Vicious Vandalism, High School Tale of Hope Top Bergen County News

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Wyckoff Residents Targeted in 'I Am A Pig' Spray Paint Vandalism

Vandals defaced the Wyckoff home of a former committee candidate and local teacher, as well as the cars of a pair of township residents during a party Saturday night.

Eileen Avia, a Voorhis Avenue resident, was hosting a get together for about 20 supporters of her erstwhile campaign Saturday night, she said, when someone spray painted her garage door and the vinyl siding on two sides of her home with cruel slurs.

Hooper Survives Serious Health Scare to Make High School Debut

Sophomore Keyla Martinez, 15, returns to the court Friday just one year removed from suffering a life-threatening cerebral hemorrhage that forced her to miss all of last season.

Community Helps Mahwah Family Through 7-Year-Old's Cancer Diagnosis

Mahwah has been 'Praying for Ava,' and her family says the outreach has been 'overwhelming'


Most of the few dozen local officials and residents who attended a state hearing on Orange & Rockland’s response to Hurricane Sandy Wednesday afternoon in Ramsey wanted answers to the same questions: Why wasn’t the utility able to tell customers when power would be restored? Why did the restoration effort seem so haphazard? Does O&R give priority to customers in New York over those in New Jersey?

Teaneck Firefighters Rescue Motorist From Route 4 Wreck 

Teaneck firefighters extricated a man from a mangled car after a single-vehicle crash on Route 4 east Saturday morning. 

Officials said the car's lone occupant suffered serious injuries, but was alert and conscious when he was pulled from the wreck, west of the Garrison Avenue bridge. 


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