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Eustace: NJT Commuters Deserve Affordable Public Transportation

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Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic), prime sponsor of a 2013 measure to rescind New Jersey Transit fare increases, issued the following statement on Thursday after raising concerns about proposed fare hikes during a Wednesday evening hearing:

Bergen Community College Holds 2015 Annual Commencement Ceremony

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The Bergen Community College  Annual Commencement Ceremony was held in the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus NJ on Thursday, May 21.

Hackensack Police Shoot, Kill Man With Knife

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Twenty four year old Elvin Diaz was shot by Hackensack police today. Diaz was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

New Jersey Employment Reaches Pre-Recession Level Of 2008

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Total employment in New Jersey reached its highest level in more than six years, surpassing 4 million as employers added 4,300 nonfarm jobs in April to mark ten consecutive months of employment growth in the Garden State, according to preliminary data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

Mentoring Moms Celebrates 20 Years of Service

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On Saturday, May 16th, 80 remarkable women celebrated and recognized the tremendous impact that the Volunteer Center’s Mentoring Moms program has made on the Bergen County community at the 20th Anniversary Moms and Mentors Brunch.

Volunteer Center of Bergen County’s Mentoring Youth Program Receives Grant From TJX Foundation

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The TJX Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. Funds will support the Volunteer Center’s Mentoring Youth program. Mentoring Youth recruits, screens, trains and provides ongoing supervision to caring adult mentors matched in one-on-one relationships with children in Bergen County ages 5-18.

HackensackUMC Celebrates Memorial Day With Monument Dedication

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In remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country, Hackensack University Medical Center unveiled today a Flags Monument in honor of Memorial Day.  The ceremony was conducted in military fashion by uniformed members of the HackensackUMC family.

NJ NAACP Applauds Bergen County’s Decision To Use Police Body Cameras

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In a letter to the elected officials Richard Smith, president of the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP offered his support and praise of the pilot program. The “NAACP stands firm in ensuring the protection of civil rights of all citizens, not excluding the rights of officers who are falsely accused of police brutality,” wrote Smith.

Lawmakers Urge Support for Veterans Suicide Prevention Program

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New Jersey lawmakers joined in urging U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Ashton Carter to reconsider DoD’s decision to shut down the successful Vets4Warriors program, a Pentagon-funded call center operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in New Jersey that provides troops struggling with depression and other psychological or emotional concerns confidential peer support by veterans.

HUMC Hosts 24th Annual EMS Excellence Awards Program

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HackensackUMC recognized and honored the dedication of the men and women who respond to life saving emergencies.  This year’s theme was “EMS Strong.”  Award recipients included nurses, paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters from 35 Bergen County municipalities. Many recipients are HackensackUMC employees.
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: DELAYS CLEARED
07:06 PM - CLEARED there are Delays on the Garden State Parkway southbound from South of Exit 159 - I-80 to South of Exit 157 - US 46 in Elmwood Park 1 1/2 mile delay, DUE TO ACCIDENT.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT CLEARED
07:01 PM - CLEARED there's an Accident on the Garden State Parkway southbound South of Exit 157 - US 46 in Elmwood Park. 1 lane blocked.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: HEAVY TRAFFIC UPDATE
06:58 PM - As of 659pm, there's Heavy traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel eastbound approaching New Jersey Side - Toll Plaza in Weehawken Twp 30 minute delay.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: HEAVY TRAFFIC UPDATE
06:58 PM - As of 658pm, there's Heavy traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel westbound approaching New York Side - Center Tube in Manhattan 10 minute delay.
LINCOLN TUNNEL: HEAVY TRAFFIC UPDATE
06:54 PM - As of 655pm, there's Heavy traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel westbound approaching New York Side - North Tube in Manhattan 10 minute delay.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: HEAVY TRAFFIC CLEARED
06:53 PM - CLEARED there's Heavy traffic on the George Washington Bridge eastbound approaching New Jersey Side/Lower Level Toll Plaza in Fort Lee 15 minute delay.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: HEAVY TRAFFIC CLEARED
06:53 PM - CLEARED there's Heavy traffic on the George Washington Bridge eastbound approaching New Jersey Side/Upper Level Toll Plaza in Fort Lee 25 minute delay.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: DELAYS INITIAL
06:45 PM - As of 646pm, there are Delays on the Garden State Parkway southbound from South of Exit 159 - I-80 to South of Exit 157 - US 46 in Elmwood Park 1 1/2 mile delay, DUE TO ACCIDENT.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: ACCIDENT CLEARED
06:40 PM - CLEARED there's an Accident on the George Washington Bridge eastbound area of New York Side/Upper Level in Manhattan. 1 lane blocked.
US 46: DELAYS CLEARED
06:35 PM - CLEARED there are Delays on US 46 in both directions between Hackensack River Bridge in Ridgefield Park and CR 503/Liberty St in South Hackensack Twp delays due to volume.

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