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New Jersey Department of Agriculture Warning on Spotted Lanternfly

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Ridgewood NJ, The Spotted Lanternfly, and it has just made its way to Camden City. Please stay vigilant, kill bugs when you see them, and call 1-833-223-2840 (BADBUG) to report the location.

For more info, visit the State Department of Agriculture’s website at: https://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/spottedlanternfly.html

The Spotted Lanternfly, presents a significant threat to agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries.

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NY MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN LODI

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Lodi NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ALAN FALCONE (DOB: 8/28/1999; single; student/unemployed) of 884 Riverside Drive, Apt. 5E, Manhattan, NY, on charges of Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon, and Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose. 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 Lodi Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Scorzetti.

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Bergen County Law Enforcement to Hold High Holy Day Safety Briefing with Jewish Community Leaders

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Hackensack NJ, Sheriff Anthony Cureton and Prosecutor Mark Musella will host a safety briefing for Jewish community leaders and local law enforcement officials on Friday, September 20 at 10 A.M. The months of September and October mark several high holy days for the Jewish faith including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah. This briefing will give faith leaders an opportunity to bring community concerns to the attention of law enforcement and also inform them about safety precautions law enforcement will take during this busy time of year.

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Bergen County Historical Society Hosts Swearing In New Citizens

Photos from Beverly Hashimoto (Martha Washington), Carol Restivo and Senator Weinberg.

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New bridge Landing NJ, President Washington and First Lady, ‘Patsy’ (Martha) prepare to greet and congratulate 24 brand new American citizens. A joyful moving ceremony as usual in the Steuben House at Historic New Bridge Landing. September 13, 2019

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Schepisi Snags Big Endorsements

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

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River Vale NJ, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi received endorsements of the NJ State PBA representing our men and women of blue, the NJ State Nurses Association representing the lifeblood of our hospitals, our nurses, the  NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council representing our skilled trades people and the Doctor Patient Alliance. 

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Murphy Signs Law Permits Owners of Sports Teams to Bet On or Against their Teams

what could possibly go wrong with this ?

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bill into law that permits owner of 10 percent or more of member team of sports governing body to place or accept wagers on certain sports events in which other member teams participate.

This bill permits a direct or indirect legal or beneficial owner of 10 percent or more of a member team of a sports governing body to place or accept wagers on a sports event in which other member teams participate when the owner’s team is not participating. Currently, a legal or beneficial owner of 10 percent or more of a team may not place or accept wagers on any sports event in which any of the other member teams of the team’s sports governing body participate. This bill would permit placing and accepting wagers on those events when the owner’s team is not a participant in the event.

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Five Paterson Men Admit Stealing Over $300,000 In Checks From Dozens Of Mail Collection Boxes in Bergen

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Ridgewood NJ, Five Paterson, New Jersey, men have admitted their roles in a scheme to steal checks worth more than $300,000 from U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail collection boxes throughout New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jerry Lake-Rodriguez, 26, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Co-defendants Ismael Alicea Jr., 26, Yerrisson Garcia-Rodriguez, 24, Brayan Ulloa-Ulloa, 24, and Johan Lake-Rodriguez, 27, previously pleaded guilty to separate informations charging each with conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

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Bergen Democrat’s Looking for a Straw Man pull the ” racists ,bigoted , homophobe” Card

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Hackesanck NJ, Bergen Democrats have jumped the shark in their latest press release . In an effort to hide Murphy Administration hiring practices faux paus , the Bergen Democrats have assailed Bergen GOP of being , you guessed it ,” racists ,bigoted , homophobe.”

There are no apologizes, from Murphy Administration officials for the latest round of anti Semitic comments from Murphy appointees or attempts to silence women over rape allegations .

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Shooting Investigation in Lodi

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

At approximately 12:04 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a male individual was shot in the back in front of 201 Burns Avenue in the Borough of Lodi.  The victim, later identified as a 19-year-old Lodi resident, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he remains in critical but stable condition.  

The shooting is under investigation, which is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Lodi Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Scorzetti.  Prosecutor Musella would like to thank the Lodi Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.

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Six-Figure Sick Time Parachute for Police Chief in Palisades Park

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Palisades Park NJ, The police chief in Palisades Park is retiring after a scathing review of the operation of his department, but only after he cashes more than $115,000 in checks for unused sick time. It’s just the latest example of a long string of abuses suffered by property taxpayers in the state, Senator Kip Bateman bristled.

“Sick time was never intended to be a personal retirement account for a select group of public employees, but here we go again,” said Bateman (R-16). “Another police chief retiring, and another six-figure invoice for the property taxpayers to deal with.”

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