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51 min ago |

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.


Related Topix: Paramus, NJ

5 hrs ago | 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.


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

9 hrs ago |

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.


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

Mon Jul 28, 2014

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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ

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.


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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

Procida, the lender who thinks like a builder

Procida, born and bred in Bergen County, is involved in projects as varied as the rehabbing of apartment buildings in Paterson's worst neighborhood, redeveloping a landmark hotel in Philadelphia and building hundreds of town houses at the Jersey Shore.


Related Topix: North Bergen, NJ, Celebrities, Donald Trump, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Dumont, NJ

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Kevin Macfie, left, and Adnan Manla, both in Bergen County Jail for...

Kevin Macfie, left, and Adnan Manla, both in Bergen County Jail for failing to pay child support.


Related Topix: Prison, Passaic County, NJ, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

The Jersey Journal

North Bergen driver charged in deadly Carlstadt hit-and-run, prosecutor says

A 23-year-old North Bergen man faces charges in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in Carlstadt early Saturday, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.


Related Topix: North Bergen, NJ, Carlstadt, NJ

Hundreds march to raise awareness of drug abuse in Bergen County

Anne Pless, left front, and Susan MacMillan, right front, lead the walk as they arrive at Northern Highlands during the walk.


Related Topix: Drugs, Mahwah, NJ, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bergen County Man Biking 10,000 Miles Around U.S. For Veterans Charity

A Ridgewood, New Jersey man is taking a 10,000 mile motorcycle journey around the continental U.S. to raise money and awareness for seriously injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.


Related Topix: Ridgewood, NJ, Life, Veteran Affairs

Bergen County Moving Company Accused of Holding Customers' Items Hostage

The owners of a Bergen County moving company provided artificially low estimates to customers and then threatened to drive off with their belongings if they didn't immediately pay as much as double the original quote, the Attorney General's Office said.


Related Topix: Paramus, NJ, Fair Lawn, NJ

Wyckoff's Leo Lee Shines For Bergen County In Golf Junior Championship

Golfer Leo Lee of Wyckoff was off to a great start at his first New Jersey Junior Championship, which kicked off yesterday in Union at the Suburban Golf Club and ends today.


Related Topix: Wyckoff, NJ

Family, friends of slain Hackensack limo driver call for justice, gun laws

More than 100 family members and friends of a limousine driver who was slain in a shooting on Route 80 in Saddle Brook last month gathered on the steps of the Bergen County CourtA house on Thursday to demand justice, an end to violence and stricter measures to control firearms in New Jersey.


Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ, Saddle Brook, NJ