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3-minute readRIDGEFIELD PARK — If you've ever felt guilty about throwing packaging foam in the trash instead of finding a way to recycle it, Bergen County has found a solution.Ridgefield Park and the county have partnered to provide an opportunity for all municipalities to recycle expanded polystyrene, which many call Styrofoam, which is a trademarked brand.The packaging material may take more than 500 years to decompose, but the option to recycle it has not been an easily accessible service.Locally, munic...
RIDGEFIELD PARK — If you've ever felt guilty about throwing packaging foam in the trash instead of finding a way to recycle it, Bergen County has found a solution.
Ridgefield Park and the county have partnered to provide an opportunity for all municipalities to recycle expanded polystyrene, which many call Styrofoam, which is a trademarked brand.
The packaging material may take more than 500 years to decompose, but the option to recycle it has not been an easily accessible service.
Locally, municipalities were asking businesses to go foam-free and hold local recycling drives, Ridgefield Park Village Commissioner Mark Olson said.
After the foam was collected, it was driven to a densifying machine. Olsen said the nearest one to Ridgefield Park was in Haskell and it was a private company that wasn't as dependable for local municipalities to use.
“We saw so many towns holding [polystyrene] drives, the conversations began on how can we do more and engage in a collaborative way to get it out of the landfills,” County Commissioner Tracy Zur said.
In the last year, the county and village have worked together to form an agreement to purchase the foam densifying machine to increase sustainability and recycling programs.
The Bergen County Board of County Commissioners allocated $40,000 to Ridgefield Park to purchase and install the machine.
Though the machine will be located in the village, it will be made available to any Bergen County municipality through a shared service agreement.
At least 10 municipalities have signed up for the agreement.
County Executive Jim Tedesco said the arrangement is a great example of county and municipal government working together.
“Throughout my tenure as county executive, we have strived to reach creative solutions through the expansion of shared services with our municipal partners, local boards of education and neighboring counties," Tedesco said. “I thank all stakeholders for making today a reality and strongly encourage all municipalities to take advantage of this opportunity as we work toward building a more sustainable Bergen County.”
The densifier is now fully operational with the capacity to densify 200 pounds of foam per hour.
The machine heats the foam, almost melting it. "It looks like a pool noodle, then it gets formed into a brick," Olsen said.
Those bricks then go on a pallet and when the village accumulates 1,500 pounds it can be sold to another recycling company.
This initiative came to fruition as a result of efforts from several stakeholders including Zur, Olson, and the local organization Sustainable Jersey – Bergen Hub.
The county has taken steps to reduce the amount of foam waste by banning its use in all county parks and facilities, Zur said. "This new EPS Densifier will serve as an important recycling tool while creating new opportunities for partnerships and shared services."
In April, Ridgewood became the first municipality in the county to buy a polystyrene densifier. At the time, officials said the machine had compressed more than 7,000 pounds of foam packaging during a 15-month rental test period, which saved more than 5,500 cubic feet of landfill space.
The village has bought the $68,000 machine and is in discussions about shared service agreements with Washington Township and Glen Rock to take on their foam recycling as well.
Earlier this year, a similar shared agreement was reached by Passaic County and Clifton. In return for the use of the county's densifier, Clifton will accept containers of the material from all 16 Passaic County municipalities.
RIDGEFIELD PARK – Bernards got the title. Coach Leslie O'Connor got the icebath. And third baseman Maddie Rivetti got "Billy the Goat".The Mountaineers completed their redemption tour on Saturday as the No. 6 seed, overpowering top-seeded Ridgefield Park, 11-2, in the North 2, Group 2 softball final. It's the first sectional title for Bernards in more than three decades and comes a year after an extra-inning loss in the championship game.The formula for Bernards was a crisp defensive game and an a...
RIDGEFIELD PARK – Bernards got the title. Coach Leslie O'Connor got the icebath. And third baseman Maddie Rivetti got "Billy the Goat".
The Mountaineers completed their redemption tour on Saturday as the No. 6 seed, overpowering top-seeded Ridgefield Park, 11-2, in the North 2, Group 2 softball final. It's the first sectional title for Bernards in more than three decades and comes a year after an extra-inning loss in the championship game.
The formula for Bernards was a crisp defensive game and an aggressive mindset on the basepaths. The Mountaineers stole five bases and pushed the envelope whenever possible.
"After last year, we had so much more motivation," pitcher Maddie Lardieri said. "We're best friends on and off the field and we have so much trust in each other. As a pitcher, I know they have my back on the field."
Lardieri struck out eight in a complete game win for Bernards (19-6) and broke the game open with a three-run triple.
The Mountaineers gave the right-hander plenty of breathing room by scoring the game's first 10 runs and getting on the board in each of the first five innings. Everyone in the starting lineup reached base and all but two came around to score.
