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Reader says Ridgewood is going through growing pains

I agree with the sentiment of the post. Those who say it is “in decline” are just looking for things to complain about. If you are looking for things to complain about, in any situation, you will find them.

Ridgewood is going through growing pains. Many recent stories in the news point to the trend that […]

By |July 21st, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 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

Reader says Its the mindset here that we have no competition by other towns that is a huge disconnect

Attorneys first ? now that’s a big surprise….while all this is going down every day ,Glen Rock and 20 miles of route 17 stores offers 3 hours of free unmetered parking because they appreciate the business and don’t take their taxpayers to court because they were on line in the third store supporting a local […]

By |July 18th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Reader says State law requires 2′ of space between curb and any object so that cars can open doors

Regardless of Cronin’s permission, State law requires 2′ of space between curb and any object so that cars can open doors:
http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/publicat/pdf/PedComp/pedaccomodating.pdf

Where sidewalks are adjacent to a parking lane, an additional 0.6 meters (2 feet) of width is required to compensate for the opening of car doors.

By |July 17th, 2017|village of ridgewood|23 Comments

The Village of Ridgewood The Estate Card Tax Savings Program

file photo by ArtChick
July 16,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Coming your way! For Ridgewood residents and Ridgewood business owners. The Estate Card is on its way- to help residents with tax savings and discounts and business owners to increase revenue with local traffic.

Time to start shopping locally and get your rewards!

For more information

MyEstateCard.com

support@localcardrewards.com

By |July 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Reader asks Why doesn’t he need to follow the rules?

file photo by Boyd Loving

I can’t get anyone to answer simple questions in less than a week.

How did he get verbal permission from Cronin? Why doesn’t he need to follow the rules?

They should have removed the rock wall while they were there, unless Cronin gave him verbal permission to erect it.

By |July 15th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Reader says , Either pay the ticket or show up and sit through court

Same thing happened to me in Ridgewood, but I luckily used the Park mobile app to pay which does give you an emailed receipt as well as showing up on the Park mobile site. I called the violations bureau in Ridgewood and they told me to send in the receipt from Park Mobile which clearly […]

By |July 15th, 2017|village of ridgewood|4 Comments

Reader says Parking Enforcement is a Game of Rip offs

Parking Lots surfaces are like the beaches of Normandy after a week of ordanance shelling.Lets be honest RIDGEWOOD.We are a broken town..

To take off a day of work to go to a local one horse towns traffic court..how many never come back here..EVER To Shop.,.A LOT.Parking Enforcement is a Game of Rip offs via Authority.Glen […]

By |July 15th, 2017|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

Let’s buy the Town Garage for parking in Ridgewood

July 15,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, When will the Council apply Eminent Domain to buy the long-abandoned Town Garage site on Franklin Avenue?

This, in conjunction with other small fixes, such as repaving and reconfiguring the existing Hudson Street parking lot, which was never designed properly, would (at far lower cost than building a […]

By |July 15th, 2017|village of ridgewood|13 Comments

Private contractor removes and replaces Village owned tree in front of It’s Greek to Me. Huh?

July 13,2017
the Staff of The Ridgewood Blog:

Ridgewood NJ, On Wednesday morning, 07/12, an East Ridgewood Avenue property owner telephoned Ridgewood PD to report observing a private contractor in the process of removing a Village owned tree in front of It’s Greek to Me, 21 East Ridgewood Avenue.

Upon arrival at the scene, the responding patrol officer […]

By |July 13th, 2017|village of ridgewood|16 Comments