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TONIGHT : Public Water Forum at the Ridgewood Public Library

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Public Library presents a Public Water Forum ,co-Hosted by League of Women Voters of Ridgewood, NJ with Debbie Mans (Deputy Commissioner of the NJDEP) as the featured speaker. Find out how this summer’s excessive rain will impact our water supply and if tiered pricing is the way of the future for water.

Today at 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Ridgewood Public Library
125 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

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Reader calls Village Council , “shopaholics”

What every single one of them lacks is a financial brain and apparently all also are “shopaholics”, who can’t wait to find something else they can waste money on. As long as they, personally, only have to pay a small part of what they are buying, building, etc., they are all for it. I have to assume they are all personally rich since they don’t seem to care about all the expenses they are signing up, for which the town must pay. The last Council blasted the townspeople if they opposed what the council wanted. This one just keeps whistling along and stating they don’t have ANY knowledge of ANY objections to their expensive plans.

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A Note to the Council About the Library’s Expensive Proposition to Gut Itself and Start Over

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The following note was sent to the Village Council with a copy to the Village Manager.

Dear Council:
It is my impression that the library director and board are asking the Council to pave over part of Veterans Field for parking so that they can increase services further and build a performance venue at the library.

This is a bad idea–no, a terrible idea. Our parks have already been largely given over to sports. What’s left must be considered sacrosanct. As the temporary custodians of the village, you make decisions that will last for decades or forever. You are responsible for holding firm on this. I believe such a decision would be wildly unpopular.

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“Reimagine Ridgewood Public Library Renovation Concept ” ,Public Forum Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10-11:30am

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Ridgewood NJ, There sure seems to be a lot of “Reimagining ” going around these days ,first the Village Master Plan and now the Ridgewood Public Library . The Ridgewood Public Library will be presenting a, ” Reimagine Ridgewood Public Library Renovation Concept ” In a public forum on Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00 am – 11:30 am in the Ridgewood Library Auditorium .All residents are invited to join the Library staff for coffee, learn about the concept ,ask questions, share suggestions . For more information, please see Library website Ridgewoodlibrary.org , Reimagine RPL or email Library Director Nancy Greene ngreene@ridgewoodlibrary.org .

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Ridgewood Public Library Glaser Series: Author Seema Reza

Glaser Series: Author Seema Reza
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Sunday, Sep. 30, 2:00-3:30pm or call 201-670-5600.

Ridgewood NJ, A unique afternoon with the Washington DC-based poet/essayist Seema Reeza. Ms. Reza will discuss the memoir When the World Breaks Open, tracing her journey from being a suburban mom into using her own lessons to building a unique writing and art program in military hospitals. Booksale & signing to follow. Info, contact Roberta: : RPanjwani@ridgewoodlibrary.org or ext. 132

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The American Revolution: 3-part Series at the Ridgewood Public Library

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Public Library will host a The American Revolution: 3-part Series starting Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10:00-11:30am (October 16, 23 & 30: 0:00-11:30am)
information call 201-670-5600. Please join Myrna Nahas for a 3-part series covering various aspects of the American Revolution. All are welcome.

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September is Ridgewood Library Card Sign-up Month!

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Ridgewood NJ, September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Visit the Library to get a free replacement card if you lost yours. All you need is proof of your Ridgewood address.

125 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Phone number
(201) 670-5600

www.ridgewoodlibrary.org

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“Reimagining” the Ridgewood Public Library

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Ridgewood NJ,  It been over 20 years since the Ridgewood Public Library had an update . A preliminary plan  for a renovation will be presented on September 26th to the Village of Ridgewood Council and on October 6, the library will host a public forum ,where  according to sources residents  will be able to share your ideas and play a part in “reimagining” the Ridgewood Library.

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Readers Not Buying Village Managers “Defense” of Healthbarn

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On many occasions Healthbarn has more then 1 large school bus coming in for field trips all the while other programs are going on. With all the cameras around the house and parking lot I am sure Heather can see them. So should we assume she doesn’t know the difference between small and large buses? What about the charted buses that seem to come 2X a year? Playing it dumb doesn’t really work when your talking about a neighborhoods quality of life!!! Saying a employee lives in the neighborhood is a huge stretch too. what’s wrong is the fact that the Village Manager seems to be protecting Healthbarn not the tax payers who pays her? Did Heather come and collect her zucchini for protecting Healthbarn? Does any village employee want the house across the street from them turned into a for profit business? Because that’s what happened in our neighborhood so lying to everyone is seriously criminal!!!!!

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Parking Meter Changes Coming for the Central Business District in Ridgewood

August 11,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Effective September 4, 2018, the following changes will be in effect for all parking meters in the Central Business District, both on the streets and in the parking lots:

Meter Times:  Monday through Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meter Rates for All Meters:  75 cents per hour (including the Cottage Place CBD Employee Parking Spaces)

Duration of Meters:  3 hours for all parking meters, except the Cottage Place parking lot, which will be 11 hours.

CBD Employee Parking Spaces:  These spaces require a CBD Employee Parking Permit and are located in the Walnut Street parking lot and the Cottage Place parking lot, and are delineated by signage.  CBD Employee Parking Permits and monthly hang tags for CBD Employee parking may be purchased at the Reception Desk in Village Hall or daily parking may be paid for through Parkmobile or in Cottage Place, at the parking kiosks.

We are extending our Parking Kiosk Pilot Program. In addition to the Chestnut Street parking lot, parking kiosks will be placed in the following locations:

  • Cottage Place parking lot
  • Cottage Place Annex parking lot (between The Gap and Gilsenan & Co. Real Estate)
  • Both sides of North Broad Street, between Franklin Avenue and East Ridgewood Avenue

The parking kiosks will accept coins, dollar bills, and credit cards (Visa, Master Card and American Express).  Parkmobile is also available to pay for parking, by downloading the Parkmobile app to your Smartphone.

Effective September 25, 2018, the new meter times for the train station parking lot and the Park and Ride parking lot will be:

Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (14-hour meter duration)
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (8-hour meter duration)

Overnight parking is available in select parking lots for residents living in the CBD. Permits for overnight parking may be purchased at the Reception Desk in Village Hall.  Other than the overnight parking lots, parking is prohibited in all other parking lots, including the train station lot and the Park and Ride lot, from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.