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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.


Bergen residents urged to apply for disaster recovery assistance for damages from recent storms

FEMA federal assistance available to Bergen County residents for storm damagesBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Residents of Bergen County who suffered damages as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began on March 12 should register for disaster assistance as soon as possible, urges the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.


Transportation technology symposium offered to Bergen County residents

NJ Transit busBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) will host a Transportation and Technology Symposium on "Selected Topics in Intelligent Transportation Systems" on Thursday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m.


Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney highlights new pedestrian safety laws at press conference

Stop and Stay Stopped new pedestrian safety law in New JerseyHACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney held a press conference yesterday to highlight recent changes to traffic control laws aimed at improving pedestrian safety.


EXCLUSIVE: Bergen County to secede from New Jersey and form its own independent sovereign state

Bergen County - the 51st StateHACKENSACK, N.J. - An inside source has informed BergenNOW that the Bergen County Board of Freeholders plans to vote to make Bergen County an independent sovereignty - named "Bergen" - as a result of residents' protests against Governor Chris Christie's plan to do away with Bergen's blue laws restricting business operations on Sundays.


Bergen County holds safety conference to explain new traffic laws

Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerneyHACKENSACK, N.J. - Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney invites members of the community to attend a press conference on enhancements made to pedestrian safety and traffic control laws on April 1. Representatives of the Bergen County Police Department will also be in attendance at the conference.


Motorists must stop – and STAY stopped – for pedestrians in crosswalks beginning April 1

New Jersey has new New Jersey drivers must begin driving differently tomorrow, under a new law which aims to reduce the state's high rate of pedestrian fatalities.


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