North Bergen municipal prosecutor arrested in “large scale” marijuana distribution scheme
A North Bergen municipal prosecutor was arrested last weekend for his alleged role in a “large scale” marijuana distribution scheme, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office announced last week.
According to John L. Molinelli of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, six individuals were arrested following a two-month investigation.
The North Bergen prosecutor, Marcanton Macri, 44, was arrested on charges that he allegedly facilitated a relationship between two marijuana distributors and a local assistant bank manager. The assistant bank manager would allegedly exchange the distributors’ lower denominations of United States currency for $100 bills.
Town Spokesman Phil Swibinski said earlier this week that Macri, who was hired over 11 years ago, was suspended without pay immediately.
Macri was arrested last Friday night by authorities. He was one of two town prosecutors, Swibinski said.
Pakistanis for America will hold 6th Annual Dinner and Award ceremony
Pakistanis for America is holding their sixth annual Dinner and Award Ceremony Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Nile Restaurant at 2600 Tonnelle Ave. in North Bergen.
The chief guest will be Syed Faqir Asif Hussain, consular General of Pakistan. The event will also feature a number of local elected officials, as well as lectures from different community leaders and organizations. Awards of excellence will be given to organizations and other individuals for extraordinary services toward the Pakistani and other communities. The event will also feature dinner and music.
Admission is by invitation. For details, contact (201) 232-0537 or (201) 434-0065.
Upcoming town meetings
North Bergen will hold two meetings next week. A Traffic Advisory Board meeting will take place Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. A Board of Commissioners meeting will take place Wednesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. Both meetings are scheduled to be held in the conference room of town hall at 4233 Kennedy Boulevard.
Guttenberg will also hold a council and an ABC meeting on Monday, April 23 at 8 p.m.
State Fair Meadowlands returns this summer
State Fair Meadowlands is set to return for 17 days of “everything-under-the-sun” fun this summer, running from June 22 through July 8 at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds, next to the Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford. This year’s fair will feature free entertainment, rides, games and food for all ages. The fair includes the State Fair Kid Zone, an amusement area for children; the new Live Shark Experience show; and fireworks shows on July 3 and July 4.
In addition, special discounts and promotions are available this year, including opening Dollar Night, Kids Go Free Night, Midnight Madness, Cheap Cheap Night and Patron Appreciation Day. Info about these promotions is available at: http://www.njfair.com/bargain_nights.php.
Fair hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 6 p.m. to midnight; Fridays from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m. to midnight. Special hours on July 3 are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and on July 4, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. On Friday, June 22, opening night, gates open at 4 p.m.
This year, the fair is offering free parking Monday through Wednesday, and $4 all other days, including July 4. On June 22, opening night, parking is $1.
Advance tickets are on sale now through June 20 and can be bought online at www.njfair.com or by calling (973) 450-1073. Special group packages are also available. For more information, visit www.njfair.com.