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These North Jersey Pools Offer Day Passes To Non-Residents These North Jersey Pools Offer Day Passes To Non-Residents
These North Jersey Pools Offer Day Passes To Non-Residents Summer weather has arrived and will be sticking around for the foreseeable future. Cool off at North Jersey pools, many of which are now open for the season. Here's which ones offer day-passes to non-residents: Bogota: Day passes offered to Bergen County residents only at $15 per person. Check the website for hours. Darlington State Park, Mahwah: Bergen County adults can enter for $10 on weekends and $8 on weekdays, children are $6. Highlands Natural Pool, Ringwood: Day passes are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for children. Check the website for hours. Palisades Park: Open we…
Oakland Man, 55, Charged With Threatening To Shoot Police, Prosecutor Announces Oakland Man, 55, Charged With Threatening To Shoot Police, Prosecutor Announces
Oakland Man, 55, Charged With Threatening To Shoot Police, Prosecutor Announces A 55-year-old Oakland man was charged with threatening to shoot police, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced on Friday, May 24. Todd Gentile was responsible for “an emerging pattern of social media posts threatening to shoot law enforcement officers,” the prosecutor said. Gentile had been in the Bergen County Jail following a similar arrest for making terroristic threats earlier this month, records show. He remained held Friday pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.   
Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen In Elmwood Park Brought Back To Bergen From The Bronx Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen In Elmwood Park Brought Back To Bergen From The Bronx
Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen In Elmwood Park Brought Back To Bergen From The Bronx Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives tracked down a Bronx man who they said sexually assaulted an underage girl in Elmwood Park several years ago. Jorge Sanchez, 38, became the target of an investigation following an allegation from the New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency late last month that he abused a victim between her 13th and 16th birthdays, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit subsequently found that Sanchez penetrated the victim's vagina with his mouth and his hand between May 2020 and April 2021, a complain…
Custom Built French Manor Listed At $1.895M In Bergen County Custom Built French Manor Listed At $1.895M In Bergen County
Custom Built French Manor Listed At $1.895M In Bergen County Want to live like royalty in Bergen County? This might be the house for you. A 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home in Wyckoff has hit the market at $1.895 million.  Located at 443 Hartung Drive, the 5,900-square-foot home is situated on an acre of land and features an outdoor pool with a cabana, and a basketball court, according to the listing. The agent is Mindy Felixbrod, of Keller Williams Village Square. The home also offers blooming perennials, according to the listing. Inside the home includes a chandelier, five fireplaces, a bar area with its own dishwasher and a game tab…
Fast-Moving Storm Knocks Power To Thousands Across North Jersey Fast-Moving Storm Knocks Power To Thousands Across North Jersey
Fast-Moving Storm Knocks Power To Thousands Across North Jersey A fast-moving round of thunderstorm knocked power to thousands of New Jersey residents Thursday morning, May 23. PSEG was reporting approximately 2,000 outages in Bergen County (1,156 in New Milford, 398 in Paramus); 2,341 in Essex County (983 in Caldwell, 448 in West Caldwell); 1,230 in Gloucester County (1,206 in Woodbury City). JCP&L was reporting approximately 1,300 in Franklin Township, where a downed tree closed Route 57. JCP&L also said 1,000 residents in Lebanon were in the dark, as were 1,000 in Bethlehem. Knowlton, Hope, Liberty, and Independence …
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any suspects in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening.  Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
Overdose Death Of Lodi Man, 62, Leads To SWAT Raid, Arrest Overdose Death Of Lodi Man, 62, Leads To SWAT Raid, Arrest
Overdose Death Of Lodi Man, 62, Leads To SWAT Raid, Arrest 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Lodi man was jailed Tuesday in connection with the overdose death of a 62-year-old drug user last month from cocaine laced with fentanyl, authorities said. A Bergen County Regional SWAT team led a May 21 raid on the Victor Street apartment of Randy Lantigua, 25. The early-morning raid and arrest stem from an investigation into the death of James White of Lodi, who was found unresponsive from an overdose in the bedroom of his home on April 6, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Raised in Wood-Ridge, James Anthony White was a self-employed contract pain…
Home Invader Who Beat, Robbed Allendale Tenant ID'd As Passaic County Reoffender, 23 Home Invader Who Beat, Robbed Allendale Tenant ID'd As Passaic County Reoffender, 23
Home Invader Who Beat, Robbed Allendale Tenant ID'd As Passaic County Reoffender, 23 Authorities identified the assailant who beat and robbed an Allendale tenant at gunpoint two months ago of $900 in cash, pot and a bottle of booze as a violent repeat offender from Passaic County. Jahan A. Hendley, 23, of Clifton ambushed the victim outside his apartment shortly before 4 p.m. March 25, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Tuesday, May 21. Forcing him back inside, Hendley assaulted and robbed the victim – then pointed a gun at another civilian as he fled, the prosecutor said. Detectives didn’t have to go far to find Hendley. He'd been arrested in Passaic County in Ap…
UPDATE: Convicted ‘Bling Bishop’ From Bergen Jailed Ahead Of Sentencing UPDATE: Convicted ‘Bling Bishop’ From Bergen Jailed Ahead Of Sentencing
Update: Convicted ‘Bling Bishop’ From Bergen Jailed Ahead Of Sentencing 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A convicted con man from Bergen County known as the "Bling Bishop" was jailed on Monday after violating terms of his release before this summer's sentencing, federal authorities said. Federal jurors in lower Manhattan convicted Lamor Whitehead of Paramus two months ago of swindling the elderly mom of a parishioner from New Jersey out of her $90,000 life savings, among other counts. They also found him guilty of using ties to New York City Mayor Eric Adams in an attempt to extort a business owner into loaning him $500,000 and of lying to hide a second cellphone from FBI agents as the…
HERO: Civilian Rescues Woman From Serial Groper Who Tried To Drag Her Behind Garfield Church HERO: Civilian Rescues Woman From Serial Groper Who Tried To Drag Her Behind Garfield Church
Hero: Civilian Rescues Woman From Serial Groper Who Tried To Drag Her Behind Garfield Church UPDATE: A serial groper who was captured by a SWAT team after a civilian stopped him from dragging a woman behind a church in Garfield earlier this month had been stalking the victim at least since April, authorities said. Garfield police have surveillance video of Michael Hernandez, 25, following, running up and grabbing the woman outside Praise Assembly church at the corner of Main Street and Banta Avenue shortly after 12 noon May 8, investigators said. Grabbing her by her neck and backpack, Hernandez tries to drag the woman behind the church, they said. But a good Samaritan comes to her…
George Washington Bridge Climber, Not Protestors, Jams NYC-Bound Traffic For Hours George Washington Bridge Climber, Not Protestors, Jams NYC-Bound Traffic For Hours
George Washington Bridge Climber, Not Protestors, Jams Nyc-bound Traffic For Hours Police expected a protest that would throw the George Washington Bridge into chaos on Saturday and got something else entirely. A 24-year-old climber partially caused massive delays when he started climbing the Manhattan tower's south side shortly before noon May 18. What began as half-hour backups quickly stretched to more than 90 minutes on both levels during one of the busiest times of the average GWB weekend. All eastbound lanes were eventually closed at one point as Port Authority and NYPD emergency services officers with rappelling ropes and other rescue gear eventually got him down …
Modern Opulence: $5.988M Home With Floating Staircase Hits Bergen County Market (PHOTOS) Modern Opulence: $5.988M Home With Floating Staircase Hits Bergen County Market (PHOTOS)
Modern Opulence: $5.988M Home With Floating Staircase Hits Bergen County Market (Photos) A brand-new Bergen County home is on the market for just under $6 million. The home at 247 Glen Pl., in Franklin Lakes was built this year and is complete with 5 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The listing agent is Joshua Baris of Coldwell Banker Realty/NJ Lux. An oversized 6x10-foot door made of pristine glass and iron opens into a foyer replete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Marvel at the 3-story floating staircase embellished with a 28-foot chandelier. An "architectural gem," the home boasts a state-of-the-art, chef-caliber kitchen with numerous islands and waterfall countert…
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 …
NJ's Scottie Scheffler Shoots -5 At PGA Championship After Jail Cell Stretch NJ's Scottie Scheffler Shoots -5 At PGA Championship After Jail Cell Stretch
NJ's Scottie Scheffler Shoots -5 At PGA Championship After Jail Cell Stretch The PGA Championship is halfway over, and so is what may have been the longest, most chaotic day in Scottie Scheffler's career. The Bergen County native shot a -5 in the second round of the PGA Championship in Louisville, KY, hours after being arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer just outside of the Valhalla Golf Club. Scheffler, 27, who had six birdies on the day, sits at -9 halfway through the tournament, two strokes back of the leader. At a press conference following the tournament, the reigning Masters champ said he was still processing the day's events. "I feel like …
Chemical Extinguisher Helps At Northvale Machine Shop Fire Chemical Extinguisher Helps At Northvale Machine Shop Fire
Chemical Extinguisher Helps At Northvale Machine Shop Fire Firefighters used a high-volume dry chemical extinguisher to help with a machine shop blaze in Northvale. The Livingston Street fire ignited shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16. The Paramus Fire Department’s Foam Unit provided a significant assist extinguishing flames on aluminum shavings that were placed in metal barrels and brought outside. Crews remained at the scene until about 7:30 p.m. Firefighters who went into the building were sent to a decon station due to burning metals and materials. Other mutual aid companies at the scene and in coverage included firefighters from Closter…
Scottie Scheffler Says Arrest Was 'Big Misunderstanding' After Being Charged In Cop's Assault Scottie Scheffler Says Arrest Was 'Big Misunderstanding' After Being Charged In Cop's Assault
Scottie Scheffler Says Arrest Was 'Big Misunderstanding' After Being Charged In Cop's Assault Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 golfer in the world and a Bergen County native, has been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer just before the second round of the PGA Championship, court records show. Scheffler, 27, was trying to drive past the scene of a fatal crash scene involving shuttle bus at the Valhalla Golf Club around 5 a.m. Friday, May 17, when he allegedly dragged an officer at the scene, as reported by ESPN. The reigning Masters champion was ultimately arrested and charged with  felony second-degree assault on a police officer, along with lesser charges of third-de…
Groundwater Contamination Case In Bergen County Settled For $14M: State AG Groundwater Contamination Case In Bergen County Settled For $14M: State AG
Groundwater Contamination Case In Bergen County Settled For $14M: State AG 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Two companies have agreed to pay the state of New Jersey $14 million to resolve groundwater contamination charges in Bergen County, authorities announced. The settlement with Cycle Chem, Inc. -- formerly known as Perk Chemical Co. -- and Handy & Harman resolves a 2019 lawsuit over the discharge of a degreasing solvent and other hazardous substances at an etching and surfacing facility on Craig Road in Montvale. The solvent, trichloroethylene (TCE), has been linked to cancer, in the liver and kidneys, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. It was used at the site from…
Who Is Livvy Dunne? Bergen County Gymnast $1,000 Clue On 'Jeopardy!' Who Is Livvy Dunne? Bergen County Gymnast $1,000 Clue On 'Jeopardy!'
Who Is Livvy Dunne? Bergen County Gymnast $1,000 Clue On 'Jeopardy!' Livvy Dunne, the popular gymnast and Bergen County native, has officially hit the big time. Dunne, who was raised in Hillsdale, was a clue on the Wednesday, May 15 episode of "Jeopardy!" The $1,000 "answer" was: This LSU gymnast claims the title of most followed NCAA athlete on social media. Will Stewart, a political organizer from Nashville, buzzed in and guessed: Who is Livvy? Host Ken Jennibgs asked him to be more specific and he correctly answered, "Who is Livvy Dunne?" Last fall, Dunne was on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, which highlights the money college ath…
New Ice Cream Spot Coming To Bergen County New Ice Cream Spot Coming To Bergen County
New Ice Cream Spot Coming To Bergen County Just in time for summer, Bergen County is getting another ice cream spot. Bruster's Real Ice Cream will be opening in Westwood early this summer, a spokesperson for the company confirmed. This will be New Jersey's second Bruster's store, the other in Washington Township (Gloucester County). The company was founded in 1989 by Bruce Reed (who puts the "Bruce" in Buster's). His passion was offering homemade ice cream to the community. Bruster's offers a rotating selection of 24 small-batch flavors and more than 150 handcrafted recipes. There are nearly 200 independently owned locations in 22…
ICE Moves To Seize Accused Molester In Hackensack Family Sleepover ICE Moves To Seize Accused Molester In Hackensack Family Sleepover
ICE Moves To Seize Accused Molester In Hackensack Family Sleepover ICE agents placed a detainer on an Ecuadorian national living in Hackensack who local authorities said felt up a youngster during a sleepover at a family member’s home. Diego G. Buri-Mora, 35, was seized on Tuesday, May 14 by Hackensack police, who notified members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. The incident “was reported to have occurred while the juvenile was visiting family members,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. A joint investigation by his detectives and city police “revealed that Diego Buri-Mora inappropriately touched the juvenile while …
Second Bergen Mom In Two Days Charged With Driving To Child's School Drunk Second Bergen Mom In Two Days Charged With Driving To Child's School Drunk
Second Bergen Mom In Two Days Charged With Driving To Child's School Drunk A mom who fellow attendees of a pre-Mother's Day event at a Mahwah elementary school said arrived 15 minutes late and then parked illegally was arrested moments later for DWI and for being under the influence, authorities confirmed. A staff member at the Lenape Meadows School alerted Resource Officer Michael Jack to a possibly drunk woman attending a special Mother’s Day tea on the property shortly after 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, Mahwah Police Lt. Michael Blondin said. She reportedly “was stumbling and her speech was slurred,” the lieutenant said. Deanna Pellington, 31, of Ringwood, "looke…
Tiffany Haddish Wows Fans In North Jersey Tiffany Haddish Wows Fans In North Jersey
Tiffany Haddish Wows Fans In North Jersey More than a hundred people in Bergen County lined up to meet Tiffany Haddish on Thursday, May 9. And she did not disappoint. The actress and comedian appeared at Books and Greetings in Northvale. to sign copies of her new book "I Curse With You Joy." While meeting fans who waited in a line that stretched out the door, Haddish offered hugs, advice and added a parental advisory sticker to each copy of the book, warning someone who told her their kids loved her in "Secret Life of Pets," that they should not read the book. Sam Barron As she took photos with fans, Haddish uttered her mant…
Melting Pot Of Westwood Closes After 21 Years Melting Pot Of Westwood Closes After 21 Years
Melting Pot Of Westwood Closes After 21 Years A popular fondue restaurant is leaving Bergen County. Melting Pot of Westwood announced it will be closing on Sunday, June 2. No reason was given for the closure. "We would like to thank our many loyal guests; it has been a pleasure serving you all these years and we are grateful for your business," the restaurant wrote on its website.  "Often, family celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or other happy occasions, I hope we played our part. Not to forget the many engagements in our Lovers’ Lane section." The restaurant said gift cards can be redeemed at other loca…
Meet New York Giants Legends In North Jersey Meet New York Giants Legends In North Jersey
Meet New York Giants Legends In North Jersey Some legendary New York Giants are getting together to sign some books in Bergen County. Leonard Marshall and Harry Carson, who were on the 1986 New York Giants team that won Super Bowl XXI will be signing copies of the new book "Once a Giant" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Carson, a linebacker, played 13 seasons for Big Blue, making nine Pro Bowls and four All-Pro teams. A member of the Crunch Bunch, Carson made life miserable for quarterbacks and running backs. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and still has close ties to the Giants. Marshall…
Newly-Built 'Trophy Home' With Pool Listed At $5.75M In Bergen County Newly-Built 'Trophy Home' With Pool Listed At $5.75M In Bergen County
Newly-Built 'Trophy Home' With Pool Listed At $5.75M In Bergen County A newly-built home in Bergen County is on the market for $5.75 million. A "trophy home" with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms features a 2-story great room with a wall of glass that opens into a kitchen at 675 Navaho Trail Dr., in Franklin Lakes, according to the Zillow listing. 675 Navaho Trail, Franklin Lakes. Jump 675 Navaho Trail, Franklin Lakes. Jump The second floor includes a luxury primary suite with a spa-like bath and custom closets and four guest bedrooms. The lower level features a recreation room with a wet bar, a wine room, a cigar room and a gym, accordin…
Rockland Man Dies From Drugs Bought In Bergen From Paterson Dealer: Authorities Rockland Man Dies From Drugs Bought In Bergen From Paterson Dealer: Authorities
