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New Location for Bergen Court to Open Tuesday in Hackensack

Court moved as part of effort to ease overcrowding at county justice complex.

The new location for Bergen County Central Municipal Court will open Tuesday in Hackensack, one step in a major renovation of the county’s justice complex.

Officials will open the new location at 71 Hudson Street. The county has been renovating the building since last year.

Central Municipal Court is unique to Bergen and generally handles summonses issued by county agencies. The busy court was located in the Bergen County Courthouse on Main Street.

Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan has announced plans to rehabilitate the historic courthouse and surrounding justice complex. John L. Molinelli, the county prosecutor, pledged $7 million in forfeiture funds to help fund the project.

In addition to courtroom renovations, the county plans to build a new parking deck equipped with solar panels and new office space for county agencies.  

The work, designed to ease overcrowding, is expected to take three years.

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