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GOTCHA! Police From Neighboring Towns, Sheriff's K9 Help Hillsdale PD Nab Career Criminal GOTCHA! Police From Neighboring Towns, Sheriff's K9 Help Hillsdale PD Nab Career Criminal
Gotcha! Police From Neighboring Towns, Sheriff's K9 Help Hillsdale PD Nab Career Criminal Teamwork with their colleagues in neighboring Pascack Valley towns helped Hillsdale police capture a drug-addicted repeat offender as he fled yet another crime, authorities said. Ex-con Daniel Margulies, 32, of Teaneck bolted from the Walgreens at the Plaza at Hillsdale with several items late Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, Officer Jordan Bruce reported. He made it to the train station when Bruce and Officer Sean Marro him moments later.The officers chased him down Broadway before Margulies began ducking through backyards, he said. To call Margulies “known to police” overstates the obviou…
Nicholas Lewis, Closter Native, Dies At 41: 'True Mensch' Nicholas Lewis, Closter Native, Dies At 41: 'True Mensch'
Nicholas Lewis, Closter Native, Dies At 41: 'True Mensch' Nicholas Lewis, a native of Closter, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 4, according to his obituary.  A graduate of Northern Valley Regional High School in 2000, Lewis was a standout lineman for the Norseman, earning All-League and All-Bergen County honors as a sophomore, his obituary reads. I am sorry to share the very sad news, but the world lost a huge personality and great man over the weekend, Nick Lewis... Posted by John Shankman on Monday, February 5, 2024 A lawyer, Lewis recently had started his own law firm, Lewis Law, in Woodcliff Lake.  He is survived by his…
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-…
Woodcliff Lake Baker Stars On New Food Network Show Celebrating 'Elf On The Shelf' Woodcliff Lake Baker Stars On New Food Network Show Celebrating 'Elf On The Shelf'
Woodcliff Lake Baker Stars On New Food Network Show Celebrating 'Elf On The Shelf' Tatiana Kovalenko, a North Jersey cakemaker, is ringing in the holiday season in style. Kovalenko, who lives in Woodcliff Lake and previously ran Skaza Cakes in Midland Park, is a contestant on the Food Network show "The Elf on the Shelf: Sweet Showdown", premiering on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.  On the show, six teams of bakers are challenged to create a edible showpieces highlighting the holiday season. The winning team wins $25,000 and the coveted title of The Ambassadors of Confectionary Concoctions. The show is hosted by cake master Duff Goldman with judges Kardea Brown and Ashley Holt…
Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (DEVELOPING) Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (DEVELOPING)
Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (Developing) The results of Bergen County's 38 mayoral races are rolling in. Votes were being counted in real time on the Bergen County elections website.  Here is the vote count for the mayoral races as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, according to the county's election result website. ** NOTE: This is a developing story. Totals are not final ** Bergenfield:  Arvin Amatorio (D)* — 100% of votes Bogota (replacing Claudia Lopez): Mary Ellen Murphy (D) — 54% Daniele Fede (R) — 46% Carlstadt: Lorraine Joewono (D) — 22% Robert J. Zimmerman (R)* — 77% Cliffside Park: Thomas Calabrese (D)* —…
Jaret DeSande Of Woodcliff Lake Dies, 40 Jaret DeSande Of Woodcliff Lake Dies, 40
Jaret DeSande Of Woodcliff Lake Dies, 40 Jaret DeSande, a 40-year-old Woodcliff Lake resident, died on Friday, Sept. 29, according to his obituary. A passionate chef, DeSande graduated from the French Culinary Institute after growing up in Rockland County, his obituary reads.  He is survived by his son, Logan, his mother Adele, his brother Jason, and numerous other relatives and friends, according to his obituary. Life is so bittersweet sometimes. I always savor each moment i spend with each person that has ever graced me with their... Posted by Gee Dubz on Saturday, September 30, 2023 A funeral was held on Friday, Oct. 6 at…
Out-Of-Town Fentanyl Dealer Busted In Woodcliff Lake: Prosecutor Out-Of-Town Fentanyl Dealer Busted In Woodcliff Lake: Prosecutor
Out-Of-Town Fentanyl Dealer Busted In Woodcliff Lake: Prosecutor A Paterson man was arrested after selling deadly fentanyl in suburban Woodcliff Lake, authorities said. Raymundo E. Collado, 27, was carrying 120 glassine wax folds of fentanyl, as well as 23 vials and 10 small zip-locking bags of crack, when he was stopped in town last Tuesday, Oct. 3, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Collado remained held in the Bergen County Jail on Monday, Oct. 9, charged with selling drugs and having them for sale. Collado had become the focus of an investigation by the prosecutor’s Narcotic Task Force with Woodcliff Lake police after he sold fentanyl in Wo…
