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Concerns Mount In N.J. Towns Over Elevated Lead Levels In Water

Exposure to lead can cause brain and kidney damage, so one can imagine the concern in four New Jersey towns where residents have been told they have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water.

12/12/2012

Catherine Collier (L), Joseph Currier (R) (credit: Handout | Personal Photo)

NJ Bus Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking Postal Worker

A candlelit memorial on a Passaic street now marks the spot where an accident took the life of 49-year-old Joseph Currier.

10/04/2012

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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

Passaic Police Vehicle (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Passaic County Cities Get Grants For Public Safety

The city of Paterson got $135,000; Passaic got $57,000; and $18,000 went to Clifton.

07/13/2012

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Lawsuit Challenges Passaic City Fee For Handicapped Parking

The city of Passaic has been hit with a lawsuit challenging an ordinance that charges residents a $50 annual fee for the use of handicapped parking spots, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

06/15/2012

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Suspect Sought After Virgin Mary Shrine In Passaic Is Vandalized

Residents awoke Monday to find the glass encasing around a gnarled tree stump shaped like the Virgin Mary smashed. Flower pots and a box of lit candles around the shrine, which sits next to a Route 21 exit ramp, were also overturned.

05/14/2012

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Passaic, N.J. Considers Charging For Emergency Calls

When emergency crews respond to a car or building fire in Passaic, a bill might soon be sent out.

03/30/2012

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Police: 2 Pedestrians Killed In Clifton Hit-And-Run

A witness saw the accident, but could provide little detail on the car, which quickly fled the scene.

03/17/2012

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Cash-Strapped Passaic, N.J. To Charge Handicapped Residents For Parking Spots

Passaic, like most cities, is faced with serious budgetary problems and is trying to find ways to bring in new revenue. Its latest plan goes after disabled drivers, and many are not pleased.

02/10/2012

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Passaic, N.J. Could End Free Sunday Parking, A Plan Even Its Mayor Thinks Is A Bad One

Grab your spare change because one municipality in New Jersey may soon add more parking meters and Sunday hours to try and raise more revenue. But the plan is dividing the town.

01/30/2012

Pascack Valley Hospital Building - Westwood, NJ - Nov 30, 2011 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Pascack Valley Hospital Closer To Reopening

The reopening of a North Jersey hospital is one step closer to reality. The state health planning board has approved Hackensack University Medical Center’s plan to reopen the old Pascack Valley Hospital as a 128-bed facility.

11/30/2011

Buying Snowblowers at Lowe's in Butler, N.J. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

With Wintry Weather & Snow On Its Way, Tri-State Residents Say ‘It’s Nuts’

Starting Saturday afternoon, a wintry mix is expected to hit the Tri-State Area.

10/28/2011

P.S. 9 - Passaic, NJ (file / credit: Passaic City Schools)

Counseling Helps Young Storm Victims At Passaic School

P.S. 9 took in over 200 children from Paterson and other neighboring towns whose schools were flooded out after last month’s storms. The new students need help fitting in.

10/07/2011

Waterlogged furniture sits on along Riverside Drive as a trash bag floats in floodwaters in Wayne, N.J., where the Passaic River has overflowed its banks and reached a community for the fourth time in six months following a storm, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Passaic, Pompton River Flooding Still Poses Threat In NJ

Rising rivers flooded roadways in some of the same communities hit hard by Hurricane Irene as several hundred New Jersey residents remained in shelters Friday, waiting for waters from Tropical Storm Lee to recede.

09/09/2011

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Raging Rivers Rise As New Jersey Residents Face More Flooding Woes

The situation has become bitterly familiar along the swollen Passaic River: More rain, and more flooding.

09/08/2011

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