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

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

Ridgewood Planning Board Special Public Meeting: Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Planning Board Special Public Meeting Announcement
Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00PM


Special Public Meeting: Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Addition to Meeting Schedule

In accordance with the provisions of the “Open Public Meetings Act,” please be advised that the Planning Board has scheduled a special public meeting and work session for MONDAY, June 26, […]

By |June 26th, 2017|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

Affordable housing mandate threatens quality of life, mayor says

“While I know this is Somerset, it is obvious that with the exception of District 39 and District 40 leadership, the crickets from District 36, District 37 and District 38 are becoming more incessant. When will the leadership of NJ Legislature stop playing this “partisan card”? “, Edward Durfee

Affordable housing mandate threatens quality of life, […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|affordable housing|6 Comments

Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi : We must stop the affordable housing crisis

June 17,2017
by Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi

New Jersey has the highest property taxes, foreclosure rate and is the most expensive state in the nation to own a home.  Common sense and basic economics tell us that there is too much supply and too little demand, with high taxes and a dense population distorting total housing costs upward.

Now […]

By |June 17th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Time to Put and End to Forced Overdependent of Bergen County

Reader, “If people just read this and don’t share the information, nothing will change. Do people think change comes by people sitting on their duffs in the living room and doing nothing more? Go to the event and support her at this event, otherwise, leaving it to someone else just won’t cut it anymore. Progressives […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

An average N.J. resident needs to make this much to afford a 2-bedroom apartment

Updated on June 9, 2017 at 4:54 PMPosted on June 9, 2017 at 10:07 AM


NJ Advance Media for

As expensive as it is to live in New Jersey, the cost to rent an apartment here isn’t close to being the priciest in the nation.

Renters in the Garden State — where the fair-market rate […]

By |June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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|3 Comments

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.

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