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Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says
SWAT Standoff Barricade Dumont Police Threats Michael Tolan A Dumont man was seized following a brief SWAT standoff after he threatened borough police, authorities said. Michael D. Tolan, 49, was upset by two motor vehicle summonses he received on Saturday, April 13, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. He then contacted Dumont Municipal Court and left nine voicemails “voicemails threatening to do harm to former and current members of the Dumont Police Department,” the chief said. A Bergen County Regional SWAT team and Cresskill police joined their Dumont colleagues at Tolan’s Magnolia Avenue home on Saturday. “After a brief standoff, Mr. Tolan …
Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train
Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train A 42-year-old Dumont man was struck and killed by a freight train at daybreak Monday, authorities confirmed. A northbound CSX train struck the man between West Madison and New Milford avenues around 6:30 a.m. April 1, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. "Our investigation supports that this was a suicide," the chief said. "Our department’s condolences are extended to the family." Joyce cited the assistance of CSX police, the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and the county Medical Examiner's Office, which collected the body.This comes a little less than a week after a 26-year-old N…
Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Beloved Teacher From Dumont Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Beloved Teacher From Dumont
Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Beloved Teacher From Dumont UPDATE: A 94-year-old widower from Bergenfield was charged with the hit-and-run death of a teacher from Dumont, authorities confirmed on Friday. Ernest F. Hofmann was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup that struck Elizabeth Feliciano-Rosa, 54, as she crossed Madison Avenue at Washington Avenue at 5:19 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Hofmann kept going, the prosecutor said. CPR was being conducted on the 44-year-old victim after she was struck at Washington &a…
Compassionate, Committed, Adored: Englewood Teacher From Dumont ID'd As Fatal Hit-Run Victim Compassionate, Committed, Adored: Englewood Teacher From Dumont ID'd As Fatal Hit-Run Victim
Compassionate, Committed, Adored: Englewood Teacher From Dumont ID'd As Fatal Hit-Run Victim 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A shocked silence that gripped a downtown intersection was pierced by the anguished scream of a woman whose mother -- a popular school teacher in Englewood -- had just been struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver less than a mile from her Dumont home. A lifeless Elizabeth Rosa lay off the corner of Washington and West Madison avenues as the driver who hit her stopped and got out, according to a witness. He just as quickly got back into the red pickup truck and sped off, the witness said. ****** 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 94-year-old widower from Bergenfield was charged with the hit-and-run …
UPDATE: Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Popular Teacher From Dumont UPDATE: Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Popular Teacher From Dumont
Update: Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Popular Teacher From Dumont 𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗬𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗚? A shocked silence that gripped a downtown intersection was pierced by the anguished scream of a woman whose mother -- a popular school teacher in Englewood -- had just been struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver less than a mile from her Dumont home. A lifeless Elizabeth Rosa lay off the corner of Washington and West Madison avenues as the driver who hit her stopped and got out, according to a witness. He just as quickly got back into the red pickup truck and sped off, the witness said. ****** 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 94-year-old widower from Bergenfield was charged with the hit-an…
Cat Burglars Flee With Dumont Resident's Wallet After Failing To Find Vehicle Key Fob Cat Burglars Flee With Dumont Resident's Wallet After Failing To Find Vehicle Key Fob
Cat Burglars Flee With Dumont Resident's Wallet After Failing To Find Vehicle Key Fob Burglars snatched a wallet from a sleeping Dumont resident in the middle of the night Saturday after apparently failing to find a vehicle key fob, authorities said. The Margaret Court resident awoke shortly before 2:30 a.m. March 2 to find a window open, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. Security video showed one burglar entering the home while another waited outside a little more than 10 minutes earlier, the chief said. After failing to also get into the resident’s vehicle, the two took off with his wallet, Joyce said. Joyce said the intruder was dressed in a black hooded jacket with…
Dumont Couple Welcomes Leap Year Baby: Meet The NJ Leaplings Dumont Couple Welcomes Leap Year Baby: Meet The NJ Leaplings
Dumont Couple Welcomes Leap Year Baby: Meet The NJ Leaplings New Jersey welcomed several new Garden Staters on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 — and they won't celebrate their first birthdays for another four years. At 12:10 a.m., Angelica Prieto, welcomed her son Simon Prieto at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack — the first Leap Day baby born across the HMH network. Simon weighs 7 pounds 2 ounces, and is 21 inches long. Angelica Prieto, welcomed her son Simon Prieto today at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center at 12:10 a.m. Hackensack Meridian Health Baby boy Oliver Grayson Corrado was born …
GOTCHA! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 Dumont Home Burglary, More GOTCHA! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 Dumont Home Burglary, More
Gotcha! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 Dumont Home Burglary, More A wanted member of a notorious transnational group of thieves was tied by Dumont detectives to the theft of $25,000 in cash during a home break-in two months ago. Jhan Michael Rodriguez-Fonseca, 26, lives in Jersey City and most recently worked as a food delivery driver, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. He really belongs to what’s known as the South American Theft Group network and is tied to other burglaries in the state, the chief said. He was also wanted by the NYPD and by agents with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), he said. Primarily from Colombia, the members of the…
ICU Nurse From Dumont  Competes On 'Next Level Chef' ICU Nurse From Dumont  Competes On 'Next Level Chef'
ICU Nurse From Dumont Competes On 'Next Level Chef' With just two weeks notice, Christina Miros, a Bergen County native, found herself getting ready to fly to Ireland to compete on the new season of  "Next Level Chef." Miros, a Dumont native who lives in River Vale, is a contestant on the third season on the FOX cooking show hosted by Gordon Ramsey. And when she's not serving up culinary delights in the kitchen she works as a nurse in the intensive care unit. On "Next Level Chefs", Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais mentor the chefs as they face "unique" challenges on three different kitchen levels — literally. Contestants…
First Portnoy, Now Gorgas: Grant's Gets Another Boost First Portnoy, Now Gorgas: Grant's Gets Another Boost
First Portnoy, Now Gorgas: Grant's Gets Another Boost A restaurant in Bergen County seems to have a penchant for attracting people with platforms. Joe and Melissa Gorga, stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," recently dined at Grant Street Cafe in Dumont, the restaurant shared on Facebook.  Grant Street Cafe had gotten a boost in business in 2022 after Dave Portnoy, the outspoken CEO of Barstool Sports, popped in to review its pizza, giving it an 8.2.  🍕 Great Having Melissa and Joe Gorga from Real Housewives of NJ at Grants🍕 #grantstreetcafe #grantstreet #grants #njeats #realhousewivesofnewjersey Posted by Grant Street o…
Early Dismissals For Bergenfield, Dumont Schools Ahead Of Snow Storm Early Dismissals For Bergenfield, Dumont Schools Ahead Of Snow Storm
Early Dismissals For Bergenfield, Dumont Schools Ahead Of Snow Storm School districts across New Jersey have begun announcing schedule changes for Friday, Jan. 19, ahead of the second snow storm of the week. Parts of the state could see up to six inches of snow, expected to begin falling between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service said. The following districts have early dismissals: Cranford Dumont Franklin Lakes Hackensack Hanover Park Regional HS Lyndhurst Marlboro Maywood Millburn Mountainside North Arlington Oradell Parsippany-Troy Hills Pompton Lakes Rockaway Roselle Park Scotch Plains-Fanwood Totowa Warren Watchung/Watchung Hills R…
Freed Pedophile Produced Homemade Child Porn, Bergen Prosecutor Says Freed Pedophile Produced Homemade Child Porn, Bergen Prosecutor Says
Freed Pedophile Produced Homemade Child Porn, Bergen Prosecutor Says A computer tech from Dumont who'd been freed pending trial after authorities charged him with sexually assaulting an underage teen was rearrested after authorities said they found homemade child porn. Coswayne Donald, 44, “used his cellular phone to manufacture and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit pubescent children,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit originally arrested Donald on first-degree aggravated sexual assault charges last June. The prosecutor said at the time that the married defen…
JACKPOT! Dumont Jersey Cash 5 Player Wins Big JACKPOT! Dumont Jersey Cash 5 Player Wins Big
Jersey Cash 5 Results 12/29/2023 A Bergen County lottery player found the perfect way to end 2023. A ticket sold Dumont matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 drawing held on Friday, Dec. 29, winning the $461,643.  The winning numbers were: 19, 21, 32, 33 and 42 and the XTRA number was: 02.  The winning ticket was sold at Dumont Cigars and Lotto.
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)* —…
'What A Threesome:' Gordon Ramsay Tangles With Dumont TikTok Influencers 'What A Threesome:' Gordon Ramsay Tangles With Dumont TikTok Influencers
'What A Threesome:' Gordon Ramsay Tangles With Dumont TikTok Influencers First, he battled with the Culinary Gangster.  On the Monday, Oct. 16 episode of "Kitchen Nightmares," Gordon Ramsay had to deal with the Gigante brothers and rescue their North Jersey restaurant at the same time. "Three brothers, (expletive) me," Ramsay said on Monday's episode. "What a threesome." Ramsay helped give Da Mimmo, an Italian restaurant in Dumont, a makeover — both aesthetic and culinary, while also whipping the Gigante brothers, known for their antics on TikTok, into shape. The pizzeria is the creation of mom Melissa and sons Vincent, Antonio and Vito Gigante, who opened th…
Dumont Pizzeria Owned By TikTok Stars Getting Gordon Ramsey Makeover Dumont Pizzeria Owned By TikTok Stars Getting Gordon Ramsey Makeover
Dumont Pizzeria Owned By TikTok Stars Getting Gordon Ramsey Makeover A Bergen County pizzeria is the next North Jersey restaurant to get a visit from fiery celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Da Mimmo, in Dumont, will be featured on the Monday, Oct. 16 episode of "Kitchen Nightmares." Ramsay was spotted filming at the pizzeria in June. We decided to not make you wait any longer! Earlier this year we were blessed to be a part of the revamp of @... Posted by Da Mimmo on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 The pizzeria is the creation of Vincent, Antonio and Vito Gigante, brothers and TikTok influencers, who opened the place last November in honor of their great uncle,…
Dumont Restaurant To Be Featured On 'Kitchen Nightmares' Dumont Restaurant To Be Featured On 'Kitchen Nightmares'
Dumont Restaurant To Be Featured On 'Kitchen Nightmares' There's apparently something rotten in the kitchens in Northern New Jersey. Two North Jersey restaurants, Bask46 in Woodland Park and Da Mimmo in Dumont are being featured on the new season of "Kitchen Nightmares", which premiered on Monday, Sept. 25. The series, hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, is returning after a 10-year absence and filmed the new season entirely in New York and New Jersey. Bask46, which airs on Monday, Oct. 2, will feature a chef who calls him "the culinary gangster", showrunner David DeAngelis told Variety. Bask46 closed for a week in May to allow for filming, …
Second Of Back-To-Back Cresskill Break-Ins Becomes Overnight Home Invasion Second Of Back-To-Back Cresskill Break-Ins Becomes Overnight Home Invasion
Second Of Back-To-Back Cresskill Break-Ins Becomes Overnight Home Invasion The second of back-to-back overnight residential burglaries in Cresskill turned into a home invasion when a group of intruders entered while people living there slept, authorities said. The first break-in was reported around 3:45 a.m. on Park Avenue near County Road, Cresskill Police Capt. Jason Lanzilotti said. Fifteen minutes later, he said, burglars entered a Florence Avenue home near Knickerbocker Road. A resident said four intruders entered bedrooms and stole valuables, then fled with one of the victims' vehicles, a 2020 BMW. They were last seen fleeing south on Knickerbocker Road in …
Cuban Eddie's In Dumont Coming To Paramus Park Mall Cuban Eddie's In Dumont Coming To Paramus Park Mall
Cuban Eddie's In Dumont Coming To Paramus Park Mall Cuban Eddie's is growing. The Cuban restaurant located in Dumont and River Vale is bringing new digs to Paramus Park Mall, its website says. The eatery is owned by Eddie Sanchez, a first-generation American whose parents hail from Santa Clara, Cuba, its website says. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cuban Eddies (@cubaneddies) In 2007, Sanchez left his corporate job and, in pursuit of his dream of owning his own restaurant, opened Cuban Eddie's in Dumont. Six years later, his daughter, Jacklyn, opened the River Vale location. T…
Masked Offender From Bergenfield Caught With Meth, Burglar Tools In Pre-Dawn Stop: Dumont PD Masked Offender From Bergenfield Caught With Meth, Burglar Tools In Pre-Dawn Stop: Dumont PD
Masked Offender From Bergenfield Caught With Meth, Burglar Tools In Pre-Dawn Stop: Dumont PD A known offender was arrested again after a Dumont officer spotted him carrying bolt cutters while riding a bicycle down the main drag two hours before sunrise, authorities said. And, once again, a judge released him soon after. Andrew Lugo, 35, of Bergenfield, has been arrested in several towns – among them, Saddle River, Hackensack, Englewood, Teaneck and Little Ferry – the past few years, records show. Charges have included burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and drug possession. A year ago, Bergenfield police arrested him for a host of credit card thefts during burglaries. Lu…
Wallet Thief Nabbed In Mall After Ubering Straight To Nieman Marcus, Louis Vuitton: Paramus PD Wallet Thief Nabbed In Mall After Ubering Straight To Nieman Marcus, Louis Vuitton: Paramus PD
Wallet Thief Nabbed In Mall After Ubering Straight To Nieman Marcus, Louis Vuitton: Paramus PD A repeat offender who hopped into a waiting Uber after snatching a man's wallet from the bar at a Paramus restaurant was already using the victim's credit cards as police interviewed him, authorities said. Turned out to be a huge break. Officer Matt Orefice was talking with the 44-year-old victim at the Capital Grille on Route 17 when the man received an alert on his cellphone that a credit card of his had just been used at the Nieman Marcus store in the Garden State Plaza just down the road, Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Orefice quickly notified Neiman Marcus security and headed to t…
ICE Seizes DWI Guatemalan Driver From Dumont Charged With Hitting Ridgefield Pedestrians ICE Seizes DWI Guatemalan Driver From Dumont Charged With Hitting Ridgefield Pedestrians
ICE Seizes DWI Guatemalan Driver From Dumont Charged With Hitting Ridgefield Pedestrians A Guatemalan national living in Dumont who authorities said was drunk when he hit two pedestrians with his sedan at a busy Ridgefield intersection  – seriously injuring one of them – was seized by ICE, records show. Responding officers seized Esvin Duarte-Simon, 33, at the scene of the crash at Bergen Boulevard and Edgewater Avenue shortly before 11 a.m. last Friday, July 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Duarte-Simon, who lives on East Madison Avenue and works as a laborer, had struck the two pedestrians with his 2013 Subaru Impreza, the prosecutor said. One was ta…
Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say
Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say A distraught Morris County woman intentionally drove into the path of a freight train that slammed into her SUV at a railroad crossing in Bergenfield, killing her, in the middle of the night, authorities said. The lifeless victim 42, from Jefferson, NJ, was alone in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when it was struck by a CSX train at the West Central crossing and knocked onto its roof around 1 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Police Capt. William Duran said. Responding police officers found various vehicle parts strewn around, the captain said on Monday. An ALS unit pronounced the woman dead at the scene af…
SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing
SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing A driver was killed overnight when a freight train slammed into her SUV at a railroad crossing in what  Bergenfield police said was a suicide. The lifeless victim, a 42-year-old woman from Jefferson, NJ, was alone in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when it was struck by a CSX train at the West Central crossing and knocked onto its roof around 1 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Police Capt. William Duran said. Responding police officers found various vehicle parts strewn around, the captain said on Monday. An ALS unit pronounced the woman dead at the scene after police removed her from the SUV, he said.…
PEDO FILE: Computer Tech From Bergen, 43, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor PEDO FILE: Computer Tech From Bergen, 43, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor
Pedo File: Computer Tech From Bergen, 43, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor A married computer tech from Dumont was charged with sexually assaulting an underage teen. Coswayne Donald, 43, “sexually assaulted a child who was between the ages of 13 and 16,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Donald was arrested in town on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a minor, aggravated criminal sexual contact and child endangerment through sexual conduct following a joint investigation by Musella’s Special Victims Unit and Dumont police, the prosecutor said. He was sent to the Bergen County Jail on Wednesday, June 28, to await a first appearance in Central…
Gordon Ramsay Raves About Popular Jersey Shore Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Raves About Popular Jersey Shore Restaurant
Gordon Ramsay Raves About Popular Jersey Shore Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has good things to say about the Jersey Shore food scene. The celeb chef popped by The Black Swan in Asbury Park Thursday night, June 22. The restaurant is owned by Chef James Avery who was Ramsay's on-air sous chef and consultant on "Hell's Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares" — which he is reviving after a 10-year absence. On Instagram, Ramsey wrote: "One of Jersey’s best !! Great seeing @chefjamesavery and dining at his @theblackswanap pub last night !" View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gordon Ramsay (@gordongram) …
Gordon Ramsay Spotted Filming 'Kitchen Nightmares' Revival At TikTok Brothers' Dumont Pizzeria Gordon Ramsay Spotted Filming 'Kitchen Nightmares' Revival At TikTok Brothers' Dumont Pizzeria
Gordon Ramsay Spotted Filming 'Kitchen Nightmares' Revival At TikTok Brothers' Dumont Pizzeria Gordon Ramsay appears to be giving a Bergen County pizzeria an overhaul. The celebrity chef was spotted at Da Mimmo in Dumont on Monday afternoon, June 5, architectural photographer Daniel Gorrin tells Daily Voice. Ramsay is believed to have been filming an episode of "Kitchen Nightmares," which he is reviving after a 10-year absence. No word on what Ramsay believed was so nightmarish about their kitchen. Da Mimmo is the creation of Vincent, Antonio and Vito Gigante, brothers  and TikTok influencers, who opened the place last November in honor of their great uncle, a chef who always drea…
Raging Overnight Fire Destroys River Edge Home Raging Overnight Fire Destroys River Edge Home
Raging Overnight Fire Destroys River Edge Home Sections of a River Edge home collapsed during a vicious overnight fire. A dog was killed in the blaze on Eastbrook Drive, near Forest Avenue and Route 4, at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, May 27, according to neighbors. No injuries were otherwise reported. Borough firefighters headed back to the scene when the blaze briefly rekindled around 11:30 a.m. It apparently began in the attached garage and quickly spread to some vehicles and through one end of the two-story, 3,500-square-foot wood-frame house. Some water issues initially were reported. A preliminary cause wasn't given. The overnight f…
Most Popular Pizzerias In North Jersey Most Popular Pizzerias In North Jersey
Most Popular Pizzerias In North Jersey Some North Jersey pizzerias have been around for decades. Others are brand new. Some have a thin and crispy crust. Others are fluffy and plump. Whatever your pizza preference may be, one thing's for sure: There are plenty of places to choose from in North Jersey. Daily Voice polled our Instagram followers on their favorite pizzerias, and (in no particular order) here were the most common answers: Ralph's, Nutley Danny's, Bloomingdale Grant Street Cafe, Dumont Tenth Street Pasta & Pizza, Hoboken Nellie's, Waldwick Park Tavern, East Rutherford Mario's, Saddle Brook Star Tavern, Ora…
ID THEFT: Determined Dumont Detectives Tie NYC Ex-Con To Stolen $18,000 ID THEFT: Determined Dumont Detectives Tie NYC Ex-Con To Stolen $18,000
ID Theft: Determined Dumont Detectives Tie NYC Ex-Con To Stolen $18,000 An ex-con who made $18,000 worth of unauthorized transactions in a Dumont victim’s name might have gone on unnoticed if not for the determination of two local detectives, their chief said. Reon Adams, 32, of Brooklyn, was charged with ID theft and theft after he was pegged by Dumont Police Detective Lt. Luke Totten and Detective Sam Schlamowitz, Police Chief Brian Joyce said. Borough police learned last October of the various unauthorized transactions completed throughout New Jersey and New York over the course of several months, the chief said. Totten and Schlamowitz “conducted an extensi…
Six-Figure Sum: Lotto Tickets Sold In Bergen County, Union County Win Big Six-Figure Sum: Lotto Tickets Sold In Bergen County, Union County Win Big
Six-Figure Sum: Lotto Tickets Sold In Bergen County, Union County Win Big Lottery tickets sold in Bergen County and Union County matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot on Thursday, April 27. The winners will split the $319,748 jackpot, taking home $159,874. One ticket was sold at Stop and Shop in Dumont while the other ticket was sold at North Broad Food Mart in Hillside.  The winning numbers were: 07, 13, 18, 22 and 44 and the XTRA number was: 05