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Trio Nabbed With Thousands Worth Of Designer Clothes, Bags, Anti-Security Device: Lyndhurst PD Trio Nabbed With Thousands Worth Of Designer Clothes, Bags, Anti-Security Device: Lyndhurst PD
Trio Nabbed With Thousands Worth Of Designer Clothes, Bags, Anti-Security Device: Lyndhurst PD Three out-of-towners traveling with thousands of dollars worth of stolen designer clothing and purses were busted by Lyndhurst police after the driver made an illegal turn in a vehicle that was missing both a front license plate and an inspection sticker. Officer Michael Clifford was on patrol in the area of Schuyler and Page avenues when it happened. As Clifford approached the vehicle after stopping it, he saw the rear passenger "remove her jacket and place it over something on the seat next to her," Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. She, the driver and a second passenger all said they d…
Orphaned West Orange Teen In Coma After 5-Car Crash That Killed Vice Principal Mom, Dad Orphaned West Orange Teen In Coma After 5-Car Crash That Killed Vice Principal Mom, Dad
Orphaned West Orange Teen In Coma After 5-Car Crash That Killed Vice Principal Mom, Dad Support is on the rise for a New Jersey teenager who remains hospitalized following a crash that left both of her parents dead. Rhakeem Oliver and Shavonn Stewart-Oliver, of West Orange, were both killed in the five-car pileup on Courty Road 508 (Newark-Jersey City Turnpike) in Kearny at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 16, according to Kearny police and loved ones. Their 17-year-old daughter, Khameryn, was flown to the hospital where she remains in a medically-induced coma, according to a GoFundMe launched by a relative. Sideout Sports LLC says Khameryn was on her way to a tournament, "to…
Jenny On The Block: J-Lo Shooting New Movie In New Jersey Jenny On The Block: J-Lo Shooting New Movie In New Jersey
Jenny On The Block: J-Lo Shooting New Movie In New Jersey If you were walking around Hudson County and thought, "Wait, is that Jennifer Lopez," well, it probably was. Jennifer Lopez is in town shooting the new movie "Kiss of the Spider Woman," according to Steven Gorelick, the director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission.  The movie is filming at Cinelease Studios Caven Point in Jersey City and 10 Basin Studios in Kearny. "Kiss of the Spider Woman" is an adaption of the 1992 Broadway musical about a gay hairdresser who while imprisoned in brutal conditions in 1980s Argentina, imagines films starring an actress, Au…
Paroled NJ Drug Dealer Admits Trafficking Kilo Of Coke Armed With Trio Of Guns Paroled NJ Drug Dealer Admits Trafficking Kilo Of Coke Armed With Trio Of Guns
Paroled NJ Drug Dealer Admits Trafficking Kilo Of Coke Armed With Trio Of Guns 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: An ex-con from Newark who spent 13 years in state prison will be doing federal time after admitting that he trafficked a kilo of cocaine while packing three guns. Carlos Ovidio Gonzalez, 36, was paroled in March 2022 after serving time for drug dealing and illegal weapons possession convictions out of Morris County in 2009, records show. Gonzalez faces significantly more time now that he's pleaded guilty in federal court to having and conspiring to sell coke and fentanyl and illegally possessing guns and ammo, among other counts. Unlike the state of New Jersey, the federal prison s…
Hudson County Favorite Son Bobby Cannavale Praised In Garden State-Centric Dramedy 'Ezra' Hudson County Favorite Son Bobby Cannavale Praised In Garden State-Centric Dramedy 'Ezra'
Hudson County Favorite Son Bobby Cannavale Praised In Garden State-Centric Dramedy 'Ezra' Actor Bobby Cannavale has a heartwarming New Jersey-based film premiering this spring that those who've seen it predict could be one of his best. In "Ezra," the pride of Hudson County plays Max, a stand-up comedian from the Garden State who lives with his father, portrayed by Robert De Niro. Max pursues his career while trying to co-parent his 11-year-old son with ex-wife (and Cannavale's real-life partner) Rose Byrne. Max lands a gig on Jimmy Kimmel's show in Hollywood, but the plane fare isn't comped. So he and young Ezra -- who has autism -- embark on a life-changing cross-country trip …
Robbery Spree Ends, Hoboken Police Charge JC Man With Five Holdups In Six Weeks Robbery Spree Ends, Hoboken Police Charge JC Man With Five Holdups In Six Weeks
Robbery Spree Ends, Hoboken Police Charge JC Man With Five Holdups In Six Weeks Hoboken police stopped a one-man crime wave following five armed robberies over six weeks, including two the same day. Matthew Trontz, a 31-year-old ex-con from Jersey City, was arrested almost immediately after he held up Thomas’ Ice Cream Café on Jefferson Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Tuesday, Feb. 27, city police said. He was carrying a black stun gun, a silver imitation toy gun, a pocket knife and three cans of pepper spray, they said. Trontz brandished the firearms at Thomas’s, at Prime Gourmet on Monroe Street (Jan. 15), at Prime Stop on Willow Street and Hoboken Mini Mart o…
