White Privilege ,Civility and the “Victimhood Culture” in Bergen County

file photo Village Council Meeting by Boyd Loving

October 23,2017

the staff of the Ridewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, In the paper , “The Rise of Victimhood Culture.” by Conor Friedersdorf  , Friedersdorf explains, Americans previously settled conflicts within the frameworks of the “honor” and “dignity” cultures:

“In honor cultures like the Old West or the street gangs of West […]

By |October 23rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

More Reports of Unlocked Vehicle Burglary in Bergen County

photo courtesy of Wyckoff Police 

October 13,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Wyckoff NJ, Wyckoff and Waldwick Police report that a Waldwick Police Officer interrupted a suspect committing a burglary to an unlocked vehicle in their Borough.

Wyckoff Police have also experienced this in the past and would like to remind our residents to please remove all valuable […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Bergen County made the American Cities Will File Bankruptcy Next list…………………

Which American Cities Will File Bankruptcy Next?

by Tyler Durden
Oct 6, 2017 3:50 AM

We harp on the massive, unsustainable, yet largely unnoticed, debt burdens of American cities, counties and states fairly regularly because, well, it’s a frightening issue if you spend just a little time to understand the math and ultimate consequences.  Here is some of […]

By |October 6th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Today is National Voter Registration Day

file photo by Dana Glazer

September 26,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, today is National Voter Registration Day , it is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day will be observed […]

By |September 26th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

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