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Fights, arrests after 300 youths converge on N.J. downtown

James – you should post about the ruckus last night in village of South Orange by 300 ‘youth’

The future of the village of Ridgewood once the urbanists have had their way with downtown.

Fights, arrests after 300 youths converge on N.J. downtown

By Noah Cohen | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on May 02, 2017 at 2:46 PM, […]

By |May 6th, 2017|Urbanization|7 Comments

Suburb where heroin death rate soared now leads battle against epidemic

By Matt Gray | For NJ.com
on April 27, 2017 at 7:41 AM, updated April 27, 2017 at 5:26 PM

MONROE TWP. — Amanda Potopchuk’s face may look familiar.

She’s someone’s daughter. Someone’s aunt. Someone’s girlfriend. Someone’s friend.

And she’s a recovering heroin addict.

The Williamstown resident, now 29, has been sober for nine years after battling an addiction that […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Urbanization|0 Comments

Judge rules against Howell over affordable housing

Kala Kachmar , @NewsQuipPublished 3:03 p.m. ET Jan. 17, 2017 | Updated 14 hours ago

A Monmouth County judge has ruled in favor of a Howell resident who challenged the zoning for a controversial affordable housing complex, but the setback doesn’t necessarily spell the end of the venture.

Judge Jamie S. Perri ruled that the town didn’t […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Urbanization|2 Comments

The Future of Ridgewood: Hoboken police chief ‘disturbed’ after 15 arrested at annual Lepre-Con bar crawl

By Dan Ivers | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on March 06, 2016 at 5:59 PM, updated March 07, 2016 at 7:24 AM

HOBOKEN – Police Chief Ken Ferrante is speaking out after 15 people were arrested and dozens of others ticketed after this year’s annual Lepre-Con bar crawl.

In a statement, the chief said he was “disturbed” […]

By |March 7th, 2016|Urbanization|8 Comments

Summery of the Special Public Meeting on Ridgewood High Density ,Multi Family Housing

file photo by Boyd Loving
SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING – RIDGEWOOD MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING – JANUARY 12TH

January 14,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog with input from several readers

Ridgewood NJ , the Special Public Meeting on high density multi family housing was attended by 30-35 residents attended who heard proposals for studies from five groups as follows:

1. Heyer, Gruel […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Urbanization|11 Comments

Solana begins news hearings Jan. 6 before Waldwick Planning Board

DECEMBER 30, 2015    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015, 11:05 AM
BY RODRIGO TORREJON
STAFF WRITER |
WALDWICK SUBURBAN NEWS

Waldwick – The Planning Board is expected to hear a new application from the developer of a previously-rejected Solana assisted living facility starting Jan. 6.

Residents opposed the facility, focusing on its height variance claiming it would result in […]

By |December 30th, 2015|Urbanization|2 Comments

Village of Ridgewood Special Public Meeting on Multi-Family Housing

Special Public Meeting – Multi-Family Housing

Ridgewood NJ, There will be a Village Council Special Public Meeting held on Friday, January 8, 2016 @ 5PM in the Court Room at Village Hall. Various Consultants will be presenting proposals for the 4 Multi-Family Housing Studies covering; fiscal impact, traffic, education & municipal infrastructure.

Planning Board and Historic Preservation […]

By |December 28th, 2015|Urbanization|9 Comments

Special Public Meeting for High Density Housing In Ridgewood

Special Public Meeting – Multi-Family Housing

There will be a Village Council Special Public Meeting held on Friday, January 8, 2016 @ 5PM in the Court Room at Village Hall. Various Consultants will be presenting proposals for the 4 Multi-Family Housing Studies covering; fiscal impact, traffic, education & municipal infrastructure.

By |December 24th, 2015|Urbanization|4 Comments

Village of Ridgewood Council Reaffirms its Agreement to 4 comprehensive, independent impact studies on the high density housing

file photo by Boyd Loving
December 10,2015

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Last night was a huge success for residents in that village , the Village council committed to doing the four studies on the high density issue. Without the pressure from residents, this would not have happened. The meeting went late and there were […]

By |December 10th, 2015|Urbanization|9 Comments

Breaking News Bergen County officials Are Seeking to Merge County Services With Cities Like Newark ,Paterson, Passaic and Jersey City

December 3,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , the Ridgewoood blog has learned from what we’ve seen in other presentations that this means they want to make things ‘regional’ and that means you’ll pay for costs in other towns even though you don’t get a vote?  Bergen County officials are seeking to use your […]

By |December 3rd, 2015|Urbanization|18 Comments