Top Stories


Hackensack Voters Resoundingly Vote No on $170 Million School Bonding Referendum

January 24, 2019

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 build a new 7th-9th grade school next to Hackensack High School. According to estimates ...

Election: The Fate of the Dramatic $170M School Bond Referendum Will Finally Be Decided Tomorrow

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 of $308 per year. But language written by the BOE implied the $308 would be spread out over the 30 ...

Hackensack School Parent and Council Member Opposes Tuesday's Referendum

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 desperately need major repairs and upgrades, but this plan creates adverse educational issues and is ...

Local Builder Opposes $170 Million Hackensack School Construction Plan

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 ...

Lawsuit Charges $170 Million School Referendum Misleads Voters with False Information

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 has
objected to school district materials that falsely minimize the impact of the ...

Residents and Council Members Oppose $170M School Referendum

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 involves renovating every existing school and constructing a new Middle School next to the current high ...

School Officials Explain $170 Million Bond Referendum

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 included Acting School Superintendent Rosemary Marks and Board of Education members ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News