Bergen County

“Bergen county is located in northeast New Jersey. Bergen county has 233.01 square miles of land area and 13.66 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Bergen county population is 905,116, which has grown 2.38% since 2000.” USA.com

RIDGEWOOD — Construction should be completed by next summer on a controversial ramp for the disabled at Graydon Pool, officials said last week. The Village Council voted 4-1 on Wednesday to award the project to C&C Masonry Inc. of Ridgefield. Twelve bids were received late …

Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan is urging Freeholder Chairman David Ganz to again reconsider the county’s pay-to-play ordinance, citing the recent indictment of a former Democratic Party chairman as grounds for tightening the current law. But judging by their exchange of barbed remarks last week, …

Cold and miserable. That’s how Bernice Green remembers the days after Superstorm Sandy when her senior housing complex in Teaneck lost power. Without heat and hot water, she ate and charged her cellphone at Holy Name Medical Center in town. “You couldn’t cook,” said Green, …

Amid growing dissatisfaction with a proposed random drug-testing program at Northern Valley Regional High School, the Board of Education is taking the unusual step of giving equal time to an expert on the opposing side. The purpose, according to Northern Valley officials, is to draw …

This year, on the 90th anniversary of its patent, here’s my nomination for an electronic device that everybody recognizes as essential, yet it remains universally disliked: The traffic light. Some of us consider “getting caught” at a red light to be the ultimate indignity. Waits …

Joe and Linda Sanfilippo are not typical of homeowners looking to downsize their living space. MICHAEL KARAS/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Joe and Linda Sanfilippo in their new Wyckoff town house. They decided to leave their four-bedroom home in Oakland because maintenance and upkeep were becoming too much …

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