Hackensack Top Stories

June 3, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Hackensack City Council is releasing the following joint statement on the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis and the unrest that this tragedy has caused throughout the country. Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, Deputy ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Between the devastating Covid-19 pandemic and the earth-shattering news of George Floyd’s grisly death, some good came from #BlackoutTuesday today in Hackensack. During a free food and mask distribution event hosted by the Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA) in partnership ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — In the week following the death of George Floyd, the City of Hackensack will take it to the streets this week to rally against police brutality and demand justice.  On Memorial Day, Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who lived in a neighborhood outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, died ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mary Blanusa has been named The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s new executive director. The Hasbrouck Heights resident has 20 years of experience in both the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, offering leadership in the areas of education, community organizing and ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A free food and mask distribution event will be held tomorrow, June 2, for all Hackensack residents. Hosted by the Greater Bergen Community Action in partnership with Table to Table, the “Drive Up and Go Produce Bag Pick Up” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GBCA Head ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Hackensack man who had marijuana on him is facing a string of charges after he robbed a victim, burglarized a vehicle, attempted to hide from police in a parking lot and then coughed at multiple officers saying he had coronavirus to resist arrest. On Sunday outside Joseph ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — It seemed every bit the quiet Saturday afternoon in Hackensack, with the sun shining down from blue skies — until a dozen people holding up signs marching single-file heading toward the Court Plaza made their presence known. “I — CAN’T — BREATHE!” shouted a protester. When ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — It was an ordinary Friday afternoon for two senior parole officers while cruising down Route 4 eastbound — until they took sight of a horrific scene. While traveling on Spring Valley Road in Paramus this afternoon, officers Jalen Harper and Steven Purciello of the New Jersey ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Super Bowl Champion and former New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Allen Marshall, Jr. has been tapped an honorary member of the CarePlus Foundation Board of Trustees.  For the past 22 years, The CarePlus Foundation has worked to support programs and services that help ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 56-year-old Hackensack man is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after suffering head trauma when he was struck by a motorist in the city last night. According to a press release from the Hackensack Police Department, Michael Columbo was on foot after 8:30 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May? With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go ...

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — They say one man’s trash is another’s treasure.  For vintage food expert Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga, cohosts of the History Channel’s “Eating History” — a reality show where the men are on a quest to unearth (and eat!) the oldest foods to have stood the test of time ...

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TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) has named three Bergen Community College students to the 2020 New Jersey All-State Academic Team, awarding one with a top scholarship from the Coca-Cola Foundation. “While we were unable to host a celebration in-person this ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, a Hackensack-based nonprofit that champions civic engagement, education, public health, the arts and the environment, awarded 54 grants totaling almost $240,000 from its Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund to more than four dozen nonprofits ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey had 965 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing the state total to 155,092. Among those cases, 2,755 are in hospitals, 719 are in critical or intensive care, and 540 are on ventilators. He also reported 16 ...

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TRENTON, N.J. -- Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony. Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — In the midst of a devastating pandemic, there’s only one way the YWCA of Northern New Jersey thought could help the saddened world out of a funk while raising much-needed funds towards its mission: dancing! To sustain their much-needed programming during these difficult times, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — In the days since a four-alarm blaze ravaged commercial buildings on Main Street in Hackensack — one of which was the Hackensack Riverkeeper offices a week ago today — the Hackensack Riverkeeper has started a GoFundMe page asking the community at large for monetary donations to ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A booze-fueled altercation on the front lawn of a Paramus home between two men turned deadly this morning when one of the men pulled a knife out on the other and stabbed him. Shortly after midnight today, three Paramus police officers rushed to an East Ridgewood Avenue home upon ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – With local food banks facing significant financial and operational challenges due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU are teaming up to lend a helping hand. Now through May 24, Tri-State residents can locate and make a financial donation ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels. Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the world continues to be in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, local hospitals — which county officials have dubbed “war zones” with Intensive Care Units filled to capacity with infected individuals — are currently the most feared place among people concerned for their ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- At last night's council meeting, the Mayor and City Council formally adopted the City's budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year. This year's budget continues the administration's promise of achieving long term tax stability and promoting sound fiscal budgeting practices, while providing ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- City officials regret to inform the public that Hackensack will be canceling several summer programs and events to ensure the health and safety of all residents during the continuing COVID-19 crisis. The City believes these cancelations, while unfortunate, are in the best ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College held its 50th Commencement Ceremony virtually on Monday night. More than 10,000 people watched the proceedings on YouTube, which included a graduating class of more than 2,000 students and their families, friends, and interested onlookers from around the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Weeks after a city man was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child late last month following a police investigation, which found he had engaged in lascivious conservations with a child online, he is now facing charges of sexual assault. A new investigation ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A commercial building in the city’s business district was ravaged in a fire that occurred early Saturday night. Shortly after 6 p.m. on May 16, the fire alarm from 227 Main Street, NJ Modern Kitchen and Bath, resounded as firefighters and mutual aid rushed to extinguish a ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College student Luis Cedeno Vera, of Hackensack, will receive up to $40,000 per year from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship to earn his bachelor's degree.  Vera has become the twelfth student at the college since 2008 to earn the distinction. In a pool ...

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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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