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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


Borough of Wood-Ridge

Snow Emergency

Monday, January 26 to Wednesday, January 28, 2015

  • No Parking on the Streets from Monday 6pm to Wednesday 6am
  • School Closings: Monday – 12noon; Tuesday – Closed
  • School Sports & Activities: Monday & Tuesday – Cancelled
  • Borough Hall Closing: Monday – 1pm; Tuesday – Closed
  • Library Closing: Monday – 3pm; Tuesday – Closed;
    Wednesday – Delayed Opening to 12noon
  • Recreation: Monday & Tuesday – Cancelled
  • Senior Citizen Bus: Wednesday Shopping rescheduled to Thursday
  • Council Meeting: Tuesday 1/27/15 rescheduled to Wednesday 1/28/15 at 7pm
  • Garbage & Recycling Collection: On Schedule for Wednesday 1/28/15

Managing Municipal Risk

This article has been written by Council President Ezio Altamura, a partner at the firm of GJEM-Otterstedt Insurance Agency, which has been published in the January 2015 edition of the New Jersey Municipalities magazine. The topic is the management of municipal risk and is offered to the elected officials and municipal employees from the unique perspective of both a professional risk manager and elected official serving in government for many years.  Click here to read the article.

Bergen County Police Chief's Event of 2015

Wood-Ridge Police Chief Joseph Rutigliano was installed as President of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at their annual banquet at the Fiesta. Mayor Sarlo administered the oath of office to Chief Rutigliano and the seven other police chiefs who will serve as officers of the association for 2015. Over 300 people attended the banquet including all the members of the Wood-Ridge Police Department who were not on duty.

2015 Reorganization Meeting Held on January 1st

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

Thursday, January 1st
Reorganization Meeting 3:00 p.m., Borough Hall.

Tuesday, January 6th
Mayor & Council Executive Session 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall.

Wednesday, January 7th
Recreation Commission Reorganization Meeting 7:30 p.m., Borough Hall.

Thursday, January 8th
Board of Health Reorganization Meeting 7:30 p.m., Borough Hall.

Monday, January 12th
Shade Tree Commission Reorganization Meeting 6:30 p.m., Borough Hall.
Library Meeting 7:00 p.m., Library.

Wednesday, January 21st
Planning Board Reorganization Meeting 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall.

Monday, January 26th
Local Assistance Board Reorganization Meeting 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall.

Tuesday, January 27th - Now Rescheduled for Wednesday, 1/28/2015
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010      
Total population
Median household income
Median family income
Total housing units
School Enrollment
Nursery school, preschool
Elementary school (grades 1-4)
Elementary school (grades 5-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
College undergraduate school
Graduate professional school


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