I think it is past the point of no return. From Aronsohn to Knudsen to Realtor in Chief we have been taken for a ride. Deservedly so as this town is full of snobs who don’t really care about town management. As long as their leaves are swept, recycling is picked up on time and streets are clean of snow they are just fine (actually management of these issues sucks big time). As more of these types move into Ridgewood the situation will only get worse. We all came together against Valley but nobody gives a peep about the incredible and permanent impact all this housing will bring. In hindsight I wish Valley stayed. I would rather have doctor’s offices all around the village than ugly buildings and crowded streets and schools. Too late now. Unless we all rise and contest this travesty with housing at a time when people in droves are laving NJ we are finished. We are about to become a city. By the time we will all look to sell and leave we won’t even get our money’s worth. Developers are trying to maximize and occupy every inch they can get because they face no resistance by our chosen officials. Looking at the development site on Broad St they are digging foundations just about 5-10 feet from the train tracks. RW is their playground now but we are too stupid to realize.
file photo by Boyd Loving
The three amigos (Aronsohn, Hauck, and Pucciarelli) with their side-kick Sonenfeld turned this town into a partisan town. It is sickening. They formed a cabal, and reportedly two of them were even cabaling under the covers. They have continued this dark side versus light side politics, just as if there are two parties in town. I am a registered and dedicated Democrat, but I despise those four democrats and what they did here. The high density housing in particular, they screwed us big time. Get ready to start building more schools everyone. And the parking garage. And the four of them continue their partisan nonsense, politicking as a group for “their candidates” (who, thankfully, do not win). They are the ones who would put themselves at the top of the VIP list, and I guess you could say they ARE indeed very important because of all the damage they have caused and continue to cause. I wish we could go back to just voting for the right people and not for the people who Aronsohn and company are against.
This is bullshit and too little too late. They should have reached out to us before they started the digging all around CBD. The destiny for RW is on the wall regardless our feedback in this phony “survey”. They have their own image in mind, all of them including this and past VCs and they will implement that. I hate this hypocrisy. They know it is too late, many people have given up fighting and the majority of residents does not care (only 400 people responded). It just makes them feel better……
Hahaha, here is a definition of an ombudsman: “someone whose job is to deal with complaints that people make about an organization or particular type of business” Oh my god, so Paul Aronsohn is taking complaints and dealing with them, what the heck? He is the most insensitive, nasty man ever, remember how he was for our 8 years of hell when he was on the council, sniping at people, writing nasty emails, screaming at Bernadette Walsh and Tom Riche, then at Susan, remember how he tried to kill Mike Sedon’s candidacy by contacting his employer, oh man, the list goes on and on. What the heck was Murphy thinking putting THIS man in charge of helping anyone, most especially those with disabilities.
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, on one of the many Ridgewood Facebook pages a poster said loved to walk in Ridgewood but cars need to heed New Jersey state traffic law .
MOTORISTS in New Jersey MUST stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalk. Failure to observe the law may subject you to one or more of the following:
$200 FINE (plus court costs)
15 DAYS COMMUNITY SERVICE
NEW JERSEY STATUTE 39:4-36 states:
-The driver of a vehicle must stop and stay stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk.
Oh for God’s sake. Yes, the two made horrible decisions for Ridgewood. They virtually ruined Ridgewood, but read John Updike. Adultery in the suburbs is as common as fast food joints. Yes, it’s wrong, but sometimes the adulterers, find a new love and divorce their original spouses and remarry or live together forever.
I think having sex before marriage is wrong too; it used to be thought that way. Let’s not keep throwing stones at these two people for reasons of adultery.
the staff of the Ridgewood
Trenton NJ,Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen) today introduced legislation banning public officials convicted of corruption from holding jobs with state and local governments. The bill (A4584) is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Middlesex) and is co-sponsored by 38 additional members.
So that means the “Meter thief” can’t work for the Village . But more importantly let see how many in Trenton can pass the test.
This is disgraceful, embarrassing for Ridgewood but not surprising from the 2 involved. Together they made some of the worse decisions that will effect Ridgewood forever, they embarrassed tax payers who disagreed with them, they berated and judged and turned their backs on friends and now they are gone and the hits still keep coming. Time to move out you two and leave us all alone
Oh. My. God. Are you for real? I am sorry she is your sister, but your sister was the nastiest most vindictive person on the council, it was unbelievable. She attacked her council colleagues. She attacked citizens. She called people names like STALKER and TERRORIST. She used obscene language when addressing a member of the public. And now, unbelievable, we find out that she was having an AFFAIR with someone else’s husband who happened to by the Mayor. Aronsohn flipped his stand on Gwenn’s beloved Valley hospital in mid-stream – now it is clear why. “kindness, compassion, tolerance, love, sharing, tenderness, and the willingness to pick up another woman’s husband.”
To all of you who keep commenting and posting as anonymous, why are you posting that way? Here is an example of what I, Dana Habernickel Koenig, feel about the way the world is going:
It is so sad and I see grown up bullying – all around us – A perfect red carpet rolled out for our kids to follow suit. It is disgraceful. If people are unhappy with themselves, they seem hell bent on pushing someone else down instead. Kindness. That is what we all need to model for our kids. Kindness, compassion, tolerance, love, sharing, tenderness and the willingness to extend a hand to pick a person up, not so shove another down.