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Bergen County Authorizes Shared Services Contracts with The City of Garfield and Borough of Dumont

August 6, 2018

Last week, Bergen County officials authorized shared services agreements with the City of Garfield and the Borough of Dumont. Both agreements allow for the short-term rental of a county-owned street sweeper as part of Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders’ vision of offering County services to Bergen County’s 70 ...

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 ...

Forest Avenue Closure: July 29-August 1

PARAMUS, NJ - This is in the category of "good to know" for those of you who travel in the area.

Forest Avenue in the area of the Bergen Town Center, located on Route 4, will be closed in both directions daily from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Sunday, July 29 through Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Detours will be in place and posted. 

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 ...

Gottheimer Endorsed by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

PARAMUS, NJ – Yesterday, Congressman Josh Gottheimer received the endorsement of the United States Chamber of Commerce in his bid for reelection this November. The ceremony took place at the newly-opened iFly indoor skydiving facility in Paramus.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization, and represents the interests of more than 3 million ...

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 ...

Bergen County to Receive Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Screen Residents for Cancer

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today that the County will receive nearly $1 million in state grants to continue operating a pair of programs that provide cancer education, outreach, and screening for Bergen County residents.  This announcement comes after the Freeholders adopted a series of resolutions on Wednesday, June ...

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