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Week In Review: Teacher's Job Saved, Cops Nab Burglar, Boulder Run Evacuated

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Beloved RIH Teacher Saved Following Outcry

A crowd of nearly 200 parents and students attended the Ramapo-Indian Hills Board of Education meeting Monday night to petition trustees to spare music teacher Ed Haddad.

"I am deeply moved," said Ed Haddad, a music teacher who was likely to lose his job before the community came to his aid.

Burglar Picks Wrong Night For Home Break-In

A known burglar out of Englewood had been out of state prison only three days when he decided to burglarize a Ravine Avenue home,  said.

The irony? The township was holding a  in town hall when police received a call from an alert resident reporting a suspicious car.

Cops: Men May Have Been Looking for Personal Info

Two men arrested for stealing electronics from the Wyckoff Recycling Center may have been looking to recover sensitive personal information from the hard drives of computers, police said.  

 Sgt. Jack McEwan spied two men removing computers from the locked recycling center on West Main Street on the Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Boulder Run

Dangerously high carbon monoxide levels at Boulder Run forced residents, employees and customers in one section of the strip mall to be evacuated on Wednesday afternoon. 

Cops: Another Drunk Driver Speeding on 208

For the second time in two months, cops have arrested a drunk driver who they allege was driving at dangerously high speeds on Route 208,  said.   

Chief Benjamin Fox told Wyckoff Patch incidents like this "will not be tolerated in Wyckoff."

Madigan Tapped for Board Despite Scanlan Objection

The Township's governing body appointed former committeeman Thomas Madigan to a 1-year second alternate position on the Wyckoff Zoning Board on Tuesday despite protest from that board's liaison.

Brian Scanlan, the lone Democrat on the committee, said he was left out of the appointment process despite being appointed the liaison to the land use board.

Board Expert: Vista Project is 'Inherently Beneficial' 

The Wyckoff Zoning Board heard final arguments in a preliminary portion of the Christian Health Care Center's Vista Project application Monday night.

Board members heard from the applicant's planning expert, , and the board's planning expert, , and will await legal briefs from both attorneys before rendering a decision regarding the application's "inherently beneficial use."

Hit-And-Run Driver Charged In Monmouth Crash

A Wyckoff man who fled the scene of an accident in Monmouth County that sent two to the hospital was later located in a neighboring town and charged with drunken driving and other offenses, police said Tuesday.

Wyckoff Firefighters Sworn In, Promoted

The Wyckoff Committee welcomed new firefighters, junior firefighters and promoted two members of the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department during the Monday night committee meeting.

Township officials spoke highly of the department's leadership and their outreach efforts in the community.

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