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OPED: National Teacher Appreciation Week

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The first week of May marks the National Education Association’s National Teacher Appreciation Week, which exists, in-part, because teachers are too often thankless heroes.

Lodi Police Searching For Would-Be Burglar Who Fell From Window

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The suspect is described to be a black male and he was wearing a black or dark colored hoodie sweatpants and possibly gloves.

ELEC: County Party Fundraising Strong In 2016 But Not So Much For Bergen Republicans

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County party fundraising for the first quarter of 2016 climbed at the fastest pace in several years even without a major state election this year, according to the latest reports filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

Weinberg Statement On Christie Veto Of Equal Pay Legislation

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Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg issued the following statement on the governor’s conditional veto of pay equity legislation (S-992) that she sponsored to help close the wage gap between men and women in New Jersey:

Former Boyfriend Sentenced to 16 Years For Assaulting and Attempting to Kidnap Ex-Girlfriend

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Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that the Honorable Scott Bennion, J.S.C., sentenced David Correa of Staten Island to 16 years in New Jersey State Prison on April 29, 2016.

Sumter: The Fight for Equal Pay for Women Is Not Over

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Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter (D- Bergen, Passaic) released the following statement on the veto of the pay equity legislation:

Another Top Birdsall Executive Pleads Guilty To Corporate Misconduct For Evading Pay-To-Play Law

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Former Birdsall Services Group executive William Birdsall pleaded guilty today to participating in a criminal scheme in which more than $1 million in corporate political contributions were illegally made through firm employees to evade New Jersey’s pay-to-play law.

Zabriskie Street Auction to Take Place on Tuesday

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A public auction will be taking place tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3rd at 1 p.m. for the Zabriskie Street county-owned property at the Bergen County Freeholder Public Meeting Room on the 5th floor at One Bergen County Plaza.

Pascrell: Lead Testing At Schools A No-Brainer

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), released the following statement regarding Gov. Chris Christie's announcement of increased funding for lead contamination in school drinking water.

Former Hackensack High School Athletic Director To Get $235,000 To Settle Racial Bias Law Suit

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The Hackensack Board of Education has settled a lawsuit filed by a former High School athletic director, Jason Green, who alleged that he was a victim of racial bias and defamation when he lost his job in 2013.

Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Archdiocese of Newark Headstone Case

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On Friday, a federal judge denied the state of New Jersey’s motion to dismiss the Archdiocese of Newark’s constitutional challenge to a law that makes it illegal for the Archdiocese to sell headstones to its parishioners

Student Fatally Shot At NJIT Frat House Is Identified

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Authorities say 23-year-old Joseph Micalizzi, of Freehold, was shot and killed during a burglary at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house in Newark just before 3:30 a.m. Monday.
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