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NJ TRANSIT Celebrates Labor Day With ‘Early Getaway’ Service

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT is kicking off the Labor Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, August 31 for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the last long weekend of the summer. To help speed the getaway, customers are encouraged to enjoy the convenience of purchasing tickets through the MyTix feature of the NJ TRANSIT mobile app [download].

Friday, August 31:

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NJ Transit Hearings Long on Dialogue Short on Action

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Parsippany-Troy Hills NJ, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce (R-26) said today’s hearing of the state senate and assembly transportation committees with N.J. Transit executives failed to break new ground on how the organization will improve service.

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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.

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Joint Senate & Assembly Transportation Committee Hearing on the State of NJ Transit Service

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Trenton NJ,  The Senate and Assembly Transportation Committees will hold a joint hearing tomorrow, August 16, to discuss the state of NJ Transit service.

The joint Senate and Assembly Transportation Committee meeting will be held in Committee Room 4 at 10:30 A.M. in the State House Annex.

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NJ Transit adoptes a $2.32 billion operating budget and a $1.46 billion capital program for FY 2019

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August 11,2018

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Ridgewood NJ,  The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today adopted a Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) operating budget and capital program that supports continued investments in personnel, infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state-of-good repair, and enhance the overall customer experience.

“These budgets are the result of the firm commitment from Governor Murphy to investing in and improving public transportation and infrastructure,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors Chairperson Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti.

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Readers Not Buying Village Managers “Defense” of Healthbarn

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On many occasions Healthbarn has more then 1 large school bus coming in for field trips all the while other programs are going on. With all the cameras around the house and parking lot I am sure Heather can see them. So should we assume she doesn’t know the difference between small and large buses? What about the charted buses that seem to come 2X a year? Playing it dumb doesn’t really work when your talking about a neighborhoods quality of life!!! Saying a employee lives in the neighborhood is a huge stretch too. what’s wrong is the fact that the Village Manager seems to be protecting Healthbarn not the tax payers who pays her? Did Heather come and collect her zucchini for protecting Healthbarn? Does any village employee want the house across the street from them turned into a for profit business? Because that’s what happened in our neighborhood so lying to everyone is seriously criminal!!!!!

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Parking Meter Changes Coming for the Central Business District in Ridgewood

August 11,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Effective September 4, 2018, the following changes will be in effect for all parking meters in the Central Business District, both on the streets and in the parking lots:

Meter Times:  Monday through Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meter Rates for All Meters:  75 cents per hour (including the Cottage Place CBD Employee Parking Spaces)

Duration of Meters:  3 hours for all parking meters, except the Cottage Place parking lot, which will be 11 hours.

CBD Employee Parking Spaces:  These spaces require a CBD Employee Parking Permit and are located in the Walnut Street parking lot and the Cottage Place parking lot, and are delineated by signage.  CBD Employee Parking Permits and monthly hang tags for CBD Employee parking may be purchased at the Reception Desk in Village Hall or daily parking may be paid for through Parkmobile or in Cottage Place, at the parking kiosks.

We are extending our Parking Kiosk Pilot Program. In addition to the Chestnut Street parking lot, parking kiosks will be placed in the following locations:

  • Cottage Place parking lot
  • Cottage Place Annex parking lot (between The Gap and Gilsenan & Co. Real Estate)
  • Both sides of North Broad Street, between Franklin Avenue and East Ridgewood Avenue

The parking kiosks will accept coins, dollar bills, and credit cards (Visa, Master Card and American Express).  Parkmobile is also available to pay for parking, by downloading the Parkmobile app to your Smartphone.

Effective September 25, 2018, the new meter times for the train station parking lot and the Park and Ride parking lot will be:

Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (14-hour meter duration)
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (8-hour meter duration)

Overnight parking is available in select parking lots for residents living in the CBD. Permits for overnight parking may be purchased at the Reception Desk in Village Hall.  Other than the overnight parking lots, parking is prohibited in all other parking lots, including the train station lot and the Park and Ride lot, from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

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RIDGEWOOD HUDSON STREET PARKING GARAGE APPROVED

August 11,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council approved the funding and the proposal from Epic Management, Inc., to move forward with the Hudson Street parking garage. This will provide additional parking in the Central Business District for shoppers, diners, commuters, and employees. The current timeline indicates that the garage should be completed by early spring 2020.

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Ridgewood Office of Special Properties Welcomes Kathleen Lops as Realtor Associate

August 10,2018

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RIDGEWOOD NJ , Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has welcomed Kathleen Lops to its Ridgewood, NJ office as a Realtor Associate. The addition of this former international sales and marketing expert is part of the agency’s ongoing growth and expansion throughout the region.

Kathleen brings more than 12 years of industry experience to Special Properties, along with a strong commitment to provide all clients with personalized real estate services. Prior to joining Special Properties, Kathleen practiced sales and marketing within the financial industry around the world, including Boston, New York City, and even Sydney, Australia. With both her corporate and real estate experience, along with her new affiliation with Special Properties, Kathleen is able to leverage the strength of Christie’s and Special Properties’ unparalleled marketing resources and superior customer service program to assist clients at all phases of the real estate process.

Kathleen is a passionate community volunteer. She is a member of the Board of the Social Services Association of Ridgewood and can often be found working closely with her children’s school on community outreach projects. She enjoys playing golf, walking her pet collie and cheering on her children during their Ridgewood High School lacrosse games. Kathleen also pays frequent visits to her hometown in Maine, where she relishes in her New England roots.

Kathleen is a graduate of Lafayette College with a degree in psychology, and has lived in Ridgewood for nearly two decades with her husband and children.

About Special Properties Real Estate Services
Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC embraces the history and traditions of its flagship brokerage location in Saddle River, NJ, into an expanded, modern presence in Mahwah, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, Hoboken and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. With a staff of accomplished real estate agents and brokers, its clients across northern New Jersey and southern New York are provided with customized, personalized services, backed by the luxury real estate brand of Christie’s International Real Estate. Special Properties provides local expertise with global connections. For more information, call 201-962-9552 or visit www.specialpropertiesres.com.

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Reader says, I teach my kids before you walk into a street anywhere in the world you look both ways it’s just common sense

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That’s got to be one of the stupidest laws that we ever heard of allowing people just don’t walk from the sidewalk and curb into the street where traffic is rolling down the road and a minimum of 25 mph. I don’t give a shit about what law, I teach my kids before you walk into a street anywhere in the world you look both ways it’s just common sense. I love it when you get these idiots will just walk into the street with their head down, And then they have their phone on listening to music looking up at the space you idiots. I blame the parents for not teaching your kids from right and wrong that more is wrong. If someone is driving down Ridgewood having you at 25 mph the law, and a fool just went into the street without looking are you kidding me. And what about these jaywalkers that walk out between garage and getting it put cameras put cameras all around the CBD and you’ll see the stupidity thank you-year-old friend.