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Ridgewood Journal; Preservation Battle Over a Firehouse

By MARCIA RINGEL 

August 1, 1993, Page 2 The New York Times Archives

A TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY firehouse has emerged from long neglect to become the center of a dispute between development and preservation. At issue is whether the village’s oldest remaining municipal building should be restored, revamped or flattened for downtown parking space.

The three-story red brick structure, barely 40 feet wide, has at various times housed the police station, jail, municipal court and village offices, as well as fire headquarters. But it was built for service, not for style.

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Ridgewood Chamber Of Commerce 19th Annual Farmer’s Market Extended to November 17th

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Farmer’s market date has been extended to November 17th. Come out and enjoy the fall harvest of fruits and vegetables, baked goods(pies), cheese and olives for football fun and jams for holiday gifts.

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Hackensack University Medical Center Launches $714M Expansion

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Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Meridian Health’s Hackensack University Medical Center recently broke ground on a $714-million expansion. The nine-story, 530,000-square-foot patient pavilion in Hackensack, NJ will include 24 new operating rooms, a 50-bed intensive care unit, 150 medical/surgery beds and a 50-bed orthopedic center.

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NORTH BERGEN MAN CHARGED WITH PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORN, SEXUAL ASSAULT, LURING, CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONTACT, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD, AND POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN

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North Bergen NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of AMOS DUQUE (DOB: 3/1/1984; single; delivery driver) of 6715 Meadowview Avenue, North Bergen, NJ on the charges of Production Of Child Pornography, Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Contact, Luring, Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, and Possession Of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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Car Hits Prestige Mercedes on Route 17 in Paramus

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Paramus NJ,  A vehicle crashed into the front facade of Prestige Mercedes, 755 Route 17 North, Paramus on Friday morning, 09/20. The vehicle’s adult female driver was uninjured in the mishap. Paramus Police, Paramus Fire Department, and the Paramus Rescue Squad responded to the incident. Damage to the structure prompted a Borough of Paramus building inspector to order the dealership’s showroom uninhabitable until repairs were made. The damaged vehicle, a Mercedes sedan being brought in for servicing, was removed from the scene by a tow truck.

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Monmouth University Poll : the public does not see any major accomplishments by Governor Murphy

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Ridgewood NJ, Monmouth University Poll came out with a 41% approval rating on Governor Phil Murphy. Public opinions are unhappy with issues like property tax, middle class, and dealing with Newark’s lead crisis. Just 10% approve of Murphy’s handling of the lead contamination issue in the state’s largest city while 28% disapprove. However, 41% have no opinion of how he has handled this problem and 21% have not heard anything about this issue.

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The Rotary Club of Ridgewood A.M. host controversial former Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn

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Ridgewood  NJ, The Rotary Club of Ridgewood A.M. host controversial former Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn , Critics of the former mayor have long pointed to his high density housing plans that left the village on the hook for massive infrastructure upgrades . Aronsohn was also fond guilty of ethics violations  and  carried on a very public affair with a fellow council person while both were married.

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Glen Rock Settles Affordable Housing status

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Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer announced the settlement of Glen Rock’s Affordable Housing status.

On a Facebook post Mayor Packer said , “There will be several more public meetings scheduled in coming months where the details will continue to be discussed. With the settlement behind us, we no longer have the same restrictions with regard to what we are able to talk about. In the meantime, please visit the link below where we have composed a FAQ as I had asked our Planner to answer many of the questions that have come to us over the past few weeks and he has taken the time to do so.”

https://glenrocknj.net/index.asp?SEC=C66C388B-270E-457D-AA59-15CA27F7E627&DE=F23D2A83-DC42-43D8-BE10-BB54B7878BC4&Type=B_PR&fbclid=IwAR2sYdASqvHD0saTmNgc7ycCpqdNx_HIjk5pwH1g6JvwwvaV9cT0Mxc46zs

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Driver Sufferers Serious Medical Emergency in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, A Friday afternoon, 09/20, crash in the 100 block of West Glen Avenue, Ridgewood may have occurred just after the driver experienced a serious medical episode. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS personnel worked jointly to free the injured driver from his wrecked work van, which had left the roadway and crashed into a lightly wooded area. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Ridgewood EMS with patient care. The damaged van was towed from the scene. A traffic control sign was also damaged in the incident.

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WallHub Claims New Jersey is the 5th Happiest State ?

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Ridgewood NJ, in 2018 New Jersey became the No. 1 state to move away from , according to new data from moving and relocation company United Vans Lines.

The top reason why residents left was for a professional opportunity, the United Vans Lines data shows. Of all the residents who moved out, 46 percent listed “job” as the deciding factor.“A leading motivation behind these migration patterns across all regions,” in fact, “is a career change,” the report says. About “one out of every two people who moved in the past year moved for a new job or company transfer.”

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