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News Throughout Bergen County, NJ

Exhibit features work of photographer Hank Gans, with reception on November 12

Hank Gans flyerBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite the public to attend an art opening reception with music and light refreshments on Thursday, November 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the County Administration building at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack.

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Your choices for the Top and Lowest Ranked Public Officials in Bergen County!

George Award for 2009The results are in! You, the online community of Bergen County, have chosen the best and most-in-need-of-improvement public officials in Bergen County for 2009!

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FERRIERO CONVICTED - former Bergen County Democratic Party boss found guilty of conspiracy and mail fraud

former Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph FerrieroNEWARK – A federal jury today convicted former Bergen County Democratic Organization chairman Joseph Ferriero of conspiracy and mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud Bergenfield of the honest services of its then-borough attorney Dennis Oury, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

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Assemblymen Rumana and Russo criticize Corzine silence on MTA toll policy

New Jersey State Assemblymen Scott Rumana and David Russo
BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Objecting to what they call "a discriminatory toll policy by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority", Assemblymen Scott T. Rumana and David Russo have called on Governor Jon Corzine to explain why, in their eyes, he "didn't do anything to stop [the MTA] from gouging New Jersey drivers."

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EXCLUSIVE: Video unearthed of UFOs flying over New York City on September 17, 2001

UFOs videotaped flying over New York City on September 17, 2001

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - BergenNOW has unearthed and obtained exclusive video of UFOs flying over New York City, which was filmed in Bergen County on September 17, 2001.

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Citizen watchdogs videotaping their local government officials

Dumont Borough Council meeting
Dumont Council meeting
BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Karen Sudol of The Record has written an article about citizens who videotape their local government officials' public meetings. Featured are Kai Chen of Dumont, and Anthony Costanzo and Raymond Cywinski of Demarest. In response to this citizen oversight, Demarest Mayor James Carroll (also a County Freeholder) is quoted: "The only other person who spent that much time videotaping me was my mommy."

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Women needed to mentor mothers and families

Volunteer Center of Bergen County
Mentoring Moms needed
BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Make a difference in a family’s life! Mentoring Moms, a program of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, trains volunteers to serve as  mentors to overwhelmed mothers in need of guidance in parenting and life skills, particularly those who have been in child service programs.
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Bergen County 4-H seeks volunteers for County Fair on August 15

Bergen County 4-H
Bergen County 4-H
The Bergen County 4-H and Master Gardeners will hold their County Fair at Van Saun Park in Paramus on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (rain date is Sunday, August 16). Fair hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Law enforcement investigating 11 white powder letters received at Bergen & Passaic offices

suspecious white powder in Fair Lawn, New Jersey
suspicious white powder
NEWARK, NJ - The FBI is presently working with a number of local law enforcement agencies on an investigation of 11 letters containing a white powder which were received at various public and government offices throughout Northern New Jersey.

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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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