County Sheriff Sued Over Contamination at the Bergen County Police Academy Gun Range

January 11,2018

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Mahwah NJ, the Bergen Record reports (https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/2018/01/10/suit-bergen-knew-gun-range-site-contaminated-squashed-probe/1016898001/ ) a lawsuit claims that not only did county officials know about the contamination at the Bergen County Police Academy gun range, but that they actively squashed an investigation into alleged crimes by those who led the dumping.

The law suit alleges the […]

By |January 11th, 2018|Bergen County|5 Comments

Frigid Weather has Resulted in an Increase in Water Main Breaks around the County

February 11,2018
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Ridgewood NJ, while Ridgewood Water has been upgrading the pipes in Ridgewood and the rest of its service area you may have noticed addition road work around the county by SUEZ Water North Jersey . According to Suez , “Two weeks of frigid weather has resulted in an increase […]

By |January 11th, 2018|Bergen County|0 Comments

Bergen County year-to-date number of lives lost to drug overdoses to 117

December 26,2017

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Hackensack NJ, Two police-deployed Narcan saves on 12/15 & 12/16 brought two overdose victims back to life. But two recent deaths have raised the year-to-date number of lives lost to drug overdoses to 117. This fight continues. Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said , “Last year, hardly a day went […]

By |December 26th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Senate Passes Major Tax Reform Package Affecting Bergen County

December 2,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, last night Republicans pushed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill through the Senate after a burst of eleventh-hour horse trading, giving President Donald Trump one of his top priorities by Christmas.

Peter Ferrara, a senior fellow at the Heartland Institute, writes in The Daily Caller that 2017’s tax […]

By |December 2nd, 2017|2017|2 Comments

Reader says, Hard to believe that these freeholders can just dip into the taxpayer base like this

Executive Order No. 2017-01, officially making Bergen County the first county in the state of New Jersey to adopt a $15 minimum wage for its full time county workers.

What a disgraceful use of a taxpayer supported political stance. Sure, everyone wishes better pay for all. Thanks to this type of thievery of robbing Peter to […]

By |November 24th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Bergen County Becomes the first County in the State of New Jersey to adopt a $15 minimum wage

November 24,2017
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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco , “This afternoon I was joined by my colleagues on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with representatives from USUW 755, USUW 655, and the Executive Director of New Jersey Working Families Analilia Mejia, to announce and sign Executive Order […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Bergen County|8 Comments

NJTPC will host speaker, blogger and political commentator Matt Rooney

November 20,2017

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Teaneck NJ, the NJTPC will host speaker, blogger and political commentator Matt Rooney . He will enlighten us on what to expect after the NJ election, what can be done and what you can do to be a change maker. We’ve experienced disappointment with previous elections on various levels, […]

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

Reader says Bergen County and towns like Ridgewood in the cross hairs

Remember 2-5 years and the current Valley location will be a good number of affordable housing units
The same folks who vote for leaders who support these ideas seem to be shocked when it hits home
The new governor and team are all for this with Bergen County and towns like RW in the cross hairs
Valley will […]

By |November 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

White Privilege ,Civility and the “Victimhood Culture” in Bergen County

file photo Village Council Meeting by Boyd Loving

October 23,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, In the paper , “The Rise of Victimhood Culture.” by Conor Friedersdorf  , Friedersdorf explains, Americans previously settled conflicts within the frameworks of the “honor” and “dignity” cultures:

“In honor cultures like the Old West or the street gangs of West […]

By |October 23rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

More Reports of Unlocked Vehicle Burglary in Bergen County

photo courtesy of Wyckoff Police 

October 13,2017

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Wyckoff NJ, Wyckoff and Waldwick Police report that a Waldwick Police Officer interrupted a suspect committing a burglary to an unlocked vehicle in their Borough.

Wyckoff Police have also experienced this in the past and would like to remind our residents to please remove all valuable […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments