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What Happened Month-by-Month in Mahwah

Year in Review 2012

As you’re prepping to count down to 2013, take a look back at what happened in Mahwah, month-by-month, all year.


  • The board of education voted to eliminate the annual budget vote and moved school board elections to November. Now, so long as the board proposes a budget within the 2% tax levy cap, it can be approved without a popular vote.
  • A 12-year-old from Irvington was charged in connection with a prank 911 phone call that reported a shooter in the area of several Mahwah schools
  • Bergen County Superior Court Judge Alexander Carver dismissed the Mahwah Planning Board's request for a declaratory judgment on the applicability of the state's new "time of decision law" to the Crossroads shopping center application
  • Representatives from six municipalities along the Ramapo River left a ‘Mahwah Flood Conference’ armed with a commitment to make a regional move to alleviate flooding in the area
  • The Mahwah Library celebrated its centennial anniversary
  • A Mahwah resident celebrated her 100th birthday. She has lived in the township since 1947.
  • A Mahwah firefighter was killed in a car crash in New York state


  • Two people were arrested in connection with a stabbing off Stag Hill Road
  • A Ramapo College student was killed in a head-on collision outside the school. A memorial was held at the school in his honor
  • Police reported that teen drinking incidents rose 150% over the previous year
  • An episode of the ABC show ‘What Would You DO?’ was taped in Mahwah
  • A Crips gang member was arrested in Mahwah
  • Masonicus Brook was de-snagged by the county, which it said should help alleviate flooding in West Mahwah
  • A planning board hearing on the Crossroads Town Center started in February. It is still ongoing.
  • Mahwah’s municipal pool reported it was operating $78K in the red
  • The DPW reported it picked up 19 football fields worth of debris from the Halloween snow storm and Hurricane Irene
  • A resident was charged with illegally chopping down 221 of his neighbors’ trees
  • Mahwah was given a AAA bond rating
  • A car was destroyed in a driveway fire


  • The owner of Mahwah Bar & Grill died
  • The board of ed made changes to help combat three of its schools with low test scores
  • A couple was charged with stealing jewelry from a Miller Road home
  • Two Haitian students were given the chance to go to college in Mahwah
  • A traffic engineer testified the Crossroads shopping center project would
  • Members of the township Ambulance Corps fought to preserve its future as an all-volunteer organization
  • The school board approved a budget with a 2% increase in taxes
  • Planners putting together the new township Master Plan debated whether or not LED light billboards should be allowed in the township
  • The Planning Board decided office space was the best use for the Crossroads property
  • PHOTOS: Community Volunteers Give 9-Year-Old Dream Room Makeover
  • A 'Large Quantity' Of Magic Mushrooms In Mahwah Condo Lead To Five Arrests
  • Carol Green was named township historian for life
  • For the second year in a row, a Mahwah High School teacher was named the best in the state


  • The township discussed adding neighborhood mini parks
  • Mahwah students competed in a TV game show
  • Mahwah's Moe's was named one of the franchise's most successful locations
  • A woman allegedly ran over the Repo Man
  • Mary Higgins Clark set her latest novel in Mahwah
  • A Single Mom Looked To Rebuild After Fire Destroyed her Home
  • Mahwah Man With Three Teens In Backseat Arrested On DWI Charges
  • Mahwah twins were charged in a Hoboken attack
  • The board of ed decided home-schooled students would not be allowed to play for Mahwah teams
  • A cell phone argument led to prostitution arrests at a Mahwah hotel
  • There was an underage drinking arrest at a Mahwah restaurant
  • FD Helped Rescue Man From 12-Foot Hole
  • College students studied the environmental impact of the proposed Crossroads development
  • $40K in equipment was stolen from Play N Trade
  • $60K In State Grants was Awarded To Two Mahwah Businesses
  • Mayor Bill Laforet announced he would seek reelection


