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10 Most Read July Stories on Caldwells Patch

Here are a few of the stories that caught readers' attention last month on Caldwells Patch.

A West Caldwell man made golf history on Saturday, June 23 when he made two hole-in-ones in the same round at the Donald Ross course at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell.

A man wearing a mask robbed a gas station at gunpoint on July 15. The robber got away with an undermined amount of cash, according to West Caldwell Police.

The  in West Caldwell is no mas. The Mexican fast-food franchise at 940 Bloomfield Avenue shut its doors earlier in the month. What will happen to the latest vacancy in this strip?

U.S. Army Private Matt O’Hern of West Caldwell is in Mississippi preparing for his first deployment to Afghanistan. The 2011  grad is a volunteer with the  as well as the . 

The West Caldwell Council unanimously passed a $1.35 million bond ordinance on July 17 to move ahead with improvements to , which include installing new lights at the baseball fields. Residents in the surrounding neighborhood expressed reservations about the lights, as well as increased traffic, problems with maintaining the established 9:30 p.m. curfew, and the cost of the project.

The Caldwell Council has picked a controversial property on Personette Street as a potential open space acquisition. The council voted 5-0 to explore buying 27 Personette St., the longtime location of the Knights of Columbus Hall, which is back on the market after a  recently fell through.

A fire that started in a microwave oven damaged an apartment at a popular senior living complex in West Caldwell. 

Sergio Sanzari, the owner of The Mane Place II Salon in Verona for the last 25 years, died on Sunday, July 15 at age 47. Friends and family described Sanzari as always having a real connection with his customers. He enjoyed chatting while cutting hair and especially enjoyed making people laugh.

A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone with information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects who shot and killed a Caldwell man in Newark last August.

Almost everything is new at this pizzeria and restaurant, with one notable exception. Husband and wife owners Tom and Bonnie Graziano are proud to bring Gennaro Romeo back to this location at 40 Clinton Road, where he worked for about a decade when it was home to the popular Italianisimo.

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