Ridgewood district, teachers remain locked in contract battle

FEBRUARY 10, 2016, 6:49 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016, 6:57 PM

RIDGEWOOD — The Board of Education and the Ridgewood Education Association remain locked in their inability to come to terms on a new teachers’ contract, despite the efforts of a state-appointed fact finder.

Members of the REA, cloaked […]

By |February 11th, 2016|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Referendum petition to repeal the BCIA Funding ordinance Circulating in Ridgewood

Hi James,
As expected, the council voted 3-2 on ordinance 3519, which allows them to  enter into a lease purchase agreement with the BCIA for the Hudson Street parking garage.

There are a group of residents that started a referendum petition to repeal the ordinance. We need to get about 1000 signatures in 20 days. Then a […]

By |February 11th, 2016|village of ridgewood|4 Comments

Village of Ridgewood Plans Parking Ticket Blitz to Fund Parking Garage on Hudson Street

Walker study update

•   Construction to start in May 2016, with the garage opening in February of 2017.

•   Non-resident permit rates adjusted to be the same as resident permit rates.

•   The first set of rate increases going into effect in July of 2016. These include extension of the

meter hours to 9 p.m. as […]

By |February 11th, 2016|village of ridgewood|13 Comments

Police summoned to disturbance at Ridgewood Council meeting

photo by Boyd A. Loving
Police summoned to disturbance at Council meeting
February 11,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridhewood NJ, resident Dana Glazer had his cell phone knocked out of his hand by a meeting attendee.  Police investigation underway.  No charges pressed as of this writing.

Witnesses state that it happened when Jim Griffiths was being honored and […]

By |February 11th, 2016|village of ridgewood|29 Comments

Paterson cancels this week’s payroll direct deposits over budget crisis

FEBRUARY 10, 2016, 6:08 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016, 6:10 PM

PATERSON – City officials sent municipal employees a notice on Wednesday warning them that they would not be getting their biweekly pay through direct deposits to their bank accounts on Friday.

Instead, all Paterson employees would get old-fashioned paychecks this […]

By |February 11th, 2016|NJ Fiscal Crisis|1 Comment

Trump’s NH rout plunges GOP establishment into chaos

By Jonathan Easley and Niall Stanage – 02/09/16 11:21 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Republican establishment has been plunged into disarray by Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, which revitalized Donald Trump’s campaign and muddled the chances for a centrist alternative to emerge.

The Granite State result is just about the worst possible one from the establishment’s perspective […]

By |February 11th, 2016|2016|0 Comments

How a Clinton staffer ‘blackmailed’ reporters

By Bob Fredericks

February 10, 2016 | 2:02am

Hillary Clinton’s high-powered press operation “blackmailed” reporters by promising perks in exchange for flattering coverage, according to a report Tuesday.

Using the Freedom of Information Act, Gawker obtained an exchange of ­emails between Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines and Marc Ambinder, a writer for The Atlantic magazine, that demonstrated how the […]

By |February 11th, 2016|2016|4 Comments

Ridgewood Town Garage Site vs. Hudson Street Garage

Dear Village Officials,  I understand ” the train has left the station ” on the Garage at the Hudson Street site but I would like to state a brief case as to why this is not the best scenario for Ridgewood at the present time.
We have a contaminated site at the Town Garage site and […]

By |February 10th, 2016|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Christie to suspend campaign

Christie to suspend campaign

Christie heading home to evaluate campaign’s future
By Ben Kamisar
Chris Christie said he is taking a pause from the campaign trail to “take a deep breath” and evaluate his presidential campaign’s future after a poor showing in New Hampshire.

“We are going to go home to New Jersey tomorrow, and we are going to take […]

By |February 10th, 2016|2016|10 Comments

Stay tuned for tonight’s Ridgewood Council meeting


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Village Hall meeting at 8pm, during the first public statement there will be an announcement about what actions you can take if the Village Council votes in favor of bonding the proposed garage through the County. So, whether you can come out to the meeting or watch at home – stay tuned.
For […]

By |February 10th, 2016|village of ridgewood|21 Comments