Hackensack Top Stories

May 2, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ  – Bergen County Academies in Hackensack is one of the top high schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 best schools ranking. Altogether, 44 schools from the Garden State were rated among the top 1,000 public high schools, including Bergen ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A 17-year-old accused of conducting an armed robbery was struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday afternoon while he was attempting to flee from police. Just before 4:30 p.m., the teen – who was wanted on warrants related to an Oct. 26, 2018 armed robbery with a handgun – was ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Students from Paramus High School and Bergen County Academies will be among the 110 honorees recognized this year at the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education. The annual event highlights students from across the state, as well as teachers, parents, businesses and ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) spoke alongside seniors targeted by financial scams, announcing the bipartisan Senior Security Act, which will help stop financial predators from scamming seniors out of their savings. The act will create the Senior Investor Taskforce within ...

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SOUTH HACKENSACK, NJ –  Authorities are continuing to investigate the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old South Hackensack man that occurred over the weekend. On Saturday evening, police were dispatched to a Hoffman Street home after receiving a 911 call from its residents that a man had been ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen Community College has received a $35,000 grant that allows the school to broaden its criminal justice program to include more humanities. Integrating the study of film, art, music and literature into the school’s existing criminal justice program will ultimately better ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey's Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal along with Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo released a statement reporting that "Operation Home Alone", described as "a multi-agency undercover operation targeting men who allegedly were using social media in an attempt to lure ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Members of the community came together Friday to mark Arbor Day, as well as dedicate a tree to Dennis Walker, a Hackensack firefighter who died eight years ago of 9/11-related cancer. During the ceremony, which was held at Hackensack Fire Department Engine 2’s headquarters on ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A 40-year-old Hackensack man faces life behind bars after being found guilty of assaulting two people and carjacking a vehicle in Paterson nearly three years ago. On Friday, a jury returned their verdict against Paul Myhand following just one hour of deliberation, Passaic County ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -  A memorial is planned for Saturday to honor Harold Bloom, the longtime Hackensack High School prinicipal who died earlier this year. The tribute will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school, which is located at 135 First Street, Hackensack. All in ...

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HACKENSACK – A pair of grants from the state will help Hackensack continue its efforts to transform Main Street into a safe, vibrant and walkable downtown area. The city is one of five municipalities in New Jersey to earn grant funding through Transit Village, a state initiative that encourages ...

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HACKENSACK – A winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000 was sold in Hackensack, New Jersey Lottery officials announced Thursday. A ticket recently purchased at the 7-Eleven on Passaic Street matched four of the five white balls and Powerball drawn on Wednesday evening.  The winning numbers were ...

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HACKENSACK – Two local hospitals rank as among the best in the nation, according to a new analysis by Newsweek. In the magazine’s first-ever “World’s Best Hospitals” list, Hackensack University Medical Center and The Valley Hospital were both named as top facilities for 2019. Altogether, one ...

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HACKENSACK – Hungry for tacos? On Thursday evening, the city’s zoning board signed off on plans to build a new Taco Bell restaurant and single-lane drive-thru on Main Street. The application, filed by Muy Brands, LLC., calls for the construction of a freestanding 2,083-square foot, one-story ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Ira Goodman pulled ahead of Board of Education Vice President Tim Hoffman in the continuing race for the third and final seat on the Hackensack School Board today after 17 provisional ballots and 32 vote by mail ballots were counted at the Bergen County Board of Elections. The new ...

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HACKENSACK- A psychologist who worked in several New Jersey school districts, including Hackensack, has been accused of sexually abusing a child, authorities said.  Dr. Lorenzo Puertas, 78, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of sexual assault by sexual contact and one count of ...

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HACKENSACK- A 50-year-old Hackensack man faces an attempted murder charge after police say he stabbed a woman in the throat early Saturday morning. Just before 4 a.m., officers were called to a home in the northern report of the city after receiving a report of an assault, Capt. Darrin DeWitt ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – An Easter egg design created by a senior at Hackensack High School will represent New Jersey at the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday in Washington, D.C., the New Jersey Department of Education announced Thursday. Each year, every state is asked by the U.S. Department of ...

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HACKENSACK –Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center rolled out a mobile residency rotation on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, giving a doctor-in-training the opportunity to help a community that is still recovering from damaged caused by severe hurricanes nearly two ...

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HACKENSACK – A 48-year-old Hackensack man was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car Wednesday night on River Street, according to police. Around 10:25 p.m., officers were called to the area of River and Anderson streets, where they found a man lying in the road with facial injuries, ...

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HACKENSACK – A 25-year-old Hackensack man faces sex crimes charges after police say he acted inappropriately towards several women. Authorities arrested Lavert Conway on Thursday following an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Norwood Police ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Smart Schools slate will pick up at least two seats on the city's Board of Education after Tuesday's election, with the third spot still up for grabs with more votes to be counted and a potential recount looming. According to unofficial results provided by the City ...

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HACKENSACK – As work nears completion on a large mural on Demarest Place, the public is being asked for input on what other types of art projects they’d like to see around the city. Through Friday, Creative Hackensack, a community-based organization made up of art advocates, will have a booth ...

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HACKENSACK – A house fire that broke out late Monday morning in Hackensack claimed the life of a pet dog, according to authorities. Just before 11:50 a.m., fire crews were dispatched to 11 Shafer Place for a reported house fire, Fire Capt. Justin Derevyanik said. The blaze, which took about ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – An anonymous email acquired by TAPinto Hackensack and sent to hundreds of Hackensack school employees late Saturday night tells them that their “jobs are at stake” unless a slate of candidates led by Board of Education Vice President Timothy Hoffman wins Tuesday’s school ...

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HACKENSACK - A FedEx driver who spotted a man stealing her delivery van Thursday in Hackensack grabbed onto the passenger-side door and held on for about 20 feet as the thief drove away, police said. Following the incident, Joseph Dunsay, a 40-year-old Hackensack man, was taken into custody, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said today. The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland ...

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HACKENSACK - A 25-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police say he illegally concealed a handgun that he didn’t have a permit for. Naazym Huger was taken into custody following an investigation into a report of a suspicious person near the 7-Eleven on South Summit ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Three “Hackensack Smart Schools Team” candidates running in Tuesday’s Board of Education election, and members of the City Council, all say they will be voting Yes on the school budget. The candidates also say they want to “immediately” replace an ancient heating system for the ...

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HACKENSACK -  Hackensack is about to get a little more colorful and it has nothing to do with spring’s arrival. World-renowned artist Damien Mitchell began work Monday on a public art project aimed at building a sense of community and promoting civic pride in Hackensack.  An empty wall on the ...

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