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Bergen Sheriff's Thanksgiving Turkey Drive Delivers For Neighbors In Need [Photos]

Bergen SheriffOn Monday, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department delivered 380 frozen turkeys to Center for Food Action in Saddle Brook. The delivery marked the end of another successful annual turkey drive held by the Sheriff's’ Office Community Outreach Unit.

Donovan As New Bergen County Prosecutor?

Donovan As New Bergen County Prosecutor?Donovan’s name is being floated as the chief law enforcement officer for the County of Bergen – well, floated by her -- and appointment as Bergen County Prosecutor could give her the ability to stop the proposed merger between the Bergen County Sheriff and Bergen County Police.

In Hackensack, Bergen County’s Oldest Church Getting By On A Prayer

In Hackensack, Bergen County’s Oldest Church Getting By On A PrayerIn the shadow of the construction of the $147 million Bergen County Justice Center stands an all but forgotten monument that has served its City, County and Country for over 325 years. Today, Hackensack’s First Dutch Reformed Church, also known as the Church on the Green, continues to serve the community as it has done since its founding in 1686. The church is the oldest church in Bergen County.

Accused Bergen Synagogue Bomber, Aakash Dalal, Gets Change Of Venue

Accused Bergen Synagogue Bomber, Aakash Dalal, Gets Change Of VenueOn Friday, a New Jersey appeals court ruled that Dalal should receive a change of venue or have a judge from another vicinage preside over the case. "After carefully considering the circumstances, we conclude that a reasonable person would harbor such doubts despite our own confidence that the trial judge could fairly and impartially preside over this matter.”

Bergen Prosecutor Used False Document To Sell Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part II

Bergen Prosecutor Used False Document To Sell Bogus Sports Memorabilia - Part IIA six-month investigation by PIX11 found that Prosecutor John Molinelli’s office made false statements in official documents filed with the County Board of Freeholders in order to hire Molinelli’s chosen authenticator. That authenticator, Drew Max, was retained with a $10,000 no bid contract. He then gave his stamp of authenticity to hundreds of autographs on items that previously had been rejected by reputable authenticators. Molinelli never revealed the previous rejections to bidders at his auctions.

Bergen Police Departments Team Up For 2014 Annual PBA Toy Drive

Bergen Police Departments Team Up For 2014 Annual PBA Toy DriveThe Bergen County Sheriff’s Department along with local Bergen County Police Departments and local businesses have teamed up for the annual PBA Toy Drive. All toys collected will go toward the Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey, Shelter our Sisters, Tomorrow’s Children, and several Military families.

Tedesco Announces Formation Of Transition Team

Tedesco Announces Formation Of Transition TeamJames Tedesco, the Bergen County Executive-Elect, today announced the formation of his transition team which will conduct an extensive review of each department and independent authority within Bergen County.  The Transition Team will be organized into 14 sub-committees. “The volunteer members of my Transition Team are experts in their fields and will allow for a comprehensive assessment of County Government" said Tedesco.

Behind The Win: Tedesco Campaign Manager Michael Pagan

Behind The Win: Tedesco Campaign Manager Michael PaganSeven months ago no one believed that incumbent Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan could be beaten in her bid for reelection, nobody except one Bergen County Democrat. Win, lose or draw Mike Pagan’s name would be on the results and expectations were low.

Hackensack Police Officer Receives Suspension, New Car After Falsifying Time Sheets

Hackensack Police Officer Receives Suspension, New Car After Falsifying Time SheetsHackensack Police Officer, Alberto Gutierrez, Sr. recently received a five day suspension without pay for falsifying time sheets, according to sources within the department.  Time sheets, obtained by the Bergen Dispatch, claim Officer Gutierrez was checking buildings when he was either at a local restaurant or at an office on Main Street. Gutierrez rents that office for a side business he runs.

Two Busted Selling Cocaine At Garden State Plaza

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Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrests of Jessie Legar, 26, and Carlos Sencion- Perez, 30, of Elizabeth, New Jersey on drug charges. The investigation was conducted by members of the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force and the Paramus Police Department.

NY Man Arrested, Charged With Arson In Mahwah Fire

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Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Antonio Almodovar, 19, of Pomona, New York.  The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit Arson Squad and the Mahwah Police Department.

