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Ridgewood Village Receives NJDOT Grant for Safe Routes to School Initiative

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Ridgewood NJ, exciting news reverberated through the Village of Ridgewood this Friday morning as the community, along with our esteemed Legislative team from District 40, gathered to announce a significant development in our ongoing efforts to enhance safety for our students. Senator Kristin Corrado, Assemblyman Chris DePhillips, and Assemblyman Al Barlas joined local officials including Mayor Paul Vagianos, Deputy Mayor Pamela Perron, Village Councilmember Siobhan Winograd, Chief of Police Forest ‘Cenzo’ Lyons and Village Manager Keith Kazkmark to unveil a $157,000-plus grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) in support of our Safe Routes to School initiative.

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The Village of Ridgewood is Starting Condemnation Proceedings Against the Owner of Former Town Garage

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Ridgewood NJ, looks like the Village of Ridgewood is starting condemnation proceedings against the owner of former Town Garage property at 120 Franklin Avenue .

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Ridgewood Firefighters Honored for Life Saving Action

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Ridgewood NJ, at Wednesday nights Village Council meeting , the Village council honored four Ridgewood Firefighter EMT’s . On January 23rd , Richard Brooks the Ridgewood Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board Chairman  suffered a massive heart attack ,in which according to Mayor Paul Vagianos his heart stopped beating for 35 minutes .

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Hey Ridgewood Taxpayers, Which generates more revenue – dining or parking?

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council majority (ESPECIALLY MAYOR PAUL VAGIANOS) gear up for another season of outdoor dining corrals. So tax payers, what is the lost parking revenue in connection with street located dining corrals?

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Dining corral discussions – A conflict of interest on the part of Ridgewood Mayor Paul Vagianos?

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Ridgewood NJ, This is what some of The Ridgewood Blog’s loyal readers and others have to say about Ridgewood Mayor Paul Vagianos’ insistence on taking part in discussions about a matter that directly impacts his restaurant business (expenditures associated with dining corral safety):

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Four Surprise Visitors Kicked off Read Across America at Ridgewood Elementary Schools!

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Ridgewood NJ, four surprise visitors kicked off Read Across America at our elementary schools! Fire Chief John Judge, Police Chief Forest Lyons, Village Mayor Paul Vagianos and Village Manager Keith Kazmark shared beloved books like “Tacky the Penguin” and “Officer Buckle and Gloria” with inquisitive kindergarten and first grade students, who followed up with insightful observations and questions.

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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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Ridgewood’s CENIA New York Awarded Best Retail Holiday Windows

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s CENIA New York, located on the ground floor of The Benjamin on Chestnut Street, was awarded Best Retail Holiday Window Display by Mayor Paul Vagianos and The Ridgewood Arts Council during Friday evening’s Downtown for the Holidays celebration.

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Village of Ridgewood Attorney Weighs in on the Mayor’s Close Personal Relationship with the Richard Brooks-Chair Ridgewood Parks and Rec

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Pictured left to right: Village of Ridgewood Attorney Matt Rogers, Santa, Mayor Paul Vagianos.

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Ridgewood  NJ, Village of Ridgewood Attorney weighs in on the Mayor’s close personal relationship with the Richard Brooks-Chair Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Committee, Gail Price-owner of firm representing the famous Zoning Board of Adjustment Billboard Application.

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MAYOR PAUL VAGIANOS LOANS $47K TO LONG TIME CHAIRMAN OF RIDGEWOOD’S PARKS & REC

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Blog has obtained a document posted openly on the Bergen County Clerk’s website indicating that Ridgewood Mayor Paul Vagianos and his spouse, Jean Bogle, recently extended a $47K mortgage, in the form of a promissory note, to Mr. Richard Brooks and his spouse, Ms. Gail Price.

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Village of Ridgewood Mayor Target of Recall Drive

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Ridgewood NJ, concerned with the direction of the Village a group of Ridgewood residents are organizing a recall drive against the current Mayor Paul Vagianos. Close to 5,000 signatures are required .

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Ridgewood Mayor Paul Vagianos – There’s much more to the man’s local financial interests than “It’s Greek to Me”

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Ridgewood NJ, Mayor Paul Vagianos is well known by Ridgewood voters as the owner/operator of “IT’S GREEK TO ME,” a restaurant on East Ridgewood Ave.

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No Transparency: Village of Ridgewood Mayor Squelches Public Comment

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Ridgewood NJ, at the July 12, 2023 Village Council meeting, a presentation by a so-called “expert” talked about how he plans to get the historic designation of the Schedler Park property reversed.  As if this whole charade wasn’t bad enough, the man droned on and ON for close to an hour and a half.  The Mayor, who is the presiding officer, did nothing to make the guy bring his excruciating monologue to a conclusion.  And the Mayor himself has publicly stated that he wants presentations, such as this, not to exceed 15 minutes. 

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Ridgewood Mayor And Partners Control Much of the Real-Estate in the Central Business District Creating a Clear Conflict of Interest

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Ridgewood NJ, a conflict of interest refers to a situation in which an individual or entity has competing professional or personal interests that could potentially compromise their impartiality, objectivity, or judgment in making decisions or fulfilling their responsibilities. It arises when there is a clash between an individual’s personal interests and their professional obligations or fiduciary duties. When navigating real estate transactions, such as south carolina homes for sale myrtle beach, it is crucial to be vigilant about potential conflicts of interest to ensure transparency and fair dealings.

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Reader Says Village of Ridgewood Historic Preservation Consultant is just Looking for a Nice Payday

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Ridgewood NJ, a reader commented on the return of  the controversial historic preservation consultant Peter Primavera and nicely sums up what’s next for the Village of Ridgewood.

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