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DNA links Haledon man to 2014 home break-in, police say
Sunday, March 29, 2015
DNA evidence linked a Haledon man to a July robbery, police said. ...


SUV, parked car crash through Fairview laundromat, police say
Saturday, March 28, 2015
A Ridgefield woman lost control of her Range Rover and crashed into a parked car before both vehicles slammed thr ...

State wants to see safety checks of train bridge over Oradell Reservoir, report says
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Rail safety concerns about the Oradell Reservoir. ...


Bill to Allow Deployed Military Homeowners to Defer Property Tax Payments Approved by Assembly
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Legislation Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and Joseph Lagana sponsored to allow New Jersey residents enlisted in any branch ...

Feds Collect $5.5 Million For New Jersey Gas Station Attendants
Friday, March 27, 2015
In the past five years, more than 1,100 attendants at Shell, Exxon, BP and other leading brand gas s ...


Easter Seals NJ Aims to Break a Guinness World Record at the Walk With Me 5K on April 18th
Friday, March 27, 2015
Be a part of history and support a great cause at this year's Sixth Annual Walk with Me and 5K Run. Easter Seals New Jer ...

DMV ‘Facial Scrubbing’ Leads To Six Charged Over Bogus Driver’s Licenses
Friday, March 27, 2015
The Bergen County Prosecutor announced that charges were filed against six people who had suspended ...


Former employee accused of stealing more than $800K from Paramus Armenian association
Friday, March 27, 2015
A former employee at the Armenian Missionary Association of America was charged with embezzling more than $800,00 ...

Councilwoman who flipped double bird, called mayor 'piece of "(expletive")' says she was wrong
Friday, March 27, 2015
Councilwoman Lisa Di Giulio said her flipping the mayor off and cursing at him was wrong, but ...


Bandits armed with gun, knife rob deliveryman in Englewood
Friday, March 27, 2015
Two masked assailants armed with a gun and knife robbed a Chinese food deliveryman at the Rock Creek apartment co ...

Bergen County Recognizes Bergen County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center as a No-Kill Shelter
Friday, March 27, 2015
Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednes ...


Bounty Hunter Sentenced To Six Years For Bribing Sheriff's Officers To Give Him Credit For Capturing Fugitives Already In Custody
Friday, March 27, 2015
A bounty hunter who formerly lived in Jersey City was sentenced to prison today for conspiring in a scheme to have sheri ...

Bergen Sheriff's Officers Find 22 Bags Of Heroin During Glen Rock Traffic Stop
Friday, March 27, 2015
Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announces the arrest of Robert Berg during a routine traffic s ...


Hasbrouck Heights Man Charged With Inappropriate Sexual Activity With 11 Year Old Girl
Friday, March 27, 2015
On March 26, 2015, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Hasbrouck Heights Polic ...

Freeholder David Ganz Testifies At Ferriero Trial
Friday, March 27, 2015
Bergen County Freeholder David Ganz said he felt "betrayed" and "used" after learning that former Be ...


Senior Volunteers Deliver Meals and Cheer to JFS Meals on Wheels Recipients
Friday, March 27, 2015
Retiree Fran Halman-Migdal of Fort Lee has been driving for the Kosher Meals on Wheels program for about 10 years. When ...

Juvenile detention center in Hudson County closes; detainees transferred to Bergen and Union counties
Friday, March 27, 2015
SECAUCUS - The Hudson County Juvenile Detention Center on County Avenue is officially closed ...


Rutherford DPW worker, 69, hit by pickup truck on Route 17
Friday, March 27, 2015
A 69-year-old borough public works employee was hit by a pickup truck on Route 17 as he walked to work early Frid ...

Booker Calls Budget: “Tone-deaf to the daily challenges facing hardworking families, seniors, and ailing Americans”
Friday, March 27, 2015
U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker D-N.J., today issued the following statement after voting early this mornin ...


Man killed, wife injured when flying tire causes Route 80 crash
Friday, March 27, 2015
A tire from another vehicle became detached and struck an Audi going in the opposite direction, State Police say ...

Garrett Only New Jersey Member Of Congress To Vote No On Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Once again, Republican Scott Garrett, who represents the fifth congressional district, was the lone ...


Bergen Freeholder DeNicola Delivers Meals On Wheels To Raise Awareness Of Senior Hunger
Thursday, March 26, 2015
On Thursday March 26th, Freeholder Maura DeNicola rode with Community Transportation on a Meals on Wheels route to deliv ...

Bill Package to Make NJ’s Medical Marijuana Program Work Better Passes Assembly
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The General Assembly Thursday approved a three-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gus ...


Closter Man Charged In Hit And Run That Seriously Injured Woman
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A Closter man was charged in a hit-and-run that left a woman seriously hurt in Fort Lee about a week ago, authorities sa ...

Gunman steals $35K in watches from Paramus jewelry store, police say
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A gunman stole watches valued at more than $35,000 from a Route 4 jewelry store and escaped i ...


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Senior Volunteers Deliver Meals and Cheer to JFS Meals on Wheels Recipients

click for full sizeRetiree Fran Halman-Migdal of Fort Lee has been driving for the Kosher Meals on Wheels program for about 10 years. When Halman-Migdal explained what’s involved and who she delivered to, Bea Tendler knew she had to add the meal delivery to her volunteer activities, and joined her friend on the route.

Minor fire at Avalon homes in Wood-Ridge, no one hurt

Avalon at Westmont owned by same firm that operated large Edgewater complex destroyed in January fire

New York City councilman calls for Harlem-Edgewater ferry connection

A New York City councilman wants to bring his district closer to Bergen County.

William Paterson's Fall 2014 Dean's List

click for full sizeThe following students at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester.  In order to qualify, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credits for the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.45 or better.

Bergen County Advisory Boards and Commissions Looking For Citizen Members

click for full sizeCommunity 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.

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

click for full sizeThe 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.

In Wake Of Edgewater Disaster Avalon To Increase Fire Safety

click for full sizeAvalonBay Communities, Inc. announced that it will voluntarily enhance the fire protection systems at its high density, wood frame communities that are scheduled to commence construction in both Princeton and Maplewood, NJ. The construction will now comply with the National Fire Protection Association Standard (“NFPA”) 13—a standard that is greater than what is required by the current building code.

Rep. Pascrell Honors Edgewater Families, First Responders on House Floor

On Wednesday, Rep Bill Pascrell Jr. spoke on the House Floor to honor Edgewater Families, First Responders. His remarks follow the devastating five-alarm fire that displaced nearly 1000 residents.

Bergen County School Reports Cards: How Did Your School Stack Up?

click for full sizeThe 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.

Residents criticize Avalon's response to five-alarm Edgewater blaze

Many residents said they didn't initially take the fire alarm seriously, since the building had frequent drills.


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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
I-80: DEBRIS SPILL CLEARED
12:07 PM - CLEARED there's a Debris spill on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 64 - Summit Ave/NJ 17 in Hackensack. Right lane blocked.
I-80: DEBRIS SPILL INITIAL
12:01 PM - As of 1200pm, there's a Debris spill on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 64 - Summit Ave/NJ 17 in Hackensack. Right lane blocked.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
08:42 AM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity at the Lincoln Tunnel in both directions between New Jersey Side - Center Tube in Weehawken Twp and New York Side - Center Tube in Manhattan. All lanes closed from 1200 A.M. until 1000 A.M.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
08:42 AM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity at the Lincoln Tunnel in both directions between New Jersey Side - Center Tube in Weehawken Twp and New York Side - Center Tube in Manhattan. All lanes closed from 1200 A.M. until 1000 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
08:16 AM - CLEARED there's construction on the George Washington Bridge westbound at New Jersey Side/Lower Level in Fort Lee.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
08:11 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge westbound New York Side/Lower Level in Manhattan. 2 right lanes closed from 1200 A.M. until 800 A.M.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT CLEARED
08:10 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident on the Garden State Parkway northbound South of Exit 154 - US 46 in Clifton. Right and center lanes blocked.
NJ 3: BRIDGE PAINTING CLEARED
07:16 AM - CLEARED there's bridge painting on NJ 3 in both directions area of NJ 120/Paterson Plank Road/New Jersey Turnpike - Western Spur in East Rutherford.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
07:03 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.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
07:02 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.


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