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5 years later, Ridgewood DEP funds still on hold

Nicholas Katzban, Staff Writer, @NicholasKatzbanPublished 1:18 p.m. ET Aug. 31, 2017

In 1982 the village of Ridgewood sold a small park on Broad Street to Bergen County for $60,000. Thirty-plus years later, that sale is costing the village in state funds that are being withheld until 1.9 acres of land is purchased and maintained as public […]

By |September 2nd, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 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

Bergen County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For $1.5 Million Ponzi Scheme

June 25,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Lyndhurst NJ, A Lyndhurst, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.5 million from approximately 100 victims prior to high-profile initial public offerings (IPOs), Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Omar Hafez, 25, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William […]

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

Bergen County Indian Wars temporary restraining vacated

June 20,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Mahwah NJ, on Monday a judge vacated a temporary restraining order filed by Mahwah Township against the Ramapough Lenape Indians.

The restraining order was imposed on a 14-acre prayer ground the Ramapoughs at the edge of a housing development.

Mahwah officials claimed that the Ramapoughs are in voilation of zoning laws […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi Forum Focuses On Overdevelopement and Affordable Housing in Bergen County

June 18,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi hosted a meeting on June 15th at Bergen Community College to talk about OVERDEVELOPMENT, affordable housing and the biggest issues affecting Bergen County local communities.

The event was packed with legislators, mayors, engineers, planners, environmental experts, school superintendents, non-profit housing groups and others who joined […]

By |June 18th, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

Ridgewood Mayor Swears In Two Career Firefighters Including the First Female in Bergen County

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

June 8,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , Recently hired Ridgewood FD Career Firefighters Dane Knudsen and Shelby Taylor were sworn in by Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen during a ceremony held at Ridgewood Village Hall on Wednesday evening, 06/07.

Firefighter Taylor, a former member of the United States Marine Corps, […]

By |June 8th, 2017|village of ridgewood|10 Comments

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi to hold Major Legislative Hearing on Forced Overdevelopment in Bergen County

Tired of Being Number One in all the wrong things? Hope to see representation from all of our communities on June 15, 2017. Help be part of the solution !

June 3,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

WESTWOOD NJ,  Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi will initiate a series of statewide legislative hearings to address New Jersey’s affordable housing crisis. […]

By |June 3rd, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi to Hold Town Hall on Court Forced Overdevelopment in Bergen County

May 25,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, Under recent affordable housing rulings by the NJ Supreme Court, our communities are being forced to permit construction of up to  1.5 MILLION new units of unneeded housing in order to satisfy a fictitious population increase of 30 percent in the next 9 years.

Protect our State from […]

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

Life expectancy for each N.J. county, updated and ranked

Bergen County had a life expectancy of 82.47, one of the highest in the state. It also had one of the biggest increases in the past three decades, going from 75.27 in 1980, an increase of 9.6 percent.

Updated May 19, 2017
Posted May 19, 2017

By Erin Petenko

New Jersey has seen big gains in life expectancy over […]

By |May 21st, 2017|Bergen County|4 Comments

Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi Continues to Push for A Sensible Housing Policy for Bergen County

May 7,2017
by Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi

Rivervale NJ, I have been on the front lines fighting for the legislature to do its job and provide a legislative solution to recent Court opinions on affordable housing in the State. Even the NJ Supreme Court agrees that the legislature should do something, anything, on this issue.

As a result of […]

By |May 7th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment