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In Hackensack, Bergen County’s Oldest Church Getting By On A Prayer


In Hackensack, Bergen County’s Oldest Church Getting By On A PrayerIn the shadow of the construction of the $147 million Bergen County Justice Center stands an all but forgotten monument that has served its City, County and Country for over 325 years. Today, Hackensack’s First Dutch Reformed Church, also known as the Church on the Green, continues to serve the community as it has done since its founding in 1686. The church is the oldest church in Bergen County.

Accused Bergen Synagogue Bomber, Aakash Dalal, Gets Change Of Venue


Accused Bergen Synagogue Bomber, Aakash Dalal, Gets Change Of VenueOn Friday, a New Jersey appeals court ruled that Dalal should receive a change of venue or have a judge from another vicinage preside over the case. "After carefully considering the circumstances, we conclude that a reasonable person would harbor such doubts despite our own confidence that the trial judge could fairly and impartially preside over this matter.”

Bergen Prosecutor Used False Document To Sell Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part II


Bergen Prosecutor Used False Document To Sell Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part IIA six-month investigation by PIX11 found that Prosecutor John Molinelli’s office made false statements in official documents filed with the County Board of Freeholders in order to hire Molinelli’s chosen authenticator. That authenticator, Drew Max, was retained with a $10,000 no bid contract. He then gave his stamp of authenticity to hundreds of autographs on items that previously had been rejected by reputable authenticators. Molinelli never revealed the previous rejections to bidders at his auctions.

Bergen Prosecutor Auctioned Off Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part I


Bergen Prosecutor Auctioned Off Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part IPIX 11's Help Me Howard, Howard Thompson, says that Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli sold bougus sports memorabilia in an auction of seized items held in May 2014. That report claims Molinelli ignored warnings that the autographs were fake.

Bergen Police Departments Team Up For 2014 Annual PBA Toy Drive


Bergen Police Departments Team Up For 2014 Annual PBA Toy DriveThe Bergen County Sheriff’s Department along with local Bergen County Police Departments and local businesses have teamed up for the annual PBA Toy Drive. All toys collected will go toward the Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey, Shelter our Sisters, Tomorrow’s Children, and several Military families.

Tedesco Announces Formation Of Transition Team


Tedesco Announces Formation Of Transition TeamJames Tedesco, the Bergen County Executive-Elect, today announced the formation of his transition team which will conduct an extensive review of each department and independent authority within Bergen County.  The Transition Team will be organized into 14 sub-committees. “The volunteer members of my Transition Team are experts in their fields and will allow for a comprehensive assessment of County Government" said Tedesco.

Behind The Win: Tedesco Campaign Manager Michael Pagan


Behind The Win: Tedesco Campaign Manager Michael PaganSeven months ago no one believed that incumbent Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan could be beaten in her bid for reelection, nobody except one Bergen County Democrat. Win, lose or draw Mike Pagan’s name would be on the results and expectations were low.

Hackensack Police Officer Receives Suspension, New Car After Falsifying Time Sheets


Hackensack Police Officer Receives Suspension, New Car After Falsifying Time SheetsHackensack Police Officer, Alberto Gutierrez, Sr. recently received a five day suspension without pay for falsifying time sheets, according to sources within the department.  Time sheets, obtained by the Bergen Dispatch, claim Officer Gutierrez was checking buildings when he was either at a local restaurant or at an office on Main Street. Gutierrez rents that office for a side business he runs.

Dealing With Victory A Crossroads For Bergen County Democrats


Dealing With Victory A Crossroads For Bergen County DemocratsWith the election of Jim Tedesco to the top spot in the County, Bergen Democrats have regained control of, well, everything. Dems now control the Bergen County Freeholder Board, Bergen County Clerk’s office, County Surrogate and in January will take over the office of Bergen County Executive.

Roy Cho A Possible To Fill Vacant Bergen Freeholder Seat


Roy Cho A Possible To Fill Vacant Bergen Freeholder SeatWith Jim Tedesco’s victory on Tuesday over incumbent Kathleen Donovan a seat on the Freeholder Board will become vacant on January 1, 2015. On the short list for the Freeholder seat is Roy Cho who ran a surprising campaign that fell short of unseating incumbent Scott Garrett in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District. Cho, a Hackensack resident, would be the first Asian American to hold a seat on the Bergen County Freeholder Board


Substitute Teacher, 21, Charged With Criminal Sexual Contact Of Student, 16

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Linda Hardan, of Prospect Park, New Jersey was charged on November 21, 2014, with one count of second degree Sexual Assault as well as one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and fourth degree Criminal Sexual Contact for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16 year old student from Manchester Regional High School. Miss Linda Hardan is employed as a substitute teacher at Manchester Regional High School.

