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Alleged Burglar, Ex-Council Candidate Arraigned Top Local News

Here is a recap of the top stories on Wayne Patch this week.

Here is a recap of the top stories on Wayne Patch this week.

Footprints Lead to Man Accused of Burglary

A Wayne man was charged with attempted burglary after Lincoln Park police reported he attempted to gain entry to a residence by smashing a window.

Scott Gelok, 26, was charged with attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools, police said.

Ex-Council Candidate Arraigned on Theft Charge

A one-time candidate for local office pleaded not guilty to theft in State Superior Court Monday.

Arlene Marchese, 34, and Karen Wright, 42, of Wyckoff, were arraigned on charges they diverted more than $200,000 in insurance payments into their own private accounts. They were originally charged Sept. 26.

College Student Creates Mobile App Company

Brian Lomonico a Wayne resident and a junior at has founded Liquid Mobile, a mobile application development company.

The company’s first game, Picture It for the iPhone, is scheduled to launch in two weeks.

“I’ve always had these great ideas for different things that usually have already been taken and exist,” Lomonico said. “I’ve created an application that is both not only original, but has a degree of competition to it.”

JCP&L Horror Stories Wanted By Officials

Mayor Chris Vergano is hosting a meeting later this month to discuss with residents their negative experiences with Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) during and after Tropical Storm Sandy.

The informal meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. in the council chamber in the municipal building. Vergano and township attorney Matthew Giacobbe will attend the meeting.

Upgrade to Bring Meetings to Your Phone

Residents will be able to watch council and board of education meetings on their smartphones and tablet devices in 2013.

The Council introduced an ordinance Wednesday appropriating $75,000 to upgrade the video and audio system broadcast system in town hall.

A group of Pines Lake residents held an informal Turkey trot on Thanksgiving and collected more than $2,000 for injured police Officer Bob Franco and his family.

Franco suffered a severe spinal cord injury during Tropical Storm Sandy when a tree fell on the vehicle he was occupying while at Fire Company 5.

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