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Council Gets Update on Transit Village Project

Here's a sneak peek of what's coming up in River Dell this week

MONDAY: The River Edge Mayor and Council has its final work session and regular meeting of the year beginning at 7pm in Council Chambers. During the work session, redevelopment attorney's Sheldon Cohen and Francis Regan along with planner Paul Phillips will provide an update on the NJ Transit property. During the 8pm regular meeting, the council will vote on a proposed zoning ordinance change to allow duplexes on Park Avenue.

TUESDAY: The Oradell Library will read "Drowning Ruth" by Christina Scwarz at 11am. Chosen as a selection for Oprah's Book Club in September 2000, this psychological thriller follows sisters Amanda and Mathilda in rural Wisconsin during the early 1900s, post World War I.

WEDNESDAY: The River Edge Board of Ed is scheduled to meet at 7:30pm at Cherry Hill. The Oradell BOE will meet at 7:30pm in the OPS library/media center.

THURSDAY: The River Edge Planning Board is scheduled to meet at 8pm.

THE WEEKEND: Led by Magician Steve Woyce, this exciting Winter Themed Magic Show at the Oradell Library on Saturday 2pm, combines colorful comedy magic and tons of audience participation. Audience volunteers will help make snowmen and candy canes appear and disappear, play a magical game of hide & seek, and even be treated to a special visit by Henry the Magic Rabbit.

The Bergen County Historical Society celebrates its 29th Colonial Christmas Concerts, featuring Linda Russell & Companie, in the Steuben House, by reservation only. Tickets are still available for the Saturday 8:30pm and Sunday 7:30pm concerts in the Steuben House. The Black Horse Tavern in the Campbell-Christie House will be open for light tavern fare. Choose from soup & herb biscuit from the Rolling Pin Cafe in Westwood, poughman plate, bread pudding, hot mulled cider and more. Additional cost.

Games of the Week

River Dell

  • Indoor Track is at the Armory Track Center (NYC), Monday 4pm
  • Hockey vs. Fair Lawn at Floyd Hall Arena, Monday 7:50pm
  • Bowling vs. Pascack Hills at Bowler City, Tuesday 4pm
  • Boys B-Ball at Mahwah, Tuesday 7pm
  • Girls B-Ball vs. Mahwah, Tuesday 7pm
  • Wrestling at Mahwah, Wednesday 7pm
  • Bowling vs. Fort Lee at Bowler City, Thusday 4pm
  • Indoor Track at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Thursday 4pm
  • Girls B-Ball vs. Westwood, Thursday 7pm
  • Boys B-Ball at Westwood, Thursday 7pm
  • Girls B-Ball at Pascack Hills, Saturday 1pm
  • Boys B-Ball vs. Pascack Hills, Saturday 1pm
  • Hockey vs. Paramus Catholic at the Ice House, Sunday 3:30pm

Bergen Catholic

  • Bowling vs. Northern Highlands at Holiday Bowl, Monday 4pm
  • Swimming vs. Demarest at Lodi Boys & Girls Club, Tuesday 4pm
  • Wrestling at South Plainfield, Tuesday 7pm
  • Hockey vs. Randolph at Aspen, Wednesday 5:45pm
  • Wrestling at Paramus Catholic, Wednesday 7pm
  • Bowling vs. Passaic County Tech at T-Bowl, Thursday 4pm
  • Basketball at St. Joseph Regional, Thursday 7pm
  • Swimming vs. Northern Highlands at Garfield Boys & Girls Club, Friday 3pm
  • Hockey vs. Don Bosco at Ice Vault (Wayne), Friday 7pm
  • Wrestling at Beast of the East at University of Delaware, Saturday and Sunday 8:30am
  • Basketball vs. Paramus Catholic, Saturday 1pm

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Todd vandeweghe December 17, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Now is the time to consider flooding in the area. We need to be smarter than New Milford in what we allow. How about 3 stories. 1st level parking 2nd level office retail, 3rd level residential. Taller buildings may require new firefighting equiptment. More residential will have school impact. How many stores do we need on Kinderkamack Rd and the surrounding area?
GGT December 17, 2012 at 06:12 PM
It does not matter, because at the end of the day, the only definite thing that we will end up with is more housing, which will of course impact the schools, and of course property taxes. The major commercial/retail component dreamed about these last 10+ years, and touted as justification for all the out of control spedning, is and was a pipe dream.

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