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News Throughout Bergen County, NJ

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.

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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.

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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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Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney hosts annual Easter Egg Hunt in Paramus

Annual Bergen County Easter Egg Hunt at Van Saun Park in Paramus, NJPARAMUS, N.J. - Registration is underway for the annual Bergen County Easter Egg hunt at Van Saun County Park, which will take place this Saturday, April 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Van Saun County Park on Forest Avenue.

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Teaneck Chamber of Commerce offers Census assistance

2010 Census assistance from Teaneck Chamber of CommerceTEANECK, N.J. - CENSUS 2010 is underway, and the Teaneck Chamber of Commerce office is one of 5 local Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QAC). The centers have available Census forms for people who need them. There will also be help for those that will need assistance in filling out their Census forms.

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Gala celebration of Bergen County volunteers set for April 13

News Anchor Brenda BlackmonBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - The Volunteer Center of Bergen County will salute volunteers from all parts of the county at its annual Celebrate Volunteers recognition event on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the John Greico Auditorium at Bergen Academies, 200 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack.

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Bergen County residents continue to weigh in on Blue Law & Sunday business restrictions

Paramus Park MallBergen County residents continue to weigh in on the question of keeping Bergen County's "blue law", and continue to vote in the community poll here:

JCL: I've lived in Bergen County my entire life. Part of that time in Paramus on Farview Ave no less! do i even have to say it? KEEP THE BLUE LAWS!

AM: i worked for years in Retail.So keep the blue laws.Because It supposed to on Sundays for prayer?right!!

 

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Bergen County online community members sound off on Blue Law & vote in poll

Paramus Park MallSome of BergenNOW's community members are weighing in on the question of keeping Bergen County's "blue law", and the poll we're running here in the community:

GCK: yes...I grew up with church and family Sunday dinners and visiting loved ones...Lets keep it that way!!

CWS: yes PLEASE KEEP THE BLUE LAWS!!!! It is nice to drive down 17 and 4 on a Sunday with NO TRAFFIC!

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NJ Transit to hold information session in Hackensack on fare & service proposal

NJ Transit busHACKENSACK, N.J. — NJ Transit will hold an information session in Hackensack on Saturday, March 27, to allow the public the opportunity to learn more about the proposed fare increases and service changes and offer comments before the plan is considered by the Board of Directors on April 14.

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North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority stimulus projects on track for Bergen County

Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerneyNORTH JERSEY – All of northern and central New Jersey's local transportation projects funded with federal stimulus dollars were authorized in advance of the deadline set by Congress. In all, 62 locally led projects totaling approximately $124 million have been authorized in the 13-county region of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).

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