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Becton High School chosen to absorb Maywood students

Officials from the Maywood school district and Henry P. Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford approved resolutions that could potentially send ...

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.

Critics slam Hackensack school trustee who said she is 'disgusted' by LGBT education

Hundreds gathered at the Hackensack board's June meeting, many of them speaking against the trustee who said she was 'disgusted' by the curriculum.

For a limited time, there's a whole museum in NJ designed for you to take selfies inside

Kids are encouraged to take selfies of themselves with all sorts of crazy things at the Selfie Museum, in Paramus through Saturday.

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.

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.

NJ teen gets early graduation ceremony just for him before heading to Marines boot camp

He arrived less than two years ago from the Dominican Republic, and received a diploma Friday during a special graduation ceremony for him alone.

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.

But first, let me take a selfie: Selfie museum opens in Paramus  News 12 New Jersey

A Paramus museum will be making selfies come to life with a new exhibit.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Student's Pride mural erased in Hackensack high school under church order  Out In Jersey

An LGBT pride mural created by a student at Bergen Arts & Science Charter School (BASCS) was painted over after the school's landlord complained.

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 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 ...

Hackensack Student's Design Will Represent NJ At Annual White House Easter Egg Roll  Daily Voice

A design created by one Hackensack High School student was chosen to represent New Jersey at the White House's 141th Annual Easter Egg Roll.Ahmed El ...

Residents and Council Members Oppose $170M School Referendum

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A large group of residents voiced their opposition to a school bond referendum scheduled for a public vote on January 22 at the ...

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 HS To Honor Hard-Working Immigrant With His Own Graduation Ceremony  Daily Voice

High school came with a unique set of challenges for Hipolito Garcia, Jr.The teen transferred into Hackensack High School as a junior in 2017, after having ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Fundraiser Seeks To Help Hackensack HS Football Team Gear Up

HACKENSACK, NJ – An online fundraiser drive is underway to help the Hackensack High School football team suit up for the 2019 season.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

This N.J. high school senior is getting his very own graduation ceremony three days before the rest of his class

Hackensack High School will hold a special graduation Friday for Hipolito Garcia, a nearly straight-A student.

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 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 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.



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) ...

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 ...

U.S. News Ranks Bergen County Academies As One of Best High Schools In Nation

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Academies in Hackensack is one of the top high schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2019 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

No Major Injuries After SUV Winds Up In Hackensack River

HACKENSACK, NJ - A woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after she mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brakes and wound up in the ...

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 ...

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, Paramus Residents Among Those Recognized As 'Hometown Heroes'

PARAMUS, NJ - Nearly three dozen residents from around northern New Jersey were recognized Monday morning for their contributions to the community.

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 ...

Independence Day In Hackensack: Flea Market, Food, Fireworks

HACKENSACK, NJ - The city will host its annual Independence Day celebration on July 4 at Foschini Park.

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.

Paramus, Bergen County Academies Students To Be Honored At NJ Governor's Awards in Arts Education

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Students from Paramus High School and Bergen County Academies will be among the 110 honorees recognized this year at the New ...

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 ...

Diverse Hackensack High School class graduates

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 Mom Bit Police Lieutenant, Punched Captain Outside Of School, Cops Say

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack woman reportedly bit a police lieutenant and punched a police captain in the chest Monday morning after the officers tried to ...

High school senior joining the Marines gets his own graduation ceremony days before the rest of his class  Yahoo Lifestyle

A high school senior, leaving to join the Marines, thought he'd have to miss his graduation ceremony. But his school made sure he didn't and arranged to have ...

Hackensack Mayor, Council Accept Trustee's Apology After LGBT Email Controversy

HACKENSACK, NJ - Speaking on behalf of the City Council at an often emotionally charged public meeting, Mayor John Labrosse addressed controversial ...

Hackensack FD Welcomes New Firefighters

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

Hackensack's Latest Public Art Display Complete

HACKENSACK, NJ – A colorful mural paying homage to the city's cultural roots is now complete.