Rockland Man Dies From Drugs Bought In Bergen From Paterson Dealer: Authorities Authorities from Bergen and Rockland counties who arrested a man accused of selling a fentanyl-laced dose of Xanax that killed a user from Suffern reported finding two stolen guns in his Paterson home. Detectives determined that Tristan Colquhoun, 30, sold Matthew Andreas, 39, of Suffern the fatal dose, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Andreas was pronounced dead shortly after Suffern police responding to an overdose call found him unresponsive in the upstairs bedroom of a local residence shortly after 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16, the prosecutor said. They tried to save his life, includin…
North Jersey Musician Struck By Car Sees Support Swell North Jersey Musician Struck By Car Sees Support Swell
North Jersey Musician Struck By Car Sees Support Swell Support is on the rise for a Bergen County musician who was struck by a car last month. Wyl White, a Garfield resident and local musician, was seriously injured after he was struck by a vehicle on Sunday, April 28, according to a fundraiser set up to support him. It was not immediately clear where the crash happened. If anyone can, please lend a hand out to my dearest friend Wyl White. I love him like my brother. He’s an inspiration... Posted by Dre Brown on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 White, a Paterson native remains hospitalized after breaking his jaw and wrist and will be unable to…
Bergen County Paramedic, 22, Killed In Crash Had 'Just Begun American Dream,' Obit Says Bergen County Paramedic, 22, Killed In Crash Had 'Just Begun American Dream,' Obit Says
Bergen County Paramedic, 22, Killed In Crash Had 'Just Begun American Dream,' Obit Says Services have been finalized for Marcin Bednarz, a 22-year-old paramedic from Bergen County who died in a New York crash on Sunday, April 28. Marcin, a paramedic with the Wallington Fire Department, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Arden Valley Road in Tuxedo, N.Y. at 3:18 p.m., according to a New York State Police report. His obituary on the Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service website says he had "just begun his journey of his part of the American dream." Marcin became an EMT in high school and graduated at the top of his class for paramedic school at Bergen Community College, his …
Meet Whoopi Goldberg In North Jersey Meet Whoopi Goldberg In North Jersey
Meet Whoopi Goldberg In North Jersey An EGOT winner is coming to Bergen County. The legendary actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg, who has won an Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy, will be signing copies of her new book, "Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother and Me," at Bookends in Ridgewood on Thursday May 9, at 5:30 p.m. Goldberg, a longtime West Orange resident, wrote the book as a tribute to her mother, Emma, and her brother, Clyde, who died in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Goldberg tells stories about trips to Coney Island, seeing the Ice Capades and having magical Christmases with her family, despite the struggles her famil…
Contractor Admits Stiffing Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Nearly $500G For No-Show Work Contractor Admits Stiffing Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Nearly $500G For No-Show Work
Contractor Admits Stiffing Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Nearly $500G For No-Show Work UPDATE: An electrical supervisor from Bergen County admitted soaking the Hudson Bergen Light Rail for nearly a half-million dollars worth of no-show work, including while he was vacationing in Florida, federal authorities said. Joseph Ferrara, 56, of North Arlington, "submitted claims for compensation covering hundreds of hours relating to work allegedly performed during regular, overtime and double time hours" that was, in fact, never done, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip Sellinger said. Ferrara, who worked as an electrical supervisor for a subcontractor hired by the light rail system,…
Pedestrian Struck By Train, Service Delayed On Bergen County Line: NJ Transit Pedestrian Struck By Train, Service Delayed On Bergen County Line: NJ Transit
Pedestrian Struck By Train, Service Delayed On Bergen County Line: NJ Transit A pedestrian was struck by a train Wednesday morning, May 1, briefly suspending service to the Main-Bergen County Rail Line, NJ Transit said. The pedestrian was struck and injured just west of the Plauderville Station in Garfield just after 5:30 a.m., a spokesperson for NJ Transit said. The extent of the pedestrian's injuries were unknown as of press time. Bergen County Line rail service is suspended in both directions due to a pedestrian strike near Plauderville. Customers should visit https://t.co/h5WCTGjUhP for available alternate service information. — Main-Bergen County Line (@NJTRA…