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NJ Tax Holiday on Back-to-School Items Begins Soon

August 17, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ—It may be worth waiting to buy Back-to-School items until August 27. That day starts a Sales Tax Holiday (that lasts until September 5) according to the New Jersey Division of Taxation. This will save customers 6.625% on a variety of purchases.

According to the Division’s website, retail sales of the following are exempt during the Sales Tax ...

Meet the Leaders: Ridgewood Board of Education Member Saurabh Dani

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - As the COVID-19 outbreak swept across the country in April 2020, Dani found himself running for one of two open, full-term seats on the Ridgewood Board of Education.

Dani is originally from the city of Udaipur which is located in the state of Rajasthan, India. He graduated from high school at Vidya Bhawan in Udaipur and went on to study computer science at M.B.M.

Practice Your Reading Skills and Discover a Love For Books At Ridgewood Public Library

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The staff at Ridgewood Public Library will be celebrating the grand finale of the teen summer reading club with “Minute to Win It” challenges to commemorate a whole summer dedicated to reading, taking place on August 19, between 4 and 5 p.m. Those interested in attending must register, and the event is limited to students in grades 6 through 12.

Animal lovers will ...

Neighbors and Residents of Ridgewood Indulge In Popular Local Restaurants as Summer Winds Down

August 18, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The central business district seemed especially empty Thursday evening, besides the occasional group of friends strolling through Main Street or couples sitting on the benches in Memorial Park. But that is going to change in the next few weeks. According to Ridgewood residents Carmen and Pablo Fragoso, “It practically turns into a ghost town around this time of year.

Those Looking for a Summer Getaway Without the Suitcases Celebrated “Staycation” Saturday in Downtown Ridgewood

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Rather than staying stuck inside, Ridgewood residents headed to the central business district for festivities Saturday. The day's events included live music in Van Neste Square, vendors in and around the Memorial Park, and other family friendly activities for a fun time right in town.

The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce hosted multiple events during ...

Ridgewood’s Farmers Market Brings More to Community than Just Fresh Produce

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood Farmers Market is held together by an intimate bouquet of farmers that offer an immense source of farm-to-table vegetables, fruit, baked goods, honey, and other products for customers to enjoy. According to the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, these farmers have been in this market for 10 to 20 years.

​Approximately a decade ago, First Presbyterian Church members asked ...

New Jersey Jackals to Leave Yogi Berra Stadium

August 17, 2022

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - In a surprise announcement Wednesday morning, the New Jersey Jackals professional baseball team announced that they will no longer call Yogi Berra Stadium home. 

The team will continue the 2022 season at the stadium until the last game on August 25. 

The Frontier League team will remain under their current ownership and will continue their relationship with ...

Wood-Ridge LL 11U Team Eliminated by Ridgewood

WEST DEPTFORD, NJ – Ridgewood defeated Wood-Ridge by a score of 26-6 on Saturday, eliminating Wood-Ridge from the New Jersey 11U Little League baseball tournament played in West Deptford. 

After a scoreless top of the first, Wood-Ridge got on the board in bottom of the first, as Sonny Esposito singled and came around to give Wood-Ridge an early 1-0 lead.   But Ridgewood ...

Liam Winograd, Ridgewood High School Soccer Star - Graduate Profile

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - When Ridgewood High School soccer center-back Liam Winograd walked across the stage at graduation, he was balancing his excitement for playing Division-I soccer at Colgate University and sadness as he parted ways with long-time friends and teammates.

Looking back on his years living in Ridgewood, Winograd describes his love for the town and its people fondly. “Growing up ...

Evan Weitz Circulating Petitions for Second Go at Ridgewood Council

August 16, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Evan Weitz has put his name in the running for Ridgewood Village Council, dropping off over 200 signatures from registered voters on August 15.

When asked about his primary motivating factor, Weitz told TAPinto Ridgewood, “I have a deep love of public service, and I have spent a majority of my career in public service as a prosecutor.”

