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Blue Laws

Paramus Park shopping center sign (credit: CBS 2)

Push To Repeal Bergen County Blue Laws Could Fall Short Of November Ballot Spot

The Clerk’s Office said they need some 55,000 signatures or 10-percent of the registered voters to sign and with over 900,000 residents in Bergen County the Mayor of Paramus has balked at the group’s efforts.

09/13/2013

Paramus Park shopping center sign (credit: CBS 2)

Petition To Be Filed Over Bergen County’s Blue Laws

The county’s so-called Blue Laws ban most Sunday retail sales except for food and gas.

09/12/2013

Paramus Park shopping center sign (credit: CBS 2)

Bergen County Woman Pushing For Repeal Of Blue Laws

Rosemary Shashoua, who is spearheading the effort, has not yet gathered the necessary signatures required for a repeal referendum.

01/15/2013

Shopping (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report: Bergen County, N.J. To Reinstate Blue Laws This Week

Bergen County, N.J. this week will reinstate its Blue Laws that ban retail shopping on Sundays, according to a published report.

11/13/2012

Shopping Mall (file / credit: clipart.com)

Judge Tosses Challenge To Temporary Blue Law Suspension; Sunday Shopping Again Allowed In Bergen County

Many Bergen residents say the blue laws offer one day per week of driving without traffic on main thoroughfares like Route 17 and Route 4.

11/11/2012

Paramus Mayor Rich LaBarbiera Speaks With CBS 2's Derricke Dennis (credit: CBS 2)

Paramus Mayor Upset About Decision To Suspend Blue Laws

Gov. Chris Christie temporarily suspended Bergen County’s so-called blue laws after County Executive Kathleen Donovan made the request during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

11/09/2012

Shopping (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bergen County Blue Laws Suspended Due To State Of Emergency

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order suspending the sales restrictions in Bergen County due to the state of emergency caused by Sandy. All retail stores are typically closed on Sundays […]

11/04/2012

Liquor Store (file / credit: clipart.com)

Small Package Store Owners Oppose Malloy On Blue Law Repeal

Gov. Dan Malloy wants to repeal Connecticut’s blue laws and allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday, but some package store owners are not happy about it.

02/24/2012

Liquor Store (file / credit: clipart.com)

Gov. Malloy Pushes Repeal Of Connecticut Blue Laws

It is currently illegal to sell alcohol in Connecticut on Sundays. Malloy says they’re losing $600 million.

02/14/2012