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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.

In Wake Of Edgewater Disaster Avalon To Increase Fire Safety


In Wake Of Edgewater Disaster Avalon To Increase Fire Safety AvalonBay 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.

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.


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:

Bergen Freeholders To Go ‘On The Road’ With Public Meetings

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On Wednesday, the Bergen County Freeholders announced that they will begin holding monthly public meetings outside of One Bergen Plaza in Hackensack. The April public meeting will be held in Rutherford at the Rutherford Council Chambers.

Fair Lawn Moving Company To Pay Back Customers, Father And Son Barred From Doing Business In New Jersey

The owner of Moving Max, Inc., a moving and storage company based in Fair Lawn, and the owner’s father, are permanently barred from owning or working in such businesses in New Jersey.  In addition, as part of the settlement, 18 consumers who complained that their possessions were held until they paid substantially higher moving costs than agreed to, will be reimbursed for their losses.

Juror Excused As Ferriero Trial Begins In Newark

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U.S. District Judge Esther Salas excused one of the jurors after he raised concerns about his ability to serve in the trial of Joseph A. Ferriero, the former chairman of the Bergen County Democratic Organization. Salas said the trial will proceed with 12 jurors and three alternates.

Pascrell Announces Federal Transportation Grants to Bergen, Passaic Counties

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced $4,867,000 in federal Transportation Alternatives Programs (TAP) grants to municipalities in Bergen and Passaic counties. The grants will fund Safe Routes to School and streetscape projects throughout the region.

Freeholders Approve Bergen County Police Merger

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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.

Jury Selected For Racketeering Trial Of Former Bergen Democrat Chairman

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Seven women and nine men have been chosen from a pool of 85 New Jersey residents to serve as the jury in the racketeering trial of former Bergen County Democratic Chairman, Joseph Ferriero.

Eustace Introduces Bill to Keep Guns from Serious Criminal Offenders

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Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic) has introduced legislation to prohibit individuals convicted of carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering and terroristic threat from purchasing or owning a firearm in New Jersey.

Legislation to Encourage Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs Approved by Assembly

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Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Timothy Eustace, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana and Marlene Caride to provide a safe way for New Jersey residents to dispose of prescription drugs was approved, 69-3, Monday by the Assembly. The measure has passed both houses and will now go to the Governor’s desk for further consideration.

Lagana Introduces Bill to Protect Domestic Violence Victims from Gun Violence

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Assemblyman Joseph Lagana has introduced legislation to enhance protections for domestic violence victims by requiring attackers to surrender their firearms while a final domestic violence restraining order is in effect or when they are convicted of a domestic violence crime or offense.

Wimberly, Sumter Introduce Legislation to Reinforce Anonymity Protection on Criminal Tip Lines

Assembly Democrats Benjie E. Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter (Both D- Bergen, Passaic) have introduced legislation to strengthen the anonymity protection of residents who provide information on criminal activity via law enforcement tools such as tip hotlines and websites.

One Of Bergen Sheriff's Ten Most Wanted Apprehended In Jamaica After Tip

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 In late 2013, the Sheriff’s Office again received an anonymous tip that Bishop was in Kingston, Jamaica. This tipster provided more specific information, which ultimately led to his arrest.
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
06:06 AM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound between New Jersey Side/Lower Level Toll Plaza in Fort Lee and New York Side/Lower Level in Manhattan. Manned toll lanes closed until 600 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
06:06 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 600 A.M.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
05:08 AM - CLEARED 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. closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
05:01 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge westbound at New York Side/Lower Level in Manhattan. Ramp closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M., Henry Hudson Ramp to Lower Level.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY UPDATE
04:55 AM - As of 454am, there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound between New Jersey Side/Lower Level Toll Plaza in Fort Lee and New York Side/Lower Level in Manhattan. Manned toll lanes closed until 600 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
04:54 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge westbound at New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan. 2 right lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: DISABLED VEHICLE CLEARED
12:20 AM - CLEARED there's a Disabled vehicle on the Garden State Parkway southbound North of Bergen Toll Plaza in Saddle Brook Twp. Right lane blocked.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
10:57 PM - As of 1100pm, there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge westbound at New York Side/Lower Level in Manhattan. Ramp closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M., Henry Hudson Ramp to Lower Level.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: DISABLED VEHICLE INITIAL
10:53 PM - As of 1052pm, there's a Disabled vehicle on the Garden State Parkway southbound North of Bergen Toll Plaza in Saddle Brook Twp. Right lane blocked.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
10:26 PM - As of 1025pm, there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge westbound at New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan. 2 right lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY INITIAL
10:25 PM - As of 1024pm, 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 600 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
10:24 PM - As of 1023pm, there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge eastbound between New Jersey Side/Lower Level Toll Plaza in Fort Lee and New York Side/Lower Level in Manhattan. All lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
08:24 PM - As of 823pm, 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. closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: DELAYS CLEARED
08:14 PM - CLEARED there are Delays and an Earlier Incident at the Lincoln Tunnel eastbound approaching New Jersey Side - Toll Plaza in Weehawken Twp 40 minute delay.


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