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1 min ago | The Jersey Journal

LOOK!: Married couple among 4 new Bergen County police recruits

MAHWAH - Four military veterans--including a married couple-- were officially sworn as Bergen County police officers Tuesday night at the Bergen County Public Safety Complex in Mahwah.


Related Topix: Mahwah, NJ, Life, Veteran Affairs, Jersey City, NJ, US Military, US Marine Corps

57 min ago |

Independence Township man awaiting sentencing on drug charge stole...

An Independence Township man awaiting sentencing on a conspiracy drug charge is now accused of stealing drainage pipes for scrap.


Related Topix: Belvidere, NJ

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Four teenagers arrested on charges of sexual assault in Elmwood Park

Three Elmwood Park men were arrested this month and charged with aggravated sexual assault for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a severely intoxicated 15-year-old girl, prosecutors said.


Related Topix: Elmwood Park, NJ

Ramsey purchases former substation from Rockland Electric

On July 14, Mayor Christopher Botta met with the president and CEO of Rockland Electric, Tim Cawley, to officially announce the borough's acquisition of the former Rockland Electric Substation, a 3-acre parcel located near Chestnut Street, according to a press release.


Related Topix: Ramsey, NJ

Volunteers add touch of love to meal at Bergen County homeless shelter

It was more like a holiday in July than a typical lunchtime at the Bergen County human services center, one patron said.


Related Topix: Hackensack, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires could affect North Jersey

Hundreds of aging railway cars that carry highly combustible crude oil through New Jersey every day would be phased out in two years if they are not retrofitted with better safety features under new federal rules proposed Wednesday.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, New Jersey, Boat Disaster, Harrington Park, NJ, Closter, NJ

The Item

Judge to decide soon on $66M construction contract for Bergen County Justice Center

A judge said he expects to rule by Monday whether Bergen County officials properly awarded a nearly $66 million contract to build a new Justice Center and nearby parking deck.


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

Police investigating burglaries in Washington Township

Washington Township Police and the Bergen County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating a pair of burglaries that occurred Monday night.


Opinion: Blue Acres: eminent domain with compassion

EMINENT DOMAIN, or condemnation, is the process that allows the government - municipal, county, state or federal - to acquire private property for public use.


Related Topix: Oakland, NJ, Opinion

The Jersey Journal

Meadowlands Commission to unveil new tide gate in Wood-Ridge

An old tide gate remains standing in the Hackensack River next to Anderson Creek in Secaucus on Monday, August 06, 2012.


Related Topix: Wood-Ridge, NJ, Secaucus, NJ, Carlstadt, NJ, Moonachie, NJ, Teterboro, NJ

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Wine Spectator awards include six from Bergen, Passaic counties

This year's Wine Spectator restaurant awards include five from Bergen County and one from Passaic County.


Related Topix: Passaic County, NJ, Edgewater, NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, Wanaque, NJ, Paramus, NJ

Report says New Jersey is the state with the 14th most police fatalities this year

The deaths of Jersey City Det. Melvin Santiago and a Bergen County officer have made New Jersey number fourteen on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Preliminary 2014 Fatality Statistics list.


Related Topix: New Jersey, Jersey City, NJ, Waldwick, NJ

Husband and wife among four new Bergen County Police recruits

Christopher and Wendy Tinio of Westwood already share a last name, two children and service in the Marines, and now they'll share the Bergen County Police Department.


Related Topix: Westwood, NJ, US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, Life, Veteran Affairs

The Advertiser News (North)

Sussex Borough to send utility sale to referendum

The Sussex Borough Council voted to introduce a referendum regarding the proposed sale of the Water and Sewer Utility Systems on Jan. 15. Four members approved referring the sale decision to the public: Council President Marina Krynicky, Councilman Bruce LaBar, Councilman Salvatore Lagattuta, and Councilwoman Georgeanna Stoll.


The Jersey Journal

Adventures in babysitting: Woman took friend's 6-year-old to store robbery, Englewood cops say

Tamar Thomas, 53, is accused of robbing a Papyrus while babysitting a friend's six-year-old daughter on Saturday.


Related Topix: Englewood, NJ

California player wins $60 million Powerball jackpot; Tuesday's Mega Millions top prize is...

Baiju Amin hands lottery tickets to a customer at Union Food Store in Totowa, N.J. on Sunday, March 24, 2013.


Related Topix: Lottery, Totowa, NJ

Bergen County 10-year-old Jacob Cook wins trip to the White House

"It's not every day a kid gets to go to the White House," the Bergen County elementary schooler said.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Michelle Obama

The Record: Tank sheriff's plan

APPARENTLY THERE is an alternative to merging the Bergen County Police Department with the Bergen County Sheriff's Office: the Bergen County Official Army, or the BCOA.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Hackensack, NJ, Paterson, NJ, Opinion

Mariner's Bank Is Ready to Lend

Englewood Cliffs July 21, 2014 - Mariner's Bank, which recently celebrated its 13-year anniversary oof providing quality financial products and services throughout Northern New Jersey, has committed to lending an additional $50 million dollars in new commercial loans to small and midsize businesses as part of its continued effort to serve Bergen ... (more)


Related Topix: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Mon Jul 21, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Officer mourned as driver pleads not guilty

A Bergen County town came together Monday to mourn a police officer killed when his unmarked car was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, while the driver charged in his death pleaded not guilty.


Related Topix: Waldwick, NJ, Hackensack, NJ, Chris Christie, US Governors, Jersey City, NJ