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Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi continues to follow up on the adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque facility

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Rivervale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi continues to follow up on the adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque facility.

On her Facebook page she says , “Early this morning I had a conference call with the New Jersey Commissioner of Health. Another child has died due to the adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque facility bringing the total number of deaths to 11 and total number of infections to 34. The infection rate is now at approximately 75% of all children in that unit. There are many unanswered questions as to the sanitary practices of the facility leading up to this heartbreaking disaster. All remaining children are being separated within the facility to ensure no additional infections. The Commissioner has agreed to sit down in person and discuss necessary legislative solutions to ensure that a situation like this never happens again. It is unconscionable that patients are still becoming infected as recently as four days ago.

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New Jersey State Police have responded to 555 motor vehicle crashes

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Trenton NJ, As of 9:30 p.m., the New Jersey State Police have responded to 555 motor vehicle crashes and 1,027 motorist aids in NJSP patrolled areas since midnight.

Yesterday  the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) activated the State Emergency Operations Center at 7:00 a.m. this morning in order to monitor the winter storm conditions expected to last through Friday. NJOEM has been in contact with all 21 counties and members of the Emergency Response Bureau are working with their counties to address any storm related needs. State Emergency Management Partners have been notified and will continue to coordinate with NJOEM on any traffic and power concerns.

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Reader says , “To not buy the Elks would be shortsighted “

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Ridgewood Water is well managed and they are responding to unfunded mandates. Did you not tune in and note that for the past few years they have run the water company well below their own projections and below the operating expenses of similar public and private water companies? The presentation should be online. There is a well directly next to the house on Goffle so my guess is the need the space for additional pumping or treatment. Buying the Elks and moving the Water staff of Village Hall out gives the RPD the office space they need in Village Hall. It also will consolidate water staff for better efficiency and oversight. Buying up the property directly next to the municipal complex, regardless of the future occupants, makes sense in my opinion. It will address any future needs that arise. To not buy it would be shortsighted; I hate additional spending (I am vehemently opposed to the mega-garage) but these purchases make sense.

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Murphy Administration Totally Drops the Ball on Snow Emergency

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Ridgewood NJ, the intensity of yesterdays storm seemed to catch officials by surprise .  Both New Jersey and New York officials seemed totally unprepared .

As New Jersey found itself  barraged with snow on the roads, causing massive delays, angry commuters have been making their feelings towards the state’s storm response known on Facebook and Twitter, responding to Governor Murphy’s updates on his public pages.

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NJ TRANSIT SERVICE INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

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Ridgewood NJ, As snow and icing conditions alleviate and conditions improve following yesterday’s storm, NJ TRANSIT will operate regular weekday service for Friday, November 16th. Customers should expect delays and potential cancellations due to residual effects of the storm.
Gladstone Branch rail services will be suspended. NJ TRANSIT bus, rail and light rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored system-wide along with private carrier buses.
Customers are strongly advised to build in extra travel time and visit njtransit.com, access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT or listen to broadcast traffic reports. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories to your smartphone. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.

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Ridgewood Schools : Delayed opening on Friday, November 16

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Delayed opening on Friday, November 16
Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff:
Due to the hazardous road conditions expected in the morning, all Ridgewood Schools will operate under the delayed opening schedule on Friday, November 16.
Under the delayed opening schedule, the school day will begin two hours later than usual.
School bus schedules will operate two hours later. Please keep in mind that snow drifts, icy roads and walkways may cause additional delays. For students who are walking to school or to bus stops, please allow extra time and use caution.
Elementary school children who have not ordered lunch must bring a bag lunch to school. There will not be sufficient time for children to go home for lunch when there is a delayed opening.
Thank you and please drive safely.

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Reader says , ” People keep voting with the idea of compassion but the ‘idea’ of compassion doesn’t rest in the minds and hearts of those who will take advantage of the good hard working American citizens”

People keep voting with the idea of compassion but the ‘idea’ of compassion doesn’t rest in the minds and hearts of those who will take advantage of the good hard working American citizens. They won’t wise up and their children and grandchildren will suffer for it….we are not on a good path when we allow anyone who wants to be here to be here just because they are more disadvantaged or have a sad story. Many American citizens have a sad story and we should be making sure they are taken care of first and foremost and those who enter legally are welcome. If we didn’t give unearned benefits to those who just touched our border illegally five minutes ago, we could take care of our poor, disabled, elderly and veterans. What a concept?

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State of New Jersey Launches Tax Amnesty Program

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Trenton NJ, The New Jersey Division of Taxation has announced the official launch of the 2018 Tax Amnesty program to provide individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties and reduced interest.

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UPDATE: Stuck in Traffic Durring the Blizzard of 2018

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Twp of Washington NJ, traffic backed up on Pasack road , and Linwood Avenue heading into Ridgewood . The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST FRIDAY .

Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache:Update on weather. We have three salters out. Plow blades are being dropped. Municipal Court and Village committee meetings have been cancelled for tonight. Ridgewood Schools evening programs and activities have been cancelled. Best for people not to go out unless necessary. Conditions will get worse before they get better.

AN AREA OF HEAVY SNOW WILL AFFECT SOUTHERN NEW LONDON…FAIRFIELD…SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX…NEW HAVEN…HUDSON…PASSAIC…
UNION…BERGEN…ESSEX…ORANGE…PUTNAM…QUEENS…RICHMOND…BRONX…KINGS…ROCKLAND…WESTCHESTER…SUFFOLK…NEW YORK
(MANHATTAN) AND NASSAU COUNTIES…

At 359 PM EST, an area of heavy snow was located along a line extending from Columbia to Chatham to Brookville to 6 miles south of
Shinnecock Hills. Movement was northeast at 30 mph.

Locations impacted include…Islip, Newark, Jersey City, Jamaica, Yonkers, Paterson, Bridgeport,
New Haven, Elizabeth, Stamford, Flatbush, Norwalk, Danbury, New Rochelle and Flushing.

Visibilities will drop quickly to less than a quarter of a mile in this area of heavy snow. Snowfall rates will average between 1 and 2 inches an hour. Travel will be difficult and should be avoided
where possible.

Icy roads are possible as the snow melts on the roads then quickly refreezes.