Bergen County News

May 21, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ –  When Bergen Community College holds its commencement ceremony this week, graduates won't be wearing traditional black caps and gowns.  Instead, for the first time ever, students will don eco-friendly attire made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, making Bergen ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – After more than a year under the leadership of an acting prosecutor, Bergen County now has a new chief law enforcement officer. Mark Musella was sworn in as Bergen County Prosecutor by Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie Mizdol on Monday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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ROCHELLE PARK, NJ -- Francis A. “Fran” Carrasco was installed Saturday, May 18 as the 87th Commander of the Bergen County American Legion at the annual county American Legion convention, at Rochelle Park American Legion Post 170. “We have a lot of work to do to increase membership and ...

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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 -- 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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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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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 - 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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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A special election will be held next month to replace former Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino who stepped down after audio recordings surfaced of him making racist and xenophobic comments.  Saudino and his four undersheriffs submitted their letters of resignation on ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned late Friday after a growing chorus of local, state and federal officials called for his resignation following an explosive report from the public radio station WNYC in which the Sheriff is caught making racially insensitive remarks ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Need to update a passport, apply for a business trade name, utilize a notary? No need to go to Hackensack because the Bergen County Clerk's office is coming to Glen Rock in October as part of Clerk John S. Hogan's “Around the County” initiative. In addition to Glen Rock, Borough ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park, Paramus, opened a new, interactive seasonal exhibit today featuring Budgerigars, often called “budgies,” which are small docile birds that can be easily trained and feed on small seeds. The exhibit features 350 budgies in a 2,400 ...

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MIDLAND PARK, NJ - Midland Park's Highland School recently competed in a reading comprehension contest, Bergen County's Battle of the Books, in which they were up against other Bergen County schools and had a number of students place first and third, according to school principal Peter ...

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