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Leonia DPW building named for Alvarez

LEONIA €” The borough dedicated its new Department of Public Works complex to Jose Alvarez, a retiree who spent just over three decades of his career at the DPW on May 31.

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Doc helps overseas husband witness birth

LEONIA €” Though he was on the other side of the world, a doctor’s last-minute kindness let Staff Sgt. Emilio Acevedo III witness the birth of his twin sons at Holy Name Medical Center via Skype in April.

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Courts dedicated to Leonia 9/11 victim

Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan and the Board of Chosen Freeholders dedicated the tennis court at Overpeck County Park North in memory of Andrew Jay-Hoon Kim on May 18.

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Leonia parents support children with night out

LEONIA €” The Anna C Scott Elementary School Home and School Gala Committee hosted its second annual “Under the Tuscan Sun” gala On May 10 to raise funds for the school.

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Borough officials explain ‘How Leonia Works’

LEONIA €” The borough hosted its second “How Leonia Works” presentation on May 9 at the Anna C. Scott Elementary School, with the members of the town’s various boards coming to explain their jobs to residents.

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Forked River man to receive $6.6M after losing leg in construction accident in Leonia

An Ocean County man who lost his leg in a construction accident at Overpeck County Park four years ago will receive $6.6 million to settle his lawsuit with two North Jersey contractors.

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Car chase ends at Leonia Market

LEONIA €” A Texas man allegedly carjacked a New York City yellow cab in Manhattan, drove it over the George Washington Bridge and unintentionally wedged it between a traffic pole and the Leonia Market on April 22, narrowly missing a busy intersection that would have been teeming with schoolchildren mere minutes later.

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Bergen County, utility company to repvae roads in Leonia

LEONIA €” Motorists can expect a smoother ride on certain borough streets in the coming weeks, after Bergen County and a utility company said they will resurface various roads.

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Texas man punched NYC cabbie, swiped car, crashed in NJ and head-butted police, cops say

Texas man punched NYC cabbie, swiped car, crashed in NJ and head-butted police, cops say (via NJ.com)

Leonia PD LEONIA — A Texas man grappled with local police after allegedly punching a New York City cabbie, fleeing with his cab over the George Washington Bridge and crashing it in New Jersey, authorities said. Brian Ambrose was brought into custody after allegedly driving the yellow cab onto a Leonia…

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Taxi hijacker arrested in Leonia

Police have arrested a man accused of pummeling a cabbie in New York City, then stealing the taxi cab and leading police on a chase through two New Jersey towns before getting stuck between a light pole and a building as he drove on the sidewalk in the Leonia’s business district.

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