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Hackensack Police Department Hiring Class II Officers

June 30, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Police Department is looking for certified Special Law Enforcement Officers Class II (SLEO II) to join their team. 

HPD is looking for part-time applicant resumes who meet the following criteria: 

Must be a resident of New Jersey and possess a valid NJ Driver's License.

Must be able to read, write and speak the English language ...

Applications Closing Soon: Hackensack Police Department Youth Academy

HACKENSACK, NJ - The due date for applications for Hackensack Police Department’s Youth Academy is coming up. Applications will be accepted through June 30. 

The Youth Academy is open to kids in grades seven through 12. Academy participants will get an inside look at life as an officer, with training and demonstrations with K-9s, fire safety, fitness and motorcycles. 

Those ...

Hackensack Police Department Welcomes New Officers to Agency

HACKENSACK, NJ - Following graduation from the Bergen County Police Academy, the Hackensack Police Department welcomed four new recruits to the team. 

“Congratulations to the graduating Class #128 of the Bergen County Police Academy,” the Hackensack Police Department said in a social media post. “HPD welcomes our newest Police Officers! Best of luck during your ...

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive a Success, HPD Wins

HACKENSACK, NJ - Over 27 units of blood were collected during this year’s Battle of the Badges American Red Cross Blood Drive. Hackensack Police Department won the competition against the Hackensack Fire Department, but Red Cross New Jersey Regional Communications Program Manager Sheri Ferreira says the real winners are the up to 81 lives that will be saved by the blood ...

Teaneck Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault, Weapons Offenses for Altercation in Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Teaneck man is facing charges following an altercation that took place in late May, the Hackensack Police Department announced.

Tshaughn Fields 26, was criminally charged with aggravated assault by pointing a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a permit, criminal mischief and terroristic threats. Fields was remanded to the Bergen County ...

Hackensack Juvenile Charged in Connection to Shooting on Main Street, Robbery

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack juvenile has been arrested for attempted murder, weapons and robbery charges, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. 

The juvenile, whose identity has not been disclosed due to his age, has been charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, ...

Hackensack Fire Department Battles Flames on Prospect Avenue During Memorial Day

HACKENSACK, NJ - During the late hours of Memorial Day, the Hackensack Fire Department was battling an apartment fire on Prospect Avenue. 

According to a social media post from the Hackensack Fire Department, around 11 p.m., members of the first platoon responded to an apartment fire located at the Quail Heights Apartments on 240 Prospect Avenue. The fire was located in apartment 209 and ...

Sunday Shooting Leaves 33-Year-Old Man Injured, Prosecutor’s Office Investigating

HACKENSACK, NJ - Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office of Major Crimes Unit and the Hackensack Police Department are investigating a shooting that took place Sunday evening. 

According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the shooting took place at Deli Mart 789 Main Street. At approximately 9:00 p.m., the Hackensack Police ...


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Why You Need a Business Banking Account

You might be running a brick-and-mortar shop. Maybe those weekend music gigs bring in real money. Or perhaps your online craft store is taking off. From traditional small businesses to smaller side projects, managing finances is a critical component of your success.

Business banking can help you manage the financial aspects of your company in ways a personal checking account just ...

Fair Lawn Parent Objects to "Progressive" Flag That Was Hanging in Front of TJ Middle School

June 22, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ - A parent objected to a "progressive" flag he characterized as "controversial" and "politically charged" hung at TJ Middle School.

Parent Kurt Schwartz, a lifelong resident of the borough who has three children, said, "Some, maybe not all, parents may be uncomfortable discussing a progressive pride flag with their 5th-grade son or ...

Three Men Charged in Lodi Parking Lot Murder Investigation

HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrests of three men on multiple charges in the death of a Lodi man in March 2022.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Giovanni Feliciano from Garfield, Jefersson Gonzalez and Elvis DeJesus both of Paterson. 

The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bergen County ...

Customers who use SNAP/EBT Now Get a 50% Discount on Fruits and Vegetables Thanks to City Green’s Good Food Bucks Program

June 29, 2022

City Green’s statewide Good Food Bucks nutrition incentive program, which gives customers greater purchasing power when they use SNAP/EBT to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, is now available in Hackensack, Bergen County, providing families with an opportunity to purchase even more fresh food. 

Hackensack Market, a mid-size grocery store located at 120 Passaic St. in Hackensack ...

Lodi Woman Becomes Paterson Gunshot Victim

June 24, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – At 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a 34-year-old Lodi female had arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson via a private vehicle seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valeds and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. 

Based on the ...

All in the Family

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring.

Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room.

Broken Open

This month, July 8 to be exact, marks the 13th anniversary of the premiere of the Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life brand and radio show.

Back in 2009, I was going through a bit of an identity crisis trying to figure out my next move. I had given so much of myself to my family that I got lost. I had no career, my children were growing up, and my marriage was stagnant. It was during ...

How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

I recently heard about the passing of a man to whom I was introduced when I had just created the Change Your Attitude … Change Your Life brand. I was unsure about how I would proceed. He had media experience and professional contacts and offered sage advice and support. He even introduced me to a few people that later went on to become guests of the show.

I was not what one would ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).


For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...