Ridgewood Planning Board Votes to Stream Line Hudson Garage Process

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October 4,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, at last nights Planning Board meeting the Ridgewood Planning board cleared the way Village Council designate the Hudson Street Parking lot an “area in need of redevelopment.” .The vote is a major step toward stream lining the garage development process , lowering costs […]

By |October 4th, 2017|village of ridgewood|18 Comments

Sealfon’s Project ;”minimal impact on downtown traffic” ?

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September 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, at this point you can only laugh . Once again another ” independent traffic consultant” told the planning board on Tuesday night that a two-building mixed-use redevelopment project in the old Sealfon’s space would have minimal impact on downtown traffic , this time wait for it […]

By |September 21st, 2017|village of ridgewood|13 Comments

Will Menendez Walk?

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AUGUST 09, 2017

Micah Morrison is chief investigative reporter for Judicial Watch

A criminal indictment is a beautiful thing—an austere document, grave and fateful. Who is charged with committing what crimes, and where, and when, and how? What laws have been violated? In it rests the fearsome power of the state. From it […]

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

Reader says The “demand for parking” in Ridgewood is a myth put forward by the previous Council majority

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The “demand for parking” in Ridgewood is a myth put forward by the previous Council majority. I drove past the site where they wanted to build a 5 story parking garage at 8:00 pm on a Saturday night and the lot was about 75% full. Plenty of parking available. For those […]

By |July 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|10 Comments

Reader says infamous bike path should be a cautionary and oft-repeated tale

The passing of the infamous bike path should be a cautionary and oft-repeated tale.

The bike path is a prime example of why Aronson dragged us down into the place where we are now. He wanted to “improve” the Village to suit his own myopic view of what a modern day town should look like. He […]

By |July 5th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 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

Final Ridgewood High Density Housing Hearing Monday

June 24,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Monday, June 26th may be residents last chance to weigh in on the five story, 66 unit, multi-retail store complex coming to Franklin and Broad from local developer John Saraceno. The village planning board will meet at 7pm Monday night to hear both of Saraceno’s high-density applications. One at the corner of […]

By |June 24th, 2017|village of ridgewood|15 Comments

Ridgewood’s Observer Corps stays on top of local government

Donna M Rolando , Staff Writer, @Dmmrolando6:59 p.m. ET June 22, 2017

RIDGEWOOD — It’s not only newspaper reporters that are the watchful eyes and champions of transparency at municipal meetings these days.

The League of Women Voters of Ridgewood, a nonpartisan group that advocates for good government, has introduced a local Observer Corps program to stay […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

the fly has over heard …..

….the fly would like to remind residents that that the “Reverend” Jan Philips has often been over heard disparaging Mayor Knudsen referring to Paul Aronsohn as the real mayor of Ridgewood . While Arosohn briefly held the title of mayor though his actions it was obvious he was not the mayor or Ridgewood .

By |June 17th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Reader reminds us when residents who spoke their mind were accused of GRANDSTANDING

I will never forget Jan Phillips at the town meeting when she accused those who were speaking from their hearts against having that Godzilla garage built as GRANDSTANDING. I was one of those people. Not at that particular occasion, but several other town meetings. Residents standing for hours on busy weekday nights, for the opportunity […]

By |June 17th, 2017|village of ridgewood|3 Comments