photo by Boyd Loving

June 13,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, once again North Jersey media mischaracterizes events and continues their one sided crusade against Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen .” In Election imbroglio cost Ridgewood taxpayers $1,400″ https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ridgewood/2018/06/12/ridgewood-nj-election-imbroglio-leads-1-400-legal-fees-taxpayers/674595002/

North Jersey media attempts to put the bill on Mayor Knudsen implying “A dispute over civil service law, which became a driving issue during this year’s council race, has cost village taxpayers $1,377 in legal fees.”, omitting the suit was brought by the usual list of suspects and encouraged by the erroneous reporting by North Jersey Media . In many people eyes the residents who pushed the bogus legal action should be held accountable for the bill of $1377.

North Jersey Media even turned to Councilman Jeffrey Voigt a dubious source at best , who “said he felt the statements affected the election, but added that he is more concerned that Knudsen used “town money to defend herself.” . Voigt is the same councilmen that sues residents who OPRA his council correspondences.

North Jersey Media once gain ignored the fact that New Jersey is a civil service state and Ridgewood is a civil service town . The civil service rules and regulations control the hiring practices of the Village of Ridgewood.

North Jersey Media has also refused to retract earlier reports that misstated hiring practices of the Village. and now they go as far as to misstate Village Attorney Matt Rogers report on a memo written by Labor Attorney Dominick Bratti that clearly put the issue to bed.