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Yesterday | NorthJersey.com

Wayne BOE approves former super's bonuses, avoids lawsuit

Avoiding expensive litigation, the Board of Education last night voted 9-0 to award former Superintendent Ray Gonzalez five merit bonuses worth approximately $27,000 for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, Education Etc.

Yesterday | NorthJersey.com

Stolen Totowa minivan recovered during Paterson traffic stop, authorities say

Authorities say a 19-year-old city man was arrested in Paterson's historic district Wednesday night after Passaic County Sheriff's Officers spotted him driving a stolen minivan.

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Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Totowa, NJ

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Courier News

Manville, Franklin consider ending curfewsManville, Franklin consider ...

Manville, Franklin consider ending curfews Officials will discuss after lawsuit against North Jersey borough Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1pn8wIl Opponents of curfews say the laws treat every juvenile as a lawbreaker and deny parents their right to raise their children as they see fit.

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Related Topix: Franklin, NJ, Somerset County, NJ, Manville, NJ, Wanaque, NJ, ACLU

The Jersey Journal

Bergen County Freeholder calls for guidelines on armored vehicles

HACKENSACK - Freeholder Chairman David Ganz said he would ask Sheriff Michael Saudino and County Police Chief Brian Higgins to submit standard operating procedures for their departments' armored vehicles, the Record reported.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, Bergen County, NJ

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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.

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

NorthJersey.com

Totowa police chase down shoplifters

Police chased down two shoplifters last week accused of stealing $1,561 in merchandise, some of it from the Marshall's on Route 46, a police chief said.

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Related Topix: Totowa, NJ, Newark, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Ringwood man accused of lewd act in front of juveniles

A 22-year-old Ringwood man was charged with lewdness and remains in Passaic County Jail today after allegedly committing a sex act in front of two juveniles on Friday, Aug. 22. Detective James Rapp said that a borough resident had contacted the Police Department to report inappropriate behavior at an Edward Drive residential address.

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Related Topix: Ringwood, NJ, Drugs

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Item

Passaic County Sheriff's Office obtains five flood-rescue vehicles from military

As law enforcement agencies across the country face questions about acquiring powerful military surplus equipment, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and silencers, the Passaic County Sheriff's Office has taken a decidedly more peaceful route - five flood-rescue vehicles to forge water more than two feet deep.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Irene, Pompton Lakes, NJ

The Item

Passaic County plans targeted mosquito spraying on Wednesday

Passaic County will be spraying on Wednesday to combat mosquitoes in sections of Passaic, Wayne, and West Milford in its continuing battle against insect-borne viruses.

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Related Topix: Passaic, NJ, Wayne, NJ, West Milford, NJ, Entomology, Science

NorthJersey.com

Judge refuses to cut bail for Hawthorne man accused in fatal farmers' market crash

A judge on Tuesday refused to cut the $200,000 bail of a Hawthorne man accused of plowing through a Hawthorne farmers' market with a pickup truck earlier this month, killing one and injuring two others.

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Related Topix: Hawthorne, NJ, Hackensack, NJ, Fair Lawn, NJ

NorthJersey.com

At least 9 dogs killed in Clifton house blaze; other pets missing [video]

Two more dogs and three cats are missing, and two dogs made it out of the burning house alive, fire officials said.

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Related Topix: Clifton, NJ, Fire, Paterson, NJ

NorthJersey.com

After 22 years, family still waiting for justice in Paterson man's homicide

Joseph DeJesus' family had hoped his killer would be caught soon after the 19-year-old was stabbed to death in broad daylight on Main Street in South Paterson.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Paterson, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Q&A with Todd Keuhm, owner of Farms View

The owners of Farms View are enjoying another season of fresh produce. The 120-year-old farm in Wayne is one of just nine or so farms left in Bergen and Passaic counties.

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Related Topix: Wayne, NJ, Pequannock, NJ

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Item

Fracking takes toll in Pennsylvania, but New Jersey gets bargain

The recent boom in natural gas drilling across Pennsylvania has turned some property owners into millionaires.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, New Jersey Government, Bergen County, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Over 25 years, Paterson's crime numbers not really worse than in the city's past

Here are some of the numbers that leave Patersonians feeling outraged and frightened: the city had 1,513 violent crimes in 2013, including 18 homicides, 845 robberies and 625 aggravated assaults.

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Related Topix: Prison, Paterson, NJ

Sun Aug 24, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Pompton Lakes receives park grant

The Borough of Pompton Lakes is looking to brighten up the north side of town by building a pocket park at the triangular intersection of Howard Street, Walnut Street, and DuPont Place.

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Related Topix: Pompton Lakes, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Hawthorne Farmers' Market reopens in new location following fatal crash

The borough farmers' market Sunday looked just like any of the similar shopping meccas found across North Jersey, a spot to scoop up fresh foods and baked goods and catch up with neighbors.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Hawthorne, NJ, Dumont, NJ, Paramus, NJ

Sat Aug 23, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Pequannock River cleanup volunteers see signs of progress at 16th annual effort

Dawn Hudson, with bag, Evelyn Santangelo, 9, center and Bella Hudson, 8, helping to clean the Sloan Park area of the river.

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Related Topix: Pequannock, NJ, Morris County, NJ, Bloomingdale, NJ, Riverdale, NJ, West Milford, NJ

The Item

Field for Clifton council race begins to take shape

The field of candidates running for City Council is beginning to take shape as incumbents and challengers race to get their names on the November election ballot.

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Related Topix: Clifton, NJ

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Item

After major drug busts, battle against drug dealing in Passaic housing presses on

Two drug busts within the past year, one big and one small, have combined to deliver a somewhat muddled message to the people who live in public housing.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Passaic, NJ

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