Teterboro Airport Noise Persists: Newly-Formed Group Pushes FAA For Alternate Flight Path Teterboro Airport Noise Persists: Newly-Formed Group Pushes FAA For Alternate Flight Path
Teterboro Airport Noise Persists: Newly-Formed Group Pushes FAA For Alternate Flight Path Residents who live near Teterboro Airport have had enough with the noise. More than 840 people in the Pascack Valley region, who have formed the group Taxpayers for Airport Noise Solutions, have signed a petition requesting the FAA to change the flight plans for flights into Teterboro Airport Runway 19, by having them fly over Route 17. Signers include the mayors of Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Old Tappan, Oradell, Park Ridge, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake. Residents say this route avoids Hackensack University Medical Center and the Pascack Valley regio…
Garden State Parkway Crash Kills Englewood Driver, Injures Woodcliff Lake Passenger, Both 20 Garden State Parkway Crash Kills Englewood Driver, Injures Woodcliff Lake Passenger, Both 20
Garden State Parkway Crash Kills Englewood Driver, Injures Woodcliff Lake Passenger, Both 20 A 20-year-old Englewood man was killed and a 20-year-old Woodcliff Lake companion seriously injured in a horrific overnight crash Sunday on the Garden State Parkway, authorities confirmed. Their Nissan was headed south when it ran off the roadway to the right, crashed through a guardrail and barreled down an embankment, slamming into trees and overturning near Exit 160 in Paramus at 2:45 a.m. Sept. 24, New Jersey State Police Detective 1 Jeffrey Lebron said. One of the occupants was ejected and the other pinned beneath the vehicle, responders said. The driver, Jadon Johnson, was kill…
10 Packed Into Pickup Chased Down By Police, Rush-Hour Traffic Stopped On GS Parkway 10 Packed Into Pickup Chased Down By Police, Rush-Hour Traffic Stopped On GS Parkway
10 Packed Into Pickup Chased Down By Police, Rush-Hour Traffic Stopped On GS Parkway Nearly a dozen people packed into a pickup truck stopped weekend rush-hour traffic on the Garden State Parkway after they tried to run from a brigade of area police. A few in the group of mostly juveniles were reportedly seen dashing north on the southbound Parkway toward the New York State border before police nabbed them shortly after 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Montvale police seized two adults and eight minors with help from New Jersey State Police, Bergen County sheriff's officers and colleagues from Park Ridge, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River and Woodcliff Lake, Montvale Police C…
Fugitive Former Paramus Basketballer Turned Bail Reform Poster Boy Captured In Rockland Fugitive Former Paramus Basketballer Turned Bail Reform Poster Boy Captured In Rockland
Fugitive Former Paramus Basketballer Turned Bail Reform Poster Boy Captured In Rockland The increasingly violent criminal career of a former Paramus Catholic High School basketball player continued when he tried to carjack a woman in Park Ridge, then led police on a pursuit, authorities said. Police in the Rockland County town of Stony Point later captured Jordan Dufont, 23, after a foot chase, Park Ridge Police Chief Joseph Madden said on Thursday, Aug. 17. Dufont had only just been released on Aug. 3 after spending five weeks in the Bergen County Jail following another pursuit and a combative arrest off Route 17 in Paramus. Police in Park Ridge got a call this time shortly…
Firefighters Quickly Douse Blaze In Hillsdale Home Under Renovation Firefighters Quickly Douse Blaze In Hillsdale Home Under Renovation
Firefighters Quickly Douse Blaze In Hillsdale Home Under Renovation Authorities are probing the cause of a pre-dawn fire Monday in a house undergoing renovations in Hillsdale. The call to the split-level residence on Kinderkamack Road at Lawrence Street came in at 5:11 a.m. Aug. 14, Hillsdale Fire Chief Dan Schuster said. It "burned through" to the second floor, the chief said in a release. "The fire was knocked down in less than 15 minutes and placed under control at 5:41 a.m.," Schuster said. No injuries were reported. ****** NOTE: A previous version of this story contained two errors, one about where the fire originated and the other about which dep…
Bergen Detectives Nab Colombian Nationals Posing As Deliverymen In Multi-Town Burglary Spree Bergen Detectives Nab Colombian Nationals Posing As Deliverymen In Multi-Town Burglary Spree
Bergen Detectives Nab Colombian Nationals Posing As Deliverymen In Multi-Town Burglary Spree Detectives from the Bergen County prosecutor’s office nabbed three Colombian nationals who they said posed as delivery men during a burglary rampage through no fewer than nine area towns. Santiago Camargo-Rojas, 24, Steven Rugeles, 30, and Nicholas Buitrago-Grillo, 23, have all remained held in the Bergen County Jail since their arrests on Tuesday, July 18. ICE officials obtained holds on all three so that a federal immigration judge in Newark can determine whether all or any of them are living in the United States legally or must be deported. The trio targeted homes in affluent areas, of…
