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SEE ANYTHING? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help SEE ANYTHING? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help
SEE Anything? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any solid suspects yet in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening. Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
Meet Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence In North Jersey Meet Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence In North Jersey
Meet Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence In North Jersey Tyler Florence is ready to help you become a grill master. The celebrity chef and host of numerous Food Network shows will be signing copies of his new book "American Grill: 125 Recipes for Mastering Live Fire" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Wednesday, May 29 at 6 p.m. In the cookbook, the host of "Tyler's Ultimate" shows off his love of American comfort food and teaches aspiring cooks how to char, caramelize and marinate to perfection, according to a synopsis. The cookbook tells people how to make the perfect steak, grill vegetables, fruit and fish, according to a synopsis.  The cookboo…
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any suspects in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening.  Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
Darius Rucker Appearing In North Jersey Darius Rucker Appearing In North Jersey
Darius Rucker Appearing In North Jersey Hootie is coming to town. Darius Rucker, the lead singer and guitarist in Hootie and the Blowfish, is hosting a signing of his new memoir "Life's Too Short" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) The memoir discusses the formation of Hootie and the Blowfish, which went from a band playing frat houses and dive bars to becoming one of the biggest bands of the 1990s, known for their hit song "Only Wanna Be With You," according to a synopsis. Rucker al…
Scottie Scheffler Says Arrest Was 'Big Misunderstanding' After Being Charged In Cop's Assault Scottie Scheffler Says Arrest Was 'Big Misunderstanding' After Being Charged In Cop's Assault
Scottie Scheffler Says Arrest Was 'Big Misunderstanding' After Being Charged In Cop's Assault Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 golfer in the world and a Bergen County native, has been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer just before the second round of the PGA Championship, court records show. Scheffler, 27, was trying to drive past the scene of a fatal crash scene involving shuttle bus at the Valhalla Golf Club around 5 a.m. Friday, May 17, when he allegedly dragged an officer at the scene, as reported by ESPN. The reigning Masters champion was ultimately arrested and charged with  felony second-degree assault on a police officer, along with lesser charges of third-de…
Meet New York Giants Legends In North Jersey Meet New York Giants Legends In North Jersey
Meet New York Giants Legends In North Jersey Some legendary New York Giants are getting together to sign some books in Bergen County. Leonard Marshall and Harry Carson, who were on the 1986 New York Giants team that won Super Bowl XXI will be signing copies of the new book "Once a Giant" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Carson, a linebacker, played 13 seasons for Big Blue, making nine Pro Bowls and four All-Pro teams. A member of the Crunch Bunch, Carson made life miserable for quarterbacks and running backs. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and still has close ties to the Giants. Marshall…
AGAIN? Another Alarm Malfunction Brings Massive Law Enforcement Response To Westwood HS AGAIN? Another Alarm Malfunction Brings Massive Law Enforcement Response To Westwood HS
Again? Another Alarm Malfunction Brings Massive Law Enforcement Response To Westwood HS The second alarm system malfunction at Westwood Regional High School in a little over two weeks created a confusing scene as parents and guardians were dropping off their children on Thursday. The system triggered a 7:43 a.m. May 2 lockdown, similar to what occurred on April 16, when the system malfunctioned twice, Westwood Regional Schools Supt. Jill Mortimer said. As before, a legion of tactical and other law enforcement officers converged on Washington Township -- among them, a Bergen County Regional SWAT team and police from the township, Westwood, Emerson, River Val…
Meet Whoopi Goldberg In North Jersey Meet Whoopi Goldberg In North Jersey
