Paul’s Writings

Mayor’s Corner — October 2014

Ridgewood News By Paul Aronsohn Welcome to the October edition of the Mayor’s Corner – my monthly Ridgewood News column that seeks to make village government more accessible, more transparent, more user-friendly.   Council Agenda   The council will meet two more times this month – October 8 and 22. On the agenda will be...

Mayor’s Corner — September 2014

Ridgewood News By Paul Aronsohn Welcome to the September edition of the Mayor’s Corner – my monthly Ridgewood News column that seeks to make village government more accessible, more transparent, more user-friendly.   Council Agenda   The council will meet two more times this month – September 10 and 17. On the agenda will be...

The Fruits of Labor

  THE LAST several years have been especially difficult for American labor unions. Demagoging politicians have scapegoated them. Declining membership numbers have weakened them.   Now representing only about 11 percent of the workforce – down from 20 percent three decades ago – labor unions have experienced a significant drop in support, one recently fueled...

Mayor’s Corner — August

Welcome to the August edition of the Mayor’s Corner – my monthly Ridgewood News column that seeks to make village government more accessible, more transparent, more responsive. Council Agenda The council will meet two times this month – Aug. 6 and 13. On the agenda will be parking proposals, planning board-related issues, employee residency requirements,...