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Hudson Ex-Con Delivering Flowers Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Woman On Bergen Street Hudson Ex-Con Delivering Flowers Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Woman On Bergen Street
Hudson Ex-Con Delivering Flowers Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Woman On Bergen Street A floral deliveryman with a criminal history was convicted of grabbing a woman on a Leonia street and trying to sexually assault her in Leonia after harassing her 20 minutes earlier in Fort Lee. Randy Gallman of Jersey City was on the clock when he harassed the woman the afternoon of Dec. 29, 2020, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. He caught up to her a short time later, dragged her into an alleyway and tried to sexually assault her, the prosecutor said on Friday, Dec. 16. The victim said she screamed and Gallman ran off as she dialed 911. Local police notified detectives with M…
NJ Rap Record Exec Admits Drug Op With Kilos Of Heroin, Fentanyl Stashed In Cliffside, Harrison NJ Rap Record Exec Admits Drug Op With Kilos Of Heroin, Fentanyl Stashed In Cliffside, Harrison
NJ Rap Record Exec Admits Drug Op With Kilos Of Heroin, Fentanyl Stashed In Cliffside, Harrison Newark native Dawan "DB" Brown had just gotten a record label and recording studio going when the hammer came down. He's now likely to spend a significant amount of time behind bars after accepting a deal from federal prosecutors. Brown, 38, had been a local teenage boxing phenom from the South Ward who became a Golden Glove champion 20 years ago. According to his online bio, the Weequahic High School graduate worked for 14 years as a custodian with the Newark Board of Education before launching his own record label, 100 Percent Pure Ent, in 2018. Two years later Brown opened the Excl…
Fleeing Duo In 'Demolition Derby' Crashes With NJ Troopers Near GWB Were Juveniles: State AG Fleeing Duo In 'Demolition Derby' Crashes With NJ Troopers Near GWB Were Juveniles: State AG
Fleeing Duo In 'Demolition Derby' Crashes With NJ Troopers Near GWB Were Juveniles: State AG 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A driver and passenger involved in a New Jersey State Police pursuit that ended in what one motorist called a "demolition derby" on the NJ Turnpike approach to the George Washington Bridge last week were both juveniles, authorities announced on Monday, Feb. 12. Video shot by motorists showed the driver desperately trying to escape undercover detectives by ramming several police and commuter vehicles with a Range Rover during the morning rush last Wednesday, Feb. 7.The pair were eventually taken into custody, said New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin. The attorney general didn…
WINNER! Fort Lee Lotto Player Gets Big Payout WINNER! Fort Lee Lotto Player Gets Big Payout
Winner! Fort Lee Lotto Player Gets Big Payout It was a lucrative Friday, Feb. 9 for two Mega Millions players in Bergen County. Tickets sold in Fort Lee and Midland Park matched four of the five numbers plus the gold Megaball, winning $10,000. The tickets were sold at Fort Lee Stationary and an Acme supermarket. The winning numbers were 17, 22, 29, 46, 69 and the gold Megaball was 1.
VIDEO: NJ Troopers Nab Fleeing Suspects After 'Demolition Derby' Crashes Near GWB VIDEO: NJ Troopers Nab Fleeing Suspects After 'Demolition Derby' Crashes Near GWB
Video: NJ Troopers Nab Fleeing Suspects After 'Demolition Derby' Crashes Near GWB 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A driver and passenger involved in a New Jersey State Police pursuit that ended in what one motorist called a "demolition derby" on the NJ Turnpike approach to the George Washington Bridge last week were both juveniles, authorities announced on Monday, Feb. 12. Video shot by motorists showed the driver desperately trying to escape undercover detectives by ramming several police and commuter vehicles with a Range Rover during the morning rush last Wednesday, Feb. 7. The pair were eventually taken into custody, said New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin. The attorney general di…
Acclaimed Fort Lee Burger Joint Expands To Hackensack Acclaimed Fort Lee Burger Joint Expands To Hackensack
Acclaimed Fort Lee Burger Joint Expands To Hackensack Marty's is continuing to expand its North Jersey footprint. The burger joint announced on Instagram is opening this weekend on Main Street in Hackensack, joining its locations in Jersey City and Fort Lee. Provided by Marty's "Hackensack is already a city we love coming to and doing business in," Marty's owners tell Daily Voice.  "We are proud to join the Hackensack community as a local business. We are also very excited to get to know new local customers and provide them with delicious food." Last September, Marty's Fort Lee location was named the best cheeseburger in New Jers…
Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham Talks 'Amadeus' In Fort Lee Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham Talks 'Amadeus' In Fort Lee
Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham Talks 'Amadeus' In Fort Lee It's been 40 years, but the intense rivalry between Mozart and Salieri in "Amadeus" still resonates. F. Murray Abraham, who won an Academy Award for playing composer Antonio Salieri in the 1984 movie, will be appearing at the Barrymore Film Center in Fort Lee on Saturday, Jan. 27, for a screening and discussion of his most iconic role. Jan. 27 is also Mozart's birthday. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Barrymore Film Center (@barrymorefilmcenter) In "Amadeus," Saleri lets his professional and personal jealousy of the mischievous W…
Fort Lee PD Asks: How Are We Doing? Fort Lee PD Asks: How Are We Doing?
Fort Lee PD Asks: How Are We Doing? Fort Lee residents and merchants are invited to assess the borough's police department as part of a process known as accreditation. Members of the department and borough employees also are encouraged to call during the scheduled phone-in period on Monday, Jan. 29, from 10-11 a.m. THE NUMBER: (201) 592-3521 Telephone comments will be fielded by an assessment team from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, whose members will examine “all aspects" of the department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Fort Lee Police Chief Matthew J Hintze s…
Disgraced NJ Judge’s Son Charged With Collecting Child Porn Disgraced NJ Judge’s Son Charged With Collecting Child Porn
Disgraced NJ Judge’s Son Charged With Collecting Child Porn BREAKING NEWS: The son of a former judge who was removed from the bench for misconduct was busted on child porn charges following a raid on the family home in Waldwick, authorities confirmed on Friday. George M. Silebi, 27, “used the Internet to view, download, and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Jan. 18. Detectives from Musella’s Cyber Crimes Unit raided the Sheridan Avenue home of former Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi exactly a week earlier. From there they traveled to N…
'We Lost Our Internet Grandma:' Whimsical Fort Lee TikTok Star Lynja Yamada Davis Dies At 67 'We Lost Our Internet Grandma:' Whimsical Fort Lee TikTok Star Lynja Yamada Davis Dies At 67
'We Lost Our Internet Grandma:' Whimsical Fort Lee TikTok Star Lynja Yamada Davis Dies At 67 Lynn "Lynja" Yamada Davis, 67-year-old TikToker and New Jersey resident who thrilled millions with her cooking and humor, has died. Davis, of Holmdel, died of esophageal cancer at Riverview Medical Center on Jan. 1, the New York Times reports. Her death was announced by her children on Instagram on Friday, Jan. 12. "Our mom, Lynn Yamada Davis (aka Lynja, the goat, the best to ever do it, small in stature but massive in might, Marge Simpson, Snow White, the bus driver, the queen that was never not slaying, Fort Lee’s finest, the grilling grandma, the internet’s grandma, mini lynnie, little …
Man Struck, Killed By Bus Near GWB Was Brother Of Actor Jason Patric Man Struck, Killed By Bus Near GWB Was Brother Of Actor Jason Patric
Man Struck, Killed By Bus Near GWB Was Brother Of Actor Jason Patric A man who was struck and killed by a commuter bus near the George Washington Bridge earlier this week was the brother of actor Jason Patric. Jordan Miller, 56, lived in Fort Lee and was one of the customer service "red caps" who assist people moving through the Port Authority bus terminal just across the Hudson in midtown Manhattan. "Jordan literally died on his way to work," said Kevin O'Toole, the former New Jersey state senator who's now the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The left-turning driver of the NJ Transit bus never saw him as Miller crossed Bruce Reyn…
Video Shows Bloodied, Naked, Knife-Wielding Man Shot By Police At Fort Lee Condo Video Shows Bloodied, Naked, Knife-Wielding Man Shot By Police At Fort Lee Condo
Video Shows Bloodied, Naked, Knife-Wielding Man Shot By Police At Fort Lee Condo In what looks like a slasher film, a naked and bloodied man wielding a knife on the debris-strewn terrace of a condominium in Fort Lee is shot and killed by police. Two tactical officers are standing on chairs and a third on a table on a neighboring balcony when Mohamed Bounaouar, 42, of Las Vegas emerges from inside a townhouse at the Cedar Court complex shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2023, police bodycam images released by state authorities on Jan. 12 show. Bounaouar's raised left hand grips a large knife. His mouth and other parts of his body are bloodied. He shouts several words in…
Pedestrian From Fort Lee, 56, Struck, Killed By Commuter Bus Near GWB (UPDATED) Pedestrian From Fort Lee, 56, Struck, Killed By Commuter Bus Near GWB (UPDATED)
Pedestrian From Fort Lee, 56, Struck, Killed By Commuter Bus Near GWB (Updated) A Fort Lee resident was struck and killed by a commuter bus while crossing a busy intersection near the George Washington Bridge before dawn Wednesday. The NJ Transit bus was headed north on Lemoine Avenue when the driver made a left turn onto Bruce Reynolds Boulevard (formerly Bridge Plaza South) and struck the 56-year-old pedestrian at 5:05 a.m. Jan. 10, Fort Lee Deputy Police Chief Edward Young said. Port Authority and Fort Lee police officers quickly responded and conducted CPR, the deputy chief said. The pedestrian was pronounced dead a short time later at Englewood Hospital and …
Airport Tech From Hackensack Charged With Child Endangerment Airport Tech From Hackensack Charged With Child Endangerment
Airport Tech From Hackensack Charged With Child Endangerment A Hackensack man who works at Teterboro Airport was busted on child endangerment charges, authorities said. Reynaldo Ariel Tarquino was arrested on his 29th birthday last Friday, Jan. 5, after being reported to law enforcement authorities by the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Wednesday, June 10. The prosecutor said investigators from his office and Hackensack police found that Tarquino, a line service technician, “abused a child under the age of 13 in Hackensack and New Milford." He didn’t elaborate. Records show the allega…
Peloton Instructor, Fort Lee Native, Insults Director's Movie- With Him In The Class Peloton Instructor, Fort Lee Native, Insults Director's Movie- With Him In The Class
Peloton Instructor, Fort Lee Native, Insults Director's Movie- With Him In The Class You never know who might be in your Peloton class. A Peloton instructor from Bergen County found that out the hard way. Christopher Nolan, the acclaimed director of "Oppenheimer" and "The Dark Knight", revealed he was taking a Peloton class when Jenn Sherman, the instructor, started opining about his 2020 film "Tenet." "Did anyone see this?" Sherman, a Fort Lee native who graduated from Fort Lee High School, said. "That's a couple hours of my life, I'll never get back again." In a video on Instagram, Sherman said she was initially thrilled to find out Nolan knew who she was, until she foun…
Small NYC Earthquake Felt By Fort Lee Residents: USGS Small NYC Earthquake Felt By Fort Lee Residents: USGS
Small NYC Earthquake Felt By Fort Lee Residents: USGS Did you feel it North Jersey? A 1.7 magnitude earthquake in Astoria, NY was felt all the way up in North Jersey on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 2, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake was felt in Pompton Plains, Parsippany, West Orange, Union, Holmdel, Fort Lee, Ridgewood and Paterson, the USGS map shows. According to NBC4, FDNY firefighters responded to reports of small booms called in by residents south of the Roosevelt Island Tramway sometime before 6 a.m. USGS reports a 1.7 magnitude earthquake near Astoria, Queens. No reports of damage/injuries in NYC. https://t.c…
Brawl At End Of Teaneck HS Basketball Game Versus Hackensack Brings Area Reinforcements Brawl At End Of Teaneck HS Basketball Game Versus Hackensack Brings Area Reinforcements
Brawl At End Of Teaneck HS Basketball Game Versus Hackensack Brings Area Reinforcements A wave of police from nearly a dozen area law enforcement agencies converged on Teaneck High School after a brawl erupted Thursday night at the end of a two-point boys basketball victory over Hackensack. A girls basketball game against both schools in Hackensack had been canceled following a fight there, which brought extra uniformed and plainclothes officers to the Dec. 14 match at Teaneck High School. At the end of the 54-52 boys game, the officers “observed several small fights erupt between groups of spectators,” Teaneck Police Chief Andrew McGurr said. There was also a report that a t…
DEATH ON THE CLIFFS: Palisades Jumper Arranged Personal Items First, Police Say DEATH ON THE CLIFFS: Palisades Jumper Arranged Personal Items First, Police Say
Death ON THE Cliffs: Palisades Jumper Arranged Personal Items First, Police Say A 29-year-old man left some personal items arranged neatly on a rock before jumping to his death Wednesday from the Palisades, authorities said. Several witnesses reported seeing the Stamford, CT resident jump off the edge of the cliff at the State Line Lookout in Alpine, near New Jersey's northeastern border with New York State, shortly before 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22, Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Lt. Raymond Walter said. The responding officers "located personal items neatly set on a rock" nearby, the lieutenant said. The East Bergen Rappel Team recovered the man's body from the base o…
MOTEL HORROR: Two Dead, Three Hospitalized After Drug OD On Highway Approaching GWB MOTEL HORROR: Two Dead, Three Hospitalized After Drug OD On Highway Approaching GWB
Motel Horror: Two Dead, Three Hospitalized After Drug OD On Highway Approaching GWB Two people died and three were hospitalized after suffering suspected drug overdoses Tuesday afternoon at a motel along the approach to the George Washington Bridge, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella confirmed. Fort Lee police were called to the Skyview Motel on eastbound Route 46 at 1:41 p.m. Nov. 14, the prosecutor said. They found five apparent overdose victims going in and out of consciousness, he said. The officers deployed Narcan while conducting CPR, Musella said. Two of the victims -- apparently in their 30s -- were pronounced dead at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, res…
Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (DEVELOPING) Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (DEVELOPING)
Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (Developing) The results of Bergen County's 38 mayoral races are rolling in. Votes were being counted in real time on the Bergen County elections website.  Here is the vote count for the mayoral races as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, according to the county's election result website. ** NOTE: This is a developing story. Totals are not final ** Bergenfield:  Arvin Amatorio (D)* — 100% of votes Bogota (replacing Claudia Lopez): Mary Ellen Murphy (D) — 54% Daniele Fede (R) — 46% Carlstadt: Lorraine Joewono (D) — 22% Robert J. Zimmerman (R)* — 77% Cliffside Park: Thomas Calabrese (D)* —…
Cocaine Found After 7MPH Driver Tries Speeding Off From Leonia PD Into Fort Lee, Chief Says Cocaine Found After 7MPH Driver Tries Speeding Off From Leonia PD Into Fort Lee, Chief Says
Cocaine Found After 7MPH Driver Tries Speeding Off From Leonia PD Into Fort Lee, Chief Says A motorist who caught a Leonia police officer’s attention by going 7 miles an hour tried to speed away into Fort Lee, recklessly running a red light in the middle of the afternoon, before she was caught, authorities said. Officer Debbie Maldonado spotted the black Acura trudging up Fort Lee Road from Grand Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, Leonia Police Chief Scott Tamagny said. Maldonado pulled behind the vehicle, whose driver stopped several times for no apparent reason, then signaled a turn at Broad Avenue but kept going straight through the turn lane, the chief said. The office…
Palisades Park Mom Turns Passion Into Purpose With Persian Restaurant Palisades Park Mom Turns Passion Into Purpose With Persian Restaurant
Palisades Park Mom Turns Passion Into Purpose With Persian Restaurant Cooking has already given Bergen County's Shahin Rezaei so much. It gave her something to do when her she moved to the U.S. with her husband, Daryush Saadati, from Sweden 26 years ago. She didn't have a car and she didn't have anything to do when Saadati went to work, and so Rezaei passed the time by perfecting her recipes. Cooking gave Rezaei friends: She met so many people through the catering business she opened seven years ago, when the family's furniture store closed. But most of all, cooking has given Rezaei purpose. "Because of all of this, I know who I am," said Rezaei, more …
Amputee In Wheelchair Busted For Baseball Bat Assault In Upper Saddle River Amputee In Wheelchair Busted For Baseball Bat Assault In Upper Saddle River
Amputee In Wheelchair Busted For Baseball Bat Assault In Upper Saddle River A 62-year-old amputee previously accused of setting a fire in his luxury high-rise apartment in Fort Lee was jailed on domestic assault charges following a weekend incident at an Upper Saddle River home. Jay Freedman was taken into custody at the $1.3 million home in the south end of Upper Saddle River around 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, according to a police report. Freedman is accused of hitting the victim with a baseball bat, it says. The victim reportedly refused treatment. Meanwhile, Freedman, who has a prosthetic leg and was reportedly using a wheelchair, was taken to Bergen New Bridge Me…
Community Supports Family After Child, 7, Dies In Fort Lee High-Rise Plunge Community Supports Family After Child, 7, Dies In Fort Lee High-Rise Plunge
Community Supports Family After Child, 7, Dies In Fort Lee High-Rise Plunge The residents of the Fort Lee building where a 7-year-old boy died after falling out of a 21st window on Wednesday, Sept. 13 are coming together to support the grieving family. A fundraiser has been by Hampshire House tenants created to assist the Manzalaoui/Salazar family. As of Tuesday, Sept. 19, more than $35,000 has been raised.  The 7-year-old's death was ruled a "tragic accident," Bergen County District Attorney Mark Musella said following an investigation. The boy was in second grade at Christ the Teacher School. "I am so sorry to hear about your son," wrote one donor…
HIT-AND-RUN: Fort Lee Retiree, 69, Charged With Seriously Injuring Pedestrian, 75, Off Route 46 HIT-AND-RUN: Fort Lee Retiree, 69, Charged With Seriously Injuring Pedestrian, 75, Off Route 46
Hit-and-run: Fort Lee Retiree, 69, Charged With Seriously Injuring Pedestrian, 75, Off Route 46 UPDATE: The search for a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a 75-year-old postal employee walking to work just off Route 46 before dawn the other day ended with the arrest of a 69-year-old retiree from Fort Lee, authorities said. Tae Lee actually made it easy for them, investigators said. Lee had been behind the wheel of a southbound SUV that struck the victim as he crossed Industrial Avenue in Teterboro between the airport and the Walmart-anchored Teterboro Landing shopping center at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Saturday. Lee, who live…
'Tragic Accident': Boy, 7, Killed In Upper-Floor Fall From Fort Lee High-Rise 'Tragic Accident': Boy, 7, Killed In Upper-Floor Fall From Fort Lee High-Rise
'Tragic Accident': Boy, 7, Killed In Upper-Floor Fall From Fort Lee High-Rise UPDATE: The death of a 7-year-old boy who plunged from an upper-floor balcony of a Fort Lee high-rise was "the result of a tragic accident," Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. It was around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, when the boy fell from the 21st floor of the Hampshire House on Anderson Avenue at Whiteman Street, multiple sources told Daily Voice. The child was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center, they said. "The circumstances surrounding the death...were the result of a tragic accident and no criminal activity was involved," Musella said Thursday follow…
Child, 7, Dies In Fort Lee High-Rise Plunge Child, 7, Dies In Fort Lee High-Rise Plunge
Child, 7, Dies In Fort Lee High-Rise Plunge UPDATE: The death of a 7-year-old boy who plunged from an upper-floor balcony of a Fort Lee high-rise was "the result of a tragic accident," Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. It was around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, when the boy fell from the 21st floor of the Hampshire House on Anderson Avenue at Whiteman Street, multiple sources told Daily Voice. The child was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center, they said. "The circumstances surrounding the death...were the result of a tragic accident and no criminal activity was involved," Musella said Thursday follow…
SEE ANYTHING? Hit-Run Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian, 75, Near Route 46 Walmart SEE ANYTHING? Hit-Run Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian, 75, Near Route 46 Walmart
SEE Anything? Hit-Run Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian, 75, Near Route 46 Walmart UPDATE: The search for a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a 75-year-old postal employee walking to work just off Route 46 before dawn the other day ended with the arrest of a 69-year-old retiree from Fort Lee, authorities said. Tae Lee actually made it easy for them, investigators said. Lee had been behind the wheel of a southbound SUV that struck the victim as he crossed Industrial Avenue in Teterboro between the airport and the Walmart-anchored Teterboro Landing shopping center at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Saturday. Lee, who…
Top Cheeseburger In NJ Is Made By 'Awfully Delicious' Fort Lee Restaurant Top Cheeseburger In NJ Is Made By 'Awfully Delicious' Fort Lee Restaurant
Top Cheeseburger In NJ Is Made By 'Awfully Delicious' Fort Lee Restaurant The best cheeseburger in the Garden State is right in North Jersey. Yelp released its 50 states, 50 cheeseburgers list last week and Marty's in Fort Lee earned the distinction for the Garden State.  The restaurant, which also has a location in Jersey City, has earned plaudits from Yelp reviewers for their burgers, fries and chicken sandwiches. On its website, Marty's touts itself as having "awfully delicious burgers." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Marty’s Fort Lee/ Jersey City (@martysnj) "I'm so in love with the burgers &…
Hotel Guest Assaults Employees, Snatches Security Deposit, Caught On GS Parkway: Fort Lee PD Hotel Guest Assaults Employees, Snatches Security Deposit, Caught On GS Parkway: Fort Lee PD
Hotel Guest Assaults Employees, Snatches Security Deposit, Caught On GS Parkway: Fort Lee PD A social worker was nabbed on the Garden State Parkway in Paramus after he assaulted two employees at a Fort Lee hotel when they refused to return his security deposit, authorities said. Alexander Welch, 31, of Fairfield became irate after being charged his $100 security deposit for smoking inside a room at the Best Western Hotel on westbound Route 4 around 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, Deputy Police Chief Edward Young said. Welch assaulted a female employee who was at the register, then did the same to a male employee who came his co-worker’s aid, the deputy chief said. Welch snatched an envel…
Reported Aborted Carjacking Investigated By Fort Lee PD, Witnesses Sought Reported Aborted Carjacking Investigated By Fort Lee PD, Witnesses Sought
Reported Aborted Carjacking Investigated By Fort Lee PD, Witnesses Sought It’s an odd one, for sure. Two early-morning robbers in hoodies and masks demanded a man’s key fob, phone and wallet but then fled with just the fob, the purported victim told Fort Lee police. The man told responding officers that he was putting some personal belongings in the back seat of his vehicle when the pair walked up to him on 7th Street near Myrtle Avenue shortly before 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Both wore black hooded sweatshirts and masks, he said. The pair, he said, “demanded he give them his car key, his phone and his wallet, while also advising him that one of them was in …