Government

November 20, 2019

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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HACKENSACK, NJ – City officials are mulling the placement of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city of Hackensack.  During the Sept. 24 council meeting, representatives of Greenspot, a Jersey City-based, e-mobility company that specializes in the development, installation and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite the public to celebrate 10 years of preventing and ending homelessness at the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center on Tuesday, October 1 at 1 p.m. at Two Bergen County Plaza. The ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – For Lucille Cigolini, fighting addiction isn’t a matter of willpower or love. If it were, her son Justin would still be alive. Addiction, rather, is a lifelong brain disease currently afflicting millions of Americans who all too often suffer with it in the shadows of their shame; a ...

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HACKENSACK - On Sat., Sept. 14, Mayor John Labrosse and the Hackensack City Council officially cut the ribbon on the new and improved Mellone-Mariniello Recreation Center at 116 Holt St., which was opened last month after almost two years of extensive renovations. Members of the Joseph Mellone ...

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BERGEN- In Ridgewood, on Mon., Sept. 9, U.S. Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) will focus on the fight against domestic terrorism, to combat the rise in ISIS-inspired, homegrown terror and white ...

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BERGEN COUNTY- The Simon Wiesenthal Center recently honored Bergen County Clerk, John S. Hogan with its “Heroes for Tolerance” award at a pre-game ceremony at the Yankee Stadium.  In presenting the award to Hogan, Michael D. Cohen, Eastern Director of the Wiesenthal Center and Englewood Council ...

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NEW JERSEY - As Hurricane Dorian approaches the Atlantic Coast for the holiday weekend according to SafeSmartLiving.now has some safety tips to share with you before preparing for the holiday weekend. Before a Hurricane, know if you live in a flood-prone or evacuation area.  Have a safety plan ...

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HACKENSACK NJ - Celebrating its 19th year, this year’s Hackensack Youth Academy class has 65 registered students. The Hackensack Police Youth Academy started on Monday morning with a the flag salute at 8:30 a.m. at Nellie K Parker School located at 261 Maple Hill Drive. "For 19 years, the ...

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HACKENSACK -- The Hackensack Fire Department purchased recently a brand new, heavy-rescue truck capable of carrying fire-fighting equipment that smaller vehicles are unable to carry according to fire officials.   "I am overwhelmed by the good this new heavy-rescue truck will do for the city of ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- Data firm Niche has recently released comprehensive rankings of the top school districts in New Jersey, using a detailed formula that incorporates data from the U.S. Department of Education, test scores, survey responses from students and parents, and other sources.  Schools in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- After almost two years of renovations, Mayor John Labrosse and the entire Hackensack City Council held a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new and improved Mellone and Mariniello Recreation Center on Monday. The so-called "M&M" building was built in the 1970's thanks to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Several drop-in cooling centers throughout Bergen County will remain open this weekend to help residents stay cool during the current heat wave, county officials announced Friday afternoon. Additionally, Lyft is offering free rides to cooling centers. In New Jersey, anyone ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Some of Bergen County's most well-known names have partnered with the county to help promote why it's a great place to live, work and play. Bergen County officials and iHeartMedia unveiled a new partnership last week aimed at boosting tourism and economic development within the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Mobile Unit will be in Hackensack on July 19, giving residents the chance to avoid a trip down to the local DMV. The unit, which is able to handle several services that the MVC offices offer, will be parked at One Bergen County plaza ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - County officials recognized a Bergen County Academies student this past week for coming in first place at an international science competition. Jason Ping, a junior, was presented with a certificate of commendation by the Freeholder Board and County Executive Jim Tedesco on ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Jail will remain under quarantine through the end of the month as officials investigate additional suspected cases of mumps among the inmates. In an update issued Wednesday, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton said a sixth case was confirmed, prompting an ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Nearly three dozen residents from around northern New Jersey were recognized Monday morning for their contributions to the community. During the fourth annual Hometown Hero awards, which were held at Felician University in Lodi, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer honored a group that ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Students at some New Jersey high schools may soon be able to hit the snooze alarm a few more times each morning before heading off to hit the books. A bill that would authorize the state Department of Education to create a four-year pilot program to study whether later start ...

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