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Lodi HS Teacher Charged With DWI After Route 46 Crash That Injured Bergen County Poice Officer


Lodi HS Teacher Charged With DWI After Route 46 Crash That Injured Bergen County Poice OfficerA Bergen County police officer is in critical condition after an accident early Saturday morning in Lodi. The crash occurred at about 1:20 a.m. on Route 46 near Summit Avenue. Michael Ettz, 36, a math teacher and coach at Lodi High School was arrested and charged with DUI.

New Jersey Offers Child Support Amnesty Week April 28 - May 3


New Jersey Offers Child Support Amnesty Week April 28 - May 3Do you owe past due child support? Do you have an active warrant? New Jersey wants to talk! Come Into your local probation office between April 28-May 3, 2014 to reach an agreement regarding your child support arrears and future payments. The offer of amnesty comes on the heels of the release of a new directive by the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts addressing what has been called 'staewide non-compliance' by the courts in child support enforcement hearings

New Jersey Court Makes Changes In Response To Child Support Enforcement Appeals, Orders Training For Judges and Probation Workers


New Jersey Court Makes Changes In Response To Child Support Enforcement Appeals, Orders Training For Judges and Probation WorkersOn Friday, April 11 attorney David Perry Davis submitted a letter to Supreme Court Justice Barry Albin addressing 'widespread non-compliance' by the NJ Courts of a 2006 NJ Supreme Court decision Pasqua V. Council. Today the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts issued a memorandum addressing the issue.

New Jersey Legislators Sleep-Out To Raise Awareness for Homelessness


New Jersey Legislators Sleep-Out To Raise Awareness for HomelessnessOn Friday, April 11, members of 216th New Jersey Legislature held a "sleep-out" on the State House lawn to raise awareness of homeless youth and support Covenant House New Jersey. Lawmakers spent Friday night sleeping overnight on the lawn of the State House with nothing more than a sleeping bag and cardboard box.

Hackensack Reaches Settlement In Another Zisa Lawsuit


Hackensack Reaches Settlement In Another Zisa Lawsuit Former Police officers Aldrin Lamboy and Anthony Ferraioli, who sued the city in federal court for violations of their civil rights involving a Police Benevolent Association election in June 2008,  are to share $775,000 in a settlement approved by the city’s insurer Selective Insurance.

Hackensack Firefighters Hosts MDA Day


Hackensack Firefighters Hosts MDA Day On Saturday April 5, 2014 Hackensack Professional Firefighters, Locals 2081 & 3172 in coordination with MDA of New Jersey hosted their 2014 fill the boot kick off campaign. Children and their families who attended got to talk with firefight.ers, were given a tour of the firehouse, got to take home some fire safety items, and a pizza lunch which was provided by IAFF locals 2081 & 3172.

ACLU-NJ Warns Schools Statewide to Stop Discriminatory ID Policies


ACLU-NJ Warns Schools Statewide to Stop Discriminatory ID PoliciesThe ACLU-NJ has identified 136 school districts that require overly restrictive forms of identification for an adult to enroll a child in school, contrary to state and federal law. Bergen County had the highest number of school districts with restrictive ID policies, with 26 not complying.

Bergen County Opens Youth Emergency Shelter At New Juvenile Detention Center


Bergen County Opens Youth Emergency Shelter At  New Juvenile Detention CenterBergen County announced on Wednesday the opening of a county-run emergency shelter for homeless and runaway youth under the age of 18. The Bergen’s Place Youth Shelter, located at 200 North Street in Teterboro is part of the new $28 million Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center.

For Some In Bergen County Longterm Unemployment May Mean Long Term Jail


For Some In Bergen County Longterm Unemployment May Mean Long Term Jail In Bergen County being unemployed may get you thrown in jail. Bergen County residents who are jobless and have fallen behind on child support or alimony payments face indefinite incarceration in the Bergen County Jail’s “Work Release” program.


Six Passaic Residents Charged For Their Roles in Staged Auto Accident Fraud

click for full sizeSix Passaic County residents have been charged for their alleged roles in a staged-automobile accident scheme that defrauded two insurance companies of a total of more than $78,000.

