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Bergen, Passaic, Sussex residents arrested in Paterson on heroin possession charges

Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik said the arrests resulted from the "targeted surveillance" of Clinton and Jefferson streets, an intersection known for hosting drug transactions

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As criminal probe continues, senate president urges Newark archbishop to 'step down now'

Amid a continuing criminal investigation, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney has demanded the resignation of Newark Archbishop John J. Myers

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Mother of North Bergen man convicted in terror case blames everything on undercover cop

Mohamed Alessa   The mother of the North Bergen man serving 22 years for terrorism-related offenses told The Jersey Journal he was a troubled child and had a big mouth, but was a “chicken” and couldn’t hurt anyone. Mohamed Alessa,...

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State awards region $2.2 million for cleanup

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Heroin: Suburbia's deadly secret

Once, they were talented athletes, promising students, happy siblings. Now they drive into Paterson, a hub of the regional drug trade, several times a week to buy bundles of heroin, risking violence, arrest and death to sustain $300-a-week addictions. Since the beginning of 2011, heroin has claimed at least 50 lives in Bergen County. It has its grasp on hundreds more.

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Former Passaic County corrections officer loses appeal of possession of heroin, other charges

A former Passaic County corrections officer convicted in 2010 on charges he smuggled heroin and homemade weapons into the Passaic County Jail lost his appeal Wednesday.

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Registration open for Wiffle for Cancer Tournament

Ninth annual Wiffle for Cancer Tournament benefits cancer research.

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Senate President Stephen Sweeney joins calls for resignation of Newark Archbishop John J. Myers

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney is the latest politician to call for Newark Archbishop John J. Myers to resign.

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Corrections officer who planted drugs, weapons in Passaic County jail loses bid to overturn conviction

Marvin Thompson had hoped to distinguish himself by discovering the contraband and reporting it to his superiors

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