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Jerry DeMarco

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  1. Bicyclist Struck By SUV Seriously Injured In Paramus

    Bicyclist Struck By SUV Seriously Injured In Paramus

    An SUV struck and seriously injured a bicyclist who cracked the vehicle's windshield Thursday on Paramus Road in Paramus.He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center after being struck just south of West Midland Avenue.The visibly distraught driver remained at the scene and was hospitalized, as well. A flatbed tow truck lifted the SUV off the damaged bicycle and removed the ...

  2. Mahwah Police Find Pot Grow Room, Arrest Resident And Friend From Englewood

    Mahwah Police Find Pot Grow Room, Arrest Resident And Friend From Englewood

    Mahwah police searching for a man who’d fled a previous arrest found a pot-growing operation at his home, authorities said.They arrested Michael Deans at his Pine Hill Road home along with Jordan Winfree of Englewood, both 29, after a warranted search turned up marijuana package for resale, high-concentrate THC oil and a pot grow room, Police Chief James N. Batelli said Thursday.Deans ...

  3. Rockland Gangsters' Associate Gets 65 Months In 'Cabjacking,' Bar Holdups

    Rockland Gangsters' Associate Gets 65 Months In 'Cabjacking,' Bar Holdups

    A fellow member of a gang from Rockland was sentenced Wednesday to 65 months in federal prison for his role in carjacking, kidnapping and leaving a local cab driver for dead in Orange County after he and four others robbed a North Jersey bar. Wilbur J. Barahona, 22, of Ridgewood was the last of six defendants to accept a plea deal from federal prosecutors in Newark in connection with ...

  4. Lick It Or Not: Scratch 'N Sniff Postage Stamps

    Lick It Or Not: Scratch 'N Sniff Postage Stamps

    Scratch and sniff postage stamps? You bet. The U.S. Postal Service says it will “add the sweet scent of summer to letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other mailings” when it introduces “Frozen Treats Forever” stamps next month.The new 20-stamp booklet will feature the “whimsical watercolor illustrations” of Margaret Berg of Santa Monica, CA, the Postal Service said in a ...

  5. Services Set For Beloved Bergen Teacher Killed In Crash

    Services Set For Beloved Bergen Teacher Killed In Crash

    For every student of hers -- current and former -- veteran Paramus middle-school teacher Jennifer Williamson made the most turbulent years of their young lives easier to bear.Williamson, who taught for nearly 20 years in the district, was killed along with fifth-grader Miranda Faith Vargas when their school bus was struck by a dump truck on Route 80 during a field trip ...

  6. Teacher Mourned In NJ Bus Crash Made Middle School Memorable For Many

    Teacher Mourned In NJ Bus Crash Made Middle School Memorable For Many

    For every student of hers -- current and former -- veteran Paramus middle-school teacher Jennifer Williamson made the most turbulent years of their young lives easier to bear.Williamson, who taught for nearly 20 years in the district, was killed along with fifth-grader Miranda Faith Vargas when their school bus was struck by a dump truck on Route 80 during a field trip Thursday.Sarah ...

  7. Bergen County Student, Bus Driver Confirmed Dead In Highway Crash

    Bergen County Student, Bus Driver Confirmed Dead In Highway Crash

    UPDATE: A young female student and a beloved teacher were confirmed dead Thursday morning after a school bus filled with Paramus fifth-graders collided with a dump truck on Route 80 in Morris County.A total of 38 students and seven adults, including the driver, were taken to area hospitals, authorities said.Some were in critical condition and undergoing surgery, they said.The teacher, ...

  8. Bergen County Student, Teacher Confirmed Dead In Highway Crash

    Bergen County Student, Teacher Confirmed Dead In Highway Crash

    UPDATE: A young female student and a beloved teacher were confirmed dead Thursday morning after a school bus filled with Paramus fifth-graders collided with a dump truck on Route 80 in Morris County.A total of 38 students and seven adults, including the driver, were taken to area hospitals, authorities said.Some were in critical condition and undergoing surgery, they said.The teacher, ...

  9. Judge Frees Ex-Con Accused Of Exposing Himself At Five Oakland Businesses

    Judge Frees Ex-Con Accused Of Exposing Himself At Five Oakland Businesses

    A 28-year-old ex-con with a lengthy criminal history was ordered released from jail this week after Oakland police charged him with exposing himself five different times in town the same day.Kassan Drakeford exposed himself in five different establishments -- including a nail salon and a Starbucks -- before being taken into custody on Monday, Oakland Police Lt. Christian Eldridge ...

  10. Bergen Woman Strands Utility Worker Mid-Air In Bucket, Police Say

    Bergen Woman Strands Utility Worker Mid-Air In Bucket, Police Say

    A Ridgewood woman upset with a cable company worker hopped into the cab of an Optimum truck and cut the power to a utility bucket, leaving him hanging in mid-air, police said.Elena Gerlihman, 59, then “removed utility property from the truck and walked away,” Capt. William Amoruso said.Responding officers found the worker stranded in the bucket near Gerlihman’s home at East Ridgewood ...

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