Paul’s Writings

Ridgewood at the Crossroads

The Village of Ridgewood is at a crossroads. For the first time in recent memory, our community has been discussing, debating and even deciding some of the big issues that have long simmered just beneath the surface – issues, such as taxes and government services, multifamily housing, parking and of course, Valley Hospital. ...

New Jersey Needs a Disability Czar

It is time to fully acknowledge that disability is a fact of life – directly or indirectly -- for most families and for the places in which we live, work, learn, worship, shop, dine, etc. It touches every demographic and every neighborhood. And it comes in all shapes and sizes.

Last Mayor’s Corner

Again, thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve. I will always be grateful.

May’s Mayor’s Corner

The biggest issue facing the next Council will concern the management of our community. Specifically, who will be the Village Manager? In fact, it is arguably the most important decision taken by any Council. In our form of government, the Village Manager is hired by the Council and is effectively the town’s...