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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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Paramus resident & former State Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen guilty of distributing child pornography

Neil M. Cohen of Paramus, New JerseyTRENTON, N.J. - Former New Jersey Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen, 59, of Paramus, pleaded guilty today to a charge of distributing child pornography, admitting that he used computer equipment in his 20th Legislative District office to view, print, and distribute images of child pornography.

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Husband charged with murder of his wife, Dumont Board of Education member and Bergenfield school teacher Debra Shanley

Peter Shanley of Dumont, New JerseyDUMONT, N.J. - Retired Dumont DPW worker Pete Shanley has been arrested for the murder of his wife, Dumont Board of Education member and Bergenfield High School teacher Debra Shanley.

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New Milford enjoys fun & successful Little League Opening Day

New Milford Little League Opening Day 2010NEW MILFORD, N.J. - New Milford Little League's Opening Day this Saturday was one of the most successful and fun ones in its long history. Close to 1,500 players, siblings, parents, friends, and family members, as well as leaders and residents of the community, came throughout the day and early evening to help kick off the 2010 season.

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Oradell man guilty of concealing over $1M in Swiss bank accounts

UBS logoORADELL, N.J. - An Oradell man pleaded guilty today to a federal charge of failing to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts ("FBAR"), admitting he concealed over $1 million in Swiss bank accounts, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Acting Assistant Attorney General John A. DiCicco of the Justice Department's Tax Division announced.

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Dumont Board of Education member killed, husband to be charged

Dumont Board of Education member Debra ShanleyDUMONT, N.J. - BergenNOW.com has learned that long-time Dumont Board of Education member and community volunteer Debra Shanley, age 54, was beaten and stabbed to death in her home this evening, and her husband, town DPW worker Peter M. Shanley, is accused of the killing.

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Bergenfield seniors offered program to provide first responders with vital medical information

Bergenfield Borough HallBERGENFIELD, N.J. – The Bergen County Sheriff's Office today offered its Gold Star Identification Program to more than 100 local senior citizens at the Bergenfield Senior Center. The program provides first responders with vital medical information in the event of an emergency.

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Commercial vehicle operators urged to attend voluntary safety check in Paramus on April 16

Bergen County Police Department vehiclePARAMUS, N.J. - Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney and Paramus Mayor James J Tedesco III today announced that the Bergen County Police Department Traffic Safety Unit, in cooperation with the Paramus Police Department Traffic Bureau, will be hosting a voluntary commercial vehicle safety check on Friday, April 16.

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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.

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