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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-…
CASTING CALL: Holiday Romcom Filming In NYC Needs Actors, Pays Up To $2.8K CASTING CALL: Holiday Romcom Filming In NYC Needs Actors, Pays Up To $2.8K
Casting CALL: Holiday Romcom Filming In NYC Needs Actors, Pays Up To $2.8K If you've ever wanted to star in a holiday romcom, now could be your chance. "Mr. Santa, I Want You!" is seeking actors for upcoming comedy web filming in New York City. The movie, produced by Wendi Li, is casting the following roles, according to its BackStage.com listing: Bridget Juliette: A 20-year-old NYU junior studying journalism with long hair and a sweet appearance. Howard Miller: A 35-year-old male CEO of a certain media conglomerate. He is mature, calm, handsome and wealthy, adept in both high-level conversations and kitchen work.  Jackson Garcia: A 20-year-old slender…
Bergen County's Chloe Troast Joins 'Saturday Night Live' Cast Bergen County's Chloe Troast Joins 'Saturday Night Live' Cast
Bergen County's Chloe Troast Joins 'Saturday Night Live' Cast Live from New York, it's Chloe Troast. The Ho-Ho-Kus native was named the newest cast member of "Saturday Night Live," joining the venerable comedy show  as a featured player. "SNL" kicks off its 49th season on Saturday, Oct. 14 with Pete Davidson as host. View this post on Instagram A post shared by chloe troast (@chloe_troast) Troast is a regular in New York's comedy scene and has worked with Please Don't Destroy.  A graduate of NYU, she sang at her graduation.  @jamie.linn.watson @caloetrust and I are wearing Dior’s homegoods coll…
Unconscious Teen Pulled From Greenwood Lake, Airlifted To Hospital Unconscious Teen Pulled From Greenwood Lake, Airlifted To Hospital
Unconscious Teen Pulled From Greenwood Lake, Airlifted To Hospital A young college student was airlifted to the hospital after he was seriously injured in Greenwood Lake over the weekend, authorities said. West Milford police responding to the noon call found Yilin Choi, 18, of Bellevue, Washington, unconscious but breathing on the dock at Lake Park Terrace on Saturday, Detective Sgt. Matthew Kloo said. Choi, who attends NYU, apparently was unfamiliar with the area. He dove into shallow water and didn’t resurface, according to Kloo. West Milford police and EMS tended to Choi, who was taken by ambulance to Greenwood Lake Airport, the sergeant said. Atlant…
Modern Jazz Giant Wayne Shorter, The 'Newark Flash,' Dies At 89 Modern Jazz Giant Wayne Shorter, The 'Newark Flash,' Dies At 89
Modern Jazz Giant Wayne Shorter, The 'Newark Flash,' Dies At 89 Wayne Shorter had "courage in his heart, love and compassion for all, and a seeking spirit for the eternal future," fellow jazz giant Herbie Hancock said of his best friend following his death. Shorter, who influenced modern jazz as much if not more than most famed composers, passed away Thursday in Los Angeles. "The Newark Flash" was 89. Shorter was smooth before aficionados began calling jazz that. He was quite playful, too. The 12-time Grammy Award winner may be most widely known as the leader of Weather Report, pioneering a sound that became known as fusion. Shorter also collaborated…
NJ Dad Who Ran After Stolen Car With Son Inside Recounts The Horror, Hopes Others Take Note NJ Dad Who Ran After Stolen Car With Son Inside Recounts The Horror, Hopes Others Take Note
NJ Dad Who Ran After Stolen Car With Son Inside Recounts The Horror, Hopes Others Take Note A Bergen County dad whose car was stolen with his 11-year-old son still in the back seat said he desperately chased the speeding vehicle on foot terrified by the thought that he'd never see his boy again. Then came a moment of what he suspects was divine intervention. Now Daniel Reiser hopes others can learn from his ordeal. The youngster was "wet and frozen" from a morning soccer game when they pulled into the parking lot of the Chase Bank on County Road near Central Avenue in Tenafly around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, Reiser said. "I went into the ATM vestibule just a few feet in…
North Jersey Native, NYU Performer, Beloved Dad Of 2 Sean McCleaver Dies Suddenly At Age 33 North Jersey Native, NYU Performer, Beloved Dad Of 2 Sean McCleaver Dies Suddenly At Age 33
North Jersey Native, NYU Performer, Beloved Dad Of 2 Sean McCleaver Dies Suddenly At Age 33 North Jersey native, NYU performer, and beloved father of two young children Sean Patrick McCleaver died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 1. He was 33. Born in Ridgewood, McCleaver grew up in Wanaque and graduated from Homestead High School in 2006, his obituary says. McCleaver was a talented performer, singer, and piano player who appeared in several films for NYU before moving to Warwick, NY, where he lived at the time of his death, according to his memorial. More than $1,800 had been raised on GoFundMe for McCleaver’s funeral expenses as of Thursday. McCleaver is survived by his loving wi…
Major NY Tech Company Founder Who Flew Flight With Shatner One Of Two Killed In NJ Plane Crash Major NY Tech Company Founder Who Flew Flight With Shatner One Of Two Killed In NJ Plane Crash
Major NY Tech Company Founder Who Flew Flight With Shatner One Of Two Killed In NJ Plane Crash A major New York tech company founder who blasted into space with actor William Shatner last month was aboard a small plane that crashed in Sussex County, killing him and a local flight instructor, authorities confirmed Friday. Glen M. de Vries, 49, of New York, NY, and Thomas P. Fisher, 54, of the Jefferson portion of Lake Hopatcong, were both aboard the single-engine Cessna 172 that crashed in a wooded area of a state park near Lake Kemah around 4 p.m. Thursday, according to New Jersey State Police spokeswoman Brandi Slota and the FAA. ALSO SEE: Pair Killed In NJ Plane Crash Mourned A…