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BCRO CHAIRMAN CALLS FOR EXPLANATI0N AND CHANGES TO STATE’S CONVOLUTED VOTE BY MAIL LAW

Says System Should be Opt-In Not Opt-Out

Hackensack NJ, BCRO Chairman Jack Zisa is calling on Gov. Murphy’s administration to explain the state’s convoluted vote by mail system that is confusing many voters throughout the state since its inception last year. The chairman also said the vote by mail system needs to be changed.

“Before we go through another General Election without a clear understanding of the vote by mail rules, I believe it is urgent for Gov. Murphy’s administration to clearly explain how the VBM will work this year and what election workers, and campaign officials and voters should know,” said Zisa. “It’s the governor’s legislation and it’s been confusing since it was signed.

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State of New Jersey will Now reimburse County Prosecutors for State and Interstate Law Enforcement Investigations

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Hackensack NJ, After passing the legislature unanimously, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill reimbursing county prosecutors overseeing state and interstate law enforcement agencies. The law, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, was drafted after the Bergen County Prosecutors Office had to investigate the Palisades Parkway Police Department over eight months.

“Local taxpayers cannot afford to fund investigations into state agencies,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “Prosecutor’s work on tight budgets, and they need to be responsible with every dollar. If a state agency is acting out of order, the state should be on the hook.”

Bergen prosecutors had to examine the Palisades department for violating guidelines on high-speed chases and investigations of officer misconduct. The office also examined deaths of suspects and a scandal involving the police chief. The bill is retroactive to January 1, 2017 to cover the costs of the investigation.

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Sheriff Cureton Administers Oath of Office to Undersheriff Orestes Alvarez

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Hackensack NJ, This afternoon, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton administered the oath of office to Undersheriff Orestes Alvarez who was sworn-in at a public ceremony in the Two Bergen County Plaza Conference Center. Undersheriff Alvarez joins Sheriff Cureton’s executive team comprised of Executive Undersheriff Vincent Quatrone, Undersheriff Dave Borzotta, Undersheriff Jin Sung Kim, and Chief Warrant Officer Cora Taylor, and will be responsible for operations at the Bergen County Jail.

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AIR CONDITIONING BREAKDOWNS AT BERGEN COUNTY JAIL RAISES CONCERNS BY NEW YORK LEGAL AID SOCIETY

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office ,yesterday at 10:07 AM “At approximately 9:30 PM on Friday, July 19th, the jail administration was notified that two air conditioner units had malfunctioned. Inmates/detainees were moved out the affected areas to a suitable environment. The units were evaluated and the air conditioning was restored soon thereafter. Random checks are being performed to monitor the jail’s climate.’

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Bergen County Cooling Centers to Remain Open This Weekend to Address Heat Index

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that several drop-in cooling centers throughout the county will remain open this weekend to help residents stay cool during the current heat wave.

It is recommended that residents stay indoors if possible from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest and burns and heat strokes are more likely to occur. All age groups are at risk for heat stroke so please take necessary precautions if you have to be outdoors, including wearing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and staying properly hydrated.

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UPDATE: Bergen County Prosecutor Investigates Head-on Collision in Hackensack

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information:

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Hackensack Police Department are investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Hackensack Avenue at Terhune Place in Hackensack.  The collision resulted in two fatalities.  Two vehicles collided, which resulted in the death of the driver of one vehicle and the passenger of the other vehicle.  Two other individuals were injured and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Owner of Perrone Family Wellness in Hackensack, Charged with Insurance Fraud

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DR. ANDREA PERRONE (DOB: 08/28/1968; single; owner of Perrone Family Wellness, Hackensack, NJ) of 93 Rochelle Parkway, Saddle Brook, NJ, on charges of violating a provision of the New Jersey Insurance Fraud Prevention Act. 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 National Insurance Crime Bureau under the direction of Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Gary Healy.

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SCAMMER CHARGED WITH FILING A FALSE POLICE REPORT

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JAYNE D. GARRIDO-CONTRERAS (DOB: 07/03/1963; single; employed as a supermarket stock person) of 144 Pine Street, 2nd floor, Hackensack, NJ on charges of Knowingly Exhibiting False Government Issued Identifications, Impersonation, Trafficking Personal Identification Information, and Filing A False Report to Law Enforcement. 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 Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer In Charge Captain Peter Busciglio.

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Bergen County Prosecutor : Fatal Accident in Hackensack

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information:

At approximately 9:17 p.m. on June 8, 2019, the Hackensack Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a single vehicle that crashed into a pole in front of 286 Passaic Street.  The vehicle was occupied by a Hackensack couple and their infant son.  The four-week-old boy sustained head trauma as a result of the accident and was later pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center.  The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Hackensack Police Department. 

No further information will be released at this time.  

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MARK MUSELLA SWORN IN AS BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

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Hackensack NJ, The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office announces that Mark Musella has been sworn in today as Bergen County Prosecutor by Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie J. Mizdol.

Prosecutor Musella is the chief law enforcement officer of Bergen County – the most populous county in New Jersey and home to nearly 1 million residents living in 70 municipalities. Prosecutor Musella oversees a staff of approximately 265 personnel at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (“BCPO”), consisting of Assistant Prosecutors, Detectives, and support staff. He also exercises supervisory authority over approximately 2,700 sworn law enforcement officers in 72 law enforcement agencies operating in Bergen County.

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