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Cooperation between ICE, local law enforcement makes for safer communities

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Ridgewood NJ, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) relies upon the cooperation of local law enforcement officials to expeditiously remove dangerous criminals from our communities. ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations’ (ERO) mission is to identify, arrest and remove aliens who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety.

There is an inherent increase in risk to personnel and bystanders when ICE officers and agents must go out into the community to proactively locate these previously detained criminal aliens. ICE commends our local law enforcement colleagues who work to minimize that risk by cooperating with ICE to apprehend criminal aliens at the time of their release from local custody.

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Senator Kristin Corrado Bill to Boost Investment in NJ’s Innovation Economy Advances


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Ridgewood NJ, Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would boost investment in emerging technology start-ups in New Jersey was advanced by the Senate Economic Growth and Senate Budget & Appropriations committees today.

“New Jersey has one of the most highly educated workforces in the nation,” said Corrado (R-40). “What we’re missing is a tax environment that encourages investors to put that talent to work in new tech businesses right here in the Garden State. This legislation helps fix that. I want to thank Assemblyman DePhillips for taking the lead on this important effort.”

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Hackensack NJ, Sheriff Anthony Cureton has launched the Bergen County Fugitive Task Force through a partnership with the Bergen County Chiefs Association. The task force is charged with locating and arresting individuals who have outstanding criminal warrants and are fugitives from justice from Bergen County Superior Court.  The following police agencies have participated in new task force to date:

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Assemblyman Robert J. Auth: If you break down You Should be Able to a Hire The Tow Services of Your Choice

Multiple injuries reported in a two vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway in Paramus

file photo by Boyd Loving

To the Editor,

When you purchase an automobile roadside assistance insurance policy you should have an expectation of being able to use it when needed for towing and repair. At first glance you’re probably thinking… “Those rotten insurance companies, they’re not paying again.” Not so fast! In New Jersey, the bureaucracy has created all sorts of regulations that subvert your best efforts of protecting your family. 

As recently as six months ago, I was driving my son’s car on the Palisades Parkway and I got a flat tire. Initially, I tried to change the tire on my own, unfortunately without success. My next course of action was to call my insurance company’s Roadside Assistance for help. I was relieved to have made contact with the customer service call center, but then a problem manifested itself: the operator asked me where I was located. “I’m on Exit 4 on the Palisades Parkway,” I replied. 

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36th Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Reminder that tomorrow June 7 we will be participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Expect delays and road closures on Lake Street between Mountainview Road and West Saddle River Road as well as West Saddle River Road between Old Chimney and Allendale Road. Over 300 students from USR will be running with our Police Officers this year!!!!

Law enforcement officers from around the State of New Jersey will run with the Flame of Hope in the 36th Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey. Over 3,000 officers will be taking part as either runners, escort or volunteers to not only raise money but to also bring awareness of and for the athletes. The run will culminate at The College of New Jersey on Friday night at the opening ceremonies of the SONJ Summer Games. The Flame of Hope will light the cauldron to start the games! An amazing site to behold. If you are in the area at 7pm, stop and see the event. It will change your life forever!

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Community Meals Dine Out Fundraiser- June 6th And June 12th

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Ridgewood NJ, Community Meals, Inc., is a non-profit “meals on wheels” service that serves those individuals who are unable to shop or prepare meals for themselves due to age or disability in Allendale, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, MidlandPark, Ridgewood, Waldwick and part of Saddle River.

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Republicans Solidify Their Slate Of Candidates In The Murphy Midterms

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Trenton NJ,  Tonight, Republicans elected a solid slate of candidates around the state to fight back in the Murphy Midterms. NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt releases the following statement regarding the results: 

“Republicans have a diverse slate of candidates in every corner of the state ready to fight back in the Murphy Midterms. The NJGOP is proud to support the Republican efforts to pick up a Senate seat in LD-1, fight for the majority in the General Assembly, and continue to add ideological diversity to our county and local governments. New Jersey residents deserve honest answers to our state’s real problems, and dishonest, Democratic spendthrifts like Phil Murphy and his bevy of rain tax, success tax, business tax, shore rental tax, Uber tax and gun taxes simply aren’t getting the job done. We can do better.”

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New Milford Police Department Missing Person Alert

New Milford NJ, New Milford Police Department:

Missing Person Alert

We are attempting to locate June Cross, 87, of New Milford. Ms. Cross left a meeting in Midland Park this morning and did not return home. She was operating a 2009 Honda Accord, color grey, NJ resgistration F76CFE. Ms. Cross is deaf and cannot hear. At 4 p.m. today, Ms. Cross made contact with the New Windsor, NY Police who gave her directions back to New Milford. Anyone coming in contact with Ms. Cross, please contact the New Milford Police at 201-261-1400.

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10 positive travel tips for US Flyers

Travel is an incredible life experience, but pre-flight time can be mentally draining.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way– here are 10 terrific tips to get your positivity flowing before you jet off.

  1. Research

An element of surprise can be nice – but ultimately, it pays to be prepared. So do plenty of research on your chosen destination, then you’ll know what to expect and can plan solutions to any possible problems you might face.

  1. Check-in online

Give yourself one less thing to worry about at the airport by checking in online in advance of your flight. With more time and less admin tasks, you can focus your mind on the exciting times ahead.

  1. Mindfulness

Mindfulness involves being more aware of the present moment by focusing attention to your thoughts, feelings and senses. It’s a great way to help you feel more in control and actively enjoy your travel time. For more information about mindfulness, have a look at the NHS website.

  1. Music

Find a relaxation playlist (or create your own) on a music streaming platform like Spotify and listen to it on your way to the airport. Surrounded by relaxing rhythms and soothing symphonies, you’ll be raring to go!

  1. Get a good night’s sleep

No matter what time your flight is, try to get a good sleep beforehand, so that you can wake up revitalized and raring to go. With bucket loads of energy at your disposal, you’ll feel nothing but enthusiasm for the journey ahead.

  1. Dress comfortably

When you’re traveling, you should opt for light and comfortable clothing. Also, wear lots of thin layers rather than a few heavy items,so that you can easily adjust to the temperatures in the airport and on the plane.  

  1. Meditation

Meditation works wonders by helping to keep your mind and calm and clear. So download a meditation app such as headspace and find the inner peace and balance you need for stress-free travel.

  1. Go with the flow

There’s only so much you can control when you’re traveling, so when faced with long airport queues and flight delays, just go with the flow. Simply embrace unexpected events as part of the travel experience.

  1. Relax at the airport

US airports are equipped with fantastic facilities designed to enhance your customer experience. So treat yourself to a spa massage, or watch some TV in the airport lounge – whatever gets your positive vibes going.

  1. Drive to the airport

The unpredictable nature of public transportation can wreak havoc with your mind, so plan your route, give yourself plenty of time and drive to the airport. For early-bird deals on US airport parking for locations from Denver to Dallas, sites such as have got you covered.

Follow these positivity travel tips and prepare to step on that plane, feeling cool as cucumber.

That’s our list! Share your positive travel tips in the comments

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Pallotta for Congress Responds to Intercept Article: ‘Gottheimer: Bad Votes. Bad Boss. Bad Guy’

Josh Gottheimer

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Mahwah NJ, Pallotta for Congress spokesman Pete Sheridan released the following statement in response to The Intercept article Rep. Josh Gottheimer is a Really, Really Terrible Boss, Former Staffers Say:

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