Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Snow is likely to start hitting the area early Friday morning.
A "significant winter storm" is expected to hit Bergen County from early Friday until Saturday afternoon and could cause blizzard conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS issued a winter storm watch from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, predicting 6-12 inches of snow and some ice from sleet and freezing rain. Visibility could be limited to several hundred feet due to heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain. Driving conditions may be "dangerous." Winds are expected to blow at 20 or 30 miles per hour, with gusts hitting as much as 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The gusts may bring down some tree limbs and could cause power outages. The storm could be even worse, according to Mark …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Project to be finished in September.
A bridge installed Wednesday will give motorists and pedestrians direct access to the northern end of Overpeck County Park for the first time since the park opened in 2010, the county executive’s office said. The bridge will link the park’s internal roadways and connect with another bridge that was installed about one month ago. The county said the opening is scheduled to be completed on Sept. 15 and is two weeks ahead of schedule. A large crane was used to haul the 170,000 pound bridge to its home off Fort Lee Road in Leonia, not far from the Teaneck border. The project will cost the county about $8 million and is under budget, northjersey.com reported. Follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our free daily newsletter.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
County Executive announces plans to move Bergen County’s police department and Department of Public Works to Paramus to better utilize county space and save tax payers up to $46 million.
Bergen County is looking for ways to do more with less by consolidating certain buildings and moving others – a move that could potentially save Bergen County tax payers $46 million. According to plans announced Monday by County Executive Kathleen Donovan, the Bergen County Police Department, which is located on Zabriskie Street in Hackensack, will be relocated to the county’s former Health Department building in Paramus on East Ridgewood Avenue. Also on the move is the county’s Department of Public Works (DPW) building currently located behind County Police headquarters in Hackensack, which will move to the Mosquito Control Department building in Paramus. The county’s Health Department is being also moving but will remain in Hackensack…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Police around the area, including Bergen County, crack down over Memorial Day weekend.
Law enforcement officials issued more than 350 summonses to local drivers this weekend who were caught not wearing their seat belts. The summonses were issued as part of an initiative conducted by the Passaic County Aggressive Driving Task Force to promote safe driving during the Memorial Day weekend. The Bergen County Police Department was part of the enforcement effort. The goal was to reduce motor vehicle crashes and fatalities and promote safety belt usage by travelers, especially passengers sitting in rear seats. The sweep coincided with the national Click It Or Ticket campaign. Les Goldstein, coordinator of the sweep with the Passaic County Office of Highway Traffic Safety, said in a statement that the use of safety belts remains …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Prosecutor's Office targets 12 massage parlors across the county.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Bergen County authorities arrested 27 people and seized more than $27,000 in a weeklong prostitution sweep, Prosecutor John Molinelli said Monday. Half a dozen women were working as prostitutes at a Paramus hotel, Molinelli said. "Targeted during this investigation were numerous illegal massage parlors and in-call prostitution operations that have been operating in area hotels," Molinelli said in a statement. Police arrested 11 people on March 15 as part of the anti-prostitution initiative. The 11 people were either prostitutes or their drivers, Molinelli said. Hanna Young, 38, of Queens, N.Y., Yan Zhang, 43, of Queens, N.Y., Joann Marsaka, 24, of Bayonne, Amanda Blackwell, 23, of Emporia, Va., Sofia Matallana, 35, of Spring Valley, and …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Gain valuable experience and meet new people through service to others.
Let's face it – we've all got some time to give if we just prioritized differently. And many people, animals and causes could benefit from just a few hours of our time. With that in mind, here are some ways to volunteer some (or a lot) of your time close to home this holiday season and beyond: Bergen County Volunteers The Holy Grail of finding a Bergen County volunteer opportunity on the web. Have handyman skills? They can hook you up with someone who could benefit from them. Feel the urge to mentor teens? They've got you covered. Yoga teacher looking to build your resume? Try teaching yoga classes for seniors. Bergen Family Promise Help our homeless, hungry, or otherwise needy community members get back on their feet by supporting …