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Bomb Scare, Attempted Murder Charges Top This Week's Headlines

Check out the news from the week.

Family and friends hope the village will allow them to construct a memorial at 'The View' on Crest Road for a 16-year-old RHS student who died on Aug. 8. The council is apprehensive of creating a precedent.

Police claim an inebriated man attempted to push two Glen Rock children – ages 7 and 9 – in front of a moving train in Ramsey before the boys' mother and grandmother were able to tackle him to the ground. David Howard, 48, of Wyckoff was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Police, firefighters and the Bergen County Bomb Squad closed down a portion of the village downtown Tuesday after a suspicious briefcase was found next to Capital One Bank on East Ridgewood Avenue. The briefcase turned out to be empty.

The latest proposal to improve efficiency and effectiveness of leaf collection in Ridgewood doesn't include residents bagging their own leaves, but rather enforcing the rules currently in place.

After two months of prohibitions on when to water lawns, ratepayers in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park and Wyckoff are now restriction-free.

A backlog at the NJEA union has pushed back a new teacher contract for Ridgewood educators by a few weeks.

Benjamin Franklin Middle School Assistant Principal Greg Wu was selected by peers as the 2012 educator of the year in Ridgewood.

Following a burglary spree on the West Side in Ridgewood's Willard neighborhood, burglars made their presence felt on the East Side of town near Route 17, according to police.

The boyfriend of a teen alleged to have conspired to beat up her ex-boyfriend with bats and pipes was charged by Wyckoff police for allegedly stealing a car last year. Daniel Chaupiz, 20, is already lodged at county jail.

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