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Oradell Regional Trustees Resign, River Edge Duo Interviews for Open Seat This Past Week

Here are some of the top stories from River Dell this week

Two Regional Board Trustees Resign Within Hours of Each Other

With one year remaining in their three-year terms, River Dell Board of Education members Michael Chakansky and Dorothea Durand, both of Oradell, resigned from their respective posts on Monday evening within an hour of one another. Both trustees were elected in 2010.

Long-time Residents Seek Open Seat on Regional Board of Education

When Patrick Gallagher takes the oath of office as the newest River Dell Board of Education trustee for Oradell on January 7, one of two long-time River Edge residents will be chosen to fill the seat left vacant by Vito Acquafredda This week, the Regional Board interviewed Anthony Barbary and Chris Ilg to fill one-year of Acquafredda's remaining two-year term.

Outgoing Veteran Board Members Honored at Final Meeting

On the same night that the River Dell Board of Education watched two members resign, the district also had to say farewell to retiring trustees Vito Acquafredda and Roger Tashjian. Acquafredda will join the River Edge borough council on January 1 2013 while Tashjian opted to not run for reelection this past November.

Cell Tower Ordinance Cuts Out of Oradell for 2012

Mayor Joseph L. Murray Jr. announced at the December 11 council meeting that the ordinance concerning a new Verizon cell phone tower to be placed in Memorial Woods would come to an end right along with 2012. He added there was a possibility that the ordinance would be reintroduced in 2013.

Additional Classes Now Offered at River Dell

For the second half of the 2012-13 school year, River Dell students will now have an additional six courses to choose from when they create their schedules.

The district approved new classes in Statistics, Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry, Math Plus—Algebra, SUPA Principles & Contemporary Issues in Sport Management, SUPA Introduction to Personal Finance and Personal Financial Management.

New Milford Could Consider Hekemian Revisions as New Application

The bombshell dropped at Tuesday's New Milford Zoning Board meeting was delivered by Marc Leibman, the attorney representing Councilman Austin Ashley against Hekemian's development of the United Water property. Citing that the changes in Hekemian's recently revised site plan application are 'substantial,' Leibman told the members of the Zoning Board to toss the current application before them and require Hekemian to submit a new one. 

Temple Avodat Shalom Heats Up for the Festival of Lights

Temple Avodat Shalom hosts Hot Hot Hanukkah an event to celebrate the second day of Hanukkah. Children were treated to homemade snacks, crafts and a concert of all their Hanukkah favorites performed by Matty Roxx. 

Bergen Habitat to Begin Multi-Year Assistance to Sandy Victims

North Jersey was forever changed after Hurricane Sandy hit the area, devasting homes in towns like Little Ferry, Moonachie, Hackensack, South Hackensack and Carlstadt. Now the Bergen County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, based out of Oradell, is looking to institute a five-year relief plan to assist homeowners rehabilitate, rebuild and return to their homes.

The River Dell Golden Hawks stole a win against the Passaic Valley Hornets on Sunday evening by 4-0 and improving their season record to 3-2. The Hawks split their previous two matches with a win over Jefferson but lost to Ridgewood.

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