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Westwood Police : It’s Turtle Season !

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Westwood NJ, ,just a reminder from the Westwood Police Department that turtle nesting season has arrived and with that, there will be a noticeable increase in turtle presence. The
Westwood Police Department has already come across a number of Snapping Turtles this season!

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Paterson Drug Dealer Arrested in Westwood

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Westwood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of 39-year-old JESUS A. CANTILLO of Paterson, NJ on charges of possession with the intent to distribute narcotics and drug distribution. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck and the Westwood Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Pontillo.

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Chaos at Westwood Regional High School Graduation: Brawl Erupts, Injuries Reported

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Westwood NJ, the graduation ceremony at Westwood Regional High School took a troubling turn on Thursday evening as a brawl broke out on the football field, resulting in multiple injuries and one person being hospitalized, according to the Township of Washington Police Department.

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Westwood Regional High School Faces Two False Alarm Lockdowns in Two Months

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Twp. of Washington NJ, twice in the past two months, Westwood Regional High School has experienced security alert-triggered lockdowns that prompted immediate police response. Both incidents turned out to be false alarms, causing significant stress and frustration for parents, students, and staff.

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Westwood Breathes Life Back into “Field of Dreams” Ball Field ,Brookside Park

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Westwood NJ,  Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo thanked the Westwood Baseball Association, Westwood DPW Superintendent Rick Woods , Westwood Recreation Director Gary Buchheister and Westwood Councilman Anthony Greco ( Council Liaison to both Westwood DPW and Westwood Recreation) for breathing life back into this “field of dreams” at Brookside Park.

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The Ridgewood Guild’s Annual International Film Festival , a Celebration of Cinematic Creativity and Storytelling

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Westwood NJ, Every spring, film enthusiasts State wide eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Ridgewood Guild’s Annual International Film Festival (RIFF), a celebration of cinematic creativity and storytelling. This year, amidst changes brought on by the closure of Warner Theater, RIFF announced its temporary relocation to the charming town of Westwood, where the Westwood Theater at 182 Center Avenue will serve as the venue for the festival.

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“THE BOSS”,  Bruce Springsteen Wears “Westwood Cycle’ T-shirt During Tour Promotion

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Westwood NJ, “THE BOSS”,  Bruce Springsteen is returning to perform at Syracuse University , 51 years after his last appearance there.

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Westwood, First Town in Bergen to Offer an Adopt a Storm Drain Program

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Westwood NJ,in the spirit of Arbor Day, communities across North Jersey are finding innovative ways to celebrate and care for their environment. While adopting a puppy or a stretch of highway might come to mind, one North Jersey town is encouraging its residents to take their dedication to the next level by adopting a storm drain.

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Westwood Regional High School Locked Down Over Alert System Malfunction

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Westwood NJ, at approximately 11:07 AM The Washington Township Police Department responded to the Westwood High School for a reported lockdown.  Township Police arrived and entered the structure.  Within moments, surrounding agencies arrived on scene to assist.

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Westwood Board of Education Bans Video Recordings on School Premises

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Westwood NJ, during the latest board meeting, the Westwood board of Education approved a policy banning the use of video recordings on school premises. In a previous meeting in June, James O’Keefe addressed the board, announcing his intention to distribute hidden cameras to parents and possibly students upon request.

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Westwood Drug Dealer Arrested Over Death of Park Ridge Juvenile

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Westwood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JORDAN CLARKE (DOB: 1/22/2000; single; unemployed) of 60 Palisade Avenue, Westwood, NJ for strict liability and drug distribution-related charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck and the Park Ridge Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph Madden.

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Westwood Snags $1,000,000 in Federal Funding for Flood Elevation Grants

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Westwood NJ, according to Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo the borough of Westwood received $1,000,000 in Federal Funding for Flood Elevation Grants.

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Michael Bell Assumes the Role of CEO at Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center

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Westwood NJ, Michael Bell assumes the role of CEO at Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, N.J., marking a pivotal moment in the institution’s leadership. With a wealth of experience garnered from various executive positions across the healthcare industry, Bell’s appointment promises to steer the medical center towards new heights of patient care and operational efficiency. His tenure commences on March 4, succeeding interim CEO Joe Pino.

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Fire Fighters Fight Exposure Knocking Down Westwood Truck Fire

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Westwood NJ, on Saturday, February 17th, just after 10:30 am the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to Booker street for a reported truck fire with extension.

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Westwood Regional School District Director of Bands, Charged With Engaging in Sexual Conduct with a Student

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Westwood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of KURT ZIMMERMANN (DOB:11/16/1968; married; teacher) of Rockaway, NJ on charges of aggravated sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck.

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