Kelly: A motel in South Hackensack may finally solve a 9/11 mystery

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Mike Kelly , Record Columnist, @MikeKellyColumnPublished 6:08 a.m. ET March 24, 2017 | Updated 3:23 p.m. ET March 24, 2017

The cramped, first-floor motel room on the noisy stretch of Route 46 in South Hackensack isn’t much to look at now. Just a double bed, a picture window, a dresser, a tiny […]

By |March 26th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

The Death of Home Rule in New Jersey

Eustace & Houghtaling Bill to Encourage Municipal Consolidation, Rein in Property Taxes Heads to Governor’s Desk

March 25,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace and Eric Houghtaling to give towns better tools to pursue municipal consolidation and ultimately rein in property taxes gained final legislative approval from the full Assembly […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Bergen County|9 Comments

Work making you sleepy? It’s happening to many in NJ

By Patrick Lavery March 23, 2017 3:28 AM

SADDLE BROOK — New York is known as the city that never sleeps, but across the crowded state of New Jersey, something’s always going on. That may be why a recent poll of 1,000 workers, both here and around the country, found many of them are practically dozing […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

A new report finds much of New Jersey is drought-free

By David Matthau March 21, 2017 1:58 AM

We had a significant snow and rain storm across the Garden State last week, but the New Jersey Department of Environmental protection has not changed any of its drought warnings or watches in central and north Jersey — yet.

A drought warning remains in effect for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Pornhub Pledges to Plow Street for Free In New Jersey

March 16,2017
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Ridgewood NJ,  while Ridgewood residents were pretty happy with the Village response to Stella, a readers sentiments were that ” All the roads could use salt! Even schools are sheets of ice and still mounds of snow. Sidewalks not cleared. Should have been no school today too. Just sayin.” […]

By |March 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

30 N.J. towns with the lowest property tax bills

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Updated March 13, 2017
Posted March 13, 2017

By Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for

New Jersey is known for having the highest property taxes in the country. In 2016, the average tax bill hit $8,549. But in many towns the average is well below that mark.

Here are the 30 New Jersey […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Criminals No Longer the Only Ones to Carry Guns in New Jersey

Governor Christie Amends Regulations on Individuals’ Right to Firearms for Self-Defense with Commonsense Reforms
March 10th 2017
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Private Citizens May Prove They Are Under “Serious Threats” For Issuance of a Permit to Carry a Handgun

Trenton, NJ , Governor Chris Christie today announced the adoption of a revised regulation regarding applications for handgun […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Bergen County|4 Comments

Site Pushes Revolutionary War Tourism In New Jersey

March 9,2017

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Ridgewood Nj, according to the website Revolutionary War in New Jersey the state has over 650 Revolutionary War historic sites located throughout all twenty-one New Jersey counties.

Revolutionary War New Jersey is The ultimate field guide to New Jersey’s Revolutionary War historic sites!
Bergen County, New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites • […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

If your property tax bill is mind-blowingly high, just be thankful you don’t live in New Jersey, oh you do !

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Think Your Property Taxes Are High? See the Most—and Least—Expensive States

New Jersey is the state with the highest property taxes in the nation

By Clare Trapasso | Mar 2, 2017

If your property tax bill is mind-blowingly high, just be thankful you don’t live in New Jersey. And if you do, well, that’s […]

By |March 5th, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Reader asks Why does New Jersey have 70% more cops per capita than any other state?

70% more cops per capita than any other state, making 50% more than the average cop in the US according to FBI data, why?

Many of those cops are in our suburbs manning speed traps to help pay for the cost of so many cops. So it’s a vicious circle – we’re actually paying people to […]

By |March 4th, 2017|Bergen County|15 Comments