Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund: Preserving Our County’s Pastoral Past and Enhancing Our Open Space

The Bergen County Departments of Parks, totaling nearly 9,200 acres, includes twenty-one parks, nine historic sites, a nationally accredited zoo, six golf courses, and numerous active and passive recreation areas. In a year when COVID-19 has led to a growing desire to be outside,…

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Bergen County Veteran of the Week: Francis A. Carrasco

Commander Francis “Fran” Carrasco was a Specialist Fifth Class in the United States Army during the Vietnam  War (1969-1970). While serving with the First and 39th Artillery Unit on fire bases through Northern I Corps, DMZ, and outside the Ho Chi Minh Trail, he…

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Bergen County Veteran of the Week: Roosevelt Sills

Roosevelt Sills is native of Emporia, Virginia. He was born January 25, 1952, the seventh child of James and Louise Sills. He graduated from Greensville County High School. Roosevelt enlisted in the United States Army in September 1970. He attended Basic Training at Fort…

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Bergen County Veteran of the Week: Visitacion Tubbali Arirao

Visitation Tubbali Arirao is originally from Pamplona, Cagayan Valley in the Philippines. She moved to the United States in 1971 to pursue the American Dream and a career in nursing. She studied in New York and as a result of her laser-focused hard work…

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