WILD PURSUIT: Car Thief Pulled From Frigid Meadowlands Creek Is Violent Career Criminal WILD PURSUIT: Car Thief Pulled From Frigid Meadowlands Creek Is Violent Career Criminal
Wild Pursuit: Car Thief Pulled From Frigid Meadowlands Creek Is Violent Career Criminal UPDATE: A Union City man who jumped into a frigid Meadowlands creek during a dramatic police chase is an ex-con with nearly 50 arrests in no fewer than five North Jersey counties over the past 35 years. Career criminal Gregory Calvo, 53, is the very embodiment of the phrase “known to police.” He's been convicted nearly two dozen times in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris and Essex counties since 1989 – for offenses that include robbery, theft, burglary, drug dealing, domestic violence and aggravated assault -- and has been in and out of state prison and county jails since that time only to be…
Driver Rear-Ended, Killed While Parked On NJ Turnpike In Newark: Police Driver Rear-Ended, Killed While Parked On NJ Turnpike In Newark: Police
Driver Rear-Ended, Killed While Parked On NJ Turnpike In Newark: Police A 42-year-old man died when he was rear-ended while parked on the New Jersey Turnpike earlier this week, police said. Jerome Christal-Gattanella, of New York City, was parked in the shoulder of the northbound side of the highway near milepost 107.1 in Newark around 11 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, New Jersey State Police said. ALSO SEE: Fitness Trainer Killed On NJ Turnpike Mourned By Clients He was rear-ended by a 31-year-old Kearny man driving an Acura and killed, police said. The other driver was hospitalized with serious injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
Eddie Negron, Longtime North Jersey Detective, Dies At 46 Eddie Negron, Longtime North Jersey Detective, Dies At 46
Eddie Negron, Longtime North Jersey Detective, Dies At 46 Eddie Negron, a longtime police officer who worked in East Newark and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, died on Saturday Feb. 10 in Philadelphia at the age of 46, according to his obituary. Born in Hoboken, Negron joined the East Newark Police Department in July 1998 and moved to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office as a detective in 2005, later achieving the rank of sergeant.   Negron retired in 2022 when he had a double-lung transplant after contracting COVID-19.  Negron also served in the East Newark Fire Department. It is with deep sadness that we must bid fare…
SEE ANYTHING? Kearny Hit-Run Crash Leaves North Arlington Moped Rider, 67, Critical SEE ANYTHING? Kearny Hit-Run Crash Leaves North Arlington Moped Rider, 67, Critical
SEE Anything? Kearny Hit-Run Crash Leaves North Arlington Moped Rider, 67, Critical 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛𝗧: A motorist who seriously injured a moped operator from North Arlington in Kearny ditched the cargo van involved and split, authorities confirmed. The 67-year-old victim was struck in the areas of Harrison and Bergen avenues shortly after 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. He was taken to University Hospital in Newark with life-threatening injuries and then transferred to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, where he remained in critical condition, the prosecutor said on Monday. Suarez didn’t say whether or not the vehicle that …
Newark Police Sgt. Kenneth Brown Dies At 53: 'Exemplary Police Officer' Newark Police Sgt. Kenneth Brown Dies At 53: 'Exemplary Police Officer'
Newark Police Sgt. Kenneth Brown Dies At 53: 'Exemplary Police Officer' Newark Police Sgt. Kenneth Brown died on Sunday, Jan. 21 after being hospitalized following a series of illnesses, according to a fundraiser launched to support his family. Brown joined the Newark Police Division in 1997 and was promoted to sergeant in Jan. 2019. He worked for the Safe City Task Force and the Emergency Service Unit, among other assignments, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said on Facebook. "Known for his expertise within the Emergency Services Unit, Sergeant Brown dedicated the past 26 years to ensuring the safety of Newark residents and…
SEEN HIM? Kearny Juvenile Missing Since December SEEN HIM? Kearny Juvenile Missing Since December
Seen HIM? Kearny Juvenile Missing Since December A search is underway for a Kearny resident missing since December, authorities said. Jordan Noy has been missing since he left the KARE Juvenile Residential Facility on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 13, authorities said. Noy is 5'4" and weighs 131 lbs., Kearny police said. He was last seen at 10:07 p.m., wearing a blue and white varsity jacket, a black hooded sweatshirt, black shoes, a black backpack and glasses, police said. He has brown hair and brown eyes, police said. Noy could be in Stafford, Va. or in Chinatown in Manhattan, police said. Anyone with information is asked to cont…
