Have you ever wondered why Glen Rock (pop. 11,601) has two train lines, Ridgewood graduation features dresses-and-tuxes but not gowns-and-caps, or why the village has non-partisan elections?
You're not the only one, and we're going to help answer some of those lingering questions you have. But your help is needed!
You Ask, Patch Answers is a new weekly column for locals curious about community problems or issues.
Everything from who exactly cleans the grafitti on the sides of buildings; to why some parking tickets are $19, yet others $29; to what led Glen Rock from separating from Ridgewood nearly 100 years ago; or even what it takes for a small mom & pop business on Rock Road or East Ridgewood Ave. to thrive, versus tank, as many seem to do.
How long does it take for the average business to open in Ridgewood? Why are you responsible for maintaining your sidewalks and clearing the snow when the town once did all that? Who/what is responsible for the littering and drainage issues at the Ackerman Ave. underpass? Why does Screamers still have a banner up at Rock Road when they've long since left?
If you've got a question about something in Ridgewood-Glen Rock, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll do our best to give answers and opinions about the big problems and try to help solve the small ones.
So what are you waiting for? E-mail us and check back every Monday for You Ask, Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch Answers.
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