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Trial opens for Garfield man accused of Cliffside Park slaying

Assistant Prosecutor Anthony Talarico told jurors in the opening of the trial for the alleged shooter Michael A. Sampson that the killing was “cold-blooded” and “unjustifiable.”

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Two men indicted in Bronx house explosion that killed fire chief

Garivaldi Castillo, 32, of New York City, and Julio Jose Salcedo Contrer, 34, of Cliffside Park, New Jersey, face charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, all felonies. If convicted, the two men face a maximum 25-year prison sentence.

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Giving Back: For Cliffside Park man, mentor is a champion

Charlie Evert started life with the odds working against him. Born with Fragile X Syndrome, which causes significant intellectual disability, Charlie has an IQ of 70, well below the average of 100. His parents had their own major problems, and at the age of 8, he and his younger sister were adopted by their grandmother.

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Cliffside Park man accused of sex assault of child

A 27-year-old Cliffside Park man was arrested Friday on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said.

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2 North Jersey teens teach tolerance

For their work to promote diversity and fight Islamophobia, Nour Abdelwahab of Hasbrouck Heights and Selin Ocal of Cliffside Park, both 17, received certificates of accomplishment last month from the Princeton Prize in Race Relations Committee of Northern New Jersey.

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Cliffside Park Council proposes $36.5M budget

The Cliffside Park Council has voted to introduce a $36.5 million spending plan for 2016 that would raise municipal taxes for the average homeowner by $99.

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Cliffside Park man accused of recording videos of girl, 13, taking shower

Garcia-Jerez is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, invasion of privacy and tampering with evidence, police said. He was taken to the Bergen County Jail on $50,000 bail.

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Cliffside Park man gets 60-year sentence for fatal stabbing, dismemberment

A Cliffside Park man was sentenced to 60 years in state prison on Thursday for fatally stabbing and then dismembering another borough man in 2011 whom prosecutors described as his live-in boyfriend.

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Attorney for Garfield man in Cliffside Park murder case asks judge to separate charges

The attorney for a Garfield man who is awaiting trial for a fatal shooting outside a bar in Cliffside Park in 2012 filed a motion on Thursday asking the court to separate his client’s murder and weapons charges from the other charges he faces.

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Lawyer wants evidence in Cliffside Park murder case tossed

The attorney for a Garfield man who is awaiting trial in the fatal shooting of a man outside a bar in Cliffside Park in 2012 filed a motion on Wednesday to have a piece of the prosecution’s evidence dismissed from the case.

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