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Menendez: Policy Announcement On Cuba Is ‘Misguided’


Menendez: Policy Announcement On Cuba Is ‘Misguided’Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), issued a statement regarding the U.S. – Cuba relationship. “It is a fallacy that Cuba will reform just because the American President believes that if he extends his hand in peace that the Castro brothers suddenly will unclench their fists"

Bergen Police Departments Host 2014 Annual PBA Toy Drive


Bergen Police Departments Host 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.

President Obama Visits New Jersey Joint Military Base [Video]


President Obama Visits New Jersey Joint Military Base [Video]On Monday, President Obama addressed about 3,000 service members and civilians at U.S. military members and civilian personnel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst houses more than 38,000 people, including active-duty, reserve and National Guard personnel; their families; and a civilian workforce.

Bergen NAACP Joins March Against Police Violence In Washington DC [Photos]


Bergen NAACP Joins March Against Police Violence In Washington DC [Photos]Anthony Cureton, president of the Bergen County chapter of the NAACP and a group of about two dozen local members joined the thousands in Washington, D.C. at the National March against Police Violence on December 13, 2014. Protesters chanting "I can't breathe!" -- "Hands up, don't shoot!" and waving signs reading "Black lives matter!" marched across the U.S. on Saturday. Organizers said that as many as 25,000 had shown up at the march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.

Forum Connects Bergen Commuters With Decision Makers At Port Authority And NJ Transit


Forum Connects Bergen Commuters With Decision Makers At Port Authority And NJ TransitAbout 30 Bergen County commuters attended a second forum held by State Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson in Teaneck on Thursday night. Bus and rail riders came face to face with officials of both the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and New Jersey Transit.  An earlier forum was held in June and audience members offered high praise for changes that were put in place, almost immediately, after that meeting and have reduced long lines and commute times, for some.

PIX11 Probe Prompts Prosecutor To Provide Memorabilia Paybacks


PIX11 Probe Prompts Prosecutor To Provide Memorabilia PaybacksA six-month PIX11 investigation may get auction bidders refunds from the Bergen County Prosecutor. Last month PIX11 broke the story that Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli’s office made false statements in official documents in order to auction off bogus memorabilia.

Vacancy On Bergen Freeholder Board Puts Racial Diversity In The Spotlight


Vacancy On Bergen Freeholder Board Puts Racial Diversity In The SpotlightSources confirm that Roy Cho has taken himself out of the running to fill the seat on the Bergen County Freeholder Board that will become vacant when Jim Tedesco is sworn in as County Executive in January.  After Tedesco takes the oath of office as Bergen County Executive the Democratic Party’s County Committee members will meet to pick a replacement for Tedesco.

New Jersey Gets Good Marks On Child Homelessness But Much Room For Improvement


New Jersey Gets Good Marks On Child Homelessness But Much Room For ImprovementChances are you won’t see one of the nation’s fastest growing homeless populations camped out on a park bench or queuing up at a local shelter. One in 30 of American children is homeless—an all-time high of 2.5 million. These kids are often invisible, crashing with their families on friends’ couches, sleeping in all-night diners or hopping from motel to motel from week to week.

Computer Glitch Has NJ Social Services Scrambling To Recover Cash Payments


Computer Glitch Has NJ Social Services Scrambling To Recover Cash PaymentsA computer foul-up has New Jersey’s  Social Services scrambling to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in overpayments made to people on welfare's general assistance on Monday. At midnight cash balances on Family First cards were twice what most were expecting.

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.


26 Indicted In Carjacking And High End Stolen Car Trafficking Ring

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Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a state grand jury today charged 26 defendants with first-degree racketeering in an indictment stemming from “Operation Jacked,” a multi-agency investigation that dismantled a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa.

New Jersey Employers Add 6,700 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.4 Percent

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Total employment in New Jersey gained 6,700 jobs in November as the state’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage point to 6.4 percent, according to preliminary data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nearly all of the gains were recorded in the private sector (+6,300) of the state’s economy, as the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since October 2008.

Three Teaneck Jewelry Stores Cited In Cash-For-Gold Crackdown

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Division of Consumer Affairs Acting Director Steve Lee today announced that the urban crackdown resulted in nearly 10,000 citations for alleged, civil violations of State consumer protection laws at 71 jewelry stores, pawn shops, and other locations.  In addition, officers confiscated 35 scales that were of types not approved for cash-for-gold transactions, or were not registered with the Office of Weights and Measures.

Body recovered from Passaic River in Elmwood Park, authorities say

A body was pulled from the Passaic River near the Soundview Paper Company Wednesday, authorities said.

Union Workers To Rally Against Cleaning Contractor Ahead Of Federal Action

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Contracted cleaners at the East Rutherford landmark high-rise where major tenants include: Public Relations Firm MWW+, American Dream Meadowlands/ Triple Five, AEGIS, Hudson News and Michael Kors will be joined on Thursday at 3PM by community allies and union members to deliver the formal complaint by the National Labor Relations Board to the cleaning contractor, Eastern Essential Services to demand they get reinstated.

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle: Reduction In School Bullying 'Great news for our state'

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Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle welcomed news that the state’s anti-bullying law has produced marked results throughout New Jersey schools after the latest report from the State Department of Education showed a 16 percent decrease in reported bullying incidents from last year.

Pascrell Slams Approval of Passaic River Litigation

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“This settlement is an insult to the Passaic River, those that fought for decades to protect it, as well as the people of New Jersey,” said Rep. Pascrell.  “This type of political shell game should come as no surprise from a governor representing a state as economically depressed as New Jersey. Instead of balancing the state’s budget at the expense of environmental protection and public health, Governor Christie should be prioritizing the communities he represents by dedicating one hundred percent of the these funds to the restoration of the Passaic River.”

Englewood Man Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault Of Girl, 12

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On December 16, 2014, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Englewood Police Department arrested Victor Brito Casimiro after learning that he engaged in inappropriate sexual activity on numerous occasions with a twelve (12) year old female.

Menendez: Policy Announcement On Cuba Is ‘Misguided’

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), issued a statement regarding the U.S. – Cuba relationship. “It is a fallacy that Cuba will reform just because the American President believes that if he extends his hand in peace that the Castro brothers suddenly will unclench their fists"

Clifton High School Teacher Charged With Sexual Misconduct

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Marc-Andrew-Marucci, a teacher at Clifton High School, was charged on December 17, 2014 with one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child; one count of second degree Official Misconduct and one count of fourth degree criminal sexual contact for engaging in an act of sexual contact and for making sexually suggestive comments to a 17 year old student at Clifton High School.

NJ Man Pleads Guilty To Selling $275,000 In Stolen Goods On Ebay, Amazon

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Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that Abraham Baruchov, 49, of Clifton, N.J. pleaded guilty today to purchasing and receiving approximately $275,000 worth of stolen coffee makers and other stolen appliances that he resold on websites such as eBay and Amazon.

Pascrell Statement on U.S. – Cuba Relationship After Release Of American Held As Spy

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“Today’s news is certainly momentous, especially for those of us who lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis and witnessed the decades of oppression the Cuban people faced at the hands of the Castro regime."
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