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Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Momentum in Senate and House

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Medical marijuana legislation, led in the Senate by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is gaining more and more bipartisan support. Six Republicans and six Democrats have now cosponsored the bipartisan, bicameral Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act,

Bergen Sheriff, US Marshals Apprehended Fugitive On Run For 10 Years

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Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announces the arrest of Arturo Castelo on March 26, 2015 for a 2005 fugitive warrant.

Bergen County Utilities Authority Recognized For Successful Public Education Programs

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The Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) recently announced its recognition by the Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey for its outstanding public education programs.  The public education programs promote an understanding of water, wastewater, solid waste and recycling industries.

Sixth Defendant In Bogus License Case Turns Self In

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Frank Franzsese, of Cedar Grove, who was charged in connection with obtaining a fake New Jersey driver’s license, turned himself in on Monday afternoon. Franzese was previously reported by the prosecutor’s office as a fugitive and his whereabouts were unknown.

PSE&G Investigates Gas Leak In Lodi

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PSEG is on scene at Farnham Ave and Hughes St. The area remains closed while they investigate gas leak, according to Lodi Police.

Bergen County To Receive $4 Million Through Rail Freight Assistance Program For Overpeck Creek Bridge

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The Christie Administration today announced 9 grants totaling $20 million through the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Rail Freight Assistance Program. Bergen County will receive $4,321,800 (70%) of the $6,174,000 cost to replace the Overpeck Creek Bridge in Ridgefield Park.

Ridgewood, Montclair restaurants must pay $325k in back wages

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A pair of restaurants in Ridgewood and Montclair must pay $325,534 in back wages to employees for overtime and minimum wage violations, the U.S. Department of Labor said.

New Jersey's Shrinking Middle Class

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The struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda. A new Stateline analysis shows that in all 50 states, the percentage of “middle-class” households has shrunk between 2000 and 2013

Eustace Introduces Measure Opposing Offshore Drilling off Atlantic Coast

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Assemblyman Tim Eustace has introduced legislation opposing a proposal to open portions of Atlantic Coast for oil and natural gas drilling. The bill (ACR-227) notes that on Jan. 27, the Obama Administration proposed opening up portions of the Atlantic Coast - 50 miles offshore from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia - for offshore oil and natural gas drilling.

Candidates For New Jersey Assembly Top The Ballot For 2015

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All 80 seats in the New Jersey Assembly are up for election this year and for the first time since 1999 those races will be at the top of the ballot. Below is a list of the Legislative Districts that make up Bergen County and the candidates vying for a chance to represent you.
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
NJ 17: DELAYS INITIAL
01:31 PM - As of 130pm, there are Delays and an Earlier Incident on NJ 17 northbound between Farview Av and Garden State Parkway in Paramus 10-15 minute delay.
NJ 17: EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
01:30 PM - CLEARED there's Emergency construction on NJ 17 northbound North of Garden State Parkway in Paramus. Right lane closed 15-20 minute delay.
NJ 17: EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
01:07 PM - As of 106pm, there's Emergency construction on NJ 17 northbound North of Garden State Parkway in Paramus. Right lane closed 15-20 minute delay.
NJ 17: ACCIDENT INITIAL
01:04 PM - As of 103pm, there's an Accident on NJ 17 northbound North of Garden State Parkway in Paramus. Right lane closed 15-20 minute delay.
NJ 17: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
01:01 PM - As of 100pm, there's Construction on NJ 17 northbound at I-287 in Mahwah Twp. Left shoulder closed until 300 P.M.
I-80: GUARD RAIL REPAIRS CLEARED
12:19 PM - CLEARED there are guard rail repairs on I-80 eastbound at Exit 59 - Market St in Paterson.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
12:04 PM - As of 1203pm, 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.
I-80: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
12:03 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on I-80 eastbound at Exit 59 - Market St in Paterson. Left lane closed for repairs until 1200 P.M.
NJ 17: OVERTURNED VEHICLE CLEARED
11:59 AM - CLEARED there's an Overturned vehicle on NJ 17 northbound approaching Essex St in Maywood. Right and center lanes closed 5-10 minute delay.
NJ 17: OVERTURNED VEHICLE INITIAL
11:35 AM - As of 1134am, there's an Overturned vehicle on NJ 17 northbound approaching Essex St in Maywood. Right and center lanes closed 5-10 minute delay.





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