Editor's Notebook: Week in Review
A look back at the week that was in Millburn-Short Hills.
The week started with plenty of government meetings, but it ended with a big storm that brought at least a foot of snow.
We were given more of a light on what to expect from the proposed 2010-11 school budget this week. A neighborhood meeting on a synagogue proposal also turned heated.
But by Thursday afternoon, kids were out of school and people were starting to go inside to weather a snow storm.
Miss something last week? Here's your chance to catch up.
On Monday, the Board of Education announced it would hire a consultant to help with redistricting. A helicopter circling Sunday night was associated with the township's deer census. We told you how former Olympian JoJo Starbucks is teaching figure skating at Codey Arena. The Paper Mill Playhouse and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey are teaming up for exhibits at the theater. The Local History column told you about the building where New Eyes for the Needy is located.
On Tuesday, we reported to you about the proposed 4 percent school tax increase. The Millburn boys basketball team won its home season finale. Ask the Career Coach gave advice to graduates who are searching for a job.
A meeting of the Save Millburn neighborhood organization about a proposal from the Chai Center to build a new synagogue turned heated Wednesday night. Middle school kids learned about cartooning at the Millburn Public Library. Parents learned about issues with the new state medical marijuana law. In a report from Tuesday's meeting, we told you how the Township Committee approved increasing the special assessment on downtown properties.
The snow was falling by mid-morning on Thursday, and kids were out of school by the afternoon. We told you how Joe Kizel reached 1,000 points for his high school basketball career. And we got you ready for the weekend in the Weekender.
On Friday, we updated you on the latest with the snow storm, which was dying down by the afternoon. State data shows Millburn taxpayers have the highest average bill. Township officials believe an application for Stop & Shop on Millburn Avenue missed a step. Gina's Bakery of Montclair is planning to open a branch in downtown Millburn. Motherhood in Millburn focused on what one mother felt when she lost her patience. We also got you ready for Purim celebrations this weekend.