Governor Christie today issued a proclamation directing that flags at the State House building be flown at half-staff from Thursday, March 6, 2014 to Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in recognition of the life and in mourning of the passing of Captain Gregory Barnas. Captain Barnas was a firefighter in Jersey City for twenty-nine years and an active volunteer firefighter in Wallington for forty-two years and tragically lost his life while combating a fire at a restaurant in Wallington.
Teresa Giudice, 41, and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, both of Towaco, N.J., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court to several counts of the superseding indictment returned against them in July 2013. The Giudices each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, one count of bankruptcy fraud by concealment of assets, one count of bankruptcy fraud by false oaths, and one count of bankruptcy fraud by false declarations. Giuseppe Giudice also pleaded guilty to one count of failure to file a tax return.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Maywood Police Department are looking for information relative to two early morning fires that have been determined to be intentionally set (arson). Prosecutor Molinelli is asking for the public’s assistance with this case.
Retired Lincoln Park Police Chief Sean Canning and his wife are being sued by their daughter. The Morris Catholic High School senior Rachel Canning, 18, claims her parents threw her out of their home when she turned 18 late last year and is now suing them.
In the Hackensack city wide drug crackdown, police said they have made 1,200 narcotics arrests, including 300 for distribution, in the past year. The current sweep involves over 160 drug dealers in a seven-month undercover operation, police said.
Local, state and county law enforcement officers swept up dozens early this morning in a major drug sweep coordinated by Hackensack police. Participating in the sweep were the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the New Jersey State Police.
Prisioners were brought by the van load to the Bergen County Jail.
Public opinion of Chris Christie has further eroded since the Bridgegate emails were released last month. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll found the governor’s job approval rating has dropped 20 points over the past year. In addition to growing suspicion of his involvement in the toll lane closures.
Democratic Congressional hopeful Roy Cho kicked off the unofficial start of the 2014 campaign season at the headquarters of the Democratic Committee of Bergen County in Hackensack on Saturday. Cho met with volunteers who had come for training for collecting signatures to put Senator Cory Booker and Cho on the ballot for the June primary.
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office today announced enrollment is open for the 14th class of the Citizen’s Police Academy, a nine-week course designed to give residents a working knowledge of law enforcement policies and tactics. Bergen County residents 18 and older are eligible to participate.
A code amendment approved Wednesday night removes an arbitrary cap on the number of patrol officers permitted on the Ridgewood police force.
Lew Marchiona, the chairman of the Hackensack-based SCOREBergen chapter of the national organization, spoke with The Record recently to answer questions about what kind of challenges small business owners seek counseling for and how SCOREBergen has made an impact in North Jersey.
J. Christopher Giancarlo one of three nominees for regulatory board
Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse has asked the city attorney to look into the employment of its public relations consultant and whether his full-time job with Bergen County poses any conflict of interest.
The Ridgefield Park Junior Senior High School will host its annual College and Trade School Fair March 18.
HACKENSACK - Following a seven-month investigation, Hackensack Police conducted a two-day city-wide drug sweep targeting 160 alleged drug dealers, on Feb. 24 and 25, which resulted in 135 arrests - the largest narcotics crackdown in the city's history.
Cliffside Park School 3 is the recipient of a 2014 School Gardening Grant from the New Jersey Agricultural Society, which will enable the school to create a fresh fruit and vegetable garden.
SOUTH HACKENSACK - The Township Committee reintroduced an ordinance creating the Department of Economic Development after revising the original version to better suit the needs of the town.
The Little Ferry Fire Department’s Hose Co. 1 was presented with a check for $1,000 at its monthly meeting in February.
Frank DiMaria's time as Chief Financial Officer in Bogota has begun.
Victim identified as 39-year-old woman from Passaic
BOGOTA — There’s a big crater in the center of the borough where a developer plans to build a multimillion-dollar apartment complex, and construction officials are at odds about whether the project’s compliance with conditions is on the up-and-up.
Zoning board grants variances for height and density
Kamal J. James and Crystal G. Hawkins, the owners of a tax preparation business that filed fraudulent tax returns on behalf of inmates at various New Jersey prisons, were indicted today on additional charges of mail fraud and making claims to the United States for payment of fraudulent tax refunds.
The Passaic County Jail, once notorious for poor treatment of inmates, has received national accreditation for its new medical services unit and the quality of care it offers to people behind bars.
More than a 100 people packed the pews after Kenneth Santillan’s baby blue coffin was carried into the church. While walking home from school last week, Kenneth, 13, was killed by a 115-pound bull mastiff. The dog also attacked his friend and its owner.
A jury in Paterson began deliberating Thursday in the trial of two former Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission supervisors charged with official misconduct and other counts.
St. Peter the Apostle Parish in River Edge will be holding its annual art auction, sponsored by Marlin Art, on Saturday, March 8.