Ridgewood residents offer ideas on how to develop Schedler property
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 3:49 PM
BY JOSEPH CRAMER
The Ridgewood News
While a consensus as to the makeup of an eventual open recreational area at the Schedler property is still far off, members of the Ridgewood Open Space Committee recently obtained a clearer sense of what residents want – and do not want – out of a potential park on the land.
Last week, the committee hosted the first of a series of public forums designed to gather comments and suggestions from residents and civic groups as to what the village should eventually do with the currently dormant Schedler plot, a 7-acre parcel of wooded land located between Route 17 northbound and West Saddle River Road.
New trustees sworn into Ridgewood Board of Education
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 3:37 PM
BY DARIUS AMOS
The Ridgewood News
Just one week into his first term on the Ridgewood Board of Education (BOE), Jim Morgan is already making his presence known while trying to deliver on some of the promises he made during his campaign this spring.
After years of playing the role of critic and watchdog, Morgan captured a one-year term during last week’s election and was sworn in as a BOE trustee Monday night. Vince Loncto, who was elected to serve a three-year term, also took the oath of office during the school board’s reorganization meeting.
EPA Official’s ‘Philosophy’ On Oil Companies: ‘Crucify Them’ – Just As Romans Crucified Conquered Citizens
By Craig Bannister
April 25, 2012
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) took to the Senate floor today to draw attention to a video of a top EPA official saying the EPA’s “philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make examples” of oil and gas companies – just as the Romans crucified random citizens in areas they conquered to ensure obedience.
Inhofe quoted a little-watched video from 2010 of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, admitting that EPA’s “general philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make examples” of oil and gas companies.
Earth day: US introduces $60 LED light bulb
A prize-winning light bulb that lasts for 20 years is going on sale in the US on Sunday – also known as Earth Day.
Made by Dutch electronics giant Philips, the bulb swaps filaments for light-emitting diodes to provide illumination.
Using LEDs endows the light with a long life and a hefty price tag. The first versions are set to cost $60 (£37).
Philips has arranged discounts with shops that will sell the bulb meaning some could buy it for only $20 (£12).
Photo By Boyd Loving
Village Council Election tactics are disgusting
Incumbent Paul Aronshon has hit rock bottom with his election tactics. He is so desperate to become Mayor so he can launch his failed political career to his next ambition as Governor or who knows..President. He attempted to violate the Village sign ordinance and Clearview Cinema policy.
He deflects attention away from his total lack of budgeting knowledge by blaming others. He is taking out of town money from Democratic operatives that have nothing to do with Ridgewood (check his ELEC filing). And he refuses to acknowledge that he is sucking the taxpayers dry by being the only Councilman who takes family medical benefits for FREE. These benefits cost the taxpayer in excess of $120,000 over his term.
Also he refuses to acknowledge if the Fortune 500 company that he works for gives him an additional stipend for refusing their benefit package. He has voted for every union raise to Village employees but refuses to reward mangers with minimum incentive raises. He cares not about Ridgewood’s future but rather the future of Paul A.
He claims to be anti-Valley expansion but has campaign coffees with the pro Valley candidates. Residents should carefully cast their votes on May 8th. Keith Killion represents a fair, balanced and NON PARTISAN approach to local government. Paul A. wants to create a swill bucket of nasty partisan politics that will forever ruin Ridgewood.
Bicycle Safety Clinic – April 28th
The Ridgewood Police will be conducting a bicycle safety clinic on Saturday April 28, 2012, in the Graydon Pool North parking lot, from 9:00 am through 1:00 pm.
Representatives from Ridgewood Cycle will be on hand to assist with bicycle and Helmet inspection. There will be instruction on bike safety and a bike skills road course for participants.
Recent Rasmussen Polls don’t bode well for the “bigger government is better crowd “
On most questions Americans are still decidedly free market
Voters See the Free Market, Not Government, As What Made America Great
Monday, April 23, 2012
President Obama recently has suggested that government investment is what has made America great, but voters express a lot more confidence in the free enterprise system.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters agree that government investments made America great. Forty-two percent (42%) disagree, but a sizable 32% are not sure.
66% Think Most Government Contracts Go To Those With Political Connections
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Most voters see crony capitalism at work in the awarding of government contracts.
Sixty-six percent (66%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe most government contracts are given to the company with the most political connections rather than the one that can provide the best service for the best price. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% disagree and think most government contracts go instead to the company offering the best service for the best price.
44% Blame Government Regulations for Higher Gas Prices
Monday, April 23, 2012
Most Americans still believe the price for a gallon of gas could top $5 in the next few months, and more think the government’s to blame for the higher prices.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of American Adults think it is at least somewhat likely that the price of gas will rise above $5 a gallon in the next few months, showing no change from late February. Forty percent (40%) view that as unlikely. This includes 17% who believe the gas hike is Very Likely and eight percent (8%) who say it is Not At All Likely.
50% Think More Government Regulation Means Less Fairness
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
For some, government is the answer to economic inequality in this country, but for most, it’s not.
Fifty percent (50%) of Likely U.S. Voters, in fact, think society would become less fair if the government got more involved in regulating the economy. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 22% believe society would become more fair if there was greater government regulation. Twenty-one percent (21%) feel things would remain about the same.
Most Prefer Cutting Mail Delivery to More Subsidies for the Postal Service
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service hopes to cut delivery to five days a week and close hundreds of post offices nationwide as major cost-cutting moves but is likely to have trouble getting the proposals through Congress this week. Most voters, however, are fine with both ideas rather than having to provide additional taxpayer money to keep the postal service afloat. Three-out-of-four Americans (75%) would prefer the U.S. Postal Service cut mail delivery to five days a week rather than receive government subsidies to cover ongoing losses. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 20% of Adults would rather see the federal government provide additional funding to cover the agency’s losses. (To see survey question wording,
Report: Financial aid reduces likelihood of donations to universities
As institutions of higher education become more reliant on alumni contributions, new research from a Princeton University economics professor has found students who receive financial aid in the form of loans and scholarships are less likely to donate to their alma maters, regardless of personal income.
According to Harvey S. Rosen, a professor of economics and business policy at Princeton University, scholarship recipients are less likely to be in the top 10 percent of givers in their class in any given year — but it’s not because they have relatively low incomes after they graduate. (Eder, NJBIZ)
Gov. Bobby Jindal to attend school voucher summit in New Jersey
Gov. Bobby Jindal will travel to New Jersey next week to speak to a pro-voucher group, only two weeks after the Louisiana governor signed a bill that creates a statewide voucher program that will use tax dollars to send children to private schools.
The American Federation for Children said Monday that Jindal is participating in its 2012 national policy meeting, which is set for May 3 and 4. (Associated Press)