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News Throughout Bergen County, NJ

Bergen County online community members sound off on Blue Law & vote in poll

Paramus Park MallSome of BergenNOW's community members are weighing in on the question of keeping Bergen County's "blue law", and the poll we're running here in the community:

GCK: yes...I grew up with church and family Sunday dinners and visiting loved ones...Lets keep it that way!!

CWS: yes PLEASE KEEP THE BLUE LAWS!!!! It is nice to drive down 17 and 4 on a Sunday with NO TRAFFIC!

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NJ Transit to hold information session in Hackensack on fare & service proposal

NJ Transit busHACKENSACK, N.J. — NJ Transit will hold an information session in Hackensack on Saturday, March 27, to allow the public the opportunity to learn more about the proposed fare increases and service changes and offer comments before the plan is considered by the Board of Directors on April 14.

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North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority stimulus projects on track for Bergen County

Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerneyNORTH JERSEY – All of northern and central New Jersey's local transportation projects funded with federal stimulus dollars were authorized in advance of the deadline set by Congress. In all, 62 locally led projects totaling approximately $124 million have been authorized in the 13-county region of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).

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IRS warns taxpayers of the "Dirty Dozen" tax scams

IRS warns taxpayers of phishing scamsBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — The Internal Revenue Service issued its 2010 "dirty dozen" list of tax scams, including schemes involving return preparer fraud, hiding income offshore, and phishing.

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Four days later and 7,000 Bergen households still without power

PSE&G linemenAs of 12:00 noon today, PSE&G is reporting that the number of customers without power is approximately 9,000, with around 7,000 of those affected in Bergen County.

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Bergen residents continue to report in with more storm damage updates

storm damageMore storm damage reports from Bergen County residents, as of Tuesday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m.:

MED "Leonia, NO POWER!!!"

DO: "Hackensack, Fairmount Ave., no power since Saturday...came on last night, but off again this morning..."

 

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United Water lifts boil water advisory for 18 communities, says water meets all standards

Bergen County boil water advisory lifted by United Water CompanyHARRINGTON PARK, N.J. - As of 5:00 p.m. today, United Water New Jersey's precautionary boil water advisory for customers in 18 communities has been lifted. United Water states that it is no longer necessary for its customers to boil their water.

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Bergen residents report in with the storm outage updates

storm damageHere are some storm power outage updates from some of the members in our Facebook community, from around 9:00 p.m. Monday evening:

KV: "Dumont, off of New Milford, near the H.S. - Still no power."

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Sheriff McGuire and County of Bergen hold program for residents to "Get Help with Housing"

Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuireBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - An alarming total of 5,193 foreclosures were filed in Bergen County in 2009. That's why Sheriff Leo McGuire and the County of Bergen invite residents to "Get Help with Housing".

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Cablevision and Disney reach agreement; WABC-TV Channel 7 back on the air

Cablevision and Disney ABC reach agreement to return WABC-TV Channel 7 to the Cablevision line-upCablevision and The Walt Disney Company have reached an agreement, which has resulted in the return of WABC-TV Channel 7 to the air for 3.1 million Cablevision subscribers in the greater New York area.

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