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Dumont, NJ

UPDATE: Fierce Fire Ravages $3M Tenafly Home UPDATE: Fierce Fire Ravages $3M Tenafly Home
Update: Fierce Fire Ravages $3M Tenafly Home 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A fierce fire blew through a $3 million Tenafly home Friday night. Everyone got out OK and no injuries were reported after the fire ignited on the first floor near the back of the Hudson Avenue home off County Road shortly before 8:30 p.m. June 14. It quickly went to three alarms and then, later, a fourth for coverage. Firefighters had the bulk of the blaze knocked down within a half hour, then remained until 11 p.m. or so dousing hot spots. Although responders at the scene said an unattended candle appeared responsible, fire officials haven't yet posited a definitive cause. Mutu…
Rutherford Dad's Storied Disappearing Donkey Is Hero Mascot As His New Ice Cream Shop Rutherford Dad's Storied Disappearing Donkey Is Hero Mascot As His New Ice Cream Shop
Rutherford Dad's Storied Disappearing Donkey Is Hero Mascot As His New Ice Cream Shop It was 2017 and Matt Dagistanli was in the process of building the structure that stands today at 65 W. Madison Avenue in Dumont, when his donkey went missing. He wasn't a real donkey, of course, but a statue that Dagistanli and his former business partner had affectionately called Dumbo. Dagistanli grew quite fond of Dumbo, and wasn't ready to get rid of him at the turn of his career change. "I didn’t want to sell it or throw it away, so I took it home," said Dagistanli, 63, of Rutherford. "My wife said, 'You need to take this away.'" Dagistanli had nowhere to keep Dumbo except for …
UPDATE: Dogs Die In New Milford House Fire UPDATE: Dogs Die In New Milford House Fire
Update: Dogs Die In New Milford House Fire Two dogs were killed in a New Milford house fire early Tuesday night, authorities said. The residents weren't home when the blaze broke out in the kitchen at the back of the Voorhis Avenue home and quickly spread shortly after 7 p.m., New Milford Police Chief Brian Clancy said. Borough firefighters were immediately joined by their colleagues from Oradell and River Edge, with New Milford Fire Chief Gerry Smithson operating as the scene commander, the chief said. They battled cluttered conditions along with the flames, he said. The blaze broke out in the rear kitchen at the Voorhis…
Dumont Mom Jailed For Abusing Kid: Prosecutor Dumont Mom Jailed For Abusing Kid: Prosecutor
Dumont Mom Jailed For Abusing Kid: Prosecutor A 46-year-old Dumont woman was jailed for physically abusing one of her children, authorities said. Stacey A. Wilmarth was arrested by Dumont police on Monday, June 3, in connection with allegations from a week earlier, records show. Detectives from Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella’s Special Victims Unit subsequently charged Wilmarth with aggravated assault and child endangerment. She remained held Tuesday in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack. ****** ALSO SEE: A 48-year-old Fort Lee mom was charged with aggravated ma…
Chemical Extinguisher Helps At Northvale Machine Shop Fire Chemical Extinguisher Helps At Northvale Machine Shop Fire
Chemical Extinguisher Helps At Northvale Machine Shop Fire Firefighters used a high-volume dry chemical extinguisher to help with a machine shop blaze in Northvale. The Livingston Street fire ignited shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16. The Paramus Fire Department’s Foam Unit provided a significant assist extinguishing flames on aluminum shavings that were placed in metal barrels and brought outside. Crews remained at the scene until about 7:30 p.m. Firefighters who went into the building were sent to a decon station due to burning metals and materials. Other mutual aid companies at the scene and in coverage included firefighters from Closter…
BBQ Rebranded: Meet The Faces Behind Brand-New Bergen County Bar & Grill BBQ Rebranded: Meet The Faces Behind Brand-New Bergen County Bar & Grill
BBQ Rebranded: Meet The Faces Behind Brand-New Bergen County Bar & Grill Fink's just got a facelift, and the faces behind it are stepping into the light. Since opening in 2012, the West Madison Avenue barbecue spot in Dumont has remained largely the same. The menu, the ambiance, the people. That changed on Friday, April 26, with the grand opening of Bar 26 BBQ & Grill. "It’s healthy to reinvent yourself every once in a while — make sure you're feeling your best," said Samantha Matthews, 28, a New Milford native who's been newly-promoted to her role of assistant general manager of Bar 26, after nine years working in various roles at Fink's. "We'd been …
New Restaurant Replacing Popular Bergen County BBQ Spot New Restaurant Replacing Popular Bergen County BBQ Spot
New Restaurant Replacing Popular Bergen County BBQ Spot A brand-new barbecue spot is replacing a longtime favorite in Bergen County. Bar 26 BBQ & Grill opened on Friday, April 26 in the space occupied by Fink's BBQ Smokehouse at 26 West Madison Avenue, in Dumont. "Our goal is to fuse traditional barbecue with modern dining to create a delicious menu and happy atmosphere for everyone," the website says. "Come dine with us in the restaurant, grab a drink at the bar, or shoot a game of pool in our lounge! New specials are added weekly!" Dave "Fink" Finkelstein opened Fink's in Dumont in 2012, and its sister restaurant in Suffern, NY four …
Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says
Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says A Dumont man was seized following a brief SWAT standoff after he threatened borough police, authorities said. Michael D. Tolan, 49, was upset by two motor vehicle summonses he received on Saturday, April 13, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. He then contacted Dumont Municipal Court and left nine voicemails “voicemails threatening to do harm to former and current members of the Dumont Police Department,” the chief said. A Bergen County Regional SWAT team and Cresskill police joined their Dumont colleagues at Tolan’s Magnolia Avenue home on Saturday. “After a brief standoff, Mr. Tolan …
Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train
Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train A 42-year-old Dumont man was struck and killed by a freight train at daybreak Monday, authorities confirmed. A northbound CSX train struck the man between West Madison and New Milford avenues around 6:30 a.m. April 1, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. "Our investigation supports that this was a suicide," the chief said. "Our department’s condolences are extended to the family." Joyce cited the assistance of CSX police, the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and the county Medical Examiner's Office, which collected the body.This comes a little less than a week after a 26-year-old N…
Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Beloved Teacher From Dumont Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Beloved Teacher From Dumont
Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Beloved Teacher From Dumont UPDATE: A 94-year-old widower from Bergenfield was charged with the hit-and-run death of a teacher from Dumont, authorities confirmed on Friday. Ernest F. Hofmann was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup that struck Elizabeth Feliciano-Rosa, 54, as she crossed Madison Avenue at Washington Avenue at 5:19 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Hofmann kept going, the prosecutor said. CPR was being conducted on the 44-year-old victim after she was struck at Washington &a…
Compassionate, Committed, Adored: Englewood Teacher From Dumont ID'd As Fatal Hit-Run Victim Compassionate, Committed, Adored: Englewood Teacher From Dumont ID'd As Fatal Hit-Run Victim
Compassionate, Committed, Adored: Englewood Teacher From Dumont ID'd As Fatal Hit-Run Victim 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A shocked silence that gripped a downtown intersection was pierced by the anguished scream of a woman whose mother -- a popular school teacher in Englewood -- had just been struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver less than a mile from her Dumont home. A lifeless Elizabeth Rosa lay off the corner of Washington and West Madison avenues as the driver who hit her stopped and got out, according to a witness. He just as quickly got back into the red pickup truck and sped off, the witness said. ****** 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 94-year-old widower from Bergenfield was charged with the hit-and-run …
UPDATE: Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Popular Teacher From Dumont UPDATE: Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Popular Teacher From Dumont
Update: Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Popular Teacher From Dumont 𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗬𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗚? A shocked silence that gripped a downtown intersection was pierced by the anguished scream of a woman whose mother -- a popular school teacher in Englewood -- had just been struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver less than a mile from her Dumont home. A lifeless Elizabeth Rosa lay off the corner of Washington and West Madison avenues as the driver who hit her stopped and got out, according to a witness. He just as quickly got back into the red pickup truck and sped off, the witness said. ****** 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 94-year-old widower from Bergenfield was charged with the hit-an…
Cat Burglars Flee With Dumont Resident's Wallet After Failing To Find Vehicle Key Fob Cat Burglars Flee With Dumont Resident's Wallet After Failing To Find Vehicle Key Fob
Cat Burglars Flee With Dumont Resident's Wallet After Failing To Find Vehicle Key Fob Burglars snatched a wallet from a sleeping Dumont resident in the middle of the night Saturday after apparently failing to find a vehicle key fob, authorities said. The Margaret Court resident awoke shortly before 2:30 a.m. March 2 to find a window open, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. Security video showed one burglar entering the home while another waited outside a little more than 10 minutes earlier, the chief said. After failing to also get into the resident’s vehicle, the two took off with his wallet, Joyce said. Joyce said the intruder was dressed in a black hooded jacket with…
