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Driver Hospitalized After Crashing Into Truck: Cedar Grove PD Driver Hospitalized After Crashing Into Truck: Cedar Grove PD
Driver Hospitalized After Crashing Into Truck: Cedar Grove PD A man was hospitalized after his sedan was involved in a crash with a tractor trailer on the morning of Tuesday, July 23, crash. The head-on crash occurred on Ridge Road by Lakewood and Briarwood, Cedar Grove police said. The man was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson where he is in serious condition, police said.
Acupuncturist ID'd As Pedestrian Killed Walking On Route 23 In Cedar Grove: Prosecutor Acupuncturist ID'd As Pedestrian Killed Walking On Route 23 In Cedar Grove: Prosecutor
Acupuncturist Karin Johnson Killed On Route 23 Karin Johnson, a 75-year-old Cedar Grove resident, was killed on Tuesday, July 9, after being struck by a vehicle walking on Route 23, authorities said. Born in Kearny, Johnson was raised in Cedar Grove, graduating from Cedar Grove High School in 1967, according to her obituary on the Shooks Cedar Grove Funeral Home website. Johnson, who worked as an acupuncturist, enjoyed being in nature and bringing people together, her obituary reads. Dearest Friends and Family of Karin Johnson, I'm so sorry to bring you this unexpected and sudden news of her passing on... Posted by Karin Johnson on&…
'Reckless' Cedar Grove Doc Sentenced For Defrauding Amtrak Out of $1.3 Million: Feds 'Reckless' Cedar Grove Doc Sentenced For Defrauding Amtrak Out of $1.3 Million: Feds
'Reckless' Cedar Grove Doc Sentenced For Defrauding Amtrak Out of $1.3 Million: Feds A 51-year-old Cedar Grove doctor was sentenced to 26 months in prison on Tuesday, May 7, for participating in a five-year health care fraud scheme to defraud Amtrack Muhammad Mirza had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, US Attorney Philip Sellinger said.   In 2021, Mirza was accused of recklessly injecting a hazardous dermal filler into patients seeking breast and penis enhancements — often with extremely harmful results — at dozens of offices in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, as previously reported by Daily Voice. From April…
Tractor Trailer Slams Through Building In Three-Vehicle Crash: Cedar Grove PD Tractor Trailer Slams Through Building In Three-Vehicle Crash: Cedar Grove PD
Tractor Trailer Slams Through Building In Three-Vehicle Crash: Cedar Grove PD Two people were injured after a tractor trailer slammed through a building on Route 23 in Cedar Grove following a three-vehicle crash on Friday, April 26, Cedar Grove police said. At 11:12 a.m., two vehicles and a truck were involved in the crash before the truck struck the building, at 792 Pompton Ave. compromising the structure, police said. Two drivers were extricated and transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The building is home to the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. Police, fire, EMS and other agencies are on scene, police said. Cedar Grove Poli…
Newark Teen Arrested For Car Theft Ring: Police Newark Teen Arrested For Car Theft Ring: Police
Newark Teen Arrested For Car Theft Ring: Police A 17-year-old Newark teenager was hit with multiple charges after stealing a man's Porsche and then striking him with it last November, authorities said. On Sunday, Nov. 19, officers responded to The Fairway on a report of a stolen Porsche, Cedar Grove police said in a release. During the theft, the victim was hit with the vehicle and knocked to the ground, police said. Utilizing the Porsche's GPS, officers said they tracked the vehicle to the Lincoln Tunnel where Port Authority police stopped the Porsche and took suspects into custody.  Over the last five months, police conducted mul…
Former Newark Public Safety Director Accidentally Shot Himself — With Someone Else's Gun: PD Former Newark Public Safety Director Accidentally Shot Himself — With Someone Else's Gun: PD
Former Newark Public Safety Director Accidentally Shot Himself — With Someone Else's Gun: PD Anthony Ambrose, who has a lengthy career in law enforcement in Essex County, accidentally shot himself with another person's gun on Friday, March 22, police said. Responding to many unanswered questions about the shooting, Cedar Grove police issued a news release laying out what happened to Ambrose at 2 Village Park Road, where Ambrose keeps an office as a private investigator.  Ambrose previously served as chief of detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and public safety director for the City of Newark. After the discharge, Ambrose was taken to the hospital by another m…
NJ's Aaron Rodgers Passed Over For Vice President: Report NJ's Aaron Rodgers Passed Over For Vice President: Report
NJ's Aaron Rodgers Passed Over For Vice President: Report It looks like New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, an Essex County resident, will have to focus on his day job this fall. According to NBC News, Rodgers will not be Robert F. Kennedy Jr's running mate in the 2024 presidential election. Kennedy, who is running as an independent, is picking Nicole Shanahan, a Bay Area based attorney. Rodgers, who owns a home in Cedar Grove, had been considered a finalist for the Veep slot, along with WWE Hall of Famer and former Minnesota governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura and former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.  The quarterback, whose debut season w…
Former Essex County Chief Of Detectives Accidentally Shoots Himself: Prosecutor Former Essex County Chief Of Detectives Accidentally Shoots Himself: Prosecutor
Former Essex County Chief Of Detectives Accidentally Shoots Himself: Prosecutor Authorities are investigating after Anthony Ambrose, the former chief of detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, accidentally shot himself on Friday, March 22. The incident occurred at a private office complex in Cedar Grove, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II said.  He was treated and released at a nearby hospital for a non-life-threatening wound, Stephens said. Ambrose joined the Newark Police Department in 1986 and became chief in 1999. He was an undersheriff in the Essex County Sheriff's Office and was public safety director for Newark from 2016 to 2021. A…
Time's Up For Tommy? Report Examines NJ QB's Future With Giants Time's Up For Tommy? Report Examines NJ QB's Future With Giants
Tommy DeVito Future With NY Giants Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito might finally have to move out of his parents home. DeVito, who lives with his parents in Cedar Grove and graduated from Don Bosco High School, could be on his way out of Big Blue, according to a FOX News report by Ralph Vacchiano. As a rookie, DeVito earned national attention when he led the Giants on a three-game wining streak. Off the field, DeVito earned the nickname Tommy Cutlets when he expressed an affinity for his mother's chicken cutlets while celebrating his Italian heritage on the field. But the Giants plan on having Daniel Jones start at quarterb…
NJ's Aaron Rodgers, Possible VP Pick, Denies Spouting Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories NJ's Aaron Rodgers, Possible VP Pick, Denies Spouting Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories
NJ's Aaron Rodgers, Possible VP Pick, Denies Spouting Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories Aaron Rodgers, who lives in Essex County, is denying a CNN report that he believed the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre were actors. In a statement on X, Rodgers said the CNN story was not true. "I am not and have never been of the opinion that the events did not take place," Rodgers said.  "I hope that we learn from this and other tragedies to identify the signs that will allow us to prevent unnecessary loss of life. My thoughts and prayers continue to remain with the families affected along with the entire Sandy Hook community." Mark Blanston, …
Cedar Grove Doc Who Overprescribed Pills Forfeits Practice: State AG Cedar Grove Doc Who Overprescribed Pills Forfeits Practice: State AG
Cedar Grove Doc Who Overprescribed Pills Forfeits Practice: State AG An Essex County doctor has been forced to give up his practice after the state charged him with indiscriminately prescribing high volumes of controlled dangerous substances to patients he treated for addiction. Dr. Marc Watson, a vascular surgeon who had a practice in Cedar Grove, prescribed high volumes of stimulants, narcotics and depressants without sufficient medical justification, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said.  Watson engaged inadequate physical exams, patient monitoring and record keeping, Platkin said. Watson admitted he had no formal training in addiction medicine …
Vice President Rodgers? RFK Jr Eyes Jets QB, Cedar Grove Resident, For Ticket: Report Vice President Rodgers? RFK Jr Eyes Jets QB, Cedar Grove Resident, For Ticket: Report
Vice President Rodgers? RFK Jr Eyes Jets QB, Cedar Grove Resident, For Ticket: Report New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has backed up Brett Favre. Now he might backup Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Rodgers, who lives in Cedar Grove, has been approached by Kennedy to be his vice president, as Kennedy's third party presidential campaign attempts to gain ballot access, the New York Times reported. Kennedy, who told the New York Times he has spoken to Rodgers, is also considering former professional wrestler and Minnesota governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura to be his running mate. Rodgers and Kennedy are no stranger to each other. Rodgers endorsed Kennedy's campaign last year and K…
NJ Sportswriter Pens Book About Cedar Grove's Aaron Rodgers NJ Sportswriter Pens Book About Cedar Grove's Aaron Rodgers
NJ Sportswriter Pens Book About Cedar Grove's Aaron Rodgers To many, New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a total enigma.  A Bergen County sportswriter is hoping to peel back the layers. Ian O'Connor, an Englewood native who lives in River Vale, is the author of "Out of the Darkness: The Mystery of Aaron Rodgers," which is set to be published in August. O'Connor has previously written biographies about coaching legends Bill Belichick and Mike Krzyzewski.  The book dives deep into Rodgers' many news making events, from his opposition to the COVID vaccine to being estranged from his family, according to a synopsis.  O'Connor tol…
SHOCKER: NJ Teacher Had Sex With Student Starting At 15 In School, Car, House: Authorities SHOCKER: NJ Teacher Had Sex With Student Starting At 15 In School, Car, House: Authorities
Shocker: NJ Teacher Had Sex With Student Starting At 15 In School, Car, House: Authorities A married teacher had intercourse as part of a years-long sexual relationship with a former Garfield Middle School student beginning when the youngster was 15, including several times in a car -- and even at the school, authorities charged. Amy Impero D'Ovidio, a 46-year-old Bergen County native, had worked for the Garfield Board of Education when the alleged encounters began, they said. She was 35 at the time. Locations included “within the Garfield Middle School, at a private residence in Cedar Grove, as well as within a vehicle at unknown locations in Bergen, Essex, and Passaic counties…
Still Here: Tommy DeVito Stops By Cedar Grove Salon Still Here: Tommy DeVito Stops By Cedar Grove Salon
Still Here: Tommy DeVito Stops By Cedar Grove Salon With no playoff games to prepare for, New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito is making the rounds of North Jersey. DeVito, a Don Bosco graduate, who lives with his parents in Cedar Grove, appeared at Natoli's Italian Deli in Secaucus, the restaurant shared on Facebook on Friday, Jan. 19.  The Big Blue signal caller also recently got his haircut at YK Salon in Cedar Grove, the salon revealed on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by YK Salon Cedar Grove ✨ (@yksaloncg) Despite his losing starting quarterback gig to…
Cedar Grove's Aaron Rodgers Declines To Apologize To Jimmy Kimmel Over Epstein Claims Cedar Grove's Aaron Rodgers Declines To Apologize To Jimmy Kimmel Over Epstein Claims
Cedar Grove's Aaron Rodgers Declines To Apologize To Jimmy Kimmel Over Epstein Claims Aaron Rodgers does not believe Jimmy Kimmel is a pedophile. That was about the nicest thing the Essex County resident had to say about the late night talk show host. Rodgers appeared on his weekly spot on ESPN's "The Pat McAfee Show," on Tuesday, Jan. 9, where he attempted to clarify his previous comments where he implied Kimmel was a patron of Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier and a convicted sex offender. The New York Jets quarterback, who purchased a mansion in Cedar Grove following his trade to Gang Green, said by saying Kimmel didn't want Epstein's client list to be released, he w…
Jimmy Kimmel Unloads On Cedar Grove's Aaron Rodgers Over False Epstein Claims Jimmy Kimmel Unloads On Cedar Grove's Aaron Rodgers Over False Epstein Claims
Jimmy Kimmel Unloads On Cedar Grove's Aaron Rodgers Over False Epstein Claims Jimmy Kimmel has hit back at New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers after Rodgers implied the late-night talk show host was a patron of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. During his opening monologue on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday, Jan. 8, Kimmel called for Rodgers, a New Jersey resident who bought an Essex County mansion in Cedar Grove after his trade to Gang Green, to apologize for saying on ESPN's "The Pat McAfee Show" last week that Kimmel would be on a list of clients who flew on the disgraced financier's private jet. Aaron Rodgers warns ESPN's audience about "the alphabet g…
Meet Tommy DeVito At Westfield Garden State Plaza Meet Tommy DeVito At Westfield Garden State Plaza
Meet Tommy DeVito At Westfield Garden State Plaza Tommy DeVito may be done as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants, but he's not done signing autographs in North Jersey. The Don Bosco graduate, who lives with his parents in Cedar Grove, is signing autographs at Westfield Garden State Plaza on Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  To meet the rookie quarterback, shoppers must spend $150 or more at select sports and fitness retailers or specific restaurants between Friday, Jan. 5  and Jan. 10., bring their shoppers receipts and RSVP here.  The mall said the signing is to celebrate DeVito's breakout signing, bu…
Aaron Judge Picks Up Dinner Tab For Cedar Grove's Tommy DeVito Aaron Judge Picks Up Dinner Tab For Cedar Grove's Tommy DeVito
Aaron Judge Picks Up Dinner Tab For Cedar Grove's Tommy DeVito Aaron Judge, the current King of New York sports, did a kind gesture for Giants rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito. DeVito, a Don Bosco graduate who lives in Cedar Grove, said in an interview with Peter Schrager, of FOX Sports, that he was recently dining in New York City when he noticed the Yankees slugger and 2022 MVP, at the table next to him. "I saw him out of the corner of my eye, but I didn't want to go say hello yet," DeVito said. "I waited for the end of the dinner. I went to go pay and the waiter came over and said 'Aaron paid for your tab.' " Peter Schrager chats with @…
DeVito Era Over? Eagles Win With Tommy Cutlets Benched DeVito Era Over? Eagles Win With Tommy Cutlets Benched
DeVito Era Over? Eagles Win With Tommy Cutlets Benched Have Tommy DeVito's glory days come to an end? The undrafted quarterback who's been starting for Big Blue was sent to the bench on Monday night's Christmas Day game against the Philadelphia Eagles. DeVito, who famously still lives with his parents in Cedar Grove, was put on the pine Monday night by head coach Brian Daboll after leading the G-Men to a slow start that saw them behind 20-3 at the half. The Eagles won 33 to 25, as haters and fans alike called it for Tommy Cutlets. RIP Tommy Cutlets November 5 2023 - December 25 2023 — Stuckey (@Stuckey2) December 25, 2023 Daboll pulled th…
Tommy Trademarks: Giants QB Files Copyright To Sell Branded Pizza Tommy Trademarks: Giants QB Files Copyright To Sell Branded Pizza
Tommy Trademarks: Giants QB Files Copyright To Sell Branded Pizza No one ever accused Giants rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito, a Don Bosco graduate, of not trying to cash in on his fame. DeVito, who made national news after a dustup over a canceled autograph signing at a pizzeria, has filed new trademarks for "Passing Paisano" and "Tommy Cutlets" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday, Dec. 20 through TD LLC, a limited liability company, based in New Jersey. Big Blue's newest star earned the nicknames after he expressed love for his mother's chicken cutlets while celebrating his Italian heritage on the field. DeVito, 25, lives at h…
Tommy DeVito Addresses Pizza Signing Snafu: 'Slipped Through The Cracks' Tommy DeVito Addresses Pizza Signing Snafu: 'Slipped Through The Cracks'
Tommy DeVito Addresses Pizza Signing Snafu: 'Slipped Through The Cracks' Giants rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito, a Don Bosco graduate, addressed the furor caused by a canceled signing at a Morristown pizzeria that ended up becoming national news.  DeVito, who still lives with his parents in Cedar Grove, spoke to reporters after Giants practice on Wednesday, Dec. 20 and said "some stuff just slipped through the cracks." Coniglio's Old Fashioned canceled a planned autograph signing with the rookie sensation after DeVito's agent, Sean Stellato, attempted to double his appearance fee from $10,000 to $20,000. DeVito, who led Big Blue to three straight wins while…
Tommy DeVito Hires Marketing Agency After Agent's Booking Snafu Tommy DeVito Hires Marketing Agency After Agent's Booking Snafu
Tommy DeVito Hires Marketing Agency After Agent's Booking Snafu Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito, a Don Bosco graduate, has hired a marketing agency to take over his personal appearances after an autograph signing at a Morristown pizzeria was canceled when his agent tried to double DeVito's fee. Maxx MGMT will now be handling DeVito's appearances, a rep for the agency confirmed. DeVito's agent, Sean Stellato, who had been making headlines for his "Goodfellas" cosplay, will still be negotiating his football contract, according to the New York Post. The move comes after Stellato tried to double DeVito's fee from $10,000 to $20,000 for an appearance at Con…
Star-Studded Video Wishes NJ Happy Birthday Star-Studded Video Wishes NJ Happy Birthday
Star-Studded Video Wishes NJ Happy Birthday New Jersey celebrated its 236 birthday on Monday, Dec. 18. What better gift than a video with cameos from celebs, all with New Jersey roots? Of course, the 1:04-minute clip opened with Cedar Grove's Tommy DeVito, who was joined by fellow NY Giant, Justin Pugh (who hails from Holland, PA). Next came Clifton native Rachel Zegler, who starred as Maria in Steven Spielberg's adaptation West Side Story in 2021. "I just wanted to say, you don't look a day over 235, and give a sincere thanks for all of the Taylor ham, egg and cheese on everything bagels I've consumed every Sunday since I was…
Bergen Prosecutor's Lieutenant Charged With Stealing Coke, Fentanyl From Evidence Bergen Prosecutor's Lieutenant Charged With Stealing Coke, Fentanyl From Evidence
Bergen Prosecutor's Lieutenant Charged With Stealing Coke, Fentanyl From Evidence A Bergen County prosecutor’s lieutenant stole cocaine and potentially deadly fentanyl from his department's evidence room, then tried to return the drugs in “substantially different” condition after superiors got wise, state authorities charged. Kevin T. Matthew, 47, of Cedar Grove, apparently was selling the drugs based on what was a series of cash deposits under $10,000 each at various banks to try and slide past federal reporting requirements, Attorney General Matthew Platkin said on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Two razor blades were also found in Matthew’s office at the BCPO, the attorney general …
Rodgers Vs. DeVito: Coffee Shop's Tip Jar Competition Stars Starting QBs From Same NJ Town Rodgers Vs. DeVito: Coffee Shop's Tip Jar Competition Stars Starting QBs From Same NJ Town
Rodgers Vs. DeVito: Coffee Shop's Tip Jar Competition Stars Starting QBs From Same NJ Town Are you team Aaron Rodgers or Tommy DeVito? The two Cedar Grove residents are going head to head, whether they know it or not, in the form of tips at a local coffee shop located in the town they both live in. Cedar Bean's Coffee Joint has set up two tip jars. One for Rodgers, and one for DeVito, who lives with his parents in the same town that Rodgers famously bought a $9.5 million mansion in, just before his short-lived playing time with the Jets. Cedar Bean owner Dave Fletcher says he's been doing tip wars for several years, really, to help his baristas.  And so, when Rodgers …
