Business & Finance

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County ranked in the top three best Economic Development organizations in the state according to a recent NJBIZ survey (http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181126/NJBIZ04/181129933/njbiz-reader-rankings-2018) More than 8,000 readers were asked to name their “best of” for all ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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New Jersey’s Director of Gaming Enforcement says goal is to become top US sports betting market, but how realistic is that goal? David Rebuck, the ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, made a bold proclamation last week when he told Gambling ...

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Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration last week. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- During their sole July meeting (they meet again Aug. 21) the Hackensack Mayor and Council voted on the introduction and adoption of a number of city ordinances on Monday night, that will affect our quality of life and the city's finances: Special Improvement District Among ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack City Planner Fran Reiner went over redevelopment plans for 68 Zabriskie Street at Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Situated between Route 4 to its north and Kinderkamack Road to its left, the property is approximately five acres and was previously ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The City Council last night officially signed off on a long-anticipated agreement with Hackensack University Medical Center that will result in $24 million in payments to the city over the next six years. Reflecting a shared vision for the revitalization of the city, the Host ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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