Steve Janoski, The Asbury Park Press NJ

Steve Janoski

The Asbury Park Press NJ

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Recent articles by Steve:

Residents can trade guns for cash at NJ's largest-ever buyback event

New Jersey residents will be able to trade their guns for up to $250 per weapon for up to three guns, no questions asked. → Read More

Bergen County expected to end ICE jail contract Wednesday night

Bergen County will end the controversial contract that allows them to hold federal immigration detainees, officials said. → Read More

Attorney general creates state task force to focus on NJ gun violence

The task force will include county, state and federal prosecutors and focus on prosecuting gun violence cases in the Garden State → Read More

Passaic County weighs shuttering aging jail once called 'affront to human decency'

A committee could decide to build a new jail, or contract out to have Passaic inmates housed in another county jail, such as Bergen County's. → Read More

He was NJ's first Black state trooper. He faced hostility from the public — and coworkers

Despite the racism, Paul McLemore loved the job. Then came the Newark riots of 1967. → Read More

Narcotics officer to chief of detectives: Jason Love followed his dad, then blazed own trail

Jason Love, whose dad, uncle and wife were all in law enforcement, is the first Black chief of detectives in the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. → Read More

Spencer Savings of Elmwood Park to buy Edgewater-based Mariner's Bank

The merger still must receive regulatory approval. But it means the end for Mariner's after Fred Daibes founded its first branch in Edgewater. → Read More

Saddle Brook PD had 'serious deficiencies' under Chief Kugler, prosecutor's report says

The report said Robert Kugler created a leadership void that led to internal rifts in Saddle Brook. Kugler is running for Bergen County sheriff. → Read More

New Jersey launches website cataloging decade worth of State Police traffic stops

The public database includes detailed information on why the trooper stopped the car, the driver's race, and what action they took later. → Read More

NJ appellate court rules Bergen County must go to bid for courthouse restoration work

The county is engaged in a massive restoration project meant to rehabilitate the historic county courthouse in Hackensack. → Read More

Clifton surgeon who allegedly over-prescribed addictive painkillers barred from practice

Dr. Evangelos Megariotis allegedly kept patients on addictive pills for years without cause and performed surgery without showing legitimate medical need. → Read More

NJ mobster gets prison time for attacking RHONJ boyfriend in exchange for Brownstone reception

John Perna, 44, of Cedar Grove, will serve 30 months in prison for attacking RHONJ star Dina Manzo's boyfriend in 2015 → Read More

NJ police departments must name disciplined officers within 60 days, attorney general says

The directive comes just days after the state Supreme Court ruled Attorney General Gurbir Grewal had the authority to demand departments release the names. → Read More

U.S. Senate confirms Bergen administrator Julien Neals to be federal judge

Julien X. Neals, Bergen County's administrator and chief counsel, will serve as a federal judge after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. → Read More

NJ Supreme Court rules that attorney general can release names of disciplined police

It was a big win for police transparency advocates in New Jersey. → Read More

More types of New Jersey police officers must wear body cameras, attorney general says

The new directive mandates that SWAT teams, proactive enforcement groups, canine units and other police in New Jersey must wear body cameras. → Read More

NJ weekend of violence didn't shock experts, who expect crime surge as COVID rules lift

Will 2021 be "the year of the active shooter"? Experts say mass shootings could rise as COVID restrictions lift and stressed people lash out. → Read More

Ramsey man admits stealing $500K from his employer to buy luxury items, takeout meals

Joseph Spaccavent admitted setting up a PayPal account through which he siphoned money meant to pay his employer, federal authorities said. → Read More

Court stops Bergen County Courthouse restoration project over developer lawsuit

The order stops Bergen from awarding contracts for the second phase of the renovation until the appellate court decides a developer lawsuit. → Read More

AG: North Haledon man allegedly stole $644K from investors in 'Think Big' scheme

Scott Nicholson of North Haledon allegedly took the money from 24 investors who backed Think Big, his unregulated commodities trading group. → Read More