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59 min ago | NorthJersey.com

Oakland Flood Commission chair defends buyout decision

After hearing complaints from residents, the flood commission chairman last week took exception to characterizations that the borough is not doing enough to help victims of flooding.

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Related Topix: Oakland, NJ, Roosevelt, NJ

59 min ago | NorthJersey.com

Mahwah man arrested in connection with Ramsey hit-and-run

A 56-year-old man remained in critical condition Monday, Aug. 18, following an Aug. 15 hit-and-run accident in which authorities say he suffered a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and a fractured pelvis.

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Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, Ramsey, NJ

59 min ago | NorthJersey.com

Longtime music exec and Bergen resident Bruce Lundvall brings big-name jazz festival to Saddle River

Bergen County resident Bruce Lundvall is bringing a big-name jazz festival to his Saddle River senior living community.

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Related Topix: Saddle River, NJ, Norah Jones, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Blue Note Records, Dianne Reeves, Music, Entertainment

Wed Aug 20, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Jersey Mike's sails into Ramsey, Northvale

Jersey Mike's Subs, the growing sandwich chain that got its start in Point Pleasant, is coming to Bergen County, signing leases for shops in Ramsey and Northvale, the company's broker said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Northvale, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Ramsey, NJ, Manasquan, NJ

NorthJersey.com

After murder conviction overturned, Scharf made list of things he would accomplish if freed [video]

He would not attempt to contact the family members who had testified against him during his 2011 trial, including his grown son, his sister and his brother-in-law - all of whom told the court they were convinced that Scharf threw his wife Jody Ann from the edge of the cliff that night in 1992.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, New Jersey State Prison

NorthJersey.com

Little Ferry man hospitalized in Mexico returns home

John "Jack" Garland, of Little Ferry, was stricken with illness while on a family vacation in Mexico earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Little Ferry, NJ, Teaneck, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Bergen County trio indicted for seriously injuring Lodi man while trying to steal iPhone

Three people have been indicted by a Bergen County grand jury for seriously injuring a Lodi man while stealing his iPhone, according to court documents.

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Related Topix: Lodi, NJ, Moonachie, NJ, Ridgefield Park, NJ

Washington Times

N.J. police searching for a knockout gamea suspect after 3 attacks

Police in North Jersey are searching for a man suspected of punching three victims Monday night in a string of apparent "knockout game" attacks.

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Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ

Asbury Park Press

NJ Judge: Freedom Mortgage deal amounts to fraud

Freedom Mortgage Corp. defrauded an Englewood home owner in 2009, when it charged her nearly $11,500 in fees, a New Jersey Superior Court Judge has ruled.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Englewood, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Video: Bergen Sheriff says armored vehicles won't be used for crowd control

BERGEN COUNTY - Sheriff Michael Saudino has vowed that two mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles his department is acquiring won't be used for "crowd control situations," PIX11 reported.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Madoff worker seeks sentencing delay

A 76-year Paramus man who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud while working for Bernard Madoff has asked to the court postpone his sentencing, in part due to ill health.

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Related Topix: Paramus, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WKXW-FM Trenton

A push to increase safety regulations for rail tankers

Protesters in Bergen County Tuesday urged county, local and state officials to ban rail tankers from carrying crude oil through New Jersey.

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Related Topix: Somerville, NJ

The Item

Judge rejects second challenge to Bergen Justice County Center construction bid

A state appeals court judge on Tuesday cleared the way for work to begin on building Bergen County's new justice center by denying a Wood-Ridge company's request to halt work on the project until its lawsuit against the county can be decided.

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

NorthJersey.com

N.J. officials won't say how many oil trains go through Bergen County

Train cars, possibly filled with oil, lining the railroad tracks near Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

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Related Topix: Teaneck, NJ, New Jersey, Perth Amboy, NJ, Harrington Park, NJ, Northvale, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Photos: 10 locals selected as the first Bergen County Legends

Ten notable Bergenites have been selected as the first Bergen County Legends: John Borg, Mary Higgins Clark, James Gandolfini, Joyce Kilmer, Oratam, Les Paul, Bob McGrath, Bill Parcels, Wally Schirra and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

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Related Topix: North Bergen, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Ridgefield Park animal hospital employee pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges, report says

HACKENSACK - A Ridgefield Park animal hospital employee accused of mistreating several German Shepherds pleaded guilty to some animal cruelty charges on Tuesday, according to The Record.

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Related Topix: Ridgefield Park, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

Millburn Schools Ranked Fifth in State by NJ Monthly

New Jersey Monthly has announced the results of its 2014 survey of the state's Top Public High Schools, and Millburn ranks number five.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Millburn, NJ, Morris County, NJ, Best of 2007, Monmouth County, NJ

Mon Aug 18, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Officials: Mahwah man charged in Ramsey hit-and-run had license suspended three times

The Mahwah man charged with severely injuring a Queens man in a hit-and-run accident in Ramsey last week has had his license suspended three times - including two active suspensions - in the past six years, state officials said.

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Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, Ramsey, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Prosecutor backs armored vehicles in Bergen, despite Ferguson backlash

BERGEN COUNTY - John Molinelli, the Bergen County Prosecutor, still supports a plan for the county to acquire two mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles despite criticism over their use in Ferguson, Mo., NBC New York reported.

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The Item

View from the Grassroots - Aug. 17, 2014: Providing milk for Monarchs

In addition to being avid bird watchers, butterflies entered the mix a few years ago when we raised a small family of Painted Ladies.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Entomology, Science, Agriculture, Apiculture, Leonia, NJ

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