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Passaic Sheriff's Office charges six with heroin possession

As part of the ongoing war against heroin, the Passaic County Sheriff's Office arrested six northern New Jersey residents on heroin possession charges this past Wednesday.

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NJ Transit advances light-rail extension to Bergen County

Despite its name, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail has no stops in Bergen County

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Teens sold wristbands for house party while parents were out of town, police say

Four teens hospitalized with alcohol poisoning, police say

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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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