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Bergen County Honors Local Veterans at Annual Black History Month Ceremony in Hackensack

February 15, 2018

HACKENSACK -- On Thursday, Feb. 8, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Bergen County African American Advisory Committee hosted a celebration in honor of Black History Month and presented commemorations to special honorees from Bergen County who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

In unity with the 2018 national theme ...

Hackensack City Council Discusses Regulation of Dog Parks, Massage Establishmenets

HACKENSACK -- Last night, the Hackensack City Council discussed the issue of area residents using Atlantic Street Park as a dog park and not picking up after their pets during Tuesday evening's Committee of the Whole meeting. The park is often used for concerts and other events but the problem of dog droppings has increased over time.

“I constantly see people walk their ...

Hackensack City Council Honors Two Residents for Years of Community Service

HACKENSACK -- Robert Robinson, a Deacon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and Jimmy Johnson, an 18-year crossing guard at Hackensack Middle School were both honored for their longtime commitment to the community at Tuesday night’s Mayor and Council meeting. These honorees were selected as part of the Council's Black History Month program which seeks to identify and ...

BREAKING: City of Hackensack Terminates Five Police Officers

HACKENSACK, NJ -- City Manager Ted Ehrenburg has officially terminated five members of the Hackensack Police Department who were involved in an illegal search of a Prospect Avenue apartment during an attempted drug bust, according to an announcement by the city. The five officers are Det. Rocco Duardo, Det. Mark Gutierrez, Det. Joseph Gonzales, Sgt. Justin de la Bruyere and PO ...

Tony-winning Musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" Coming to HACPAC

February 15, 2018

HACKENSACK -- The popular musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be performed at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 23 and twice on Saturday, Feb. 24. Set in the fictitious Putnam Valley Middle School, the show focuses on six eccentric contestants in the school Spelling Bee, run by three eccentric adults. 

The ...

Fundraising Extravaganza Coming to HACPAC Feb. 26

HACKENSACK -- The Company Theatre Group is hosting a theatre extravaganza focused on the theme of Valentine's Day. The production is facetiously titled "After Valentine's Day We Love, Love (But Not Always)," and will be performed at The Hackensack Performing Arts Center on Monday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. as a Fundraising Extravaganza.

A member of the New Jersey Theatre ...

LGBTQ Hackensack Pride Event Coming on Feb. 13

HACKENSACK -- Tri-Arc Community Development Corporation presents “LGBTQ Hackensack Pride” at The Gallery at Hackensack Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The event is part of a campaign that recognizes a stigma-free environment in Hackensack and the greater Bergen County Community. Its goal is to continue to advance the inclusiveness of all people who live in the ...

"JT" Taylor of Kool & The Gang Fame to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

HACKENSACK, NJ -- James "JT" Taylor and his fellow members of celebrated R&B/Funk band Kool & The Gang will be celebrating good times soon as the group is set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Taylor, who was born and raised in Hackensack, will be joined by band mates Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Bell and George Brown in recognition ...

Bergen County to Provide Free Flu Shots Monday and Thursday in Hackensack

February 10, 2018

HACKENSACK -- The County of Bergen, in accordance with the Office of County Executive James Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders is providing free flu shots to Bergen County residents 18 and older. 

Shots will be given Monday Feb. 12 and Thursday Feb. 15 from 4:00-8:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room on the 1st Floor of the Bergen County Administration ...

Hackensack University Medical Center Offering Cutting-Edge Stroke Prevention Procedure

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack University Medical Center is adding another notch to its belt, with the announcement that the hospital is now one of only three in New Jersey to offer a new cutting-edge stroke prevention procedure. Known as TransCarotid Artery Revascularization, or TCAR, the procedure is minimally invasive and can prevent debilitating strokes in patients suffering from ...

Hackensack Comets Boys' Basketball Team Captures Freedom Division Championship in Clutch 52-50 Victory

February 7, 2018

 HACKENSACK -- The Hackensack Comets Boys Basketball Team is on a tear, having advanced to the Oscar F. Thompson Jamboree quarterfinals last Saturday, and last night winning the Big North Freedom Division.

The Comets beat the Ramapo Raiders 52-50 in an exciting game that brought the Comets' record to 12-0. The Raiders are now second in the division at 11-2, with ...

Hackensack Planning Board Approves New Brewery

February 9, 2018

HACKENSACK -- The Hackensack Planning Board approved the application of city resident Mike Jones at Wednesday night’s meeting to open Hackensack Brewing Company in a Johnson Avenue warehouse.

This will be the second brewery to come to Hackensack, after The Alementary, which is around the corner on Voorhis Lane, and opened two years ago.

Jones hopes to have a manufacturing ...

Mayor and Council Welcome New Fire Engine to Hackensack Fire Department

February 14, 2018

HACKENSACK -- The Mayor and City Council paid a visit to the Fire Department Tuesday to check out the recently-delivered 2018 Pierce Pumper XT Engine.  

The new engine - capable of pumping 2,000 gallon per minute - fulfills the needs and contains many of the features that fire department members felt were important to have from both a safety standpoint and a performance aspect, ...

Hackensack Police Make Shoplifting Arrest Following Instagram Post

HACKENSACK -- A Newark man with multiple warrants was arrested by Hackensack detectives on Saturday after an ad on his Instagram page alerted them of his whereabouts. 

