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Franklin Lakes Man Faces Civil Suit Following Fatal 2022 Car Crash

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Scott Lieberman of Franklin Lakes, who is accused of causing the death of 92-year-old Albert Schnellbacher in a 2022 car crash, now faces a civil lawsuit. Indicted on vehicular homicide charges in March 2023, Lieberman had previously been charged with reckless manslaughter in October 2022. The incident involved Lieberman’s Ferrari Competizione striking Schnellbacher’s Chevy Equinox as the elderly man was turning left on Windsor Road from Briarcliff Road in Teaneck. Allegations against Lieberman include driving recklessly, crossing the yellow line, and speeding. He was released with conditions on October 6, 2022.

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New Jersey Lawmakers Announce State Grants to Speed up Transportation Projects in Bergen and Essex Counties

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Al Barlas announced Thursday that the state is awarding more than $1 million in grants to Franklin Lakes Borough, Cedar Grove and Ridgewood to fund transportation projects.

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Four Schools in North Jersey, have been Recognized with National Schools to Watch Designation for 2024

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Wyckoff NJ, six schools in New Jersey, including four in North Jersey, have been recognized with National Schools to Watch designation for 2024, announced by the New Jersey Association for Middle Level Education.

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Franklin Lakes Attorney Charged with Misappropriating Clients’ Money, Identity Theft, and Forgery

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of MARTIN S. FISHMAN (DOB: 02/24/1951; married; unemployed) of 954 Pines Terrace, Franklin Lakes, NJ on charges of misappropriating clients’ money, identity theft, and forgery. FISHMAN’S license to practice law is suspended in New Jersey and revoked in New York. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck.

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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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