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Popular 'Ice Cream Lady' Sees Support Of Maywood Popular 'Ice Cream Lady' Sees Support Of Maywood
Popular 'Ice Cream Lady' Sees Support Of Maywood Monica Pidhoreki, a.k.a. The Ice Cream Lady is one of the most popular people in Maywood Pidhoreki, whose ice cream truck is a fixture in town is a regular at Maywood Rochelle Park Girls Softball, sponsoring a team and banner in the league and is a regular at birthday parties and events in the community. Pidhoreki recently suffered a residential fire which left her displaced and her new ice cream truck destroyed. GoFundMe A fundraiser has been set up to assist her and get her back on her feet. As of Thursday, May 23, more than $2,800 has been raised. "We would like to now support her, l…
Giant Among Volunteers, Ramsey's Charles Schucht, 75, To Be Laid To Rest Giant Among Volunteers, Ramsey's Charles Schucht, 75, To Be Laid To Rest
Giant Among Volunteers, Ramsey's Charles Schucht, 75, To Be Laid To Rest 𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗕𝗨𝗧𝗘: It's a measure of Charles Schucht's well-known dedication to helping others that he volunteered for the Ramsey Ambulance Corps in his late 60s. "Many people knew Chuck volunteered at RAC, but few realized the extent of his involvement due to his humility," Corps Chief Marc Greenwood said. "Chuck prided himself on participating in almost every single birthday drive by during COVID," Greenwood said. "When he wasn’t spreading cheer, he was helping transport critically ill COVID patients when many other volunteers had to step back for their families." Schucht was on duty in uniform wh…
Family Seeks Help Returning Belleville Man's Body To Ecuador After Drowning: Fundraiser Family Seeks Help Returning Belleville Man's Body To Ecuador After Drowning: Fundraiser
Family Seeks Help Returning Belleville Man's Body To Ecuador After Drowning: Fundraiser A family is asking for help returning an Essex County man's body to his native Ecuador after he drowned at a beach along the Jersey Shore, a campaign fundraiser said. According to a GoFundMe page, 23-year-old Wilmer Lalvay of Belleville drowned on Saturday, May 4. The fundraiser was created by Lalvay's cousin Norma Minchala Perez. The GoFundMe has raised nearly $400 from at least six donations as of Tuesday, May 7. "My cousin came to this country to look for a better future and provide for his family in Ecuador," Perez wrote in Spanish. "Wilmer died on the beach drowning and…
NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man' NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man'
NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man' Andy Loncarevic had a special talent: Making strangers feel like they belonged. That's what many customers of Krispy Pizza in Old Bridge are saying following the 42-year-old Sayreville father's death on Thursday, April 25. A cause of death was not made public. Posted by Antonietta DiRosa Vega on Sunday, April 28, 2024 An immigrant from Montenegro, Andy was remembered on a GoFundMe campaign as a dedicated and hardworking family man. Nearly $54,000 had been raised as of press time. "It is with heavy hearts that we share the tragic news of the passing of our beloved family member, Andy," …
North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall
North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall Melissa E. O'Malley, a Delaware County native and University of Tampa student, died "following a tragic fall" on Sunday, April 14, loved ones wrote in her obituary. She was 21.  Born in Philadelphia, O'Malley attended Marple Newtown High School and was a junior studying marketing and public relations at UT, her obituary says.  She held a part-time job at Dairy Joy, an ice cream shop in Tampa, and worked at the Surfing Pig in North Wildwood, NJ, according to the restaurant. Friends, coworkers, and loved ones posted tributes on social media.  It is with great sadness…
'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities 'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities
'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities UPDATE: The death of a 15-year-old Ridgefield girl who was struck while riding a scooter near her home leaves a "profound void," said the schools chief in Clifton, where her father works. Serenity Law was struck at the intersection of Shaler Boulevard and Edgewater Avenue in Ridgefield shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. She was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center a short time later, the prosecutor said. Although Musella referred to the incident as a "pedestrian death," law enforcement sources confirmed that the teen was…
Woman High On Narcotics Indicted In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors Woman High On Narcotics Indicted In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors
Woman High On Narcotics Indicted In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors A Monmouth County woman was indicted after she was accused of driving under the influence of drugs in a crash that killed a young girl, authorities said. Samantha Bonora, 31, of Howell, was indicted by a grand jury, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office announced in a news release on Friday, Apr. 12. She was charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, two counts of second-degree aggravated assault, and four counts of assault by auto. Howell police responded to a crash on Route 34 near the Colts Neck border at around 4:41 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13. Investigators said Bonor…
Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom From West Orange In PA: State Police Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom From West Orange In PA: State Police
Molly Dowd Obituary Molly Dowd, 43-year-old New Jersey mother, died Monday, April 1, the day after a deer jumped through the windshield of the car she was riding in on a Pennsylvania highway, according to her PA State Police and her obituary on the Dangler Funeral Home website. Dowd was a passenger in the vehicle operated by Michael Bird on I-276 east when a deer crossed the westbound lanes, jumped over the center concrete barrier and onto the hood of the vehicle at 6:25 p.m. March 31 in Lower Southampton, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The deer came crashing through the windshield, seriousl…
Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says
Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says Support is on the rise for the family of a 9-year-old boy believed killed by his father last month in Sayreville. More than $70,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe as of press time in memory of Christian Rivera. "On March 29, 2024 our family's life was shattered into pieces," Kristyne Felicies said on the campaign. "A tragic event left us without our bright and shining super star, 9 year old Christian Naszier Rivera. "Christian, would light up the room whenever he entered. A charismatic, smart, loving son and brother, who will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community.…
Paradise Turns Nightmare For NJ Grandmother Brutally Attacked In Turks And Caicos Paradise Turns Nightmare For NJ Grandmother Brutally Attacked In Turks And Caicos
Paradise Turns Nightmare For NJ Grandmother Brutally Attacked In Turks And Caicos A Jersey City woman says she was attacked by a man claiming to be a taxi driver during a trip to Turks and Caicos is sharing her story. "What seemed like a place of paradise on my last day turned into a complete nightmare," wrote Sue Ramos on a GoFundMe set up for her recovery.  The Jersey City mom was at a bar and looking for a ride back to her hotel on early March 10, the day before she was set to fly back, Ramos tells Daily Voice. There were no taxis available and the island does not have Ubers, but one of the bartenders' friends said he was a taxi driver, and offered to bring her …
Emotional Video Shows Drone Operator Reuniting Dog Struck By Car With NJ Owners After 2 Days Emotional Video Shows Drone Operator Reuniting Dog Struck By Car With NJ Owners After 2 Days
Emotional Video Shows Drone Operator Reuniting Dog Struck By Car With NJ Owners After 2 Days A dog that went missing following a New Jersey crash was found thanks to a drone team specializing in search and rescue. Michael Parziale, the founder of USAR DroneTeam, got a call Saturday, March 16, from the owners of a dog named Guinness, who got loose in the family's yard and was struck by a vehicle, then ran away. Guinness GoFundMe photo "The thought of Guinness out there alone, scared, hurting, cold, etc. and just not having him home with us, was the most horrible feeling a pet owner can go thru (a complete nightmare)," Guinness' owner Mary Valetutto said on a GoFundMe f…
Support Swells For Montclair Native Battling Cancer Support Swells For Montclair Native Battling Cancer
Support Swells For Montclair Native Battling Cancer Zoe Rosenberg recently celebrated her 23rd birthday — battling the fight of her life. A Montclair native, Rosenberg was diagnosed with sarcoma in 2022, according to a GoFundMe launched for her care. She underwent surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and the disease went into remission for nine months, allowing her to continue her studies at Northeastern. The cancer has since returned, though, and the fundraiser was launched in an effort to assist her family, who have relocated to Boston to assist her with her care.  My friend Lisa Williamson Rosenberg is facing a new medical c…
Frances Barbosa Of Bayonne Dies, 47 Frances Barbosa Of Bayonne Dies, 47
Frances Barbosa Of Bayonne Dies, 47 Frances Ann Barbosa, of Bayonne, died on Monday, March 11. She was 47 years old. Frances' obituary on the Riotto Funeral Home website says she took pride in earning her associate's degree from Hudson County Community College, and earning her real estate license. She enjoyed shopping with her daughter, Cynthia, planning parties and decorating, her obit says. "She had a heart of gold, and was always there for anyone who needed her," the obituary reads. A GoFundMe has been launched in Frances' memory. Click here to donate and here for her complete obituary.
NJ Baby Killed By Dog ID'd In Campaign NJ Baby Killed By Dog ID'd In Campaign
NJ Baby Killed By Dog ID'd In Campaign Support is surging for a New Jersey family whose 3-month-old baby was killed by the family dog. Daymon Jair Balbuena was mauled by the dog at his home on Mereline Avenue in Avenel around 6:15 a.m. Saturday, March 9, according to a GoFundMe campaign, along with Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Woodbridge Police Department Director Robert Hubner. Daymon's mother, Sierra, suffered serious injuries in the attack, the campaign says. "The love he brought to his family during his short life will never be forgotten," the boy's obituary says. More than $16,000 had been rai…
Believed Killer's Final Facebook Post Prompted Support From Friends Before NJ Murder-Suicide Believed Killer's Final Facebook Post Prompted Support From Friends Before NJ Murder-Suicide
Believed Killer's Final Facebook Post Prompted Support From Friends Before NJ Murder-Suicide An alleged killer's final Facebook post attracted support from friends and family in the days before and after a murder-suicide. "Bye [till] we meet again I love y’all," Alex Morales wrote on Feb. 29, shortly after 11 p.m. The post garnered 20 comments, some people checking in, others sending love. "What's up with you Alex Morales , how are man, hope you are feeling well, if not right now, just think things will get better bro. hang in there," one person wrote. "Alex, I hope u are well brother. If u ever just need to talk ... reach out," another said. "If u need help or a referral please …
Col. Kenneth Yeasky, Decorated Army Veteran From NJ, Dies Suddenly (TRIBUTE) Col. Kenneth Yeasky, Decorated Army Veteran From NJ, Dies Suddenly (TRIBUTE)
Col. Kenneth Yeasky, Decorated Army Veteran From NJ, Dies Suddenly (Tribute) Col. Kenneth John Yeasky, of Belvidere, passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2024, his family writes in his obituary on the MacFadden Funeral Home website. He was 60 years old. Ken was born on July 3, 1963 to Mary Ann “Tommie” Tomczyk and the late Edwin Yeasky.  He grew up in Carteret and graduated from Green Brook High School (Somerset County). Ken had a distinguished 38-year military career at multiple levels in different branches. He graduated from Kean University with a bachelor's in industrial engineering, and had graduated from numerous other military schools. "He wanted to be…
Jersey City Filmmaker Armando Blandon Dies Suddenly Jersey City Filmmaker Armando Blandon Dies Suddenly
Jersey City Filmmaker Armando Blandon Dies Suddenly Armando Blandon, a 52-year-old filmmaker, died suddenly at home in Jersey City on Sunday, Feb. 18, according to his obituary and a campaign launched for loved ones. A GoFundMe launched for his wife of 13 years, Chastity, said Armando's death was sudden, and he and Chastity "continued to reflect a love rarely seen today." Hi Everyone, On Sunday Evening, a dear friend of mine, Armando (Armando Blandon), passed away in his home that he... Posted by Brianna Heim on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Armando was raised in Jersey City, having graduated from St. Mary's High School and…
Family Of 13-Year-Old Killed In Crash Embraced By Newark Community Family Of 13-Year-Old Killed In Crash Embraced By Newark Community
Family Of 13-Year-Old Killed In Crash Embraced By Newark Community Edwin Ivan Martinez was just 13 when he was killed in a car crash in Newark on Sunday, Feb. 25.The two-crash occurred at 9:41 p.m. at the intersection of Clifton Avenue and Montclair Avenue, Thomas Fennelly, chief assistant prosecutor in the homicide and major crimes unit for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said.  Edwin, identified by a GoFundMe, was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the crash, Fennelly said.  The boy is being remembered on the campaign as a beloved son, brother, nephew and cousin. https://www.gofundme.com/f/edwin-ivan-martinez?utm_campaign=…
'Unfed, Unhealthy & Dirty': More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From Sussex Home, Couple Charged 'Unfed, Unhealthy & Dirty': More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From Sussex Home, Couple Charged
'Unfed, Unhealthy & Dirty': More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From Sussex Home, Couple Charged UPDATE: The ASPCA said on Wednesday that it helped remove more than 90 adult dogs and puppies from the Sussex County home of a self-described animal couple who were charged with multiple cruelty-related counts. Two dogs were found dead during a 7 a.m. raid at a Vernon Township home led by the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, Feb. 20, authorities reported. Both Gizela Juric, who founded the Angels for Animals Network in Cliffside Park before moving it to Sussex County, and her boyfriend, Ronald Colgan, were charged with six criminal animal cruelty accounts, the American Soc…
Suspended Driver Arrested In Valentine's Day Nutley Hit-Run That Killed Paterson Man: Cops Suspended Driver Arrested In Valentine's Day Nutley Hit-Run That Killed Paterson Man: Cops
Suspended Driver Arrested In Valentine's Day Nutley Hit-Run That Killed Paterson Man: Cops An arrest has been made in a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a 22-year-old Paterson man and injured another person. Dhkir Robinson, 42, is believed to have been behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck Winston Perlaza and a second victim Wednesday evening, Feb. 14 on Milton Avenue in Nutley, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II and Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo said. Perlaza was taken to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and pronounced dead soon after, Stephens and Strumolo said. A second pedestrian was also taken to a local hospital for non-fatal injuries…
Former Toms River Track Star Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi Dies Following Crash, 19 Former Toms River Track Star Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi Dies Following Crash, 19
Former Toms River Track Star Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi Dies Following Crash, 19 Family and loved ones are mourning the death of a teen from Toms River. A GoFundMe page was created in the memory of Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi, who died on Friday, Jan. 26 at 19 years old, according to his obituary.  The memorial fundraiser was created after a car crash sent Rodriguez Garibaldi to the hospital. Details in the crash were not immediately available. The GoFundMe page raised more than $28,500 from at least 500 donations as of Thursday, Feb. 8. "Your overwhelming support has meant the world to his family during this challenging time," the fundraiser page said. "We are gra…
'Tiny Bundle Of Happiness': Mahwah Mom Struck By Truck Will Be Laid To Rest (TRIBUTE) 'Tiny Bundle Of Happiness': Mahwah Mom Struck By Truck Will Be Laid To Rest (TRIBUTE)
'Tiny Bundle Of Happiness': Mahwah Mom Struck By Truck Will Be Laid To Rest (Tribute) 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗘𝗦𝗖𝗔𝗧 𝗜𝗡 𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗘: A funeral Mass is scheduled this Friday for a Mahwah mom who died of injuries she suffered when she was struck by a pickup truck last week outside her job at the Federal Reserve in East Rutherford. Visitation for the family of Belina Lim Ang will be from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church on East Saddle River Road in Saddle River on Feb. 9. The Mass follows. In an exquisite tribute, Ang's husband Takis and their children Daphne and George describe her as a "tiny bundle of happiness" with a "tenacity and strength of will matched only b…
Recycling Center Supervisor Killed In Ocean County Workplace Incident Was Firefighter, Dad Recycling Center Supervisor Killed In Ocean County Workplace Incident Was Firefighter, Dad
Recycling Center Supervisor Killed In Ocean County Workplace Incident Was Firefighter, Dad Services have been set for a father of two who was killed in a workplace incident at the Ocean County Northern Recycling Center. Timothy Hannold, 50, had entered a container being moved at the recycling center on Towbin Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 31, Lakewood Police Capt. Greg Staffordsmith said in a statement. Workers unaware of Hannold's presence tried to "upright the dumpster," causing the doors to shift and pin Holland up against an inside wall, Staffordsmith said. Hannold died as a result of the incident, police said. Affectionately known as "Timmy" or "Ripper," Hannold's obi…
Woman Was High On Narcotics In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors Woman Was High On Narcotics In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors
Woman Was High On Narcotics In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors A Monmouth County woman was under the influence of drugs in a crash that killed a young girl last month, authorities said. Samantha Bonora, 31, of Howell, was charged with one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter and two counts of second-degree aggravated assault, in the Jan. 13 collision that killed Kylie Williams, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago announced on Friday, Feb. 2. Bonora was also charged with driving under the influence and several motor vehicle summonses. Howell police responded to a crash on Route 34 near the Colts Neck border at around 4:41 p.m.…
Dedicated Mom Clinging To Life After Horrific Crash Outside Work, Mahwah Councilwoman Says Dedicated Mom Clinging To Life After Horrific Crash Outside Work, Mahwah Councilwoman Says
Dedicated Mom Clinging To Life After Horrific Crash Outside Work, Mahwah Councilwoman Says 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A funeral Mass is scheduled this Friday for a Mahwah mom who died of injuries she suffered when she was struck by a pickup truck last week outside her job at the Federal Reserve in East Rutherford. Visitation for the family of Belina Lim Ang will be from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church on East Saddle River Road in Saddle River on Feb. 9. The Mass follows. In an exquisite tribute, Ang's husband Takis, and their children Daphne and George describe her as a "tiny bundle of happiness" with a "tenacity and strength of will matched only by her undeniable…
