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Centenarian's Birthday and Crusaders Win Turkey Bowl Top Weekly News

Here are the top stories from RiverDell Patch this week

Centenarian's Happiest Years Spent in River Edge

For 100 years, Hamlet Gasparo Campagna, better known as Hal or Campy, has led an interesting life, from childhood in Watertown, Massachusetts to working for a Boston newspaper, fighting in World War II and finding his way to River Edge. On Monday night, he was honored by the Mayor and Council for his milestone celebration. 

In the second annual Turkey Bowl between Bergen Catholic and Paramus Catholic, multiple turnovers proved costly for the Paladins as the Crusaders roared to a 35-21 victory and effectively shut down PC's wildcat formation.

Council Rejects Lone ADA Door Bid; Will Now Seek Cost Estimates from Contractors

Hurricane Sandy may have blown its way through River Dell about three weeks ago, but the effects are still impacting the day-to-day business in River Edge as the Council rejected the lone bid for a set of ADA doors to the police station. The bid, while received on Oct. 12, then sat in a safe until early Novemeber, as Borough Hall was without power for almost a full week.

The bid was the third attempt in moving forward with installing ADA compliance doors to the River Edge Police Station and Borough Hall. The project will be funded by a Community Development Block Grant.

River Edge Gives Voice to Shade Trees After Five Year Process

It may have taken five years to complete a Shade Tree Ordinance, but the River Edge Mayor and Council unanimously approved the new legislation this week which ties the removal of a tree with that of acquiring a building permit.

River Spa Worker Charged With Prostitution

River Edge Police arrested Yulan Liu, 52, of Edison on Tuesday afternoon for allegedly engaging in prostitution at a River Edge Road spa, police said.

The RiverDell Blackhawks U9-A girls were the A flight champions in their age group of the Northern Counties Soccer Association this Fall, with a record of 8-1-1 with the lone loss to Northern Valley and tying Ramapo Valley.

Coldwell Banker Takes Part in Sandy Relief Efforts

For the past few weeks, Coldwell Banker in Oradell has been busy collecting food and coats for area residents that have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

BC Players Let Down Their Hair in "Rapunzel"

Children of all ages have grown up hearing the tale of Rapunzel and her long hair, imprisoned in a tower by a witch and rescued by a prince for a happy ending. This holiday season, the Bergen County Players will present a comedic version of the fairytale as penned by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. Rapunzel will run from now through Dec. 16 at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell. Showtimes are Fridays 8pm, Saturday and Sundays 1pm and 3:30pm.

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