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Damn the open space; we need more parking! – Really Mr. Vagianos?

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Ridgewood NJ, Paul Vagianos is a candidate for election in November to fill the unexpired Village Council. term of Bernadette Walsh (who resigned due to a pending relocation out of state).  Mr. Vagianos is a past president of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Village’s Central Business District Advisory Committee (CBDAC).  He owns and operates the It’s Greek to Me restaurant on East Ridgewood Avenue and owns a commercial property on South Broad Street that houses the Pearl restaurant.

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Ridgewood Could Be Facing a Hudson Garage Parking-apocalypse

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Ridgewood NJ, unlike other towns with electric signs warning motorist to slow down and drive 25, the Village in a quest to get more people to park in the Hudson Garage has posted an electric sign loudly proclaiming  ,”come to Ridgewood and park in the new Hudson Garage, its only $1.25 an hour” .  Apparently the short fall in parking revenue is beginning to raise a lot of eyebrows . The new signs clearly target those who don’t go anywhere without GPS/navigation.

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Village of Ridgewood Hopes Better Signs Boost Parking Revenue

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Ridgewood NJ, in the quest to get more people to park in the Hudson Garage the Village has posted several nifty new signs.  During the August 4th Village of Ridgewood Council meeting several avenues were explored in an effort to to better utilize the empty parking garage on Hudson street :

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Hudson Garage Elevator Out of Service Again

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Ridgewood NJ, several Village employees were met by hostile commentators  this week ,because once again commuters and central business district patrons were greeted by out of service elevators at the Hudson Garage .

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“Dining corrals” become even more hazardous for drivers

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Ridgewood NJ, UPDATE:  The Ridgewood Blog has learned that since these photos were taken, small red reflectors have been installed on some of the blocks. Despite this installation, we believe that more needs to be done to ensure the safety of drivers who will be passing by these large obstacles

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UPDATE : “Dining corrals” now in place on East Ridgewood Avenue

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Ridgewood NJ, UPDATE:  The Ridgewood Blog has learned that since these photos were taken, small red reflectors have been installed on some of the blocks. Despite this installation, we believe that more needs to be done to ensure the safety of drivers who will be passing and parking by these large obstacles.
In case you didn’t notice, several “dining corrals” are now in place on busy East Ridgewood Avenue.

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Sale of parking permits in Glen Rock will resume on July 1, 2021 and parking enforcement will resume August 1, 2021

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Glen Rock NJ, as the Governors of New Jersey and New York have lifted COVID-19 restrictions allowing more people the option of returning to work, the Borough of Glen Rock has revised certain aspects of the
Residential Commuter Parking and CBD Employee Permit Parking regulations that were implemented due to the COVID-19 situation. The Mayor and the Council of the Borough of Glen Rock have
authorized several amendments to its permit parking regulations.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll: A Quarter of NJ Workers Never Going Back to the Office

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Ridgewood NJ, Half of New Jersey workers started working from home during the pandemic, and many of them don’t think that they’ll ever be going back to their workplace full time, according to the latest results from the FDU Poll’s survey of New Jersey voters. Even though most New Jersey adults are now vaccinated against COVID-19, only 27 percent of workers who started working from home say that they’ve started going back to the office full time, and 26 percent of those now working from home don’t think that they’ll ever be back in their workplace. This represents an enormous shift in work habits, and one that has ramifications for mass transit, and the economies of the states surrounding New Jersey. Republicans and Democrats also have very different experiences of the pandemic, and Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to want to go back to the pre-pandemic workplace experience.

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2021 Village of Ridgewood Parking Revenues Tank

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood’s (VOR) CFO Robert G. Rooney relayed the bad news during Wednesday evening’s Village Council Work Session – YTD VOR parking revenues are 25%-35% of what parking revenue was projected to be.

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Raffle for Naming Rights of Hudson Garage in Ridgewood Gains Traction With Readers

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood blog readers have come up with a way for the Village to raise money to contribute to the parking revenue deficit .

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Glen Rock Resident Commuter & Central Business District Employee Parking Enforcement to Resume

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Glen Rock NJ, effective on Thursday, July 1st the Borough of Glen Rock will be resuming the sale of Resident Commuter and CBD Employee Parking virtual permits.  Attached below residents can find notices for both resident commuters and CBD employees explaining the process.

Permit sales will begin on July 1st, not before, and there will be a 30 day grace period before enforcement begins.

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Movies Are Back in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s Bow Tie Warner Theater will open today .Thursday June 10th.  Itf its just to hot out there for you a movie may be just the ticket . The theater will be showing brand-new Hollywood movies starting with “In The Heights”, “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway”, and “A Quiet Place Part II” this Thursday.

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Alert Ridgewood Patrol officer Spots Vehicle Suspected in Hit and Run Attack on Parking Signs

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Ridgewood NJ, a Ridgewood Police patrol officer spotted an occupied, white KIA Rio Hatchback sought in connection with a Wednesday afternoon, 06/09, hit and run crash, parked on a residential street less than 1/2 mile from where its driver allegedly drove up onto a sidewalk, damaging several parking stanchions and parked vehicles before fleeing the scene. The KIA’s adult male driver, suspected of DUI, was subsequently taken into custody and transported to Ridgewood Police headquarters. The damaged KIA, with a Village of Ridgewood owned parking advisory sign still impaled in its front bumper, was impounded and removed from its parked location by a flatbed tow truck. No injuries were reported in connection with the hit and run crash.

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Ridgewood Hudson Garage Could a commercial kitchens, fitness centers or transportation hub be in its Future

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Ridgewood NJ, imagine if the village had looked to the future, not the distant past. CBD garage critics brought up these very trends and were ignored. Now, we have a huge money losing parking garage we’ll likely never fill. A garage that loses nearly $1,000,000 a year in the best of times and who knows how much now.

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The Village Should Contemplate Naming Rights for the Hudson Garage in Order to Close Financing Gap

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Ridgewood NJ, after years of debate the Village of Ridgewood erected a parking garage on Hudson Street  .While critics argued the numbers just didn’t add up , merchants and commuters rejoiced. Parking rates were increased to close the funding gap and kiosks were added to better maximize parking revenue .

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