HEROES: North Bergen Detectives Find Missing Woman, 58, Cold, Shivering In Jersey City Park HEROES: North Bergen Detectives Find Missing Woman, 58, Cold, Shivering In Jersey City Park
Heroes: North Bergen Detectives Find Missing Woman, 58, Cold, Shivering In Jersey City Park North Bergen detectives found a township woman cold and shivering on a Jersey City park bench two days after she went missing. A solid tip generated by media attention helped make it happen, they said. Maria Martin-Vila, 58, was reportedly last seen boarding a southbound commuter van on Bergenline Avenue at 80th Street across from Braddock Park around 1 p.m. Feb. 26. "Because of the attention this story garnered, we received a credible tip that the victim was seen in the area of Bowers and Palisade Avenue in Jersey City," North Bergen Detective Capt. David Dowd said. "Detectives were also…
Rockland Cook Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child In Bergen Rockland Cook Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child In Bergen
Rockland Cook Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child In Bergen A cook from Rockland was arrested this week on charges of sexually assaulting a pre-teen in Bergen County several years ago, authorities said. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said John Mark Dillon, 60, who currently lives in Piermont, sexually assaulted the youngster at least twice in Northvale, where records show he’d previously lived. The prosecutor didn’t provide dates. Dillon remained held in the Rockland County Correctional Center in New City, pending extradition to New Jersey, following his arrest in Orangeburg on Monday, Feb. 26. He's charged with two counts of aggravated sex…
Everybody Loves Phil: Creator Of Hit TV Show Signing Books In North Jersey Everybody Loves Phil: Creator Of Hit TV Show Signing Books In North Jersey
Everybody Loves Phil: Creator Of Hit TV Show Signing Books In North Jersey Phil Rosenthal went from loving Raymond to loving food. The "Everybody Loves Raymond" co-creator and host of Netflix's "Somebody Feed Phil," where he travels around the world trying local cuisine, is signing copies of his new children's book "Just Try It!" on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at Bookends in Ridgewood, along with his daughter, Lily. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Phil Rosenthal (@phil.rosenthal) "Just Try It!" sees Phil, who tries everything once, taking his daughter Lily, who only eats bread and pasta, to a food truc…
Snow, Hail Could Be Part Of Damaging Mid-Week Storm Headed To NJ, PA: Forecasters Snow, Hail Could Be Part Of Damaging Mid-Week Storm Headed To NJ, PA: Forecasters
Snow, Hail Could Be Part Of Damaging Mid-Week Storm Headed To NJ, PA: Forecasters Forecasters are tracking a gusty storm bringing rain and some snow to parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Rain is expected to begin across both states Tuesday evening, Feb. 27, and continue through Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, the National Weather Service says. ☔️ Multiple rounds of rain & storms will occur across central PA through Wednesday evening, Stay Weather Aware! 1⃣: Tues... Posted by US National Weather Service State College PA on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 While temperatures on Wednesday could reach a high of 60, a steep drop is expected in the evening to around 30, …
Innocent! NJ Daycare Worker Accused Of Abusing 4-Year-Old At Nap Time Found Not Guilty Innocent! NJ Daycare Worker Accused Of Abusing 4-Year-Old At Nap Time Found Not Guilty
Innocent! NJ Daycare Worker Accused Of Abusing 4-Year-Old At Nap Time Found Not Guilty A Cumberland County jury has found a daycare worker not guilty in an abuse and neglect case, authorities said. Claudia J. Smith-Heard, 51, of Millville, was accused of aggressive behavior to get a 4-year-old boy to take a nap on his first day of child care at Golden Gate center on Nov. 1, 2021, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Vineland police. A jury found Smith-Heard not guilty on all counts on Wednesday, Feb. 21 after a trial, according to Crystal Harris, criminal division manager. Smith-Heard had been charged on a summons with simple assault and child endangerment, a…
Thinking Summer: See How Much Beach Fees Will Be Along Jersey Shore In 2024 Thinking Summer: See How Much Beach Fees Will Be Along Jersey Shore In 2024
Thinking Summer: See How Much Beach Fees Will Be Along Jersey Shore In 2024 As February ends and the weather gets warmer, many communities along the Jersey Shore are already preparing to soak up the sun at the beach. Many beaches along the Garden State's coast require badges or tags. They help pay the costs of maintaining beaches, hiring lifeguards, and keeping facilities in great shape for summer tourists. Many locations offer free beach access for young children, veterans, and active military members. Some also offer special preseason rates before the busiest part of the summer. Here is a running list of the beach badge requirements along the Jersey Shore as of …
Old Tappan Crash Downs Wires, Triggers Airbags, Doesn't Keep Driver From Hotel Job In Rockland Old Tappan Crash Downs Wires, Triggers Airbags, Doesn't Keep Driver From Hotel Job In Rockland
Old Tappan Crash Downs Wires, Triggers Airbags, Doesn't Keep Driver From Hotel Job In Rockland A driver who slammed his SUV into a utility pole in Old Tappan kept going -- with all of his airbags deployed -- all the way to his job at a hotel in Rockland County, authorities said. Juan Gonzalez, 48, of Hawthorne, drove off after his 2004 Acura MDX hit the pole on Old Tappan Road, downing utility wires, outside an Exxon station near DeWolf Road shortly before 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. An alert was immediately broadcast, Old Tappan Police Chief Joseph Tracy said. Orangetown police found the heavily damaged SUV a short time later at the Residence Inn by Marriott just off the Palisades Inte…
HEROES: North Bergen Detectives Find Missing Woman, 58, Cold, Shivering In Jersey City Park HEROES: North Bergen Detectives Find Missing Woman, 58, Cold, Shivering In Jersey City Park
Heroes: North Bergen Detectives Find Missing Woman, 58, Cold, Shivering In Jersey City Park North Bergen detectives found a township woman cold and shivering on a Jersey City park bench two days after she went missing. A solid tip generated by media attention helped make it happen, they said. Maria Martin-Vila, 58, was reportedly last seen boarding a southbound commuter van on Bergenline Avenue at 80th Street across from Braddock Park around 1 p.m. Feb. 26. "Because of the attention this story garnered, we received a credible tip that the victim was seen in the area of Bowers and Palisade Avenue in Jersey City," North Bergen Detective Capt. David Dowd said. "Detectives were…
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Bergen County New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Bergen County
New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Bergen County Calling all coneheads to Bergen County. Cones, an Argentinian artisanal ice cream shop, recently opened in Rutherford.  The ice cream shop previously had a location in Manhattan. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🍦Cones Ice Cream🍦 (@conesnyc) View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🍦Cones Ice Cream🍦 (@conesnyc) A critic on Yelp said the owners were lovely people who served up delicious ice cream. "The creamy rich texture reminds me of gelato," the reviewer wrote in a 5-st…
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…
‘KITTY FLIPPERS’: $500,000 Worth Of Dangerous Ecstasy/Ketamine Mix Seized In Hudson ‘KITTY FLIPPERS’: $500,000 Worth Of Dangerous Ecstasy/Ketamine Mix Seized In Hudson
Kitty Flippers’: $500,000 Worth Of Dangerous Ecstasy/Ketamine Mix Seized In Hudson More than five kilos of a highly dangerous – and potentially fatal – drug mixture was seized and three men arrested in North Bergen in a joint operation of local and federal authorities. A handgun and $100,000 in drug cash were recovered along with the nearly 12 pounds of Ecstasy and Ketamine, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Members of Suarez’s Narcotics Task Force teamed up with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Newark and the federal Postal Inspection Service to make the case, the prosecutor said on Monday, Feb. 26. Arrested in the area of 91st Street and Bergenwood Aven…