This form of government separates policy making (the work of the mayor and city council) from the execution of policy (the work of the city manager). About 3.4% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over. In May 2012, a judge ordered Zisa out of his position as police chief, a decision that cost him his police retirement benefits. , South Hackensack was formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 15, 1935, replacing Lodi Township, based on the results of a referendum held November 5, 1935, which passed by a margin of 309 to 15. The 2010 United States Census counted 43,010 people, 18,142 households, and 9,706 families in the city. 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. Along with other municipalities in the Bergen County area, South Hackensack is a suburb of New York City. The city does not have any registered historic districts, or any restrictions on preserving the historic facade in any portions of the city. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.07% of the population.  In the several decades in which the City has used the Municipal Manager form of government, Hackensack has had only nine City Managers. "Frank" Cagas (D, 2021) and Yris Encarnacion (D, 2022).  Four of the same five officials were re-elected in 2009 (Townes, Melfi, Sasso, Meneses), along with one opposition candidate, LaBrosse. ", "Ex-NHL Player Matt Herr Named Executive Director Of UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex", "Jersey Housewife Nabbed Red-Handed; Yippy dogs, sticky fingers. The racial makeup was 72.08% (1,714) White, 5.34% (127) Black or African American, 0.34% (8) Native American, 5.30% (126) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 14.05% (334) from other races, and 2.90% (69) from two or more races. Tomas Padilla was appointed the acting police chief while the police department was being monitored by the Bergen County Prosecutors office. 51.7% of the population over the age of five speak only English in their household, while 32.5% of the population speaks Spanish at home. , As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,300 registered voters in South Hackensack Township, of which 302 (23.2% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 309 (23.8% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 688 (52.9% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. The area was soon taken by the English in 1667, but kept its Dutch name.  Other grants were given at the English Neighborhood.. The population density was 3,311.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,278.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 82.93% White, 2.18% African American, 0.22% Native American, 5.74% Asian, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 6.31% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. There were 19,375 housing units at an average density of 4,635.4 per square mile (1,789.7/km2). The southernmost portions of what is now Hackensack were not part of New Barbadoes Township at that time.  In March 2020, the Maywood Public Schools announced that it had received approval from the New Jersey Department of Education to end the relationship it had established with Hackensack in 1969 and begin transitioning incoming ninth graders to Henry P. Becton Regional High School beginning in the 2020–21 school year. About 8.9% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. The population density was 10,358.3 people per square mile (3,999.4/km2). , Bergen Community College has a location in Hackensack.  Daytime EMS is provided seven days a week by the Hackensack University Medical Center's ambulance service, overlapping volunteer coverage on weekends. , NJ Transit provides bus service between the township and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 161 and 165 routes, to Newark on the 76 route, with local service offered on the 772 route. , On July 1, 2020, Sears announced that it will close its location on Main Street in Hackansack, which opened on October 27, 1932.  The school had been formed in 2009 by the diocese through the merger of St. Francis of Assisi School with Holy Trinity. , The Hackensack Fire Department currently operates out of four fire stations located throughout the city, under the command of a Deputy Chief / Tour Commander for each shift.  Teterboro, a non-operating district was merged into the Hasbrouck Heights School District following its dissolution on July 1, 2010. 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