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Past articles by Richard:

Teaneck woman, four others sue carpenters union, saying they were fired for corruption fight

The five union staffers say the union used the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to let them go after they backed a whistleblower. → Read More

New Jersey puts in place new regulations for remote public meetings. Here's what they are

New Jersey has new regulations governing how remote meetings conducted during the State of Emergency. → Read More

Federal courts in Newark, Camden, suspend in-person appearances as NJ COVID cases rise

The order signed by U.S. Chief District Judge Freda L. Wolfson applies to civil and criminal cases. The courts will hold virtual proceedings. → Read More

Passaic County sets COVID testing record, spends almost $700K on PPE as cases climb

The county approved almost $700,000 in spending for masks, gloves and other equipment, as it copes with one of the fastest outbreaks in the state. → Read More

New Jersey halts in-person trials, grand jury proceedings due to COVID-19 surge

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday suspended all in-person trials and grand jury proceedings due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Veterans honored at ceremonies throughout North Jersey

Veteran's Day 2020 was a time to set aside differences and honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces. → Read More

Passaic County to offer free COVID tests. Here's the schedule for November

As cases surge across the state, Passaic County's mobile unit will offer free saliva tests through November. → Read More

Montclair rallies to 'Make every vote count'

The rally brought together elected officials, clergy and two organizations that are non-partisan, the League of Women Voters and the NAACP. → Read More

Paterson reopens Anthony Lucas Park after $200,000 face-lift

The park has been crumbling for decades, and marred by drug users, but a federally funded overhaul added a new playground, fencing and more. → Read More

In Passaic County, orderly vote count amid extraordinary conditions

Passaic County expects more than 200,000 votes on Election Day this year, well ahead of the 2016 presidential race. → Read More

Judge refuses to open up New Jersey parklands for state bear hunt

The decision, while not binding, means state lands will likely remain closed for the December bear hunt. → Read More

Passaic debuts Dundee Island Park with hope it will spur transformation in area of blight

Dundee Island Park, a multipurpose area that includes a spray park and athletic field, became Passaic County's newest park on Wednesday. → Read More

Englewood mayor wants review of police conduct at Saturday's Black Lives Matter rally

“We need to improve on many things," Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes said of the police response at Saturday's Black Lives Matter rally. → Read More

Haledon school custodian, wife killed in head-on collision

The head custodian at the Haledon Public School and his wife were killed in a head-on collision Saturday, authorities said. → Read More

Little Falls police officers' gun search at man's home in 2016 was illegal, court rules

On Tuesday, a state Appellate Court ruled that the contraband that cops recovered were done during a "protective sweep." → Read More

Passaic Republicans campaign for seats as check on Democrat-dominated county board

Two Republicans from northern Passaic County are vying to oust two incumbents from a county board that's been controlled by Democrats since 2013. → Read More

Masked jurors, plastic shields: Bergen County's first socially distant jury trial underway

After weeks of preparations, the state opened its case against a man accused of threatening to set his ex-wife's Hackensack home on fire. → Read More

In Mahwah, hundreds gather at vigil for star athlete killed in Ohio State shooting

Family and friends gathered to remember the slain man, a hometown kid and star athlete with the knack for making everyone around him better. → Read More

Black bear on the loose in Bergen County as sightings in multiple towns continue

The urban sightings coincide with the October bow and muzzleloader hunt for bears that is underway in multiple counties. → Read More

Rain puts damper on first day of NJ bear hunt, with numbers down by half from 2019

Hunters killed 62 bears on the first day of bow season, a drop from opening day last year. Murphy has said this may be the hunt's last year. → Read More