Only One Vote of approval will select New Jersey’s next Governor


In the era of Trump, not much attention is being paid to the NJ Gubernatorial race right now, but for those who understand what happened last November with the Presidential election, where thousands of New Jersians who rarely voted and democrats who were tired of back-room deals and politics as usual, came out […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|North Jersey|0 Comments

Guess How Many Affordable Housing Units Could Be Coming to Bergen County?

Posted by Matt Rooney On January 25, 2017

If you missed last week’s affordable housing decision from the N.J. Supreme Court, Save Jerseyans, then get caught up ASAP right here.

The bottom line?

New Jersey communities face NEW property tax-busting affordable housing requirements, as many as 150,000 unit state-wide; the numbers are being fought-out in a number of […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Bergen County|6 Comments

Gannett Laying off 141 Employees at North Jersey Media group

file photo by Boyd Loving
January 24,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Gannett owner of the Bergen Record is issuing layoff notices to 141 employees in a second major round of job cuts since it purchased North Jersey Media group.

Many long-time readers of the Ridgewood blog know there was not much love loss between this […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Bergen County|5 Comments

In Bergen County, an upscale downtown struggles for answers

“This news article, about the increased number of storefront vacancies in an “upscale” Bergen County downtown, may be of interest to many of you, particularly since Joseph A. Banks Clothiers shut their store on East Ridgewood Avenue last week.” Boyd Loving

Editors note : “I am a  Joseph A. Banks customer , yet I never set […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Bergen County|8 Comments

Bergen County Parks Master Plan Parks Survey

Bergen County Parks Master Plan

January 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Bergen County Parks Department initiated a master planning process for the Bergen County Park system. The goal is to identify the characteristics of the Bergen County recreation and open space system, accommodate the needs of current residents, and respond to projected future growth […]

By |January 21st, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Bergen County’s Pro Arte Chorale conductor receives 2017 Grammy Nomination

December 20,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  Hailed as an emerging young talent, Maestro Steven Fox, the 38-year old Music Director of Bergen County’s  acclaimed Pro Arte Chorale and other musical organizations has received critical praise in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and more. Now, as Artistic Director of New […]

By |December 20th, 2016|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Its Time for Ridgewood and Surrounding Towns to Take Pedestrian Safety More Seriously

file photo by Boyd Loving

CDC: Walk This Way! Taking Steps for Pedestrian Safety
December 18,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, According to the CDC and as many readers have noted over the years on the Ridgewood blog it is important to take steps to be safe when walking on roadways. This includes exercising caution at […]

By |December 18th, 2016|Bergen County|4 Comments

Both blacks and whites are leaving N.J.’s largest county, data shows

By Myles Ma | NJ Advance Media for
on December 13, 2016 at 10:48 AM, updated December 13, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Bergen County has grown more diverse in the period since the recession, fostering growing Hispanic and Asian populations, but has also shed white and especially black residents.

The black population fell by more than 7 […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Bergen County|0 Comments

Reader says The new Record layout and reporting sucks

file photo by Boyd Loving

The new Record layout and reporting sucks. First of all, they have early cut offs so they miss reporting sports events that end at reasonable times. Secondly, they seem to give the bare minimum local coverage now. Finally they or printing in 1 point font so it’s barely readable.

The only reason […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Bergen County|8 Comments

Home Values Slide 16.9% in Bergen County

December 13,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, According to the latest census data home prices across the state are still feeling the effects of the Great Recession, According to the most recent Census data, the median home value in New Jersey is $315,900, a 20 percent decline between the 2005-2009 Census and the 2011-2015 […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Ridgewood Real estate|0 Comments