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Popular Principal Retires, Flooding Averted and More in the Week That Was

Catch up on all of last week's top local news stories here.

Roosevelt School Principal Retiring After 40 Years in Education

With almost 40 years of service to River Edge, Principal Anthony Vouvalides is honored by the school with a surprise celebration. What's more amazing is the fact that 456 elementary school students kept the celebration a secret from him.

Saint Joseph's School Holds PreK Graduation

Friday marked a very important milestone in the lives of four-year olds at Saint Joseph's as they graduated from "the greenhouse" -- the school's pre-K program, and ready themselves for Kindergarten in September. 

United Water Lowering Oradell Reservoir

United Water began releasing water from the Oradell Reservoir upon orders from Governor Christie after the National Weather Service issued the third flood watch in a week for Bergen County and much of the tri-state area Wednesday.

River Edge Fire Department Awarded Five Trophies at NY/NJ Fireman's Parade

The department took 1st place Aerial in its age class, 2nd place Retired Antique, 2nd place Engine in its age class, 2nd place Rescue in its age class, and 1st place Marching of over 21 members. 

Wi-Fi Coming to River Edge and Oradell Terminals

Rail riders will soon be able to surf the web on their tablet or laptop at the River Edge and Oradell Terminals and other major mass transit hubs.

New Jersey Transit's board voted Wednesday to enter into a 20-year contract with Cablevision to offer Wi-Fi at its stations and on trains via a dedicated, trackside Wi-Fi network, the public transit agency announced this week.

Local Business Joins Habitat in Helping Little Ferry Rebuild from Sandy

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, based in Oradell, welcomed Environetics, an architecture, interior design, engineering, and planning firm located in Englewood Cliffs, to help the affiliate rebuild Hurricane Sandy victims’ homes in Little Ferry.

Bergen Catholic Football Flying South for 7 on 7 Showdown

For third straight year, Crusaders competing against some of the best southern teams in South Carolina's Palmetto State football tournament. This event is part of the National Select 7on7 Championship Series.

Carnevale Named Top Intercollegiate Track Athlete

River Dell alum Stephanie Carnevale was recently recognized by the Lehigh Valley Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women as outstanding track athlete.

What My Father Taught Me

With Father's Day upon us, Patch went around town to ask people what their father taught them. In all of their musings, laughter, rememberances, all ended by saying, "I miss him so much."

 

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