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  1. Wyckoff Based Running Program Gets Donation For New Shoes, Location

    Wyckoff Based Running Program Gets Donation For New Shoes, Location

    PATERSON, N.J. — Emotions ran high in a Jersey City classroom when a group of underprivileged young girls received brand new pairs of sneakers, thanks to a Paterson-based organization requesting anonymity.The athletes — who got their shoes last week — are members of international running and empowerment program Girls on the Run's latest Jersey City site "New City," also ...

  2. Wyckoff Family Brings California Tortilla To Jersey

    Wyckoff Family Brings California Tortilla To Jersey

    WYCKOFF, N.J. — A Wyckoff family brought a little piece of California to New Jersey while working together in Montvale and River Edge. Debra Sanford runs California Tortilla in Montvale with her daughter Lindsey. Her other daughter Lauren will operate out of the River Edge branch set to open March 30."It's very rewarding to see my daughters work at the business," Debra Sanford ...

  3. Police: Wayne Man Beat Puppy To Death With Chair

    Police: Wayne Man Beat Puppy To Death With Chair

    WAYNE, N.J. — Police accused a Wayne man of beating a 6-month-old puppy to death with a kitchen chair.Police found the Husky puppy's blood strewn across the Travelo Drive home of 23-year-old John G. Varcadipone on Friday, Capt. Laurence Martin told Daily Voice.Varcadipone was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and assault, Martin said. He was being held on $75,000 bail at Passaic ...

  4. Lady Bowlers Band Together In Oakland

    Lady Bowlers Band Together In Oakland

    OAKLAND, N.J. — For around 20 years a group of women have flocked to Oakland for a weekly bowling tradition. The league meets every Friday morning September through May at Holiday Bowl on Spruce Street and currently has 21 members."It's a nice group of ladies," said Judy Solga, secretary and treasurer. "Everybody gets along and it's fun."The members come from ...

  5. Wyckoff Students Enter 'CoderDojo'

    Wyckoff Students Enter 'CoderDojo'

    WYCKOFF, N.J. — Once a month Wyckoff students enter the dojo not to train their bodies, but their minds.Sicomac Elementary holds the only CoderDojo connected to a school in New Jersey, Principal Steve Raimo said. The program started around two-and-a-half years ago and teaches computer coding to Wyckoff students in kindergarten through eighth grade."It's taken off like ...

  6. Franklin Lakes Entrepreneur Launches Women's Business 'Sisterhood'

    Franklin Lakes Entrepreneur Launches Women's Business 'Sisterhood'

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — A Franklin Lakes and Cliffside Park entrepreneur pair wanted to show businesswomen that they aren't in it alone.Brandyn Coe Randolph of Franklin Lakes and Mariel Alvarado of Cliffside Park launched Lady Savant around three years ago as a marketplace before it turned into a women's business club.The group meets online and in-person with up to 15 members at a ...

  7. Body Cameras, Bias Crimes Top Bergen County Discussion In Wood-Ridge

    Body Cameras, Bias Crimes Top Bergen County Discussion In Wood-Ridge

    WOOD-RIDGE, N.J. — Bergen County law enforcement and community leaders worked together to sort through difficult issues such as body cameras and bias crimes at a discussion over breakfast Friday in Wood-Ridge.More than 100 religious leaders from different denominations through the county joined mayors, police chiefs and Bergen officials at the Fiesta banquet hall to maintain an open ...

  8. Wyckoff Church Group Knits Hometown-Themed Quilt For Mahwah Lifer

    Wyckoff Church Group Knits Hometown-Themed Quilt For Mahwah Lifer

    MAHWAH, N.J. — Ben Kezmarsky can cover himself in a quilt of Mahwah imagery thanks to a Wyckoff church group.Grace Quilters of Grace United Methodist Church in Wyckoff made the quilt for Kezmarsky after he was diagnosed with cancer last year. Tammy Marcus and her fellow quilters Julia Chang, Merryl Dietz and Jane Clemente started gathering shirts months ago to use for their ...

  9. Oakland Hockey Coach Relates To Players

    Oakland Hockey Coach Relates To Players

    OAKLAND, N.J. — It wasn't long ago that Indian Hills hockey coach Anthony Tabbacchino of Oakland played for the Braves. Tabbacchino, 25, graduated from Indian Hills in 2008. He became the head coach two years ago after another two seasons as an assistant coach. He said it's more of a pro than a con being one of the younger head coaches around."I think it's good from the kids' ...

  10. Wayne Police Seek Help Finding Bank Robber

    Wayne Police Seek Help Finding Bank Robber

    WAYNE, N.J. -- Police asked for the public's help finding a robber who they said took $7,000 to $8,000 from a bank on Route 23 in Wayne and fled in a vehicle Tuesday morning.The bandit entered the M & T Bank around 9:50 a.m. and said "this is a robbery" and said he would hurt the employees if they didn't give him cash, Capt. Laurence Martin said.He was described as 30 to ...

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