New Jersey's public school system consistently ranks among the strongest in the nation. The following table provides key data on Bergen County's secondary schools including graduation and drop out rates, average SAT scores, the percent of students who test proficent in language and math and the percent of students who go on to attend college or post secondary schools.
The Department of Education released School Performance Reports for the 2013-14 school year, including a new metric — student participation in Career and Technical Education programs.
A Mahwah motor vehicle stop lead to the arrest of four individuals and the seizure of approximately thirteen pounds of marijuana, $22,000 in cash and other narcotic related distribution items.
The Board of Trustees of Children’s Aid and Family Services has announced the appointment of Jerrold B. Binney, Esq. as President and CEO, effective February 9, 2015. He will assume responsibility for managing all aspects of the agency’s operations. Binney most recently served as Acting Administrator for the County of Bergen.
Jordan S. Gonzalez, 34, of New York, formerly of Jersey City, New Jersey, was sentenced to 78 months in prison for attempting to weaponize the lethal toxins ricin and abrin and for possessing a prohibited flask intending to use it to manufacture illegal narcotics. “Jordan Gonzalez had in his possession the ingredients and equipment necessary to manufacture dangerous biological toxins and explosives, as well as, a cache of weapons and ammunition,” FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Eric Welling said.
On 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.
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has appointed Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) to serve in the leadership position of Deputy Speaker of the General Assembly.
Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Department of Human Services today announced that Bergen County’s rescheduled 9th Annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center located at 120 South River Street in Hackensack.
Many renters in New Jersey are extremely low income and face a housing cost burden. Across the state, there is a deficit of rental units both affordable and available to extremely low income (ELI) renter households, i.e. those with incomes at 30% or less of the area median income (AMI).
Bergen Democrat Political Strategist, Adam Silverstein, took home first place at the REED Awards for the best television ad for local, county, or judicial candidate. The News Team Investigation commercial was produced by Silverstein’s company, Silver Strategies and Communications Group, for the Jim Tedesco for Bergen County Executive campaign.
Chris Christie backers formed a political action committee as part of constructing a possible 2016 bid for the White House. The PAC called ‘Leadership Matters For America’ launched their new website and it is already a sensation on social media.
A native of Romania who was arrested in Sweden and extradited to the United States admitted today to directing a large-scale scheme that stole bank account information through a process commonly referred to as “ATM skimming,” in which conspirators secretly installed card-reading devices on ATMs throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, and elsewhere.
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