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Say “NO” Petition to the 110,167,997 Dollar Budget Proposed by the Ridgewood Board of Education

Dear Trustee of the Ridgewood School System:

We formally request that you vote AGAINST the 2018-2019 budget proposed by the Ridgewood Board of Education. The budget amounting to $110,167,997 represents an egregious increase of 4.36% from the year prior, resulting in a tax increase of 3.62%. This above-inflation, above-cap pace cannot be sustained, and we refuse […]

By |April 26th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|2 Comments

THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL’S SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING AND PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA APRIL 25th

file photo by Boyd Loving

Special Public Meeting

VILLAGE COUNCIL SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING
APRIL 25, 2018
7:30 P.M.
1. Call to Order – Mayor
2. Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meeting Act
MAYOR: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided
by a posting on the bulletin board in Village Hall,
by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record, and by submission […]

By |April 25th, 2018|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Ridgewood Board of Education trustees have announced the following winners of the 2017-2018 Teacher Recognition Program

April 25,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Board of Education trustees have announced the following winners of the 2017-2018 Teacher Recognition Program:
Educational Services Professional: Maria Obregon
Hawes School: Julieanna Berry
Orchard School: Mary Saglimbeni
Ridge School: Meghan McDermott
Somerville School: Nancy Kaplan
Travell School: Nicole Graziano
Willard School: Robert Krokus
Benjamin Franklin Middle School: Kerriann Reilly
George Washington Middle School: Brittany Daidone
Ridgewood […]

By |April 25th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

PSEG Next Phase of Gas Infrastructure Replacement

Utility to replace additional 875 miles of cast iron and unprotected steel gas pipes over five years

April 25,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) today announced a $1.875 billion settlement with the Staff of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), the New Jersey Division of Rate […]

By |April 25th, 2018|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Ridgewood Crew had a remarkably good start to the 2018 season

April 25,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Crew had a remarkably good start to the 2018 season. Several of our boats consistently took first, second and third place slots in numerous categories during the 3rd, 4th and 5th Manny Flicks at the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

The Manny Flicks act as brush ups for […]

By |April 25th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

RIDGEWOOD TAKES CARTONS

NEW ITEM FOR RECYCLING – RIDGEWOOD TAKES CARTONS

April 25,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, At the 2018 Earth Day celebration, Ridgewood Recycling announced an exciting new addition to the curbside recycling program. Residents may now recycle food and beverage cartons (juice, milk, soy milk, soup, broth, wine, beans, cream, liquid eggs) with their plastic, […]

By |April 25th, 2018|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

PSE&G Digging near Whole Foods Shuts Down Ridgewood Merchants

Attached is a picture taken Monday @ 3 PM.

April 25,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, PSE&G was digging on the side of the street near Whole Foods. (Not the middle of the street)The street was completely closed off from the square to the block past Whole Foods. 3 cops seem to be standing around […]

By |April 25th, 2018|village of ridgewood|8 Comments

Reader says the teachers’ current contract is almost up. I would expect job actions to begin sometime next year in anticipation of a new round of negotiations

This post is not appropriate for a public forum. We can disagree without name calling and snarky remarks about our neighbors. The level of anger and nastiness in all debates in Ridgewood is over the top. Our current council election is a disgrace. I feel terrible for Mayor Knudsen and will definitely not be voting […]

By |April 25th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|2 Comments

Glen Rock in the forefront the continuing legal debate about whether elected officials’ social media accounts

April 25,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, A Glen Rock resident has filed suit against the borough for denying a records request, and in so doing, has brought to the forefront the continuing legal debate about whether elected officials’ social media accounts constitute a government property to New Jersey Superior Court.
https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/glen-rock/2018/04/19/glen-rock-nj-officials-facebook-pages-public-documents-says-suit/528481002/

Glen Rock Mayor […]

By |April 25th, 2018|Bergen County|0 Comments

My overall impression of Candidate Harwin was one of insufficient substance and a lack of familiarity with the issues to such a degree that I do not understand what she offers to the Village.

From Jim McCarthy,

Candidate Alexandra Harwin Asked Me to Send You All This Note

Earlier this evening (April 23rd) I attended a meet and greet Alexandra Harwin held at a Downtown business. At the end of the evening she said that municipal election turnout is frequently light and because “people have a hard time processing information” that […]

By |April 25th, 2018|village of ridgewood|4 Comments