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Week in Review: Testimony About Proposed Convenience Store, School District Calendar Changes

A look back at the top stories in Westwood and Washington Township this week

This week, Patch told you about the continuation of testimony in the Sky Trading application where the applicant wants to tear down a gas station and replace it with a convenience store at a busy Washington Township intersection, a township resident was sentenced in an income tax evasion case, school board members approved adding two additional days to the district calendar for students in 2012, one township family gave up their dog to grant a dying boy's wish and more. Check out some of top the stories of the week in Westwood and Washington Township below.

  • Zoning Board Planner Testifies About Convenience Store Application: The Washington Township Zoning Board Planner testified Tuesday night about the Sky Trading application, which aims to demolish  at the intersection of Pascack Road and Washington Avenue to create a convenience store and a gas island with four fuel pumps. He .

  • Washington Township Resident Sentenced in Income Tax Evasion Case: A Washington Township resident who admitted in federal court in April that he failed to report more than $540,000 in income on his tax returns, was .

  • School Board Members Approve Calendar Changes for 2012: Members of the  unanimously Thursday. The changes came after district schools had to be closed following the October snowstorm.

  • How a Township Family Gave Up Their Dog for Dying Boy: A Washington Township family .

  • Former Westwood Police Chief Dies at 87: Thomas Lagatol was named chief of the Westwood Police Department in 1985.

  • Township Football Player Selected for Team New Jersey: Vincent Karabatsos of Washington Township has been .

  • Gas Leak Causes Jr./Sr. High School to be Dismissed Early Monday: Students in  were dismissed at 12:16 p.m. Monday because . Since lunch cannot be served, state law mandates the school to close early.

  • Traffic Changes Coming to Two Westwood Elementary Schools: Westwood police will be trying out changes at Berkeley and Brookside schools in January.

  • Getting 'A Taste of Bergen' in Washington Township: The Monday at  in Washington Township.

  • Middle School Students' Artwork Selected for Display: The artwork of three of Westwood Regional Middle School students was .

  • FEMA to Assist Westwood Victims of Irene: The federally funded Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMPG) is available for residents and businesses.

  • Zoning Board Grants IHA Variance for Solar Panels: The school can install the solar panels on the roof after the Washington Township Zoning Board agreed to grant a variance.

  • Westwood Residents Can Purchase Parking Decals for 2012:  through the borough clerk's office.

  • Washington School Students Raise Money to Heal Turkey's Leg: Two fifth-graders sold turkey-shaped cookies at their school, raising $100 to help fix the leg of a turkey that has been seen at the intersection of Pascack Road and Washington Avenue.

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