Welcome to the Official Website of the Borough of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey - Tel: 201-939-0202
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

Attention Wood-Ridge Residents in Regards to New Tax Bill

New tax bills have not yet been mailed because Bergen County has been delayed in issuing the new tax rates.  You will be notified of the new extended due date when you receive your tax bill in the mail.  We will update this website with the new extended due date when the tax bills are mailed.  Thank you for your understanding.

Wood-Ridge Health Department
Annual Blood Screening Program

  The Board of Health is offering the Annual Blood Screening Program at the Senior Center on Tuesday, September 23, 2014( cost starts at $17.00 cash — no checks accepted). It will consist of a CBC, Chem 23, and Lipid Profile, with results sent to your private medical doctor. The cost of a T4 (thyroid) blood test is $5.00 cash. Homocystein level, an amino acid that, when elevated, may lead to blockage in the arteries, is an additional $20.00 (cash). PSA testing, a blood screening tool for detection of prostate cancer, will be an option for all male participants as a cost of $25.00 (cash).

This program is OPEN TO ALL ADULTS, 18 YEARS AND OVER. Appointments must be made in advance of the test date at the MUNICIPAL BUILDING.

This is an excellent opportunity to check on your body's internal wellness.

* NOTE: Sign ups will be held at the Municipal Building
85 Humboldt Street, Monday thru Friday 9:00-12:OOpm
.

TESTING DATE: September 23, 2014: 7:30A.M. — 10:00A.M.
Wood-Ridge Senior Center — 495 Highland Avenue — Wood-Ridge

At the time of registration, please bring: 2 stamped envelopes — your name and
address on one and your physician's name and address on the other.

* NO ONE WILL BE TESTED UNLESS THEY FURNISH THE NAME AND
ADDRESS OF THEIR MEDICAL DOCTOR.

A twelve (12) hour fast prior to your appointment time is required. Refreshments
will be served at the Senior Center.

You must register and pay in advance.
Different health screenings are available at registration.

CASH ONLY — NO CHECKS

ANY QUESTIONS — PLEASE CALL (201) 939-2161
BLOOD SCREENING DATE — TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
SENIOR CENTER, 495 HIGHLAND AVE. WOOD-RIDGE, NJ

 

 

Little League & Babe Ruth Teams
Win All-Star Championships

  Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Little League and Babe Ruth teams had a very successful All-Star Tournament reported Councilman Phil Romero, President of the Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Little League and Babe Ruth programs.  The Babe Ruth 13-15 year-olds won the District 4 Championship, the Little League 9 year-olds won the District 5 Championship and the Little League 12 year-olds won the District 5 Championship and the State Section 2 Championship.

“Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful”
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elebrating fifteen years and going strong!

On behalf of the Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful Committee and the Mayor and Council, I would like to thank all the volunteers who came out on Sunday, June 1st for our fifteenth annual clean up day. Over 100 volunteers participated. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of our environment and the impact of litter. Hackensack Street, Valley Blvd. the ramps on Route 17 together with our newest neighborhood Wesmont Station development were cleaned while flowers were freshly planted at the Library, Civic Center, Senior Center and Veterans Park. A shredding event was also held from 9AM -1PM in front of the Civic Center sponsored by the Bergen County Board of Health and the BCUA. Each participant was provided a tee shirt, gloves and cleaning utensils.

Each year a tee shirt art design contest celebrating the event is offered to students in grades 5-8 with the winner receiving a check for $50, compliments of the Wood-Ridge Mayor & Council. Ms. Gabriella LoPresti was awarded first place for her design and had her name displayed on the front of each tee shirt.

A special thank you to Shop-Rite Supermarket of Lodi, the Inserra family, Wood-Ridge Pizza and Lyndhurst Pastry Shop for their generous donations of all food items, Tullo Ice of Hasbrouck Heights for donating ice and the Bergen County Department of Health for the use of their cleaning utensils.

It was gratifying to see the shared efforts of many organizations in town including the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus, WRHS students, Police Department Auxiliary, Fire / EMS Departments, DPW, businesses and individual families; all working together with enthusiasm and cooperation for the betterment of Wood-Ridge. Wood-Ridge is a special place to live, and it was certainly evident as friends and neighbors took pride in our community. I would like to encourage all residents and business owners to do their part to "Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful" all year round by picking up litter and recycling. Set an example for all to follow!

Sincerely,
Councilman Ezio Altamura and Councilman Ed Marino Co-Chairs, KWRB
Borough of Wood-Ridge

Wood-Ridge Senior Bus Information for 2014

The Wood Ridge Senior Bus provides a free service to all Wood Ridge senior citizens and disabled residents. The bus is a 24 seat bus equipped with a wheel chair lift. Bus driver Bob Montinile makes three weekly trips to the Shop Rite in Hackensack, 500 South River Street, Wednesdays at 9 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m.


Seniors are picked up at their front door and dropped off right in front of the store, given 1 1/2 hours to shop & check out, and are returned to their home. We do ask that you limit your purchases to 4 bags per passenger.

Additional monthly trips that are scheduled include, Friday July 11th - Bergen Town Center in Paramus/Target (pick up 9 a.m.- return trip home begins at 12 noon), Friday July 25th - Paramus Park Mall/Sears (pick up 9 a.m. - return trip home begins at 1 p.m.), Friday August 8th - Walmart/Dollar Store in Saddle Brook (pick up 9 a.m. - return trip home begins at 12 noon) and Friday August 22nd - Home Depot/National Wholesale Liquidators in Rochelle Park (pick up 9 a.m. - return trip home begins at 1 p.m.  

This summer, the Senior Bus will also make weekly trips on Tuesday mornings to the Farmers Market in Hasbrouck Heights (7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22 & 7/29). Pick up for the Farmers Market is at 9:30 a.m.

The Senior Bus schedule is available monthly at the Senior Center. The Senior Bus does not make personal trips.  To schedule a pick-up for the Wood Ridge Senior Bus, please call Jacki at the Recreation Office at 201-939-7507.

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, July 15th
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall.

Wednesday, July 16th
Planning Board Meeting 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall.

Wednesday, July 23rd
Mayor & Council Special Meeting 7:00 p.m., Borough Hall.

Wednesday, July 30th
Special Planning Board 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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