Weekly Review: Sanches Becomes First Female REPD Officer
The top stories in RiverDell for the past week
The River Edge Police Department welcomed two new patrol officers this week: Anthony Roman of Secuacus and Renata Sanches of North Haledon. The ceremony, considered a groundbreaking event, was attended by residents and the majority of the REPD as Sanches became the first female police officer in the history of River Edge.
Based on a review by architect Peter Pulice, the River Edge council unanimously approved to go forward and seek cost estimates on tearing down the deteriorating American Legion building. Estimates on repairing the water and mold infested building could run the borough anywhere from $300,000 up to $1.3 million.
Oradell's petition to change the funding formula for the River Dell Regional School District will be heard by the state Office of Administrative Law sometime in the future. Acting Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf had requested that Chief Administrative Judge Laura Sanders make recommendations as to whether a new funding formula is merited and to propose an equitable solution.
On Monday night, engineer Kenneth DelPercio presented two options on upgrading the current back-up generator system: a labor intensive cost for a 250-kilowatt generator to cover both the police department and borough hall or a 175-kilowatt system to only cover the police department.
During Catholic Schools Week, the lower grades at St. Joseph School of Oradell and New Milford were greeted by Father Tom Iwanowski, Oradell Mayor Joseph Murray and wife Joan for a Blue Ribbon cutting ceremony.