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Paul Arohnson : Democratic Machine Politics

Paul Arohnson : Democratic Machine Politics 

Paul Arohnson has received thousands of campaign dollars from Democratic politicians to establish an outpost in Ridgwood. He is a professional politician and was former Gov. McGreavey’s press secretary. The last time I check his fund raising for this campaign was close to $10,000. Most of this money is coming from direct democratic sources in Trenton and is union backed.

Paul Arohnson is running with Gwenn Haulk and Albert Puccarelli and has openly asked the voters of Ridgewood to sweep them into power.

Keith Killion and Jane Shinazuka have relied on a few hunded dollars to win this campaign.

Neighbors and residents of Ridgewood, you know what to do, who to vote for.

Keep dirty, professional politics out of Ridgewood.

Vote for Killian and Shinazoka (and even Russ Forenza who is not affiliated with Paul Arohnson, thank God!)

Vote!

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Four Ridgewood schools are ‘rewarded’ by state

Four Ridgewood schools are ‘rewarded’ by state

MONDAY APRIL 30, 2012, 2:22 PM
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Four Ridgewood schools have been designated as Reward Schools under the state’s new accountability system.

A Reward School is one with outstanding student achievement or growth over the past three years. The district’s four Reward Schools are Ridgewood High School (RHS) and Hawes, Orchard and Willard elementary schools.

The Reward Schools designation is based on a three-year average of growth and proficiency and uses final test scores and graduation rates from the 2011-2012 school year. New Jersey has 112 Reward Schools out of 2,500 public school districts.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/149533205_Four_Ridgewood_schools_are__rewarded__by_state.html

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We Are in Age of ‘Late Great Depression’: Shiller

We Are in Age of ‘Late Great Depression’: Shiller
Published: Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 6:44 AM ET Text Size
By: Catherine Boyle
Staff Writer, CNBC.com

The world is in a state of “late Great Depression,” well-known economist and author Robert Shiller told CNBC Monday

The Yale economics professor, who helped devise the Case-Shiller index for housing market trends, and famously called the dotcom bubble of the early 2000s and the housing market bubble later in the decade, told “Squawk Box Europe” that the world is in a “new age of austerity.”

“Our whole economy has been affected by variations in confidence. Central banks are sort of trusted, but the actions they have often affect people’s confidence by appearance rather than substance. We’re not in the most trusting mood now,” Shiller said.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/47200513

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Due to budget constraints the Village of Ridgewood May day parade has been canceled

Due to budget constraints the Village of Ridgewood May day parade has been canceled

In many countries, May Day is also Labor Day. This originates with the United States labor movement in the late 19th Century. On May 1, 1886, unions across the country went on strike, demanding that the standard workday be shortened to eight hours. The organizers of these strikes included socialists, anarchists, and others in organized labor movements. Rioting in Chicago’s Haymarket Square on May 4th including a bomb thrown by an anarchist led to the deaths of a dozen people (including several police officers) and the injury of over 100 more.

The protests were not immediately successful, but they proved effective down the line, as eight-hour work days eventually did become the norm. Labor leaders, socialists, and anarchists around the world took the American strikes and their fallout as a rallying point, choosing May Day as a day for demonstrations, parades, and speeches. It was a major state holiday in the Soviet Union and other communist countries.

Labor Day is still celebrated on May 1 in countries around the world, and it is still often a day for protests and rallies. In recent years, these have often been targeted against globalization.

Read more: May Day — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/mayday.html#ixzz1tG7SSsRP

Traditional May Day celebrations

May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. May Day falls exactly half a year from November 1, another cross-quarter day which is also associated with various northern European pagan and neopagan festivals such as Samhain. May Day marks the end of the unfarmable winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations. As Europe became Christianized the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays as with Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and All Saint’s Day. In the twentieth century, many neopagans began reconstructing the old traditions and celebrating May Day as a pagan religious festival again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

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May Day Festivities : Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Disruption of Status Quo May 1

May Day Festivities : Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Disruption of Status Quo May 1
By Henry Goldman and Esmé E. Deprez – Apr 30, 2012 12:00 AM ET

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, whose anti-greed message spread worldwide during an eight-week encampment in Lower Manhattan last year, plan marches across the globe tomorrow calling attention to what they say are abuses of power and wealth.

