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Englewood fire chief asks city council to boycott business with 'stand-your-ground' laws

The lifelong Englewood resident rose through the ranks and became the city’s second black fire chief, earning a reputation as a calm, steadfast advocate for his department who stayed out of the political fray. But Gerald Marion reached a breaking point on Saturday, when a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, during a violent confrontation in a gated community.

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Englewood ice rink should be restored, says mayor’s study panel

A “task force” of residents chosen by Mayor Frank Huttle to help steer the future of the beleaguered ice rink in Mackay Park has concluded the rink should be repaired and reopen to the public.

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Keep your back healthy

Dr. Elizabeth Baker of Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation of Englewood gives her best advice for keeping our back from aching and, worse, deteriorating.

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Edgewater Marketplace sold for $20 million

An Englewood real estate firm has purchased the Edgewater Marketplace, an 80,000-square-foot retail center on the Hudson River, for roughly $20 million, the company said Tuesday.

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Carjacker strangles cabbie with rope, steals taxi in Englewood

Police arrested a 22-year-old Englewood man and charged him with carjacking, assault and drug and weapons offenses after he allegedly attempted to strangle a cab driver and steal his taxi.

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Seven arrested after large fight in Teaneck park

TEANECK — Police arrested six adults and one juvenile after a massive fight in Teaneck’s Votee Park on Thursday night. The large fight involved a throng of people and an array of weapons, including baseball bats, tree branches and aluminum pipes. More than 30 people were detained in the incident, police said. One person was injured in the melee and had to be taken by ambulance to Holy Name Hospital for a large gash to his head, said Teaneck Det. Lt. Andrew McGurr. The six adults arrested are: Alexander Cordova, of Hackensack, Devaunte Locadia, of Teaneck, Rory Freckleton, of Teaneck, Davane Connell of Hackensack, Christopher Tawadros, of Teaneck, and Arie McCray of Fair Lawn. They all were arrested on rioting and weapons charges, police said. The name of the juvenile was not released because of their age. Police were called to the park around 11 p.m. by several frantic bystanders who described a big fight by the basketball court involving bats, said McGurr. “The details of the fight are still being sorted out,” said McGurr. Several hours later, around 1 a.m., a vehicle was boxed in at Cedar Lane and its back windshield was smashed in with a bat. The occupants of the car were not injured, said McGurr. “We believe this was connected to the original incident at the park,” he said. Three adults — Vernon Lincoln, Tyree Bryant and Dejon Harrison, all of Englewood — and two juveniles were arrested in the window smashing. All five were released on summonses. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Englewood Council establishes its first Advisory Committee for the Disabled

ENGLEWOOD - An Advisory Committee for the Disabled was established for the first time to provide advice to city officials on any legislation dealing with those with disabilities.

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Trial begins for Englewood trio charged in cross-state burglary

A crew of burglars stole a 600-pound safe from a Connecticut home and took it to an Englewood garage, where they were tring to pry it open when police arrested them, an assistant Bergen County prosecutor said Wednesday.

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Suspect in Englewood attempted murder held on $500,000 bail

A 26-year-old Teaneck man has waived extradition and is being held in Bergen County Jail on charges that he tried to fatally stab an Englewood man in a Chinese restaurant on West Palisade Avenue last month, police said.

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Suit dismissed against judge in traffic case

A retired Port Authority police officer won't be allowed to pursue a lawsuit against an Englewood municipal judge who illegally sentenced him to 10 days in jail for a traffic violation two years ago, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

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