Some areas of New Jersey have seen as much as 8 inches of snow in the overnight storm. Here are the snow fall totals for some New Jersey towns. Amounts are compiled by the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service said the storm tracked about 90 miles further east than expected, sparing much of the region. That means that North Jersey is waking up to inches, not feet, of snow this morning. The State of New Jersey has revoked the statewide travel ban that was put into effect at 11:00 p.m. last evening.
With Winter Storm Juno expected to impede transportation and travel throughout New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie today declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies.
Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and Bergen County DPW Director Ray Dressler addressed the local preparedness for the upcoming snow storm this morning at the County public works facility. Tedesco announced that county offices will be closing early ahead of the expected storm and all Bergen County public schools will have an early dismissal today and be closed tomorrow.
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $4,598,160 in federal grants to a variety of community-based programs in Passaic and Bergen Counties to help provide shelter and care for those without a home of their own. The federal grants, part of HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, are designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
Tom Sullivan, IBEW Local 164 president, was elected by acclamation to fill the seat on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders left vacant when Jim Tedesco was sworn in as Bergen County Executive.
In her first public speech since losing the county executive election in November, Kathleen Donovan referred those within the party who supported her opponent as “traitors.”
Police Officer Domenico Lillo, 44, of Bayonne, New Jersey, was arrested by federal agents Friday morning and after a federal grand jury in Newark returned an indictment charging him with the deprivation of civil rights under color of law and falsification of records. Lillo had his initial appearance and arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark III in Newark federal court. He was released on $100,000 unsecured bond.
A Montvale man was found with 20 bags of heroin after he led borough police officers on a car chase Friday, authorities said.
Many residents said they didn't initially take the fire alarm seriously, since the building had frequent drills.
Residents who live around the scene of a devastating fire at the Avalon Edgewater apartment complex were allowed to return home two days after they were forced out by the massive blaze, officials said Friday.
Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (both D-Bergen/Passaic) will welcome Assembly Education Committee Chair Patrick Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) to the 38th Legislative District on Feb. 10 as they together host a meeting of the 38th District Public Education Advisory Committee.
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