Dems Sweep Races; Dream Volleyball Season at River Dell
Here are the top stories from RiverDell Patch this week
Welcome to the "Week in Review," a weekly column that highlights the top stories that took place in RiverDell including Election Day and the Lady Hawks volleyball team competing for a sectional title.
While the Oradell race was tied up by Joseph Murray for Mayor since June, incumbent councilman Michael Harte was not able to fend off challenges by Tony Meo or Ed Pfleging to stay on the dais. The governing body is not an entirely Republican-led group.
A few miles down the road, the race to Mayor in River Edge was not so neatly tied up as the results came down to the very last ballot for challenger Sandy Moscaritolo (D) to unseat Republican Mayor Margaret Watkins. Democrats Kathleen Murphy and Thomas Papaleo both picked up their first teams on the council.
Democrats also took the open state senator and assembly seats and county freeholder, clerk and surrogate spots as well. Voters approved a statewide referendum on sports betting for professional and collegiate athletics.
It's been a dream season for the River Dell Lady Hawks volleyball team as they swept into the North Group 2 sectional finals on Thursday against Mahwah and brought home the title. Prior to that, the squad took down rival Pascack Valley at home in the semi-finals. Having only lost three games all season, the Lady Hawks earned top-billing in a highly competative group and on Saturday continued their run to bring home the Group 2 title ending a 10-year drought with their 25-14, 25-11 win over Sterling High School.
Under a new proposed Land Use Ordinance in Oradell, residents would not continue to have the ability to appeal a Zoning Board of Adjustment's award of a D variance. But following Wednesday night's public hearing on the ordinance, officials may consider restoring that part of the ordinance.
Members of the River Edge American Legion and VFW were joined by students from Roosevelt School and Cherry Hill School to honor the men and women from the borough and across the country that served in the United States military.
To honor American veterans of all wars and to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the Bergen County Historical Society presented “A Nation at War” this past weekend at New Bridge Landing.
River Dell students Gillian Lacey, Jane Spadaccini and Brandon Jaico were each accepted in the New Jersey All-State Opera Festival and had the opportunity to perform last weekend at Paramus High School.