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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.


Ridgefield Park launches "Relay For Life" to benefit American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society Relay for Life to be held in Ridgefield Park, NJRIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. - Ridgefield Park is hosting the town's first-ever "Relay For Life" event benefiting the American Cancer Society. The event promises to be filled with food, music, local vendors, crafts, and fun for all ages.


17th annual "Bike Bergen" for Bergen County's homeless children & families to be held on April 25

Demarest Duck Pond in Demarest, New JerseyDEMAREST, N.J. - Family Promise (formerly the Interreligious Fellowship for the Homeless of Bergen County) will hold their 17th annual Bike Bergen fundraising event on Sunday, April 25, at the Duck Pond in Demarest.


Workshop on Native American teachings about oneness with earth

Grandfather Duncan Sings-AloneWYCKOFF, N.J. - The High Mountain Crystal Lake Zen Center in Wyckoff will hold a workshop on the "Native Path to Deep Spirituality" on Saturday, April 24.


Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney challenges Governor Chris Christie on legal support for Sunday shopping at Xanadu despite county's Blue Laws

Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerneyHACKENSACK, N.J. - Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney today sent a letter to Governor Chris Christie, asking for a copy of the Governor's legal opinion he received that would allow Sunday shopping at Xanadu.


60 year old River Vale man arrested for DWI in Wyckoff - at 7:50 in the morning

Russell Avenue & Route 208, Wyckoff, New JerseyWYCKOFF, N.J. - A motor vehicle crash during the morning commute last Thursday morning resulted in DWI and assault charges against a 60-year-old River Vale man.


Cops say drunk driver drove straight to his own arrest in parking lot of Wyckoff Police Department

Wyckoff, New JerseyWYCKOFF, N.J. - Police say that a drunk driver - who thought he was following a friend but was in fact tailing someone else - was led unsuspectingly led to Wyckoff Police headquarters, where he was promptly arrested.


New Jersey State Police warns warm weather & cold water create deadly temptation

Statue of LibertyBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - New Jersey has seen five boating fatalities in the last couple of weeks, as enthusiasts take to their boats in the warmer, early spring weather. But water temperatures are still dangerously frigid, and boaters not
wearing life jackets are poised for a life and death struggle should they fall into the water.


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