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1 hr ago |

Donovan continues to lead opponent Tedesco in fundraising

Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan continues to build a hefty lead in fundraising over her Democratic opponent, James Tedesco, getting large boosts from a leading state Republican and the county committee, according to the most recent round of campaign finance reports.


Related Topix: Rutherford, NJ, Paramus, NJ, Cedar Grove, NJ, Carlstadt, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

5 hrs ago |

The Record: Crime pays

CRIME ISN'T supposed to pay. But for the former village of Ridgewood public works inspector who pleaded guilty to stealing about $460,000 in parking meter proceeds, that has not quite been the case.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ridgewood, NJ, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Man charged for child pornography in Fort Lee

A multiagency investigation led to the arrest of a 53-year-old Fort Lee man on July 3 for allegedly acquiring and distributing more than 100 images and videos of child pornography.


Related Topix: Fort Lee, NJ, Carlstadt, NJ, Bogota, NJ, Paramus, NJ

Fleet of North Jersey school buses fails inspection

School buses pulling into the John Leckie Bus Co. lot in Hackensack. The company serves several school districts in Bergen County.


Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ, Education Etc., Tenafly, NJ, Little Ferry, NJ, Teaneck, NJ

Corey Pohan, wanted for brutal New York City assault caught on video, arrested in New Jersey

A New Jersey man wanted for a vicious punch that was caught on camera in New York City was arrested in New Jersey.


Related Topix: North Bergen, NJ

With deadline looming, Legislature takes steps towards changing the bail system

Bail bond companies across from the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack advertise payment plans for defendants looking to be set free before trial.


Related Topix: Prison, Hackensack, NJ

Paterson man identified as 'Tupac' bank robber in Kearny: authorities

Authorities are currently seeking a 28-year-old Paterson man believed to have made off with thousands of dollars when he allegedly robbed a bank in Kearny on Wednesday afternoon.


Related Topix: Kearny, NJ, North Arlington, NJ

East Rutherford wants e-cigarette stores zoned away from kids

Vapor stores, also known as e-cigarette stores, are popping up around southern Bergen County, causing concern amongst some elected officials who believe that more teenagers will get addicted to nicotine.


Related Topix: Rutherford, NJ, East Rutherford, NJ, Family, Kids, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Teenagers

The Newark Star-Ledger

Leonia man charged with luring 6-year-old boy from park, sex assault of girl

LEONIA - A Leonia man was arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a teenage girl and lured a 6-year-old boy from a park to his apartment, where a group of teens stopped the child from going inside, authorities said Thursday.


Related Topix: Leonia, NJ

Rutherford's Union students attend teen arts festival

Pictured are Susanna Hreno, Carly Newman, and Jennifer Tran, three of Union School's talented 8th graders, sculpting their own heads at the 39th Annual Bergen County Teen Arts Festival, an inspiring celebration of young people and the arts.


Related Topix: Rutherford, NJ

R&S Landscaping announces theme for annual photo contest

R&S Landscaping recently announced that the subject of its fifth annual photo contest will be New Jersey's native flowers.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Saddle River police warn of recent car thefts

Recent car thefts in Saddle River are believed to be related to a car theft ring that's hit Bergen County and throughout the state in the last couple of years, Police Chief Timothy McWilliams said.


Related Topix: Saddle River, NJ, Allendale, NJ

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Elmwood Park resident charged in aggravated sexual assualt

A Clifton resident was arrested on June 25 on charges of attempting to hinder the arrest of an Elmwood Park man charged with aggravated sexual assault, officials said.


Related Topix: Elmwood Park, NJ

Lodi police looking for suspect in bank robbery

Police investigate a bank robbery at Spencer Savings Bank on South Main Street. Bergen County Sheriff's Officers assist the Lodi Police Department in processing the scene of a bank robbery.


Related Topix: Lodi, NJ

Englewood toddler takes victory walk [video]

Two-year old Kayden Kinckle of Englewood with dad Kevin. He had to have a leg and a foot amputated and recently walked by himself for the first time using prosthetics, an event recorded and posted online.


Related Topix: Englewood, NJ

The Item

Grandson of beaten Fairview veteran testifies against friend in felony murder case

The 22-year-old grandson of a Fairview veteran - who was robbed and beaten over the head with a pan - testified Wednesday against his friend who is charged in the attack.


Related Topix: Fairview, NJ, Cliffside Park, NJ, Saddle River, NJ

Mahwah Author Publishes Second Sci-Fi Thriller Novel

As a follow-up her critically-acclaimed debut novel The Colony that was published in 2012, Mahwah author AJ Colucci is returning to science fiction for her second book, being released nationwide this month.


Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ

Teens charged in Teaneck High School 'prank' appear in court

Four teenagers charged in the high school senior prank appeared before a municipal court judge on Wednesday and some of them asked to have their cases put on hold pending a review of the evidence.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Queens College, City University of New York, Teaneck, NJ, Englewood, NJ

The Jersey Journal

LA man convicted for role in cocaine shipping ring tied to Hackensack, Metuchen

Carlos Marroquin, 52, of Los Angeles, was convicted by a Bergen County jury Tuesday of drug and money-laundering charges for his role in a transcontinental drug ring linked to Metuchen and Hackensack, state authorities said today.


Related Topix: Metuchen, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Man who stole $460,000 in quarters from Ridgewood to be sentenced

The former Ridgewood official who confessed in March to stealing $460,000 in loose parking meter quarters from a storage room inside Village Hall is to be sentenced this afternoon.


Related Topix: Ridgewood, NJ, Hackensack, NJ