Popular All You Can Eat Korean BBQ Spot Adds Another Bergen County Location Popular All You Can Eat Korean BBQ Spot Adds Another Bergen County Location
Popular All You Can Eat Korean BBQ Spot Adds Another Bergen County Location A Korean BBQ spot with dozens of locations across the U.S. is adding a second Bergen County location. KPOT Korean BBQ & Hotpot, is set to open in Lodi, according to its website. The restaurant already has locations in Englewood, Kearny, Jersey City, and Union. View this post on Instagram A post shared by KPOT Korean BBQ & Hot Pot (@kpotbbqandhotpot) The company is founded by four friends all from different backgrounds, who blended their cuisines over a shared table, the KPot website explains. "KPOT is a unique, hands-on, all-you-can…
DJ From Paterson Among Five Charged With Armed Carjacking In Edgewater Target Lot DJ From Paterson Among Five Charged With Armed Carjacking In Edgewater Target Lot
DJ From Paterson Among Five Charged With Armed Carjacking In Edgewater Target Lot A deejay from Paterson was one of five carjackers who robbed a victim at gunpoint in the Target parking lot along the Hudson River in Edgewater earlier this year, authorities charged. Giancarlo Rodriguez -- known as "Jaycee973" -- and the others "approached the victim and forcibly removed him from his vehicle" shortly after 3:30 a.m. April 13, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. They then "assaulted the victim and stole his vehicle, chain necklace, and cell phone," the prosecutor said. Led by SWAT teams from Hudson and Middlesex counties, Musella's detectives conducted raids and ex…
Red Bulls Staffer Davauni Brown Dies At 31: 'Amazing Individual' Red Bulls Staffer Davauni Brown Dies At 31: 'Amazing Individual'
Red Bulls Staffer Davauni Brown Dies At 31: 'Amazing Individual' Davauni Brown, who worked as an operation manager for the New York Red Bulls and lived in Newark, died on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the age of 31 after a long battle with a serious illness, the team announced. Brown was born in Kingston and migrated the United States as a teenager, according to his obituary. He earned his master's degree at New Jersey City University in June 2021 and said working for the Red Bulls as his dream job, his obituary reads. In honor of Brown, the Red Bulls wore black armbands for their match against Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 7. We're wearing black armbands tonigh…
Man Struck Two Pedestrians In Kearny, Fled Scene: Prosecutors Man Struck Two Pedestrians In Kearny, Fled Scene: Prosecutors
Man Struck Two Pedestrians In Kearny, Fled Scene: Prosecutors A 24-year-old Elizabeth resident was charged on Thursday, Sept. 21, with striking two pedestrians in Kearny before fleeing the scene back in February, prosecutors said. On Sunday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., Ivo DaSilva-Oliveira struck two women, ages 55 and 77, with his vehicle at the intersection of Belgrove Drive and Wilkinson Terrace, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. DaSilva-Oliveira then left the scene, Suarez said. Both women were transported to University Hospital for treatment, Suarez said. DaSilva-Oliveira was charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collisio…
MSU Student Breanna Pifano, 20, Dies Weeks After Suffering Cardiac Event MSU Student Breanna Pifano, 20, Dies Weeks After Suffering Cardiac Event
MSU Student Breanna Pifano, 20, Dies Weeks After Suffering Cardiac Event Breanna Pifano, a 20-year-old student at Montclair State University, died on Monday, Sept. 18, after suffering a cardiac event earlier this month, according to her obituary. Breanna was born on Dec. 18, 2002 and was in her third year at MSU studying biology, with aspirations of becoming an optometrist.  A fundraiser was set up to assist the family with medical and funeral expenses. As of Friday, Sept. 22, more than $40,590 has been raised. My heart breaks over and over, still feel like this isn’t real. I can’t express how grateful I am to Breanna for always... Posted by Rebeca Leite o…
Three People Shot Inside Kearny Apartment: Police Three People Shot Inside Kearny Apartment: Police
Three People Shot Inside Kearny Apartment: Police Three people were shot at a party in Kearny early Monday morning, August 7, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 1 a.m. at the Vermella East apartment complex, inside a single apartment, police said. The victims sustained non-life threatening injuries, police said. Police said they do not believe this was not a random act of violence, and there was "some level of association" among the people involved.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Kearny Police at tips@kearnynjpd.org.
