Hackensack Top Stories

August 31, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack Meridian Health investigators plan to enroll 300 volunteers this morning to participate in clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine at Hackensack University Medical Center, hospital officials announced in a press release this morning. The volunteers are of various ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Tuesday, October 13 is the last day for residents to register to vote for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, according to Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo, a person must be an ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Seven men and one juvenile from Bergen County have been arrested after a months-long investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office determined they used the internet to spread child pornography. Following the investigation, which prosecutors called ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that all Bergen County small businesses with up to 19 or less full-time employees will be eligible to apply for the Bergen County CARES Small Business Grant Program which is set to open its next round of funding in phases starting on Monday, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that all playgrounds in the Bergen County Parks System will reopen today Saturday, August 29.   Playgrounds will reopen with newly installed hand sanitizing dispensers and signage advising patrons to practice proper hygiene and ...

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METUCHEN – With the school year starting in New Jersey amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans Friday to dedicate $250 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide support to children and their families, as well as for thousands of child care ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Justice requested COVID-19 data from the governors of New Jersey and three other states that issued orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents. According to the Justice Department, New Jersey, New York, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A Hackensack woman is facing charges of aggravated murder after she gave birth and then disposed of her child in a clothes hamper, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. On Saturday, August 22 after 1 p.m., the father of 19-year-old Kimberly Aponte phoned police ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- For many people, quarantining at home gave them a chance to tick a few items off their bucket lists, like perfecting cooking skills, signing up for an online course or finally cleaning out that overstuffed closet. Lauren Zisa wound up finishing something she started long ago ...

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MAHWAH, N.J. — On the quiet, drizzly morning of August 8 amid 13 acres of land in the foothills of the scenic Ramapo Mountains in Mahwah, comfortably dressed pediatric patients who are being treated for serious and chronic illnesses at Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy pleaded with New Jerseyans to cooperate with the state's contact tracers during hid COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday.  "More than half the people our contact tracers are getting in touch with are refusing to cooperate. This is highly disturbing to say ...

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BERGEN COUNTY — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has announced that $472 million in CARES Act funding will help low income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by Public Housing Authorities to help families assisted by ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its 2020 Distinguished Citizen, Dave Hollenbeck. The chamber honors members of the community who have made an impact on the public through business and volunteer work.  Hollenbeck, a senior regional affairs ...

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Hackensack, N.J. — The Bureau of Police Services is set to merge with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office — a move that will purportedly save taxpayers more than $200 million over 25 years.  The agreement — which was inked on August 14 by Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton and the unions ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — PSE&G will reimburse New Jersey business owners and residents who lost substantial money in spoiled food and medication during the days-long power outages following the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias earlier this month, county officials announced Monday. According to a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A quarter century ago, Detra DeNully moved to the City of Hackensack from Englewood prior to her native Bronx in search of a prime educational opportunity for her only son. After putting him through Fairmount Elementary and then Hackensack Middle School, D’Shai Hendricks carried ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack School District will not begin a hybrid of in-person and remote learning come the first day of school as originally scheduled. Instead, the student body will begin the school year on September 3 continuing to work remotely from home as they had been doing since the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Nov. 3 general election will be held overwhelmingly via a vote-by-mail model as per an executive order forthcoming from Gov. Phil Murphy, who says this is the safest way to ensure the voting process during the COVID-19 pandemic. All registered New Jersey voters will receive ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Through the coordinated efforts of Marco Howington, vice president of Public Relations and Governmental Affairs of Enburg Group, with their supplier Craftline Cabinet Corporation, and John Westervelt, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, 30 ...

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Schools must certify to the DOE that they are able to meet health and safety standards "We know the first day of school is not going to be like any other." -- Gov. Phil Murphy TRENTON -- At his COVID press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would sign an Executive Order ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey has updated its list of 33 states and territories -- near and far -- from which people should self-quarantine for 14 days after visiting. The states include populous states such as Texas, Florida and California, as well as remote locations including Montana, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City officials announced today that the Hackensack Fire Department has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters grant from FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The $510,783.65 grant award will allow the HFD to implement a fire training program in conjunction with the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco is holding the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) accountable for all the spoiled food, medication, and perishable commercial merchandise New Jersey residents and businesses lost after Tropical Storm Isaias caused 1.4 million power ...

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NORTH JERSEY — A social services nonprofit based in the Garden State that has come to the aid of more than 4,000 people across 11 counties to better their lives — from traumatized youth, to individuals suffering from addiction and mental health issues to veterans — needs your help in raising ...

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TRENTON, NJ — There are now 10 contact tracers per every 100,000 New Jersey residents - looking to limit the spread of COVID-19 by informing all potentially infected parties of steps they should be taking.  A new dashboard, announced by Gov. Phil Murphy during a press conference Friday ...

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NEW JERSEY — Seeking to extend COVID-19 relief to New Jersey landlords, who have had to reckon with a moratorium on evictions since April, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a $25 million grant program Friday. According to state officials, one of three renters in the Garden State lives in 3 to10 unit ...

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Top administrator association makes public plea to start the year with virtual-only instruction This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - An accident has closed several lanes of Route 17 North and South in East Rutherford near Liberty Commons Shopping Center. According to 511NJ, "As of 1:00pm, there's a Crash and a Fuel spill on NJ 17 southbound South of East Union Av in East Rutherford. All lanes closed and ...

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BERGEN COUNTY — Three months after Bergen County and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center launched a testing initiative that brought saliva and antibody tests to more than 40 locations throughout the county via a mobile testing program, nearly 35,000 tests were administered, according to county ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state’s new advertising campaign to raise awareness for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing is targeting, among others, the 30-and-under population because of the “risky behaviors” they have exhibited. Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the “For Each Other, For Us All” ...

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