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1 hr ago | Clarks Hometown News Patriot

New Jersey man serving with the Israel Defense Forces injured

Hirt, a graduate of Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva, is the son of Howie and Sharon Hirt of Edison and grandson of David and Gilda Singer of Highland Park.


Related Topix: Edison, NJ, Highland Park, NJ, Israel, World News, Middle East

5 hrs ago | Wisconsin Gazette

New Jersey sheriff delays acquiring military vehicles

Sheriff Michael Saudino in Bergen County, New Jersey, will delay the acquisition of two mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles from the Department of Defense.


Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News

8 hrs ago |

Hackensack man charged as pot dealer after traffic stop

A city resident who allegedly had a duffel bag loaded with marijuana in his car was captured after a traffic stop Friday morning in which he pushed a police officer and fled on foot, leaving his 10-month-old daughter in the back seat, police said.


Related Topix: Drugs, Hackensack, NJ

12 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

A community mourns, Labor Day weekend begins: First News with Podcast

New Jersey's First News, hosted by Eric Scott , written and produced by Matthew White and Patrick Lavery.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Chris Christie, US Governors, Jersey City, NJ

16 hrs ago | The Item

As Ferriero's trial nears, political issues in play

With a new chapter in the corruption case against Joseph A. Ferriero, the once-powerful former Bergen County Democratic Party chairman, set to play out in federal court this fall, Republicans contend that the past remains relevant in county politics today.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Teaneck, NJ

20 hrs ago |

Englewood vigil looks for solutions to end police killings of unarmed black men

Putting an end to the conditions that lead to police shootings of unarmed minorities begins with "getting out the vote," better community policing and reliance on faith, said participants in a vigil and march organized on Thursday by a local chapter of the NAACP.


Related Topix: Englewood, NJ

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Item

NJ builders on track to start largest number of homes since 2006

Despite last winter's weather delays, New Jersey builders are on track to start the largest number of homes since 2006, led by a boom in rental construction.


Related Topix: New Jersey, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home Building, Hudson County, NJ

The Paramus Post

Every Bag Counts

Teaneck Cadette Girl Scout Troop 19 is launching a campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags in Teaneck.


Related Topix: Teaneck, NJ

Lodi man indicted on assault, other charges in crash that injured Bergen County cop

A Lodi man who police say was intoxicated when his car struck the back of a Bergen County Police SUV, seriously injuring an officer, has been indicted on aggravated assault and other charges related to the crash, authorities said Thursday.


Related Topix: Lodi, NJ, Education Etc.

The Item

Englewood City Council to apply for more funds to fix gatehouse

A historical relic from the 1800s is closer to returning to its former glory after the city council applies for a county grant to restore the structure.


Related Topix: Teaneck, NJ

Paramus police say neighbors helped to shut down a brothel

Authorities credited borough residents who called police about strange cars on their street with helping to bring down a brothel Wednesday evening.


Related Topix: Paramus, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Members of Cresskill church donate clothing for kids who crossed border

Parishioners of St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday dropped off bags of clothes and school supplies for newly arrived children from Central America who crossed the southwest border illegally and are now living in New Jersey.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Family, Kids, Cresskill, NJ, New Jersey, Passaic County, NJ

Carlstadt hosts its first Junior Police Academy

Carlstadt's first junior police academy learned the basics of law enforcement operations during a three-day crash course.


Related Topix: Carlstadt, NJ, Life, Self Defense, Prison, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Bergen County's Martin Luther King Jr. statue gets finishing touches

Melanie Serkes working on a bronze statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. destined for Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Related Topix: Martin Luther King, Jr., Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, NJ

Bergen County freeholders discuss guidelines for military vehicles

The Bergen County Sheriff's Department is in line for two surplus military vehicles similar to this one, originally designed as defense against roadside bombs in war zones.


Related Topix: Freehold, NJ

Bergen County Democratic freeholder requests inquiry into Donovan fundraising

A skirmish broke out this week over campaign contributions - not in the current race for Bergen County Executive - but in the contest four years ago, when Republican Kathleen Donovan was elected.


Related Topix: Fair Lawn, NJ

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.


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

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)


Related Topix: Middletown, NJ, Jersey City, NJ

Tue Aug 26, 2014

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Bogota, NJ, Paramus, NJ