from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast New Jersey south of Paterson on the Passaic River, about 129 km (80 mi) long. Settled by Dutch traders in 1678, the city is highly industrialized. Population: 68,000.


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  • Last Wednesday, June 24, a judge in Passaic County, NJ ordered an injunction banning the release of any sexually explicit video or pictures of Staub and her 27-year-old ex-boyfriend, Stephen Zalewski.

    Ruth Merrill, Mother Of Jersey Housewife Danielle Staub, Dies

  • From 1964 until 1980 Mr. Stolarz was arrested for a variety of crimes: vehicle burglary in Passaic County, N.J., falsifying tax returns in Pennsylvania, escaping from a federal prison in Las Vegas, robbery of a post office in California, according to NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.

    A Hapless Bank Robber

  • My grandson, when he had just gotten his license, was driving without his license (His wallet had been stolen) and was stopped by a policeman in Passaic, NJ.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why the Arizona Law is Much Worse than the Federal Law It is Supposedly Based On

  • Now, I'd been planning on going home to see my family for the holidays (a two hour/sometimes three hour drive distance), but seeing as I gotta serve as a petit juror up here in Passaic County that doesn't look to be happening, per say.

    Don't force me to summon Bahamut

  • D-O-T Commissioner Kris Kolluri says the substance – called Safelane – has already been embedded into the surface of the road on a ramp connecting Routes 19 and 80 in Passaic County, and right before any frozen precipitation or snow starts falling "the epoxy material will release itself - preventing icing of the roadway - and will also help cars to not skid on the road surface."

    New Jersey to Test New Anti-Icing Road Technology | Impact Lab

  • I saw the Jim Carroll Band open for Lou Reed at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ in the 80's.

    He was for real (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • So the spatula limbs came from a pancake place in Passaic … I didn’t realize the Six Dollar Man was from NJ!

    Muppet News Flash: The Six Dollar Man - The Retroist

  • One of the many reasons for which I am on permanent disability is that I felt coerced by the police in Passaic County that unless I said I was” insane” I may be shot and killed because I’d be able to testify against them!

    Radovan Karadzic's website and blog

  • Jerry (Jack Black) is convinced that a nearby power plant is trying to melt his brain, so he enlists the help of Mike (Mos Def), a clerk at a dilapidated video rental store in Passaic, N.J. During their conversation — which, like so much of the film, borders on being unintelligible — Jerry is wearing a jumpsuit with a strange pattern on it that’s repeated in the grease stains on his face.

    Inventive “Be Kind Rewind” skates right by » Scene-Stealers

  • Cara Buckley visits the set of Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind - in "Passaic, NJ," a struggling, multiethnic city about 12 miles west of Manhattan. "

    GreenCine Daily: Sunday shorts.


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