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Bus Fire, Burglary Arrest, Historic Theater Closes in Top County News

Here are the top headlines from around Bergen County, brought to you by the Patch editors who know those towns best.

Coach Bus Bursts Into Flames on Rt. 17

A northbound commuter bus being used to train a half-dozen bus drivers caught fire Friday morning, causing substantial traffic on Route 17, according to the Ramsey Fire Department.

Historic Bergen County Movie Theater Closes

Teaneck’s only movie theater, the Cedar Lane Cinemas, has closed, company representatives confirmed Friday.

Three-Alarm Blaze Knocked Down at Old Soap Factory

Scores of firefighters battled a smoky three-alarm blaze at a former Teaneck soap factory sparked as a work crew was inside the complex Monday afternoon, officials said.

Prolific Smash-and-Grab Burglar Caught on Tape

The prosecutor's office has formed a task force to stop a serial burglar suspected in some 150 commercial break-ins in more than a dozen New Jersey towns, including Fair Lawn.

Oliver Blanco, 24, is now in Bergen County Jail on burglary and theft charges after eluding law enforcement for several months. 

Washington Township Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Financial Crimes

Fernando Barrese and a business partner from Morris County each pleaded guilty to tax evasion and receiving kickbacks for patients who were in car accidents. 

Franklin Lakes Fire Department Assists Devastated NY Beach Community

Rockaway firefighters lost every piece of equipment at their firehouse, their community suffered unimaginable losses; this squad of Franklin Lakes volunteers helped by providing relief in a difficult time.



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