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Report : New Jersey has the Second Highest ratio of Fatal Crashes due to Distracted Driving

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Ridgewood NJ, distracted driving is one of the major causes of road accidents. Zutobi (an e-learning platform that helps inexperienced drivers learn the road) recently published a report ( https://zutobi.com/us/driver-guides/distracted-driving-report ) on distracted driving in the U.S. In that report New Jersey had the second highest ratio of fatal crashes due to distraction.

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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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New Study : People in New Jersey pay Massively Higher Taxes than Anywhere Else

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Trenton  NJ, a new study on Taxes from SELF , comes in with the same old conclusion , people in New Jersey pay massively higher taxes than anywhere else, yet state services and quality of life, wealth gap and racial equality all continue to decline.

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Discover what New Jersey and the tri-state area has to offer

By now, most of us staying at home have grown tired of it. When travelling by plane might seems impossible, what do you do when you need a change of scenery? Actually, your backyard might prove sufficient, but have you considered the local surroundings in Ridgewood and New Jersey? Here’s some great advice for you if you want to see what the area has to offer.

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YOUR VOICE, YOUR SHOT! Video Contest

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey has announced a contest calling for your videos that show why YOU are getting vaccinated and encourage others to do the same. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and protect you from getting sick. We all know that to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we need to protect ourselves and our loved ones by getting vaccinated. Your videos can make a difference to help others get vaccinated. A number of videos will be chosen to be voted on by the public. The winner will be used in the State’s COVID-19 public health campaign.

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Study : Most Dangerous Roads in New Jersey

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Paramus NJ, with companies looking to bring their employees back into the office, the workforce has many factors to consider. Traffic safety is important to consider as people travel on roads and highways. Surprisingly Route 17 , 208 or 4 did not make the list .

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Expect Winds 15 to 25 mph with Gusts up to 50 mph until 4pm Today

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Ridgewood NJ, the National weather service has issued a wind advisory for today till 4pm . The WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON . Expect Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.  For portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.  .Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Due to snow melt and recent rainfall some tree root systems may be somewhat compromised potentially leading to some uprooted trees.

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NJ Realtors: Low inventory and high demand continue to push prices higher

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Trenton NJ, Traditionally, a very cold January would have dampened prospectors looking for New Jersey homes, but according to New Jersey Realtors January market data, it seems like nothing can stop the pandemic push for properties.

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WalletHub Study : New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the Highest Real-Estate Property Taxes

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Ridgewood NJ, each year, the average American household spends $2,471 on real-estate property taxes plus another $442 for residents of the 27 states with vehicle property taxes. With such high costs, it’s no surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association.

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How New Jersey Became the Country’s Hub for Online Sports Betting and Gaming

As Esports gameplay explodes across the country, New Jersey has a front row seat to Esports’ industry growth 

What if I told you there are over 10 million viewers who tune in to watch live video game competitions on the popular streaming service Twitch every single day? The truth is that the Esports industry is taking over the world with professional teams and players occupying different corners of the globe and fans who steadily support them. 

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New Jersey Has the Highest Property Taxes in the Country

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Ridgewood NJ, property taxes are generally set by local authorities such as cities, counties, and school boards, states often establish parameters in order to keep tax rates somewhat uniform. Each state, however, has different parameters, and as a result, what homeowners end up paying out of pocket can vary considerably from state to state. Most of New Jersey property taxes are roughly 2/3 local school taxes ,like Ridgewood.

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New Jersey Has The Highest Taxpayer Debt Burden in the Country

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey has amassed a whopping $189.6 billion in state debt, a total that equals $57,900 for each taxpayer in the state. It’s the highest taxpayer debt burden in the country, according to the Financial State of the States report released Tuesday by the watchdog group Truth in Accounting.

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Former New Jersey Department of Child Protection Employee Admits Producing Child Pornography

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Camden NJ, an Atlantic County, New Jersey, man who was previously employed by the New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency (NJDCP&P) today admitted producing images of child sexual abuse, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

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Treasury Secretary Nominee Janet Yellen Ducks Questions on Raising the SALT Cap

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Washington DC, the federal government will need to “act big” to address the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and efforts should include funding for state and local governments, said Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen during a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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2020 Year-end Letter from the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, while 2020 was a very difficult year the Ridgewood blog had a record year in revenues and in readership. 

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