After holding a lead for most of last year's championship, the Mountaineers kept their foot on the pedal and never looked back.
"I think that just left a chip on their shoulder," said O'Connor, now in her 18th season as head coach.
"They really wanted to get back and we got seeded sixth, which is a tough spot to be in to come out of the section. We got hot at the right time. We struggled a little bit early in the season and they had to figure it out. They did. They've been having fun ever since."
Bernards will host North 1 champion Jefferson (24-7) in the group semifinals on Tuesday. The Falcons won their section as a No. 4 seed thanks to back-to-back shutouts over Ramsey and High Point.
The mindset for Bernards has been to focus on its own game and let the chips fall.
"They didn't care who they were facing," O'Connor said. "They never paid attention to the seed. It was where are we playing next?"
Ridgefield Park (24-5) fell one step short of winning its first sectional title. The Scarlets will have a bright outlook in 2024 with only two seniors to replace.
Bernards led from start to finish after an RBI single from Katherine Adee in the top of the first. The Mountaineers added two runs in the second and two in the third with balance in their lineup.
Lardieri helped her own cause by going 2 for 5 with four RBIs. O'Connor sees her as the best pitcher to come through the program during her tenure.
"Now she knows what it feels like [in big games] and how to control those emotions," O'Connor said. "When she's in the circle, she's stone cold."
O'Connor was a bit cold after being doused with water, while players passed around "Billy the Goat" - their stuffed animal and good luck charm that's been with them throughout the state tournament. In the end, Bernard's 2022 pain turned into 2023 gain.
"I think that's why we didn't let the seeding affect us," Rivetti said. "We only lost one senior so we knew that we had it in us to get back here and win it this time."
RIDGEFIELD PARK — The Board of Education tabled a motion that would have ended the new position of its former middle school principal.Resolution 1306 would have eliminated the assistant director of early childhood education position held by Dyan Thiemann since she was removed from her post as the district's middle school principal June 30.The resolution proposed creating a post of supervisor of early childhood education to be shared with Little Ferry, even though Little Ferry sends only its high school stud...
RIDGEFIELD PARK — The Board of Education tabled a motion that would have ended the new position of its former middle school principal.
Resolution 1306 would have eliminated the assistant director of early childhood education position held by Dyan Thiemann since she was removed from her post as the district's middle school principal June 30.
The resolution proposed creating a post of supervisor of early childhood education to be shared with Little Ferry, even though Little Ferry sends only its high school students to Ridgefield Park.
Board members confirmed that the vote to table could be overruled by the district's new state monitor, Thomas Egan. The district has had a state monitor since 2015 because of various financial and procedural irregularities.
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Thirteen residents praised Thiemann's contributions, repeatedly reminding the board that its members were voted out of office in November because of how they handled personnel.
"Thiemann started the program, did the grant work, got the $1 million grant," said resident Susan DeSantis. "Now you want to turn it over to Little Ferry? You booted her out of the middle school; now you're trying to boot her out of this?"
Thiemann filed suit against the district in August, charging she was removed from her post after refusing to cooperate when allegedly instructed by acting Superintendent Barry Haines to testify against suspended Superintendent Angela Bender. Thiemann also charged age discrimination, saying she should have maintained her post based on seniority if a principal needed to be removed for cost-cutting reasons.
Bender filed suit against the district in July 2021 after being suspended for undisclosed reasons, calling the Board of Education a "misogynistic boys club" in her lawsuit.
It is unclear what the next step will be for Thiemann. Three incumbents were ousted in November's election: board President Jorge Fernandez, Christopher Gibbons and Thomas Vercelli. Newcomers Carolina Velez, Brian Cooney and Jodie Craft will reportedly make up a new voting majority with other trustees when they assume office in January.
"I truly appreciate the support of the community and the Board of Education for making the sound decision to table the resolution until they have more information," Thiemann said after the meeting.
It’s been three years since NJ Transit began buying up parcels in Ridgefield Park to build a new sprawling bus depot and related facilities.Last year, the agency added another 17 acres to its footprint in the village, bringing the total to more than 53 acres on the site next to Route 46 and the New Jersey Turnpike, where the behemoth bus garage, equipped to handle 500 buses, will go.“The Northern Bus Garage, one of NJ Transit’s largest proposed infrastructure projects, is currently advancing to ...
It’s been three years since NJ Transit began buying up parcels in Ridgefield Park to build a new sprawling bus depot and related facilities.
Last year, the agency added another 17 acres to its footprint in the village, bringing the total to more than 53 acres on the site next to Route 46 and the New Jersey Turnpike, where the behemoth bus garage, equipped to handle 500 buses, will go.
