Old Tappan Crash Downs Wires, Triggers Airbags, Doesn't Keep Driver From Hotel Job In Rockland Old Tappan Crash Downs Wires, Triggers Airbags, Doesn't Keep Driver From Hotel Job In Rockland
Old Tappan Crash Downs Wires, Triggers Airbags, Doesn't Keep Driver From Hotel Job In Rockland A driver who slammed his SUV into a utility pole in Old Tappan kept going -- with all of his airbags deployed -- all the way to his job at a hotel in Rockland County, authorities said. Juan Gonzalez, 48, of Hawthorne, drove off after his 2004 Acura MDX hit the pole on Old Tappan Road, downing utility wires, outside an Exxon station near DeWolf Road shortly before 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. An alert was immediately broadcast, Old Tappan Police Chief Joseph Tracy said. Orangetown police found the heavily damaged SUV a short time later at the Residence Inn by Marriott just off the Palisades Inte…
HEROES: North Bergen Detectives Find Missing Woman, 58, Cold, Shivering In Jersey City Park HEROES: North Bergen Detectives Find Missing Woman, 58, Cold, Shivering In Jersey City Park
Heroes: North Bergen Detectives Find Missing Woman, 58, Cold, Shivering In Jersey City Park North Bergen detectives found a township woman cold and shivering on a Jersey City park bench two days after she went missing. A solid tip generated by media attention helped make it happen, they said. Maria Martin-Vila, 58, was reportedly last seen boarding a southbound commuter van on Bergenline Avenue at 80th Street across from Braddock Park around 1 p.m. Feb. 26. "Because of the attention this story garnered, we received a credible tip that the victim was seen in the area of Bowers and Palisade Avenue in Jersey City," North Bergen Detective Capt. David Dowd said. "Detectives were…
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Bergen County New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Bergen County
New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Bergen County Calling all coneheads to Bergen County. Cones, an Argentinian artisanal ice cream shop, recently opened in Rutherford.  The ice cream shop previously had a location in Manhattan. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🍦Cones Ice Cream🍦 (@conesnyc) View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🍦Cones Ice Cream🍦 (@conesnyc) A critic on Yelp said the owners were lovely people who served up delicious ice cream. "The creamy rich texture reminds me of gelato," the reviewer wrote in a 5-st…
WILD PURSUIT: Car Thief Pulled From Frigid Meadowlands Creek Is Violent Career Criminal WILD PURSUIT: Car Thief Pulled From Frigid Meadowlands Creek Is Violent Career Criminal
Wild Pursuit: Car Thief Pulled From Frigid Meadowlands Creek Is Violent Career Criminal UPDATE: A Union City man who jumped into a frigid Meadowlands creek during a dramatic police chase is an ex-con with nearly 50 arrests in no fewer than five North Jersey counties over the past 35 years. Career criminal Gregory Calvo, 53, is the very embodiment of the phrase “known to police.” He's been convicted nearly two dozen times in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris and Essex counties since 1989 – for offenses that include robbery, theft, burglary, drug dealing, domestic violence and aggravated assault -- and has been in and out of state prison and county jails since that time only to be…
‘KITTY FLIPPERS’: $500,000 Worth Of Dangerous Ecstasy/Ketamine Mix Seized In Hudson ‘KITTY FLIPPERS’: $500,000 Worth Of Dangerous Ecstasy/Ketamine Mix Seized In Hudson
Kitty Flippers’: $500,000 Worth Of Dangerous Ecstasy/Ketamine Mix Seized In Hudson More than five kilos of a highly dangerous – and potentially fatal – drug mixture was seized and three men arrested in North Bergen in a joint operation of local and federal authorities. A handgun and $100,000 in drug cash were recovered along with the nearly 12 pounds of Ecstasy and Ketamine, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Members of Suarez’s Narcotics Task Force teamed up with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Newark and the federal Postal Inspection Service to make the case, the prosecutor said on Monday, Feb. 26. Arrested in the area of 91st Street and Bergenwood Aven…
140 Cats Found In Cockroach-Infested Paterson Home: 'Worst Hoarding Case In Years' 140 Cats Found In Cockroach-Infested Paterson Home: 'Worst Hoarding Case In Years'
