Bergen County News

April 27, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - Police arrested a 17-year-old "for possession of a fully loaded handgun" at the Westfield Garden State Plaza on Saturday at 8 p.m. The mall closes at 9 p.m. According to the police report, the young man, from Lodi, was discovered at the mall with a group of juveniles that matched a ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A county sheriff's officer has been arrested and charged with forgery, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor, and has been suspended without pay. Officer Peter Servidio, 41, a Paramus resident, was arrested on March 30 after presenting a forged document on March 29 to members ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ – With the religious holiday of Ramadan only a week away, Sheriff Anthony Cureton invited law enforcement and community leaders together for a pre-Ramadan briefing to talk about public safety via zoom. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office plans on deploying additional resources to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Bergen County’s ongoing Wastewater Testing Program indicates that the current concentration levels of COVID-19 are similar to those from late fall/early winter of 2020, which were followed by a spike in cases. The County saw 7,210 new positive cases for the month of March. This ...

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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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PARAMUS, NJ — A Wallington man was charged with sexual assault on multiple occasions with two children below the age of 13, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor. Daryl Mahoney, 51, was arrested on March 18 in the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office in Paramus on two counts of aggravated ...

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HACKENSACKL NJ - With the Passover holiday beginning next week, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton and Prosecutor Mark Musella invited law enforcement and community leaders together for a pre-Passover briefing to talk about public safety. The Jewish holiday of Passover begins on the evening ...

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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 vaccine appointments. 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, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department are seeking the public's help regarding a hit-and-run collision which resulted in the victim suffering fatal injuries. At approximately 7:08 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021, the Hackensack Police ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – The County of Bergen in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will launch a call center to assist Bergen County residents with scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Alternative Care Facility Annex located at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “We were quick ...

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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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ORANGE, NJ — Each year, AAngelsNJ, a cancer nonprofit in Essex County releases a calendar featuring one breast cancer survivor for each month. This year, the 2021 calendar features two Bergen County residents and their stories of survival is included in the calendar. Yakima Deloatch of Cliffside ...

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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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WASHINGTON, DC - Bergen County will receive a portion of $2.5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support homeless programs throughout the county, it was announced by HUD on Monday. Eight Bergen County entities will share $5.8 million to serve residents. Those ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Three lanes of Route 80 were briefly closed Monday morning when a tractor trailer jackknifed in Hackensack. The accident was reported at 3:07am on Route 80 east near exit 65 in Hackensack, according to New Jersey State Police Trooper II Alejandro Goez.   A tractor ...

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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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Editor's Note: This meeting was conducted via teleconference. The setting made it exceedingly difficult to tell who was talking, thereby making it impossible to accurately quote. The information is delivered without quotes. PARAMUS, NJ - The Golf Commission has voted to raise fees $5 per session ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The City of Hackensack is inviting residents to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 by lighting a candle in a window at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19 as part of the National Moment of Unity. Other towns throughout New Jersey also participating are Asbury Park, ...

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WALLINGTON, NJ – Did you check your ticket?  The New Jersey Lottery announced a second tier winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was sold at the 7-Eleven in Wallington at the Food Mart 4U on 235 Paterson Avenue. The winning ticket matches five “white ball” numbers drawn on Friday, ...

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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 - The Borough Council took a strong stance against allowing the sale of recreational marijuana within its borders, voting unanimously on Jan. 5 for an ordinance on first reading to disallow storefront sale. "This council has made it abundantly clear," Mayor Richard LaBarbiera said, ...

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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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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- New Year, new baby! Nineteen minutes after the ball dropped at Times Square, and the world rejoiced in 2020's demise, the Kurzynska-Rosiak family welcomed the birth of their daughter, Olivia Rosiak, at 12:19 a.m. Olivia is the first baby born in 2021 at Hackensack University ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Two Brooklyn men, one wielding a stolen loaded gun at the Garden State Plaza on Christmas Eve, were arrested, police announced today. Kamaal Biscain, 28, and Elijah King, 34, both of Brooklyn, NY, were arrested for the possession of a stolen handgun, and also for possession of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County healthcare workers ineeding to be vaccinated against COVID-19 can begin receiving the Moderna vaccine on Monday, December 28, it was announced by County Executive Jim Tedesco on Saturday afternoon. Eligible category 1A healthcare workers may register for a ...

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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 Tuesday morning on its Twitter feed. The center is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, January 2.  The Wallington Vehicle Center is ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — It’s what doctors at Hackensack Meridian Health are calling the “beginning of the end” of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Two days following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s sign-off on the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine for ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack Meridian Health is prepared — freezers and all — for the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in the United States.  Dr. Daniel Varga, chief physician executive of Hackensack Meridian Health, said Thursday the ...

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