Bergen County News

October 13, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A 45 year old Nutley resident, who teaches in the Lodi School District, was indicted by a federal grand jury this week on charges of conspiring to defraud the N.J. School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) with false claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions. Jason ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Four middle school teachers have filed a complaint against Board of Education trustee Jeffrey Klein for interfering with teacher classroom procedures, using his position to acquire benefits for a family member, and harassment and intimidation of staff. Klein, who is running for ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A special election will be held next month to replace former Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino who stepped down after audio recordings surfaced of him making racist and xenophobic comments. Saudino and his four undersheriffs submitted their letters of resignation on Sept.

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino has resigned, according to a statement posted on the Bergen County Sheriff Department's Facebook page. Here is the entire statement: The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announces that effective this date and at this time Bergen County ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Mayor John Labrosse and the City Council are joining a growing chorus of local, state and federal officials calling for the resignation of Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino following an explosive report from public radio station WNYC. Saudino, who was first elected as a ...

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GARFIELD, NJ -- The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Garfield Police Department are requesting information from the public about a hit and-run collision that resulted in serious injuries to a pedestrian. At approximately 7:06 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018, the Garfield ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the second in a series of quarterly Community Conversations to be held in Bergen County. Members of the community are invited to attend a town hall meeting titled “Athletes, Injuries, and Pain: A Discussion of Alternatives to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- City Planner Fran Reiner detailed amendments to the plans for a major development at the former home of The Record newspaper, located at 155 River Street, at last week’s Committee of the Whole City Council meeting. Originally proposed and approved in September 2015, the massive ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The heat wave which began yesterday is expected to last through Thursday evening, and Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has responded by officially opening several cooling centers throughout the county to help residents stay cool this week. The Bergen County Administration ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County officials recently approved a contract to replace the boat dock located at the North Arlington section of Riverside County Park, a project that will improve the south Bergen park and expand public access to the river for recreation. This action reflects the continued ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- With a push towards potential marijuana legalization being debated in the state legislature, the issue made its way to Hackensack on Tuesday night as the Mayor and City Council discussed the potential for dispensaries and other pot businesses in the city during the Council's work ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- School Business Administrator Adrian Pollio has resigned from her position effective immediately and is facing criminal charges, district officials confirmed today. School board members were notified earlier today by Acting Superintendent Rosemary Marks that Pollio was "processed ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A Hackensack moving company was one of 29 named by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office Division of Consumer Affairs today as the target of a statewide sting operation into unlicensed movers. The company, I.D. Nobel Movers a/k/a NOBLE ID MOVERS, located at 160 Johnson ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The continuing saga of the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine later converted to a naval museum whose future is in question, took a dark turn on Tuesday with the Hackensack Police Department investigating an apparent robbery aboard the vessel. According to police, vandals took ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ –  An "alert" Harding Road resident helped foil a cell phone thief who police apprehended with eight stolen cell phones in his possession, according to police. On Aug. 7, the Harding Road resident received a FedEx package delivered to his home with someone else’s name on it just ...

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LODI, NJ -- Dog lovers will have a new place to take their furry friends beginning next week as Hounds Town USA will open its first Bergen County location in Lodi, NJ. It will be only the second one in the state. Located at the intersection of Main Street and Outwater Lane, the 8,000 square foot ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park, Paramus, opened a new, interactive seasonal exhibit today featuring Budgerigars, often called “budgies,” which are small docile birds that can be easily trained and feed on small seeds. The exhibit features 350 budgies in a 2,400 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – For its commitment to supporting economic development, preparing students for the workforce and impacting the region’s quality of life, Bergen Community College has earned a “New Good Neighbor Award” from the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. “Community colleges respond ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights.  The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- On June 20, 2018, Westfield Garden State Plaza’s retailers and restaurants participated in the mall-wide initiative Shop & Dine For A Cause by donating funds and a percentage of their sales for the day to support the victims and families of the East Brook school bus ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The city's annual July 4th celebration will be held tonight, complete with games and rides for kids, food vendors, music and of course a fireworks display. The event will be held at Foschini Park and it will last all day, culminating in a performance by "The Time Machine Band" at ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has opened several cooling centers throughout the county to help residents stay cool this weekend. It is recommended that residents stay indoors if possible from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest and burns and heat strokes are ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Office of Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced on Thursday the County has entered several Shared Services Contracts with municipalities throughout the County, including Rutherford, East Rutherford, Midland Park, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The City Council Tuesday night officially signed off on a long-anticipated agreement with Hackensack University Medical Center that will result in $24 million in payments to the city over the next six years. Reflecting a shared vision for the revitalization of the city, the Host ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a hit-and-run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining serious injuries, per a media release Tuesday morning.  The vehicle fled the scene ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- Over a dozen retailers at the Westfield Garden State Plaza have pledged to donate commission from sales Wednesday, June 20 to the support the victims of the fatal East Brook Middle School bus accident last month.  12 stores located in the biggest mall in Paramus have pledged to ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Thursday morning Mayor LaBarbiera cut the ribbon for Sony’s newest location located on Century Road. The new 45,000 square foot facility will act as offices and a repair center for the Japanese tech company. Sony closed facilities in Park Ridge and Teaneck to join them together in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Firehouse Subs, a chain sandwich shop founded by firefighters, has opened a sub shop in Hackensack. At Friday's grand opening, over a dozen members of the Hackensack Fire Department came out to support the franchise, and enjoy the hearty portions the franchise has become known ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ  - Bergen County voters selected their party’s candidates FOR the November elections for County-wide seats during Tuesday’s primary elections.   The Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive, incumbent James Tedesco, ran unopposed, as did the Democratic candidates for ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office (BCPO) and New Jersey State Police are partnering to assign full time detectives to investigate cold case crimes, to ensure they are not being swept under the rug and forgotten.  The new Cold Case Homicide Unit will be comprised of one ...

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