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For the Naysayers who Claim that the Schedler Park Doesn’t Flood

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Ridgewood N J, readers continue to raise flooding concerns over flooding at Schedler Park, while many not all doubters often exhibit the “stuck on stupid” mentality that created this mess to begin with. Saddle River is a block east of the property . Over the years Village residents have voted  for turf in flood zones at every opportunity.

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Coyotes at Large Near Ho-Ho-Kus , Ridgewood Border Near Schedler Park

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ,on Monday the Ho-Ho-Kus Police reported and an injured Coyote last seen in the area East of Route 17 , just north of Schedler Park in Ridgewood off West Saddle River Road and Hollywood Avenue. Please call the Ho-Ho-Kus Police (911 or 201-652-1700) if you see this animal and do not approach!

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Sign Sign Everywhere a Sign , Well Maybe Not at Schedler Park in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Schedler Park neighborhood got a little surprise this week when the sign denoting its historic designation was removed . Fear not the Porto Potty remains.

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North Jersey is Home to a Diverse Range of Wildlife

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Ridgewood NJ, this is the Schedler Neighborhood. Most of these trees, a total of 8 acres (mature trees) will be clear cut. This area will be decimated to make way for multiple, artificial turf fields and concrete parking lots and next year your property taxes will most likely be raised to save the environment and plant trees.

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Ridgewood Mayor Paul Vagianos Addresses the 2023 Budget, Schedler Park, and Ridgewood Water

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Dear Neighbors,

Spring is here and things are starting to green up in Ridgewood. With the warmer weather around the corner, preparations are being made for the return of the Pedestrian Plaza in our central business district beginning June 3. The Village is looking forward to a summer of welcoming families to Ridgewood Avenue to enjoy our local restaurants and shops, bringing foot traffic to the heart of our community.

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Ridgewood Village Council Gives Residents Zero Information on 510 West Saddle River Road Land Grab

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Ridgewood NJ, speaking about bad planning , will wonders never cease, the Village Council plans to  purchase a property at 510 West Saddle River Road to build a parking lot and bathrooms on top of the new new Schedler plan which involves clear cutting 8 acres of trees and laying a turf field to create a  sports complex on Route 17.

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Was Ridgewood Village Council’s recent vote on new Schedler development plan legal?

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Ridgewood NJ, Legal experts contacted by The Ridgewood Blog speculate that the Village Council’s failure to rescind Resolution 18-236, Approve Field Design for Schedler Park (approved by unanimous vote on July 18, 2018), invalidates their recent approval of Resolution 23-148, Approve Plan for Schedler Park (approved by 3-2 vote on April 12, 2023).

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Village Council Members Will Vote to Approve “Turf Field” at Schedler Park in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Wednesday nights council meeting agenda includes a resolution to approve a plan for Schedler Park following a very contentious work session in which Village Engineer Chris Rutishauser presented three options to the governing body. Each plan had a slightly different orientation of a full-size athletic field, which historic preservation consultant Peter Primavera advised waiting to approve until he had a chance to review the history and responses to prior requests from the state.

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Two Towns in Bergen With Different Priorities Ridgewood and Westwood

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Ridgewood NJ, while the Village of Ridgewood contemplates clear cutting trees at Schedler Park  to put in a turf baseball field adjacent to Route 17 , the Borough of Westwood has received the “Tree City ” designation .

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Please sign the petition to implement the adopted Ridgewood Schedler Park plan

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To Our Community:

Please sign the petition to implement the adopted Schedler Park plan.

At a recent meeting, the new Village Council moved to replace the Schedler Park plan (approved

by Resolution 18-236), adding a full-sized regulation turf field. The approved plan, now in jeopardy, balanced the needs of the impacted neighborhood, sports groups, conservationists, historians, and taxpayers and included a 75×50 multi-use field. With required oversight from the State of NJ Historic Preservation, the plan was moving forward with expected completion by late spring 2023.

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Thousands of Dollars of Shrubbery Has Died on the Berm at Schedler Park in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, once Major League Baseball star Tug McGraw when he was asked whether he preferred grass or Astroturf replied : “I dunno. I never smoked any Astroturf.” While the Village debates the soundness of the idea of putting a turf field on Route 17 , thousands of dollars of shrubbery on the berm has died . Apparently neglect ,high winds, no water and poor air quality did them in.

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URGENT MESSAGE about SCHEDLER PARK in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s Historic Schedler Property is the only physical barrier protecting an entire Ridgewood neighborhood from the harmful pollutants of Route 17, a major transportation corridor.

The tree and green-filled parcel (7+ acres)  filters out light, noise, visual, airborne particulates, gaseous pollutants, and air toxics emitted by nearby diesel truck and motor vehicle activity. Equally important, it protects property values and helps deter crime.

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Is Pay to play (literally) alive and well in Ridgewood?

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Ridgewood NJ, when Lauren Cuneo, a Board Member of the Maroons Soccer Club for the past 7 years, spoke during Wednesday night’s Village Council meeting in support of constructing a larger, artificial turf playing field with permanent lighting at Schedler Park, she publicly revealed what many Ridgewood taxpayers suspect will ultimately be the primary deciding factor in Village Council’s decision making process regarding Schedler.

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Councilwoman Winograd Changes Her Tune on Schedler from Preservation and Environmental Concerns to Ball Fields

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Ridgewood NJ, immediately after her election, Winograd is painting a much different picture — one of dubious, straightforward deception. Pre-election Winograd promised a youth athletic field and walking path at Schedler Park. At the last Village Council Meeting, Post election Winograd announced her plan to level Schedler Park with a massive adult 90ft field, permanent lights and the largest netting possible.

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