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Police Hiring FLHS Grads, Toddler Molestation Charges Lead December's Top Stories

Here's a rundown of December's 10 highest-trafficked stories. Have you read them all?

In November, a Fair Lawn man was convicted on charges he molested his ex-girlfriend's 15-month-old daughter during a barbecue he hosted in June of 2007, allegedly using his finger to molest the child with such force that she suffered significant bleeding that required corrective surgery.

Police Announce Hiring of 3 Fair Lawn High School Grads

Fair Lawn High School graduates Christopher O'Shaughnessy (Class of 2000), Nicholas Snyder (Class of 2002) and John Rovetto (Class of 2005) will be sworn in as borough police officers at the Jan. 15 council meeting, before shipping off to the Bergen County Police Academy three days later.

Store Manager Mulls Relocation After Third Burglary This Year

A burglar broke into E-Z Ship & Shop on Maple Avenue on Dec. 8 and made off with thousands of dollars in cigarettes, cigars and lighters, according to the store's manager. It was the the third time this year that a burglar smashed in the store's front door and ransacked its supply of smoking-related products in the middle of the night, prompting the store's manager to consider leaving Fair Lawn.

Man Allegedly Threatened to 'Kill Everybody' At Sleep Center

An Elmwood Park man was arrested on terrorism charges on Dec. 19 after an incident at the Comprehensive Sleep Center on Broadway where he allegedly said he was "going to kill everybody in here," police said.

Fair Lawn Ice Hockey Home Page

The official home page of the Fair Lawn High School ice hockey team. This page includes game recaps, a team schedule, division standings and team statistics that are updated after each game.

Partner Charged With $400K Theft From Saddle Brook Clothing Company

A Clifton woman was charged with theft by deception for allegedly pocketing approximately $400,000 from the Saddle Brook fashion design company where she was a founding partner.

'Mr. Fair Lawn' John Cosgrove Tabbed as Next Mayor

Lifelong borough volunteer John Cosgrove will be sworn in as Fair Lawn's next mayor at the Jan. 3 council re-organization meeting. Cosgrove was first elected to office in November 2011 and just finished his first year on council while serving as deputy mayor

Prolific Smash-and-Grab Burglar Caught on Tape

West Orange Police released surveillance footage of a serial burglar who's been terrorizing small commercial business owners and frustrating local police forces across Northern New Jersey, including Fair Lawn, for the past three years.

One man lost his life and seven others suffered injuries in a two-car crash on Route 80 in Saddle Brook in early December. Alex Fermin, 22, of Passaic, was killed after his Honda drifted out of the left center lane and struck a Hyundai carrying six occupants in the right center lane around Route 80 mile marker 63.7, NorthJersey.com reported.

Borough Encourages Residents to Apply for Temporary Sandy-Related Jobs

Earlier this month, Fair Lawn borough manager Tom Metzler sought dislocated and long-term unemployed residents to fill temporary borough jobs through the county's One-Stop Career Center in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

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