Pig Kidney Gives Terminally-Ill New Jersey Woman New Lease On Life Pig Kidney Gives Terminally-Ill New Jersey Woman New Lease On Life
Pig Kidney Gives Terminally-Ill New Jersey Woman New Lease On Life Renewed hope comes in the form of a pig's kidney and mechanical heart for a New Jersey woman. Lisa Pisano, 54, who had been suffering from both heart and end-stage kidney disease, became the first-ever patient to undergo the combination transplant surgery, according to NYU Langone Health, whose doctors performed the procedures. Pisano was getting sicker and sicker, and her life expectancy was getting shorter and shorter, according to Dr. Robert Montgomery, who chairs the LYU Langone Health surgery department. Life's simplest tasks like walking around the house, cooking, or cleaning, l…
Demolition Of Nabisco Site Resuming Year After Postponement Demolition Of Nabisco Site Resuming Year After Postponement
Demolition Of Nabisco Site Resuming Year After Postponement Almost a year after it was called of amid public outcry, plans to demolish the shuttered Nabisco factory in Fair Lawn have once again been finalized. "Demolition at the Nabisco site is expected to resume shortly, with state approval. A non-explosive demolition will be undertaken," said a post on the borough's website on Monday, April 22. No other details were provided. Last May, Greek Development, which is redeveloping the property, announced the building will not be imploded and they would use an alternative method. The implosion was originally set for April 2023 but was postponed. …
Officer Justified Shooting Knife-Wielding Englewood Man During Struggle Officer Justified Shooting Knife-Wielding Englewood Man During Struggle
Officer Justified Shooting Knife-Wielding Englewood Man During Struggle UPDATE: An Englewood police officer was justified in shooting a man who'd just stabbed three people, a grand jury ruled on Monday, April 22, following a state-required review. Chilling bodycam videos clearly show Englewood Police Officer Luana Sharpe and other officers were struggling over a knife with 22-year-old city resident Bernard Placide when she shot him on Labor Day 2022. A grand jury review was nonetheless required under New Jersey law because Placide died during an encounter with law enforcement. Evidence was collected by investigators with the state Office of Public Integrity an…
Jawbone Of Marine Who Died In Training Exercise ID'd By NJ College Students Jawbone Of Marine Who Died In Training Exercise ID'd By NJ College Students
Jawbone Of Marine Who Died In Training Exercise ID'd By NJ College Students Students at Ramapo College helped identify the missing remains of a marine who had been dead for 73 years. In July of 1951, Leland Yager, a U.S. Marines Captain, died in a military training exercise. His remains were recovered in California and buried in Missouri. Years later, a child was doing a scavenging exploration in Arizona when they discovered an unidentified human jaw bone. Last year, enforcement in Arizona referred the case to the Ramapo College Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center and students began working on the case, along with the North Texas Center for Human Identification …
TikTok Ban Explained: What's The Fate Of Popular Video Sharing App? TikTok Ban Explained: What's The Fate Of Popular Video Sharing App?
TikTok Ban Explained: What's The Fate Of Popular Video Sharing App? Another sell-or-be-banned TikTok legislation is working its way up to the Senate. The House passed the sell-or-be-banned bill for the app (360-58) on Saturday, April 20 as part of a larger foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, giving Chinese TikTok owner ByteDance up to a year to sell the app. Otherwise, TikTok will be subject to a nationwide ban. According to Politico, the bill is expected to pass the Senate as it's considered "priority legislation" for Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. A previous, standalone bill was passed by the House in March over national security co…
Conspiracy Theorist Who Set Himself On Fire Outside Trump Trial Has NJ, PA Ties Conspiracy Theorist Who Set Himself On Fire Outside Trump Trial Has NJ, PA Ties
Conspiracy Theorist Who Set Himself On Fire Outside Trump Trial Has NJ, PA Ties Maxwell Azzarello, a conspiracy theorist who set himself ablaze outside of a Manhattan courthouse where former President Donald Trump's hush money trial was under way, appears to have ties to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At 1:30 p.m., Azzarello, 36, walked into the center of a park near the courthouse, took out pamphlets containing conspiracy theories and propaganda from a backpack, and threw them in the air. Then, he took out an accelerant and lit himself on fire, NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maggi said. Civilians and nearby officers extinguished the blaze and Azzarello was taken to the&nb…
New Jersey Lottery Player Wins $1K Week For Life New Jersey Lottery Player Wins $1K Week For Life
New Jersey Lottery Player Wins $1K Week For Life Talk about a nice nest egg. A lottery player in New Jersey matched the five white balls in the drawing held on Thursday, April 18, winning $1,000 a week for life. The winning ticket was sold online via the Jackpocket app, which is based in Hewitt in Passaic County. The winning numbers were 05, 36, 38, 45 and 59. The Cash Ball was 01. 
