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Lawsuit Filed to Invalidate Saddle River Affordable Housing Approval

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Saddle River NJ, a resident of the borough has filed a lawsuit alleging the Saddle River Planning Board approved a 112-unit affordable apartment complex without allowing time for objector statements and witnesses.

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Ridgewood Parents Voice Concerns With Overcrowded Kindergartens

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Ridgewood NJ, once again poor planning and misrepresentation of the impact of high density housing by both previous Village and the Ridgewood Board of Education officials  have come back to bite the Ridgewood taxpayers .  Parents have voiced concerns over how the  lack of aides in kindergarten classrooms is affecting students’ safety and learning .

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Village Council looks to Promote Ridgewood’s Tree Canopy : Holding Developers Accountable for the Treescape

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Council is proposing some changes to the Villages shrub and tree ordinance . The stated purpose is that the Council of the Village of Ridgewood is desirous of minimizing the indiscriminate removal and cutting of trees upon lots , parcels and tracks of land within the Village which can result in increased stormwater runoff , soil erosion and decreased groundwater recharge …

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Village of Ridgewood Daffodil Festival and Earth Day Celebrations

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Ridgewood NJ, on Sunday April 10 the Village of Ridgewood presents the annual Daffodil Festival and Earth Day celebrations at Van Nests Square from 11 am to 2pm , featuring a Daffy Dog Parade at 1230pm .

This years theme is “2022 Act now …for the Green of Ridgewood ” . Showing casing the importance of sustainability and showcases how  Green Ridgewood promotes Ridgewood going green.

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State Senator Says Governor Murphy’s New ANCHOR rebate will Reduce Renters’ Rebates and Increase Funding for Rebates

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Trenton NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon is warning that Governor Murphy’s proposal to replace two tax rebate programs (the longstanding Homestead Rebate Program and the “middle class rebate program” created last year) with a new “ANCHOR” rebate will reduce existing renters’ rebates by up to 50 percent, meaninglessly increase total funding for rebates, and won’t be distributed for 13 months (until May of 2023).

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Ridgewood Planning Board Will Discuss Phase 2 of the New Master Plan on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Village Hall Court Room – 7:30 P.M.

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Ridgewood NJ, Village of Ridgewood Master Plan Project Team has completed the “90%” draft of the Master Plan. John Barree from HGA will be at the Planning Board tomorrow night (4/5/2022) to introduce the Plan to the public and Board. This will be a brief explanation to review the process and to discuss what to expect in the Plan and what to anticipate as we move toward adoption.

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Ridgewood Roads Are Terrible and Have Been For Over a Decade

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Ridgewood NJ, the village of Ridgewood roads are all in terrible shape despite the mild winter. In fact they have been in terrible shape for most of the last decade .It seems bad roads are the norm and becoming like Ridgewood Water restrictions , something that never goes away while water bills and property taxes keep going up .

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Mahwah Tones Down Controversial Senior Housing Project by 20%

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Mahwah NJ, a proposal to reduce the size of a controversial high density senior housing project by 20% was approved by the Township of Mahwah Council 5-2 at a special hearing on Saturday.

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Federal Judge Calls Palisades Park Man ,”New Jersey’s most flagrant violators of federal workplace safety laws ” Slapped with $2 Million Fine

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Palisades Park NJ,  One of New Jersey’s most flagrant violators of federal workplace safety laws – who continually puts workers at risk of serious injuries or worse – is personally liable for $2 million in penalties assessed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a federal administrative law judge has ruled.

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Fair Share Housing Center Claims State Budget is Good for Another 3,000 New Homes

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Trenton NJ, , in response to Governor Murphy’s Fiscal Year 23 Budget Proposal that allocates $300 million from the American Rescue Plan towards the development of affordable homes, Fair Share Housing Center’s Executive Director, Adam Gordon, issued the follow statement:

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Trenton Looks to Incentivize More High Density Housing

Committee Advances Measure Authorizing Conversion of Empty Office Parks & Shopping Centers into Mixed-Use Developments

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Trenton NJ,  with countless commercial buildings previously used for office space or shopping centers sitting empty throughout New Jersey, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Louis Greenwald and Clinton Calabrese would facilitate the conversion of these structures into mixed-use developments comprised of both housing and businesses. The Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee advanced the measure on Monday.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Planning Board will Discuss High Density Development Project on North Maple Avenue Corridor

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the Ho-Ho-Kus Planning Board will discuss  the Ho-Ho-Kus Crossings high density development project on North Maple Avenue . While the project will reside in Ho-Ho-Kus  the greatest impact will be felt in Ridgewood . The project will create a profound transformation of the neighborhood which will affect the whole North  Maple Avenue corridor.

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Ridgewood Planning Board to Discuss Preliminary Findings and Recommendations for the New Village Master Plan

PLANNING BOARD

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE/AGENDA

Tuesday February 15, 2022

Village Hall Court Room – 7:30 P.M.
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Ridgewood Water is Once Again in Violation of Two New Jersey Drinking Water Standards

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water is once again in violation of two New Jersey drinking water standards . Ridgewood Water exceeded the PFOS at 13 parts per trillion and PFOA at 14 parts per trillion mandated MCL safety limit. An MCL is the highest allowable concentration of a contaminant in water delivered to a user of a public drinking water supply. (Milligrams per liter)MCLs apply to public water systems, including public community and public nontransient noncommunity water systems. Public community and public nontransient noncommunity water systems are required to routinely monitor for contaminants for which MCLs have been established and to take any action necessary to bring the water into compliance with an MCL.

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Libraries in Ridgewood are Viewed as the Most Important Cultural Resource and the 4th of July Parade / Fireworks and the Christmas Tree Lighting are Fan Favorites

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Ridgewood NJ, “Our Village ,Our Future”  ran a series of questions for Villagers and analyzed and published the responses . The “Our Village ,Our Future ” is focusing on the reimaging the Village of Ridgewood Master plan . The reimaging is an attempt to update the Master Plan and while many suggest that “the horse has already left the barn” , it seems an opportunity to address the many issues facing the Village .

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