Meet Whoopi Goldberg In North Jersey An EGOT winner is coming to Bergen County. The legendary actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg, who has won an Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy, will be signing copies of her new book, "Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother and Me," at Bookends in Ridgewood on Thursday May 9, at 5:30 p.m. Goldberg, a longtime West Orange resident, wrote the book as a tribute to her mother, Emma, and her brother, Clyde, who died in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Goldberg tells stories about trips to Coney Island, seeing the Ice Capades and having magical Christmases with her family, despite the struggles her famil…
Pilates Fuels Passion For Bergen County Mom's New Business Pilates Fuels Passion For Bergen County Mom's New Business
Pilates Fuels Passion For Bergen County Mom's New Business Dana Tycher-Reisman has tried nearly every type of workout under the sun. She found fitness in college and attended classes regularly, but couldn't quite achieve the results she'd been looking for until well into her adult years. Particularly, when she found pilates. She loved it so much that she became a certified instructor, and now, is days away from opening her own studio, Pilates Boutique by DTR at 633 Wyckoff Ave., in Wyckoff. Pilates Boutique by DTR, 633 Wyckoff Ave., in Wyckoff. Danan Tycher-Reisman The mom of two from Franklin Lakes, 37, is hoping to show others the sa…
Meet Former 'Bachelorette' Hannah Brown In North Jersey Meet Former 'Bachelorette' Hannah Brown In North Jersey
Meet Former 'Bachelorette' Hannah Brown In North Jersey Hannah Brown has been a pageant queen, " the star of "The Bachelorette," a champion on "Dancing with the Stars" and now, a novelist. Brown, a former Miss Alabama who won "Dancing with the Stars" in 2019, will be signing copies of her new novel "Mistakes We Never Made" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. The novel is about the "situationship" between Emma and Finn: they almost dated in high school, almost hooked up in college and almost went too far on another magical night and now can't stand each other, according to a synopsis. But Emma and Finn find themselves at a weddin…
Meet 'Today Show's' Craig Melvin In North Jersey Meet 'Today Show's' Craig Melvin In North Jersey
Meet 'Today Show's' Craig Melvin In North Jersey Craig Melvin, who hosts the third hour of "The Today Show," has a new book out in time for Father's Day. Melvin will be signing copies of "I'm Proud Of You," at Bookends in Ridgewood on Monday, May 6 at 5 p.m. "I'm Proud Of You" is a picture book that is a tribute to fathers, sons and the childhood milestones that make parents proud, according to a synopsis. The children's book depicts the bond between dads and sons, according to a synopsis. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Craig Melvin (@craigmelvinnbc)  This is Melvin's sec…
Boy, 15, Robbed At Gunpoint Outside Ridgewood Stop & Shop Boy, 15, Robbed At Gunpoint Outside Ridgewood Stop & Shop
Boy, 15, Robbed At Gunpoint Outside Ridgewood Stop & Shop A 15-year-old Ridgewood boy was robbed at gunpoint outside the village Shop & Stop after arriving for what he thought was a sale that he'd made online, authorities said. The boy told police he brought $300 worth of clothing to the parking lot of the Franklin Avenue supermarket after cutting an online deal shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, Sgt. John A. Ward said. Instead, the teen said, he was accosted by four men who appeared to be 18 to 20 years old, one of them armed with a handgun. The robbers fled with the clothing and the boy, who wasn't injured, called police, Ward said. …
Best Public High Schools In Bergen County Revealed In New Rankings Best Public High Schools In Bergen County Revealed In New Rankings
Best Public High Schools In Bergen County Revealed In New Rankings Bergen County is rife with top-rated schools. US News & World Report released its list of best high schools in the nation this week — and many of them are in Bergen County. ALSO SEE: Best High Schools: New Jersey Well-Represented In New National Rankings The rankings were determined by performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. Bergen County Academies in Hackensack came in at No. 62 nationally and No. 4 in all of New Jersey. According to US News & World Report, here are the top-rated schools in the county: No. 15: Pasca…
Venezuelan Immigrant Builds Dream Life Photographing Dream Homes In Bergen County Venezuelan Immigrant Builds Dream Life Photographing Dream Homes In Bergen County
