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Teacher Removed From Dwight Morrow High School by Police for Alleged Verbal Abuse of Female Student

ENGLEWOOD, NJ – This past Friday, October 13th, a former Bronx, NY public school geometry teacher who was investigated and reassigned for allegations of harassment of a 12-year-old female student in 2014, and later hired by the Englewood Public School District, was reportedly removed from the classroom for being verbally abusive to a female student who attends Dwight Morrow High School.

Read more: Teacher Removed From Dwight Morrow High School by Police for Alleged Verbal Abuse of Female Student

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Announces Cast and Creative Team for Puccini's Tosca

(Fort Lee, New Jersey; September 28, 2017) – Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces the cast performing in Giacomo Puccini's Tosca on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Under Amara, one of the Metropolitan Opera’s finest performers of Tosca, Verismo Opera, the Bergen Performing Arts Center's (bergenPAC) house opera company in Englewood, New Jersey, presents the opera at 3:00 p.m.

Read more: New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Announces Cast and Creative Team for Puccini's Tosca

Explore How Art Transforms an Area at Northern NJ Community Foundation's Connect the Dots

(Englewood, New Jersey; September 25, 2017) -- Join Englewood's Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen's on Thursday, October 19. The NNJCF's ArtsBergen's 2017 Connect the Dots series' fourth learning and networking event takes place at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC), located at 102 State St., Hackensack New Jersey. The event is free and open to the public. Co-producers are: City of Hackensack, the Main Street Business Alliance and its Hackensack Creative Arts Team, and New Jersey Creative Placemakers (NJCP).

Read more: Explore How Art Transforms an Area at Northern NJ Community Foundation's Connect the Dots

Celebrate Fall With Oktoberfest at The Community Chest

(Englewood, New Jersey; September 15, 2017) -- The Community Chest welcomes friends this fall to the second annual Oktoberfest at The Community Chest on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. This special event will be held at the Englewood Field Club, located at 341 Engle Street in Englewood, New Jersey from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission to the Oktoberfest is $100 per ticket and includes a great selection of craft beers, a light dinner and delicious fare prepared in Bavarian style.

Read more: Celebrate Fall With Oktoberfest at The Community Chest

Create®: First-of-its-kind Marketplace of Health Systems Launches in the New York Tri-State Area

New York, September 13, 2017 – Brighton Health Plan Solutions today announced the launch of Create®, the first marketplace of health systems in the New York tri-state area. Create is collaborating directly with leading health systems, including Mount Sinai Health System, Long Island Health Network, and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, in order to immediately reduce health care costs and simultaneously increase health care quality for members and their families in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Read more: Create®: First-of-its-kind Marketplace of Health Systems Launches in the New York Tri-State Area

Marc Stephens Submits Petition for Rehearing in $76M Lawsuit against City of Englewood

In a $76 million civil lawsuit against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC., for false arrest, conspiracy, defamation, fabricating evidence, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution, Plaintiffs Marc Stephens filed a Petition for Rehearing requesting Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to correct their errors of fact and law.

Read more: Marc Stephens Submits Petition for Rehearing in $76M Lawsuit against City of Englewood

Republicans Vote to Keep Trump Personal & Business Tax Returns Secret

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Ways and Means Committee voted down a Resolution of Inquiry filed by U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) directing the Secretary of the Treasury to submit President Trump’s tax returns for tax years 2006 through 2016, as well as tax return information for 515 of President Trump's business entities, to the House of Representatives. The measure failed 21-15 along party lines. (Opening remarks below.)

Read more: Republicans Vote to Keep Trump Personal & Business Tax Returns Secret

3rd Circuit Issues Order To Consider Evidence In $76M Lawsuit Titled Marc Stephens vs City Of Englewood - No. 16-1868

In a $76 million civil lawsuit against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC., for false arrest, conspiracy, defamation, fabricating evidence, and false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, Plaintiffs Marc Stephens motions requesting Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to clarify their opinion will be considered.

Read more: 3rd Circuit Issues Order To Consider Evidence In $76M Lawsuit Titled Marc Stephens vs City Of...

NJ Association of Verismo Opera’s 2017-2018 Season Features Tosca and Turandot

(Fort Lee, New Jersey; August 17, 2017) – From Italy to China, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 2017-2018 season spans the globe with performances of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca and Turandot. On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Verismo Opera brings to the stage again Puccini's Tosca set in Italy with Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa’s libretto in four acts based upon Victorien Sardou’s drama, La Tosca.

Read more: NJ Association of Verismo Opera’s 2017-2018 Season Features Tosca and Turandot

Marc Stephens Request 3rd Circuit Judges To Clarify Their Opinion In $76M Case Against City Of Englewood

In a $76 million civil lawsuit against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC., for false arrest, conspiracy, defamation, fabricating evidence, and false imprisonment, malicious prosecution Plaintiffs Marc Stephens has filed several motions with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Read more: Marc Stephens Request 3rd Circuit Judges To Clarify Their Opinion In $76M Case Against City Of...

3rd Circuit Denies Marc Stephens Motion To Investigate Missing Evidence

In a $76 million civil lawsuit against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC., for false arrest, conspiracy, defamation, fabricating evidence, and false imprisonment, malicious prosecution Plaintiffs Marc Stephens has requested an internal investigation with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit regarding obstruction of justice - Tampering with Evidence and Spoliation of evidence.

Read more: 3rd Circuit Denies Marc Stephens Motion To Investigate Missing Evidence

NJ Supreme Court Approves Changes to Pretrial Release Recommendations for Gun Crimes, Repeat Offenders

The Supreme Court approved changes to Criminal Justice Reform that will lead to recommendations of detention for defendants accused of certain gun crimes and defendants who reoffend while on pretrial release. The changes, proposed by the Administrative Office of the Courts, would impact the release recommendations that result from a risk assessment process called the Public Safety Assessment (PSA.)

Read more: NJ Supreme Court Approves Changes to Pretrial Release Recommendations for Gun Crimes, Repeat...

NNJCF'S ArtsBergen Selects Englewood Artists for Creative Hackensack’s “Utility ARTBox Project”

(Bergen County, New Jersey; June 12, 2017) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative announces the eight artists selected for Creative Hackensack's "Utility ARTBox Project". The artists will paint murals with anti-littering messages on eight utility boxes on Main Street and beyond in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Read more: NNJCF'S ArtsBergen Selects Englewood Artists for Creative Hackensack’s “Utility ARTBox Project”

Northern NJ Community Foundation Honored With Flat Rock Brook's Trustee Award

(Englewood, New Jersey) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) and its President, Michael Shannon, were honored with the Flat Rock Brook Nature Association's Trustee Award at the nature preserve's 2017 Recognition Dinner on May 16 at the Rockleigh Country Club. The NNJCF, the only community foundation focusing on this region, and Shannon were recognized for their contributions and vital support of the nature center's work.

Read more: Northern NJ Community Foundation Honored With Flat Rock Brook's Trustee Award

Northern NJ Community Foundation Collected and Donated Art Supplies to Teaneck Creek Conservancy

(Englewood, New Jersey; May 9, 2017) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) Community Engagement Program collected and donated art supplies for the Teaneck Creek Conservancy, a nonprofit organization based in Teaneck, New Jersey. Bergen County residents donated needed art supplies to the NNJCF and at its ArtsBergen initiative's second 2017 Connect the Dots networking event -- Lights, Camera...Network.

Read more: Northern NJ Community Foundation Collected and Donated Art Supplies to Teaneck Creek Conservancy

Marc Stephens request Court of Appeals to conduct Internal Investigation regarding alleged Tampering and Spoliation of Evidence

In a $76 million civil lawsuit against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC., for false arrest, conspiracy, defamation, fabricating evidence, and false imprisonment, malicious prosecution Plaintiff Marc Stephens has requested for an internal investigation with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit regarding obstruction of justice - Tampering with Evidence and Spoliation of Evidence.

Read more: Marc Stephens request Court of Appeals to conduct Internal Investigation regarding alleged...

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ‘Intentionally Sabotaged’ $76M Lawsuit against City of Englewood

In a $76 million civil lawsuit against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC., for false arrest, conspiracy, defamation, fabricating evidence, and false imprisonment, malicious prosecution Plaintiffs Marc and Tyrone Stephens, case was heard and denied by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Read more: 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ‘Intentionally Sabotaged’ $76M Lawsuit against City of Englewood

Judge Anthony Joseph Scirica reviewing $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood

On April 19, 2017, in the case titled Marc Stephens vs City of Englewood, et al, clerk Marcia M. Waldron of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announced that the $76 million case filed against the City of Englewood, et al, will be submitted, on the briefs, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Judge Anthony Joseph Scirica, along with Luis Felipe Restrepo, and Dennis Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will be ruling on the case.

Read more: Judge Anthony Joseph Scirica reviewing $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood

Booker, Pascrell, Gottheimer Take Action to Help Boost Federal Funding for Economic Development in New Jersey

NEWARK, NJ – This week, U.S. Senator Cory Booker was joined by U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) in hosting a workshop for municipal officials to help strengthen opportunities for New Jersey communities in receiving federal funding through U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants, which assist in job creation and long-term economic growth.

Read more: Booker, Pascrell, Gottheimer Take Action to Help Boost Federal Funding for Economic Development in...

Judge Dennis Michael Fisher reviewing $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood

On April 19, 2017, in the case titled Marc Stephens vs City of Englewood, et al, clerk Marcia M. Waldron of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announced that the $76 million case filed against the City of Englewood, et al, will be submitted, on the briefs, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Judge Dennis Michael Fisher, along with Luis Felipe Restrepo, and Anthony Joseph Scirica of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will be ruling on the case.

Read more: Judge Dennis Michael Fisher reviewing $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood

Marc Stephens Open Letter to U.S. Congress and NJ Legislature regarding $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood

On April 21, 2017, in the case titled Marc Stephens vs City of Englewood, et al, Marc Stephens submitted a letter to the Members of Congress regarding his $76 million lawsuit filed against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC. The civil complaint alleges False Arrest, Conspiracy, falsifying evidence, False imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, legal malpractice, and several other cause of actions. Marc Stephens is requesting congress to investigate.

Read more: Marc Stephens Open Letter to U.S. Congress and NJ Legislature regarding $76M lawsuit against City...

Englewood Students Give Back With The Community Chest

(Englewood, New Jersey; April 23, 2017)-- The Community Chest, a nonprofit organization serving eastern Bergen County, is teaching another generation about the importance of philanthropy and community service. Dwight Morrow High School students involved with The John Grieco Scholarship Fund, an afterschool club that teaches high school students about community service and charitable giving, volunteered with The Community Chest, as the organization prepared for its 2017 Annual Spring Gathering that will take place on May 3.

Read more: Englewood Students Give Back With The Community Chest

3rd Circuit Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo reviewing $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood

On April 19, 2017, in the case titled Marc Stephens vs City of Englewood, et al, clerk Marcia M. Waldron of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announced that the $76 million case filed against the City of Englewood, et al, will be submitted, on the briefs, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, along with Anthony Joseph Scirica, and Dennis Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will be ruling on the case.

