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Couple Dies in Teaneck House Fire, Mahwah Woman Pulls Knife on Police

This week's Bergen news also includes a PSE&G representative speaking at a Ridgewood council meeting about power outages

Welcome to "Around The County," a weekly column that highlights stories throughout Bergen County. This week, two Teaneck residents died in a house fire, a Mahwah woman was arrested and accused of threatening police with a knife, an underground transformer fire broke out in Fort Lee, a Ridgewood DPW employee was hit by a car, a Teaneck supermarket handed out free meals to residents without power, a PSE&G representative attended a Ridgewood council meeting to explain what went wrong and more. Check out our list of some of the top stories in the county this week:

  • An in Teaneck Monday morning, authorities and witnesses said.

  • A Mahwah woman was arrested Hallowen night after during a late-night incident in her condo, Police Chief Jame Batelli said.

  • at a residential high-rise building on Bridge Plaza North, forcing evacuation of the building, according to the Fort Lee Fire Department.

  • A representative from PSE&G appeared at the Ridgewood council meeting Wednesday night after snowfall and wind toppled trees and power lines Halloween weekend.

  • Teaneck Kosher Supermarket offered in the weekend snowstorm. The store gave out thousands of free dinners.

  • A DPW worker clearing debris from Fairmount Road in Ridgewood Friday morning was , according to police.

  • One hundred thirty students who all share the same goal of wanting to make Hasbrouck Heights High School a safe place for everyone, have joined the school's Gay Straight Alliance. The group sending the message that kids should never be afraid to be themselves, know it’s OK to be different and should be able to walk down school hallways and smile.

  • A Paramus High School graduate has helped develop a smartphone application that lets employers track their employees' hours and location. , which launched September in the iTunes App Store, and in February in the Android Market.

  • The Port Authority lit the “necklace lights” on the George Washington Bridge green Wednesday night to .

  • The cost to clean up after the October snowstorm in Bergen County is greater than $3 million.

  • Problems from the October snow sent many to area hospitals, due to injuries from falling branches and then consequences of having no electricity.

  • A River Vale teen was in the ICU after being struck by a car in Hillsdale Tuesday night.

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