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A heartfelt act of heroism on a Leonia field

For Wayne Koby, the events of Sept. 28, 2012 can best be described as “an act of God.”

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Soil testing highlights hotspot at Fort Lee school

An environmental consulting firm will install a monitoring well and then permanently cap a “hotspot” at Lewis F. Cole Middle School after soil testing highlighted one area of concern but found no contamination on school grounds overall, officials said Aug. 12.

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Edgewater makes one-way street for school

EDGEWATER €” The Borough Council passed an emergency resolution Aug. 12 that will turn Undercliff Avenue into a southbound-only road at the beginning of each school day, a change that will require police overtime.

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Edgewater BOE outlines goals for the year

EDGEWATER €” The district will continue its focus on literacy this year |while simultaneously introducing more Science, Technology, |Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives into the |curriculum at the Eleanor Van Gelder School (EVG) and increasing parental input at the George Washington School (GWS), according to recently outlined goals for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Cliffside Park Police Athletic League gym finds a new home

The Cliffside Park Police Athletic League gym has a new home at the former Senior Activity Center at 550 Gorge Road, after being evicted from the space it occupied for most of the past decade.

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Meadowlands shown to be valuable for pulling carbon dioxide from the air

The results of new research being done in the Meadowlands are significant because urban wetlands are located in the very places where more carbon dioxide gets released into the atmosphere — heavily populated industrialized centers with a concentration of cars, factories and power plants.

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Crew restoring Palisades Interstate Park trail damaged in Superstorm Sandy

Christina Fehre, a trail supervisor, estimates it will take about five years before the trail is fully restored. About three miles have been repaired so far through the efforts of workers and volunteers.

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New flood-rescue suits for first responders arrive in Bergen County

Firefighters from 11 Bergen County communities Thursday picked up new swift-water rescue suits that the county obtained through a $40,000 federal Homeland Security Grant.

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Mid-afternoon mishaps on George Washington Bridge back up traffic for miles

Heavy traffic backed up for miles on the eastbound approaches to the George Washington Bridge Thursday afternoon after a fuel spill on the upper deck and a three-car accident on the lower deck occurred within 15 minutes of one another, said a Port Authority spokesman.

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More affordable-housing units in Bergen, other counties in store from fed Sandy funding

Governor Christie’s administration had has allocated $135 million of federal money slated for superstorm Sandy recovery to help fund the building of 2,250 affordable-housing units in nine counties, including 301 units in Bergen County, state authorities announced Thursday.

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