The 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013

Here's a list of the most-read stories from Westwood, Hillsdale and Washington Township in the past year.

1. Boy, 17, Stabs Sister Dead in Washington Township, Prosecutor Says

Travis Gallo allegedly stabbed his sister, Teia, with a kitchen knife.

2. Woman Hospitalized After Being Hit by Car Outside Trader Joe's

An employee at the Trader Joe's in Westwood was severely injured when she was hit by a customer's car Wednesday afternoon, according to Police Chief Frank Regino.

3. Westwood High Principal Certo Resigns

Matthew Certo will be leaving the school due to "personal and family reasons," according to a letter sent to district parents.

4. Police Charge Driver Who Struck Hillsdale Woman

Maryann Lewis, of New Milford, hit Hillsdale resident Ruta Fiorino with her car outside the Westwood Trader Joe's Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

5. Anti-Blue Law Group Submits Petitions For Referendum

The group may be more than 50,000 signatures short of what they need, according to Bergen County Clerk John Hogan.

6. Zoeller Resigns As Westwood Regional Superintendent

The Westwood Regional Board of Education voted to accept Zoeller's resignation effective April 25.

7. HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley Opening in Westwood June 1

HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley is set to open June 1, exactly 54 years after the Pascack Valley Hospital first opened in Westwood on June 1, 1959.

8. Westwood Store Closing After 40 Years, Owner Opening Hospital Gift Shop

Beverly Adler opened Arts & Ends on Westwood Avenue in 1973.

9. Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51

Fans, friends remember the Bergen County native who gained worldwide fame as mob boss Tony Soprano.

10. Thunderstorm Causes Four Westwood Fires

One house was struck by lightning and power lines fell into a street when a sudden storm hit the area Monday.


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