Organizers say they hope the coordinated events will mark a spring resurgence of the movement after a quiet winter. Calls for a general strike with no work, no school, no banking and no shopping have sprung up on websites in Toronto, Barcelona, London, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, among hundreds of cities in North America, Europe and Asia.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-30/occupy-wall-street-plans-global-disruption-of-status-quo-may-1.html

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MUNICIPAL ELECTION – Candidates Debate Tonights winners:

MUNICIPAL ELECTION – Candidates Debate Tonights winners:

Keith Killion (honorable and clear)


Jane Shinazoka (honest and clearly not a public speaker)


Russ Firenza (himself and probibly harmless)


Gwenn Haulk (clearly on something synthetic)


Albert Puccarelli (“No Conflicts Al” Valley Attorney and planning board member)


Paul Ahronson (backstabber and democratic machine funded, professional politician)

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URGENT: Aronsohn sells out supporters just to be Mayor!!!

URGENT: Aronsohn sells out supporters just to be Mayor!!!

Paul Aronsohn has injected some of the most divisive and nasty politics into our local Village council elections. In his efforts to become mayor, something that will remain elusive if Killion and Shinozuka prevail, he has sold out those that have supported his candidacy. Aronsohn’s self serving plea to Village voters to pull the lever for himself, Hauck and Puciarelli, must met with swift and decisive action. Remove Aronsohn lawn signs and either bullet vote for Shinozuka and Killion or better yet, vote for Killion, Shinozuka and Puciarelli.

The only reason Aronsohn seeks voters to support him with Hauck and Puciarelli is so he can be crowned king! Aronsohn sold everyone out. HE MUST GO!

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Candidates Debate

Candidates Debate

April 30 2012

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

(Ridgewood NJ) Based on the statements from tonight’s Candidate night Russell Forenza, Gwenn Hauck, Albert Pucciarelli have made the issue as being nothing but about Valley expansion plain and clear urging the council to embrace Valley in new dialogue while Paul Aronsohn forever the politician also seemed to be angling to open the door to Valley expansion giving his flip-fop critics ample ammunition but his intentions became ever so clear with his endorsement of Gwen and Al which said nothing but sell out to Valley.

Keith Killion was the only candidate to truly put the Valley issue to rest basically and said enough was enough , Valley doesn’t not deserve a special dispensation ,the issues has been decided with over 6 months of careful hearings and the answer is no.

Fireworks surrounded the question of Dr. Gabbert’s 12% raise ,but the criticism rang hollow coming from candidates running for council all having spend many years in Ridgewood while NONE has ever voiced criticism or concern of all the other outrageous spending and financial irresponsibility that has gone on since the founding of this blog including the recent $3.5 million settlement forced on Ridgewood by the then fire chief to busy blogging to focus on employee safety or the $400,000 golden toilet, the $9 million dollar Village “taj” Hall fiasco ,or the failure to pay rent by Ridgewood Taxi or the innumerable mishaps with village vehicles by the previous Village manager and so many other incidences of waste to many to mention.

While all the candidates all talked tough on budgeting few found any programs or departments they were willing to commit to cuts and Kieth seemed the only one honest eough to grasp the gravity of the situation and the pressure of balancing many interests against each other .

It was nice to note that all seemed to recognize Graydon Parks uniqueness and none seemed interested in an “action park” redo in Ridgewood ,while Al and Paul seemed to be the only ones looking to urbanize some say Ghetto-ize Ridgewood, Jane Shinozuka like most of us worries about over development. Gwenn ,Russ and Paul pushed the “wonders” of shared services , impressed by what Russ has done in Paterson I guess. .

In the end Aronsohn was slick, mixed politics on cue, charming and sleazy as always , Russ was well Russ out there and always talking about Paterson , Gwenn was there for Valley but did hit the ball out of the park on maintaining Graydon Park ,Al was knowledgeable but added little and Jane Shinozuka lawyer’d up .

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Davidoff Sale at Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood

Davidoff Sale at Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood

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