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8 hrs ago | NJ.com

Sweeney goes on more trips that have nothing to do with running for N.J. governor: The Auditor

Senate President Steve Sweeney, shown in this file photo, is touring the state. It has nothing to do with his potential gubernatorial run Stephen Sweeney is embarking on his fourth statewide tour this year in his role as a gubernatorial candid er, Senate president.

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Related Topix: Roselle, NJ, Lyndhurst, NJ, Essex County, NJ

12 hrs ago | NJ.com

Poll: Should N.J. police departments receive military equipment, weapons?

TRENTON - It's a question that has been raised repeatedly in the aftermath of the controversial police shooting in Ferguson, Mo.: Should local law enforcement departments have access to military equipment and weapons, such as armored trucks, helicopters, and grenade launchers? In the 1990s, the federal government instituted a congressionally ... (more)

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Related Topix: Middletown, NJ, Jersey City, NJ

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Patch.com

Police Connect Attempted Robberies in Glen Rock and Fair Lawn

Glen Rock police, along with the Bergen County Sheriff, the FBI, and the Fair Lawn police, are investigating two attempted bank robberies.

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Related Topix: Fair Lawn, NJ, Glen Rock, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Bergen County tab totals $507,000 in back pay in 2 cops' acquittal

More than a half million dollars in back pay will fuel a total $1.12 million settlement with two county police officers acquitted earlier this year of charges they lied to investigators and removed evidence from the scene of a police shooting.

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Related Topix: Bogota, NJ, Paramus, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Teaneck men arrested, one sought in sex assault of 15-year-old girl, prosecutor says

TEANECK - Two men were charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and authorities were searching for a third man who drove her to the township home where she was attacked, the Bergen County prosecutor said.

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Related Topix: Teaneck, NJ

North Jersey Media Group

Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS hosts annual "Tools for School" benefit at Waterside

The Bergen County Young Professionals Network and the EBCBOR Community Service Committee held their annual "Tools for School" at The Waterside Restaurant and Catering in Edgewater last night.

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Related Topix: Edgewater, NJ

North Jersey Media Group

Leah Tobin, Cat McManus, Adwoa Bonsu, Sneha Kabaria

The Urban League for Bergen County hosted its annual outdoor Casino Party fundraiser this past Saturday at the Teaneck Armory.

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Related Topix: Teaneck, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Hackensack to break ground on new performing arts venue to replace parking lot

The landscaped site will be nestled in a triangle bordered by Warren Street on the south, State Street on the west and Atlantic Street running on the north side.

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Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ, Pequannock, NJ

NorthJersey.com

The Record: Death and taxes

THEY SAY there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. In New Jersey, that is doubly true, because while you die only once, your heirs may be taxed twice.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Chris Christie, US Governors, Englewood, NJ, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

NorthJersey.com

N.J. Attorney General's Office reviewing program to distribute military surplus equipment

State Sen. Nia Gill recently wrote to acting state Attorney General John J. Hoffman of the state's involvement in the program.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Frank Pallone

The Item

Two Mahwah men plead guilty in simple assault plea

Two Mahwah men pleaded guilty Monday for their roles in a 2013 attempted "drug" sale in which they offered fake cocaine to a teenager that ended with one man assaulting the victim when he grew suspicious and walked away without purchasing the white powder.

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Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Mahwah man faces new charges after Ramsey hit-and-run victim dies

A Mahwah man was arrested Monday on new charges related to a hit-and-run incident in Ramsey more than a week ago after the man he allegedly struck died at a hospital, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Ramsey, NJ, Mahwah, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Jersey Mike's Subs to open Ramsey location, first of five in Bergen County

The Ramsey location is the first for franchise owners Bradford Fritts and Steve Korman.

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Related Topix: Ramsey, NJ, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

The Item

Non-profits news: Week of August 25, 2014

The Bergen County Protect and Rescue Foundation is now a participating animal shelter on the ResQwalk mobile application, enabling animal lovers to raise money for animal rescues and earn rewards every time they go for a walk.

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Related Topix: Upper Saddle River, NJ, Saddle River, NJ, Rockleigh, NJ, Education Etc., Lyndhurst, NJ

Sun Aug 24, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Driver held in collisions that injured 5, shut Route 4 for hours

A 38-year-old Morris County resident faces charges of driving while intoxicated, after he rammed his car into another car and a utility pole on Saturday night, injuring four others and causing lanes on Route 4 to be blocked off for several hours, police say.

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Related Topix: Morris County, NJ, Englewood, NJ, Fort Lee, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

1,300 donors join in Mega Blood Drive in Mahwah

But Christian Andujar of Connecticut remained unruffled: As he lay back on a stretcher, he started straight at the maroon colored liquid that oozed out of his arm and flowed into four vials.

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Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, Orange, NJ, East Orange, NJ, Belleville, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Bergen County dogs have their day

Hillary, a 3-year-old rescued Beagle from Alabama, with her owner Mary Sitek of Park Ridge during DogFest 2014 Sunday.

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Related Topix: Park Ridge, NJ, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Hillsdale, NJ, Westwood, NJ, River Vale, NJ

The Jersey Journal

N.J. police don't need military toys: Editorial

When an everyday cop gets to dress up like Rambo, is it any wonder that the muscle suit goes to his head? He looks in the mirror and sees a warrior.

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Related Topix: Jersey City, NJ, Middletown, NJ, Opinion

The Item

Bergen armored vehicle plan may face scrutiny as Obama orders review of military gear for cops

The Bergen County Sheriff's Department is to get two military vehicles similar to this one, originally designed to defeat roadside bombs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

NorthJersey.com

Waldwick moves ahead with pond dredging referendum

Wording for an autumn ballot question, asking if the borough should spend nearly $4 million to dredge White's Pond, has been sent to the county clerk for processing.

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Related Topix: Waldwick, NJ

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