Green

May 16, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ –  Now here’s something to crow about. After 19 years of competing in the New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding, a three-man team from Bergen County posted a new personal record for the number of sightings during the 24-hour event last weekend. The Hackensack ...

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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 -- Earth Day 2019 was more than just a day for Hackensack Riverkeeper; it was an entire week – and then some. Led by Caitlin Doran, the clean water advocacy organization’s Outreach Coordinator, 278 volunteers met at eight sites in New Jersey and New York to remove trash, litter and ...

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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 – As work nears completion on a large mural on Demarest Place, the public is being asked for input on what other types of art projects they’d like to see around the city. Through Friday, Creative Hackensack, a community-based organization made up of art advocates, will have a booth ...

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TRENTON, NJ - When the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) learned the findings of a comprehensive report showed litter along streets and highways has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years, the obvious question was: What about the other 47 percent? That is why the NJCCC has ...

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HACKENSACK – Since Aldi’s grand opening nearly two years ago in Hackensack, regular shoppers have become familiar with the discount grocery chain’s efforts to be as eco-conscious as possible. Its 17,000-square foot Main Street building was created using recycled materials and LED lights. Inside ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Area businesses will now have the opportunity to purchase locally grown greens and give back to a good cause while they do it, thanks to a newly-launched endeavor by REED Next, a non-profit that supports autistic adults. The organization kicked off the start of National Autism ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Snow may be in the forecast this week, but according to the National Weather Service (NWS), very little accumulation is expected. The big news this week is the cold. Daytime temperatures are expected to stay below freezing all week, with night time temperatures in the single ...

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Sandals and Beaches resorts will eliminate all Styrofoam from their resorts in the Caribbean starting Feb. 1, 2019. Sandals operates 19 resorts on seven islands including the Bahamas, Grenada, and Turks & Caicos.  "As we enter the New Year, it's incredibly important to ...

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In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a portion of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson. "The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm not a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Deputy Mayor David Sims and Councilman Leonardo Battaglia joined Hackensack DPW workers early Thursday morning for the removal of the City's 50+ foot tall Holiday Tree, which stood at The Green for over 30 years. After being inspected by an arborist, it was determined to be a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack Mayor and Council are encouraging voters to head to the polls next week and vote on the Open Space Referendum. The Open Space Tax would raise funds to be used for for the purchase and maintenance of properties dedicated to open space, recreation or historic ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Members of Hackensack’s Environmental Commission spoke at Tuesday’s Council of the Whole meeting to outline their desire to refurbish or rebuild the Greenhouse in Johnson Park, which, in recent years, has fallen into disrepair.  Lorelei Kaminsky, a longtime Environmental ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Monday afternoon, Bergen County leaders met outside of the Essex Station to announce the opening of a much needed bus loop connecting five points in Hackensack. The loop will allow commuters who might otherwise need to walk excessive distances from the train station to take this ...

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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 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- The 54th Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show and Concert is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Van Saun County Park in Paramus, N.J.  It will be held in Lot 4, area F. The rain date is Sunday, October 14th.  More than 100 adult visual artists ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The summer finale of Hackensack's outdoor series ‘Movies Under the Stars’ drew an estimated 150-200 people Thursday night to watch the Marvel comic book adaptation 'Black Panther' in Atlantic Street Park. Residents brought their own lawn chairs, water bottles, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Department of Cultural Arts concludes its “Movies Under the Stars” series this Thursday at 8:00pm in Atlantic Street Park with the box-office smash “Black Panther.” The film has a run time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, and stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County officials recently approved a contract to replace the boat dock located at the North Arlington section of Riverside County Park, a project that will improve the south Bergen park and expand public access to the river for recreation. This action reflects the continued ...

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A report from AAA released earlier this week shows that the average price at the pump today in New Jersey is down two cents to $2.87 from last week ($2.89), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is three cents lower than a month ago ($2.90), but still 49 ...

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Today, New Jersey Family, the go-to source for NJ parents, announced its 2nd Annual Ultimate Bucket List. The list reveals its readers’ musts in and around the state—the places New Jerseyans have to see and experience and the food and drinks they've got to try, and Hackensack landmark made their ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Department of Cultural Arts begins its “Movies Under the Stars” series on Thursday, June 28 with box-office hit “Wonder” starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.  Released theatrically last November, the film centers on a child dealing with Treacher Collins ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- One of William Shakespeare’s most acclaimed plays “The Tempest” will be performed at Atlantic Street Park on successive Wednesdays, June 20 and 27. The two performances will be done by Hudson Shakespeare Company, based in Jersey City, which has a long history of performing ...

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