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Poll: Budget Address No Help For Christie Approval Rating


Poll: Budget Address No Help For Christie Approval RatingGovernor Christie’s budget address last week failed to move the needle on his approval rating among registered voters in New Jersey. The governor is now facing his lowest approval rating since taking office.

Bergen County Advisory Boards and Commissions Looking For Citizen Members


Bergen County Advisory Boards and Commissions Looking For Citizen MembersCommunity participation is vital to an open and responsive government. There is always a need for volunteer talent, time, and energy devoted to the Advisory Boards and Commissions. Public input enhances the County’s ability to provide the highest quality of service to the citizens of Bergen County.

Cuts To Hospitals In 2016 Budget Devastating Says NJ Hospital Associations


Cuts To Hospitals In 2016 Budget Devastating Says NJ Hospital AssociationsWe’re very concerned about the proposed $148 million cut to hospitals, which could have a devastating impact on many New Jersey hospitals and their communities. While we’ve made some strides in insuring more New Jerseyans, 11.7 percent of New Jersey’s 8.9 million residents remain uninsured

Freeholders Urge Review Of Building Codes In Wake Of Edgewater Avalon Fire


Freeholders Urge Review Of Building Codes In Wake Of Edgewater Avalon FireThe Bergen County the Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously on a resolution urging the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to review the State’s construction and fire safety codes.

Freeholders Approve Bergen County Police Merger


Freeholders Approve Bergen County Police Merger The 95-officer County Police Department will be renamed "the bureau of police services". The new bureau will be added to the 152 sheriff's officers under Saudino's command.

Lodi Bank Robber Arrested After Stopping For Coffee


Lodi Bank Robber Arrested After Stopping For CoffeeMichael J. Cassano, 38, of Oakland Gardens, N.Y., was arrested at the Dunkin' Donuts on Essex Street shortly after he allegedly robbed the Hudson City Savings Bank down the street just before 3 p.m. Police say Cassano placed a BB gun on the counter, and made off with $4,000 in cash.

Christie's $1.5B Cut In Pension Payments Violated Workers Rights


ChristieSuperior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled today that the governor violated the contractual rights of public workers by cutting $1.57 billion from pension payments in New Jersey's current budget. In short, the court cannot allow the State to “simply walk away from its financial obligations,” especially when those obligations were the State’s own creation Jacobson wrote.

Howard Stern’s ‘King Of All Blacks’ Suing City Of Englewood For Discrimination And Sexual Harassment


Howard Stern’s ‘King Of All Blacks’ Suing City Of Englewood  For Discrimination And Sexual HarassmentLawrence Coward, a.k.a. King of All Blacks, through his attorney, Eric V. Kleiner, Esq. has filed a law suit against the City of Englewood, New Jersey. Coward, who is a frequent guest on the Howard Stern radio show, claims his supervisor put him to work on the back of a garbage truck after the supervisor sexually harassed and sexually discriminated against his wife.


All Female Freshman Team from Bergen County to Compete in 18th Annual USA Memory Championship

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An all-female team from Bergen County will be competing in the 18th Annual USA Memory Championship on March 29 in Manhattan. The seven freshmen from The Bergen County Academies will take on the predominantly male field. The competitors, known as “mental athletes”, have been training intensely with memory coach Frank Felberbaum (Mr. Memory) for the past three months.

Pascrell Statement on Passage of Department of Homeland Security Funding Bill

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), an original member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after the House passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year and prevent a partial shutdown of the agency, which was set to run out of money at midnight Friday.

Booker Statement on House Passage of a Clean DHS Funding Bill

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) issued the following statement after the US House voted to approve a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a possible shutdown of the agency:
 

Florida Man, 61, Charged With Inappropriate Sexual Activity With Englewood Girl When She Was 9

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The Bergen County Prosecutor announced the arrest of Victor Scott, 61, of Lakeland, Florida on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims and the Englewood Police Department.

Eustace & Lagana Propose New Plan to Help More New Jersey Workers Save for Retirement

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Assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joseph Lagana have introduced legislation to create a unique, new program to help more New Jersey workers plan for retirement.

New Jersey ‘Ban The Box’ Legislation Now In Effect

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The New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act ("OCA") took effect on Sunday, March 1. The OCA - which "bans the box" on job applications, defers criminal background inquiries until after an interview.

Unions Back In Court Over Pension Funding

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Fourteen unions collectively announced today that they have instructed their attorneys to prepare papers to go back to court to require the Governor to comply with his legal obligations under Chapter 78 to make the State's Annual Required Contribution to the pension system for FY 2016.

ACLU of New Jersey Sues NJ Department of Health for Denying OPRA Request on Ebola Policies

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The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) filed a lawsuit in Mercer County Superior Court challenging the New Jersey Department of Health’s refusal to provide public records regarding the development and implementation of state policies and protocols about exposure to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Poll: Budget Address No Help For Christie Approval Rating

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Governor Christie’s budget address last week failed to move the needle on his approval rating among registered voters in New Jersey. The governor is now facing his lowest approval rating since taking office.

Pascrell Announces Nearly $5 Million In Federal Transportation Grants to Bergen, Passaic Counties

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee who served for a decade on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced $4,867,000 in federal Transportation Alternatives Programs (TAP) grants to several municipalities in Bergen and Passaic counties.

Lt. Governor Guadagno Announce Dress Our Vets Clothing Drive in Celebration of Women’s History Month

Kicking off Women’s History Month, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was joined by women legislators to announce the month-long Dress Our Vets initiative, which will collect new or like-new professional clothing for women veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.

