Elections

June 4, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -  Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the primary election on Tuesday. Winners from each party will go on to run in the Nov. 5 general election. Races for local assembly and freeholder seats are uncontested this year. An asterik denotes an incumbent ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Ira Goodman pulled ahead of Board of Education Vice President Tim Hoffman in the continuing race for the third and final seat on the Hackensack School Board today after 17 provisional ballots and 32 vote by mail ballots were counted at the Bergen County Board of Elections. The new ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Cory Booker returned to the city where his political career was sparked, hoping that his presidential campaign catches fire with a progressive message steeped in terms of love and empathy at the start of a bruising primary battle.  "This community taught me all about not that ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – An anonymous email acquired by TAPinto Hackensack and sent to hundreds of Hackensack school employees late Saturday night tells them that their “jobs are at stake” unless a slate of candidates led by Board of Education Vice President Timothy Hoffman wins Tuesday’s school ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Three “Hackensack Smart Schools Team” candidates running in Tuesday’s Board of Education election, and members of the City Council, all say they will be voting Yes on the school budget. The candidates also say they want to “immediately” replace an ancient heating system for the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- An emergency Board of Education meeting held this morning proved fruitless, as the Board failed for the second time this week to muster the necessary support to pass a budget. The school budget now goes to the Acting Bergen County School Superintendent, who is likely to approve ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In what appears to be a “first” for Hackensack, the Board of Education could not adopt its own school budget at a meeting on Tuesday night. They’re going to try again at a special meeting Friday morning at 7:30am. The $126.5 million school budget was defeated because six votes ...

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DUMONT, NJ — The Dumont Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed Councilman Andrew LaBruno as their nominee for Mayor of Dumont at their March 20th committee meeting. LaBruno, 37, was first elected to the Dumont Borough Council in 2017 and has spearheaded initiatives to build a more-inclusive ...

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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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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, 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, 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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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 -- 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 – Earlier today, at Bergen County Academies, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco was sworn in to his second term, surrounded by family, friends and elected officials including U.S. Senator Cory Booker. A former Paramus Mayor, then-Freeholder Tedesco unseated former County ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack voters approved an Open Space Referendum by a margin on more than 2 to 1 yesterday, meaning funds will be allotted for the purchase and maintenance of properties dedicated to open space, recreation and historic preservation. A total of 4,752 voted Yes while 2,175 voted ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - With 98 percent of the precincts reporting in, it appears that Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Jack DeLorenzo’s bid to become Bergen County Sheriff will fall short. Democrat Anthony Cureton of Englewood, a former police officer and current president of the Bergen County Chapter of the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- After TAPinto Hackensack obtained video of a Hasbrouck Height police officer removing political signs that were stuck in the ground around at the corner of Route 17 and Franklin Avenue, our affiliate TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights contacted the town Police Chief Michael Colaneri ...

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A recent video taken late on Monday October 29th depicts an on duty Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer removing Democratic political lawn signs on Route 17 South by the Franklin Street off ramp.  It is common during election season for political signs to be placed upon highly traved ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack Mayor and Council are encouraging voters to head to the polls next week and vote on the Open Space Referendum. The Open Space Tax would raise funds to be used for for the purchase and maintenance of properties dedicated to open space, recreation or historic ...

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ASBURY PARK, N.J. – On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Josh Gottheimer joined LGBTQ leaders, elected officials, and members of the community at Garden State Equality’s 9th-Annual Equality Walk in Asbury Park. There Garden State Equality’s Executive Director Christian Fuscarino ...

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Oct. 16, 2018– Just weeks ahead of the midterm elections in New Jersey, immigration policy has emerged as a top issue for voters. While the political rhetoric on immigration may overlook important nuances about the complexity of this issue, it remains critical for the public to understand the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ-- Bergen County residents who are not registered to vote have until Tuesday, October 16 to register in time for the upcoming General Election and School Board Election on Tuesday, November 6. Register to vote by completing a registration application form at the Bergen County ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Democratic and Republican parties have selected the two candidates they will run to replace disgraced ex-Sheriff Michael Saudino. Anthony Cureton, the Bergen County NAACP president and a former Englewood police officer, will run as the Democratic nominee while Republicans ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A special election will be held next month to replace former Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino who stepped down after audio recordings surfaced of him making racist and xenophobic comments. Saudino and his four undersheriffs submitted their letters of resignation on Sept.

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