The past month has seen a local Art Garfunkel concert sell out in about a day, a rash of burglaries and two untimely deaths caused by men being hit by trains. Below are the 10 most popular stories from Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook in August, in reverse order.
Fifteen men and women across the state are believed to have committed suicide by train this year, according to NJ Transit spokesperson William Smith. As of August 1, a third of those suicides have occurred in Bergen County — the most for any county in the state.
The Fair Lawn Police Department is asking borough residents to close their windows, lock their doors and keep an eye on their neighbor’s houses in lieu of 12 reported burglaries across town since July 17.