Giving Back

December 5, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. —  In an early Christmas gift to local residents, Hackensack will allow free parking throughout Main Street from Dec. 10 until Christmas Day Dec. 25.  Covers will be placed on all meters during this time to notify patrons of free holiday parking on Main Street.  “This is our ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack’s Mayor and Council were joined by hundreds of residents Monday evening for the annual Holiday Tree lighting ceremony at The Green. The event included trolley rides, costumed characters, snacks and musical performances from the Hackensack High School Choir, the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Just before the holiday last week, a few 10th year Hackensack Firefighters gave back to the community by spending some time at the Center for Food Action assisting with the loading of cars, stocking shelves, and distributing over 200 Thanksgiving Dinners to the citizens of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. —  Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor David Sims, Councilman Leo Battaglia, Police Director Gerard Marinelli and Congressman Josh Gottheimer gathered in Hackensack’s Carver Park Saturday to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys to local families in need. This is the second year Deputy ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- More than 200 people in need will receive a meal of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage coffee, tea and juice on Thursday morning at the Salvation Army’s 8th Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast at Eastwick College in Hackensack. With local volunteers serving, the event lasts from 7:30 to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — For the second year in a row, Hackensack Deputy Mayor David Sims will be distributing Thanksgiving turkeys to local families in need as part of Hackensack Jr. Basketball’s (HJB) Turkey Give-A-Way. Deputy Mayor Sims coordinated the event. The following organizations will be ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack Mayor and Council were on hand Thursday at Hackensack Performing Arts Center to celebrate the Chit Chat Diner’s $2,000 donation to a Performing Arts Scholarship.  The scholarship is named after Peggy Liosi, mother of HACPAC Artistic Director Greg Liosi. Mrs.

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Since 1985, Alzheimer’s New Jersey has provided care and support for New Jersey families and has helped advance research for a cure. Following four previous Sunday Walks to Fight Alzheimer's throughout the state to raise awareness and funds, Alzheimer's NJ will host it's final 2.5 mile walk of the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Mayor John Labrosse and Deputy Mayor David Sims spoke at the Commemorative Street Sign Unveiling Ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University Tuesday night, marking the 55th anniversary of Dr. King's historic March on Washington and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Paul Nickels was down on his luck about eight years ago and found himself homeless in Bergen County. Adding to an already tough situation, finding the assistance and resources he needed to get back on his feet wasn’t easy. Nickels collected as much information as he could and ...

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South Hackensack, – Surrounded by co-workers and senior postal managers, three safety conscious Hackensack letter carriers were recognized on Friday, August 24 at the South Hackensack Post Office, 560 Huyler Street with the National Safety Council’s prestigious Million Mile Award. The award is ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- On Saturday, dozens of young Hackensack basketball players came to Carver Park for a four hour clinic which included some off the court life skills. The clinic was organized by 2 the Rim, a Hackensack based non-profit. The free basketball clinic was available for students ...

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Waldwick, NJ –The Forum School has announced the recent addition of Kristen Goodman-McCloskey, BCBA as the school’s board certified behavior analyst. As a BCBA, Krissy joins The Forum School staff with the gold standard in professional credentials in the field of autism. The board certified ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Deputy Mayor David Sims, Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg and City Manager Ted Ehrenburg attended an abbreviated National Night Out at The Green yesterday before heavy rains put a damper on the festivities.  “Despite the weather, I’m glad so many of our city’s residents were ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- On Thursday afternoon, Bergen County Executive signed an act creating a Young Adult Homelessness Task Force, aimed at providing support services and assisting homeless young adults and unaccompanied youth aged 18 to 24.  The effort comes on the heels of the County’s recent success ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack’s Mayor and Council presented Police Officer Sergio Raneli with a proclamation at Monday night’s council meeting for his life-saving efforts following a one-car accident in the city last month. The five-year veteran was first on the scene of a convertible that had ...

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MAYWOOD, NJ -- As part of his second annual "Hometown Heroes" award ceremony, U.S. Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) honored Paramus resident and President of the Paramus Children's Health Foundation Martin Diamond. Diamond is among 24 honorees chosen by Rep. Gottheimer from the Fifth ...

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Hackensack, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has opened several cooling centers throughout the county to help residents stay cool this weekend. It is recommended that residents stay indoors if possible from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest and burns and heat strokes are ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center is continuing to expand its programs beyond choreographed musical and theatrical performances, and expanding event dates beyond just the weekend. “Linkage: 2 Degrees of Separation” is coming to HACPAC this Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., followed ...

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