Many NJ residents exposed to risk of Edgewater-style fire

Nicholas Pugliese , State House Bureau, @nickpugzPublished 5:39 p.m. ET Feb. 20, 2017 | Updated 3 hours ago

The obliterated homes and torched wedding photos. The lost green cards and melted jewelry. Those things, at least, might have been anticipated once the first flames took hold in the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex in January 2015.

The […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Bergen County will be Brooklyn

State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, who attended the meeting, said she is preparing new legislation that would potentially help towns, especially densely populated communities like Dumont, address their affordable housing obligations.

“Every municipality in Bergen County is struggling, having no idea how to address it,” Schepisi said. “My biggest concern is, if they have their way, if […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

NJ Supreme Court: Build more affordable housing

Ghetto Building?

Jean Mikle and Russ Zimmer , Asbury Park PressPublished 11:10 a.m. ET Jan. 18, 2017 | Updated 13 hours ago

A housing advocacy group says “tens of thousands” of new units of affordable housing could be built in New Jersey as a result of a state Supreme Court decision Wednesday.

In a unanimous decision, the court […]

By |January 19th, 2017|village of ridgewood|17 Comments

Reader asks Why all of a sudden this hysteria of pushing for affordable housing. Whose agenda is this?

If you voted for Obama or any Democrat in New Jersey it is your Agenda 

This is such bullshit. Why all of a sudden this hysteria of pushing for affordable housing. Whose agenda is this? Why stuff nice towns and villages with buildings that are out of character? Why force villages that people have worked very […]

By |January 19th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Change in “Affordable Housing” Requirement Great News For Responsible Development in Ridgewood

photo by ArtChick

July 13,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, looks like Ridgewood residents who questioned the over development of the central business district proved right all along. A state appeals panel overturned a court order that could have added thousands of units to developers’ plans.
Suburban towns are not required to address the so-called “backlog” […]

By |July 13th, 2016|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Ridgewood Village Coucil Majority Votes For High Density Housing In Ridgewood

file photo by Boyd Loving

March 24,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,last night It was a very predictable, 3-2 votes on anything meaningful and the majority stating all the reasons they were voting yes except representing the people. The leaving council majority aka the 3 amigos are enacting a “scorched earth policy” as they will […]

By |March 24th, 2016|village of ridgewood|37 Comments

The Ridgewood blog we will be livestreaming the meeting starting at 7:30pm

file photo by Boyd Loving

Dear Friends,

After the September 16th Village Council meeting, everyone I spoke with said, “Well, it’s a done deal with the High Density Housing.” But then September 30th proved us different.

The point is, as Rocky Balboa once said, “It ain’t ’til it’s over.” To add to that: It’s only over if we […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|village of ridgewood|13 Comments

Tonight Ridgewood Council Faces Most Important Vote in Village History

March 23,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Readers say , “The only way to stop this is to fill up the room and let our Village Council know how we feel about this vote. It is important that everybody in town come out tonight. It is probably the most important vote in Ridgewood history […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Good architectural design makes an effort to work with the style of a neighborhood. The Ridgewood Parking Garage does not

photo by Saurabh Dani

To My Ridgewood Neighbors:

I was not initially opposed to the proposed parking structure on Hudson Street in the center of Ridgewood but after seeing the renderings, I am entirely against it because of its enormous size and unfitting design. The residents that are vocally opposed to this structure know that it will destroy […]

By |March 20th, 2016|village of ridgewood|17 Comments

Ridgewood’s Planning Board reviews litigation matters, affordable housing


RIDGEWOOD – The village’s planning board met Wednesday night in the hopes of coming to decisions in regards to pressing matters currently before the board such as Valley Hospital and the village’s affordable housing obligations.

By |March 18th, 2016|village of ridgewood|4 Comments