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New Jersey Lawmakers React To Reports of the Death of New Jersey Student Aaron Sofer in Israel
Thursday, August 28, 2014
"With the heartbreaking news of the death of Aaron Sofer, our worst nightmare has come true. There a ...


Lodi HS Teacher Indicted For Crash That Injured Police Officer Daniel Breslin
Thursday, August 28, 2014
On April 19 Ettz was driving westbound on Route 46 in Lodi when he struck Bergen County Police Offic ...


Bergen County Sheriff Delays Acquisition Of Armored Vehicles, Citing Federal Review
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday that he would delay the acquisition of two ...


Bergen Freeholders Celebrate Women’s Equality Day
Thursday, August 28, 2014
This week, residents from across Bergen County celebrated Women’s Equality Day which marks the enact ...


Dueling Press Conferences: Sheriff Saudino To Address Military Vehicles Ahead Of Donovan
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced he will hold a press conference this morning at 10am ...


Donovan To Denounce Sheriff’s Armored Vehicles, Again
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan has announced that she will hold a press conference to once ...


Condolences to Senator Weinberg On Loss Of Brother
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
We extend condolences to Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and her family on the death ...


Two Arrested, One At Large In Rape Of Teaneck Girl, 15
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrests of Kelisen Brewley, 25 years of age ...


Fire prompts evacuation at Garden State Plaza mall
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Firefighters were called to a rooftop fire at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Macy’s store Tuesday ...


Women’s Equality Day: 'More work to do'
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Women’s Equality Day, which marks the day in which the 19th Amendment was certified and gave women t ...





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Bergen County Sheriff Delays Acquisition Of Armored Vehicles, Citing Federal Review


Bergen County Sheriff Delays Acquisition Of Armored Vehicles, Citing Federal ReviewBergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday that he would delay the acquisition of two MRAP (mine-resistant ambush-protected) vehicles until the the program that distributes them is reviewed by the United States and New Jersey Attorneys General.

Freeholder Tracy Zur Calls on Attorney General to Investigate Potential Campaign Finance Violations by Donovan Campaign


Freeholder Tracy Zur Calls on Attorney General to Investigate Potential Campaign Finance Violations by Donovan CampaignFreeholder Tracy Zur today said she has asked Acting Attorney General John Hoffman to investigate whether campaign finance laws were broken during County Executive Kathleen Donovan's 2010 campaign.

New Jersey Faces Loss Of Federal Funding For Food Stamp Program


New Jersey Faces Loss Of Federal Funding For Food Stamp ProgramApplicants who qualify for assistance must receive benefits no later than 30 days after their local Social Services office obtains an application, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. New Jersey ranks 52nd among 53 U.S agencies in its processing time for SNAP applications, according to the USDA.

Bergen County Has Another New Acting County Administrator


Bergen County Has Another New Acting County AdministratorDumont lawyer Jerrold B. Binney has been named the new acting Bergen County Administrator. Binney is replacing Ben Kezmarsky, the county’s director of information technology, who was named acting administrator a few months ago when Ed Trawinski left the post for medical reasons.

Donovan Denied Stay In Court Battle With Sheriff’s Officers Over Pay


Donovan Denied Stay In Court Battle With Sheriff’s Officers Over PayIn Judge Reisner latest denial of Donovan’s request to withhold payment from the Sheriff’s officers she writes: “Based on the record presented to us, we conclude that continuing to preserve the status quo would be inequitable, would not further the public interest, and is unwarranted.”

Freeholders Respond To Chief’s Claim That Politics Is Reason For Lack Of Security At Nursing Home


Freeholders Respond To Chief’s Claim That Politics Is Reason For Lack Of Security At Nursing Home The Bergen County Freeholders responded to allegations made by Bergen County Police Chief and Director of Public Safety, Brian Higgins, that politics is the reason for a lack of security at the Bergen County Health Care Center (BCHCC), a 110-bed skilled nursing care center located in Rockleigh.

In Bergen County Politics And Public Safety Collide


In Bergen County Politics And Public Safety CollideIn emails obtained by the Bergen Dispatch Bergen County Police Chief and Director of Public Safety, Brian Higgins points his finger at the Bergen County Freeholders claiming politics is the reason there is no Security Officer at the County run nursing home in Rockleigh, the Bergen County Health Care Center (BCHCC). 

Bergen County School Board Candidates


Bergen County School Board Candidates Here are the candidates for school boards across Bergen County in the November elections. New Jersey’s 4,800 board members are the largest group of elected officials in the state, responsible for decisions affecting the operation of more than 2,400 public schools and the education of over 1.37 million children.

Bergen County Police Chief, Brian Higgins, Faces Two Year Suspension From State PBA


Bergen County Police Chief, Brian Higgins, Faces Two Year Suspension From State PBABrian 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.


