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3 hrs ago | The Item

Another cop sues Hackensack, claims 'repeated acts of retaliation'

Months after the city settled the last of more than 20 civil rights lawsuits filed by police officers during the tumultuous final years of the disgraced police chief, another officer has filed a legal complaint peppered with familiar claims of intimidation and unfair punishment - this time under new Police Director Michael Mordaga.

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Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

NJ open-space preservation fund in danger

The popular state program that helped turn dumping grounds in Teaneck into a nature preserve, build ball fields in Palisades Park, restore Lambert Castle in Paterson and preserve 650,000 acres of open space throughout New Jersey is in jeopardy of going unfunded.

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Related Topix: Teaneck, NJ, Paterson, NJ, Palisades Park, NJ, New Jersey, Secaucus, NJ

The Item

Feds: Pre-Super Bowl white powder letter hoaxer in custody

A Texas man has been arrested for sending out hundreds of letters with white powder spurring emergency and Hazmat responses over the last six years, police said.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rutherford, NJ, Lyndhurst, NJ, Carlstadt, NJ, East Rutherford, NJ

The Item

Washington Township Police arrest alleged 'serial burglar'

Officers Travis Cangialosi and Michael Ferrarini were assisting Hillsdale police on a report of an attempted burglary on July 25 when a Hoover Avenue resident reported that a burglary was in progress at his house when he returned home at about 10:30 p.m., according to Police Officer Heather Castronova.

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Related Topix: Hillsdale, NJ, Englewood, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Palisades Park mayoral candidate charged in real estate scheme

An independent candidate for Palisades Park's mayoral election was in jail Tuesday, after the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office charged him with money laundering related to a real estate scheme.

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Related Topix: Palisades Park, NJ, Hackensack, NJ, South Korea, World News,

Observer

Blue ranks get reinforcements

Talk about parallel life paths: Joseph White and Matthew Giunta went to pre-school together, then to Franklin Elementary School, then Lyndhurst High.

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Related Topix: Lyndhurst, NJ, Mahwah, NJ, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

Asbury Park Press

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Man convicted of murder in fatal sauce pan beating The man claimed he was on drugs and hearing voices when he fatally beat an elderly man.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Cliffside Park, NJ

NorthJersey.com

New Milford man charged in arson

Louis Fallon, 74, on Monday allegedly tried to set fire inside a mail slot in the front of his house, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a press release.

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Related Topix: New Milford, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Grants move Paramus closer to turf field

The Paramus Mayor and Council announced it received grants to go toward the installation of a synthetic turf soccer field at East Brook Middle School.

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Related Topix: Paramus, NJ

Triple Pundit

New Jersey Turns to Distributed Resources to Enhance Energy Resilience

Superstorm Sandy caused tremendous damage, as well as hardship and loss of life, in communities across New Jersey - with a total of over $37 billion in physical damages alone, according to a Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration study released in October 2013.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Rutgers University, Weather, Monmouth County, NJ, Ocean County, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Roadside memorials: Why mark the spot where a friend or loved one died?

A roadside memorial on Alps Road in Wayne. Family and friends often will leave mementos, religious items and photos at the scene of a loved one's death.

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Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, Fair Lawn, NJ, Paramus, NJ, Family, Kids

Mon Jul 28, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Korean drink ignites spirited debate

Bring your own bottle Korean restaurants want to change a state law to allow the serving of soju, a popular distilled liquor.

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Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Palisades Park, NJ, Englewood, NJ, Fairview, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Judge tosses out contract challenge from rival bidder on proposed new Bergen County justice center

A judge on Monday tossed out a challenge from a rival bidder to the award of a nearly $66 million contract to build a new justice center and parking deck next to the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack.

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

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Hackensack man charged with DWI, eluding police

Authorities arrested a 30-year-old city man Sunday morning on charges of driving while intoxicated, eluding a police officer and obstruction, as well as 13 motor vehicle summonses.

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Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ

NorthJersey.com

West Milford's Westbrook School nabs new principal

Westbrook School got a new principal Tuesday, as the school board appointed Woodcliff Lake's former director of instructional services, Deanne Somers, for the 2014-15 school year.

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Related Topix: Woodcliff Lake, NJ, West Milford, NJ, Education Etc.

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

One teen's desperate bid to reach North Jersey from Guatemala

A Hudson County man is hoping to be reunited with his 13-year-old daughter, who was detained crossing the border.

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Related Topix: Hudson County, NJ, Prison, Guatemala, World News, Rio Grande, NJ

NorthJersey.com

North Jersey empty-nesters move downtown

Since she moved from a single-family home to an apartment in downtown Englewood, Linda Kourakos has been able to spend less time in the car and more time on foot.

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Related Topix: Interior Design, East Brunswick, NJ, Arts, New Jersey, Passaic County, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Fixer-upper was ideal for Dumont family's budget

First-time buyers Kyle and Wanda Conboy faced facts and accepted that if they wanted to move to Manhattan Terrace in Dumont, Kyle's hometown, they'd have to find a property in need of some updating.

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Related Topix: Dumont, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, Union City, NJ, Closter, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Funeral held for former Bergen County paramedic killed in New Mexico helicopter crash

Hundreds of friends, family and former colleagues gathered in Fort Lee on Sunday to pay their final respects to Rebecca Serkey, the former Bergen County paramedic who died earlier this month in New Mexico when her medical helicopter crashed while flying to pick up a patient.

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Related Topix: Fort Lee, NJ, Teaneck, NJ, Ridgefield, NJ, Leonia, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Food pantries face summer shortage but high demand

Greater need, fewer donations - it is the annual summer plight of food pantries in North Jersey and around the state.

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Related Topix: Passaic County, NJ, Paterson, NJ, Family, Kids, Englewood, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

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