Bergen County News

August 2, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - Nuns, housewives, Sikhs, organizers, former accountants, and elected officials gathered together to fight food insecurity in Van Saun Park this past Tuesday morning. As food pantries continue to struggle feeding those in need in the wake of the Covid-19 health crisis, Bergen County ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — A Roxbury man, accompanied by a Paterson woman, robbed a Leonia resident who was beaten and knocked-out with a drug on June 27, according to police. The man, Emin Goroveci, 35, of 12 Righter Road, Succasunna, faces charges of first-degree robbery, third-degree theft and ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A 31-year-old Lodi man was arrested Thursday after a "months-long Internet child pornography investigation," according to the Bergen County prosecutor. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Michael Caruso on charges of distribution and possession of child ...

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TETERBORO/TRENTON, NJ - A museum in Teterboro for fans of planes, history, and aviation received a state grant. The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey in Teterboro was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. It was one of 46 grantees to receive a share of $230,000 ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – The swimming area at Darlington County Park located in Mahwah is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to an announcment from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. This includes the Wibit Splash Zone water obstacle course, which is available to individuals above 39 ...

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HACKENSACK/LITTLE FERRY, NJ - In commemoration of Juneteenth, Bergen County will open historic Gethsemane Cemetery in Little Ferry to the public for self-guided tours on Saturday, June 19 from 1 to 4pm. The public viewing, which is being arranged by the County’s Division of Cultural & Historic ...

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HACKENSACK NJ - A 20 and 21-year-old male were swimming in Darlington Lake Thursday evening, according to the Bergen County Sheriff. Both were treated and one was transported to Valley Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The 21-year-old victim and male companion weren’t permitted to be in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Bergen County Senior Activity Centers, including the Hackensack center, have re-opened to the public as of Monday, June 7. Seniors must be pre-registered to attend activities at the 10 Bergen County Senior Activity Centers.  Activities include, but are not limited to; low impact ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A Lodi man, arrested in Paramus, was charged with false public alarm after he allegedly sent a threatening text message claiming an attack was set to take place in New York City. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Miguel A. Baez, Jr., 43, of Lodi on May ...

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LODI, NJ - Five men were charged in the death of a Fair Lawn man in the wee hours of Saturday morning after an altercation left the victim lying in the southern lane of Route 17, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. The victim was subsequently struck and killed by a car. Bergen ...

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LODI, NJ - Local authorities are investigating a fatal accident that occurred in the early morning hours on Saturday, May 22 in Lodi. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on ...

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NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ - A man stabbed his wife to death on Wednesday, police said, and the man succumbed to stab wounds, as well. A young child was found in the apartment unharmed. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced additional information Friday in the ongoing investigation into two ...

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NORTH JERSEY - Getting educators vaccinated and getting schools open: that's what U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer said his initiative is about in the fifth district this past week. “Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, each hospital in North Jersey has played a vital role in helping keep our ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Bergen County will host the National Remembering Our Fallen Memorial from October 28th to November 2nd in recognition of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and in recognition of National Veterans and Military Family Month. The location has yet to be announced by county ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation will be shutting down all lanes of Route 17 North at Williams Avenue on Friday, March 12, from 10 p.m. to 6 am on Saturday due to roadwork, according to the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department. Drivers should seek alternate ...

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ROCHELLE PARK/HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County authorities are asking for the public's help involving a fatal motorcycle accident on Tuesday night in Rochelle Park.  At approximately 8:42 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Rochelle Park Police Department received a report of a motor vehicle ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County is partnering with a rideshare service to provide county seniors with rides for COVID-19 vaccines.  The county has partnered with EZ RIDE to provide seniors age 60 and over with rides for COVID-19 vaccinations at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, according to an ...

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LODI, NJ - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Licensing Center in Lodi, NJ, is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, the agency announced Monday afternoon at approximately 1pm on its Twitter feed. The center is scheduled to re-open on Monday, March 15.  The Wallington ...

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WALLINGTON, NJ - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Center in Wallington, NJ, is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, the agency announced Tuesday afternoon on its Twitter feed. The site will reopen Saturday, February 27. The article will be updated with any ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The COVID-19 Vaccination Center at Bergen New Bridge Medical will be closed on Monday, Feb. 1 due to the predicted nor'easter that could drop 12-18 inches of snow in the area, not to mention the gusting winds which could cause blizzard conditions. The nor'easter is particularly ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A driver, whose SUV careened off Route 17 north and mounted a pedestrian bridge staircase before coming to a halt, causing it to catch fire, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Firefighters from Paramus Fire Department Engine Company #1 extinguished the Thursday evening, Jan. 7 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Area U.S. congressmen have praised reports of the opening of a criminal probe into the Paramus Veterans Home and deaths that occurred at the facility during the early COVID days of 2020. "The handling of the Paramus Veterans Home during the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest ...

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With 2020 in our rearview mirror, the City of Hackensack has weathered quite a nasty storm in one of American history’s worst years. From actual storms that produced massive flooding in parts of the City, to sporadic fires that ravaged buildings and cars, to the Covid-19 crisis that sickened over ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Christmas 2020 came and went, but a wind and rainstorm on its eve left at least a half-dozen downed trees on properties around the city. Last Thursday, December 24, the National Weather Service issued a flood watch and wind advisory that had the capacity to bring gusty winds ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — City officials are preparing for the major snowstorm expected to hit New Jersey this afternoon and into Thursday morning. The City is treating this as a Snow Emergency and the Hackensack Public Works Department, Hackensack Police and Fire Departments will be preparing their crew ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton isn’t the only one being targeted by disgruntled protesters who have gathered in numbers outside the Bergen County Jail demanding the release of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, who have been on hunger strike this ...

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LODI, NJ - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Licensing Center in Lodi, NJ, is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, the agency announced Thursday evening on its Twitter feed. The center is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, December 2.  The Wallington Vehicle Center is ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Veterans, get your golf clubs. Bergen County veterans and active duty service members can enjoy a free round of golf at any of the County’s six golf courses from Wednesday, November 11 through Friday, November 13. The outings are an opportunity the County of Bergen offers ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Following George Floyd’s Memorial Day slaying at the hands of Minneapolis police resulting from another merciless act of police brutality among the black community came the onslaught of outrage from protesters who rallied for justice for Floyd, in addition to several other ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City resident Reverend Robert Lee Davis, Sr., the founder of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hackensack, died Saturday when he was accidentally hit and killed by an NJ Transit Train. He was 72. According to an NJ Transit representative, Davis was in the vicinity of Passaic ...

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