Newly Minted Millionaire! Hudson County Lotto Player Wins Big Newly Minted Millionaire! Hudson County Lotto Player Wins Big
Newly Minted Millionaire! Hudson County Lotto Player Wins Big Who wants to be a millionaire? Someone in Hudson County apparently. A lottery ticket sold in Kearny matched five of the five white balls drawn in the Saturday, July 29, Powerball drawing, netting the winner $1 million. The ticket was sold at Kearny Deli and Liquor.  The winning numbers were: 10, 25, 27, 34 and 38. The Red Power Ball number was 02.
Arrest, Release, Repeat: Career Petty Criminal Busted By Lyndhurst Police Arrest, Release, Repeat: Career Petty Criminal Busted By Lyndhurst Police
Arrest, Release, Repeat: Career Petty Criminal Busted By Lyndhurst Police A repeat offender with the proverbial arm's-length rap sheet spent all of three days in the Bergen County Jail before a judge released him on shoplifting charges out of Lyndhurst. Paul Spana, 58, Kearny, has spent a considerable portion of his adult life being arrested and then quickly released after he's jailed -- and sometimes before he's even brought to the lockup, records show. This time he ran through the parking lot after snatching $155 worth of laundry detergent from the Walgreens on Valley Brook Avenue, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Officer Robert Litterio watched as Spana hid…
New Jersey Lotto Players Win Big Money New Jersey Lotto Players Win Big Money
New Jersey Lotto Players Win Big Money Friday, July 21 was a day to win lots of money for lottery players in New Jersey. Three players in Bergen County, Hudson County and Monmouth County matched four of the white balls and the Gold Mega Ball in Friday's NJ Lotto drawing, winning $10,000. The ticket purchased in Bergen was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $20,000. The tickets were purchased at Foster Stationery in Bergenfield, 7-Eleven in Kearny and KDM Mart in Howell. The winning numbers were: 29, 40, 47, 50, and 57. The Gold Mega Ball was 25, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 02.
Hearts Break Over Death OF Bayonne's Erika Arana, 44 Hearts Break Over Death OF Bayonne's Erika Arana, 44
Hearts Break Over Death OF Bayonne's Erika Arana, 44 Erika Arana died on Wednesday, June 7 at Bayonne Medical Center at the age of 44, according to her obituary. Arana was born in Nicaragua and worked as a delivery specialist for Bowery Farming in Kearny, her obituary reads. She loved music, traveling and good food, according to her obituary. Rest in peace the love of my life I will always love you Thank you for everything you did for me Thank you for my kids My angel My life My best friend God is waiting for you Posted by Luis Arana Arcos on Thursday, June 8, 2023 A fundraiser has been set up to assist her family with medical and fun…
Newark Man Shot At Woman Over Parking Dispute: Kearny Police Newark Man Shot At Woman Over Parking Dispute: Kearny Police
Newark Man Shot At Woman Over Parking Dispute: Kearny Police A 34-year-old Newark man remains at large following a shooting that occurred  in Kearny following a parking dispute on the afternoon Tuesday, June 13, authorities said. At 5:47 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting on Brighton Avenue between Wilson and Bergen avenues, Captain Timothy Wagner said. While a 30-year-old Kearny woman was parking her car, Michael Dellisanti pulled up next to her as the passenger in a silver Ford Focus and fired one round from a handgun into her side door, Wagner said. Dellisanti and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene, Wagner said No one was …
Colombian Nationals Nabbed After NJ Home Break-In Nets Jewelry, Furs, Cash, More Colombian Nationals Nabbed After NJ Home Break-In Nets Jewelry, Furs, Cash, More
Colombian Nationals Nabbed After NJ Home Break-In Nets Jewelry, Furs, Cash, More Three Colombian nationals remain in federal custody and a fourth has already been deported after the government said they stole jewelry, a Rolex, an antique rifle, furs and cash in a home burglary in Union County. The quartet also took a stamp collection, luxury bags and more after breaking into the Cranford home shortly before 5 p.m. last Nov. 30, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. They then loaded the valuables into a red Honda Accord that they'd driven there, an FBI complaint on file in U.S. District Court in Newark says. Sellinger, who put the total value of the loss at more than …
NJ Psychic Pulls 'Death Card' Con On PA Couple: Police NJ Psychic Pulls 'Death Card' Con On PA Couple: Police
NJ Psychic Pulls 'Death Card' Con On PA Couple: Police A Pennsylvania-based fortune teller from New Jersey not only failed to predict the future but allegedly conned a family while doing it, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  Police in Pennsylvania have formally charged 25-year-old Billie Loren Mitchell of Kearny, NJ on April 27, 2023, but have yet to apprehend and arraign her, according to a police release on May 9, 2023.  Mitchell runs Psychic World at 501 East Main Street in Palmyra, PA, and claims to be a "Clairvoyant psychic and certified holistic healer," as stated on her Facebook page.  An elderly coup…
