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FOURTH-GRADERS HOLD FUNDRAISER FOR BUS CRASH VICTIMS

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Students in fourth grade at Paramus's Ridge Ranch and Memorial Elementary School are holding a fundraiser Saturday to benefit those affected by the fatal bus crash on May 17, The Jersey Tomato Press says. The crash killed a fifth-grader and a teacher from East Brook Middle School, which is the school the fourth-graders will attend in the fall. The fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Paramus Elks Lodge parking lot. The students hope to raise $100,000 to donate to the East Brook Middle School Family and Community through the Paramus Children's Health Foundation.
 

ABOARD BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY FOR EARLY START ON MEMORIAL DAY
Cannons sounded Thursday on the Delaware River waterfront in Camden as tall ships sailed up and down the Delaware River, getting Memorial Day festivities off to an early start, TAPinto Camden writes. Hundreds of people gathered on the deck of the Battleship New Jersey, the nation's most decorated warship, to welcome the tall ships and the holiday weekend. Veterans groups, politicians and political candidates were aboard the battleship for the event.

MORRIS TOWNSHIP MEETING ENDS IN ALTERCATION BETWEEN HECKLER, POLICE
Near the end of a long, contentious meeting of the Morris Township Committee on Thursday, a heckler tangled with police after refusing to stop making catcalls, the Morristown Green reports. The committee had just voted 3-2 to approve a package of affordable housing measures and as the members were explaining their votes, a man began hecking them. Video shows police officers removing the man from the meeting. 

GLEN ROCK BEAR BACK IN A 'NATURAL ENVIRONMENT'
An 18-month-old black bear was the center of attention in a Glen Rock neighborhood for more than five hours on Sunday, TAPinto Fair Lawn/Glen Rock writes. On Sunday morning, police got numerous reports of a bear sighting in the 500 block of Doremus Avenue. The bear took refuge in a tree, and officials resorted to using doughnuts to lure him to the ground. The state Division of Fish and Wildlife relocated the bear to western New Jersey and Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann issued a press release that was slightly tongue-in-cheek.


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