Wednesday, May 22, 2013
26-year old patrolman Ray Woods is among those remembered at the Bergen County Chiefs Association Blue Mass honoring police officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
The Bergen County Police Chiefs Association will be holding its second annual Law Enforcement Blue Mass honoring those officers who have died in the line of duty at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood Wednesday. This service will be followed by a memorial service at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah. New Milford lost patrolman Ray Woods in a 1972 house fire on Rhein Court that also took the life of resident Marie Cordey and critically injured firefighter Joe Costello. Police Chief Frank Papapietro, former Fire Chief Alan Silverman and Firefighter George Saigh, all young firemen the night of the fire, shared their memories with Patch. **** Despite the span of years, and the different roles each man …
New Milford High School girls softball takes Verona out in first round.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Newly formed Beautification Committee making a difference one plant at a time.
The recently formed Beautification Committee has been busy planting spring flowers around town. This past weekend they gathered to plant flowers on River Edge Avenue right off River Road. This committee is not funded by the Borough, so all purchases for flowers, plants, paint and other items must come from donations. The Commitee members are: Randi Duffie Iris Browne Geoffrey Browne Gerard Rasulo Barbara Barbagallo Steve Perrone Thea Sirocchi Mary O'Brien Joyce DeBlasio Roberta Whitley Gomez Follow New Milford Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Click here to sign-up for our daily newsletter and get breaking news like this delivered to your in-box.
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Former Congressman has filed paperwork to run against the Republican incumbent.
It sure seems like former Congressman Andy Maguire is looking to reclaim his old seat. The Democrat from Ridgewood is making the rounds and raising a warchest to take on well-funded, name-brand conservative incumbent, Scott Garrett. While Maguire – who was a congressman from 1974-1980 before Marge Roukema ousted him – claims the campaign is still "exploratory" at this point, his spokesman told northjersey.com that the 5th district seat is "certainly winnable." Maguire, 75, has been at party events in recent months, most recently introducing two Democratic Glen Rock council candidates. Politickernj.com reported he has filed the paperwork to take on Garrett in 2014. While the 5th district still favors Republicans, new voting lines now bring …
New foundation formed by cancer patient's daughter to help fund research for rare form of adrenal cancer.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Linda Gannon got an unusual gift for Christmas last year: a certificate and a promise that her family would start a foundation in her name to fund research for curing the rare form of cancer that she has. The 52-year-old has adrenal cancer, an aggressive disease that affects her adrenal glands. Only about one person in a million suffers from adrenal cancer, according to Michele Gannon, Linda Gannon's daughter and the 25-year-old president of the ACC C.U.R.E. Foundation, which was formed in Gannon's name. Gannon, …
Fugee broke a court agreement ordering him to stop working with kids, Bergen prosecutor says
Former Wyckoff pastor Michael Fugee was arrested and charged Monday with multiple counts of contempt of a court order, after allegedly violating a 2007 agreement with prosecutors to discontinue work with children following accusations of sexual misconduct. The cleric has been living at St. Antoninus Parish on South Orange Avenue in Newark. Fugee, 52, confessed in 2001 to two acts of sexual misconduct with a Wyckoff teenager, once during a visit to the teen’s home and again during an overnight church retreat to Virginia. The confession was later recanted, and a 2003 conviction was overturned on judicial error in 2007. Prosecutors opted not to retry Fugee, and instead reached an agreement with the priest and the Archdiocese of Newark that …
Block party at the Oradell Library this fall as library collects pieces to start a Lego Club.
There is no doubt that parenthood comes equipped with moments of pain, but I think many moms and dads will agree that nothing comes close to the excruciating pain caused by inadvertently stepping on an orphaned Lego piece in the middle of the night. It takes great strength to suppress the cavalcade of curse words that instinctually rise to the surface. How many times have you thought of throwing those loose pieces away until your brain calculated the cost of each of those pimpled tiles, and there you were on your hands and knees picking them up. Again. Well, now you can rid your house of those loose little pillars of pain and give them to a good cause. The Oradell Library is going to be forming a Lego Club in the Fall and they are asking…
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
No interruption of service to customers, officials report.
As part of their massive $3.9 billion, 10-year proposed infrastructure plan, called "Energy Strong," PSE&G will be running underground transformer lines from the New Milford substation to the River Edge Swim Club, officials reported at the meeting of the River Edge Mayor and Council Monday evening. The plan, prompted by the effects of Superstorm Sandy that left residents in New Milford, River Edge and Oradell without power and gas for 10 days, includes raising, relocating or protecting all switching and substations affected by recent storms as well as those in newly designated flood zones, moving 20 miles of overhead electric distribution lines underground, reinforcing overhead power lines to withstand sustained 65 mph winds, replacing and…