Government

June 21, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ – Free vision screenings for adults and children will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi. On a regular basis, the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) pairs up with local ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Several local, county and state officials were among the many attendees at the official launch of The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail at Hiram’s Roadstand in Fort Lee. After his death a year ago, the food trail - which highlights 10 New Jersey restaurants that Bourdain featured on ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Three Bergen County Department of Public Works employees were suspended without pay after authorities arrested them Wednesday, officials said. The employees - David Kaczyk, Janice Kaczyk and Kevin Little - were taken into custody following an investigation launched back in March ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – A portion of Paramus Road that was closed completely to traffic for an overpass replacement project reopened on Sunday, according to officials. Paramus Road was shut in both directions on May 31 to allow for the New Jersey Department of Transportation to demolish and replace the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County officials confirmed five cases of mumps in the county jail on Friday evening. A statement released by County Executive Jim Tedesco's office said that the Bergen County Department of Health Services, which serves as the jail's health officer, has not found any ...

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A year after a school bus crash on Route 80 claimed the lives of fifth grade teacher Jennifer Williamson and 10-year-old student Miranda Vargas, who were traveling from East Brook Middle School in Paramus to Waterloo Village for a field trip, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer reintroduced a pair of bills ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Jail was placed under quarantine Tuesday as officials investigate suspected cases of mumps among the inmates. During a press conference Tuesday evening, County Executive Jim Tedesco said the first case was discovered a day earlier at the facility  According to ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Valley Health System’s plan to build a $735 million hospital in Paramus to replace its existing facility in Ridgewood received the green light from the Paramus Planning Board last week. On Thursday evening, the board unanimously approved Valley’s site plan application to construct ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – In response to last year’s viral outbreak at a Wanaque pediatric facility that led to 11 deaths and 36 illnesses, lawmakers are advancing new measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring at long-term care locations. The bill (A-5527), which was sponsored by Assembly ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Through June 25th, a beautiful art exhibit with work from local organizations showcasing the talents of individuals with special needs is being proudly displayed in the County Building in Hackensack.  The works come from The Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties; Life ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The county will mark LGBTQ Pride Month in June with a celebration and flag raising ceremony in Hackensack.  The event, which is being hosted by County Executive James Tedesco III and the Freeholder Board, will be held on June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bergen County Administration ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -  Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the primary election on Tuesday. Winners from each party will go on to run in the Nov. 5 general election. Races for local assembly seats, as well as council terms, are uncontested this year. An asterik denotes an incumbent ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -  Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the primary election on Tuesday. Winners from each party will go on to run in the Nov. 5 general election. Races for local assembly seats, as well as council terms, are uncontested this year. An asterik denotes an incumbent ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -  Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the primary election on Tuesday. Winners from each party will go on to run in the Nov. 5 general election. Races for local assembly seats, as well as council terms, are uncontested this year. An asterik denotes an incumbent ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – This summer, if you see a piano in the park, feel free to strike a chord and put on a show for your fellow park-goers. Four hand-painted, donated pianos will soon be popping up in public places around the borough, as part of a new program between the governing body, school ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – This summer, if you see a piano in the park, feel free to strike a chord and put on a show for your fellow park-goers. Four hand-painted, donated pianos will soon be popping up in public places around the borough, as part of a new program between the governing body, school ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – This summer, if you see a piano in the park, feel free to strike a chord and put on a show for your fellow park-goers. Four hand-painted, donated pianos will soon be popping up in public places around the borough, as part of a new program between the governing body, school ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Starting May 31, a portion Paramus Road will be closed completely to traffic as the New Jersey Department of Transportation replaces the overpass above Route 4. Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, Paramus Road will be shut in both directions and several ramps to the highway will be closed ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Starting May 31, a portion Paramus Road will be closed completely to traffic as the New Jersey Department of Transportation replaces the overpass above Route 4. Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, Paramus Road will be shut in both directions and several ramps to the highway will be closed ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – The borough’s Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Groups marching in the parade include: Police Reserves, Police Motor Unit, Mayor and Council, Paramus High School Marching Band, Police Chief and Department Members, School Superintendent and Board of Education, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – A year after a school bus crash on Route 80 claimed the lives of fifth grade teacher Jennifer Williamson and 10-year-old student Miranda Vargas, who were traveling from East Brook Middle School in Paramus to Waterloo Village for a field trip, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer reintroduced a ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Paramus may become the latest town to ban single-use plastic bags, joining a growing movement across the country aimed at promoting sustainability and reducing litter. At its May 21 meeting, the borough council voted 5-0 to introduce an ordinance to not only prohibit businesses ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – After more than a year under the leadership of an acting prosecutor, Bergen County now has a new chief law enforcement officer. Mark Musella was sworn in as Bergen County Prosecutor by Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie Mizdol on Monday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- For the past 22 years, the Bergen County American Dream Program has sponsored an Annual Homebuyer Fair the first Saturday of every June (Homeownership month) that draws 300 to 400 people. This year, the 23rd Annual Bergen County Home Ownership Fair will take place on Saturday, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Division of Community Development will once again host its home ownership fair, an annual event that gives home seekers an opportunity to learn everything they need to know about buying a house. The fair will be held June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – One year ago this week a tragic school bus crash on Route 80 claimed the lives of fifth grade teacher Jennifer Williamson and 10-year-old student Miranda Vargas who were traveling from East Brook Middle School in Paramus to Waterloo Village for a field trip. Spurred by the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Paramus could become the latest community to ban single-use plastic bags, joining a growing movement across the country aimed at reducing litter. At its May 21 meeting, the borough council will consider introducing an ordinance to not only prohibit businesses from distributing ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The launch of a long-awaited change this summer to the pattern used for flights landing at Teterboro Airport has been postponed until at least next year, a delay that has left city officials upset with the Federal Aviation Administration. At the quarterly meeting of the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- NJ Advance Media reported Sunday that Governor Phil Murphy’s administration planned to shift $33 million from the New Jersey State Firemen's Association in the proposed 2019 State budget. This prompted a strong reaction from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, firefighter for ...

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