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.
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.
Applicants 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.
Dumont 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.
In 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.”
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 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).
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.
Brian 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.
Home values outpace incomes
In his 2012 book, U.S. Senate candidate Jeffrey Bell argued that social conservatives are the only true adherents to the Founding Fathers’ vision, because most liberals do not believe that human rights are derived from God rather than awarded by governments. The book, “The Case for Polarized Politics,” highlighted many perceived outrages the right has had to tolerate, starting with evolution taught in public schools and moving through the ban on school prayer to no-fault divorce and “adversarial” feminism fueled by the Pill, which he said demeans women who want to marry and have children.
Since the pile driving started near the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack earlier this year, John McCann has been eating more Atkins bars. He says they help to stave off the waves of nausea that come from listening to hours of pounding steel and feeling the floor sway from the vibrations.
The thunder and rain shook up the St. Joseph Feast in Lodi on Sunday afternoon, but couldn’t quell the spirits or appetites of participants. The 100th anniversary celebration of the St. Joseph Feast began Friday and runs through today with rides, food, live bands and concession booths. There was also a religious component with Mass and a procession in honor of St. Joseph. On Sunday afternoon, the action slowed as the rain poured down. Several vendors groused that they were losing money. But when the sun came back, the people did, too.
Five U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members from a Bergen County-based flotilla patrolled the Hudson River on Sunday, shooing boats out of the way of an annual tugboat compettion. Dressed in matching navy blue T-shirts, cargo pants and orange life vests, they set sail from Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken at 9 a.m. Sunday and spent the next four hours watching the river. The Coast Guard Auxiliary, a 75-year-old institution, consists of more than 32,000 volunteers nationwide who support the U.S. Coast Guard, except in military and law enforcement actions.
According to the report, two parents raising two school-age children while earning $64,000 would be considered poor. A couple with two infants or preschool age children would need to earn $73,371 a year to escape poverty.
New Jersey’s leading environmental groups – the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, and League of Conservation Voters – joined together today to endorse U.S. Sen. Cory Booker for re-election, calling him “a crucial environmental ally” for New Jerseyans.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will head to New Jersey to campaign for Jim Tedesco, candidate for Bergen County Executive. Wasserman-Schultz will be in Fort Lee on Monday, September 8 where she will hold a press conference to mark one year since the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal a.k.a. Bridgegate.
Members of the Waldwick Police Department raised more than $20,000 on Saturday to help start a scholarship fund in the name of their fallen brother, Officer Christopher Goodell, who died last month while on duty. Goodell’s family attended the event, where his fellow officers and staff sold about 2,000 navy blue shirts with Goodell’s badge number, 38, on the front.
The 154th New Jersey State Police class started with 200 recruits and graduated 149 troopers. Of this graduating class, approximately one-third are minority graduates, approximately 80% have a Bachelor's Degree or higher, 40% played college sports, 25% have prior law enforcement experience, and 21% have prior military experience (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard).
Police identified the body of a man found near Bogota’s railroad tracks as 50-year-old Michael Clifford of Bogota. The body did not appear to have been struck by a train, and preliminary findings from the county’s medical examiner.
Tamer Ammar, who remains hospitalized, was driving a 2014 Honda Civic northbound on Broad Avenue at about 130 a.m. on July 24 when he lost control of the car and drove into the southbound lane, striking a building, authorities said. One of his passengers died.
A Facebook group dedicated to the ousting of current Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan, ‘Women voters against reelection of Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan’, has more than doubled its members since our first report a couple of weeks ago. The group has grown to over 1600 members and the group’s founders have a backlog of request to join.
A 24-year-old Kearny man was arrested Friday afternoon after he allegedly broken into a Bogle Drive home and assaulted three of its residents, sending one to the hospital, police said.
Lyra's condition - caused by three mutated genes that science has yet to identify - is so rare that it is unnamed. And doctors believe she could be the only one in the world with her disabilities, said her mother, Heather Polyi. Now, friends, borough leaders, businesses and civic organizations are banding together to hold a fundraiser for Lyra next month to help her parents handle the mounting medical costs.
An autopsy will be done on a body discovered by two pedestrians around midnight in a secluded area alongside railroad tracks near Elm Avenue, police said. Police don't think the middle-aged-man was struck by a train.
A 25-year-old city man who worked in maintenance at a condominium complex has been accused of breaking into apartments there and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics, police said Friday in a news release.
A city resident who allegedly had a duffel bag loaded with marijuana in his car was captured after a traffic stop Friday morning in which he pushed a police officer and fled on foot, leaving his 10-month-old daughter in the back seat, police said.
A 29-year-old Glen Rock man graduated from the State Police academy Friday morning in Toms River and earned the military service award for his class.
"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.