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New Jersey Lawmakers React To Reports of the Death of New Jersey Student Aaron Sofer in Israel

"With the heartbreaking news of the death of Aaron Sofer, our worst nightmare has come true. There are no adequate words to convey my personal condolences to the Sofer family and to the people of Lakewood for this terrible loss.

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Lodi HS Teacher Indicted For Crash That Injured Police Officer Daniel Breslin

On April 19 Ettz was driving westbound on Route 46 in Lodi when he struck Bergen County Police Officer Daniel Breslin’s vehicle from behind.  Breslin had stopped in the right lane of travel to assist a fellow officer who had pulled off to the shoulder to repair a radio problem.  As a result of the collision, Breslin suffered a traumatic brain injury and was hospitalized for months.

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Bergen County Sheriff Delays Acquisition Of Armored Vehicles, Citing Federal Review

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday that he would delay the acquisition of two MRAP (mine-resistant ambush-protected) vehicles until the the program that distributes them is reviewed by the United States and New Jersey Attorneys General.

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Bergen Freeholders Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

This week, residents from across Bergen County celebrated Women’s Equality Day which marks the enactment of  the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote.

Paramus police say neighbors helped to shut down a brothel

Authorities credited borough residents who called police about strange cars on their street with helping to bring down a brothel Wednesday evening.

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Dueling Press Conferences: Sheriff Saudino To Address Military Vehicles Ahead Of Donovan

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced he will hold a press conference this morning at 10am to address the United States Attorney General’s call to review the 1033 surplus property program. This announcement comes after County Executive Kathleen Donovan announced a press conference for 11am to address the same issue.

Bergen County’s Martin Luther King Jr. statue gets finishing touches

A 7-foot-4-inch bronze figure of Martin Luther King Jr. that will be dedicated in Hackensack in the fall was at a Philadelphia foundry on Wednesday and near completion.

Englewood vigil concerned with use of deadly police force against minorities prays for healing, change

Civil rights leaders, county and municipal politicians and clergy in North Jersey called for unity and healing at a prayer vigil Wednesday in Englewood that followed weeks of national attention and protests about the killings of unarmed black males by police.

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Donovan To Denounce Sheriff’s Armored Vehicles, Again

Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan has announced that she will hold a press conference to once again denounce the decision of Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino to obtain two armored vehicles from the United States Department of Defense.

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Condolences to Senator Weinberg On Loss Of Brother

We extend condolences to Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and her family on the death of her brother Carl Isaacs who died over the wekend  in California.

Bergen County tab totals $507,000 in back pay in 2 cops' acquittal

More than a half million dollars in back pay will fuel a total $1.12 million settlement with two county police officers acquitted earlier this year of charges they lied to investigators and removed evidence from the scene of a police shooting.

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Two Arrested, One At Large In Rape Of Teaneck Girl, 15

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrests of Kelisen Brewley, 25 years of age and Kareem A. Gibbs, 22 years of age, both of 547 Maple Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey.  Both have been charged with three counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Kelisen Brewley is additionally charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm, a 3rd degree crime.

Fire prompts evacuation at Garden State Plaza mall

Firefighters were called to a rooftop fire at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Macy’s store Tuesday afternoon, according to officials.

Misconduct convictions overturned for ex-Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission officials

A judge in Paterson has ordered new trials for two former Passaic Valley Water Commission supervisors who were convicted earlier this year of using employees who were on the clock to fix their families’ and friends’ homes.

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Women’s Equality Day: 'More work to do'

Women’s Equality Day, which marks the day in which the 19th Amendment was certified and gave women the right to vote, is to celebrate the achievement of women and promote gender equality.

Study: NJ Ranks Poorly In Women's Equality

A report from WalletHub.com finds New Jersey ranks 34th in the United States in terms of women’s equality. The ranking is comprised of three categories: workplace environment, health and education, and political empowerment

Hospital critics call for more disclosure

In the 1980s and early 1990s, the state of New Jersey decided whether a hospital could construct a new wing, add beds or buy the latest high-tech machine. Officials knew how much hospitals spent on staff and supplies, as well as care for the uninsured. They told each hospital what it could charge for care. Today, the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction.

N.J. Attorney General's Office reviewing program to distribute military surplus equipment

As President Obama increases scrutiny of military gear handed out to local police, the state Attorney General’s Office says that New Jersey’s participation in a key Defense Department program is under review but stressed that it hasn’t received any criticism of how the surplus equipment has been used.

Goose Contributes to Two Car Crash on Route 46

On August 25 the Fairfield Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a two car motor vehicle crash on Route 46 West, near the Two Bridges Road Overpass. Preliminary investigation revealed that Wood allegedly observed a Canadian goose in the roadway and applied her brakes in order to avoid striking it.

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Freeholder Tracy Zur Calls on Attorney General to Investigate Potential Campaign Finance Violations by Donovan Campaign

Freeholder Tracy Zur today said she has asked Acting Attorney General John Hoffman to investigate whether campaign finance laws were broken during County Executive Kathleen Donovan's 2010 campaign.

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