$1.6M Poker Win for Local Man, Arrest after False Claim to Ramapo College Student and More

Here you'll see some of the top stories from across Bergen County

Welcome to "Around The County," a weekly column that highlights stories in Bergen County Patch communities.
This week, a man was arrested after causing a shooting scare at Ramapo College, a Westwood Middle School student saved his mother's life, a Wyckoff man won $1.6 million in a poker contest and more. Check out our list of some of the top stories on Patch sites this week:

  • A , Mahwah Police Lt. Stuart Blank said.
  • Gregory Brooks, a 23-year-old Wyckoff native and professional poker player is .
  • Westwood Middle School student after she began choking. He had learned the move hours earlier at school.
  • A “significant amount” of cash and jewelry were taken from a home in the Rio Vista section of Mahwah Saturday, according to Police Chief Jim Batelli.
  • The Paramus mayor and council, as expected, introduced a 2011 budget that will increase taxes by less than $20 for many residents at Tuesday's meeting. But to keep the tax increase that low, .
  • The U.S. Practical Shooting Association recently released the roster of shooters that will represent the United States at the International Practical Shooting Confederation World Shoot XVI to be held this October in Rhodes, Greece. New Milfordresident .
  • Before a packed crowd of senior citizens, the Republican-led River Edge Council with a 3-2 vote has .
  • Star of "The Real Housewives of New York City" and "Bethenny Ever After," Bethenny Frenkel came to Bookends in Ridgewood to sign copies of her new book, A Place of Yes. and a hello.
  • Residents of Oldfield Avenue stood on the street to watch as the Hasbrouck Heights Volunteer Fire Department worked to put out a on Old Field Avenue that started Saturday afternoon sometime after 2 p.m.
  • Franklin Lakes students of Ellen Reinkraut won the international art competition "Fighting Cancer With Art." , which is now hanging at the Queen Sofia Museum of Art (Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sophia) in Madrid, Spain.


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