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January 3, 2023

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - How many un-ticking watches are lying in your desk drawer? Maybe there's a lamp with fritzing wiring? A laptop that for the past 72 hours has said "10 minutes remaining" for downloading system updates? With so many tools, appliances, toys, tech and more, sometimes it seems like ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Happy New Year, Ridgewood! 2023 is here, starting with the election of a new mayor and deputy mayor during the council’s reorganization meeting on Wednesday. The library is also back in full swing, with several book clubs meeting. Here’s a look at everything going on this week in ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – As the champagne flutes are put away for the year, it is time to look forward and see what can be accomplished in the year ahead. 2023 may be the year resolutions are left in the past, but traditionalists are still setting their sights on goals that will be kept, broken or ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - In the past year, over 200,000 readers have visited TAPinto Ridgewood, with more than 380,000 individual views on our stories. From the latest on decisions made by the council to the inaugural season of Ridgewood High School’s girls flag football team, our reporters were in the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - On behalf of the entire TAPinto Ridgewood team, we would like to wish our readers and partners a very happy New Year! We look forward to working in tandem with the community, reporting the news and telling stories that matter to local readers. Best wishes for a safe, happy and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Not many municipalities in New Jersey are incorporated as a "village". The title recognizes Ridgewood's history as a quaint New York City suburb filled with rich history. One of the people who had a profound impact on the early days of development in the village was landscape ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - When Covid-19 first made its appearance in the United States, schools and workplaces closed down for what was intended to be a two-week period. Nearly three years later, families have gathered together again for the holidays and many in-person events have returned. In February, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Each year Christmas looks a little different, with traditions varying from one family to the next. For the first time since 2019, many families chose to gather in larger groups for the holiday, following a brief Covid-19 hiatus. With neighborhoods lit up and trees hung with ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - At first, Jeanne Johnson thought Ridgewood Talks was going to be a short series of episodes highlighting interesting issues and figures throughout Ridgewood. But now it has grown into a podcast with full-blown production and frequent episodes focused on telling listeners about all ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Santa is making one final ride through Ridgewood Friday evening before heading back to the North Pole. Ridgewood Fire Department will be taking Santa for a trip across the village starting at 4 p.m. Stops will be 15 minutes each and include: 4 p.m. - Glen School (865 E.

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Friday afternoon, Ridgewood schools will let out for holiday vacation lasting through January 2. The first few days will be enjoyable for everyone, but by the end of next week everyone will be ready for school to reopen. Take note that the library will be closed Saturday, December ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The North Pole Office of Communications informed TAPinto Ridgewood Thursday morning that due to supply chain issues and a mild case of procrastination, Santa will not be making an appearance in Van Neste Square as originally planned on Saturday. "While Santa had hoped to visit ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Sunday evening was the first night of Chanukah and to celebrate members of the community gathered in Van Neste Square for the 10th Annual Lighting of the Menorah in Ridgewood. The Jewish Community of Ridgewood, Temple Israel and JCC, and the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Student musicians across Bergen County played their hearts out auditioning for the privilege of performing in All County Band. Of those who auditioned, 10 Ridgewood students were chosen to represent the best young musicians from more than 50 different high schools. “Honestly, I ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - As Hanukkah begins and final preparations for Christmas are made, downtown Ridgewood is alive with holiday energy. Before settling down with family, there is still plenty going on in the village including a Board of Education meeting Monday evening, the opportunity to visit the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Author Kathleen Willett, a Ridgewood native, is coming to her hometown library this week for a reading and signing of her first novel "Mother of All Secrets." The thriller features Jenn, a sleep-deprived first-time mom who recently lost her own mother. Overwhelmed, isolated, and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Actors Jovanny Jacobo, Rory Kelsch, and Jennifer Kim take on the monumental task of playing all characters in the classic holiday story that is A Christmas Carol in their own interactive adaptation. Much to their delight and amusement, audience members were even engaged to take part ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Need a few kid-free hours to prep for Christmas? The New Company Players at the Little Theatre at Ridgewood High School to the rescue. Mini New Players night is a three-hour drop-off drama camp followed by a mini performance.  The Friday, Dec. 16 event for students in grades K ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - With the holiday season in full swing, businesses throughout the village deck out their storefronts with beautifully themed displays, three of which were recognized as being the best. The Ridgewood Arts Council awarded Treat Me Sweet, Tabla and Leonard Anthony Cleaners with the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Take a trip to the theater right in Ridgewood this weekend and join New Players Company as they take on the difficult task of capturing the sick, twisted and delusional members of the Brewster family in Arsenic & Old Lace. The Ridgewood High School theater company is presenting ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – The New Jersey Choral Society’s festive holiday concert “Caroling, Caroling Around the World” will take you on an uplifting international musical journey. You will be transported to Germany, Norway, France, Ireland, the Czech Republic, the Ukraine, Great Britain and Spain where you ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Children are invited to build a gingerbread house this weekend at the Stable. The Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department event is open to kids in grades 3 through 7 and pre-registration is required. Kids can build and decorate their own gingerbread house while sipping hot cocoa ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – The final round of leaf collection for the season concludes this week. DPW workers are scheduled to finish pickups in Areas A and B up by Tuesday and start the southwest side of town (Area D) on Monday. This includes side and main streets around South Maple, Ackerman, Lincoln, and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – The Stable Art Gallery is commemorating its 40th anniversary through the month of December with an exhibit of historical articles and photographs detailing its path from the Lester Stable to the present-day headquarters of the Village Parks and Recreation Department.  Lester ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Mayor Susan Knudsen commenced the highly anticipated countdown at 6:15 p.m. while being hoisted up the side of the Christmas tree before it came to life and cheers erupted along the Central Business District. Hundreds of families gathered throughout East Ridgewood Avenue Friday ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – The annual holiday parking program goes into effect this weekend. Shoppers and diners can park for free on the second and third floors of the Hudson Street Parking Garage on the Saturdays leading up to Christmas. The free spaces are limited to a maximum of four hours between the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce’s annual Downtown for the Holidays will be held Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. East Ridgewood Avenue will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from Maple Avenue to Broad Street to create a pedestrian plaza for the evening. The tree lighting is set ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Santa Claus is coming to Ridgewood this weekend and throughout the month. Santa will make his first appearance this Friday night during the annual Downtown for the Holidays from 6 to 9 p.m.   On Saturday, Dec. 3, Santa will be taking pictures and listening to your Christmas ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – The Ridgewood High School curricular bands will perform their annual Winter Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 7 as they continue to mark the hundredth anniversary of the RHS Band Program. This concert will feature the RHS Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble performing a varied, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – The final round of leaf collect for the season will begin on Wednesday this week. DPW workers will be busy on the northeast, northwest, and southeast sections of the village (Areas A, B, and C). This includes almost all streets east of North and South Maple Avenue and some streets ...

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