A Hackensack man was found beaten and bloodied in a bedroom closet in his luxury apartment at "The Marquee" on First Street in Hackensack. The 41-year-old victim was locked in his closet for nearly 13 hours before Hackensack police responded to a family members’ call. His roommate, Clayton Robinson, 26, is being held without bond.
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.
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 well-planned, stealthy executed mid-day heist at a Route 17 jewelry store earlier this week has investigators frustrated because few clues have materialized and tips are even more sparse.
Instant wealth fractured their 10-year relationship, but love conquers all.
At least that’s the latest storyline in the rags-to-riches melodrama of the Passaic bodega owner and his on-and-off, live-in girlfriend who split up after he won a massive Powerball jackpot last spring, wrangled over the money in court, and now have reconciled.
Racism, sexism, homophobia were among the discrimination topics discussed at the second annual Teen Leadership Conference for middle school students at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. Around 250 students representing 10 schools in Bergen County spent the morning and part of the afternoon discussing the issues in breakout sessions.
A high line jewelry store and possibly an Edible Arrangements is coming to the intersection of Main Street and Newark-Pompton Turnpike at the site of a building previously used for automotive purposes.
A Cliffside Park man was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for randomly breaking into a borough home and raping two pre-teen girls in their bedrooms.
For the first time in five years, the borough will be increasing its water utility rates, something the mayor blames on consistent rates hikes from its wholesale water supplier.
The New Jersey teenager who sued her parents to pay for college is the alleged victim of a Facebook hoax that appears to be fanning the flame of public disgust aimed at the teen.
The Borough Council approves ending police presence while owners indicate they may submit plans for an appartment building.
Hinchliffe Stadium would remain under the ownership of the city school district even if the historic ballpark were added to the national park at the Great Falls, according to testimony given by a federal official.
Hundreds of uniformed firefighters and several fire trucks from the region have gathered at the intersection of Locust Lane and Paterson Avenue to pay respects to the fallen firefighter as the procession is set to travel down the roads to the church service this afternoon. Meanwhile, police have cordoned off side streets.
Anyone who may have witnessed the recent robbery of a local gas station is asked again to contact the police.
Under the terms of the settlement, plaintiff Inez Sanchez agreed to drop her lawsuit and relinquish all rights to pursue it further. In exchange, jackpot winner Pedro Quezada agreed not to recoup from her attorneys’ fees it cost him to defend himself in the case. The settlement provided for no other financial benefit to Sanchez.
Woodcliff Lake officials are in talks with United Water to beautify the borough's reservoir within the next two years.
Former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says in legal papers that there's a "real and substantial threat" of self-incrimination for her to give state lawmakers records they have requested from her about the political payback scandal involving the Governor’s office.
Former city economic development director Brian Sweeney won a key ruling this week in his lawsuit accusing Paterson Community Development Director Lanisha Makle of harassment.
Two New Jersey men were sentenced today for operating a fraudulent 9/11 charity using a pickup truck painted with the Twin Towers and the names of police and firefighters who died at Ground Zero. They collected thousands of dollars by selling T-shirts and soliciting donations at 9/11 events, but never gave any of the proceeds to the victims’ families or to 9/11 charities as promised.
David Hellman, 31, admitted in federal court to traveling to New Jersey in order to coerce a Jewish man to give his wife a religious divorce—referred to as a “get”, a divorce document which, according to Jewish Law, must be presented by a husband to his wife to effect their divorce.
Lyndhurst police have arrested two people, one a township resident, in relation to the a robbery involving Super Bowl tickets last month.