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Mayor, Council Attend Ribbon-Cutting for Foschini Park Playground

October 11, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the new playground at Foschini Park, which opened in August.

Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, Deputy Mayor David Sims, Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg, Director of Redevelopment Albert Dib and former Superintendent Pat Ruggiero attended the ceremony.

“We’ve been looking ...

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 ...

Hackensack Council of the Whole Meeting Roundup

HACKENSACK, NJ -- At this Tuesday's meeting, the Hackensack City Council discussed and voted on several important public safety measures, including:

Fire Department Grant From Homeland Security

Council voted unanimously to approve an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for the Hackensack Fire Department from the Department of Homeland Security. 

“We applied for a grant, ...

Hackensack City Officials Host Redevelopment Summit

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mayor John Labrosse delivered opening remarks at the City’s first annual Redevelopment Summit at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center Thursday as a number of panelists addressed the audience and answered questions about the downtown renaissance occurring in Hackensack.

“This is one of the things we promised to do and we’re doing it,” Labrosse ...

Update: Bergen County Sheriff Saudino Resigns

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino has resigned, after calls from state and local leaders to do so when audio recordings leaked last week of him making racist and xenophobic statements. The resignation was announced in a statement posted on the Bergen County Sheriff Department's Facebook page, which reads:

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announces ...

Hackensack Officials Join Calls for Bergen Sheriff to Resign

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Mayor John Labrosse and the City Council are joining a growing chorus of local, state and federal officials calling for the resignation of Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino following an explosive report from public radio station WNYC. Saudino, who was first elected as a Republican before switching parties and winning re-election to his current term in 2016 as a Democrat, was ...

Council approves purchase of smart parking meter system 

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack’s Mayor and Council voted in favor of purchasing a Smart Parking Meter System for the city in the amount of $300,000 at this week's council meeting.

The new electronic based parking meters will allow users to pay with credit cards or cell phones and include single-head parking meters, dual-head parking meters and multi-space pay stations throughout the ...

September 4 Hackensack Council Meeting Roundup

HACKENSACK, NJ -- At this week's City Council meeting, several measures were approved that will affect the ongoing Downtown redevelopment initiatives. Here is a brief overview:

Ordinance authorizes Tax Exemption on 22 Sussex Street

Council voted to pass an ordinance authorizing a 15-year tax exemption for a market rate rental apartment to be constructed by 22 Sussex Street Urban Renewal ...


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