Toilet Victim Gets 30 Stitches, Cops Track Gas Station Robber in County Roundup
Here are some of the most compelling stories this week from around Bergen County.
Ridgewood Sanitation Department employee Damien Hamlin received more than 30 stitches Monday morning after dropping a porcelain toilet that shattered and sliced up his thigh.
Fort Lee police are searching for a man they say swiped $700 from a local gas station and mini-mart early Monday morning after asking the attendant for a pack of cigarettes and then pointing a gun at him and demanding cash from the register.
Fort Lee police received a called just after 1:30 a.m. Monday that an armed robbery had just taken place at the Exxon station at 2338 Route 4, police said.
With little time to spare, a local surgeon, a hospital, and members of the Paramus and Fair Lawn Rotary clubs teamed up to save the life of a 28-year old woman suffering from rheumatic heart valve disease.
The admissions director of a Fair Lawn nursing home has been charged with theft, forgery and impersonation of another in connection with alleged looting of an 82-year-old man's bank account.
The Wyckoff Zoning Board voted 6 to 1 on Monday that the Vista Project — a proposed 258-bed elder living facility — should be considered an inherently beneficial use, effectively tasking the opposition with proving that negative aspects of the Christian Health Care expansion outweigh its benefits.
The complex, which residents have contended should be scaled back, would be built on land that CHCC currently owns in Wyckoff and Hawthorne.