Democrat Bill Reimbursing Sanctuary Cities for Federal Funding Cuts Continues Advancing

By Alyana Alfaro • 06/19/17 4:25pm

Cities in New Jersey that do not use resources to enforce federal immigration laws regarding undocumented immigrants —known as sanctuary cities— may soon be able to apply for state grants aimed at replacing federal funding that is withheld due to sanctuary jurisdiction.

On Monday, a bill requiring the state to establish […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Ridgewood,Glen Rock and Ho Ho Kus all Make the NICHE 2017 100 Best Places to Buy a House list

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June 7,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood ,Glen Rock and Ho Ho Kus all Make the NICHE 2017 100 Best Places to Buy a House list.

The NICHE 2017 Best Places to Buy a House ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the housing and community of an area. This grade takes into account […]

By |June 7th, 2017|Ridgewood Real estate|6 Comments

Politicians Should be Forced to Read the “Paris Accord” before pledging Your Tax dollars to It

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June 6,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the PATCH ,Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer is joining with nearly 190 other mayors across the United States in the fight against global warming.

Politico tells us that three Democratic candidates for governor have pledged that, if elected, New Jersey will […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Climate Change|17 Comments

Treasurer Says Current Budget Faces $527M Revenue Shortfall

New Jersey state treasurer says Gov. Chris Christie’s fiscal year 2017 budget is expected to be about $527 million shy of expected revenues.

| May 16, 2017, at 6:50 p.m.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state treasurer told lawmakers Tuesday that Gov. Chris Christie’s fiscal year 2017 budget is expected to be about $527 million shy […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

NJ hoping to raise $200M from stepped-up tax enforcement

By Michael Symons May 16, 2017 5:35 PM

TRENTON — State officials are counting on stepped-up enforcement and better responsiveness from its Taxation Division to bring in a few hundred million dollars extra in the budget that Gov. Chris Christie will hand off to his successor.

At a budget hearing Wednesday, state Treasurer Ford Scudder lowered projections […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Reader says Reluctantly After 20 years in Ridgewood, we have changed our plans and will be joining others who are leaving

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Truly Amazing to see any official defend this type of budget. If my company performance mirrored that of our schools with the never ending costs I would be fired in a moment. Ridgewood you win.

Reluctantly After 20 years in Ridgewood, we have changed our plans and will be joining others who are leaving. Our […]

By |May 10th, 2017|village of ridgewood|12 Comments

These towns will give you a property tax break for buying locally

By Dino Flammia May 2, 2017 2:53 AM

You hate taxes but love buying stuff. So what’s better than reducing your tax burden by purchasing a slice of pizza or new floors for the house?

A growing number of New Jersey municipalities are introducing property tax rebate cards into the community — an idea birthed by Marlboro […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

President Trump Proposed a Massive Tax Cut. Here’s What You Need to Know

APRIL 26, 2017
BY GARY COHN

Washington DC, We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something big. President Trump has made tax reform a priority, and we have a Republican Congress that wants to get it done. This is something that Democrats should support too because it’s good for the American people.

The President is going to seize […]

By |April 27th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Trump Rolls Out His first 100 Days of Historic Accomplishments

April 27,2017
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Washington DC, GETTING GOVERNMENT OUT OF THE WAY: President Donald J. Trump has done more to stop the Government from interfering in the lives of Americans in his first 100 days than any other President in history.

President Trump has signed 13 Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions in his first […]

By |April 27th, 2017|2017|2 Comments

Reader talks NJ Pension Fix

…this has been a problem for almost 4 decades. I wish there was a magic solution. Sen Moynihan was trying to figure this out and commented how convoluted and arcane the process was. I would think holding our washington reps accountable and stop re-electing them unless they work to divert more money home would be […]

By |April 24th, 2017|NJ Pension Crisis|1 Comment