Education

May 18, 2020

PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College student Luis Cedeno Vera, of Hackensack, will receive up to $40,000 per year from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship to earn his bachelor's degree.  Vera has become the twelfth student at the college since 2008 to earn the distinction. In a pool ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic continues, the voting process for this year’s school board election, which state officials announced last month would be delayed and conducted entirely via mail-in ballots, has now begun.  Vote by mail ballots began arriving in the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. —  As the coronavirus pandemic reaches a health crisis of epic proportions forcing millions of Americans to stay indoors for our safety, there’s one important lesson such setbacks teach us about life: the power of self-reflection. And with that comes self-expression.  Many ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As all 75 Bergen County schools begin their closures today, per Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco’s request Thursday night, the Hackensack district is preparing for homeschooling for the next two weeks. On Thursday, the student body brought home their home learning packets ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Oh, the places they went! Since the start of March, members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office visited 13 elementary schools throughout the county -- two of which were Union Street School in Hackensack and Bleshman Regional Day School in Paramus -- to participate in “Read ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, March 13 “out of an abundance of caution” following growing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Schools Superintendent Robert Sanchez said. In a note to parents, staff and students posted on the district's official ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The hallways at Hackensack High School will breathe a lot easier come September. After what education leaders called an “exhaustive” two-year process, New Jersey Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet announced today that he has ruled in favor of the Maywood Board of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A new year brings new decisions. On January 8, the Hackensack High School Guidance Department hosted a trio of Decision Days that was well attended by more than 100 students who are getting the ball rolling on their college applications.  Enrollment Specialists from Bergen ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar has announced the launch of its 4th Annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest, which will recognize top teachers — as nominated by their students — by awarding them with a sponsorship check and end-of-year class party, courtesy of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack Riverkeeper is accepting applications for their 2020 environmental scholarship. The Hackensack Riverkeeper, the citizen-steward of the Hackensack River Watershed, recently renamed the scholarship after Margaret Utzinger and Ronald Vellekamp, two late founding ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — After falling victim to harassment at her school, one Hackensack fifth-grader is blowing the whistle on abuse. When 10-year-old Giada Oates is approached by a fellow student in the hallway at Hackensack Middle School who spews vulgarities at her, or goes so far as to grab her, ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — With the dangers of vaping a hot topic in current headlines as the death toll from the harmful activity  — which is linked to lung disease — continues to climb among young people, one Paramus college is joining in the national movement to encourage smoking cessation. In ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As a result of the National Weather Service’s announcement of a winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, Hackensack Public Schools will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.  According to the Hackensack Schools website, all bused students ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ— Parents now have the option to send their kids to a new before school child care program provided by the Greater Bergen County YMCA.  The YMCA before school program will provide safe and quality care to children in all Hackensack elementary schools. The morning program ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – For Lucille Cigolini, fighting addiction isn’t a matter of willpower or love. If it were, her son Justin would still be alive. Addiction, rather, is a lifelong brain disease currently afflicting millions of Americans who all too often suffer with it in the shadows of their shame; a ...

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HACKENSACK- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center will host its 11th annual Celebrating Life and Liberty at MetLife Stadium on Fri., Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. The event celebrates survivorship and generates inspiration and support to those ...

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BERGEN COUNTY- The Simon Wiesenthal Center recently honored Bergen County Clerk, John S. Hogan with its “Heroes for Tolerance” award at a pre-game ceremony at the Yankee Stadium.  In presenting the award to Hogan, Michael D. Cohen, Eastern Director of the Wiesenthal Center and Englewood Council ...

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NEW JERSEY - The last hooray of summer bliss... Labor Day was always a special time that I spent camping in the Catskills.  There's nothing like sleeping in a Coleman tent with your family to appreciate the sounds of crickets and the smell of campfires crackling.  And depending on the ...

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PARAMUS – Gallery Bergen, the art exhibition space of Bergen Community College, in collaboration with the Korean Community Center of Tenafly will open “NJSeoul: New Art from the Korean Diaspora” next month at the institution’s main campus. A free opening reception will take place Thursday, Sept. 12 ...

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HACKENSACK NJ - Celebrating its 19th year, this year’s Hackensack Youth Academy class has 65 registered students. The Hackensack Police Youth Academy started on Monday morning with a the flag salute at 8:30 a.m. at Nellie K Parker School located at 261 Maple Hill Drive. "For 19 years, the ...

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PARAMUS – Danbee (Sarah) Chae of Bergen County Community College completed a six-week summer internship program in clinical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Montvale facility. Sponsored by the Clinical Oncology Open Learning (COOL) Scholars Program, the initiative encourages undergraduates to ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- Data firm Niche has recently released comprehensive rankings of the top school districts in New Jersey, using a detailed formula that incorporates data from the U.S. Department of Education, test scores, survey responses from students and parents, and other sources.  Schools in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – An online fundraiser drive is underway to help the Hackensack High School football team suit up for the 2019 season. The effort seeks to raise $6,000 for equipment, team meals and gear over the next 25 days, according to the campaign’s page. As of Thursday morning, $745 has been ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance and Fairleigh Dickinson University are partnering up to encourage the campus community to shop and dine locally. The three entities are in the process of creating a discount program with local ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Carol Otis, a retired Teaneck school teacher, dedicated community volunteer and chairwoman of the Bergen Community College trustee board, died Monday at the age of 79, according to the college. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Chair Carol Otis,” Bergen President Michael D.

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HACKENSACK, NJ - County officials recognized a Bergen County Academies student this past week for coming in first place at an international science competition. Jason Ping, a junior, was presented with a certificate of commendation by the Freeholder Board and County Executive Jim Tedesco on ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Students at some New Jersey high schools may soon be able to hit the snooze alarm a few more times each morning before heading off to hit the books. A bill that would authorize the state Department of Education to create a four-year pilot program to study whether later start ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - As of Monday, Johnson Public Library has eliminated late fees and fines on most materials, a move library officials believe will ensure its items are equally accessible to all residents. By doing so, the library will welcome back more than 1,700 people whose cards have been ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- CBH Care, the North Jersey-based community mental and behavioral health service that provides assistance to some 200 outpatient consumers every day, has increased its enrollment in its therapeutic after-school-program for adolescents that addresses emotional and behavioral issues.

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