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Christie Holds 129th Town Hall Meeting In Fair Lawn


Christie Holds 129th Town Hall Meeting In Fair LawnGovernor Chris Christie held his 129th Town Hall in Fair Lawn on Wednesday. About 300 people attended the meeting where Christie spoke about his proposed budget and reform initiatives for New Jersey, in addition to answering questions from members of the audience.

Poll: Budget Address No Help For Christie Approval Rating


Poll: Budget Address No Help For Christie Approval RatingGovernor Christie’s budget address last week failed to move the needle on his approval rating among registered voters in New Jersey. The governor is now facing his lowest approval rating since taking office.

Bergen County Advisory Boards and Commissions Looking For Citizen Members


Bergen County Advisory Boards and Commissions Looking For Citizen MembersCommunity participation is vital to an open and responsive government. There is always a need for volunteer talent, time, and energy devoted to the Advisory Boards and Commissions. Public input enhances the County’s ability to provide the highest quality of service to the citizens of Bergen County.

Cuts To Hospitals In 2016 Budget Devastating Says NJ Hospital Associations


Cuts To Hospitals In 2016 Budget Devastating Says NJ Hospital AssociationsWe’re very concerned about the proposed $148 million cut to hospitals, which could have a devastating impact on many New Jersey hospitals and their communities. While we’ve made some strides in insuring more New Jerseyans, 11.7 percent of New Jersey’s 8.9 million residents remain uninsured

Freeholders Urge Review Of Building Codes In Wake Of Edgewater Avalon Fire


Freeholders Urge Review Of Building Codes In Wake Of Edgewater Avalon FireThe Bergen County the Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously on a resolution urging the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to review the State’s construction and fire safety codes.

Freeholders Approve Bergen County Police Merger


Freeholders Approve Bergen County Police Merger The 95-officer County Police Department will be renamed "the bureau of police services". The new bureau will be added to the 152 sheriff's officers under Saudino's command.

Lodi Bank Robber Arrested After Stopping For Coffee


Lodi Bank Robber Arrested After Stopping For CoffeeMichael J. Cassano, 38, of Oakland Gardens, N.Y., was arrested at the Dunkin' Donuts on Essex Street shortly after he allegedly robbed the Hudson City Savings Bank down the street just before 3 p.m. Police say Cassano placed a BB gun on the counter, and made off with $4,000 in cash.

Christie's $1.5B Cut In Pension Payments Violated Workers Rights


ChristieSuperior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled today that the governor violated the contractual rights of public workers by cutting $1.57 billion from pension payments in New Jersey's current budget. In short, the court cannot allow the State to “simply walk away from its financial obligations,” especially when those obligations were the State’s own creation Jacobson wrote.

Howard Stern’s ‘King Of All Blacks’ Suing City Of Englewood For Discrimination And Sexual Harassment


Howard Stern’s ‘King Of All Blacks’ Suing City Of Englewood  For Discrimination And Sexual HarassmentLawrence Coward, a.k.a. King of All Blacks, through his attorney, Eric V. Kleiner, Esq. has filed a law suit against the City of Englewood, New Jersey. Coward, who is a frequent guest on the Howard Stern radio show, claims his supervisor put him to work on the back of a garbage truck after the supervisor sexually harassed and sexually discriminated against his wife.


New York Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography And Interstate Travel to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct

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A Warwick, New York, man is charged with coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and traveling from New York to New Jersey, to have sexual intercourse with another minor, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Youth Organization Leader Charged with Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

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Gregory J. Aker, 45, a leader in a boys youth organization and a religious education teacher is charged by complaint with one count of possessing child pornography.

Plastic Surgeon Charged with Stealing Social Security Benefits from Disabled Son

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A retired plastic surgeon from Chatham, New Jersey, has been charged with stealing more than $80,000 in social security benefits from his severely disabled son, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced today.

Garrett Lone NJ Lawmaker To Vote 'No' On Homeland Security Funding

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Garrett was the only lawmaker from New Jersey to vote against a bill Tuesday that would fund the Department of Homeland Security over the long term without undoing Obama's orders about illegal immigration.

Bergen Co. property taxes 5th highest in nation for single-family homes, report finds

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Average homeowner forks over $11,000 a year in property taxes in Bergen County, according to a real estate site.

Convicted Former State Senator Coniglio Agrees To Pay $100K To Settle Campaign Finance Suit

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Convicted Bergen County Democrat Joseph Coniglio has agreed to settle a lawsuit with the state campaign finance watchdog over his allegedly illegal use of campaign funds to pay his legal bills.

Assembly to Hold Hearing on Questionable Christie Admininstration Settlement with Exxon Mobil

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Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman John McKeon on Wednesday announced the committee will convene a hearing on the Christie administration's reported decision to settle an $8.9 billion lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corporation for just $250 million.

Christie Holds 129th Town Hall Meeting In Fair Lawn

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Governor Chris Christie held his 129th Town Hall in Fair Lawn on Wednesday. About 300 people attended the meeting where Christie spoke about his proposed budget and reform initiatives for New Jersey, in addition to answering questions from members of the audience.

U.S. Voters: Send Troops To Fight Isis; Obama Loves America, Keep Un-Vaccinated Kids Out Of School

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American voters support 62 - 30 percent sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, with strong support across all party, gender and age groups, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released March 4.

All Female Freshman Team from Bergen County to Compete in 18th Annual USA Memory Championship

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An all-female team from Bergen County will be competing in the 18th Annual USA Memory Championship on March 29 in Manhattan. The seven freshmen from The Bergen County Academies will take on the predominantly male field. The competitors, known as “mental athletes”, have been training intensely with memory coach Frank Felberbaum (Mr. Memory) for the past three months.

