20th guilty plea in $200M credit card scam in NJ

By Adam Hochron April 18, 2017 6:28 PM

TRENTON — With the guilty plea of a New York man for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, nearly two dozen people have admitted to various roles in a scam that netted the conspirators more than $200 million in bogus expenses and purchases.

Habib Chaudhry, 49, of Valley Stream, New […]

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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment For the Glen Rock Police

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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

April 19,2017

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Glen Rock NJ, The Glen Rock Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices.

Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs […]

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Don’t get caught texting while driving through these small NJ towns

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By Adam Hochron April 17, 2017 5:58 PM
Courtesy of United States Department of TransportationIf last year is any indication, police in some of New Jersey’s smallest municipalities will be giving out the largest number of distracted driving tickets during the month-long crackdown that ends April 21.

Bergen County 

Fairview: 114 tickets

Allendale 2
Alpine 2
Carlstadt […]

By |April 19th, 2017|Bergen County|4 Comments

Paramus resident’s commuter proposal gets attention

Melanie Anzidei , Staff Writer, @melanieanzideiPublished 6:08 a.m. ET April 17, 2017 | Updated 11 hours ago

PARAMUS — The efforts of one concerned commuter saw the first signs of fruition last week.

In its latest newsletter, the borough published a commuter survey intended to gauge Paramus residents’ views regarding their commutes to and from work. That […]

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Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point?

Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point?


APRIL 15, 2017

Along the cobblestone streets of SoHo, Chanel handbags and Arc’teryx jackets are displayed in shops like museum pieces, harking back to the height of the neighborhood’s trendiness. But rents there are softening, and the number of vacant storefronts is rising.

Today, some of the most […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Bergen County|9 Comments

Brush fire at the Ramapo County Reservation

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April 18,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Mahwah NJ, A Monday afternoon, 04/17, brush fire at the Ramapo County Reservation on Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah required the services of mini pumpers and fire personnel from Mahwah, Ramsey, Hillburn NY, and the NJDEP’s Forest Fire Service. Mahwah EMS and PD also […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Bergen County|4 Comments



Complexity and confusion about the law may have discouraged contractors from contributing directly to candidates and parties last year

For more than a decade, New Jersey’s pay-to-play laws have provided a check on businesses’ ability to contribute money to politicians in the hope of getting a government contract in return.

Last year, […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Unused sick days are costing us billions, as Democrats dawdle

Updated on April 16, 2017 at 3:31 PMPosted on April 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM


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Sick pay is for those who get sick. If you don’t get sick, you shouldn’t get sick pay. Period.

The same goes for all fringe benefits. If you’re not disabled, you don’t get disability. If you’re not unemployed, you […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Taxes atop the agenda as New Jersey picks a new governor



New Jersey taxpayers will be filing their taxes this year in the midst of pitched primary fights to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Tax Day on Tuesday comes just as voters are expected to get a closer look at the personal financial information of the Democratic and Republican candidates who are […]

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Here’s where your N.J. lawmakers in Washington got all that cash for their campaigns

Updated April 15, 2017
Posted April 15, 2017

By Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for

All 12 U.S. House members from New Jersey have one thing in common: They raised more money than their opponents last year.

Eleven incumbents were re-elected in November. The 12th, Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5th Dist.) was outraised by his Democratic challenger, […]

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