Pascrell Announces Extension of Deadlines for Key Sandy Recovery Programs

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Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has extended the deadline for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy to apply for two key assistance programs – the Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Homeowners Rebuilding Program and the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TRBA) Program.
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NORTH JERSEY TRAFFIC ALERTS
I-80: ACCIDENT CLEARED
09:47 PM - CLEARED there's an Accident on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 67 - River Rd in Ridgefield Park. Right lane blocked use caution.
I-80: ACCIDENT UPDATE
09:44 PM - As of 943pm, there's an Accident on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 67 - River Rd in Ridgefield Park. Right lane blocked use caution.
I-80: ACCIDENT INITIAL
09:44 PM - As of 943pm, there's an Accident on I-80 local lanes westbound area of Exit 67 - River Rd in Ridgefield Park. Right lane blocked use caution.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT CLEARED
09:25 PM - CLEARED there's an Accident and a Vehicle off the roadway on the Garden State Parkway southbound North of Exit 168 - NJ 502/Washington Ave in Washington Twp. Left lane blocked.
NJ 17: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
09:09 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on NJ 17 in both directions area of Moonachie Av in Wood-Ridge. Various lane closed for repairs until 500 A.M.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT INITIAL
09:02 PM - As of 901pm, there's an Accident and a Vehicle off the roadway on the Garden State Parkway southbound North of Exit 168 - NJ 502/Washington Ave in Washington Twp. Left lane blocked.
NJ 17: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
09:01 PM - As of 900pm, there's Construction on NJ 17 in both directions area of Moonachie Av in Wood-Ridge. Various lane closed for repairs until 500 A.M.
NJ 3: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
08:03 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on NJ 3 westbound area of Passaic Ave in Clifton. Right shoulder closed for repairs until 500 A.M.
NJ 3: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
08:01 PM - As of 800pm, there's Construction on NJ 3 westbound area of Passaic Ave in Clifton. Right shoulder closed for repairs until 500 A.M.
NJ 3: ACCIDENT CLEARED
07:26 PM - CLEARED there's an Accident on NJ 3 westbound at NJ 17 in Rutherford. Right lane blocked.
NJ 3: ACCIDENT UPDATE
07:03 PM - As of 702pm, there's an Accident on NJ 3 westbound at NJ 17 in Rutherford. Right lane blocked.
NJ 3: ACCIDENT INITIAL
07:01 PM - As of 700pm, there's an Accident on NJ 3 westbound West of NJ 17 in Rutherford. Right lane blocked.
NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE/I-95: DISABLED VEHICLE CLEARED
06:53 PM - CLEARED there's a Disabled vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 local lanes northbound South of Exit 69 - I-80 in Ridgefield Park. Left lane blocked.
NJ TRANSIT ALERTS
06:29 PM - MBPJ Line train #0057 the 620pm from Rt. 17 Ramsey is up to 10 min. late, due to earlier operational issues.0A0D0ASent 627 PM
NJ 3: VEHICLE SPUN OUT CLEARED
05:35 PM - CLEARED there's a Vehicle spun out on NJ 3 eastbound ramp to southbound NJ 17 in Rutherford. Partial ramp closed.
NJ 208: ACCIDENT CLEARED
05:30 PM - CLEARED there's an Accident on NJ 208 northbound ramp to NJ 4 in Fair Lawn. Ramp closed.
NJ 208: ACCIDENT INITIAL
05:15 PM - As of 514pm, there's an Accident on NJ 208 northbound ramp to NJ 4 in Fair Lawn. Ramp closed.
NJ 3: VEHICLE SPUN OUT INITIAL
04:57 PM - As of 456pm, there's a Vehicle spun out on NJ 3 eastbound ramp to southbound NJ 17 in Rutherford. Partial ramp closed.
NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE/I-95: DISABLED VEHICLE INITIAL
04:30 PM - As of 428pm, there's a Disabled vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 local lanes northbound South of Exit 69 - I-80 in Ridgefield Park. Left lane blocked.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
04:12 PM - CLEARED there's construction on the George Washington Bridge eastbound at Palisades Interstate Parkway Toll Plaza in Fort Lee.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
04:04 PM - As of 403pm, there's Construction on US 46 in both directions between CR 503/Liberty St in South Hackensack Twp and CR 39/Teaneck Rd in Ridgefield Park. Traffic shift until 700 A.M. on November 30, 2015.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
03:04 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on US 46 eastbound ramp to Green St in Teterboro. 1 lane closed for repairs until 300 P.M.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY UPDATE
02:42 PM - As of 241pm, there's Operational Activity on the George Washington Bridge in both directions over Mid-Span/Upper Level in Manhattan the pedestrian walkway is closed, until further notice.
NJ 3: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
02:32 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on NJ 3 eastbound at Hackensack River Bridge in Secaucus. Right lane and shoulder closed for repairs until 300 P.M.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION CLEARED
02:03 PM - CLEARED there's Construction on US 46 in both directions area of Hollister Rd in Teterboro. All lanes closed intermittently until 200 P.M., 2-5 minute intermittent closures.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT CLEARED
10:19 AM - CLEARED there's an Accident on the Garden State Parkway southbound Exit 166 - Highland Ave in Paramus. All lanes open.
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: ACCIDENT INITIAL
10:11 AM - As of 1010am, there's an Accident on the Garden State Parkway southbound Exit 166 - Highland Ave in Paramus. All lanes open.
US 46: CONSTRUCTION INITIAL
10:01 AM - As of 1000am, there's Construction on US 46 in both directions area of Hollister Rd in Teterboro. All lanes closed intermittently until 200 P.M., 2-5 minute intermittent closures.



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