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Week In Review: Crossroads Traffic Study, Stalled Teacher Contracts And 'Crowded' Classrooms

News of the week includes a new salon and a Teacher Of The Year

It was a busy week in Mahwah. Here’s a look at some of the top stories covered on Patch this week. If you have an idea for a story you’d like to see on Patch in the future, email it to Jessica.mazzola@patch.com.

Traffic Engineer: Crossroads Mall Could Generate 1,000 Cars An Hour On Route 17

During an ongoing public hearing on the Crossroads Town Center, a controversial retail development slated for the intersection of routes 17 and 287, a traffic expert said the mall would add about 1,000 cars per day to Route 17 in Mahwah. While he said the projection“was workable,” most cars coming to the center, he said, would be coming from within a 20 miles radius.

Teacher Contract Talks Stalled Until May

Teachers announced this week that they will be waiting until a state-mediated meeting between the MEA and the board in May to discuss contract negotiations. Both sides say they are eager to reach settlement.

Teacher Contract Dispute May Threaten Middle School’s Overnight Trip

A realization at this week’s board meeting revealed that teachers may not chaperone this year’s eighth grade trip, thanks to ongoing contract negotiations.

PHOTOS: 'Silence Of The Lambs' Director Helps Raise Money For Haitian Students

Jonathan Demme was on hand to help raise money for two Haitian students studying in Mahwah on scholarship.

Mahwah Teacher Named NJ's 'Teacher Of The Year'

Yvonne Beatrice was given the award by the Daughters of the America.

One particular grade at GW has more students enrolled in each class than the state average. Concerned parents went to a board meeting this week to ask for an additional class next year. 

Mahwah volunteers, who have served about 40 years each of volunteered time supporting Mahwah, were awarded this week with mayoral passes.

Warm Winter Affects Mahwah Couple's Year-Round Snow Removal Business

The owners of , who have lives in Mahwah with their family for nearly 20 years, usually spend their winters clearing snow from their clients’ parking lots. Find out what they did this year.

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The Mahwah Museum has opened an exciting new exhibit, “New Jersey Fights in the Civil War – Remembering Soldiers Buried in Mahwah.”

A new Supercuts is coming to Mahwah. A branch of the hair cutting franchise is preparing to open in one of the vacant storefronts in the Gateway Center on Franklin Turnpike.

Group is putting together multi-cultural fundraiser to benefit the Mahwah Marine Moms.


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