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Reader says the Board majority needs to deliver (to special interest groups); commit to multi million dollar projects and move the election back to November

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” Let’s speak openly about the real reason this Board wants Mary Micale and the importance of this open position (which is only a 6 month position). In the next six months before a member can be elected, the Board majority needs to deliver on their promise (to special interest groups); commit to multi million dollar projects and move the election back to November so residents won’t be allowed to vote or change the school budget. None of what they are planing will directly impact the children’s programs, education or stop the decline in school ranking. Residents pockets will be tuned inside out and we will all be financially crippled by debt. WAKE UP RIDGEWOOD! “

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Reader says ,”It’s clear Saurabh Dani is the right choice”

“I watched the 10 interviews. It’s clear Saurabh Dani is the right choice. Mary Micale kept repeating she’s a good fit because she’s good at completing what she’s told to do. Then, when asked if she had a conflict of interest her reply was…”well, not really.”

We don’t need a puppet or personal assistant on the Board. doing what your told, being a gopher, isn’t a fit. “Not really” having a conflict is the most suspicious thing a person can say.”

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New Jersey’s Lawsuit Climate Ranked Among Nation’s Worst

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey’s lawsuit climate ranks 43rd out of 50 in a new national survey released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). This ranking is the lowest ever for the Garden State since the survey’s inception in 2002.

The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, conducted by renowned polling firm The Harris Poll on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, questioned senior business executives about the fairness and reasonableness of state court systems.

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The James Rose Center : Introduction to Mindfulness

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Ridgewood NJ, Beginning Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm, join us each Thursday for a Three-week Introduction to Mindfulness. Each week’s 45-minute session will introduce new techniques in reducing stress, improving attention, and finding greater compassion in our everyday relationships.

Whether you are entirely new to mindfulness or if you have had a practice for decades, this is a great opportunity to learn practical new techniques, or renew your current practice with others.

Nothing is required as chairs will be provided for all, put participants are welcome to bring their own cushions and/or mats if they prefer. There is a $30 suggested donation for the 4-week session that will fully go towards the continued renovation of the Center.

The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design
506 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

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New Jersey was a Gateway to Freedom: Its role in the Underground Railroad

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Ridgewood NJ, Curious about the New Jersey’s role in the abolitionist movement and how the trail of safe houses and routes ferrying slaves from the southern states to freedom in the north worked? Alvin Corbett will provide an overview of this extensive network that eventually became known as the “Underground Railroad.”

Alvin Q. Corbett, who was born and raised in Wilson, North Carolina, is a historian, educator and lecturer. Corbett holds a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University and a master’s from Stevens Institute of Technology. He served as Vice President of Board of Directors for the Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County, NJ (2014-2017); has been invited to be a visiting scholar at New Jersey’s Rutgers University; is an active member of the Salem and Camden County, NJ Historical Societies; and is a friend of the Peter Mott Underground Railroad Museum of Lawnside, NJ. Corbett also served as Assistant Curator for the Mattye Reed African-American Heritage Museum on the campus of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical (A&T) State University in Greensboro, NC. In 1984, Corbett became one of the first museum digital archivist in the country.

Free and open to the public—all are welcome!

Genealogical Society of Bergen County,

General Meeting
Monday, 23 September 2019, 7pm
Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium

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New Jersey Department of Agriculture Warning on Spotted Lanternfly

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Ridgewood NJ, The Spotted Lanternfly, and it has just made its way to Camden City. Please stay vigilant, kill bugs when you see them, and call 1-833-223-2840 (BADBUG) to report the location.

For more info, visit the State Department of Agriculture’s website at: https://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/spottedlanternfly.html

The Spotted Lanternfly, presents a significant threat to agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries.

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Ridgewood BOE to Decide on New Board Member Monday

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education Public Meeting  will be Monday night September 23, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place .

The deadline for returning applications to the Board Secretary’s Office, 49 Cottage Place, was Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. Interviews took take place at the Regular Public Meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5 p.m. 

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NJEA Owns Governor Murphy

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Trenton NJ, “Dark money” group New Direction New Jersey (NDNJ) is no longer quite so dark. Some nine months after promising to disclose its donors, NDNJ finally did last week. But only after the Sunlight Policy Center of New Jersey (SPCNJ), POLITICO and the Bergen Record dug up the major sources of its funding. And only after lawmakers passed a new disclosure law (now under legal challenge). The gig was up and NDNJ knew it.

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Glen Rock Police Arrest Shoe Bandit

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Glen Rock NJ, forgot to lock your car now there is even something more sinister to worry about , Glen Rock Police arrest a shoe bandit .

The Glen Rock Police Department recently arrested an individual who was walking onto front porches and stealing shoes. Glen Rock Police currently have multiply pairs of shoes in their possession and are unable to identify whom they belong to.

If you believe any of them belong to you, please call Det. Lucas Doney at 201-670-3947 or Det/Sgt. James Calaski at 201-670-3948.