Community participation is vital to an open and responsive government. There is always a need for volunteer talent, time, and energy devoted to the Advisory Boards and Commissions. Public input enhances the County’s ability to provide the highest quality of service to the citizens of Bergen County.
An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Vincent Mazzeo, Joseph Lagana, Dan Benson and Annette Quijano to help seniors and other vulnerable residents receive the specialized care they need from nursing homes when the Medicaid application approval process is delayed.
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises made the inaugural donation to the Hackensack Main Street Redevelopment Fund, a new program created for Hackensack developers, business leaders and residents to support the Hackensack Upper Main Alliance’s ongoing efforts to transform the city’s downtown into a vibrant live-work-play destination.
An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Tim Eustace to help the New Jersey Lottery save money in the face of revenue shortfalls that have threatened funding for many worthwhile state programs.
Legislation Assembly Democrat Joe Lagana sponsored to encourage New Jersey’s colleges and universities to offer baccalaureate degree programs that cost no more than $10,000 in tuition and fees was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.
On Friday, a panel of judges from the New Jersey Appellate Division overturned the conviction of a man tried in Bergen County for thefts that took place in Englewood and in Hackensack more than a month apart. The court found that the two crimes should not have been tried together and that the Bergen County Prosecutor improperly used peremptory challenges to exclude African-Americans and "avid church goers" from the jury.
We’re very concerned about the proposed $148 million cut to hospitals, which could have a devastating impact on many New Jersey hospitals and their communities. While we’ve made some strides in insuring more New Jerseyans, 11.7 percent of New Jersey’s 8.9 million residents remain uninsured
Single digit temperatures and piles of knee-deep snow make this a perfect time to start thinking about the summer, which is why job-seekers looking for Jersey Shore jobs on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant can get a jump on the competition at job fairs planned for tomorrow, February 28, and Sunday, March 8 at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk.
For the better part of three generations, the Marron family has supported the The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood’s endeavors. Some of perhaps the most noticeable support came from the late Dorothy Marron, who established endowments for pastoral and neonatal care, and for whom the hospital’s fourth-floor Critical Care Unit is named.
Assembly Democrats Timothy J. Eustace (D-Bergen), Joseph A. Lagana (D-Bergen) and Vincent Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) discussed on Friday their legislation that would temporarily defer the use of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment to measure student achievement in the Garden State.
The Bergen County the Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously on a resolution urging the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to review the State’s construction and fire safety codes.
Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan visited Lodi’s Washington School to participate in Read-Across-America. NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
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