Bergen County News

April 19, 2019

PARK RIDGE, NJ - Police are seeking assistance in identifying a man who they said threatened employees in a Park Ridge bank with a bomb and made off with a large amount of cash on April 17. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Park Ridge Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A 25-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police say he illegally concealed a handgun that he didn’t have a permit for. Naazym Huger was taken into custody following an investigation into a report of a suspicious person near the 7-Eleven on South Summit ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Bergen County Department of Human Services and Division of Family Guidance, local officials and community leaders celebrated the Grand Reopening of the historic Conklin Building at 125 Essex ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In 1929, Bergen County opened the Conklin Building at 125 Essex Street in Hackensack to serve as the county’s “Child Welfare Department.” From its earliest days, this building provided services and support for Bergen County’s neediest children and young adults. After 90 years of ...

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HAWORTH, NJ -- The Bergen Center for Child Development is hosting its 1st Annual Special Needs Community Resource Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at 140 Park St., Haworth, NJ.  The fair, which will be open to the public - will provide information and networking opportunities about ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office held a swearing-in ceremony for seven new recruits, one investigator, and five new intergovernmental transfer officers (two SO and three CO) who will be joining the force. “The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is the premier law enforcement ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In response to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s announcement this week regarding the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin drug mill in Hudson County, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo has issued a warning about potentially deadly narcotics in the local ...

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In response to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s announcement today regarding the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin drug mill in Hudson County, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo has issued a warning about potentially deadly narcotics in the local area. The drug mill, ...

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Last week, the Bergen County Prosecutors office announced the arrest of a Bergen County juvenile on a charge of Possession of Child Pornography. The Prosecutor's office could not release the suspect's age, residence, or gender, according to a spokesperson, since this is a juvenile matter. The ...

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LODI, NJ -- The Borough of Lodi was officially named a Purple Heart Community with the proclamation "to remember and recognize veterans who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal" at its Borough Council meeting on Tuesday night. The borough is the first in Bergen County to receive this ...

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RIVERDALE — Girl Scouts across the country recognized Girl Scout Week, March 10-16, by celebrating with birthday parties and conducting projects that benefited their local communities. Girl Scout Week marked the founding of the Girl Scout organization on March 12, 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Scoring 1,000 career points is a notable athletic achievement. Trying to attain that goal in the spotlight of a one-and-done state playoff game brings additional stress to that athlete. Neither seemed to be an issue as Becton High School's Nick Monahan scored his 1,000th ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Department of Human Services, Division of Alternatives to Domestic Violence (BCDHS/ADV) is currently recruiting volunteers for a regional team that will respond to victims of domestic violence at police departments located in Bergen County municipalities.  Volunteers ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The long time leader of one of the area's most vital providers of mental and behavioral health services received quite a send off last week, as Comprehrensive Behavioral Healthcare's Executive Director Peter Scerbo called it a career after nearly 50 years. Scerbo was joined by ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Over one dozen students representing five area towns participated in the Junior Women's Club Palisades District Spelling Bee on Saturday morning at Hasbrouck Heights High School. Each contestant qualified for the district through a spelling bee held in their home school ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County joined with all 21 New Jersey counties to participate in NJCounts 2019 -- a state-wide Point-In-Time Count of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless. These counts, of homeless families, youth and veterans, will help to guide efforts to end homelessness across the ...

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GARFIELD, NJ  -- The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Garfield Police Department, and the New Jersey Transit Police Department are investigating the deaths of two males on Saturday, January 19, according to a release from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. At this time, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A triple threat of winter weather will impact the North Jersey area over the next several days, providing the year’s first snowfall and potentially the coldest temperatures of the season. The line-up begins with a fast moving winter storm Thursday night. This system, the remnants of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County officials and local community leaders came together this week at One Bergen County Plaza for the annual Bergen County Korean American Day celebration. Established by Congress, Korean American Day celebrates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the U.S. 116 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Omar Smadiya, Garfield, NJ on multiple charges, including attempted murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and possession of a high capacity magazine; and Christopher Manon-Velez, Passaic, NJ, on ...

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TETERBORO, NJ -- Two brothers who will be deploying on separate missions for the United States Marine Corps soon received a couple of giant surprises on Sunday as they received a hero's sendoff from the local community. The day's events were coordinated by A Hero's Welcome North Jersey. The day ...

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NEW HAVEN, CT/ RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Joe Sartori, a Wood-Ridge High School graduate, and student-athlete on the Felician University men's soccer team, has been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Fall 2018 All-Academic Team, the CACC announced. It is the second time he has ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County held its annual celebration of Kwanzaa the week-long holiday of community and culture celebrated by African Americans on Dec. 18. From December 26-January 1, Kwanzaa recognizes seven core principles and culminates in feasts and gifts.

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NEW HAVEN, CT/ RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Valentina Gonzalez of Wood-Ridge, NJ, a cross country student-athlete at Felician University, has been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Fall 2018 All-Academic Team, the CACC announced on Friday. Gonzalez earns the award for the second time.

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HACKENSACK, N.J. —  In an early Christmas gift to local residents, Hackensack will allow free parking throughout Main Street from Monday, December 10 until Christmas Day, December 25.  Covers will be placed on all meters during this time to notify patrons of free holiday parking on Main ...

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RUTHERFORD, NJ -- At least two dozen people were lined up outside the Board & Brush Creative Studio before the doors officially opened on Saturday afternoon. The business is the latest addition to the Rutherford business district, and held its grand opening and ribbon cutting, along with owners ...

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WALLINGTON, NJ -- Several area fire departments will participate in the 17th annual Wallington Fire Department’s Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 24 at 6pm. The two-mile parade is the nation’s largest nighttime firefighter’s parade. According to the event's website, it will feature over 90 fire ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- More than 200 people in need will receive a meal of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage coffee, tea and juice on Thursday morning at the Salvation Army’s 8th Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast at Eastwick College in Hackensack. With local volunteers serving, the event lasts from 7:30 to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Robert Brady will receive a YMCA Special Achievement Award for Outstanding High School Coaching at the 53rd Annual Sports Award Banquet hosted by the YMCA of Greater Bergen County on Tuesday, November 20. Brady is the current head coach for both Outdoor and Indoor Track at ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Glen Rock teachers and supporters showed in numbers at the Glen Rock Board of Education meeting last evening to voice their displeasure at the lack of a current contract. Carrying signs reading “No Contract, Still Working” and, “Please Support Glen Rock Teachers,” at least 100 ...

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