Katie Sobko, North Jersey News

Katie Sobko

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Recent:
  • North Jersey News
Past:
  • Daily Record
  • USA TODAY
  • MyCentralJersey
  • delawareonline

Recent articles by Katie:

Local and federal 'Silk City Sweep' nets 133 arrests in Passaic County

“Silk City Sweep,” took place from July 12 to 16 and was a blended approach of investigative resources and law enforcement strategies. → Read More

With November elections on the horizon, Bergen County's top elections post still vacant

It’s up to Gov. Phil Murphy to fill the superintendent and deputy superintendent of elections jobs in Bergen County before the 2021 election. → Read More

Garfield hires former Deputy Mayor Erin Delaney as city manager

Erin Delaney was sworn in as city manager in Garfield, days after stepping down as deputy mayor, and a month after the city repealed a hiring ordinance. → Read More

Garfield deputy mayor resigns after four years in office

Delaney emailed her resignation on July 6, saying that it was effective immediately. She did not provide a reason for her decision to step down. → Read More

Garfield school board trustee is stepping down after five years in office

Barber said he was stepping down to spend more time with his family. He and his wife have a baby on the way. → Read More

Could future Teaneck council elections move to November? Voters may be asked to decide

Officials in Teaneck are discussing whether to add a ballot question on changing elections from spring to November to increase voter turnout → Read More

Elmwood Park settles with former clerk over whistleblower lawsuit

Keith Kazmark claimed he was targeted in part because he alerted an election official to alleged irregularities in the 2017 mayoral race. → Read More

Paterson fire displaces 15 people; firefighters rescue kitten

Fifteen people were displaced by a fire that decimated a home on East 17th Street in Paterson Friday morning that spread to a nearby garage. → Read More

New York man dies in Garden State Parkway crash; other driver flees scene

Howard Perlman, 77, of Hopewell Junction, New York died from his injuries in Thursday night's crash on the Garden State Parkway. → Read More

Juneteenth holiday celebration is a first for Bergen County NAACP

The community celebration of Juneteenth in Bergen County's Overpeck Park will feature health screenings, music, awards and education. → Read More

Englewood Cliffs votes to take developer's land on Sylvan Avenue by eminent domain

To keep developers from building market-rate properties along 9W, the Englewood Council will try to block their efforts at 800 Sylvan Avenue. → Read More

Hackensack moves to stop possible reinstatement of cops fired for 2016 warrantless search

Hackensack plans to ask the NJ Civil Service Commission to reject a non-binding recommendation by an administrative law judge to reinstate them. → Read More

North Jersey manager involved in contractor kickback scheme gets five years of probation

Toni Jovanoski served as the payroll manager for Unimak, a general contractor whose projects have included firehouses and municipal buildings in North Jersey. → Read More

Englewood mayor says his coffee chats, a source of help during the pandemic, will keep going

As restrictions are lifted, Mayor Michael Wildes knows that the “culture of this is bound to change,” but he hopes to continue it. → Read More

Man dies in shooting on West Broadway in Paterson

The victim, Ravel Trejo, was pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

Abandoned German Shepherds found all over North Jersey

Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge says five German Shepherds were found in Woodland Park, two in Alpine, one in Wayne and one in Closter. → Read More

Englewood Cliffs clerk files suit alleging discrimination, demeaning treatment by officials

An Englewood Cliffs clerk has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination and unfair treatment, with Mayor Mario Kranjac named. → Read More

Hundreds gather in Parsippany to support Palestine

The rally is the first in Morris County but one of several throughout the region. → Read More

Teaneck postpones Israeli flag-raising as violence roils Mideast

Mayor James Dunleavy said the township stands “resolutely in support of our Jewish residents” but has opted to postpone the ceremony to raise the Israeli flag → Read More

For the second time, Hasbrouck Heights bans marijuana sales and cultivation

The marijuana debate is happening throughout the state again because when New Jersey legalized weed sales, it also nullified local bans. → Read More