The “roach” approach: Developers swarming over emerging neighborhoods

From Queens to Fort Lee, developers are targeting “affordable” price points: panelists

By E.B. Solomont | March 15, 2017 03:00PM

What’s a New York developer to do when renters are priced out of neighborhoods? Turn to emerging areas in Queens, the Bronx, New Jersey, Westchester and Long Island.

“We’re like cockroaches, we try to figure out what’s needed […]

By |March 18th, 2017|Ridgewood Real estate|0 Comments

NJTPC Presents Special Guest Speaker Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

Special Guest Speaker Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi
March 21 – 7pm
650 American Legion Drive, Teaneck N J

(Don’t forget to bring a pantry item for the American Legion food drive-support our veterans’ good works)

Teaneck N J , We are very fortunate to have Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi as our guest speaker on March 21, Tuesday.  Assemblywoman Schepisi has been […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Ridgewood Council Appoints Brigette Bogart as Part-time Village planner

March 3,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Village council has hired Brigette Bogart of Brigette Bogart Planning and Design Professionals to serve as the village’s part-time planner, replacing the departed Blais Brancheau.

Bogart will attend planning and zoning board meetings, as well as review development applications filed by third parties, among other duties. Compensation […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Many NJ residents exposed to risk of Edgewater-style fire

Nicholas Pugliese , State House Bureau, @nickpugzPublished 5:39 p.m. ET Feb. 20, 2017 | Updated 3 hours ago

The obliterated homes and torched wedding photos. The lost green cards and melted jewelry. Those things, at least, might have been anticipated once the first flames took hold in the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex in January 2015.

The […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

LETTER: Seniors being forced to flee New Jersey

file photo by Boyd Loving

12:05 a.m. ET Feb. 21, 2017

Why is New Jersey forcing senior citizens to flee the state?

After decades of contributing as full-fledged members of our communities throughout New Jersey, we find ourselves increasingly forced to flee the state due to the burdensome and discriminatory nature of property taxes for seniors on fixed […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

Bergen County will be Brooklyn

State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, who attended the meeting, said she is preparing new legislation that would potentially help towns, especially densely populated communities like Dumont, address their affordable housing obligations.

“Every municipality in Bergen County is struggling, having no idea how to address it,” Schepisi said. “My biggest concern is, if they have their way, if […]

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

Aronsohn Cronies Continue to Undermine New Village Council

February 13,2017

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Ridgewood Nj, seems the attempts by the council to reconfigure parking have been met with new calls for “Garagezilla” .

In a recent article on struggling downtowns Englewood was mentioned for having over 2000 parking spaces available, including a 345 space garage, many new, upscale downtown housing developments, and […]

By |February 13th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Engineer talks traffic impact near Brogan Cadillac site

Mark Krulish , Staff Writer, @Mark_KrulishPublished 5:45 p.m. ET Feb. 9, 2017 | Updated 6:18 p.m. ET Feb. 9, 2017

As the battle over affordable housing continues across New Jersey, the Ridgewood Planning Board heard more testimony from professionals about a development slated for the former Brogan Cadillac site on South Broad Street.

The board has four […]

By |February 11th, 2017|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

N.J. senator: An alternative plan to Court’s ruling on affordable housing

N.J. senator: An alternative plan to Court’s ruling on affordable housing | Opinion
Posted on January 27, 2017 at 10:44 AM

By Christopher Bateman

Providing enough affordable housing for people in need is one of the most important issues we face in this state. The constant string of misguided court decisions has done nothing but create confusion for […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Reader suggest forcing Property Values Down to Create More affordable housing

file photo by Boyd Loving

Given the population decrease in NJ due to people seeking greener pastures (or just a job or lower property taxes) elsewhere, perhaps the answer is not to build additional housing units in Ridgewood to help us meet our COACH obligations, but to find some way to force the price or market […]

By |January 26th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments