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Posts By: Dave Desai

Dave Desai

Borough Council Forms Quarry Committee

By on July 15, 2015

At the July 9th Council Meeting, Councilman Vinnie Pellegrini made a motion to form a special committee to address Tilcon’s Quarry license renewal. Councilman Astarita, who has been passionate about the concerns of Riverdale residents was quick to second the

COAH: A New Chapter Begins

By on June 12, 2015

The next chapter in the storied past of New Jersey affordable housing law went into effect on June 8th. If you recall, on March 10th, the NJ Supreme Court took over the administration of municipal affordable housing obligations after the

The Wizard of Oz at Riverdale School

By on April 12, 2015

On Thursday night, our Riverdale School put on one of the most ambitious productions ever for the 2015 Riverdale School Play. The Wizard of Oz presented perhaps the largest ensemble in Riverdale School history, complicated further by elaborate sets and


By on March 27, 2015

At the March 25th Council Meeting a final version of the ZERO BUDGET was approved and introduced by the Council. The next step is a public hearing and adoption of the budget which will be on April 22nd at Town

Budesheim, Mastrangelo and Clinton Speak Out Against Zero Tax Increase

By on March 24, 2015

At the March 11th Council Meeting there was some heated discussion regarding the ZERO BUDGET that was presented by Councilmen Pellegrini and Carelli at the February 25th meeting. Prior to this, Pellegrini arranged for the Finance Committee to meet. The

NJ Supreme Court Strips Affordable Housing From COAH

By on March 16, 2015

On March 10th the NJ Supreme Court ruled to remove the administration of municipal affordable housing obligations from COAH. This decision came as a result of the embattled agency’s failure to comply with the court’s order to established Revised Third

New Finance Chairman Rejects Tax Increase

By on March 1, 2015

At the February 25th Council Meeting, freshman councilman and new Finance Committee Chairman Vinnie Pellegrini drew a line in the sand in support of a zero tax increase. About 2 weeks prior, Mayor Budesheim presented Councilman Pellegrini with the CFO’s

PARCC is Coming to Riverdale

By on February 24, 2015

What is PARCC?  According their official website, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful

Riverdale PTA Presents Founders’ Day Life-Time Achievement Award

By on February 16, 2015

On Thursday, February 12th, the Riverdale PTA celebrated Founders’ Day; and event open to PTA members, recipients of the Founders’ Day Life Time Achievement Award and their families. The award is reserved for residents who have selflessly donated their time

Riverdale Planning Board Partially Approves Mosque/Cultural Center

By on January 31, 2015

During a special meeting on January 29th, the Riverdale Planning Board “partially”approved the land use change application of the Albanian Associated Fund for 90 Riverdale Road. The board heard testimony from the applicants who addressed questions from both board members