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Rise in Covid Cases Means Council Meetings Look Different

January 16, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - The Village Council meeting held Jan. 12 was short and sparsely attended, likely due to rising Covid cases. 

 

New rules have been implemented for meetings, including a mask mandate for all in attendance, not just those who are unvaccinated. The seating has also been cut back and chairs spread further apart. The council members have protective plexiglass between ...

Work to Start King’s Pond Park Introduced

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Bonds were authorized and then introduced in Wednesday night’s council meeting to pave roads for 2022 and pave an area for a playground at King’s pond. 

 

The introduction does not finalize the bond allocation, which totals over $2.5 million dollars. A public hearing on the spending still has to take place, and then the council has to wait 20 days ...

Council will Discuss Pickleball, Styrofoam Densifier

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - The Council will once again hold a public hearing regarding Tennis and Pickleball fees and hours. 

 

During last week’s work session, new Council Member Paul Vagianos requested that the discussion be reopened, despite the council deciding to continue the tennis and pickleball hours as is only two months ago. Vagianos was not on the council at the ...

Shade Tree Commission Requests Additional Funding for 2022

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - The Shade Tree Commission appealed to the council last week in asking the village over $650,000 for tree planting, maintenance, and diseased tree removal in the 2022 budget, which is in the beginning stages of council’s review and approval. 

 

Andrew Lowry, the commission’s chairperson, admitted that the $650,580 ask would constitute a far larger ...

Council is EAGER to Look into Alternative Energy

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Ridgewood residents may soon have an option as to who their electric provider is rather than the default, PSE&G. 

 

Green Ridgewood has recommended Encouraging Alternative Green Energy for Ridgewood (EAGER), which would give residents the option of using more renewable, sustainable resources to power their homes. 

 

“The idea behind it ...

The Village Council will Bring in the New Year with Taxes and Pickleball

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - The first Village Council meeting of 2022 is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Jan. 5. 

 

A good deal of budget items currently sit on the agenda in preparation for the upcoming budget renewal for the year. 

 

Policy up for discussion also includes noise reduction for pickleball, which is always contentious. Further clarification regarding what ...

Sen. Cory Booker Tests Positive for COVID

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey announced on Sunday he's tested positive with a breakthrough case of COVID.

In a statement on his Twitter account. Sen. Booker said he's received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, in addition to receiving the booster shot.  The tweet says he started feeling symptoms on Saturday.

Another tweet from Sen. Booker said he encourages ...

Congressman Visits Paramus to Announce 112% Increase in Federal Tax Dollars That Has Helped Lower Taxes

PARAMUS, NJ — Local U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer visited the borough today to announce each household in the fifth congressional district has saved $415 in federal tax dollars for 2020.

Paramus received $360,000 through the Assistance to Firefighters 2020 federal grant for 80 portable radios, Gottheimer said.

“By working with mayors, councils, first responders, ...

Ridgewood Firefighters Sworn-In

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The courtroom on the third floor of Village Hall was packed Wednesday night as three firefighters were sworn-in. 

 

Chad Miller, Kevin Monton, and Steven Scanapico became Ridgewood firefighters in front of enthusiastic friends and family. The crowd was so large, it spilled out into the hallway. 

 

Residents also came in last wednesday to express ...

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Tue, January 25, 3:30 PM

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New Teacher Meeting (Years 2 & 4)

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Tue, January 25, 3:30 PM

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Mentor Meeting

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Thu, January 27, 5:00 PM

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Harlem Wizards Game

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The Laura Gill Group Surpasses $100 Million in Sales for 2021

January 13, 2022

Team led by Laura Gill is the #1 ranked team in NW Bergen County 

Ridgewood, N.J. January 13, 2022 – One of Bergen County, New Jersey's highest-rated real estate groups, is Keller Williams Village Square Realty's top performer for the third year in a row. The Laura Gill Group is a residential real estate team that is dominating the housing market in North Jersey ...