Inside Tommy Devito's Classic NJ Weekend (PHOTOS) Inside Tommy Devito's Classic NJ Weekend (PHOTOS)
Inside Tommy Devito's Classic NJ Weekend (Photos) The only thing missing from Tommy Devito's North Jersey weekend was a Taylor ham, egg and cheese. The 25-year-old rookie quarterback for the NY Giants spent this past weekend the only way a guy his age from the area should. Grabbing a slice from his favorite local spot and partying it up in Hoboken. Devito was spotted with a pie at Lombardi's Bar & Restaurant in Cedar Grove, his hometown, and then at Wicked Wolf in Hoboken. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lombardi's Bar & Resturant 🍕 (@lombardiscg) Devito infamousl…
Tommy DeVito Brings Crowds To Wayne's Primo Hoagies Tommy DeVito Brings Crowds To Wayne's Primo Hoagies
Tommy DeVito Brings Crowds To Wayne's Primo Hoagies Cold temps and gusty winds didn't stop fans from waiting to meet Tommy DeVito. The NY Giants rookie QB stopped by Wayne's Primo Hoagies on Tuesday, Nov. 28 to sign autographs. A massive cement truck decked out in Christmas lights briefly stole the show. Videos uploaded to Instagram show dozens of people waiting outside to meet the Cedar Grove native and Big Blue starter, who graduated from Don Bosco. In honor of DeVito's love for his mother's chicken cutlets, Primo Hoagies offered 15 percent off on all primo size chicken cutlet hoagie on Tuesday. Have photos with TD? Email clevine@dailyv…
Giants QB 'Tommy Cutlets' Signing Autographs At Wayne Sandwich Shop Giants QB 'Tommy Cutlets' Signing Autographs At Wayne Sandwich Shop
Giants QB 'Tommy Cutlets' Signing Autographs At Wayne Sandwich Shop Has Tommy DeVito, the North Jersey native and winner of two straight games, given you hope about the future of the New York Giants? Tell him yourself. DeVito, the rookie starting quarterback for Big Blue, will be signing autographs at Primo Hoagies in Wayne at 1168 Hamburg Turnpike on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This is DeVito's first public autograph appearance, the sandwich shop said. DeVito is a Cedar Grove native and Don Bosco graduate. In honor of DeVito's love for his mother's chicken cutlets, Primo Hoagies is offering 15 percent off on all primo size chicken cutlet…
Tuddies For Tommy: Cedar Grove's DeVito Notches First NFL Win With NY Giants Tuddies For Tommy: Cedar Grove's DeVito Notches First NFL Win With NY Giants
Tuddies For Tommy: Cedar Grove's DeVito Notches First NFL Win With NY Giants Who needs home cooking?  North Jersey's Tommy DeVito continues to defy the odds, notching his first career win Sunday, Nov. 19 on the road against the Washington Commanders as the Giants earned their third win 31 to 19. And possibly pushed themselves out of contention for the first overall pick in April's NFL Draft.  It wasn't always pretty, but the Cedar Grove native and Don Bosco grad threw 246 yards for three touchdowns, despite being battered behind a beleaguered offensive line that allowed nine sacks.  The 25-year-old QB will return home following his big win — a home he now famously…
Theft Of Drugs From Bergen Prosecutor's Evidence Room Centers On Veteran Detective: Sources Theft Of Drugs From Bergen Prosecutor's Evidence Room Centers On Veteran Detective: Sources
Theft Of Drugs From Bergen Prosecutor's Evidence Room Centers On Veteran Detective: Sources A ranking detective with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is at the center of an investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office into the sale of several kilos worth of drugs stolen from an evidence room, multiple sources said. At least one arrest was expected as part of what sources say was an undercover sting involving the New Jersey State Police that led to the theft and sale of more than a dozen kilos of narcotics that had been seized as evidence. An investigation was confirmed -- without elaboration -- by both agencies. Neither has publicly identified the department vet…