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Police Officer Injured In Shootout At Garfield Walmart Parking Lot


Police Officer Injured In Shootout At Garfield Walmart Parking LotA Paramus police officer working with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force is in stable condition at Hackensack University Medical Center following a shooting at the Garfield Walmart this afternoon.

Attorney: Bergen County Family Court Judges Failing To Comply With Supreme Court Rulings


Attorney: Bergen County Family Court Judges Failing To Comply With Supreme Court RulingsCiting several recent actions by Bergen County Family Court judges New Jersey attorney David Perry Davis called their findings  “absurd” and “erroneous.” -  “If the systemic failure cannot be addressed expeditiously, I intend to file an emergent application with the Supreme Court ... seeking the immediate release of all incarcerated obligors and a moratorium on this enforcement tool being utilized until the systemic problems are addressed.”

Lodi HS Teacher Charged With DWI After Route 46 Crash That Injured Bergen County Poice Officer


Lodi HS Teacher Charged With DWI After Route 46 Crash That Injured Bergen County Poice OfficerA Bergen County police officer is in critical condition after an accident early Saturday morning in Lodi. The crash occurred at about 1:20 a.m. on Route 46 near Summit Avenue. Michael Ettz, 36, a math teacher and coach at Lodi High School was arrested and charged with DUI.

New Jersey Offers Child Support Amnesty Week April 28 - May 3


New Jersey Offers Child Support Amnesty Week April 28 - May 3Do you owe past due child support? Do you have an active warrant? New Jersey wants to talk! Come Into your local probation office between April 28-May 3, 2014 to reach an agreement regarding your child support arrears and future payments. The offer of amnesty comes on the heels of the release of a new directive by the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts addressing what has been called 'staewide non-compliance' by the courts in child support enforcement hearings

New Jersey Court Makes Changes In Response To Child Support Enforcement Appeals, Orders Training For Judges and Probation Workers


New Jersey Court Makes Changes In Response To Child Support Enforcement Appeals, Orders Training For Judges and Probation WorkersOn Friday, April 11 attorney David Perry Davis submitted a letter to Supreme Court Justice Barry Albin addressing 'widespread non-compliance' by the NJ Courts of a 2006 NJ Supreme Court decision Pasqua V. Council. Today the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts issued a memorandum addressing the issue.

New Jersey Legislators Sleep-Out To Raise Awareness for Homelessness


New Jersey Legislators Sleep-Out To Raise Awareness for HomelessnessOn Friday, April 11, members of 216th New Jersey Legislature held a "sleep-out" on the State House lawn to raise awareness of homeless youth and support Covenant House New Jersey. Lawmakers spent Friday night sleeping overnight on the lawn of the State House with nothing more than a sleeping bag and cardboard box.

Hackensack Reaches Settlement In Another Zisa Lawsuit


Hackensack Reaches Settlement In Another Zisa Lawsuit Former Police officers Aldrin Lamboy and Anthony Ferraioli, who sued the city in federal court for violations of their civil rights involving a Police Benevolent Association election in June 2008,  are to share $775,000 in a settlement approved by the city’s insurer Selective Insurance.

Bergen County Opens Youth Emergency Shelter At New Juvenile Detention Center


Bergen County Opens Youth Emergency Shelter At  New Juvenile Detention CenterBergen County announced on Wednesday the opening of a county-run emergency shelter for homeless and runaway youth under the age of 18. The Bergen’s Place Youth Shelter, located at 200 North Street in Teterboro is part of the new $28 million Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center.

For Some In Bergen County Longterm Unemployment May Mean Long Term Jail


For Some In Bergen County Longterm Unemployment May Mean Long Term Jail In Bergen County being unemployed may get you thrown in jail. Bergen County residents who are jobless and have fallen behind on child support or alimony payments face indefinite incarceration in the Bergen County Jail’s “Work Release” program.


Vainieri Huttle to Join with Fort Lee Officials to Kick Off Public Health Drive to Ban Smoking at Parks & Beaches

click for full sizeWith the weather warming up and more people enjoying the outdoors, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich will kick off a drive on Friday to encourage more towns to support restricting smoking at public parks and beaches.

Prayer Vigil Planned For Officer In Route 46 Crash

click for full sizeA prayer vigil is planned Friday for Daniel Breslin, the Bergen County police officer critically hurt when an accused drunk driver careened into his patrol SUV on Route 46 last weekend. The vigil will be held at Hackensack’s Holy Trinity Church, 34 Maple Avenue, beginning at 8 p.m.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Barry T. Albin to Speak at Bergen County Law Day Program

click for full sizeSupreme Court Associate Justice Barry T. Albin will deliver the keynote address at the Bergen Vicinage Law Day celebration on Thursday, May 1 at 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Court Street entrance of the Bergen County Justice Center, 10 Main St., Hackensack. The public is welcome to attend.

Report: Growing Child Poverty Persists In Bergen County And Across New Jersey

click for full sizeBergen County saw steep spikes in child poverty according to the New Jersey Kids Count annual rankings and county profiles released today. The number of Bergen County children living below the poverty line jumped from 9,347 (5%) in 2008 to 20,341 (10%) in 2012. The number of Bergen County children receiving NJ Family Care/Medicaid also jumped from 30,034 in 2009 to 40,700 in 2013

Suicide Note Triggers Response From SWAT And Bomb Squad In Bergenfield

click for full sizeThe Bergen County Police SWAT team cordoned off a Bergenfield apartment complex while the department’s bomb squad worked at the scene of an apparent suicide this afternoon.

Wallington Man Charged With Aggravated Sexual Assault and DWI Assault by Auto

click for full sizeBergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of 25 year old, Harry Halvorsen of Wallington, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and DWI Assault by Auto.  The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit, the Elmwood Park Police Department and the Saddle Brook Police Department.

Man Arrested at Newark-Liberty International Airport with an Assault Rifle

click for full sizeA Soviet-style AK-47 caught the eyes of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Newark Liberty Airport last night (April 23) after TSA officers detected the assault rifle and three loaded magazine clips in a piece of checked baggage.

Fire Rips Through Carlstadt Post Office Building

More than 100 firefighters were sent to a three-alarm blaze at the Carlstadt Post Office on First Street about 1:30 a.m. and the fire quickly spread, causing part of the roof to collapse and sending heavy flames and smoke into the sky. The fire was brought under control by about 4:45 a.m.

Sen. Cory Booker Statement on Potential FCC Change to Internet Access Rules

click for full sizeU.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) today issued the following statement responding to news reports that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering changing a rule to allow Internet service providers to adjust the speed of content delivery based on price, a change that could dramatically alter the online experience of many Americans.

Donovan Moves Campaign Cash Out Of Bergen County, Hires Christie Campaign Treasurer

click for full sizeAccording to reports filed by Donovan for County Executive, the fundraising committee for Kathleen Donovan’s 2014 campaign for reelection, the campaign has moved its cash from a South Hackensack bank to a bank in Old Bridge, NJ close to her new campaign treasurer, Ronald Gravino.

$750,000 Bail For Pair In Shooting Of Paramus Officer At Garfield Walmart

click for full sizeMelvin Guzman, 18, of Garfield and Patrick Morel, 21, of Clifton are each charged with robbery, aggravated assault and two illegal weapons charges.The alleged gunman, Raphael Angel Vasquez Pena, 25, of Passaic is at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson.

County Donates $15,000 To Center For Food Action

click for full sizeOn March 25th Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan presented the Center for Food Action with a donation of fifteen thousand dollars. The donation was one of many made through the County Executive Grant Program for 2013.

Hackensack’s Upper Main Alliance Honored With Award For Downtown Renaissance

click for full sizeThe Upper Main Alliance is being honored for its part in the creation of the Downtown Rehabilitation Plan for the City of Hackensack. The Rehabilitation Plan includes design regulations and flexible zoning that foster a revitalized downtown.

Pascrell Demands Federal Sandy Funds Not Be Diverted

click for full sizeU.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released a letter expressing concern with reports that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering diverting disaster relief funding for Superstorm Sandy victims to other areas of the country. Reacting to recent media reports in his letter, Rep. Pascrell objects to plans for CDGB-DR funding from the Sandy relief bill to be spent on a nationwide competition for resiliency projects.

Former Bergen County Human Services Director Threatens Suit After Demotion

The former head of the Bergen County Department of Human Services alleges that her subordinate was improperly replaced by a lifelong friend of Jeanne Baratta, chief of staff to County Executive Kathleen Donovan

Police Find Handguns, Counterfeit Money And Drugs In Teaneck Home

click for full sizeClarence Javon Childress, 20, faces charges he was dealing drugs from his Teaneck home, where detectives found guns, crack cocaine, marijuana and oxycodone pills, police announced Tuesday.
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