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News Throughout Bergen County, NJ

Bergen residents urged to apply for disaster recovery assistance for damages from recent storms

FEMA federal assistance available to Bergen County residents for storm damagesBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Residents of Bergen County who suffered damages as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began on March 12 should register for disaster assistance as soon as possible, urges the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.

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Transportation technology symposium offered to Bergen County residents

NJ Transit busBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) will host a Transportation and Technology Symposium on "Selected Topics in Intelligent Transportation Systems" on Thursday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m.

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Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney highlights new pedestrian safety laws at press conference

Stop and Stay Stopped new pedestrian safety law in New JerseyHACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney held a press conference yesterday to highlight recent changes to traffic control laws aimed at improving pedestrian safety.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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