Meet Bergen County's Leap Year Babies Meet Bergen County's Leap Year Babies
Meet Bergen County's Leap Year Babies New Jersey welcomed several new Garden Staters on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 — and they won't celebrate their first birthdays for another four years. At 12:10 a.m., Angelica Prieto, welcomed her son Simon Prieto at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack — the first Leap Day baby born across the HMH network. Simon weighs 7 pounds 2 ounces, and is 21 inches long. Angelica Prieto, welcomed her son Simon Prieto today at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center at 12:10 a.m. Hackensack Meridian Health Baby boy Oliver Grayson Corrado was born …
GOTCHA! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 NJ Home Burglary, More GOTCHA! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 NJ Home Burglary, More
Gotcha! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 NJ Home Burglary, More A wanted member of a notorious transnational group of thieves was tied by Dumont detectives to the theft of $25,000 in cash during a home break-in two months ago. Jhan Michael Rodriguez-Fonseca, 26, lives in Jersey City and most recently worked as a food delivery driver, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. He really belongs to what’s known as the South American Theft Group network and is tied to other burglaries in the state, the chief said. He was also wanted by the NYPD and by agents with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), he said. Primarily from Colombia, the members of the…
ICU Nurse From Bergen County Dishes On 'Next Level Chef' ICU Nurse From Bergen County Dishes On 'Next Level Chef'
ICU Nurse From Bergen County Dishes On 'Next Level Chef' With just two weeks notice, Christina Miros, a Bergen County native, found herself getting ready to fly to Ireland to compete on the new season of  "Next Level Chef." Miros, a Dumont native who lives in River Vale, is a contestant on the third season on the FOX cooking show hosted by Gordon Ramsey. And when she's not serving up culinary delights in the kitchen she works as a nurse in the intensive care unit. On "Next Level Chefs", Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais mentor the chefs as they face "unique" challenges on three different kitchen levels — literally. Contestants…
First Portnoy, Now Gorga: Bergen County Restaurant Gets Another Boost First Portnoy, Now Gorga: Bergen County Restaurant Gets Another Boost
First Portnoy, Now Gorga: Bergen County Restaurant Gets Another Boost A restaurant in Bergen County seems to have a penchant for attracting people with platforms. Joe and Melissa Gorga, stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," recently dined at Grant Street Cafe in Dumont, the restaurant shared on Facebook.  Grant Street Cafe had gotten a boost in business in 2022 after Dave Portnoy, the outspoken CEO of Barstool Sports, popped in to review its pizza, giving it an 8.2.  🍕 Great Having Melissa and Joe Gorga from Real Housewives of NJ at Grants🍕 #grantstreetcafe #grantstreet #grants #njeats #realhousewivesofnewjersey Posted by Grant Street o…
Early Dismissals For These Bergen County Schools Ahead Of Snow Storm Early Dismissals For These Bergen County Schools Ahead Of Snow Storm
Early Dismissals For These Bergen County Schools Ahead Of Snow Storm School districts across New Jersey have begun announcing schedule changes for Friday, Jan. 19, ahead of the second snow storm of the week. Parts of the state could see up to six inches of snow, expected to begin falling between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service said. The following districts have early dismissals: Cranford Dumont Franklin Lakes Hackensack Hanover Park Regional HS Lyndhurst Marlboro Maywood Millburn Mountainside North Arlington Oradell Parsippany-Troy Hills Pompton Lakes Rockaway Roselle Park Scotch Plains-Fanwood Totowa Warren Watchung/Watchung Hills R…
Freed Pedophile Produced Homemade Child Porn, Bergen Prosecutor Says Freed Pedophile Produced Homemade Child Porn, Bergen Prosecutor Says
Freed Pedophile Produced Homemade Child Porn, Bergen Prosecutor Says A computer tech from Dumont who'd been freed pending trial after authorities charged him with sexually assaulting an underage teen was rearrested after authorities said they found homemade child porn. Coswayne Donald, 44, “used his cellular phone to manufacture and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit pubescent children,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit originally arrested Donald on first-degree aggravated sexual assault charges last June. The prosecutor said at the time that the married defen…
JACKPOT! Bergen County Jersey Cash 5 Player Wins Big JACKPOT! Bergen County Jersey Cash 5 Player Wins Big
Jackpot! Bergen County Jersey Cash 5 Player Wins Big A Bergen County lottery player found the perfect way to end 2023. A ticket sold Dumont matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 drawing held on Friday, Dec. 29, winning the $461,643.  The winning numbers were: 19, 21, 32, 33 and 42 and the XTRA number was: 02.  The winning ticket was sold at Dumont Cigars and Lotto.