Mortgage-Free Smart House Gifted To Injured New Jersey State Trooper Moving Back Home Mortgage-Free Smart House Gifted To Injured New Jersey State Trooper Moving Back Home
Mortgage-Free Smart House Gifted To Injured New Jersey State Trooper Moving Back Home A New Jersey state trooper and Air Force veteran has a newly renovated accessible home, thanks to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.  The Foundation even paid off the mortgage for Sgt. First Class Sean Acker’s new home in Howell. The renovation features a 1,000-square-foot addition with an ADA-compliant bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette. The Foundation also removed the existing metal ramp and installed a permanent masonry ramp. In February 2022, Acker experienced a severe medical injury, enduring three weeks of fighting for his life in the critical care unit before living away from hom…
WINNER! Bergen County Quick Draw Player Wins Big $$ WINNER! Bergen County Quick Draw Player Wins Big $$
Winner! Bergen County Quick Draw Player Wins Big $$ A Bergen County lottery player got a nice treat on Tax Day. The lucky player purchased a winning Quick Draw Progressive ticket on Monday, April 15, netting $80,950, 20 percent of the progressive jackpot. In Quick Draw, a set of nine “Your Jackpot Numbers” (01-80) are randomly selected and printed at the bottom of every Quick Draw ticket. If all nine of the player’s numbers are selected in any of the Quick Draw drawings the ticket is eligible for, the ticket wins a portion of the Progressive Jackpot based on the amount wagered per draw. The winning ticket was sold at Boulevard Bar & Gri…
Ford Recalls Over 450K Of Some Of Its Most Popular Models Over Safety Concerns Ford Recalls Over 450K Of Some Of Its Most Popular Models Over Safety Concerns
Ford Recalls Over 450K Of Some Of Its Most Popular Models Over Safety Concerns Ford announced that it would recall over 450,000 Bronco Sport SUVs and Maverick vehicles because of an issue with the battery that can cause the drive train to lose power and increase the likelihood of wrecks.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report on Friday, April 12, saying sensors in the car could fail to notice a change in the battery's power. If the power drops too low, the vehicle could turn off or lose important components such as hazard lights if the car breaks down.  The Broncos were produced from February 2020 until March 2024. Ford Maveric…
Tenafly 'RHONJ' Star's Stepson Arrested In Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Thanks To Her Social Media Post Tenafly 'RHONJ' Star's Stepson Arrested In Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Thanks To Her Social Media Post
Tenafly 'Rhonj' Star's Stepson Arrested In Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Thanks To Her Social Media Post The stepson of former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Sigalit "Siggy" Flicker has been arrested and charged for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the FBI said. To help nab Tyler Campanella, the FBI reviewed videos and images on social media — including one shared by Flicker, which shows him at the Capitol.  "I love patriots so much," Flicker wrote. "Stay safe Tyler. We love you. #StopTheSteal." Flicker later deleted the post, the FBI said. Witnesses also confirmed Campanella, who faces five misdemeanor charges, was at the Capitol wearing a blue Trump 2020 hat.…
Charges Will Be Dropped For NJ Linebacker Accused Of Rape Charges Will Be Dropped For NJ Linebacker Accused Of Rape
Charges Will Be Dropped For NJ Linebacker Accused Of Rape Charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault filed against two 21-year-old former football players from St. Francis University are set to be dropped per a special program for first-time offenders in Pennsylvania, court records show.  Marcel Mami, of Fredrick, MD, and Daunte White, of Wharton, NJ, were first arrested following a nearly six-month-long investigation on Tuesday, January 24, as Daily Voice previously reported.  The Loretto Borough police originally explained that an unnamed Cambria County woman came forward during the summer following the assault at a house par…
Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC
Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC Nineteen people in nine states, including New Jersey and New York, reported illness after injections from a "counterfeit or mishandled" injection of botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. As of April 15, a total of 19 people from 9 states reported harmful reactions after receiving botulinum toxin injections from unlicensed or untrained individuals or in non-healthcare settings, such as homes and spas, the CDC said.  Counterfeit Botox packages. FDA States reporting these reactions include Colorado, Florida, Illinois, K…
Where Is Central Jersey? Monmouth U. Poll Finds Answers To NJ's Tricky Regional Debate Where Is Central Jersey? Monmouth U. Poll Finds Answers To NJ's Tricky Regional Debate
Where Is Central Jersey? Monmouth U. Poll Finds Answers To NJ's Tricky Regional Debate Monmouth University pollsters have tried to answer a question that has been hard to solve for many in the Garden State: Where is Central Jersey exactly? The Monmouth University Polling Institute released a survey on Tuesday, Apr. 16 that asked New Jerseyans what region they live in and if they believe their region gets a fair share of state resources. The pollsters also asked people to pick their favorite convenience store. According to the poll, 41 percent of New Jerseyans said they live in North Jersey, 34 percent said they're in Central Jersey, and 23 percent said they're from South…
State Grants $2.1M For Renovation Of Jersey City Studio Production Facility State Grants $2.1M For Renovation Of Jersey City Studio Production Facility
State Grants $2.1M For Renovation Of Jersey City Studio Production Facility New Jersey is continuing to invest in production. The New Jersey Economic Developing Authority announced on Wednesday, April 10, it has approved $9.5 million in funding to support five projects under the Film and Digital Media Studio Infrastructure Program. Of that grant money, $3.5 million will be going to Jersey City for two projects. The city is getting $2.1 million to improve infrastructure for a planned renovation of 50 Dey St. which will create approximately 280,000 square feet of studio production facilities. The work includes electrical power utility capacity improvements, upgr…
WINNER! Powerball Ticket Sold Online In NJ Scores Big $ WINNER! Powerball Ticket Sold Online In NJ Scores Big $
Winner! Powerball Ticket Sold Online In NJ Scores Big $ Well that's one way to pay off your taxes. A Powerball ticket sold online in New Jersey matched four numbers plus the red Powerball in the drawing held on Tax Day, Monday, April 15, winning $50,000. The ticket was sold online via the Jackpocket app, which is based at 355 Warwick Turnpike in Hewitt in Passaic County. The winning numbers were 7, 16, 41, 56, 61 and the red Powerball was 23. 
Fourth Body Recovered From Baltimore Bridge Collapse Fourth Body Recovered From Baltimore Bridge Collapse
Fourth Body Recovered From Baltimore Bridge Collapse A fourth body has been recovered from the scene of the Baltimore's Key Bridge collapse, responders announced. Unified Command said only that the body was that of a construction worker presumed dead in the collapse on Tuesday, March 26. The body was recovered Sunday, April 14. The victim will not be identified at the family's request but was positively identified on Monday, April 15 by the medical examiner. On Friday, April 5, divers located the body of Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, 38, from the Patapsco River, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott said. The bodies of 35-year-old Alejan…
Film Studio Part Of $1 Billion NJ Waterfront Project Will Be Funded By $4.7M Grant Film Studio Part Of $1 Billion NJ Waterfront Project Will Be Funded By $4.7M Grant
Film Studio Part Of $1 Billion NJ Waterfront Project Will Be Funded By $4.7M Grant A movie production studio in Carteret got a financial boost from New Jersey through a $4.7 million state grant. It's part of a $1 billion, 10-acre redevelopment project, according to Carteret Mayor Daniel J. Reiman. The project includes a 1.2 million-square-foot movie production studio complex called "Carteret Stages." Five grants totaling $9.5 million were awarded throughout the state as part of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's Film and Digital Media Studio Infrastructure Program. Nearly half of the state funds went to Carteret to build public access to a former brownfield …
First-Time NJ Mom Dies After Delivering 'Miracle Baby,' Husband Breaks Down On TikTok First-Time NJ Mom Dies After Delivering 'Miracle Baby,' Husband Breaks Down On TikTok
First-Time NJ Mom Dies After Delivering 'Miracle Baby,' Husband Breaks Down On TikTok Melissa De Miranda-Quinones always wanted a baby, her husband Matt Quinones said. The Union couple had struggled to conceive before 34-year-old Melissa got pregnant in Fall 2023. Tragedy struck the family on Wednesday, April 10, though when Melissa began to experience trouble breathing and soon went into cardiac arrest.  Doctors were able to deliver baby girl Mia at 31 weeks, but Melissa passed away at Overlook Medical Center, leaving Matt broken hearted. "Melissa was the most amazing woman," Matt said in a TikTok video that had 365K views as of press time. "She was a perfect person.…
Trailer Drops For 'Joker' Sequel Filmed At Abandoned North Jersey Hospital (WATCH) Trailer Drops For 'Joker' Sequel Filmed At Abandoned North Jersey Hospital (WATCH)
Trailer Drops For 'Joker' Sequel Filmed At Abandoned North Jersey Hospital (Watch) The trailer to the "Joker" sequel, set to be released later this year, has been released by Warner Brothers Entertainment. "Joker: Folie à Deux," the musical psychological thriller and sequel to 2019's "Joker," wrapped filming nearly one year ago, after shooting at the shuttered Essex County Isolation Center in Belleville. Lady Gaga plays Harley Quinn and Joaquin Phoenix will be reprising his Joke role, which won him an Academy Award. The trailer was released on Tuesday, April 9, and had more than 10M views on YouTube as of press time.  He's not alone anymore. Jo…
New Film Studio Approved For This North Jersey Town New Film Studio Approved For This North Jersey Town
New Film Studio Approved For This North Jersey Town West Orange is going to back to its movie-making roots. Last December, the township approved a redevelopment agreement to develop a film studio at the site credited with the birthplace film industry.  The studio will be build on 12.2 acres adjacent to Thomas Edison National Historical Park and behind the Edison Lofts on Main Street, the site of the original film production studio, Black Maria, from the late 1880s. Edison is credited as one of the inventors of motion pictures. "A film studio in downtown West Orange is the most appropriate historic location in the world and will bring p…
Meet Trailblazing Builder Behind Brand-New $2.55M Paramus Property Meet Trailblazing Builder Behind Brand-New $2.55M Paramus Property
Meet Trailblazing Builder Behind Brand-New $2.55M Paramus Property Agnes Wanat was always a builder of sorts. The Paramus resident created a diverse series of businesses throughout North Jersey — until she turned 35, and discovered her passion for building homes far outweighed her desire to own another in a series of businesses that left her wanting more. On Thursday, April 11, Wanat debuted her latest home construction project: A 7,500 square-foot, L-shaped home at 228 Diane Pl. in Paramus. The 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom house hit the market at $2.55 million, with Tony Nabhan of Keller Williams City Views Realty as the listing agent (click her…
Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast
Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast Do you want to be in a commercial about daycare? A commercial for highlighting the benefits of a daycare communication technology for parents and teachers is seeking talent for four roles, according to a casting notice.  The commercial is looking for people from Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York City, Jersey City and Virginia Beach. The roles include: A female daycare owner between the ages of 30 and 50, a female daycare director between the ages of 25 and 50, a daycare teacher between the ages of 18 and 40, and the parent of a daycare child between the ages of 18 and…
WINNERS! Two NJ Powerball Players Score Big $$$ WINNERS! Two NJ Powerball Players Score Big $$$
Winners! Two NJ Powerball Players Score Big $$$ The solar eclipse wasn't the only thing two New Jersey residents celebrated on Monday. Two lottery tickets sold online in the Garden State matched four numbers and the Powerball in the drawing held on Monday, April 8. The tickets were sold via the Jackpocket app, which is based in Hewitt in Passaic County. The winning numbers were 6, 21, 23, 39, 54 and the red Powerball was 23.
Eyes On The Sky: Total Solar Eclipse Dazzles New Jersey (PHOTOS) Eyes On The Sky: Total Solar Eclipse Dazzles New Jersey (PHOTOS)
Eyes On The Sky: Total Solar Eclipse Dazzles New Jersey (Photos) Nothing unites New Jersey like a total solar eclipse. Residents were outside in droves looking right at the sun, with proper eyewear, of course, as the moon temporarily blocked the sun's light casting a shadow over the region Monday afternoon, April 8. Cars lined up in parking lots across the state — engines off, phones out. The Lemus boys have been learning about the eclipse at school, and joined their parents in the parking lot of a Paramus Starbucks to see it in real time. "It's a big event for he family," Chris Lemus tells Daily Voice. "We wanted to make sure we got the most out of it…
Launch Of 3 NASA Rockets Could Be Visible During Total Solar Eclipse Launch Of 3 NASA Rockets Could Be Visible During Total Solar Eclipse
Launch Of 3 NASA Rockets Could Be Visible During Total Solar Eclipse What a day for outer space. NASA will be launching three sounding rockets during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, to study how Earth’s upper atmosphere is affected when sunlight momentarily dims over a portion of the planet. And they are expected to be visible for between 10 and 40 seconds along the East Coast. The Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP) sounding rockets will launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to study the disturbances in the ionosphere created when the Moon eclipses the Sun.  The sounding rockets will launch at three differe…
WINNER! Bergen County Powerball Player Scores Big Bucks WINNER! Bergen County Powerball Player Scores Big Bucks
Winner! Bergen County Powerball Player Scores Big Bucks It was a lucrative Saturday for a Powerball player in Bergen County. A ticket sold in Montvale matched four numbers and the red Powerball in the drawing held on Saturday, April 6, winning $150,000. The ticket was sold at an Exxon in Montvale. The winning numbers were 22, 27, 44, 52, 69 and the red Powerball was 9.
Family Therapist Killed In Crash Mourned By Rowan Sorority Sisters Family Therapist Killed In Crash Mourned By Rowan Sorority Sisters
Family Therapist Killed In Crash Mourned By Rowan Sorority Sisters A 29-year-old mother and therapist killed in a New Jersey crash earlier this month is being remembered by her sorority sisters. Karina Castillo, of Pine Hill, died in the accident that left five others hurt on Black Horse Pike in Hamilton Township on Wednesday, April 3. More than $23,000 had been raised for her daughter, Graciela, and partner Joe on a GoFundMe launched by her sorority sisters of Lamda Tau Omega's Rowan University chapter. The campaign says Castillo was a family therapist and marriage counselor in Vineland, who also worked for NJ's Department of Child &a…
Total Eclipse 2024: NASA Wants To Know About Strange Behavior From Animals Total Eclipse 2024: NASA Wants To Know About Strange Behavior From Animals
Total Eclipse 2024: NASA Wants To Know About Strange Behavior From Animals When parts of the US are under total daytime darkness during a solar eclipse, scientists will be studying if animals act any differently — and they want your help. NASA has funded the "Eclipse Soundscapes Project" to collect the sights and sounds during the total solar eclipse in the afternoon on Monday, Apr. 8. Scientists are asking for the public's help recording how different ecosystems react to the sudden midday change. You can share your observations on social media using the hashtag #EclipseSoundscapes. Don't forget to tag the location where you experience the eclipse. Weird plant a…
23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake 23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake
23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake The USGS is reporting 23 aftershocks in the 23 hours since the New Jersey earthquake that rattled the Northeast. The initial earthquake had a magnitude of 4.8 and was reported in Whitehouse Station at 10:23 a.m. Friday, April 5. Tremors were felt by more than four million people from Maryland to New Hampshire. The first aftershock was reported just under an hour later at 11:20 a.m. 6 km NNE of Whitehouse Station with a magnitude of 2.0. The largest aftershock had a 4.0 magnitude and happened just before 6 p.m. Friday, April 5. Most of the aftershocks were not notable, with magnitudes …
PA Dad's Vasectomy Interrupted By Earthquake PA Dad's Vasectomy Interrupted By Earthquake
PA Dad's Vasectomy Interrupted By Earthquake To get your first question out of the way: Everything turned out fine. Justin Allen, of Horsham, PA was mid-vasectomy when the room began rattling on Friday, April 5. Justin Allen was in a vasectomy when the room began shaking Friday, April 5. Jallen_Town X At the time, he thought it was just a train going by, but the doctor knew better and "put the tools down," The Guardian reports. As most of us know, it was a 4.8 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter of Lebanon, NJ that Allen and the doctor both felt. The procedure was resumed after the shaking stopped, and Allen told The Guardian…