City Recognizes DMR Architects with Proclamation

May 23, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack’s planning firm, DMR architects of Hasbrouck Heights, was honored with a proclamation at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Lloyd Rosenberg and city planner Fran Reiner were on hand to accept the presentation.

“They do a wonderful job in the city of Hackensack and recently we received a wonderful award by the Bergen County Historical ...

Bergen County Freeholders Approve 2018 County Budget

HACKENSACK, NJ – Wednesday night, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted the 2018 county budget, which did not include a tax increase. The budget was proposed by the office of County Executive Jim Tedesco, and first presented to the Board of Chosen Freeholders weeks ago at a work meeting for review, and to be amended by the Freeholders.

"Through responsible ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony Begins Construction of Five Story, 119,000-sq foot Main Street Building

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, Councilman Leonardo Battaglia and Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg attended a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the city’s newest mixed-use redevelopment project at 389 Main St.

The five-story, 119,000-square-foot building project, expected to be completed by fall 2019, is planned to include eight ...

2nd Annual Bergen County Fair Taking Place Sunday at Rothman Center of FDU

HACKENSACK, NJ – The Second Annual Bergen County Care Fair is set to take place on Sunday, from 12 to 4pm at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Rothman Center, 100 University Plaza Drive in Hackensack.   

The 1st Care Fair, held in April, 2017 drew over 1,300 attendees with 135 Exhibitors presenting (and 64 were wait listed ...

Gov. Murphy announces proposed NJTransit funding increase

NEWARK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Hackensack Has the 9th Best Access to 401(k) Plans in All of New Jersey

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New York City based financial technology company SmartAsset just conducted a study where people have access to the best 401(k) benefit plans in New Jersey. According to the study, Hackensack ranked 9th among all New Jersey municipalities, largely bolstered by its 7.4% financial Investment Percentage. The study compared employer contributions to total ...

Tedesco Announces the Launch of to Help Municipalities Spur Local Economic Development

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco introduced a new free-to-access, free-to-list website Wednesday before several Bergen County Mayors. The website,, is County-operated, and being marketed as cutting-edge and a one-stop selection site for accurate, informative data on all 70 municipalities throughout Bergen County.

"Each ...

Budget Detailed at Hackensack Council Meeting: Projected tax rate lowers for 3rd straight year

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Following its introduction at the March 26 meeting, the 2018 City Budget was detailed in a power point presentation by Hackensack Chief Financial Officer James Mangin at last night’s council meeting.

In it, he described the mission of “improving or increasing services while simultaneously stabilizing taxes” which is gone about through a 4-step ...

Hackensack School Attorney May be Violating State Law by Working without Contract

HACKENSACK, NJ – Is Hackensack Board of Education Attorney Richard Salkin working without a contract in violation of state law?

Three opposition candidates in the April 17 school election are making that charge and say that they have been filing Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests since February 26 and have received contracts for three other law firms from the school district, but no ...

Hackensack 2018 City Budget Sees Reduction in Spending 

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack Chief Financial Officer James Mangin introduced the 2018 city council meeting Monday which totals $105, 065,733. 

Mangin explained that total spending is down $104,875 from last year. In addition, salaries and wages are down $485,000, or 1.16 percent, from last year.

“What that’s been attributed to, for the most part, has been attrition,” ...

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