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 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.
Opponents of LG Electronics’ plan to build a corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs tall enough to be visible over the Palisades from across the Hudson River encouraged shoppers Saturday not to buy LG products and to call on the company to reduce the building’s height.
Richard Spillane says the mental illness that led him to murder his parents in the family’s Ho-Ho-Kus home has been under control for years. He takes anti-psychotic medication, he says, and no longer hears the voices he believed were sent into his brain by CIA computers.
For years, the residents of Upper Ringwood held on to the promise made by federal officials that Ford Motor Co. would clean up the ocean of paint sludge that turned the area around their neighborhood into one of the worst toxic sites in the nation. Now that promise appears to be unraveling.
An armed security guard at a Paterson restaurant wounded a 20-year-old Ridgewood resident who authorities say had just shot another man during a fight early Saturday morning, according to police.
Police don’t suspect foul play in the death of 33-year-old man whose body was retrieved from the Passaic River this afternoon, authorities said.
A lawsuit alleging prolonged sexual abuse by a teacher at the Horace Mann School in New York may proceed in New Jersey, according to a judicial opinion issued Friday.
Attorneys for the prestigious private school had argued that New Jersey courts did not have jurisdiction because the school is located in New York, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.
Authorities are retrieving a body found floating in the Passaic River near the riverbank by Hamlin Court, police said.
Michael Matto, 39 of Franklin, eluded Nutley police near Kingsland Street and Franklin Avenue, after authorities tried to pull him over for running a red light, Police Chief Thomas Strumolo said.
Allendale Police have begun a new program where they are registering residents who may need special assistance during storms, power outages or other incidents. This Special Needs registry is voluntary for residents with limited mobility, who need oxygen, who have developmental or other disabilities.
Judge says if Council on Affordable Housing doesn't formulate new rules it could be agency's 'third and final strike'
New research made public this week shows that prostitution organizations target activity in and around Super Bowl host regions, such as North Jersey, in days and weeks preceding the Super Bowl.
A well-planned, stealthily executed midday heist at a Route 17 jewelry store in Ramsey this week has investigators frustrated because few clues have materialized, and tips are even more sparse.
The fast-moving fire caught Lodi firefighters as they were arriving for the funeral of a colleague who had died a week ago fighting a Wallington blaze.
Two stores with deep roots in North Jersey join forces
Michael Mordaga was in mortal danger when a suspected drug dealer rammed him with his car 25 years ago. Mordaga is now Hackensack's police director, and the attacker was arrested again in Virginia on drug charges. He was sentenced Friday to five and a half years in prison.
The man, wanted for selling crack, was apparently trying to elude police who had targeted him in a late-February Hackensack drug sweep. the man hide in a bedroom of the woman's apartment, and smokked crack there, police said.
JP Masterson and his partner were celebrating their 10th anniversary in the West Village when a man, hurling anti-gay slurs, attacked, breaking several of Masterson's bones.
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