Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi Forces Vote On Her Anti-Overdevelopement at 1 am 4th of July

Bergen Democrats Do Nothing 

July 6,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, At 1 am on the 4th of July Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi finally had an opportunity to force a vote on her bills which would help our towns in their fight against forced over development. Not surprising, but certainly disappointing, the Bergen County democratic members […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Bergen County|8 Comments

Reader says infamous bike path should be a cautionary and oft-repeated tale

The passing of the infamous bike path should be a cautionary and oft-repeated tale.

The bike path is a prime example of why Aronson dragged us down into the place where we are now. He wanted to “improve” the Village to suit his own myopic view of what a modern day town should look like. He […]

By |July 5th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Ridgewood Central Business District Parking Garage Update

July 1,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Council discussed the Hudson lot options . Bob Rooney Village CFO gave the following options  1) sell the lot on Hudson Street, 2) lease property  to garage builders . Which is only available for non profit s  3) Award a contract for design 4) declare Hudson […]

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

Reader says Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus And when Aronsohn was mayor, he went out of his way to give away the Village to others.

file photo by Boyd Loving

Of course the district can re-assign students at any moment, and of course they are going to have to once the reality of all these new students hits home. Do you seriously think the developers are not going to market these apartments to young families with children? And, if you were […]

By |July 1st, 2017|village of ridgewood|8 Comments

Reader says You don’t care about what will be irretrievably lost in Ridgewood, the small town character

file photo by ArtChick

Blah blah blah , all you care about is VALUE meaning MONEY. That’s why we have this multi family fiasco in the first place and it doesn’t matter if there is a Godzilla garage anymore.

You don’t care about what will be irretrievably lost in Ridgewood, the small town character , feel , […]

By |June 30th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Reader says you are wrong and you bought into the fake arguments raised by Arohson, Pucciarli and the developers

you are wrong and you bought into the fake arguments raised by Arohson, Pucciarli and the developers. Yes, we have requirements, but no, we did not need to line Saraceno’s and the other developer’s pockets in order to address these issues.

We were sold up the river, pure and simple, by a mean spirited and self-serving […]

By |June 29th, 2017|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

Thirty-year-old lawsuit forces Ridgewood approval for Ken Smith development

Nicholas Katzban , Staff Writer, @NicholasKatzban7:03 p.m. ET June 27, 2017

RIDGEWOOD — The Planning Board approved an application Monday night to build a five-story mixed-use development on the former site of Ken Smith Motors. Though board members and residents alike shared concerns regarding the project’s effects on the village’s downtown, a more than 30-year-old legal […]

By |June 28th, 2017|village of ridgewood|19 Comments

Aronsohn Betrayal Complete; Saraceno Gets His Monster Apartment on Franklin

June 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,Cornered by the deal former Mayor Paul Aronsohn cut with developers including resident John Saraceno, Monday night the village planning board had no legal choice but to approve Saraceno’s site application at the former Ken Smith Ford lot on Franklin. Now Saraceno will build a 66 unit, 5 […]

By |June 27th, 2017|village of ridgewood|18 Comments

Reader says if people don’t speak up, nothing is going to be done to stop the next round of over-development

Folks have tried to change the Aronson laws that were passed to allow these projects to go forward. The basic enabling law was repealed by the new council. Other attempts were made. But, frankly, due to a lack of backbone on the Council, the Aronson Apartment projects are going forward.

This council and planning board could […]

By |June 27th, 2017|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

State’s water supply master plan short on solutions

6:04 p.m. ET June 24, 2017

New Jersey’s almost 9 million residents make this state denser than India or Japan. And the population is projected to grow to 10.2 to 10.4 million by 2040. Will we have enough water for our residents, farmers, businesses, industries — and the environment — now and in the future?

That question […]

By |June 25th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments