Monday, March 23, 2015

Meet the Manager - Tuesday, March 24th 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld will hold office hours for Ridgewood residents and business owners on Tuesday, February 24th between the hours of 4:30pm to 7:30pm. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and provide input to Roberta. These sessions will be scheduled at 15 minute intervals and will be held in the Council Chambers on the 4th Floor of Ridgewood Village Hall. Please contact Beth Spinato at 201-670-5500, ext. 203 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome but should realize that the schedule may already be booked. We will announce the schedule for these meetings on a monthly basis.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Proposed Bill would expand helmet requirements fior kids.

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A New Jersey Assembly panel today approved a bill expanding Helmet laws for children to include younger kids and more activities.

Nancy Munoz, R-Union sponsored this bill requiring anyone under the age of 17 to wear a helmet while ice skating except for figure skaters in an organized competition would be exempt. Helmets would also be required while riding a non-motorized scooter.

The proposal also increases the mandatory age for wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle and while skateboarding and roller skating from 16 to 17.

 According to the Brain Injury Association of America nearly 90 percent of injuries in scooter crashes happen to children under the age of 15. Helmets can reduce injuries by 85 percent, according to the association.

“Children are required to wear helmets for a variety of activities, including skiing or snowboarding. A child riding a scooter or who is ice skating can just as easily fall and hit their head, causing serious injury or even death,” Munoz said in a statement.

If the bill is signed into law, violators would be subject to a fine of up to $25 for the first offense and $100 for subsequent offenses.

Local Blog That Censors Comments Claims It Lost Comments

The Staff Of the Views.

The Ridgewood Blog, which has always censored and suppressed comments is now trying to blame the Mayors Civility Policy or Hacking as a excuse for his censoring.
Sad to say we are not surprised. The moderator of the Ridgewood blog James Foytlin has always prevented opposing voices on his blog.