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Glen Rock Gas Line Rupture, Fair Lawn Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

This week's Bergen news also includes Teaneck first responders getting recognized for delivering a baby and Governor Christie visiting Bergenfield

Welcome to "Around The County," a weekly column that highlights stories throughout Bergen County. This week, a Glen Rock homeowner ruptured a gas main, New Milford residents voiced their frustrations about flooding, a Fair Lawn woman pleaded guilty to wire fraud, Teaneck emergency personnel were recognized for delivering a baby, three New York Giants surprised eighth-graders at Westwood Jr./Sr. High School, Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller was in Ridgewood, Governor Christie visited Bergenfield and more. Check out our list of some of the top stories in the county this week:

  • The owner of a Glen Rock home  for exposure to natural gas.
  • New Milford residents spoke about their . A local resident who owns a carting business is donating the use of 12 Dumpsters for those in the affected areas to use for flood related debris, beginning this Monday.

  • Fair Lawn woman who owned a purported wholesale merchandise business , U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced in a press release.

  • Hasbrouck Heights officials are looking to  that caused flooding and damage to some homes on the east side of town following Hurricane Irene.

  • A police officer and members of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps were cheered at Tuesday’s council meeting for their .  

  • The Fort Lee Board of Education finalized the financial details of Superintendent Raymond Bandlow’s retirement during a well-attended public meeting Monday. .

  • AT&T has added network capacity to its cell service in Mahwah, and  AT&T said in a release this week.

  • When the River Dell Regional School District learned in July that it would receive an additional $256,261 in state aid, administrators and members of the Board of Ed Finance Committee began meeting to determine when the funding would be used for tax relief. But with the 2011-12 budget already set and approved by the voters, . That date is two years down the road but could be used next year in case budget plans change.

  • Plans to introduce a new ordinance outlining where a future cell tower in the borough of Oradell has been . The Mayor and Council will now take up the proposed ordinance at a future meeting.

  • Eighth-graders at Westwood Jr./Sr. High School got a pleasant surprise Tuesday afternoon when  with them.

  • Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller visited Bookends in Ridgewood Thursday to talk about his new book. Watch the interview .

  • Paramus native Dan Lorenzo was a standout pitcher and shortstop with big league dreams in the Paramus Little League program in the 1970s. Then, while he was an eighth grader at East Brook Junior High School, the rock-and-roll bug bit and Lorenzo never looked back. He started playing guitar as a high school freshman and , which combined have sold more than 100,000 albums.

  • Governor Christie visited Bergenfield Wednesday to talk about education reform as part of his back-to-school tour.

  • A gay music minister from Hackensack said he would quit his post at a Catholich church in East Rutherford after alleging the pastor "created a hostile work environment" because he preached against homosexuality.

  • Developer Fred Daibes has offered to build a public park in Edgewater if the state drops a $1.9 million fine against him for building violations.

  • The former CEO of Hackensack University Medical Center, who left after a corruption scandal, has reportedly been recruiting people to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

  • Two teens were charged with conspiracy to commit a burglary and employing a juvenile in a crime after they allegedly burglarized a Maywood home Monday.

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