News From "Beyond Bergen"
Tomasella, a store named after one of the Italian furniture lines it sells, opened recently next to the Capitol Lighting store on Route 17.
The school board approved a budget that raises taxes by $164 a year for owners of homes assessed at $229,00, the township average assessment.
Verizon Communications Inc.’s pension beneficiaries can sue the company as a group over its transfer of $8.5 billion in plan obligations to Prudential Insurance Co. of America, a federal judge in Texas ruled.
While the city police department hoped to deploy the officers, laid off in 2011, by late April, training refreshers and civil service paperwork will delay their return to July.
The $1 billion state fund that pays for transportation upgrades is tapped out, and there is no political will in Trenton, by Republicans or Democrats, to increase New Jersey’s 10.5-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax, which provides the main cash for the state Transportation Trust Fund.
Big business and major labor unions appeared ready Friday to end a fight over a new low-skilled worker program that had threatened to upend negotiations on a sweeping immigration bill in the Senate providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants already in the U.S.
Seventeen years after winning a contest to give New Jersey a state song, composer Patrick Finley of Teaneck is still trying to convince politicians to give his tune "New Jersey, My Home" their official stamp of approval.
A three-alarm fire swept through a building on Broadway containing a spa and a medical day care center for adults on Friday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of about 60 people, authorities said.
The school board approved a shared services agreement with the borough that will allow armed, retired police officers to guard the district’s elementary schools.