Kearny Dad Eric Carlen Dies, 32 Kearny Dad Eric Carlen Dies, 32
Kearny Dad Eric Carlen Dies, 32 Lifelong Kearny resident Eric Carlen is being remembered as a beloved husband and son, according to his obituary. The dad of three died on Friday, April 28 at the age of 32, according to his obituary. He worked as a construction laborer in Mountainside and was married to his wife, Mariana, his obituary reads. Carlen is also survived by his father, Paul and his three daughters, Kaelyn, Kylee and Keira, his obituary reads. A fundraiser has been set up to support his daughters. As of Monday, May 8, more than $14,600 has been raised. Visitation was held on Monday, May 1 and he will buried at a…
Hearts Break Following Death Of Former Newark Resident Tony Marques, 49 Hearts Break Following Death Of Former Newark Resident Tony Marques, 49
Hearts Break Following Death Of Former Newark Resident Tony Marques, 49 Tony Manuel Marques, a lifelong New Jersey native, died with his family by his side on Saturday, April 8, according to his obituary. Marques was born in Passaic and later lived in Newark and Kearny, before living in Union, his obituary reads. He was a truck driver for C and K Recycling for eight years, according to his obituary.  No way Tony.. such a sad sad day.. I will always dedicate Jorge Ferreira songs to you. Life is so fragile but you fought... Posted by Bruno Silva Banda on Saturday, April 8, 2023 He is survived by his wife Angelica, his four stepchildren, his two sisters, one …
Newark Motorcyclist Died Doing What He Loved Newark Motorcyclist Died Doing What He Loved
Newark Motorcyclist Died Doing What He Loved Helder Martins, 45, is being remembered as a loving father, son and brother.  A GoFundMe campaign has been created to assist the family. As of Wednesday, April 26, more than $13,000 has been raised.  Martins died in a motorcycle accident in Kearny on Friday, April 14. Born in Portugal, he came to the United States in 1996, living in Belleville, before moving to Newark. He worked as a foreman at JR Cruz Construction in Aberdeen and belonged to the Mondego Motorcycle Club in Kearny. "He lives behind many broken hearts," Marina Rodrigues said. "Helder's life was shortened while doing somethi…
US Marshals Capture NJ Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl In Puerto Rico: Prosecutor US Marshals Capture NJ Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl In Puerto Rico: Prosecutor
US Marshals Capture NJ Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl In Puerto Rico: Prosecutor A 31-year-old Hudson County man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 2021 has been arrested in Puerto Rico, authorities said. Members of the US Marshals Puerto Rico Violent Fugitive Task Force captured Jose Alfredo Garcia on Wednesday, March 22, at approximately 7:50 p.m. in San German, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. Garcia had been sought for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female victim in Kearny on December 20, 2021. Following an investigation, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit charged Garcia with sexual assault, luring/entic…
Murder Charge Filed Against 2nd Suspect In Luz Hernandez's Killing Murder Charge Filed Against 2nd Suspect In Luz Hernandez's Killing
Murder Charge Filed Against 2nd Suspect In Luz Hernandez's Killing Additional charges have been filed against a second suspect in the death of 33-year-old Jersey City mom Luz Hernandez, authorities said. Leiner Miranda Lopez, 26, had initially been charged with desecrating/concealing human remains, but as of Friday, March 10 was facing murder; failing to dispose of human remains in a manner prescribed by law; and tampering with physical evidence, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Cesar SantanaHudson County Prosecutor's Office Hernandez's ex-husband, Cesar Santa, was captured at a motel in Miami days after Hernandez was found dead in a shallo…
Luz Hernandez's Ex-Partner Charged With Murder Luz Hernandez's Ex-Partner Charged With Murder
Luz Hernandez's Ex-Partner Charged With Murder The ex-partner of Luz Hernandez, the Jersey City teacher found dead earlier this month, has been charged with murder in her death. Cesar Santana, who was captured at a motel in Miami days after 33-year-old Hernandez was found dead in a shallow Kearny grave, was extradited to New Jersey on Feb. 21, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.  Santana had previously been charged with desecrating/concealing human remains, but after his extradition was slapped with hindering, failing to dispose of human remains, and tampering with physical evidence, authorities said. Leiner Miranda Lopez, 26…