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  1. Police: Sussex County man arrested in Paterson with 150 heroin packetsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Item

    Passaic County sheriff's officers arrested a 27-year-old man from Sussex County on drug dealing charges after they stopped him driving in the 4th Ward late Friday night, authorities said. The officers stopped the suspect, Lennard Fransen of Newton, near the corner of Straight and Harrison streets at 11:40 pm after they noticed a problem with the lights on his Ford Explorer, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

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  2. Parties pick Passaic County freeholder candidates for 2015 primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    The Democratic and Republican primaries for Passaic County freeholder are shaping up to be uncontested affairs with a little more than a month to go before the filing deadline. The Passaic County Regular Republican Organization and the Passaic County Democrats both have met and selected candidates for the 2015 primary, but no challengers have stepped forward to run off-line in either primary for freeholder.

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  3. Suspected heroin dealer arrested after slipping on ice in PatersonRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    PATERSON - A city man Thursday tossed a brick of heroin and then slipped on ice while trying to run from pursuing police, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said. Investigators from the county's Bureau of Narcotics saw Tyshon Corbett, 26, repeatedly drive through the area of East Main and North Main streets around 4:30 p.m. as they were surveilling the area.

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  4. Paterson man accused of exposing himself to woman and childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

    A 46-year-old Paterson man was arrested in 5th Ward Wednesday evening on charges that he pulled down his pants and exposed his genitals to a woman and two children walking down the street, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. The suspect, Edwin Miranda, was intoxicated at 6:30 pm when he approached the woman and children near the corner of Grand and Marshall streets and started shouting profanities, the sheriff said.

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  5. Passaic man gets 7 years in prison for brutal stabbing of girlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    A Passaic man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for repeatedly stabbing his girlfriend during a domestic dispute, leaving her with life-threatening injuries. Gonzalo Ochoa-Hernandez, 29, slashed the 17-year-old several times in the face, neck and back after the two got into an argument at her apartment on Summer Street in March 2013, said Erica Salerno, a Passaic County assistant prosecutor.

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  6. Passaic sheriff's detectives nab alleged dealer with 250 heroin packetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NorthJersey.com

    Authorities arrested a suspected drug dealer they say was carrying 250 heroin packets when he was arrested on the city's Northside on Thursday, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Sheriff's narcotics detectives became suspicious about Tyshon Corbett when he drove through a high-crime area at the corner of North Main and East Main streets several times at about 4:30 pm, Berdnik said.

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  7. Authorities find gun stashed in Paterson garbage canRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NorthJersey.com

    Passaic County sheriff's detectives found an unloaded handgun stashed in a garbage can in the city's 1st Ward Thursday night, authorities said. The gun, a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson, was found near the corner of North 2nd and Jefferson streets, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

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  8. Rifts apparent in Passaic GOP as focus turns to party primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NorthJersey.com

    A political skirmish among leaders of the Passaic County Regular Republican Organization has reopened old tensions, which could include a legal conflict as the party primary season gets under way. Factions loyal to Assemblyman Scott T. Rumana of Wayne and Totowa's maverick Republican leader, Peter Murphy, clashed at the party's executive committee meeting last Saturday.

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  9. Man exposed himself to mom, kids near county jail, Passaic sheriff saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Jersey Journal

    A 46-year-old man exposed himself to a mother and her two children near the Passaic County Jail complex at Grand and Marshall streets Wednesday, the sheriff said. PATERSON -- A city man exposed himself to a mother walking with her two young sons after she told him to stop shouting profanities in an encounter near the Passaic County Jail, authorities said today.

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  10. Little Falls Wanaque Totowa Pompton Plains Passaic County NJ Divorce...Read the original story

    Thursday | New Jersey Family Law

    As part of a contested New Jersey custody case, the New Jersey divorce judge has the discretion to conduct an interview with the child/children involved, pursuant to New Jersey Rule 5:8-6. However, the parents are prohibited from discussing the content with the child or with third parties, without a Court Order.

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  11. High School Basketball: Eastside takes two from West MilfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | NorthJersey.com

    Noah Basket had 15 points and dished off four assists in the West Milford boys' 78-60 loss to Eastside in Saturday's Passaic County Tournament semifinal game. Although he was a little disappointed in the games outcome LaCroix wanted his players to appreciate what they accomplished by reaching the semifinals, while also remembering the feeling of the loss.

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  12. Paterson man arrested after car chase through 1st WardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    A 50-year-old Paterson man lead law enforcement officers on a high-speed motor vehicle chase through the 1st Ward Tuesday before he was caught and arrested, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. The suspect, Jose Rondon, was speeding in the area of Temple and North 4th Streets when he was spotted by narcotics detectives with the Passaic County Sheriff's Office, police said.

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  13. School choice funding boosted in Christie's budget proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | NorthJersey.com

    Governor Christie released district-level aid figures today for his proposed 2015-16 budget that includes increases for just three school districts in Bergen and Passaic counties. Bergenfield, Englewood and Pompton Lakes would get slight increases in aid, benefitting from a proposed boost in funding for schools in the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program, which allows students to go to school outside their home district at the state's expense.

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  14. Police: Security guard wounds two in accidental shooting at Paterson apartment buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | NorthJersey.com

    ... are that the security guard fired his gun by accident. But he said the case remains under investigation. The Passaic County prosecutor's office also is participating in the probe. Authorities have not disclosed details of the dispute that prompted ...

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  15. H.S. boys basketball: No real winners in Passaic County messRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | NorthJersey.com

    The 2015 Passaic County boys basketball championship should've been earned on Wayne Valley's court on the last Saturday in February, like usual. The Passaic County Coaches Association instead declared Eastside the champion Tuesday.

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  16. H.S. boys basketball: Eastside's strange path to the Passaic County titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | NorthJersey.com

    Eastside was a heavy favorite to win the Passaic County boys basketball tournament this year, but no one could've predicted the weird way the Ghosts won it. Top-seeded Eastside was scheduled to play second-seeded Kennedy in the final Saturday at Wayne Valley, yet was declared the winner four days earlier because Kennedy forfeited its place in the final, as well as its 53-47 defeat of Wayne Valley in the semifinal.

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  17. Passaic County to take properties for bridge rebuilding projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Item

    Passaic County on Tuesday moved to condemn four properties in Wallington and Passaic, the last piece of the puzzle in a plan to replace the 100-year-old Eighth Street Bridge. The county freeholders adopted a resolution to use the power of eminent domain to obtain four parcels of land needed to expand the bridge.

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  18. Passaic County WWII vet gets Purple Heart 70 years after being woundedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    Ed Dexter was a 17-year-old kid from Paterson when he enlisted in the Marines in August 1942 and soon enough was shipped to the Pacific to fight the Japanese. He was wounded in battle less than two years later, on the island of Saipan.

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  19. Police: Clifton man arrested after two-county chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Item

    A 39-year-old city man was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly led police on a chase through Clifton, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge. William Elmer Covert was in the Passaic County Jail on $300,000 full bail, said Detective Sgt.

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  20. Paterson Kennedy forfeit: Nobody's feeling great about end of Passaic County TournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | NJ.com

    Paterson Eastside won its 10th Passaic County Tournament title in program history on Tuesday after Paterson Kennedy forfeited its semifinal victory for having a suspended player on its bench. This has left both Paterson schools feeling unsatisfied.

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