  • A list of Mahwah's Top Ten Taxpayers
  • Mahwah Reported the 12th Highest Graduation Rate in the County
  • Annual Youth Sports Parade Expands To Day-Long Celebration
  • Woman Slumped Over In Car Charged With Cocaine Possession
  • Undercover Work Leads To Prostitution Arrests
  • Russ Berrie Foundation Awards $150K To Jerseyans Who Make A Difference
  • Mahwah Ranks Top 50 In NJ On Best High Schools List
  • in Mahwah
  • Mahwah Mom Of Four Opens 'Out Of This World' Frozen Yogurt Shop
  • Couple Under Psychiatric Evaluation After Six-Hour Police Standoff
  • Ramapo Graduates Largest Class Ever
  • Teen Non-Profit Starts Sustainable Living Farms In Mahwah
  • Is The Anti-Mall Movement Dead?
  • Mahwah Teachers Have New Contract
  • Evidence Unclear after Man Claims He Shot at Assailants
  • PHOTOS: Mahwah Celebrates Memorial Day


  • State Report Card Grades Mahwah Schools' Performance
  • Mahwah Ambulance Corps To Remain All Volunteer
  • Three Residential Burglaries Over Two Weeks Target Different Sections Of Township
  • Police Arrest Alleged Play N' Trade Thief
  • Fire Company Dedicates September 11 Steel Memorial [PHOTOS]
  • Police Make Six Heroin Arrests In Five Weeks
  • Three Candidates Enter Another Uncontested School Board Race
  • Mahwah Baseball Wins First State Championship Ever
  • MOMtrepreneur Manufactures Line Of Weight Loss Dishes
  • Salon Workers Fall Ill From Fumes
  • Interim Superintendent Signs On For Second Year In Mahwah
  • Veteran Wedding Planner Sets Up Shop In Mahwah
  • Father-Son Entrepreneurs Develop Sustainable Paving Alternative
  • Former T-Bird Starts Niche Social Network For Kids
  • Ridge Graduates 'Vibrant' Class Of Eighth Graders
  • PHOTOS: Mahwah's 2012 Graduates 'Filled With Thunderbird Pride And Spirit'
  • Resident Forms Professional Fight Club
  • DPW Superintendent Plans Run For Mayor
  • Police Looking For Suspect In Late Night Stabbing
  • Burglar Interrupted: Resident Returns Home To Find Stranger In House
  • Christie in Mahwah: 'I'll Listen' If Romney Calls About VP
  • Man Charged In Weekend Stabbing
  • Prosecutor: Mahwah Man Shoots Wife in Murder-Suicide


  • Mahwah Plans New Affordable Housing Complex For Route 202
  • Mahwah Mom Fights Cancer While Training For Marathon
  • Convicted Felon Arrested After Foot Chase Across 6 Lanes Of Route 17
  • Elementary Principal Appointed New District-Wide Curriculum Director
  • Sister-In-Law Entrepreneurs Open New Mahwah Salon
  • Dealership Hires Special Staff To Sell Wheelchair Accessible Car


  • Mahwah Council Strikes Down Plan to Outsource Recycling
  • Four Schools Get New Look For New Year
  • State Investigating Worker’s Death At Campgaw Mountain
  • Cops Bust Underage Beer Pong Party Mistaken For Burglary
  • Best Buddies Open New Kid-Friendly Froyo Shop
  • Facebook Sign-In Could Lead To Burglary Charges
  • Truck Spills 100 Gallons Of Diesel Fuel On Trip Through Mahwah
  • Three Mahwah Businesses Among Fastest Growing In US
  • Mayor's Ad Sparks Heated Exchanges At Council Meeting


