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Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi to Hold Town Hall on Court Forced Overdevelopment in Bergen County

May 25,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, Under recent affordable housing rulings by the NJ Supreme Court, our communities are being forced to permit construction of up to  1.5 MILLION new units of unneeded housing in order to satisfy a fictitious population increase of 30 percent in the next 9 years.

Protect our State from […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Ridgewood Planning Board holds off on Ken Smith Motors site vote

Mark Krulish , Staff Writer, @Mark_KrulishPublished 3:32 p.m. ET May 16, 2017 | Updated 18 hours ago

RIDGEWOOD — A vote on the application for a mixed-use development at the Ken Smith Motors site was postponed Tuesday evening as concerns about the potential impact on an already overburdened roadway in downtown Ridgewood.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ridgewood/2017/05/16/decision-expected-ken-smit/323342001/

By |May 18th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Reader :The question then becomes what to do to help insure the continuance of a healthy revenue stream from the commercial sector in Ridgewood .

file photo by ArtChick

No doubt online shopping has had a huge negative effect on retailers and the problem is not going away any time soon. The question for towns like Ridgewood is what to do with downtowns that were conceived and build decades ago and are now becoming functionally irrelevant. We certainly do not want […]

By |May 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Last Chance for Ridgewood to Speak Up about Public Safety Threat Posed by New Apartments

May 16,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Tuesday, May 16th is residents’ last chance to address the planning board about the massive new 66 unit, multi-retail store complex coming to Franklin and Broad from local developer John Saraceno. This high-density housing project sets off a chain reaction of public safety problems in Ridgewood. The […]

By |May 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|16 Comments

Reader says I don’t like paying so much for so little

I agree about what one gets for one’s taxes now versus then. Mortgage and taxes were never low but they did not take giant bites out of one’s life and the schools were terrific. They actually stink now. I don’t like paying so much for so little. I believe we have not begun to see […]

By |May 11th, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Reader says Roberta’s Letter is part of a much larger scheme to discredit Mayor Susan Knudsen

Roberta is, was and will always be Paul Aronsohn’s puppet. This move is part of a much larger scheme to discredit Susan Knudsen. Why? Because they are gearing up for the next election. The dark side has to win the two opening spots so they can regain the voting block. Jeff Voight is holding their […]

By |May 10th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi Continues to Push for A Sensible Housing Policy for Bergen County

May 7,2017
by Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi

Rivervale NJ, I have been on the front lines fighting for the legislature to do its job and provide a legislative solution to recent Court opinions on affordable housing in the State. Even the NJ Supreme Court agrees that the legislature should do something, anything, on this issue.

As a result of […]

By |May 7th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Fights, arrests after 300 youths converge on N.J. downtown

James – you should post about the ruckus last night in village of South Orange by 300 ‘youth’

The future of the village of Ridgewood once the urbanists have had their way with downtown.

Fights, arrests after 300 youths converge on N.J. downtown

By Noah Cohen | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on May 02, 2017 at 2:46 PM, […]

By |May 6th, 2017|Urbanization|7 Comments

Testimony winds down on two multifamily housing projects in Ridgewood

NorthJersey8:02 p.m. ET May 4, 2017

RIDGEWOOD — Public hearings are winding down on two more applications for multifamily housing projects proposed for the village’s downtown. If approved, the developments could bring great change to the bustling business district.

A 43-unit apartment complex with affordable housing units mixed in has already been approved on Chestnut Street at […]

By |May 5th, 2017|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

Higher Taxes and Congestion Likely from New Ridgewood Apartment Complexes

May 4,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The massive new 66 unit, multi-retail store complex coming to Franklin and Broad sets off a chain reaction of traffic problems in Ridgewood. As always, taxpayers will be left holding the bag for nearly a million dollars worth of needed traffic signal upgrades alone.

In the zoomed in version […]

By |May 4th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments