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Two Cars Taken After Montclair Home Break-In: Police Two Cars Taken After Montclair Home Break-In: Police
Two Cars Taken After Montclair Home Break-In: Police Two vehicles were stolen after burglars ransacked a home in Montclair on Thursday, May 16 police. Officers responded to a home on Woodmont Road on a report of a suspicious vehicle and found a silver Range Rover parked in the middle of the road, running and unoccupied, Montclair police said. Police determined the Range Rover had been stolen from Clifton and began searching the neighborhood, finding a home with its windows pried open, officers said. Police spoke with homeowners who confirmed their home had been burglarized, officers said. The suspects entered through a first-floor window and…
Teen Arrested After Pursuit Leads To Officer Injury In Montclair, Police Say Teen Arrested After Pursuit Leads To Officer Injury In Montclair, Police Say
Teen Arrested After Pursuit Leads To Officer Injury In Montclair, Police Say A 16-year-old was arrested in Montclair on Saturday, May 18,  after a police pursuit led to an officer being injured, authorities said. At 6:52 a.m., officers received a complaint of people hiding behind vehicles in a parking lot at 50 Greenwood Ave, Montclair police said. Both vehicles, a white Range Rover and a silver Kia Optima, left the parking lot as police arrived, officers said. The Kia Optima was revealed to have been stolen from East Orange earlier that day, police said. Officers attempted to stop vehicles but they refused and a pursuit was initiated at Greenwood Avenue and Gl…
Montclair Shooting Leaves Two People Wounded, Police Say Montclair Shooting Leaves Two People Wounded, Police Say
Montclair Shooting Leaves Two People Wounded, Police Say Two people were wounded in what police believe was been a drive-by shooting in Montclair on Friday, May 10. Police were called to Mission Street and Bloomfield Avenue around 5:50 p.m. where they found a 43-year-old man from East Orange and a 32-year-old man from Montclair, both suffering from gunshots in their hips and legs. Montclair EMS and paramedics responded, taking both victims to University Trauma Center in Newark for treatment. Witnesses on scene reported seeing a grey or silver minivan in the area prior to the shooting. Preliminary investigation suggests that the shooter was …
Four Burglars Snatch High-End Designer Bags In Boutique Ransacking: Montclair PD Four Burglars Snatch High-End Designer Bags In Boutique Ransacking: Montclair PD
Four Burglars Snatch High-End Designer Bags In Boutique Ransacking: Montclair PD Four burglars broke into a boutique in Montclair on the early morning hours of Monday, April 22 and took high-end designer handbags, authorities said. At 6:30 a.m., a pedestrian walking on Valley Road discovered the front window to Nouvelle & One Savvy Design had been shattered, Montclair police said. The owners confirmed a number of high-end designer bags were missing, police said. Surveillance footage shows a silver-colored sedan arriving at the business at 1:48 a.m. police said. Four people exit the vehicle and force entry into the business using a window punch tool, police said. The…
Police ID Woman, Montclair Officer Wounded In Shootout (UPDATE) Police ID Woman, Montclair Officer Wounded In Shootout (UPDATE)
Montclair Police Shooting Authorities have identified the alleged gunman and released details in a police-involved shooting Monday in Montclair. Maryann Swain, 39, a township resident, struck Montclair Police Officer Michael J. Medrano, 33, in the shoulder on the 100 block of Forest Street around 1:10 p.m. Monday, April 15, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II said. Medrano and other officers were responding to the scene on reports of an armed person and "were met with gunfire," Stephens said. Another Montclair officer returned fire, striking Swain, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries and wa…
'Covered In Blood:' Man Assaulted With Hammer In Montclair Board Of Ed Parking Lot, Police Say 'Covered In Blood:' Man Assaulted With Hammer In Montclair Board Of Ed Parking Lot, Police Say
'Covered In Blood:' Man Assaulted With Hammer In Montclair Board Of Ed Parking Lot, Police Say A 60-year-old Fairfield man was arrested and charged with assaulting a man with a hammer outside the Montclair Board of Education building on Friday, April 12, authorities said. Giuseppe Iudici was charged with aggravated assault and multiple weapons offenses. He was remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility.  At 8 p.m., callers reported to police that two pick-up trucks were ramming into each other in the parking lot, Montclair officers said. Upon arrival, both parties were separated and officers noticed a significant amount of blood on the ground near the driver's side door …
'Ruthless' Brick City Brims Druglord From Montclair Convicted Of Three Murders, More 'Ruthless' Brick City Brims Druglord From Montclair Convicted Of Three Murders, More
Brick City Brims Newark Drugs Murder Montclair Bloods Gang The leader of a notorious Essex County street gang that dominated the region's drug trade was convicted by a federal jury of three murders, among other counts, authorities said. Michael Healy, 43, of Montclair, "ruthlessly ordered murders so that he could protect his narcotics operation and continue to sell large quantities of dangerous [drugs],” U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said after federal jurors in Newark returned their verdicts on Wednesday, April 3. Healy "recruited men to kill someone he thought was an informant, and even when they killed the wrong person – a bystander – he ord…
18-Year-Old Shot In Montclair: PD 18-Year-Old Shot In Montclair: PD
18-Year-Old Shot In Montclair: PD An 18-year-old Bloomfield resident is in stable condition after he was shot in Montclair on Monday, April 1, authorities said. At 9:56 p.m., officers responded to Maple Avenue and Woodland Avenue on a report of shots fired, Montclair Police said. Police observed two men running into a vehicle parked on Woodland Avenue, officers said. After stopping the vehicle, police spotted the 18-year-old in the passenger seat with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, officers said. Two other men in the vehicle were not injured, police said. The 18-year-old was treated on scene by Montclair EMS and was trans…
Millburn Deli Being Sold To Jersey Mike's? Check The Date Millburn Deli Being Sold To Jersey Mike's? Check The Date
Millburn Deli Being Sold To Jersey Mike's? Check The Date The Millburn Deli gave its customers quite a scare with an announcement that ended up being an April Fool's Day joke. On Sunday, March 31, the iconic deli, which has locations in Millburn, Morristown, Montclair and Westfield, told customers on Facebook it was being sold to Jersey Mike's.  Customers freaked out until the deli, a Millburn institution since 1946, revealed the ruse. "We apologize for the scare and thank you for all the love," the deli wrote. "Millburn Deli has and always will be the Millburn Deli. Don't take your hanger out on our employees this week." And yes, the deli …
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM A career criminal from Passaic County who's been busted dozens of times in North Jersey in just the past few years used an explosive device to damage an ATM, federal authorities charged. Nicolas Torres, 41, of Passaic, has amassed a lengthy rap sheet over much of his adult life, mostly involving business break-ins that local police and county prosecutors have dealt with. This time, though, the FBI's got him. Torres was captured on surveillance video igniting the device in front of the Chase Bank ATM on North 6th Street in Prospect Park in the early morning hours of July 5, 2022, U.S. Attor…
Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County
Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County Diners in Hudson County are going to be saying "ooh la la" to its newest addition to the restaurant scene. Faubourg, a French restaurant that opened to acclaim in Montclair in 2019, is opening a second location in Weehawken this summer at 1100 Avenue at Port Imperial, a block from the Hudson River waterfront.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Faubourg Montclair (@faubourgmontclair) Dominique Paulin and Chef Oliver Muller said every detail in the new restaurant is "meticulously planned" to enhance the guest experience, with Fa…
Paterson Man Punches 53-Year-Old Man After Passing Stopped School Bus In Montclair: Cops Paterson Man Punches 53-Year-Old Man After Passing Stopped School Bus In Montclair: Cops
Paterson Man Punches 53-Year-Old Man After Passing Stopped School Bus In Montclair: Cops A 23-year-old Paterson man was arrested and charged in Montclair after he assaulted a man who confronted him for ignoring a school bus stop sign last month, authorities said. On Thursday, Feb. 29, a school bus transporting students from the Nishuane School was heading north on Norwood Avenue and stopped at the intersection at Norman Road, Lt. Terence Turner of the Montclair police said.  The school bus had its stop sign out and lights activated when a white SUV driven by Steven Ruiz-Santana passed the it, Turner said.  A 53-year-old Montclair man stopped the SUV and the two men "…
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…
College Student From Montclair On 'American Idol': Did Conall Gorman Score Ticket To Hollywood? College Student From Montclair On 'American Idol': Did Conall Gorman Score Ticket To Hollywood?
