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Week in Review: Primaries, Proms and Patch Picks

Here's a look back of the top stories of last week.

In the Primary Elections held Tuesday, the local Republicans are running uncontested. In the Primary race for Assembly seats, Rumana and Russo will run in November

A heat wave closed the regional high schools early last week. The local K-8 district however was able to stay open thanks to air conditioning. 

One of the largest employers in the borough, Medco is having a tough year. Also in business, Patch Picks this week highlighted innovated local businesses

FAMS Student Katie Alpert is running a lemonade stand this weekend as part of Alex's Lemonade Stand, which raises money for kids with cancer. See her at the corner of Arapaho and Highwoods Drive this afternoon. 

Ramapo High Class of 2011 Senior Prom was on Friday. Add your photos to our gallery. Our Mom Patch writer shared how prom shopping with a son was different than it was with her daughter. 

In government this week, State Senator Kevin O'Toole has sponsored a bill to prevent double dipping into the pension system. 

The Franklin Lakes Library Children's Department's new entranceway is complete, drawing inspiration from beloved character's in books. 

This week's nature walk took us to the beautiful rose gardens in Wyckoff and a local photographer's nature photos are on display in the Meadowlands. 

Do you know what to do if there is a bear in your yard? Here's 5 Things you should know

And lastly, read our weekly recap of the Real Housewives of New Jersey and see what local businesses were featured. Don't forget, the show moves to Sunday night at 10 p.m. starting this week. 

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