Assembly Deputy Speaker Gary S. Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement on Tuesday in response to Gov. Christie’s call for a more aggressive pursuit of mental health care reform after Thursday’s mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon:
After spending 16 years as a fugitive from justice, a man was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to launder almost $700,000 in illegal drug proceeds, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
A watchdog group, the Campaign for Accountability, filed an ethics complaint asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Garrett “violated House rules and criminal law by accepting campaign contributions from the payday lending industry shortly before or after taking official actions in support of the industry.”
On Tuesday, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino was joined by members of Bergen County’s law enforcement community, the New Jersey State Police, North Jersey AAA and elected officials to announce an initiative to enhance pedestrian safety.
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D- Bergen) announced Tuesday her efforts to raise awareness of domestic violence and collect much-needed personal items, commonly unavailable, for female victims of domestic violence.
Hackensack Council candidate Deborah Keeling Geddis’s campaign released the following statement after Hackensack School Business Administrator Louise Davis agreed to produce documents requested under the Open Public Records Act
Two quick thinking Paramus Police Officers freed a 59 year-old pedestrian who was pinned under a car after being stuck at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Shopping Center.
Three train cars came off the tracks Monday, officials said.
Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and Fort Lee Police announced the launch of the Fort Lee Elementary School Cop Card Program. This public-private partnership, a goodwill community service initiative, provides elementary students at five public and private schools in Fort Lee a positive and engaging approach to learning about leaders dedicated to serving and protecting the community.
On Saturday, the Bergen County chapter of the NAACP hosted its annual Freedom Fund Gala. The Freedom Fund is an event that brings together a coalition of representatives, from a variety of organizations, who support and help the NAACP to work toward common goals by raising awareness for political, educational, social and economic equality for all groups and citizens.
Peter Rohrman is a candidate for a seat on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Rohrman is challenging Democrat Tom Sullivan for the unexpired term of Bergen County Executive (and former Freeholder) James Tedesco.
Wednesday evening a series of speakers (including myself) called upon the Freeholder Board to exercise their authority under NJSA 52:17B-106.
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