Hackensack News

January 21, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in Paterson for two hours at most. It was the third stop of a long day, and he was so exhausted he almost had to be propped up as he stood and spoke.  Still, 50 years later, those who were there remember the energy of his speech, and see it as a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Tomorrow, voters will have a chance to weigh in on the proposed $170 million bond to upgrade existing public school facilities, and build a new Junior High School next to the High School. The $170 million bond would mean the average homeowner would see a property tax increase ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Code Blue is in effect and the Bergen County Human Services Center at 120 S. River is open today to anyone needing to escape the cold.  A person who answered the phone at the Human Services Center was unsure if the Code Blue would continue into tomorrow, but the building has ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It has also become known as a Day of Service in the United States. TAPinto Hackensack wants to hear about your efforts on this year's Day of Service. Is your company, organization, youth group, department, family, church, or ...

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NJ – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The nuggets were ...

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Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families EDISON, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the ...

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Roughly 14 percent of New Jersey adults smoke cigarettes.  Although this number has decreased since 2010, multiple organizations are working to give those who live or work in Bergen County the tools and resources to make the commitment to quit.  Quitting isn’t easy, however an estimated seven out ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- As a parent of two and soon to be three public school children and a former educator, Hackensack Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg is taking a stand against a $170 million school construction referendum taking place this Tuesday. “We all recognize that our schools ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In celebration of Bergen Catholic High School reinstating its theater program, they will will be kicking things off with a musical review at Hackensack Performing Arts Center called “Bergen Catholic is Back to Broadway”, based on shows that the school may do in the future. The ...

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Dear Editor, My name is Frank Belgiovine. I own 140 Overlook Avenue and 140 Comet Way. For over 40-years I have built public and educational facilities and I know about construction costs and cost overruns. I had no knowledge of this nor received any notice that such a mammoth project was being ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A Bergen County-based organization will host a Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for middle school aged students. We The People, which was organized in 2016 by Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Zur, is hoping 400 children in grades five through eight will be in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Former Hackensack High School Principal Harold Bloom has passed away at the age of 89. He was an HHS alumnus, and long time Social Studies teacher and Principal of the school. Bloom began his teaching career in Hackensack after receiving his Master of Arts from New York ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In a stunning rebuke to the Hackensack Board of Education, Superior Court Judge Estela M. De La Cruz ruled yesterday that ballots in the January 22nd referendum must be changed to correct “misleading” language that a citizen group called part of an "intentional campaign to deceive ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) will host an exhibition of paintings entitled “Seven Artists” beginning this Thursday with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery will remain open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. The paintings are created by ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Monday night, Bergen County officials and local community leaders came together at One Bergen County Plaza for the annual Bergen County Korean American Day celebration. Established by Congress, Korean American Day celebrates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – In its continued effort to help residents understand the January 22 bond referendum, leaders from Hackensack Public Schools will continue to share information with the public during a Referendum Fair Tuesday, January 15 at Hackensack High School and at its seventh Town Hall Meeting ...

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A Hackensack citizens group today filed a lawsuit demanding that the Board of Education correct language on voting machines that the group claims, “grossly misstates the true cost of a $170 Million referendum.” Hackensack Smart Schools Inc. says this is the second time that the citizens group ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Hackensack Police Lieutenant accused of stalking his wife has been suspended without pay, according to an HPD spokesperson. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information on December 30 that Hackensack Police Lt. Richard Levis, a Butler resident, may have placed a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Hackensack woman is being recognized by PSEG for her volunteer efforts and received a $3,000 award for the Junior League of Bergen County. Alyse Mihalik, an active member with the JLBC for the past three years, accepted the PSEG Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism award ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Hackensack Police Lieutenant has been arrested on accusations he used a GPS tracker to stalk his estranged wife, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced. Lt. Richard Levis, a resident of Butler, is charged with one count of burglary, a third degree crime, and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A large group of residents voiced their opposition to a school bond referendum scheduled for a public vote on January 22 at the Hackensack City Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Mayor John Labrosse and several city council members also spoke out against the plan, which ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Seeking more information about a $170 million school bond referendum taking place on January 22, about 50 city residents attended a public forum organized by the school district and held at the Family Life Center of Mount Olive Church on Tuesday night. School officials attending ...

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HACKENSACK- Bergen County officials swore in incumbents Tracy Silna Zur (D-Franklin Lakes) and Steven A. Tanelli (D-North Arlington) for their third terms at the Freeholder reorganization meeting in Hackensack Monday night. The two won approximately 60% of the votes in a historically purple county ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Clerk's Office is introducing an exciting new program called "The Five Star Student Award." Beginning this month, Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan will honor one student from Kindergarten through College every three months. An award will be distributed in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A collaborative investigation between the Edgewater Police Department the Bergen County Prosector's Officer has led to the arrest of 32-year-old Hackensack man Andrew Lavrik for allegedly inappropriately touching a minor. The alleged incident occurred in Edgewater on December ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — International activist Marley Dias, a freshman at West Orange High School (WOHS), was recently named to “Time” magazine's list of "Top 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018” in addition to being previously named to “Ebony 100's” Power 100 list as a Community Crusader. Dias, who at ...

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NEW JERSEY -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8% of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year. The Garden State moved ...

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Sandals and Beaches resorts will eliminate all Styrofoam from their resorts in the Caribbean starting Feb. 1, 2019. Sandals operates 19 resorts on seven islands including the Bahamas, Grenada, and Turks & Caicos.  "As we enter the New Year, it's incredibly important to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A group of about a dozen Hackensack residents have formed a new non-profit organization to oppose the $169.9 million school referendum that is being held on January 22. Hackensack Smart Schools Inc. was established about a month ago by Martin Cramer, a former Teaneck Town ...

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