Week In Review: Bank Robbery, High School Athletics and Good News For Taxpayers

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Monday, March 12

The  Dance and Cheerleading teams wrapped up successful seasons over the past few weekends, highlighted by their first place finishes last month at the Spirit Unlimited Battle at the Boardwalk Cheerleading and Dance Nationals in Atlantic City. 

Tuesday, March 13

Fair Lawn resident and county employee JoMarie Sacchinelli was awarded the county's Taxpayer Advocate Award last week for saving county taxpayers $650,000 by reducing the county's car fleet.

Fair Lawn native Rich Cheifitz, a 19-year-old lacrosse superstar attacker at Kean University, was selected to represent Israel's nascent national lacrosse team when it debuts on the world stage this summer at the European Lacrosse Championships in Amsterdam

Wednesday, March 14

A  teller lifted nearly $10,000 from her cash drawer over the past eight months,  charged Wednesday. 

Aspiring Eagle Scout Stephen Silberman delivered to the  Wednesday the copious returns -- over 90 bags of food and nearly $500 in cash donations -- from his three-week food drive. 

Thursday, March 15

A man implicated in the  last July was sentenced Tuesday to 70 months in jail for a subsequent bank robbery he confessed to committing in Alabama.

Friday, March 16

 passed a resolution Thursday urging the New Jersey Legislature to amend a Senate bill that seeks to remove the superintendent and board of education from the hiring and firing process for school personnel.

, Fair Lawn's only Irish pub, won the by a wide margin.

With budget reserves of nearly three times the norm in 2011, the borough was able to prevent a possible tax increase by transferring nearly $1 million in overages to areas where costs went over their allotted budgets due to last year's destructive storms.


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