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Bergen County Hosts Annual Indian Independence Celebration

August 16, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Wednesday afternoon, the County of Bergen hosted its annual celebration in honor of Indian Independence Day in the Piazza at One Bergen County Plaza, recognizing the 71st anniversary of the date when India formally became a democratic nation. The event featured keynote remarks from Raakhee Mirchandani, the Editor-in-Chief of Moneyish, as well as remarks from Glen Rock ...

Bergen County Hosts Annual Korean Independence Celebration

HACKENSACK, NJ – Last night, the County of Bergen hosted its annual celebration of Korean Independence Day in the Piazza at One Bergen County Plaza, recognizing the 73rd anniversary of the date when the Korean peninsula was liberated from Japanese colonial rule.

The Korean Declaration of Independence begins: “We herewith proclaim the independence of Korea and the liberty of ...

Heavy rains cut Hackensack National Night Out short

HACKENSACK, NJ — Deputy Mayor David Sims, Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg and City Manager Ted Ehrenburg attended an abbreviated National Night Out at The Green yesterday before heavy rains put a damper on the festivities. 

“Despite the weather, I’m glad so many of our city’s residents were able to make it out,” Sims ...

Bergen County Aims to Eliminate Youth Homelessness, Creates Young Adult Homelessness Task Force

HACKENSACK, NJ -- On Thursday afternoon, Bergen County Executive signed an act creating a Young Adult Homelessness Task Force, aimed at providing support services and assisting homeless young adults and unaccompanied youth aged 18 to 24.  The effort comes on the heels of the County’s recent success in achieving the status of “functional zero” for both veteran ...

Bergen County DPW Employee Tragically Dies in an Accident at Saddle River Park

SADDLE RIVER, NJ -- Last night, a Bergen County Department of Public Works employee was seriously injured at approximately 5:15 p.m. while operating in Saddle River Park. The county employee, Thomas Epper, was transported to Valley Hospital in serious condition for treatment, before passing away in the evening.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco today issued the following ...

Tedesco Speaks Out Against Hate Speech Directed at AG Grewal

HACKENSACK -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco releases the following statement regarding the remarks made yesterday by New Jersey radio hosts from the station nj1015 about New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal:

“I am appalled and angry that New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal was mocked for his faith and his race on the airwaves of NJ 101.5 yesterday. As ...

Splash Pads, Special Improvement District, Zabriskie Street Redevelopment and Parking Lot Improvements Voted on at July Hackensack Council Meeting

HACKENSACK, NJ -- During their sole July meeting (they meet again Aug. 21) the Hackensack Mayor and Council voted on the introduction and adoption of a number of city ordinances on Monday night, that will affect our quality of life and the city's finances:

Special Improvement District

Among them were the Special Improvement District's (SID) extension from Atlantic to ...

Hackensack Performing Arts Center Debuts New Marquee

HACKENSACK, NJ — The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) has undergone significant renovations that will give it a brand new look. HACPAC recently debuted its new 22-foot marquee above its State Street entrance. Also completed were two interior lobby signs of brushed aluminum.

The planning and design of the project took nearly a year, and were installed ...

Bergen County Unveils Mobile Emergency Responder Driving Simulators for Fire, Ambulance, Police & School Bus Training

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County officials recently unveiled its new mobile emergency responder driving simulators to help train firefighters, school bus drivers, EMS personnel and law enforcement.  The county simulators are the only mobile simulators in the state of New Jersey. 

The vehicle, which is brought to a location of convenience so first responders do not ...

Bergen County Enters Shared Service Agreements with Alpine and Wallington

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County is aggressively pursuing more shared services agreements with municipalities. The latest, effective Wednesday, officially authorized shared services contracts with the Boroughs of Alpine and Wallington which allow the borrowing of county-owned emergency and non-emergency equipment, as well as the sort-term rental of a county-owned street ...

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