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Frank T. Pallotta, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District Says Murphy Administration pushes Polices that will lead to Fiscal Ruin

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Mahwah NJ, Frank T. Pallotta, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, released the following statement in response to the report that Governor Phil Murphy’s tuition assistance program awarded $3.8 million in college aid to immigrants that were brought here illegally:

“At a time when our own citizens — including our veterans — are sick, struggling with crippling student loans, and sleeping in the streets, why are we looking to provide free healthcare, tuition, and housing to unauthorized immigrants?  Josh Gottheimer fails to call out and stand up to members of his own party even as they push policies that will lead our country into fiscal ruin and harm our citizens.”

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President Trump signs order to wipe out student loan debt for disabled veterans

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Washington DC, President Trump canceled federal student loan debts Wednesday for tens of thousands of veterans who are 100% disabled, saying it’s the nation who owes them instead for their service.

At the 75th annual American Veterans convention in Louisville, Kentucky, the president signed an executive action directing the Education Department to eliminate “every penny” of student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans who owe an average of $30,000.

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BCRO CHAIRMAN CALLS FOR EXPLANATI0N AND CHANGES TO STATE’S CONVOLUTED VOTE BY MAIL LAW

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Hackensack NJ, BCRO Chairman Jack Zisa is calling on Gov. Murphy’s administration to explain the state’s convoluted vote by mail system that is confusing many voters throughout the state since its inception last year. The chairman also said the vote by mail system needs to be changed.

“Before we go through another General Election without a clear understanding of the vote by mail rules, I believe it is urgent for Gov. Murphy’s administration to clearly explain how the VBM will work this year and what election workers, and campaign officials and voters should know,” said Zisa. “It’s the governor’s legislation and it’s been confusing since it was signed.

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Four Paterson Men Charged with Stealing $450,000 in Checks from Dozens of Mail Collection Boxes in Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Essex, and Middlesex counties

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Ridgewood NJ, Four Paterson, New Jersey, men are charged for their roles in a scheme to break into U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail collection boxes throughout northern New Jersey and steal the mail – particularly, checks – inside, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Aneuris Henriquez-Lopez, 24, Eleazer Peralta, 19, Fernando Santiago, 26, and Rikinson Rodriguez-Sanchez, 25, are each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Henriquez-Lopez, Peralta and Santiago were arrested today and are scheduled to make their initial appearances this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge James B. Clark III in Newark federal court. Rodriguez-Sanchez remains at large.

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PASSAIC MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE BURGLARY CHARGES IN BERGEN

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Oradell NJ, Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of NICHOLAS G. TORRES (DOB: 08/05/1982; single; unemployed) of 64 3rd Street, Passaic, NJ on charges of Burglary, Theft, and Possession Of Burglary Tools. The arrest is the result of a three-month investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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Sheriff Anthony Cureton Makes Parole Hearing Public Comment on Killer of Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer

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Statement from Sheriff Anthony Cureton on August 14th Parole Hearing for Stephen Perry:

Today Stephen Perry, who was convicted felon for the murder of on-duty Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer Joseph Rybka, is scheduled to appear before the New Jersey State Parole Board once again seeking consideration for parole.

I strongly urge the State of New Jersey Parole Board deny Stephen Perry’s most recent consideration for parole. Forty years ago, Perry caused tremendous pain for the northern New Jersey law enforcement community when he took the life of Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer Joseph Rybka on January 6, 1979.

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ORANGE & ROCKLAND WARNS: CROOKS MAKE SUMMER’S END PUSH IN BILL PAYMENT FRAUD

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PEARL RIVER NY ,The busy end-of-summer season is now in full swing and crooks are counting on an unsuspecting public letting down its guard – distracted with summer vacations ending, adults returning to work, students returning to school.

As a result, Orange and Rockland customers are being hounded by a new round of persistent predatory phone calls from phony bill collectors trying to steal their money.

The scheme goes this way: individuals posing as O&R employees call unsuspecting customers and threaten them with the immediate shut off of their electric service if they don’t pay phony O&R bills with Green Dot or other prepaid debit cards.

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No New Development Until We Fix the Infrastructure

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Ridgewood NJ, while the assembly candidate is not from any local districts but his sentiment rings clear in Bergen County .

District 18 candidate for Assembly, Jeffrey Brown called for a moratorium on new residential development projects in the towns that make up the 18th district, until municipalities can better find to ways to manage flooding and mitigate flood damage.  There was widespread flash flooding in East Brunswick, Brown’s hometown, and the surrounding communities following strong thunderstorms on Wednesday.

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Bergen County Man Admits Distribution And Possession Of Child Porn

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Ridgefield NJ, A Bergen County, New Jersey, man today admitted distributing and possessing videos and images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Malcolm Salamanca, 29, of Ridgefield, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

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PSE&G Issues Scam Alert : PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers

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Ridgewood NJ, Public Service Electric & Gas is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. On Thursday, PSE&G started receiving a small number of inquiries, with calls escalating during business hours today. Many of the callers were returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone number.

“If you receive an unexpected call from PSE&G in the next few days, particularly if you are not a PSE&G customer, we encourage you to hang up as it may be a scammer,” said Fred Daum, PSE&G’s executive director of customer operations. “If you have pending business with us, such as an appointment or collection notice, call us back on the number provided on your bill or call our customer service line, 800-436-PSEG (7734) or contact us on our website through MyAccount.”

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