Category Archives: Bergan County

BUONO CONDEMNS FIREBOMBING OF BERGEN COUNTY TEMPLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2012
Contact: Christina Zuk (732) 205-1372

EDISON – Today, Senator Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) issued a statement condemning the alleged firebombing of Temple Beth El in Rutherford, NJ.

“Deplorable acts of violence motivated by hatred and intolerance have no place in our society,” said Buono. “No group or individual should be forced to live in fear for their safety or for the safety of their family and neighbors.”

The fire, which was started at around 4:30 this morning, began in the upstairs portion of the structure which is reportedly home to Rabbi Nosson Schuman and his wife and five children. Press accounts have confirmed that no one was injured.

“While I am relieved to learn that the Rabbi and his family were unharmed, we as a state and as a community cannot allow such acts of violent prejudice and intolerance to go unchallenged,” Buono continued. “I have every confidence that Bergen County and State authorities will ensure that justice is sought and served. But we as members of this state have a responsibility to denounce these acts, to demand tolerance, and to teach future generations that such behavior will never have a place in New Jersey.”

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Schaer & Scalera on Passage of Bill to Prevent Another EnCap

In this video commentary, Assemblymen Gary S. Schaer and Fred Scalera (both D-Bergen/Essex/Passaic) discuss the 77 to 0 passage of their legislation to enhance the protections and oversight surrounding public investments in private redevelopment projects.

Schaer and Scalera crafted the bill (A-2650) in response to the disastrous failure of the EnCap Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project. The project, which aimed to remediate abandoned municipal landfills in the Meadowlands, collapsed earlier this year when EnCap declared bankruptcy after receiving more than $300 million in public money from state and Bergen County sources.

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Schaer & Scalera on Passage of Bill to Prevent Another EnCap

In this video commentary, Assemblymen Gary S. Schaer and Fred Scalera (both D-Bergen/Essex/Passaic) discuss the 77 to 0 passage of their legislation to enhance the protections and oversight surrounding public investments in private redevelopment projects.

Schaer and Scalera crafted the bill (A-2650) in response to the disastrous failure of the EnCap Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project. The project, which aimed to remediate abandoned municipal landfills in the Meadowlands, collapsed earlier this year when EnCap declared bankruptcy after receiving more than $300 million in public money from state and Bergen County sources.

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Filed under Assemblyman Fred Scalera, Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer, Bergan County, Democrats, EnCap, landfills, Meadowlands, NJAssemblyDems, private redevelopment, public investments