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Ridgewood Village Council Candidate Melenie Hooban Attacked Over Being a Single Mom

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Ridgewood NJ,  just as Village Council candidate Melenie Hooban loses her job under mysterious circumstances ,Paul  Vangios supporters launch an attack on her for being an “unemployed single mom “.

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Parents Group Challenges Murphy’s Mask mandate for School Children

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Trenton NJ, a group of 25 families filed an appeal late Friday in the Superior Court of NJ Appellate Division against Governor Phil Murphy and the State of New Jersey. The appeal was filed in response to Executive Order (EO) 251, signed on August 6th, which mandates masking in the indoor premises of all public, private, and parochial preschool, elementary, and secondary school buildings, with limited exceptions.

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School Choice Options Go Mainstream after Disruptive 2020/2021 Pandemic Year

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Ridgewood NJ, a year and a half into the COVID pandemic many parents recognized, perhaps for the first time, that they have so many options available to them in every other area of their lives and of their parenting; yet, when it comes to educating their kids, they are left with a one-size-fits-all government school assignment. This is no longer tolerable to families who desire much more choice and customization in their children’s learning.

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Co-Founder of Wikipedia says , “Wikipedia has become an opponent of vigorous democracy”

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Ridgewood NJ, the Co-Founder calls out Wikipedia as “Hopelessly Biased”, Larry Sanger, a philosopher who co-founded Wikipedia in 2001, has sadly concluded that the free online encyclopedia is “more one-sided than ever” and so dominated by liberal sources that it is now “an opponent of vigorous democracy.” And freedom for that matter.

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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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The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood has a huge selection of fine cigars for Fathers day

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June 17,2017

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Ridgewood Nj, the Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood has a huge selection of fine cigars for Fathers day .There is also a Camacho In-Store Promotion going on now.

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Graydon Pool Kicks off the 2021 Swimming Season

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Ridgewood NJ, 93 degree weather brought out the crowds to Graydon Pool on opening weekend to kickoff the historic Graydon Pool 2021 swimming season. Remember no parkway traffic, no sharks and plenty of free parking !

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A Short History of Memorial Day

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May 28,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance . “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.

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Ridgewood Board of Education and the Ridgewood Education Association Come to Terms

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, approved  a Memorandum of Agreement, subject to mutually agreed-upon contract language, establishing the terms and conditions for a successor collective negotiations agreement between the Ridgewood Board of Education and the Ridgewood Education Association (REA), effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.

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Academy of Our Lady School Placed into Lockdown after Ridgewood Parent became upset over school’s COVID-19 policies

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Glen Rock NJ, an early morning call ( 8:36 AM ) on Wednesday May 12th resulted in multiple Glen Rock officers were dispatched to the Academy of Our Lady School in response to an irate and aggressive individual at their door which had resulted in the school being placed into lockdown in order to protect the students. Upon arrival officers field contacted a 46-year-old Ridgewood man who was aggressively knocking on the doors and windows.  Investigation determined that he was a parent who was upset about the school’s COVID-19 policies. Officers were able to calm the man down and acknowledge that his behavior had caused a disruption at the school.  The principal explained what he needed to do in order to comply with school policy and the man left the area without further incident.

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Supporters of Ridgewood EMS response plan staffed by per diems strike back on Facebook

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Ridgewood NJ, For those of you who believe that the opportunity to post anonymously on the Ridgewood Blog is unwarranted/in poor taste, check this out.  This is what happened to a person who posted an opposing opinion on Facebook:

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Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee To Host 2021 Flag Raising and Parade

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Ridgewood NJ, In a joint decision, the Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee and the Village of Ridgewood announced today that they will host the 111th annual Fourth of July Celebration on Monday, July 5th with events to include a flag raising and parade.

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Ridgewood Parks Department Employees have Begun Preparing the Historic Graydon Pool for 2021’s Swimming Season

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Ridgewood NJ, no parkway traffic, no sharks and free parking ! Great news! Ridgewood Parks Department employees have begun preparing the historic Graydon Pool for 2021’s swimming season. Opening day is scheduled for June 5, 2021.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Village Moms and Beyond !

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May 8 2016

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Ridgewood NJ , the Ridgewood blog would like to wish all the Village mothers and beyond a very happy and healthy mothers day . For those wondering how this who thing got started :

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Ridgewood Parks & Recreation Day Camp will run in 2021

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Councilwoman Bernadette Walsh, who is the Village Council liaison to the Parks & Rec Conservation Board and the Field Committee, the Parks & Recreation Department is happy to announce that Summer Day Camp will return this year.  While there may still be some changes to the camp, we can confirm that it will run from Tuesday, June 29-Friday, August 6 from 9 am-1:30 pm with the exception of days when it rains and camp is cancelled.  Campers will be placed in groups with a 20:2 ratio or less.  Summer Camp will still consist of organized games, arts & crafts, and swim time at Graydon Pool.

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