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Paramus 4th of July Line-Up

June 25, 2018

With Independence Day right around the corner, Paramus is set to hold its annual Fourth of July festivities. This year, the celebrations will be kicked off at the Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Plex on Sunday July 1st where the Paramus Fireworks Show will be held. This firework spectacular is always packed with the gates opening at 6:00 PM. The evening’s festivities will be hosted by Master of ...

Paramus Council Introduces 2018 Budget

July 2, 2018

PARAMUS, NJ -- Tuesday evening, the Paramus Township Council introduced the 2018 municipal budget with no tax increases.

The budget, which is subject to changes between now and its adoption at an upcoming Council meeting, sets a general appropriations budget of $65,999,586.96, with municipal tax portion of $39,546,167.30. The tax rate not set yet, but estimated rate is 1.815.

“I am ...

City inks $24 Million Deal with Hackensack University Medical Center

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The City Council last 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 Community Agreement cements a partnership between the City of Hackensack and Bergen ...

Westfield GSP Raises over $17K to benefit Paramus Children's Health Foundation, East Brook Crash Victims

July 9, 2018

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 crash that claimed two lives and left dozens injured. The total amount raised ...

First Ever Paramus Jr. Police Academy a Hit Among Students, Parents, and Police Officers

PARAMUS, NJ -- The first ever Jr. Police Academy in the 96 year history of Paramus concluded Friday afternoon, with a joyous ceremony in East Brook Middle School. Many of the 40 graduates, rising 7th graders from the two middle schools, were eager to share the great experiences they had had during the last five days with Tapinto.

"When I signed up, I was ...

Congressman Gottheimer Announces MIRANDA's Law, In Honor of Fallen East Brook Middle School Student; Student's Father Made a Plea for Common-Sense Bus Driver Credentials

RIVER EDGE, NJ -- Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced the bipartisan Miranda Vargas School Bus Driver Red Flag Act – or “Miranda’s Law,” in honor of Miranda Vargas, the East Brook Middle School student killed in the tragic bus accident last month. The bus crashed when the driver, whose license had been suspended 14 times, attempted to make an illegal ...

Gottheimer Endorsed by NJ State PBA, Local Law Enforcement

July 10, 2018

PARAMUS, NJ -- Monday morning, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) received the endorsement of the New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association (NJSPBA). The powerful police union has 33,000 members, and its endorsement of Gottheimer in 2016 was viewed as a key component of his victory over then-incumbent Congressman Scott Garrett. 

According to a statement from ...

GOTTHEIMER ENDORSED BY BERGEN SHERIFF SAUDINO

PARAMUS – Congressman Josh Gottheimer earned the strong endorsement of Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino Monday. Saudino, an accomplished veteran of law enforcement for more than four decades, offered high praise for Gottheimer’s dedication to law enforcement and first responders, and his strong record of fighting to keep families safe, including in the fight against terror at ...

Westfield GSP Raises over $17K to benefit Paramus Children's Health Foundation, East Brook Crash Victims

July 9, 2018

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 crash that claimed two lives and left dozens injured. The total amount raised ...

Paramus Children's Heath Foundation President Honored by Rep. Gottheimer as 'Hometown Hero'

MAYWOOD, NJ -- As part of his second annual "Hometown Heroes" award ceremony, U.S. Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) honored Paramus resident and President of the Paramus Children's Health Foundation Martin Diamond. Diamond is among 24 honorees chosen by Rep. Gottheimer from the Fifth District that he represents, and he has worked along with many members of ...

First Ever Paramus Jr. Police Academy a Hit Among Students, Parents, and Police Officers

PARAMUS, NJ -- The first ever Jr. Police Academy in the 96 year history of Paramus concluded Friday afternoon, with a joyous ceremony in East Brook Middle School. Many of the 40 graduates, rising 7th graders from the two middle schools, were eager to share the great experiences they had had during the last five days with Tapinto.

"When I signed up, I was ...

