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Bergen Sheriff's Thanksgiving Turkey Drive Delivers For Neighbors In Need [Photos]

Bergen SheriffOn Monday, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department delivered 380 frozen turkeys to Center for Food Action in Saddle Brook. The delivery marked the end of another successful annual turkey drive held by the Sheriff's’ Office Community Outreach Unit.

Donovan As New Bergen County Prosecutor?

Donovan As New Bergen County Prosecutor?Donovan’s name is being floated as the chief law enforcement officer for the County of Bergen – well, floated by her -- and appointment as Bergen County Prosecutor could give her the ability to stop the proposed merger between the Bergen County Sheriff and Bergen County Police.

In Hackensack, Bergen County’s Oldest Church Getting By On A Prayer

In Hackensack, Bergen County’s Oldest Church Getting By On A PrayerIn the shadow of the construction of the $147 million Bergen County Justice Center stands an all but forgotten monument that has served its City, County and Country for over 325 years. Today, Hackensack’s First Dutch Reformed Church, also known as the Church on the Green, continues to serve the community as it has done since its founding in 1686. The church is the oldest church in Bergen County.

Accused Bergen Synagogue Bomber, Aakash Dalal, Gets Change Of Venue

Accused Bergen Synagogue Bomber, Aakash Dalal, Gets Change Of VenueOn Friday, a New Jersey appeals court ruled that Dalal should receive a change of venue or have a judge from another vicinage preside over the case. "After carefully considering the circumstances, we conclude that a reasonable person would harbor such doubts despite our own confidence that the trial judge could fairly and impartially preside over this matter.”

Bergen Prosecutor Used False Document To Sell Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part II

Bergen Prosecutor Used False Document To Sell Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part IIA six-month investigation by PIX11 found that Prosecutor John Molinelli’s office made false statements in official documents filed with the County Board of Freeholders in order to hire Molinelli’s chosen authenticator. That authenticator, Drew Max, was retained with a $10,000 no bid contract. He then gave his stamp of authenticity to hundreds of autographs on items that previously had been rejected by reputable authenticators. Molinelli never revealed the previous rejections to bidders at his auctions.

Bergen Prosecutor Auctioned Off Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part I

Bergen Prosecutor Auctioned Off Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part IPIX 11's Help Me Howard, Howard Thompson, says that Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli sold bougus sports memorabilia in an auction of seized items held in May 2014. That report claims Molinelli ignored warnings that the autographs were fake.

Bergen Police Departments Team Up For 2014 Annual PBA Toy Drive

Bergen Police Departments Team Up For 2014 Annual PBA Toy DriveThe Bergen County Sheriff’s Department along with local Bergen County Police Departments and local businesses have teamed up for the annual PBA Toy Drive. All toys collected will go toward the Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey, Shelter our Sisters, Tomorrow’s Children, and several Military families.

Tedesco Announces Formation Of Transition Team

Tedesco Announces Formation Of Transition TeamJames Tedesco, the Bergen County Executive-Elect, today announced the formation of his transition team which will conduct an extensive review of each department and independent authority within Bergen County.  The Transition Team will be organized into 14 sub-committees. “The volunteer members of my Transition Team are experts in their fields and will allow for a comprehensive assessment of County Government" said Tedesco.

Behind The Win: Tedesco Campaign Manager Michael Pagan

Behind The Win: Tedesco Campaign Manager Michael PaganSeven months ago no one believed that incumbent Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan could be beaten in her bid for reelection, nobody except one Bergen County Democrat. Win, lose or draw Mike Pagan’s name would be on the results and expectations were low.

Hackensack Police Officer Receives Suspension, New Car After Falsifying Time Sheets

Hackensack Police Officer Receives Suspension, New Car After Falsifying Time SheetsHackensack Police Officer, Alberto Gutierrez, Sr. recently received a five day suspension without pay for falsifying time sheets, according to sources within the department.  Time sheets, obtained by the Bergen Dispatch, claim Officer Gutierrez was checking buildings when he was either at a local restaurant or at an office on Main Street. Gutierrez rents that office for a side business he runs.

New Jersey Innovation: Exact Change Toll Booth Turns 60 Years Old

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The first automatic toll collection station went into service 60 years ago this month in 1954. It was installed at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway. Motorists dropped coins into a wire mesh hopper, triggering a green light that told them to go ahead.