Indian Immigrant Stabbed In Jersey City Park, Local Man Charged In Random Attack Indian Immigrant Stabbed In Jersey City Park, Local Man Charged In Random Attack
Indian Immigrant Stabbed In Jersey City Park, Local Man Charged In Random Attack Jersey City police have charged a 22-year-old city man with repeatedly stabbing an Indian immigrant at a local park in what the victim's friends called a "senseless act of discrimination." The victim, 28-year-old Ojas Junnarkar, was walking alone on the running track at Pershing Field when he was assaulted shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, friends said. Junnarkar suffered wounds to his kidneys and colon, they said. Jersey City police subsequently announced the arrest of Santos Camacho on aggravated assault and illegal weapons charges. Camacho, who remained held in the Hudson Count…
NJ Pediatrician Accused Of Leaving Crash That Injured Father, Daughter In Staten Island NJ Pediatrician Accused Of Leaving Crash That Injured Father, Daughter In Staten Island
NJ Pediatrician Accused Of Leaving Crash That Injured Father, Daughter In Staten Island A pediatrician from Monmouth County is accused of leaving the scene of a crash that injured a man and his daughter in Staten Island, according to officials. Dr. Sam Leuzzi, 66, of Middletown, is facing three charges related to a crash on Staten Island, the New York City Police Department said. NYPD officers responded to the intersection of Arthur Kill Road and Drumgoole Road West just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Dr. Leuzzi has a pediatric medical practice on Richmond Road in the Grant City neighborhood of Staten Island, according to Northwell Health's website. Investiga…
NJ Volunteer Firefighter Thrown 100 Feet In Refinery Explosion Sees Wave Of Support NJ Volunteer Firefighter Thrown 100 Feet In Refinery Explosion Sees Wave Of Support
NJ Volunteer Firefighter Thrown 100 Feet In Refinery Explosion Sees Wave Of Support An Atlantic County volunteer fire department is asking for help after its assistant fire chief was severely injured in an oil refinery explosion. The Milmay Volunteer Fire Company said it happened while Michael Black was battling a fire at his career firefighting job at the Phillips 66 refinery in Linden. "Mike is okay but has a road of recovery ahead," the fire company posted on Facebook. The fire company set up a GoFundMe page to collect money for Black and more than $4,700 had been raised from at least 42 donations as of Tuesday, Jan. 23. The fundraiser page said Black was responding to…
Details Released In Parkway Crash That Killed Monmouth U Student Returning From Work Shift Details Released In Parkway Crash That Killed Monmouth U Student Returning From Work Shift
Details Released In Parkway Crash That Killed Monmouth U Student Returning From Work Shift Daily Voice has obtained details about the crash that killed an 18-year-old Monmouth University student last week. Madison Alfano of Staten Island, NY, lost control of her car and hit the driver's side of another vehicle on the northbound side of the Garden State Parkway in Sayreville around 7:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, New Jersey State Police  Trooper Troy McNair said. Alfano's car went into another lane and she was hit by an oncoming pickup near mile marker 125.6, just south of the exit for Route 9 and New Jersey Route 35, McNair said. Alfano was rushed to a hospital and she was pronounced…
Monmouth University Student, 18, Killed In Crash Coming Home From Work Monmouth University Student, 18, Killed In Crash Coming Home From Work
Monmouth University Student, 18, Killed In Crash Coming Home From Work Monmouth University, family, and loved ones are mourning the death of a young woman from Staten Island killed in a crash. A GoFundMe page said 18-year-old Madison Alfano died in a crash while returning home from work at college. The memorial fundraiser has received more than $107,000 from more than 2,000 donations as of Wednesday, Jan. 17. ALSO SEE: Details Released In Parkway Crash That Killed Monmouth U. Student Returning From Work Shift "No parents should have to bury their 18-year-old daughter," the GoFundMe page said. "We are asking for an immense amount of support and love …
'Lives Imploded:' Death Of Toddler In NJ Crash Shakes Life For Grieving Family 'Lives Imploded:' Death Of Toddler In NJ Crash Shakes Life For Grieving Family
'Lives Imploded:' Death Of Toddler In NJ Crash Shakes Life For Grieving Family One man's coworkers are rallying to support his family after his three-year-old granddaughter was killed in a New Jersey crash last weekend. A GoFundMe page was created in memory of Kylie Williams, who was identified as the toddler killed in a three-vehicle crash on Route 34 in Howell. Kylie's mother Joelle was severely injured in the wreck and has needed multiple surgeries, according to the fundraiser. The GoFundMe page was made by an employee of Lee Wetherington Homes, a house-building company from Sarasota, Florida. Kylie's grandfather, Jack Williams, is the company's vice pre…