Ridgewood Council Appoints Brigette Bogart as Part-time Village planner

March 3,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Village council has hired Brigette Bogart of Brigette Bogart Planning and Design Professionals to serve as the village’s part-time planner, replacing the departed Blais Brancheau.

Bogart will attend planning and zoning board meetings, as well as review development applications filed by third parties, among other duties. Compensation […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Ridgewood Council to Appoint New Village Manager at Tonight’s Council Meeting

file photo by Boyd Loving

MARCH 1, 2017

1. 7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor
2. Statement of Compliance with 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, […]

By |March 1st, 2017|village of ridgewood|11 Comments

Reader asks Ridgewood Council on the feasibility of a property tax reduction for seniors

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At a recent council meeting I asked the council to consider asking our CFO to prepare a report on the feasibility of a property tax reduction, such as 10%, for seniors–whether all seniors or only those with income under a certain level (based on income tax returns) TBD. Other towns do this. It’s fiscally […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Ridgewood Councils Multifaceted Approach to Parking

Their platform was a multifaceted approach. They did discuss tiered parking prices for commuters, one way streets with diagonal parking, a garage, subsidizing Uber, parking apps, possibly using the Zabriskie lot, employee parking, etc. The council discussed the parking rates in October and November, before voting on it. I don’t believe any member of the […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|10 Comments

Members of the Ridgewood Councils Opposition engage in Rumor and Innuendo at Ridgewood Council Meeting

file photo of Mr. Halaby

September 9th 2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, several readers have asked “What we’re all these comments in the council meeting about a raffle at Mt Carmel with a $25k prize. Those comments were perplexing.
It seemed to be implied by Mr. Halaby that there was a fix in and that is why […]

By |September 9th, 2016|village of ridgewood|20 Comments

Readers say Ridgewood teachers are unreasonable ,Ridgewood has always been very supportive of teachers and education

BOE – stay strong. The teachers are unreasonable. Might not have this opinion if it was a different town but Ridgewood has always been very supportive of teachers and education as illustrated by the pay scale. We just can’t and don’t want to afford to indulge them any more. Note: Rankings are slipping … time […]

By |September 7th, 2016|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

Reader says Sonenfeld was incompetent, defensive, “attitude” prone, disrespectful of council members and the public, all too willing to do the former mayor’s bidding

file photo by Boyd Loving

You can keep someone around with a less-than-great attitude if they’re highly competent, experienced, and brilliant. Maybe you can keep someone around who’s less than great, but their sunshine makes everybody happy and they get things done. People kept saying that at least she wasn’t an alcoholic like previous managers. Can […]

By |September 7th, 2016|village of ridgewood|11 Comments




Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Village Hall Court Room– 7:30 P.M.

(all timeframes and the order of agenda items below are approximate and subject to change)

7:30 p.m. – Call to Order, Statement of Compliance, Flag Salute, Roll Call – In accordance with the provisions of Section 10:4-8d of […]

By |September 6th, 2016|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

BREAKING UPDATE (8:17 pm): Ridgewood Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld Resigns

September 6,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Breaking Update : (8:17 pm)the Ridgewood blog has learned that the now former Village manager was escorted out the building after misusing her Village email by sending out misinformation about her departure. 

Ridgewood NJ, various sources have confirmed as of 9:17 am this morning Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld as tendered […]

By |September 6th, 2016|village of ridgewood|70 Comments

Reader says Ridgewood teachers should realize that the current lack of signs means very few support the teachers.

The teachers should realize that the current lack of signs means very few support the teachers. Where do we get a sign supporting the Board? The teachers ARE going to cut out writing letters and any extra time w/the students. The Board and the parents are going to have to take a stance and not […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|9 Comments