Paramus Top Stories

August 15, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – About 1 in 5 New Jersey residents don’t take the call when contacted by one of the state’s COVID-19 contact tracers. And about half of those who do answer refuse to cooperate. That was the disturbing news delivered by an obviously chafed Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID-19 briefing ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Nov. 3 general election will be held overwhelmingly via a vote-by-mail model as per an executive order forthcoming from Gov. Phil Murphy, who says this is the safest way to ensure the voting process during the COVID-19 pandemic. All registered New Jersey voters will receive ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The leaders of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), and the New Jersey Association of School Administrators are calling on Gov. Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to direct all public ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The co-owner of a commercial cleaning company in Bergen County, New Jersey, on Tuesday admitted evading more than $300,000 in tax payments by cashing checks at a commercial check cashier, paying employees off-the-books cash wages, and failing to report all his income, U.S. Attorney ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco is calling on PSE&G to reimburse the cost of spoiled food, medication, and perishable commercial merchandise for all New Jersey residents and businesses who lost power for more than 48 consecutive hours due to Tropical Storm Isaias. The ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Officers from the Paramus Police Department, Paramus EMS, Paramus Fire Department, and Paramus Rescue Squad responded to a two vehicle head-on crash involving a Geo Prism and an SUV on Forest Avenue in Paramus on Monday.  A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — Despite almost 7,000 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths across 679 long-term care facilities, New Jersey health officials and Gov. Phil Murphy believe there’s a way some can soon open their doors to visitors safely.  Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli signed a directive Monday for ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Karen Ann Peterson, 58, a long-time volunteer at the NJ Veterans Home at Paramus  and community-minded resident of Fair Lawn, passed away on July 6.   There was an outpouring of kind sentiment on Facebook for Karen who was well-known as a faithful parishioner of St. Anne R.C.

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NEW JERSEY — Seeking to extend COVID-19 relief to New Jersey landlords, who have had to reckon with a moratorium on evictions since April, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a $25 million grant program Friday. According to state officials, one of three renters in the Garden State lives in 3 to10 unit ...

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BERGEN COUNTY — Three months after Bergen County and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center launched a testing initiative that brought saliva and antibody tests to more than 40 locations throughout the county via a mobile testing program, nearly 35,000 tests were administered, according to county ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A postal carrier in Paramus received an unwelcome package from Tropical Storm Isaias - - a large tree that did serious damage to the postal carrier's mail truck.  The incident happened while the postal carrier stopped at a Dunkin' Donuts on Route 4 westbound in Paramus.  The postal ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state’s new advertising campaign to raise awareness for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing is targeting, among others, the 30-and-under population because of the “risky behaviors” they have exhibited. Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the “For Each Other, For Us All” ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - In May, the County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center launched an innovative testing initiative bringing COVID-19 saliva testing and antibody testing directly into local communities throughout the county. Through the initiative, nearly 35,000 tests were administered, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - On Monday, Paramus Superintendent of Schools Sean Adams announced a series of “Paramus Community Connections Virtual Information Sessions” to provide participants with the opportunity to virtually meet with him and others to discuss plans and ask questions regarding the reopening of ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - "Finding unity in a moment where people are fleeing each other" is how Imam Mohamed El-Filali characterized Bergen New Bridge Medical Center's new partnership with the Fusion Muslim Community Center of North Jersey. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, New Jersey's largest hospital, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – On August 3, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will open its first satellite location, Bergen New Bridge Health at Barnert, located at 680 Broadway, Paterson. “We have a unique and exciting opportunity to expand our ambulatory care center offerings and to make convenient, quality ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Despite reporting that there were no in-hospital COVID-19 deaths during the 24-hour period ending 10:30 p.m. last night for the first time since March 10, Gov. Phil Murphy expressed disappointment over the increase in the positivity rate in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A caregiving company priding itself on quality at-home assistive services for the elderly, the sick, and people recovering from surgery, has recently announced its expansion into Paramus and the surrounding area. Homewatch CareGivers, a home care company with over 200 franchises ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Care Plus NJ, in collaboration with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, have been awarded an $800,000 federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The grant will fund the Bergen County Suicide Prevention and Response Program, which will ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College will sponsor two virtual open houses for prospective students and their families to learn more about the fall 2020 semester at the state’s No. 1 college for associate degree graduates. The sessions, available at openhouse.bergen.edu, remain ideal for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy again condemned crowded house parties, which he says are causing the number of new COVID-19 cases to rise in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Trenton. He said that over the past four months, New Jersey residents have “crushed ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help. Scelsa used money she got from the ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Students attending Paramus' Pre-K through 12 school district will be welcomed back to their respective school in phases come the first day of school on September 3, Superintendent Sean Adams said. In following the New Jersey Department of Education’s “The Road Back” plan, phase ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Two people who were spotted in a stolen vehicle in Hackensack Wednesday afternoon were arrested following a police pursuit that continued into Paramus and ended with a chain-reaction crash in Fair Lawn that left one driver with life-threatening injuries. Just after 3 p.m. on July ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A 65-year-old Bergenfield man has been charged with distribution of child pornography after a months-long investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office determined he used the internet to share nude files of children. A search warrant was executed Tuesday at the home of ...

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