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Reader Blasts High Density Housing and Fairshare Housing

” High density housing is pitched as some great humanitarian effort of sorts, but in reality is nothing more than exploitation of the poor and of a communities resources, for the profit of an outside interest (a corporation, investors/developers etc.) That profit will be dangled in front of your counsel members, commissioners and elected officials, and they will be corrupted by it, selling their community off for personal monetary gain. Communities must come together to support & educate each other in order to say NO to these proposals and not be fooled by the smoke & mirrors sales pitch story of housing shortage and increased revenues. “

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QUO VADIS : RIDGEWOOD MASTER PLAN VISIONING WORKSHOPS

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Ridgewood NJ, Mark Your Calendars for Ridgewood’s Master Plan Visioning Workshops, which will determine what Ridgewood will look like 20, 30 and 40 years from now.  All Ridgewood residents and community stakeholders are welcome to participate!

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The Hudson Street parking lot closed until June 2020

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Ridgewood NJ, The Hudson Street parking lot closed on 8/19/2019 and will be closed for the duration of the construction of the Hudson Street Garage, through June 2020.  During the construction, the sidewalk along the parking lot will be closed. 

All pedestrians must use the sidewalk along the church side of Hudson Street.  In addition, the sidewalk on South Broad Street is closed, just after Pearl Restaurant.  For your safety, please use designated crosswalks to cross both Hudson Street and South Broad Street. 

Hudson Street itself will be open to vehicles during the beginning of the construction, but will be closed for a period of 6-8 weeks, during the day, in late 2019/early 2020.  When we have definite dates of the closures, you will be notified via E-Notice, and they will also be put onto the Village website. 

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NEW COMMUTER PARKING REGULATIONS AT RIDGEWOOD TRAIN STATION LOT AND PERMIT PARKING SPACES

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Ridgewood NJ, There are new parking regulations in the Village.  At the train station parking lot, twelve parking spaces, which are found immediately on the right as you drive into the parking lot, are reserved for those with Hudson Lot Parking Permits only.  There is signage in place, indicating that these are reserved parking spaces.  Please be aware that only those with Hudson Lot Parking Permits may park in these twelve spaces and those who park there without the Hudson Lot Parking Permit will receive a summons.

On South Broad Street, Prospect Street, and Dayton Street, there are parking spaces which indicate that Interim Parking Permits are required.  These Interim Parking Permit spaces require a permit 24 hours per day/7 days per week and were issued to those displaced from the parking lot behind the Hudson Street parking lot.  Please do not park in these spaces at any time unless you have an Interim Parking Permit or you may receive a summons.

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BID Notice – Tree Planting at Various Locations in Village of Ridgewood

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Informal proposals will be received by the Village of Ridgewood, in the Village Hall Level Three Conference Room, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450, on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. prevailing time, and then publicly opened and read aloud for the following project

“Tree Planting Various Locations,

In the Village of Ridgewood”.

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH! 2019 Ridgewood Fall Art & Craft Street Fair 10am to 5pm

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Ridgewood NJ, The winner of the “Best of Bergen” numerous times! 195 exhibitors with arts and crafts, a food court, music, pony rides, a petting zoo and inflatables are part of this family fun day! Free admission. Held rain or shine. This long running event draws approximately 17,000 thousand customers.

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FORMER ESPOSITOS BOUNCER CHARGED WITH POSSESSION & DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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Waldwick NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ROBERT L. FLYNN (DOB: 9/10/1953; married; small business owner) of 61 Waldwick Avenue, Waldwick, New Jersey, on the charges of Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography. At one time Flynn was a bouncer at Espositos in Ridgewood . The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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Despite Calls For More Parking Ridgewood Merchants Continue to take Prime Spots

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Ridgewood NJ, The President of The Ridgewood Guild is Mr. Tony Damiano.  Posturing as an important dignitary in town, claims that businesses which might have come to Ridgewood opted out because there was insufficient parking. 

The current council set up a system whereby employees would be directed to park in sections of the Cottage Place and Walnut Street lots, thereby freeing up valuable on-street spots in front of stores and restaurants.  And yet Damiano parks his own vehicle in prime on-street spots every day, as seen in this photograph. 

If you think this is a one-off, you are wrong.  We have at least 15 more photos of his car in various NON-EMPLOYEE prime spots on North Broad, near his store.   Damiano was a big promoter of the Hudson Garage (Aronsohn Version) yet refused to work with the new administration when the “3 amigos ” left office .

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GOLD STAR MOTHER’S DAY – SEPTEMBER 29

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Ridgewood NJ, Gold Star Mother’s Day will be celebrated by the American Legion Post # 53 at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square at dusk on Sunday, September 29, 2019.  Please note this corrected date.  Join us to celebrate the courageous mothers of those who protect us by volunteering to serve in our military.

Gold Star Mothers Day, will be celebrated at Van Neste Park Ridgewood and will be commemorated with the placing and display of luminaries in Van Neste Park beginning at 7 p.m. The event is open to all to attend.

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Park With ParkMobile ?

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog has been tracking users of ParkMobile . The current Ridgewood blog poll is showing :

Do you use ParkMobile?
Yes 44.23%
No 55.77%

Historically Ridgewood has always been a bit slow at adopting new technology ,but we are not sure what to think about park mobile, PJ Blogger is no a user ,but many friends are.