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

Former Mayor Paul Aronsohn is back in the running

May 5,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, residents who recieved their absentee ballots for June’s primary noticed former Mayor Paul Aronsohn’s name on the ballot as one of five out of five candidates running for Bergen County Democratic Committee. Some people will never lean ?

By |May 5th, 2017|Bergen County|12 Comments

NJ Transit Should Cut Fares This Summer, Senate Candidate Says

By Alyana Alfaro • 05/03/17 5:12pm

Kelly Langschultz, a Republican candidate for the state Senate in Bergen County, is calling on NJ Transit to slash its fares during the coming season of repairs and service outages at New York Penn Station.

“NJ Transit needs to reduce the cost of their ticket prices and start accommodating riders for […]

By |May 5th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

Cultural Care Au Pair Names Jeneca Parker of Midland Park as Local Childcare Consultant

Local Resident to Serve as a Resource for Parents Seeking Alternative Childcare Options

April 28,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Midland Park NJ,  Responding to the increasing demand for quality live-in childcare, Cultural Care Au Pair has recently added Jeneca Parker to its growing number of  local resources for the Bergen County area. As a Cultural Care […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal Announces the Implementation of the “Heroin Addiction Recovery Team” or “HART” program in Bergen County

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Mahwah Police Department; the Paramus Police Department; and the Lyndhurst Police Departments

April 11,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the issuance of a Directive to all county law enforcement agencies concerning the implementation of the “Heroin Addiction Recovery Team” or “HART” program in Bergen County. The […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

The most toxic sites in each New Jersey county

no its not the town garage in Ridgewood 


New Jersey has more places under the federal Superfund program, which prioritizes cleanups of dangerous contaminated sites, than any other state.

Many have histories more colorful than an oil slick: A massive chemical fire at a mob-controlled waste storage facility. Agent Orange in […]

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