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3 hrs ago |

Co-defendent in bio-fuel scam pleads guilty

A Ridgewood businesswoman has pleaded guilty to a charge that she took part in a $100 million biofuel fraud as a top executive of two Bergen County alternative-energy companies that authorities say carried out the scam.


Related Topix: Ridgewood, NJ, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Tax

5 hrs ago |

N.J. returns $125.1M in unclaimed property, funds to residents

TRENTON - New Jersey returned a record $125.1 million in unclaimed property and funds to residents during the last fiscal year.


Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Hudson County, NJ, Ocean County, NJ

9 hrs ago | The Item

Judge upholds Bergen County contract to build Justice Center, says decision is final

A judge Friday stood by his decision to uphold Bergen County's award of a nearly $66-million contract for construction of a new Justice Center and parking deck.


Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ, Wood-Ridge, NJ

11 hrs ago |

Homeowner scares away business suit-wearing burglar, Leonia police say

LEONIA - The business suit-wearing burglar already linked to two Leonia break-ins is believed to have targeted a third borough home Thursday, but was scared away by the resident, police said.


Related Topix: Leonia, NJ, Englewood, NJ

15 hrs ago | New Jersey State Police

Arrest Made In Fatal Turnpike Crash

The New Jersey State Police, working in cooperation with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, have arrested Henry Flores, 55, of Union City, N.J., as a result of an on-going investigation into a fatal crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike.


Related Topix: Union City, NJ, Harrison, NJ

19 hrs ago |

North Bergen man charged with bank robberies; alleged accomplice pleads guilty

Gary Bohanan, 44, of North Bergen, was indicted yesterday in connection with his alleged role in an armed robbery spree of banks and commercial establishments in Bergen and Hudson counties in July 2013, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.


Related Topix: North Bergen, NJ, Hudson County, NJ, Secaucus, NJ

Yesterday | The Jersey Journal

'So You Think You Can Dance': Did Team Jersey make the top 10?

Third time was not the charm for "So You Think You Can Dance" Latin ballroom dancer Serge Onik of Upper Saddle River, who escaped elimination twice before but not Wednesday night, and he took his partner, fellow Jerseyan Carly Blaney of Wyckoff, with him.


Related Topix: Upper Saddle River, NJ, Saddle River, NJ, Wyckoff, NJ, Arizona State University, Entertainment, Television

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Homebuilding in NJ up 29% in first half of year

New Jersey's housing market is continuing to climb out of its worst slump since World War II, with home construction in the state running at the strongest pace since 2006 - about 29 percent ahead of last year's rate.


Related Topix: New Jersey, Home Building, Home, Hudson County, NJ

Demarest finally has up-to-date website again

The borough finally has an up-to-date website again, after months of council bickering and complaints by residents about the dearth of online information available from the local government.


Related Topix: Demarest, NJ, Monmouth University, New Jersey, Franklin Lakes, NJ, Fort Lee, NJ

The Jersey Journal

N.J. Highlands Coalition announces grant awards to 6 preservation groups

Stop Somerset Hills Power Plant is among the groups receiving grants this year from the New Jersey Highlands Coalition.


Related Topix: Highlands, NJ, Boonton, NJ, Bedminster, NJ

The Item

Police: Paterson man accused of selling 400 heroin bags to undercover cop in Elmwood Park

A 25-year-old Paterson man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with selling 400 packets of heroin to an undercover police detective in Elmwood Park, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli.


Related Topix: Drugs, Elmwood Park, NJ, Paterson, NJ

Bergen County sees new wave of luxury car thefts

Luxury cars are once again disappearing from driveways and coffee shops in an organized fashion, just months after state police charged 29 men in the takedown of an international carjacking ring.


Related Topix: Paramus, NJ, Saddle River, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Bergen County Sheriff says department's new MRAPs aren't combat vehicles

HACKENSACK - Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino said Tuesday that two mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles his department is acquiring are not "combat vehicles."


Wed Jul 30, 2014

Mahwah Police make arrest in car burglary investigation

An arrest was made last week in connection with 14 car burglaries that occurred in business and condominium lots between Dec. 22, 2013, and Feb. 3, the police department announced in a press release.


Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

New tide gate will stop rising tides, alleviate flooding in Carlstadt

As ospreys and airplanes flew over head with wetlands and industry as a backdrop exemplifying the delicate balance of the Meadowlands, New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Officials christened a new tide gate on July 23 that is expected to alleviate flooding to low-lying industrial sections particularly in Carlstadt.


Related Topix: Carlstadt, NJ, Wood-Ridge, NJ, Moonachie, NJ, Teterboro, NJ, Transportation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Eight file to run for three seats on Elmwood Park BOE

Eight candidates have filed to run for three, three-year seats on the Elmwood Park Board of Education in November.


Hackensack man charged with having sexual contact with 14-year-old boy, prosecutor says

A 22-year-old Hackensack man was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy of his acquaintance, authorities said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ

Bark in the Park returns to Bergen County's Overpeck Park

Bark in the Park returns for a third year at Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. This popular all-things-canine event again features music, food and dog contests plus opportunities to adopt a pet from the North Shore Animal League and Bergen County Animal Shelter.


Related Topix: Ridgefield Park, NJ

Clarks Hometown News Patriot

Bergen Democrat gains second honor from Christie administration

First Lady Mary Pat Christie honored a Bergen County Democrat for his commitment to improving the lives of local residents by increasing access to healthy, fresh foods through the organization's Farm to Live program.


Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, New Jersey, Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home

New Jersey Family Law

Maywood Wallington Cliffside Park Englewood Bergen County NJ Broken...

This litigation was over a broken engagement. She first denied she still had the very expensive diamond ring and claimed it was "lost."


Related Topix: Cliffside Park, NJ