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Freeholders Urge Review Of Building Codes In Wake Of Edgewater Avalon Fire


Freeholders Urge Review Of Building Codes In Wake Of Edgewater Avalon FireThe Bergen County the Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously on a resolution urging the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to review the State’s construction and fire safety codes.

Freeholders Approve Bergen County Police Merger


Freeholders Approve Bergen County Police Merger The 95-officer County Police Department will be renamed "the bureau of police services". The new bureau will be added to the 152 sheriff's officers under Saudino's command.

Unlicensed Movers Target Of Undercover Sting Operation In Wyckoff


Unlicensed Movers Target Of Undercover Sting Operation In WyckoffThe unlicensed companies sent moving crews to the location of the undercover investigators’ fictitious address in Wyckoff, and unwittingly into the second phase of the sting.  Upon arriving at the address, the unlicensed movers were inspected by Consumer Affairs investigators, as well as ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers, New Jersey State Police, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Lodi Bank Robber Arrested After Stopping For Coffee


Lodi Bank Robber Arrested After Stopping For CoffeeMichael J. Cassano, 38, of Oakland Gardens, N.Y., was arrested at the Dunkin' Donuts on Essex Street shortly after he allegedly robbed the Hudson City Savings Bank down the street just before 3 p.m. Police say Cassano placed a BB gun on the counter, and made off with $4,000 in cash.

Christie's $1.5B Cut In Pension Payments Violated Workers Rights


ChristieSuperior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled today that the governor violated the contractual rights of public workers by cutting $1.57 billion from pension payments in New Jersey's current budget. In short, the court cannot allow the State to “simply walk away from its financial obligations,” especially when those obligations were the State’s own creation Jacobson wrote.

Menendez, Booker Host Black History Month Celebration In Hackensack


Menendez, Booker Host Black History Month Celebration In HackensackUnited States Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Pastor Gregory Jackson for the fifth annual “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” Black History Month Celebration at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hackensack on Sunday.

Wigged Bank Robber Left Gun Behind, Made Off With $100,000


Wigged Bank Robber Left Gun Behind, Made Off With $100,000Glen Rock Police say that a weapon, originally described as a large handgun, used in the holdup of Glen Rock Savings Bank on Wednesday was recovered nearby and is being examined for evidentiary value.

Governor Christie Announces The Departure Of Department Of Human Services Commissioner


Governor Christie Announces The Departure Of Department Of Human Services Commissioner Governor Chris Christie today announced the departure of Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez. She is the longest serving commissioner at the department. Velez grew up in South Hackensack and as a teen lived in a trailer park in Moonachie.

Howard Stern’s ‘King Of All Blacks’ Suing City Of Englewood For Discrimination And Sexual Harassment


Howard Stern’s ‘King Of All Blacks’ Suing City Of Englewood  For Discrimination And Sexual HarassmentLawrence Coward, a.k.a. King of All Blacks, through his attorney, Eric V. Kleiner, Esq. has filed a law suit against the City of Englewood, New Jersey. Coward, who is a frequent guest on the Howard Stern radio show, claims his supervisor put him to work on the back of a garbage truck after the supervisor sexually harassed and sexually discriminated against his wife.

Homeless Man Hangs Self In Cell At Hackensack Police Station


Homeless Man Hangs Self In Cell At Hackensack Police StationOn Tuesday, William Tiren, a 56 year old man who’s most recent address was the homeless shelter, attempted suicide by hanging himself while in custody in a holding cell at the Hackensack Police Department.


Pall Mall Bandit Has Conviction Overturned By NJ Appellate Court

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On Friday, a panel of judges from the New Jersey Appellate Division overturned the conviction of a man tried in Bergen County for thefts that took place in Englewood and in Hackensack more than a month apart.  The court found that the two crimes should not have been tried together and that the Bergen County Prosecutor improperly used peremptory challenges to exclude African-Americans and "avid church goers" from the jury.

Cuts To Hospitals In 2016 Budget Devastating Says NJ Hospital Associations

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We’re very concerned about the proposed $148 million cut to hospitals, which could have a devastating impact on many New Jersey hospitals and their communities. While we’ve made some strides in insuring more New Jerseyans, 11.7 percent of New Jersey’s 8.9 million residents remain uninsured

Summer Hiring Season to Kick Off in Point Pleasant Beach

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Single digit temperatures and piles of knee-deep snow make this a perfect time to start thinking about the summer, which is why job-seekers looking for Jersey Shore jobs on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant can get a jump on the competition at job fairs planned for tomorrow, February 28, and Sunday, March 8 at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk.

