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Recent articles by Richard:

Hoboken mayor asks residents to 'double down' after two-day spike in city's COVID-19 cases

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla warned that if the trend continues more stay-at-home orders could be issued and businesses could close. → Read More

Not one, but two progressives go after Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. in 9th District race

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. faces Alp Basaran and Zina Spezakis, who say the party should go far beyond pushing back against President Donald Trump. → Read More

One dead, several wounded in Jersey City shooting

One man was shot dead, and as many as four others wounded in a shooting in Jersey City on Union Street early Saturday morning. → Read More

Key ruling on signatures as New Jersey readies for another mail-in election

NJ will hold a mostly mail-in primary on July 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of ballots were rejected in May after the state's first all-mail elections. → Read More

Driver rejects 30-year plea deal in Wayne gas station crash that killed three

Jason Van De Ree will stand trial for allegedly driving while drugged and faces a maximum of 98 years in prison if convicted on all counts. → Read More

Reopening NJ: Courts to be phased in; jury trials on hold

When courthouses in New Jersey reopen, the justice system is likely to be a hybrid of in-person and virtual court events. → Read More

Passaic County offers at-home tests, food giveaways to combat COVID-19

The county has stepped up its campaign with more testing opportunities and a series of food giveaways designed to help residents hit by the economic shutdown. → Read More

Passaic County closes William Paterson COVID-19 test site, switches to mobile testing

Passaic County shut its drive-thru test site at William Paterson University and replaced it with a mobile test unit and at-home testing. → Read More

Water Commission to building owners: Don't forget to flush lines

Passaic Valley Water Commission is advising building owners to flush their lines before reopening from the coronvirus shutdown → Read More

New Jersey hairdressers, barbers unite to send message to Gov. Phil Murphy

Hairdressers gathered Wednesday, they said to send a message to Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen hair salons and barber shops. → Read More

Before reopening from coronavirus shutdown, flush out your water lines, utility warns

Passaic Valley Water Commission advised businesses to clear dirty water out of the lines of buildings that have been shut for weeks by the pandemic. → Read More

Will NJ primary be vote-by-mail? After Tuesday it's in limbo

Tuesday's election in more than 30 towns was a bellwether for what a vote-by-mail primary in New Jersey could look like. Results were a mixed bag. → Read More

Passaic County elections in limbo as mail-in voting count continues

A judge extended the deadline to post results of the first-ever all-mail-in ballot in Passaic County until May 19. → Read More

Bill Pascrell, challenger Alp Basaran to take congressional debate virtual due to COVID-19

With in-person campaigns shut down by coronavirus, Alp Basaran challenged incumbent Rep. Bill Pascrell to an online debate in the Democratic primary. → Read More

Incumbents headed to victory in Passaic, Totowa school board elections

Preliminary results show three Passaic school trustees far ahead, although votes are still being counted in the all-mail election → Read More

Court upholds conviction of Hawthorne 'huffer' for fatal farmers market crash

The court upheld the 20-year sentence imposed on James Woetzel for the 2014 death of Donna Wine. A blood test found an aerosol chemical in his blood. → Read More

In 'our darkest hours,' Passaic promotes 24 hero cops, firefighters

The City of Passaic promoted 19 cops and five firefighters amid the coronavirus outbreak that has devastated the city. → Read More

12 coronavirus deaths reported at Preakness Healthcare nursing home in Wayne

The county-run home said 31 residents and 36 employees had tested positive as of Sunday; at least three other residents were hospitalized. → Read More

Rev. W. Louis McDowell, Passaic pastor, dies at 78

McDowell, a fiery preacher, founded the Mount Pilgrim church 36 years ago. His daughter filled in on Sunday, leading the Easter service. → Read More

6 Passaic County Jail inmates charged after setting their beds on fire during riot

Inmates in the maximum security unit at the Passaic County Jail rioted on Saturday night. → Read More