Bergen freeholders cut over $1 million from Tedesco budget

The Bergen County freeholder board will introduce a 2017 budget on Wednesday that is more than $1 million less than the $522-million spending plan proposed last month by County Executive James J. Tedesco III.

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Prieto, Tedesco unveil long-awaited fire legislation

Two years after a devastating fire ripped through a large Edgewater apartment complex and destroyed the homes of some 500 people, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has introduced legislation intended to better protect residential buildings from fast moving blazes that can feast on wood construction.

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Demonstrators Rally for Unity at Bergen County Courthouse

They came despite a winter assault of rain, snow and sleet, toting signs and chanting boisterously on the steps of the Bergen County Courthouse in support of a myriad of causes they believe have come under attack in the first weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.

 

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Tedesco Calls for Tighter Building Code in 'State of County" Speech

Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco Gave his third State of The County Address.

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Pascrell: Rarely Used Law Could Make Trump Tax Returns Public

Congress should use a rarely invoked 1924 law to examine President Donald Trump's tax returns for possible conflicts of interest and Constitutional violations, and maybe make them public, Rep. Bill Pascrell said Friday.

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Bergen Dems Back Murphy for Governor

Philip D. Murphy, the former Goldman Sachs executive, won the coveted endorsement of the Bergen County Democratic Committee Thursday night, further solidifying his standing as front-runner for the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor.

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NJ Congressman Calls for Independent Congressional Investigation of Trump

Following the release this week of unverified reports alleging communication between Trump and the administration of Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 presidential campaign, a New Jersey congressman is calling for an independent congressional investigation of Trump’s alleged ties to the Russian government. U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell said Thursday that he wants congress to investigate the claims contained in the opposition research memo that has been making a convoluted path through the American news media.

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CORY BOOKER CHOOSES HIS MOMENT

The Senate is not always as civil as it makes itself out to be. In 1856, after delivering a series of abolitionist speeches, Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts was nearly beaten to death in the chamber by Representative Preston Brooks, a South Carolinian who laid in wait and greeted Sumner with a gutta-percha cane with a gold handle. In 1989, senators crushed one of their own, voting to deny John Tower, a Texas Republican who had served in the Senate for a quarter century, confirmation as secretary of defense, hauling out his drinking and hitting on female soldiers—as they should have.

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Reps. Pascrell, Gottheimer Urge Fire Departments to Seek Grants

Congressmen Bill Pascrell Jr. and Josh Gottheimer encouraged local fire departments Monday to apply for federal dollars to finance their recruiting efforts and help close the gap between how much North Jersey taxpayers send to Washington and how much they get back.

 

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Gottheimer Takes Seat as Newest House Member

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, the only new face in New Jersey's congressional delegation, was sworn into office Tuesday as the 115th Congress convened.

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