Government

June 3, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ – Hackensack University Medical Center graduated its fourth class of Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T. Soldiers, a specialized medical training program for members of the armed forces. Operation S.M.A.R.T. – which stands for Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training – aims to help ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Under the city's newly adopted 2019 municipal budget, the average tax bills will decrease. During its May 21 meeting, officials signed off on the $106 million budget, which includes a 0% tax levy increase and marks a decline in the tax rate for the fourth year in a row. “A ...

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HACKENACK, NJ – The city will host its annual Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony 10 a.m. Monday. The ceremony will be held in Veterans Park, 184 Hudson Street. Memorial Day weekend also marks the opening of the city’s splash pads in Carver Park and Polifly Park. From May 25 to June 30, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Former Hackensack Mayor and Bergen County Republican Party Chairman Jack Zisa is receiving significant public criticism for his recent decision to publicly welcome former Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino back into the county party. Saudino resigned his position as ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – After more than a year under the leadership of an acting prosecutor, Bergen County now has a new chief law enforcement officer. Mark Musella was sworn in as Bergen County Prosecutor by Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie Mizdol on Monday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- For the past 22 years, the Bergen County American Dream Program has sponsored an Annual Homebuyer Fair the first Saturday of every June (Homeownership month) that draws 300 to 400 people. This year, the 23rd Annual Bergen County Home Ownership Fair will take place on Saturday, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Division of Community Development will once again host its home ownership fair, an annual event that gives home seekers an opportunity to learn everything they need to know about buying a house. The fair will be held June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Registration is now open for those who want to reserve a plot in the soon-to-be opened community garden in Hackensack.  Ground was broken earlier this month to prepare a section of Johnson Park for the garden and by Memorial Day the area will be ready for residents to start ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The launch of a long-awaited change this summer to the pattern used for flights landing at Teterboro Airport has been postponed until at least next year, a delay that has left city officials upset with the Federal Aviation Administration. At the quarterly meeting of the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- NJ Advance Media reported Sunday that Governor Phil Murphy’s administration planned to shift $33 million from the New Jersey State Firemen's Association in the proposed 2019 State budget. This prompted a strong reaction from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, firefighter for ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Artwork created by nearly two dozen students from around Bergen County will grace the walls of municipal buildings, libraries, senior centers, schools and county offices after being named winners of the county’s 2020 election calendar contest. The annual poster contest, which is ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Congressman Josh Gottheimer is encouraging nonprofits, including houses of worship, schools and religious institutions to apply for the Nonprofit Security Grant, which is geared to provide funding for target hardening and physical security enhancements to help protect against ...

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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 -- At Monday night’s Hackensack Board of Education meeting, Board Trustees selected Lance Powell and newly-elected Trustee Scott James-Vickery to fill the year-long President and Vice President positions, respectively. “I feel humbled and excited,” Powell said. Elected to the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) spoke alongside seniors targeted by financial scams, announcing the bipartisan Senior Security Act, which will help stop financial predators from scamming seniors out of their savings. The act will create the Senior Investor Taskforce within ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen Community College has received a $35,000 grant that allows the school to broaden its criminal justice program to include more humanities. Integrating the study of film, art, music and literature into the school’s existing criminal justice program will ultimately better ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- On Wednesday, the County of Bergen held its annual ceremony recognizing the Armenian Genocide, which began on April 24, 1915 at the direction of leaders of the Ottoman Empire and resulted in the deaths of 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children. The event was held at the ...

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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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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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HACKENSACK – A pair of grants from the state will help Hackensack continue its efforts to transform Main Street into a safe, vibrant and walkable downtown area. The city is one of five municipalities in New Jersey to earn grant funding through Transit Village, a state initiative that encourages ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The City held a public hearing last night on its 2019 Municipal Budget, which will see a 0 percent tax levy increase. Due to a slight delay in approval from the state, the budget will not be able to be voted on until the next Council meeting in two weeks.  “What we all wanted ...

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HACKENSACK – Hungry for tacos? On Thursday evening, the city’s zoning board signed off on plans to build a new Taco Bell restaurant and single-lane drive-thru on Main Street. The application, filed by Muy Brands, LLC., calls for the construction of a freestanding 2,083-square foot, one-story ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Ira Goodman pulled ahead of Board of Education Vice President Tim Hoffman in the continuing race for the third and final seat on the Hackensack School Board today after 17 provisional ballots and 32 vote by mail ballots were counted at the Bergen County Board of Elections. The new ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – An Easter egg design created by a senior at Hackensack High School will represent New Jersey at the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday in Washington, D.C., the New Jersey Department of Education announced Thursday. Each year, every state is asked by the U.S. Department of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Smart Schools slate will pick up at least two seats on the city's Board of Education after Tuesday's election, with the third spot still up for grabs with more votes to be counted and a potential recount looming. According to unofficial results provided by the City ...

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NEW BRUSWICK, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson University finds ...

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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 - The Hackensack Fire Department welcomed eight new faces this week to its ranks. On Monday morning, Sean Ruane, Matthew Garnto, Eric Nassello, Michael O’Reilly, Joseph Yannotti, Kevin Cribben, Brendan Egan and Shawn Yates officially began their careers as city ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- In a demonstration of bipartisan cooperation rarely seen in New Jersey, the State Senate and Assembly have passed a bill to better prepare school officials and law enforcement to respond to emergencies on school grounds. The legislation requires NJ schools to provide maps and ...

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