Alleged Jewel Thief Caught, Pay Raises for Top Officials in Local Headlines This Week

Catch up on the biggest stories of the week in Ridgewood and Glen Rock.

A 21-year-old Ringwood woman is accused of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry from her employer. If that's not bad enough, the ex-Gerson Jewelers employee allegedly went only about 50 feet to re-sell the hot jewelry at two pawn shops.

Rinderknecht Receives Raise from GR School Board

With a slightly higher salary and non-pensionable compensation, Glen Rock schools business administrator Michael Rinderknecht may collect $212,000 in 2012-2013.

Department heads and other non-union staff could receive merit pay of up to 1.9 percent of salary in 2012 and 2013. The council is scheduled to formally vote on Jan. 16.

Baseball Field Upgrades to Push GRHS Project Over Budget

Requests from baseball parents are likely to burst the budget britches, forcing the Glen Rock school district to spend as much as $400,000 in a contingency capital fund to pay for field upgrades.

Glen Rock Students in School for MLK Day

Superintendent Ray Albano has recommended that students head attend a one-session on Martin Luther King Day. Students will also be going to class on two days originally scheduled for April break.

Raymond's has Opened in Ridgewood

Montclair tranplant Raymond's opened to the public on Monday. The brunch heavyweight has delayed rolling out dinner services until after the holidays.


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