Hackensack News

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- City officials announced that the annual National Night Out Against Crime event will be held on Tuesday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. on the Town Green. The annual event, which is celebrated nationwide, seeks to unite members of the community and local law ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- This afternoon, members of the Hackensack Fire Department responded to a fire at a home on West Lookout Ave. after Fire Headquarters received a 911 call from a neighbor reporting smoke from the house. According to the Hackensack Fire Department's Public Information Officer, ...

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SADDLE RIVER, NJ -- Last night, a Bergen County Department of Public Works employee was seriously injured at approximately 5:15 p.m. while operating in Saddle River Park. The county employee, Thomas Epper, was transported to Valley Hospital in serious condition for treatment, before passing away in ...

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HACKENSACK -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco releases the following statement regarding the remarks made yesterday by New Jersey radio hosts from the station nj1015 about New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal: “I am appalled and angry that New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal was ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan’s passport division has been acknowledged for their “Best Practices” in offering “Outstanding Customer Service” in passport application reviewing and processing.  Recently, The National Passport Center’s Office of Acceptance Facility Oversight ...

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A publicized dispute between Jersey City Prosecutor Jake Hudnut and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has resulted in a positive concession for pro-legalization advocates, and advocates of not prosecuting individuals found to be in possession of the substance. After scolding Hudnut last ...

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Today, New Jersey Family, the go-to source for NJ parents, announced its 2nd Annual Ultimate Bucket List. The list reveals its readers’ musts in and around the state—the places New Jerseyans have to see and experience and the food and drinks they've got to try, and Hackensack landmark made their ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- During their sole July meeting (they meet again Aug. 21) the Hackensack Mayor and Council voted on the introduction and adoption of a number of city ordinances on Monday night, that will affect our quality of life and the city's finances: Special Improvement District Among ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Due to inclement weather, tonight’s Summer Concert by The Cast of Beatlemania has been moved from the Green to the indoor Hackensack Performing Arts Center, located at 102 State Street. It will still begin at 7:30pm, and attendance is free. The Cast of Beatlemania has been a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack’s Mayor and Council presented Police Officer Sergio Raneli with a proclamation at Monday night’s council meeting for his life-saving efforts following a one-car accident in the city last month. The five-year veteran was first on the scene of a convertible that had ...

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In recent months, the exotic longhorned tick has been found throughout the garden state, with one such tick being recently identified in Bergen County. This invasive species uses humans, other mammals, and birds as hosts. Longhorned ticks found thus far in New Jersey have tested negative for ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- As part of the Main Street Live Mini Concert Series, the Hackensack Department of Cultural Arts will present “Caribbean Night” on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. While that outdoor event is happening, the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) Meridian Health Theater will begin its ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) has undergone significant renovations that will give it a brand new look. HACPAC recently debuted its new 22-foot marquee above its State Street entrance. Also completed were two interior lobby signs of brushed aluminum. The ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ ― Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation was recently awarded a $200,000 grant from The Russell Berrie Foundation to design, refine and implement a community-focused diabetes prevention program in the City of Garfield. HARP (the Health Awareness ...

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The Hackensack Dept. of Cultural Arts will present its newest program, Sunset Yoga, on Monday, July 16 at Atlantic Street Park. The session is free and appropriate for yoga enthusiasts of all ages and experiences. Experts and beginners are all welcome. The class is taught by yoga instructor ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County is aggressively pursuing more shared services agreements with municipalities. The latest, effective Wednesday, officially authorized shared services contracts with the Boroughs of Alpine and Wallington which allow the borrowing of county-owned emergency and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The 14th annual Bergen County Youth Police Academy cadets visited the Hackensack Fire Department today, for exciting exercises that could help save lives. The more that 100 students come from 35 towns in Bergen County, and all either live in the County or go to high school in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Atlantic Street Park will present “Hometown Hero Night” this Friday night, as part of its Main Street Live Mini Concert Series. The free show will feature Master of Ceremonies Bob Lee of WBLS 107.5 FM and a musical performance for the Total Eclipse Band.  Honored guests will ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- Monday morning, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) received the endorsement of the New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association (NJSPBA). The powerful police union has 33,000 members, and its endorsement of Gottheimer in 2016 was viewed as a key component of his victory over ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today that the County will receive nearly $1 million in state grants to continue operating a pair of programs that provide cancer education, outreach, and screening for Bergen County residents.  This ...

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