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News Throughout Bergen County, NJ

Local homeless children desperately need help from Bergen County's religious congregations

homeless familyA father gets injured and is out of work. A mother gets laid off. A family loses their home in a fire. Healthcare costs skyrocket. Affordable housing is near impossible to find. The result: one out of every four homeless people is a child. Approximately 35% of Bergen's homeless children are under the age of 6.

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Local high school student is an inspiration, as she works to build homes for severely disabled veterans

Homes For Our TroopsBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - With Veterans Day upon us, BergenNOW shares one local student's personal mission to help raise funds for "Homes For Our Troops", a non-profit organization dedicated to building specially-adapted homes for severely injured veterans.

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Volunteer Center seeks donors to fill gift requests

Christmas presentsBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Donations of toys, clothing, gift certificates and cash are urgently needed to help bring holiday cheer to people with no families at all, or those who might otherwise be forgotten.

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Exhibit features work of photographer Hank Gans, with reception on November 12

Hank Gans flyerBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite the public to attend an art opening reception with music and light refreshments on Thursday, November 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the County Administration building at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack.

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Your choices for the Top and Lowest Ranked Public Officials in Bergen County!

George Award for 2009The results are in! You, the online community of Bergen County, have chosen the best and most-in-need-of-improvement public officials in Bergen County for 2009!

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FERRIERO CONVICTED - former Bergen County Democratic Party boss found guilty of conspiracy and mail fraud

former Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph FerrieroNEWARK – A federal jury today convicted former Bergen County Democratic Organization chairman Joseph Ferriero of conspiracy and mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud Bergenfield of the honest services of its then-borough attorney Dennis Oury, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

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Assemblymen Rumana and Russo criticize Corzine silence on MTA toll policy

New Jersey State Assemblymen Scott Rumana and David Russo
BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Objecting to what they call "a discriminatory toll policy by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority", Assemblymen Scott T. Rumana and David Russo have called on Governor Jon Corzine to explain why, in their eyes, he "didn't do anything to stop [the MTA] from gouging New Jersey drivers."

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EXCLUSIVE: Video unearthed of UFOs flying over New York City on September 17, 2001

UFOs videotaped flying over New York City on September 17, 2001

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - BergenNOW has unearthed and obtained exclusive video of UFOs flying over New York City, which was filmed in Bergen County on September 17, 2001.

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Citizen watchdogs videotaping their local government officials

Dumont Borough Council meeting
Dumont Council meeting
BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Karen Sudol of The Record has written an article about citizens who videotape their local government officials' public meetings. Featured are Kai Chen of Dumont, and Anthony Costanzo and Raymond Cywinski of Demarest. In response to this citizen oversight, Demarest Mayor James Carroll (also a County Freeholder) is quoted: "The only other person who spent that much time videotaping me was my mommy."

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Women needed to mentor mothers and families

Volunteer Center of Bergen County
Mentoring Moms needed
BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Make a difference in a family’s life! Mentoring Moms, a program of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, trains volunteers to serve as  mentors to overwhelmed mothers in need of guidance in parenting and life skills, particularly those who have been in child service programs.
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