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NJ Attorney General revises AMBER Alert plan in response to tragic abduction and killing of infant

AMBER Alert revised in New JerseyWEST TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey State Attorney General Paula T. Dow today announced a revised AMBER Alert plan designed to provide law enforcement officials with clear criteria to determine when they should activate the emergency broadcast system to seek public assistance in locating a child who was recently abducted and is believed to be in danger, including family abductions.

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Derby Day Garden Party to benefit Volunteer Center of Bergen County

Derby Day hatsBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – Mint juleps and fancy hats will be the order of the day at the annual Derby Day Party to benefit the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, on Saturday, May 1, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at White Beeches Country Club in Haworth.

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Former Governor Thomas Kean to moderate public forum on local government at Bergen Community College

Former New Jersey Governor Thomas KeanBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean will moderate a public forum on Tuesday, June 22 on "The Future of Local Government" at Bergen Community College.

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Volunteer Center's "Mentoring Moms" program receives $10K donation from bank foundation

Volunteer Center of Bergen County receives $10,000 donation for Mentoring Moms program from TD Bank FoundationBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - The TD Bank Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County  to support its "Mentoring Moms" program, which matches overwhelmed mothers, many of whom are single parents, with women mentors who help them with parenting issues, financial issues and generally act as confidants and friends, to help the
women provide for their families.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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