Child, 4, Drowns At Bergen County Home Child, 4, Drowns At Bergen County Home
Child, 4, Drowns At Bergen County Home A 4-year-old child drowned at a home in Woodcliff Lake on Friday, authorities confirmed. A 911 call brought officers to the home on Heidi Lane, a small cul-de-sac off Werimus Road next to the northbound Garden State Parkway shortly after 5 p.m. July 21, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Responders used CPR and a defibrillator, then police closed intersections so an ambulance could rush the youngster to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where the prosecutor said the pronouncement was made. Musella said his detectives and the Woodcliff Lake Police Department were reviewing the circ…
Paramus Police Nab Former HS Basketball Star-Turned-Repeat Offender Wanted In Multiple Towns Paramus Police Nab Former HS Basketball Star-Turned-Repeat Offender Wanted In Multiple Towns
Paramus Police Nab Former HS Basketball Star-Turned-Repeat Offender Wanted In Multiple Towns The criminal career of a former Paramus high school basketball star continued a violent trend when he fought with borough police who seized him on an out-of-town warrant, authorities said. Repeat offender Jordan David Dufont, 23, was wanted in Westwood on charges of harassment and witness tampering when officers from the borough and Emerson tried to stop his car around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, they said. He sped off, however. An alert was issued for the 2016 Audi that the former Paramus Catholic High School shooting guard was driving, Paramus Police Chief Robert M. Guidetti said, bu…
HEROES: Saddle River Police Sergeant, Officer Douse Growing House Fire HEROES: Saddle River Police Sergeant, Officer Douse Growing House Fire
Heroes: Saddle River Police Sergeant, Officer Douse Growing House Fire Smoke rolled out the front door as Saddle River Police Sgt. Diana Golonek and Officer Grant Novak arrived at a house fire just before midnight Thursday. The living-room blaze was beginning to cook, leaving the pair little time. Golonek emptied two fire extinguishers on the flames while Novak opened a garden hose he'd pulled through an open French door of the 5,000-square-foot house on tiny dead-ended Dogwood Drive late on June 28. Together, they beat back the flames and had the blaze knocked down by the time borough firefighters arrived. The residents got out OK and no injuries were repor…
HEROES: Firefighters, Police Unite To Rescue Dog In Pascack Valley House Fire HEROES: Firefighters, Police Unite To Rescue Dog In Pascack Valley House Fire
Heroes: Firefighters, Police Unite To Rescue Dog In Pascack Valley House Fire Firefighters and police teamed up to rescue a dog who was pulled from a smoky house fire Saturday night in Hillsdale. The blaze apparently began in the basement of the home on Deer Trail Road at Ruckman Avenue at the Woodcliff Lake border around 6:30 p.m. May 27. The fire quickly went to two alarms, bringing companies from surrounding towns both to the scene and in coverage. A firefighter scooped up the dog (on hood of police vehicle) before a Hillsdale police officer rushed them to the animal hospital.Nancy Triggiani-Musco for DAILY VOICE Firefighters tended to the dog on the lawn bef…
Occupant Ejected In Garden State Parkway Rollover Occupant Ejected In Garden State Parkway Rollover
Occupant Ejected In Garden State Parkway Rollover A victim was in traumatic arrest after being ejected in a rollover evening rush-hour crash at the northern end of the Garden State Parkway, responders said. New Jersey State Police summoned a medical chopper following the crash on the southbound parkway at mile marker 166.8 Pascack Valley Toll Plaza in Washington Township shortly after 5 p.m. Given the severity of the injuries, they opted to have the unconscious, unresponsive victim taken by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center. An ALS unit from The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood handled the job. Southbound traffic was backed …
Kitchen Candle Fire Blows Through Roof Of Old Tappan Home Kitchen Candle Fire Blows Through Roof Of Old Tappan Home
Kitchen Candle Fire Blows Through Roof Of Old Tappan Home UPDATE: A candle ignited a blaze that ravaged an Old Tappan home near the Rockland County border on Friday, bringing firefighters from both sides of the state line, authorities said. The three-alarm blaze broke out in the kitchen of the 2½-story wood-frame home on Cheryll Lane near Old Tappan Road -- a little under a half-mile from Tappan, NY -- and quickly blew through the roof around 1:30 p.m. April 7, responders told Daily Voice. Firefighters had it knocked down in under an hour. Overhaul was completed by 3 p.m. Flames quickly spread, then blew through the roof of the home on Cheryl…
Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Were From North Jersey Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Were From North Jersey
Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Were From North Jersey When it comes to celebrities, New Jersey boasts a roster of A-List talent to rival any state.  Some of the most iconic athletes, musicians, and TV personalities live in the Garden State, or once called it home.  Here are the famous people you probably didn't realize were from North Jersey: BERGEN: Katrina Bowden was born and raised in Wyckoff. The actress attended the now-defunct Saint Thomas More School in Midland Park, and later Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township. The actress is known for her roles in "One Life to Live" and "30 Rock." Miles Austin was born i…
These NJ Schools Are Closed, Delayed Due To Snow Tuesday, Feb. 28 These NJ Schools Are Closed, Delayed Due To Snow Tuesday, Feb. 28
These NJ Schools Are Closed, Delayed Due To Snow Tuesday, Feb. 28 The first winter storm of the season is causing a change in plans for New Jersey schools on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Some districts have delayed openings while others are closed completely. Here's a list of which school are closed or delayed for Tuesday, Feb. 28. Check your school/district's website for details. Bedminster: 10: 50 a.m. start Bellville: Delayed Bergen County Tech: Closed Bergenfield: 2-hour delay Bernards: 2-hour delay Bloomfield: Delay Bloomingdale: Closed Bogota: Delayed Butler: Closed Cliffside Park: 10 a.m. start Clifton: Delayed Closter: Delayed Cresskill: Delayed Demarest: …
Woman Whose Alleged Shooting Threat Locked Down Bergen Fire & Oak ID'd As Westchester Resident Woman Whose Alleged Shooting Threat Locked Down Bergen Fire & Oak ID'd As Westchester Resident
Woman Whose Alleged Shooting Threat Locked Down Bergen Fire & Oak ID'd As Westchester Resident A woman who police said forced the temporary lockdown of a busy Bergen County restaurant during dinner this weekend was identified as a Westchester County resident. Diana Dealem-Calderon, 39, left Fire & Oak in Montvale after threatening to shoot someone during an argument, Police Chief Doug McDowell said. Montvale police took her into custody a little over a mile away at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton, with help from their law enforcement colleagues there, the chief said. No one was injured and no weapons were involved, but the incident did produce some anxious moments. The call initially…
Woman Arrested After Shooting Threat Locks Down Popular Bergen County Restaurant Woman Arrested After Shooting Threat Locks Down Popular Bergen County Restaurant
Woman Arrested After Shooting Threat Locks Down Popular Bergen County Restaurant UPDATE: A woman who police said forced the temporary lockdown of a busy Bergen County restaurant during dinner this weekend was identified as a Westchester County resident. Diana Dealem-Calderon, 39, left Fire & Oak in Montvale after threatening to shoot someone during an argument, Police Chief Doug McDowell said. Montvale police took her into custody a little over a mile away at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton, with help from their law enforcement colleagues there, the chief said. No one was injured and no weapons were involved, but the incident did produce some anxious moments. The call i…
'Was That An Earthquake?' North Jersey Asks 'Was That An Earthquake?' North Jersey Asks
'Was That An Earthquake?' North Jersey Asks "What was that?" was the question that rumbled through a large swath of North Jersey and into New York State early Wednesday afternoon. Mine blasting? A sonic boom? Seneca guns? Unconfirmed reports of an earthquake or "seismic-like event" stretched from Newton and Sparta in Sussex County to as far east as the Palisades in Alpine beginning at 12:52 p.m. Jan. 11.  There were similar calls in several southern New York State counties, as well as in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. All are basically in the area of the Ramapo Fault Line. The longest and oldest in the Northeast -- at 185 m…
Burst Pipe Cuts Chanukah Celebration Short At Woodcliff Lake Hilton Burst Pipe Cuts Chanukah Celebration Short At Woodcliff Lake Hilton
Burst Pipe Cuts Chanukah Celebration Short At Woodcliff Lake Hilton Hundreds of guests had a weekend-long Chanukah celebration cut short when a pipe burst at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton. The event was part of an annual weekend-long gathering of 800 or so attendees who simply headed home early after sirens sounded near the end of Shabbos shortly after 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24. The cold apparently had burst a pipe, which sent water through a ceiling while disabling the sprinkler system at the popular hotel off Tice Boulevard. All power and water were shut off, responders said. The evacuation was smooth and orderly, they said. It wasn't immediately clear how many gue…
SUV Rolls Into Woodcliff Lake Home SUV Rolls Into Woodcliff Lake Home
SUV Rolls Into Woodcliff Lake Home No one was injured when a runaway SUV smacked into a Woodcliff Lake home on Wednesday. A building inspector was summoned, however, to inspect the damage to the garage of the home struck at the end of a cul-de-sac on Mullholland Drive around 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21. Rich's Towing removed the Lexus NX300, which responders said had come from across the street. "A neighbor left the car in drive and it rolled," Police Lt. Chad Malloy said. The SUV sustained relatively little damage. Boyd A. Loving took the photos and contributed to this account. The Lexus NX300 sustained relatively little dama…
Five Pounds Of Pot In A Suitcase Spells Trouble For Bergen, Rockland Buds Five Pounds Of Pot In A Suitcase Spells Trouble For Bergen, Rockland Buds
Five Pounds Of Pot In A Suitcase Spells Trouble For Bergen, Rockland Buds Five pounds of pot for sale landed two men – one from Bergen, the other from Rockland – in trouble with the law. Nelson Cedeno, 46, and Keith Chandler, 32, of Garnerville were stopped near Cedeno’s Woodcliff Lake home by detectives from the the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force, authorities said. “A search of the vehicle uncovered five pounds of marijuana located in a suitcase in the rear,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Thursday, Dec. 8. “Both men were arrested at the scene without incident.” A search of Cedeno’s home later that day turned up “an elect…
Four Suffer Smoke Inhalation In Overnight Old Tappan House Fire Four Suffer Smoke Inhalation In Overnight Old Tappan House Fire
Four Suffer Smoke Inhalation In Overnight Old Tappan House Fire Four people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation from an overnight house fire in Old Tappan, responders said. The blaze in the $1 million home at the end of a cul-de-sac on Parker Place broke out in the kitchen around 2:45 a.m. It immediately went to a second alarm on arrival, with a third alarm called roughly 20 minutes later. Old Tappan firefighters were met with heavy smoke at the Parker Place fire.OLD TAPPAN FD The Parker Place house fire in Old Tappan before dawn Saturday, Nov. 19 quickly went to three alarms.WOODCLIFF LAKE FD Firefighters had the blaze knocked down and under…
Park Ridge Family Loses All In Fire, Relatively Minor Injuries Reported Park Ridge Family Loses All In Fire, Relatively Minor Injuries Reported
Park Ridge Family Loses All In Fire, Relatively Minor Injuries Reported Loved ones and friends are rallying for a Park Ridge couple and their three young children who lost just about everything in a fire that sent four firefighters to the hospital. Authorities are investigating the cause of the two-alarm blaze, which broke out in the Henry Avenue home of Matt and Lisa Patterson shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. Meanwhile, family friend Janet Zakrzewska launched a GoFundMe campaign to help the family. GO TO: Tragic House Fire - Matt and Lisa Patterson "They are the most hardworking, genuine, kind-hearted and giving people that we know!!" Zakrzewska …
Family Tesla Gets Stranded On RR Tracks, Train Service Suspended On Pascack Valley Line Family Tesla Gets Stranded On RR Tracks, Train Service Suspended On Pascack Valley Line
Family Tesla Gets Stranded On RR Tracks, Train Service Suspended On Pascack Valley Line A family of four had to bail out of their Tesla after it got stuck on the railroad tracks near the Emerson train station. NJ TRANSIT stopped Pascack Valley Line rail service in both directions between Oradell and Woodcliff Lake following the mishap in the area of Lindwood Avenue and Kinderkamack Road shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. Substitute bus service was being provided. NJ TRANSIT stopped Pascack Valley Line rail service in both directions between Oradell and Woodcliff Lake following the mishap in the area of Lindwood Avenue and Kinderkamack Road shortly before 3:30 p.…
Social Studies Teacher Sues Local Bergen County District Over Suspension For Hitler Assignments Social Studies Teacher Sues Local Bergen County District Over Suspension For Hitler Assignments
Social Studies Teacher Sues Local Bergen County District Over Suspension For Hitler Assignments A Bergen County grade-school social studies teacher who was indefinitely suspended over assignments about Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany claims the district superintendent told him that he’d upset “Jewish people” in town and then ordered him to “fix” it. In a lawsuit filed against the Woodcliff Lake School District, Robert Welsh of Park Ridge says he was made a “scapegoat” amid complaints from parents because he’s a “socially conservative Christian in a community with a large Jewish population.” Welsh, 53, wrote a letter to the parents explaining why he considered the lesson necessary and ap…