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News Throughout Bergen County, NJ

Fundraiser to help family of firefighter who lost home in fire scheduled for Thursday, December 17

Firefighter Marlon SahaiOn Sunday, November 22, 2009, the Sahai family had a devastating fire destroy their home and all of their possessions.

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Fundraiser to help firefighter who lost home to fire

firefighters unitedRIDGEFIELD, N.J. - On Sunday, November 22, a four-alarm fire ravaged the home of a local firefighter. Marlon Sahai is a career firefighter with the Bergenfield Fire Department and also a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Ridgefield.

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"Clean Streets = Clean Water" campaign educates residents on steps to address litter in Bergen County

Hackensack Riverkeeper Captain Bill Sheehan & Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuireBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Hackensack Riverkeeper Captain Bill Sheehan and Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire have outlined details of a joint anti-litter campaign designed to reduce the amount of trash that makes its way from the county’s roadways into its waterways and beyond.

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Multiple towns crack down in sweep against reported street gang activity

street gangs arrestsBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Police in Teaneck, Hackensack, Englewood, and North Bergen cracked down in a sweep against gang activity, resulting in the arrests of nine individuals with alleged ties to the Crips and Bloods street gangs, on various drug and weapons distribution and possession charges.

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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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Fairview man sexually assaulted woman in his home, cops say

Freddy Garcia of Fairview, New JerseyFAIRVIEW, N.J. - A local man was arrested on November 10 for an alleged sexual assault upon a woman in his Fairview home.

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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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Republicans Todd & Vincentz retain council seats in Ridgefield

Republican Ridgefield Councilman Angus ToddRIDGEFIELD, N.J. - Republican incumbents Angus Todd and Warren Vincentz have won re-election to the Ridgefield Borough Council, with the totals as follows as of approximately 10:00PM:

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