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Fire Claims Life of Oakland Man and Dog, Christie Visits Westwood in Top County News

Each week Patch highlights some of the top news in Bergen County.

In top county news this week:

A 71-year-old Oakland man was killed along with his dog in a house fire Monday evening.

Hackensack University Medical Center’s plan to reopen the former Pascack Valley Hospital as a new 128-bed facility received approval from the state health commissioner this week.  The move was praised by Governor Chris Christie who visited Westwood Thursday.

What was described as a “large water main break” left an unknown number of Fort Lee residents with little or not water pressure Wednesday.

A celebration was planned this week at Paramus’ 35 Plazaa in honor of Wyckoff’s Alvin and Susan Sauer who founded the center decades ago. 

Oradell Public School held a Pajama Day to raise funds in memory of Philip Begonja, an 18-year-old Oradell resident and alumni of Oradell Public School and River Dell Regional that died on Christmas.

A missing desk, believed to have been used by Abraham Lincoln, turned up in pieces on the steps of Teaneck’s Eugene Field School administration building Thursday.

About 75 teachers from the Mahwah Education Association confronted Board of Education members Wednesday asking why recent progress at the end of last year has yet to produce an agreement between the district’s administration and its teachers union.

Fair Lawn police say a man completed a job application at the Broadway Dunkin' Donuts Sunday morning and then proceeded to pilfer product off the shelf on his way out of the store.

Bergen County Freeholders asked all Thursday in memory of a North Arlington marine killed in action earlier this month.

After 16 years with both St. John of the Divine Episcopal Church in Hasbrouck Heights and St. Martin’s Church in Maywood, Father Joseph Pickard begins his retirement.

The Digital Photography students at New Milford High School have collaborated with the Advanced Desktop Publishing students to publish some of their original work in this issue of "From Our Perspective: Digital Selections from the Students of New Milford High School"

William Mays March 03, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I think the fact that "Morning Joe" visited Fort Lee High School and filmed their show there was more important than most of the news here, and yet you make no mention of it.

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