Ridgewood Circulars Ban - My9 New Jersey

Ridgewood Circulars Ban

Posted: Updated:
Ridgewood, New Jersey (My9News) -

Almost all residents of New Jersey get coupon circulars dropped on their lawn occasionally, but now lawmakers in Ridgewood want to crack down on these stray pieces of paper. The town considers these paper circulars to be litter on their well-manicured lawns and they want them to stop.

Mayor Paul Aronsohn recently supported a village-wide ban on paper circular distribution.

“We were told there was nothing we could do about it, that it was a First Amendment issue," Aronsohn says.  "To me it doesn’t seem like a First Amendment issue. I don’t think anyone should have the right to put anything on someone else’s property. I can’t just go on my neighbor’s lawn and start spewing my political views."

Most of the Ridgewood residents who were approached by Chasing New Jersey didn’t seem to be bothered by the circulars. In fact, some people said they rely on the coupons in the circulars and local businesses need this resource to advertise and bring in business in hard economic times.

Aronsohn is still pushing this issue however. He said that this is also a matter of security. These circulars are thrown on people’s lawns on Fridays, and if they sit there all weekend, burglars can take that as a sign that no one is home and they have easy access to rob a home.

Recently the mayor cut a deal with Stephen Borg, the President of North Jersey Media group which prints and distributes these circulars, as well as the Bergen Record Newspaper.   Borg agreed to put an opt-out number in larger print on the front of the paper for those who don’t wish to receive the circulars anymore.

It might seem silly that circular distribution is causing so many problems because this is certainly not the most important Ridgewood issue the mayor and council are dealing with right now. Councilman Thomas Riche has been accused of obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal contracts for his business through the village. Currently Riche is still on the council and may not even be punished.

More on that story next week.

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Hoboken Cracking Down On Uber Car Services

    Hoboken Cracking Down On Uber Car Services

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:11:05 GMT
    The town of Hoboken, New Jersey is cracking down on Uber cars driving in and picking up passengers in the city. Uber is an app that you can use to request a car service to pick you up, but city officials say they are not licensed to operate in town. Marcus Enriquez was actually thrown out of an Uber car by a Hoboken police officer. He said he was on his way to work outside of the Hoboken taxi stand when a cop knocked on the window, kicked him out of the car and ticketed the Uber driver.
    The town of Hoboken, New Jersey is cracking down on Uber cars driving in and picking up passengers in the city. Uber is an app that you can use to request a car service to pick you up, but city officials say they are not licensed to operate in town. Marcus Enriquez was actually thrown out of an Uber car by a Hoboken police officer. He said he was on his way to work outside of the Hoboken taxi stand when a cop knocked on the window, kicked him out of the car and ticketed the Uber driver.
  • Backlash Over 9-Year-Old Uzi Accident That Killed A Shooting Instructor

    Backlash Over 9-Year-Old Uzi Accident That Killed A Shooting Instructor

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:34:27 GMT
    The tragic accident of a 9-year-old New Jersey Girl who shot and killed a Las Vegas shooting instructor while shooting a fully automatic Uzi has gained national attention. The young girl was learning to shoot when the gun recoiled hitting the instructor in the head and killing him. This story has once again opened the debate about appropriate use of guns among children.
    The tragic accident of a 9-year-old New Jersey Girl who shot and killed a Las Vegas shooting instructor while shooting a fully automatic Uzi has gained national attention. The young girl was learning to shoot when the gun recoiled hitting the instructor in the head and killing him. This story has once again opened the debate about appropriate use of guns among children.
  • Town Passes Recording Ordinance After Cop Caught Dissing Obama

    Town Passes Recording Ordinance After Cop Caught Dissing Obama

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:33:59 GMT
    Steven Wronko is a Helmetta, New Jersey resident who recently taped local police officer, Richard Recine, saying that he doesn't have to follow the U.S. Constitution because President Obama doesn't. “Obama has decimated the friggen Constitution so I don't give a damn, cause if he doesn't have to follow the Constitution, we don't have to,” Recine is heard saying on tape.
    Steven Wronko is a Helmetta, New Jersey resident who recently taped local police officer, Richard Recine, saying that he doesn't have to follow the U.S. Constitution because President Obama doesn't. “Obama has decimated the friggen Constitution so I don't give a damn, cause if he doesn't have to follow the Constitution, we don't have to,” Recine is heard saying on tape.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices