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Bergen Women Who Joined ISIS Denied Request to Return to the US

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Hackensack NJ, the Trump administration has denied a New Jersey-born woman’s request to return to the United States after she left to join the Islamic State group.

In a brief statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave no details as to how the administration made their determination.

“Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States,” he said. “She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport nor any visa to travel to the United States.”

Hoda Muthana was born in Hackensack and raised in Alabama. She left the United States in 2014 to join the Islamic State in Syria after becoming radicalized.

Muthana wants to return to the U.S. with her young son, but that request was denied.

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Cars Robbed in Home Depot Lot in Hackensack

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Hackensack NJ, in a matter of seconds ,a purse and work laptop GONE .The is just a reminder that in a matter of minutes you cant be hit .

A Facebook friend had just run into Home Depot in Hackensack for a quick pick up and BOOM .

This is part of the massive crime wave sweeping over Bergen County .

Once again a reminder do not leave anything of value in a parked car , it only takes a second .

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HACKENSACK POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON BURGLARY AND STALKING CHARGES

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Hackensack Police Lieutenant RICHARD LEVIS (DOB: 02/21/1970; married; employed as a police officer) of Butler, NJ, on charges of Burglary and Stalking. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Oakland Police Department under the direction of Officer-in-Charge Keith Sanzari.

On December 30, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Hackensack Police Lieutenant Richard LEVIS may have surreptitiously placed a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) tracking device in his estranged wife’s vehicle without permission. A subsequent investigation by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Confidential Investigations Unit and the Oakland Police Department Internal Affairs Unit confirmed that LEVIS’ estranged wife discovered a GPS in her vehicle and that LEVIS had been using the device to track her whereabouts.

As a result of the investigation, Richard LEVIS was issued a Summons by Bergen County Central Municipal Court on January 7, 2019 in Hackensack, charging him with one count of Burglary, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Stalking, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10(b), a 4th degree crime. Richard LEVIS is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Bergen County Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Oakland Police Department for its assistance in this investigation. Acting Prosecutor Calo would also like to thank the Hackensack Police Department for its cooperation in this matter.

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Hackensack Ice Skating Coach Arrested For Sexually Assaulting a Minor

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Hackensack NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of ANDREW LAVRIK (DOB: 01/24/1986; single; employed as a ice skating coach/instructor) of Hackensack, NJ, on charges of Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Edgewater Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Martin.

On Monday, December 10, 2018, the Edgewater Police Department received a report that Andrew LAVRIK engaged in inappropriate conduct with a minor in Edgewater, NJ in November 2018.

As a result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Edgewater Police Department, Andrew LAVRIK was arrested on Thursday, January 3, 2019, in Paramus, NJ and charged with one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A1, a 2nd degree crime; and one count of Criminal Sexual Contact, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3B, a 4th degree crime. LAVRIK was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Edgewater Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.

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Hackensack Police Department Looking for Bank Robber

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Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Police Department , November 15 at 11:49 AM · UPDATED PHOTOS: Have you seen him? On Saturday, October 20th around 1230 the Valley National Bank at 111 Hackensack Ave. was robbed. He displayed an unknown object wrapped in black duct tape and demanded money. Any information call 201-646-7777 .

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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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