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News Throughout Bergen County, NJ

Bergen County 4-H looking for Legos

LegosHACKENSACK, N.J. - 4-H is looking for Legos! The Bergen County 4-H is planning a Lego building day for youth and is looking for Legos to be donated.

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Pedestrian traffic fatalities continue to occur in NJ "at a disappointing level"

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - On Monday afternoon, the New Jersey State Police released some sobering statistics on pedestrian traffic fatalities in the state, including two traffic fatalities over the holiday period in Lyndhurst and Clifton.

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Business Volunteer Council seeks new members

Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council logoBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - The next meeting of the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC) will be on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, at IKEA in Paramus.

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Office of Emergency Management urges winter weather preparedness

driving in snowstormWEST TRENTON, N.J. – In preparation for the anticipated winter weather, Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and Director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, is encouraging all New Jersey residents to participate in Winter Weather Preparedness.

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KDF Announces Free Banners for Troops Program

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. - KDF Reprographics, Inc. of Rockleigh, New Jersey today announced the launch of its Free Banners for Troops program. This program will provide the families of troops serving abroad with a free welcome home banner just in time for the holiday season.

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Fundraiser to help firefighter who lost home to fire

firefighters unitedRIDGEFIELD, N.J. - On Sunday, November 22, a four-alarm fire ravaged the home of a local firefighter. Marlon Sahai is a career firefighter with the Bergenfield Fire Department and also a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Ridgefield.

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"Clean Streets = Clean Water" campaign educates residents on steps to address litter in Bergen County

Hackensack Riverkeeper Captain Bill Sheehan & Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuireBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Hackensack Riverkeeper Captain Bill Sheehan and Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire have outlined details of a joint anti-litter campaign designed to reduce the amount of trash that makes its way from the county’s roadways into its waterways and beyond.

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Multiple towns crack down in sweep against reported street gang activity

street gangs arrestsBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Police in Teaneck, Hackensack, Englewood, and North Bergen cracked down in a sweep against gang activity, resulting in the arrests of nine individuals with alleged ties to the Crips and Bloods street gangs, on various drug and weapons distribution and possession charges.

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Local homeless children desperately need help from Bergen County's religious congregations

homeless familyA father gets injured and is out of work. A mother gets laid off. A family loses their home in a fire. Healthcare costs skyrocket. Affordable housing is near impossible to find. The result: one out of every four homeless people is a child. Approximately 35% of Bergen's homeless children are under the age of 6.

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Local high school student is an inspiration, as she works to build homes for severely disabled veterans

Homes For Our TroopsBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - With Veterans Day upon us, BergenNOW shares one local student's personal mission to help raise funds for "Homes For Our Troops", a non-profit organization dedicated to building specially-adapted homes for severely injured veterans.

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