New Jersey Teachers Union (NJEA) Spent $5.7M of Union Dues on Election Activities in November

November 17,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, According to recent filings with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) , the New Jersey Education Association spent about $5.7 million in union dues on the recent general election. It did so through Garden State Forward, a Super PAC (political action committee) that the teachers union founded […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|6 Comments

Former Democrat mayor of Paterson, N.J, was sentenced to 5 Years in prison

photo Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.,Senator Bob Menendez, Nellie Pou, and Jose “Joey” Torres.

November 15,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paterson NJ,  Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that Jose “Joey” Torres, the former mayor of Paterson, N.J, was sentenced to prison today for directing that city employees perform work at a private warehouse leased by his […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Trenton|8 Comments

Jury May Get New Instructions on Menendez “just friends” defense

file photo by Boyd Loving

November 15,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Newark NJ, the Jurors in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen could hear new instructions from the judge Wednesday as they resume deliberations.

The jury finished Tuesday without reaching a unanimous verdict on any of […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Within 12 hours of their victory, Democrats said their ‘first order of business’ is to raise taxes

November 11,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Per Democrats’ / Murphy’s proposal, marginal tax rate on incomes above $1MM will be 10.75%.
Below are the top two tax brackets in NY state and NJ state:
$321,050+ 6.85%
$2,140,900+ 8.82%
$500,000+ 8.97%
$1,000,000+ 10.75%
For a family with income between $500k and $1MM, the NJ tax is 2.12% higher than the […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Murray Sabrin : Phil Murphy and Democrats are legal versions of Willie Sutton


Murray Sabrin
Professor of Finance at Ramapo College

Regarding “State senate president plans to push tax bill,” (Nov. 9, page 1A). The people of New Jersey spoke loud and clear on election night. They want state government to spend more of their money. Not really their money, just upper income folks who make up a small percentage […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Trenton|6 Comments

District 39 Campaign Heats Up As Assemblywomen Schepisi’s Attorney Sends Democrats a Cease and Desist Letter

November 2,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

River Vale, NJ , Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi  has had enough ,on Facebook she says , “Sometimes you have to fight back. When you have no platform, positions or plans, you lie about pretty much everything. This isn’t “politics” as usual. It’s intentionally and maliciously defaming someone in an effort […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

Reader says Paul Vagianos (HE) Feels “HE” is above the LAW

Paul Vagianos (D) A Democrat running mate for State Assemble in the 40th District that’s who Paul is refereed to in the article….

So this is the type of candidate that wants to run local Government, A individual who can not follow Building dept, Codes, Village Zoning/Planing Codes, Village Ordinances and State laws of set back. […]

By |October 31st, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Again New Jersey Ranks Worst in Tax Climate for Business

file photo by Boyd Loving

October 30,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, in the Tax Foundation’s annual comparison of state business climates New Jersey has once again ranked at the bottom of U.S. states  as it has since at least 2015.

While neighboring states  Delaware 15, Pennsylvania 26, Connecticut 44 , and New York 49.

The think […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Trenton|8 Comments

Reader Challenges Candidate Vagianos to Make His Views on “Affordable Housing” Clear

Speaking of the wall, did anyone see the summary of Vagianos’ housing comments as they appeared in the Ridgewood News? I am hoping they were mis-reported, but as I read them, he won’t comment on his view of the multi-family housing debacle in our state because the Courts are dealing with it.

Has he never taken […]

By |October 29th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Chief of Staff John Kelly “stunned” by a Florida lawmaker’s criticism of President Donald Trump’s condolence call

October 21,2017

Jim Arakelian

River Edge NJ , Heartbreaking… Democrats show no bounds when attacking our president… Disgusting!

NBC NEWS: In remarks about his own personal tragedy, Chief of Staff John Kelly, a former general whose Marine son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010, said Thursday that he was “stunned” by a Florida lawmaker’s criticism of President Donald Trump’s […]

By |October 21st, 2017|2017|0 Comments