DEA HOLDS ITS EIGHTH PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY ON SAT, APRIL 26

click for full sizeThe DEA and community law enforcement partners will hold another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26th.  Americans can take their pills (no liquids or needles) to one of over 5,600 collection sites across the country between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. local time.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Bergen County Utilities Authority To Host Computer, Tire Recycling and Document Shredding Event

click for full sizeThe Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) will host a computer (e-waste), tire recycling, and personal document shredding event on Sunday, April 27th between the hours of 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event will be hosted at Bergen Community College, located at 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus.

Lodi HS Teacher Charged With DWI After Route 46 Crash That Injured Bergen County Poice Officer

click for full sizeA Bergen County police officer is in critical condition after an accident early Saturday morning in Lodi. The crash occurred at about 1:20 a.m. on Route 46 near Summit Avenue. Michael Ettz, 36, a math teacher and coach at Lodi High School was arrested and charged with DUI.

Paterson Drug Raid Nets Dog Fighting Ring

A drug raid at a Paterson home unexpectedly uncovered a large pit bull dog-fighting ring that apparently was being run out of the residence.

Bergen County Poice Officer In Critical Condition After Route 46 Crash In Lodi

click for full sizeA Bergen County police officer is in critical condition after an accident early Saturday morning in Lodi. The crash occurred at about 1:20 a.m. on Route 46 near Summit Avenue.

Ridgewood YMCA bookkeeper charged with stealing $40,000

click for full sizeAfter investigation by the Ridgewood Police Department with the full cooperation of the YMCA, it was determined that the YMCA bookkeeper, Catherine Easer 54 of Mahwah, had allegedly diverted YMCA funds and used YMCA accounts in the approximate amount of $40,000 for her personal use. On April 10, 2014 she was arrested and charged with 3rd Degree Theft

Ridgewood Police Blotter 4.17.2014

click for full sizeIncidents and arrests in the Village of Ridgewood

Garfield burglar stole from one storage unit, stashed it in another

click for full sizeKurt C. Bilin, 28, of Garfield stashed his stolen loot in a storage unit, not far from the one he stole it from, police said.

Bergen Commmunity College professor suspended over 'Game of Thrones' T-shirt

click for full sizeBergen Community College professor was placed on leave without pay after posting a picture of his daughter wearing a "Game of Thrones" T-shirt

New Jersey Offers Child Support Amnesty Week April 28 - May 3

click for full sizeDo you owe past due child support? Do you have an active warrant? New Jersey wants to talk! Come Into your local probation office between April 28-May 3, 2014 to reach an agreement regarding your child support arrears and future payments. The offer of amnesty comes on the heels of the release of a new directive by the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts addressing what has been called 'staewide non-compliance' by the courts in child support enforcement hearings

Route 46 Crash Nets Driver Careless Driving Summons

The Fairfield Police Department responded to a single car motor vehicle crash on Route 46 West, near Madison Road. Upon arrival, the officers observed a 2002 Mitsubishi on its side against a utility pole.

The Valley Hospital Offers "What is Cord Blood Banking?"

The Valley Hospital’s Center for Family Education is offering a “What is Cord Blood Banking?”  This one-session class will discuss the topic of cord blood banking, which is the collection and storage of the stem cells found in your newborn’s umbilical cord.

Elmwood Park Fire Captian Drunk, Crashes Fire Truck

click for full sizeRussell Fenn, 37, a Captain at the Elmwood Park Fire Department had over twice the legal limit of blood alcohol when he crashed a fire truck returning from a call around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Three Injured In Route 46 Hotel Fire In Elmwood Park

click for full sizeThree people were injured in a multi-alarm blaze at the Red Carpet Inn motel on Route 46 Wednesday afternoon.

Bergen County Freeholders: On The Agenda 4.16.2014

On April 16, 2014 the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders will consider resolutions worth a total of $36,252,614.63 of taxpayers money. Here is a list of what is on the table at Wednesday nights meeting.
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