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Bergen County Historical Society hosts Vintage Baseball in the Meadow This Saturday

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Ridgewood NJ, love baseball and history? Then bring your chair, cooler and sunscreen to Historic New Bridge Landing as the Bergen County Historical Society hosts Vintage Baseball in the Meadow on Saturday, July 13th, 11 am -2 pm, 1201 Main Street River Edge, NJ.
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Bergen County Opens Emergency Cooling Centers

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced the opening of several emergency cooling centers throughout the County to help residents stay safe during the current heat wave, as temperatures are expected to climb over 90 degrees.

Cooling centers will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18th through Friday, June 21st from 9am – 6pm.

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Bergen County Executive attends two solemn memorial ceremonies to honor and remember our fallen firefighters

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco attended two solemn memorial ceremonies to honor and remember our fallen firefighters. The first was at my local firehouse for the Paramus Fire Department. In the afternoon, He joined the New Jersey/New York Volunteer Fireman’s Association for their annual memorial service.

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Bergen County Opens it’s New Equine Wellness Center in Leonia

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Leonia NJ, Bergen County opened the new Equine Wellness Center in Leonia . The Bergen Equestrian Center established in 1974 is a multi service horse facility on 22 acres of landscaped grounds providing a home for over 75 horses at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, New Jersey, (minutes away from the GWB.) Amenities include 3 outdoor riding rings, 2 indoor riding rings, air conditioned tack rooms, heated lounge with a panoramic view of the main indoor arena for an optimum year round experience. Programs include children’s camp, group and individual riding lessons, corporate team building and A Stable Life. A Stable Life is an equine assisted therapy program for families, small groups and individuals looking to heal their souls with the presence and grace of a horse. Dedicated and fully trained staff and therapists work to ensure participants receive a positive experience. The facility is also the home to Columbia University’s Man of War Program.

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Expanding Broadband Access in Bergen County: A Digital Future

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Hackensack NJ, in his State of the County Address earlier this year, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco unveiled a groundbreaking initiative that has been in the works for two years: bringing broadband internet to the doorstep of every borough hall and municipal library across Bergen County. This ambitious plan aims to ensure equitable access to the Internet for all residents, bridging the digital divide and fostering a more connected community.

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Congratulations to the Bergen Community College Class of 2024!

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco , “Congratulations to the Bergen Community College Class of 2024! Bergen Community College is the jewel in the crown that is Bergen County. As the largest community college in the state, BCC offers our students affordable and quality education in so many different fields that cater to the ever-changing workforce. I am so proud of our graduates, and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things that they will accomplish in their very bright futures! A special thank you to all the faculty and staff at BCC who work so hard to ensure that our students have the best education and opportunities possible.

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Bergen County Holds Annual Ceremony Recognizing Israeli Independence Day

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Hackensack NJ, yesterday the County of Bergen raised the Israeli Flag at One Bergen County Plaza and held its annual ceremony to recognize Yom Ha’zikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaot (Israeli Independence Day). As is common in Jewish tradition, these days of mourning and celebration are observed closely together and for the past eight years, the County has recognized both at this annual event to remember those lost in the struggle for independence and to recognize the friendship between our two nations.

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County of Bergen Celebrates Law Day by Administering the Oath of Citizenship to 30 New American citizens

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Hackensack NJ, yesterday, the County of Bergen celebrated Law Day on the steps of the Bergen County Justice Center. Law Day is a celebration of the foundations of American democracy: justice, liberty, and equality under the law. The theme of this year’s Law Day is: “Voices of Democracy”.

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Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco Fires Back MTA Chair Lieber on Congestion Pricing

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco responded to remarks made MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber appeared on “Newsline with Brigitte Quinn” on WCBS 880 Friday to officially announce the start date and discuss next steps.

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Bergen County Board of Elections is Looking for Poll Workers

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Paramus NJ, the Bergen County Board of Elections conducted a special poll working training class to train over 30 Bergen County Academies students on how to be poll workers for the upcoming Presidential Primary and General Elections.

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Fort Lee Middle School Student Olivia Rhee, Wins the North Jersey Spelling Bee

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Fort Lee NJ, each year the County of Bergen is proud to recognize the Regional Champion of the North Jersey Spelling Bee, hosted by the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

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Bergen County Ups Security for the Passover Holiday

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Hackensack NJ, according to Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco ,with the religious holiday of Passover around the corner (Evening of Mon, Apr 22, 2024 – Tue, Apr 30, 2024) , this morning the county executive  attended Sheriff Anthony Cureton’s Annual High Holy Day security briefing which brought together community leaders and law enforcement representatives from across our region to talk about public safety.

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Bergen Community College Faces $1.8 Million Cut in Trenton Funding

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Paramus NJ, according to Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco , “The State budget, as proposed, will result in a loss of $1.8 million for Bergen Community College , the largest community college in the state.”

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Bergen County Celebrates 10 Centenarians at the New Jersey Veterans Home in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco joined Commissioner Mary Amoroso and Senator Gordon Johnson at the New Jersey Veterans Home in Paramus for a birthday celebration in honor of 10 remarkable residents who will be turning 100+ years old!

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Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco : Congestion Pricing is a “money grab by New York in an attempt to address years of mismanagement of the MTA”

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco  met with CBS New York to discuss New York’s congestion pricing scheme and the County’s decision to join the State of New Jersey’s Congestion Pricing Lawsuit.

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