Education Top Stories

March 21, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Just when the dust begins to settle from one Hackensack election, another has appeared on the horizon and it has caused a significant political realignment in the city.  Board of Education President Lara Rodriguez announced yesterday that she is joining new candidates Michael ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College’s Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation and Center for Veteran and Military Affairs have begun to mobilize a $100,000 grant awarded from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to launch programs that will support the community at-large. An ...

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The Hackensack Board of Education has rejected a nominating petition filed by Soheila Spaeth after a political opponent filed an objection claiming that she does not meet residency requirements to run in the April 16 school board election. Now a court battle is looming. Interim Board ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, March 4, in anticipation of the final, most violent leg of the weekend-long snowstorm. Hackensack schools announced the closure at approximately 7:30pm Sunday night, via social media. With the snowfall from Friday and ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College music professor Dan Sheehan has released his fifth album, “Tales from Earth Incorporated,” to raise awareness about global economic injustice and greed. Inspired by socially conscious albums and songs such as the Who’s “Quadrophenia,” “Ohio” by Crosby, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- For the third year in a row, Hackensack’s Mayor and Council took time to recognize residents in honor of Black History Month. This year’s honorees, Janet Davis, Mark Johnson, Rodney Lane and Lilian Whitaker have a combined 100 years experience in education in the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Earlier on Monday, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning tonight at midnight ahead of the winter storm, which is expected to start tonight and continue throughout the day Tuesday. Executive Order No. 55 declares a state of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. --  Tuesday night, Hackensack voters definitively rejected a $170 million school bond referendum, with an unofficial count of 78% of the vote against the proposal and 22% for it. The referendum would’ve allowed the Board of Education to finance repairs to existing schools, and ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The controversial school referendum that would have allowed the Hackensack Board of Education to bond $170 million was rejected tonight by approximately 77% of participating voters. According to early unofficial results, 620 "Yes" votes were cast to 2,135 "No" votes.  The ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Tomorrow, voters will have a chance to weigh in on the proposed $170 million bond to upgrade existing public school facilities, and build a new Junior High School next to the High School. The $170 million bond would mean the average homeowner would see a property tax increase ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- As a parent of two and soon to be three public school children and a former educator, Hackensack Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg is taking a stand against a $170 million school construction referendum taking place this Tuesday. “We all recognize that our schools ...

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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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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A Bergen County-based organization will host a Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for middle school aged students. We The People, which was organized in 2016 by Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Zur, is hoping 400 children in grades five through eight will be in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Former Hackensack High School Principal Harold Bloom has passed away at the age of 89. He was an HHS alumnus, and long time Social Studies teacher and Principal of the school. Bloom began his teaching career in Hackensack after receiving his Master of Arts from New York ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In a stunning rebuke to the Hackensack Board of Education, Superior Court Judge Estela M. De La Cruz ruled yesterday that ballots in the January 22nd referendum must be changed to correct “misleading” language that a citizen group called part of an "intentional campaign to deceive ...

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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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A Hackensack citizens group today filed a lawsuit demanding that the Board of Education correct language on voting machines that the group claims, “grossly misstates the true cost of a $170 Million referendum.” Hackensack Smart Schools Inc. says this is the second time that the citizens group ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A large group of residents voiced their opposition to a school bond referendum scheduled for a public vote on January 22 at the Hackensack City Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Mayor John Labrosse and several city council members also spoke out against the plan, which ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Seeking more information about a $170 million school bond referendum taking place on January 22, about 50 city residents attended a public forum organized by the school district and held at the Family Life Center of Mount Olive Church on Tuesday night. School officials attending ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Clerk's Office is introducing an exciting new program called "The Five Star Student Award." Beginning this month, Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan will honor one student from Kindergarten through College every three months. An award will be distributed in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A group of about a dozen Hackensack residents have formed a new non-profit organization to oppose the $169.9 million school referendum that is being held on January 22. Hackensack Smart Schools Inc. was established about a month ago by Martin Cramer, a former Teaneck Town ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Characterizing the Hackensack Board of Education's impending $169 million School Bonding Referendum as "one of the largest" in recent state history, Mayor John Labrosse today called on the district to delay the vote which is currently scheduled for January 22. Labrosse raised ...

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