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Chore Program seeks volunteers to perform handyman repairs for Bergen County seniors and disabled

Chore Program seeks volunteers
Chore Program seeks volunteers
Since 1977, the Chore Volunteer Handyman Service of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County has been helping the increasing numbers of elderly and/or disabled people in Bergen County remain safe in their own homes by performing minor household repairs.

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Companies needed for "Tools for Schools" supply drive for needy children

Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council logo
Business Volunteer Council
The Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC) is sponsoring a collection to provide school supplies for hundreds of children who are from low-income families, in foster care, or who are homeless.

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Pediatric foundation for disabled Chinese children to hold charity bike ride in Bergen County

Palisades Interstate Park
Palisades Interstate Park
The Children of China Pediatric Foundation will be holding a charity bike ride and hike on October 4, 2009, beginning at the Ross Dock Pavilion in Palisades Interstate Park.

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Political corruption and international money laundering investigation results in arrests of 44

Clockwise from top right: Mayor Peter Cammarano III of Hoboken, New Jersey; Mayor Dennis Elwell of Secaucus, New Jersey; New Jersey State Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt; Mayor Anthony R. Suarez of Ridgefield, New Jersey
political corruption charges
NEWARK, N.J. – The mayors of Ridgefield, Hoboken, and Secaucus, the Jersey City deputy mayor and council president, two state assemblymen, numerous other public officials and political figures, and five rabbis from New Jersey and New York were among 44 individuals charged today in a federal investigation of public corruption and a high-volume, international money laundering conspiracy.

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Woodbridge man charged in Bergen with manufacturing child pornography and attempted sexual assault

Woodbridge man arrested on child pornography charges
child porn arrest
BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - A Woodbridge man was arrested on Saturday and charged with attempted sexual assault, manufacturing child pornography, and other offenses.

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MADD honors Fairview & River Vale officers among top cops in DWI enforcement

MADD honors local law enforcement officers in Fairview & River Vale
local officers honored
MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) honored the "top cops" in DWI enforcement from across New Jersey on Wednesday, including two local Bergen County police officers in Fairview and River Vale.

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Former New Jersey State Senator Joseph Coniglio loses on multiple motions in federal court

former New Jersey State Senator Joseph Coniglio of Paramus, NJ
Joseph Coniglio
NEWARK, N.J. - A series of motions made today by former New Jersey State Senator Joseph Congilio were all denied by U.S. District Court Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh in Newark, New Jersey.

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NJ Health Commissioner confirms state's first swine flu death; 26 cases confirmed in Bergen

swine flu cases in New Jersey
NJ first swine flu death
TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey State Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard and State Epidemiologist Dr. Christina Tan will hold a press conference on Monday at 3:00 p.m. to answer questions and provide information on New Jersey's first H1N1 influenza death.

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Mom wanted for murder arrested by Sheriff's detectives

Bergen County Sheriff's Department
wanted mom apprehended
HACKENSACK, N.J. - Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire announced on Tuesday the arrest of Laura Devita, wanted in connection with the death of her own 3-month-old child.

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New York Waterway agrees to reduce ferry fares between Bergen County and NYC

ferry terminal at Edgewater, New Jersey
Edgewater ferry terminal
EDGEWATER, NJ - The Edgewater Mayor and Council has reached an agreement with New York Waterway for a reduction of ferry fares on the Edgewater - Manhattan commuter ferry service by $1 per trip.

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