Clicky

Ridgewood Blog Poll : Biggest Issue in Ridgewood is Taxes

Parking   31 %
Unelected Special Interests   6.9 %
Urbanization 11 %
Taxes          33.1 %
CBD                 2 %
Development    7.3 %
Cost of Living   8.7 %

September 16,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the long running Ridgewood blog poll  gave us an interesting take on what […]

By |September 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|4 Comments

Tomorrow begins the hard core campaign season in New Jersey

Tomorrow begins the hard core campaign season in New Jersey. People oftentimes ask me, particularly in this current climate, why did I agree to run for office? I am an accomplished businesswoman, attorney, wife and mom. I have survived a bout of melanoma and a recent brain aneurysm. I have worked at the local truck […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Municipal consolidation: Will it mean mergers or collisions?

 

Updated on September 3, 2017 at 8:02 AM Posted on September 3, 2017 at 6:30 AM

With an election coming up, we’re hearing a lot about consolidating towns and school districts as a means of solving our property-tax problem.

Before this goes any further, let me warn all involved about the nature of such transactions.

Consolidations are like […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Holly Schepisi New Jersey State Assemblywoman for District 39 accuses the founder of Fair Share Housing of creating a “totally false” narrative 

photo by Dana Glazer

August 31,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

River Vale NJ, In this interview the founder of Fair Share Housing stares that municipalities aren’t being forced to allow builders to build 5 market rate units for an affordable unit and that the narrative is “totally false.” For my friends around the State facing lawsuits […]

By |September 1st, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Van Emburgh Avenue Apartment complex would have negative impact on local community

Our quiet, serene, beautiful and peaceful neighborhood on Van Emburgh Avenue stretching from Washington Township into Ridgewood and made up of 100 percent single family homes is about to be shattered by a court-ordered imposition of a 44-unit apartment complex. This mandate is to satisfy some nebulous rules about complying with Affordable Housing politically-correct social […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Bergen County|10 Comments

Ridgewood planners hear details on special-needs housing at Sealfons site

Nicholas Katzban, Staff Writer, @NicholasKatzbanPublished 11:22 p.m. ET Aug. 16, 2017

RIDGEWOOD — The president of Bergen County’s United Way this week offered details on special-needs housing that could be coming to downtown Ridgewood.

Thomas Toronto testified before the Planning Board on Tuesday about an agreement his organization has brokered to include special-needs housing as part of […]

By |August 17th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Reader says too late for New Jersey to make business-friendly changes

Even if one were to wave a magic wand and make these business-friendly changes, it’s way too late. NJ is operating in a state of virtual bankruptcy and servicing its debt is beyond anything changes like these could address. The world is changing, and location is no longer an issue. Businesses can be anywhere now […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

New Jersey’s suburban economy’s existential crisis

Carl GoldbergPublished 6:47 a.m. ET Aug. 10, 2017 | Updated 1:49 p.m. ET Aug. 10, 2017

A new study suggests that New Jersey could expand its economy by $150 billion and create a quarter-million new jobs over the next decade by making a number of policy changes regarding business operations in the state.  The report by […]

By |August 13th, 2017|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

WILL AFFORDABLE-HOUSING DECISION BE DERAILED BY JUDGE’S TIES TO DEVELOPER?

file photo

COLLEEN O’DEA | AUGUST 10, 2017

Judge ruled South Brunswick must build 3,000 units of affordable housing, but township wants decision set aside due to ‘appearance of impropriety’

New Jersey’s only municipality to receive its affordable-housing obligation from a judge’s order is continuing to appeal that number, even as construction is underway on the first new […]

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

APPEALS COURT APPROVES HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHLANDS

“For the naysayers who don’t believe court-forced overdevelopment in New Jersey impacts environmentally sensitive areas please read this article.” , Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi

APPEALS COURT APPROVES HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHLANDS

TOM JOHNSON | AUGUST 7, 2017

Court defers to DEP’s expertise regarding wetlands, endangered species, and impact of proposed sewer connection on water quality

A state appeals court approved […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments