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3 hrs ago | The Item

Grandson of beaten Fairview veteran testifies against friend in felony murder case

The 22-year-old grandson of a Fairview veteran - who was robbed and beaten over the head with a pan - testified Wednesday against his friend who is charged in the attack.


Related Topix: Fairview, NJ, Cliffside Park, NJ, Saddle River, NJ

4 hrs ago |

Mahwah Author Publishes Second Sci-Fi Thriller Novel

As a follow-up her critically-acclaimed debut novel The Colony that was published in 2012, Mahwah author AJ Colucci is returning to science fiction for her second book, being released nationwide this month.


Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ

8 hrs ago |

Teens charged in Teaneck High School 'prank' appear in court

Four teenagers charged in the high school senior prank appeared before a municipal court judge on Wednesday and some of them asked to have their cases put on hold pending a review of the evidence.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Queens College, City University of New York, Teaneck, NJ, Englewood, NJ

9 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

LA man convicted for role in cocaine shipping ring tied to Hackensack, Metuchen

Carlos Marroquin, 52, of Los Angeles, was convicted by a Bergen County jury Tuesday of drug and money-laundering charges for his role in a transcontinental drug ring linked to Metuchen and Hackensack, state authorities said today.


Related Topix: Metuchen, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Man who stole $460,000 in quarters from Ridgewood to be sentenced

The former Ridgewood official who confessed in March to stealing $460,000 in loose parking meter quarters from a storage room inside Village Hall is to be sentenced this afternoon.


Related Topix: Ridgewood, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

Suit faults contract award

Pilings are being driven into place at the site of the new Bergen County complex that will include the justice center.


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

Hudson County officials reviewing contract of vendor owner charged in gambling sting

Hudson County officials are looking into whether the recent arrest of the owner a Jersey City auto body shop in a gambling ring probe should have an impact on whether his company can continue to be a county contractor, officials said today.


Related Topix: Hudson County, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Bayonne, NJ

Englewood's Center For Food Action opens two community gardens

To meet its mission of delivering nutritious fruits and vegetables to the hungry, the Center For Food Action in Englewood has found a seemingly simple solution: grow them in its backyard.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Englewood, NJ, Home Gardening, Home, Paterson, NJ, Passaic County, NJ

Affordable housing for seniors may be built next year in Fair Lawn

The borough is hopeful construction will begin on its first affordable housing facility for seniors in the spring of 2015.


Related Topix: Fair Lawn, NJ


Have a wedding, lunch or dinner at one of Bergen County's best, Il Villaggio

For years, it's been known as one of the finest Italian restaurants in all of Bergen County.


Related Topix: Dining, Carlstadt, NJ

The Item

Oakland gets $2M to raze 6 homes

The acquisition project's funds include the largest municipal acquisition grant for flooding - $1.4 million - that the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund has ever approved.


Related Topix: Oakland, NJ, Natural Disasters, Flood

NJ Senator Moves to Bergen County

US Senator Robert Menendez has moved to Bergen County. According to an report, Menendez recently left his longtime home in Hudson County to move to Paramus .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Democrat, Paramus, NJ, Edgewater, NJ

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Paramus Post

Association of Government Accountants Joins Habitat Bergen for Four-Day Build

Volunteers from the Association of Government Accountants traveled from locations across the country to join Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County in Little Ferry for four days.


Related Topix: Little Ferry, NJ

Bergen County Musicians Win VH1's 'Make a Band Famous'

Four of the five members of Fancy Reagan , the band that recently won VH1's reality show Make a Band Famous , are from Bergen County.


Related Topix: Dumont, NJ, Little Ferry, NJ, Glen Rock, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Prosecutor: Leonia man offered teen ride, sexually assaulted her

LEONIA - A 16-year-old girl escaped the clutches of a Leonia man who sexually assaulted her in his vehicle on Thursday, prosecutors said Monday.


Related Topix: Leonia, NJ

Bergen County executive candidate introduces economic development plan

Freeholder James Tedesco, who is running for Bergen County Executive, talked about his economic plan at 35 Plaza in Paramus on Monday.


Related Topix: Paramus, NJ

Business Wire

Community Bank of Bergen County, NJ Launches Online Mortgage Center

"Our Online Mortgage Center is a win-win for everyone," said Peter A. Michelotti, President and CEO, CBBC.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Jersey Journal

Meadowlands tax relief for Secaucus and North Bergen

A pair of Hudson County municipalities are receiving some long-awaited relief from a regional tax sharing program they have been funding for over 40 years.


Related Topix: Secaucus, NJ, North Bergen, NJ, Hudson County, NJ, Chris Christie, US Governors

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Item

Bergen towns urge action on flood-control bill

A state bill to ease restrictions on cleaning streams, such as Musquapsink Brook in Westwood, has been stalled for six years.


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

NJ homebuilding off to strongest start since 2007

The Modern, background, a luxury glass tower in Fort Lee, will have 450 rental units.


Related Topix: Fort Lee, NJ, Home Building, Home, Roseland, NJ, Mortgage, Personal Finance