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Earth Day: Christian Health Care Center Named 'Green Wyckoff Business'

The Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff has more reason to celebrate Earth Day this year.

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Related Topix: Wyckoff, NJ

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Hispanic Business

Community Bank of Bergen County, NJ Reports First Quarter 2014 Net Income of $0.13 Per Share

The increase in net income for the first quarter of this year was due largely to a net gain from the sale of investment securities as compared to no gain or loss from investment securities in 2013.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Patch.com

Former Rutgers Student Held In Bergen County Jail, Stuck In 'Broken' Bail System

Chasing NJ reports that the New Jersey bail system is broken and more and more people can't afford to get out of jail.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University

NorthJersey.com

Top things to do this weekend in Southern Bergen County

Head to the 2014 38th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival, as Japanese cherry blossoms predominate among the more than 4,000 cherry blossom trees in the park.

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Related Topix: Essex County, NJ, Belleville, NJ, Carlstadt, NJ, Rutherford, NJ, Symphony, Arts

NorthJersey.com

Mahwah councilman sued for failing to pay campaign manager

Councilman Robert G. Hermansen is being sued by his former campaign manager for allegedly failing to pay $10,000 for services provided in his unsuccessful 2012 reelection bid for Bergen County freeholder.

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Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Bergen County kids learn ins, outs of police, fire work at academy

They are maturing from terrified students to seasoned recruits in four days, answering orders with a crisp "yes, sir" and tackling firefighter training exercises with gusto.

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Related Topix: Fire, Family, Kids, South Hackensack, NJ, Rochelle Park, NJ, Maywood, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Police: Elmwood Park fire captain drove drunk, crashed ladder truck

ELMWOOD PARK - Authorities say an Elmwood Park fire captain drove a ladder truck while intoxicated early Sunday and struck two utility poles, putting the truck out of commission, the Record reported .

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Related Topix: Elmwood Park, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Midland Park High School to host county presentation on the dangers of heroin

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office will present "New Dangers of Heroin" at 7:30 p.m. April 30 courtesy of the Midland Park High School PTA to raise awareness about the heroin scourge plaguing suburban communities.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Midland Park, NJ, Ramsey, NJ, Oakland, NJ, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Wed Apr 16, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Busy two days on the beat for Hackensack cop: Lifesaving CPR, assault bust, drug chase

"That's pretty much what I wanted to become a cop for," Officer Victor Vazquez said.

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NorthJersey.com

Certified appraiser Jon Felz gives Ellen Mulvaey some good news on the price of her Chinese fan.

The woman brought up a small glass pitcher, handing it to Jon Felz, an appraiser featured on the PBS show "Antiques Roadshow."

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Related Topix: Paramus, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ, Dorothy, NJ, Mahwah, NJ

NJ.com

Five rescued in Elmwood Park motel blaze, police say

Of the five, three were treated for smoke inhalation, Police Chief Michael Foligno told reporters at the scene.

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Related Topix: Elmwood Park, NJ, Fire

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Chiefs want in on merger talks

The president of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association has asked a freeholder to reconsider the makeup of the "blue ribbon" panel picked to help work out details of a disputed merger of the County Police into the Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, Freehold, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Anna Lee, left; Jennifer Lee

Anna S. Lee, 54, of Englewood Cliffs, and her daughter Jennifer H. Lee, 25, of New York City, were arrested Monday by Bergen County investigators and state Treasury Department agents, Bergen County Prosecutor John.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Longtime Englewood leader departing

Over the years, the Rev. Vernon Walton of Englewood acted as a community leader, serving as a pastor, councilman and freeholder.

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Related Topix: Englewood, NJ, Ramapo College, Jersey City, NJ, Hudson County, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

Tue Apr 15, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Bergen County Community Blood Services seeks platelet donations

Platelet donations to the Community Blood Services have dropped to about a third of what they normally are and donors willing to roll up their sleeves are desperately needed.

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The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Garfield teenager arrested on child pornography charges

A 16-year-old boy from Garfield was arrested Tuesday and charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Garfield, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Two Bergen County men indicted in heroin death of Emerson woman

Two Bergen County men were indicted Tuesday on manslaughter and drug charges for allegedly causing the death of an Emerson woman last June by supplying her with the heroin that led to a fatal overdose.

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Related Topix: Emerson, NJ, Old Tappan, NJ, Closter, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Fort Lee police search for missing man whose car was abandoned on Palisades Parkway

Hans Jong Lee, who also goes by the name Hyung Jong Lee, had picked up his recently deceased father's ashes the morning of April 7, and apparently left the area about 11 a.m., said Deputy Police Chief Timothy Ford.

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Related Topix: Fort Lee, NJ, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Hackensack man charged in sexual assault, kidnapping of minor

A 23-year-old Hackensack man was arrested Friday on aggravated sexual assault charges after engaging in inappropriate sexual activity with a 14-year-old female acquaintance, the prosecutor announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ, Rochelle Park, NJ

NJ.com

Prosecutor: Fairview man faces sex assault charges in abuse of girl, 12

HACKENSACK - A 63-year-old Fairview man faces charges he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl two times, prosecutors said Monday.

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Related Topix: Fairview, NJ

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