Government

May 6, 2020

PARAMUS, N.J. — The Paramus Public Library is seeking to expand. Library officials have submitted an application to the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act Program for the construction of a $1.16 million renovation to the East Century Road Library. The scope of the project calls for 1,958 ...

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TRENTON, N.J. -- At a Covid briefing that was live streamed this afternoon on his YouTube Channel from the Trenton War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said the death toll from the potentially deadly virus has risen 314 since yesterday in the Garden State, bringing the total ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A candidate for police officer is suing the borough and its three Republican council members after the alleged unlawful dismissal of his candidacy due to his relation to a member of the governing body. Vincent LaBarbiera, 22, the son of Mayor Richard LaBarbiera, a Democrat, ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Five years after the borough filed a declaratory judgment action to decipher its affordable housing obligation, Paramus has reached an agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center, its intervenor in the borough’s affordable housing lawsuit. According to the terms of the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — Borough officials welcomed Joseph Vartolone and celebrated the return of Jeanne Weber to the borough council during the town’s 97th reorganization meeting held at Borough Hall on New Year's Day. Flanked by family, and before a crowd which included Bergen County Executive James ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — The borough has begun a five-year reassessment process of all 9,063 of its properties — a solution officials are hoping will alleviate the town’s current inundation with tax appeals, according to Borough Tax Assessor James Anzevino.   This past summer, the governing body signed a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – For Lucille Cigolini, fighting addiction isn’t a matter of willpower or love. If it were, her son Justin would still be alive. Addiction, rather, is a lifelong brain disease currently afflicting millions of Americans who all too often suffer with it in the shadows of their shame; a ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – A 36-year-old Paramus man, who previously owned and operated Empire Pharmacy in West New York, was charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and conspiracy to pay illegal kickbacks to a doctor, according to a press release from the United States Attorney ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Joined by government officials, healthcare industry partners, college leaders and students who recently began apprenticeship training, Bergen Community College announced the acquisition of a $12 million U.S. Department of Labor grant during a Sept. 25 event in the institution’s ...

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HACKENSACK - On Sat., Sept. 14, Mayor John Labrosse and the Hackensack City Council officially cut the ribbon on the new and improved Mellone-Mariniello Recreation Center at 116 Holt St., which was opened last month after almost two years of extensive renovations. Members of the Joseph Mellone ...

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BERGEN- In Ridgewood, on Mon., Sept. 9, U.S. Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) will focus on the fight against domestic terrorism, to combat the rise in ISIS-inspired, homegrown terror and white ...

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BERGEN COUNTY- The Simon Wiesenthal Center recently honored Bergen County Clerk, John S. Hogan with its “Heroes for Tolerance” award at a pre-game ceremony at the Yankee Stadium.  In presenting the award to Hogan, Michael D. Cohen, Eastern Director of the Wiesenthal Center and Englewood Council ...

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NEW JERSEY - As Hurricane Dorian approaches the Atlantic Coast for the holiday weekend according to SafeSmartLiving.now has some safety tips to share with you before preparing for the holiday weekend. Before a Hurricane, know if you live in a flood-prone or evacuation area.  Have a safety plan ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- Data firm Niche has recently released comprehensive rankings of the top school districts in New Jersey, using a detailed formula that incorporates data from the U.S. Department of Education, test scores, survey responses from students and parents, and other sources.  Schools in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Several drop-in cooling centers throughout Bergen County will remain open this weekend to help residents stay cool during the current heat wave, county officials announced Friday afternoon. Additionally, Lyft is offering free rides to cooling centers. In New Jersey, anyone ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Some of Bergen County's most well-known names have partnered with the county to help promote why it's a great place to live, work and play. Bergen County officials and iHeartMedia unveiled a new partnership last week aimed at boosting tourism and economic development within the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Mobile Unit will be in Hackensack on July 19, giving residents the chance to avoid a trip down to the local DMV. The unit, which is able to handle several services that the MVC offices offer, will be parked at One Bergen County plaza ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - County officials recognized a Bergen County Academies student this past week for coming in first place at an international science competition. Jason Ping, a junior, was presented with a certificate of commendation by the Freeholder Board and County Executive Jim Tedesco on ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Jail will remain under quarantine through the end of the month as officials investigate additional suspected cases of mumps among the inmates. In an update issued Wednesday, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton said a sixth case was confirmed, prompting an ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Nearly three dozen residents from around northern New Jersey were recognized Monday morning for their contributions to the community. During the fourth annual Hometown Hero awards, which were held at Felician University in Lodi, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer honored a group that ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -  Several hand-painted, donated pianos will be popping up this week in public parks around Paramus, as part of a new initiative between the borough, school district, recreation department and shade tree commission.  Through September, Paramus’  “Pianos in the Parks” program puts ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -The Paramus Mayor and Council introduced its 2019 municipal budget Thursday evening, which includes an increase in property taxes for the first time in eight years. However, Mayor Richard LaBarbiera noted that officials still have work to do on the $68 million spending plan before ...

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