The beach towns most likely to slap a parking ticket on your car. A ranked list

file photo by ArtChick “snookie”

Updated July 15, 2017
Posted July 15, 2017

By Bill Duhart | For

Got any quarters? If you plan on parking for a day at the beach you’ll likely need plenty to feed the meters. And we all know what happens if your meter runs out and your car is still there— That’s […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Jersey Shore|1 Comment

Reader says State law requires 2′ of space between curb and any object so that cars can open doors

Regardless of Cronin’s permission, State law requires 2′ of space between curb and any object so that cars can open doors:

Where sidewalks are adjacent to a parking lane, an additional 0.6 meters (2 feet) of width is required to compensate for the opening of car doors.

By |July 17th, 2017|village of ridgewood|23 Comments

Reader asks Why doesn’t he need to follow the rules?

file photo by Boyd Loving

I can’t get anyone to answer simple questions in less than a week.

How did he get verbal permission from Cronin? Why doesn’t he need to follow the rules?

They should have removed the rock wall while they were there, unless Cronin gave him verbal permission to erect it.

By |July 15th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Reader says , Either pay the ticket or show up and sit through court

Same thing happened to me in Ridgewood, but I luckily used the Park mobile app to pay which does give you an emailed receipt as well as showing up on the Park mobile site. I called the violations bureau in Ridgewood and they told me to send in the receipt from Park Mobile which clearly […]

By |July 15th, 2017|village of ridgewood|4 Comments

Let’s buy the Town Garage for parking in Ridgewood

July 15,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, When will the Council apply Eminent Domain to buy the long-abandoned Town Garage site on Franklin Avenue?

This, in conjunction with other small fixes, such as repaving and reconfiguring the existing Hudson Street parking lot, which was never designed properly, would (at far lower cost than building a […]

By |July 15th, 2017|village of ridgewood|13 Comments

Ridgewood Village Council Special Public Meeting and Work Session


JUNE 28, 2017

7:30 P.M.

1. Call to Order – Mayor

2. Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meeting Act

MAYOR: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided

by a posting on the bulletin board in Village Hall,

by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record, and by submission to all persons entitled to same […]

By |June 26th, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Ridgewood Planning Board approves apartment complex on South Broad Street

Mark Krulish , Staff Writer, @Mark_KrulishPublished 3:16 p.m. ET June 21, 2017 | Updated 8 hours ago

RIDGEWOOD — Two down, two to go.

After a literal 11th-hour change to the site plan, the Ridgewood Planning Board approved the application for an apartment complex on South Broad Street at the old Brogan Cadillac site.

The project, known as […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|village of ridgewood|28 Comments

Reader says ANY Garagzilla project needs to INCLUDE FUNDING to rip out the idiotic Bike Lane

“However, we believe the actual reason is that grant money was used to construct the bike lane to nowhere and rules associated with the use of grant funds would require the Village to give the money used back if the project were removed.”
At the time, we were told that (a wondrous) grant would pay for […]

By |June 9th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Reader says You don’t build for peak use’s economics 101

We voted out the last Gang..perhaps those new folks have crossed the magic river of unreality .You don’t build for peak use times..economics 101.let these terrific business go bond it themselves. Once privately bonded grant them a 30 year ground leased at below market rates,.different story now?.Police don’t patrol think a rent a cop
will […]

By |May 27th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Reader questions A $9mm garage that increases parking by 140 spaces cost about $64,000 per space

This Village has to wake up to the math. A $9mm garage that increases parking by 140 spaces cost about $64,000 per space. If one were to assume that every one of those incremental spaces (because incremental space is what we are paying for) was filled 256 day per year, (360 less weekends), it would […]

By |May 26th, 2017|village of ridgewood|11 Comments