Weitz graduated from ...

Ridgewood Residents Praise Village Council’s Response to Flooding and Drainage Issues

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Gerald Maurer represented his fellow neighbors on Hope Street to extend their gratitude towards the council for appropriating $343,000 to finance drainage system improvements. The council unanimously voted to adopt the amended bond ordinance which will support the improvement of Ridgewood’s drainage system.

The council also addressed a resolution for the ...

Ridgewood Council Taking Action for Public Safety Wednesday Night

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Members of Ridgewood Village Council will be taking action surrounding public safety Wednesday evening as two new police officers are sworn in and police, fire, and emergency medical services equipment is purchased. Contracts up for award include a new powered stretcher for ambulances, police car cameras, firefighter turnout gear, and an ambulance.

Also on the agenda is the ...

Ridgewood Encourages Residents to Make the Most of the Last Licks of Summer with Family Activities

August 15, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The gates of Graydon Pool were met with eager moviegoers awaiting the feature of the night, “Sing 2: A New Legacy” on Friday evening. Visitors came prepared with blankets, beach chairs, and flashlights to enjoy the film on the sand. 

Residents also had the opportunity to stroll through Van Neste Square to admire “Art in the Park” on display one week ...

Those Looking for a Summer Getaway Without the Suitcases Celebrated “Staycation” Saturday in Downtown Ridgewood

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Rather than staying stuck inside, Ridgewood residents headed to the central business district for festivities Saturday. The day's events included live music in Van Neste Square, vendors in and around the Memorial Park, and other family friendly activities for a fun time right in town.

The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce hosted multiple events during ...

Fiona Smith, Ridgewood High School President of the AcaBellas - Graduate Profile

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - On her last day as part of Ridgewood High School New Players, Fiona Smith left her mark on the senior wall backstage of the theater alongside other words of wisdom from past seniors who graduated out of the program.

Smith was born in Manhattan but moved to Ridgewood when she was only three years old in 2006. She would spend the next 15 years of her life fully immersed in ...

Siobhan Winograd Files for Ridgewood Council

July 28, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Last week, Siobhan Winograd filed her petition with Ridgewood Village Manager/Village Clerk Heather Mailander. She submitted a total of 378 signatures, which will be verified by the clerk’s office to confirm they meet the threshold of 192 required registered voters in Ridgewood.

When asked about the foundational message of her campaign, Winograd told TAPinto Ridgewood, ...

Neighbors and Residents of Ridgewood Indulge In Popular Local Restaurants as Summer Winds Down

August 18, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The central business district seemed especially empty Thursday evening, besides the occasional group of friends strolling through Main Street or couples sitting on the benches in Memorial Park. But that is going to change in the next few weeks. According to Ridgewood residents Carmen and Pablo Fragoso, “It practically turns into a ghost town around this time of year.

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Wonder Launches In-Home Dining Experience In Ridgewood

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Wonder—an exciting new home dining experience combining the convenience of delivery and the quality of dine-in—is expanding its service to Ridgewood. Offering an amazing experience and exceptional food, Wonder's delicious, restaurant-quality dishes are cooked on mobile restaurant vehicles and delivered to the customer’s door by a Chef-on-the-Road.

Only on ...

Remembering Avon Morgan, A Pillar of the Ridgewood Community

August 17, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - It goes without saying that Avon Morgan continues to touch the lives of those who would count themselves lucky to have crossed paths with him at one point or another. Social media pages were bombarded with condolence messages and tributes to Morgan’s family following his passing on July 29, describing him as being an incredibly positive and charismatic person.

Morgan ...

Tree Crushes Volkswagen SUV Tuesday Night

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - A brand-new Volkswagen SUV, unoccupied and parked in a driveway, was crushed by a fallen tree in the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue Tuesday evening. The tree also caused moderate damage to a single family home when it fell. No injuries were reported by any the home's occupants, who were able to return inside once the home was deemed safe by Ridgewood Fire Department.

