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Retail collapse: The 23 biggest chains closing stores this year

Updated March 25, 2017
Posted March 25, 2017

The start of 2017 has been merciless when it comes to retail store closings. This year, analysts say online shopping has continued to take its toll on even the most popular brands.

Is your favorite retailer closing shop?

Check out our list of the biggest chains closings stores this year.
Walmart,
SEARS,
KMart,
JC Penny
BeBe,
Radio […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Ridgewood and Glen Rock Make America’s 100 Richest Places list

file photo by ArtChick
March 25,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood bog

Ridgewood NJ, in a Bloomberg report on America’s 100 Richest Places ,cities and towns with ties to Wall Street and the Silicon Valley, and a smattering of communities in between, boasted the highest U.S. household incomes in 2015, according to a Bloomberg analysis of census data. […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi NJ Supreme Court is forcing our communities to build up to ONE MILLION new units of unneeded housing

March 25,2017
Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

Under recent affordable housing rulings by the NJ Supreme Court, our communities are being forced to permit construction of up to ONE MILLION new units of unneeded housing in order to satisfy a fictitious population increase of 30 percent in the next 9 years. Today’s Bergen Record reports that NOBODY COMES HERE. […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

The Death of Home Rule in New Jersey

Eustace & Houghtaling Bill to Encourage Municipal Consolidation, Rein in Property Taxes Heads to Governor’s Desk

March 25,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace and Eric Houghtaling to give towns better tools to pursue municipal consolidation and ultimately rein in property taxes gained final legislative approval from the full Assembly […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

Joe Piscopo laughs off reports of Russian hacking

BY JUDY KURTZ – 03/23/17 05:32 PM EDT

Joe Piscopo, currently mulling a New Jersey gubernatorial bid, is laughing off reports of Russian-backed hacking during the 2016 elections, calling them “comical.”

“It’s a ruse. It’s a joke. They got nothing. The Russia thing is comical because it won’t go away,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum told Mediaite […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Bergen County|5 Comments

New Jersey Family Magazine Ranks the Best Places in New Jersey For Families

March 24,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey Family Magazine ranked the top towns in New Jersey for families.

To come up with the ranking, they looked at the entire state—more than 500 towns in all—and measured each municipality against a host of important factors, including school district quality, crime rates, affordability, commute times, percentage of […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

Work on Meadowlands mall has stalled and developer won’t answer questions

the curse of Xanadu strikes again

By Fausto Giovanny Pinto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on March 23, 2017 at 8:52 AM, updated March 23, 2017 at 4:28 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD — Work on the American Dream mall has been just about non-existent, months after it was reported in December that construction had stalled.

Cranes were at a […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Bergen County|4 Comments

Wife sues driver who killed her jogging husband

By Anthony G. Attrino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on March 21, 2017 at 6:35 AM, updated March 21, 2017 at 8:48 AM

TENAFLY – The wife of a man struck and killed by a car during an early morning jog last fall has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver, according to court documents.

Robert […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

BUSINESSES WORRY THAT TOO MANY MILLENNIALS HEADED OUT OF NEW JERSEY

file photo by Boyd Loving

JOHN REITMEYER | MARCH 22, 2017

Millennials are leaving Garden State at a faster clip than any other group; that’s a concern for business groups, who want to keep them here

Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, addresses conference on millennials and the state workforce.

Last year, […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

Joe Piscopo — ‘It’s time for the people’s politician’

By Bill Spadea March 21, 2017 9:40 AM

Entertainer, radio host and maybe our next governor? Could Joe Piscopo be the next governor? If so, he has laid out his gameplan for his road to the statehouse.

Piscopo — ‘More serious than ever’ about run for governor

Joe called into the show this morning to discuss his announcement […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments