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Driving Tips for the Afternoon Commute from AAA Northeast

February 12, 2019

NJ - Today's State of Emergency may have gotten off to a slow start, but at the lunch hour, Northern NJ was already experiencing snow, sleet, freezing rain, or a combination of all three. Roads, as predicted, are slick.

AAA Northeast offers driving tips for those who find themselves out and about today, and face the evening communte later.  

Take the time to make sure ...

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Hackensack Schools Closed Tuesday

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Earlier on Monday, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning tonight at midnight ahead of the winter storm, which is expected to start tonight and continue throughout the day Tuesday. Executive Order No. 55 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state ...

Bergen County Partners with New Jersey Hearing Aid Project

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The County of Bergen announced today that it is partnering with the New Jersey Department of Human Services to help provide free refurbished hearing aids to qualified low-income seniors.

The New Jersey Hearing Aid Project provides free refurbished hearing aids for eligible older New Jersey resident with low incomes. The project is collaboration between the Department of Human ...

Rutgers University Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness said in an email sent to students on ...

Long-time Executive at Leading Behavioral Health Provider Retires, with Scholarship in his Name Raising $42K

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 hundreds of colleagues, friends and local officials for a retirement party held at Seasons in ...

‘Go Red’ Event at HACPAC this Friday

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc Bergen/Passaic Chapter presents its annual Heart Healthy “Go Red” event at Hackensack Performing Arts Center this Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 

The event will include light refreshments, health information and wine tasting. Tickets are $10 and guests are encouraged to wear red and bring a ...

Over 400 Teens and Pre-Teens Make MLK Day a "Day On, Not a Day Off" and make gift bags for those in need

PARAMUS, NJ -- Classes may not have been in session last Monday, but the Bergen Community College cafeteria was filled with over 400 middle school students  to make gifts for ill children, foster children, women fleeing domestic violence, and animals in the County shelters. The students were participating in the third annual Day of Service by We the People, a 501c3 founded by Freeholder ...

Baby Spinach Recall Affects Prepared Food From Whole Foods Market

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling various prepared food items in eight states after Satur Farms recalled baby spinach due to a potential contamination of Salmonella.

According to the FDA, Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy ...

Bergen County Participates in NJCounts 2019, a State-Wide Point-In-Time Count of the Sheltered and Unsheltered Homeless

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, on Wednesday. These counts, of homeless families, youth and veterans, will help to guide efforts to end homelessness across the state, according to a spokersperson for the County.

NJCounts 2018 found ...

Bergen County Human Services Center Opened as Warming Center Today

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Code Blue is in effect and the Bergen County Human Services Center at 120 S. River is open today to anyone needing to escape the cold. 

A person who answered the phone at the Human Services Center was unsure if the Code Blue would continue into tomorrow, but the building has capacity for several hundred people in need of warmth, and can be reached ...


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