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Group Plans to Beautify Train Station Area

Ridgewood Conservatory for Public Lands given go-ahead to remove scarred terrain while adding new flora and fauna.

The area surrounding one of Ridgewood's most enduring landmarks is looking pretty shabby, but a citizens group has bold plans to remake N. Broad Street surrounding the Ridgewood Train Station.

Mary Beth Lane and Cynthia Hallaby, representing the Ridgewood Conservatory for Public Land, received the blessing of the council to move forward with a two-part project to remove dead trees and shrubbery and in its place plant trees and flowers along N. Broad Street.

The pair plan to remove cedar trees and dead bushes near the staircase, paint the lamp posts, plant a Hawthorne Tree and add a four-foot bed of flowers. The Conservatory will also plant dogwoods if more funding can be obtained.

More than 50 families have already donated to the cause, and professionals are also supporting the project, Lane said.

rexa February 11, 2013 at 11:02 AM
does this also include the fixing of the tunnel's staircase?
Ridgewooder February 11, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Nice. When is the village going to get around to fixing the steps from the underpass on that side? When are they going to paint over the gross decaying mural in the underpass?
Bob Royal February 11, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Thank you Mary Beth Lane, Cynthia Hallaby and the Ridgewood Conservatory for Public Land. It is very kind of you and your group to spend time and money helping to keep our town looking good.
Mike Kender February 11, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Thank you for doing something positive for the community.
Dan Johnson February 14, 2013 at 02:23 AM
BUT. Why are the steps to the underpass still closed nearly a half year after the accident that knocked out some bricks. Shame on the Village and NJT. SHAME.
Michele Cheshire February 15, 2013 at 04:52 AM
Thank god!

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