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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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