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Bergen County Assignment Judge Doyne To Return To Private Practice


Bergen County Assignment Judge Doyne To Return To Private PracticeBergen County Assignment Judge Peter E. Doyne, 63, said he is retiring to go into private practice and will join the Hackensack law firm of Ferro, Labella & Zucker, where he was a partner before becoming a judge 22 years ago.

Former Haworth Cop Acquitted, Says Prosecution Was Vendetta By Bergen Prosecutor


Former Haworth Cop Acquitted, Says Prosecution Was Vendetta By Bergen ProsecutorAnthony Castronova, a former Haworth police officer was acquitted by a jury on Wednesday of a charge that he lied about his employment history when applying for a job at the Waldwick Police Department.

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.

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.


Explosion At Oradell Animal Hospital Sends Two To Hospital

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Two electricians were taken to the hospital this afternoon after an MRI machine they were working on exploded at the Oradell Animal Hospital.

New Jersey Lawmakers Call for Boycott of Arkansas After Passage of Anti-Gay Law

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“Anti-gay initiatives such as Senate Bill 202 in Arkansas are purely discriminatory. They enable, and in fact encourage, systematic prejudice based on sexual orientation,” said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic).

Pascrell Statement on February Jobs Report

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 295,000 jobs, and unemployment dropped to 5.5 percent.  With businesses adding 288,000 jobs, this marks the 60th consecutive month of private sector job growth.

Glen Rock Wigged Bank Robber Due In Court Today

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Michelle Cantatore, 51, from White Plains, New York, is scheduled to appear in court today in connection with the robbery of Glen Rock Saving Bank on Feb. 18, 2015, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Cantatore is charged with one count of bank robbery.

Bergen County Assignment Judge Doyne To Return To Private Practice

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Bergen County Assignment Judge Peter E. Doyne, 63, said he is retiring to go into private practice and will join the Hackensack law firm of Ferro, Labella & Zucker, where he was a partner before becoming a judge 22 years ago.

Eustace: 'It is time to elect our Attorney General in New Jersey'

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District 38 Assemblyman Tim Eustace called for bipartisan legislation to make the office of New Jersey Attorney General an elected position in the wake of the announcement by Acting Attorney General John J Hoffman of a settlement with ExxonMobil.

Vehicles Return As Perks For Some County Employees

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In 2012, Kathleen Donovan announced that county employees, except for those in law enforcement, could no longer use take home county cars. The apparent shift in policy by the Tedesco administration leaves unanswered questions about the cost of fuel and maintenance to county taxpayers.

Weinberg to Participate in White House Summit to Advance Middle Class Agenda

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As part of an effort to address the advancement of policies for the middle class, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg was invited to participate this Friday in a half-day summit hosted by the White House and State Innovation Exchange (SiX), a new nonpartisan action-tank working to develop progressive policies.

Plane Skids Off Runway At LaGuardia Airport

Delta Flight 1086 from Atlanta to LaGuardia landing on Runway 13 skidded into a fence at approximately 11:05 this morning.  All 125 passengers and five crew members were safely taken off plane.

NJ Attorney General Announces $225 Million Exxon Mobile Settlement

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Acting Attorney General John J Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today that ExxonMobil has agreed to pay the State $225 million to resolve its liability for damage to the environment and injury to natural resources caused by contamination from its refinery operations in Bayonne and Linden, as well as from company service stations and other facilities located throughout New Jersey.

Bergenfield Police Seek Help In Hit And Run That Injured Woman, 73

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The Bergenfield Police Department is seeking assistance in locating the vehicle involved in this crash. The vehicle involved has been described as dark-colored, possibly a Nissan Altima or similar style vehicle, with possible damage to the front passenger side.

Vainieri Huttle: Department of Human Services in Flux, Needs Strong New Leadership

