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Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey President Calls Murphy Administration’s Agreement with State Unions a ,”step in the right direction to cut costs”

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Paramus NJ,  Anthony Russo, President of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) released a statement on the agreement reached on healthcare benefits between the Murphy Administration and labor groups.

“The Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey applauds Gov. Murphy and his administration for taking a step in the right direction to cut costs while maintaining high-quality healthcare for public employees in New Jersey. The agreement reached today between labor groups and the state will save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years yet will still provide public employees and retirees quality medical care while improving the delivery of healthcare for those enrolled in the benefits program. This type of effective, smart cost-cutting is what New Jersey needs to grow its economy.”

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Alligator is terrorizing Atlantic County Neighborhood in New Jersey

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Mullica Township NJ,  An Alligator yes and Alligator is terrorizing one Atlantic county neighborhood in New Jersey . Residents are being warned about letting their small pets outside after an alligator was seen on the loose.

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Ridgewood Firefighters Present a check for $12,000 to a charity that pairs service dogs with Veterans with PTSD

photo courtesy of Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 on Wednesday 9/19/2018: Several members of Ridgewood Local 47 (L to R): Jason Jacoby, Jordan Zales ,Anthony Dinice , Chris Mead , Mike Ferraro present a check for $12,000 to Rebuilding Warriors which is a great charity that pairs service dogs with Veterans with PTSD at the Annual Convention in Atlantic City.

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Ridgewood Halloween Maze Opening October 8th

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Ridgewood NJ, The 2018 Maze Season is Coming and will open October 8th from 4pm to 9pm weekdays if it is not raining and noon to 9pm on weekends.

Perfect for all ages .It’s become a tradition , operated by Nancy and Greg Stewart out of their back yard, has been running in Ridgewood for over 20 years and counting. It been recognized all over New Jersey as one of the best Halloween attractions around.The Haunted Backyard Maze is located at 124 Sheridan Terrace, Ridgewood.

The best age for the maze if from when you can read until while you can still walk.

The Maze is located at 124 Sheridan Ter, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3022

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RIDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL LISTS 156 ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOLARS

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood School Board has announced its advanced placement scholars. One hundred fifty-six RHS students have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college level Advanced Placement Examinations. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the students’ performance on AP exams. At Ridgewood High School:

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey to Sign his New Book at Bookends in Ridgewood October 25th

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Ridgewood NJ, Founding Member of The Who, ROGER DALTREY, will sign his new book at Bookends : Roger Daltrey: My Story ,Thursday, October 25 at 7 PM.

If any one member of The Who can be said to be the group’s founding member it is singer Roger Daltrey. Born in the West London suburb of Shepherd’s Bush on March 1, 1944, Roger first assembled the group that would become The Who in 1961 while at Acton County Grammar School, recruiting John Entwistle and subsequently agreeing to John’s proposal that Pete Townshend should join. In those days Roger, whose daytime job was working in a sheet metal factory, even made the band’s guitars, and it was his energy and ambition that drove the group during their formative years. That same energy, coupled with his unwavering resolve, has sustained the group during periods of uncertainty ever since.

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The Village of Ridgewood Launches ” Our Village, Our Future ” a Village-wide visioning process on the creation of its next Master Plan

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Ridgewood NJ, On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Village of Ridgewood  officially launched Our Village, Our Future, a Village-wide visioning process that will inform the creation of its next Master Plan. The website www.visionridgewood.org will serve as the main online portal for Our Village, Our Future.

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Ridgewood School Board Passes Resolution to Push forward on Taking Budget Vote Away from Residents

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Ridgewood NJ, during the Budget Time table discussions at Mondays School Board Meeting it was apparent that the  Ridgewood Board of Education is looking to take taxpayers right to vote on the now $110,000,000 school budget .

RPS Business Administrator Antoinette Kelly reviewed the draft schedule for the 2019-2020 school year budgeting process, which begins in October and ends with the school election in April. The Board also passed a resolution to revisit the Village of Ridgewood Council vote to restore the April election. The Board will invite the Council to discuss the issue, as well as offer public hearings on the topic this fall.

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STATEMENT OF RIDGEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT VINCENT LONCTO AT THE BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

STATEMENT OF RIDGEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT VINCENT LONCTO AT THE BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

I wanted to address an issue regarding our negotiations with the teachers’ union that has been the subject of many communications over the past few days.

Before I do that, I speak for the entire Board when I say that we respect and appreciate our teachers, and we continue to hope that we can arrive at a negotiated settlement with the minimal delay.

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All Six Ridgewood Elementary Schools Make the Top 100 List In New Jersey for 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, Niche.com recently released its ranking of the top elementary schools in the State of New Jersey . All six schools in Ridgewood School district made the list.

The 2019 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.

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