Whew! The state announced late today that Ridgewood's grant money IS coming through, as promised. There is no "hold" and our referendum projects can proceed. Click here to read the full article in the Bergen Record.
I like how the state guy quoted in the article tries to make it sound like we misunderstood. Um, no. The state did not sign the grant agreements, and said they weren't signing anything till Christie said it was OK. We didn't "misunderstand" that.
According to another source, the District's press release this morning got their attention and they had "forgotten" to tell us the grant funds were a "go."
Whatever. Good news for a Friday evening!
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