Read more: 3rd Circuit Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo reviewing $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood 

Rep. Pascrell To Hold Town Hall Meeting in Tenafly

PATERSON, N.J. – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), New Jersey's only member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, will be hosting a town hall meeting at Tenafly Middle School on Monday, April 24, 2017. The meeting will take place in the Middle School auditorium, 10 Sunset Ln, Tenafly, N.J. 07670. The event will run from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, with doors opening at 6:00 PM.

Read more: Rep. Pascrell To Hold Town Hall Meeting in Tenafly

Court of Appeals set to hear $76M case titled Marc Stephens vs City of Englewood

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announced that the $76 million case filed against the City of Englewood, et al, will be submitted, on the briefs, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Marc Stephens, who is representing himself, is asking the Appellate Court to reverse the decision of District Court Judge William J. Martini who dismissed the civil complaint stating that the Englewood Police Department had probable cause to arrest his brother Tyrone Stephens.

Read more: Court of Appeals set to hear $76M case titled Marc Stephens vs City of Englewood

Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $128K Grant for Teaneck First Responders

TEANECK, D.C. – On April 13, 2017, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) announced that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a new federal FIRE Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps in the amount of $128,728.  “I am grateful the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps was awarded this Assistance to Firefighter Grant to ensure they have the tools needed to keep our communities safe," said Rep. Pascrell. 

Read more: Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $128K Grant for Teaneck First Responders

Marc Stephens Petition for Rehearing filed with SCOTUS in Second Amendment case titled ‘Stephens vs Jerejian’

On March 13, 2017, Marc Stephens filed a petition for rehearing requesting that all 9 United States Supreme Court Justices hear his petition for writ of certiorari. Marc Stephens filing my be perfect timing as Judge Neil Gorsuch is expected to fill the vacancy of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly last year, sparking a more than year-long feud among senators about the future makeup of the high court.

Read more: Marc Stephens Petition for Rehearing filed with SCOTUS in Second Amendment case titled ‘Stephens...

Pascrell Responds to Markup of Resolution Seeking Trump Tax Returns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, responded to the Ways and Means Committee markup and "unfavorable" report on his Resolution of Inquiry. The resolution was voted down in a XXXX-XXXX vote.

Read more: Pascrell Responds to Markup of Resolution Seeking Trump Tax Returns

Marc Stephens Second Amendment Case Compels Gov. Christie To Revise New Jersey’s Gun Laws

Yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie announced the adoption of a revised regulation of New Jersey’s Firearm Laws that will increase the odds that local law enforcement will approve residents' applications for permission to carry a handgun.

Read more: Marc Stephens Second Amendment Case Compels Gov. Christie To Revise New Jersey’s Gun Laws

Rep. Pascrell Calls on President Trump to Uphold Ethics Pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement following news that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was not required to sign an ethics pledge under President Trump's "Drain The Swamp" initiative.

Read more: Rep. Pascrell Calls on President Trump to Uphold Ethics Pledge

Marc Stephens’ Book “Facially Unconstitutional” Receives over 200k Reads

Marc Stephens released his self-published book titled Facially Unconstitutional. The book was released in order to raise funds for the preparation of several Amicus Curiae briefs in support of his petition to the Supreme Court of the United States. Stephens is seeking to strike down New Jersey’s Firearm law as facially unconstitutional, and in violation of the Second and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Read more: Marc Stephens’ Book “Facially Unconstitutional” Receives over 200k Reads

House Committee Passes Payne, Jr.’s Homeland Security for Children Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security unanimously passed legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to incorporate children’s needs into disaster preparedness planning. “The unique needs of children—physical, mental, and emotional—are too often an afterthought when it comes to disaster preparedness planning,” said Congressman Payne, Jr., Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications.

Read more: House Committee Passes Payne, Jr.’s Homeland Security for Children Act

Corey Booker Urge Agricultural Trading Companies to Help Stop Deforestation in Latin America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) have urged the CEOs of two large agricultural trading companies, Bunge Ltd. and Cargill, Inc., to take action in response to reports that their soy purchasing policies have contributed to the widespread destruction of tropical forests and other native ecosystems across South America.

Read more: Corey Booker Urge Agricultural Trading Companies to Help Stop Deforestation in Latin America

Marc Stephens Challenging New Jersey’s Firearm Laws as Unconstitutional After Receiving Death Threats

In a case titled Stephens vs Jerejian, et al, Marc Stephens is seeking to strike down New Jersey’s Firearm law as facially unconstitutional and in violation of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Read more: Marc Stephens Challenging New Jersey’s Firearm Laws as Unconstitutional After Receiving Death...

Marc Stephens Wins Right to Travel Case Proven Citizens are 'Not Required' to Purchase Vehicle Insurance

Yesterday, in the case titled State of New Jersey vs Marc Stephens, Fort Lee Municipal court released the order dismissing the traffic citation against Marc Stephens for driving without liability insurance coverage on a motor vehicle. The municipal prosecutor did not file an appeal.

Read more: Marc Stephens Wins Right to Travel Case Proven Citizens are 'Not Required' to Purchase Vehicle...

The Community Chest Announces 2017 Request for Proposal

(Englewood, New Jersey) -- The Community Chest (The Chest) is releasing its 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Annual Grants and invites eligible nonprofit organizations to apply. The deadline to submit an application is March 3, 2017. With the motto "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" motto, The Chest's mission is to lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make communities stronger and benefit the people of eastern Bergen County in New Jersey.

Read more: The Community Chest Announces 2017 Request for Proposal

Pascrell Responds to Chairman who Refuses to Request Trump Taxes

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement following news that Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) declined to request President Trump's taxes for closed session review of potential conflicts of interest.

Read more: Pascrell Responds to Chairman who Refuses to Request Trump Taxes

Payne, Jr. Presents Carolyn Thompson-Wallace of Newark with Legacy Achievement Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at The Corps Network’s 2017 awards breakfast in Washington, D.C., Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) presented the Legacy Achievement Award to Carolyn Thompson-Wallace, co-founder of the International Youth Organization in Newark. IYO is the parent organization of New Jersey Youth Corps of Newark and Essex County.

Read more: Payne, Jr. Presents Carolyn Thompson-Wallace of Newark with Legacy Achievement Award

Marc Stephens Wins Case Proving Citizens Do Not Have to Pay Income Taxes

Today, Marc Stephens posted a video on his website located at www.marcastephens.com showing evidence that he challenged the State of California Franchise Tax Board, Los Angeles County Recorders, Alameda County Recorders, and all three credit reporting agencies which includes, Transunion, Experian, and Equifax stating that according to the United States Constitution he is not obligated to pay taxes. Marc won the case, and all three credit bureaus were obligated to remove the information from his credit report.

Read more: Marc Stephens Wins Case Proving Citizens Do Not Have to Pay Income Taxes

Rep. Pascrell Responds to President Trump Dressing up Religious Discrimination as Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, responded to President Trump's executive orders on restricting refugees entering the United States.

Read more: Rep. Pascrell Responds to President Trump Dressing up Religious Discrimination as Policy

Supreme Court Justices Set to Hold Closed Conference Regarding 2nd Amendment Case 'Stephens vs Jerejian'

On January 10, 2017, in the case no. 16-7165 titled Stephens vs Jerejian, et al, the Attorney General of New Jersey, Adam Gibbons, filed a waiver stating that he will not file a response to Plaintiff Marc Stephens’ Petition for Writ of Certiorari. Stephens is seeking to strike down New Jersey’s Firearm law as facially unconstitutional, and in violation of the Second and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Read more: Supreme Court Justices Set to Hold Closed Conference Regarding 2nd Amendment Case 'Stephens vs...

Marc Stephens submits Amended Reply Brief in $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood and Englewood Police Department

On Friday, January 20, 2017, in the case titled Marc Stephens vs City of Englewood, et al, Appellant Marc Stephens submited his Amended Reply Brief in the $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Detectives Marc McDonald, Desmond Singh, Claudia Cubillos, Santiago Incle, Jr., Nathaniel Kinlaw, Deputy Chief Thomas Loschiavo, Chief Lawrence Suffern, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC.

Read more: Marc Stephens submits Amended Reply Brief in $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood and Englewood...

Northern NJ Community Foundation Helping Underresourced Bergen County Residents With Oral Health

(Englewood, New Jersey; January 13, 2016) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) Community Engagement Program is collecting dental products for Bergen County's underresourced residents. During January, the program is partnering with Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI), a nonprofit based in Hackensack, New Jersey providing healthcare to uninsured residents, to collect and provide dental products to underresourced residents in the county.

Read more: Northern NJ Community Foundation Helping Underresourced Bergen County Residents With Oral Health

Pascrell Calls for Independent Congressional Investigation of Trump & Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), the incoming Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade Ranking Member, released the following statement in response to President-Elect Donald Trump's recent remarks regarding Russia, allegations of election interference, and potential conflicts of interest.

Read more: Pascrell Calls for Independent Congressional Investigation of Trump & Russia

The Community Chest to Begin New Year with Volunteer Management Workshop Presented by Bergen Volunteer Center

(Englewood, New Jersey; January 12, 2017) -- If you are looking for useful techniques to develop, maintain and manage volunteers, attend The Community Chest's third workshop of its 2016-2017 Professional Development Series. Speaker Debbie Emery, Director of Community and Youth Engagement with the Bergen Volunteer Center, will present Strategies for Developing and Operating Your Successful Volunteer Program on Friday, January 27.

Read more: The Community Chest to Begin New Year with Volunteer Management Workshop Presented by Bergen...

Marc Stephens files a Motion for Reconsideration En Banc in $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood

On December 28, 2016, in the case titled Stephens vs City of Englewood, et al, Circuit Judges Chagares, Vanaskie And Krause from the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Marc Stephens’ Motion to exceed the page and word limits, and requesting the court to relax the laws regarding the filing of his briefs.

Read more: Marc Stephens files a Motion for Reconsideration En Banc in $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood

Marc Stephens Reply Brief in $76M Lawsuit against City of Englewood Removed from the Record by 3rd Circuit Judges

On December 28, 2016, in the case titled Marc Stephens vs City of Englewood, et al, Circuit Judges Chagares, Vanaskie And Krause from the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Marc Stephens’ Motion to exceed the page and word limits, and requesting the court to relax the laws regarding the filing of his briefs. Marc Stephens, who is representing himself, is asking the Appellate Court to reverse the decision of District Court Judge William J. Martini who dismissed the civil complaint stating that the Englewood Police Department had probable cause to arrest Tyrone Stephens.

Read more: Marc Stephens Reply Brief in $76M Lawsuit against City of Englewood Removed from the Record by 3rd...

Many US States Amended their Laws Prohibiting Blacks from Gun Ownership

On December 13, 2016, in the case no. 16-7165 titled Stephens vs Jerejian, et al, Plaintiff Marc Stephens Petition for Writ of Certiorari was received and docketed by the Supreme Court of the United States. The Attorney General of New Jersey has until January 12, 2017 to file an answer. Stephens is seeking to strike down New Jersey’s Firearm law as facially unconstitutional and in violation of the Second and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.  

Read more: Many US States Amended their Laws Prohibiting Blacks from Gun Ownership

The People Have the Right To Keep And Bear Arms of Any Description

On December 13, 2016, in the case no. 16-7165 titled Stephens vs Jerejian, et al, Plaintiff Marc Stephens Petition for Writ of Certiorari was received and docketed by the Supreme Court of the United States. The Attorney General of New Jersey has until January 12, 2017 to file an answer. Stephens is seeking to strike down New Jersey’s Firearm law as facially unconstitutional and in violation of the Second and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Read more: The People Have the Right To Keep And Bear Arms of Any Description

Second Amendment Case 'Stephens vs Jerejian' Docketed with SCOTUS

On December 13, 2016, in the case no. 16-7165 titled Stephens vs Jerejian, et al, Plaintiff Marc Stephens Petition for Writ of Certiorari was received and docketed by the Supreme Court of the United States. The Attorney General of New Jersey has until January 12, 2017 to file an answer. Stephens is seeking to strike down New Jersey’s Firearm law as facially unconstitutional and in violation of the Second and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Read more: Second Amendment Case 'Stephens vs Jerejian' Docketed with SCOTUS

The Community Chest Welcomes New Trustees to Board of Managers

(Englewood, New Jersey; December 16, 2016) -- The Community Chest announces the appointment of three new trustees --Tevor Jadoo, Esq., Amie Aburustum, and Glenda James -- to the Board of Managers. They will serve a three-year term and work with the organization to carry out its motto, Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Read more: The Community Chest Welcomes New Trustees to Board of Managers

Marc Stephens submits Reply Brief in $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood and Englewood Police Department

In the case titled, Marc Stephens, et al v. City of Englewood, et al, plaintiff Marc Stephens submitted his Reply briefs to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Marc Stephens is asking the Appellate Court to reverse the decision of District Court Judge William J. Martini who dismissed the civil complaint stating that the Englewood Police Department had probable cause to arrest Tyrone Stephens.

Read more: Marc Stephens submits Reply Brief in $76M lawsuit against City of Englewood and Englewood Police...

Help The Community Chest Provide Some Holiday Cheer to Those Less Fortunate This Season

(Englewood, New Jersey; November 18, 2016) -- Provide some holiday cheer this season to less fortunate neighbors in the area. The Community Chest asks people to get into the spirit of the season and help our neighbors with a contribution to the annual Holiday Gift Card Program.

Read more: Help The Community Chest Provide Some Holiday Cheer to Those Less Fortunate This Season

Nat Sherman Moves Corporate Headquarters Back To Hometown Of Englewood, N.J.

NEW YORK (Nov. 18, 2016) – Nat Sherman, tobacconist to the world since 1930, has moved its corporate office to Englewood, N.J. The move marks a special homecoming for the iconic brand, which in the 1970’s maintained both Manufacturing and the Corporate offices in Englewood. Most recently the Nat Sherman corporate offices had been located in Fort Lee, NJ. The new office will house the Nat Sherman marketing, accounting and sales departments, along with the executive team.

Read more: Nat Sherman Moves Corporate Headquarters Back To Hometown Of Englewood, N.J.

Northern NJ Community Foundation Celebrates Community Foundation Week and Helps Homeless Families

(Englewood, New Jersey; November 16, 2016) -- From November 12-18, 2016, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joins more than 780 community foundations across the United States celebrating Community Foundation Week. For more than 25 years, the effort created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush has raised awareness about the important role these philanthropic organizations are involved with fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

Read more: Northern NJ Community Foundation Celebrates Community Foundation Week and Helps Homeless Families

Bill to Protect First Responders from Anthrax Exposure Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate passed a bill yesterday initially introduced by U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Peter King (R-NY) that would direct the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary to make surplus anthrax vaccines available to first responders. The First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act (H.R. 1300/S.1915) was introduced in the Senate by Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Read more: Bill to Protect First Responders from Anthrax Exposure Passes Senate

Rep. Norcross Announces Historic Designation of South Jersey Home Linked to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Camden, NJ-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced his appreciation to the Camden Historic Preservation Commission for its historic designation of a Camden City property that was once home to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while King studied at the former Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland, Pennsylvania in the 1950s.

Read more: Rep. Norcross Announces Historic Designation of South Jersey Home Linked to Dr. Martin Luther...

Networking Group to Sponsor Community Night at Blue Moon

(Englewood, New Jersey; November 10, 2016) -- Satisfy your appetite and help a worthy cause! The Bergen Networking Group is sponsoring Community Night at the Blue Moon Mexican Cafe to support The Community Chest. Patrons may participate by ordering lunch, dinner, take-out, delivery or catering at the Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, located at 23 East Palisade Avenue in Englewood, New Jersey, on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Read more: Networking Group to Sponsor Community Night at Blue Moon

The Alementary Brewing Company to Provide Craft Beers at Celebrate Fall With Oktoberfest at The Community Chest

(Englewood, New Jersey; October 16, 2016) -- The Community Chest announces The Alementary Brewing Company of Hackensack, New Jersey will contribute two different craft beers for attendees to sample at the upcoming celebration, Oktoberfest at The Community Chest, on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The local brewery opened six months ago with the goal of creating a neighborhood "watering hole".

Read more: The Alementary Brewing Company to Provide Craft Beers at Celebrate Fall With Oktoberfest at The...

Rep. Pascrell Introduces Border Tax Bill to Boost U.S. Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of House Ways and Means Committee, and U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) introduced the bipartisan Border Tax Equity Act, which would mitigate the negative impact of border tax adjustments on U.S. exporters. The bill addresses disadvantages for American exporters – estimated to be $204 billion annually in trade with the European Union alone.

Read more: Rep. Pascrell Introduces Border Tax Bill to Boost U.S. Businesses

Rep. Pascrell Announces $2 Million for Community College STEM Programs

PATERSON, N.J. – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) announced $1.95 million in U.S. Department of Education grants for the Hispanic Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (HSI STEM) and Articulation Program. Bergen Community College received $1,121,725 under the grant program and Passaic County Community College received $833,542.

