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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.


Lt. Governor Guadagno Announce Dress Our Vets Clothing Drive in Celebration of Women’s History Month

Kicking off Women’s History Month, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was joined by women legislators to announce the month-long Dress Our Vets initiative, which will collect new or like-new professional clothing for women veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.

Pascrell Announces Extension of Deadlines for Key Sandy Recovery Programs

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Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has extended the deadline for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy to apply for two key assistance programs – the Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Homeowners Rebuilding Program and the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TRBA) Program.

Wheels for Meals: A Ride to Fight Hunger In Bergen County

Riders, walkers, sponsors and donations are being sought to raise funds to support key JFS initiatives that fight hunger in Bergen County. Proceeds from the Wheels for Meals Ride to Fight Hunger will enable JFS, a non-profit organization in Teaneck, to continue its kosher Meals on Wheels program and food pantry that serve the homebound elderly and disabled individuals.

Eastwick College Founder, President Donates To Meals on Wheels Program

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Thomas Eastwick, founder and president of Eastwick College, has donated $5000 to Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson (JFS) to support the non-profit’s Meals on Wheels program. Eastwick, an active member of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce, presented the check at the chamber’s holiday event in December.

Weinberg Statement On Health Reform Case Before Supreme Court

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Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg issued the following statement today on the potential impact on New Jersey of King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court case which will determine whether consumers in states with federal health exchanges are eligible for federal subsidies under the health care law:

Bergen County Advisory Boards and Commissions Looking For Citizen Members

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Community participation is vital to an open and responsive government. There is always a need for volunteer talent, time, and energy devoted to the Advisory Boards and Commissions. Public input enhances the County’s ability to provide the highest quality of service to the citizens of Bergen County.

Bill to Help Cover Costs for Nursing Homes When Medicaid Drags its Feet Passes Assembly Panel

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An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Vincent Mazzeo, Joseph Lagana, Dan Benson and Annette Quijano to help seniors and other vulnerable residents receive the specialized care they need from nursing homes when the Medicaid application approval process is delayed.

Sanzari Enterprises Contributes Funds to Support Hackensack's Revitalization Vision

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Alfred Sanzari Enterprises made the inaugural donation to the Hackensack Main Street Redevelopment Fund, a new program created for Hackensack developers, business leaders and residents to support the Hackensack Upper Main Alliance’s ongoing efforts to transform the city’s downtown into a vibrant live-work-play destination.

Measure to Help NJ Lottery Save Money After Privatization Falls Short of Revenue Goals Approved By Assembly Panel

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An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Tim Eustace to help the New Jersey Lottery save money in the face of revenue shortfalls that have threatened funding for many worthwhile state programs.

Bill to Encourage N.J. Colleges & Universities to Offer $10,000 Degree Programs Advanced by Assembly Panel

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Legislation Assembly Democrat Joe Lagana sponsored to encourage New Jersey’s colleges and universities to offer baccalaureate degree programs that cost no more than $10,000 in tuition and fees was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.

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
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE/I-95: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
03:28 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 express lanes northbound from Exit 68 - Challenger Rd in Ridgefield Park to George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee. All lanes closed and detoured until 600 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY CLEARED
12:48 AM - CLEARED there's Police department activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound Mid-Span/Upper Level in Manhattan. All lanes temporarily closed.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY INITIAL
12:20 AM - As of 1219am, there's Police department activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound Mid-Span/Upper Level in Manhattan. All lanes temporarily closed.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
10:50 PM - As of 1049pm, there's Construction at the Lincoln Tunnel westbound between New York Side - North Tube in Manhattan and New Jersey Side - North Tube in Weehawken Twp. All lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
10:49 PM - As of 1048pm, there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge in both directions approaching New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan. 1 lane open from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
10:49 PM - As of 1048pm, there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge eastbound ramp from Palisades Interstate Parkway Toll Plaza in Fort Lee. closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
10:47 PM - As of 1046pm, there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge in both directions New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan. 1 lane open from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE/I-95: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
08:16 PM - As of 815pm, there's Construction on the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 express lanes northbound from Exit 68 - Challenger Rd in Ridgefield Park to George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee. All lanes closed and detoured until 600 A.M.
US 46: WATERMAIN BREAK CLEARED
07:36 PM - CLEARED there's a Watermain break on US 46 eastbound West of CR 644/Main St in Rockaway Twp. All lanes closed and detoured.
US 46: WATERMAIN BREAK INITIAL
07:34 PM - As of 733pm, there's a Watermain break on US 46 eastbound West of CR 644/Main St in Rockaway Twp. All lanes closed and detoured.
I-80: DEBRIS SPILL CLEARED
07:10 PM - CLEARED there's a Debris spill on I-80 westbound area of Exit 56 - Squirrelwood Rd in West Paterson. Center lane closed.
I-80: DEBRIS SPILL INITIAL
06:42 PM - As of 641pm, there's a Debris spill on I-80 westbound area of Exit 56 - Squirrelwood Rd in West Paterson. Center lane closed.
NJ TRANSIT ALERTS
06:27 PM - MNBN County Line train #0057 the 620pm from Ramsey Rt 17 is up to 10 min. late, due to earlier mechanical problem.0A0D0ASent 627 PM
US 46: DELAYS CLEARED
05:22 PM - CLEARED there are Delays and an Earlier Incident on US 46 eastbound between NJ 23/Old Turnpike Rd in Wayne Twp and CR 621/Valley Rd in Clifton delays due to volume.
US 46: DELAYS UPDATE
05:21 PM - As of 520pm, there are Delays and an Earlier Incident on US 46 eastbound between NJ 23/Old Turnpike Rd in Wayne Twp and CR 621/Valley Rd in Clifton delays due to volume.
US 46: DELAYS UPDATE
04:44 PM - As of 443pm, there are Delays and an Earlier Incident on US 46 eastbound between NJ 23/Old Turnpike Rd in Wayne Twp and CR 621/Valley Rd in Clifton delays due to volume.
US 46: DELAYS UPDATE
04:37 PM - As of 435pm, there are Delays and an Earlier Incident on US 46 eastbound between NJ 23/Old Turnpike Rd in Wayne Twp and McBride Av/Little Falls Av in Little Falls Twp delays due to volume.
US 46: ACCIDENT CLEARED
04:36 PM - CLEARED there's an Accident on US 46 eastbound area of McBride Av/Little Falls Av in Little Falls Twp. Left lane closed 10-15 minute delay.
US 46: ACCIDENT INITIAL
04:19 PM - As of 418pm, there's an Accident on US 46 eastbound area of McBride Av/Little Falls Av in Little Falls Twp. Left lane closed 10-15 minute delay.


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