Bergen County, NJ Government

No solution on deer; Montvale supports WCL’s Party City bid

MONTVALE—An expert on deer and other wildlife addressed the governing body at the council’s final meeting of the summer, saying in part that “there is no real solution for deer control in Bergen County.”. Carol Tyler, of Paramus-based Tyco Animal Control, said of various methods debated and tried to control...
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Mayor: With land taking, intersection fix good for spring

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON—Mayor Peter Calamari told the council Sept. 20 that Bergen County officials were expected to give final approval to the long-awaited Pascack Road–Washington Avenue intersection improvement project with work likely to begin in spring 2022. Calamari said the township acquired all 16 property easements needed for the road-widening...
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Ridgewood Volunteer Program Feed the Frontlines and Helping Those In Need Awarded NJ Governor’s Jefferson Medallion for Community Service

Ridgewood NJ, Volunteer Program Feed the Frontlines and Helping Those in Need funded through the HealthBarn Foundation 501c3 by public donations in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic was awarded the 2021 NJ Governor’s Jefferson Medallion, known as the Nobel Peace Prize of Volunteerism, for outstanding community service as a volunteer group on September 12, 2021 at the Grounds for Sculpture, Trenton, NJ. There were 12 finalists for the Volunteer Program/Group category and Feed the Frontlines was selected to receive the prestigious Jefferson Medallion. Team members accepting the award for over 400 volunteers included Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, Founder, Director of the Foundation, Paul Vagianos, owner It’s Greek to Me and Bergen County Commissioner Tracy Zur who also spearheads the county’s Food Security Task Force. The Jefferson Awards, founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard, is America’s top honor for public service. For 46 years, the Jefferson Awards have honored a who’s who of American change makers and more than 50,000 community volunteers.
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Ridgewood Places 7th overall in the Niche 2022 Best School Districts in New Jersey

Bergen County, best schools, K-12 school rankings, Niche 2022 Best School Districts, Ridgewood School District. Ridgewood NJ, Niche has released the eighth edition of their K-12 school rankings, including the top districts in the state of New Jersey. The top three public school districts include Millburn, Northern Valley Regional High School District (Demarest) , and Princeton Public Schools.

12th annual fall fest, a ‘block party,’ Oct. 2

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON—The township holds its 12th Annual Fall Festival for residents on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Field on Pascack Road, rain or shine. Admission is free. Parking is available across the street at Bethany Community Center. The senior bus will be available...
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Hackensack is Back on the Real-Estate Radar for Renters and Buyers

Forgive Hackensack for feeling overlooked. Torched by the British during the Revolution, the Bergen County seat never flexed the industrial muscle of Paterson, boasted the cultural richness of Newark, or enjoyed the cachet of Montclair. Instead, the city on its namesake river became known as a shopping destination. Its Main Street was the place to buy a dress or a suit. You could also catch a matinee at the Fox or the Oritani.

Party City bringing HQ — and 357 jobs — to Woodcliff Lake

Party City Holdings Inc. on Wednesday became the first company to win an award under the Emerge Program, the new job creation incentive program touted by Gov. Phil Murphy and created under the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020. And it’s a good one for the state. Party City...

Peter Pepe left his mark, and now his portrait, in official Emerson

EMERSON—The portrait of notable Emersonian Peter Pepe will hang at Borough Hall once again. It was entrusted back to the borough by Pepe’s daughter Isabell Elliott during a recent visit. According to Councilwoman Jill McGuire, Elliott stopped by with family members for a tour of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)...

Trinity Rehab signs lease at Hackensack shopping plaza

Trinity Rehab, a physical therapy and rehabilitation center, is expanding in Bergen County with a new long-term lease at Summit Plaza in Hackensack, according to commercial real estate firm Alfred Sanzari Enterprises. The 4,245-square-foot unit is located at 380 W. Pleasantview Ave., and is the latest among Trinity’s 47 locations...

Bergen County Audubon – 12th Annual Harold Feinberg Conservation Award Nominations Are Now Being Accepted

One of the best things about leading Bergen Audubon as the president has been the opportunity to meet many devoted, hardworking people in many small communities around Bergen County that are committed to conservation and making the environment a better place for their neighbors and the wildlife around them. These unsung heroes have given of themselves with little recognition and often with personal sacrifice. So it is in their honor that we are proud to announce our annual Bergen County Audubon / Harold Feinberg Conservation Award.

Surge in vote-by-mail applications courtesy a nonprofit

PASCACK VALLEY—Nearly 10% of Bergen County’s registered voters are signed up to vote by mail in the Nov. 2 General Election — approximately 66,000 voters — and some new mail-in voters have sent back an application provided courtesy of a non-profit non-government organization. White envelopes from The Center for Voter...

Gottheimer, U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo visit North Jersey small businesses, push for bipartisan infrastructure bill

GLEN ROCK BOROUGH, NJ (Bergen County) — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Monday welcomed U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to New Jersey’s Fifth District, where they visited small businesses in Glen Rock and highlighted how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will benefit small businesses, families, and create jobs across North Jersey.

Bergen County Woman Admits Embezzling Money From Guided Tour Company and Subscribing to False Tax Returns

NEWARK, N.J. – A Bergen County, New Jersey, woman today admitted participating in a multi-year embezzlement scheme and subscribing to a false personal income tax return, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Estela Laluf, 76, of River Edge, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Julien...

“Climate Change ” Can No Longer Be and Excuse for Poor Planning in Bergen County

"Climate change", high density housing, Ho-Ho-Kus Brook, poor planning, RHS Stadium, Ridgewood NJ, Saddle River, turf fields. Ridgewood NJ, there is nothing more ridiculous than claiming “climate change” as a reason for poor planning . Forced over development, including turf fields in floodplains is a function of greed , and stupidity . Everyone, living or dead, knew the Ridgewood high school field flooded every time it rained . This has been documented since the school was built in 1895.