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David M. Zimmer

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Recent articles by David:

Commission seats, surrogate top crowded election ballots in Passaic County

Three seats on the Passaic County Board of Commissioners and the county surrogate's post will be contested this Election Day by Dems and the GOP. → Read More

Loved and Lost: Lula Oliver was known to spoil her loved ones

Lula Oliver grew up on a South Carolina farm picking cotton. In Paterson, she taught enrichment courses at a nursery. She'd "give you her last dime." → Read More

Loved and Lost: Patricia Darata was a 20-year cancer survivor who loved big parties

Mom of three, she loved to feed all the neighborhood kids. She made Halloween costumes, and took up candy making. She tended a community garden plot. → Read More

Loved and Lost: Allen Alejandro worked on the high seas, found love in a bowling alley

He grew up in the Philippines, was a marine engineer. He liked to bowl and watch action movies and sit with a sudoku table. He rode a motorcycle. → Read More

Federal officials link climate change concerns to North Jersey gas pipeline compressors

Federal officials recognize proposed New Jersey pipeline upgrades for climate change impact but reject claims of a significant environmental impact. → Read More

Death of man after encounter with Paterson police officers is under investigation

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced an investigation into the Saturday death of a man after he was handcuffed by Paterson police. → Read More

Four Passaic County activists recognized for their positive impact on Hispanic community

Passaic County commissioners recently recognized members of the Hispanic, Latino and Latinx communities for their impact on the region. → Read More

Passaic County's Friendship Park updated, renamed in honor of former Bloomingdale mayor

Passaic County officials have renamed the recently improved Friendship Park in Bloomingdale for former Mayor Jon Dunleavy, who died in 2020 in office. → Read More

3-2-1 liftoff! Mural honoring New Jersey's first space traveler launches in Oradell

Created to be interactive, the 2,250-square-foot mural "Where's Wally?" includes astronauts and a few fake Wallys to throw seekers off. → Read More

Century-old North Jersey train coach that appeared in movie will be displayed by museum

The rail coach was transported from West Milford to Hanover Township on the back of a truck to be saved for a museum. → Read More

Leonard Kaiser, former mayor of North Arlington, dies at 73

Leonard Kaiser, the longest serving mayor in North Arlington history, died on Sept. 11 following a brief illness. → Read More

Ida is the second deadliest storm to hit NJ. Here are 5 others that wreaked the state

These five storms, dating to 1903, wreaked New Jersey with rain and floods. → Read More

2020 Census: A look at two NJ counties on opposite ends of the population growth

Hudson County, led by Jersey City, grew more populated, while Sussex County's population, on the other end of the spectrum, grew thinner. → Read More

What we learned from the New Jersey 2020 census results

Ranked fourth among NJ's counties in 2010, Middlesex now ranks first on the state's diversity index, placing it in the top 20 counties in the nation. → Read More

West Milford OKs natural gas compressor station deal. Here's what approval means.

In addition to more than $655,000 in expected annual property taxes for 2022, the company also agreed to pay the township $200,000. → Read More

'One arm at a time': Passaic County reaches first COVID-19 vaccine goal

Passaic County, trailing behind Bergen and Morris counties, has reached its goal of 70% of residents vaccinated against COVID-19. → Read More

Mobile clinic visits NJ camps to give eyeglasses to children from low-income communities

New York nonprofit Jonas Philanthropies and Vision To Learn, team up to give prescription eyeglasses to campers at Hands in 4 Youth's Camp Vacamas. → Read More

Greenwood Lake Air Show returns after COVID-forced hiatus with 'pyromusical'

After a pandemic-forced hiatus, the Greenwood Lake Air Show is set to return to West Milford on Aug. 13-15 with two night shows featuring top pilots. → Read More

New early voting law will cost Passaic County $11 million in equipment upgrades

New polling machines to comply with New Jersey's early voting law are set to cost Passaic County nearly $11 million in an initial outlay this summer. → Read More

Fencer from North Jersey heads to Olympics with high hopes, but no fans to cheer her on

Two-medal hopeful Jackie Dubrovich said the empty stands in Tokyo could deaden a historically lively atmosphere. It could also give her team an edge. → Read More