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Week in Review: Ex-Cop Commits Murder-Suicide, New Butcher Opens, Alleged Car Burglar Caught

Here are some of the stories you may have missed this week.

A former Caldwell Police sergeant committed suicide and his wife was murdered inside their Parsippany home, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.

Chester Andraka, 46, committed suicide with a single gunshot wound and his wife, Rosaria Andraka, 43, was killed by "gunshot wounds inflicted upon her," according to a brief statement released Tuesday evening by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Funeral arrangements have been set for Monday.

North Caldwell Police Make Arrest in Rash of Car Burglaries

A 19-year-old Scotch Plains man, whom police say has been entering unlocked cars in a high school parking lot and taking wallets, jewelry and other valuables, was arrested Saturday during the Essex County Basketball Tournament.

Corner Butcher Block Opens in Caldwell

Customers can expect some changes, some continuity at Corner Butcher Block, former location of Vila Meats.

Win a Dozen Roses and Dinner for Two in the Caldwells

Enter the Valentine's Day Caldwells' Cutest Couple Contest for a chance to win a dozen red roses from Caldwell Flowerland and dinner for two at Sofia's in North Caldwell.

Wanted: Snack Bar Operators for West Caldwell Pools (Poll)

West Caldwell is soliciting quotations from vendors interested in operating the concessions stands at the township's two pools, according to an announcement posted on www.westcaldwell.com. Who would you like to see run the pool snack bars? 

Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Teresa Akersten at Teresa.Akersten@patch.com.

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