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A hero's funeral for Wallington fire captain Gregory Barnas [live updates]

Hundreds of uniformed firefighters and several fire trucks from the region have gathered at the intersection of Locust Lane and Paterson Avenue to pay respects to the fallen firefighter as the procession is set to travel down the roads to the church service this afternoon. Meanwhile, police have cordoned off side streets.

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Fallen Wallington fire captain would be 'proud' of tribute, his widow says

Gregory Barnas, the Wallington fire captain who died last week after falling off the roof of a burning restaurant, "loved the fire department," said his widow, Patricia Barnas as she read a brief statement after a wake Thursday afternoon at Warner-Wozniak Funeral Home.

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Wallington mourning the loss of firefighter

Wallington is mourning the loss of one of its bravest and most beloved, volunteer Fire Department Capt. Gregory Barnas, who died while responding to a call on Feb. 28.

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Thousands expected for Friday funeral service for Wallington firefighter

Much of Wallington will be shut down to traffic Friday in anticipation of the thousands of firefighters and mourners expected to attend funeral services for Gregory Barnas, the veteran firefighter who died last week after falling off the roof of a burning restaurant.

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Wallington officials dealing with school roof collapse

Wallington school officials dealing with the aftermath of the roof collapse at the Gavlak School have plans to rebuild the gymnasium roof in the months ahead.

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Area fire companies offer show of support for family, fire department of fallen captain

An outpouring of support for the Wallington Fire Department continued Sunday when members of the Wyckoff Fire Department served breakfast for their Wallington colleagues and the family of Greg Barnas. The event was the latest in a series of gestures by fire departments throughout Bergen County and the region.

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Wallington officials plan memorial procession to honor fallen fire captain

Fire Captain Gregory Barnas will be laid to rest on Friday at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church on Paterson Avenue, Wallington Mayor Walter Wargacki said this morning. The funeral and procession are likely to draw thousands of firefighters from across the region.

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Wallington firefighter remembered as quiet, selfless and dedicated

Gregory “Barney” Barnas was remembered as a quiet, selfless and dedicated firefighter by those who served with him. Barnas, 57, died early Friday morning after falling from the roof of the Akasaka Japanese Restaurant, 457 Paterson Ave., while cutting a vent to fight a two-alarm fire there.

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Firefighters share stories, memorabilia of Wallington captain who died in the line of duty

Gregory “Barney” Barnas’ photo hangs inside Memorial Hall, the clubhouse of, Truck Company 1, under the sign marked: Captain. Barnas died early this morning after falling from the Akasaka Japanese Restaurant while cutting a vent in the roof to fight a two-alarm fire there.

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Wallington officials react to school performance reports

Wallington school officials discussed the findings of the New Jersey Department of Education Performance Reports which were issued for all school districts last month.

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