the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, its just amazing given how much has changed since the COVID19 pandemic and the economic shut down that has ensued .
There are currently over 850,000 unemployed people in New Jersey , many of which have not received any benefits to date , businesses are closed and small businesses get no relief . Hospitals are tethering on the verge of financial collapse and the teachers pension is bordering on insolvency . Governor Phil Murphy in his own words has threatened to lay off 100,000 ,yes 100,000 state workers .
Yet the Ridgewood Board of Education and to some degree the Village Council, and the Ridgewood Public Library are still plunging head long into nothing less than what can only be described as an irresponsible spending binge with no plans of scaling back what so ever.