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News Throughout Bergen County, NJ

Bergen County Freeholders and Executive call for school election ballot investigation for Teaneck, Wyckoff, Englewood, & Mahwah

Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerneyHACKENSACK, N.J. - Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney today joined the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders in asking for a state investigation into reportedly incorrect sample school ballots being sent to Teaneck, Wyckoff, Englewood and Mahwah, four of the towns that voted "no" on school budgets in last Tuesday's election.

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NJ Attorney General revises AMBER Alert plan in response to tragic abduction and killing of infant

AMBER Alert revised in New JerseyWEST TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey State Attorney General Paula T. Dow today announced a revised AMBER Alert plan designed to provide law enforcement officials with clear criteria to determine when they should activate the emergency broadcast system to seek public assistance in locating a child who was recently abducted and is believed to be in danger, including family abductions.

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Derby Day Garden Party to benefit Volunteer Center of Bergen County

Derby Day hatsBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – Mint juleps and fancy hats will be the order of the day at the annual Derby Day Party to benefit the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, on Saturday, May 1, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at White Beeches Country Club in Haworth.

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Former Governor Thomas Kean to moderate public forum on local government at Bergen Community College

Former New Jersey Governor Thomas KeanBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean will moderate a public forum on Tuesday, June 22 on "The Future of Local Government" at Bergen Community College.

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Volunteer Center's "Mentoring Moms" program receives $10K donation from bank foundation

Volunteer Center of Bergen County receives $10,000 donation for Mentoring Moms program from TD Bank FoundationBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - The TD Bank Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County  to support its "Mentoring Moms" program, which matches overwhelmed mothers, many of whom are single parents, with women mentors who help them with parenting issues, financial issues and generally act as confidants and friends, to help the
women provide for their families.

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Bergen County to bestow Historic Preservation Awards upon 12 local recipients

statue of General Poor near the Church on the Green in Hackensack, NJHACKENSACK, N.J. - In celebration of National Preservation Month in May, Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney announced today that the 2010 Historic Preservation Commendation Awards will be held on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic "Church on the Green" in Hackensack.

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Local police chief cautions Bergen residents as fireworks season approaches

firecrackers - illegal in New JerseyA message from Dumont Chief of Police Brian Venezio:

Fireworks are illegal. Last year, seven persons were treated in local hospital emergency rooms resulting from the use of fireworks. Once again, we are entering the fireworks season, and i would like to acquaint you with New Jersey's fireworks laws.

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Carlstadt man guilty of stealing $128,000 from Fort Lee cosmetology school

moneyFORT LEE, N.J. - A Carlstadt man pleaded guilty on Monday to stealing $128,000 from the Fort Lee cosmetology school that employed him.

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School elections today: vote on local school boards & budgets

school elections in Bergen County, NJREMINDER: today is school election day in Bergen County, with candidates and school budgets on the ballot. Polls are open from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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BREAKING NEWS: mother arrested in connection with death of Baby Victoria in Fairview

Jakeline Jimenez of Fairview, NJFAIRVIEW, N.J. - Jakeline Jimenez, age 26, the mother of Baby Victoria whose death was previously reported here on BergenNOW, has been arrested on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with Victoria's death.

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