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Local Builder Opposes $170 Million Hackensack School Construction Plan

January 17, 2019

Dear Editor,

My name is Frank Belgiovine. I own 140 Overlook Avenue and 140 Comet Way. For over 40-years I have built public and educational facilities and I know about construction costs and cost overruns. I had no knowledge of this nor received any notice that such a mammoth project was being planned until Ms. Spathe phoned me to ask if I was attending a meeting being held with the BOE ...

Hackensack Public Schools To Host Information Sessions about the School Bond Referendum Tonight, Tomorrow

HACKENSACK, NJ – In its continued effort to help residents understand the January 22 bond referendum, leaders from Hackensack Public Schools will continue to share information with the public during a Referendum Fair Tuesday, January 15 at Hackensack High School and at its seventh Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, January 16, at Jackson Avenue School. These sessions are part of an ongoing ...

Hackensack Woman Accepts $3,000 PSEG Award for the Junior League of Bergen County

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Hackensack woman is being recognized by PSEG for her volunteer efforts and received a $3,000 award for the Junior League of Bergen County.

Alyse Mihalik, an active member with the JLBC for the past three years, accepted the PSEG Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism award for the JLBC to continue its commitment to developing the potential of women and improve the ...

Movin' Out: New Jersey Tops List of Outbound Population Migration, According to New Study

NEW JERSEY -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8% of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year.

The Garden State moved up one spot on the outbound list to No. 1 and has has ranked ...

Bergen County Economic Development Program One of the “Best Economic Development Organizations” in NJ: County Executive Reacts

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County ranked in the top three best Economic Development organizations in the state according to a recent NJBIZ survey ( More than 8,000 readers were asked to name their “best of” for all things business in the state and recognized the County of Bergen for its ...

AAA: New Jersey, National average gas prices continue to decline into December

A report from the American Automobile Association (AAA) shows that the average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey continues to decline, dropping seven cents from last week to $2.52 ($2.59). Today’s average price is 24 cents cheaper than one month ago ($2.76) and two cents cheaper than it was on December 3, 2017 ($2.54).

AAA Northeast’s ...

Environmental Commission Details Greenhouse Plans

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Members of Hackensack’s Environmental Commission spoke at Tuesday’s Council of the Whole meeting to outline their desire to refurbish or rebuild the Greenhouse in Johnson Park, which, in recent years, has fallen into disrepair. 

Lorelei Kaminsky, a longtime Environmental Commission, as well as Shade Tree Committee, member, delivered a Powerpoint presentation ...

Hackensack Connector Buses Now Operating 7am-7pm Mon-Fri

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Monday afternoon, Bergen County leaders met outside of the Essex Station to announce the opening of a much needed bus loop connecting five points in Hackensack. The loop will allow commuters who might otherwise need to walk excessive distances from the train station to take this free shuttle to their destinations, and operate between the hours of ...

Hundreds of Residents Attend 2018 Bergen County Homeowner Expo

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- On October 17, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Bergen County Division of Community Development hosted its first ever weeknight Homebuyer Expo at Two Bergen Plaza in Hackensack that was attended by 175 Bergen County residents.

For the past 22 years, the Bergen County American Dream Program has sponsored an Annual Homebuyer Fair ...


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