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Christie Will Face Exxon Settlement, Pension Law Suits At Fair Lawn Town Hall Meeting


Christie Will Face Exxon Settlement, Pension Law Suits At Fair Lawn Town Hall MeetingGovernor Chris Christie will travel to Fair Lawn this morning to host his 129th Town Hall Meeting. Governor Christie will speak 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.

Freeholders Approve Bergen County Police Merger


Freeholders Approve Bergen County Police Merger The 95-officer County Police Department will be renamed "the bureau of police services". The new bureau will be added to the 152 sheriff's officers under Saudino's command.

Lodi Bank Robber Arrested After Stopping For Coffee


Lodi Bank Robber Arrested After Stopping For CoffeeMichael J. Cassano, 38, of Oakland Gardens, N.Y., was arrested at the Dunkin' Donuts on Essex Street shortly after he allegedly robbed the Hudson City Savings Bank down the street just before 3 p.m. Police say Cassano placed a BB gun on the counter, and made off with $4,000 in cash.

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.


U.S. Voters: Send Troops To Fight Isis; Obama Loves America, Keep Un-Vaccinated Kids Out Of School

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American voters support 62 - 30 percent sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, with strong support across all party, gender and age groups, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released March 4.

Christie Will Face Exxon Settlement, Pension Law Suits At Fair Lawn Town Hall Meeting

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Governor Chris Christie will travel to Fair Lawn this morning to host his 129th Town Hall Meeting. Governor Christie will speak about his proposed budget and reform initiatives for New Jersey, in addition to answering questions from members of the audience.

All Female Freshman Team from Bergen County to Compete in 18th Annual USA Memory Championship

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An all-female team from Bergen County will be competing in the 18th Annual USA Memory Championship on March 29 in Manhattan. The seven freshmen from The Bergen County Academies will take on the predominantly male field. The competitors, known as “mental athletes”, have been training intensely with memory coach Frank Felberbaum (Mr. Memory) for the past three months.

Pascrell Statement on Passage of Department of Homeland Security Funding Bill

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), an original member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after the House passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year and prevent a partial shutdown of the agency, which was set to run out of money at midnight Friday.

Booker Statement on House Passage of a Clean DHS Funding Bill

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) issued the following statement after the US House voted to approve a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a possible shutdown of the agency:
 

Florida Man, 61, Charged With Inappropriate Sexual Activity With Englewood Girl When She Was 9

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The Bergen County Prosecutor announced the arrest of Victor Scott, 61, of Lakeland, Florida on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims and the Englewood Police Department.

Eustace & Lagana Propose New Plan to Help More New Jersey Workers Save for Retirement

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Assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joseph Lagana have introduced legislation to create a unique, new program to help more New Jersey workers plan for retirement.

New Jersey ‘Ban The Box’ Legislation Now In Effect

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The New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act ("OCA") took effect on Sunday, March 1. The OCA - which "bans the box" on job applications, defers criminal background inquiries until after an interview.

Unions Back In Court Over Pension Funding

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Fourteen unions collectively announced today that they have instructed their attorneys to prepare papers to go back to court to require the Governor to comply with his legal obligations under Chapter 78 to make the State's Annual Required Contribution to the pension system for FY 2016.

ACLU of New Jersey Sues NJ Department of Health for Denying OPRA Request on Ebola Policies

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The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) filed a lawsuit in Mercer County Superior Court challenging the New Jersey Department of Health’s refusal to provide public records regarding the development and implementation of state policies and protocols about exposure to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Poll: Budget Address No Help For Christie Approval Rating

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Governor 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.

Pascrell Announces Nearly $5 Million In Federal Transportation Grants to Bergen, Passaic Counties

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee who served for a decade on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced $4,867,000 in federal Transportation Alternatives Programs (TAP) grants to several municipalities in Bergen and Passaic counties.
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
US 46: ACCIDENT INITIAL
11:16 AM - As of 1114am, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 in both directions East of CR 644/Main St in Denville Twp. All lanes closed and detoured.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
10:55 AM - As of 1054am, 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.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
10:01 AM - As of 1000am, there's Construction on US 46 in both directions area of Hollister Rd in Teterboro. All lanes closed intermittently until 200 P.M., 2-5 minute intermittent closures.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
09:03 AM - As of 900am, there's Construction on US 46 eastbound ramp to Green St in Teterboro. 1 lane closed for repairs until 300 P.M.
I-80: ACCIDENT CLEARED
06:32 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident on I-80 westbound West of Exit 56 - Squirrelwood Rd in Totowa. 2 right lanes blocked.
NJ TRANSIT ALERTS
05:59 AM - Update MBCL train #50 the 554am departure from Port Jervis will operate today.0A0D0ASent 557 AM
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY UPDATE
05:58 AM - As of 557am, there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge in both directions over Mid-Span/Upper Level in Manhattan the pedestrian walkway is closed, until further notice.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
05:57 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 until 600 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
05:57 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 until 600 A.M.
I-80: ACCIDENT UPDATE
05:49 AM - As of 547am, there's an Accident on I-80 westbound West of Exit 56 - Squirrelwood Rd in Totowa. 2 right lanes blocked.
I-80: ACCIDENT UPDATE
05:36 AM - As of 535am, there's an Accident on I-80 eastbound West of Exit 56 - Squirrelwood Rd in Totowa. 2 right lanes blocked.
I-80: ACCIDENT INITIAL
05:29 AM - As of 528am, there's an Accident on I-80 eastbound West of Exit 56 - Squirrelwood Rd in Totowa. Right shoulder blocked.
NJ TRANSIT ALERTS
05:25 AM - MBCL train #46 the 504am departure from Port Jervis is cancelled.0A0D0ASent 523 AM
LINCOLN TUNNEL: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
05:21 AM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity at the Lincoln Tunnel in both directions between New Jersey Side - Center Tube in Weehawken Twp and New York Side - Center Tube in Manhattan. All lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
NJ TRANSIT ALERTS
05:17 AM - MBCL train #50 the 554am departure from Port Jervis is cancelled. Passengers to train #52 the 605am departure from Port Jervis.0A0D0ASent 515 AM
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
03:10 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge in both directions New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan construction cancelled for tonight, March 3rd, 2015 due to winter weather conditions.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT CLEARED
01:40 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident on the Garden State Parkway northbound South of Exit 166 - Highland Ave in Paramus. Left lane blocked.
I-80: ACCIDENT CLEARED
01:14 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident on I-80 eastbound East of Exit 47A - I-280 in Montville Twp. Left lane blocked use caution.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT INITIAL
12:52 AM - As of 1251am, there's an Accident on the Garden State Parkway northbound South of Exit 166 - Highland Ave in Paramus. Left lane blocked.
I-80: ACCIDENT INITIAL
12:36 AM - As of 1235am, there's an Accident on I-80 eastbound East of Exit 47A - I-280 in Montville Twp. Left lane blocked use caution.



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