Friday, April 26, 2013
Leader says assembly will not move on senate legislation unless ammunition limit is included, according to report.
Friday, April 26
Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said Friday she would back a bill to shrink the capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds, the Star-Ledger reported. Stephen Sweeney, the State Senate president, didn't include the magazine limit in a package of gun control legislation headed to the senate's Law and Public Safety committee, the report said. There has been no action on the magazine-limiting proposal. Weinberg said a hearing set for Tuesday was only the start of a process. Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald said the Assembly would not move forward on the Senate's gun bills if they did not include the lower ammo limit, according to the newspaper report. Weinberg has been pushing for a host of new gun control measures…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Organizer denies political action committee sought to hide contributions
A political action committee financed largely by contractors doing business in Bergen County paid for an event celebrating the county Democratic party's election night victory last November in Hasbrouck Heights, the Star-Ledger reported Wednesday. The PAC that covered the $10,033.54 event, the New Leadership Council of New Jersey, was created by Daniel Ortega, a former Democratic party official under ex-chairman Joe Ferriero. The former party chair was indicted on mail fraud charges, but his conviction was later overturned. Ortega said the PAC was not seeking to hide contributions, according to the report. The celebration was not an official Democratic party event, he said. "The purpose of this PAC is to support current and new …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Weinberg, Pascrell, Gordon urge residents to lobby for new gun laws.
With the failure of proposed gun control measures to pass the U.S. Senate this week, gun control proponents turned their focus to the state level in a rally on Sunday. “Stand Up for Gun Sanity,” sponsored by the Bergen County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and held at Ridgewood’s Christ Episcopal Church, featured Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-9), Joseph Chuman, leader of the Teaneck-based Ethical Culture Society, State Senators Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and Robert Gordon (D-38), as well as several speakers from around the county. “We support the second amendment rights of law abiding Americans,” Pascrell said. “We support citizens’ right to possess firearms for hunting, shooting sports, defense—lawful and legitimate purposes. But we insist…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Senator Loretta Weinberg to speak at Ridgewood event
A number of prominent gun control activists will be gathering in Ridgewood on Sunday for a "sanity" rally. The "stand up for gun sanity" rally – which features speakers and the screening of film Living for 32 – is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday at Ridgewood's Christ Episcopal Church. "Come stand with the majority who support common sense legislation to prevent homicides, suicides and mass murders," the flyer reads. Featured speakers include: The event will also feature a screening of the film Living for 32, a film exploring both the 32 victims of the Virginia Tech shooting and the average of 32 people killed by guns on a daily basis in America.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Host of gun regulations and instant background check system proposed by State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Teaneck council's push to have schools and counties share the tax appeal burden meets opposition.
Wednesday, April 3
Bergen County's tax official expects to process around 15,000 tax appeals this year, a record-setting number, according to a report on northjersey.com. In Teaneck, the council is considering bonding $2.2 million to cover a slew of property tax appeals. The township is set to make its case for borrowing before the Local Finance Board next week. The council also passed a resolution calling the tax appeals an "inequitable burden" and seeking to have the school district and county pitch in to cover their slice of the $2.2 million in appeals. The council's move backs pending legislation that would share the payments with schools and county government. Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, however, has said the town should be responsible …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Council resolution calls tax appeal judgments "inequitable burden"
Tuesday, April 2
The Township Council is pushing to have the school district and county cover their portion of the town's $2.2 million in tax appeals, northjersey.com reported Tuesday. The council passed a resolution calling the tax appeals an "inequitable burden" and is looking for other towns to help push the state Legislature and governor to make counties and school districts pitch in for the appeals. State Senator Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, of Teaneck, said the town was solely responsible, not the school board or others. “It is up to the municipality to make sure that property values are fair across the board,” Weinberg said in the report. In Teaneck, 1,800 tax appeals were filed in 2012 and the town is facing $2.2 million in rebates. The …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Promoting educational exchanges and trade between New Jersey and Israel among commission's goals.
Governor Christie has named a Teaneck councilman to the state's Israel commission and reappointed four other township residents to the board. Councilman Yitz Stern was named to the commission, Christie's office announced. The governor also reappointed Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg as one of four senate representatives on the commission. Formed in 1989, the New Jersey-Israel Commission aims to promote trade, cultural, business and education exchanges between the Garden State and Israel. Other residents reappointed to the commission were: - Steven Goldstein - Stanley Stone - Fred Zemel
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Senator to talk gun control, Christie's State of the State
Saturday, January 12
State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg will speak at good-government group Bergen Grassroot's Jan. 23 meeting. Weinberg will speak about gun control, the legislative session, Gov. Christie's recent State of the State address and more, according to the Bergen Beat Blog. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 687 Larch Avenue in Teaneck.