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New Jersey Issues What Can be Called the ,” Terrorism Protection Directive “

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey Attorney General Grewal has issued a statewide directive curtailing state and local police participation in Federal Civil Immigration Enforcement – “Immigrant Trust Directive” Designed to Promote Public Safety by Building Trust Between Police and Immigrant Communities.

In November 2018, the State of New Jersey issued new rules designed to strengthen trust between law enforcement officers and immigrant communities. The rules limit the types of assistance that New Jersey state and local law enforcement officers may provide to federal immigration authorities, including ICE.

For example, under the new rules, a New Jersey police officer may not stop, question, arrest, search, or detain an individual simply because the officer thinks that the individual might be undocumented. In addition, police officers cannot ask about an individual’s immigration status except in the rare cases when that information is relevant to a specific criminal investigation.

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PJ Blogger and the staff of the Ridgewood blog Wish You a Very Happy ,Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving

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Van Dyk Manor Nursing Home on South Van Dien Avenue recently sold for almost $17,000,000

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Ridgewood NJ, according to sources Van Dyk Manor Nursing Home on South Van Dien Avenue, which had been owned by the Van Dyk family since its inception, was recently sold to a healthcare conglomerate based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. for and estimated $17,000,000 .

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Reader says municipal tax revenue levels are unsustainable

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Given SALT deductions are now limited to $10,000 for property taxes, shouldn’t the Council and BOE be aware that the vast majority of Ridgewood residents have seen an effective tax INCREASE and be looking for ways to reduce the burden? Realized sales values suggest home values will need to decline in the next assessment, so unless they jack up the mill rate, municipal tax revenue levels are unsustainable?

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New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Realtors and the Association of Municipal Assessors of New Jersey Publish Homeowner’s Property Tax Guide

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ROSELAND, N.J. – In an effort to address questions that New Jersey homeowners have over how their property taxes are allocated and what’s at work when they pay their tax bill, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) partnered with New Jersey Realtors and the Association of Municipal Assessors of New Jersey to publish the “New Jersey Homeowner’s Guide to Property Taxes.”

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Reader says The value of my house since 2005 has gone down and overall high end values have been reduced 10-30%

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As a long time resident of Ridgewood my observation is that we are sinking fast and no one is working to save things. The value of my house since 2005 has gone down and overall high end values have been reduced 10-30%. Real numbers we paid 2.5m in 2005 rebuilt the entire house for an added cost of almost 1m and recently appraised at 1.7m and can’t sell it. This when taxes have gone from 27k to over 40k. The schools have eroded, the village is in shabby shape in many places, the commute to NYC assuming a village resident can get a parking spot after 6:45am is awful requiring a dreaded switch (no direct trains).
Really a shame and a study in how weak and inexperienced leadership can really drive down a community. We keep electing lightweights to village, school, and other positions and expect change.
Look for my house. Is is one of many with a for sale sign out front. Real sad but really time to go

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The Village of Ridgewood Launches ” Our Village, Our Future ” a Village-wide visioning process on the creation of its next Master Plan

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Ridgewood NJ, On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Village of Ridgewood  officially launched Our Village, Our Future, a Village-wide visioning process that will inform the creation of its next Master Plan. The website www.visionridgewood.org will serve as the main online portal for Our Village, Our Future.

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Ridgewood News Runs AirBnB Story Featuring Ridgewood Property

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood ran a story , “The Ridgewood News, 7 Sep 2018, 9 ” http://ridgewoodnews1.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx?noredirect=true  and the article references an Airbnb rental in Ridgewood that is available for $1000 a night. Doesn’t the village still have an ordinance that bans short term rentals?

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RIDGEWOOD PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA for TUESDAY AUGUST 21

RIDGEWOOD PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Village Hall Court Room – 7:30 P.M.

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

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Commuter Rentals the Future of Ridgewood ?

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Ridgewood NJ, perhaps a glimpse into Ridgewood’s future . The Village sells out to politically connected developers , and top schools can be rented rather than bought by homeownership in Ridgewood and other top school towns.