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Ridgewood Mayor Lays Out a List of Ambitious Projects for the Village

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Village Mayor Paul Vagianos the Village has a busy summer and fall planned paving roads, building sidewalks and getting a list of capital construction projects going.

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Play at Ridgewood’s Habernickel Park at your own risk – Lightning detection system is out of service

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Ridgewood NJ, neighbors of the Irene Habernickel Family Park on Hillcrest Road in Ridgewood have informed The Ridgewood Blog that the park’s lightning detection system is currently not functional. It is believed the system stopped working when the barn was recently demolished.

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Habernickel bathrooms delayed until 2025-2026

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Ridgewood NJ, the bathroom facility that was supposed to be constructed this year at Habernickel Park will be delayed until the 2025–2026 tax year. It was initially believed that the bathroom could be included in the planned $340k covered pavilion project scheduled to begin later this year. However, cost estimates for the covered pavilion itself exceeded original projections. Good news for taxpayers that Village officials have decided to delay bathroom construction because every single recreational facility bathroom project undertaken in Ridgewood since 2010 has significantly exceeded its original cost projection.

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Green Acres law will require Healthbarn USA to pay to use proposed covered pavilion at Habernickel

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Manager Keith Kazmark emphatically stated that Healthbarn USA will not have free access to the proposed covered pavilion at Habernickel Park. Green Acres laws prohibit such an arrangement said Kazmark. His remarks were made during a Wednesday, March 6th Village Council Work Session. The Village Manager said that in all likelihood, if Healthbarn USA should desire to use the planned facility, the terms of their existing lease with the Village will be renegotiated.

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Readers Say: Healthbarn USA Owner Has Repeatedly Menaced Residents Who Attempt To Use Habernickel Park Facilities

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Ridgewood NJ, readers of The Ridgewood blog have much to say about alleged harassment they’ve suffered at the hands of Healthbarn USA’s owner. All of this is said to have occurred while these readers were trying to use PUBLIC PARK facilities at the Irene Habernickel Family Park, which was partially paid for with State of New Jersey Green Acres funds.

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$340k Fully Taxpayer Funded Outdoor Pavilion at Habernickel Will Directly Benefit Privately Owned Healthbarn USA

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Ridgewood NJ, yet another slap in the face to Ridgewood taxpayers is currently being concocted by Mayor Paul Vagianos and his conniving crew.

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The Barn at Habernickel Park in Ridgewood is Removed

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Ridgewood NJ, the barn at Habernickel Park was removed. The barn had become run down and had infestation, along with structural and security concerns. The barn also had no useful purpose other than for minor storage.

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Parks & Recreation Director Nancy Bigos asks Ridgewood Village Council for over $1 million to Fund 2024 Projects

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Ridgewood NJ, yes. You read the headline correctly. An ask for over $1 million to fund two (2) major projects.

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The Barn at Habernickel Park Targeted for Demolition

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Ridgewood NJ, a presentation was made during December 6, 2023 Village Council work session. In short, existing barn at Habernickel Park is being torn down with no plans at this time to put a new structure there.

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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Director Assessing the Field Situation This Morning

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Ridgewood Nj, according to Nancy A. Bigos Director of Parks and Recreation for the Village of Ridgewood, the excessive rainfall throughout these past two weeks and the flooding created through the breach of the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook all municipal ballfields inclusive of: Maple Park, Habernickel Park, Citizen’s Park ,Veterans Field, and lower and upper Hawes were closed Friday.

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Where Does Healthbarn End and the Public Park Begin?

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Ridgewood NJ, in 2015 the Gate House of the former horse farm at Habernickel Park was rented out to a new tenant. The Village Council approved a mulit-year lease with a local organization that teaches both children and adults about nutrition and healthy lifestyles, HealthBarn USA .

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Feed the Frontlines Celebrates the Conclusion of it’s Successful Campaign

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Ridgewood NJ, after successfully fulfilling its mission to deliver $1 million in economic relief to local restaurants and 100,000 hot and healthy meals to those facing food insecurity in Bergen County, the HealthBarn Foundation and its partners are committing to continuing the ‘Feed the Frontlines: Helping Those In Need’ initiative.

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Food Grant May Pave the Way for a New Lease for Healthbarn USA

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Ridgewood NJ, Village of Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce  and Village Restaurants are backing a new lease for Healthbarn USA, the occupant of Habernickel Park Carriage House.

A private business in a public park has been a hot issue in the Village of Ridgewood and much debated .

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Village of Ridgewood Correction and Additional Information on COVID 19

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IMPORTANT CORRECTION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT EXECUTIVE ORDERS

·        Important update to yesterday’s E-Notice:

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