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Palisades Park ‘comfort women’ memorial saluted by Japanese-American congressman

Michael Honda, a U.S. representative from California of Japanese descent, on Friday placed a bouquet on a stone memorial to women sexually enslaved by the Japanese Imperial Army during years including World War II, and then again urged the Japanese government to formally apologize to victims.

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Gas leak forces evacuations in Leonia

Businesses and homes in an area that covered several blocks were evacuated late Friday afternoon as natural gas spewed out of a pressure valve outside the Leonia Market, authorities said.

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From the Archives: Fort Lee Historic Jitney Tour

Jitney tour kicks off Sunday, June 9 and celebrates the history of the Palisades Amusement Park and the sites associated with the park as well as film history since the park has a deep connection to that history.

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Daughter to soldier: 'Daddy, you're back!'

The day after she turned 4, Valentina Vega watched her father, an Army National Guard, depart for Afghanistan. Over the next 11 months, she chatted with him over FaceTime video calls, drew portraits of herself with him, and occasionally asked her mom when Daddy would return.

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District Eyes Outside Help for Elementary After-school Program

The Fort Lee School District expects to hear a YMCA presentation in the coming weeks.

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Fort Lee Police Honored for Anti-Drunk Driving Efforts

Officers Christina Blue, Carlos Cabrera, Tom Keelen recognized for their efforts in curbing drunk driving.

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Report: Soldier from Passaic killed during Georgia home invasion

Iraq veteran Jeremias Ortiz was at home with his wife Saturday when he and an intruder began firing at one another

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Archbishop in NJ picks new No. 2 in scandal's wake

The archbishop of Newark has appointed a new top deputy to replace the administrator who stepped down last month in the wake of a scandal involving a former priest.

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New Jersey, now powering New York City (some of it, at least)

A four mile cable under the Hudson is now supplying as much as 5 percent of New York City's power.

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Judge won't reduce $4M bail for man accused in Bergen synagogue arsons

Twenty-one year old Aakash Dalal is one of two men accused in firebombing of synagogues.

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