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Christie signs legislation merging Meadowlands Commission and NJ Sports Authority In a development that is expected to reap a tax savings for Secaucus, the New Jersey Meadowlands Authority will merge with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority as a result of new legislation signed by Gov. Christopher Christie on Thursday, Feb. 5. The bill …

Braddock Park diversion

Dear Editor: The Township of North Bergen claims the “compelling need” for its Braddock Park Diversion application (which would permanently grant the Township land in Hudson County’s Braddock Park for its preschool), is the state’s mandate to provide a preschool for its citizens. This is a falsehood; North Bergen did provide a preschool, it just …

Additional charges outlined for Bayonne cop

BAYONNE – A city law enforcement officer already charged by federal officials with alleged police brutality has additionally been charged with allegedly obtaining a fraudulent loan, one intended for lower income residents, according to a criminal complaint handed down by the United States District Court, the District of New Jersey. Domenico Lillo, 44, a Bayonne …

First piece of new Bayonne Bridge roadway installed

BAYONNE – One down and 1,081 to go. During the Thursday, Feb. 5 six-hour closure of the Bayonne Bridge, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s contractor installed the first new roadway segment at the northernmost pier in Bayonne, according to Port Authority spokesman Chris Valens. “In total, there’ll be 541 roadway segments …

North Bergen Commissioner Theresa Ferraro to retire at end of term

NORTH BERGEN – After a groundbreaking career serving the people of North Bergen, Commissioner Theresa Ferraro announced on Friday, Feb. 6 that she will not seek re-election this year and plans to retire from elected office at the conclusion of her current term. The first woman elected as a township commissioner in 1999, Ferraro has …

Lawyer representing Hoboken in Christie investigation gets one year contract extension

HOBOKEN–The Hoboken City Council last month approved a one year extension to the city’s contract with Gerald Krovatin, the lawyer appointed to represent city officials in the U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s investigation of Governor Chris Christie. Last January, Mayor Dawn Zimmer alleged that high-ranking members of the Christie administration had linked Sandy relief aid for …

Possible case of measles being investigated in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY – City officials confirmed that the state Department of Health and the Jersey City Department of Health are investigating a possible case of measles in Jersey City. The one-year-old child apparently has a recovered, but residents in the building where the baby resided have been notified, officials said. Measles is a highly contagious …