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Massage Therapist Charged with Sexual Assault at Franklin Lakes Spa

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of KEWIN SEPULVEDA (DOB: 06/17/1994; single; massage therapist) of 398 Sussex Street, Paterson, NJ on a charge of sexual assault. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Franklin Lakes Police Department under the direction of Chief Mark McCombs.

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North Jersey Synagogues and Hebrew Schools, Targeted in Bomb Hoax

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Franklin Lakes NJ, a Hebrew school in Bergen County, along with several synagogues and Jewish institutions across the U.S., was subjected to fake bomb threats on Sunday. This incident adds to the concerning trend of rising antisemitism observed since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war.

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FRANKLIN LAKES MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DAVID ALLEN HAGAL (DOB: 03/14/1963; unemployed) of 552 Haddon Place, Franklin Lakes, NJ, on charges of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Franklin Lakes Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Mark McCombs.

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Ramapo Indian Hills board Finally Agrees on a Superintendent Search Firm

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Oakland NJ, after an extended period of deliberation, the Ramapo Indian Hills Board of Education finally reached a consensus on Thursday to initiate the process of hiring a new school superintendent by soliciting bids from search companies.

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Ramapo Indian Hills School District Loses Director of Curriculum

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Oakland NJ, The Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District has seen another departure in its administrative team. Elizabeth McDermond, the district’s director of curriculum, has been hired by the Mount Olive Township Board of Education to become the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Her annual salary for this role is reported to be $175,000.

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Franklin Lakes Ok’s Rezoning of Cigna property

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Franklin Lakes Nj, the borough of Franklin Lakes Planning Board approved an amendment declaring that an ordinance proposing the rezoning of the Cigna property is consistent with its master plan.

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Lorrimer Sanctuary in Franklin Lakes Receives a $1 million gift from the Winifred M. and George P. Pitkin Foundation

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Franklin Lakes NJ, the Lorrimer Sanctuary received a $1 million gift from the Winifred M. and George P. Pitkin Foundation to support a major renovation at the facility. The gift will help finance a $3 million new educational center and is among the largest in New Jersey Audubon’s history.

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Franklin Lakes Man Indicted In Fatal Teaneck Crash That Killed Bergenfield Grandfather

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Scott Lieberman was indicted by a Grand Jury; charged with a second degree felony for driving recklessly and causing the death of Albert Van Schnellbacher.  The next step is a formal arraignment but that date has not been set yet.

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Parent Rights Groups Have Become Increasingly Angry Over Public Education “woke” Indoctrination and Falling Test Scores

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Wyckoff NJ, unlike Ridgewood which voted to give up its right to vote on school budgets , parents have become increasingly angry over public education – on issues ranging from lockdowns to “woke” indoctrination and falling test scores – school board elections have become a focus of discontent and incumbents are increasingly retiring under pressure or losing re-election.

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Franklin Lakes Man Charged with Reckless Manslaughter in Teaneck Crash that Killed 92-year-old Grandfather

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced charges against SCOTT LIEBERMAN (DOB: 6/11/1961; married; business owner) of 100 Garden Court, Franklin Lakes, NJ for reckless manslaughter. The charge is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Teaneck Police Department under the direction of Chief Glenn O’Reilly.

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Franklin Lakes Home Total Loss After Sunday Moring Fire

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Sunday morning at approximately 1:50am, the Franklin Lakes Fire Department was dispatched for a reported fire. Chief 330 and Chief 340 arrived on scene and reported a 2.5 story wood-frame residential home heavily involved in fire and transmitted the 2nd alarm. Crews had the bulk of fire knocked down within an hour. No injuries were reported. The house was demolished at daybreak due to safety concerns .The Franklin Lakes Police assisted and  Mutual aid ,  Wyckoff Fire , Oakland Fire ,Waldwick Fire , Allendale Fire, Mahwah ladder Company #4  and Engine Company 425  and Midland Park Fire  all offered mutual aid.

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Christie’s Real Estate Christie’s Northern Completes Record $5.2 million Residential Sale in Franklin Lakes

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, is proud to announce that the firm recently represented the sale of the highest-value single-family home in Franklin Lakes for the past 2 years+*. Notably, both the sellers and the buyers were represented by agents of Christie’s Northern New Jersey. The brokerage is proudly ranked #1 for home sales priced $1MM+ in Northwest Bergen County year to date and for 2021** The property located at 820 Atterbury Lane sold for a record $5,200,000 in just 5 months.

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Oakland Police Officer Assaulted at During Traffic Stop

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Oakland NJ, on March 11th Oakland Patrol officer, Sergeant Keith Docwra initiated a traffic stop involving an erratic driver that was called in by a motorist. The vehicle was located at the intersection of Long Hill Road and Ramapo Valley Road stopped at a red light with the motorist appearing to be drowsy behind the wheel. The involved vehicle had a flat tire, a heavily damaged wheel, and a smashed rear window sustained from a recent motor vehicle crash.

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Large-scale Carbon Monoxide Buildup at Franklin Lakes Apartment Complex

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Franklin Lakes  NJ, Franklin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department responded to a large-scale carbon monoxide incident on March 19th at an under construction apartment complex on Tice Road . On scene were also a mutual aid ladder from Wyckoff Fire Department and Mahwah Fire Department Fan Boat was requested to assist in ventilating the apartment building. Also providing assistance were Mahwah Rescue .

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2 Ridgewood Seniors at Bergen County Academies Named Society of Science Regeneron Scholars

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WASHINGTON DC, Society for Science (the Society) today announced the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000 each. 

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