Brian Higgins, Chief of the Bergen County Police Department and Director of Public Safety was called before the judiciary committee of the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association to face accusations that stem from an incident in August 2013 when Republican Freeholder Maura DeNicola was stopped by a county sheriff's officer.
Hackensack Police Officer Moise Flanagan has filed a lawsuit against Police Director Michael Mordaga and the City of Hackensack alleging continuous and repeated retaliation. In his complaint, Flanagan alleges that he has been retaliated against because of his cooperation in an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive, Freeholder James Tedesco issued a letter to Kathleen Donovan looking for answers to many questions, most of which have arisen since County Administrator Edward Trawinski left his position due to health reasons. Donovan’s appointment of Benjamin Kezmarsky as Interim County Administrator has left a vacuum in the day to day functioning of Bergen County.
Bergen County Human Services Director, Jane Linter’s lawyer sent a letter to Assemblywoman Marlene Caride (D36). The letter asks Caride to “investigate the County Executive’s unlawful actions, and, if warranted, present a Bill of Impeachment against the County Executive.”
In yet another chapter of Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan’s feud with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department and Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino Donovan has refused to authorize paychecks for six correction officers who were recently transferred to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department.
Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive James Tedesco today unveiled a plan to foster economic growth and job creation within Bergen County. Tedesco who is running against Republican Kathleen Donovan criticized her administration for a “failure to prioritize economic development.”
The Bergen County Freeholders and Bergen County Clerk fire back after County Executive Kathleen Donovan sent a letter to the State Division of Local Government Services asking for their intervention in the proposed zero tax increase budget.
Today, Anthony Rottino, the Hackensack City Manager and Director of Economic Development filed suit against the City, Mayor John LaBrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino and Police Director Michael Mordaga
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Jamel I. Palmer, 25, of Paterson New Jersey on drug distribution charges. The arrest is the result of a two (2) week long investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the River Edge Police Department, the Elmwood Park Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
The state has blocked nearly $450 million in improper payments, making a huge dent in what was among the worst fraud and incorrect payments problems in the nation. So far, New Jersey has identified more than 300,000 people who tried to wrongly collect benefits through identity theft, failure to report a new job and other schemes ...
Police are teaming up across county lines to solve a rash of landscaping equipment thefts, in some cases using surveillance video footage.
A 59-year-old borough woman was arrested after police found drugs in her home while juveniles were present, authorities said.
The scaffolding is up around Borough Hall as a three-month renovation project has begun, and borough officials are moving towards giving the building landmark status.
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded new federal FIRE Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department in the amount of $13,775. The federal funds will fund a Smoke Alarm Awareness Campaign ...
A Newark man who committed 14 armed robberies in northern New Jersey, including Belleville, Bloomfield and Verona in a five-month span, was sentenced today to nearly 20 years in prison, according to the Office of the United States Attorney.
A 53-year-old contractor suffered electrical burns while working at a manhole near Morlot Avenue and Banta Place Wednesday morning, police and PSE&G said.
Borough police raided the second brothel in a week and arrested an alleged pimp and prostitute Tuesday afternoon as part of the department’s latest crackdown on nuisance crime, authorities said.
Justin Moran was last seen by his family in his home in Lyndhurst on July 25, and was wearing jeans, a yellow T-shirt, black sneakers and burgundy baseball cap.
A newly hired, armed school resource officer likely will be walking the halls of the high school and middle school starting in September.
Schools Superintendent Lynn Trager said she hopes to finalize a three-year agreement for the district’s sharing the officer’s $125,000 salary with the borough by the end of the week.
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Westwood couple to prison for fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in loans from mortgage companies over several years.
Two incumbents seeking second terms
Local police agencies are teaming up to investigate a streak of smash-and-grab robberies in North Jersey within the last month.
Republican Freeholder candidates Robert Avery and Bernadette Walsh took to email today with a photoshoped cartoon accusing Democrats of "militarizing" Bergen County. The cartoon refers to the armored vehicle that Sheriff Michael Saudino (a republican) is looking to acquire from the military at no cost to taxpayers.
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Louis Fallon, 74, of New Milford, New Jersey, on charges of Aggravated Arson for setting a fire in a neighbor's mail slot.
Burglars smashed the glass on the front doors of two local businesses early Friday morning in order to steal cash registers and cash inside.
A borough resident woke up in the middle of the night last week to a person in his bedroom, police said in a press release Tuesday.
Arthur J. Garlick sold his grandmother’s 1999 Lincoln town car in Paterson for $200 in cash and $150 worth of heroin, police said.
A polyurethane company employee’s quick thinking late Monday night kept a fire contained to a 30-gallon drum on Schuyler Avenue rather than spreading throughout the building, authorities said.
In a 37-page opinion settling a dispute between two major construction companies, Superior Court Judge Robert P. Contillo ruled that county officials had properly awarded a $65.9 million contract to Dobco Construction Services of Wayne, the lowest responsible bidder.
Mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus have begun breeding in puddles and standing water around North Jersey, but state health officials say they also are concerned about the arrival of another potential mosquito-borne illness this year from travelers who have visited the Caribbean.