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The Time has Come for a Major focus on Flood Control – Stop Flushing Money Down the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook

photos by Boyd Loving

by the staff of The Ridgewood Blog

Ridgewood NJ, Frankly, enough is enough when it comes to flooding along the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook in Ridgewood.  Damaging, expensive flooding seems to be occurring every 5 years (or less) instead of every 100 years.

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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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Village of Ridgewood seeks to acquire Town Garage Property via Eminent Domain Process

by the staff of The Ridgewood Blog
The Village Council announced during its Wednesday night Public Work Session a proposal to acquire via an eminent domain/condemnation process the former Town Garage property on Franklin Avenue near South Walnut Street.  The Village’s intent is to turn the property into a pocket park (park, not parking).

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Vandals Steal 4-wheel drive utility vehicle owned by the Village of Ridgewood and take it for a Joy Ride !

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Ridgewood NJ, Vandals stole a small 4-wheel drive utility vehicle owned by the Village of Ridgewood, and took the the golf cart sized unit for a short joy ride in a municipal parking lot before overturning it on its side late Wednesday evening, 07/07. Witnesses to the incident reported seeing a small group of male juveniles, none of whom appeared to have been injured, run from the scene after the vehicle crashed. A search of the area by several Ridgewood Police patrol units failed to turn up the perpetrators. Ridgewood firefighters were dispatched to stabilize the vehicle, drain its large water tank, and right it in preparation for removal by a flatbed tow truck. Video footage from a nearby security camera was turned over to Ridgewood Police detectives for investigatory purposes. And yes the keys were left in the vehicle !

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$50,000 Glen School Pickleball Courts Remain Under Utilized Due to the Village of Ridgewood’s War on Pickleball

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Ridgewood NJ, the $50,000 Glen School Pickleball Courts are under utilized because of the hours and days imposed by the Village Council and the Village Manager. Mondays and Fridays these courts are locked. The hours that one can play is restricted to the hottest times of the day. Many of the residents are choosing to play at Wyckoff or Montvale at 8:00 AM. If you play Tennis in Ridgewood the courts are available 7 days a week. If you play Tennis you can play from 8 AM to dusk. We pay amount the same for our badges yet our days and times are NOT equal. We all pay taxes to live in this Village of Ridgewood. Yet, Pickleball players are not treated equally. Many of the players are senior citizens and have lived in town for many years. This discrimination is an embarrassment for the Village.

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The Origins of Fathers Day

the Ridgewood blog Wishes all the Dads a Happy Fathers day !!!

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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Alert Ridgewood Patrol officer Spots Vehicle Suspected in Hit and Run Attack on Parking Signs

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Ridgewood NJ, a Ridgewood Police patrol officer spotted an occupied, white KIA Rio Hatchback sought in connection with a Wednesday afternoon, 06/09, hit and run crash, parked on a residential street less than 1/2 mile from where its driver allegedly drove up onto a sidewalk, damaging several parking stanchions and parked vehicles before fleeing the scene. The KIA’s adult male driver, suspected of DUI, was subsequently taken into custody and transported to Ridgewood Police headquarters. The damaged KIA, with a Village of Ridgewood owned parking advisory sign still impaled in its front bumper, was impounded and removed from its parked location by a flatbed tow truck. No injuries were reported in connection with the hit and run crash.

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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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It’s Official the Long Awaited RFP for the Gate House at the Irene Habernickel Family Park

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Ridgewood NJ, the original Irene Habernickel Family Park – HealthBarn FAQs #1 posted on the Village of Ridgewood Website . Yesterday in a post on Facebook Village resident Boyd Loving posted the  official legal notice for the long awaited RFP for the Gate House at the  Irene Habernickel Family Park, see below:

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING MAY 12, 2021 8:00 P.M.

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20210512 – Village Council Regular Public Meeting Agenda

For the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic, Village Hall is closed to the public and meetings are being held with participants at remote locations, connecting to conferencing software provided by zoom.us.  Members of the public are invited to view meetings live using Zoom, which also allows them to “raise a hand” and contribute with voice and video when they are invited to do so during Public Comments as well as during Public Hearings during the meeting.

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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 Residents Hope to Capitalize on Red Hot Real-estate Market

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Ridgewood NJ, as evidenced of the attempts being made by suburban homeowners to cash in on the current “hot” real estate market, Cynthia & Rurik Halaby’s house on Evergreen Place was just listed for sale at $948,000, 46% over its assessed value of $638,000.

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Ridgewood Blog Promotes 2021 “Night Out for Big Foot “ for Earth Day

Frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film, alleged by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin to show a Bigfoot, and by some others to show a man in a gorilla suit.

Reader say the Ridgewood Bog should organize a “Night Out for Big Foot “

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Ridgewood NJ, This year not to left out of the Village Earth Day festivities , the Ridgewood  blog will promote a “Night Out for Big Foot “ on April 22nd .

It’s about where the journey takes you, too — even if you come back empty handed. “I’ve been all over the States and seen some amazing things — landscapes and sunsets and hills and mountains,” Tyler says. “Even when nothing happens, you’re still in the woods. You’re still out in it.” Tyler Bounds

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