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Hackensack Flash Flood Watch Today through Friday Morning...again

September 23, 2021

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - More foul weather is forecasted for Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, September 24.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Bergen County, a warning area locals have come to respect after remnants of Hurricane Ida stormed through the area earlier this month.

A period of heavy rainfall is likely with the passage of ...

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Hackensack Through Thursday Morning

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — A flash flood watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The flash flood watch is in effect for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in northeast New Jersey: Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, ...

The Remnants of Tropical Storm Ida are Expected to Hit Hackensack Wednesday

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — In preparation of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch throughout New Jersey. The storm is expected to hit Wednesday into Thursday with heavy rainfalls equaling five inches, scattered thunderstorms and high wind gusts. Combining that with the previous wet conditions Hackensack has been facing, the NWS ...

NWS: Hurricane Henri Brings Over 3 Inches of Rainfall to Hackensack

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -- Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Henri brought over three inches of rainfall to Hackensack, according to the National Weather Service.

In the county, the highest measurement came from Oakland with over six inches. Measurements from the top Bergen County towns are below:

Town/Storm total inches/Time

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Hackensack: Tropical Storm Warning Issued as Henri is Forecasted to Bring Heavy Rains

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Tropical Storm Henri is forecasted to affect local weather conditions from Saturday night through Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a tropical storm warning for Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union and Hudson counties, which the NWS is forecasting to cause "widespread rainfall of ...

Hackensack Temps Could Feel Like 108 This Week. Tips to Stay Cool

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — Air temperatures are expected to become dangerously hot this week, with a heat index value of 107 degrees possible Wednesday and 108 degrees possible Thursday, the National Weather Service warned Tuesday afternoon.

A heat excessive heat warning will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, forecasters said. 

The Hackensack ...

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Bloom's Picks: The Seven Top Ranked Investment Firms and Funds of 2021

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Investing is absolutely essential for most people who plan on retiring comfortably. Yet, as the economic fallout from the pandemic has shown, a solid and steady economy can quickly turn on its head, “leaving those who haven’t prepared scrambling for income. (Bankrate).

So, according to the team at NRIA, assessing and examining ...

New Jersey's COVID19 Numbers for Thursday

September 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Thursday afternoon.

There were 2,040 new PCR cases reported and 462 antigen tests, with 24 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 992,586 positive PCR cases, 149,033 positive antigen cases, and 24,515 deaths, and ...

New Jersey's COVID19 Numbers for Wednesday

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during his Wednesday afternoon press conference.

There were 2,027 new PCR cases reported and 538 antigen tests, with 24 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 990,677 positive PCR cases, 148,696 positive antigen cases, and 24,491 deaths, ...

New Jersey's COVID19 Numbers for Tuesday

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Tuesday afternoon.

There were 1822 new PCR cases reported and 583 antigen tests, with 38 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 988,710 positive PCR cases, 148,306 positive antigen cases, and 24,467 deaths, and ...

Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to Visit Municipalities Across Bergen County

September 17, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners continue to urge residents and business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida to apply for Federal disaster relief.

Starting Friday, FEMA will deploy Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to municipalities across Bergen County to answer questions, assist with registration for FEMA Individual ...

Gottheimer Remembers 9/11 & North Jersey Lives and First Responders Lost

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Saturday, on the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) took part in remembrance ceremonies across Bergen County — to honor the members of the North Jersey community and first responders who lost their lives in the attacks, to commemorate the first responders lost since, and to recommit to protecting America ...

Hackensack Residents and Businesses Can Register for Financial Assistance from Ida

NORTH JERSEY — Bergen County was included in FEMA’s Major Disaster Declaration. The declaration will allow individuals in the approved counties to register at www.disasterassistance.gov for direct federal assistance for Ida-related recovery, which may include home repairs, temporary housing, low-cost loans, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the ...

Hackensack Flash Flood Watch Today through Friday Morning...again

September 23, 2021

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - More foul weather is forecasted for Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, September 24.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Bergen County, a warning area locals have come to respect after remnants of Hurricane Ida stormed through the area earlier this month.

A period of heavy rainfall is likely with the passage of ...

October 2021: Services & Events @ Hackensack’s Johnson Public Library

September 24, 2021

Subscribe to JPL’s e-newsletter for updates on events & services at: johnsonlib.org/sign-up  
 

FOR ALL AGES

Hispanic Heritage Bingo Night
Monday, October 4, 6-7pm
Join us on the library lawn or on Zoom for a fun and adventurous activity to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and share each other's perspective on our culture, customs, language, and more. Register ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, September 26, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center Parking Lot, Elmwood Park

Spencer Savings Bank Is Hosting A Pet Adoption Day

Business & Finance Education Food & Drink Giving Back Other

Thu, September 30, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights

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Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

Healing the Body Naturally

Each one of us has the power to become our own best healer. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Emanuela Visione, author of the book, Healing Through Nature's Medicine: A Story of Hope. Emanuela teaches how to reverse many chronic conditions naturally by using a unique whole food approach. 

Emanuela shares her story and tips for natural healing:

On her transition from ...

The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship

As a business owner, does it often feel like you’re riding a roller coaster? Do you find yourself confronted by the demons of fear, inconsistency, and doubt?

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Suzanne Moore, a business and marketing coach. In her new book, Hang on Tight: Learn to Love the Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship, Suzanne dissects the ups and downs of ...

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Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)

 

Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

The Series of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...