Should Bergen Have Blue Laws? [POLL]
A new organization aimed at repealing the laws has sparked debate among county residents.
"Modernize Bergen County," a group led by Westwood resident Rosemary Shashoua, has the goal of repealing Bergen County's blue laws via a voter referendum.
The idea stirred up a debate in an article's comments between residents who agreed that the laws should be repealed, and those who disagreed and wanted to keep the laws.
Shashoua said she wanted to create more jobs and bring more money into the area that shoppers might otherwise spend in other counties or New York.
Others, especially Paramus residents, said they wanted a day without all the traffic the malls attract.
The blue laws have been challenged twice before: once in 1980 and again in 1993. The plans to repeal the laws were defeated 192,394 to 157,648 in 1980 and 185,821 to 105,040 in 1993.
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