Thursday, December 20, 2012
For 24 years, Bergen County's local PBA's have been delivering Christmas toys to kids in need.
Lines are never good. But these lines are particularly bad. You will not find them in toy stores or in malls. These lines are the pathways carved by unimaginable agony, yet tell a story of unceasing hope and incredible faith. These are the lines that map the faces of parents afflicted with the anguish of watching over, and caring for, their seriously ill children. Many of whom are dying. Now in its 24th year, the Santa Response Team, organized by Closter police sergeant Don Nicoletti and consisting of PBA members from all over North Jersey, has brought Santa to Hackensack University Medical Center's Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital and Tomorrows Children to deliver Christmas to the children and families who occupy every pediatric …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
County patrols will support local police efforts.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Noah Cohen
Saturday, January 14, 2012
County police and sheriff’s officers have begun 24-hour joint patrols of religious sites across Bergen County in the wake of a string of bias attacks targeting the Jewish community, authorities said Friday. Marked units from the two departments are working in cooperation with local police to check ethnic community centers and religious sites from a range of faiths, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a statement. “All community and religious centers will benefit from the strategy, including synagogues, mosques, churches and other houses of worship,” Molinelli said. Law enforcement officials and Jewish community leaders met Thursday in Paramus to discuss the rash of hate crimes. The attacks began in December when synagogues …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sheriff Michael Saudino, undersheriffs pulling in six-figure salaries while collecting pensions, report finds.
Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino and his top four aides earn a combined $1 million in salaries and pensions, a report on the website New Jersey Watchdog concludes. Saudino and undersheriffs Steven Librie, Robert Colaneri, Harry Shortway Jr. and Brian Smith were among 44 high-ranking sheriff's officers identified statewide as earning six-figure salaries while collecting often six-figure pensions. Saudino, 59, earns $138,000 salary plus a $130,000 pension, the report found. Saudino bested former Sheriff Leo McGuire by 10,000 votes last year, partly by convincing voters that fiscal responsibility and reduced spending were priorities. Saudino, who was police chief in Emerson for nine years, promised to eliminate what he called "…