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Assembly Human Services Committee Chairwoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) had the following op-ed published concerning the recent departure of New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Jennifer Velez
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
02:46 PM - CLEARED there's construction on the George Washington Bridge westbound from Mid-Span/Lower Level to NJ Tower in Manhattan.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
02:46 PM - CLEARED there's construction on the George Washington Bridge westbound at New York Side/Lower Level in Manhattan.
NJ 17: DELAYS CLEARED
02:36 PM - CLEARED there are Delays and an Earlier Incident on NJ 17 southbound between Ridgewood Ave in Paramus and Central Ave in Rochelle Park Twp delays due to volume.
NJ 17: DELAYS UPDATE
02:06 PM - As of 204pm, there are Delays and an Earlier Incident on NJ 17 southbound between Ridgewood Ave in Paramus and Central Ave in Rochelle Park Twp delays due to volume.
NJ 17: DISABLED VEHICLE CLEARED
02:05 PM - CLEARED there's a Disabled vehicle on NJ 17 southbound area of Central Ave in Rochelle Park Twp. Right lane closed 10-15 minute delay.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
01:51 PM - CLEARED there's construction on the George Washington Bridge westbound at New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan.
NJ 17: DISABLED VEHICLE INITIAL
01:42 PM - As of 141pm, there's a Disabled vehicle on NJ 17 southbound area of Central Ave in Rochelle Park Twp. Right lane closed 10-15 minute delay.
I-80: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
01:16 PM - CLEARED there's construction on I-80 eastbound between Exit 67 - River Rd in Ridgefield Park and West of Exit 68 - New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 in Teaneck Twp.
I-80: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
12:41 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on I-80 express lanes eastbound between Exit 67 - River Rd in Ridgefield Park and West of Exit 68 - New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 in Teaneck Twp. Right shoulder closed until 100 P.M.
NJ 3: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
10:25 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on NJ 3 eastbound at Hackensack River Bridge in Secaucus. Right lane and shoulder cancelled until 300 P.M.
NJ 3: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
10:25 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on NJ 3 eastbound at Hackensack River Bridge in Secaucus. Right lane and shoulder cancelled until 300 P.M.
I-80: ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION CLEARED
10:18 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident investigation on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 65 - Green St in South Hackensack Twp. Right and center lanes closed 20-25 minute delay.
I-80: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
10:01 AM - As of 1000am, there's Construction on I-80 express lanes eastbound between Exit 67 - River Rd in Ridgefield Park and West of Exit 68 - New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 in Teaneck Twp. Right shoulder closed until 100 P.M.
I-80: ACCIDENT CLEARED
09:46 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident on I-80 express lanes westbound West of Exit 64 - Summit Ave/NJ 17 in Lodi. Right lane blocked.
NJ 3: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
09:31 AM - As of 930am, there's Construction on NJ 3 eastbound at Hackensack River Bridge in Secaucus. Right lane and shoulder closed for repairs until 300 P.M.
I-80: ACCIDENT INITIAL
09:15 AM - As of 914am, there's an Accident on I-80 express lanes westbound West of Exit 64 - Summit Ave/NJ 17 in Lodi. Right lane blocked.
I-80: DISABLED TRACTOR TRAILER CLEARED
09:15 AM - CLEARED there's a Disabled tractor trailer on I-80 express lanes westbound West of Exit 64 - Summit Ave/NJ 17 in Lodi. Partial lane blocked.
I-80: ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION UPDATE
09:04 AM - As of 901am, there's an Accident investigation on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 65 - Green St in South Hackensack Twp. Right and center lanes closed 20-25 minute delay.
I-80: DISABLED TRACTOR TRAILER INITIAL
09:00 AM - As of 859am, there's a Disabled tractor trailer on I-80 express lanes westbound West of Exit 64 - Summit Ave/NJ 17 in Lodi. Partial lane blocked.
I-80: ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION UPDATE
08:58 AM - As of 857am, there's an Accident investigation on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 65 - Green St in South Hackensack Twp. Right and center lanes closed 15-20 minute delay.
NJ 3: ACCIDENT CLEARED
08:57 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident on NJ 3 eastbound ramp to CR 507/Riverside Ave in Rutherford. Ramp closed 5 minute delay.
NJ 3: ACCIDENT INITIAL
08:44 AM - As of 843am, there's an Accident on NJ 3 eastbound ramp to CR 507/Riverside Ave in Rutherford. Ramp closed 5 minute delay.
I-80: ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION UPDATE
08:23 AM - As of 822am, there's an Accident investigation on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 65 - Green St in South Hackensack Twp. Right and center lanes closed 15-20 minute delay.
I-80: ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION UPDATE
07:51 AM - As of 750am, there's an Accident investigation on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 65 - Green St in South Hackensack Twp. Right and center lanes closed 10-15 minute delay.
I-80: ACCIDENT UPDATE
07:27 AM - As of 726am, there's an Accident on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 65 - Green St in South Hackensack Twp. Right and center lanes closed 10-15 minute delay.
I-80: ACCIDENT INITIAL
07:26 AM - As of 725am, there's an Accident on I-80 westbound area of Exit 65 - Green St in South Hackensack Twp. Right and center lanes.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
06:03 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
06:03 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.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
05:22 AM - CLEARED there's Construction at the Lincoln Tunnel in both directions between New York Side - Center Tube in Manhattan and New Jersey Side - Center Tube in Weehawken Twp. All lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
05:17 AM - CLEARED there's construction on the George Washington Bridge eastbound at New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
04:27 AM - As of 426am, there's Construction on US 46 in both directions between CR 503/Liberty St in South Hackensack Twp and CR 39/Teaneck Rd in Ridgefield Park. Traffic shift until 700 A.M. on November 30, 2015.

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