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Ridgewood BOE to Stay Put at Cottage Place


the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Dr. Fishbein spoke about the BOE Finance Committee’s request last year of looking into the viability of selling the Education Center and moving elsewhere. A formal market appraisal of the Education Center came in at $2.8 million in April 2018. LAN also prepared preliminary drawings for a new building in the space in front of Glen School that came in at an estimated $10 million. Rental fees would range from $150k – $260k per year, with the likelihood of a necessary relocation outside of Ridgewood. The conclusion was that it is financially prudent to stay at the current site, 49 Cottage Place.

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The Ridgewood BOE was For it before they Were Against it

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Recently, there has been much dialogue on the Board of Education . We find it totally ridiculous that there are some members of the community that feel no need to exercise their right to vote on a $111,000,000 school budget . There is no larger issue facing the future of the Village of Ridgewood then the magnitude of the Ridgewood School budget .They feel instead its best to leave up to bureaucrats who have done virtually everything in their powers to keep the public in the dark as to school spending and issues.

In reading comments, we believe some residents are dangerously misinformed and are missing the history behind the matter. The BOE was UNANIMOUSLY in favor of an April election. They fought AGAINST a November election and requested Council and community support. However, Gov. Christie caused a change which mandated a Nov. election and budget cap (no budget vote) until May 2018. Once that order lifted, many districts started the process of returning to an April election, including Ridgewood. Interesting, the same BOE inexplicably did a 180, and are against all they once fought for. Well informed residents are holding these elected officials accountable.

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Reader says , “Well, ain’t that typical of entitled people. I want what I want and I am entitled to whatever I want “


Well, ain’t that typical of entitled people. I want what I want and I am entitled to whatever I want , even if I have to stop the rotation of the planet to get it.

Hey BOE how about a little humility. We have great laws in the USA , how about respecting them. If things don’t work out perfectly have a little perspective. I mean you ran once, you won, so run again if you have to, and see if you can win on your merits, on what the public thinks of your record so far. The proper way to look at the situation is for YOU to see it as an interesting challenge. I mean SHAME ON YOU. What kind of example are you setting for the children. Learning to accept disappointment is part of life. And this is no major disappointment. So your term is cut short, so what, it is not a death sentence. AND THAT IS HOW YOU ARE TREATING IT. What are you teaching the kids; ya know what, you are teaching the children that when they receive life’s inevitable disappointments and they don’t get their way, instead of sucking it up and moving on, maybe they should take drugs and pain killers to kill their emotional pain. You BOE people are despicable.

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Parked Car Struck by Oncoming Vehicle in Ridgewood

photo courtesy of Boyd Lovings Facebook page

May 13,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridewood NJ, A Kia Optima parked on Cottage Place in Ridgewood was pushed up onto a sidewalk and into a street lamp post after being struck by 4-door sedan on Saturday afternoon, 05/12. No injuries were reported in the incident, which also involved a parked SUV. Two (2) of the damaged vehicles were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. A large flower pot was obliterated when the Kia mounted the sidewalk. Ridgewood PD is investigating the mishap.

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Ridgewood’s Halloween Haunted Harvest

Ridgewood Police "Haunted Harvest"

file photo by Boyd Loving

Halloween Haunted Harvest
Sat, October 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: at Memorial Park at Van Neste Squ., E. Ridgewood Ave., side streets and the park

Ridgewood’s Halloween Haunted Harvest
FREE to the public
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Memorial Park at Van Neset Square
weather permitting

Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Haunted Harvest…
sponsored by… Ben & Jerry’s and Terrie O’Connor Realtors

Come and meet the “good witches”

Ben & Jerry’s is preparing a walk through the HAUNTED GRAVE YARD, a jump through the PUMPKIN PATCH or hide in the HAY MAZE along with arts & crafts and fun!

Terry O’Connor Realtors will lead the HALLOWEN PARADE for kids and puppies…wear your best costume to win a prize!

Join in on the Face Painting, Balloon Making and much more.

Make sure you get your map to go to the stores for a trick or teat…

Join us in Ridgewood for this Halloween fun…
while shopping and dining.

This event is FREE to the public…wear your costume to join the fun.

for information call 201-445-2600

Lots of vendors will be in the parking having games, facepainting, tricks and treats.

Look for “Thriller” Flash Mob
by Art of Motion dancers.


Visit the following stores for treats-get your map at the park for fun…then more treats at the stores…

On E. Ridgewood Ave.
California Closets
Double Take Consignment
Pink Bungalow
Little Nest Portraits
Tito’s Burritos & Wings
Lucky Brand
The Ridgewood Man
Duziana Bedding
Shoe Inn
Pangea Coins Jewelry
Shelly Glam
Town & Country Pharmacy
Samba Bowl
GiGi’s Boutique
Eat Your Spinach
Beauty Plus Salon

Cottage Place
Savvy Chic Consignment
Ridgewood Karate Academy

South Broad Street

North Broad Street
Steel Wheel Tavern

Chestnut Street
Art of Motion
House of Glam

West Side of train Station
SMOKED Restaurant 2- Godwin Ave.
Carlo’s Bakery – 12 Wilseys Square

for more info: 201-445-2600

weather permitting

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11 am Ridgewood Central Business District employee parking at Cottage place wide open

CBD employee parking

January 19,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, reader commented “Its actually a one faceted approach–bury your head in the sand and pretend we dont need a garage.” No we don’t think the lack of a garage is the problem.

Central Business District Thursday, January 18th,  11 am employee parking cottage place wide open.

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Ridgewood Central District Parking Cottage place 10.58 am Saturday May 21st, 2016

Cottage place 10

I wish people would take photos of parking spaces all over town on different days of the week, ordinary and holiday, and at different times to show in aggregate that parking IS AVAILABLE. A large number of photos documented at various times and days of the week would tell the story. Walking a couple of blocks is good for your health! And unless you’re going to a Hudson St. or S. Broad Street venue, you’ll walk a couple of blocks (or much more) from the garage anyway. Please VOTE NO on June 21 and get an absentee ballot if you can’t.

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