Venezuelan Immigrant Builds Dream Life Photographing Dream Homes In Bergen County Finding a better life in the U.S. was not a guarantee for Edwing Hernandez when he immigrated with his wife from Venezuela in 2012. But it was a possibility. He had $3,000 in his pocket, and a simple dream. "For me at that moment, [my dream] was to be in a safe country with freedom of speech and be able to live and have my basic needs covered," said Hernandez, 34, of Union City. For years, Hernandez worked physically-demanding jobs and long hours, sometimes 14 a day, commuting two hours to and from work, for only $8 an hour. Life would get a whole lot harder before it would get easier fo…
License Revoked Of NJ Cardio Doc, 77, Accused Of Fondling Female Patients 51 To 80 Years Old License Revoked Of NJ Cardio Doc, 77, Accused Of Fondling Female Patients 51 To 80 Years Old
License Revoked Of NJ Cardio Doc, 77, Accused Of Fondling Female Patients 51 To 80 Years Old UPDATE: A North Jersey cardiologist who avoided two separate attempts to convict him of fondling and groping female patients had his medical license permanently revoked by the state, authorities announced on Friday. John Strobeck, 77, who had offices in Fair Lawn and Hawthorne, was acquitted in Superior Court in Paterson in 2019 of groping a 50-year-old female patient during an exam five years earlier. Prosecutors were gearing up for a return to the courtroom with several other alleged victims when Strobeck was allowed to enter a pre-trial intervention program that will allow him to clear h…
Alarm Malfunction Triggers Lockdown, Massive Law Enforcement Response At Westwood HS Alarm Malfunction Triggers Lockdown, Massive Law Enforcement Response At Westwood HS
Alarm Malfunction Triggers Lockdown, Massive Law Enforcement Response At Westwood HS An alarm system malfunction forced the lockdown Tuesday of Westwood Regional High School and brought a legion of law enforcement and tactical officers to Washington Township. The entire building was searched following the 11:07 a.m. lockdown, Washington Township Police Chief John Calamari said. The search confirmed there wasn't a threat of any kind and the lockdown was stepped down to a shelter in place. The system malfunctioned a second time after being reset, the chief said. An early 12:50 p.m. dismissal allowed technicians to investigate the cause, Schools Supt. Jill Mortimer said…
Employee Opens Ridgewood Nail Salon For Day With Bang Employee Opens Ridgewood Nail Salon For Day With Bang
Employee Opens Ridgewood Nail Salon For Day With Bang An SUV driven by an employee heading in to open a Ridgewood nail salon for the day crashed into the front door. The young worker escaped injury when her Nissan Rogue hit the front of Godwin Nail & Spa on Godwin Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 15. The front door, part of the knee wall and two planters took the brunt of the impact.  The rest of the building around the store was spared any serious damage. A Ridgewood nail salon employee headed to work to open the shop escaped injury in a crash. Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE Ridgewood police and firefighters responded. Bo…
Golfer, 27, Who Grew Up Swinging On Bergen County Courses Wins Second Masters Tournament Golfer, 27, Who Grew Up Swinging On Bergen County Courses Wins Second Masters Tournament
Golfer, 27, Who Grew Up Swinging On Bergen County Courses Wins Second Masters Tournament When it comes to golf, it's Scottie Scheffler's world and we're just living it. The Bergen County native won his second Masters Tournament on Sunday, April 14, continuing a dominant run that has seen him win three tournaments since March as he continues to be ranked #1 in the world. Scheffler, 27, got off to a blistering start at Augusta National, scoring a 66 in the first round and entering the final round on a path to victory. He clinched his victory on the last six holes, with three birdies, finishing with a 68. He won his second green jacket by four strokes, taking home $3.6 million in …
Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Free Cone Day In North Jersey Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Free Cone Day In North Jersey
Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Free Cone Day In North Jersey Do you have a craving for your favorite ice cream flavor or are looking to try something new in Bergen County? Ben and Jerry's has you covered. The ice cream chain is hosting its annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 16 between noon and 8 p.m. at its Ridgewood location at 104-106 Franklin Ave.  "Every time you enjoy a scoop of Ben & Jerry's, you're showing us how much you care," the company said. "We love you too and Free Cone Day is our favorite way to show it."
