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Menendez bullish as jury selection begins in federal corruption trial

file photo by Boyd Loving

NEWARK, N.J. – Sen. Bob Menendez said Tuesday that he expects to be exonerated of federal bribery charges, as lawyers began picking the jurors who will decide his fate in a trial set to begin next month.

“Looking forward to picking a good jury,” the New Jersey Democrat told reporters as he […]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Fixing New Jersey’s failing pension system is an economic necessity

Erica JedynakPublished 11:28 a.m. ET Aug. 22, 2017 | Updated 1:54 p.m. ET Aug. 22, 2017

New Jersey’s pension system is failing, and it is going to take a lot of good people down with it.

That sad fact adds a touch of poignancy – along with a dash of frustration – to the latest bad news […]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

US District Court to Hear Bail Case of NFL Fan in Test for New Jersey’s current bail reform laws

photo former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement

August 22,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Camden NJ, in a test for New Jersey’s current bail reform laws a US district court will hear oral arguments in the on Tuesday, August 22 at 3:00 PM in the case of Holland v. Rosen.  The case concerns a Dallas Cowboys football […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Oradell Talent Agent Still Missing for Over a Week with No Leads

August 22,2017

the staff of the Ridgewooid blog

Oradell NJ, police remain baffled over the disappearance of talent agent Mark Schlegel, who last was seen leaving his New Jersey home more than a week ago.

“There’s been no contact from him or with anybody who knows his possible whereabouts,” Oradell Sgt. Derek Kahill tells nj.com. “There’s a lot […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Van Emburgh Avenue Apartment complex would have negative impact on local community

Our quiet, serene, beautiful and peaceful neighborhood on Van Emburgh Avenue stretching from Washington Township into Ridgewood and made up of 100 percent single family homes is about to be shattered by a court-ordered imposition of a 44-unit apartment complex. This mandate is to satisfy some nebulous rules about complying with Affordable Housing politically-correct social […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Bergen County|9 Comments

Reader says NO “A Democratic Corruption Scandal Will Not Help Repeal ObamaCare”

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Q: “Could A Democratic Corruption Scandal Help Repeal ObamaCare?”

A: No

1. Democrats are way too corrupt, way too shameless, way too ideological to a) admit Menendez is wrong, b) admit Obomacare is a failure and is about to implode c) serve the people over the party by replacing Obamacare with something that […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Assemblywomen says she hopes to force change by guiding a movement of civil disobedience.

August 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

River Vale NJ , Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi asks, “If the Democratic front runner for Governor boldly says NJ won’t comply with many federal laws he disagrees with, why can’t our suburban communities fight back against ridiculous NJ policies that the democratic controlled legislature refuses to change?”

Schepisi said she hopes to […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

AN EVENING WITH DARRYL STRAWBERRY

Sept 20, 2017 @7:00PM | MMC

August 20,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Wyckoff NJ,  the Cornerstone Church presents “An Evening with Darryl Strawberry” on Wednesday, September 20.

Darryl is a former MLB star who spent 17 seasons playing professional baseball for the N.Y. Mets, L.A. Dodgers and N.Y. Yankees. Widely known as one of […]

By |August 20th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Menendez trial brings high stakes for N.J. and Democratic fight against Trump

file photo by Boyd Loving

Updated: AUGUST 18, 2017 — 10:09 AM EDT

by Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau  @JonathanTamari |  [email protected]

WASHINGTON — The stakes for Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption case have grown to national proportions.

More than two years since the Democrat was charged with allegedly trading influence for lavish gifts, his trial begins Tuesday in Newark, N.J. […]

By |August 20th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

N.J. continues summer growth in employment

By Eric Strauss, August 18, 2017 at 1:25 PM

New Jersey’s private-sector employment grew by nearly 10,000 jobs in July, following a revised gain of nearly 15,000 jobs in June, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported recently.

The report, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, found that total nonfarm wage […]

By |August 19th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments