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Christie Suspends Bergen Blue Laws

Governor says easing Sunday sales restriction will help with storm recovery.

Gov. Chris Christie has signed an executive order suspending Bergen County's Sunday sales restriction, known as Blue Laws. 

"During this time of recovery and rebuilding, our citizens must have adequate access to the supplies they need to help return their lives to normal – particularly those residents who are still without power,” Christie said in a statement Sunday.

“To accomplish this, we are temporarily suspending Blue Laws in Bergen County so that local residents can purchase the essential goods and services they need to continue through recovery period and begin the rebuilding process.”

Christie's decision came after Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan requested the Sunday shopping restrictions be suspended. 

In a conference call Sunday, Donovan applauded the move as a step in helping county residents recover from the impacts of Sandy. 

Officials in several towns, including in Hackensack and Mahwah, said they would not enforce the laws in the aftermath of the storm. 

Sally G November 13, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Monday in Paramus—outrageous. Single anecdote, of course.
Sally G November 13, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Troll Her name is Kath, as has been repeatedly pointed out to you. Her negative tone was in response to yours, so do not discuss hypocrisy or learning to read.
Sally G November 13, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Tee Smyth, As a long-time Paramus resident (now in Woodcliff Lake), we used to say “be home by noon on Saturday or forget it”. Still avoid the malls pretty much, certainly on Saturday.
Sally G November 13, 2012 at 07:24 PM
BellaireBerdan, I understand the rationale for your comment, but was mad as anything when the landlord of The Fiesta Hut on Rte. 17 in Paramus refused to extend their lease after 27 years and put up a big McDonald’s instead. For years I would not eat in a McDonald’s; have NEVER stepped foot in that building since, wince when I go by. There are more than enough fast food places around; love Ridgewood’s great restaurants, even if I cannot afford them nearly as often—prefer to eat at home/brown bag and save up for a restaurant treat.
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