Ridgewood NJ after a log commenter called the Mayors performance at the candidates Night Debate , “horrible, shrieking mess. I will never vote for Knudsen. I did, twice, but never again. She has disintegrated in the last year.” Another reader defended the Mayor:
“It would have been hard not to feel combative when your work of nearly a decade was being attacked with blatant lies and false claims while a sea of planted supporters of your opponents glared at you, laughed at you, and yes, openly booed. Horrible.”
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Village Council have decided not to tweak the municipal law regulating election signs .The local law imposes time limits, ” all campaign signs must be removed no later than 20 days after the General Election.” The time limit for the removal of political signs is the point of contention.
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Fairview NJ, Bergen County Road division paved Bergenwood Avenue in Fairview which included significant drainage work and a fresh resurfacing. Its amazing the por shape of the road infrastructure in the county . The Ridgewood blog has posted photos because its become such an unusual situation to see a nicely paved road in Bergen County , but then again November is just around the corner . Nonetheless great job by the county would love to see more of it.
Trenton NJ, a historically low share of New Jerseyans appear to have cast ballots in the neck-and-neck governor’s race between Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli, following decades of decreasing turnout.
Ridgewood NJ, resident Saurabh Dani posted on Facebook the write-in votes for November election .Write-in votes by the office and tally type ( Saurabh Dani obtained these numbers from the county and posting here as a Ridgewood resident. this information has no relation to the BOE). The write-ins include some residents , Mickey Mouse and former Beatle Paul McCartney .
Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Blog officially endorses current Board of Education (BOE) Vice President HyunJu Kwak for reelection. She is head and shoulders above the other four candidates on the ballot.
Ridgewood NJ, Rumor has it that Village Council candidate Paul Vagianos–by his own description the past, present, and future savior of Ridgewood’s Central Business District, who lined his pockets with a goodly chunk of the $3 million in tax dollars intended to be used solely to feed the hungry–now seeks to price out his downtown tenants by raising their rent by about 50%.
Ridgewood NJ, in advance of New Jersey’s November 2, 2021 general election, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today that the public may call the U.S. Attorney’s Office Election Hotline at 888-636-6596 to report threats against voters, threats against election workers, or any other activities that would interfere with a citizen’s right to vote. Early voting begins in New Jersey on Saturday, October 23, 2021 and continues through Sunday, October 31, 2021. The Election Hotline will be active from October 22, 2021 through November 3, 2021.
Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy holds a slight edge on Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli of 6 percentage points heading into the final stretch of the race for New Jersey governor, according to a new poll.
Trenton NJ, In a letter to Secretary of State Tahesha Way, Senator Kristin Corrado today called on the Murphy Administration to make sure appropriate protocols are in place to ensure the integrity and security of the upcoming general election, particularly with the implementation of new voting machines and early voting.
Ridgewood NJ, first they eliminate the school budget vote now they want to restrict who can serve on a school board . Resident Aditya Sing posts his observations on Facebook of the Ridgewood Board of Education debate ,” you should be very offended by Mr. Kaufman’s statement about excluding almost half of the Ridgewood residents as BOE Trustee, as tax payers they are as much invested as us and actually help set off the school tax cost of school parents, as someone who want to continue living and contribute to Ridgewood and doesn’t wants to put a “for Sale” sign on my home, the day my Child graduates, I am disappointed about an attempt to exclude a large section of residents, while lip serving “DEI” mandates (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion).”
Chris (Kaufman) is a fractured Board Member, all he does at this point is raise opposing views for no other reason than to hear his own voice, most of his arguments are just for the sake of arguing because of the changing dynamics of the school board which he has no control over. When a board is ‘fractured’ by just one member it can barely function. Why is it that a tenured board member, chooses to run for re-election with his buddy (“Lastly, I have chosen to run with my friend Mahmoud.”) ? It’s because he realizes that he can no longer stand on his own two feet, and in addition, to present an even deeper divide to the board in the event that they both are elected. Chris should finish his term, and leave his volunteer post, there is only positive in having served, by running for re-election all he is doing is cementing a negative, lets do him a favor and keep him on the positive side of the volunteer ledger and cast your vote for a fresh volunteer board member. Mahmoud is barely present, so no mention.
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