The suspect, Shantiek Armstrong, 26, posted on Instagram he would be attending an event on Feb 10th in Irvington, which prompted Hackensack detectives to set up surveillance at the event, where they ...

Early Morning Fire Damages Lodi Street Building; No One Hurt

HACKENSACK -- An early morning fire in Downtown Hackensack has been extinguished, thanks to the collaboration of several local fire departments and emergency agencies. Reports from the Hackensack Fire Department indicate no one was hurt.

Shortly after 4:00am, a resident called 911 to report smoke emanating from a building on Lodi St. The precise location was 240 Lodi St., a one story ...

BREAKING: City of Hackensack Terminates Five Police Officers

HACKENSACK, NJ -- City Manager Ted Ehrenburg has officially terminated five members of the Hackensack Police Department who were involved in an illegal search of a Prospect Avenue apartment during an attempted drug bust, according to an announcement by the city. The five officers are Det. Rocco Duardo, Det. Mark Gutierrez, Det. Joseph Gonzales, Sgt. Justin de la Bruyere and PO ...

Hackensack Planning Board Approves New Brewery

February 9, 2018

HACKENSACK -- The Hackensack Planning Board approved the application of city resident Mike Jones at Wednesday night’s meeting to open Hackensack Brewing Company in a Johnson Avenue warehouse.

This will be the second brewery to come to Hackensack, after The Alementary, which is around the corner on Voorhis Lane, and opened two years ago.

Jones hopes to have a manufacturing ...

Bergen County Honors Local Veterans at Annual Black History Month Ceremony in Hackensack

February 15, 2018

HACKENSACK -- On Thursday, Feb. 8, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Bergen County African American Advisory Committee hosted a celebration in honor of Black History Month and presented commemorations to special honorees from Bergen County who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

In unity with the 2018 national theme ...

Hackensack City Council Honors Two Residents for Years of Community Service

HACKENSACK -- Robert Robinson, a Deacon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and Jimmy Johnson, an 18-year crossing guard at Hackensack Middle School were both honored for their longtime commitment to the community at Tuesday night’s Mayor and Council meeting. These honorees were selected as part of the Council's Black History Month program which seeks to identify and ...

John Labrosse Foundation Helps Hackensack Family in Need

HACKENSACK -- A Hackensack family in need received a big helping hand from the Hackensack community, and the newly formed John Labrosse Foundation. After their South Prospect home was heavily damaged by a fire on February 2nd, the Hodge family was displaced, with most of their possessions completely destroyed. Repairs to the Hodges’ house are ongoing but it is unclear when they will be able ...

Bergen County to Provide Free Flu Shots Monday and Thursday in Hackensack

HACKENSACK -- The County of Bergen, in accordance with the Office of County Executive James Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders is providing free flu shots to Bergen County residents 18 and older. 

Shots will be given Monday Feb. 12 and Thursday Feb. 15 from 4:00-8:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room on the 1st Floor of the Bergen County Administration ...

Hackensack City Council Discusses Regulation of Dog Parks, Massage Establishmenets

February 14, 2018

HACKENSACK -- Last night, the Hackensack City Council discussed the issue of area residents using Atlantic Street Park as a dog park and not picking up after their pets during Tuesday evening's Committee of the Whole meeting. The park is often used for concerts and other events but the problem of dog droppings has increased over time.

“I constantly see people walk their ...

Bergen County to Host Workshop on How to Keep Old Houses in Good Physical Condition

February 16, 2018

HACKENSACK. – The Office of Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has organized a public workshop for homeowners, historians, and all those who want information on how to keep old houses operating smoothly and in good physical condition. The workshop will be held on February 22nd from 7:00-9:00pm at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack.

The featured speaker is Tim ...

BREAKING: City of Hackensack Terminates Five Police Officers

February 9, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- City Manager Ted Ehrenburg has officially terminated five members of the Hackensack Police Department who were involved in an illegal search of a Prospect Avenue apartment during an attempted drug bust, according to an announcement by the city. The five officers are Det. Rocco Duardo, Det. Mark Gutierrez, Det. Joseph Gonzales, Sgt. Justin de la Bruyere and PO ...

Hackensack Planning Board Approves New Brewery

February 9, 2018

HACKENSACK -- The Hackensack Planning Board approved the application of city resident Mike Jones at Wednesday night’s meeting to open Hackensack Brewing Company in a Johnson Avenue warehouse.

This will be the second brewery to come to Hackensack, after The Alementary, which is around the corner on Voorhis Lane, and opened two years ago.

Jones hopes to have a manufacturing ...

Benefit to be Held Friday for Hackensack Family whose Home Was Destroyed in a Fire Last Week

HACKENSACK -- Last Friday night, a raging fire destroyed the home of a family of five. Now, residents and community leaders are coming together to raise funds to accommodate the family during this difficult time.

A Fish Fry benefit will take place at the Elks Lodge at 351 1st Street in Hackensack on Friday, February 9th beginning at 5:00pm. Fish sandwiches will be ...

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Students at Hackensack’s Nellie K. Parker School Complete L.E.A.D. Drug and Violence Prevention Education Program

February 16, 2018

HACKENSACK -- About 100 second grade students at Nellie K. Parker School celebrated the completion of their L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) program with a graduation ceremony January 30, 2018 in the school auditorium attended by parents, teachers and Principal Lillian Whitaker, Superintendent Rosemary Marks and Assistant Superintendent Andrea Parchment.

“In our community, ...