Sharing the Arts

Hanging with the Sharing the Arts students and U.S. Senator Cory Booker at "Access Ridgewood '14".....

Anik Opening

Cutting the ribbon at Anik's grand opening....

Secretary Clinton in Ridgewood

Welcoming former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Ridgewood for her book signing....

Secretary Clinton Book Signing....

... and, of course, getting my book signed.

Taking Oath of Office for Mayor 2014

Proudly taking my second oath of office for Mayor of Ridgewood.....

Kings Grand Reopening

Celebrating the grand reopening of Kings Supermarket by cutting the (pasta) ribbon....

Promise Foundation Gala

With friends Dan, Warren and Beth at the Promise Foundation's 2014 annual gala. Great organization. Great cause. Great event.

Temple Gala

At annual synagogue gala honoring Jose Sema ... with Temple Israel President Josh Holden; Honoree Jose Serna, and Rabbi David J. Fine.

Fire and Ice Winter Festival

Lighting the first bonfire with two of Ridgewood's finest -- Fire Chief Jim Van Goor and Fire Lieutenant Greg Hillerman -- at the first ever Ridgewood Fire & Ice Winter Festival....

My9 News

Promoting Ridgewood's Super Bowl "Pre-Game Celebration" on My9 news....

kennel club award

On behalf of the Village of Ridgewood ... receiving the American Kennel Club's first-ever Dog Friendly Community Award. (I only wish our Scottish Terrier Martin could have joined us for the special event....)

Planet Swirl Opening

Joining Chamber of Commerce President Tom Hillman and the Planet Swirl team (including the alien-looking mascot) at the store's grand opening in November 2013....

Childrens Aid and Family Services

On behalf of our great Village ... proudly receiving from Children's Aid and Family Services President & CEO Robert Jones the group's first Building Futures "Municipality" Award in October 2013.....

Booker

Welcoming Senate Candidate (and fellow Mayor) Cory Booker to Ridgewood....

Fire Department

Speaking at a recent event at the Ridgewood Fire Department....

Chief Feeney

Chief-for-a-Day Michael Feeney, his proud family, his proud Mayor and our other Police Chief ....

Mr. Met

Even Mr. Met knows that Ridgewood is the place to be....

Albright

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a former boss of mine, during a book signing / lecture sponsored by Ridgewood's Bookends.

Life Opportunities Unlimited Dance

Guest bartending with David and Chris (from the movie, "Cocktail") at the very special Life Opportunities Unlimited valentines day dance.

Cake Boss Opening

Welcoming the Cake Boss and his family to Ridgewood....

MLK March

Walking alongside Glen Rock Mayor John van Keuren during our community's celebratory march on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2013....

Heidi's Opening

Welcoming Heidi's Bakery to Ridgewood....with a bread-cutting (instead of a ribbon-cutting....)

One of the perks of being Mayor ... playing softball with some of the best of the best -- Ridgewood's Police and Firefighters.

Swearing In

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez administered the oath of office to Mayor Aronsohn during the July 1 reorganization meeting.

Oath of Office

... and it's official!

Election Night

"Paul Aronsohn was Tuesday’s top winner in the race for three four-year council seats. Aronsohn, an incumbent, won with 2,479 votes, followed by winners Albert Pucciarelli with 2,078 votes and Gwenn H. Hauck with 1,727 votes." (Record, 5-8-12)

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VOTE ... VOTE ... VOTE ... VOTE ...

Ines Bunza Quote

"Paul has been a strong, effective advocate for the special needs children in the Ridgewood schools and has worked tirelessly to forge a committed relationship between the Central Business District, municipal departments, and our students."

Ines Bunza -- President, Ridgewood Learning Services, HSA
February 27, 2012
Joan Voss Quote

“There is no better champion for Ridgewood than Paul Aronsohn.”

Joan Voss – Bergen County Freeholder
February 15, 2012
Linda Fiddle Quote

"I have known Paul Aronsohn for many years and from the beginning have been impressed by his dedication to serving others with intelligence, integrity and compassion."

Linda Walder Fiddle, Founder and Executive Director, The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation for Adult Autism, Ridgewood
February 28, 2012
Flood

"With flooding being such an important issue to the quality of life for Ridgewood residents, I have worked closely with Paul Aronsohn to solve this problem and look forward to continuing to do so."

Kevin O’Toole – NJ State Senator
February 24, 2012
Policy Experience

"I believe Paul Aronsohn is an honest, dedicated Councilman whose interest in the success of our downtown is to be commended and shouldn't go unnoticed."

Tony Damiano – Owner, Mango Jam and President, The Ridgewood Guild
February 18, 2012
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Questioning of Ridgewood planner coming to close

Aronsohn has suggested creating multiple amendments, so zones could be separately considered. After the meeting, Aronsohn explained that after this hearing process ends, the board will decide whether to amend – or not amend. If it wants to amend, the board will consider voting on the current draft amendment or proposing changes to it, such as...

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"We're very excited about Friday's drive because it provides our community with a relatively easy way to make an important difference in someone's life," said Mayor Paul Aronsohn. "I'll be donating platelets, which are often needed by people with blood disorders and other health challenges."

Kelly: Hackensack Council civility rule walks a fine line on free speech

But Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn said his community never considered adopting a formal ordinance to specifically regulate the tone of critical remarks. “You want to encourage a robust conversation with the residents,” Aronsohn said. “You don’t want to put limits on it. You want people to be free. At the same time, people should treat each...

FEMA reimburses Ridgewood $830,000 for Hurricane Irene, Sandy repairs

This money "was owed to us, but you guys really worked hard. It's not always easy cutting through the government bureaucracy," Mayor Paul Aronsohn said. "Both federal and state you had to deal with, so hats off to you."