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School Budget, Mom's Makeover, House Fire Top Local News

A look at the week's top stories in Madison.

Miss anything this past week? Check out what was in the news:

The Madison Board of Education's tentative 2013-2014 budget would increase the amount raised through local property taxes by 2 percent, including savings the school district realized by refinancing its debt, according to a district budget presentation Tuesday night.

Madison Mom Gets Style Tips From Nina Garcia

A Madison woman who often finds herself covered in paint and sawdust because of her work creating custom cabinets recently got style tips from the creative director for Marie Claire magazine.

Kate Salko received fashion advice from "Project Runway" judge Nina Garcia for an episode of Garcia's online series "Decoding Style."

The Madison Fire Department, Madison Police,Madison Ambulance Corps and fire departments from neighboring towns responded to a house fire on Dellwood Drive Friday morning.

Torey J. Named High-Performing NJ 'Reward School'

Torey J. Sabatini School has been named a high-performing "Reward School" by the New Jersey Department of Education. The Madison elementary school was included in a list of 57 Reward Schools throughout the state released this month.

Madison Schools Dodge Snow Days So Far

Heading toward the end of March, Madison has managed to dodge closing schools for snow, which is good news for the school calendar.

All three of Madison's built-in snow days were used when schools closed for five days after Superstorm Sandy. Two of those five days were made up by opening when schools were scheduled to be closed for the NJEA convention. 

Historic Preservation Grant Pending for James Library Building

Madison's James Library Building may see $21,375 from the New Jersey Historic Trust if the Legislature ultimately approves recommended Historic Preservation Grants.

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