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Critics demand resignation of Hackensack school trustee who said LGBT education is 'repugnant'

Hundreds gathered at the Hackensack school board meeting on June 17, many of them critics of a trustee who slammed new LGBT education requirements.

Hackensack school board member under fire for emails targeting LGBT curriculum

A Hackensack school board member told the acting superintendent in emails that she is "disgusted and appalled" by efforts to teach LGBT history.

Amid Calls To Resign, Hackensack School Board Member Apologizes For Emails Critical of LGBT Curriculum Requirement

HACKENSACK, NJ – A Hackensack School Board Member has issued an apology after arousing controversy for saying she was disturbed by New Jersey's new ...

Anger, tears as Hackensack youth is sentenced for killing man making Chinese food delivery

A volatile mix of grief, anger and frustration erupted in Superior Court on Wednesday as an 18-year-old Hackensack youth was sentenced to 24 years in prison ...

NFL Great Leonard Marshall Speaks To Hackensack Students

HACKENSACK, NJ – Former New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Marshall visited students Tuesday at Hackensack Middle School, where he urged ...

Charter School Involved In LGBTQ Mural Controversy To Adopt Inclusive Curriculum

HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Arts & Science Charter School (BASCS), where controversy stirred last month after an LGBTQ-themed mural was ... Presents Bergenfest --> at, the home of original arts journalism and New Jersey's arts newswire  New Jersey Stage

(RIDGEWOOD, NJ) -- The non-profit humanitarian organization presents Bergenfest, a benefit concert run by students that is full of music and fun for ...

Hundreds remember longtime Hackensack High School Principal Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom served as Hackensack High School principal from 1970 to 1992. A ceremony was held at the school in his honor April 27, 2019.

Memorial Day Weekend In Hackensack: Ceremony Planned, Splash Pads To Open

HACKENACK, NJ – The city will host its annual Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony 10 a.m. Monday.

After candidate is removed, Hackensack school board president joins slate for election

Lara Rodriguez will run for reelection on the Smart Schools slate after one of its candidates was declared ineligible because of residency rules.

Goodbye 'Uncle Hal': Former Hackensack High School principal Harold Bloom dies at 89

Harold Bloom died, from complications connected to aspiration pneumonia at Hackensack University Medical Center, his daughter said. He was 89.

Memorial To Be Held Saturday For Longtime Hackensack High School Principal Harold Bloom

HACKENSACK, NJ - A memorial is planned for Saturday to honor Harold Bloom, the longtime Hackensack High School prinicipal who died earlier this year.

Hackensack voters deny a nearly $170 million schools proposal

Hackensack voters shot down a nearly $170 million schools proposal Tuesday, capping a tumultuous four weeks in the city and now forcing school officials to ...

Hackensack officials hope to move forward after $170M schools proposal is thwarted

After Hackensack voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a nearly $170 million proposal that would have, in part, financed much-needed renovations for the ...

New Hackensack Organization Opposes $169.9 Million School Referendum

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A group of about a dozen Hackensack residents have formed a new non-profit organization to oppose the $169.9 million school ...

Hackensack school board removes candidate over residency dispute, candidate looks to sue

HACKENSACK — A candidate for the city school board has been disqualified by a district official on the grounds that she has not made the city her official ...

Wyckoff's Memorial Day parade grand marshal served in both World War II theaters

WYCKOFF — Robert Matthews, 98, the township's Memorial Day Parade grand marshal, remembers that his first job in the Navy was giving swimming lessons.

Hackensack High Student's Design To Be Displayed At White House Easter Egg Roll

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 ...

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.

Residents group sues, demands Hackensack school board fix error in $170M ballot question

A residents group has sued the Hackensack Board of Education demanding that it correct an error in the wording of a ballot question slated to appear before ...

Breaking News: Long-tenured Hackensack High School Principal Harold Bloom Dies at Age 89

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Former Hackensack High School Principal Harold Bloom has passed away at the age of 89. He was an HHS alumnus, and long time ...

Person stabbed to death in South Hackensack, authorities say

The Bergen County Sheriff's Office said law enforcement officials responded to the scene Saturday evening, but few details have been released.

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.

HS Track: County Seat Meet Results as Teams Prep for Busy Week Ahead

HACKENSACK, NJ - The Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights boys and girls track teams tuned up for the upcoming week of championship meets Saturday at ...

Bergen County judge orders wording to be changed in Hackensack $170M ballot question

A Bergen County judge ruled Tuesday that wording in a referendum asking Hackensack voters whether to approve $170 million in financing for school district ...

Hackensack Board of Education Holding Special Friday Morning Meeting After Failure to Pass Budget

HACKENSACK, NJ -- In what appears to be a “first” for Hackensack, the Board of Education could not adopt its own school budget at a meeting on Tuesday night ...

