Hackensack Top Stories

May 15, 2020

NEW JERSEY — As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate the country, sickening more than 4 million people and claiming more than 300,000 lives to date, many local businesses in the food and beverage industry are making it their obligation to step in and deliver meals to all the nurses, ...

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NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Starting May 22, more than 120 ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack’s Main Street Business Alliance is launching the second phase of its Restaurant Voucher Program, which is designed to support both local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and families in need of assistance. The organization is partnering with the Carroll ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Team Hackensack Smart Schools defeated Champions for Students in this year’s school board election for three, three-year terms, according to the unofficial election results from the Bergen County Board of Elections released Tuesday night.  Hackensack Smart Schools also go by ...

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NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and ...

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ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Celebrate the music and dancing of the King of Pop at “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience” starring Joby Rogers at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood this August. Rogers is the only tribute artist to ever appear as the Gloved One on the cover of Rolling Stone.

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Rodriguez family at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) radiate just as much love for each other as they do for their vocation. Kathy, along with her daughters Meghan, 31, and Erin, 27, work diligently at the Prospect Avenue hospital — a place they liken to a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 47-year-old laborer from Paterson is facing charges for vehicular homicide after he allegedly struck and killed a Hackensack man last night near the Bergen County Justice Center before driving off. After 8 p.m. Friday, the Hackensack Police Department received word of a ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will partner to bring mobile testing to communities across the county starting next Tuesday, May 12. This community mobile testing program will offer walk-up Saliva ...

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EDISON, N.J. – Hackensack Meridian Health this week celebrated the full recovery and discharge of its 5,000th COVID-19 patient across its network of 17 hospitals. On the afternoon of May 5, doctors, nurses, and medical personnel lined the halls of JFK Medical Center in Edison and the theme from ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy said that the state will be “giving guidance” to Jersey Shore beach towns in the “next week or so” as local officials continue to plan for the opening of their summer season on Memorial Day weekend. Responding to a reporter's question during his May 8 press ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Two New Jersey FEMA sites will begin testing anyone for COVID-19 whether you're displaying symptoms or not, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday during the state’s daily press briefing. The testing centers at Bergen Community College in Paramus and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, ...

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NEW JERSEY — One day before the federal government’s scheduled release of April unemployment figures, state officials detailed their own analysis of unemployment during the pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday said the state’s Labor Department had received over a million claims in two months ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City officials have introduced a $108.5 million spending plan for the 2020 fiscal year with aim to provide the funding and plan for community improvements, redevelopment and tax relief. The budget was first introduced on April 7 and amended on Tuesday, May 5 to reflect a ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday said that he is ordering over 120 National Guard troops to assist at long-term care facilities hard hit by the pandemic. Long-term care facilities in New Jersey had reported 4,556 COVID-19 associated deaths and 24,874 cases at their 513 centers by ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 138, which extends the Public Health Emergency declared on March 9 (Executive Order No. 103), and extended on April 7 (Executive Order No. 119). Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Mayor and Council of the City of Hackensack remind residents that there will be an Electronic Public Meeting on Tuesday, May 5, held in lieu of the regular in-person Public Meeting previously advertised for 8 p.m. on the same date. As previously announced, the hearing on the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City motorists are being asked to avoid the intersection at Central and Summit Avenues until mid-afternoon today after a red-light runner knocked over a traffic light causing it to malfunction. Shortly before 9 a.m., a 50-year-old man who was operating a 2007 Nissan ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- Effective Tuesday, May 5, exhibiting symptoms is no longer a prerequisite to receive a COVID-19 test at the County of Bergen’s testing site at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. However, the highest priority for testing will be given to health care workers and workers in congregate ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Chabad of Hackensack distributed more than 1,600 masks to families in need during the Covid-19 pandemic at a free mask drive-thru Sunday.  Under sunny skies, volunteers donned latex gloves and black and white masks emblazoned with the inspiring message, “Think Good, It Will Be ...

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NORTH JERSEY — As the country continues to be in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, forcing millions of Americans to stay at home to help curb the spread of the potentially deadly virus that has to date touched more than 3.4 million people and claimed almost a quarter of a million lives, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used his Saturday press briefing to urge New Jersey residents to limit “knucklehead behavior” so that the state can continue on a road to recovery following the extended battle against COVID-19. The plea came the same day state and county parks were reopened ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City officials are announcing two important updates concerning the ongoing response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis. Both updated policies are based on the continued reduction in new COVID-19 cases in Hackensack and the surrounding area, which have made it possible to begin ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the state of New Jersey, many basic supplies, essential to pandemic living, have been hard to come by, limiting families' abilities to shop and provide for loved ones. Determined to find a way to help in this tough time, Chabad of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County residents: Beware of phone scams.  If you receive a phone call from someone purporting to be a member of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office asking for money, a wire transfer, or prepaid gift cards, or threatens you with arrest for failing to appear for an ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic continues, the voting process for this year’s school board election, which state officials announced last month would be delayed and conducted entirely via mail-in ballots, has now begun.  Vote by mail ballots began arriving in the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The City of Hackensack will extend the grace period for property tax payments from May 1 to June 1, officials said.  The order will provide financial relief for homeowners struggling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy is expected to be formally adopted on its ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — For the physicians and nurses working the front lines at Hackensack University Medical Center during the coronavirus pandemic, April 28 marked a milestone victory in their epic battle against the infamous widespread killer virus. Early this afternoon, on perhaps the nicest day ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A city man is facing charges for endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact after an investigation found he had been engaging in lascivious conversations with a juvenile. Juan Arnoldo Tomas Juarez, a 28-year-old warehouse worker from Hackensack, was ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the sun rose over Hackensack early Saturday morning, health care workers at Hackensack University Medical Center trickled into the Alfred N. Sanzari Building on Essex Street where they were greeted by members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office who were ready to disinfect ...

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