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Heavy rains cut Hackensack National Night Out short

August 9, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ — Deputy Mayor David Sims, Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg and City Manager Ted Ehrenburg attended an abbreviated National Night Out at The Green yesterday before heavy rains put a damper on the festivities. 

“Despite the weather, I’m glad so many of our city’s residents were able to make it out,” Sims ...

Bergen County Aims to Eliminate Youth Homelessness, Creates Young Adult Homelessness Task Force

HACKENSACK, NJ -- On Thursday afternoon, Bergen County Executive signed an act creating a Young Adult Homelessness Task Force, aimed at providing support services and assisting homeless young adults and unaccompanied youth aged 18 to 24.  The effort comes on the heels of the County’s recent success in achieving the status of “functional zero” for both veteran ...

Bergen County High School Ranked As One of the Best in the Nation for Sending Graduates to Elite Colleges

August 8, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Academies was recognized and ranked by the website Polarislist for being one of the best high schools in New Jersey and one of the best in the country for sending its graduating students to three of the most elite colleges. It was ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. and top three in New Jersey.

“Our Academies represent some of the best and ...

Bergen Recognized for Economic Mobility of Programs

PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen Community College has received recognition from SR Education Group as one of the nation’s top schools for online programs offering low-income students greater opportunity for upward economic mobility.

“Staying true to the community college mission of access and opportunity, Bergen develops innovative academic degree and certificate programs that help ...

Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration last week.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was officially launched ...

Bergen County Aims to Eliminate Youth Homelessness, Creates Young Adult Homelessness Task Force

HACKENSACK, NJ -- On Thursday afternoon, Bergen County Executive signed an act creating a Young Adult Homelessness Task Force, aimed at providing support services and assisting homeless young adults and unaccompanied youth aged 18 to 24.  The effort comes on the heels of the County’s recent success in achieving the status of “functional zero” for both veteran ...

4 Performances of ‘Three Viewings’ This Weekend

August 7, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center will host four performances of the play “Three Viewings” this weekend.

“Three Viewings” is comprised of three comic/dramatic monologues which are set in a Midwestern funeral parlor. Performed separately, the three stories interweave to show the lengths to which people will go to hold on to memories, money, ...

BStreet Band Rocks City's Summer Concert Series

Playing to an excited crowd of over a hundred Bruce Springsteen fans and local residents, the BStreet Band rocked the house last night at the city's Summer Concert series. Attendees alternated between singing along in their lawn chairs and blankets to getting up and dancing the night away at the show, which took place at The Green, a large lawn at the foot of Main Street near the Bergen ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

August 6, 2018

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...

Hackensack PD: USS Ling Naval Museum Vandalized

August 15, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The continuing saga of the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine later converted to a naval museum whose future is in question, took a dark turn on Tuesday with the Hackensack Police Department investigating an apparent robbery aboard the vessel. According to police, vandals took four bronze plaques dedicated to sailors lost during the second world war from the Ling. The ...

Hackensack Fire Department Rescues Over 20 Residents During Floods Saturday

HACKENSACK, NJ -- This weekend's near-monsoon caused extensive property and infrastructure damage that has not yet been fully calculated, and it could have also cost residents their safety, had it not been for the Hackensack Fire Department.

On Saturday alone, Hackensack firefighters rescued over 20 people from Vehicles stranded in flood waters do to torrential rain. Most of ...

Pickup Truck Crashes into Apartment Building, Only Minor Injuries Reported

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A three-car motor vehicle accident in which a pickup truck slammed into a city apartment building on Monday did not result in any major injuries, authorities said. The incident occurred at the Linden Chateau apartments on Linden Street. The driver, Luis M. Castellanos, 24 of Hackensack, was issued summonses for careless driving, failing to maintain a lane and failing to ...

Hackensack PD: Man and Woman Found with Heroin in their Car, Children in their Back Seat

HACKENSACK, NJ -- An adult male and an adult female were arrested Thursday in Hackensack for using heroin with two young children in their vehicle, according to a release from the Hackensack Police Department. Just after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, members of the Hackensack Police Narcotics Division were checking the area of Hoboken Road on a report of unknown parties using a controlled dangerous ...

Could NJ Surpass Nevada and Become the Top U.S. Sports Betting Market?

August 10, 2018

New Jersey’s Director of Gaming Enforcement says goal is to become top US sports betting market, but how realistic is that goal?

David Rebuck, the ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, made a bold proclamation last week when he told Gambling Compliance [paywall] that his goal is for New Jersey to be the top sports betting market in ...

Could NJ Surpass Nevada and Become the Top U.S. Sports Betting Market?

August 10, 2018

New Jersey’s Director of Gaming Enforcement says goal is to become top US sports betting market, but how realistic is that goal?

David Rebuck, the ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, made a bold proclamation last week when he told Gambling Compliance [paywall] that his goal is for New Jersey to be the top sports betting market in ...

Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration last week.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was officially launched ...

Heavy rains cut Hackensack National Night Out short

August 9, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ — Deputy Mayor David Sims, Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg and City Manager Ted Ehrenburg attended an abbreviated National Night Out at The Green yesterday before heavy rains put a damper on the festivities. 

“Despite the weather, I’m glad so many of our city’s residents were able to make it out,” Sims ...

Bergen County Aims to Eliminate Youth Homelessness, Creates Young Adult Homelessness Task Force

HACKENSACK, NJ -- On Thursday afternoon, Bergen County Executive signed an act creating a Young Adult Homelessness Task Force, aimed at providing support services and assisting homeless young adults and unaccompanied youth aged 18 to 24.  The effort comes on the heels of the County’s recent success in achieving the status of “functional zero” for both veteran ...

Manage Water Where It Falls for a Healthier Landscape and Environment

August 3, 2018

Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource.

Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, groundcovers and other plantings improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff.  The plants capture nutrients, ...

Hackensack PD: Man and Woman Found with Heroin in their Car, Children in their Back Seat

August 11, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- An adult male and an adult female were arrested Thursday in Hackensack for using heroin with two young children in their vehicle, according to a release from the Hackensack Police Department. Just after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, members of the Hackensack Police Narcotics Division were checking the area of Hoboken Road on a report of unknown parties using a controlled dangerous ...

Hackensack Man Arrested for Heroin Trafficking

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Hackensack resident was arrested on Friday morning by the city’s police department for possessing $2,000 worth of heroin.

29-year-old Kwame J. Collins is believed to have been dealing drugs out of his apartment on Mary Street and in other city locations, Hackensack Police Capt. Peter Busciglio said. The arrest was the result of a month long ...

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