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Forewoman tells of jury's tough choices in Saddle Brook man's road-rage trial

"I just don't like murder and mayhem," she said Friday. Bal, 57, of Bogota, says her only brush with the law was back in 1977, when she was issued a speeding ticket. So she was out of her element two weeks ago when she became Juror No. 2, the last of 14 people seated on the panel that found a Saddle Brook man guilty Thursday of vehicular homicide for causing the death of a Teaneck woman on the Garden State Parkway in Washington Township in 2012.

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Bogota councilwoman resigns after defeat in mayor's race

A councilwoman who unsuccessfully challenged Mayor Chris Kelemen in this week’s election has resigned.

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Widow testifies she received message her husband was cheating months before he was killed in Teaneck

Susan Kirschenbaum of Bogota told a jury in Superior Court in Hackensack that she didn't know who sent the message but she thought it was “very weird and creepy.”

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Shoplifting charge against former Bogota mayor Tito Jackson is downgraded

Jackson is now charged with disorderly persons offense for shoplifting of merchandise worth less than $200 instead of more than $400, said Elizabeth Pezzillo, the court administrator at Hackensack Municipal Court.

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Ex-Bogota mayor accused of shoplifting $400 worth of groceries, report says

The former Bogota mayor was arrested Tuesday night, The Record reported.

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Police: Former Bogota mayor charged with shoplifting in Hackensack

Tito Jackson, the former Bogota mayor, was charged with shoplifting after police said he left a supermarket in Hackensack with more than $400 in items he did not pay for, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

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In Bogota, proposed law would take away DPW chief’s reserved parking spot

Some on the governing body say the spot never should have been reserved, and the move was opposed by the former police chief. But Kohles and others believe the decision and its timing have to do with his wife — Councilwoman Lisa Kohles, who is challenging Mayor Chris Kelemen in his bid for re-election in November.

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Bogota accepts bid for road resurfacing

The Bogota Borough Council has awarded a bid to D&L Paving Contractors to begin its portion of a regional road resurfacing program.

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Bogota Council split on picking top cop

Bogota Borough Council sparred Thursday night over whether to hire an acting police chief while it searches for a permanent replacement, or wait to adopt an ordinance that outlines the promotional process for its officers.

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19-year-old woman stabs boyfriend in the neck in Bogota, cops say

Essence Whitlock was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an illegal purpose Monday night, police said.

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