  • Five Council Candidates To Run For Three Seats
  • Superintendent Cites Four Major Goals For New School Year
  • Mahwah School Given Distinguished ‘Blue Ribbon’ Title By US Department of Education
  • DPW Worker Suspended After Cursing At Police Chief
  • Decreasing Mahwah's 'Dependency' On Driving Among Master Plan Suggestions
  • Planner Predicts No More Big Housing Developments In Mahwah
  • PHOTOS: Mahwah Remembers 9/11
  • Plan Recommends No 'Big Box' Stores In Mahwah
  • Police Identify Man Who Drowned At Ramapo Reservation Thursday
  • Hikers Alert Firefighters To Ramapo Reservation Blaze
  • Mahwah Trainer Pleads Guilty To Forging Medical Documents For MMA Fighters
  • Third Party Nominee in Mahwah Said His Ticket Can Beat 'Robamney' In Presidential Race
  • District Confirms 14 Acts Of Bullying In Mahwah Schools Last Year
  • School Board Member Resigns After 10 Years
  • Mahwah May Install Security Cameras On School Buses
  • PD Returns $85K To Mahwah Victims Of ‘Grandparent Scam’
  • Amazing Savings HQ Moving To Mahwah
  • Commercial Areas Of Mahwah Might Be Exempt From Environmental Protections
  • Mini Golf Amusement Center Not Coming To Ramsey-Mahwah Border
  • Mahwah held its 22nd annual Mahwah Day


  • PHOTOS: Firefighters Honor Memory Of Fallen Brother In First Memorial Poker Run
  • Route 17 In Mahwah Identified As Road In Need Of Repair
  • Four Mahwah Teens Charged In Connection With Alleged Arson
  • Facebook Page Sparks Pre-Election Dispute
  • Mail Carrier Ejected From Post Office Truck In Three Car Accident
  • PHOTOS: Mahwah 5K/10K Race
  • POLL: Did Township’s $1.1M Road Improvement Program Address Major Issues?
  • Mahwah Woman Rescued From Car Dangling From Parking Garage’s Second Story
  • Boom Burger Grand Opening In Mahwah Thursday
  • No Specific Plan For Future Senior Housing Developments In Mahwah
  • Residents Brainstorm Businesses To Bring To Mahwah
  • Dress Barn Headquarters Moving To Mahwah
  • Township Denies Request To Stop Defending Itself In Crossroads Lawsuit
  • Democratic Campaign Worker Charged With Swiping Campaign Signs
  • Police Investigating Eight Similar Thefts In Past Month
  • New Owners Officially Revamp Longtime Mahwah Flower Shop
  • PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy in Mahwah
  • Officials: Crisis Map To Help Mahwah Residents Recover From Sandy
  • What Mahwah Looks Like After Sandy


  • NY Men Snagged After Allegedly Selling Gas For $8 a Gallon
  • Small Earthquake Could Be Felt in Mahwah
  • Six Homes Demolished After Condo Complex Blaze [UPDATE]
  • Mahwah Voted Mostly for Election Losers
  • Mahwah Mom’s Killer Ant Novel Hits Shelves 
  • School Board Appointee Carries On Family Tradition
  • 'Fight for Frank' to Help Former NFL Player Battling Brain Cancer
  • Fleet Feet Celebrates a Decade in Business
  • Sbarra Clinches Third Mahwah Council Seat
  • Mahwah Emergency Services Handled Highest Number of Calls Ever During Sandy
  • Comfort Suites Sued for Allegedly Price Gouging During Sandy


  • Underwear-Clad Man Confronts Police Outside Home He Allegedly Broke Into
  • Crossroads Traffic Redesign Questions How Shoppers Will Get In And Out
  • Mayor Signs Gun Control Letter to Obama
  • Mahwah Mourns Sandy Hook Victims [PHOTOS]
  • Mahwah Schools Taking 'Additional Measures to Heighten Safety'
  • More Mahwah Residents Gave Money to Obama Campaign
  • Community Helps Mahwah Family Through 7-Year-Old's Cancer Diagnosis
  • iPads Helping Mahwah FD Fight Fires
  • Mahwah Grad Turned San Diego Charger Scores First NFL Start
  • Overpass Fix May Cause 20-Month Long Lane Closure
  • Mahwah Schools Make AP Honor Roll
  • MFD Rescues Car Submerged in Floodwaters
  • Forklift Catches Fire Inside Mahwah Home Depot
  • How Does Crime in Mahwah Compare to Neighboring Towns?
  • Cops Seek Masked Men Caught On Video Breaking into Farmstead Road Home
  • DPW: Sandy's Debris Worse than Record-Breaking Irene's

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PB December 31, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Is it true that the mayor has requested that leaves not picked up....as per the agreement between the taxpayers and the township can be dropped off at his gas station?


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