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New Councilman Interviews, School Board Meetings This Week

Here's a look at the week ahead in Westwood, Hillsdale and Washington Township.

Hillsdale may have a new councilman this week.

Borough officials have scheduled a special meeting for Thursday at which they will interview the three candidates for an open seat on the council in closed session.

The candidates are former Councilmen Anthony DeRosa and Frank Pizzella and local business owner Frank D'Amico. The three men were nominated for the position by the Bergen County Republican Organization after Michael Giancarlo resigned from the seat at the end of December.

Four Democrats were elected to the council in November. Giancarlo, a Republican, previously said he wanted to wait for the new officials to take their seats before he resigned so they could choose the new member.

The special meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday in Borough Hall.

School Boards Meeting This Week

All three local school boards have scheduled meetings this week.

The Pascack Valley Regional Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Pascack Hills High School cafeteria.

At their previous meeting, the board voted to approve a contract to hire two new security guards, one for each high school. The agenda for Monday's meeting is available online here.

The Hillsdale Board of Education is also meeting Monday, at 8 p.m. in Meadowbrook School. The meeting's agenda is available online here.

The Westwood Regional Board of Education is also meeting this week. The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School. The meeting's agenda was not yet available Sunday.

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