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Yet Another Renowned NJ Catering Venue Passes: The Woodcliff Lake Hilton Closes Yet Another Renowned NJ Catering Venue Passes: The Woodcliff Lake Hilton Closes
Yet Another Renowned NJ Catering Venue Passes: The Woodcliff Lake Hilton Closes Yet another North Jersey hotel that rings with decades worth of fond memories is biting the dust -- and raising the anxiety levels for customers forced to find another venue for their weddings, proms, bar mitzvahs and other special events. The Hilton Woodcliff Lake is closing within the next two weeks, having been sold at auction to a company headed by a New Jersey-bred billionaire developer. "I personally have been going to events there since I was a teenager. My own Sweet 16, proms, fundraisers were all held there," New Jersey State Sen. Holly Schepisi said. “I’m sorry to see such a long-…
Kim Holds Big Lead Over Murphy In Senate Race To Unseat Menendez: FDU Poll Kim Holds Big Lead Over Murphy In Senate Race To Unseat Menendez: FDU Poll
Kim Holds Big Lead Over Murphy In Senate Race To Unseat Menendez: FDU Poll Rep. Andy Kim has a double digit lead over First Lady Tammy Murphy in the fight for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University. The poll, released Friday, Feb. 2., shows Kim, who represents the 3rd Congressional District, leading Murphy 32 percent to 20 percent, with 31 percent of voters undecided.  Kim and Murphy are running to unseat Sen. Bob Menendez, who was recently indicted on federal corruption charges. Menendez has refused calls for him to resign, including from Murphy's husband, Gov. Phil Murphy, and has not yet said …
FDU Shelter In Place Lifted (UPDATE) FDU Shelter In Place Lifted (UPDATE)
FDU Shelter In Place Lifted (Update) FDU's Metro Campus briefly went into a shelter in place Monday morning following what turned out to be an unsubstantiated report of a man with a gun. Two people walking a dog claimed to have seen the gunman in the Teaneck campus's Northpointe parking lot near the pedestrian footbridge on Monday morning, Dec. 11, Teaneck Police Chief Andrew McGurr said. They told this to another civilian, then continued walking their dog across the Spirit Bridge over the Hackensack River into Hackensack, the chief said. That person then stopped a passing campus security guard, he said. "FDU security immedi…
Teen Busted For Threatening Others At FDU With Knife Teen Busted For Threatening Others At FDU With Knife
Teen Busted For Threatening Others At FDU With Knife An FDU student was arrested for threatening others at the school with a knife, authorities said. Lebron Eddie White, 19, of West Orange had fled the scene when officers responding to the call arrived at the Fairleigh Dickinson University campus on Thursday, Sept. 7, Teaneck Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. The purported victims "reported that [White] had threatened them with a folding pocket knife during a verbal dispute," the chief said. Police found White and arrested him on Friday. They charged him with making terroristic threats, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and il…
Pat Kramer, Longtime Paterson Mayor, Dies At 90 Pat Kramer, Longtime Paterson Mayor, Dies At 90
Pat Kramer, Longtime Paterson Mayor, Dies At 90 Lawrence Francis "Pat" Kramer, who spent almost his entire life in Paterson, the city where he served as mayor for 12 years, died on Thursday, Aug. 24. He was 90 years old. Kramer grew up on East 42nd Street and 18th Avenue, and attended what is now John F. Kennedy High School. After graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kramer ran on the Republican ticket for mayor, and was elected in 1966. Kramer's first term of mayor was from 1967 to 1972, before he was asked to head up the Commission of Public Affairs. Following that stint, he ran for mayor again, serving from 1975 to 1982. H…
Fairleigh Dickinson Makes NCAA Tournament History Toppling Top-Seeded Purdue Fairleigh Dickinson Makes NCAA Tournament History Toppling Top-Seeded Purdue
Fairleigh Dickinson Makes NCAA Tournament History Toppling Top-Seeded Purdue A Cinderella story has come to New Jersey. Happy just to make the tournament, the Fairleigh Dickinson University men’s basketball team has made history, becoming just the second 16th seed to upset a 1 seed, overcoming the odds to knock out Purdue in a game that will be the lore of legend. (16) FDU SHOCKS THE WORLD 😱THE KNIGHTS STUN (1) PURDUE 63-58 TO SURVIVE AND ADVANCE #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/OvfaUzg4vG — NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 18, 2023 The Boilermakers (29-5) easily ran through the Big Ten during the season, only to be caught by a sweet-shooting Knights te…
