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A surprise councilwoman works to flip Palisades Park red

Four years ago, when then-Palisades Park Councilman Christopher Chung defeated incumbent Mayor James Rotundo by eight votes in the Democratic primary, it was a watershed moment in Palisades Park politics. The Bergen County borough is a major hub of New Jersey’s Asian American community – it was 59% Asian as of the 2020 Census – yet until the Korean American Chung took office in 2019, it had never had an Asian American mayor.
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Woman struck, killed by NJ Transit in Bergen County

A woman was killed late Monday when she was struck by an out-of-service New Jersey Transit train in Bergen County, authorities said. The train, which carried no passengers, struck the woman about 10:25 p.m. west of Somerset Street near the Garfield Train Station, according to Jim Smith, NJ Transit spokesman.
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Deliveryman stabbed in Manhattan while on the job, police say

LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — A deliveryman was stabbed during a robbery attempt Tuesday morning on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, police said. The 36-year-old victim was on the job riding an e-bike near Allen and Rivington streets around 3 a.m. when the assailant approached him and demanded his ride, authorities said. When the victim […]
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NY, NJ weather forecast: Cloudy skies but seasonable temperatures

NEW YORK (PIX11) — A cold front will continue to move offshore as high pressure will gradually influence the weather for the New York and New Jersey area over the next several days. Folks can expect partly cloudy skies Tuesday afternoon with a high temperature of 72 in the city, and in the low to mid-70s in the suburbs.
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SUV Driver Dies After Crashing Into Queens Building

The driver of an SUV died after smashing their vehicle into a building in Queens Monday evening, police said. The crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. at 34th Avenue and 106th Street in North Corona, according to police. Video from the scene showed the large black SUV hit and knock over a cement wall outside a home.
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A Legal Pot Problem That’s Now Plaguing the Streets of America: Plastic Litter

Waste packaging from a burgeoning and newly legalized marijuana industry litters streets across the country, adding to a global crisis of plastic waste. In New York, regulators who are making the state’s first-ever rules for the retail sale of recreational marijuana hope they have answers to limit their state’s contribution to the problem. They’ve been working to include sustainable packaging requirements into the licenses that businesses will need to open by the end of this year.
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