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January 26, 2023

PARAMUS, NJ - Today's January 26 Board of Adjustment meeting for 7:30 p.m. has been canceled. The following issues were on the agenda: Commercial property: Selman Properties, 670 Route 17 North; business wants to install a medical dispensary with drive-thru where it's not permitted. Tandem ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough has a rich history of farming, which no doubt has played into many homeowners owning chicken coops. Last year, the borough revisited its animal ordinance and added a section regulating "the keeping of fowl". Fair Lawn Regulates Chicken Ownership; Requires Coops Be ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough Council passed a resolution on Tuesday night accepting a proposal for the town’s largest water pumping station to have its engineering design updated. The proposal by Alaimo Group Engineering passed on the condition that it will not exceed $645,000 in cost, and the town ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - While Council Member MariaElana Bellinger sparked conversation among the council on increasing public involvement through virtual options, the Paramus residents who were in person at the meeting argued for their involvement in the meeting -- specifically before closed ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy announced that the State of New Jersey is extending the application deadline for the new ANCHOR property tax relief program to ensure every eligible New Jerseyan takes advantage of the sizable relief. The new application deadline is being extended to February 28, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Public Library board presented each member of the Borough Council with a children’s book at the commencement of the reorganization meeting on Monday, January 2. “This is a long-standing tradition where the library board of trustees have a staff of the library memorialize the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Mayor Chris DiPiazza nominated Council Member Robert Kaiser to council president and made new appointments to the borough’s commissions and boards on Monday night at the reorganization meeting. In a 5-0 vote, the council voted Kaiser to council president. Paramus Council ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - New Mayor Christopher DiPiazza took his oath of office on Monday night, and former state assemblyman and former republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli administered the oath of office to republican council members Jeanne Weber and Jorge Quintana. “Today is a great day ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough Council is reorganizing this afternoon at 4 p.m. on the second day of the New Year, but unfinished business from 2022 will be on the new mayor's plate. Mayor Richard LaBarbiera presided over his last meeting on December 20, and as he hands the gavel to Christopher ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Mayor-elect Christopher DiPiazza presented Mayor Richard LaBarbiera with a plaque “Presented On Behalf Of A Grateful Community” for his 18 years of service to Paramus as a borough councilman and mayor at the council’s final meeting of 2022 and LaBarbiera’s final meeting as mayor on ...

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TRENTON, NJ — State Senators Troy Singleton and Linda Greenstein want to expand culpability requirements for unlawful firearms trafficking violations under a proposed law.  The legislation, Senate Bill 2159, known as the “Real Accountability for Consequences of Unlawful Trafficking of Firearms ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has five different tax relief programs for homeowners and renters. Ellen Steinberg is the chairperson of the NJ Senior Council. She said it's important all New Jersey residents know about the programs, and there's one major reason why. "Because it's their money," ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced a $25 million investment towards New Jersey’s Revolutionary War historic sites in preparation for the United States of America’s Semiquincentennial anniversary. The Boxwood Hall in Elizabeth is one of the Revolutionary War sites that will receive a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex/Mercer) is pushing legislation that would require transportation network companies (TNC) such as Uber or Lyft to share information concerning a driver’s sexual misconduct history. The legislation, which is aimed at holding ride-sharing drivers ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The borough's reorganization meeting is scheduled for January 2 when council members Jeanne Weber (incumbent) and Jorge Quintana (formerly appointed) will be sworn-in to three-years terms. Mayor-Elect Christopher DiPiazza will be sworn-in the same day. The official vote count ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Christopher DiPiazza is ready to be mayor. Homegrown in Paramus, the 31-year-old was elected on November 8, beating his challenger MariaElena Bellinger with 5,604 votes to 4,171, the official vote tally, according to the Bergen County Clerk. He will replace Richard LaBarbiera, ...

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NEW JERSEY - If anyone was wondering when that coveted extra hour of sleep rolls around, it's this weekend.  The time has arrived once again to roll those clocks back one hour and enjoy some extra sleep as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6. The process of ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - It was in September 2007 that a 19-year-old teen from Sayreville was critically injured in an auto accident just a few miles from her home.  Her mother only learned about the crash from a friend, who had called the house asking about her condition. The young woman fell into a ...

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NEW JERSEY – Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin and Senate President Nick Scutari unveiled legislation that would establish New Jersey as the toughest in the nation when it comes to concealed-carry laws.  This historic legislation will prevent guns from ending up in the hands of the wrong people ...

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WASHINGTON, NJ -- Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) is seeking to stop deadly drugs from coming into America by authoring the Homeland Security Fentanyl Enforcement Act (HR 9093) that would expand the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to help combat the deadly synthetic opioid. Smith says ...

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NEW JERSEY - Flags will fly at half staff in recognition and remembrance of Former Governor Florio from sunrise Tuesday, September 27 until sunset on Tuesday October 11. “Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down", said Governor Murphy in a statement. "He was a leader who cared more ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced that Route 17 southbound will be closed for 24 hours this weekend for a railroad crossing rehabilitation project in Lodi, near the Hackensack University Medical Center. This is the third of three railroad crossing repair ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced that the Route 17 northbound and southbound ramps to Route 46 eastbound will be closed Thursday and Friday night for guide rail replacement and pavement preservation in Hasbrouck Heights. This work was originally ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy and other federal, state and local officials on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida to assess progress made since the devastating storm crippled New Jersey, killing 30 people and causing an estimated $95 billion in damages to ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough Council did not support the Mayor's proposal last evening to add adult-use cannabis legislation to the established medicinal-use legislation, which would allow for recreational sales. The borough currently allows medicinal cannabis sales and has a dispensary located at ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - When New Jersey residents voted in support of legalizing adult-use cannabis by an overwhelming margin in 2020, Paramus voters were strong supporters, with over 61% voting in favor. Among the many benefits Paramus voters hoped to see from this new industry were well-regulated and ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation while also being home to the country's widest racial wealth gap. Assemblywomen Britnee N. Timberlake authored a bill that is said to address both issues but is meeting hesitation from Governor Philip D. Murphy's team.

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Mayor and Council are holding a special evening tonight, August 4, in the Caucus Room at 5 p.m., One Jockish Square, according to the Borough Clerk. Agenda items are as follows:  Resolution accepting proposal from Alaimo Group, for professional services FY2022 CDBG – ...

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KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project. Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A water main break near Route 4 which occurred in the wee hours has affected water pressure throughout the area. Spring Valley Road between Trinity Court and Brookfield Avenue continue to be shut down due to a water main break, according to the Office of Emergency ...

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