Pascrell Statement on Passage of Department of Homeland Security Funding Bill

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), an original member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after the House passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year and prevent a partial shutdown of the agency, which was set to run out of money at midnight Friday.

Booker Statement on House Passage of a Clean DHS Funding Bill

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) issued the following statement after the US House voted to approve a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a possible shutdown of the agency:
 
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY CLEARED
05:20 PM - CLEARED there's Police department activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound on Mid-Span/Upper Level in Manhattan. Right lane blocked.
US 46: ACCIDENT UPDATE
05:16 PM - As of 514pm, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 in both directions East of CR 644/Main St in Denville Twp. All lanes closed and detoured 15-20 minute delay.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY CLEARED
05:10 PM - CLEARED there's Police department activity on the George Washington Bridge westbound between New York Side/Lower Level in Manhattan and New Jersey Side/Lower Level in Fort Lee. At least one lane closed.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY UPDATE
04:52 PM - As of 451pm, there's Police department activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound on Mid-Span/Upper Level in Manhattan. Right lane blocked.
US 46: ACCIDENT UPDATE
04:38 PM - As of 437pm, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 in both directions East of CR 644/Main St in Denville Twp. All lanes closed and detoured 15-20 minute delay.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY INITIAL
04:34 PM - As of 433pm, there's Police department activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound on Mid-Span/Upper Level in Manhattan. Right lane blocked.
US 46: ACCIDENT UPDATE
04:17 PM - As of 416pm, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 in both directions East of CR 644/Main St in Denville Twp. All lanes closed and detoured 15-20 minute delay.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY INITIAL
04:11 PM - As of 410pm, there's Police department activity on the George Washington Bridge westbound between New York Side/Lower Level in Manhattan and New Jersey Side/Lower Level in Fort Lee. At least one lane closed.
US 46: ACCIDENT UPDATE
03:57 PM - As of 356pm, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 in both directions East of CR 644/Main St in Denville Twp. All lanes closed and detoured.
NJ 17: CONSTRUCTION CANCELLED CLEARED
03:23 PM - CLEARED there's construction cancelled on NJ 17 northbound South of Ridgewood Ave in Paramus.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
03:19 PM - CLEARED there's construction on US 46 eastbound ramp to Green St in Teterboro.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
03:16 PM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge in both directions over Mid-Span/Upper Level in Manhattan the pedestrian walkway is closed, until further notice.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
03:04 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on US 46 eastbound ramp to Green St in Teterboro. 1 lane closed for repairs until 300 P.M.
NJ TRANSIT ALERTS
03:00 PM - Systemwide X-honoring of NJ TRANSIT rail, bus and light rail passes will be in effect for Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 due to expected winter weather conditions. 0A0D0ASent 255 PM
US 46: ACCIDENT UPDATE
02:21 PM - As of 220pm, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 in both directions East of CR 644/Main St in Denville Twp. All lanes closed and detoured.
US 46: INSTALLATION OF FIBER OPTICS CLEARED
02:19 PM - CLEARED there's installation of fiber optics on US 46 in both directions area of Hollister Rd in Teterboro.
I-80: DISABLED TRUCK CLEARED
02:12 PM - CLEARED there's a Disabled truck on I-80 local lanes eastbound East of Exit 63 - NJ 17 North in Lodi. Right lane blocked.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
02:02 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on US 46 in both directions area of Hollister Rd in Teterboro. All lanes closed intermittently until 200 P.M., 2-5 minute intermittent closures.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY UPDATE
01:55 PM - As of 154pm, there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge in both directions over Mid-Span/Upper Level in Manhattan the pedestrian walkway is closed, until further notice.
I-80: DISABLED TRUCK INITIAL
01:47 PM - As of 146pm, there's a Disabled truck on I-80 local lanes eastbound East of Exit 63 - NJ 17 North in Lodi. Right lane blocked.
US 46: ACCIDENT INITIAL
11:16 AM - As of 1114am, there's an Accident and a Downed pole and Downed wires on US 46 in both directions East of CR 644/Main St in Denville Twp. All lanes closed and detoured.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
10:55 AM - As of 1054am, 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.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
10:01 AM - As of 1000am, there's Construction on US 46 in both directions area of Hollister Rd in Teterboro. All lanes closed intermittently until 200 P.M., 2-5 minute intermittent closures.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
09:03 AM - As of 900am, there's Construction on US 46 eastbound ramp to Green St in Teterboro. 1 lane closed for repairs until 300 P.M.
I-80: ACCIDENT CLEARED
06:32 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident on I-80 westbound West of Exit 56 - Squirrelwood Rd in Totowa. 2 right lanes blocked.
NJ TRANSIT ALERTS
05:59 AM - Update MBCL train #50 the 554am departure from Port Jervis will operate today.0A0D0ASent 557 AM
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY UPDATE
05:58 AM - As of 557am, there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge in both directions over Mid-Span/Upper Level in Manhattan the pedestrian walkway is closed, until further notice.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
05:57 AM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound at Palisades Interstate Parkway Toll Plaza in Fort Lee. Manned toll lanes closed until 600 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY CLEARED
05:57 AM - CLEARED there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge eastbound at New Jersey Side/Lower Level Toll Plaza in Fort Lee. Manned toll lanes closed until 600 A.M.
I-80: ACCIDENT UPDATE
05:49 AM - As of 547am, there's an Accident on I-80 westbound West of Exit 56 - Squirrelwood Rd in Totowa. 2 right lanes blocked.



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