Grammy Winning Violinist Performs At North Jersey Restaurant Grammy Winning Violinist Performs At North Jersey Restaurant
Grammy Winning Violinist Performs At North Jersey Restaurant Want to see one of the newest Grammy winners? All you have to do is head right to a restaurant in Bergen County. Lorenza Ponce is the in-house violinist at Elia Mediterranean Restaurant in East Rutherford, performing there regularly. Congratulations to our in-house violinist @lorenzaponce for her win at the 2024 Grammys! We are so happy that the @... Posted by Elia Mediterranean Restaurant on Monday, February 19, 2024 Ponce won a Grammy for Best New Age, Ambient or Chant Album, for her work on the LP "So She Howls." View this post on Instagram …
Pedestrian, 64, Struck, Seriously Injured By NJ Transit Bus In New Milford Pedestrian, 64, Struck, Seriously Injured By NJ Transit Bus In New Milford
Pedestrian, 64, Struck, Seriously Injured By NJ Transit Bus In New Milford A 64-year-old New Milford man was seriously injured when he was struck by a commuter bus shortly before dawn Wednesday, authorities confirmed. The victim was struck at the intersection of Madison Avenue and River Road at 6:22 a.m. Feb. 21, New Milford Police Chief Brian Clancy said. Holy Name EMS and paramedics tended to the pedestrian, who was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, the chief said. The intersection remained closed for three hours until shortly before 9:30 a.m. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Fatal Accident Investigations Unit and members of the county sheriff's Bur…
Grand Jury Backs Officer In Crash With Jersey Shore Armed Burglar That Killed Passenger Grand Jury Backs Officer In Crash With Jersey Shore Armed Burglar That Killed Passenger
Grand Jury Backs Officer In Crash With Jersey Shore Armed Burglar That Killed Passenger UPDATE: A Long Branch police officer bears no responsibility for a crash during a pursuit that killed the suspect’s passenger, a state grand jury has found. Officer Lucas Brito did nothing wrong in pursuing ex-con Altonia Williams -- who was believed to be armed – while responding to a call of a home invasion shortly before 4 a.m. last Aug. 14, the panel found. A subsequent collision killed Tracee Blount, 38, of Long Branch, who was with Williams. State law mandated the grand jury review because a death occurred in an encounter with law enforcement. The reviews are conducted no matter what…
Trans Swimmer Smashes Another Record For Ramapo College Sparking Controversy Trans Swimmer Smashes Another Record For Ramapo College Sparking Controversy
Trans Swimmer Smashes Another Record For Ramapo College Sparking Controversy Meghan Cortez-Fields has clocked yet another record for the Ramapo College women's swim team. But not without controversy. The senior athlete switched from the men's team to the women's team after transitioning from male to female. Back in November, she set her first record for the women's team, drawing controversy. Last Friday, Cortez-Fields finished 7th overall (2:10.76) at the NJAC Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Maryland in College Park and advanced to the finals, finishing in fifth place at 2:08:20. That's a new record. And Riley Gaines, a former Universi…
Jersey City Man Convicted Of Stabbing Woman To Death In Her Apartment Jersey City Man Convicted Of Stabbing Woman To Death In Her Apartment
Jersey City Man Convicted Of Stabbing Woman To Death In Her Apartment UPDATE: Jurors in Jersey City convicted a local man of stabbing a city woman dead in her apartment 5½ years ago. Ishmeal "Rico" Coleman, 46, of the Salem Lafayette Gardens housing complex was found guilty of murder and multiple weapons offenses in the Aug. 12, 2018 stabbing death of Takeela Wilson, 38, in her home in the 300 block of Forrest Street. People who knew both of them identified Coleman in a photo array, authorities said. Police sat on Wilson’s car, then grabbed Coleman when he approached it carrying the keys. Assistant Hudson County Prosecutor Najma Rana secured the guilty verd…
Paramus Man Who Stabbed Dad Dead Tried Burning Body To Destroy Evidence, Detectives Say Paramus Man Who Stabbed Dad Dead Tried Burning Body To Destroy Evidence, Detectives Say
Paramus Man Who Stabbed Dad Dead Tried Burning Body To Destroy Evidence, Detectives Say UPDATE: A Paramus man who’d just stabbed his father to death dragged the body to a bathroom and tried to set it on fire last week as part of an attempt to conceal what he’d done, authorities said. Melvin Thomas repeatedly stabbed his father, 61-year-old Manuel Thomas, in the chest with a kitchen knife on Valentine’s Day, a criminal complaint says. He then dragged the bloody corpse to a bathroom where he tried igniting it with a lighter, according to the complaint filed by Paramus Police Detective Justin Sicari. “This attempt failed,” the detective wrote. Melvin Thomas wiped off the bloody…
GOTCHA! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 NJ Home Burglary, More GOTCHA! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 NJ Home Burglary, More
Gotcha! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 NJ Home Burglary, More A wanted member of a notorious transnational group of thieves was tied by Dumont detectives to the theft of $25,000 in cash during a home break-in two months ago. Jhan Michael Rodriguez-Fonseca, 26, lives in Jersey City and most recently worked as a food delivery driver, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. He really belongs to what’s known as the South American Theft Group network and is tied to other burglaries in the state, the chief said. He was also wanted by the NYPD and by agents with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), he said. Primarily from Colombia, the members of the…
'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…
Change In Weather Pattern Bringing Rain, Warmer Temps To Region: Forecasters Change In Weather Pattern Bringing Rain, Warmer Temps To Region: Forecasters
Change In Weather Pattern Bringing Rain, Warmer Temps To Region: Forecasters A change in the weather is bringing warmer weather and rain to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, closing out a dry week with mild temps, forecasters are saying. Wednesday, Feb. 21 will be mostly sunny with a high near 45, melting snow that fell last week, the National Weather Service says.  The snow could re-freeze as temps dip just under 30 at night, but a warm-up Thursday means the precipitation eyeing the region likely won't be more snow. Good morning! Expect a slightly warmer day today compared to yesterday with mostly sunny skies. The forecast hasn't... Posted by US National We…
RECOGNIZE THEM? Women Enter Hindu Priest's Mahwah Home While Young Daughter Is There RECOGNIZE THEM? Women Enter Hindu Priest's Mahwah Home While Young Daughter Is There
Recognize Them? Women Enter Hindu Priest's Mahwah Home While Young Daughter Is There Authorities were searching for two uninvited strangers who reportedly entered the home of a Hindu priest in Mahwah but were scared off. Pandit Devendra Shukla was at the Samaj Temple and his wife and daughter at their West Ramapo Avenue home nearby when a black SUV parked out front this past weekend. A Ring doorbell camera shows a woman in a COVID mask walking up to the front door, knocking hard twice, then peering into a window. The woman then heads back to the car and returns with a second woman. The second one, also wearing a mask with a large scarf wrapped around her head and neck, pu…
GOTCHA! Police From Neighboring Towns, Sheriff's K9 Help Hillsdale PD Nab Career Criminal GOTCHA! Police From Neighboring Towns, Sheriff's K9 Help Hillsdale PD Nab Career Criminal
Gotcha! Police From Neighboring Towns, Sheriff's K9 Help Hillsdale PD Nab Career Criminal Teamwork with their colleagues in neighboring Pascack Valley towns helped Hillsdale police capture a drug-addicted repeat offender as he fled yet another crime, authorities said. Ex-con Daniel Margulies, 32, of Teaneck bolted from the Walgreens at the Plaza at Hillsdale with several items late Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, Officer Jordan Bruce reported. He made it to the train station when Bruce and Officer Sean Marro him moments later.The officers chased him down Broadway before Margulies began ducking through backyards, he said. To call Margulies “known to police” overstates the obviou…
Bayonne Man Accused Of Killing Daughter Dies In Jail: Officials Bayonne Man Accused Of Killing Daughter Dies In Jail: Officials
Bayonne Man Accused Of Killing Daughter Dies In Jail: Officials A man accused of killing his daughter died in the Hudson County Correctional Facility last week, authorities said. Errol Brown, 52, of Bayonne, collapsed inside of his cell at the county jail on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m., a spokesperson for the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said. Officers and onsite medical personnel rendered aid to Brown, who was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 3:45 p.m. Brown was arrested mid-June 2023, and charged with murder after shooting his daughter, Keyanna Brown at 331 Avenue E., Hudson County Prosecutor Esth…