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Meet James Patterson, Mike Lupica In North Jersey Meet James Patterson, Mike Lupica In North Jersey
Meet James Patterson, Mike Lupica In North Jersey A dynamic duo is signing copies of their new book in Bergen County. Bestselling James Patterson and legendary sportswriter Mike Lupica are signing copies of their new book, "Hard to Kill: A Jane Smith Thriller," on Sunday, July 28 at noon at Books and Greetings in Northvale. In the book, Smith must defend her client Rob Jacobson, accused of double triple homicide, and figure out who really committed the murders, according to a synopsis. Patterson and Lupica are both prolific authors who have written numerous bestsellers. This is the third collaboration between the two, the most recent "12 M…
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, "The Change," at Bookends in Ridgewood on Sunday, July 28 at 1 p.m. The graphic novel is about Isabel Frost, an amazing gamer, who develops superpowers and becomes The Change, known only to her comic-loving grandson and her best friend, according to a synopsis. A prolific author, Goldberg, a longtime West Orange resident, has written numerous books, including a relationship advice book, a book called "Book,"…
Bergen County Dad Dies Days After Being Struck By Vehicle Bergen County Dad Dies Days After Being Struck By Vehicle
Bergen County Dad Dies Days After Being Struck By Vehicle A 55-year-old pedestrian has died nine days after being struck by a vehicle in Bergen County, according to police reports. Jun Young Shin, of Palisades Park, was at the intersection of Grand and Henry streets when he was struck by a 34-year-old woman from Teaneck around 10:05 p.m. Sunday, July 7, according to crash reports obtained by Daily Voice. Shin died on Tuesday, July 16. While the driver has not been charged or cited in this incident, she does have a slew of traffic offenses dating back to 2016.  Shin was wearing dark clothing and the driver told arriving officers he …
Coach USA Terminates 20 NJ Transit Lines In Filing For Bankruptcy, NJT 'Exploring Every Option' Coach USA Terminates 20 NJ Transit Lines In Filing For Bankruptcy, NJT 'Exploring Every Option'
Coach USA Terminates 20 NJ Transit Lines In Filing For Bankruptcy, NJT 'Exploring Every Option' The pressure is on for NJ Transit. The company was left high and dry when Coach USA announced it would be terminating its agreement with the major transportation company, halting service to 20 of its bus routes in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties come Aug. 16. The decision to do so was made amid Coach USA filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A spokesperson from NJ Transit said the company received written notice of Coach's intentions to abandon three of its five contracts in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties "with a cessation of operation at the close of business" on Aug. 16. NJ Trans…
Mansion With Golf Course, Bowling Alley Breaks Sale Records For 2024 In New Jersey Mansion With Golf Course, Bowling Alley Breaks Sale Records For 2024 In New Jersey
Mansion With Golf Course, Bowling Alley Breaks Sale Records For 2024 In New Jersey A Bergen County home is breaking sale records in New Jersey. The gated home at 4 Stone Tower Drive in Alpine, which sprawls across 22,782 square feet and sits on four acres of land within the Rio Vista section of the borough, sold for $16.7 million on Wednesday, July 17. Jason Pierce/Prominent Properties SIR-Tenafly Designed by renowned architect James Paragano, the home's buyer was represented by James Pierce and Richard Orlando of Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty-Tenafly. The seller was represented by Rosemarie Campi of SIR-Alpine. The four-level …
Driver, 33, Surrenders In Route 46 Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Victim, Prosecutor Says Driver, 33, Surrenders In Route 46 Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Victim, Prosecutor Says
Driver, 33, Surrenders In Route 46 Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Victim, Prosecutor Says A 33-year-old hit-and-run driver from Lodi surrendered to police following a weekend crash on Route 46 that left one person seriously injured, police said. Miguel A. Delacruz Romero was behind the wheel of a 2019 Dodge pickup truck and was heading east when he rear-ended a 2022 Toyota Sedan at the Bergen Turnpike intersection, just after 3:05 a.m. on Sunday, July 14 in Little Ferry, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The occupant of the Toyota was hospitalized with serious injuries as Romero fled, Musella said. Romero surrendered to police in Little Ferry on Monday, July 15 a…
Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA
Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA The mysterious boom heard and felt across the tristate area may have been caused by a meteor passing through the area, NASA says. Locals reported hearing thunder-like booms and rattling just after 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 16.  The USGS ruled out earthquakes, and residents across the tri-state reported witnessing fireballs to the American Meteor Society. After hours of anticipating, NASA confirmed a "daylight fireball" over New York City at 11:17 a.m. Reports filed on the American Meteor Society website permitted "a very crude determination of the trajectory of the meteor," …
NJ's Livvy Dunne, Rookie Phenom BF Take Private Jet To MLB All-Star Game NJ's Livvy Dunne, Rookie Phenom BF Take Private Jet To MLB All-Star Game
NJ's Livvy Dunne, Rookie Phenom BF Take Private Jet To MLB All-Star Game Pittsburgh Pirates rookie phenom Paul Skenes is taking his famed moustache, golden arm, and model girlfriend to the MLB All-Star Game this week. In a post on Instagram on Sunday, LSU gymnast, and influencer, Livvy Dunne — who hails from Bergen County — shared a photo of the pair before heading on a private jet to Texas with friends, where the 22-year-old is set to make his 12th career start in the majors at the big event on Tuesday. Skenes - the first overall pick in the 2023 draft - has only started 11 games in his career since being called up earlier this year, notching six wins with an E…
Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents
Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has released body-worn camera and surveillance footage of an officer-involved shooting that left a 41-year-old New York man dead. Just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2024, 2:05 p.m., US Marshals agents arrived at a Route 1 motel in Monmouth Junction within South Brunswick to execute an arrest warrant on Shamar Leggette, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. As previously reported by Daily Voice, Leggette had been wanted for robbing "Bling Bishop" Lamor Whitehead from Paramus in Bergen County. About 40 minutes after authorities…
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint A 74-year-old Paramus church pastor has been arrested and charged with 21 counts of sexual offenses for disturbing sexual assaults on a girl between ages 13 and 18 for years, authorities announced Friday, July 12. Stephen E. Sweet, the pastor at Grace's Lutheran Church in River Edge, became the center of an investigation on Thursday, July 11, on a tip that he'd sexually assaulted a juvenile in the past, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. ** WARNING: The following news article contains graphic and disturbing information. Reader discretion is advised ** Sweet sexually assaulted…
Mediterranean Mansion Boasting Modern Makeover Hits North Jersey Market At $4.875M (PHOTOS) Mediterranean Mansion Boasting Modern Makeover Hits North Jersey Market At $4.875M (PHOTOS)
Mediterranean Mansion Boasting Modern Makeover Hits North Jersey Market At $4.875M (Photos) A newly-renovated Mediterranean colonial is on the market in Bergen County for $4.875 million. The 8,600-square-foot home sits on a private cul-de-sac along 5 Ellens Way, featuring five bedrooms and eight brand-new bathrooms. Listed by Jason Pierce and Richard Orlando of Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty, the home was built in 2004 but remodeled within the last few months to keep the Mediterranean look on the outside, and add a contemporary feel on the inside. One of the largest projects within the remodel was the addition of the 25-by-45-foot in-ground pool, co…
Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette'
Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' We've got a brand-new "Bachelorette" and she's a Bergen County babe. Jenn Tran, 26, is the first-ever Asian American to lead the ABC franchise, the 21st season of which premiered Monday night, July 8. "The Bachelorette" Jenn Tran, 26, is ready to meet her men. Disney/John Fleenor Born in Hillsdale and raised by Vietnamese immigrants, Tran graduated from Pascack Valley High School in 2016, where she played basketball and lacrosse.  Tran was featured on the last season of "The Bachelor" starring Joey Graziadei, who ultimately got engaged to Kelsey Anderson. A "bi-lingual beauty…
Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?' Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?'
Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?' "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is being called out for an obvious photoshop job on a recent Instagram post. The 52-year-old Montville mom shared a photo of herself with Larsa Pippen, of "Real Housewives of Miami," wishing her a happy birthday on a beach. But something's off: It appears someone cut the "Housewives" out of a different photo and placed them on a beach. Both fans and haters caught on. "Were y'all teleported to the beach or..," one person commented. "This is the kind of beach trip I can afford!" another said. Even celebs were spotted in the peanut g…
Pool Was Selling Point For Bergen County Home That Went For $159K Over Asking Price Pool Was Selling Point For Bergen County Home That Went For $159K Over Asking Price
Pool Was Selling Point For Bergen County Home That Went For $159K Over Asking Price A Bergen County home with a lemonade porch and a picture-perfect pool sold for nearly $160,000 over asking price. The home at 228 Miller Road in Mahwah was listed in early April at $669,000 by Tony Nabhan of Keller Williams City Views Realty. On Friday, June 28, it sold for $858,000. A spokesperson for Keller Williams City Views said the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house had somewhere around 18 offers, but it was the pool — built by Oasis Pool Construction — that sold it. Amenities include a master bedroom with a sitting area and walk-in closet, new bathrooms, floors, appliances and lighting th…
NJ Gymnast Who At 9 Said Her Dream Was Landing Spot On Olympic Team Just Made It Happen NJ Gymnast Who At 9 Said Her Dream Was Landing Spot On Olympic Team Just Made It Happen
NJ Gymnast Who At 9 Said Her Dream Was Landing Spot On Olympic Team Just Made It Happen Hezly Rivera sure stuck the landing on that one. The 16-year-old Bergen County native who at 9 said she dreamed of making a spot on the USA gymnastics team did just that. She's headed to the Paris Olympics. Hezly, whose family moved from  Oradell to Plano, TX, finished fifth in the all-around competition at the Olympic trial last week. Her final score of 111.15 put her on Team USA alongside vets Simone Biles, Jade Carey, Suni Lee, and Jordan Chiles. Rivera was just 9 years old when she told Daily Voice in 2018: "I want to make the national team and go to the Olympics.&nbs…
Paterson Drug Dealer Charged In OD Death Of Westwood Victim, 38, Prosecutor Says Paterson Drug Dealer Charged In OD Death Of Westwood Victim, 38, Prosecutor Says
Paterson Drug Dealer Charged In OD Death Of Westwood Victim, 38, Prosecutor Says A 39-year-old Paterson man has been charged with providing the drugs that allegedly resulted in a fatal overdose of a Westwood man in May, authorities said. Jesus A. Cantillo is believed to have provided the drugs that led to the death of 38-year-old Lance Kerness, of Westwood, who was found unresponsive in a home on May 2, 2024, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Friday, June 28. Kerness was pronounced dead at the scene, Musella said. Indicators of a possible drug overdose were noted, and detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force were no…
Who Is Dana Bash? Bergen County News Anchor Moderating Presidential Debate Who Is Dana Bash? Bergen County News Anchor Moderating Presidential Debate
Who Is Dana Bash? Bergen County News Anchor Moderating Presidential Debate Bergen County residents may see a familiar face on Thursday, June 27's presidential debate. Dana Bash: the Pascack Hills High School graduate co-moderating alongside CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper. Bash, 53, is the chief political correspondent for CNN, who started out at the network as a producer after graduating from George Washington University. The 90-minute debate held in Atlanta between current US President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump begins at 9 p.m. on CNN. Bash was raised in Teaneck before her family moved to Washington DC, then back t…
60K NJ Residents Without Power Following Stormy Night 60K NJ Residents Without Power Following Stormy Night
60K NJ Residents Without Power Following Stormy Night Thousands of New Jersey residents remain without power following thunderstorms that swept through the region Wednesday, June 26. As of Thursday morning, June 27, JCP&L was reporting 54,000 outages across North Jersey. The most widespread were reported in: More than 1,800 in Ringwood; several hundred. in Wayne; Nearly 3,000 in Boonton Township; 660 in Mine Hill; 1,200 in Mount Arlington; nearly 700 in Vernon; 700 in Stockholm; 1,400 in Great Meadows; 880 in Buttzville. PSE&G was reporting just over 5,000 residents without power, most in Bergen County (1,600 with 223 in Fort Lee, 243…
Million-Dollar Listing: Hints Of Gold Elevate $1M Bergen County Home Million-Dollar Listing: Hints Of Gold Elevate $1M Bergen County Home
Million-Dollar Listing: Hints Of Gold Elevate $1M Bergen County Home A Bergen County home is on the market for just under $1 million. The 1,800-square-foot home at 10 Christie St. in Demarest is listed at  $999,000.  Built in 1977 and designed by its owner, the house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms. What makes it particularly unique is its custom woodwork, says listing agent Besmir Vatoci of Realty One Group Legend. The home features a touch of gold in nearly every room on the cabinetry, light fixtures, door handles, on the fireplace, and along the walls — both in the artistry of the wood and the marble walls of the bathrooms.…
Artistic Visionary's Custom-Built Mansion Listed At $3.65M In Bergen County Artistic Visionary's Custom-Built Mansion Listed At $3.65M In Bergen County
Artistic Visionary's Custom-Built Mansion Listed At $3.65M In Bergen County A mansion in Bergen County is a "modern masterpiece" and could be yours for $3.65 million. The 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom house at 240 Terrace Rd. in Franklin Lakes has landed on the market. The home offers "luxury, sophistication and unparalleled privacy" according to the listing.  "The home was custom built for a creative visionary that has an eye for artful and beautiful things," said listing agent is Mary Premtaj of Compass in Ridgewood. "And this home essentially provided the perfect environment, or backdrop for her to express and display herself." Amenities include a dipping po…
NJ Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Luxury Items From New York University Roommate, Sold Them: NYPD NJ Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Luxury Items From New York University Roommate, Sold Them: NYPD
NJ Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Luxury Items From New York University Roommate, Sold Them: Nypd An 18-year-old Bergen County woman is accused of stealing more than $49,000 in handbags and jewelry from her NYU roommate and then selling the items online, according to police and various news reports. Kaitlyn Fung, of Old Tappan, was charged on Thursday, May 2 with grand larceny after confessing to taking a 19-year-old complainant's ring, bracelet, tote, enclave, and top, totaling about $49,000, the NYPD tells Daily Voice. Fung then sold the items online, the NYPD said. Fung and her mother are both named in a lawsuit filed by 19-year-old Aurora Agapov, whose father is Andre Agapov, the CE…
Bloomfield Medical Billing Worker, 36, Embezzled $400K From Employer, Prosecutor Says Bloomfield Medical Billing Worker, 36, Embezzled $400K From Employer, Prosecutor Says
Bloomfield Medical Billing Worker, 36, Embezzled $400K From Employer, Prosecutor Says A 36-year-old Passaic County woman is facing charges in Bergen County after authorities say she stole $400,000 from her employer, officials announced. Briana Rodriguez embezzled the money through unauthorized refunds to accounts under her control through her role as a medical billing professional, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The investigation, led by Chief Mathew Finck, came about in March 2022 when Hackensack police notified the BCPO's financial crimes unit of alleged employee embezzlement. Rodriguez was arrested outside of her home on Tuesday, June 18 by Bloomfield p…
Newly Minted Millionaire! Lotto Ticket Sold In Bergen County Wins $1 Mil Newly Minted Millionaire! Lotto Ticket Sold In Bergen County Wins $1 Mil
Newly Minted Millionaire! Lotto Ticket Sold In Bergen County Wins $1 Mil It was a fantastic Friday for a Mega Millions player in Bergen County. Their ticket matched all five numbers in the Mega Millions drawing held on Friday, June 14, winning $1 million. They were the only player in the country to win the big prize. The ticket was sold at 7-Eleven in New Milford. The winning numbers were 1, 25, 26, 31, 65 and the gold Megaball was 2.
GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ
Gotcha! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ UPDATE: Authorities captured a man who stabbed a woman in the parking lot of CNBC corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. The 30-year-old victim was leaving the Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) facility shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, when Harshkuma H. Patel, 29, of Piscataway, approached her in the parking lot, the prosecutor said. The accused assailant, who 'd previously been seen hanging around the area, tapped on the woman's car window in the CNBC parking lot, sources said. The victim, who didn't know Patel, opened the window, …
CAUGHT: Couple Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Paterson Man CAUGHT: Couple Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Paterson Man
Caught: Couple Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Paterson Man 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Paterson couple have been charged in connection with what authorities said was the premeditated cold-blooded shooting death of a 44-year-old city man earlier this month. Mathew X. Amaro, 27, shot Twahee Howard in the area of Chadwick and Weiss streets shortly before 9 p.m. June 2, authorities said. Howard, 44, was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center of multiple gunshot wounds a short time later. Amaro is charged with murder, conspiracy, and drug and weapons offenses, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge…
Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School
Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School Newly-released bodycam footage shows the arrest of a Bergen County mother who showed up more than four times the legal limit to pick up her son from school. The video shared by DriveThruTours shows the DUI investigation and subsequent arrest of Mayowa Kubikisha, 28, outside of Memorial Elementary School on Thursday, May 9, as first reported by Daily Voice. Montvale PD bodycam footage via DriveThruTours Officers conducted a series of field sobriety tests and found 40 airplane bottles of vodka, a bottle of EJ rum, a tall white can of beer, and a green bottle of beer — all open containe…
CPA Firefighting Hero From Bergen Admits Role In $650,000 Tax Dodge CPA Firefighting Hero From Bergen Admits Role In $650,000 Tax Dodge
CPA Firefighting Hero From Bergen Admits Role In $650,000 Tax Dodge 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A decorated veteran Bergen County firefighter admitted in federal court on Wednesday that he and his business partner conducted a blatant tax dodge on behalf of a bunch of construction companies that employed their New York accounting firm. Jack N. Sardis, 66, of Englewood Cliffs admitted that he schemed to con the IRS with his partner, George Sanossian, 70, of Scarsdale, out of a small CPA office in a massive Westchester County shopping center. Sardis also offered to do business elsewhere, telling one client "I can meet you at my firehouse,” according to an IRS complaint. The clie…
Meet Meghan Trainor In Bergen County Meet Meghan Trainor In Bergen County
Meet Meghan Trainor In Bergen County Usually Meghan Trainor is all about that bass. This week, she's going to be all about Bergen County. The singer is signing copies of her album "Timeless" at the Barnes and Noble in Paramus at 634 N State Route 17 on Friday, June 7 at 3 p.m. This is the sixth album for the "All About That Bass" singer. "Timeless" features the hit single, "Been Like This," a collaboration with the rapper T-Pain. Attendees can get either their CD or vinyl edition signed and a photo with Trainor. Trainor will not be personalizing records. For more information on the signing and to purchase tickets, click here…
UPDATE: Mahwah Motorcyclist Rendered Amputee, Wrong-Way DWI Driver Charged With Assault By Auto UPDATE: Mahwah Motorcyclist Rendered Amputee, Wrong-Way DWI Driver Charged With Assault By Auto
Update: Mahwah Motorcyclist Rendered Amputee, Wrong-Way DWI Driver Charged With Assault By Auto A 67-year-old Florida man was intoxicated when his SUV crossed the double yellow line on a Mahwah road and hit a motorcyclist last weekend, costing the victim his foot and ankle, authorities said. Terence J. Cotter of Delray Beach was headed south on East Crescent Lane when his 2022 Volkswagen Taos crossed into the northbound lane and collided head-on with the motorcycle shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The rider, 58-year-old Paul Granados of Mahwah, was airlifted to Hackensack University Medical Center after being struck between Apple Ri…
UPDATE: Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Jailed Again For Two Other Incidents UPDATE: Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Jailed Again For Two Other Incidents
Update: Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Jailed Again For Two Other Incidents A 34-year-old Englewood man who'd been arrested and released on charges of masturbating in front of a pre-teen was jailed again after authorities said they discovered at least two other alleged incidents. Dawid S. Iwaszek originally was arrested on May 25 for exposing himself and masturbating in front of a pre-teen in Englewood, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The prosecutor said at the time that detectives from his Special Victims Unit were continuing to investigate at least two previous incidents involving children in Englewood and Teaneck. They charg…
NJ Mom Charged With Aggravated Manslaughter For Drug OD Death Of Daughter, 12 NJ Mom Charged With Aggravated Manslaughter For Drug OD Death Of Daughter, 12
NJ Mom Charged With Aggravated Manslaughter For Drug OD Death Of Daughter, 12 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 48-year-old Fort Lee mom was charged with aggravated manslaughter for the drug overdose death of her 12-year-old daughter. Frances Caso was initially jailed on various child endangerment and drug possession charges after onetime child model Trinity Caso Perez overdosed on May 25. Further investigation led to the more serious charge, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Friday, May 31. Fort Lee police responding to a 3:34 p.m. call last Saturday found the lifeless child at Caso's Maple Street home. The youngster was pronounced dead soon after at Hackensack University Med…