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)* —…
'What A Threesome:' Gordon Ramsay Tangles With NJ TikTok Influencers On 'Kitchen Nightmares' 'What A Threesome:' Gordon Ramsay Tangles With NJ TikTok Influencers On 'Kitchen Nightmares'
'What A Threesome:' Gordon Ramsay Tangles With NJ TikTok Influencers On 'Kitchen Nightmares' First, he battled with the Culinary Gangster.  On the Monday, Oct. 16 episode of "Kitchen Nightmares," Gordon Ramsay had to deal with the Gigante brothers and rescue their North Jersey restaurant at the same time. "Three brothers, (expletive) me," Ramsay said on Monday's episode. "What a threesome." Ramsay helped give Da Mimmo, an Italian restaurant in Dumont, a makeover — both aesthetic and culinary, while also whipping the Gigante brothers, known for their antics on TikTok, into shape. The pizzeria is the creation of mom Melissa and sons Vincent, Antonio and Vito Gigante, who opened th…
North Jersey Pizzeria Owned By TikTok Stars Getting Gordon Ramsey Makeover North Jersey Pizzeria Owned By TikTok Stars Getting Gordon Ramsey Makeover
North Jersey Pizzeria Owned By TikTok Stars Getting Gordon Ramsey Makeover A Bergen County pizzeria is the next North Jersey restaurant to get a visit from fiery celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Da Mimmo, in Dumont, will be featured on the Monday, Oct. 16 episode of "Kitchen Nightmares." Ramsay was spotted filming at the pizzeria in June. We decided to not make you wait any longer! Earlier this year we were blessed to be a part of the revamp of @... Posted by Da Mimmo on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 The pizzeria is the creation of Vincent, Antonio and Vito Gigante, brothers and TikTok influencers, who opened the place last November in honor of their great uncle,…
Two North Jersey Restaurants Featured On 'Kitchen Nightmares' Two North Jersey Restaurants Featured On 'Kitchen Nightmares'
Two North Jersey Restaurants Featured On 'Kitchen Nightmares' There's apparently something rotten in the kitchens in Northern New Jersey. Two North Jersey restaurants, Bask46 in Woodland Park and Da Mimmo in Dumont are being featured on the new season of "Kitchen Nightmares", which premiered on Monday, Sept. 25. The series, hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, is returning after a 10-year absence and filmed the new season entirely in New York and New Jersey. Bask46, which airs on Monday, Oct. 2, will feature a chef who calls him "the culinary gangster", showrunner David DeAngelis told Variety. Bask46 closed for a week in May to allow for filming, …
Second Of Back-To-Back Cresskill Break-Ins Becomes Overnight Home Invasion Second Of Back-To-Back Cresskill Break-Ins Becomes Overnight Home Invasion
Second Of Back-To-Back Cresskill Break-Ins Becomes Overnight Home Invasion The second of back-to-back overnight residential burglaries in Cresskill turned into a home invasion when a group of intruders entered while people living there slept, authorities said. The first break-in was reported around 3:45 a.m. on Park Avenue near County Road, Cresskill Police Capt. Jason Lanzilotti said. Fifteen minutes later, he said, burglars entered a Florence Avenue home near Knickerbocker Road. A resident said four intruders entered bedrooms and stole valuables, then fled with one of the victims' vehicles, a 2020 BMW. They were last seen fleeing south on Knickerbocker Road in …
Dad Who Left Corporate Job To Pursue Dream Expands Cuban Restaurant To Paramus Park Mall Dad Who Left Corporate Job To Pursue Dream Expands Cuban Restaurant To Paramus Park Mall
Dad Who Left Corporate Job To Pursue Dream Expands Cuban Restaurant To Paramus Park Mall Cuban Eddie's is growing. The Cuban restaurant located in Dumont and River Vale is bringing new digs to Paramus Park Mall, its website says. The eatery is owned by Eddie Sanchez, a first-generation American whose parents hail from Santa Clara, Cuba, its website says. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cuban Eddies (@cubaneddies) In 2007, Sanchez left his corporate job and, in pursuit of his dream of owning his own restaurant, opened Cuban Eddie's in Dumont. Six years later, his daughter, Jacklyn, opened the River Vale location. T…
