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Clifton Schools Lower Passing Grade By Five Points

It used to be that you needed a 70 to pass at Clifton High School. Now it’s 65.

09/24/2012

The "Another Train Coming" warning system is seen at the Plauderville Station in Garfield, NJ on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

After Teen’s Death, NJT’s ‘Another Train Coming’ Warning System Aims At Keeping Pedestrians Safe

A new rail safety system has been put in place at a NJ TRANSIT station in Garfield that officials hope will prevent future injuries or death to people crossing the tracks.

09/21/2012

Candlelight Vigil at St. Francis Prep (credit: CBS 2)

Candlelight Vigil Held In Queens For Teen Killed On Double-Decker Party Bus

A candlelight vigil was held for the 16-year-old boy killed in a gruesome accident on the George Washington Bridge Friday night. Friends, family and teachers were among the hundreds at the vigil at St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens Saturday night.

09/02/2012

Garfield City Hall (credit: www.garfieldnj.org)

Garfield, New Jersey Police Chief Seeks Huge Comp Time Payout

Garfield Mayor Joe Delaney admits Police Chief Kevin Amos is entitled to the payout at retirement, but the bill could cost the city as much as $33,000.

08/14/2012

Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Bergen County Toxic Site To Be Demolished

The old factory spilled cancer-causing chromic acid into the groundwater and potentially into the nearby Passaic River. The toxic water polluted more than a dozen nearby homes.

08/08/2012

Peter Schwarz, 11, of Point Pleasant gets a note for missing school from Governor Chris Christie. (credit: Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Writes School Excuse Note For Boy At Town Hall In Garfield

Christie pulled out a pen, flipped over a “reserved seating” sign, scribbled a note to the boy’s 6th grade teacher and then signed his name.

05/02/2012

Garfield, NJ Shooting (credit: CBS 2)

Garfield Police Shooting Case To Be Reviewed By Grand Jury

Prosecutor John Molinelli has said 19-year-old Malik Williams had turned himself in on an aggravated assault warrant and was being processed at Garfield police headquarters when he escaped by running out a rear door in December.

03/09/2012

Railroad Crossing (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Plan To Make New Jersey Railroad Crossings Safer

A deadly accident has officials in New Jersey trying to make it safer for pedestrians make it past railroad crossings.

02/09/2012

Broken Glass (file / credit: clipart.com)

Smash And Grab Burglars Hit Businesses In Bergen, Passaic Counties

Police are trying to determine if there’s a connection to a rash of smash and grab burglaries in three northern New Jersey towns.

01/23/2012

Garfield, NJ Shooting (credit: CBS 2)

Police ID Escaped Suspect Who Was Shot Dead In Garfield, NJ Police Chase

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office says 19-year-old Malik Williams of Garfield was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center following shots fired by both Garfield and Bergen County police.

12/11/2011

Garfield, NJ Shooting (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Suspect Shot By Cops After Escaping Police Custody In NJ

The suspect was pronounced dead Saturday evening. His identity is not being released until notification of next of kin.

12/10/2011

Michael Cabaj was struck by a NJ TRANSIT train on Oct. 4, 2011 after leaving school (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Consider Rail Safety Improvements After Deadly Incidents

Three teens were killed in two incidents along NJ TRANSIT tracks recently, which has officials wondering how to do a better job of keeping people off the tracks.

10/05/2011

Michael Cabaj was struck by a NJ TRANSIT train on Oct. 4, 2011 after leaving school (credit: CBS 2)

Another Teen Struck And Killed By NJ TRANSIT Train

Michael Cabaj, 13, was struck and killed by a NJ TRANSIT train yesterday afternoon in Garfield, less than 24 hours after two teenagers were killed by a train in Wayne.

10/04/2011

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EPA Adds New Jersey Neighborhood To Nation’s List Of Toxic Waste Sites

Investigators have found cancer-causing hexavalent chromium in 13 basements in one section of Garfield.

09/16/2011

Drive4Rebecca RV (credit: Drive4Rebecca on Facebook)

New Jersey Dad And Daughter Hit The Road To Raise Money For Special Needs Families

Getting a decent education for special needs children can be difficult and that’s why one New Jersey dad and his daughter are hitting the road.

04/15/2011

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