“The Northern Bus Garage, one of NJ Transit’s largest proposed infrastructure projects, is currently advancing to 30% design,” Warren Berry, director of zero-emissions systems planning at NJ Transit, said during an update about the facility at the November sustainability committee meeting for board members.
The agency “secured the location for the facility and reached out to various utilities and stakeholders to discuss electricity needs, transportation access and other important considerations,” Berry said.
With the property in place, the agency is also moving along in the planning phase for the new facility, which was approved to proceed to 30% design in October 2021 after Gannett Fleming was awarded a $12.5 million contract, with money coming from the state Transportation Trust Fund and Federal Transit Administration.
“The project has achieved 10% concept design and is under review. Review of the 10% design and its continued advancement is part of the path to 30% design,” said NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith.
The project first faced controversy in 2020 when the agency sought to buy the property, which is some of the remaining unused acres that the village has spent more than two decades trying to develop, without success.
Village officials took NJ Transit to court over the matter, but they lost. With NJ Transit’s purchase, some $1 million came off the village’s tax rolls.
As part of getting to 30% design, NJ Transit officials will also be coming up with a funding strategy for the new bus campus, which could include applying for federal grants, a design-build strategy and possibly a public-private partnership.
It’s estimated to cost around $536 million to construct the new garage, according to the most up-to-date capital plan documents.
Once completed, this garage would be a crown-jewel addition to the agency’s suite of 16 bus garages throughout the state, which range in age from 20 to 120 and currently house some 2,200 buses that operate on 253 routes.
This year, NJ Transit buses served on average nearly 11 million people a month and have been the quickest mode within the agency’s system to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
All but one of the agency’s 16 garages is over capacity, with both Market Street in Paterson and Big Tree in Nutley over capacity by more than 50%, forcing the agency to park some buses in adjacent outside lots.
The Northern Bus Garage will allow the agency to expand bus operations, provide space to house buses while other garages are undergoing renovation, and advance the agency’s zero-emissions goals.
“They literally fold the mirrors in every night just to be able to fit the buses we have, and we can’t fit the 60-foot buses we need because the 40-foot buses are overflowing,” Richard Schaefer, NJ Transit’s senior vice president of capital programs, said at a recent transportation speaker event in September.
The agency is also in the process of designing a new garage in Union City, and in April it bought a 4-acre bus garage property owned by Coach USA-affiliated Rockland Coaches in Westwood.
The facility in design for the Northern Bus Garage would be about 1.8 million square feet, with about 1 million used for bus storage of 500 45-foot and 60-foot buses that are both diesel and zero-emission electric.
It will also include charging equipment for zero-emissions buses, fueling and maintenance areas, washing and inspection bays, and staff offices. Around 800,000 square feet would be for staff and visitor parking, snow removal vehicle storage, landscaping and drainage.
A former bussing coordinator with the Ridgefield Park Board of Education in Bergen County has filed a lawsuit claiming he was fired after complaining that a state monitor was wasting taxpayer money.Robert Kilmurray, 52, states in court papers the monitor was hired in 2015 to provide insight into business operations and personnel matters after the district overspent its budget.But when the monitor allegedly began harassing an administrator in 2022, Kilmurray complained about the monitor to an official in New Jersey government, a...
A former bussing coordinator with the Ridgefield Park Board of Education in Bergen County has filed a lawsuit claiming he was fired after complaining that a state monitor was wasting taxpayer money.
Robert Kilmurray, 52, states in court papers the monitor was hired in 2015 to provide insight into business operations and personnel matters after the district overspent its budget.
But when the monitor allegedly began harassing an administrator in 2022, Kilmurray complained about the monitor to an official in New Jersey government, according to the suit filed Aug. 29 in Superior Court of Bergen County.
The complaint allegedly led to Kilmurray’s termination, which the suit calls a violation of the state’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act. Kilmurray had worked for the district since 2008.
District officials did not immediately respond Monday to a request for comment.
Before he was fired, Kilmurray had received only positive feedback from the state monitor, according to the suit.
The lawsuit alleges the monitor personally disliked a district administrator and wasted district resources, along with taxpayer money, to harass the person, the suit states.
A school ethics disclosure form submitted to the state in 2020 shows that Kilmurray’s brother is an administrator in the district, but Kilmurray’s attorney declined to identify the administrator.
In July 2022, Kilmurray reported the “violation of law and/or public policy to a government official,” the suit states. The state monitor learned of Kilmurray’s complaint, and “took action that led to plaintiff’s termination of employment,” the lawsuit alleges.
In addition to whistleblower laws, the lawsuit alleges Kilmurray’s firing was a wrongful discharge, claiming the “district had no legitimate non-retaliatory reason for its termination of plaintiff.”
The suit seeks to reinstate Kilmurray to his job, along with his seniority, benefits and lost wages.