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NYC Sandwich Shop Opens In Bergen County NYC Sandwich Shop Opens In Bergen County
NYC Sandwich Shop Opens In Bergen County A New York City sandwich shop has opened in Bergen County. Compton's, owned by chef Alex Compton, has opened on Anderson Avenue in Cliffside Park. View this post on Instagram A post shared by COMPTON’S (@comptons.nyc) The shop first opened in Queens, NY in 2018 "with the goal of serving food that tastes as good as it looks," and quickly became a "go-to" neighborhood spot, its website says. The menu includes hot sandwiches for $15, parts for $16, cold sandwiches for $14, smash burgers for $13, and over-the-top eats called f*ck your diet, for …
Ridgefield Senior Hospitalized In Accidental Bedroom Fire Ridgefield Senior Hospitalized In Accidental Bedroom Fire
Ridgefield Senior Hospitalized In Accidental Bedroom Fire A Ridgefield senior was hospitalized early Saturday following an accidental bedroom fire, responders said. A mattress in her second-floor bedroom on Elm Avenue caught fire after the tenant fell asleep with a lit cigarette around 6:30 a.m. May 11, a family member said. An oxygen tank the woman uses also caught fire, the relative said. EMS tended to the victim before transporting her. Firefighters contained the fire and quickly doused the flames. Mutual aid was provided at the scene and in coverage by firefighters from Cliffside Park, Fairview and Palisades Park. Damien Danis took the pho…
Tenant Accused Of Letting Cliffside Apartment Fire Burn Is Identified (UPDATE) Tenant Accused Of Letting Cliffside Apartment Fire Burn Is Identified (UPDATE)
Tenant Accused Of Letting Cliffside Apartment Fire Burn Is Identified (Update) UPDATE: Authorities have identified an emotionally troubled tenant who they said deliberately left a fire burning in his Cliffside Park apartment. Authorities arrested Christopher J. Perez, 40, at his sister's home after the two-alarm blaze was doused in a top-floor unit in the three-story brick building on Palisade Avenue shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, sources told Daily Voice. He was charged with endangering the lives of others and failing to put out or control a fire, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Monday. Perez also was charged with possession of crack t…
Troubled Resident With Crack Leaves Fire Burning In Cliffside Apartment: Prosecutor Troubled Resident With Crack Leaves Fire Burning In Cliffside Apartment: Prosecutor
Troubled Resident With Crack Leaves Fire Burning In Cliffside Apartment: Prosecutor 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Authorities have identified an emotionally troubled tenant who they said deliberately left a fire burning in his Cliffside Park apartment. Authorities arrested Christopher J. Perez, 40, at his sister's home after the two-alarm blaze was doused in a top-floor unit in the three-story brick building on Palisade Avenue shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, sources told Daily Voice. He was charged with endangering the lives of others and failing to put out or control a fire, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Monday. Perez also was charged with possession of crack that t…
Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted In Fairview, Cliffside Over Few Years, Authorities Charge Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted In Fairview, Cliffside Over Few Years, Authorities Charge
Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted In Fairview, Cliffside Over Few Years, Authorities Charge A 37-year-old man sexually assaulted a pre-teenage girl both in Fairview and Cliffside Park over the past few years, authorities charged. Arturo Velazco, a Dominican national living on 3rd Street off Anderson Avenue in Fairview, sexually assaulted the youngster multiple times between November 2021 and November 2022, authorities charged. She was under 13 at the time and still was when she was sexually assaulted again between June and November last year, they said. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Velazco was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endanger…
Woman's Throat Sliced In Cliffside, Man Charged With Attempted Murder Woman's Throat Sliced In Cliffside, Man Charged With Attempted Murder
Woman's Throat Sliced In Cliffside, Man Charged With Attempted Murder A woman narrowly escaped death when a man slit her throat in a horrific domestic assault during a gathering in Cliffside Park, authorities said. Ernesto Lara Rojo, a 49-year-old Cuban national who lives in West New York, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses and sent to the Bergen County Jail early Monday evening, April 1. ICE immediately issued a detainer on Rojo so he can be brought before a federal immigration judge in Newark to determine his residency status in the United States, jail records show. Rojo was with a group of people in an apartment jus…
'BUST OUT': Dual US, Greek Citizen Living In Bergen Charged With $2.8M Bank Fraud 'BUST OUT': Dual US, Greek Citizen Living In Bergen Charged With $2.8M Bank Fraud
'Bust OUT': Dual US, Greek Citizen Living In Bergen Charged With $2.8M Bank Fraud A dual U.S. and Greek national with a home in Bergen County orchestrated a classic debit card "bust out" scheme that fleeced a half-dozen banks out of $2.8 million, federal authorities charged. Dino Koutsogiannis, 57, of Fairview, and some unidentified cronies played the long game, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. They began by opening bank accounts for two bogus companies that Koutsogiannis created in Florida -- called Vegan Vacation and Orlando Dinos -- according to a federal complaint filed in Newark. Koutsogiannis was the only officer or director of the shell comp…
ARSON? Body Found Following Fierce Fire In Ridgefield (UPDATE) ARSON? Body Found Following Fierce Fire In Ridgefield (UPDATE)
Arson? Body Found Following Fierce Fire In Ridgefield (Update) 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A former bed and breakfast in Ridgefield had been leveled by fire when responders found the remains of a man wrapped around a support beam. “He must’ve been alive and trying to hold on when the floor above him collapsed,” said a firefighter who was at the predawn blaze at the former Toddle Inn on Broad Avenue on Wednesday, March 6. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella identified the victim on Friday as 42-year-old Xavier Contreras. An Ecuadoran national, the homeless Contreras sometimes joined the groups of day laborers waiting for passing contractors in nearby Palisades Park, jus…
UPDATE: Arson Investigators Probe Multi-Truck Fire In Ridgefield UPDATE: Arson Investigators Probe Multi-Truck Fire In Ridgefield
Update: Arson Investigators Probe Multi-Truck Fire In Ridgefield 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Investigators were probing the cause of a multi-truck fire in Ridgefield that sent up a column of black smoke visible for miles. No injuries were reported in the three-alarm blaze, which ignited behind the Hanjin warehouse on Railroad Avenue near Pleasantview Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3. At least four box trucks and rigs were destroyed or severely damaged. Mutual aid responders either at the scene or in coverage included firefighters from Cliffside Park, Fairview, Leonia, Palisades Park and Ridgefield Park. The County Wide Emergency Response Team also responded. …
WINNERS! Two Bergen County Powerball Players Get Big Bucks WINNERS! Two Bergen County Powerball Players Get Big Bucks
Winners! Two Bergen County Powerball Players Get Big Bucks It was a sensational Saturday for two Bergen County Powerball players. The two Bergen County Powerball players matched four of the five numbers plus the red Powerball in the drawing held on Saturday, Feb. 24. The tickets were sold at BJ's Wholesale Club in Paramus and 7-Eleven in Cliffside Park. The winning numbers were 3, 8, 40, 53, 58 and the red Powerball was 3. 
𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From NJ Home, Couple Charged 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From NJ Home, Couple Charged
𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From NJ Home, Couple Charged UPDATE: The ASPCA said on Wednesday that it helped remove more than 90 adult dogs and puppies from the Sussex County home of a self-described animal rescue couple who were charged with multiple cruelty-related counts. Two dogs were found dead during a 7 a.m. raid at a Vernon Township home led by the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, Feb. 20, authorities reported. Both Gizela Juric, who founded the Angels for Animals Network in Cliffside Park before moving it to Sussex County, and her boyfriend, Ronald Colgan, were charged with six criminal animal cruelty accounts, the American S…
'Unfed, Unhealthy & Dirty': More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From Sussex Home, Couple Charged 'Unfed, Unhealthy & Dirty': More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From Sussex Home, Couple Charged
'Unfed, Unhealthy & Dirty': More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From Sussex Home, Couple Charged UPDATE: The ASPCA said on Wednesday that it helped remove more than 90 adult dogs and puppies from the Sussex County home of a self-described animal couple who were charged with multiple cruelty-related counts. Two dogs were found dead during a 7 a.m. raid at a Vernon Township home led by the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, Feb. 20, authorities reported. Both Gizela Juric, who founded the Angels for Animals Network in Cliffside Park before moving it to Sussex County, and her boyfriend, Ronald Colgan, were charged with six criminal animal cruelty accounts, the American Soc…
NJ Rap Record Exec Admits Drug Op With Kilos Of Heroin, Fentanyl Stashed In Cliffside, Harrison NJ Rap Record Exec Admits Drug Op With Kilos Of Heroin, Fentanyl Stashed In Cliffside, Harrison
NJ Rap Record Exec Admits Drug Op With Kilos Of Heroin, Fentanyl Stashed In Cliffside, Harrison Newark native Dawan "DB" Brown had just gotten a record label and recording studio going when the hammer came down. He's now likely to spend a significant amount of time behind bars after accepting a deal from federal prosecutors. Brown, 38, had been a local teenage boxing phenom from the South Ward who became a Golden Glove champion 20 years ago. According to his online bio, the Weequahic High School graduate worked for 14 years as a custodian with the Newark Board of Education before launching his own record label, 100 Percent Pure Ent, in 2018. Two years later Brown opened the Excl…
5 Hours Later: Cliffside Park Bomb Threat Turns Out To Be Bogus 5 Hours Later: Cliffside Park Bomb Threat Turns Out To Be Bogus
5 Hours Later: Cliffside Park Bomb Threat Turns Out To Be Bogus A bomb threat made in Cliffside Park turned out to be bogus after a sweep of the area revealed "no public concern," the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said. The threat was reported on the 500 block of Anderson Avenue at approximately 12:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, bringing the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and Counterterrorism Unit to the scene. After nearly five hours, residents were given the all-clear to return to the area.
Cliffside Officer Nabs Passing Motorist With Loaded Gun, High-Capacity Mag: PD Cliffside Officer Nabs Passing Motorist With Loaded Gun, High-Capacity Mag: PD
Cliffside Officer Nabs Passing Motorist With Loaded Gun, High-Capacity Mag: PD When a Cliffside Park police officer asked a motorist he'd stopped for having bogus plates whether there was anything inside the car that he should be concerned about, he got a blunt answer. Namely: A loaded gun, authorities said. Melvin E. Chinchillalavandaverde, 24, "seemed nervous" when Officer Julio Perez-Tavera stopped his red 2007 Hyundai Tiburon near the corner of Riverview Place and Palisades Avenue shortly after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, Deputy Police Chief Vincent Capano said. So the officer asked a natural question, then got Chinchillalavandaverde's consent to search the c…
Growing New Milford Bakery Has Locals Hooked On Baklava Growing New Milford Bakery Has Locals Hooked On Baklava
Growing New Milford Bakery Has Locals Hooked On Baklava For Aleria Bakery, it's all about the baklava. The popular Cliffside Park bakery and cafe, which opened in 2021, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new location in New Milford at 160 Henley Ave. on Monday, Jan. 15. The opening is a homecoming for Kehetrin Alper, a New Milford resident and one of the co-owners of the restaurant, with her business partner, Sema Gozukucuk. Aleria Bakery The idea for the second location came when the owner of Crespo Hookah Grill in New Milford tried some of her baklava. "He never had baklava," the owner said. "He said 'this is amazing. What is this…
Firefighters Battle Frigid Temps To Douse Ridgefield Blaze Firefighters Battle Frigid Temps To Douse Ridgefield Blaze
Firefighters Battle Frigid Temps To Douse Ridgefield Blaze Ridgefield firefighters conquered frigid temperatures to quickly snuff a weekend blaze. The two-alarm electrical fire ignited in an attic vent at the single-family Shaler Boulevard home at Lancaster Road shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, responders said. "They made a great stop," a mutual aid provider said. "It could have been a lot worse, but because of their quick response they were able to knock it down quick." Mutual aid responders included firefighters from Cliffside Park, Fairview, Leonia and Palisades Park, as well as borough police and EMS. No injuries were reported. Jo…
'Most Fresh Baklava:' Popular Turkish Bakery Opens Second Location In New Milford 'Most Fresh Baklava:' Popular Turkish Bakery Opens Second Location In New Milford
Aleria Bakery New Location A popular North Jersey bakery is doubling in size. Aleria Bakery and Cafe, which has a location in Cliffside Park, celebrated the grand opening of its new location in New Milford at 160 Henley Ave. on Monday, Jan. 15.  Aleria Panini! 😋 Posted by Aleria Bakery on Sunday, January 7, 2024 Aleria specializes in Turkish delicacies and the Cliffside Park location, at 672 Anderson Ave., has drawn acclaim since it opened in 2021.  On Yelp, it has a rare five-star rating.  Orange Raisin Puff Cake 😋 Posted by Aleria Bakery on Saturday, January 6, 2024 "The best most…
FUGITIVE SOUGHT: Accused Pedophile Living In Cliffside Wanted For Assaulting Fairview Pre-Teen FUGITIVE SOUGHT: Accused Pedophile Living In Cliffside Wanted For Assaulting Fairview Pre-Teen
Fugitive Sought: Accused Pedophile Living In Cliffside Wanted For Assaulting Fairview Pre-Teen A 52-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a pre-teen in Fairview multiple times fled the country and has been in Guatemala for at least the past few months, a reliable source told Daily Voice. Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Bernardo Velazco, a single and unemployed Guatemalan national who had been living in Cliffside Park when the assaults allegedly occurred. He is considered a fugitive from justice, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Monday, Dec. 18. Fairview police alerted members of the prosecutor's Special Victims Unit after the alleged assaults …
Brawl At End Of Teaneck HS Basketball Game Versus Hackensack Brings Area Reinforcements Brawl At End Of Teaneck HS Basketball Game Versus Hackensack Brings Area Reinforcements
Brawl At End Of Teaneck HS Basketball Game Versus Hackensack Brings Area Reinforcements A wave of police from nearly a dozen area law enforcement agencies converged on Teaneck High School after a brawl erupted Thursday night at the end of a two-point boys basketball victory over Hackensack. A girls basketball game against both schools in Hackensack had been canceled following a fight there, which brought extra uniformed and plainclothes officers to the Dec. 14 match at Teaneck High School. At the end of the 54-52 boys game, the officers “observed several small fights erupt between groups of spectators,” Teaneck Police Chief Andrew McGurr said. There was also a report that a t…
SEEN HIM? Man Wanted For Beating Popular Cliffside Barber In His Shop SEEN HIM? Man Wanted For Beating Popular Cliffside Barber In His Shop
Seen HIM? Man Wanted For Beating Popular Cliffside Barber In His Shop A man who police said severely beat a well-known barber in his Cliffside Park shop more than a month ago has remained a fugitive. Ray Qassis, 33, entered The Way Barber Shop on Anderson Avenue across from the NJ TRANSIT bus garage and beat barber Willie Ocampo with a metal baton on Nov. 2, authorities said. Ocampo had to be hospitalized with two large cuts on both his forehead and the top of his skull. Qassis, who lives in Cliffside Park -- and, before then, North Bergen -- has remained elusive since then, authorities said. An arrest warrant charges him with aggravated assault with a…
Most Spectacular Christmas Light Displays To See This Year In North Jersey Most Spectacular Christmas Light Displays To See This Year In North Jersey
Most Spectacular Christmas Light Displays To See This Year In North Jersey It may be getting dark early but Christmas light displays are keeping New Jersey bright. Daily Voice has partnered with Sandy Nussbaum-Giercyk, the creator of "The Great Holiday Light List: Sights of the Season," to come up with your guide to the best home Christmas light displays across North Jersey. Nussbaum-Giercyk, who owns a Disney-focused travel company, has compiled multiple lists for every county in NJ, FL, NY, PA and MA. "Since we all can't live in Disney every day, holiday lights are the next best way to create magic," she said. "You can see them where ever in the country yo…
Accused Child Molester From Cliffside Park Held For ICE Accused Child Molester From Cliffside Park Held For ICE
Accused Child Molester From Cliffside Park Held For ICE A married construction worker from Cliffside Park who's accused of sexually assaulting a preteen is being held for federal authorities, jail records show. Delfino Simon-Roca, 56, was charged with sexual assault and child endangerment following a month-long investigation that began with a tip from the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The prosecutor’s detectives arrested him last Tuesday, Nov, 21, and sent him to the Bergen County Jail, Musella said. Simon-Roca, who’s listed in jail records as a Guatemalan national, has remained t…
Career Criminal From Cliffside With Tattooed Message For Police Busted At Motel Off Route 46 Career Criminal From Cliffside With Tattooed Message For Police Busted At Motel Off Route 46
Career Criminal From Cliffside With Tattooed Message For Police Busted At Motel Off Route 46 An ex-con who’s repeatedly broken the law over the past 20-plus years was busted again at a South Hackensack motel. David B. Weber, 41, has a history of arrests for theft, fraud, receiving stolen property, making terroristic threats and minor weapons possession – nearly all of them connected to heroin or other drug use out of several Bergen County towns. He's also known to area law enforcement thanks to a tattoo on his balding head that says “F*ck The Police.” Weber, whose last known address was in Cliffside Park, is still awaiting trial on drug and weapons charges out of Fairview from l…
Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (DEVELOPING) Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (DEVELOPING)
Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (Developing) The results of Bergen County's 38 mayoral races are rolling in. Votes were being counted in real time on the Bergen County elections website.  Here is the vote count for the mayoral races as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, according to the county's election result website. ** NOTE: This is a developing story. Totals are not final ** Bergenfield:  Arvin Amatorio (D)* — 100% of votes Bogota (replacing Claudia Lopez): Mary Ellen Murphy (D) — 54% Daniele Fede (R) — 46% Carlstadt: Lorraine Joewono (D) — 22% Robert J. Zimmerman (R)* — 77% Cliffside Park: Thomas Calabrese (D)* —…
'Are You Will?' Popular Cliffside Barber Beaten By Stranger, Manhunt Continues 'Are You Will?' Popular Cliffside Barber Beaten By Stranger, Manhunt Continues