Hackensack's 'Pastor Don' McCracken Adds Some Soul To Bergen Freeholder Meeting [Video]

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On Monday, Pastor Don McCracken delivered the invocation at Monday night's freeholder meeting. McCracken, pastor of the Church on the Green in Hackensack, is also a member of the band Filet of Soul and uses his 40 years of music experience to inspire his flock and spread his message. As part of that invocation, McCracken sang the Bill Withers’ tune “Lean on Me” and got the freeholders to serve as backup.

Valley's Women for Health Selects 2014 Grant Recipient

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At the 2014 Women For Health Fall Luncheon, the members selected The Valley Hospital’s Simulation Lab as their 2014 grant recipient.  The group will donate $118,000 to enhance the simulation learning program at Valley.

Bill to Require Increased Transparency In Health Care Introduced in Assembly

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Legislation Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana and Timothy Eustace sponsored to require hospitals and other health care facilities to notify patients before providing care that insurance may not cover was introduced recently in the Assembly.

Three Additional Arrests Made In Ramapo Sexual Assault

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Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced additional arrests in the continuing investigation into the sexual assault of a female student at Ramapo College. Arrested today were Justin Sommers, 18, of Staten Island, New York; Christopher Rainone, 18, of Staten Island, New York; and Jordyn Massood, 18, of Wayne, New Jersey.  Additional charges have also been lodged against the previously arrested Christian Lopez and Nakeem Gardner.

Prosecutor: Moonachie Man Shot Girlfriend In Head Then Himself

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Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced today an investigation being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Major Crimes Unit and the Moonachie Police Department into the deaths of April Ellialtioglu, 33, and Jeff Scarpanito, Jr., 34,. Both bodies were discovered today at approximately 3:07 a.m. inside their residence located at 3 West First Street, Moonachie, New Jersey.

Bergen County Clerk Announces Technology Initiatives

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Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan today announced that his office is ready to launch some major technology initiatives to better serve the residents of the county. “I am committed to the greater use of technology to better serve the residents of Bergen County.  These initiatives will allow ease of access to public records, delivering instant customer service 24/7 and will provide a savings of time and money.” stated Clerk Hogan. 

Publics Help Requested In Paramus Hit And Run That Killed Ramsey Woman, 37

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On Friday, November 14, 2014, at approximately 5:57 p.m., the Paramus Police Department received a 911 emergency call reporting that a person had been struck by a motor vehicle on Paramus Road in Paramus, New Jersey.  Upon responding to the scene, officers found the victim, a woman, lying in the northbound lane of Paramus Road, just north of the entrance to Bergen Community College. 

Lagana Introduces Bill to Allow Counties to Establish Central Municipal Drug Courts to Relieve Overburdened Municipal Courts

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Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) has introduced a bill that would provide relief to municipal courts dealing with heavy caseloads by allowing counties in New Jersey to establish a central municipal drug court to specifically deal with minor drug-related cases.

Bergenfield Man Chrged After Search Warrant Turns Up Cocaine And Handgun

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On November 20, detectives executed the search warrant and seized approximately thirty grams of powder Cocaine, one-hundred seventeen (117) zip lock bags of Crack Cocaine, as well as drug paraphernalia, a .357 Ruger handgun, hollow point ammunition and approximately $2,400.00 in United States Currency.

Franklin Lakes Officer Stuck With Needle While Reviving Heroin Overdose Victims

A Franklin Lakes police officer was accidentally stuck with a hypodermic needle last night while administering Narcan to two addicts who’d overdosed on heroin.

Indictment Charges Seven With Operating Heroin Mills Inside Apartments In Paterson

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that the Division of Criminal Justice has obtained an indictment charging seven alleged members of a drug ring with conspiring to operate heroin mills inside two apartments in Paterson. The indictment stems from an investigation by the New Jersey State Police, which led to arrests of six of the defendants on March 29, 2014.

Schaer: Christie Administration Misses the Mark Yet Again with Unmet NJ Lottery Revenue Projections

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Assembly Budget Committee Chair Gary S. Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement Monday following a story by Bloomberg reporting that the New Jersey Lottery, which is now run by a private firm, has fallen short of revenue projections:      

Wyckoff Police Find Weapons, Drugs And Kids In Vehicle Stop On 208

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A routine traffic stop on Route 208 yesterday led Wyckoff police three loaded handguns, a stun gun and hollow-point bullets, according to police.

NJ Man Sentenced To 37 Months For Defrauding Hospitalized, Elderly Widow

A North Bergen, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for defrauding an elderly woman of approximately $279,000 while she was hospitalized for cancer treatment.
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