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Joan D'Alessandro Memorial, World Trade Center Steel, Retired School Board Member Top This Week's News

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

Rosemarie D'Alessandro (left) at a vigil for her deceased daughter, Joan, in Hillsdale earlier this year. Photo credit: Christopher Costa.
Rosemarie D'Alessandro (left) at a vigil for her deceased daughter, Joan, in Hillsdale earlier this year. Photo credit: Christopher Costa.

Blunt Language For Murdered Girl's Memorial Makes Some Uneasy

Officials have questioned the use of the phrase "molested and murdered" on a monument to be built near the train station.

World Trade Center Steel Considered For Hillsdale Memorial

A Hillsdale Boy Scout planning to build a memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in a public park has obtained a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, but there's one catch — it's in the shape of a cross and officials aren't sure they can put up a religious symbol.  

School Board, Administrators Honor Retired Longtime Member

Barbara Gregory was on the Westwood Regional Board of Education for 24 years.

Two Westwood Police Officers Celebrated Upon Retirement

Sgt. Robert Held and Capt. Frank Durante had both been with the department since the 1980s and earned numerous accolades during their careers.

Hillsdale Hires New Police Officer

Anthony Lacher was appointed a probationary patrolman during the Hillsdale Council's meeting.

Hillsdale Woman Sues Town, Claims Road Built on Her Property

Pamela Kraycinovich filed a lawsuit against the town seeking to have them purchase the Beechnut Street land.

Stonybrook Swim Club Plans Renovations

The Hillsdale Council approved a $106,205.50 contract this week with All State Technology to replaster the club's kiddie spray pool and perform other renovations.

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