'Are You Will?' Popular Cliffside Barber Beaten By Stranger, Manhunt Continues A well-known barber was attacked in his Cliffside Park shop by a stranger, said authorities who are trying to identify his assailant. The attacker entered The Way Barber Shop on Anderson Avenue across from the NJ TRANSIT bus garage shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, Cliffside Park Deputy Police Chief Vincent Capano said. He was white and wearing a black coat and black hat, the deputy chief said. He approached owner Willie Ocampo, 42, and asked "Are you Will?" The stranger then smashed Ocampo in the head three times with a metal baton before running out of the store and fleeing down…
TUGBUST: Rochelle Park Masseuses Rub Undercover Customers Wrong Way, Police Say TUGBUST: Rochelle Park Masseuses Rub Undercover Customers Wrong Way, Police Say
Tugbust: Rochelle Park Masseuses Rub Undercover Customers Wrong Way, Police Say An undercover crew of gangbusters blocked a between-the-sheets operation at a local Rochelle Park massage parlor, authorities said. Township police detectives targeted the Fuji Salon on Woodland Avenue following a tip from a “concerned resident,” Capt. James DePreta said. The owner and two employees were arrested after an undercover sting led to under-the-table offers, the captain said. Yeong Herin, 68, of Cliffside Park, was charged with promoting prostitution and possession of property derived from criminal activity – namely $2,000 in alleged proceeds that DePreta said were seized. Bust…
Pedestrian, 57, Struck In Teaneck, Driver From Cliffside Gets Summons Pedestrian, 57, Struck In Teaneck, Driver From Cliffside Gets Summons
Pedestrian, 57, Struck In Teaneck, Driver From Cliffside Gets Summons A 57-year-old pedestrian was struck by a sedan as she crossed a Teaneck street, authorities said. The Paterson resident was in the crosswalk on the north side of Teaneck Road headed west when she was struck by a 2007 Toyota Corolla shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, Teaneck Police Capt. Seth B. Kriegel said. The 52-year-old driver from Cliffside Park told police he was stopped at the light at Grayson Place and then made a left to head north on Teaneck Road when he hit the victim, the captain said. Witnesses confirmed the account, he said. The pedestrian was taken to Hackensack Univ…
Domestic Violence Defendant Fights With Cliffside Park Rescuers: Police Domestic Violence Defendant Fights With Cliffside Park Rescuers: Police
Domestic Violence Defendant Fights With Cliffside Park Rescuers: Police A man accused of slapping and throwing a domestic violence victim to the floor in front of a pre-teen fought Cliffside Park police who came to the rescue, authorities said. Officers had to force their way into the Anderson Avenue apartment after several attempts to reach anyone inside shortly after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Deputy Police Chief Vincent Capano said. Jairo Garcia-Navarrete, 34, didn't come peaceably, fighting with the officers before they took him into custody, the deputy chief said. He remained held Monday in the Bergen County Jail, charged with simple assault, two count…
Fairview Restaurant Owner In $90,000 Wire Transfer Scam Flees To Brazil, Returned To US Fairview Restaurant Owner In $90,000 Wire Transfer Scam Flees To Brazil, Returned To US
Fairview Restaurant Owner In $90,000 Wire Transfer Scam Flees To Brazil, Returned To US A Fairview restaurant owner who claimed to be sending wire transfers for customers to Brazil pocketed at least $90,000 before fleeing the country, authorities said. Joanistel Ramos, 59, who owns Brasil and Brazil restaurant on Anderson Avenue, stiffed at least 15 local victims out of $40,000 in wire transfers that were never sent, Fairvew Police Capt. Michael Martic said. "She basically printed out a bogus generic receipt and put the money in her pocket," the captain said. Ramos, of Cliffside Park, also defrauded a money transfer company in Newark called Lyons Express out of an additional …
Unlicensed, Uninsured Driver Climbs Out, Walks Off, Gets 14 Tickets After Cliffside Crash Unlicensed, Uninsured Driver Climbs Out, Walks Off, Gets 14 Tickets After Cliffside Crash
Unlicensed, Uninsured Driver Climbs Out, Walks Off, Gets 14 Tickets After Cliffside Crash An out-of-state driver with no license, registration or insurance was apparently intoxicated when she rear-ended a pickup truck at a busy Cliffside Park intersection, then climbed out of her overturned SUV and walked away, authorities said. Caitlin Riggs, 36, of Wakefield, RI was headed south on Anderson Avenue at Edgewater Road when her 2015 Nissan Versa slammed into a 2011 Dodge Ram shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, Deputy Police Chief Vincent Capano said. The Versa landed on its roof outside the A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, while the pickup had its bed crumpled and a tire flattened. …