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Ridgewood Village Manager Co-hosted Political Fundraiser with NJDEP Commissioner

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Ridgewood NJ, we are awaiting the findings on soil testing at Schedler for dangerous contamination, and the recommendations of the New Jersey Department of environmental protection.

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Delay in Artificial Turf Field Plan at Historic Zabriskie-Schedler House Due to Soil Contamination

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Ridgewood NJ, a controversial plan to construct an artificial turf field at the historic Zabriskie-Schedler House in Ridgewood has been put on indefinite hold after soil tests revealed contamination. The soil, used to build a noise reduction berm, was found to contain lead, mercury, and two probable carcinogens: Benz(a)Anthracene and Benz(a)pyrene.

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Keystone Cops reminiscent missteps in notification of Schedler environmental test results to Ridgewood’s officials and residents

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Ridgewood NJ, although intended to calm nerves, the well rehearsed/scripted “notification of test results timeline” presented by Mayor Paul Vagianos (with the assistance of Matrix Engineering representatives) during this past Wednesday evening’s Village Council Work Session did quite the opposite.

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Contamination Found at Schedler Property in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Perhaps a reminder ,New Jersey is sometimes referred to as the “Soprano State” due to its association with the popular television series “The Sopranos.” The show, created by David Chase, aired on HBO from 1999 to 2007 and centered around the life of mob boss Tony Soprano, played by James Gandolfini, and his family. Continue reading Contamination Found at Schedler Property in Ridgewood

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Matrix New World Engineering Conducting Soil Sampling at Schedler as of May 3rd

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Manager Keith Kazmark confirmed in an email the that Matrix New World Engineering will be conducting soil sampling beginning tomorrow, Friday, May 3, 2024 after being delayed from April 19th.

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Village of Ridgewood’s Controversial Historic Preservation Consultant – Lives at the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity?

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Ridgewood NJ, just when you thought that there couldn’t possibly be more to report about Peter Primavera, the Village’s Historic Preservation Consultant, there is.

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Ridgewood Zoning Board of Adjustment : Outfront Media digital billboard

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Ridgewood NJ, reminder that Tuesday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm in Village Hall. Show up and object to the Outfront Media digital billboard that will be voted on by The Ridgewood Zoning Board of Adjustment.

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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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Historic Preservation Consultant advises Ridgewood Village Council to pause Schedler related activities

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Ridgewood NJ, Peter Primavera, Jr., a controversial historic preservation consultant likely to be officially hired by the Ridgewood Village Council next week, met with the entire Council for the first time on Monday night, April 4th. During their meeting, which took place at the Council’s televised Public Work Session, Mr. Primavera outlined the scope of his proposed work for the Council after summarizing his educational background, professional credentials, and related work experience.

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Ridgewood Village Council Moves Forward with a Resolution Supporting the “Green Amendment” Despite Wanting to Clear Cut Trees at Schedler

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Ridgewood NJ, at the March 22 Village Council work session, the five council members agreed to move forward with a resolution supporting the Green Amendment which, hopefully, will go to a state-wide vote to change the State Bill of Rights.  As Deputy Mayor Perron reported, this amendment would provide citizens of the Garden State with the inalienable right to potable water, clean air, a clean and healthy environment, the preservation of natural and healthy habitats, and the scenic qualities of the historic environment.  Perron went on to explain that if the Council moves forward with this, it will give a message to the State that Ridgewood thinks this is a good idea.

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Ridgewood Village Council to discuss support of NJ “Green Amendment” bill tonight – Conflict with the Council’s wants for Schedler?

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Ridgewood NJ, an agenda item scheduled for discussion during the Ridgewood Village Council’s March 22nd Work Session is possible official Council support of the NJ Green Amendment bill. The agenda item was reportedly placed at the request of Deputy Mayor Pamela Perron, who may lead tonight’s discussion.

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History of a Village: Meet Florence who Married to August Schedler

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Ridgewood NJ, The Smith family in 1920 photo at West Saddle River road house. Florence standing in the middle would later move on and get married to August Schedler.

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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA FEBRUARY 1, 2023 7:30 P.M. Schedler, Parking Regulations , Ridgewood Water, Outdoor Cafes

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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL

PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA

FEBRUARY 1, 2023

7:30 P.M.

 

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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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Reader Comment’s of Mayors Debate Win , Blatant Lies and False Claims by Opponents and Inept LWV Moderators

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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.”

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