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Matt Fagan

North Jersey News

West Milford, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Matt:

Hindu group wants Clifton firm to stop selling thong with deity image on it

A Clifton custom apparel firm has attracted the ire of Hindus by offering a thong with the likeness of one its main deities on it. → Read More

Passaic abandons land swap proposal, will try to buy developer's railroad property

Passaic residents convinced city officials to give up their plan to swap an acre of land near Third Ward Park for a developer's riverfront property. → Read More

Cliffside Park High School lockdown lifted, police looking at 'person of interest'

Cliffside Park Superintendent of Schools Michael Romagnino confirmed that the high school was locked down on Monday. → Read More

Clifton bingo night is serious fun — and it brings in millions for local nonprofits

There's an art to playing bingo, say players. Bring special good luck charms, markers and a few bucks for a night of fun. → Read More

'End of an era:' Sun will set on Clifton-Passaic Thanksgiving Day football game tradition

They haven't missed a battle against each other since 1992. The current players and officials said the end of the tradition is bittersweet. → Read More

Paterson businessman raising money in memory of father to feed those in need

A year after his father Harold died, Clifton's Jason Werner is honoring him by raising money to feed the area's hungry. → Read More

Passaic's Salvation Army Corps renewed with arrival of new leadership

Passaic's Salvation Army Corps has new leadership and they are working to connect with the area's neediest. → Read More

Passaic residents agree on need to remove blighted train tracks but differ on how

Passaic residents turned out in force Thursday to discuss a plan to swap an acre of Green Acres land for three acres of privately-owned land. → Read More

Arctic blast: Salvation Army offers up building as warming center to City of Passaic

"I've spent two days not being able to sleep," Passaic Mayor Hector Lora said of trying to find a solution for the city's most vulnerable residents. → Read More

Passaic residents oppose plan to eliminate 'nuisance' train tracks, but add 5-story building

A scoping hearing will be held Thursday to discuss a proposed land swap of 4 acres in Passaic's First Ward for an acre and half in Third Ward Park. → Read More

Nutley asks what its residents want from redevelopment of ex-Roche site

Township officials are asking residents about their concerns as the huge campus is developed. The property's owner objects to the resistance. → Read More

Passaic continues to take on new projects, forcing those without homes to stay on the move

The city's population of people who are homeless dipped during the summer months, but unfortunately, city officials said it's just temporary. → Read More

Clifton's Barrow House site of shoot for new NBC series 'Lincoln' on Tuesday

At the Barrow House on Tuesday, Universal Television LLC was taping for "Lincoln" a new TV series that is in currently in production. → Read More

Nutley worried about traffic impact from new hotel, development on Route 3

Opposition to a proposed hotel and office building at the former Roche property emerged from an unexpected source this week in Nutley. → Read More

Message in a bottle released at the Jersey Shore reaches man in Newfoundland, Canada

"This bottle was thrown into the Atlantic Ocean from Sandy Hook, New Jersey...If you find it, we hope you're having a good day." → Read More

Lead in drinking water awareness event to be held Thursday in Clifton

The Passaic Valley Water Commission will hold a Lead Awareness Event at 2 p.m. at the Clifton Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Ave. → Read More

Clifton Boys & Girls Club bursting at the seams, seeks more space

With almost 5,400 registered children, the club located in Clifton is looking for space to expand its services. → Read More

Montclair State University appeals court's decision that deems road not safe as a two-way

MSU officials promised to appeal the decision, which denied its plan to turn its one-way entry from Valley Road into a two-way with an exit. → Read More

US Army Corps $172 million plan to relieve Peckman River flooding calls for tunnel

Solution calls for a double box diversion culvert, or tunnel to be built under roadways to divert floodwater from the Peckman to Passaic River. → Read More

Street artist spray paints history of Passaic's immigrants on school wall

School 6 mural, created by a street artist using spray paint, depicts Passaic's immigrant history. → Read More