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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.


Unions Back In Court Over Pension Funding

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Fourteen unions collectively announced today that they have instructed their attorneys to prepare papers to go back to court to require the Governor to comply with his legal obligations under Chapter 78 to make the State's Annual Required Contribution to the pension system for FY 2016.

ACLU of New Jersey Sues NJ Department of Health for Denying OPRA Request on Ebola Policies

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The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) filed a lawsuit in Mercer County Superior Court challenging the New Jersey Department of Health’s refusal to provide public records regarding the development and implementation of state policies and protocols about exposure to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Poll: Budget Address No Help For Christie Approval Rating

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Governor 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.

Pascrell Announces Nearly $5 Million In Federal Transportation Grants to Bergen, Passaic Counties

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee who served for a decade on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced $4,867,000 in federal Transportation Alternatives Programs (TAP) grants to several municipalities in Bergen and Passaic counties.

Lt. Governor Guadagno Announce Dress Our Vets Clothing Drive in Celebration of Women’s History Month

Kicking off Women’s History Month, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was joined by women legislators to announce the month-long Dress Our Vets initiative, which will collect new or like-new professional clothing for women veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.

Pascrell Announces Extension of Deadlines for Key Sandy Recovery Programs

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Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has extended the deadline for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy to apply for two key assistance programs – the Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Homeowners Rebuilding Program and the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TRBA) Program.

Wheels for Meals: A Ride to Fight Hunger In Bergen County

Riders, walkers, sponsors and donations are being sought to raise funds to support key JFS initiatives that fight hunger in Bergen County. Proceeds from the Wheels for Meals Ride to Fight Hunger will enable JFS, a non-profit organization in Teaneck, to continue its kosher Meals on Wheels program and food pantry that serve the homebound elderly and disabled individuals.

Eastwick College Founder, President Donates To Meals on Wheels Program

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Thomas Eastwick, founder and president of Eastwick College, has donated $5000 to Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson (JFS) to support the non-profit’s Meals on Wheels program. Eastwick, an active member of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce, presented the check at the chamber’s holiday event in December.

Weinberg Statement On Health Reform Case Before Supreme Court

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Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg issued the following statement today on the potential impact on New Jersey of King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court case which will determine whether consumers in states with federal health exchanges are eligible for federal subsidies under the health care law:

Bergen County Advisory Boards and Commissions Looking For Citizen Members

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Community 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.

Bill to Help Cover Costs for Nursing Homes When Medicaid Drags its Feet Passes Assembly Panel

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An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Vincent Mazzeo, Joseph Lagana, Dan Benson and Annette Quijano to help seniors and other vulnerable residents receive the specialized care they need from nursing homes when the Medicaid application approval process is delayed.

Sanzari Enterprises Contributes Funds to Support Hackensack's Revitalization Vision

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Alfred Sanzari Enterprises made the inaugural donation to the Hackensack Main Street Redevelopment Fund, a new program created for Hackensack developers, business leaders and residents to support the Hackensack Upper Main Alliance’s ongoing efforts to transform the city’s downtown into a vibrant live-work-play destination.
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT CLEARED
10:19 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident on the Garden State Parkway southbound Exit 166 - Highland Ave in Paramus. All lanes open.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT INITIAL
10:11 AM - As of 1010am, there's an Accident on the Garden State Parkway southbound Exit 166 - Highland Ave in Paramus. All lanes open.
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.
NJ 3: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
09:32 AM - As of 930am, there's Construction on NJ 3 eastbound at Hackensack River Bridge in Secaucus. Right lane and shoulder closed for repairs until 300 P.M.
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: DISABLED VEHICLE CLEARED
08:58 AM - CLEARED there's a Disabled vehicle on I-80 eastbound West of Exit 57 - NJ 19 in Paterson. Deceleration lane blocked.
I-80: DISABLED VEHICLE UPDATE
08:45 AM - As of 843am, there's a Disabled vehicle on I-80 eastbound West of Exit 57 - NJ 19 in Paterson. Deceleration lane blocked.
I-80: ACCIDENT INITIAL
08:44 AM - As of 843am, there's an Accident on I-80 eastbound West of Exit 57 - NJ 19 in Paterson. Deceleration lane blocked.
NJ TRANSIT ALERTS
06:51 AM - MBPJ train #46, the 702am from Secaucus Jct, is up to 10 min. late due to earlier mechanical problems.0A0D0ASent 649 AM
LINCOLN TUNNEL: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
04:59 AM - CLEARED there's Construction at the Lincoln Tunnel westbound between New York Side - North Tube in Manhattan and New Jersey Side - North Tube in Weehawken Twp. All lanes closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
04:57 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge in both directions approaching New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan. 1 lane open from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
04:57 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on the George Washington Bridge eastbound ramp from Palisades Interstate Parkway Toll Plaza in Fort Lee. closed from 1100 P.M. until 500 A.M.
NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE/I-95: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
03:28 AM - CLEARED there's Construction on the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 express lanes northbound from Exit 68 - Challenger Rd in Ridgefield Park to George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee. All lanes closed and detoured until 600 A.M.





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