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June 21, 2021

This coming Wednesday, another Village Council meeting is set to take place, this week addressing a lot of the issues originally slated for the last meeting.  This will be the Council’s second meeting back in person since the pandemic, but a livestream will still be available.  Although it ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June. In Bergen County, there are two Inspection stations: Lodi and Paramus. There are ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Town council meetings get a bad rap.  Maybe we can blame the show Parks and Rec, or your cranky neighbor, or the fact that the only time you seem to find yourself at one is when you’re upset about something, but local council meetings are actually a wonderful thing.  Ridgewood ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Pickleball was the hot topic for tonight’s Village Council meeting as most other ordinances and resolutions were either pushed for later meetings or adopted without any discussion or objection.  The ordinance regarding the regulation of tobacco, cannabis, and vape shops was ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Weed regulation and affordable housing are back up for discussion at tomorrow evening’s Council meeting. The ordinance set to be amended regulates the location and operation of shops that sell tobacco, tobacco products, cannabis, and cannabis products. The provision also covers ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ten different summer day camps will be offered by the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department this season starting as early as June 28. A general day camp program is running as well as a tennis, camping, sports, golf, animation, skateboarding, lacrosse, science, and computer ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - There’s still work to be done by the Village of Ridgewood to satisfy its obligations under a recent settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) over the issue of affordable housing, a planning consultant told the Ridgewood Village Council on Wednesday. Beth ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Daily parking is going from $7 to $10 per day in village parking lots for residents following the Village Council's Work Session Wednesday evening. Chief Financial Officer Robert Rooney and Village Manager Heather Mailander recommended a $12 rate, but members of the Council ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - After repeated questions from numerous Ridgewood residents about the status of a request for proposal (RFP) for a future occupant of The Gate House in Habernickel Park - that’s currently occupied by HealthBarn USA - the RFP was finalized on Friday by Village Manager Heather ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Ridgewood Village Council on Wednesday, by a 3-2 vote, adopted a $52.9 million budget that includes a 4.3 percent municipal tax increase, despite passionate protests for many weeks by residents who opposed the elimination of nine per-diem emergency medical service employees to ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - In a twist of irony, the Ridgewood Village Council on Wednesday will proclaim Emergency Medical Services Week (May 17-23)  - even while the Council budget to be voted on could eliminate the daytime shifts of some nine per-diem emergency medical services employees.  Mayor Susan ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Ridgewood Water and Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced a request for federal funding for the Ridgewood Drinking Water Treatment Facilities Construction Project through Congress’ new Community Project Funding last week. The project is aimed at combating “forever chemicals” that ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - A $52.9 million budget that includes a 4.3 percent municipal tax increase will be voted on by the Village Council next week. In addition, residents face a tax levy of 1.99 percent after the recently-adopted budget by the Ridgewood Public School District. The municipal tax ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Village Council agreed to take another breath before deciding whether to allow the cultivation, sale and distribution of cannabis in Ridgewood. The Council has until August to decide and alert the state of its intentions. “I suggest you don’t make a decision tonight,” Village ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Village Council will discuss if and how it might regulate cannabis at its meeting on Wednesday night. In the November 2020 elections, 59.87 percent of Ridgewood residents voted in favor of Ballot Question 1, which set in motion the legalization of marijuana use for those over ...

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RAMSEY, NJ - Republican Frank Pallotta, who lost to Democratic Congressman Josh Gottheimer last November by some 32,000 votes, announced that he will try again to unseat the incumbent in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District.  “In 2020, I worked hard to earn the support of nearly 200,000 ...

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Ridgewood, NJ - The Bergen County Board of Commissioners last week approved a resolution that awards a contract to Earthworks Inc. of Farmingdale, NJ for the restoration of the Wild Duck Pond that’s part of the Saddle River County Park system. The contract is just over $1.7 million.  After the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Village Council is considering an amendment to its 2021 budget that would reduce a current 4.3 percent tax increase on residents to an effective tax increase of three percent, according to Mayor Susan Knudsen.  The Village would achieve the 1.3 percent reduction by a ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - A resolution before the Ridgewood Village Council tonight will reinstate enforcement of parking regulations beginning on May 1.  The Council has two meetings, one beginning at 6:50 pm - that deals solely with the future of the lease of the Gate House in Habernickel Park - and the ...

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  RIDGEWOOD, NJ - On a sunlit Saturday afternoon, Van Neste Square Memorial Park was the site of the Stop Asian Hate Peaceful Rally, where leaders of local Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations joined local government officials, including Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, to ...

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HealthBarn USA founder Stacey Antine told the Ridgewood Village Council Wednesday night that the Village has received a 20 to 30 percent return on its investment in four out of the five years that she has occupied the Gate House property inside the 10-acre Irene Habernickel Park.  Antine was ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Ridgewood Village Council, facing increased criticism that it has slow-walked a lease decision on the future of HealthBarn USA inside Habernickel Park, is now indicating that it will present some new information at its April 7 work session. HealthBarn founder Stacey Antine, ...

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The Village of Ridgewood is considering a suspension of the Open Space Tax as an “offset” to a proposed 4.7 percent tax increase on taxpayers. In November 2001, Ridgewood residents voted to adopt a supplemental real estate tax of 1/2 of one cent of assessed property value (approximately $40 per ...

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The Ridgewood Public Library Board of Trustees will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23 at 7:30 pm.  Zoom meeting info:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89089738882?pwd=SFFSYkdYT0kyVkxlMDF6Qm5ENi82Zz09 Meeting ID: 890 8973 8882 Passcode: 879365 Dial-in (phone only) 1 646 558 ...

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Local Elections In Ridgewood Moved to November  Court Rules in Favor of One Village One Vote RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Local Ridgewood elections will be moved to November, following a ruling Tuesday from the Appellate Court that favored a group of residents who sought the change through a ballot ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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