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Village Council Meets This Evening – Live Broadcast on Cable TV Channel 77 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2007 at 2:59 pm

Scheduled topics of discussion will include:

Construction project at County Duck Pond
Progress on changes to operation of Village Building Department
Changes to hours of operation at Ridgewood Post Office
Central Business District Redevelopment (parking garage)




In Uncategorized on February 27, 2007 at 8:31 pm

The 63rd Anniversary of Dads’ Night show will take place on Friday March 9, 2007, at 7 PM and on Saturday, March 10, at 4 PM at BFMS auditorium. There is no admission fee; however, a collection is taken up during the show for donations to the program. The Dads’ Night 2007 Chairmen are Mark Caffrey (Somerville) and Marty Gilligan (Hawes). For more information, see www.dadsnight.org.



In Uncategorized on February 27, 2007 at 8:30 pm

Michele Lenhard and incumbent Joseph Vallerini filed petitions to run for the two contested seats on the Ridgewood Board of Education. Incumbent Linda Gilman did not file a petition to run. The filing deadline was Monday, February 26, 2007, at 4 PM. The annual school election and budget vote will take place on April 17, 2007.


In Uncategorized on February 27, 2007 at 8:29 pm

Ridgewood resident Jeff Gluck was appointed by the Board of Education to serve as a member-at-large on the Village’s Fields Committee. Gluck will serve a three-year term.

Mr. Gluck’s public comments from the 9/13/2006 Village Council Meeting:

Jeff Gluck, said that he and his wife moved in six years ago. They were very pleased to be able to take advantage of the programs offered for their children at the Glen School. He said that he objects to the use of the field from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. because this is family time and time to do homework. He stated that as a child he played various sports but when the sun went down, everyone went home and he doesn’tunderstand why that concept has been lost. He said that the policy should be no practicing or games when the sun goes down.

Super Science Saturday on March 3, 2007

In Uncategorized on February 27, 2007 at 6:30 pm

The 19th annual Super Science Saturday will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2007 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Ridgewood High School. Admission is free. The more than 1,000 expected attendees will experience everything from indoor rain clouds and soccer-playing robots to model rocket launches and the science of chocolate. Appropriate for all age groups, Super Science Saturday has something for everyone.

Exhibits include over 100 informative, hands-on and interactive exhibits, such as a real hang glider and how it works, the colorful world of paper chromatography, live animals, a wheel chair maze and making flubber.

During a new show on “Weather,” scientists from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will actually make a cloud and rain indoors. Another highlight is “The Good, the Bad and the Bugly,” an interactive show from Horizon pest control experts. Other demonstrations include BotBall, a soccer game played by prototype robots constructed by a team of RHS students, and how cocoa beans are made into chocolate by a Wayne Hills High School student. Visitors are also invited to bring rocks of unknown origin for the resident mineralogist to identify.Super Science Saturday again will feature such traditional favorites as the Great Paper Airplane Contest, making your own creations at the “tinker table” and live model rock launches on the high school football field. Students from any school system, as well as adult hobbyists and professional scientists, are invited to share their love of science with the community.

Super Science Saturday is a non-competitive event designed for fun, learning and the appreciation of science and technology in our daily lives.For more information on Super Science Saturday, including ideas for science presentations or to sign up to exhibit, please contact www.supersciencesaturday.org.

You know you’re tired of the snow….

In Uncategorized on February 26, 2007 at 2:22 pm

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the fly on the wall wonders…..

In Uncategorized on February 26, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Parks and Recreation Master Plan – Draft Report Received by Village Officials But Not Yet Available For Public Review
The Ridgewood Village Council and the Board of Education (BOE) jointly authorized a study of all Village and BOE owned athletic fields and parks by Schoor DePalma, Inc., a leading engineering and consulting firm.

The project’s objective was to review all active recreation sites and conservation areas within Ridgewood. This “master plan” process also reviewed all currently offered athletic and recreation programs, including numbers of participants.

Schoor DePalma representatives have made recommendations about future needs, suggested changes in use, and potential property developments in a report that has just been received by the Village Manager’s office.

Although this “master plan” report was paid for by taxpayers, the Village Manager’s office has indicated that it will not be made available for public review until members of the Village Council and Board of Education get a chance to see it.

The fly wonders: 1) How long taxpayers will be kept waiting, 2) If it’s legal to keep the report under wraps just because our elected officials haven’t seen it yet, and 3) What changes in use and property developments were recommended.

Seasonal Employment

In Uncategorized on February 26, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Applications are being sought for the many summer positions available with the Parks and Recreation Department including Day Camp Director, Day Camp Counselors, Graydon Pool Lifeguards, Concession Attendants, Security Attendants, and Badge Sale Attendants. Applications will be considered for experience, interests, and accomplishments.

Mail completed applications to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.


Heavy Snow Tonight

In Uncategorized on February 26, 2007 at 12:08 am

Snow with a chance of sleet this evening…Then snow after midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Not as cold with lows in the upper 20s. South winds around 5 mph…Becoming northeast late this evening and overnight. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

How Much are You Paying Village Employees?

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Want to know how much local public employees earn?

Salaries of selected Village of Ridgewood employees are now posted here:


Salaries of selected Ridgewood Board of Education employees are now posted here:


Salaries of selected Ridgewood Public Library employees are now posted here:


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