Read more: Rep. Pascrell Announces $2 Million for Community College STEM Programs 

Rep. Pascrell Amendment Passes, Excluding Millionaires from Olympic Tax Break

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced an amendment to H.R. 5946, the United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act that passed the House Ways and Means Committee today. This amendment would exclude millionaires from a proposed tax break for Olympic and Paralympic medal winners.

Read more: Rep. Pascrell Amendment Passes, Excluding Millionaires from Olympic Tax Break

Tyrone Stephens Framed by Detectives from Englewood Police Department (Video)

In August 2014, Marc Stephens, and his brother Tyrone Stephens, filed a federal civil rights complaint against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC. The video presents the evidence revealing several detectives from the Englewood Police Department conspired to fabricate evidence to convict Tyrone Stephens, a minor at the time.  District Court Judge William J. Martini also joined in the conspiracy to hide the truth.

Read more: Tyrone Stephens Framed by Detectives from Englewood Police Department (Video)

Marc Stephens submits opening brief in $76M false imprisonment lawsuit against City of Englewood and Englewood Police Department

Today, in the case titled, Marc Stephens, et al v. City of Englewood, et al, plaintiff Marc and Tyrone Stephens submitted their opening brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Marc Stephens is asking the Appeals Court to reverse the decision of District Court Judge William J. Martini who dismissed the civil complaint stating that the Englewood Police Department had probable cause to arrest Tyrone Stephens.

Read more: Marc Stephens submits opening brief in $76M false imprisonment lawsuit against City of Englewood...

Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Fund for Armenian Relief

(Englewood, New Jersey; September 6, 2016) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund presented recently a grant of $1,000 to the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR). The NNJCF donor advised fund memorializes Andrea Tilbian Halejian and contributes to qualified charitable organizations she supported.

Read more: Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Fund for Armenian Relief

NAACP Statement on Houston Protest by White Supremacists

Baltimore, MD - The National NAACP issued the following statement in response to a protest held outside the Houston branch office by armed men and women on Sunday:

Read more: NAACP Statement on Houston Protest by White Supremacists

NAACP Statement on the 53rd Anniversary of the March on Washington

Baltimore, MD – The NAACP issued the following statement in observance of the 53rd Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Read more: NAACP Statement on the 53rd Anniversary of the March on Washington

Rep. Pascrell Announces $300 Million to Support Veterans' Families

PATERSON, N.J. – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $300 million in grants to help very low-income Veteran Families prevent homelessness among low-income veteran families. "No one who has served our country should ever go without a basic need like housing being met," said Rep. Pascrell, a veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserve.

Read more: Rep. Pascrell Announces $300 Million to Support Veterans' Families

New Jersey's Firearm Permit and Licensing Laws Are Facially Unconstitutional

In the case titled Marc Stephens vs Jerejian, et al, 15-3992, 2:14-cv-06688-WJM-MF, Plaintiff Marc Stephens is seeking to strike down New Jersey’s Firearm law as facially unconstitutional and in violation of the Second and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Read more: New Jersey's Firearm Permit and Licensing Laws Are Facially Unconstitutional

Amicus Curiae Briefs needed in Second Amendment Firearm Case: Stephens vs Jerejian

In the case titled Marc Stephens vs Jerejian, et al, 15-3992, 2:14-cv-06688-WJM-MF, Plaintiff Marc Stephens is seeking to strike down New Jersey’s Firearm law as facially unconstitutional and in violation of the Second and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Read more: Amicus Curiae Briefs needed in Second Amendment Firearm Case: Stephens vs Jerejian

Marc Stephens’ petition to the United States Supreme Court reveals that African Americans are STILL SLAVES

On October 27, 2014, Marc Stephens filed a complaint for deprivation of civil right in U.S. District Court in Newark against Superior Court Judge Edward Jerejian, Englewood Chief of Police Arthur O’Keefe, and attorney general of New Jersey John Jay Hoffman. The complaint filed by Marc Stephens, which is titled Stephens vs Jerejian, et al, alleges that New Jersey’s Firearm Laws are unconstitutional because each statue was motivated by and passed through legislature based on racism and discrimination.

Read more: Marc Stephens’ petition to the United States Supreme Court reveals that African Americans are...

Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces Center for Food Action Receives Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund's Grant

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) charitable fund, Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund, announces the Center for Food Action (CFA), a nonprofit organization based in Englewood, New Jersey, was awarded a grant of $1,000. The NNJCF donor advised fund memorializes Andrea Tilbian Halejian and contributes to qualified charitable organizations she supported.

Read more: Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces Center for Food Action Receives Andrea Tilbian Halejian...

Sustainable Jersey announces new grants funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund

Sustainable Jersey announced today that it is accepting applications from New Jersey municipalities and public school districts for energy projects focused on energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy. Funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund, $150,000 in grant money is now available. Applications are due on October 28, 2016.

Read more: Sustainable Jersey announces new grants funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund

Physicians at Englewood Hospital Ranked Among the Area’s Top Doctors

In this year’s New York magazine “Best Doctors” issue, physicians on staff at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center were recognized as among the best doctors in the New York metro area. The magazine joined with Castle Connolly, one of the nation’s leading medical research and rating firms, to select the top doctors through a peer nomination process.

Read more: Physicians at Englewood Hospital Ranked Among the Area’s Top Doctors

White House Announces New Commitments to the Fair Chance Business Pledge

In April, the White House launched the Fair Chance Business Pledge encouraging companies from across the American economy to take action to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed, including individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system. The pledge represents a call-to-action for all members of the private sector to improve their communities by eliminating barriers for those with a criminal record and creating a pathway for a second chance.