Student Accused Of Repeated Assaults On Woman In FDU Dorm Room Busted With Loaded Gun: Police Student Accused Of Repeated Assaults On Woman In FDU Dorm Room Busted With Loaded Gun: Police
Student Accused Of Repeated Assaults On Woman In FDU Dorm Room Busted With Loaded Gun: Police A Fairleigh Dickinson University senior wanted for repeatedly assaulting a woman in his dorm room was jailed after Teaneck police who went there found a loaded gun, authorities said. The woman told police that Kawan Joseph, 21, grabbed her by the arms, pinned her down, then pressed his hand on her neck – restricting her breathing and circulation – in the dormitory in early December, Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. She tried to flee, she said, but Joseph blocked her from doing so. During a second alleged assault in early January, the Brooklyn native “grabbed her by her arms, shook her, …
Smoking Allowed: NJ Residents Favor Cigs In Atlantic City Casinos, Poll Finds Smoking Allowed: NJ Residents Favor Cigs In Atlantic City Casinos, Poll Finds
Smoking Allowed: NJ Residents Favor Cigs In Atlantic City Casinos, Poll Finds There is wide bipartisan support for smoking in Atlantic City casinos, according to a new poll. There also is opposition to expanding gambling outside of Atlantic City, the poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University found. The survey was released on Thursday, Nov. 10. Atlantic City casinos have been grappling with the issue of smoking on the gaming floors. Smoking was banned in most indoor areas in New Jersey in 2006, but exceptions were made for casinos, cigar bars and a few other types of businesses, and today Atlantic City casinos allow smoking in about one-quarter of their gaming areas…
UPDATE: Stolen Car Trio Nabbed On FDU Campus After Pursuit UPDATE: Stolen Car Trio Nabbed On FDU Campus After Pursuit
Update: Stolen Car Trio Nabbed On FDU Campus After Pursuit UPDATE: A trio of Newark thieves were captured on the FDU campus in Teaneck after they led police on a stolen car chase out of Franklin Lakes. Paramus Police Officer Sean Casey began pursuing the white 2017 Audi 7 on eastbound Route 4 shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Deputy Police Chief Robert M. Guidetti said. Teaneck police headed to the scene after the Audi collided with a civilian's vehicle four or so miles away on eastbound Route 4 at River Road in Teaneck. Paramus police remained with that vehicle as the suspects exited the highway onto southbound River Road with other units…
UPDATE: Stolen Car Trio Nabbed On FDU Campus After Pursuit UPDATE: Stolen Car Trio Nabbed On FDU Campus After Pursuit
Update: Stolen Car Trio Nabbed On FDU Campus After Pursuit UPDATE: A trio of Newark thieves were captured on the FDU campus in Teaneck after they led police on a stolen car chase out of Franklin Lakes. Paramus Police Officer Sean Casey began pursuing the white 2017 Audi 7 on eastbound Route 4 shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Deputy Police Chief Robert M. Guidetti said. Teaneck police headed to the scene after the Audi collided with a civilian's vehicle four or so miles away on eastbound Route 4 at River Road in Teaneck. Paramus police remained with that vehicle as the suspects exited the highway onto southbound River Road with other units…
RHONJ Star's Ex-Husband Dies Suddenly, 74 RHONJ Star's Ex-Husband Dies Suddenly, 74
Rhonj Star's Ex-Husband Dies Suddenly, 74 "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Margaret Josephs is mourning the loss of her first husband. Jan Josephs died on Aug. 26 of a heart attack, Page Six reports. He would have been 75 on Monday, Aug. 5. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Margaret Josephs (@therealmargaretjosephs) "He passed away unexpectedly last week and a piece of us died with him," Margaret said on Instagram. "We are heartbroken." Born in Brooklyn, NY, Josephs moved to New Milford in 1957 and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1969, accordi…
NJ Police Chief Sports 'Let’s Go Brandon' Gear In Facebook Post: Report NJ Police Chief Sports 'Let’s Go Brandon' Gear In Facebook Post: Report
NJ Police Chief Sports 'Let’s Go Brandon' Gear In Facebook Post: Report A New Jersey police chief was spotted sporting a “Let’s Go Brandon” holiday sweater in a Facebook post since removed but obtained by Daily Beast. Hamilton Police Chief Gregory Ciambrone is seen in the photograph supposedly posted by other members of the police department from an “ugly sweater party”, on Dec. 5, according to the outlet. The sweater also features an embroidered image of former President Donald Trump. “Let’s Go Brandon” is the so-called battle cry of Trump loyalists that came into use after NBC reporter Kelli Stavast incorrectly stated the chant of "F—k Joe Biden" was "Let…
