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Senior Bus To Kasschau Shell Concert

Tue, July 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Veteran’s Field, 131 N Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood NJ, The Village of Ridgewood and Age Friendly Ridgewood invite senior citizens to the Kasschau Shell Concerts at 8:30 on Tuesday July 18 (McVey family singing Broadway hits) and Tuesday July 25 (North Jersey Concert Band). Admission is free. To […]

By |July 21st, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Ridgewood Water Celebrates Smart Irrigation Month

July 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, July is Smart Irrigation Month! Ridgewood Water is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month through a public
awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative of the
Irrigation Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation. Focused on
July, traditionally the month of peak demand for […]

By |July 21st, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Reader says Ridgewood is going through growing pains

I agree with the sentiment of the post. Those who say it is “in decline” are just looking for things to complain about. If you are looking for things to complain about, in any situation, you will find them.

Ridgewood is going through growing pains. Many recent stories in the news point to the trend that […]

By |July 21st, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood : Citizens for Swimming needs your help!

Since 1968, Citizens for Swimming has hosted summer day campers from Paterson for 9 days of swim lessons and fun in the water.

2017 will be our 50th year at the pool!

Ridgewood NJ, The children we host have little access to swimming.  C4S provides them with a few weeks respite from the summer heat, and swimming […]

By |July 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Reader says Major and Secondary Road Surfaces in Ridgewood are in Shambles

Major and secondary Road surfaces are a shambles even before the recent PSEG new tunneling projects on RIdgewood avenue and aside the Train station.No plan to fix our roads outside of the inadequate pothole patch and scratch crews.N.PLEASANT and Fairway are a disgrace,RIDGEWOOD Avenue won’t make it through the fall despite PSEG repave process
which we […]

By |July 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|11 Comments

Ridgewood Water eyes Elks Lodge for new headquarters at cost of $1.6 million

file photo by Boyd Loving

Nicholas Katzban, Staff Writer, @NicholasKatzban

RIDGEWOOD — Last week the Village Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that would permit the appropriation of $1.6 million from the water utility capital fund for the purchase of the former Elks Lodge on Maple Avenue.

The ordinance would allow Ridgewood Water to use funds […]

By |July 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|20 Comments

Reader says The “demand for parking” in Ridgewood is a myth put forward by the previous Council majority

file photo by Boyd Loving

The “demand for parking” in Ridgewood is a myth put forward by the previous Council majority. I drove past the site where they wanted to build a 5 story parking garage at 8:00 pm on a Saturday night and the lot was about 75% full. Plenty of parking available. For those […]

By |July 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|10 Comments

Reader says I don’t think Ridgewood is in decline and in some ways is better now than ever

I have only lived in the village for 40 years so maybe I lack the long term perspective. but if you net it all out I don’t think Ridgewood is in decline and in some ways is better now than ever.

1. CBD has changed–no hardware stores or cute boutiques–many more coffee shops and restaurants. I […]

By |July 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Reader says You need metered parking because we have so much demand for parking

Disagree with both. There’s no disconnect. You need metered parking because we have so much demand for parking. Without limits and enforcement, the businesses will suffer. Might seem counterintuitive but it’s a matter of supply and demand. We can’t find parking today with 3 hour limits and meter rates….imagine how much parking you’ll find if […]

By |July 19th, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Reader says Ridgewood’s CBD has become the largest open air food court in Bergen County

photo by ArtChick

Ridgewood’s CBD has become the largest open air food court in Bergen County. We should embrace that and close Ridgewood Ave between Broad and Maple and make it a walking mall like Washington Street in Cape May, Main Street Charlottesville, Pearl Street Boulder, 4th Street Louisville, the list goes on. Sure NJ Transit […]

By |July 19th, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments