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Ridgewood Master Plan to Get an Update

July 23,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Master Plan is set to get an update. In what seemed like news to many Ridgewood residents the Village Master Plan has not been updated in 30 years .

A master plan is a guiding document that sets zoning throughout a municipality, but also offers a […]

By |July 23rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Lawyers Spar Over Ex-Judge Wolfson’s Affordable Housing Role

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Douglas Wolfson

Michael Booth, New Jersey Law Journal

Lawyers argued Monday over whether a former state judge who handled affordable housing cases should have at least one of his rulings overturned because of his relationship with a developer.

In Trenton, a lawyer for South Brunswick Township squared off against a half-dozen others representing […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

 Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi : We need to stop this insanity of mandated Overdevelopment in NJ

 Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi  

I represent many communities in Bergen and Passaic counties that had significant flooding this week because of the torrential rains. The flooding episodes have become frequent and severe over the past two decades, primarily because there is no place left for groundwater from storms to be absorbed. Guess what isn’t taken into […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Housing isn’t affordable because residents pay property taxes that are often as much as their mortgage payments

July 8,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Below is a link to an Op Ed piece Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi wrote in today’s Bergen Record regarding affordable housing.

” Housing isn’t affordable because residents pay property taxes that are often as much as their mortgage payments. Onerous court mandates on towns only drive property taxes higher, […]

By |July 9th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi Forces Vote On Her Anti-Overdevelopement at 1 am 4th of July

Bergen Democrats Do Nothing 

July 6,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, At 1 am on the 4th of July Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi finally had an opportunity to force a vote on her bills which would help our towns in their fight against forced over development. Not surprising, but certainly disappointing, the Bergen County democratic members […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Bergen County|8 Comments

Reader says You don’t care about what will be irretrievably lost in Ridgewood, the small town character

file photo by ArtChick

Blah blah blah , all you care about is VALUE meaning MONEY. That’s why we have this multi family fiasco in the first place and it doesn’t matter if there is a Godzilla garage anymore.

You don’t care about what will be irretrievably lost in Ridgewood, the small town character , feel , […]

By |June 30th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Reader says you are wrong and you bought into the fake arguments raised by Arohson, Pucciarli and the developers

you are wrong and you bought into the fake arguments raised by Arohson, Pucciarli and the developers. Yes, we have requirements, but no, we did not need to line Saraceno’s and the other developer’s pockets in order to address these issues.

We were sold up the river, pure and simple, by a mean spirited and self-serving […]

By |June 29th, 2017|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

Thirty-year-old lawsuit forces Ridgewood approval for Ken Smith development

Nicholas Katzban , Staff Writer, @NicholasKatzban7:03 p.m. ET June 27, 2017

RIDGEWOOD — The Planning Board approved an application Monday night to build a five-story mixed-use development on the former site of Ken Smith Motors. Though board members and residents alike shared concerns regarding the project’s effects on the village’s downtown, a more than 30-year-old legal […]

By |June 28th, 2017|village of ridgewood|19 Comments

Aronsohn Betrayal Complete; Saraceno Gets His Monster Apartment on Franklin

June 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,Cornered by the deal former Mayor Paul Aronsohn cut with developers including resident John Saraceno, Monday night the village planning board had no legal choice but to approve Saraceno’s site application at the former Ken Smith Ford lot on Franklin. Now Saraceno will build a 66 unit, 5 […]

By |June 27th, 2017|village of ridgewood|18 Comments

Remember this? if you voted for the 3 Amigos. Well now suck it up.

Remember this? if you voted for the 3 Amigos. Well now suck it up.

RIDGEWOOD

Six candidates sought three open seats on the village council in Ridgewood. The results:

Paul Aronsohn — 2479
Russel R. Forenza — 817
Gwenn H. Hauck — 1727
Keith Killion — 1711
Albert J. Pucciarelli — 2078
Mary Jane Shinozuka — 1484

By |June 27th, 2017|village of ridgewood|12 Comments