Meet 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' in North Jersey Meet 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' in North Jersey
Meet 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' in North Jersey If you have an outstanding warrant, this is not the book signing for you. Duane Chapman a.k.a. "Dog The Bounty Hunter" will be signing copies of his new book " Nine Lives and Counting: A Bounty Hunter’s Journey to Faith, Hope, and Redemption " at Bookends in Ridgewood on Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m.  HEY BOUNTY NATION, GUESS WHAT?!?! I WILL BE DOING A BOOK SIGNING IN RIDGEWOOD, NJ ON APRIL 16th!!! Come see me at... Posted by Duane "Dog" Chapman on Thursday, March 28, 2024 In the book, Chapman pulls back the curtain on his life, talking about his time in a motorcycle gang, be…
'Good Morning Football' Host Details 'Petrifying' Birth Of Baby At Valley Hospital 'Good Morning Football' Host Details 'Petrifying' Birth Of Baby At Valley Hospital
'Good Morning Football' Host Details 'Petrifying' Birth Of Baby At Valley Hospital It was a harrowing birth ordeal with a happy ending for one of the hosts of "Good Morning Football" at The Valley Hospital. Jamie Erdahl, who hosts the show on NFL Network and is also a sideline reporter for CBS Sports, went into the detail about the birth of her daughter, Nora, at the Ridgewood hospital on Saturday, March 30. During the birth, the umbilical cord became prolapsed around Nora's neck, necessitating an emergency c-section. "To myself who thought everything was fine until it wasn't," Erdahl wrote on Instagram. "To my husband who met my petrified tears with calm and strength de…
Ridgewood Contractor Who Ducked Taxes On $3.27 Million Charged In 18-Count Indictment: Feds Ridgewood Contractor Who Ducked Taxes On $3.27 Million Charged In 18-Count Indictment: Feds
Ridgewood Contractor Who Ducked Taxes On $3.27 Million Charged In 18-Count Indictment: Feds A Bergen County contractor avoided taxes on $3.275 million in income over six years through a scheme that the IRS sniffed out, federal authorities said. John Constantino, 67, of Ridgewood, ended up stiffing the government out of $682,735 in corporate and personal income taxes, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip Sellinger said. As sole owner and president, Constantino took steps to conceal both his personal income and assets and those of his fireproofing and painting business between 2017 and 2022, the U.S. attorney said. For starters, Constantino used a false address on his driver’s licen…
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…
Bergen County Fencer Qualifies For Olympics In Paris Bergen County Fencer Qualifies For Olympics In Paris
Bergen County Fencer Qualifies For Olympics In Paris A fencer from Bergen County is going to be saying "en garde" at the Olympics this summer. Mitchell Saron, a Ridgewood native and senior at Harvard University, recently qualified for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, competing in the men's saber event. Saron got his start the Bergen Fencing Club in Waldwick. Congratulations to Mitchell Saron for winning a Silver in the team World Cup at Padua, Italy, earlier this... Posted by Bergen Fencing Club on Monday, March 11, 2024 Saron said he got his start in fencing after watching the lightsaber duels in "Star Wars" and dreamed of becomin…
GOTCHA! Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Paramus Officer At Mall ID'd, Captured, Chief Says GOTCHA! Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Paramus Officer At Mall ID'd, Captured, Chief Says
Gotcha! Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Paramus Officer At Mall ID'd, Captured, Chief Says A suspect who hit a Paramus police officer with his car as he fled a local mall was identified and captured thanks to dogged detective work and crime-fighting teamwork, authorities said. Officers were investigating the use of credit cards stolen from vehicles at the Garden State Plaza when a black Honda CRV sped through the lower-level parking garage just before 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Officer Michael Cleary was clipped by the car, whose driver kept going, Guidetti said. Cleary was treated for a knee injury at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Mea…