SWAT STANDOFF: Hackensack Man Charged With Pursuing Victim With Machete, BB Gun Near FDU SWAT STANDOFF: Hackensack Man Charged With Pursuing Victim With Machete, BB Gun Near FDU
SWAT Standoff: Hackensack Man Charged With Pursuing Victim With Machete, BB Gun Near FDU UPDATE: A wanted man who was seized following a SWAT standoff at his Hackensack home had gone after another man with a handgun and a machete earlier in the day in Teaneck, prompting a lockdown of FDU and a local high school, authorities said Thursday. Andrew Deininger, 48, chased the other man through part of the Fairleigh Dickinson University campus following a dispute near the corner of Beverly and River roads around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Teaneck Police Chief Glenn O'Reilly said. "Although no specific threat to the campus community was known at the time, the FDU campus was placed into a lock…
FDU Sheltered In Place Following Incident FDU Sheltered In Place Following Incident
FDU Sheltered In Place Following Incident UPDATE: A man who was seized following a SWAT standoff at his Hackensack home had gone after another man with a handgun and a machete earlier in the day in Teaneck, prompting a lockdown of FDU and a local high school, authorities said Thursday. Andrew Deininger, 48, chased the other man through part of the Fairleigh Dickinson University campus following a dispute near the corner of Beverly and River roads around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Teaneck Police Chief Glenn O'Reilly said. "Although no specific threat to the campus community was known at the time, the FDU campus was placed into a lockdown fo…
Passenger In Double Fatal North Bergen Crash ID'd As Bergen County Native, 27 Passenger In Double Fatal North Bergen Crash ID'd As Bergen County Native, 27
Passenger In Double Fatal North Bergen Crash ID'd As Bergen County Native, 27 The passenger killed in a North Bergen crash that also left a 24-year-old man dead has been identified as a Bergen County woman. Alexis Rodriguez, 27, was the passenger in Luis Fernando Cevallos' 2022 Kia Stinger, when it slammed into a tractor trailer on Tonnelle Avenue at the Paterson Plank Road overpass.around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, sources say. ALSO SEE: 'This Is The Same Kid:' Viral Video Shows Traffic Stop Moments Before Double-Fatal NJ Crash The top of the Kia was sheared off, he said, adding that the sedan went another 30 to 40 feet before it stopped.  High speed – confirme…
UPDATE: Semi-Retired Ridgewood Marketing Exec, 66, Four Cats Killed In House Fire UPDATE: Semi-Retired Ridgewood Marketing Exec, 66, Four Cats Killed In House Fire
Update: Semi-Retired Ridgewood Marketing Exec, 66, Four Cats Killed In House Fire UPDATE: A semi-retired Ridgewood woman and her four cats were killed in an overnight oven fire Monday, authorities confirmed. Responders found the body of 66-year-old Sharon Maes in the first-floor living room of her two-story North Pleasant Avenue home after fire broke out in her kitchen oven shortly before 1 a.m., Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. She'd apparently left something unattended and was overcome by smoke as she tried to flee, responders told Daily Voice. Maes was pronounced dead at the scene, Musella said, adding that the cause wasn't considered suspicious. Musella…
UPDATE: Woman, 66, Four Cats Killed In Ridgewood Fire UPDATE: Woman, 66, Four Cats Killed In Ridgewood Fire
Update: Woman, 66, Four Cats Killed In Ridgewood Fire UPDATE: A semi-retired Ridgewood woman and her four cats were killed in an overnight oven fire Monday, authorities confirmed. Responders found the body of 66-year-old Sharon Maes in the first-floor living room of her two-story North Pleasant Avenue home after fire broke out in her kitchen oven shortly before 1 a.m., Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. She'd apparently left something unattended and was overcome by smoke as she tried to flee, responders told Daily Voice. Maes was pronounced dead at the scene, Musella said, adding that the cause wasn't considered suspicious. Musella…
New River Vale Police Officers Take Their Oaths New River Vale Police Officers Take Their Oaths
New River Vale Police Officers Take Their Oaths River Vale police welcomed two new alternate-route officers – both of whom had been scholastic athletes -- to their ranks. Officer Kimberly Pane grew up in River Vale and Westwood and was graduated from Montclair State University. She was a member of the Hillsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a Westwood police dispatcher prior to attending the Atlantic County Police Academy. Pane had also been a goalie on the girls soccer team at Pascack Valley High School. Officer Goran Krasic, who recently worked as a public safety officer at Fairleigh Dickinson University, grew up in Maywood. He st…