In Hackensack, Bergen County’s Oldest Church Getting By On A Prayer

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In the shadow of the construction of the $147 million Bergen County Justice Center stands an all but forgotten monument that has served its City, County and Country for over 325 years. Today, Hackensack’s First Dutch Reformed Church, also known as the Church on the Green, continues to serve the community as it has done since its founding in 1686. The church is the oldest church in Bergen County.

New York Man Busted In $100K Scam, Faces Extradition To Bergen County

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Michael Dantoni, 56, of New York, New York.  Dantoni was charged with Theft by Deception.  The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office White Collar Crime Unit.

Garfield Man, 21, Accused Of Sexual Assault Of Girl, 14

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Starlin  Villalona-Perdomo, 21, of Garfield, New Jersey on charges of Sexual Assault  and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Garfield Police Department.

NJ State Police Seize Gun In Arrest at Vince Lombardi Service Area

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Jonathan Hinote, 23, remained held on $25,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail this morning, charged with illegal handgun possession, following yesterday’s arrest at the Vince Lombardi Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield

Rochelle Park Police Arrest 4, And Pimp In Prostitution Sting

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An undercover operation led to the arrests of four women who Rochelle Park police said were prostitutes and a Queens man identified as their pimp.

Maywood House Fire Quickly Put Down

EXCLUSIVE: Firefighters quickly extinguished a Maywood second-floor fire this afternoon, no injuries were reported. Firefighters from Rochelle Park and the Hackensack FAST unit responded to the Passaic Street home just after noon. Paramus, Lodi and Saddle Brook provided mutual aid.

Accused Bergen Synagogue Bomber, Aakash Dalal, Gets Change Of Venue

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On Friday, a New Jersey appeals court ruled that Dalal should receive a change of venue or have a judge from another vicinage preside over the case. "After carefully considering the circumstances, we conclude that a reasonable person would harbor such doubts despite our own confidence that the trial judge could fairly and impartially preside over this matter.”

Grants Awarded To Strengthen Support Networks for New Jersey’s At-Risk Youth

The Office of Community Justice is providing the grants to the youth-serving, community-based organizations to strengthen and/or develop partnerships with those who can best assist at-risk youths.  These partners include police, youth serving organizations, educators, and other key stakeholders, and will coordinate a network of support and assistance to vulnerable youth 21-years-old or under, who face adverse experiences or circumstances and who reside in an economically disadvantaged or high-crime area.

Obama Executive Order Will Afftect 137,000 Of New Jerseys 525,000 Undocumented Residents

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New Jersey Policy Perspective’s Erika Nava estimates that about 137,000 of New Jersey’s estimated 525,000 undocumented residents will be affected by President Barack Obama’s announced executive action program on immigration. The centerpiece of the program would enable parents of U.S. citizens to defer any deportation by registering for a new program that requires them to submit to criminal background checks, pay taxes, and in return get a work permit.

Bergen Prosecutor Used False Document To Sell Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part II

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A six-month investigation by PIX11 found that Prosecutor John Molinelli’s office made false statements in official documents filed with the County Board of Freeholders in order to hire Molinelli’s chosen authenticator. That authenticator, Drew Max, was retained with a $10,000 no bid contract. He then gave his stamp of authenticity to hundreds of autographs on items that previously had been rejected by reputable authenticators. Molinelli never revealed the previous rejections to bidders at his auctions.

Booker Statement on Immigration Executive Action

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., issued the following statement after President Obama announced executive action marking reform measures to the U.S. immigration system:

Menendez on President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action

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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) issued the below statement in reaction to President Obama’s executive action on immigration: “Today’s announcement is an historic step forward, but the work continues.  I remain committed to working with my colleagues to create long lasting solutions that only comprehensive immigration legislation can provide.

Kenyan marathoner runs 5 miles from cops, hides in closet to avoid sex crime charges, police say

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Eric Kipkemei Chirchir, 31, of Hasbrouck Heights, is charged with criminal sexual contact, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest and eluding police. He's being held in Bergen County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail

Lodi Man, 36, Charged After Sex With Juvenile Female

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Christian Calderon, 36, of Lodi, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Lodi Police Department.
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