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Pepper spray — wielded by girl — cited as culprit in Dumont church hall that sickened dozens

The contaminant that sickened 50 people in a Dumont church social hall Saturday night was a shot of pepper spray activated by a 10-year-old girl as a prank, the church’s pastor said Monday.

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Police treating Dumont train fatal as suicide

A man got out of his car and laid down on the railroad tracks and was killed by an oncoming train this afternoon, police said.

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Free hot meals for Dumont residents: Sat., Nov. 3, 3-5PM

Dumont food driveAttention Dumont Residents: Dumont has over half the town still without power. Councilwoman Ellen Zamechansky and resident Danielle Mastricova are are organizing a hot food drive for those in need, on Saturday, November 3 between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to cook hot food and/or donate water, snacks, etc., and there will be a staging area set up at Borough Hall for those in need. If you are available to help, please contact Danielle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 201-374-1899. Anyone who can cook, or anyone who needs a hot meal, should come to Dumont Borough Hall (50 Washington Avenue, Dumont) between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. Please spread the word. Thank you.

EXCLUSIVE: Video of victory speeches of Dumont Republican Mayor & Council candidates

Dumont GOP Victory 2011DUMONT, N.J. - BergenNOW has exclusive video from the victory party of the successful Republican candidates for Mayor & Council, including speeches by Mayor-elect James "Jim" Kelly, Councilman-elect William "Bill" Brophy, and Councilman-elect Matthew "Matt" Hayes, as well as Dumont GOP Campaign Manager Sabino Rodano.


Dumont man arrested for sexual assault against 14 year old boy

Douglas Matthews of Dumont, New JerseyDUMONT, N.J. - A 47-year-old Dumont man has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault upon a 14-year-old boy, police say.


Bronx man sentenced to 63 months for robbing Dumont bank

Mariner's Bank in Dumont, New JerseyDUMONT, N.J. – Bourahima Quattara was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for robbing a Mariner's Bank branch in Dumont, New Jersey last summer, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.


Dumont multi-family garage sale to benefit March of Dimes "March for Babies"

March of Dimes DUMONT, N.J. - There will be a multi-family garage sale on Saturday, May 1 in Dumont by "Team Madison", with all proceeds going to the March of Dimes "March for Babies".


Man arrested for receiving a delivery of 3.5 pounds of pot at a Dumont home - via UPS

Michael Hyler-Cohen of Bergenfield, NJDUMONT, N.J. - A Bergenfield man has been arrested upon receiving a UPS delivery - containing several pounds of marijuana - at a Dumont residence.


Husband charged with murder of his wife, Dumont Board of Education member and Bergenfield school teacher Debra Shanley

Peter Shanley of Dumont, New JerseyDUMONT, N.J. - Retired Dumont DPW worker Pete Shanley has been arrested for the murder of his wife, Dumont Board of Education member and Bergenfield High School teacher Debra Shanley.


Dumont Board of Education member killed, husband to be charged

Dumont Board of Education member Debra ShanleyDUMONT, N.J. - has learned that long-time Dumont Board of Education member and community volunteer Debra Shanley, age 54, was beaten and stabbed to death in her home this evening, and her husband, town DPW worker Peter M. Shanley, is accused of the killing.


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