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8 hrs ago |

Doblin: Casinos are like Krispy Kreme: Hot Now

EXPANSION is as American as Krispy Kreme. There was a time when those glazed delights were gold.


Related Topix: Atlantic City, NJ, New Jersey, Chris Christie, US Governors, Jersey City, NJ, Opinion

21 hrs ago | New Jersey State Police

Five Members of Bergen County Theft Ring Arrested For $100,000 In Fraudulent Credit Card Purchases

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, the New Jersey State Police and partnering agencies arrested five members of a theft ring that used stolen credit cards to purchase more than $100,000 in merchandise from websites and electronics stores in northern New Jersey.


Related Topix: Ocean County, NJ

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Paramus Post

Freeholder Jim Tedesco Reveals His Economic Development Plan At Scene Of Former Success

Former Paramus Mayor James J. Tedesco III held a news conference at Plaza 35, the scene of a former success.


Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, Paramus, NJ

North Jersey Media Group

Bergen County Historical Society hosts vintage baseball game at New Bridge Landing

The Bergen County Historical Society hosted an old-time doubleheader baseball game between the Brooklyn Eckfords and Flemington Neshanock at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge this past Saturday, playing in an open field by 19th century rules.


Related Topix: River Edge, NJ

No budget for North Arlington

The council came up short again Tuesday, July 8, in its attempts to introduce a municipal budget for 2014.


Related Topix: North Arlington, NJ, Lyndhurst, NJ

The Record: Flood control

So it is good news that Oakland has been granted $2 million, most of it from the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund, to buy and raze six homes along the Ramapo River.


Related Topix: Oakland, NJ, Natural Disasters, Flood, Trenton, NJ, Westwood, NJ, Opinion

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Ridgewood hires auditor in $460,000 meter thefts

Village officials said a forensic accounting firm has been retained to examine how a former employee managed to steal $460,000 in quarters from parking meters.


Related Topix: Ridgewood, NJ, Mount Arlington, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Two Bergen County men sentenced in Nutley burglaries, high-speed car chase

Two Bergen County men charged with burglarizing two Nutley homes and leading police on a high-speed car chase into Passaic County were each given the maximum prison sentence allowed by a judge on Friday.


Related Topix: Prison, Passaic County, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

Hackensack man sentenced for sexually assaulting 9-year-old cousin

A Hackensack man was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison for sexually assaulting his 9-year-old cousin.


Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ, State Prisons, Prison

Officials working to keep Tri-Boro bus rolling in Montvale, Park Ridge and Woodcliff Lake

With funding set to expire early next year, local and county officials are working to find sources to keep the wheels on the Tri-Boro Shuttle rolling, Montvale Councilwoman Leah LaMonica announced at the town's July 8 council meeting.


Related Topix: Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Park Ridge, NJ, Montvale, NJ

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

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