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Mayor's Welcome

Welcome to the official website of the Borough of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey!
This informative and attractive municipal website is being provided as a public service to the residents and people interested in our community. Should you have any thoughts or recommendations on how we can make our community an even better place to live, please feel free to call upon us. We're always interested to hear from you.

Very truly yours,
Paul A. Sarlo, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

News and Announcements

Christmas Tree Lighting
November 28, 2014

Neighbors gathered to share in the joy of the season on November 28th as the switch was flipped by the Wood-Ridge Mayor and Council and the towering Veteran's Park fir tree became brightly illuminated. The 2014 holiday season was heralded by carols sung by the Wood-Ridge High School Choir, refreshments and a toy drive.

NJ Clean Communities Council hosts workshop in Wood-Ridge
The NJ Clean Communities Council hosted three regional workshops, October 22nd, River Winds, West Deptford; October 28th, The Breakers, Spring Lake; and October 30th, The Fiesta, Wood-Ridge.  Among the topics discussed was the NJDEP crackdown on illegal dumping in state parks - "Don't Waste Our Open Space". Other agenda items include statistical reporting and Best Practices in Clean Communities.
In March of 2014, the NJDEP launched the "Don't Waste Our Open Space" campaign to stop illegal dumping. The initiative combines increased enforcement and tough penalties with community awareness and volunteerism to provide a smart, cost effective model to catch and prosecute illegal dumpers. Six months into the program 20 people have been charged with nearly $30,000 in court-ordered fines collected and more than $450,000 in fines pending.
Hundreds of community volunteers have been engaged and dumpsters full of illegally dumped materials have been cleaned up from our open spaces. The "Don't Waste Our Open Space" initiative is a model for counties and municipalities statewide.  DEP representatives will be at the workshops to discuss the initiative so that you may learn how to work with the Department to expand these efforts into your towns.
The regional workshop held on October 30, 2014 had over 100 participants and featured Wood-Ridge Mayor and NJ State Senator Paul Sarlo providing the Welcome remarks with Councilman Ezio Altamura featured as the Keynote speaker.
Councilman Altamura was invited to speak on the borough's Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful program that he started in 2000 and is now celebrating its fifteenth year in existence. Councilman Altamura provided a power point presentation which included photographs of participants throughout the past fifteen years while he explained the huge success that Wood-Ridge has had in it's clean community initiatives.

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, December 2nd
Mayor & Council Executive Session 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall.

Monday, December 8th
Library Meeting 7:00 p.m., Library

Thursday, December 11th
Board of Health Meeting 7:30 p.m., Borough Hall.

Wednesday, December 17th
Planning Board Meeting 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall.

Tuesday, December 30th
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010      
Subject
Number
Percent
Total population
7.626
100.00
Median household income
90,411
(X)
Median family income
90,411
(X)
Total housing units
3,051
100.00
School Enrollment
Public
Private
Nursery school, preschool
52
82.1%
17.9%
Kindergarten
65
100.0%
0.0%
Elementary school (grades 1-4)
400
100.0%
0.0%
Elementary school (grades 5-8)
192
85.9%
14.1%
High school (grades 9-12)
385
77.3%
22.7%
College undergraduate school
322
82.3%
17.7%
Graduate professional school
249
63.9%
36.1%

 

 
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