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Village Employee Arrested, Bomb Manuals Found, BOE Shakeup Top This Week's Stories

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

Village Employee Accused of Stealing Parking Meter Quarters

Ridgewood Public Works Inspector Thomas Rica is facing theft and hindering apprehension charges for allegedly stealing more than $500 worth of quarters housed in Village Hall.

Ridgewood Doctor Had Bomb-Making Manuals

Offering the first real details since the Nov. 16 raid on Union Street, the attorney general said Dr. Roberto Rivera likely had the means and materials to construct homemade bombs and utilize automatic weapons. His medical license was temporarily stripped Wednesday.

Despite wanting to remain school board president to see through the search for a new superintendent, Rona McNabola was booted as Glen Rock school board president. Claiming five votes, Sheldon Hirschberg takes over.

'Ridgewood Station' Concept Unveiled at Ken Smith Site [Photos]

Plans to create a mixed-use 114-unit luxury housing development evoking visions of Europe's greatest architecture were offered to the planning board Monday.

Interim Superintendent Albano Announces Resignation

Citing family obligations, Interim Glen Rock Superintendent Ray Albano said he would serve his last day on Feb. 8. It remains unclear who will replace Albano.

Pedestrian Struck on Franklin Avenue

A 54-year-old woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday when she was struck by a car on Franklin Avenue. The driver received a summons. It was the second pedestrian strike in a period of four days.

Ridgewood Teacher Creates Organization to Help Disadvantaged Children

John Otterstedt is hoping to make a difference in the lives of children inside and outside his classroom with the creation of "Gift Grinners."

Village Planner: Heermance Parking Might Actually be School Property

The school district's quest to offer Heermance Place parking to teachers might have gotten a little bit easier when Village Planner Blais Brancheau revealed Wednesday night they might own the spaces after all.

Proposed Ridgewood Tree Policy Softened

Homeowners who choose to remove trees from their property will not have to replace them or pay into a tree fund in the latest revision of a new ordinance.


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