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Hackensack BOE Presenting Renovation Plans Wednesday

October 9, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack Board of Education will present plans for renovations to multiple city schools at Wednesday night’s Planning Board meeting. The project has a projected total cost of $165 million.

The public is invited to hear this presentation and ask any questions they may have at the conclusion.

The plans call for upgrades to Fairmount Elementary School, ...

Hackensack Council of the Whole Meeting Roundup

HACKENSACK, NJ -- At this Tuesday's meeting, the Hackensack City Council discussed and voted on several important public safety measures, including:

Fire Department Grant From Homeland Security

Council voted unanimously to approve an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for the Hackensack Fire Department from the Department of Homeland Security. 

“We applied for a grant, ...

Chamber of Commerce Honors Citizens of the Year

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual Gala honoring 2018’s Distinguished Citizens Awards recipients - Dr. Omar Baker of Riverside Medical Group and Toyota of Hackensack’s Frank Holtham.

Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, City Manager Ted Ehrenburg and Police Director Gerard Marinelli were in attendance for the ...

Council approves purchase of smart parking meter system 

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack’s Mayor and Council voted in favor of purchasing a Smart Parking Meter System for the city in the amount of $300,000 at this week's council meeting.

The new electronic based parking meters will allow users to pay with credit cards or cell phones and include single-head parking meters, dual-head parking meters and multi-space pay stations throughout the ...

September 4 Hackensack Council Meeting Roundup

HACKENSACK, NJ -- At this week's City Council meeting, several measures were approved that will affect the ongoing Downtown redevelopment initiatives. Here is a brief overview:

Ordinance authorizes Tax Exemption on 22 Sussex Street

Council voted to pass an ordinance authorizing a 15-year tax exemption for a market rate rental apartment to be constructed by 22 Sussex Street Urban Renewal ...

Council Approves Addition of 5 Police Vehicles, Passes Ordinance Related to Abandoned Properties

HACKENSACK, NJ -- At this Tuesday's Hackensack Council meeting, the Mayor and Council approved several measures which will affect public safety, downtown redevelopment, and quality of life issues. 

First, the Council voted to approve a contract for the purchase of five new vehicles for the city’s police department.

The Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility ...

Hackensack BOE Trustee Calls Corruption and Legal Issues "Fruit of a Poisonous Tree"

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack School Board on Tuesday night formally approved the resignation of Business Administrator Adrian Pollio following her arrest last week on accusations she stole nearly $15,000 while employed in the Lincoln Park school district.

While the charges brought against Pollio are related to her position in Morris County just prior to her hiring in Hackensack, Trustee ...

Changes to Development at Former Record Site Discussed at Council Meeting

HACKENSACK, NJ -- City Planner Fran Reiner detailed amendments to the plans for a major development at the former home of The Record newspaper, located at 150 River Street, at last week’s Committee of the Whole City Council meeting. Originally proposed and approved in September 2015, the massive project includes up to 660 new residential units and ...

Hackensack Officials 'Just Say No' to Marijuana Dispensary in City

HACKENSACK, NJ -- With a push towards potential marijuana legalization being debated in the state legislature, the issue made its way to Hackensack on Tuesday night as the Mayor and City Council discussed the potential for dispensaries and other pot businesses in the city during the Council's work session meeting. While they stopped short of calling for an outright ban on legal weed sales, ...

Construction on Route 495 to Begin

For those who commute from the Hackensack or Paramus area into New York City by bus or car into the city on a daily basis, the beginning of the construction on the Route 495 bridge is far from welcome news.  Expected to take thirty months (over two years) to complete, the already difficult commute is only going to get worse.  

So if, you can't take the train, and ...

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