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28 min ago | NorthJersey.com
Three Bergen County Freeholders said Monday that the task force appointed to study the future of Bergen Regional Medical Center is not inclusive enough and has too many of County Executive Kathleen Donovan's political allies. The future of the 1,000-bed county-owned Paramus hospital will be one of the biggest decisions facing county government when the contract with the current hospital operator expires in March 2017.
2 hrs ago | The Item
A Hackensack man facing attempted murder and assault charges in the March 2013 stabbing of his ex-wife's boyfriend has turned down a plea offer and will stand trial this fall. Carlos Victoriano had been offered a 15-year sentence in exchange for a guilty plea to attempted murder and aggravated assault charges in connection with the stabbing of the victim and his son during an altercation in a local Laundromat, Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Danielle Grootenboer said.
2 hrs ago | The Paramus Post
The Garden Club of Harrington Park is pleased to announce that Professor of Horticulture Mark E. Zukovich will present "Gardening with Deer" at their meeting on Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30 P.M. in the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street. As most Bergen County residents are well aware, deer in the landscape can be a very devastating event for any gardener.
4 hrs ago | Patch.com
The annual Bergen County Senior Citizens Picnic will be on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Van Saun County Park in Paramus.
5 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com
EDITOR'S NOTE: Town News compiles "Police Blotter" from information provided by area police departments. The information is released to the press at the discretion of the individual departments and may not represent the total scope of police activity.
6 hrs ago | The Paramus Post
These days, just about everyone has gotten the message that healthcare delivery is changing. Many people welcome coverage for pre-existing conditions and the closing of the "donut hole" for medications, but worry that the relationship with their primary care physician might weaken.
12 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal
A task force appointed by Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan will help determine the future of Bergen Regional Medical Center. BERGEN COUNTY - Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan expects a newly appointed task force to study options for the future of Bergen Regional Medical Center, including its possible sale, the Record reported .
A 66-year-old borough man has been charged with trying to kill his wife with a razor as part of a failed murder-suicide, authorities said Sunday. Police said officers found John Humbert on Saturday morning, disoriented and suffering from partly healed cut wounds in the rear of his apartment on W. Church Street.
Nearly 40 years ago, her husband Frank Connor was one of four people who died when a radical Puerto Rican group exploded a bomb at Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan. And 13 years ago on 9/11, Frank's godson perished at the World Trade Center.
A 45-year-old borough resident almost became a victim of the increasingly common "virtual kidnapping" scam that has targeted residents of Bergen County - but a bank teller was able to summon police before the resident could send money to the scammers. According to Lyndhurst police, the borough resident withdrew $1,700 from his bank account on Wednesday afternoon to send to someone who claimed to be holding his daughter hostage after a car accident in Newark because she wasn't able to pay for damages.
The Northern Valley Regional High School District is rolling out an intensive anti-drug curriculum this school year as the best strategy for steering children away from being victimized by the area's chronic heroin problem. It's doing so in the aftermath of an impassioned debate last school year that drew in the whole school community after officials proposed random drug testing that would have involved any student participating in school activities or using campus parking.
"Unfortunately after 91 years of existence, the membership of Temple Beth El of North Bergen has gotten to a point where we can no longer survive on our own," said Craig Bassett, president of the board at the temple, last week. Beth El, located at 300 75th St., held its final service in May of this year.
The Monarch butterflies have begun their flight south for the winter - to the heart of tropical Mexico. Along the way, hundreds of thousands stop in Cape May, a geographical oasis of sorts.
Twenty healthcare centers in New Jersey will share $5.5 million in Affordable Care Act grants to hire more staff and treat more than 32,000 new patients, the government announced Friday. The largest grant for $500,728 goes to the North Hudson Community Action Corporation which serves patients at clinics in, among other areas, Garfield, Hackensack University Medical Center and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center as well as two clinics affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic, said Joan Quigley, president and CEO.
A 46-year-old man - who was on parole after an earlier sexual assault conviction - was among three Paterson residents arrested in two separate North Jersey drug busts, authorities said Friday. Wilfredo Lopez was arrested Friday on a charge of selling drugs heroin from his residence on Main Street in Paterson, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said.
Together with the League of Women Voters, the newly formed group "Ridgewood Cares about Schools," is sponsoring a panel to be held on Oct. 2 at 7pm at the Ridgewood Public Library. Ridgewood Cares about Schools, or RCAS, is a non-political organization comprised of about 60 Ridgewood households who came together this summer to join other districts in New Jersey, including Montclair, who are studying Common Core-driven changes in curriculum and the upcoming PARCC assessments.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:44 pm
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