Saturday, March 31, 2012
Each week Patch highlights some of the top headlines from around Bergen County.
This week, in top county news: No residents or firefighters were injured when a four-alarm fire tore into a six-unit townhouse complex in Fort Lee on Thursday. Police say a 22-year-old Hasbrouck Heights man was charged with vehicular homicide Thursday after his passenger died in an early morning drunk driving crash on Route 208 in Fair Lawn. More than 600 people donned hoodie sweatshirts and marched in Englewood Sunday to show solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida. The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders joined ranks with New Milford's mayor and council in passing a resolution asking that the New Jersey State Parole Board deny …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Patch highlights some of the top headlines around Bergen County each week
In top county news this week: The lack of a new contract for teachers reached a boiling point Monday night, with hundreds of Ridgewood Education Association (REA) members staging a protest on claims the school board has been "disrespectful" and is not negotiating in good faith. Teaneck High School was briefly locked down Thursday afternoon while police conducted a search for a weapon after receiving a report that there was a gun in the building. Police did not find a weapon and the lockdown was lifted after the search. New Milford Police have been on the lookout for a man who allegedly exposed himself twice in one week to the same woman in the laundry room of the Brookchester Apartment complex. The cost to maintain Fair Lawn's annual …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Each week Patch highlights the top news from around Bergen County
In top county news this week: Aakash Dalal pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of conspiracy, aggravated arson, bias intimidation and criminal mischief in connection with a series of attacks on Bergen County Synagogues. Stephen Baldino of Lyndhurst pleaded not guilty Thursday in the stabbing of his neighbor Lydja Mitchell whose body was found Monday in her apartment. A Mahwah couple was arrested Wednesday after police found stolen jewelry in their pick-up truck during a traffic stop, police said. A 2-year-old New Milford girl believed to have been abducted last weekend was been found in Texas at the home of her paternal grandmother, police said Monday. Police arrested a 74-year-old Franklin Lakes man who they say stood naked in the front …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
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…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
A weekly roundup of some the top headlines in Bergen County.
In top county news this week: A 26-year old Fort Lee man was charged with first-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of his girlfriend which occurred outside the Fort Lee community center Monday when he allegedly struck her with his vehicle and then drove over her multiple times. A group of parents in Glen Rock say the school district should enforce a ban against peanut products in schools, while others argue that such a policy would be difficult and burdensome to enforce. The Fair Lawn Board of Education voted to dis-enroll a student after learning the student no longed lived in the borough, after hard times forced the family to sell their home. Mahwah police have been investigating what they called “a strong arm robbery” that …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Each week Patch highlights some of the top news from around the county.
In top county news this week: A Lodi teen accused of firebombing synagogues in Rutherford and Paramus pleaded not guilty in Superior Court in Hackensack this week. Earlier in the week police held a press conference where they reported that a soda bottle led them to the alleged arsonist. Fort Lee voters said ‘yes’ to the Board of Education’s $30.2 million bond referendum this week after two previous failed attempts. The sale of bonds would finance various maintenance and renovations in the school buildings. Lyndhurst High School football coach Scott Rubinetti was arrested this week on sexual crime charges for having a relationship with a student, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. County Freeholder John Driscoll says he …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Each week Patch highlights some of the top headlines from around Bergen County
In top county news this week: An Edgewater police car stolen after an attempted jewelry store burglary was found in Teaneck on Palisade Avenue later that morning. Reports say one of the men charged in the Edgewater case is part of a New York burglary ring. Two custodians at a Lodi elementary school were arrested this week on drug charges. A man believed to have used stolen credit cards to purchase gift cards at area CVS pharmacies was arrested Wednesday by Glen Rock Police. Tenafly police have arrested a New Milford man suspected in the recent string of luring incidents reported in Tenafly, Cresskill and Dumont. Police arrested 65-year-old Alan Lupinacci this week on charges that he was practicing medicine without a license out of his …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Each week Patch highlights some of the top news stories from around Bergen County.
In top county news this week: Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli asked residents to be extra vigilant after someone attacked a Rutherford synagogue with incendiary devices Wednesday morning. County residents, business owners and postal union representatives attended a forum Wednesday night in Little Ferry in opposition of the United State Postal Service’s plan to shut down the Teterboro plant. A 27-year-old Ridgewood man was arrested early Wednesday after a night of drinking led him to illegally enter a Wyckoff home to find a warm place to sleep, according to police. Preliminary results from soil tests conducted last month show contaminants found at soccer fields in Teaneck’s Milton Votee Park, which has been closed since Dec. 14, do…
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Each week Patch highlights some of the top news around Bergen County
Top county news this week includes: Area residents gathered Wednesday outside the Teaneck Armory to welcome home American forces from Iraq and call for an end to the war in Afghanistan. Tom Locicero was sworn in to the Paramus borough council this week to serve the last year of Councilman Alan Brundage's term. Congressman Steve Rothman said he would move from Fair Lawn to Englewood in order to run against fellow Democrat Bill Pascrell Jr. in the June primary for the newly configured 9th District. An attempted Christmas Eve burglary led to five arrests and the seizure of illegal drugs and $34,000 from a Mahwah condominium, according to Mahwah police. River Edge Police Chief Thomas Cariddi was reinstated by the borough council this week …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
This week's Bergen news also includes a PSE&G representative speaking at a Ridgewood council meeting about power outages
Welcome to "Around The County," a weekly column that highlights stories throughout Bergen County. This week, two Teaneck residents died in a house fire, a Mahwah woman was arrested and accused of threatening police with a knife, an underground transformer fire broke out in Fort Lee, a Ridgewood DPW employee was hit by a car, a Teaneck supermarket handed out free meals to residents without power, a PSE&G representative attended a Ridgewood council meeting to explain what went wrong and more. Check out our list of some of the top stories in the county this week: