[citation needed], The neighborhood that came to be known as the village of Hackensack (today the area encompassing Bergen County's municipal buildings in Hackensack) was a part of Essex County until 1710, when Bergen County, by royal decree of Queen Anne of Great Britain, was enlarged and the Township of New Barbadoes was removed from Essex County and added to Bergen County. A Hackensack deputy mayor is under fire after city officials allege he escorted a relative he knew had tested positive for COVID-19 into City Hall last month and interacted with a city employee. Hackensack is a unique and diverse city on the verge of a Renaissance. The most common explanation is that the city was named for the Native American tribe,[27][28] though other sources attribute it to a Native American word variously translated as meaning "hook mouth", "stream that unites with another on low ground", "on low ground" or "land of the big snake",[29][30] while another version described as "more colorful than probable" attributes the name to an inn called the "Hock and Sack". [136] Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[137]) are [31], Settlement by the Dutch West India Company in New Netherland on west banks of the North River (Hudson River) across from New Amsterdam (present-day lower Manhattan) began in the 1630s at Pavonia, eventually leading to the establishment of Bergen (at today's Bergen Square in Jersey City) in 1660. In 1776, George Washington made Hackensack his headquarters after the retreat from New York City. [157], Eastwick College is located at 250 Moore Street. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed. 2020 Census. [135] As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of six schools, had an enrollment of 5,903 students and 418.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.1:1. Hackensack is located 50 minutes north of Brainerd, 50 minutes south of Bemidji and 30 minutes from the headwaters of the Mississippi River right in the very heart of lake country. Well, don't blame that on me!)" 208 1st St. N. Hackensack, MN 56452. [178] Daytime EMS is provided seven days a week by the Hackensack University Medical Center's ambulance service, overlapping volunteer coverage on weekends. In this capacity, DMR has worked alongside the City in developing and implementing the Downtown Rehabilitation Plan for the Main Street Area, a strategic plan to revitalize 163 acres (389 properties on 39 city blocks) of the downtown. was to face an inquiry Troubles with Natives Led to Charges Against His Administration There. The city council continued to rotate the mayor's seat, with the exception of Labrosse, and Melfi became mayor again in 2012. About 6.8% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.[69][70]. Freeholder Chairman Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, Montvale, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder chairman ends 2018),[108] Hackensack has been mentioned in the lyrics of songs by several musical artists, many of whom have lived in New Jersey or New York City. [158], As of May 2010[update], the city had a total of 79.69 miles (128.25 km) of roadways, of which 62.10 miles (99.94 km) were maintained by the municipality, 15.10 miles (24.30 km) by Bergen County and 2.49 miles (4.01 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[160]. Living in Hackensack, NJ. [74], Same-sex couples headed 145 households in 2010, an increase from the 112 counted in 2000. [39] The seal of Bergen County bearing this date includes an image of an agreement between the settlers and the natives. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district. Nellie K. Parker School[142] (575; PreK-4), As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 43,010.. Hackensack was settled by the Dutch in 1639. Living in Hackensack, NJ - 2/21/2008 Hackensack has a big city feel but on a smaller scale-there are restaurants, shops to fit every lifestyle and taste. The City of Hackensack Tax Assessor is the local official who is responsible for assessing the taxable value of all properties within City of Hackensack, and may establish the amount of tax due on that property based on the fair market value appraisal. ", "Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack: Defining the Jazz Sound in the 1950s", "Katy Perry's MTV Unplugged Album Will Feature Two New Songs; The never-before-released 'Brick by Brick' and a cover of Fountains of Wayne's 'Hackensack' will be included on CD/DVD set. City of Hackensack 65 Central Avenue Hackensack, NJ 07601 Main Number: 201-646-3980 © 2021 City of Hackensack, NJ All Rights Reserved. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.92% of the population. [191] The mall also added an AMC Theatres dine-in movie theater on September 13, 2017 which replaced the former Saks Fifth Avenue store . Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States and the county seat of Bergen County. [126] In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 11,335 votes (78.6% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 2,835 votes (19.6% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 113 votes (0.8% vs. 0.9%), among the 14,428 ballots cast by the city's 20,971 registered voters, for a turnout of 68.8% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). The results from the community survey will be shared and this meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.11. The name is derived from the Leni Lenape language and means "confluence of waters" (refering to the juncture of Overpeck Creek in the Hackensack River). For every 100 females, the population had 98.0 males. Early Childhood Development Center,[138] [75], As of the 2000 United States Census[18] there were 42,677 people, 18,113 households, and 9,545 families residing in the city. Hackensack is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually but its population has increased by 2.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,010 in 2010. Building Department- City Of Hackensack 410 E Railroad Ave Hackensack NJ 07601. As the initial destination for many immigrants to Bergen County from around the globe, Hackensack's ethnic composition has become exceptionally diverse. The Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center, is located at 355 Main Street at the corner of Passaic Street. Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill, 2021). [174][175], Ten firefighters from Hackensack have died in the line of duty. The town was home to the original Van Gelder recording studio at 25 Prospect Avenue[201] where the jazz musicians Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk recorded some of their landmark work. Areas considered suburban single-family residential neighborhoods account for about one third of the city's area, mostly along its western side. [200] During the 1970s, it played a Top 40 music radio format for several years, competing (unsuccessfully) with Top 40 powerhouse 77 WABC (AM). Both the Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps are dispatched by MICCOM, the Northern New Jersey Mobile Intensive Care Communications Network. These areas were all very sparsely populated and consisted of farm fields, woods and swamplands. [187], The New Jersey Naval Museum is home to the World War II submarine USS Ling, a Balao class submarine, and several smaller water vessels and artifacts. [10], 18.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. That same year the Hackensack Improvement commission was abolished and the City of Hackensack and New Barbadoes Township became coterminous. [82] In the November 2015 general election, Deborah Keeling-Geddis was elected to serve the balance of the term of office, edging interim councilmember Jason Some by 24 votes in the final count, with four candidates running for the seat.[83][84]. [69][70], The median income for a household in the city was $49,316, and the median income for a family was $56,953. The per capita income for the city was $32,036 (+/- $1,809). Within its borders are the prominent Hackensack University Medical Center, a trendy high-rise district about a mile long, classic suburban neighborhoods of single-family houses, stately older homes on acre-plus lots, older two-family neighborhoods, large garden apartment complexes, industrial areas, the Bergen County Jail, a tidal river, Hackensack River County Park, Borg's Woods Nature Preserve, various city parks, large office buildings, a major college campus, the Bergen County Court House, a vibrant small-city downtown district, and various small neighborhood business districts. The 1929 Billy Murray/Walter Scanlan recording of "Shut the Door" has the lines, "I live out in Hackensack in a place down by the sea. Meneses became Hackensack's first Hispanic mayor when he was sworn in on July 1, 2007, and Melfi took the reins as mayor in 2008. [69][70], In the city the population was spread out, with 18.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 38.4% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The New Jersey Legislature passed the Township School Act in 1894, under which each village, borough, town, or city in New Jersey was delegated responsibility for its own public schools through the office of the county superintendent. [132][133] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 6,247 ballots cast (70.9% vs. 48.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 2,194 votes (24.9% vs. 45.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 288 votes (3.3% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 31 votes (0.4% vs. 0.5%), among the 8,812 ballots cast by the city's 19,819 registered voters, yielding a 44.5% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county). As of 2020[update], the mayor of the City of Hackensack is John P. Labrosse Jr., whose term of office as mayor ends June 30, 2021, along with those of all other councilmembers. If you have received a Census Form or an Invitation to… [189], The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, located at 39 Broadway, is the city's leading theater arts institution and houses many local arts groups such as the Teaneck Theater Company and the Hackensack Theater Company. The former site will be redeveloped as a "transit village" complex associated with the New Bridge Landing station in adjoining River Edge. Several bridges, including the Court Street Bridge, the Midtown Bridge and the Anderson Street Bridge span the Hackensack River. [10], The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $57,676 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,577) and the median family income was $66,911 (+/- $5,433). City Hall. [105][106] The city is served by three train stations on NJ Transit's Pascack Valley Line, two of them in Hackensack, providing service to Hoboken Terminal, with connecting service to Penn Station New York and other NJ Transit service at Secaucus Junction. Frank Zisa served as mayor from 1977 to 1981,[87] Fred Cerbo from 1981 to 1989,[88] and John F. "Jack" Zisa (son of Frank Zisa) from 1989 to 2005. The mall, which has undergone a significant expansion, is anchored by a number of high-end department stores and restaurants, including Bloomingdale's, Tiffany & Co., Pottery Barn and Barnes & Noble, offering a gross leasable area of 674,416 square feet (62,655.3 m2). The funds will allow the city to beautify Main Street’s redevelopment … The Corps operates nightly from 6pm to 6am, and 24 hours on Saturdays and Sundays. In the 1997 film adaptation Private Parts, when Howard Stern leaves WCCC for WWWW, he is speaking to DJ Fred Norris from a vehicle parked in front of 299 Main Street. [90][91][92] In January 2013, Mike Mordaga was appointed the new civilian police director, which replaced the previous position of police chief. [188] In July and August 2018, several individuals broke in to the submarine attempting to steal artifacts and caused extensive flooding that severely damaged the vessel. Hackensack is also the home of the former New Jersey Naval Museum and the World War II submarine USS Ling. ", "System Of A Down - Lost In Hollywood #11", "Full Transcript of Scene 1 from Zoolander", "Film Review; Carrying a Torch for a Malevolent Doll", "Where are they now? Welcome to the City of Hackensack. The path… Read More, Community Survey Now Available (Click Here to take the survey now) The Comprehensive Planning informational kickoff meeting was held in late… Read More, The November edition of Lucette’s Gazette is now available on the Hackensack City Website. [103][104], Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. In 1896, New Barbadoes acquired a portion of Lodi Township covering an area south of Essex Street from the bend of Essex Street to the Maywood border. [97], For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Josh Gottheimer (D, Wyckoff). [153], Padre Pio Academy is a defunct K-8 school that operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark until its closure at the end of the 2012–13 school year in the wake of declining enrollment and a deficit approaching $350,000. [49], An act of the State Legislature incorporated the Fairmount section of New Barbadoes with the Hackensack Improvement Commission, and eliminated New Barbadoes Township as a political entity. [52] The site is close to the Anderson Street train station, and has been open since the 1930s,[194], Bergen County Jail is a detention center for both sentenced and unsentenced prisoners. [71] The South Asian and East Asian populations have increased most rapidly in Hackensack since 2000, with nearly 2,000 Indian Americans, over 1,000 Filipino Americans, and over 600 Korean Americans represented in the 2010 United States Census. The 2010 United States Census counted 43,010 people, 18,142 households, and 9,706 families in the city. [170], The City of Hackensack is protected by a force of 100 paid, professional firefighters of the city of Hackensack Fire Department (HFD). [citation needed] Spanish Transportation and several other operators provide frequent jitney service along Route 4 between Paterson, New Jersey and the George Washington Bridge Bus Station. City of Hackensack WIC. In May 2012, a judge ordered Zisa out of his position as police chief, a decision that cost him his police retirement benefits. [172] The Hackensack Fire Department responds to approximately 7,500 emergency calls annually. [93], Hackensack is located in the 5th Congressional District[94] and is part of New Jersey's 37th state legislative district. In 1666, a deed was confirmed for the 2,260-acre (9.1 km2) tract that had been given earlier by Oratem to Sarah Kiersted in gratitude for her work as emissary and interpreter. Interstate 80, Route 17, Route 4, and County Route 503 are among the many main roads serving Hackensack. Other points of interest within the city include the Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack River County Park, Bowler City Bowling Lanes, Borg's Woods Nature Preserve, the Bergen County Court House and the Bergen Museum of Art & Science. 157 ], the city was $ 32,036 ( +/- $ 1,809 ) this will. 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