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National Memory Screening Day

National Memory Screening Day

HackensackUMC recently participated in National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. More than 80 people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Center for…

Students Attend AIDS Event

Students Attend AIDS Event

Health teachers at Hackensack High school recently accompanied a group of students to the World AIDS Day event hosted by HackensackUMC at the Clinton Inn of Tenafly. Individuals with HIV shared…

Visitation Academy Holiday Preparations

Visitation Academy Holiday Preparations

The halls are bustling with Christmas preparations at Visitation Academy of Paramus. The eighth graders recently helped the pre-kindergarten students write letters to Santa. The Catholic War Veterans association also…

Teens Attend AIDS Conference

Teens Attend AIDS Conference

The AIDS Outreach Program at HackensackUMC hosted the 15th annual World AIDS Day prevention-focused conference for high school students. This year’s conference was entitled “Getting Back to Zero” – meaning…

Memorial School Gives Back

Memorial School Gives Back

The South Hackensack Memorial School Student Council recently organized a food drive. For several weeks, children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade filled up box after box with donations for the…

Ranchers Design Snowmen, Snowwomen

Ranchers Design Snowmen, Snowwomen

Students in Christine Chiaramonte’s and Shira Zimmerman’s first grade class at Ridge Ranch School in Paramus recently designed snowmen and snowwomen to create a unique community of snow people. They learned…

Band Mates Accept Varsity Letters

Band Mates Accept Varsity Letters

Members of the Hackensack High School Marching Band recently received their varsity letters. Pictured, front row: Casey MacVicar, Kayla DelVechio, Maisha Dolon, Kathy Suqui and Keana Watson; middle row, Kaelyn Finney, Bria Cole,…

Honoring Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela

Honoring Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela

By Juliann Weston Upon entering the sanctuary of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Hackensack on the evening of Dec. 12, one knew that something very special was taking place. The…

Don Bosco Music Contest

Don Bosco Music Contest

Don Bosco Preparatory High School is sponsoring its fourth Young Artists’ Scholarship Competition to celebrate, recognize and reward the talent, commitment and discipline of young performers.  This competition offers area…

City Manager Forced Out

City Manager Forced Out

After more than eight years of service, Hackensack City Manager Steve Lo Iacono has been removed. Lo Iacono, who was currently four months into a one-year contract with the new…