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Paul Vagianos Controversial Owner of “It’s Greek to Me” Running for Ridgewood Village Council

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Ridgewood NJ, Paul Vagianos the controversial owner of “It’s Greek to Me” is throwing his hat in the ring for a run at the Village Council slot left open by the sudden departure of Bernie Walsh .

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Twp. of Washington Mayor ,”It infuriates me that people in remote reaches of government have the authority to usurp well established local zoning laws”

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Twp. of Washington NJ, Township Mayor Peter Calamari lets his feelings be known on a long Facebook post . Calamari  commented on the recent Twp. of Washington Swim Club sale to the high density “Affordable Housing”  project know as Franklin Court going up on  Van Emburgh Avenue near the Ridgewood border .

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The Village of Ridgewood is Seeking Village Residents to Serve on 2 Municipal Land Use Boards

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood is seeking Village residents to serve on Municipal Land Use Boards: Ridgewood Zoning Board of Adjustment and Ridgewood Planning Board .

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Skateboarders Observed Enjoying The Benjamin’s New Parking Garage/lot

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Ridgewood NJ, Reports from The Ridgewood Blog’s field staff indicate that skateboarders seemed to have grown tired of being chased from the Hudson Street Parking Garage by Ridgewood police officers, and have now set their sights on the newly opened parking garage/lot at The Benjamin, a high-density housing complex located at 1 Franklin Avenue.

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Residential Ridgewood Water Customer Receives Bill For Significant Sewer Discharge – Huh?

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Ridgewood NJ, URGENT:  The staff of The Ridgewood Blog has received a report of a Ridgewood Water residential customer who recently received a separate bill for “significant sewer discharge.”

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Ridgewood Man Claims He Swerved to Avoid a Fox and Hit A Utility Pole in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, according to the Glen Rock Police a Ridgewood man was issued summonses after he struck a utility pole in Glen Rock and left the scene of the accident. He told officers later that he had swerved to avoid a fox.

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Major Construction for Franklin Avenue/North Maple Avenue Corridor Heading for Ridgewood Central Business District

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Ridgewood NJ, the high density housing continues to effect the Villager of Ridgewood central business district with taxpayers footing the bill.  The main objection against the high density housing was all the ancillary coasts like police, fire, EMS, sewage , water, parking , schools and traffic .

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Ridgewood Water Customers its 2021 and Stage II Restrictions are Still in Effect

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Ridgewood NJ, as the weather gets warmer it is important to remember that Stage II restrictions (2 days per week irrigation) were imposed in June 2016 and are still in effect in Glen Rock, Midland Park, Ridgewood and Wyckoff.  Without these restrictions, the use of drinking water for irrigation will continue increasing toward levels that are unsustainable regardless of drought conditions.   To reverse this trend, an ordinance was approved by the Village Council on April 12, 2017 to amend the provisions governing Watering and Water Emergencies in the Village of Ridgewood Code.  Changes include:

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The 2021-2022 Ridgewood School Budget will be presented to the public Today Monday, April 19 at 7:00 PM.

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Ridgewood NJ, The 2021-2022 Ridgewood School Budget will be presented to the public on Monday, April 19 at 7:00 PM.

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Twp. of Washington Debates Buying Swim Club Property

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Twp. of Washington NJ, in a post on Facebook, Mayor Peter Calamari of Twp. of Washington outlines the issues facing the township over the potential purchase of the “Swim Club Property “, Fair Share Housing and court forced over development :

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Rosie O’Donnell’s former 9,000 square foot Saddle River mansion is being turned into affordable housing.

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SADDLE RIVER NJ, according to CBS news Rosie O’Donnell is no longer a New Jersey home owner and her former 9,000 square foot Saddle River mansion is being demolished and turned into affordable housing.

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Englewood Cliffs Controversial Councilwoman Resigns

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Englewood Cliffs NJ, Councilwoman Deborah Tsabari resigned from her Borough Council seat Thursday afternoon, attributing her departure to personal attacks and bullying by the mayor.

Tsabari, a Democrat, had served two controversial years on the governing body, including pleading guilty to a felony. Her resignation was effective immediately.

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Democrats Infrastructure Plan Promotes High Density Housing and Urbanization

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Ridgewood NJ, included in the Democrats infrastructure plan is a provision to provide  $213 billion for affordable housing . The bill would encourage public housing and  encourage local governments to do away with zoning practices that limit affordability.

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Two Sites in Oradell Targeted for High Density Housing

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Oradell NJ,  Two properties in the borough of Oradell  are being eyed for new housing, one that would bring age-restricted housing to Kinderkamack Road and another that would give a face-lift to a downtown building along with new apartments. But only in New Jersey could the husband of the mayor buy a property and then have it immediately re-zoned for high density housing and no one blinks an eye.

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