Hackensack Smart Schools Candidates and Labrosse Team Back School Budget

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Three “Hackensack Smart Schools Team” candidates running in Tuesday's Board of Education election, and members of the City Council, ...

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 ...

Hackensack Mourns Beloved HS Principal Harold Bloom, 89  Daily Voice

The Hackensack community is mourning the loss of the high school's longtime and beloved principal Harold Bloom, who died Jan. 14 at Hackensack University ...

Hackensack School Parent and Council Member Opposes Tuesday's Referendum

HACKENSACK, NJ -- As a parent of two and soon to be three public school children and a former educator, Hackensack Councilwoman Stephanie Von ...

Goodman Pulls Ahead Of Hoffman for Final Hackensack BOE Seat

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 ...

Former Hackensack NFL recruit, repeat drug offender arrested in Hackensack

A Friday morning drug bust swept up a former Hackensack football star and NFL recruit who had been acquitted of assault and a repeat drug offender who had ...

Ex-Hackensack HS Football Star Busted On Warrants During Drug Raid  Daily Voice

A former Hackensack High School football star who was acquitted several years ago of beating a man into critical condition outside a Passaic nightclub was ...



Hackensack BOE Fails to Pass Budget for Second Time this Week

HACKENSACK, NJ -- An emergency Board of Education meeting held this morning proved fruitless, as the Board failed for the second time this week to muster ...

Former Hackensack Football Standout Christopher Duncan Dies, 35  Daily Voice

Christopher Sean Duncan of Hackensack died on Monday, April 29. He was 35 years old.Duncan was a graduate of Hackensack High School (Class of 2002) ...

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 ...

Building a Brighter Future: Hackensack Board of Education Moves Forward with Plans for a New School and Major District-Wide Facilities Upgrades

HACKENSACK, NJ – On Tuesday evening, the Hackensack Board of Education presented to the public a resolution, which includes the proposal that will be ...

'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 ...

Candidate Statement for Re-Election to Hackensack Board of Education

For the past six years, it has been my privilege to serve on Hackensack's Board of Education. The voters have twice given me a great honor and an even greater ...

Hackensack creates special law enforcement officer position to protect city schools

Hackensack schools will soon have their own armed guards, making the city the latest community in North Jersey to adopt more stringent safety protocols in their ...

Teacher's Question about New Boiler at Hillers School Becomes BOE Election Flashpoint

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A frustrated teacher from Fanny M. Hillers Elementary School confronted the Hackensack Board of Education at a special meeting last ...

Benefit Concert NERGENFEST Features W. McDonald Of THE VOICE  Broadway World

Hear the music. Save the world. The non-profit humanitarian organization presents Bergenfest, a benefit concert run by students that is full of music ...

Two Hackensack apartment buildings sell for $11.5 million

HACKENSACK — Two apartment buildings located between Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack High School have sold for $11.5 million.

Farming for Good in Hackensack

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 ...

Court Battle Looms After BOE Rejects Candidate for Hackensack School Board

The Hackensack Board of Education has rejected a nominating petition filed by Soheila Spaeth after a political opponent filed an objection claiming that she ...

New Coalition Forms with BOE President Rodriguez Joining Smart Schools slate

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Just when the dust begins to settle from one Hackensack election, another has appeared on the horizon and it has caused a significant ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Track: Ramapo duo comes up big at Bergen Meet of Champions

Isaiah Savitt and Max Baker are used to competing on the big stage.

New President, Vice President Appointed to Lead Hackensack Board of Education

HACKENSACK, NJ -- At Monday night's Hackensack Board of Education meeting, Board Trustees selected Lance Powell and newly-elected Trustee Scott ...

Fatal Stabbing Under Investigation in South Hackensack

SOUTH HACKENSACK, NJ – Authorities are continuing to investigate the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old South Hackensack man that occurred over the ...

Hackensack High School prom 2018 (PHOTOS)

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

BOE Results: Smart Schools Takes Two Seats, Hoffman Has Slim Lead With Votes Still Being Counted

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 ...

3 Hackensack Men Honored for Black History Month

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Three residents of Hackensack were recognized with proclamations in honor of Black History Month at Monday night's council meeting.

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 ...

Dog Dies, Cat Survives Hackensack House Fire

HACKENSACK – A house fire that broke out late Monday morning in Hackensack claimed the life of a pet dog, according to authorities.

Community Garden Takes Root In Hackensack

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 ...

Full results from 2018 BCCA Holiday Wrestling Tournament

New champions were crowned and a new superpower emerged. St. Joseph took the title and produced three winners in the 2018 BCCA Holiday Wrestling ...

Two sophomores at Bergen County Academies Recognized for C-SPAN National Documentary Competition

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Two sophomores at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack have received honorable mentions from a national competition for a ...

Revised flight path for Teterboro Airport planes delayed

Hackensack officials are protesting the FAA's decision to delay an anticipated change to the flight path of planes landing at Teterboro Airport.

South Hackensack Man Arrested for Child Sexual Assault

A 52-year-old South Hackensack man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child.

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.

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.

Hackensack native shot and killed outside bar in Bogota

Dakota Johnson, a Hackensack native, was shot and killed near a bar in Bogota on Wednesday. The suspects fled the scene, authorities said.

Hackensack FD Welcomes New Firefighters

HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Fire Department welcomed eight new faces this week to its ranks.

In memory of a December shooting, marchers demonstrate against gun violence in Hackensack

At the Bergen County Courthouse, a rally against gun violence.

Hackensack City Officials Upset With Delay Of Alternate Flight Pattern At Teterboro Airport

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 ...

Paramus PD: Hackensack Man Charged In Connection With Route 4 Jitney Bus Attack

PARAMUS, NJ – A 51-year-old Hackensack man has been arrested in connection with a bias crime that reportedly occurred on a jitney bus as it traveled along ...

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 ...

Hackensack's second brewery sets grand opening; 8 beers will be on tap

Hackensack Brewing Company, on Johnson Avenue, will have eight beers on tap when it holds its grand opening next month.

Hackensack Approves New Taco Bell On Main Street

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 ...

Hackensack Man Struck By Car On River Street

HACKENSACK – A 48-year-old Hackensack man was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car Wednesday night on River Street, according to police.

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, ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Tymere Robinson, Hackensack

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

The Diabetes Foundation Honors Becton Dickinson, Holy Name Hospital

HACKENSACK, NJ – The Diabetes Foundation recently held its annual Visions of Hope gala, a fundraising effort that benefits programs, care and research ...

Hackensack Officials Announce New Financial Goal of 0% Tax Levy Increases for Next Five Years, Outline Other Important 2019 Goals

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mayor John Labrosse and the Hackensack City Council met with City Manager Ted Ehrenburg and city department heads this week to ...

The 939 NJ Superintendents, Principals Who Earned $150K Or More  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Salaries Of 939 NJ Superintendents, Principals - Point Pleasant, NJ - These 939 top-paid NJ school superintendents and principals earned $150K, even if their ...

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 ...

Johnson Public Library to hold prom dress giveaway

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Prom dresses can cost hundreds of dollars, making them an out-of-reach expense for some families, but Johnson Public Library is trying to ...

Bergen County Unveils Student Winners Of Annual Calendar Contest

HACKENSACK, NJ – Artwork created by nearly two dozen students from around Bergen County will grace the walls of municipal buildings, libraries, senior ...

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.

Hackensack Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge, Police Say

HACKENSACK- A 50-year-old Hackensack man faces an attempted murder charge after police say he stabbed a woman in the throat early Saturday morning.

Hackensack Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Multiple Women in Norwood

HACKENSACK – A 25-year-old Hackensack man faces sex crimes charges after police say he acted inappropriately towards several women.

South Hackensack Man Charged With Computer Related Theft

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo has announced the arrest of.

Work Begins On Demarest Place Walkway Mural

HACKENSACK - Hackensack is about to get a little more colorful and it has nothing to do with spring's arrival.

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 ...

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.

2nd Annual Stigma Free Walk and Talk a Thon seeks to raise awareness, not money

RAMSEY, N.J. – More than 300 people are expected to walk the track at Ramsey High School on Wednesday, May 1, in an event modeled after fundraising ...

Bergen County Executive Tedesco Sworn in to Second Term in Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ – Earlier today, at Bergen County Academies, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco was sworn in to his second term, surrounded by family, ...

Hackensack Man Charged with Burglary

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced today the arrest of 51-year-old Steven Saulter, a Hackensack resident, on a ...

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 man, Englewood man, charged with aggravated assault

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of 26-year-old Englewood resident Zachary C. Anderson, and ...

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.

US News Best High Schools 2019: Heres How 350 NJ Schools Ranked  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

NJ Schools Make Elite US News List - Point Pleasant, NJ - UPDATE: US News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country.

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.

Barnes & Noble Opens New Prototype Store in Hackensack, New Jersey, at The Shops at Riverside

HACKENSACK, NJ — The world's largest retail bookseller, Barnes & Noble's, opened a new prototype store at The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, New ...

Hackensack Woman Accepts $3000 PSEG Award for the Junior League of Bergen County

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Hackensack woman is being recognized by PSEG for her volunteer efforts and received a $3000 award for the Junior League of ...

Hackensack Man Faces Life In Jail For 2016 Carjacking, Authorities Say

HACKENSACK, NJ – A 40-year-old Hackensack man faces life behind bars after being found guilty of assaulting two people and carjacking a vehicle in ...

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