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Two long-serving Village of Ridgewood Historians dismissed in a terribly embarrassing and hypocritical display

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Ridgewood NJ, at the December 13 Village Council meeting, the two long-serving Village Historians were dismissed by the Council majority is a terribly embarrassing and hypocritical display.  Joe Suplicki and Peggy Norris were lauded by Vagianos, Winograd, Perron, and Weitz, at the same time that they were being kicked to the curb.  It was cringe-worthy.  It must be noted that Norris and Suplicki had sent a letter to the Council stating their strong objection to putting a huge artificial turf field over the historic Schedler property.  Smelled like RETRIBUTION was the reason for their dismissal.

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Bump Outs at the Intersection of W. Glen Avenue and Heights Road are Nearly Complete

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Ridgewood NJ, the current council initially opposed the public safety work on West Glen, opting to focus on turfing over Route 17 ,but  according to the Village Manager Keith Kazmark  the bump outs at the intersection of W. Glen Avenue and Heights Road are nearly complete. This work effort was designed to better control a difficult intersection, shortened pedestrian cross walks and slow vehicle speeds.

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The West Glen Avenue Sidewalk Installation Safety Initiative Back in Play in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, with one failed initiative after another , the Village of Ridgewood Council puts pedestrian safety back on the front burner . Thanks to Councilwoman Lorraine Reynolds who championed the transfer of $500,000 designated for repairs to the village’s historic Zabriskie-Schedler house toward an estimated $1 million sidewalk project , known as the West Glen Avenue sidewalk installation safety initiative at the budget meeting in May, Reynolds argued that the historic home repairs would be stalled by lawsuits and the money should be put to more immediate use on “safety projects.”

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Village of Ridgewood Council: Turns out , the “Schedler Attorney” is NOT an attorney at all

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Ridgewood NJ, turns out, the “Schedler Attorney” is NOT an attorney at all. The self proclaimed history consultant, Peter Primavera, was passed off to be an attorney and slipped into closed session agendas, March 1 and 8. In the past, Peter Primavera has lied about his degrees, qualifications and falsified his resume under oath (yes, that’s perjury).

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Mayor Paul Vagianos – “I understand”

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Ridgewood NJ, Mayor Paul Vagianos’ final public response after Councilwoman Lorraine Reynolds expressed her displeasure at being deliberately kept in the dark about plans to replace Village Manager Heather Mailander.

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Building Department makes $2100 mistake on permit application submitted by Councilwoman Lorraine Reynolds

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Ridgewood NJ, earlier this year, Councilwoman Lorraine Reynolds and her husband James submitted an application to the Village’s Building Department for a bathroom renovation at a rental property they jointly own on Ackerman Avenue.

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Village of Ridgewood $52.9 million budget is Adopted

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday, the  Village Council  by a 3-2 vote, adopted a $52.9 million budget that includes a 4.3 percent municipal tax increase. Mayor Susan Knudsen, Deputy Mayor Michael Sedon and councilwoman Lorraine Reynolds voted for the budget while councilwomen Pamela Perron and Bernadette Walsh voted against it.

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