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UPDATE: Stuck in Traffic Durring the Blizzard of 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Twp of Washington NJ, traffic backed up on Pasack road , and Linwood Avenue heading into Ridgewood . The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST FRIDAY .

Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache:Update on weather. We have three salters out. Plow blades are being dropped. Municipal Court and Village committee meetings have been cancelled for tonight. Ridgewood Schools evening programs and activities have been cancelled. Best for people not to go out unless necessary. Conditions will get worse before they get better.


At 359 PM EST, an area of heavy snow was located along a line extending from Columbia to Chatham to Brookville to 6 miles south of
Shinnecock Hills. Movement was northeast at 30 mph.

Locations impacted include…Islip, Newark, Jersey City, Jamaica, Yonkers, Paterson, Bridgeport,
New Haven, Elizabeth, Stamford, Flatbush, Norwalk, Danbury, New Rochelle and Flushing.

Visibilities will drop quickly to less than a quarter of a mile in this area of heavy snow. Snowfall rates will average between 1 and 2 inches an hour. Travel will be difficult and should be avoided
where possible.

Icy roads are possible as the snow melts on the roads then quickly refreezes.

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U.S. Economy Creates 250,000 Jobs in October, Beating Expectations Again


Council of Economic Advisers

New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 250,000 jobs in October, far exceeding expectations by 50,000 jobs. The United States economy continues its longest, consecutive streak of positive monthly job numbers, with employment growth averaging 213,000 jobs per month in 2018—larger than the monthly gains in both 2016 (195,000) and 2017 (182,000). Overall, the economy has added 4.5 million jobs since the election of President Trump in November 2016.

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Presidential Proclamation on National Apprenticeship Week, 2018

Under my Administration’s policies, our Nation’s economy is booming and Americans have more opportunities than ever before.  Men and women from all walks of life are moving off the sidelines and into the workforce.  In this economic context, our country needs workers with world-class skills and abilities to fill vacant positions in the labor force.  During National Apprenticeship Week, we recognize the importance of apprenticeships in helping our country’s hardworking people develop the competencies that enable success in today’s dynamic, 21st century economy.

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Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus Seeks New Singing Members

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus, New Jersey’s pre-eminent men’s chorus, welcomes all men who love to sing, to join us. Men of all voice types
(tenor, baritone or bass) are invited to join us at our Wednesday weekly rehearsals starting September 5, 2018.

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December 2nd Concert, Pro Arte Chorale at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ridgewood

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Pro Arte Chorale is pleased to present our first concert of the season under the direction of our new Music Director Bryan Zaros. Don’t miss this Centennial Concert of beautiful music!

THE CHORAL TRADITION! The Pro Arte Chorale is committed to enriching the lives of its members, its audience and the broader community by exploring
many musical traditions and presenting performances of the highest artistic quality.

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

155 Linwood Ave
Ridgewood, New Jersey

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Ridgewood Water Buys “Elks ” and property on Goffle Road

Ridgewood Elks

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Village Council has finalized the purchase of the old Elks lodge by Ridgewood Water on North Maple next to Ridgewood Public Library and Village Hall . This ends a long saga involving the sad demise of the Ridgewood Elks . The Elks lodge was closed in 2016 and was contested by the local Elks leadership which in the end failed to resurrect the lodge.

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Reader says , “Expect more people to turn careless as Ridgewood evolves into a full scale Hackensack “


file photo by Boyd Loving

Expect more people to turn careless as RW evolves into a full scale Hackensack. RW management will make sure to accelerate this transformation. Even myself who am super neighborhood friendly and squeaky clean have started to not pay attention anymore. Have you see how sanitation does not pick up your garbage unless your bin is on the curb?
BUT at least Mr Mayor paid for a corner in NY Post to show the world that RW is the gem of Bergen County. Mayor is in real estate so he knows where to advertise. We’re so lucky.

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New definition of arrogance – Ridgewood Board of Education members


by the staff of The Ridgewood Blog

Ridgewood NJ, Giving new meaning to the height of arrogance –

No mention of this November’s Board of Education election was ever noted on the Board’s official website. That’s right fellow taxpayers, the election was never referenced by the Board, at all.

No notice of election date was posted, no candidate bios were posted, no “please vote” message was posted, no election results were posted. NOTHING AT ALL.

What a bunch of arrogant morons the Board has become.


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Reader says , “the Village should sell the firewood and make money”

Tree Falls Knocking Out Phones and Power on High Street in Ridgewood

file photo by Boyd Loving

Well as a village tax payer for 40 years the village in the past 20 years used to give away when you compost and woodchips for free and delivery call for free. But dad have stopped. But that’s OK I understand . I was told that they have a buyer for all of the compost and wood chips Which is a good thing. So I think we could do the same with the wood , sell it and make money, it’s a no brainer .

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It’s flu season! Here’s a note from our school nurses


Dear Ridgewood Public School Community,
Flu season has arrived along with an increase in upper respiratory infections, colds, coughs, sore throats, and runny noses. Please advise students to take precautions to avoid getting or spreading flu and flu-like symptoms and symptoms of the common cold. Remind students to cover their mouths when sneezing or coughing, wash hands frequently with soap and water, dispose of tissues in the trash and avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.

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