On Tuesday, William Tiren, a 56 year old man who’s most recent address was the homeless shelter, attempted suicide by hanging himself while in custody in a holding cell at the Hackensack Police Department.
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has appointed Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) to serve in the leadership position of Deputy Speaker of the General Assembly.
Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Department of Human Services today announced that Bergen County’s rescheduled 9th Annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center located at 120 South River Street in Hackensack.
Many renters in New Jersey are extremely low income and face a housing cost burden. Across the state, there is a deficit of rental units both affordable and available to extremely low income (ELI) renter households, i.e. those with incomes at 30% or less of the area median income (AMI).
Bergen Democrat Political Strategist, Adam Silverstein, took home first place at the REED Awards for the best television ad for local, county, or judicial candidate. The News Team Investigation commercial was produced by Silverstein’s company, Silver Strategies and Communications Group, for the Jim Tedesco for Bergen County Executive campaign.
Chris Christie backers formed a political action committee as part of constructing a possible 2016 bid for the White House. The PAC called ‘Leadership Matters For America’ launched their new website at LeadershipMattersForAmerica.Org and are already a sensation on social media.
A native of Romania who was arrested in Sweden and extradited to the United States admitted today to directing a large-scale scheme that stole bank account information through a process commonly referred to as “ATM skimming,” in which conspirators secretly installed card-reading devices on ATMs throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, and elsewhere.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we hosted Super Bowl XLVIII here in New Jersey. This year’s game will be played in Arizona, but here in New Jersey the State Police will have increased patrols statewide to tackle a major threat to roadway safety: Driving While Intoxicated.
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Wayne DeAngelo and Timothy Eustace to prohibit unsolicited telemarketing sales calls to commercial mobile service devices was signed into law on Thursday.
Tuesday’s alleged snowstorm led to the courts being closed and to a postponement of a pre-trial hearing for former Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph A. Ferriero. Ferriero faces charges on of kickback, bribery and racketeering charges.
Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Craig Coughlin, Tim Eustace, Gordon Johnson and Carmelo G. Garcia that would bring motor vehicle insurance requirements in line with 21st century technology was unanimously approved by the full Assembly on Thursday.
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Carmelo G. Garcia, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Charles Mainor, Tim Eustace and Gabriela Mosquera to help empower minors to seek treatment for mental illness and emotional disorders was approved, 67-3-1, by the full Assembly on Thursday.
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