In Hackensack, Harley's Irish Pub Serves Up Thanksgiving Dinner To Community

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The bar was closed but the kitchen was serving up turkey and stuffing at Harley’s Irish Pub on River Street in Hackensack. For more than 25 years, on Thanksgiving Day, proprietor Patrick Harley opens the doors to the community with a free turkey dinner and clothing giveaway.

Christie declares State of Emergency in NJ; winter storm advisory in effect

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With Winter Storm Cato 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. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the state.

Additional Charges Filed Against Manchester Regional High School Substitute Teacher

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Linda Hardan was charged on November 25, 2014 with one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, for transmitting sexually explicit photos to a 16 year old student from Manchester Regional High School. Linda Hardan is employed as a substitute teacher at Manchester Regional High School.

NJSP: Expect The Unexpected This Thanksgiving

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You are on your way to your Thanksgiving feast and you can almost smell the turkey. The kids are behaving in the back seat and it’s only a half-hour trip. You wish you had time to stop and fill up your tank, but you are already running late. The holiday traffic is heavy, but Wednesday's storm have left the roads passable. It’s going to be a good day— until you see all lanes stopped ahead of you. Two hours later, you’re out of gas, the kids are crying and your cell phone is dead.

Poll: Another Presidential Run For Mit Romney?

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Republican voters nationwide want 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney back in the game, giving him the top position at 19 percent in an early look at the 2016 presidential race in a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is next with 11 percent, followed by New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie and Dr. Ben Carson at 8 percent each. No other Republican tops 6 percent, with 16 percent undecided.

Op-Ed: Lesson Learned from Ferguson -- How Not to Indict a Police Officer

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Yes, in order to avoid the trial of Darren Wilson for the killing of Michal Brown, the prosecutor simply staged a show trial to set him free. As one youth on the scene called it after the announcement of no probable cause, “People in power will protect their own.” The question for America is who will protect young black and brown teenagers from police like Darren Wilson, and the public officials who cover for them?

New Jersey Innovation: Exact Change Toll Booth Turns 60 Years Old

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The first automatic toll collection station went into service 60 years ago this month in 1954. It was installed at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway. Motorists dropped coins into a wire mesh hopper, triggering a green light that told them to go ahead.

Hackensack's 'Pastor Don' McCracken Adds Some Soul To Bergen Freeholder Meeting [Video]

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On Monday, Pastor Don McCracken delivered the invocation at Monday night's freeholder meeting. McCracken, pastor of the Church on the Green in Hackensack, is also a member of the band Filet of Soul and uses his 40 years of music experience to inspire his flock and spread his message. As part of that invocation, McCracken sang the Bill Withers’ tune “Lean on Me” and got the freeholders to serve as backup.

Valley's Women for Health Selects 2014 Grant Recipient

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At the 2014 Women For Health Fall Luncheon, the members selected The Valley Hospital’s Simulation Lab as their 2014 grant recipient.  The group will donate $118,000 to enhance the simulation learning program at Valley.

Bill to Require Increased Transparency In Health Care Introduced in Assembly

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Legislation Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana and Timothy Eustace sponsored to require hospitals and other health care facilities to notify patients before providing care that insurance may not cover was introduced recently in the Assembly.

Three Additional Arrests Made In Ramapo Sexual Assault

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Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced additional arrests in the continuing investigation into the sexual assault of a female student at Ramapo College. Arrested today were Justin Sommers, 18, of Staten Island, New York; Christopher Rainone, 18, of Staten Island, New York; and Jordyn Massood, 18, of Wayne, New Jersey.  Additional charges have also been lodged against the previously arrested Christian Lopez and Nakeem Gardner.

Prosecutor: Moonachie Man Shot Girlfriend In Head Then Himself

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Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced today an investigation being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Major Crimes Unit and the Moonachie Police Department into the deaths of April Ellialtioglu, 33, and Jeff Scarpanito, Jr., 34,. Both bodies were discovered today at approximately 3:07 a.m. inside their residence located at 3 West First Street, Moonachie, New Jersey.

Bergen County Clerk Announces Technology Initiatives

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Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan today announced that his office is ready to launch some major technology initiatives to better serve the residents of the county. “I am committed to the greater use of technology to better serve the residents of Bergen County.  These initiatives will allow ease of access to public records, delivering instant customer service 24/7 and will provide a savings of time and money.” stated Clerk Hogan. 
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