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3 hrs ago |

Senses Fail to mark 10-year anniversary of debut album at Starland show

Senses Fail singer Buddy Nielsen wasn't convinced at first about embarking on a 10-year anniversary tour to celebrate his band's 2004 debut full-length album, "Let It Enfold You." But the Ridgewood native's fans won him over.


Related Topix: Senses Fail, Ridgewood, NJ, Sayreville, NJ, Music, Entertainment

7 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Bergen County animal shelter offers session on emergency planning for pets

You know your furry companion is an important part of your family, but did you ever think about what you would do for your dog or cat in an emergency? Or even to prepare for one in advance? Bergen County residents will get a chance to learn what to do about pets in emergencies Saturday at the Bergen County animal shelter in Teterboro, when Bergen County Cares will host a three-hour program on the topic, from 1 to 4 p.m. "It is important for every family to have an emergency plan in case of disasters, such as a fire, earthquake, flood, tornado, or terrorist attack," said Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan, telling residents that September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.


Related Topix: Teterboro, NJ

9 hrs ago |

Stop & Shop files suit against Bergen County over open records

Stop & Shop Supermarket LLC has filed a lawsuit against Bergen County, claiming the county's failure to turn over relevant public documents in a timely manner hindered the company's appeal of a plan for a rival ShopRite Supermarket in Wyckoff. Lawyers for Stop & Shop contend that county officials withheld a county engineer's report on the project until nearly three years after the company's original public records request.


Related Topix: Wyckoff, NJ

12 hrs ago |

Bill Requiring State Flood Maps to Be Updated More Frequently Clears Committee

Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Gordon that would require New Jersey to update its flood maps more frequently in order to protect the public from flooding and to facilitate smarter development was approved yesterday, Sept. 15, by a Senate committee.


Related Topix: Passaic, NJ, New Milford, NJ, Milford, NJ

17 hrs ago |

Where the Bergen County candidates stand: open space

There are 49 days left until Election Day. We continue our series on how the candidates for Bergen County Executive and Freeholder stand on the issues with the question of Open Space.


Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, Natural Disasters, Flood, Westwood, NJ

20 hrs ago |

Car Chase Through Bergen County Towns Ends in Police Fire

There was a police involved shooting early Tuesday morning in Rutherford after a stolen car took police through a chase from Lyndhurst to Rutherford. Two suspects were in a stolen Nissan SUV from Newark and had attempted to break into a 2015 Nissan in North Arlington shortly before 3 a.m. but were unsuccessful, according to .


Related Topix: Rutherford, NJ, Lyndhurst, NJ, Newark, NJ

21 hrs ago |

N.J. legislation offered to limit militarization of police

As New Jersey reviews its policies surrounding a federal program that sends excess military equipment to local police, a state senator has introduced two bills to increase oversight of the distribution of firearms, armored vehicles and other items. The program has come under increased scrutiny from the Obama administration following the police shooting of a teenager in Ferguson, Mo., and the heavily-armed response to the protests that followed.


Related Topix: Montclair, NJ

Yesterday | The Item

Police shoot suspect in Lyndhurst, prosecutor says

Police shot someone Tuesday morning and Lyndhurst officers and a state trooper may be involved, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said on Twitter this morning. He referred all press inquiries to the state Division of Criminal Justice because of the involvement of the State Police in the shooting.


Related Topix: Lyndhurst, NJ, Violent Crime

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Record: Northern Valley's policy

AFTER MONTHS of spirited and sometimes acrimonious debate, the Northern Valley Regional High School District abandoned the idea of randomly testing virtually all students for drugs. Instead the district decided to revamp its curriculum to emphasize the dangers of illegal drug use.


Related Topix: Drugs, Education Etc., Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Drug Testing, Old Tappan, NJ, Opinion

US News & World Report

The Financial Considerations of Buying Your Teenager a Car

Thinking of buying your teenager a car? Assuming there is room in your household budget, there are a lot of benefits of your teen having wheels. It will relieve you or your spouse from the role of chauffeur.


Related Topix: Iselin, NJ

3 Bergen County freeholders slam Donovan over hospital task force appointments

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.


Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, Paramus, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

The Item

Hackensack man turns down plea offer in stabbing case

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.


Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ

The Paramus Post

Gardening with Deer

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.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Harrington Park, NJ, Drew University

Annual Bergen County Senior Citizens Picnic Sept. 16

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.


Related Topix: Paramus, NJ

Oradell: Police Blotter, Sept. 15

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.


Related Topix: Oradell, NJ, Westwood, NJ

The Paramus Post

Amid Sweeping Changes in Healthcare Delivery Some Things Remain the Same

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.


Related Topix: Dumont, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Options for future of Bergen Regional Medical Center include sale, report says

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 .


Related Topix: Paramus, NJ

Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Amanda Delgado got a flu shot two months ago, when she was about four months pregnant, on doctor's advice. Delgado, of Garfield, said she had never given flu shots much thought before but said it is advice she could not dismiss.


Related Topix: Garfield, NJ, Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Influenza

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Bergenfield man, 66, charged with trying to kill his wife

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.


Related Topix: Bergenfield, NJ, Paramus, NJ, Teaneck, NJ

Bergen 9/11 memorial service also honors FALN and Lockerbie victims

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.


Related Topix: Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Teaneck, NJ, Leonia, NJ