Read more: White House Announces New Commitments to the Fair Chance Business Pledge

Indictments Allege Doctor and 7 Others Operated Ring That Illegally Distributed Tens of Thousands of Pills of Addictive Opiate Oxycodone

TRENTON –Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that a doctor and seven other defendants were indicted today by a state grand jury on charges that they operated a drug ring that illegally distributed tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the addictive painkiller oxycodone. The doctor, who practiced in Somerset County, faces a first-degree charge of strict liability for drug-induced death in connection with the overdose death of the adult son of one of the other alleged ring members.

Read more: Indictments Allege Doctor and 7 Others Operated Ring That Illegally Distributed Tens of Thousands...

President Obama Signs Louisiana Disaster Declaration

President Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on August 11, 2016, and continuing.

Read more: President Obama Signs Louisiana Disaster Declaration

Verismo Opera Receives Grant Award From Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs

(Bergen County, New Jersey ) The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center, announces the company has received a grant award from the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs. Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Freeholders awarded more than $86,000 in grants for local arts groups in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Read more: Verismo Opera Receives Grant Award From Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs

NAACP Statement on the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Baltimore, MD – Last week, NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement marking the 51st anniversary and first presidential election without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Read more: NAACP Statement on the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit grants Jurisdiction to Marc Stephens’ appeal against the City of Englewood and Englewood Police Department

On July 28, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit issued an Order granting Jurisdiction in the $76 million deprivation of civil right case titled, Marc Stephens, et al v. City of Englewood, et al. Lawyers for the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, and Nina C. Remson Attorney at Law, tried to get the case dismissed, but the court reviewed Marc Stephens’ compelling evidence, and decided to grant the case.

Read more: U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit grants Jurisdiction to Marc Stephens’ appeal against the...

Rep. Payne, Jr. Remarks During Democratic Caucus Floor Action on Gun Violence

On July 5, 2016, the Democratic Caucus held a day of action on the House Floor to demand Republican leaders hold a vote on meaningful, bipartisan legislation to address gun violence.“Mr. Speaker, as Representative of New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District—which suffered one third of the state’s total gun deaths last year—I know the destruction that gun violence inflicts. “And I know how important it is that we do more to keep guns out of the wrong hands".

Read more: Rep. Payne, Jr. Remarks During Democratic Caucus Floor Action on Gun Violence

Members of New Jersey Congressional Delegation Call for Increased Security Funding to Guard Against Cyber Threats, Increase Port Security

WASHINGTON, DC - On Jul 6, 2016, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Reps. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), both members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), Albio Sires (NJ-08), Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), and Scott Garrett (NJ-05) called for additional resources to address the security needs of New Jersey communities.

Read more: Members of New Jersey Congressional Delegation Call for Increased Security Funding to Guard...

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. Holds Sit-In to Demand Congress Act on Gun Safety Legislation

Newark, N.J. – On July 1, 2016, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) held a symbolic sit-in in his Newark office with constituents to discuss gun violence and call on House Republicans to hold a vote on bipartisan legislation to address the epidemic. The symbolic sit-in built on the momentum from last week’s historic sit-in by House Democrats, including Congressman Payne, Jr., to demand Republican leaders hold a vote on common-sense gun safety legislation.

Read more: Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. Holds Sit-In to Demand Congress Act on Gun Safety Legislation

U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. Addresses Abuses in Visa Programs

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) introduced the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2016, bipartisan legislation to overhaul the H-1B and L-1 visa programs to protect workers and crack down on foreign outsourcing companies which deprive qualified Americans of high-skill jobs. The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA-48).

Read more: U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. Addresses Abuses in Visa Programs

Larry Doby Nominated for Congressional Gold Medal in Pascrell, Renacci Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Jim Renacci (R-OH) honored of Larry Doby’s many achievements and contributions to American major league athletics, civil rights, and the armed forces by cosponsoring the Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act to posthumously award him the Congressional Gold Medal.

Read more: Larry Doby Nominated for Congressional Gold Medal in Pascrell, Renacci Bill

Marc Stephens awaiting Judge Julia I. Rodriguez's opinion from the Bronx Supreme Court in $20 million civil lawsuit

On May 13, 2013, Marc Stephens filed a $20 Million civil lawsuit against defendants Evan Dore, Joy Henry Oguagua, and Doreway, LLC asserting causes of action for (1) Breach of Contract, (2) Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, (3) Breach of Fiduciary Duties, (4) Conversion, (5) Intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, (6) Fraud, (7) Tortious Interference, (8) Defamation Per Se, and (9) Fraudulent Transfer.

Read more: Marc Stephens awaiting Judge Julia I. Rodriguez's opinion from the Bronx Supreme Court in $20...

Judge John R Desheplo to rule on Marc Stephens’ motion regarding the Right to Travel

On June 9, 2016, Marc Stephens’ motion for reconsideration was heard by honorable Judge John R Desheplo of Fort Lee Municipal Court. Marc Stephens argued that ‘all citizens’ have a constitutional right to travel throughout the United States without being forced to obtain a driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance, and that New Jersey’s Title 39 Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation ‘does not apply’ to citizens who are not ‘commercial drivers’.

Read more: Judge John R Desheplo to rule on Marc Stephens’ motion regarding the Right to Travel

The City of Englewood pays $125K settlement after shooting victim Edward Smalls of Jersey City

In 2012, Jersey City, New Jersey resident, Edward Smalls, filed a federal civil rights complaint against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Detective Michael Hargrave who shot him, former girlfriend Sheila Butler who Smalls claims had given the officer false information about him, Bergen County Sheriff, Bergen County Jail, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office which included employees John Molinelli, James Santulli, Sharon Pfeiffer, and Deepa Jacobs.

