Saturday, June 1, 2013
Under Stage I restrictions, odd-numbered properties can use sprinklers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; even-numbered properties can irrigate on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
The calendar has turned to June, so naturally water restrictions have automatically triggered in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park and Wyckoff. Ridgewood Water's Stage I restrictions went into effect Saturday, June 1, and recent legislation changes who can water when. Basically, if your address is an odd number you can use sprinklers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Even-numbered properties can irrigate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Only handheld hoses can be used on Mondays. The restrictions will be in effect through Aug. 31, though if a drought occurs a range of further restrictions will be instituted, including a possible ban on sprinkler usage. Check out this article for more or the attached PFD.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Traffic jams all over Midland Park, Wyckoff as a result of downed wires.
Power lines fell on Goffle Road Tuesday afternoon, causing power outages and creating massive traffic jams in the area. Police closed Goffle Road from Wyckoff Avenue to Ravine Avenue while PSE&G works to restore the power. The Ridgewood Fire Department also responded. Residents in the Wyckoff area reported brief power outages at around 2:45 p.m. The four-way traffic light at Godwin Avenue was down at around 3:30 p.m. Two yellow school buses were parked end-to-end at Godwin and Goffle to prevent traffic from using Goffle Road. Traffic was moving sluggishly around Wyckoff's Coolidge School area as a result. No injuries were reported when the primary wires fell.
Former Congressman has filed paperwork to run against the Republican incumbent.
It sure seems like former Congressman Andy Maguire is looking to reclaim his old seat. The Democrat from Ridgewood is making the rounds and raising a warchest to take on well-funded, name-brand conservative incumbent, Scott Garrett. While Maguire – who was a congressman from 1974-1980 before Marge Roukema ousted him – claims the campaign is still "exploratory" at this point, his spokesman told northjersey.com that the 5th district seat is "certainly winnable." Maguire, 75, has been at party events in recent months, most recently introducing two Democratic Glen Rock council candidates. Politickernj.com reported he has filed the paperwork to take on Garrett in 2014. While the 5th district still favors Republicans, new voting lines now bring …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Residents will be allowed to water their lawn based on the day of the week, not odd-even dates of the month.
The Ridgewood council voted last Wednesday to simplify the watering schedule residents must abide by – and it means no sprinklers on certain days of the week. The previous regulations for declared stages I-III generally matched odd-even dates with corresponding property numbers to determine which homeowners could water lawns per day during summer months. For instance, those with odd-numbered addresses could irrigate on Aug. 1, Aug. 3, Aug. 5, with even-numbered properties allowed to water on Aug. 2, Aug. 4, Aug. 6. It was problematic for many Ridgewood Water customers in Midland Park, Wyckoff, Glen Rock and Ridgewood, according to village officials. For instance, if July 30 fell on a Monday, even-numbered property owners were not permitted…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Matthew Widner, 19, charged with lewdness for allegedly pleasuring himself at children's section of library.
A 19-year-old Wyckoff man has been arrested for allegedly masturbating in the children's section of the Ridgewood Public Library earlier this month, police said Tuesday. A librarian walked in on a man masturbating in the children's section on the night of April 10 and quickly called authorities, police told Patch earlier this month. The suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Matthew Widner, was interviewed that night and released. There were no patrons in the area at the time of the reported incident, and police said Widner had been sitting alone at a desk in the children's section. He was charged with lewdness and faces an upcoming appearance in Ridgewood Municipal Court. Contact editor James Kleimann at James.Kleimann@patch.com with …
Friday, April 12, 2013
New ordinance would permit/restrict residents from watering lawns based on the day of the week, not the date of the month.
The Ridgewood Village Council on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that aims to simplify which Ridgewood Water customers can use lawn sprinklers during periods of water restrictions. The current regulations for stages I-III generally match odd-even dates with corresponding property numbers to determine which homeowners can water lawns during summer months. In other words, those with odd-numbered addresses can irrigate on Aug. 1, Aug. 3, Aug. 5, with even-numbered properties allowed to water on Aug. 2, Aug. 4, Aug. 6. There are also restrictions on watering on Mondays when Stage II was declared. For many, it's become problematic. If July 30 falls on a Monday, even-numbered property owners are not permitted to use sprinklers from Sunday, …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Three cast members accused of beating a man at the grand opening of a Ridgewood business on Saturday have filed counterclaims.
A Ridgewood judge ruled Thursday night that there is enough probable cause to have complaints of assault and terroristic threats issued against three cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey following a bloody brawl on Saturday. Ridgewood Municipal Court Judge David Pfund reviewed complaints filed by Johnny Karagiorgis, 38, of Paramus, alleging that cast members Joe Gorga, Chris Laurita and Jacqueline Laurita assaulted him at the grand opening of Posche 2 clothing boutique. By the time the brawl was broken up by security, clothes were trampled, sinks were destroyed and blood stained the walls of 74 East Ridgewood Avenue. During the brief-but-intense scuffle, Karagiorgis said Jacqueline Laurita struck him with the point of her …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Two cast members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey are accused of assaulting a man at the grand opening of a Ridgewood business on Saturday.
Update: The cast members accused of beating Karagiorgis have filed counterclaims; a judge ruled there was sufficient probable cause to advance the case. Read the latest update here. A Paramus man has filed charges against two cast members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey after a sink-throwing brawl left blood on the walls at the Saturday grand opening of a Ridgewood clothing boutique, Patch has learned. More than 100 guests were at the opening of Real Housewives regular Kim DePaola's Posche 2, including the show's cast and crew, when the drama broke out. A fight broke out after a guest, identified by sources as Johnny Karagiorgis, 38, of Paramus, allegedly made fun of the autistic son of cast member Jacqueline Laurita and her husband …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wyckoff resident Adolfo Noya, a 7th grade teacher in Ridgewood, was accused of shoplifting at Whole Foods in October.
A Ridgewood middle school teacher pleaded guilty Thursday in connection with an incident in which he was arrested for shoplifting $75 worth of groceries at Whole Foods last fall. Appearing before Judge David Pfund on Thursday, Adolfo Noya, 47, of Wyckoff, waved his right to trial on the charge of disorderly conduct and entered a guilty plea. As part of the plea agreement with the prosecutor, the shoplifting charge was dropped. Police said Noya placed $75 worth of groceries in a $7 tote bag at Whole Foods on Oct. 25 and left without paying. Authorities said he was stopped in the parking lot by store security staff and subsequently arrested. Noya, a 7th grade Spanish teacher at George Washington Middle School, was sentenced to 30 days of …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The finding did not amount to a public danger, Ridgewood Water officials contend.
Lab samples taken over the summer revealed lead was in the Ridgewood Water supply, utility officials told the village council Wednesday. According to Dave Scheibner, the utility's business director, regular tests required by the New Jersey DEP found "an exceedance" in June. The discovery prompted a battery of public notices, including mailings to residents, healthcare and childcare facilities, as well as website posts. "It's not a danger to the public," Scheibner said. "Essentially the lead that is detected is picked up in household plumbing, it’s not in the source water. The very simple method of dealing with it is if the water has been inactive for a while, run the faucet for half a minute and everything is gone." Ridgewood Water …