Masked Offender From Bergenfield Caught With Meth, Burglar Tools In Pre-Dawn Stop: Dumont PD Masked Offender From Bergenfield Caught With Meth, Burglar Tools In Pre-Dawn Stop: Dumont PD
Masked Offender From Bergenfield Caught With Meth, Burglar Tools In Pre-Dawn Stop: Dumont PD A known offender was arrested again after a Dumont officer spotted him carrying bolt cutters while riding a bicycle down the main drag two hours before sunrise, authorities said. And, once again, a judge released him soon after. Andrew Lugo, 35, of Bergenfield, has been arrested in several towns – among them, Saddle River, Hackensack, Englewood, Teaneck and Little Ferry – the past few years, records show. Charges have included burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and drug possession. A year ago, Bergenfield police arrested him for a host of credit card thefts during burglaries. Lu…
Wallet Thief Nabbed In Mall After Ubering Straight To Nieman Marcus, Louis Vuitton: Paramus PD Wallet Thief Nabbed In Mall After Ubering Straight To Nieman Marcus, Louis Vuitton: Paramus PD
Wallet Thief Nabbed In Mall After Ubering Straight To Nieman Marcus, Louis Vuitton: Paramus PD A repeat offender who hopped into a waiting Uber after snatching a man's wallet from the bar at a Paramus restaurant was already using the victim's credit cards as police interviewed him, authorities said. Turned out to be a huge break. Officer Matt Orefice was talking with the 44-year-old victim at the Capital Grille on Route 17 when the man received an alert on his cellphone that a credit card of his had just been used at the Nieman Marcus store in the Garden State Plaza just down the road, Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Orefice quickly notified Neiman Marcus security and headed to t…
ICE Seizes DWI Guatemalan Driver From Dumont Charged With Hitting Ridgefield Pedestrians ICE Seizes DWI Guatemalan Driver From Dumont Charged With Hitting Ridgefield Pedestrians
ICE Seizes DWI Guatemalan Driver From Dumont Charged With Hitting Ridgefield Pedestrians A Guatemalan national living in Dumont who authorities said was drunk when he hit two pedestrians with his sedan at a busy Ridgefield intersection  – seriously injuring one of them – was seized by ICE, records show. Responding officers seized Esvin Duarte-Simon, 33, at the scene of the crash at Bergen Boulevard and Edgewater Avenue shortly before 11 a.m. last Friday, July 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Duarte-Simon, who lives on East Madison Avenue and works as a laborer, had struck the two pedestrians with his 2013 Subaru Impreza, the prosecutor said. One was ta…
Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say
Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say A distraught Morris County woman intentionally drove into the path of a freight train that slammed into her SUV at a railroad crossing in Bergenfield, killing her, in the middle of the night, authorities said. The lifeless victim 42, from Jefferson, NJ, was alone in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when it was struck by a CSX train at the West Central crossing and knocked onto its roof around 1 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Police Capt. William Duran said. Responding police officers found various vehicle parts strewn around, the captain said on Monday. An ALS unit pronounced the woman dead at the scene af…
SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing
SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing A driver was killed overnight when a freight train slammed into her SUV at a railroad crossing in what  Bergenfield police said was a suicide. The lifeless victim, a 42-year-old woman from Jefferson, NJ, was alone in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when it was struck by a CSX train at the West Central crossing and knocked onto its roof around 1 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Police Capt. William Duran said. Responding police officers found various vehicle parts strewn around, the captain said on Monday. An ALS unit pronounced the woman dead at the scene after police removed her from the SUV, he said.…