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Dance studio make classes affordable for low income families

October 10, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Sisters Shatanya Shaw and Shama Elliot opened Blossom Dance Studio in 2006 with hopes of bringing their passion and joy of dance to Hackensack community.

Their new businesses was successful but just two years later the sister noticed enrollment began to drop, primarily because many of the families they worked with were not in a financial position to pay for the ...

UNICO Names Mayor Labrosse Distinguished Community Service Award Winner

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mayor John Labrosse was presented the Christopher Columbus Distinguished Community Service Award by UNICO’s Hackensack Chapter during a ceremony at Columbus Park Saturday.

Following the Presentation of Colors from Hackensack HCOP Honor Guard and a performance from Hackensack High School Band, Columbus Day Chairman Ralph Contini and Hackensack Chairman Lucy ...

Bergen County Celebrates Italian-American Heritage Month

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Earlier today, Bergen County celebrated Italian-American Heritage Month with a flag raising and cultural celebration.  Of the nearly one million people who call Bergen County home, nearly 200,000 are of Italian descent, more than any other heritage or ancestry. This afternoon’s ceremony featured a keynote address from Consul General Francesco Genuardi, music ...

Chamber of Commerce Honors Citizens of the Year

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 Ted Ehrenburg and Police Director Gerard Marinelli were in attendance for the ...

Lady Comets Soccer Team Receives backpacks from Deputy Mayor

HACKENSACK, NJ -- At last month’s National Night Out, Hackensack Deputy Mayor David Sims made a promise to the members of the Hackensack Royals 13U Lady Comets soccer team to present them all with backpacks for the new school year.

With Back-To-School Night coming up on Monday, Deputy Mayor Sims came through on his promise this week by delivering the last of the backpacks at their ...

Hackensack-based Diabetes Foundation to Hold Volunteer Training Class for New ‘Resource Coach’ Program this Friday; Supports Diabetics with Resources Year-Round

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Hackensack-based Diabetes Foundation, which does great work year-round to help individuals dealing with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes obtain the financial and educational assistance needed to manage their diagnoses, is launching a new program for dedicated volunteers who want to serve as Diabetes Resource Coaches. The new program will match diabetics with qualified ...

Third Year of Eli’s Challenge Sees Giants Quarterback Match $200,000 in Grassroots Fundraising to Support Tackle Kids Cancer

This week, Tackle Kids Cancer and New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning proudly announced the kick-off of this year’s Eli’s Challenge. In its initial launch three years ago, Super Bowl MVP Manning generously matched grassroots donations to Tackle Kids Cancer, up to $100,000. Last year, Manning matched $150,000 in donations. This year, Manning announced he will match donations up to ...


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