Hekemian Hearing, Drop In School Ranking and More This Week In Local News

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Michael Dipple, Hekemian's engineering expert, was recalled to answer questions about the effectiveness of the infiltration systems designed to control flooding that he has proposed for the site.

New Milford residents keep a close eye on Cranford where the site plan hearing for Hekemian's controversial Birchwood proposal is now under way the the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. 

Danielle Shanley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, said changes in the way the state looks at dropout rates impacted the school’s ranking.

Outdated data and conclusions based on calculations few comprehend have Superintendent Michael Polizzi asking New Jersey Monthly, "What makes a great school, great?"

In determining floodways, plains and zones, a FEMA map can only be used if a town does not have an existing DEP map.

If approved, will the development of the United Water property impact emergency services?

Ret. Capt. Homer E. Reighard, remembered as a "cop's cop."


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