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2 min ago |

Top things to do this weekend in Southern Bergen County

Head to the 2014 38th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival, as Japanese cherry blossoms predominate among the more than 4,000 cherry blossom trees in the park.


Related Topix: Essex County, NJ, Belleville, NJ, Carlstadt, NJ, Rutherford, NJ, Symphony, Arts

1 hr ago |

Mahwah councilman sued for failing to pay campaign manager

Councilman Robert G. Hermansen is being sued by his former campaign manager for allegedly failing to pay $10,000 for services provided in his unsuccessful 2012 reelection bid for Bergen County freeholder.


Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

5 hrs ago |

Bergen County kids learn ins, outs of police, fire work at academy

They are maturing from terrified students to seasoned recruits in four days, answering orders with a crisp "yes, sir" and tackling firefighter training exercises with gusto.


Related Topix: Fire, Family, Kids, South Hackensack, NJ, Rochelle Park, NJ, Maywood, NJ

8 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Police: Elmwood Park fire captain drove drunk, crashed ladder truck

ELMWOOD PARK - Authorities say an Elmwood Park fire captain drove a ladder truck while intoxicated early Sunday and struck two utility poles, putting the truck out of commission, the Record reported .


Related Topix: Elmwood Park, NJ

11 hrs ago |

Midland Park High School to host county presentation on the dangers of heroin

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office will present "New Dangers of Heroin" at 7:30 p.m. April 30 courtesy of the Midland Park High School PTA to raise awareness about the heroin scourge plaguing suburban communities.


Related Topix: Drugs, Midland Park, NJ, Ramsey, NJ, Oakland, NJ, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Busy two days on the beat for Hackensack cop: Lifesaving CPR, assault bust, drug chase

"That's pretty much what I wanted to become a cop for," Officer Victor Vazquez said.

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Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ

Certified appraiser Jon Felz gives Ellen Mulvaey some good news on the price of her Chinese fan.

The woman brought up a small glass pitcher, handing it to Jon Felz, an appraiser featured on the PBS show "Antiques Roadshow."


Related Topix: Paramus, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ, Dorothy, NJ, Mahwah, NJ

Five rescued in Elmwood Park motel blaze, police say

Of the five, three were treated for smoke inhalation, Police Chief Michael Foligno told reporters at the scene.


Related Topix: Elmwood Park, NJ, Fire

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Chiefs want in on merger talks

The president of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association has asked a freeholder to reconsider the makeup of the "blue ribbon" panel picked to help work out details of a disputed merger of the County Police into the Sheriff's Office.


Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, Freehold, NJ

Anna Lee, left; Jennifer Lee

Anna S. Lee, 54, of Englewood Cliffs, and her daughter Jennifer H. Lee, 25, of New York City, were arrested Monday by Bergen County investigators and state Treasury Department agents, Bergen County Prosecutor John.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Longtime Englewood leader departing

Over the years, the Rev. Vernon Walton of Englewood acted as a community leader, serving as a pastor, councilman and freeholder.


Related Topix: Englewood, NJ, Ramapo College, Jersey City, NJ, Hudson County, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bergen County Community Blood Services seeks platelet donations

Platelet donations to the Community Blood Services have dropped to about a third of what they normally are and donors willing to roll up their sleeves are desperately needed.


The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Garfield teenager arrested on child pornography charges

A 16-year-old boy from Garfield was arrested Tuesday and charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, authorities said.


Related Topix: Garfield, NJ

Two Bergen County men indicted in heroin death of Emerson woman

Two Bergen County men were indicted Tuesday on manslaughter and drug charges for allegedly causing the death of an Emerson woman last June by supplying her with the heroin that led to a fatal overdose.


Related Topix: Emerson, NJ, Old Tappan, NJ, Closter, NJ

Fort Lee police search for missing man whose car was abandoned on Palisades Parkway

Hans Jong Lee, who also goes by the name Hyung Jong Lee, had picked up his recently deceased father's ashes the morning of April 7, and apparently left the area about 11 a.m., said Deputy Police Chief Timothy Ford.


Related Topix: Fort Lee, NJ, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Hackensack man charged in sexual assault, kidnapping of minor

A 23-year-old Hackensack man was arrested Friday on aggravated sexual assault charges after engaging in inappropriate sexual activity with a 14-year-old female acquaintance, the prosecutor announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ, Rochelle Park, NJ

Prosecutor: Fairview man faces sex assault charges in abuse of girl, 12

HACKENSACK - A 63-year-old Fairview man faces charges he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl two times, prosecutors said Monday.


Related Topix: Fairview, NJ

Daily Record

Sick-leave windfalls making taxpayers ill

This is the moment in time for the Legislature to step up and take the lead to abolish New Jersey's law that allows public employees to accumulate unused sick leave time for later-in-life big-time payouts.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Cliffside Park, NJ, Closter, NJ, Paterson, NJ

Christie, elected officials urge Assembly to extend arbitration salary cap

Governor Christie and more than 100 elected officials from New Jersey's towns and counties held a rally Monday morning to call on the state Assembly to vote to reinstate a policy that caps raises achieved through arbitration on police and firefighters.


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Group demanding $$ for factory collapse victims demonstrates at...

The activist group 99 Pickets demonstrates outside the home of Jane Elfers, the CEO of The Children's Place, in Allendale on Saturday.


Related Topix: Allendale, NJ, Secaucus, NJ