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Leonia man indicted on sexual assault charges involving girl, 13, report says

Man also accused of attempting to lure boy, 6, from park

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Leonia man loses part of leg in fireworks mishap

Victim knocked 4 feet by powerful firework

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After tragedy, Leonia rallies around family

LEONIA — On Jan.30, tragedy struck when Harriet Townsend, a 65-year-old borough resident and her 34-year-old daughter Ruth Townsend lost their lives in a five-alarm fire on Maple Street.

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Leonia fire company on hot seat

LEONIA - With the fire chief and a long-serving lieutenant facing removal from the department, and two other officers looking at lengthy suspensions, the bor¬ough's 116-year-old volunteer fire company is facing not only the prospect of a loss of leadership, but also a bitter struggle for con¬trol of its future.

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Leonia students illustrate ideas for peace

LEONIA €” The Leonia Peace Vigil held a reception for students who participated in the Peace Projects for the Children of Leonia at the borough library Feb. 9, allowing them to showcase their essays and art work on peace.

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'Beloved' mother, daughter who died in Leonia blaze recalled during funeral

Harriette and Ruth Townsend died as they lived – together. “You didn’t see one without the other,” recalled the Rev. Timothy Daughett of the Greater Bethel United Holiness Church. The two women died last week in an early-morning blaze that destroyed the Leonia home where their family had lived for generations.

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Judge reverses Leonia council's appointments of high-ranking fire officers

A Superior Court judge has reversed the Borough Council’s appointment of several high-ranking fire company officers, who were named to their posts last month over firefighters’ objections.

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Funeral services to be held for mother, daughter who died in Leonia fire

Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Harriette Townsend and her daughter Ruth, who died last week in an early-morning blaze at their Maple Street home.

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Leonia children fondly remember crossing guard who died in house fire

Messages were scrawled on brightly-colored poster board for the crossing guard that died in a house fire.

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Leonia house fire collapses roof of 2-family home

The roof of a what appears to be a two family house at Maple and Spring streets has collapsed as firefighters attempt to douse a fire that erupted this morning.

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