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Bomb Threat to 'Cake Boss', Teacher Mourned Top Local News

Round-up of the top local headlines in Ridgewood and Glen Rock news.

Bomb Threat to 'Cake Boss' Clears Wilsey Square


Ridgewood emergency personnel evacuated Wilsey Square for about an hour early Friday afternoon after reports of a bomb threat to Carlo's Bakery, a retail location of "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.

Ross Gardner, Beloved Teacher, Dead at 49


Services were scheduled Thursday and Friday for Ross Gardner Jr., a beloved teacher at Holmstead School in Ridgewood that died unexpectedly Tuesday.

Six-Figure Gift Raises Red Flag for Residents


The Ridgewood Village Council’s unanimous acceptance Wednesday night of a six-figure donation from the family foundation of a potential downtown developer prompted resident questions about a perceived conflict of interest

Tyler Clementi's Mother, Brother Walk GWB for First Time Since Suicide


Jane Clementi and her son James joined the founders of the Friend Movement in a walk Sunday across the George Washington Bridge to raise awareness about bullying.

Morning Fire Shuts Down Part of Ridgewood Ave.


An electrical fire on the exterior of Gilsenan and Company's downtown office briefly shut down a block of East Ridgewood Avenue and cleared neighboring stores Wednesday morning.

After Final Tally, Incumbents Keep Council Seats


According to updated election results released by the Bergen County Clerk Thursday, Glen Rock Borough Council Republican incumbents Mary Jane Surrago and Michael O’Hagan are assured new three-year terms beginning this January.

Ridgewood Woman Directing Play in Fair Lawn


Village resident Amy Sellars is at the helm of "Love, Loss and What I Wore," which will begin its run Friday night.

Glen Rock Actress, Age 8, Cast in Production of ‘Les Mis’


Rhino Theater's production runs until Dec. 1, with borough resident Sofia Fusco playing a young Eponine.

Committee Recommends 'Streamlined' Budget Process

New Financial Advisory Committee proposed changes to the municipal budget cycle to make costs more understandable and process more efficient.

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