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3 hrs ago |

Paterson man identified as 'Tupac' bank robber in Kearny: authorities

Authorities are currently seeking a 28-year-old Paterson man believed to have made off with thousands of dollars when he allegedly robbed a bank in Kearny on Wednesday afternoon.


Related Topix: Kearny, NJ, North Arlington, NJ

5 hrs ago |

East Rutherford wants e-cigarette stores zoned away from kids

Vapor stores, also known as e-cigarette stores, are popping up around southern Bergen County, causing concern amongst some elected officials who believe that more teenagers will get addicted to nicotine.


Related Topix: Rutherford, NJ, East Rutherford, NJ, Family, Kids, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Teenagers

6 hrs ago | The Newark Star-Ledger

Leonia man charged with luring 6-year-old boy from park, sex assault of girl

LEONIA - A Leonia man was arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a teenage girl and lured a 6-year-old boy from a park to his apartment, where a group of teens stopped the child from going inside, authorities said Thursday.


Related Topix: Leonia, NJ

7 hrs ago |

Rutherford's Union students attend teen arts festival

Pictured are Susanna Hreno, Carly Newman, and Jennifer Tran, three of Union School's talented 8th graders, sculpting their own heads at the 39th Annual Bergen County Teen Arts Festival, an inspiring celebration of young people and the arts.


Related Topix: Rutherford, NJ

11 hrs ago |

R&S Landscaping announces theme for annual photo contest

R&S Landscaping recently announced that the subject of its fifth annual photo contest will be New Jersey's native flowers.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

15 hrs ago |

Saddle River police warn of recent car thefts

Recent car thefts in Saddle River are believed to be related to a car theft ring that's hit Bergen County and throughout the state in the last couple of years, Police Chief Timothy McWilliams said.


Related Topix: Saddle River, NJ, Allendale, NJ

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Elmwood Park resident charged in aggravated sexual assualt

A Clifton resident was arrested on June 25 on charges of attempting to hinder the arrest of an Elmwood Park man charged with aggravated sexual assault, officials said.


Related Topix: Elmwood Park, NJ

Lodi police looking for suspect in bank robbery

Police investigate a bank robbery at Spencer Savings Bank on South Main Street. Bergen County Sheriff's Officers assist the Lodi Police Department in processing the scene of a bank robbery.


Related Topix: Lodi, NJ

Englewood toddler takes victory walk [video]

Two-year old Kayden Kinckle of Englewood with dad Kevin. He had to have a leg and a foot amputated and recently walked by himself for the first time using prosthetics, an event recorded and posted online.


Related Topix: Englewood, NJ

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

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

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

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