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20 min ago | 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.


Related Topix: Somerville, NJ

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4 hrs ago | 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.


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

5 hrs ago |

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.


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

5 hrs ago |

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.


Related Topix: North Bergen, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

6 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Ridgefield Park, NJ

8 hrs ago |

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.


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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

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.


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.


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.


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

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Kelly: When domestic violence laws clash with gun rights

When they sped to a quiet neighborhood of well-trimmed lawns on a recent Friday morning after a 911 call, Saddle Brook police figured they were about to confront an angry wife who had reportedly stabbed her husband.


Related Topix: Saddle Brook, NJ, Eatontown, NJ, Guns

New Jersey Herald

Man charged in hit-and-run; victim badly hurt

Authorities say a 27-year-old northern New Jersey man has been charged following a hit-and-run crash in Ramsey that left a New York man seriously hurt.


Related Topix: Ramsey, NJ, Mahwah, NJ

Christie, N.J. Democrats filling eight judicial vacancies, but 44 remain

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie and state Democrats reached a turning point last week in their long stalemate over who gets to be a judge in Essex County, home to New Jersey's busiest courthouses.


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, Essex County, NJ

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Documents shredded by the ton in Paramus event

Bergen County residents tossed pound after pound of their most personal papers into mobile shredders stationed in Paramus on Saturday, purging their homes of unwanted documents too sensitive to just throw in the trash.


Related Topix: Paramus, NJ, Leonia, NJ, Elmwood Park, NJ, Mahwah, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

N.Y. man critically injured in Ramsey hit-and-run; police search for driver

Police are searching for the driver of a car that fled the scene after hitting and critically injuring a man as he crossed a borough street Friday night.


Related Topix: Ramsey, NJ, Mahwah, NJ, Bergenfield, NJ

Livingston Ranked in New Jersey Monthly's Top 20 List

New Jersey Monthly has announced the results of its 2014 survey of the state's Top Public High Schools with Livingston coming in at #16.


Related Topix: New Jersey, Best of 2007, Livingston, NJ, Essex County, NJ, Ringwood, NJ

Kelly: Hackensack strategist is key to Bergen Democrats' hopes

Bergen's Democratic Party threw a shindig for itself one evening this month. But the gathering was hardly a low-key affair befitting a political organization that has been struggling mightily in recent years to change its image and boost its campaign treasury.


Related Topix: US News, Hackensack, NJ, US Politics, Scott Garrett, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Accused wife killer Stephen Scharf seeks companionship online

Before his conviction on charges that he murdered his wife was overturned this week, Stephen Scharf wanted the world to know who he really was: a disabled Army veteran who enjoyed visiting historic battlefields, hiking the Appalachian Trail and meeting at the Barnes & Noble coffee bar.


Related Topix: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, State Prisons, Trenton, NJ, Prison

St. Mary's in Passaic officially is transferred to for-profit hospital group

St. Mary's Hospital, founded more than a century ago by Catholic nuns to serve the immigrant poor of Passaic, on Friday officially became part of Prime Healthcare Services, a for-profit hospital chain based in California.


Related Topix: Passaic, NJ, Clifton, NJ, Passaic County, NJ, New Jersey

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Police search for driver in Bergenfield hit-and-run that seriously injured Teaneck woman

A 60-year-old Teaneck woman remained hospitalized with serious injuries on Friday, two days after she was hit by a car in a hit-and-run accident in Bergenfield, according to police.


Related Topix: Bergenfield, NJ, Teaneck, NJ, Tenafly, NJ

Tragic deaths all too familiar in North Jersey

Phillip Pannell, right, 16, was shot to death by a white Teaneck police officer 24 years ago and Malik Williams, 19, was fatally shot by Garfield police on Dec. 1, 2011.


Related Topix: Teaneck, NJ, Garfield, NJ