Giving Back

May 15, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- For many years, May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, and a chance to encourage people to be open about issues such as depression. CBH Care, the North Jersey-based community mental and behavioral health service, is observing Mental Health Awareness Month by ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Spurred by the worst measles outbreak the country has seen in nearly 20 years, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has created a program to educate the public about the disease. On Thursday, New Bridge will present “Measles: Separating Fact From Fiction – What First Responders and the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Brendan Vann, a senior at Fair Lawn High School knows 'cleats represent opportunity," the opportunity of play. The young philanthropist put together a program which collected and cleaned gently used soccer equipment for donation. Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan recognized ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The Diabetes Foundation recently held its annual Visions of Hope gala, a fundraising effort that benefits programs, care and research related to the disease. At this year’s event – which was May 1 at the Venetian in Garfield, the Hackensac-based not-for-profit organization ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A colorful mural paying homage to the city’s cultural roots is now complete. World-renowned artist Damien Mitchell finished the public art display on April 24, after more than 120 hours transforming an empty wall on Demarest Place, according to Danielle De Laurentis, Associate ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- This past Wednesday, public school employees throughout Bergen County participated in a show of pride in Bergen County’s public schools, tying red ribbons around trees or otherwise showcasing them, as part of an on-going “Red for Ed” campaign. May 1 is known as International ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Earth Day 2019 was more than just a day for Hackensack Riverkeeper; it was an entire week – and then some. Led by Caitlin Doran, the clean water advocacy organization’s Outreach Coordinator, 278 volunteers met at eight sites in New Jersey and New York to remove trash, litter and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Members of the community came together Friday to mark Arbor Day, as well as dedicate a tree to Dennis Walker, a Hackensack firefighter who died eight years ago of 9/11-related cancer. During the ceremony, which was held at Hackensack Fire Department Engine 2’s headquarters on ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey is gearing up for its 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park on May 5. The money raised at this event will fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs in nine North Jersey counties, as well as breakthrough national research ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -  A memorial is planned for Saturday to honor Harold Bloom, the longtime Hackensack High School prinicipal who died earlier this year. The tribute will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school, which is located at 135 First Street, Hackensack. All in ...

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“Slam Dunk the Junk” will make it annual return to Hackensack this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Atlantic Street Park.   The event is overseen by the Dept. of Cultural Arts, who are custodians of the Hackensack Clean Communities Grant. It is designed to gather 501c3 ...

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HACKENSACK –Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center rolled out a mobile residency rotation on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, giving a doctor-in-training the opportunity to help a community that is still recovering from damaged caused by severe hurricanes nearly two ...

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HACKENSACK – As work nears completion on a large mural on Demarest Place, the public is being asked for input on what other types of art projects they’d like to see around the city. Through Friday, Creative Hackensack, a community-based organization made up of art advocates, will have a booth ...

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Hackensack is gearing up to join citizens worldwide in recognizing the crucial importance of ethical and moral education on April 16 of this year as Mayor John Labrosse and the city council proclaimed Education Day in the Hackensack as a day of increased focus on education in a time of increasing ...

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HACKENSACK -  Hackensack is about to get a little more colorful and it has nothing to do with spring’s arrival. World-renowned artist Damien Mitchell began work Monday on a public art project aimed at building a sense of community and promoting civic pride in Hackensack.  An empty wall on the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - After almost three years without a permanent pastor, New Hope Baptist Church has installed a new spiritual leader. On Sunday, Rev. Dr. Drew Kyndall Ross officially took the helm as New Hope’s eighth senior pastor. He was elected to the post by unanimous vote in December 2018 and ...

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HACKENSACK – Several WWE Superstars took a break from preparing for Sunday’s WrestleMania at MetLife Stadium and paid a visit to the young patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital this week. Johnny Gargano, EC3, Lacey Evans and Ember Moon took the trip Wednesday to the hospital at ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- This Wednesday, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Bergen County Department of Human Services and Division of Family Guidance, local officials and community leaders celebrated the Grand Reopening of the historic Conklin Building ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Prom dresses can cost hundreds of dollars, making them an out-of-reach expense for some families, but Johnson Public Library is trying to make sure every girl gets the chance to shine on that special night. On Saturday, the library will host its second Dress Giveaway, which ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Area businesses will now have the opportunity to purchase locally grown greens and give back to a good cause while they do it, thanks to a newly-launched endeavor by REED Next, a non-profit that supports autistic adults. The organization kicked off the start of National Autism ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In honor of Women’s History Month, the Mayor and Council paid tribute to all women at last night’s council meeting.  “Women have played, and continue to play, a critical, economic, cultural and social role by providing a significant portion of the labor force, working inside ...

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HAWORTH, NJ -- Bergen Center for Child Development is hosting 1st Annual Special Needs Community Resource Fair this Saturday, March 30, from 10am-2pm at 140 Park St., Haworth, NJ.  The fair, which will be open to the public - will provide information and networking opportunities about numerous ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Earlier today, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office held a swearing-in ceremony for seven new recruits, one investigator, and five new intergovernmental transfer officers (two SO and three CO) who will be joining the force. “The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is the premier law ...

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The Mercy Church of God at 20 Foster Street, Bergenfield, will host a free clothing giveaway tomorrow from 12-3pm. The giveaway will have new and gently used clothing, including clothes, shoes, coats and more for men, women and children.  "Mercy Church is a community church that aims to serve ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Three residents of Hackensack were recognized with proclamations in honor of Black History Month at Monday night’s council meeting. (The ceremony was postponed due to a February storm).  “I want to congratulate the honorees,” Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse said. “They’re three ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Just in time for the upcoming holiday of Purim, Chabad of Hackensack will be holding a Hamantash Baking event at 280 Summit Ave on. Participants will learn the art of preparing Hamantash pastries, the three cornered traditional Purim treat, while learning about the ...

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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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Tuesday night, the County of Bergen hosted its annual Black History Month celebration. This year’s event recognized the national Black History Month theme “Black Migrations,” featuring remarks from the Honorable Felix R. Neals, retired New York Administrative Law Judge, and Junius Williams, the ...

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