140 Cats Found In Cockroach-Infested Paterson Home: 'Worst Hoarding Case In Years' Donna Moussa of Homeless Tails, a Wayne-based organization focused on trapping and neutering, says she gets about one hoarding case a year. The one was brought to her attention Thursday, Feb. 15 was the worst she's ever seen, she said. The case came in through the owner of a Madison Avenue multi-family home in Paterson, who put out a Facebook post saying he had 50 cats and needed help. When Moussa arrived, she realized the situation was much worse: It involved a 76-year-old female tenant on the second floor, and nearly 140 cats. "It's beyond," Moussa said in a phone call Monday evening, F…
NJ Prison Officer Admits Looking Other Way While Inmates Were Beaten, Brutalized NJ Prison Officer Admits Looking Other Way While Inmates Were Beaten, Brutalized
NJ Prison Officer Admits Looking Other Way While Inmates Were Beaten, Brutalized 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Nine months after a former corrections officer at a New Jersey prison was sentenced to 2½ years behind bars for admitting that he brutalized inmates in what one victim called a “fight club," a second officer cut his own deal with federal prosecutors. Joshua Hand, 34, of Millville, admitted in federal court in Camden on Monday, Feb. 26, that he stood by while two prisoners were being assaulted by fellow inmates at Bayside State Prison in Leesburg, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Hand violated both inmates' civil rights by not stopping their assailants or reporting the in…
Resident, 64, Dies In House Fire Above Lake Hopatcong Resident, 64, Dies In House Fire Above Lake Hopatcong
Resident, 64, Dies In House Fire Above Lake Hopatcong A 64-year-old man died in an overnight fire in a home overlooking Lake Hopatcong, authorities said. Firefighters discovered the body of Robert Powers after a pair of borough police officers braved the flames at 303 Lakeside Avenue, which were engulfing the house when they arrived shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, borough police said in a statement. Both officers had to be treated for smoke inhalation, police said. The fire apparently ignited in the rear of the more than100-year-old, two-story wood-frame house, responders said. Borough firefighters expressed their gratitude to the…
Ex-Cons Who Tried To Shake Down Wayne Burglary Victim Caught With Guns: Police Ex-Cons Who Tried To Shake Down Wayne Burglary Victim Caught With Guns: Police
Ex-Cons Who Tried To Shake Down Wayne Burglary Victim Caught With Guns: Police Two ex-cons who demanded $1,000 for the return of a passport and Social Security card that were stolen from a Wayne home were found carrying a gun, a high-capacity magazine and the pilfered documents, authorities said. The victimized Chopin Drive resident kept one of the visitors talking after they suddenly showed up at his home and tried to shake him down early last week, Wayne Police Detective Capt. Dan Daly said on Monday, Feb. 26. Meanwhile, a relative called police. Officers Harrison Kirby and David Beltran got there instantly. They found Newark residents Wahid Floyd, 29, and Alquadir…
Middle Schooler Spurs Viral Video With Game-Winning Basket In South Jersey Middle Schooler Spurs Viral Video With Game-Winning Basket In South Jersey
Middle Schooler Spurs Viral Video With Game-Winning Basket In South Jersey A middle school student from Haddonfield hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to win a game against Washington Township. A video of the shot by seventh-grader Sara Guveiyian went viral on ESPN's top 10 for the day. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daily Voice NJ (@dailyvoicenewjersey) NBC10 says the teams were tied at 37 in the final four of the ICBL Girls Basketball League on Sunday, Feb. 25 when Sara stole the ball. She then launches the shot from half-court, and sinks it. The Bulldawgs are headed to the championships, and…
NJ's Livvy Dunne Gets Times Square Billboard NJ's Livvy Dunne Gets Times Square Billboard
NJ's Livvy Dunne Gets Times Square Billboard Livvy Dunne can add "Times Square billboard" to her list of accomplishments. The Bergen County native and college gymnast is the new brand ambassador for Nautica, an apparel brand.  The campaign kicked off with a billboard of Dunne, who was raised in Hillsdale, which the gymnast unveiled on her Instagram on Sunday, Feb. 25. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Olivia Dunne (@livvydunne) As a brand ambassador, Dunne will be wearing apparel from the company's spring line. @nautica Off duty style never looked so good @Olivia…