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Bergen County School Closings - March 5, 2015


Bergen County School Closings - March 5, 2015With a winter storm expected to impede transportation and travel throughout New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies.

Christie Holds 129th Town Hall Meeting In Fair Lawn


Christie Holds 129th Town Hall Meeting In Fair LawnGovernor Chris Christie held his 129th Town Hall in Fair Lawn on Wednesday. About 300 people attended the meeting where Christie spoke about his proposed budget and reform initiatives for New Jersey, in addition to answering questions from members of the audience.

Poll: Budget Address No Help For Christie Approval Rating


Poll: Budget Address No Help For Christie Approval RatingGovernor Christie’s budget address last week failed to move the needle on his approval rating among registered voters in New Jersey. The governor is now facing his lowest approval rating since taking office.

Bergen County Advisory Boards and Commissions Looking For Citizen Members


Bergen County Advisory Boards and Commissions Looking For Citizen MembersCommunity 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.

Cuts To Hospitals In 2016 Budget Devastating Says NJ Hospital Associations


Cuts To Hospitals In 2016 Budget Devastating Says NJ Hospital AssociationsWe’re very concerned about the proposed $148 million cut to hospitals, which could have a devastating impact on many New Jersey hospitals and their communities. While we’ve made some strides in insuring more New Jerseyans, 11.7 percent of New Jersey’s 8.9 million residents remain uninsured

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


Freeholders Urge Review Of Building Codes In Wake Of Edgewater Avalon FireThe 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.

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.

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.

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.


Bergen County School Closings - March 5, 2015

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With a winter storm expected to impede transportation and travel throughout New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies.

New York Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography And Interstate Travel to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct

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A Warwick, New York, man is charged with coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and traveling from New York to New Jersey, to have sexual intercourse with another minor, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Youth Organization Leader Charged with Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

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Gregory J. Aker, 45, a leader in a boys youth organization and a religious education teacher is charged by complaint with one count of possessing child pornography.

Plastic Surgeon Charged with Stealing Social Security Benefits from Disabled Son

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A retired plastic surgeon from Chatham, New Jersey, has been charged with stealing more than $80,000 in social security benefits from his severely disabled son, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced today.

Garrett Lone NJ Lawmaker To Vote 'No' On Homeland Security Funding

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Garrett was the only lawmaker from New Jersey to vote against a bill Tuesday that would fund the Department of Homeland Security over the long term without undoing Obama's orders about illegal immigration.

Bergen Co. property taxes 5th highest in nation for single-family homes, report finds

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Average homeowner forks over $11,000 a year in property taxes in Bergen County, according to a real estate site.

Convicted Former State Senator Coniglio Agrees To Pay $100K To Settle Campaign Finance Suit

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Convicted Bergen County Democrat Joseph Coniglio has agreed to settle a lawsuit with the state campaign finance watchdog over his allegedly illegal use of campaign funds to pay his legal bills.

Assembly to Hold Hearing on Questionable Christie Admininstration Settlement with Exxon Mobil

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Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman John McKeon on Wednesday announced the committee will convene a hearing on the Christie administration's reported decision to settle an $8.9 billion lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corporation for just $250 million.

Christie Holds 129th Town Hall Meeting In Fair Lawn

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Governor Chris Christie held his 129th Town Hall in Fair Lawn on Wednesday. About 300 people attended the meeting where Christie spoke about his proposed budget and reform initiatives for New Jersey, in addition to answering questions from members of the audience.

U.S. Voters: Send Troops To Fight Isis; Obama Loves America, Keep Un-Vaccinated Kids Out Of School

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American voters support 62 - 30 percent sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, with strong support across all party, gender and age groups, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released March 4.

All Female Freshman Team from Bergen County to Compete in 18th Annual USA Memory Championship

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An all-female team from Bergen County will be competing in the 18th Annual USA Memory Championship on March 29 in Manhattan. The seven freshmen from The Bergen County Academies will take on the predominantly male field. The competitors, known as “mental athletes”, have been training intensely with memory coach Frank Felberbaum (Mr. Memory) for the past three months.

Pascrell Statement on Passage of Department of Homeland Security Funding Bill

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), an original member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after the House passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year and prevent a partial shutdown of the agency, which was set to run out of money at midnight Friday.
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
06:05 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 600 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
06:05 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.
US 46: ACCIDENT CLEARED
05:51 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 westbound at CR 644/Main St in Rockaway Twp. Right lane open to traffic.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
05:25 AM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity at the Lincoln Tunnel westbound between New York Side - North Tube in Manhattan and New Jersey Side - North Tube in Weehawken Twp. All lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
US 46: ACCIDENT UPDATE
04:46 AM - As of 444am, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 westbound at CR 644/Main St in Rockaway Twp. Right lane closed use caution.
US 46: ACCIDENT UPDATE
03:08 AM - As of 307am, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 westbound at CR 644/Main St in Rockaway Twp. Right lane closed use caution.
US 46: DOWNED WIRES CLEARED
01:15 AM - CLEARED there are Downed wires on US 46 in both directions between CR 65/Westminster Pl in Lodi and Boulevard in Elmwood Park. All lanes closed and detoured use caution.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES CLEARED
12:34 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident with Injuries and a Vehicle off the roadway on the Garden State Parkway northbound South of Exit 172 - Grand Ave in Montvale. Partial lane blocked.
US 46: DOWNED WIRES UPDATE
11:56 PM - As of 1155pm, there are Downed wires on US 46 in both directions between CR 65/Westminster Pl in Lodi and Boulevard in Elmwood Park. All lanes closed and detoured use caution.
US 46: DOWNED WIRES INITIAL
11:49 PM - As of 1148pm, there are Downed wires on US 46 in both directions between CR 65/Westminster Pl in Lodi and Boulevard in Elmwood Park. All lanes closed and detoured use caution.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES UPDATE
11:45 PM - As of 1143pm, there's an Accident with Injuries and a Vehicle off the roadway on the Garden State Parkway northbound South of Exit 172 - Grand Ave in Montvale. Partial lane blocked.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES INITIAL
11:30 PM - As of 1129pm, there's an Accident with Injuries and a Vehicle off the roadway on the Garden State Parkway northbound South of Montvale Service Area in Montvale. Partial lane blocked.
US 46: ACCIDENT UPDATE
11:16 PM - As of 1115pm, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 in both directions at CR 644/Main St in Rockaway Twp. All lanes closed and detoured use caution.
US 46: ACCIDENT UPDATE
10:58 PM - As of 1057pm, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 in both directions at CR 644/Main St in Rockaway Twp. All lanes closed and detoured use caution.
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: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY INITIAL
10:24 PM - As of 1023pm, 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 600 A.M.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY INITIAL
10:23 PM - As of 1022pm, there's Operational Activity at the Lincoln Tunnel westbound between New York Side - North Tube in Manhattan and New Jersey Side - North Tube in Weehawken Twp. All lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
NJ TRANSIT ALERTS
08:09 PM - Main/Bergen and Pascack Valley Line trains are now operating on or close to schedule. 0A0D0ASent 808 PM
NJ 3: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
08:01 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on NJ 3 westbound area of Passaic Ave in Clifton. Right shoulder closed for repairs until 500 A.M.
NJ 3: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
08:01 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on NJ 3 westbound area of Passaic Ave in Clifton. Right shoulder closed for repairs until 500 A.M.
US 46: ACCIDENT UPDATE
07:25 PM - As of 724pm, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 in both directions East of CR 644/Main St in Denville Twp. All lanes closed and detoured 15-20 minute delay.


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