Man Charged in $122K Scam, New Memorial Day Speaker in Top Teaneck News

A look back at the week's top Teaneck news

A Teaneck man is accused of financially exploiting an elderly woman and close friend of his mother's who had been under her care, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced Wednesday.

New Memorial Day Speaker Named Amid Controversy

A former top official at the state Army National Guard has been selected to replace an Iraq war veteran from Teaneck as the town's Memorial Day speaker, NorthJersey.com reported.

John McGilchrist, chairman of the town's Patriotic Observance Advisory Board, initially invited Jason Castle, a resident and former Marine, to speak at the event. Township Manager William Broughton said he later , Patch reported.

Council Approves Handicapped Bathrooms for Vacant Building

The Township Council has approved an ordinance to use a grant for the installation of new bathrooms compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act at the town’s long-vacant former Police Athletic League building.

The council appropriated $20,125 for the project under a Community Development Block Grant. The work will be funded entirely through the 2010 grant program.

More than 100 people face charges in a drug investigation prompted by a "stunning increase" in heroin overdose deaths across Bergen County, Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said Thursday.

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