$2M Donation Honors A Wife, A Hospital And A Community

For the better part of three generations, the Marron family has supported the The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood’s endeavors.  Some of perhaps the most noticeable support came from the late Dorothy Marron, who established endowments for pastoral and neonatal care, and for whom the hospital’s fourth-floor Critical Care Unit is named.

Eustace, Lagana & Mazzeo on Bill to Defer Use of PARCC Test To Measure Student Achievement in NJ Schools [Video]

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Assembly Democrats Timothy J. Eustace (D-Bergen), Joseph A. Lagana (D-Bergen) and Vincent Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) discussed on Friday their legislation that would temporarily defer the use of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment to measure student achievement in the Garden State.

Freeholders Urge Review Of Building Codes In Wake Of Edgewater Avalon Fire

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The Bergen County the Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously on a resolution urging the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to review the State’s construction and fire safety codes.

Bergen County Clerk, John S. Hogan, Kicks Off Read Across America At Washington School In Lodi

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Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan visited Lodi’s Washington School to participate in Read-Across-America. NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

Bergenfield Teen Charged With Sexual Assault Of Girl, 16

The Bergen County Prosecutor announced the arrest of Omar J. Marte, 18, of Bergenfield, New Jersey on charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest came about as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victims Unit and the Bergenfield Police Department.

Lagana: Deferring Use of Test Scores Gives Schools Time to Determine PARCC Merits

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In March, New Jersey students in grades 3-11 will begin taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam. The new test, which replaces the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge, has raised major concerns among parents, teachers and students who contend that the test is flawed, is unproven and should not be used to make such important determinations like student advance placement or graduation.

Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $11M for NJ Head Start, Early Start Programs

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced $10,846,971 in Federal funding for the Burlington County Community Action Program, the Centers for Family Services, the Union Township Communication Action Organization and the Quality Care Resource and Referral Services to support their Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Prosecutor: Former Montclair State Employee Charged $100,000 In Personal Expenses To School Credit Card

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James Cassidy, 44, the former Assistant Director of Facilities-Electrical Services at Montclair State University surrendered to Montclair University Police and Detectives from the Financial Crimes Unit of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office. A complaint alleges that Cassidy illegally charged over $100,000.00 in personal expenses on a Montclair State business credit card.

Booker Applauds FCC Approval of Net Neutrality Rules

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to adopt regulations that would ensure Net Neutrality and protect and promote an open Internet:
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
NJ TRANSIT ALERTS
03:01 PM - Cross honoring will be in effect on rail, bus, light rail and private bus carriers from 1201 a.m. Monday, March 2 through 1159 p.m.0A0D0ASent 256 PM
LINCOLN TUNNEL: EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
01:55 PM - CLEARED there's Emergency construction at the Lincoln Tunnel eastbound from New Jersey Side - South Tube in Weehawken Twp to New York Side - South Tube in Manhattan. All lanes closed and detoured to the center tube, until 300 P.M.
I-80: DISABLED VEHICLE CLEARED
01:13 PM - CLEARED there's a Disabled vehicle on I-80 eastbound at Exit 58 - Madison Ave in Paterson. Right lane closed.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
07:31 AM - As of 730am, there's Emergency construction at the Lincoln Tunnel eastbound from New Jersey Side - South Tube in Weehawken Twp to New York Side - South Tube in Manhattan. All lanes closed and detoured to the center tube, until 300 P.M.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
07:23 AM - As of 722am, there's Emergency construction at the Lincoln Tunnel eastbound from New Jersey Side - South Tube in Weehawken Twp to New York Side - South Tube in Manhattan. All lanes closed . All Eastbound traffic to center tube. Until 300 P.M.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
07:20 AM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity at the Lincoln Tunnel in both directions between New York Side - Center Tube in Manhattan and New Jersey Side - Center Tube in Weehawken Twp. Center tunnel closed from 1200 A.M. until 1000 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
07:06 AM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound at Palisades Interstate Parkway Toll Plaza in Fort Lee. Manned toll lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 700 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
07:06 AM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound at New Jersey Side/Lower Level Toll Plaza in Fort Lee. Manned toll lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 700 A.M.
NJ 17: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
07:01 AM - As of 700am, there's Construction on NJ 17 northbound North of Midland Av in Paramus. Right lane and shoulder closed for repairs until 400 P.M.


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