“Slander and libel in politics keep reaching new lows. The internet may seem like a good smokescreen and sometimes it is, but the perpetrator is often obvious. It’s all pathetic–childish, desperate, and dangerous. What people want to hear from candidates is their background and experience, evidence of their character, their intentions, and their political leanings. Mudslinging against opponents only makes them the best of a bad lot–and that’s if the mudslinging is truthful, which it often is not.”
“Funny – this was suggested by the Aronsohn administration. “If you want to have your opinion heard, run for office”. Suggesting that only those on the dais get to air their point of view. Seems that Mr. Voigt subscribes to this idea as well. I don’t know Mr. Kim and I don’t always agree with him, but his opinions are generally well researched and presented in a civil way. Seems like we need more of that not less.”
Kim rarely ever finds the good in the town or in people, you never see him around town at the pride event, gun violence and awareness, daffodils festivities at van ness, seen at resturants, seen at any park or graydon. Does he volunteer anywhere? Not sure the motivation but it’s very disruptive. If he knows better, perhaps he should run for an open seat upfront, not preaching from the back seat.
Look at what’s “common” behind these five names. Then follow the money. This has nothing to do with BOE. This is a bigger operation with deep pockets (same connections to last two council candidates .. who ran within a couple of years after moving to the town)..and same connections with the other guy who ran within a couple of years after moving here in 2008.
This is a bigger Nexus.
So depressed by this. Utterly unneeded. The current library design is horrible and the new one is worse. Let’s NOT move the staircase and install a skylight and set up a stairway to Paradise. If books are no longer of interest, just raze the place.
Millions after millions after millions in new projects (parking garage, sports lighting, on and on) and we haven’t begun to see how much the new apartments/residents will cost us in countless ways.
Once the hundreds of new apartments go in downtown, we will have hundreds if not thousands of more people using the sidewalks and the streets each day. We will need to improve sidewalks, traffic lights, streets, parking areas, traffic flow etc. It might be bad now, but its only getting worse, unless we start planning accordingly, and, unfortunately, spending a lot more than we do now. But we can’t stick our heads in the sand. Now that we have chosen to be a city, we need to start acting like one.
” I will vote NO not only because I am not convinced it is being allocated and spent wisely but also because is see some suspicious people with ties to past controversial VC who are pushing a YES in local FB pages and doing it very actively. They have their personal reasons for this which do not resonate with mine.
Somebody last night recommended a YES vote so that our property values remain high. If this is correct then we are living in a bubble which will burst with sh!t all over the place. “
“To the anonymous who asks “who would want to move in Ridgewood today” the answer is tons of people from NYC. They are shallow and go by hype. Ask any new family moving into town and they say schools, there you go. They also post in local FB pages and guess what, they ask what’s the best way to get to the city?! Now who moves into a town, buys a house and doesn’t check about their commute beforehand and then start complaining about commute issues from parking to train delays?! They also happen to be liberals/leftists. I bet election over election RW goes blue by at least 10% more.
The town is on a quick decline because of its bad seed of local politicians but most importantly because voter base is totally clueless about what makes a village/town great and better than the place they moved from. “
” To stuff so many apartments in a suburban area that’s already dense is terrible. The impact will be tremendous. I see all 3 sites (including what’s being built next to YMCA) along the tracks as I ride the train every morning. They will choke the whole look and feel of Ridgewood. Current residents who appreciated CBD will try to avoid it at any cost. What’s most concerning is who will occupy these apartments. Multi children families, section 8 recipients (if they can’t fill them up fast enough)? Will there be speculation? What other games are being considered to mess up RW?
It is so sad to see same faces who openly supported Aronsohn & Co show their happiness that things are moving along. Are they plain idiots or simply mean spirited? Their own quality of life is about to take a hit as well.”
file photo by Boyd Loving
“I agree these apartments will breath life back into our downtown. I see a future of more fast food joints, tattoo parlors, vape rooms and all sort of other steppingstones into the future. Its the vocalenti’s who don’t see the need for this development.
Yes, let’s not forget strip clubs! And bless those on the council who brought us to this land of milk and honeypots, and the vocal villagers who turned out to sing their praises and still offer apologies almost every day for them. “