July 2018

166 167 GLEN RIDGE BOROUGH endeavors,”he notes.“And we have an ambulance squad which has close to 100 volunteers.” Finally, Patrick extols Glen Ridge’s government for the way in which it manages town affairs.“As of December of last year, the sixmembers of the council and the mayor had a combined 65 years on the council,”he relates.“That gives us tremendous institutional memory. Each of the councilors serves as chair of one of the six committees: finance and administration, public safety, public works, parks and PREFERRED VENDOR n Mountainside Medical Center www.mountainsidehosp.com Patient focused, community oriented & equipped with state-of-the-art technology, Moun- tainside Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical services. Mountainside has been serving Montclair & surrounding communities since 1891. The team members who are a part of the Mountainside family are also your friends & neighbors. recreation, planning and development, and commu- nity affairs.They also serve on two other committees. So,we’re very effective in what’s going on and what needs to be done.We also have two talented, indus- trious, and capable administrators who do the lion’s share of the work. So,we’re fortunate in the form of government we have.” It’s no wonder that Niche.com, a company that ranks best places to live, recently awarded Glen Ridge an A+ grade, and ranked it #4 out of 411 suburbs in New Jersey in which to raise a family.