Ridgewood Council Taking Action for Public Safety Wednesday Night

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Members of Ridgewood Village Council will be taking action surrounding public safety Wednesday evening as two new police officers are sworn in and police, fire, and emergency medical services equipment is purchased. Contracts up for award include a new powered stretcher for ambulances, police car cameras, firefighter turnout gear, and an ambulance.

Also on the agenda is the ...

Ridgewood Smart Water Controller Owners May Face Stricter Conservation Restrictions

August 8, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The village council addressed concerns regarding smart water systems and their shortcomings in actively conserving water at the meeting Wednesday, August 3. The issue first came to light after residents expressed frustration at the previous meeting on July 13, claiming that those with smart water controllers have the luxury of watering their lawns any time of ...

Village of Ridgewood Looking for Resident Volunteers

July 30, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - If you are looking to immerse yourself further in Ridgewood’s various boards and committees, Ridgewood Village Council encourages you to submit an application before close-of-business on Friday, August 12.

Project Pride, Ridgewood Green Team Advisory, and Green Ridgewood committees have openings for resident volunteers.

Project Pride Committee is made up of Ridgewood ...

Ridgewood’s Farmers Market Brings More to Community than Just Fresh Produce

August 6, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood Farmers Market is held together by an intimate bouquet of farmers that offer an immense source of farm-to-table vegetables, fruit, baked goods, honey, and other products for customers to enjoy. According to the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, these farmers have been in this market for 10 to 20 years.

​Approximately a decade ago, First Presbyterian Church members asked ...

Ridgewood’s Valley Hospital Ranked Third in New Jersey by U.S. News

July 27, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - In order to receive a regional rank, The Valley Hospital needs to excel at their care for the sickest, most medically complex patients. This year, the facility received a third-place ranking in the state behind Morristown Medical Center and Bergen County competitor Hackensack University medical Center.

As for the adult specialty services The Valley Hospital offers, it excels in ...

COVID-19 Test Mandate Ends for Unvaccinated Teachers, Child Care Workers & State Workers in New Jersey

August 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting requirements that school employees, child care workers and state employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing.

Executive Order 302 applies to school districts and child care settings immediately and to state contractors as of September 1, 2022.

The decision follows updates ...

Christine Todd Whitman:  A Former Governor in the Present Tense, Staying Relevant 

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Former Governors of New Jersey have a tendency to mimic what General Douglas MacArthur said in his farewell address, that “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

The New Jersey State Constitution doesn’t allow Governors to be elected forever, limiting them to two terms. So, past Governors generally go into a world of big ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

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Sat, August 20, 5:30 PM

West Bergen Mental Healthcare, Ridgewood

Strengthening Families

Sun, August 21, 8:30 AM

Ridgewood Train Station, Ridgewood

Farmers' Market

Wed, August 24, 9:00 PM

Memorial Park, Ridgewood

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Spencer Savings Bank Is Hosting A Pet Supply Drive and Pet Adoption Day!

August 12, 2022

Calling all animal lovers! Spencer Savings Bank is hosting a Pet Supply Drive. From now until August 31st, the team is collecting a variety of cat and dog supplies to support the following nonprofits: Eleventh Hour Rescue, Friends for Life Animal Rescue, King’s Pack Rescue, and Helping Felines in Need. The bank will also be hosting a “Pet Adoption Day” on Sunday, ...

Paramus Summer Food Truck Festival is this Sunday at Paramus Park!

Paramus Summer Food Truck Fest is Rolling into Town! Come on out and have some fun!

22 gourmet food trucks, DJ Louis, vendors, kid activities including pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, knocker ball, axe throwing, knockerball, bounce house, slide, games, & so much more!

 

Current list of trucks: (check back for updates)
• Angry Archies
• Brownie ...