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.
Hackensack Police Officer Moise Flanagan has filed a lawsuit against Police Director Michael Mordaga and the City of Hackensack alleging continuous and repeated retaliation. In his complaint, Flanagan alleges that he has been retaliated against because of his cooperation in an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive, Freeholder James Tedesco issued a letter to Kathleen Donovan looking for answers to many questions, most of which have arisen since County Administrator Edward Trawinski left his position due to health reasons. Donovan’s appointment of Benjamin Kezmarsky as Interim County Administrator has left a vacuum in the day to day functioning of Bergen County.
Bergen County Human Services Director, Jane Linter’s lawyer sent a letter to Assemblywoman Marlene Caride (D36). The letter asks Caride to “investigate the County Executive’s unlawful actions, and, if warranted, present a Bill of Impeachment against the County Executive.”
In yet another chapter of Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan’s feud with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department and Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino Donovan has refused to authorize paychecks for six correction officers who were recently transferred to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department.
Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive James Tedesco today unveiled a plan to foster economic growth and job creation within Bergen County. Tedesco who is running against Republican Kathleen Donovan criticized her administration for a “failure to prioritize economic development.”
The Bergen County Freeholders and Bergen County Clerk fire back after County Executive Kathleen Donovan sent a letter to the State Division of Local Government Services asking for their intervention in the proposed zero tax increase budget.
Today, Anthony Rottino, the Hackensack City Manager and Director of Economic Development filed suit against the City, Mayor John LaBrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino and Police Director Michael Mordaga
Mezza's expansion has been a good move for diners. In short, this space is a dramatic improvement over the original.
Last week, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez were joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in New Jersey to discuss the dire need for transportation funding and the importance of a long-term funding solution for the federal Highway Trust Fund, which was at risk of running out of money by the end of the week.
“Today the Senate stood up for veterans across the nation to strengthen and improve a system in desperate need of change,” said Sen. Booker. “I’m elated that this comprehensive legislation includes my bill to guarantee continued rehabilitative services for veterans with traumatic brain injuries. In a Congress marked by so much gridlock, I am proud to work with my colleagues across the aisle to deliver for New Jersey’s veterans.”
Saying the streets of Bergen County are “decidedly not within a war zone,” the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey urged county Sheriff Michael Saudino on Thursday to abandon plans to acquire two military-surplus armored vehicles.
Police are on the hunt for a suit-wearing, Spanish-speaking man they say broke into two homes last month and tried to break into a third Thursday afternoon.
In a tribute to a fallen policeman, three state legislators introduced a bill Thursday to create the “Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway” along Route 17 in Waldwick. “I’m speechless,” Waldwick Police Chief Mark Messner said when he heard the news.
A legal battle over who gets to build the new Bergen County Justice Center – the centerpiece of the most expensive public works project in the county’s history – is not over despite a judge’s decision on Monday upholding the award of the $66 million contract to Dobco, a Wayne construction company.
New Jersey’s current rules for bail determinations for defendants awaiting trial are illogical, dangerous, and fiscally irresponsible. They allow violent criminals back on the streets while defendants who pose no risk to their communities are stuck in jail simply because they cannot afford bail.
Gary Bohanan, 44, of North Bergen was indicted today in connection with his alleged role in an armed robbery spree of banks and commercial establishments in Bergen and Hudson counties in July 2013, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon M. Johnson and Carmelo G. Garcia to exempt a crime victim from fees applicable to copies of records related to the crime has been signed into law.
In the race for Bergen County Executive one would think that Kathleen Donovan might have the upper hand with women voters. No so fast say the more than 720+ members of ‘Women voters against reelection of Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan’, a Facebook group dedicated to the ousting of current Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan.
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Jamel I. Palmer, 25, of Paterson New Jersey on drug distribution charges. The arrest is the result of a two (2) week long investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the River Edge Police Department, the Elmwood Park Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
The state has blocked nearly $450 million in improper payments, making a huge dent in what was among the worst fraud and incorrect payments problems in the nation. So far, New Jersey has identified more than 300,000 people who tried to wrongly collect benefits through identity theft, failure to report a new job and other schemes ...
Police are teaming up across county lines to solve a rash of landscaping equipment thefts, in some cases using surveillance video footage.
A 59-year-old borough woman was arrested after police found drugs in her home while juveniles were present, authorities said.
The scaffolding is up around Borough Hall as a three-month renovation project has begun, and borough officials are moving towards giving the building landmark status.
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded new federal FIRE Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department in the amount of $13,775. The federal funds will fund a Smoke Alarm Awareness Campaign ...
A Newark man who committed 14 armed robberies in northern New Jersey, including Belleville, Bloomfield and Verona in a five-month span, was sentenced today to nearly 20 years in prison, according to the Office of the United States Attorney.
Robert Miller, 65, of Hackensack, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of distributing images of child pornography over the Internet. From April 30, 2014, to May 7, 2014, Miller distributed videos depicting child sexual abuse on the Internet via a peer-to-peer file-sharing.
A 53-year-old contractor suffered electrical burns while working at a manhole near Morlot Avenue and Banta Place Wednesday morning, police and PSE&G said.
Borough police raided the second brothel in a week and arrested an alleged pimp and prostitute Tuesday afternoon as part of the department’s latest crackdown on nuisance crime, authorities said.
Justin Moran was last seen by his family in his home in Lyndhurst on July 25, and was wearing jeans, a yellow T-shirt, black sneakers and burgundy baseball cap.