Government

June 3, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Hackensack City Council is releasing the following joint statement on the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis and the unrest that this tragedy has caused throughout the country. Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, Deputy ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- At last night's council meeting, the Mayor and City Council formally adopted the City's budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year. This year's budget continues the administration's promise of achieving long term tax stability and promoting sound fiscal budgeting practices, while providing ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City officials have introduced a $108.5 million spending plan for the 2020 fiscal year with aim to provide the funding and plan for community improvements, redevelopment and tax relief. The budget was first introduced on April 7 and amended on Tuesday, May 5 to reflect a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Mayor and Council of the City of Hackensack remind residents that there will be an Electronic Public Meeting on Tuesday, May 5, held in lieu of the regular in-person Public Meeting previously advertised for 8 p.m. on the same date. As previously announced, the hearing on the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The City of Hackensack will extend the grace period for property tax payments from May 1 to June 1, officials said.  The order will provide financial relief for homeowners struggling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy is expected to be formally adopted on its ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Mayor and Council of the City of Hackensack remind residents that there will be an Electronic Public Meeting, today Monday, April 20, held in lieu of the regular in-person Public Meeting previously advertised for 8 p.m. on the same date. The Electronic Public Meeting will ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Kennedy Street ramps to I-80 eastbound in Hackensack will be temporarily closed beginning tonight at 7 p.m., New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced.  The closure, which will be in effect until Friday, April 10 at 7 a.m., will allow NJDOT’s contractor, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mayor John Labrosse and the City Council, the Hackensack Police Department, and Hackensack Fire Department invite the city's families to a social-distancing friendly event this Easter Sunday. This event will give the children of Hackensack a well-deserved and safe opportunity to ...

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BERGEN COUNTY -- Once every 10 years, people in the United States can participate in its democracy by responding to the Census. This opportunity transcends immigrant status, income level, and all barriers to a fair and equal democracy. The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley is committed to ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — On the heels of a $2.2 trillion emergency stimulus package, which Congress passed last week to aid in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State of New Jersey will be receiving $82.2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public during the COVID-19 crisis, Hackensack will hold its upcoming city council meeting via video conference on April 7. Members of the public will be able to observe and participate in the meeting by using the “Zoom” online ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County Executive James Tedesco’s amended executive order calling for the additional closures of a larger portion of the business community signed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the county will not take effect. During a press conference at Two Bergen ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- As cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bergen County continue to climb -- the most recent tally of which has reached 61 -- County Executive James Tedesco is calling for tighter measures that will help corral large crowds to safeguard additional people from exposure to the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Following the death of a 69-year-old Little Ferry man who succumbed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday -- New Jersey’s first confirmed death from the potentially deadly virus that has claimed 30 lives around the United States since its December outbreak in Wuhan, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Since news of the coronavirus spread across national headlines this past December, it’s common to find people walking public streets with face masks on as a precaution to protect themselves from the potentially deadly disease.  On Sunday, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Before a crowd of local leaders spanning Bergen County and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco delivered the first state of the county address of the new decade on Thursday, February 20, touching upon the many achievements county leaders have ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Less than two weeks after the city Health Department shuttered a Main Street massage parlor for violating the provisions of its license following the arrests of two female employees from New York — one of whom offered sexual acts to an undercover police detective for money — the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- City officials on Tuesday, Jan. 14 received a certificate of recognition from Peter Lupo, a Veteran and Vice President of Public Affairs and Legislative Outreach for the NJ Veterans Chamber, recognizing Hackensack’s efforts to support veteran-owned businesses.  The Veteran ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Bergen County will receive a half-million dollars as part of Governor Murphy’s $7.8 million opioid initiative that will help county correctional facilities to provide medication-assisted opioid treatment to individuals with such addictions in county jails. The funds will also ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomed the return of incumbents Tom Sullivan, Mary Amoroso, and Germaine Ortiz at its annual reorganization meeting on January 7. Amoroso, Joan Voss and Steven Tanelli took oaths of leadership as chairwoman, vice chairwoman and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Less than two weeks after six people were shot to death inside a Jewish deli in Jersey City, and a man raided a rabbi’s residence in Monsey, New York senselessly stabbing five Orthodox Jews with a machete during a Hanukkah celebration, 14 state, local and religious leaders banded ...

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BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Sunday afternoon, Bergenfield Borough Hall Council Chambers was packed for the swearing-in ceremony of Mayor Arvin Amatorio and Councilmembers Ora Kornbluth and Salvador “Buddy” Deauna. The three candidates ran together as a slate and were elected together in ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Beginning Monday, December 9, the City of Hackensack is offering free parking in all metered spots along Main Street and Anderson Street. Parking will remain free in this area through Christmas Day, December 25. “The holidays are a special time, and suspending metered parking ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – The city council is considering a proposal by Pete Lupo, the vice president of the New Jersey Veterans Chamber of Commerce and a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve, to implement a “veterans-friendly municipality certification program” in the City of Hackensack ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The City of Hackensack has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority as part of the agency’s “Opportunity Zone Challenge Program.” As one of only five municipalities across the state to receive the grant, Hackensack will use these funds ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino was named one of New Jersey’s “Outstanding Women in Municipal Government” while attending the New Jersey League of Municipalities' 104th Annual Convention in Atlantic City on November 20. Secretary of State Tahesha Way and members of the New ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The city council will earmark their reward of $840,000 in Green Acres grant funding for improvements to Staib and Columbus Parks. The Green Acres Program was created by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in 1961 to meet New Jersey's growing ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — After nearly 36 years as the pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Gregory Jackson will retire at year’s end. At the Oct. 29 council meeting, the governing body bestowed Jackson with a proclamation for his service at the Central Avenue church which works to provide “meaningful ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Last month, Juda DeOliveria, H-Cop, Class I Special Officer of the Hackensack Police Department, observed an NJ State Trooper being assaulted on Route 80 East and pulled over his vehicle to break up the altercation. He was accompanied by retired NYPD officer Alfred Jackson in ...

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Hackensack, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Two Bergen County Plaza. The celebration will feature a performance by Latin music star and Paramus native Matt Hunter ...

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