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

photo courtesy of The Rotary Club of Ridgewood A.M.

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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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Driver Sufferers Serious Medical Emergency in Ridgewood

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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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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Ridgewood Fire Department Makes Short Work of Garage Fire

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s facebook page

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department made short work of a fully involved 20 foot by 30 foot detached garage located in the rear of a single family home on the 200 block of Claremont Road, Ridgewood late Thursday night, 09/19. No mutual aid fire companies were requested at the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services also responded to the incident. No injuries were reported.

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Ridgewood Library Reimagine : Layaway plan

by Steve Kim

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Library Reimagine is a form of layaway plan to the scale of 8,000,000 dollars.

Village guarantees the project cost and Library then pays as it can without specific time guidelines. Holy moly!

There is no intent or plans to raise sufficient donations in advance of the project start. And as I noted, the chances of Ridgewood getting the full or any amount of the to be applied NJ Library grant isn’t good.

Let’s wake up here because Village (we) can be on the hook for a lot for the visions of few. Time for a serious reality check.

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Nobody Loves Bob Menendez

photo courtesy of RHS

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Ridgewood NJ, on September 16th ,US Senator Bob Menendez spoke at RHS to call for stricter measures to stop teenage use of vaping products and e-cigarettes .

Reelected by double digits in 2018 despite alleged issues with underage hookers in Dominican Republic. One of the country’s least popular senators Bob Menendez ,who currently stands at 36% approve and 43% disapprove among all New Jerseyans, and 37% approve and 45% disapprove among registered voters.

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Ridgewood Car Thief Nabbed

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Ridgewood NJ,  the Ridgewood Police report a Paterson man faces charges after they say he stole four cars, burglarized four unlocked homes and broke into numerous unlocked vehicles in Ridgewood over the last few months.

John Johnson, 32, was arrested Wednesday following an investigation launched by village detectives into the incidents, which were reported between July 10 and Sept. 15. The investigation reveal that unlocked homes and vehicles were specifically targeted, while locked ones were bypassed.

Johnson was charged with four counts of motor vehicle theft, four counts of burglary, one count of conspiracy to commit burglary, two counts of theft of movable property and one count of eluding a law enforcement officer. He is currently being held at Bergen County Jail.