Hackensack Top Stories

May 22, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ – There will be plenty of eats and beats on the streets this summer in Hackensack. Beginning May 31 and running through Aug. 3, the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance and the City of Hackensack will hold its first annual Food Truck Fridays series. Every two weeks, there ...

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SOUTH HACKENSACK, NJ – A South Hackensack restaurant owner made New Jersey Lottery history when he became the first player to triple his winnings in the Quick Draw game. While waiting for customers on May 11 at his family's restaurant, Bergen Brick Oven Bar & Grill, Nicholas Schilt was ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – After more than a year under the leadership of an acting prosecutor, Bergen County now has a new chief law enforcement officer. Mark Musella was sworn in as Bergen County Prosecutor by Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie Mizdol on Monday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – A 51-year-old Hackensack man has been arrested in connection with a bias crime that reportedly occurred on a jitney bus as it traveled along Route 4 last week in Paramus. On Wednesday, Paramus police charged Victor Colon with bias intimidation, terroristic threats and aggravated ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ –  Now here’s something to crow about. After 19 years of competing in the New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding, a three-man team from Bergen County posted a new personal record for the number of sightings during the 24-hour event last weekend. The Hackensack ...

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PARAMUS, NJ –Authorities are seeking the public’s help identifying a man accused of threatening a fellow jitney bus passenger with a box cutter, calling him a terrorist and forcing him off the bus last week as it traveled along Route 4.  The man sought in connection with the May 2 incident, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Division of Community Development will once again host its home ownership fair, an annual event that gives home seekers an opportunity to learn everything they need to know about buying a house. The fair will be held June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Registration is now open for those who want to reserve a plot in the soon-to-be opened community garden in Hackensack.  Ground was broken earlier this month to prepare a section of Johnson Park for the garden and by Memorial Day the area will be ready for residents to start ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Spurred by the worst measles outbreak the country has seen in nearly 20 years, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has created a program to educate the public about the disease. On Thursday, New Bridge will present “Measles: Separating Fact From Fiction – What First Responders and the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – White Manna has the best burger in New Jersey, according to a newly released ranking. In its “Best Burger in Every State” list, The Daily Meal wrote:  "A New Jersey legend, White Manna one of the last remaining diner-style burger joints that arose in the tradition of White ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Facebook is treating everyone on Friday in celebration of the launch of its “Birthday Stories” feature. In order to mark the occassion, the social media company partnered up with 50 bakeries across the country to offer complimentary treats. In New Jersey, free goodies will be ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The launch of a long-awaited change this summer to the pattern used for flights landing at Teterboro Airport has been postponed until at least next year, a delay that has left city officials upset with the Federal Aviation Administration. At the quarterly meeting of the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A bus driver was ticketed for careless driving Thursday afternoon after police say he struck a utility pole while he was trying to exit the parking lot of a 7-Eleven convenience store. Around 2 p.m., officers were called to the area of 290 Polifly Road after receiving a report ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Authorities nabbed at least one member of a ring they believe is responsible for a series of vehicle thefts throughout Bergen County. In a news release Thursday afternoon, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said additonal arrests are expected in the future following further ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A 90-year-old Hackensack man escaped serious injury Thursday morning after his car crashed into a building on Prospect Avenue, according to police.  Around 9:40 a.m., police were called to a Prospect Avenue building after receiving a report that a vehicle had crashed into the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Artwork created by nearly two dozen students from around Bergen County will grace the walls of municipal buildings, libraries, senior centers, schools and county offices after being named winners of the county’s 2020 election calendar contest. The annual poster contest, which is ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The Diabetes Foundation recently held its annual Visions of Hope gala, a fundraising effort that benefits programs, care and research related to the disease. At this year’s event – which was May 1 at the Venetian in Garfield, the Hackensac-based not-for-profit organization ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A colorful mural paying homage to the city’s cultural roots is now complete. World-renowned artist Damien Mitchell finished the public art display on April 24, after more than 120 hours transforming an empty wall on Demarest Place, according to Danielle De Laurentis, Associate ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – On Saturday, a program for local youth will be held in Hackensack about interactions with law enforcement. The program, which is being presented by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and several local police departments, will be held from 9:30 a.m.

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HACKENSACK, NJ – In the wake of a shooting at a California synagogue that left one dead and three others injured, Chabad of Hackensack is calling for the local Jewish community to unite and stand together at services this weekend. The #ShareShabbat campaign is meant to encourage synagogue ...

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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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