College Student From Montclair On 'American Idol': Did Conall Gorman Score Ticket To Hollywood? When Conall Gorman's songwriting professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TV began promoting "American Idol" auditions, he went for it. Gorman, 19, watched the singing competition for years growing up in Montclair. Conall Gorman on "American Idol." "American Idol" Clip courtesy of FremantleMedia North America Inc. and 19TV LTD And now, he's on it. Gorman's performance of his own song "Backseat" for Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan air Sunday, March 17. Bryan said he was pulled into the "Conall vortex" with the very first note, Perry adding that he's on the road to being …
Montclair Native, Attorney Laura Marchini Dies, 37 Montclair Native, Attorney Laura Marchini Dies, 37
Montclair Native, Attorney Laura Marchini Dies, 37 Laura Marchini, an attorney with Montclair roots, died on Feb. 2, 2024 at 37 years old, her obituary on the Bizub Quinlan Funeral Home website reads. Laura graduated from Montclair High School and earned her JD at Rutgers School of Law, after completing her bachelor's degree at Montclair State University. According to her obituary, Laura worked as a submissions editor of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter while at Rutgers. She was also a Courtroom Advocates Project coordinator, co-chair of the Women’s Law Forum and founded the Take Back the Night Rally and March in Newark, her obitua…
Thieves Lead Turnpike Pursuit In Mercedes Benz Stolen Out Of Montclair Thieves Lead Turnpike Pursuit In Mercedes Benz Stolen Out Of Montclair
Thieves Lead Turnpike Pursuit In Mercedes Benz Stolen Out Of Montclair Two suspects remain at large after leading cops on a vehicle pursuit through Northern New Jersey on the late afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 8, authorities said. At 5:49 p.m., state troopers observed a blue Mercedes Benz reported stolen out of Montclair traveling north on the New Jersey Turnpike near Ridgefield, state police said. Troopers attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop but the driver refused and continued onto Route 46 West, state police said. After a brief pursuit, troopers lost visual sight of the Mercedes Benz, and the pursuit was terminated, police said. The Mercedes Benz was la…
Montclair, Newark Restaurants Makes Yelp's Top 100 Montclair, Newark Restaurants Makes Yelp's Top 100
Montclair, Newark Restaurants Makes Yelp's Top 100 New Jersey foodies have some new places to add to their list, if they haven't dined there already. Four restaurants from the Garden State made Yelp's annual Top 100 US Restaurants 2024 list. Boomchia in Montclair ranked 21st on the list. The restaurant has a five star rating on Yelp serves up healthy bowls, offering ingredients like dark chocolate granola, blue coconut, bananas, cashew butter and gogi berries.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alex Colonna (@thetypicalfoodie) "Best Chia Acai bowl," wrote one Yelp reviewer. "…
Wheelman Admits Role In Carjacking Of Montclair Woman In Her Driveway: Feds Wheelman Admits Role In Carjacking Of Montclair Woman In Her Driveway: Feds
Wheelman Admits Role In Carjacking Of Montclair Woman In Her Driveway: Feds An Essex County man admitted his role in carjacking a Montclair woman at gunpoint in her driveway, federal authorities said. Andy Cook, 24, of Newark was with an armed man who pointed a gun at the victim, ordered her to leave her purse, phone and keys behind and get out of her 2021 Porsche Cayenne on Melrose Place in the township's Estate section on Dec. 6, 2021, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Cook then got behind the wheel and drove off, he said. Essex County sheriff's officers spotted the Porsche on Route 280 in East Orange a short time later and pursued it. Cook soon hit heavy…
Montclair Restaurant Duo Maddox + Masuko Close: 'Run Very Poorly' Montclair Restaurant Duo Maddox + Masuko Close: 'Run Very Poorly'
Montclair Restaurant Duo Maddox + Masuko Close: 'Run Very Poorly' After only nine months, two restaurants in Montclair have shut their doors. The Maddox and Musoko, two restaurants that shared a space at 193 Glenridge Ave., announced both restaurants have shuttered as of New Year's Day. The Maddox specialized in American cuisine while the Musoko was a pan-Asian sushi bar. The restaurants opened last April. On the restaurant's Instagram page, patrons expressed shock at the sudden closure. "This was a great local spot," said one commenter. "Omg no," exclaimed another user. I had an amazing time here and the food and ambiance was amazing!!! Other commente…
MURDER UPDATE: Mom Shot Dead On New Year's Eve In Bergen, Gunman Surrenders In Montclair MURDER UPDATE: Mom Shot Dead On New Year's Eve In Bergen, Gunman Surrenders In Montclair
Murder Update: Mom Shot Dead On New Year's Eve In Bergen, Gunman Surrenders In Montclair UPDATE: An intense search for a man who authorities said shot and killed his girlfriend at their workplace in Ramsey on New Year's Eve ended when he surrendered to police, multiple law enforcement sources told Daily Voice. The body of 41-year-old Crystal (Camargo) Peterson was found shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in a cafeteria area at Konica Minolta's headquarters just off Route 17 near the Rockland County border, sources with direct knowledge of the domestic violence homicide said. She'd been shot in the head, they said. Charged with murder and possession of a firearm for an unlawful pu…
UPDATE: Woman Shot Dead At Konica Minolta HQ, Killer Surrenders In Montclair UPDATE: Woman Shot Dead At Konica Minolta HQ, Killer Surrenders In Montclair
Update: Woman Shot Dead At Konica Minolta HQ, Killer Surrenders In Montclair UPDATE: An intense search for a man who authorities said shot and killed his girlfriend at their workplace in Ramsey on New Year's Eve ended when he surrendered to police, multiple law enforcement sources told Daily Voice. The body of 41-year-old Crystal (Camargo) Peterson was found shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in a cafeteria area at Konica Minolta's headquarters just off Route 17 near the Rockland County border, sources with direct knowledge of the homicide said. She'd been shot in the head, they said. Charged with murder and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose was Lui…
Hospital ERs in Bergen, Montclair Closed By Nationwide Ransomware Attack Hospital ERs in Bergen, Montclair Closed By Nationwide Ransomware Attack
Hospital ERs in Bergen, Montclair Closed By Nationwide Ransomware Attack The latest in a continuing series of nationwide ransomware attacks closed two hospital emergency rooms in New Jersey. Authorities haven't disclosed what's been demanded by the cybercriminals who forced ambulances to divert to other hospitals from Pascack Valey Medical Center in Westwood and Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair beginning on Thanksgiving evening. Lab work, radiology, scheduling, billing -- basically anything involving computer software -- apparently were affected. "No one can use the computers in the buildings," a source said. "The hospitals are doing everything by paper…
DRUG RAID: $15M In Heroin, Fentanyl, Coke Seized; Montclair Pair Arrested, Cops Say DRUG RAID: $15M In Heroin, Fentanyl, Coke Seized; Montclair Pair Arrested, Cops Say
Drug Raid: $15M In Heroin, Fentanyl, Coke Seized; Montclair Pair Arrested, Cops Say A drug raid spanning several New Jersey towns turned up a stash of drugs — including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine — with a street value of more than $15 million, and netted multiple arrests, police said. Acting on court-ordered search warrants, the raids were conducted Thursday, Nov. 16 following a months-long investigation in Hoboken, Jersey City, Elizabeth, and Montclair, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The searches turned up seven handguns including two that were reported stolen, more than 17 kilograms of heroin/fentanyl, more than 2.5 kilograms of cocaine, and various…
Popular Montclair Brunch Spot 'Toast' Unveils Cranford Location Popular Montclair Brunch Spot 'Toast' Unveils Cranford Location
Popular Montclair Brunch Spot 'Toast' Unveils Cranford Location A popular and fast-growing brunch spot in New Jersey has opened another new location. Toast officially opened last week in Cranford at The Cranford Hotel on Walnut Street. The menu has something for everyone, including eggs galore, classic breakfast and lunch sandwiches, yogurt and grain bowls, pancakes and waffles, salads, and more. The eatery's flagship store opened in Montclair in May 2007, with the mantra "Peace, Love & Pancakes." Later came Red Bank and Asbury Park (click here for locations). Check out Toast in Cranford at 10 Walnut St. Come hungry.
Verona First Responders Extract Cardiac Patient Through Basement Vault Door: Police Verona First Responders Extract Cardiac Patient Through Basement Vault Door: Police
Verona First Responders Extract Cardiac Patient Through Basement Vault Door: Police Verona first responders had a harrowing rescue on Tuesday, Nov. 8, treating a cardiac emergency in a basement, police said. At 11:20 a.m., police, rescue, fire along with the Department of Public Works and first responders from Montclair and Atlantic responded to a cardiac related medical emergency inside the basement of a building at Bloomfield Avenue and Fairfield Avenue, officers said. Upon arrival, first responders realized the only way to get him out was through a sidewalk basement vault door, officers said. "This required a unified and coordinated effort between all agencies at the s…
Man Confronts Pair Who Removed Fliers For Montclair Israeli Hostage Vigil In Viral Video Man Confronts Pair Who Removed Fliers For Montclair Israeli Hostage Vigil In Viral Video
Man Confronts Pair Who Removed Fliers For Montclair Israeli Hostage Vigil In Viral Video Video of a man confronting a pair who he says removed signs broadcasting a vigil for Israelis being held hostage by Hamas in Montclair is receiving national attention. The 4-minute and 17-second clip was shared by StopAntisemitism on Twitter Saturday, Nov. 4, where it had garnered 5.4 million views. Montclair, NJ - two individuals removed signs of a vigil being held in honor of kidnapped Israeli children, women, and elderly.This evil behavior must be never be tolerated. Recognize them? DM us! pic.twitter.com/DlMeRDnqxj — StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) November 4, 2023 The two indi…
NPR Reporter Pens Tribute To 'Remarkable' Mom Killed By Pickup In Montclair NPR Reporter Pens Tribute To 'Remarkable' Mom Killed By Pickup In Montclair
NPR Reporter Pens Tribute To 'Remarkable' Mom Killed By Pickup In Montclair Remarkable. Scholarly. Deeply caring. This is how Vivian Folkenflik is being remembered. The 83-year-old grandmother was in the crosswalk of a Montclair intersection when she was fatally struck by a pickup truck in broad daylight on Saturday, Oct. 28. Folkenflik's death leaves a hole in the heart of several different communities. Her son and NPR correspondent David Folkenflik, paid tribute to his mother on Facebook. "What made Vivian remarkable was not her shocking death but her life. She was marked by her incisive intellect, her profound caring for others, her drive to connect and her c…
Montclair Resident Fatally Struck By Vehicle Montclair Resident Fatally Struck By Vehicle
Montclair Resident Fatally Struck By Vehicle Police in Montclair have identified the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle over the weekend. Vivian Folkenflik, 83, of the Township, was struck at Bellevue Avenue and Park Street around 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti said. Folkenflik was transported to Mountainside Medical Center and pronounced dead at 1 p.m. The driver remained at the scene. The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Offi…
UPDATE: Grand Jurors Clear Montclair Officer In Pursuit That Killed Driver, Passenger UPDATE: Grand Jurors Clear Montclair Officer In Pursuit That Killed Driver, Passenger
Update: Grand Jurors Clear Montclair Officer In Pursuit That Killed Driver, Passenger A Montclair police officer did his job properly before a robbery suspect he was pursuing was involved in a crash that killed him and a passenger, a grand jury has found. Officer Michael Kupchak had activated the overhead emergency lights on his marked patrol cruiser in an attempt to stop a vehicle driven by Gregory Dukes on May 10, 2022. In another police vehicle behind him was Officer Brandon Taylor. Video released last year by New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin shows Dukes at first stopping the four-door silver Hyundai on Maple Avenue while investigating a robbery. The …
NY Jets Brought Montclair Boy Joy Before He Died: 'They Already Won In My Eyes' NY Jets Brought Montclair Boy Joy Before He Died: 'They Already Won In My Eyes'
NY Jets Brought Montclair Boy Joy Before He Died: 'They Already Won In My Eyes' In 11 months, Braylon Hodgson’s body crumbled. Mentally, he was the same 13-year-old boy: Happiest holding a lacrosse stick and surrounded by his friends.  Physically, he couldn’t move. Braylon’s body was stiff. He needed a walker to get around and was losing the ability to talk. His parents, Kasey and Ryan, felt helpless, and wished they could do something for his pain. But Braylon only apologized to them. “I’m sorry,” he’d say.  Sorry that they had to see him in pain. Sorry that they couldn't do anything about it. The Montclair middle schooler had no choice but to get used to the pai…
'Rolling Stone' Co-Founder Jann Wenner Booted From Montclair Literary Festival: Reports 'Rolling Stone' Co-Founder Jann Wenner Booted From Montclair Literary Festival: Reports
'Rolling Stone' Co-Founder Jann Wenner Booted From Montclair Literary Festival: Reports The fallout continues for Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone magazine, following controversial comments he made in a New York Times interview. Wenner has been removed from the Montclair Literary Festival, where he was scheduled to discuss his new book "The Masters: Conversations with Dylan, Lennon, Jagger, Townshend, Garcia, Bono and Springsteen," on Thursday, Sept. 28 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, the festival confirmed. In promoting his book, Wenner, when asked by the Times why his book only featured white musicians, said women and Black musicians were not as articul…