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Hackensack Police Shoot, Kill Man With Knife

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Twenty four year old Elvin Diaz was shot by Hackensack police today. Diaz was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

New Jersey Employment Reaches Pre-Recession Level Of 2008

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Total employment in New Jersey reached its highest level in more than six years, surpassing 4 million as employers added 4,300 nonfarm jobs in April to mark ten consecutive months of employment growth in the Garden State, according to preliminary data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

Mentoring Moms Celebrates 20 Years of Service

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On Saturday, May 16th, 80 remarkable women celebrated and recognized the tremendous impact that the Volunteer Center’s Mentoring Moms program has made on the Bergen County community at the 20th Anniversary Moms and Mentors Brunch.

Volunteer Center of Bergen County’s Mentoring Youth Program Receives Grant From TJX Foundation

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The TJX Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. Funds will support the Volunteer Center’s Mentoring Youth program. Mentoring Youth recruits, screens, trains and provides ongoing supervision to caring adult mentors matched in one-on-one relationships with children in Bergen County ages 5-18.

HackensackUMC Celebrates Memorial Day With Monument Dedication

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In remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country, Hackensack University Medical Center unveiled today a Flags Monument in honor of Memorial Day.  The ceremony was conducted in military fashion by uniformed members of the HackensackUMC family.

NJ NAACP Applauds Bergen County’s Decision To Use Police Body Cameras

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In a letter to the elected officials Richard Smith, president of the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP offered his support and praise of the pilot program. The “NAACP stands firm in ensuring the protection of civil rights of all citizens, not excluding the rights of officers who are falsely accused of police brutality,” wrote Smith.

Lawmakers Urge Support for Veterans Suicide Prevention Program

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New Jersey lawmakers joined in urging U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Ashton Carter to reconsider DoD’s decision to shut down the successful Vets4Warriors program, a Pentagon-funded call center operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in New Jersey that provides troops struggling with depression and other psychological or emotional concerns confidential peer support by veterans.

Bergen Community College 2015 Annual Commencement Ceremony [Watch Live]

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Watch Live -  The Bergen Community College  Annual Commencement Ceremony.  This year the Ceremony is being held in the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus NJ on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

HUMC Hosts 24th Annual EMS Excellence Awards Program

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HackensackUMC recognized and honored the dedication of the men and women who respond to life saving emergencies.  This year’s theme was “EMS Strong.”  Award recipients included nurses, paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters from 35 Bergen County municipalities. Many recipients are HackensackUMC employees.

NJEA Ad Warns Of Pension Catastrophe

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A new 30-second ad by the New Jersey Education Association warns that if the Legislature fails to fully fund the pension system as required by the law it passed in 2011, over 200,000 current and retired teachers could face poverty when the system collapses in as little as 12 years.
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
I-80: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
05:47 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on I-80 eastbound between Exit 47B - US 46 in Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp and Exit 53 - NJ 23/US 46 in Wayne Twp. Right lane closed for repairs until 600 A.M.
I-80: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
05:47 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on I-80 local lanes westbound between Exit 65 - Green St in South Hackensack Twp and Exit 56 - Squirrelwood Rd in West Paterson. 1 to 2 lanes closed for repairs until 600 A.M.
NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE/I-95: DELAYS INITIAL
05:45 AM - As of 546am, there are Delays on the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 local and express roadways northbound from South of Exit 71 "(NB") - NJ 4/Broad Ave in Leonia to George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee 2 mile delay.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: DELAYS UPDATE
05:39 AM - As of 540am, there are Delays on the George Washington Bridge eastbound between New Jersey Side/Upper Level Toll Plaza in Fort Lee and New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan 30 minute delays.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: DELAYS INITIAL
05:19 AM - As of 519am, there are Delays on the George Washington Bridge eastbound between New Jersey Side/Upper Level Toll Plaza in Fort Lee and New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan 15 minute delays.
NJ 3: BRIDGE WORK CLEARED
05:17 AM - CLEARED there's bridge work on NJ 3 eastbound East of Garden State Parkway in Clifton.
NJ 3: SIGN WORK CLEARED
05:17 AM - CLEARED there's sign work on NJ 3 in both directions East of Berrys Creek Bridge in East Rutherford.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
05:17 AM - CLEARED there's construction on US 46 eastbound West of Garden State Parkway in Clifton.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY UPDATE
05:17 AM - As of 518am, 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 until 600 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
05:16 AM - CLEARED there's bridge construction on the George Washington Bridge westbound New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan.

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