Thursday, May 31, 2012
Hundreds of local residents could be impacted, councilman says.
Federal agents and county authorities have joined the investigation into a rash of fraudulent credit card charges reported this month by Teaneck residents, police said. Teaneck Police received about 70 official fraud reports around May 17, said Detective Capt. Glenn O'Reilly. Local police were now working with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and U.S. Secret Service to investigate the flood of fraud claims. Residents should check their credit card statements and report any fraudulent charges to card companies and authorities, O'Reilly said. “It does aid in our investigation,” O'Reilly said, adding reports can be made 24 hours a day by visiting police headquarters. Victims have reported their card information was somehow compromised, …
Friday, May 18, 2012
About a hundred local residents have claimed their credit card information was stolen.
About a hundred Teaneck residents have claimed fraudulent charges on their credit cards since Wednesday, leading township police to urge residents to officially report the alleged activity. Councilman Elie Y. Katz said he received a flood of emails from residents who recently learned their card numbers were used for purchases as far away as the Midwest. As reports began to surface, Katz and Councilman Yitz Stern posted a message to TeaneckShuls, a popular local e-mail list. The council members also began compiling a list of possible victims to share with police. “We’ve literally gotten over 80 responses back,” Katz said a few hours after the message was sent late Thursday morning. Responses have included lists of multiple residents who …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
National Police Week runs from May 13 to 19.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In 1962, President Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the calendar week in which that day falls (May 13 to 19 this year) as National Police Week. Just eighteen months ago, the Township of Teaneck was particularly saddened by the loss of Officer John Abraham Jr. and on Tuesday, May 15, flags across the country will be flown at half-staff in memory of all the law enforcement officers that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Please take a moment to reflect on the sacrifice the men and women like Officer Abraham have made, remember the friends and family they have left behind, and also recognize the ongoing service of our current public safety personnel who protect and safeguard our rights and …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie selects Teaneck council member for state post.
Friday, May 11, 2012
The following news release was submitted by Councilman Yitz Stern: Click to read more about Teaneck's Holocaust remembrance event. Yitz Stern, a member of the Teaneck Township Council, has been appointed by Governor Chris Christie to serve on the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. This appointment was made as the Governor commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) on Thursday, April 19. “As New Jerseyans solemnly mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, we pause to pay tribute to the lives of the six million innocent victims killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust,” Christie said. “More than 67 years ago, when the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps were liberated, the world stood up and promised ‘never again.’ Today gives us an …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Councilman says he looks forward to working on issues impacting Teaneck
Township Councilman Yitz Stern has been appointed to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Legislative Committee, giving the elected official a voice in the League’s legislative policy-making. League of Municipalities President and Mount Arlington Mayor Art Ondish named Stern to the committee, according to a news release. The committee, made up of more than 125 elected and appointed officials, meets monthly to articulate the League’s position on legislative issue pending consideration before the New Jersey State Legislature. “It was an honor to be asked to serve on this Committee,” Stern said in the release. “I look forward to being a part of the development of legislation in Trenton that affects the lives of Teaneck residents and …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Authorities share safety tips at Monday night event.
Police, religious leaders and community members gathered Monday night to discuss child safety tips in the wake of the brutal murder of a young Jewish boy in Brooklyn. Council members Elie Y. Katz and Yitz Stern organized the event after receiving calls from residents concerned about the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn last week. Kletzky’s killing, in the tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community of Borough Park, has left some members of Teaneck’s Orthodox population wondering how to protect their own children. The fact that the man charged in the child’s death, Levi Aron, is also Jewish and lived in the same area, has served as a “wake-up call” for the community, said Rabbi Abe Friedman, who worked with the New York Police …