Giving Back

June 2, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Between the devastating Covid-19 pandemic and the earth-shattering news of George Floyd’s grisly death, some good came from #BlackoutTuesday today in Hackensack. During a free food and mask distribution event hosted by the Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA) in partnership ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A free food and mask distribution event will be held tomorrow, June 2, for all Hackensack residents. Hosted by the Greater Bergen Community Action in partnership with Table to Table, the “Drive Up and Go Produce Bag Pick Up” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GBCA Head ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, a Hackensack-based nonprofit that champions civic engagement, education, public health, the arts and the environment, awarded 54 grants totaling almost $240,000 from its Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund to more than four dozen nonprofits ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — In the days since a four-alarm blaze ravaged commercial buildings on Main Street in Hackensack — one of which was the Hackensack Riverkeeper offices a week ago today — the Hackensack Riverkeeper has started a GoFundMe page asking the community at large for monetary donations to ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – With local food banks facing significant financial and operational challenges due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU are teaming up to lend a helping hand. Now through May 24, Tri-State residents can locate and make a financial donation ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Chabad of Hackensack distributed more than 1,600 masks to families in need during the Covid-19 pandemic at a free mask drive-thru Sunday.  Under sunny skies, volunteers donned latex gloves and black and white masks emblazoned with the inspiring message, “Think Good, It Will Be ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the sun rose over Hackensack early Saturday morning, health care workers at Hackensack University Medical Center trickled into the Alfred N. Sanzari Building on Essex Street where they were greeted by members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office who were ready to disinfect ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Lawn signs displaying gratitude to health care workers abound in Hackensack. The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce and Redi Print, a Hackensack printing business offering high-quality printing and graphic arts solutions, have partnered to make these signs as a show of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) received a grant of $125,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as part of its $50 million effort to provide humanitarian aid to help families and communities feeling the greatest strain under the COVID-19 health ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- It was the sirens heard round the world. Last night, as the sun set over Hackensack, the shrills and flashing lights from more than a dozen emergency vehicles which included police, fire, and ambulances that lined Prospect Avenue and outside Hackensack University Medical ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The county sought supplies, and the Hackensack Riverkeeper answered the call.  In response to Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco’s appeal late last month for donations of personal protective equipment for area healthcare workers and first responders at the frontline amidst ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hackensack Meridian Health is encouraging the people of New Jersey and other hospital colleagues to shine a light on the tireless dedication, bravery, and service of health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Today, the network is launching an effort, "Light The ...

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BERGEN COUNTY — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation is working with area nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to launch the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund.  The public is invited to help by making a donation to the Fund that will provide ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Gray skies and the coronavirus pandemic didn’t deter the Center For Food Action’s (CFA) mission to prevent hunger and improve the lives of low-income families. On March 25, Hackensack was one of three sites in Bergen County where the CFA distributed food to individuals in need ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. —  City officials are announcing that 136 Hackensack residents have now tested positive for COVID-19/novel coronavirus, and two residents, a 35-year-old and a 79-year-old with underlying health issues, have succumbed to the infection. Residents are advised to continue following ...

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NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. — Gym. Tan. Nourishment. While the world continues to ride the wave of distress and uncertainty in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, one Jersey Shore alum is stepping up to the plate to help those on the front lines get the nutrition they need to keep the powerhouse that ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Mayor and City Council recognized two long-time residents and three landmark Churches that have served residents for generations at the Feb. 25 council meeting. The honorees were Elaine Merritt, Founder-Pastor Highway Holiness Church Ministries, Inc. and Dr.

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that Bergen County Historic Preservation Award nomination forms are now available online and through the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs. These awards, presented each year to properties, people and ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- In honor of Black History Month, the Hackensack Mayor and Council will recognize two exemplary residents and commemorate the anniversaries of three landmark Hackensack Churches at a ceremony Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 65 Central Avenue, Hackensack. The ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan presented the 4th quarter recipient of his Five Star Student Award to Julia Scozzafava, of Hillsdale. The junior at Pascack Valley High School is a High Honor Roll student. She was acknowledged for her goals set towards earning her Bronze, ...

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Hackensack, N.J. -- Bergen County participated in the Project Homeless Connect Point-in-Time survey Wednesday at the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center.  The annual daylong nationwide event is organized so partner agencies and volunteers can come together to help provide ...

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The Community Chest's Professional Development Workshop Series will hold four workshops during the winter and spring seasons. The following topics will be covered: communicating with adolescents, the art of "prezentation", managing the media and using social media, and human resources ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar presented a check for $108,590 to Ramon Perez, Staff Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, who accepted the donation on behalf of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, the charity which distributes toys to underprivileged children ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- We the People, a nonprofit organization started by Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Silna Zur, will hold its Fourth Annual “Martin Luther King Day of Service” in the Bergen Community College gymnasium, 400 Paramus Road, on Monday, January 20 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.    The event ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Department of Human Services, division of Alternatives to Domestic Violence is currently recruiting volunteers for a regional team that will respond to victims of domestic violence at police departments located in Bergen County municipalities. Volunteers from the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The mother of Christian Pacas, the 22-year-old Hackensack man who was murdered outside a Grove Street home in the city late last month, has created a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising $20,000 to offset the costs of a memorial for her late son. To date, $8,895 has been raised ...

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Maywood, N.J. — The Adler Aphasia Center, a non-profit organization that offers innovative post-rehabilitative therapeutic programming addressing the long-term needs of people with aphasia and their families, will benefit from the generosity of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and Benjamin Moore ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Holiday cheer knows no bounds. Not even behind bars. In celebration of the holidays, The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is distributing care packages and offering free phones call to all inmates and detainees currently housed at The Bergen County Jail in Hackensack. “The ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation announces the award of a $2,000 grant from the NNJCF's Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund to Vitalant, one of the country's oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations. The NNJCF, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- CBH Care leadership joined an Oradell Girl Scout Troop in donating 15 bags of children and adults' clothing to the 30th Annual Community Service Dinner at Hackensack’s Christ Episcopal Church on November 23. “My Girl Scouts are always looking for ways to help not only the ...

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