COVID-19 Vaccines Mandatory At These NJ Universities COVID-19 Vaccines Mandatory At These NJ Universities
Covid-19 Vaccines Mandatory At These NJ Universities Colleges and universities around the world are making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for students. Including several in New Jersey. The most recent school in the Garden State to do so was Montclair State University, which made the announcement Thursday. Other NJ colleges and universities that require vaccinations include: Rutgers University Princeton University Fairleigh Dickinson University New Jersey City University New Jersey recently expanded vaccine eligibility to include anyone age 16 or above. As of Friday, April 23, approximately 6,310,065 New Jersey residents were vaccina…
Englewood Police Chief Lawrence Suffern Retires Englewood Police Chief Lawrence Suffern Retires
Englewood Police Chief Lawrence Suffern Retires Englewood Police Chief Lawrence Suffern retired on Wednesday.  Suffern, who’d been on vacation and was due to return Wednesday, was Bergen County's only Black police chief. He retired effective Thursday, city officials announced in a release. “Best chief ever to have served our great city,” Mayor Michael Wildes said following the announcement. “Respected in the county and serving since he was 18 years old for the last 33 years.” "What a sad day in Englewood this is!" wrote Rasheed J. Goins. "Thank you for your leadership and serving our community with such grace for all these yea…
LAWSUIT: Family Sues FDU After Staff Let Student Drive Drunk Resulting In Brain Injury LAWSUIT: Family Sues FDU After Staff Let Student Drive Drunk Resulting In Brain Injury
Lawsuit: Family Sues FDU After Staff Let Student Drive Drunk Resulting In Brain Injury The family of a former Fairleigh Dickinson University student is taking action against the school in a lawsuit claiming the institution is liable for the 2014 crash that left the student with permanent brain damage. Kenneth Franco was 20 when he left a late-night dorm party at the school in September 2014 and crashed into an unoccupied construction vehicle on Route 287 half an hour later, leaving him with permanent traumatic brain injuries, DailyRecord reports. Franco lost his eyesight, speaking ability and part of his motor skills as a result of the crash, which his family says occurred be…
New Jersey Paraplegic, 22, Answers TikTok's Most Intimate Questions About Being Paralyzed New Jersey Paraplegic, 22, Answers TikTok's Most Intimate Questions About Being Paralyzed
New Jersey Paraplegic, 22, Answers TikTok's Most Intimate Questions About Being Paralyzed Place your hand on a flat surface. Tuck all of your fingers except for your ring finger under your palm. Now, try to lift your ring finger. That's how Bergen County native Jessica Tawil explains what being paralyzed feels like to her 1.3 million TikTok followers. The 22-year-old college student began using the video-sharing app last November, nearly six years after the West Milford accident that left her wheelchair-bound, to provide an inside look at life as a paraplegic. She says sharing videos about the accident and her new life has been therapeutic and eye-opening -- for herself and o…
Diverse Group Of Immigrants, Scholastic Athletes, Transfers Among New Paramus Police Officers Diverse Group Of Immigrants, Scholastic Athletes, Transfers Among New Paramus Police Officers
Diverse Group Of Immigrants, Scholastic Athletes, Transfers Among New Paramus Police Officers Three immigrants and several former scholastic athletes are among 10 men who officially became Paramus police officers this week. Here’s a little bit about them: Born in New York City, Jamie Takahashi is a longtime borough resident who was graduated from Paramus High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in economics from Syracuse University. Takahashi, who speaks both Korean and Japanese,  was then was commissioned into the New York Army National Guard as a transportation officer and is a first lieutenant and executive officer with the 719th Composite Truck Company in Manhat…
COVID-19: FDU Florham Park Student Tests Positive COVID-19: FDU Florham Park Student Tests Positive
Covid-19: FDU Florham Park Student Tests Positive Several Fairleigh Dickinson University students and staff members are being quarantined after one student tested positive for COVID-19 at the Florham Park campus -- just one day after some classes had resumed in the classroom. The student had lived in the Park Avenue residence halls, NorthJersey.com reports. Students in the hall were made aware of the positive test in an email Tuesday, the report says. The following morning, the positive test was posted to FDU’s website alongside official quarantine procedures. "That student is no longer in the residence hall and is currently in isolation…