'Rockers Show World the Meaning of Character, Pedestrian Struck, Clementi's Won't Sue in Top Headlines
Check out what went down this week.
Citizens of the borough demonstrated genuine character when they showed the world they cared about the well-being of strangers on hidden camera show "What Would You Do?" The segment, on germaphobia, was filmed at Kilroy's.
A 24-year-old woman was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center Friday when she went over the hood of an Oradell woman's car in a pedestrian strike. The victim's injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Charlie Tahan, 14, provided his voice to the main character of Tim Burton's new film "Frankenweenie." Tahan wasn't the only local film star making news this week. Ten-year-old Lauren Sudol played a feature role in Ridgewood filmmaker Caytha Jentis' new movie "Bad Parents."
The number of underage drinking incidents was about double the previous Backwoods dances, but to organizer Paul Vagianos it signifies that policing measures are simply more effective, not that the behavior of students is worse.
The family of Ridgewood's Tyler Clementi has decided not to pursue a civil suit against Rutgers University of Tyler's former roommate, Dharun Ravi, according to a Star-Ledger report. Clementi committed suicide in 2010 after a series of spycam incidents by Ravi.
There were a number of unclear passages in the new leaf collection ordinance, forcing the council to push back the vote a week. School zones still need to be addressed in the policy, officials said.
Village police are asking residents to smarten up and lock their doors and windows after an uptick of home and vehicle burglaries lately. Two were reported on Gateway Road last week.
He didn't want ex-mayor David Pfund to be the municipal judge, but a week later Ridgewood Councilman Tom Riche wants to pay him more than his colleagues who did vote for the appointment. Riche previously said he wanted to explore a shared services agreement to save taxpayers money.
Protecting first amendment rights while being sensitive to the expectations of residents isn't an easy thing for local libraries. The libraries don't have filters for pornography on their public computers for adult use.
Daniel Fishbein is in the running for New Jersey Superintendent of the Year after the Ridgewood schools chief was named by peers as the top superintendent in North Jersey for the 2012-2013 school year.