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5 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

Dozens turn out in Paterson for memorial to Passaic County native Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

Boxer Rickey Edward and his 5-year-old son, Menki, lay down flowers at the memorial ceremony for Rubin "Hurricane" Carter.

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Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Violent Crime, Prison

11 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

Hawthorne doctor accused of criminal sexual contact with patients

A Hawthorne cardiologist, known for innovative procedures and drug therapies, was indicted this week for allegedly fondling two female patients during medical examinations, authorities said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Hawthorne, NJ, Valley Hospital, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Ridgewood, NJ

11 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

Paterson man convicted in fatal Clifton hit-and-run

A Paterson man faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday of fleeing from the scene of a car crash that killed two pedestrians in Clifton two years ago.

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Related Topix: Clifton, NJ, Paterson, NJ, Passaic, NJ

12 hrs ago | The Item

Paterson homicide probe leads to unrelated gun arrest

Authorities on Tuesday night seized a loaded handgun they say a suspected heroin dealer tossed away while he was climbing over a backyard garage to try to escape arrest in the 4th Ward, according to Capt.

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Related Topix: Paterson, NJ

16 hrs ago | Observer

His swift response saved a life

An off-duty Nutley cop has been credited with coming to the aid of a stabbing victim at a Clifton shopping mall and thereby saving that person's life.

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Related Topix: Nutley, NJ, Clifton, NJ, Paterson, NJ

18 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

Seeking relief: Montclairite wants township to consider flood program

Residents living in the area near Nishuane Brook and Toney's Brook have been required to purchase flood insurance along with their mortgages, according to Gardiner Place resident Steven Sprung.

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Related Topix: Montclair, NJ, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Pompton Lakes, NJ, Passaic, NJ

23 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

6 N.J. Residents Charged in Staged Auto Accident Scheme

New Jersey authorities say six Passaic County, N.J., residents played roles in a staged-automobile accident scheme that defrauded two insurance companies out of more than $78,000.

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Yesterday | NorthJersey.com

The Record: Voting today

A 2012 change in state law allowed districts to move the election from April's traditional date to the general election in November.

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Related Topix: Bergen County, NJ, Cliffside Park, NJ, Midland Park, NJ, Palisades Park, NJ, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Item

Passaic freeholders envision park ranger corps, but paid through open-space tax fund

The Passaic County Freeholders want to hire 60 part-time attendants to work in the county's parks by summer, greeting visitors and making sure the grounds are kept clean and the vandals are kept out.

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Related Topix: Passaic, NJ, Clifton, NJ, Wayne, NJ, Wanaque, NJ

The West Milford Messenger

'Voices From the American Revolution' at Long Pond Ironworks

Learn what the locals really thought about the American Revolution on Wednesday, April 30, as Todd Braisted presents "Voices From the American Revolution: Soldiers and Residents in Their Own Words."

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Related Topix: West Milford, NJ, Bergen County, NJ, Entertainment

NorthJersey.com

Paterson campaign notebook: candidates jockey for endorsements

Often, political endorsements in Paterson are two-way streets. If someone running for City Council supports a mayoral candidate, the person running for mayor then reciprocates and backs the council contender.

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Related Topix: Paterson, NJ

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Jersey Journal

New Jersey has expanded its salmon fishing

Landlocked salmon have been part of a stocking program at Lake Aeroflex in Sussex County and Waywayanda Lake in Passaic County since 2006.

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Related Topix: Sussex County, NJ, Morris County, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ

The Jersey Journal

NJ gas prices at highest levels in 7 months after seasonal fuel grade switch

Gas prices in New Jersey and around the United States are at their highest levels since late August, primarily caused by the switch to costlier summer-blend fuel.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Essex County, England, Essex County, NJ, Clifton, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

15 of the dogs found in Paterson drug raid taken to animal rescue groups, vets [video]

"This is a good one. Are you a teddy bear?" said Fannie Laurita, a volunteer at Second Chance Pet Adoption League, as she held her phone to take photos of it at the Paterson animal shelter on Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Drugs

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Six Passaic County residents charged in staged auto accident scheme

Six Passaic County residents have been charged in connection with a staged-automobile accident scheme that defrauded two insurance companies of more than $78,000, the state attorney general said in a news release.

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Related Topix: Passaic, NJ, Paterson, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Sayegh holds fund-raising advantage in Paterson mayoral election

Heading into the homestretch of the city's mayoral election, Andre Sayegh has more money left to spend on his campaign than do any of his seven competitors, according to finance reports released on Monday.

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Related Topix: Paterson, NJ

New Jersey State Police

Troopers And Partners Shut Down Two Heroin Mills, Seize Drugs, Guns And Ammunition

Paterson City, N.J. A cooperative investigation headed by the New Jersey State Police led to the dismantling of two homes operating as heroin mills, and the seizure of guns, ammunition, and drugs valued at $116,400.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Paterson, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Wanaque plans to spend $450K to replace collapsing clay sewer lines

To the tune of almost a half-million dollars, borough officials are preparing to enter the next phase of a project to replace crumbling clay sewer lines in a residential Haskell neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Wanaque, NJ, Haskell, NJ

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Future of Ringwood's Weis Center still up in the air despite public support

Two-dozen or so cabins on the Weis Ecology Center property are falling into various states of disrepair.An old sign hearkens back to the property's heyday.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ

CNN

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, boxer wrongly convicted of murder, dies

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, has died in Toronto, according to Win Wahrer, the director of client services for the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted.

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