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.

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

Many parts of New Jersey face stressed drinking water supplies

James M. O’Neill , NorthJerseyPublished 1:42 p.m. ET May 8, 2017 | Updated 18 hours ago

Residents in parts of New Jersey use tens of millions of gallons more water a day than their watersheds can safely supply – and other areas of the state could soon be in similar stress according to a state report.

Demand […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Bergen County|3 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
on May 02, 2017 at 2:46 PM, […]

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

Reader asks What could possibly go wrong by trusting a real estate developer and a disgraced politician?

Remember that the former Mayor and Mr. Saraceno conducted studies that showed that there would be LESS traffic and only 4 additional children in the schools as a result of this project. No really, they did – and expected us to believe it. The studies assumed that only empty nesters with no cars would be […]

By |April 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|4 Comments

Reader says The idea that we need a developer’s attorney to tell us what is and is not a fact is insulting, preposterous and condescending

Members of the public suggesting that the proposed development project, when built, will produce unavoidable, intractable problems with vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the intersection of Broad Street and Franklin Avenue, reflect common sense and need not be deemed “out of order” by Saraceno’s henchmen. The idea that we need a developer’s attorney to tell […]

By |April 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

NJ on Hook for 280,000 Affordable Housing Units, Study Says

By Salvador Rizzo • 04/13/17 1:13pm

New Jersey towns are on the hook for 280,000 affordable housing units through 2025, according to a new study by the Fair Share Housing Center.

To put the number in context, it averages out to 496 new units for each of the state’s 565 municipalities, although not all towns face the […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Reader says The NJ State Supreme court has ruled on the issue of affordable housing and EVERY municipality must comply

Why would a private developer build 100% low and moderate income income housing if their cost to build exceeds their projected revenue from the project.? The NJ State Supreme court has ruled on the issue of affordable housing and EVERY municipality must comply, so the choice for the Village is to either build it themselves […]

By |April 12th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment