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Christie Visits Little Ferry To Mark Sandy Anniversary


Christie Visits Little Ferry To Mark Sandy AnniversaryGovernor Chris Christie mad the trip to Little Ferry on Wednesday to mark the second year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall in New Jersey. Christie was joined by Little Ferry Mayor Mauro Raguseo, County Executive Kathleen Donovan and Moonachie Mayor Dennis Vaccaro.
Christie spoke at a home renovation project on Sabina Street and visited with volunteer s from Rebuilding Together and the Volunteer Center of Bergen County

Following The Money: Financial Reports Show Donovan 'Labor' Money May Violate Law


Following The Money: Financial Reports Show Donovan If you want to find a story then ‘follow the money” is how the saying goes and with election day just around the corner New Jersey’s Election Law Enforcement website is filled with the latest financial filings from candidates and committees.  In the race for Bergen County Executive some inconsistencies stand out.

Bergen County African American Voters Coalition Holds GOTV Rally In Englewood


Bergen County African American Voters Coalition Holds GOTV Rally In EnglewoodUnited States Senator Cory Booker was joined by fellow candidates and elected officials on Saturday for a Get Out The Vote rally with the Bergen County African American Voters Coalition at Mackay Park in Englewood. Assemblyman Gordon Johnson played host to Senator Booker along with candidate for Bergen County Executive, Freeholder Jim Tedesco and Freeholders Joan Voss and David Ganz.

Garrett, Cho hold first debate for 5th Congressional District Race [Audio]


Garrett, Cho hold first debate for 5th Congressional District Race [Audio]Republican incumbent Congressman Scott Garrett and his Democratic challenger Roy Cho met face-to-face on Friday in the sole debate between the two candidates for New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District. The debate took place on WRNJ, a Morris County-based radio station.

Bergen County Executive Candidates Meet For Third And Final Forum [Video]


Bergen County Executive Candidates Meet For Third And Final Forum [Video]The candidates for Bergen County Executive met on Tuesday night for the third and final forum that was moderated by the Bergen County League of Women Voters.  Officers from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department filled the room dressed in Team Tedesco and Tedesco for Bergen County Executive t-shirts. More than 100 of the 144 seats were occupied by the officers and their family members who were vocal in their support of James Tedesco and equally critical of Donovan.

Donovan’s Attack Ad: ‘100% Lie’ According To Officials and Documents [Video]


Donovan’s Attack Ad: ‘100% Lie’ According To Officials and Documents [Video]Freeholder and Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive James Tedesco was joined on Sunday morning by Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera and more than a dozen supporters to address allegations made in a recent political advertisement put out by his opponent Republican Kathleen Donovan.  Freeholder Steve Tanelli said “we are here to put to rest the lies that have no place here in Bergen County.”

Hackensack Police Director Mordaga, Bergen Prosecutor Can Be Sued In Mob Hit Case


Hackensack Police Director Mordaga, Bergen Prosecutor Can Be Sued In Mob Hit CaseIn the latest chapter of a story that reads like a cliff hanger from the Sopranos a Federal Appeals Court vacated an earlier dismissal of a law suit brought by the estate of reputed mobster Frank P. Lagano against Michael Mordaga, former Chief of Detectives for the Bergen County Prosecutor, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office.

Bergen County Police Chief Avoids PBA Suspension


Bergen County Police Chief Avoids PBA SuspensionAs reported, Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins, who is also the Director of Public Safety, was called before the judiciary committee of the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association to face accusations that stem from an incident in August 2013 when Republican Freeholder Maura DeNicola was stopped by a county sheriff's officer.

Donovan Allies Cashing In With The Help Of The Bergen County Improvement Authority


Donovan Allies Cashing In With The Help Of The Bergen County Improvement Authority The Bergen County Improvement Authority (BCIA) is one of the least know parts of Bergen County Government, to voters that is. For political cronies the BCIA is the honey pot of County government. The BCIA has quietly run up a tab of legal fees in the millions, all paid to political allies of Kathleen Donovan, delivering on that promise of a ‘higher quality of life’ for some citizens at least.

Tedesco Responds To Threats From Donovan Ally Alan Marcus


Tedesco Responds To Threats From Donovan Ally Alan MarcusJim Tedesco, the Democratic Candidate for Bergen County Executive, today released the following statement to a letter received from Alan Marcus – Kathe Donovan’s former campaign manager and advisor

Bergen County School Board Candidates


Bergen County School Board Candidates Here are the candidates for school boards across Bergen County in the November elections. New Jersey’s 4,800 board members are the largest group of elected officials in the state, responsible for decisions affecting the operation of more than 2,400 public schools and the education of over 1.37 million children.