The Valley Hospital Has Opening Date For New Paramus Campus The Valley Hospital Has Opening Date For New Paramus Campus
The Valley Hospital Has Opening Date For New Paramus Campus The Valley Hospital is officially in Paramus. Almost. After more than 70 years in Ridgewood, The Valley Hospital will relocate to Paramus in April. Patients from the Ridgewood facility will be moved to the Paramus location on Sunday, April 14, at which point the hospital will open its doors to emergency and inpatient care. Located at Winters Drive, the state-of-the-art hospital has 370 beds, single-patient rooms, an expanded emergency department, larger operating rooms, park-like grounds, and the latest technology. Gov. Phil Murphy was among the state and local officials who con…
'Coach Prime' Deion Sanders Appearing In North Jersey 'Coach Prime' Deion Sanders Appearing In North Jersey
'Coach Prime' Deion Sanders Appearing In North Jersey Bergen County better get ready for Prime Time. Deion Sanders, the two-sport superstar who now captivates college football as coach of the Colorado Buffaloes, will be signing copies of his new book "Elevate and Dominate: 21 Ways to Win On and Off the Field," at Bookends in Ridgewood on Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @COACHPRIME (@deionsanders) In the book, "Coach Prime" offers personal stories and winning strategies to help people lead better lives, according to a synopsis. View …
Driver Seized After Sunday Morning Crash Splits Utility Pole In Ridgewood Driver Seized After Sunday Morning Crash Splits Utility Pole In Ridgewood
Driver Seized After Sunday Morning Crash Splits Utility Pole In Ridgewood A driver was taken after custody following a Sunday morning crash that snapped a utility pole in Ridgewood, causing scattered power and communications outages in the area. The uninjured driver was brought to Glen Rock police headquarters for a blood-alcohol test and then to village headquarters after the Acura RLX slammed into the pole on North Van Dien Avenue shortly before 8:30 a.m. March 3. A flatbed tow truck removed the sedan. PSE&G and Verizon were summoned to tend to the damaged pole and equipment. Members of Ridgewood Emergency Services assisted with traffic control. Boyd A. …
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…
Hello, Hoda! Today Show Anchor Hosting Book Signing In New Jersey Hello, Hoda! Today Show Anchor Hosting Book Signing In New Jersey
Hello, Hoda! Today Show Anchor Hosting Book Signing In New Jersey Hoda Kotb, the co-anchor on "The Today Show" is ready to bring some hope to Bergen County. Kotb is signing copies of her new children's book, "Hope is a Rainbow" on Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m. at Bookends in Ridgewood. The book, meant for kids ages 4 to 8, is about teaching kids to reach for their dreams, whether they are as big as the sky or small as a bowl of a purple ice cream, according to a synopsis.  This is Kotb's third children book. She previously wrote "I've Loved You Since Forever," and "You Are My Happy." To purchase tickets for the signing, click here.
SEEN THEM? Ridgewood Police Seek Two Burglars Who Fled In Getaway Car SEEN THEM? Ridgewood Police Seek Two Burglars Who Fled In Getaway Car
Seen Them? Ridgewood Police Seek Two Burglars Who Fled In Getaway Car Ridgewood police are attempting to locate two people who attempted a residential burglary in the village on Thursday, Feb. 15. At 5:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of a package theft at a home in the area of Northern Parkway and East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood police said. The homeowner said when they arrived home they confronted two people inside their residence, police said. The duo fled north on foot across East Glen Avenue into a waiting getaway vehicle, a newer model red or burgundy colored Jeep Grand Cherokee, police said. The vehicle fled west on Glen Avenue toward North Maple Av…