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Trial to begin for Omoyele Sowore, the Haworth journalist imprisoned in his native Nigeria

Omoyele Sowore, the journalist held in a Nigerian prison since August, is set to go on trial Wednesday. His wife anxiously awaits news.

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Wyckoff's first governing Democrat in 75 years resigns on Election Day

Committeeman Brian Scanlan said he stepped down to devote more time to environmental issues, which he championed during his four terms.

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Another sweep for Democrats in Bergen freeholder races

Democrats will retain complete control of the seven-member freeholder board in January.

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Paterson Art Factory stirs up controversy over lack of approved city licenses

The Art Factory near the Great Falls has been hosting weddings and other events for almost a year even without licenses for music and dancing.

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Paterson's former police headquarters was vacant for decades. Now it will hold offices

The Beaux-Arts building served as police headquarters from 1869 to 1979 before it was heavily damaged in a fire, officials said.

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North Jersey hits the polls for NJ's 2019 election

North Jersey residents turned out for election day 2019.

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Redevelopment plan for Rutherford's Agnew Place adds more residential units

A downtown redevelopment plan in Rutherford left closed session after months with two extra stories and 45 more units allowed.

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Election 2019 NJ: Few local candidates, challengers limit voters' choices

"There's just a bizarre number of municipalities in the state, each of which has its own town council," John Weingart, Eagleton Institute of Politics

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Passaic man arrested in city shooting, police say

A 21-year-old man is accused of firing a gun at a residence in Passaic on Halloween, authorities said.

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Father of dead Teaneck infant allegedly 'squeezed' baby who wouldn't stop crying

Jonathan Melendez allegedly confessed that on one occasion the 6-week old twin boy, who died Thursday, was "crying too much."

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