For Bergen County Freeholder: Voss and Ganz

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The current Freeholder Board has restored cuts to education and to veterans’ services that were made by Donovan and the Board when Republicans last held that majority. Incumbents Joan Voss and David Ganz have a record as Freeholders of supporting low taxes without asking students, veterans and Bergen County’s neediest to pick up the tab.

Sweeny, Weinberg Attend Breast Cancer Forum In Teaneck

Participating in a health forum on breast cancerat Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg heard doctors, hospital officials, advocates and breast cancer survivors stress the importance of greater awareness as a means of detecting the disease early and getting the early treatment that is so important.

Christie Visits Little Ferry To Mark Sandy Anniversary

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Governor Chris Christie mad the trip to Little Ferry on Wednesday to mark the second year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall in New Jersey. Christie was joined by Little Ferry Mayor Mauro Raguseo, County Executive Kathleen Donovan and Moonachie Mayor Dennis Vaccaro.
Christie spoke at a home renovation project on Sabina Street and visited with volunteer s from Rebuilding Together and the Volunteer Center of Bergen County

Opinion: New York Times On New Jersey's Ballot Questions

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The Times’s editorial board offers recommendations on the two questions that will be on the ballot when New Jersey voters go to the polls on November 4, 2014

Vainieri Huttle, Stender and NY Assembly Members on Port Authority Reform Legislation [Video]

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Assembly State and Local Government Committee Chairwoman Linda Stender (D-Union) issued a multimedia package Tuesday of excerpts from the state government panel’s hearing on Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) reform legislation.

Bill to Create Addiction Treatment Consumer Report Card Approved by Assembly Panel

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Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Shavonda Sumter and Raj Mukherji to create a consumer report card on addiction treatment providers was approved by the Assembly Human Services Committee at a special hearing at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Tuesday.

Moonachie Mayor Vaccaro Endorses Dems, Pascrell, Tedesco

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“These Democratic candidates have a strong history of helping Moonachie over the years.  They are all committed to public safety and emergency services and have worked well together to get Moonachie the federal and county funding our community has needed to improve our quality of life.”

Tedesco Campaign Releases 4th Commercial [Video]

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The Jim Tedesco for Bergen County Executive campaign today released its fourth television commercial entitled, “Our Choice: Politics or the Person.”  The commercial notes how Kathe Donovan recently released a television commercial containing slanderous information knowing it was false. 
 

YouTube Videos Call Out Donovan, Higgins on Bergen County Police Statements

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Videos posted on YouTube calling out County Executive Kathleen Donovan have been making their way around the internet at light speed. The YouTube channel belongs to someone calling themself  Kaiser Soze, a fictional character in the 1995 film The Usual Suspects.

November Ballot Question on Bail Reform

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A report released early last year found that nearly three-quarters of the people in New Jersey's jails are awaiting trial rather than serving a sentence. A huge number of these New Jerseyans are in jail only because they cannot afford bail.

Donovan Security Turns Away Sheriff’s Officers From Employee Appreciation Breakfast. [Video]

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On Thursday, October 23, Bergen County held its 2014 Employee Appreciation Breakfast/Luncheon at One Bergen Plaza in Hackensack. Several honorees from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department were turned away at the door by the Bergen County Police Department.  The Sheriff’s officers were told that if they attempted to enter the public building, they would be criminally charged. The BCPD officers claimed that their ‘Team Tedesco’ t-shirts violated the law.

Weinberg Bill to Expand Access to DNA Analysis in Criminal Cases Clears Budget Panel

Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg to enable more individuals charged with or convicted of crimes to gain access to DNA analysis resources that would allow them to prove their innocence was approved today by the Senate Budget Committee. The bill is being championed by the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

Port Authority Reform Legislation Gets OK from Assembly Panel

“Eight words – ‘time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee’ – revealed a level of lawlessness and utter disregard for the public welfare that seems to be the norm at the Port Authority,” said Johnson (D-Bergen). “Clearly, the status quo has failed, and we have a duty to eliminate the potential for unethical behavior within the agency going forward.”

Sick Leave Bill Released by Assembly Committee

The bill (A-2354) would allow workers to accrue one hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked. New Jersey would follow Connecticut and California as states to pass legislation requiring employers to allow workers to earn paid sick leave.

Help Make Thanksgiving Possible #ThxgiveFoodDrive

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Your support is needed now so that 3,500 local families will be able to put food on their tables this Thanksgiving. Founded in 1976, the Center for Food Action in New Jersey (CFA) has as its mission, “preventing hunger and homelessness and improving the lives of individuals and families living in poverty.” To this end, CFA provides emergency food packages, rental and utility assistance, counseling, advocacy and other essential services to those in need living in northern New Jersey.

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