friday January 4, at 11:00am. Interment will be private. Service information can also be found at

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Ridgewood’s Downtown For The Holidays & Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

The Ridgewood Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Downtown For The Holidays & Tree Lighting Celebration
Fri, December 01, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: E. Ridgewood Ave and Memorial Park, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood NJ, You do not have to go to NYC to see the lighting of a beautiful tall Christmas tree…

right here in Ridgewood, we celebrate the starting of all the Holidays with the lighting of a 60-80ft. beautiful tree.

Starting at 5:30-7pm,
-Santa will be in the Park for the
“wee” little ones.
-On the streets, the RHS Marching Band and Holiday Chorus will be marching and singing up and down E. Ridgewood Ave…making Merriment with their instruments and voices.
Just added, ride Santa’s trackless train…this will be fun! (FREE)

On stage is where the excitement happens, lots of singing and dancing by the kids to help us get ready to light our beautiful tree….”Magical” are the words they use.

7:30pmish is the lighting of the tree.

following will be music on stage and
in the streets…

SANTA will be in Park (8-9pm) waiting for your list and checking it twice…and Santa’s track-less train. (will end at 8:55pm-streets open up at 9pm)

There will be no parking on E. Ridgewood Ave from Walnut up to and including parts of
S. & N. Broad St.

Please note the streets that will be closed for this event will be from
Walnut Street up E. Ridgewood Ave. included
S. & N Broad St from 5:30-9pmish.

What’s happening in Ridgewood during the Holiday Season….
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Santa will arrive at Columbia Bank
(60 S. Broad St.), free gifts for all the kids
10:30am FREE Movie at the Bow-Tie Cinema-
movie will be ELF, Will Ferrel.
2-4pm Santa will now be at Memorial Park at
Van Neste Square, weather permitting.

Saturday, December 2,9, 16, 2017 – 12N-3pm
Visit SANTA at his house in the center of Ridgewood, Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.
weather permitting.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 12N-2:30pm
weather permitting.

Come to do your Holiday Shopping in historic downtown Ridgewood and dine at our delicious
restaurants. Give yourself a gift of shopping and dining.

The Ridgewood “tradition” is supported and presented by the members of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce as follows…

Columbia Bank
Valley Hospital
Van Dyk Health Care
Freedom Bank
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Prestige Family of Fine Cars
Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Park West Tavern
Santoni’s Pizzeria
Pearl Restaurant
ConnectOne Bank
West Bergen Mental Health
Serendipity Labs
Clemente Orthodontics
Serendipity Labs Ridgewood
S&SO Produce Farms
Country Pancake House and Restaurant
The Village Health Coach
Charles J. X. Kahwaty, Esqu.
Biltmore Tuxedos
C.C. Van Emburgh Inc.
Beyband International, Inc.
Janjigian Trading Co,, Inc.
Ridgewood Party Rental
Life Opportunities Unlimited
E. Clark Travel
YWCA of Bergen County

for details call 201-445-2600,

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West Bergen Mental Health to Host A Fall Night of Fine Dining

West Bergen Mental Healthcare
A Fall Night of Fine Dining

Monday, November 14, 2016 7 to 10:30 PM
Indian Trail Club, 830 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

Ridgewood Nj, The area’s finest restaurants and bakeries will join together for the 24th Annual …A Fall Night of Fine Dining. On this special occasion, West Bergen is honored to present its prestigious Distinguished Service Award to outstanding community leaders, Esther and Patrick Fletcher of River Edge. Please visit for reservations and information. Tickets are $175 per person and are tax deductible. Seating is limited. Sponsoring this year’s event is Boiling Springs Savings Bank. West Bergen is a non-profit organization providing a wide range of psychiatric and counseling services for all age groups with various levels of need. West Bergen is committed to meeting the psychological needs of each of its clients with sensitivity and responsive, innovative services of the highest quality.

West Bergen Mental Healthcare
(201) 444-3550