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Sandy Make-Up Days, Mosque Architecture Top Local News

Ridge girls soccer advances to state championship also among top headlines.

School Board Sets Sandy Make-Up and Snow Days

School officials strove to have the least impact as possible on plans for 2013 in setting make-up plans for Sandy, but the Good Friday holiday will go first and possibly additional days off April recess if snow days are called this winter.

The public testimony on a proposed mosque for Liberty Corner village continued this week at a special meeting of the Bernards Township Planning Board. The project's architect described a "modest" building that would fit in with the surrounding neighborhood, but faced continuing scepticism in questions about how many worshippers ultimately will be on the premises at one time, and whether parking would be sufficient.

A completely stoked Ridge High School girls soccer team defeated Montclair for the final playoff for Group IV championship on Wednesday. Now, the girls face powerhouse Montgomery on Sunday in a bid for the championship.

A small group of Basking Ridge women gathered at Lori Skea's house to pack 22 lunches for Staten Island, N.Y. residents who are displaced or still struggling after Sandy's destruction of their neighborhood. to make lunches to transport.

Colonial Christmas to Travel Back 200 Years

One of the favorite seasonal events in the Somerset Hills now is extended to two weekends, continuing through next weekend.

Fatal Thanksgiving Crash Still Under Investigation

State police in Trenton said this week an investigation continues into the one-car crash along Interstate 78 early Thanksgiving morning that killed a Somerville mother, injured her two sons, and killed another woman from Florida. The two brothers remained hospitalized on Monday. One of the women who died, Natasha Melendez, 20, was identified by state police Public Information Officer Sgt. Adam Grossman as being a resident of Green Acres, Fla. The accident also killed Tonya Gordon, 44, of Somerville.

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