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Bergen County to bestow Historic Preservation Awards upon 12 local recipients

statue of General Poor near the Church on the Green in Hackensack, NJHACKENSACK, N.J. - In celebration of National Preservation Month in May, Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney announced today that the 2010 Historic Preservation Commendation Awards will be held on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic "Church on the Green" in Hackensack.


Local police chief cautions Bergen residents as fireworks season approaches

firecrackers - illegal in New JerseyA message from Dumont Chief of Police Brian Venezio:

Fireworks are illegal. Last year, seven persons were treated in local hospital emergency rooms resulting from the use of fireworks. Once again, we are entering the fireworks season, and i would like to acquaint you with New Jersey's fireworks laws.


School elections today: vote on local school boards & budgets

school elections in Bergen County, NJREMINDER: today is school election day in Bergen County, with candidates and school budgets on the ballot. Polls are open from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Bergen County holds drive to provide prom dresses to high school girls in need

prom dressHACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney is pleased to announce the Junior Commission, which is part of the Bergen County Commission on the Status of Women, is sponsoring a Prom Dress Drive through Friday, May 14. The Commission is accepting donations of new or clean/gently worn formal attire and accessories that will be distributed to Bergen County girls in need.


Volunteer Center of Bergen County receives $7,600 Community Development Block Grant

Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney with representatives of the Volunteer Center of Bergen CountyHACKENSACK, N.J. - Janet Sharma of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, and Marketing Manager Maureen McCormick, are seen receiving a $7,600 Community Development Block Grant from Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney.


FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens in Paramus for Bergen County residents & businesses

FEMA logoPARAMUS, N.J. - Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney announced that residents and business owners affected by the March Nor'easter can receive assistance at a local Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) which opened today.


Disabled North Jersey native walks for autism awareness

Walk Now for Autism SpeaksNorth Jersey native Robert Newman became disabled back in 2004. But that isn't stopping him from tackling a 5K walk to raise awareness and funds for "Walk Now for Autism Speaks!" next Saturday, April 17. "Can you imagine hearing the words 'your child has autism'?" Newman told BergenNOW.


Bergen County declared a disaster area in wake of March 12 storm

storm damageHACKENSACK, N.J. - Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney announced that Bergen County has been declared a disaster area in the wake of the March 12 storm that flooded streets, toppled trees and utility poles, and left hundreds of thousands of people without power.


High school students can learn about career in law enforcement in "Explorers" program

Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuireHACKENSACK, N.J. – Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the Bergen County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its new Law Enforcement Explorers Program, which is designed for high school students interested in law enforcement. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 7, 2010.


Bergen County's homeless families need assistance from local religious congregations

Family Promise of Bergen County seeks support congregationsFamily Promise of Bergen County, formerly the Interreligious Fellowship for the Homeless, is seeking support congregations to assist in helping Bergen's homeless children and families.


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