Bergen County Unveils Mobile Emergency Responder Driving Simulators for Fire, Ambulance, Police & School Bus Training

July 17, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County officials recently unveiled its new mobile emergency responder driving simulators to help train firefighters, school bus drivers, EMS personnel and law enforcement.  The county simulators are the only mobile simulators in the state of New Jersey. 

The vehicle, which is brought to a location of convenience so first responders do not ...

Bergen County Enters Shared Service Agreements with Alpine and Wallington

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County is aggressively pursuing more shared services agreements with municipalities. The latest, effective Wednesday, officially authorized shared services contracts with the Boroughs of Alpine and Wallington which allow the borrowing of county-owned emergency and non-emergency equipment, as well as the sort-term rental of a county-owned street ...

Bergen County to Receive Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Screen Residents for Cancer

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today that the County will receive nearly $1 million in state grants to continue operating a pair of programs that provide cancer education, outreach, and screening for Bergen County residents.  This announcement comes after the Freeholders adopted a series of resolutions on Wednesday, June ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17

July 16, 2018

PARAMUS, NJ - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during ...

Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern New Jersey until 11 p.m. July 10

On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone.

The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey until 11 p.m.

Bergen County to Receive Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Screen Residents for Cancer

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today that the County will receive nearly $1 million in state grants to continue operating a pair of programs that provide cancer education, outreach, and screening for Bergen County residents.  This announcement comes after the Freeholders adopted a series of resolutions on Wednesday, June ...

Paramus Man Arrested, Charged with Criminal Sexual Contact

July 13, 2018

PARAMUS, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo today announced the arrest of 66-year-old Paramus resident Rami S. Audi, owner of Oradell-based Sebastian Therapies on a charge of Criminal Sexual Contact. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the ...

First Ever Paramus Jr. Police Academy a Hit Among Students, Parents, and Police Officers

PARAMUS, NJ -- The first ever Jr. Police Academy in the 96 year history of Paramus concluded Friday afternoon, with a joyous ceremony in East Brook Middle School. Many of the 40 graduates, rising 7th graders from the two middle schools, were eager to share the great experiences they had had during the last five days with Tapinto.

"When I signed up, I was ...

Bergen County Unveils Mobile Emergency Responder Driving Simulators for Fire, Ambulance, Police & School Bus Training

July 17, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County officials recently unveiled its new mobile emergency responder driving simulators to help train firefighters, school bus drivers, EMS personnel and law enforcement.  The county simulators are the only mobile simulators in the state of New Jersey. 

The vehicle, which is brought to a location of convenience so first responders do not ...

Gottheimer Endorsed by NJ State PBA, Local Law Enforcement

PARAMUS, NJ -- Monday morning, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) received the endorsement of the New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association (NJSPBA). The powerful police union has 33,000 members, and its endorsement of Gottheimer in 2016 was viewed as a key component of his victory over then-incumbent Congressman Scott Garrett. 

According to a statement from ...

First Ever Paramus Jr. Police Academy a Hit Among Students, Parents, and Police Officers

PARAMUS, NJ -- The first ever Jr. Police Academy in the 96 year history of Paramus concluded Friday afternoon, with a joyous ceremony in East Brook Middle School. Many of the 40 graduates, rising 7th graders from the two middle schools, were eager to share the great experiences they had had during the last five days with Tapinto.

"When I signed up, I was ...

City inks $24 Million Deal with Hackensack University Medical Center

June 27, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The City Council last 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 Community Agreement cements a partnership between the City of Hackensack and Bergen ...

Congressman Gottheimer Announces MIRANDA's Law, In Honor of Fallen East Brook Middle School Student; Student's Father Made a Plea for Common-Sense Bus Driver Credentials

June 29, 2018

RIVER EDGE, NJ -- Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced the bipartisan Miranda Vargas School Bus Driver Red Flag Act – or “Miranda’s Law,” in honor of Miranda Vargas, the East Brook Middle School student killed in the tragic bus accident last month. The bus crashed when the driver, whose license had been suspended 14 times, attempted to make an illegal ...

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