Read more: The City of Englewood pays $125K settlement after shooting victim Edward Smalls of Jersey City

Marc Stephens to Appear in Front of Fort Lee Judge Matthew Fierro Regarding Right to Travel

On June 7, 2016, Marc Stephens of Englewood, New Jersey is scheduled to be in front of Fort Lee Municipal Judge Matthew Fierro for a trial regarding two traffic citations he received for driving or parking an unregistered motor vehicle, and not having liability insurance coverage on a motor vehicle. Marc Stephens argues that New Jersey’s Title 39 Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation ‘does not apply’ to citizens who are not ‘commercial drivers’.

Read more: Marc Stephens to Appear in Front of Fort Lee Judge Matthew Fierro Regarding Right to Travel

Marc Stephens Files Motion to Recuse Federal Judge William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court

In the $76 million civil case titled Marc Stephens et al vs City of Englewood, et al, Marc Stephens filed a motion to remove Federal Judge William J. Martini of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from hearing their case due to bias and deliberately overlooking evidence.

Read more: Marc Stephens Files Motion to Recuse Federal Judge William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court

Borghi Fine Art Gallery sues City of Englewood for Ban on Displaying of Nude Paintings

On January 7, 2016, Borghi Fine Art was issued a summons by the City of Englewood, New Jersey, for displaying a nude painting, entitled "Happy 20th (Pin up Series)" by Tom Dash. The City demanded that Laura Borghi of Borghi Fine Art Gallery remove the painting from the gallery, but she refused to remove the painting. Laura argued that it is her fundamental right under the first amendment to the United Stated Constitution to display the painting as an expression.

Read more: Borghi Fine Art Gallery sues City of Englewood for Ban on Displaying of Nude Paintings

Kim Kardashian mentioned in $76 million civil lawsuit against City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, and Two Lawyers

In August 2014, Marc Stephens, and his brother Tyrone Stephens, filed a federal civil rights complaint against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC.

Read more: Kim Kardashian mentioned in $76 million civil lawsuit against City of Englewood, Englewood Police...

Marc Stephens Files Notice of Appeal With The United States Court Of Appeals For The 3rd Circuit Regarding Suit Against City Of Englewood

Last month, in a case titled Marc Stephens, et al vs City of Englewood, et al, Marc Stephens filed a notice of appeal, and is requesting that the United States Court of Appeals overturn U.S. District Judge William J. Martini’s opinion and order dismissing Stephens case with prejudice in favor of the defendants City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC.

Read more: Marc Stephens Files Notice of Appeal With The United States Court Of Appeals For The 3rd Circuit...

President Obama Nominates Eight to Serve on United States District Courts

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Obama nominated Judge Patricia D. Barksdale, Judge Todd E. Edelman, William F. Jung, Judge Philip R. Lammens, Judge Florence Y. Pan, Regina M. Rodriguez, Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson, and Anne Rachel Traum to serve on the United States District Courts.

Read more: President Obama Nominates Eight to Serve on United States District Courts

Federal Judge William J. Martini DENIES Plaintiff Marc Stephens second motion for reconsideration in $76 Million civil lawsuit for false arrest

On January 15, 2016, plaintiffs Marc and Tyrone Stephens filed a second motion for reconsideration requesting that the court correct their clear errors of facts, clear errors of law, and to prevent manifest injustice regarding Judge William J Martini’s erroneous opinion and order filed on January 13, 2016.

Read more: Federal Judge William J. Martini DENIES Plaintiff Marc Stephens second motion for reconsideration...

Detective Marc McDonald of Englewood Police Department named in Federal Lawsuit for allegedly falsifying evidence and testimony

Marc Stephens, and his brother Tyrone Stephens, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC.

The complaint alleges False Arrest, Conspiracy, falsifying evidence, False imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, legal malpractice, and several other cause of actions. Marc and Tyrone Stephens are seeking over $76 million in damages.

Read more: Detective Marc McDonald of Englewood Police Department named in Federal Lawsuit for allegedly...

City of Englewood sued for over $76 million in false arrest civil lawsuit

The City of Englewood, and multiple police officers from the Englewood Police Department, are named in a $76 Million Dollar Federal Lawsuit for false imprisonment of a Juvenile. Plaintiffs’ Marc and Tyrone Stephens, wants Federal Judge William J. Martini of the 3rd Circuit removed due to alleged bias in favor of the defendants and trying to sabotage their cases against the City of Englewood, several police officers, and two lawyers.

Read more: City of Englewood sued for over $76 million in false arrest civil lawsuit

Judge William J. Martini accused of bias in favor of the City of Englewood in Civil Lawsuit for False Imprisonment

In a $76 million civil lawsuit for false arrest, conspiracy, defamation, fabricating evidence, and false imprisonment, Plaintiffs Marc and Tyrone Stephens, wants Federal Judge William J. Martini of the 3rd Circuit removed due to alleged bias in favor of the defendants and trying to sabotage their cases against the City of Englewood and several officers.

On October 31, 2012, at 10pm, in the parking lot of 7-eleven in Englewood, NJ, three victims were attacked and brutally beaten by a suspect wearing a black jacket, ski-mask, and riding a bike.

Read more: Judge William J. Martini accused of bias in favor of the City of Englewood in Civil Lawsuit for...

Attorney General Approves the Use of Stun Guns as Alternative to Deadly Force

After studying incidents in which police have used stun guns in New Jersey and obtaining input from community and law enforcement leaders, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman today announced changes to the state’s stun gun policy to give officers clearer guidance and enhance their ability to use the devices as a lifesaving alternative to deadly force.

Read more: Attorney General Approves the Use of Stun Guns as Alternative to Deadly Force