Eye On Riverdale

Welcome to Eye On Riverdale, a website dedicated to providing the citizens of Riverdale, NJ with information on the issues that affect all of us.  Here you will find summaries of Town Council meetings including how council members vote on the resolutions that they are presented with.  As Eye on Riverdale evolves, we hope to also bring you important information about Riverdale School and the State and Federal mandates that can effect our children’s education.

Outside of our town, we will bring you information on happenings at the County and State levels and explain how they effect us; in plain, simple English.  Issues such as Affordable Housing, Taxes, Shared Services, and Town Mergers that can have a great impact on small municipalities such as ours.  Stop back regularly for updates and, please, spread the word.

Riverdale Brings Back Community Bus Trips

By on April 15, 2018

In case you have not already heard, after many years Riverdale Recreation has restarted community bus trips. In March, Mayor Paul Carelli and Councilman Paul Purcell, announced that this is just one more step in restoring that “hometown feel” feel that residents so enjoy about living in Riverdale.

First up is a trip to Citi Field to see the Mets versus the Rockies on Friday, May 4th. $45 includes your ticket, a free t-shirt at the stadium, and luxury bus transportation to and from Riverdale.Next, a trip to Broadway on Sunday, June 10th to see the critically acclaimed musical, ANASTASIA. Based on the now Disney animated movie, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman gets out to discover the mystery of her past. Tickets are front Mezzanine, and $153.50 ticket price includes round trip transportation from Riverdale.For tickets or more information, contact Riverdale Recreation by calling 973-835-4060 x.232 or emailing to riverdalerec@gmail.com.

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Sue’s House of Fudge Opens in Riverdale

By on January 28, 2018

Today was the Grand Opening of Sue’s House of Fudge located 33 Hamburg Turnpike in Riverdale. Mayor Paul Carelli and Councilman Dave Desai were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Sue Kearns Garbowski, with the support of her husband Keith,

The Healthcare Debate Decoded

By on June 25, 2017

The one message that is consistent between Republicans and Democrats is that the issue of healthcare is “complicated”. The truth is it is complicated, but perhaps not as complicated as they would like us to believe. This article will attempt

Meet the Candidates Night

By on May 29, 2017

The team of Corrado, Rooney and DePhillips are coming to the Riverdale Senior Community Center this Wednesday, May 31st to share their views on the issues facing New Jerseyans todays. The festivities begin at 7:30PM and refreshments will be served.

Affordable Housing: NJ Supreme Court Ruling Defies Logic

By on February 11, 2017

With President Trump’s monopoly on the 24-hour news cycle, it is no wonder why most of us missed the NJ Supreme Court’s ruling on affordable housing on January 18th. For those who have not been following the fate of the

Don’t Forget to Vote!

By on November 7, 2016

Clearly this has been the strangest Presidential race in history. However, the Trump-Clinton Saga is not the only oddity this Election Day, Riverdale has one of it’s own. It seems disgruntled ex-Mayor William Budesheim and one of his cohorts, ex-Councilman


By on November 5, 2016

A little over 2 years ago, Eye On Riverdale set out on a mission to drive transparency and accountability in our local government.  While we have faced many challenges along the way, we have never strayed from our commitment to

Tilcon Presents at Riverdale Borough Council Meeting

By on November 4, 2016

Leadership at Tilcon came to Riverdale’s October 26th Council Meeting to present their progress in the last year. This was the first of 5 annual reviews that Tilcon voluntarily agreed to participate in at their 6-year license renewal hearing in

Borough Council Candidates Hold Hometown Rally

By on October 29, 2016

The Republican Nominees for Borough Council, Councilman Steve Revis and newcomer Paul Purcell, held a meet-and-greet for Riverdale residents at the Riverdale Community Center on Thursday night. Despite the inclement weather, dozens of residents came out to hear what they

Starting the Right Conversation in America (Editorial)

By on September 28, 2016

Like him or hate him, Donald Trump is putting a spotlight on the failures of the status quo. The most gleaming is the continued degradation of our inner city communities. Democrats claim we need to provide more money for social