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With Temperatures Rising, Bergen County Opens Cooling Centers

June 18, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- With temperatures in the region climbing into the mid 90s today, Bergen County government has opened four Cooling Centers open to the public. The announcement was made by Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, who also recommended that residents stay indoors if possible from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest and burns and heat strokes are more ...

Hackensack Fire Department Honored for Class #1 Ranking 

 

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Mayor and Council recognized the recent Class #1 ranking by the Hackensack Fire Department in a Public Protection (PPC) reevaluation conducted the Insurance Services Office (ISO). They are now one of only two fire departments in the state to achieve such an honor.

To qualify, numerous factors are considered, including manpower, equipment inventories, fire ...

Hackensack Names New Police Director

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack appointed Gerard Marinelli as its new Police Director at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. Marinelli has previously served as Chief of the Bureau of Law Enforcement for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and as a long-term assignment with the FBI Newark Field Office. He is also a veteran of the East Orange Police Department and reached the rank of ...

Bergen County Celebrates LGBTQ Pride

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Last night, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, together with the Bergen County LGBTQ Advisory Committee, hosted the County of Bergen’s annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration and Flag Raising. Honored guests included Assemblyman Tim Eustace, NJ Buddies Executive Director Mark Anderson, Englewood Cliffs Police Officer Lt.

Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ to be performed at Atlantic Street Park

June 17, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- One of William Shakespeare’s most acclaimed plays “The Tempest” will be performed at Atlantic Street Park on successive Wednesdays, June 20 and 27.

The two performances will be done by Hudson Shakespeare Company, based in Jersey City, which has a long history of performing Shakespeare in the Park in Hackesnack.

"We started Shakespeare ...

‘Howdy Stranger’ Variety Show coming to HACPAC this Saturday

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack’s resident improv troupe, Howdy Stranger, is making a daring attempt at …SCRIPTED material. Their original sketch comedy will be performed live in Howdy Stranger’s first ever Variety Show this Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m.

The performance will feature scenes, standup, sketches by Take Care Now and musical improv by Cat and Vegas and the Temple of ...

HACPAC presents ‘A Night of Music with Dreena’

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center will play host to “A Night of Music with Dreena” this Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m.

Drawing inspiration from the queens of jazz and soul, Dreena mixes soaring vocals with a modern, vibrant style all her own. Influenced by artists that range from Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin to Lorde and Beyonce, the New Jersey-based ...

Hackensack Schools to Close Early Today, Due to Extreme Heat

June 18, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Late Sunday evening, Hackensack Public Schools posted the following notice on its Facebook page:

"Due to extreme weather temperatures forecast for tomorrow, Monday, June 18th, there will be an early dismissal. All students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM. The Pre-K AM Session will meet 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM and the Pre-K PM Session will meet 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Pre-K Full ...

Alzheimer's Awareness and Education Non-Profit to Be in Bergen County's Division of Senior Services Every Tuesday

HACKENSACK, NJ – Representatives from the Act Now Foundation – a grassroots nonprofit that works to educate people about Alzheimer’s disease – will be at the County’s Division of Senior Services on the second floor at One Bergen County Plaza every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to provide local residents with information on how to detect, ...

CVS Health Foundation Awards Grant to New Jersey Clinic to Provide Bilingual Educational Programming for Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes Patients

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI), a privately funded primary care facility in Hackensack, received a $20,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation earlier this week.

The CVS Health Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) the grant to fund BVMI's “Paso a Paso” (Step by Step) ...

FDU Basketball visits Hackensack Middle School

June 6, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack Middle School’s eighth-graders were in for a special treat Monday as three members of the Fairleigh Dickinson men’s basketball team, as well as Coach Greg Herenda and his staff, dropped by to meet with them in the school auditorium. 

Coach Herenda discussed various life lessons with the students in attendance and introduced player Nadi Beciri and ...

Hackensack Schools to Close Early Today, Due to Extreme Heat

June 18, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Late Sunday evening, Hackensack Public Schools posted the following notice on its Facebook page:

"Due to extreme weather temperatures forecast for tomorrow, Monday, June 18th, there will be an early dismissal. All students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM. The Pre-K AM Session will meet 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM and the Pre-K PM Session will meet 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Pre-K Full ...

Alzheimer's Awareness and Education Non-Profit to Be in Bergen County's Division of Senior Services Every Tuesday

HACKENSACK, NJ – Representatives from the Act Now Foundation – a grassroots nonprofit that works to educate people about Alzheimer’s disease – will be at the County’s Division of Senior Services on the second floor at One Bergen County Plaza every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to provide local residents with information on how to detect, ...

Hackensack Fire Department Honored for Class #1 Ranking 

June 13, 2018

 

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Mayor and Council recognized the recent Class #1 ranking by the Hackensack Fire Department in a Public Protection (PPC) reevaluation conducted the Insurance Services Office (ISO). They are now one of only two fire departments in the state to achieve such an honor.

To qualify, numerous factors are considered, including manpower, equipment inventories, fire ...

Hackensack Names New Police Director

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack appointed Gerard Marinelli as its new Police Director at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. Marinelli has previously served as Chief of the Bureau of Law Enforcement for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and as a long-term assignment with the FBI Newark Field Office. He is also a veteran of the East Orange Police Department and reached the rank of ...

Firehouse Subs Opens Store in Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Firehouse Subs, a chain sandwich shop founded by Firefighters, has opened a sub shop in Hackensack. At today's grand opening, over a dozen members of the Hackensack Fire Department came out to support the franchise, and enjoy the hearty portions the franchise has become known for.

“It’s always exciting when new businesses open in our city and ...

Firehouse Subs Opens Store in Hackensack

June 8, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Firehouse Subs, a chain sandwich shop founded by Firefighters, has opened a sub shop in Hackensack. At today's grand opening, over a dozen members of the Hackensack Fire Department came out to support the franchise, and enjoy the hearty portions the franchise has become known for.

“It’s always exciting when new businesses open in our city and ...

CVS Health Foundation Awards Grant to New Jersey Clinic to Provide Bilingual Educational Programming for Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes Patients

June 14, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI), a privately funded primary care facility in Hackensack, received a $20,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation earlier this week.

The CVS Health Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) the grant to fund BVMI's “Paso a Paso” (Step by Step) ...

Bergen County Celebrates LGBTQ Pride

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Last night, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, together with the Bergen County LGBTQ Advisory Committee, hosted the County of Bergen’s annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration and Flag Raising. Honored guests included Assemblyman Tim Eustace, NJ Buddies Executive Director Mark Anderson, Englewood Cliffs Police Officer Lt.

Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ to be performed at Atlantic Street Park

June 17, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- One of William Shakespeare’s most acclaimed plays “The Tempest” will be performed at Atlantic Street Park on successive Wednesdays, June 20 and 27.

The two performances will be done by Hudson Shakespeare Company, based in Jersey City, which has a long history of performing Shakespeare in the Park in Hackesnack.

"We started Shakespeare ...

Bergen County Celebrates LGBTQ Pride

June 8, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Last night, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, together with the Bergen County LGBTQ Advisory Committee, hosted the County of Bergen’s annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration and Flag Raising. Honored guests included Assemblyman Tim Eustace, NJ Buddies Executive Director Mark Anderson, Englewood Cliffs Police Officer Lt.

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BCPO Seeking the Public's Assistance in Englewood Hit-and-Run

June 14, 2018

ENGLEWOOD, NJ -- The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a hit-and-run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining serious injuries.

At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018, the Englewood Police Department received a report of a pedestrian lying in the roadway on Knickerbocker Road ...