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Double Homicide and Hurricane Sandy Top Weekly News

Here's a look back at this past week in River Dell

Ex-girlfriend in Connecticut State Police Custody on Double Homicide Charges

A 49-year-old Newburgh, NY resident has been arrested in Connecticut in connection to a double homicide in River Edge.

Monica Mogg, is the former girlfriend of one of the victims, Arthur Noeldechan, 52, of Washingtonville, NY. River Edge resident Lillian Kim, 42, was also killed. Mogg was charged with two counts of first degree murder and arraigned in Hartford Superior Court on Thursday.

According to County Prosecutor John Molinelli, Mogg had been stalking the victims for several months after her relationship with Noeldechan ended. On Tuesday Oct. 30 it is believed that Mogg drove to River Edge where she entered Kim's Millbrook Road home through an unlocked rear door and then confronted the victims. Noeldechan was shot while Kim was stabbed to death. Both victims were found on Oct. 31 during a welfare check by REPD.

Mogg is currently being held without bail at the York Correctional Institute in Niantic, Ct. pending extradition to Bergen County. Additional charges are expected to be filed against Mogg once she returns to Bergen County.

Hurricane Sandy Strikes River Dell

Up and down all of New Jersey, towns were overwhelmed by downed trees, wires and flooding after the Superstorm Sandy battered the area.Monday brought river flooding in River Edge as police are closing all access to Hackensack Avenue from New Milford and Hackensack as riverwaters have already begun to flood the intersection with Main Street.

High winds resulted in PSE&G reporting between customers were without power following the storm's aftermath. And while utility crews were brought in from several states, power restoration was slow going as downed trees and wires had to be removed first.

By Friday evening, approximately 1,796 Oradell residents and 3,107 in River Edge were still awaiting full restoration.

Gov. Christie rescheduled Halloween and all school days for the week were cancelled. Saturday's SAT testing at River Dell High School was postponed until mid-November.

By Thursday, several local stores were open for business and more expected by the weekend.

Voters may not be thinking about Tuesday's election just yet, but borough officials in Oradell have already made the decision to move several polling locations in advance.

Residents in District 1 will still report to St. Joseph School and District's 2 and 3 will again head to River Dell High School.

But District's 4 and 6 have been moved from the Senior/Veteran's Building to Borough Hall; District 5 voters will now go to River Dell High School instead of Bergen Catholic.

River Edge voters on the other hand will still cast their ballots at their usual polling locations.

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Sylvia November 04, 2012 at 06:05 PM
To all still struggling with Sandy and its aftermath my heartfelt condolences especially those who lost loved ones!

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