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Law Suit Alleges Bergen Prosecutor Tampered With Witnesses, Destroyed Evidence


Law Suit Alleges Bergen Prosecutor Tampered With Witnesses, Destroyed EvidenceA civil action alleging, among other things, a malicious prosecution, violations of civil rights (NJCRA) and violations under the New Jersey Constitution occurred at the highest levels of the Bergen County prosecutors’ Office, was filed today in Bergen County Superior Court on behalf of Retired Sgt. Thomas Aletta, of the Hackensack Police Department (HPD).

Sheriff's Officer Sues Bergen County Officials for Denying His Free Speech Rights


SheriffBergen County Sheriff's Officer Eddie Romero today filed suit naming the County of Bergen, the Bergen County Police Department, County Security Officer James Giblin, and County Police Officer William Pepard, as well as unnamed parties as Defendants in a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit alleging deprivation of his rights to free speech.

Christie Visits Little Ferry To Mark Sandy Anniversary


Christie Visits Little Ferry To Mark Sandy AnniversaryGovernor Chris Christie mad the trip to Little Ferry on Wednesday to mark the second year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall in New Jersey. Christie was joined by Little Ferry Mayor Mauro Raguseo, County Executive Kathleen Donovan and Moonachie Mayor Dennis Vaccaro. Christie spoke at a home renovation project on Sabina Street and visited with volunteer s from Rebuilding Together and the Volunteer Center of Bergen County

Following The Money: Financial Reports Show Donovan 'Labor' Money May Violate Law


Following The Money: Financial Reports Show Donovan If you want to find a story then ‘follow the money” is how the saying goes and with election day just around the corner New Jersey’s Election Law Enforcement website is filled with the latest financial filings from candidates and committees.  In the race for Bergen County Executive some inconsistencies stand out.

Garrett, Cho hold first debate for 5th Congressional District Race [Audio]


Garrett, Cho hold first debate for 5th Congressional District Race [Audio]Republican incumbent Congressman Scott Garrett and his Democratic challenger Roy Cho met face-to-face on Friday in the sole debate between the two candidates for New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District. The debate took place on WRNJ, a Morris County-based radio station.

Donovan’s Attack Ad: ‘100% Lie’ According To Officials and Documents [Video]


Donovan’s Attack Ad: ‘100% Lie’ According To Officials and Documents [Video]Freeholder and Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive James Tedesco was joined on Sunday morning by Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera and more than a dozen supporters to address allegations made in a recent political advertisement put out by his opponent Republican Kathleen Donovan.  Freeholder Steve Tanelli said “we are here to put to rest the lies that have no place here in Bergen County.”

Hackensack Police Director Mordaga, Bergen Prosecutor Can Be Sued In Mob Hit Case


Hackensack Police Director Mordaga, Bergen Prosecutor Can Be Sued In Mob Hit CaseIn the latest chapter of a story that reads like a cliff hanger from the Sopranos a Federal Appeals Court vacated an earlier dismissal of a law suit brought by the estate of reputed mobster Frank P. Lagano against Michael Mordaga, former Chief of Detectives for the Bergen County Prosecutor, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office.

Bergen County Police Chief Avoids PBA Suspension


Bergen County Police Chief Avoids PBA SuspensionAs reported, Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins, who is also the 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.

Donovan Allies Cashing In With The Help Of The Bergen County Improvement Authority


Donovan Allies Cashing In With The Help Of The Bergen County Improvement Authority The Bergen County Improvement Authority (BCIA) is one of the least know parts of Bergen County Government, to voters that is. For political cronies the BCIA is the honey pot of County government. The BCIA has quietly run up a tab of legal fees in the millions, all paid to political allies of Kathleen Donovan, delivering on that promise of a ‘higher quality of life’ for some citizens at least.

Tedesco Responds To Threats From Donovan Ally Alan Marcus


Tedesco Responds To Threats From Donovan Ally Alan MarcusJim Tedesco, the Democratic Candidate for Bergen County Executive, today released the following statement to a letter received from Alan Marcus – Kathe Donovan’s former campaign manager and advisor

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.


Ridgefield Candidates Say Nature Center To Remain A Nature Center

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“It’s the time of year when rumors begin to take on a life of their own,” said Councilman Javier Acosta.  “The Ridgefield Nature Center is a big part of our community’s landscape.  That’s not going to change.”

Bergen County Teens Perform at CBGB Festival in Times Square

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Students from the School of Rock after school music program in Tenafly performed at the CBGB Festival in New York on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12. “Our teens got up in front of thousands of people, tore up the stage, and blew away the crowd.  Their energy and confidence were off the charts.  It was awesome to watch, and for the students, it was an unforgettable experience” said School of Rock Tenafly General Manager Kathleen Ruscick

NJ Attorney General Continues Watch for Storm Recovery Scams

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, the Division of Consumer Affairs, and the Division of Criminal Justice this week commemorated two years of investigating and prosecuting alleged fraud related to the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, and noted that the Attorney General’s Statewide Sandy Fraud Working Group continues to watch for financial exploitation related to ongoing post-storm recovery efforts.

Bill to Require Sexual Assault Training for Law Enforcement Officers Clears Panel

“We cannot tolerate a culture in which victims of sexual assault lack confidence in the men and women responsible for responding to them,” said Johnson (D-Bergen). “Requiring officers to be trained to handle sexual assault appropriately will encourage reporting and reinforce our state’s commitment to justice for every resident.”

Red Cross Offers Free Preparedness Programs for Children

The American Red Cross North Jersey Region is currently offering The Pillowcase Project as part of a national pilot program in schools, after-school programs and other youth programs and events to teach 3rd - 5th graders and their families how to prepare for disasters.
 

Bill to Give Veterans Access to Filing for Unemployment Benefits Online

 “Currently policy neglects to provide veterans and others the same conveniences in filing for UI benefits as other residents,” said Eustace (D-Bergen, Passaic). “All claimants in New Jersey should have equal access to all unemployment benefits filing options, especially those who have fought for this country.”

Tedesco Campaign Unveils Mobile Campaign HQ At First Responders Rally

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Candidate for Bergen County Executive, Freeholder Jim Tedesco, held a rally on Thursday in Little Ferry for First Responders where the campaign unveiled their new mobile campaign headquarters.

Law Suit Alleges Bergen Prosecutor Tampered With Witnesses, Destroyed Evidence

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A civil action alleging, among other things, a malicious prosecution, violations of civil rights (NJCRA) and violations under the New Jersey Constitution occurred at the highest levels of the Bergen County prosecutors’ Office, was filed today in Bergen County Superior Court on behalf of Retired Sgt. Thomas Aletta, of the Hackensack Police Department (HPD).

Democratic Bergen County executive candidate has funding edge in race

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James Tedesco, the Democratic candidate for Bergen County executive, has raised about 81 percent more in contributions than Republican incumbent Kathleen Donovan, according to the latest round of campaign finance reports.

Sheriff's Officer Sues Bergen County Officials for Denying His Free Speech Rights

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Bergen County Sheriff's Officer Eddie Romero today filed suit naming the County of Bergen, the Bergen County Police Department, County Security Officer James Giblin, and County Police Officer William Pepard, as well as unnamed parties as Defendants in a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit alleging deprivation of his rights to free speech.

Food For Thought: School Breakfast

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Children who start their school day without a healthy meal are much less likely to have the nutrition they need to concentrate and learn. With growing poverty in New Jersey, “breakfast after the bell” is one of the most effective ways to battle childhood hunger. In Lodi, Garfield and Fairview, roughly 5,000 children from low-income families are not receiving this important morning meal at school.

Rep.Pascrell In Rutherford To Announce $1.25 Million Federal Drug Prevention Grants

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. was joined by community leaders and school officials at Rutherford High School on Thursday to announce a major federal grant that will fund community drug prevention initiatives in Rutherford and Secaucus.

Car chase ends in crash on Palisades Interstate Parkway ramp in Fort Lee

A car chase that started in Closter this morning ended on the Palisades Interstate Parkway but the suspects in two cars fled, authorities said.

Decision on suspending Cliffside Park counselor charged in child sex assault is on hold while he's jailed

A popular high school guidance counselor charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl could still be suspended from his job if he’s released from jail, the district’s superintendent said Wednesday. “What’s going to happen if he’s released?” Superintendent Michael Romagnino asked. “A decision will be made at that time, and we will follow all the correct procedures and laws.”

For Bergen County Freeholder: Voss and Ganz

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The current Freeholder Board has restored cuts to education and to veterans’ services that were made by Donovan and the Board when Republicans last held that majority. Incumbents Joan Voss and David Ganz have a record as Freeholders of supporting low taxes without asking students, veterans and Bergen County’s neediest to pick up the tab.
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