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Hackensack City Council Meeting Roundup, October 16 2018

October 18, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- During Tuesday night's Hackensack City Council meeting, a number of action items were voted on, and a number of new items were floated around that may be voted on in the next month. Here is TAPinto Hackensack's exclusive meeting roundup:

Bond will bring improvements to city

The Council passed on first reading an ordinance for civic improvements that calls for ...

Mayor, Council Attend Ribbon-Cutting for Foschini Park Playground

HACKENSACK, N.J. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the new playground at Foschini Park, which opened in August.

Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, Deputy Mayor David Sims, Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg, Director of Redevelopment Albert Dib and former Superintendent Pat Ruggiero attended the ceremony.

“We’ve been looking ...

UNICO Names Mayor Labrosse Distinguished Community Service Award Winner

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mayor John Labrosse was presented the Christopher Columbus Distinguished Community Service Award by UNICO’s Hackensack Chapter during a ceremony at Columbus Park Saturday.

Following the Presentation of Colors from Hackensack HCOP Honor Guard and a performance from Hackensack High School Band, Columbus Day Chairman Ralph Contini and Hackensack Chairman Lucy ...

Free College Discussed at Upcoming Open House

October 21, 2018

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College, No. 1 in New Jersey for associate
degree graduates, will host an open house for prospective students and their families
Thursday, Nov. 1 from 3 to 7 p.m. at its main campus at 400 Paramus Road. To RSVP,
visit bergen.edu/openhouse or email admissions@bergen.edu. Información disponible en
español.

The comprehensive, campus wide ...

Hackensack BOE Presenting Renovation Plans Wednesday

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack Board of Education will present plans for renovations to multiple city schools at Wednesday night’s Planning Board meeting. The project has a projected total cost of $165 million.

The public is invited to hear this presentation and ask any questions they may have at the conclusion.

The plans call for upgrades to Fairmount Elementary School, ...

Local Artist's Work Displayed at HACPAC

October 21, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Area schools, environmental groups, artists and art overs are invited to see the work of Ruth Bauer Neustadter, a local mixed-media artist, social and political activist, who has produced a large number of paintings that encourage discussion of the many environmental issues we face. Her one-person show, “Turn the Tide”, opened earlier this month and runs through Nov.

Acclaimed Play "Other Desert Cities" Coming to HACPAC This Month

HACKENSACK, NJ -- “Other Desert Cities,” the hit Broadway play will be coming to the Hackensack Performing Arts Center with three shows this weekend and three more next weekend.

Written by Jon Robin Baitz, the play debuted off-Broadway in 2011, transferring to Broadway later that year, and starred major names like Stockard Channing, Linda Lavin, Stacy Keach, Judith Light and Rachel ...

Dance studio make classes affordable for low income families

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Sisters Shatanya Shaw and Shama Elliot opened Blossom Dance Studio in 2006 with hopes of bringing their passion and joy of dance to Hackensack community.

Their new businesses was successful but just two years later the sister noticed enrollment began to drop, primarily because many of the families they worked with were not in a financial position to pay for the ...

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino to Spend 8 Months in Prison for Admitting to Tax Evasion

NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Sorrentino also was ordered Friday, October 5 by U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to serve two years of supervised ...

South Hackensack Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

October 10, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Prosecutor's office has announced the arrest of 43-year-old South Hackensack resident Shane W. O'Connor on the charge of Possession Of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the BCPO's office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

On Friday, October 5, members of the BCPO Cyber ...

Hackensack BOE Presenting Renovation Plans Wednesday

October 9, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack Board of Education will present plans for renovations to multiple city schools at Wednesday night’s Planning Board meeting. The project has a projected total cost of $165 million.

The public is invited to hear this presentation and ask any questions they may have at the conclusion.

The plans call for upgrades to Fairmount Elementary School, ...

Gottheimer Endorsed by Garden State Equality

October 18, 2018

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Josh Gottheimer joined LGBTQ leaders, elected officials, and members of the community at Garden State Equality’s 9th-Annual Equality Walk in Asbury Park. There Garden State Equality’s Executive Director Christian Fuscarino announced Garden State Equality’s endorsement ...

Immigrants in New Jersey: A Demographic and Economic Profile for the Midterms Elections

Oct. 16, 2018– Just weeks ahead of the midterm elections in New Jersey, immigration policy has emerged as a top issue for voters. While the political rhetoric on immigration may overlook important nuances about the complexity of this issue, it remains critical for the public to understand the contributions immigrants make to communities in New Jersey . 

The American Immigration ...

Register to Vote by October 16 to Participate in the November 6 General Election

HACKENSACK, NJ-- Bergen County residents who are not registered to vote have until Tuesday, October 16 to register in time for the upcoming General Election and School Board Election on Tuesday, November 6.

Register to vote by completing a registration application form at the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections office or by mail. Forms are also available at any Municipal ...

Dance studio make classes affordable for low income families

October 10, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Sisters Shatanya Shaw and Shama Elliot opened Blossom Dance Studio in 2006 with hopes of bringing their passion and joy of dance to Hackensack community.

Their new businesses was successful but just two years later the sister noticed enrollment began to drop, primarily because many of the families they worked with were not in a financial position to pay for the ...

UNICO Names Mayor Labrosse Distinguished Community Service Award Winner

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mayor John Labrosse was presented the Christopher Columbus Distinguished Community Service Award by UNICO’s Hackensack Chapter during a ceremony at Columbus Park Saturday.

Following the Presentation of Colors from Hackensack HCOP Honor Guard and a performance from Hackensack High School Band, Columbus Day Chairman Ralph Contini and Hackensack Chairman Lucy ...

Mayor, Council Attend Ribbon-Cutting for Foschini Park Playground

October 11, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the new playground at Foschini Park, which opened in August.

Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, Deputy Mayor David Sims, Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg, Director of Redevelopment Albert Dib and former Superintendent Pat Ruggiero attended the ceremony.

“We’ve been looking ...

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino to Spend 8 Months in Prison for Admitting to Tax Evasion

October 10, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Sorrentino also was ordered Friday, October 5 by U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to serve two years of supervised ...

South Hackensack Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Prosecutor's office has announced the arrest of 43-year-old South Hackensack resident Shane W. O'Connor on the charge of Possession Of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the BCPO's office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

On Friday, October 5, members of the BCPO Cyber ...

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New Jersey Department of Human Services Announces Increased Wages for Direct Support Professionals

October 22, 2018

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Monday announced wages have increased for the direct support professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live successfully in communities.

Governor Phil Murphy and the Legislature identified $32 million in additional state and federal funding to support higher wages for ...