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Past articles by Katie:

'Suspicious death' of 19-year-old woman in Hackensack under investigation

Hackensack police received a 911 call about the body early Saturday morning. → Read More

Garfield renews effort to build multi-million dollar sports complex

Garfield has tried at least twice before to renovate its high school football field and athletic complex → Read More

Elmwood Park school employee taken into custody after lockdown

A custodian was taken into police custody after a lockdown Thursday afternoon, according to Elmwood Park officials. → Read More

Englewood to hire four firefighters amid litigation by previous hires

The city said the funds will cover the first few years of their tenure. Meanwhile, it is being sued by nine men whose job offers were rescinded. → Read More

Assault case dismissed against Hasbrouck Heights chief

Chief Michael Colaneri was suspended indefinitely with pay late last month. → Read More

Former Elmwood Park mayor accepted into intervention program

Former Mayor Frank Caramagna was arrested in April and charged with interfering with the election process. → Read More

Elmwood Park fills vacancy on council ballot with BOE candidate

Francesco Fasolo was appointed to the Elmwood Park council in May. → Read More

Elmwood Park councilman resigns, withdraws in aftermath of committee selection

Joseph Dombrowski, who has served for six years, cited what he called political manipulation by the former mayor as the reason for his decision. → Read More

Elmwood Park Dems opt for council president to fill ballot spot

The ballot spot was held by Frank Caramagna, who was arrested earlier this year. → Read More

Hasbrouck Heights police chief, already under fire, is suspended with pay

Michael Colaneri, the longtime chief, is involved in a Lodi simple assault complaint, part of a tumultuous month for his department. → Read More

Former Closter administrator accused of choking teen has teaching license suspended

The State Board of Examiners considered the allegations against Peter Iappelli and determined that he “had engaged in unbecoming conduct.” → Read More

Hasbrouck Heights plans to investigate Police Department in aftermath of controversy

The mayor offered few details but said there would be a review after a vote of no confidence in the chief by officers in the patrol division. → Read More

Mom of Garfield teen killed in 2017 Paramus crash trying to 'stay positive'

Deborah DiSclafani will host a vigil Tuesday for her daughter, who was killed in a crash involving a drunken driver on Route 4 in Paramus in 2017. → Read More

Demolition to begin Monday at Marcal Paper Mills after devastating fire

Most of the Elmwood Park paper plant was destroyed in a massive ten-alarm fire at the end of January. → Read More

Court renews battle over buffer zone around Englewood abortion clinic

A federal appeals court has written that a lower court was mistaken when it invalidated an Englewood ordinance. → Read More

Hasbrouck Heights police officers take vote of no confidence in chief, want investigation

"Chief Colaneri has led a department that is rampant with nepotism, workplace harassment, intimidation and fear," PBA Local 102 President John Schwedhelm said. → Read More

Garfield moves forward with plan for 100 apartments near train station

“I've never seen 110 units on a half acre of property. Fort Lee? Yes. Cliffside Park? Yes. Pal Park? Yes. But not in Garfield," said Councilman Calandriello. → Read More

Lodi students to get after-school enrichment program from $500,000 state grant

The Boys & Girls Club of Lodi was awarded the state funding and will use it for an after-school academic enrichment program. → Read More

After years of construction, Passaic bridge to Bergen County finally reopens

The Eighth Street Bridge opened earlier this week. → Read More

Hasbrouck Heights police chief faces assault investigation

Michael Colaneri has been leading the Hasbrouck Heights police department since 1999. → Read More