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Reader says , “Expect more people to turn careless as Ridgewood evolves into a full scale Hackensack “

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Expect more people to turn careless as RW evolves into a full scale Hackensack. RW management will make sure to accelerate this transformation. Even myself who am super neighborhood friendly and squeaky clean have started to not pay attention anymore. Have you see how sanitation does not pick up your garbage unless your bin is on the curb?
BUT at least Mr Mayor paid for a corner in NY Post to show the world that RW is the gem of Bergen County. Mayor is in real estate so he knows where to advertise. We’re so lucky.

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Bergen County Launches Hackensack Transit Connector

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced the launch of the Hackensack Transit Connector bus routes, which will connect Hackensack’s train stations and bus terminal with the County Administrative complex. Joined by Bergen County Freeholders Tom Sullivan, Tracy Zur, Germaine Ortiz, and Mary Amoroso, Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse and Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, and representatives from the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and the Hackensack Main Street Alliance, Tedesco applauded the partnership between local, county, state, and federal government for making this project possible. Using grant funding from the NJTPA, with additional funding provided by Bergen County, the transit connector routes will help reduce the number of personal vehicles on the roads and provide better public transit access to those without vehicles and individuals with mobility issues. There is no fee or residency requirement to use the transit connector.

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4 Navy F-18 jets Land at Teterboro airport

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Hackensack NJ, the Hackensack Office of Emergency Management  reported that Monday October 29th, 2018 a flight of 4 Navy F-18 jets landed at Teterboro airport approximately 10:30 AM.

The aircraft followed the same approach pattern that all civil aircraft use when landing at the airport.Communities near Teterboro noticed a brief period of elevated jet noise as these aircraft approach to land at the airport.

Any inquiries can be directed to the Teterboro Airport Noise Abatement Office at (201) 393-0399 or at [email protected]

 

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Retail Disaster : New Jersey Ranked Even Worse than New York in Sales Tax

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Tax Foundation New Jersey scored near the bottom , ranked 45th as on of the lowest-scoring states having a high sales tax rate, high excise tax rates, or apply the sales tax to a variety of business inputs. The states with the lowest scores on this component are Louisiana, Washington, Alabama, Arizona, Tennessee, and New Jersey.

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Bergen GOP Wants to Move Forward with Special Election for Sheriff

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Hackensack NJ, Wary about the intervention of the Governor’s Office, Bergen Republicans decide to hold a convention on Monday night to nominate their choice for sheriff to replace the disgraced Mike Saudino.  Insider NJ quoted Zisa as saying :“I’m concerned about an attempt to take the selection process out of the hands of the voters,” said Bergen County Republican Organization Chairman Jack Zisa.

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October 4 filing deadline for the special election for Bergen Sheriff

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Dealines set:

Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Clerk John Hogan has set an October 4 filing deadline for the special election for Sheriff.

Democrats and Republicans will have until 10 AM that morning to file their candidates. Independent candidates will have the same deadline to submit petitions with 100 signatures.
Bergen County will hold off on mailing new vote-by-mail requests until after October 4. Attorneys are still reviewing whether voters who come to the County Clerk’s office between now and the new filing deadline will be able to vote.

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Sheriff Resignation Shines Spotlight on Allegations of Misuse of Federal Funds for Bergen Sheriffs Department

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Hackensack NJ, the sudden resignation of Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino  has opened a can of worms for Bergen County Democrats .

In the suit, which was filed in April in state Superior Court in Hackensack, Omid Bayati, the former director, claimed Sheriff Michael Saudino fired him earlier this year after Bayati uncovered inappropriate vendor deals made by Phil Lisk, a former IT director.

The suit also said Bayati objected in December to the county’s plan to fund the Sheriff’s Office with $7.5 million in federal money it expected for housing detainees for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The move, which Bayati believed broke state law, was intended to keep the budget flat during County Executive James Tedesco’s reelection campaign, the suit said.

Bayati’s suit claims Saudino and the county breached his contract and violated both his civil rights and New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act, which shields whistleblowers. He is suing for compensatory damages, attorneys’ fees, interest, emotional distress and punitive damages, the suit said

 

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Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco on Saudino: ‘He Should Step Down’

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco called on Bergen County Sheriff Mike Saudino to step down, in the aftermath of a WNYC report that alleges Saudino made racist comments about African-Americans and Attorney General Grewal, calling him ‘the guy in the turban’.

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Hackensack police have charged a Connecticut couple with stealing from the USS Ling

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Hackensack NJ, the Hackensack police have charged a Connecticut couple with stealing a lantern and shoulder lapel from the USS Ling submarine on the Hackensack River, at the old Bergen Record Headquarters , a short time after someone looted and flooded the landmark museum. Jon P. Stevens, 48, of West Haven, Connecticut, and Laura B. Palmese, 38, of Colcheser, Connecticut, were charged with burglary and theft . The pair allegedly parked at the Heritage Diner and “swam through the Hackensack River to the submarine” on Aug. 11th.

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Judge Rules in City of Hackensack’s Favor in Precedent Setting OPRA Lawsuit Mayor Labrosse: ‘Let’s Stop Wasting Time and Taxpayer Money on Frivolous Lawsuits and Excessive Records Requests’

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HACKENSACK NJ, In a decision released this week, New Jersey Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie Mizdol has ruled in favor of the City of Hackensack in a lawsuit brought by a political opponent of the Mayor and Council, Steven Gelber, who sought to have their “Labrosse Team” Facebook page deemed a government record. Gelber was represented in the suit by Jason Nunnermacker, a former Hackensack School Board President and unsuccessful City Council candidate who lost his re-election campaign in April. The judge disagreed, citing the page’s political nature in both its content and its description and ruling that it is not an official government record subject to the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”).

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