Young Mom Murdered, Halloween Hauntings and School Regionalization Debates Make The Top October Stories
By Rebecca K. Abma
A former Midland Park resident plead not guilty in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Mary Greff. (Cliffview Pilot)
10. An update on Northern Highlands was the hot topic of the Oct. 1 Board of Education meeting.
9. A bizarre tale of animal cruelty has a happy ending as two cows escape from a trailer and find a new home at Abma's Farm.
8. Lifelong MPK-er, former Fire Chief and owner of Hen's Roost passed away in October.
7. A letter to the editor from a former mayor suggests the school should appoint an advisory committee to guide the future of the district.
6. The Rec Dept. sponsored a Halloween House decorating contest. And the winners are...
5. Who doesn't love a spooky ghost story? In honor of Halloween, MPK Press reported on the alleged haunted residents in town.
4. After Councilman Mike Junta stepped down from the borough council, the Republican County Committee named three candidates to fill the seat. The council has until Nov. 14 to name his successor.
3. A sad series of stories take the number three spot, when a young mother was found murdered in Waldwick and her ex-boyfriend, a former Midland Park resident, was charged and plead not guilty. (The articles come to MPK Press through a content sharing partnership with Cliffview Pilot.)
Homicide in Waldwick: Mom Found Strangled in Bed
Report from the Cliffview Pilot: A 23-year-old woman found dead in her bed today was strangled, Bergen County Prosecutor’s John L. Molinelli said tonight. Read more
Update: Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Waldwick Murder
Mark Spatucci, 22, is being held on $2 million bail at the Bergen County Jail. Read more
2. Using our new polling technology, MPK Press asked readers to weigh-in on a much debated topic on whether to join NHRHS.
Poll: Do You Favor Joining Northern Highlands Regional High School?
The poll is now closed. Read more
And the number 1 story for all of October: