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Mayor, Council Ring in Holiday Season at Hackensack Tree Lighting

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack's Mayor and Council were joined by hundreds of residents Monday evening for the annual Holiday Tree lighting ceremony ...

The 10,000 NJ Teachers Who Make $98K Or More In 2018  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Top 10000 NJ Teachers Salaries - Point Pleasant, NJ - Here are the 10000 top-paid N.J. public school teachers, a growing club earning $100K-plus a year.

Hackensack to host Holiday Tree Lighting This Monday Evening

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The City of Hackensack will host its annual Holiday Tree lighting ceremony this Monday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Green, ...

Hackensack Navy Sailor 19, Dies In Virginia Crash  Hackensack Daily Voice

A 19-year-old U.S. Navy sailor from Bergen County man was killed in a Virginia crash, authorities said.David A. Suescun of Hackensack was driving his 2010 ...

Hackensack school district unveils $165M facilities plan, includes new school

This is the latest step in the district's years-long process to find a way to upgrade facilities and address a growing student population.

Hackensack High School prom 2018 (PHOTOS)

Hackensack High School celebrated their prom at the Westmont Country Club in Woodland Park.

Hackensack creates special law enforcement officer position to protect city schools

The officers will be tasked with providing security in public and nonpublic schools in the city, as well as county colleges.

Hackensack school trustees clash over ex-administrator's corruption probe

School board members' strife comes as the district tries to present a united front ahead of a vote on a $165 million proposal for school upgrades.

Hackensack School Business Administrator Adrian Pollio resigns amid criminal investigation

Adrian Pollio, the former Hackensack school district business administrator, resigned abruptly from her position late last week amid a criminal investigation in ...

Hackensack High School walkout canceled due to security threat

Hackensack High School students will no longer take part in a walkout in response to the shooting in Parkland, Florida following security threats.

Hackensack BOE Presenting Renovation Plans Wednesday

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack Board of Education will present plans for renovations to multiple city schools at Wednesday night's Planning Board ...

Breaking with Hackensack High would be tough for Maywood district because of racial makeup

Breaking the send-receive relationship with Hackensack would be difficult because it would alter the high school's racial makeup, experts say.

Hackensack High School Crew Club Dominates Saturday's Regional Race, Hopes to Form High School Team Next Year

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Saturday morning, Hackensack High School freshmen Keira Gotrell and Sophia Montany left their mark on the Overpeck Regional Youth ...

Maywood school board to vote on studying break from Hackensack High School

Maywood school board will consider feasibility study on ending its contract with Hackensack High School and sending its students to another district.

Hackensack rowers begin with a win at Overpeck Park

Cheering and ringing a cowbell, about a dozen supporters watched from an overlook as the duo sprinted 1000 meters in a yellow boat.

What Hackensack's $117 million school budget means to taxpayers

HACKENSACK — Voters will have the final say on a $117 million school budget to pay for items such as a district security overhaul and hiring a guidance ...

Maywood rejects contract to send students to Hackensack High School

The Maywood school board rejected a contract with the Hackensack school district to send its students to Hackensack High School because the cost is too high.

A Life Cut Way Too Short: 19-Year-Old Bergen Navy Veteran Dies  Mahwah, NJ Patch

'A Life Cut Way Too Short:' Bergen Navy Vet Dies - Mahwah, NJ - David Alexander Suescun was a 'shipmate' and a 'son.' He died in a tragic car crash in ...

Hackensack Wins Wild Game Over Passaic Tech 36-21

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Not every high school football game is compelling. In fact, a lot of them can end up being one-sided affairs. But, Hackensack's Friday night ...

Hackensack assistant principal accuses ex-principal of sexual harassment, and board of retaliation

A former assistant principal alleges that she was sexually harassed on the job at Hackensack Middle School.

Five Hackensack Students Suffer Heat Exhaustion During Gym

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Today was the first day of school for most children in Hackensack, and unfortunately, it will be one several students and their families will ...

Hackensack, N.J.: Small, Ethnically Diverse and Affordable  The New York Times

A less expensive alternative to many New York City suburbs, Hackensack is building additional housing in an effort to attract millennials.

Hackensack wants security guards in schools next year

Hackensack's city and school district plan to split the cost of about seven guards to patrol school buildings next fall.

Bergen County High School Ranked As One of the Best in the Nation for Sending Graduates to Elite Colleges

HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Academies was recognized and ranked by the website Polarislist for being one of the best high schools in New Jersey ...

Hackensack school policy reinforces existing immigration practices

New rules barring immigration enforcement at the district schools reinforce existing ICE guidelines.

N.J. district closes schools over threat on day of student walk-outs

A regional high school and middle school in Gloucester County will be closed on Wednesday after an anonymous threat was made against it on a planned ...

Hackensack schools take steps to protect undocumented students from immigration enforcement

New rules in the district aim to protect information regarding students' immigration status, and agents will be denied entry without a warrant.

Hackensack Pours on Paterson Eastside, Wins Opener 53-18

PATERSON, NJ -- As summer winds down, families return from the beach and their holidays, and kids get ready to go back to school, the Hackensack High ...

Second Annual Teen Health Fair Taking Place Tuesday

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Tomorrow during school, thousands of Hackensack's public school students will get out of class to attend an expansive Teen Health Fair.

Male Athlete of the Week: Tymere Robinson, Hackensack

Tymere Robinson, of Hackensack High School, is the Male Athlete of the Week.

'Trust Was Broken': Maywood School Officials Disappointed With Hackensack's $165M Referendum  Hackensack Daily Voice

Maywood school officials and community members are less than pleased with Hackensack's $165 million referendum plan presented earlier this week at a ...

Hackensack school board sweep may lead to bridge-mending with City Council

HACKENSACK — A sweep of three open seats on the school board by City Council-endorsed challengers may signal a shift toward cooperation between the ...

Maywood programs may suffer if Hackensack does not lower tuition, says school official

Maywood claims that if Hackensack does not offer lower tuition rates, kindergarten classes, activities and staff may end up suffering.

Lawsuit by former Assistant Principal Alleges Sexual Harassment, 'Culture of Tolerance' for Abuse in Hackensack Schools

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Board of Education and Acting Superintendent of Schools Rosemary Marks are among more than 30 defendants named ...

Hip hop has a past in Bergen County. Producers are banking on Hackensack being its future

Some new music studios are headquartering themselves in Hackensack, and they're looking for talent close to home.

Maywood school board OKs study of break from Hackensack, but county mediation comes first

The school board will commission a feasibility study of sending students to another school, but a mediation session with the county will happen first.

Hackensack field hockey snaps 70-game winless streak

A New Jersey Transit train rumbled past the east side of the turf field at Hackensack High School several times on Thursday while the towering apartment ...

11-year-old boy falls 50 feet from Hackensack high-rise and survives

HACKENSACK ─ An 11-year-old boy suffered multiple broken bones after falling from the seventh-floor balcony of a city high-rise on Wednesday.

Archive: Maywood sends students elsewhere, explore switch from Hackensack

Maywood has sent its students to Hackensack High School for decades, but borough school officials say they can no longer afford Hackensack's costs.

Maywood district ends years-old contract with Rochelle Park to share business services

Termination of the schools contract has forced the Rochelle Park district to hire its own business administrator, officials said.

New Jersey school walkouts: Full Coverage

North Jersey students poured out of classrooms Wednesday morning, filling football fields, parking lots and lawns where they bowed heads, waved signs and ...

Beloved Hackensack High School Teacher Bernard Zoch Dies  Hackensack Daily Voice

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Former students, teachers and community members of Hackensack High School are mourning the loss of their beloved teacher Bernard ...

Former Hackensack School Business Administrator Accused of Stealing $15000

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Adrian Pollio, the School Business Administrator who resigned following a criminal investigation by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, ...

Police: Hackensack High Students Caught Pulling Fire Alarm -- Twice  Hackensack Daily Voice

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Two 15-year-old Hackensack High School students pulled school fire alarms Tuesday afternoon, said police who took them into custody.

10 high school graduation traditions in North Jersey that we love

These North Jersey high school graduation traditions create shared memories between generations.

Operation Prom: High school girls say yes to a free dress

Hackensack library holds its first ever Prom Dress Giveaway; hands out dozens of dresses to local teenagers.

CDC Issues New Concussion Guidelines As Kids Head Back To School  CBS New York

Kids are back to school and that means young athletes are back on the field again. And while fall sports are a good time, they do come with a risk.

Hackensack Loses in Shootout to Paramus Catholic 54-42

PARAMUS, NJ -- After starting their season 2-0, Hackensack was faced with the tough task of beating Paramus Catholic on the road, who have not lost to a ...

Hackensack High School Students Had Clever Alternative To National Walkout  Hackensack Daily Voice

National Walkout Day was cancelled in Hackensack due to security concerns, school officials announced."In response to security concerns brought to the ...

Hackensack Comets Blow Out North Bergen to Claim Sectional Basketball Championship

HACKENSACK -- The Hackensack Comets boys basketball team won its second sectional championship in three years, overcoming a sluggish start to blow out ...

Breaking: Hackensack Fire Erupts on Main St.

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Firefighters are on scene of a large fire on Main Street between East Mercer Street and Demarest Street which spread to buildings in that ...

Diverse Hackensack High School class graduates

The Hackensack High School class of 2017 had its graduation ceremony.

Thank you for your service, Murray Bright  Walker Pilot Independent

Spec 4 Murray Bright was born and raised in Walker. He graduated from Walker-Hackensack High School in 1968, and attended college for four years before ...

Hackensack Officials 'Just Say No' to Marijuana Dispensary in City

HACKENSACK, NJ -- With a push towards potential marijuana legalization being debated in the state legislature, the issue made its way to Hackensack on ...

Future Uncertain For Incoming Maywood High Schoolers  Hackensack Daily Voice

MAYWOOD, N.J. — Maywood school officials “must seek alternative remedies,” after rejecting the terms of a contract that would have allowed them to continue ...

Hackensack Soccer Field Could Become New School  Hackensack Daily Voice

Due to increasing enrollment in the district, the Hackensack Board of Education is considering building a new school, reports.Officials are ...

Hackensack Fire Department Shows Bergen County Youth Police Academy the Ropes (and Ladders, and Hoses)

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The 14th annual Bergen County Youth Police Academy cadets visited the Hackensack Fire Department today, for exciting exercises that ...

Bergen County Academies Teacher Receives Prestigious National Honor

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Classes at Bergen County Academies are back in session, this year with a teacher who has been nationally recognized for her dedication ...

Bergen County's First GSA Summit a Huge Success, Boon for High School GSAs

PARAMUS, NJ -- The Tech Center at Bergen Community College opened its doors for a brand new, inspiring day of leadership and activism at the first ...

FDU Basketball visits Hackensack Middle School

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack Middle School's eighth-graders were in for a special treat Monday as three members of the Fairleigh Dickinson men's ...

NJ Has 103 Of Americas Best High Schools In 2018, US News Says  Toms River, NJ Patch

NJ Has 103 Of America's Best High Schools In 2018 - Toms River, NJ - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country.

Hackensack High School prom 2016 (PHOTOS)

Find all of the's prom coverage, including last year's photos, on

Hackensack Carriers Earn Million Mile Safe Driving Awards

South Hackensack, – Surrounded by co-workers and senior postal managers, three safety conscious Hackensack letter carriers were recognized on Friday, ...

Hackensack High School Prom Off To Serious Start  Hackensack Daily Voice

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack officials had a serious message for students hours before senior prom.Students gathered Thursday morning outside of the ...

Jaimik Moore of Hackensack leads Brookdale basketball to perfect season

Jaimik Moore helped lead the Brookdale basketball team to a 34-0 season and second Division III national junior college championship in five years.

Report Implicates Former Hackensack Parish Priest in Abuse Scandal

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A bombshell report issued by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury empanelled to investigate sexual abuse by Catholic priests implicates Father ...

Educator with 23 years in Hackensack schools will lead district

HACKENSACK — The Board of Education has selected Rosemary Marks, an educator who has worked in the city school district for more than 20 years, to lead it ...

Hackensack City Officials Host Redevelopment Summit

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mayor John Labrosse delivered opening remarks at the City's first annual Redevelopment Summit at the Hackensack Performing Arts ...

Cogelja, Powell & Velez Announce Campaign for Hackensack Board of Education

HACKENSACK — The "Putting Our Kids First" Board of Education slate of Frances Cogelja, Lance Powell and Carlos Velez are announcing their campaign in ...

Hackensack Day Laborer Charged with Sexual Assault of a Minor

HACKENSACK, NJ -- An Ecuadoran national living in Hackensack has been arrested and charged sexual assaulting a 16-year-old girl. The Hackensack Police ...

South Hackensack Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Prosecutor's office has announced the arrest of 43-year-old South Hackensack resident Shane W. O'Connor on the ...

Hackensack Names New Police Director

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack appointed Gerard Marinelli as its new Police Director at Tuesday's City Council Meeting. Marinelli has previously served as ...

Hackensack police charge mother, 15-year-old son with falsely reporting armed carjacking

HACKENSACK — A 15-year-old boy and his mother were charged with falsely reporting an armed carjacking to police after the teen crashed and abandoned ...

Gov. Murphy cuts ribbon opening Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

NUTLEY, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined leaders from Hackensack Meridian Health, Seton Hall University, and other dignitaries to officially open ...

Fame Jr. and Caribbean Night Highlight HACPAC Weekend Showcases

HACKENSACK, NJ -- As part of the Main Street Live Mini Concert Series, the Hackensack Department of Cultural Arts will present “Caribbean Night” on Friday, ...

Hackensack PD: USS Ling Naval Museum Vandalized

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The continuing saga of the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine later converted to a naval museum whose future is in question, took a ...

Hackensack PD: Man and Woman Found with Heroin in their Car, Children in their Back Seat

HACKENSACK, NJ -- An adult male and an adult female were arrested Thursday in Hackensack for using heroin with two young children in their vehicle, ...

Dance Showcase "Yaatra III" at HACPAC Sunday

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) welcomes “Yaatra III: A Journey of Love” on Sunday, June 10. The two-hour show ...

Boys Volleyball: 1st-year program Scotch Plains-Fanwood wins Hackensack Tournament

Scotch Plains-Fanwood, which is in its first year as a varsity program, won the Hackensack Tournament on Saturday at Hackensack High School. It finished ...

At a glance: 2017-18 Hackensack school district budget

The Board of Education approved a $109 million budget it is asking to voters to approve in the April election.

Rising MMA Fighter Juvaunne Gordon Of Hackensack Dies, 26  Hackensack Daily Voice

Hackensack native Juvaunne Gordon died on Friday, April 20. He was 26 years old.UPDATE: Cause Of Death For Hackensack MMA Fighter Juvaunne Gordon ...

Hackensack Man Arrested for Heroin Trafficking

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Hackensack resident was arrested on Friday morning by the city's police department for possessing $2000 worth of heroin.

Martin Luther King Jr. remembered in North Jersey, 50 years after his death

It's been 50 years since he gave his life for all of us. We're here to be grateful,” said Virgie Kelly of Bergenfield.

Bergen County DPW Employee Tragically Dies in an Accident at Saddle River Park

SADDLE RIVER, NJ -- Last night, a Bergen County Department of Public Works employee was seriously injured at approximately 5:15 p.m. while operating in ...

Hackensack Moving Company Among 29 Busted in Undercover Probe

HACKENSACK, NJ – A Hackensack moving company was one of 29 named by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office Division of Consumer Affairs today as ...

Four of New Jersey's 169 Opportunity Zones Located in Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The United States Department of Treasury has approved 169 areas in New Jersey as Opportunity Zones, including four in Hackensack.

'A Night of Music with Dreena' coming to Hackensack Friday

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center will host “A Night of Music with Dreena” on Friday, Sept. 21. Drawing inspiration from the queens ...

Parties select candidates for Bergen County Sheriff race

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Democratic and Republican parties have selected the two candidates they will run to replace disgraced ex-Sheriff Michael Saudino.

Chamber of Commerce Honors Citizens of the Year

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual Gala honoring 2018's Distinguished Citizens Awards recipients - Dr.

Bergen County Aims to Eliminate Youth Homelessness, Creates Young Adult Homelessness Task Force

HACKENSACK, NJ -- On Thursday afternoon, Bergen County Executive signed an act creating a Young Adult Homelessness Task Force, aimed at providing ...

School board candidates file for April elections

Candidates will compete for school board seats in Garfield, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Hackensack, Oakland, Passaic and Totowa.

Top 221 NJ Schools That Send Students To Elite Universities  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Top 221 NJ Schools That Send Students To Elite - Point Pleasant, NJ - A new website ranks high schools based on how many students they send to Harvard, ...

Bergen County track and field Meet of Champions, 2018: Full coverage, videos and results

The 2018 Bergen County track and field Meet of Champions took place at Hackensack High School and the Bergen athletes threw down some incredible ...

Pickup Truck Crashes into Apartment Building, Only Minor Injuries Reported

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A three-car motor vehicle accident in which a pickup truck slammed into a city apartment building on Monday did not result in any major ...

Hackensack High School Custodian ID'd As Victim Of Weekend Crash  Hackensack Daily Voice

HACKENSACK, N.J. — A Hackensack High School custodian has been identified as the victim of a fatal weekend crash in Paterson, reports.

The Cast of Beatlemania Moved Inside to HACPAC, Still at 7:30pm Tonight

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Due to inclement weather, tonight's Summer Concert by The Cast of Beatlemania has been moved from the Green to the indoor ...

Rec Wrestling: 23 Hasbrouck Heights Wrestlers Advance to Regional Tournament

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights High School was the site of the District 5 Tournament over the weekend and advanced almost two dozen rec ...

March for Our Lives: Where to find protests in your area on Saturday

Student-led marches across New Jersey are part of the national March for Our Lives protests against gun violence.

Hackensack mayor, board attorney clash over teacher

HACKENSACK — Mayor John Labrosse and Richard Salkin, the school board attorney, clashed in a heated argument about a teacher who appears to have ...

Bergen County Executive, Board of Chosen Freeholders Recognize National Teachers Week

HACKENSACK, NJ – Last night, Christine Esola, Bergen County Teacher of the Year, came to the work session meeting of the Freeholders. Ms. Esola is a ...

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