An eruv covering most of the Jewish residential areas in Stanmore and Canons Park could be operational by the end of June.
Construction of the religious boundary began this week and - if there are no unforeseen hitches - will be completed within the month. This leaves a further four weeks for essential inspection and testing before the eruv is ready for use.
Police have praised a couple who chased away a knife-wielding teen attempting to rob an 11-year-old JFS boy in Edgware.
Officers have urged the couple, thought to be aged around 40, to come forward to help with the investigation. They had been walking their dog when they saw the attack.
The incident happened at the junction of Station Road and Edgwarebury Lane in the afternoon of February 10. The suspect is described as black, aged around 13, 5ft 7in tall and dressed in a black hooded jacket.
Karen Weber devoted 21 years to caring for her son Jacob, who suffered from the extremely rare familial dysautonomia, a genetic disease affecting Ashkenazi Jews. Now she wants to raise awareness of the condition and encourage couples to test for FD as they would for Tay-Sachs.
A year ago, both she and her son caught swine flu and he was in intensive care for months. "His body just couldn't cope," Ms Weber recalls. "He slowly went down and he died in my arms, with me talking to him and holding him until the very end."