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Snow Fall Totals: How Much Snow Did You Get?


Snow Fall Totals: How Much Snow Did You Get?Some areas of New Jersey have seen as much as 9 inches of snow in the overnight storm. Here are the snow fall totals for some New Jersey towns. Amounts are compiled by the National Weather Service.

Disaster Relief Fund for the Families Affected by the Edgewater, New Jersey Fire


Disaster Relief Fund for the Families Affected by the Edgewater, New Jersey FireSo many of our friends and family members have been affected by the tragic fire that broke out at the Edgewater, New Jersey apartment complex on January 21st. Hundreds of residents are now homeless and without basic necessities. 100% of your donations will go to the families affected by this tragedy. The Edgewater Education Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charity foundation.

Community Center Opened for Families Displaced by Edgewater Fire


Community Center Opened for Families Displaced by Edgewater FireThe American Red Cross, together with the Borough of Edgewater, Bergen County Office of Emergency Management and the Edgewater Office of Emergency Management, opened a reception center at the Edgewater Community Center, 1167 River Road to help the more than 400 families displaced by Wednesday’s fire at an apartment complex on Russell Avenue in Edgewater, New Jersey.

Fire Engulfs Edgewater Apartment Complex [Video]


Fire Engulfs Edgewater Apartment Complex [Video]Firefighters are battling a five-alarm blaze at an Edgewater apartment complex this evening. The Avalon at Edgewater complex, at 102 Russell Ave., has been evacuated, according to authorities. “Approximately 400 residents were evacuated and there were no injuries among the residents,” said  a spokesman for AvalonBay Communities, the owner of the complex.

Bergen NAACP President Withdraws From Freeholder Bid


Bergen NAACP President Withdraws From Freeholder BidAnthony Cureton, president of the Bergen County chapter of the NAACP has taken himself out of the running to fill the Freeholder seat left vacant when James Tedesco was sworn in as Bergen County Executive.

Union President Added To List To Fill Vacant Bergen County Freeholder Seat


Union President Added To List To Fill Vacant Bergen County Freeholder SeatTom Sullivan, IBEW Local 164 president, has risen to the top of a short list of candidates to fill the seat on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders left vacant when Jim Tedesco was sworn in as Bergen County Executive. Multiple sources say that Sullivan has been offered the position but has not yet accepted.

Tedesco Statement on Izod Announcement


Tedesco Statement on Izod AnnouncementOn January 15, 2015, the board of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority voted to close the Izod Center in accordance with a recommendation from Governor Chris Christie’s administration.  Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco released the following statement about the Izod announcement and vote:

Volunteers Needed As Bergen County Prepares For Homeless Count


Volunteers Needed As Bergen County Prepares For Homeless Count  This year, between January 27-28, volunteers will again seek out homeless residents in shelters, woods, under bridges, in vacant buildings and other locations where they are forced to live because there is insufficient affordable or supportive housing and/or other suitable living arrangements for them. The Count’s results guide planning efforts to address homelessness across the state.

Tedesco Ends Donovan Lawsuit With PBA 134


Tedesco Ends Donovan Lawsuit With PBA 134On January 9, 2015, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco fulfilled a key promise by submitting a Stipulation of Dismissal to the New Jersey Supreme Court, ending a costly and prolonged legal battle initiated by former County Executive Kathleen Donovan.  Both the Superior Court and its Appellate Division ruled against Donovan, who filed an appeal of those rulings before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Study Ranks Safest Cities In New Jersey


Study Ranks Safest Cities In New Jersey  The analysts at ValuePenguin took a comprehensive look at crime statistics at over 350 cities and towns in New Jersey to determine which are the safest and least safe relative to each other. Bergen County scores big with 6 of the top ten including Old Tappan, Park Ridge, Emerson, Wyckoff, Waldwick and Norwood.


NJ Police Officer Charged with Use of Excessive force during Arrest

Police Officer Domenico Lillo, 44, of Bayonne, New Jersey, was arrested by federal agents Friday morning and after a federal grand jury in Newark returned an indictment charging him with the deprivation of civil rights under color of law and falsification of records. Lillo had his initial appearance and arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark III in Newark federal court. He was released on $100,000 unsecured bond.

Montvale man caught with heroin after car chase, Elmwood Park police say

A Montvale man was found with 20 bags of heroin after he led borough police officers on a car chase Friday, authorities said.

Residents criticize Avalon's response to five-alarm Edgewater blaze

Many residents said they didn't initially take the fire alarm seriously, since the building had frequent drills.

Snow Fall Totals: How Much Snow Did You Get?

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Some areas of New Jersey have seen as much as 9 inches of snow in the overnight storm. Here are the snow fall totals for some New Jersey towns. Amounts are compiled by the National Weather Service.

Neighbors allowed home days after devastating Edgewater fire

Residents who live around the scene of a devastating fire at the Avalon Edgewater apartment complex were allowed to return home two days after they were forced out by the massive blaze, officials said Friday.

Eustace & Lagana to Host Public Education Forum

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Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (both D-Bergen/Passaic) will welcome Assembly Education Committee Chair Patrick Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) to the 38th Legislative District on Feb. 10 as they together host a meeting of the 38th District Public Education Advisory Committee.

Prosecutor Woman should get 15 years for robbing woman, putting her in car trunk

Under the arrangement, Nadeau would plead guilty only to robbery and would have to serve 12 years, 9 months in prison before becoming eligible for parole

Hasbrouck Heights Man Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

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Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Daniel Ferguson, 24, of Cleveland Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey relating to charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, specifically by possessing images of Child Pornography.

Speaker Prieto to Pursue Legislation to Strengthen Multi-Family Building Standards in Wake of Edgewater Fire

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Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), who is a construction code official by trade and has deep knowledge of building practices and safety, will be working with the Department of Community Affairs to craft legislation that will address issues raised by the recent fire in Edgewater, which has left more than 500 tenants displaced after their building was destroyed.

Bergen Sheriff's Officers Arrest Brothers For Drugs, Fake Handgun In Hackensack

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Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino today announced the arrests of Carl (age 22) and Leroy Williams, (age 19) possession of CDS (marijuana), possession with intent to distribute and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.
 

NJ Man Sentenced To Prision For Exposing Himself To Undercover Detective On Webcam

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Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Morristown man was sentenced to prison today for exposing himself using a webcam to an undercover detective he believed was a 13-year-old girl.

Disaster Relief Fund for the Families Affected by the Edgewater, New Jersey Fire

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So many of our friends and family members have been affected by the tragic fire that broke out at the Edgewater, New Jersey apartment complex on January 21st. Hundreds of residents are now homeless and without basic necessities. 100% of your donations will go to the families affected by this tragedy. The Edgewater Education Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charity foundation.
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