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Fashionista Jumps to Her Death, Residential Burglaries Top Bergen County News

Here are the top headlines from around Bergen County, brought to you by the Patch editors who know those towns best.

Fashionista Penned List Of Women Banned From Funeral Before GWB Plunge

The tragic tale of a 22-year-old aspiring fashion designer who took her own life by jumping from the George Washington Bridge on Wednesday —allegedly a victim of bullying, according to the NY Post — has attracted widespread attention on social networking sites.

A Fair Lawn man was arrested this week after he allegedly broke into his roommate's secured bedroom, stole his roommate's credit cards and identification, and used them to make fraudulent purchases, police said.

County Exec Demands Resignation of Utility Commissioner

It's been a rough week for Ridgewood Village Manager Ken Gabbert. On Monday, Patch broke the news the council majority will call for Gabbert to resign his post on Wednesday night. Now, Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan is getting in on the action, calling for the part-time commissioner of the Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority to step down from that post.

The homes of two borough families were burglarized last week, Paramus Police said Monday. Burglars stole jewelry from both of the homes, along with other personal items. No one was home at the time of both incidents.

Elderly Man Suffers Head Injury in Pedestrian Strike

An elderly man suffered a serious head injury when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Lincoln Avenue Saturday morning, Ridgewood police said.

According to police, the victim was crossing at the intersection of Belair Road when he was hit by a 17-year-old boy driving a Toyota sedan traveling south on Lincoln. The vehicle's windshield was smashed.

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