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November 12, 2021

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Village Council adopted several ordinances Wednesday night, including one to authorize the continued use of dining corrals.    Currently, multiple restaurants in the Central Business District (CBD) utilize dining corrals to optimize their outdoor dining space. The idea was ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The council discussed the hours of pickleball play last week, and decided to leave the limited hours in effect, even at the Glen courts.    Several residents, the majority of whom lived near the Glen pickleball courts, spoke during public comment to talk about how the sound ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Council is set to award a contract for the berm construction on the Schedler property.    The construction will be done by OnQue Technologies for $375,255. The construction will include the shaping of the berm, the laying of a sidewalk, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Village CFO Bob Rooney took the time to explain the funding of the Schedler project to residents last week.    The Schedler property was purchased by the village in 2009, and a few residents have expressed their disappointment with the lack of progress and the money it is ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Pedestrian safety improvements on West Glen Ave will be discussed during Wednesday evening’s Village Council work session.   In the most recent council meeting, three different residents for whom the work will directly affect, came to raise their concerns with the project.

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Village Attorney Matt Rogers took a few moments during Wednesday night’s council meeting to address a letter to the editor posted on this site that has since been taken down.    The letter, written by former Council Member Jeff Voigt, expressed concern at a recent change that ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The council will vote to fund an archaeological survey for the Schelder house at tonight's Village Council meeting.   The property was purchased by the village in 2009, and development has been slow ever since. Millions of dollars have been put into the property, with the ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Early voting has made its way to New Jersey this year, and while there aren’t any locations in Ridgewood, there are many close by.    Early voting begins tomorrow, Oct. 23. The closest location to Ridgewood is the IT Building of Bergen Community College in Paramus. All ...

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  RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Five candidates are running for the three Board of Education (BOE) terms on the ballot this November.    With election day two weeks away, we wanted to give Ridgewood residents a chance to get to know their potential BOE Trustees for the next three years.    The ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - A few announcements were made during this past Wednesday’s council meeting regarding upcoming events.    The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Haunted Harvest in Van Neste Square on Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All members of the family are invited to join the celebration and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The village council passed a proclamation recognizing October as National Bullying Prevention Month only a week after resident Erin Taddei shared her story with online bullying and criticized the council’s response.   “When you are bullied in any capacity, and you bring it to ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Council is set to adopt resolutions discussed in previous work sessions tonight, including money-saving suggestions from Waste Services.    Employees from the village have attended a few of the council meetings in the last few months to talk about the changing industry of ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Last night, the Council took the first step in updating the zoning ordinance for the Valley Hospital area.   Recent litigation between the town and Valley Hospital culminated in a settlement that required the Village to update its zoning policy that would make the existing ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Village Council along with Ridgewood Water are scheduled to take on the PFAS challenges facing New Jersey water systems this evening.    The council will discuss the PFAS rate, which is dropping despite the warnings Ridgewood Water has been releasing. During a council ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Ridgewood is hosting two candidate forums ahead of the Nov. 2 election.   The first is on Thurs, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgewood Education Center for the Board of Education (BOE). Incumbents Sheila Brogan, Cristopher Kaufman, HyunJu Kwak are ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The shade tree received some much-needed love and attention during last week’s council meeting.    The council approved the refurbishment of tree wells in the Central Business District (CBD), and Council Member Pamela Perron personally donated $1,000 to the shade tree ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — Ridgewood Water announced a public Zoom meeting scheduled for next week after a letter went out in late August regarding contaminants and the long term effects that can afflict those who drink its tap water. The meetings are scheduled for September 28 at 6 p.m. and October 5 at ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - This past Tuesday marked the first of four public meetings dedicated to building the Village’s master plan.    Ridgewood’s master plan hasn’t been re-done since 1983, and is currently being undertaken by Heyer, Gruel & Associates in partnership with NV5.   Mckinley ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Village Council elected not to go through even a trial period of hybrid access for council meetings.    Residents have been requesting both virtual and in-person access since the return of Village Hall meetings in June. Council members ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Village Council is set to address remote access to Village Council meetings tomorrow, after repeated requests from the public.    The issue of technology and budgeting have been the Council’s defense, but in meetings past they did assure residents it was something they ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Earlier this month, the Village Council met for a double session to go over the remaining business for the month of September and early October.    On September 21, the Village Planning Board will be designing a new master plan that is intended to guide the village for years ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Representatives from America’s Gold Star Families came to the Village Council Work Session on Sept. 8 seeking approval for a monument in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.    America’s Gold Star Families is a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing the sacrifice and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - During the Council’s Work Session on Wednesday evening, the Council was able to quickly and efficiently approve multiple budget items and policy adjustments.    The village will be receiving $27,000 for its compost from DTS Trucking. The Lakeview Compost Facility produced ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The work session originally scheduled for last Wednesday will take place today at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a council meeting at 8 p.m.   Michael Pickholz will be appointed to the Zoning Board as a regular member to fill an unexpired term that will end in June of 2025.

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Village Council meeting scheduled to occur tonight was postponed this morning due to the severity of the impending storm.    The session will now be held next week on Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m.    At the meeting, residents will be appointed to the Zoning Board of ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Melanie Hooban and Paul Vagianos will be running to fill the newly vacant Village Council seat.    The seat was vacated by Bernadette Walsh, who had to resign due to the fact that she would no longer be a resident of Ridgewood.    Walsh resigned less than a month ago on ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Village of Ridgewood website has a Work Session meeting on the Community Calendar scheduled for Wednesday, September 1 at 7:30pm. At the time this story was written, the meeting is virtual-only with no agenda or further details available on the website. The Community Calendar ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - According to a recent Rutgers study, Ridgewood stands out as a leader in representation for women in municipal politics.    The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University recently found that women only make up 30.5% of Municipal Officeholders in cities and towns with ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Ridgewood ecosystem is getting an extreme makeover following the project groundbreaking at the Duck Pond Friday afternoon. Bergen County leaders, Ridgewood officials and community environmental representatives held a ceremony to celebrate the start of the $1.7 million ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Village Council recently placed two special public meetings on the calendar for this week to interview for boards and committees.    According to Mayor Susan Knudsen, seven applicants are interviewing for positions on the Zoning Board, Central Business District Advisory ...

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