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Local Keyboard Warriors Consistently Echo Godwin’s Law

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Ridgewood NJ, what is Godwin’s law, Godwin’s Law asserts that the probability of Hitler or Nazi references in conversation grows according to the length of a dialogue or debate. This sort of social rule theory can be part of an analysis of new technology venues for discussion, such as messaging platforms, forums and other digital spaces.

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The Ridgewood League of Women Voters Forum on Water Resources

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January 11,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood League of Women Voters, in conjunction with Ridgewood Water, will be hosting a public forum on issues relating to local water resources.  Ridgewood Water Business Manager Dave Scheibner and Director Richard Calbi will address how drought affects supply and demand, Ridgewood Water’s contaminant controls, and what customers can do to conserve.  Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Senior Center at Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, New Jersey, on the first floor.  A question and answer period will follow.  Attendance is free.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed, active participation in government.  We welcome all individuals aged 16 years or older to join.

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District 40 Candidates Forum in Ridgewood Village Hall This Monday Night !


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Sponsored by the League of Women Voters

The District 40 State Assembly Candidates forum will be held on October 26th 7:30pm -9:30 pm in the Village Hall Courtroom.

The ILO of Bergen County ( LWV’s of Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Fairlawn, Teaneck and Northern Valley) is holding a District 40 Candidates Night for The State Assembly at The Ridgewood Court Room in the Municipal Complex.

We have Paul Vagianos a Democrat and an Incumbent David Russo Republican who both live in Ridgewood who are running.  The State Assembly is currently dealing with property taxes, funding for The Transportation Trust Fund, Pension reform and Economic climate of Atlantic City.

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Forum to focus on ideas for Ridgewood business district


Forum to focus on ideas for Ridgewood business district

JULY 15, 2014    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014, 12:38 AM

Two major master plan amendment applications, from The Valley Hospital and developers seeking to build multifamily housing developments in Ridgewood’s Central Business District (CBD), have dominated Planning Board meetings over the last year.

And this state of affairs has forced the board and residents to become “reactive” to these applications, rather than “proactive” in developing their own vision for the CBD’s future, according to Deputy Mayor Albert Pucciarelli.

“[Residents] are locked into a reactive mode, like the Planning Board itself,” Pucciarelli said. “Protest signs about ‘Save our Village’ do not really set the tone for a positive image of what it is we want. It suggests more of what we don’t want.”

To learn what villagers would like to see happen in the CBD, Pucciarelli is holding an informal public meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 in Village Hall.

“No agenda. Limited structure. Let’s just have a chance to come to the open mic and exchange ideas,” Pucciarelli said. “I’m hoping it brings out people who are genuinely interested in promoting ideas in a positive way. I don’t want to see it turn into a demonstration against a particular application or group of applicants that are out there.”

Pucciarelli previously sat on both the planning and zoning boards for about 24 years. He was the council’s Planning Board liaison until last Tuesday’s reorganization meeting.

He said his new position off the Planning Board has left him free to engage in a more open discussion about the CBD.

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