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's Food Truck Fridays: June 28th's Vendor Lineup

HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance and the City of Hackensack will host their next Food Truck Fridays event on June 28.

Korean Fried Chicken Coming To Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bonchon, a popular Korean fried chicken restaurant, is coming to Hackensack early next year.

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.

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

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

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 ...

Hackensack Kick Offs 'Food Truck Fridays' May 31

HACKENSACK, NJ – There will be plenty of eats and beats on the streets this summer in Hackensack.

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 ...

Hackensack DPW Worker, Pedestrian Injured After Being Struck By Car

HACKENSACK, NJ - A 47-year-old Elmwood Park woman and a 61-year-old Hackensack Department of Public Works employee were taken to the hospital late ...

South Hackensack Restaurant Owner Wins $300K

SOUTH HACKENSACK, NJ – A South Hackensack restaurant owner made New Jersey Lottery history when he became the first player to triple his winnings in ...

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 Barber Charged With Child Luring

HACKENSACK, NJ – A 31-year-old Hackensack man faces charges after authorities say he lured a child into his vehicle last week “for the purpose of engaging ...

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 ...

Hackensack FD To Host Memorial Monday To Honor Those Killed In 1988 Ford Fire

HACKENSACK, NJ - On Monday evening, the Hackensack Fire Department will hold its annual memorial *service* to honor the five city firefighters who were killed ...

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.

New Jersey bill would provide job security to tenured high school coaches  USA TODAY High School Sports

After a cycle of questionable high school coach firings, a bill is expected to be presented to the New Jersey state senate to protect them.

Hackensack Awarded Grants For Main Street Improvements

Hackensack, which was designated as a Transit Village in 2016, received $370,000 through the state initiative to help fund Main Street improvements.

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.

Bill providing NJ high school coaches with multi-year contracts gains momentum

A legislator's bill would provide multi-year contracts for public high school coaches and afford those facing nonrenewal with an avenue for appeal.

Hackensack introduces budget, with no tax levy increase

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The City has introduced its 2019 Municipal Budget, which will see a 0 percent tax levy increase - a measure the Mayor and Council ...

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.

Skip The DMV Trip: Motor Vehicle Commission Mobile Offices Will Be In Hackensack July 19

HACKENSACK, NJ - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's Mobile Unit will be in Hackensack on July 19, giving residents the chance to avoid a trip ...

Hackensack Introduces $6.6M Bond To Fund Main Street Improvements

HACKENSACK, NJ - The city has taken another step towards its goal of transforming Main Street into a safe, vibrant and walkable downtown area.

Main Street Eats: Downtown Hackensack's Newest Restaurants

HACKENSACK, NJ - Several new restaurants have opened in downtown Hackensack over the last month, adding even more options to Main Street's already ...

'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 ...

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

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

Hackensack High School prom 2016 (PHOTOS)

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The Heat Is On: Bergen County To Keep Cooling Centers Open Over The Weekend

HACKENSACK, NJ – Several drop-in cooling centers throughout Bergen County will remain open this weekend to help residents stay cool during the current ...

Hackensack Man Sentenced To 12 Years For Involvement In Cocaine Ring

HACKENSACK, NJ - A 42-year-old Hackensack man was given 12 years behind bars for his involvement in a ring that distributed cocaine across northern New ...

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.

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.

Authorities ID Women Killed In Hackensack Collision

HACKENSACK, NJ - A 33-year-old Bergenfield woman and a 63-year-old Palisades Park woman were killed Saturday evening in a motor vehicle collision in ...

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.

Dr. Andrea Perrone, Hackensack Practice, Charged with Insurance Fraud

HACKENSACK, NJ - Dr. Andrea Perrone, owner of Perrone Family Wellness in Hackensack, has been charged with insurance fraud, according to the Bergen ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

City, Library Presenting Free Concerts This Summer

HACKENSACK, NJ - With the City of Hackensack and Johnson Public Library each offering their own free outdoor concert series, locals can make the most of ...

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.

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