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Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette'
Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' We've got a brand-new "Bachelorette" and she's a Bergen County babe. Jenn Tran, 26, is the first-ever Asian American to lead the ABC franchise, the 21st season of which premiered Monday night, July 8. "The Bachelorette" Jenn Tran, 26, is ready to meet her men. Disney/John Fleenor Born in Hillsdale and raised by Vietnamese immigrants, Tran graduated from Pascack Valley High School in 2016, where she played basketball and lacrosse.  Tran was featured on the last season of "The Bachelor" starring Joey Graziadei, who ultimately got engaged to Kelsey Anderson. A "bi-lingual beauty…
Westwood HS Brawl: Names Released In Police Documents Westwood HS Brawl: Names Released In Police Documents
Westwood HS Brawl: Names Released In Police Documents Daily Voice has obtained the names of the 10 of the 13 individuals charged in connection with the brawls that broke out following the Westwood High School graduation ceremony last month. As previously reported by Daily Voice, two graduating students and 11 of their family members were slapped with a total of 25 charges including assault, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, and obstruction, following the fights on Thursday, June 20, Washington Township Police Chief John Calamari said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by …
Westwood HS Brawl: 25 Charges Filed Against Graduating Students, Family Members (UPDATE) Westwood HS Brawl: 25 Charges Filed Against Graduating Students, Family Members (UPDATE)
Westwood HS Brawl: 25 Charges Filed Against Graduating Students, Family Members (Update) Charges have been filed against 13 people in connection with brawls that broke out last Thursday, June 20 following the Westwood High School graduation ceremony, police announced. Two graduation students and their family members are facing a total of 25 charges including assault, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, and obstruction, Washington Township Police Chief John Calamari said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jersey Talks (@jerseytalks) Multiple fights erupted on the football field just after the ceremony had ende…
Brawls Erupt At Westwood HS Graduation: 1 Hospitalized, More Injured, Police Say (VIDEO) Brawls Erupt At Westwood HS Graduation: 1 Hospitalized, More Injured, Police Say (VIDEO)
Brawls Erupt At Westwood HS Graduation: 1 Hospitalized, More Injured, Police Say (Video) One person was hospitalized in a brawl that broke out at Westwood High School's graduation ceremony Thursday, June 20. Multiple fights erupted on the football field just after the ceremony had ended, bringing officers from multiple surrounding agencies to the scene, Washington Township police said in a release. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jersey Talks (@jerseytalks) The parties were separated and the crowds eventually dispersed. At least one person was injured and taken to an area hospital, while multiple others were treated …
Who Is Livvy Dunne? Bergen County Gymnast $1,000 Clue On 'Jeopardy!' Who Is Livvy Dunne? Bergen County Gymnast $1,000 Clue On 'Jeopardy!'
Who Is Livvy Dunne? Bergen County Gymnast $1,000 Clue On 'Jeopardy!' Livvy Dunne, the popular gymnast and Bergen County native, has officially hit the big time. Dunne, who was raised in Hillsdale, was a clue on the Wednesday, May 15 episode of "Jeopardy!" The $1,000 "answer" was: This LSU gymnast claims the title of most followed NCAA athlete on social media. Will Stewart, a political organizer from Nashville, buzzed in and guessed: Who is Livvy? Host Ken Jennibgs asked him to be more specific and he correctly answered, "Who is Livvy Dunne?" Last fall, Dunne was on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, which highlights the money college ath…
Alarm Malfunction Triggers Lockdown, Massive Law Enforcement Response At Westwood HS Alarm Malfunction Triggers Lockdown, Massive Law Enforcement Response At Westwood HS
Alarm Malfunction Triggers Lockdown, Massive Law Enforcement Response At Westwood HS An alarm system malfunction forced the lockdown Tuesday of Westwood Regional High School and brought a legion of law enforcement and tactical officers to Washington Township. The entire building was searched following the 11:07 a.m. lockdown, Washington Township Police Chief John Calamari said. The search confirmed there wasn't a threat of any kind and the lockdown was stepped down to a shelter in place. The system malfunctioned a second time after being reset, the chief said. An early 12:50 p.m. dismissal allowed technicians to investigate the cause, Schools Supt. Jill Mortimer said…
Hillsdale Man, 50, Falls From Deck While Watching Eclipse Hillsdale Man, 50, Falls From Deck While Watching Eclipse
Hillsdale Man, 50, Falls From Deck While Watching Eclipse A man was airlifted to the hospital after falling from a residential deck in Hillsdale while watching Monday's solar eclipse, authorities said. The 50-year-old victim fell 10 feet from a deck without a railing while watching the Monday afternoon eclipse on Knickerbocker Road off Riverdale Street, Hillsdale Police Chief Sean Smith said. A medical helicopter landed at the nearby George White Middle School field a short time  later, the chief said.  Check out JJMontouri's videos at: youtube.com/@jjmontuori jjmontuori The victim was then flown to Hackensack University Medica…
Sticky-Fingered Traveler Prompts Warning In Bergen Sticky-Fingered Traveler Prompts Warning In Bergen
Sticky-Fingered Traveler Prompts Warning In Bergen A traveler from out of state wrought some havoc in the Pascack Valley before moving on, authorities said. Mircea Catalin Petrovici, 26, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is wanted by several North Jersey police departments, including those in Hillsdale and Emerson, as well as in nearby Closter and in South Plainfield. A wallet that a customer left in a cart at the Shop Rite in Hillsdale disappeared along with multiple credit cards, ID and cash, Police Chief Sean Smith said. Soon after, the thief tried using a Discover card to make a $2,598.98 purchase at an Apple store in Nanuet (Rockland County), …
Westwood Mechanic, 31, Charged With 2007 Child Sex Assaults Westwood Mechanic, 31, Charged With 2007 Child Sex Assaults
Westwood Mechanic, 31, Charged With 2007 Child Sex Assaults A 31-year-old mechanic from Westwood was in his early teens when he sexually assaulted a much younger child, authorities charged. Nicholas Cavaniola is accused of sexually assaulting a pre-teen at least four years younger than him in Westwood twice in April 2007, according to Bergen County Jail records. There's no statute of limitations for criminal sexual assault cases in New Jersey. Prosecutors can bring a one at any point in time. Cavaniola was arrested in Hillsdale on Feb. 28 following an investigation begun by Westwood police and continued by members of Bergen County Prosecutor Mark M…
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…
UPDATE: Convicted Stalker Goes After NJ Police Chief Yet Again UPDATE: Convicted Stalker Goes After NJ Police Chief Yet Again
Update: Convicted Stalker Goes After NJ Police Chief Yet Again A convicted stalker who authorities said won't stop harassing Hillsdale Police Chief Sean Smith is back behind bars – only this time it might be for awhile. Patrick McMeekin, 56, of Newark spent a combined 20 months in the Bergen County Jail before and after he was convicted of a stalking campaign several years ago. He finished out a six-month state prison stretch last June, records show. SEE: Convicted Stalker Targets Same Bergen Victim With Emails To Schools, Towns, Others Soon after he was released he was once again sending slanderous emails to a host of people accusing Hillsdale …
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…
Watch Livvy Dunne's High-Scoring Floor Routine In LSU Tigers' Weekend Win Watch Livvy Dunne's High-Scoring Floor Routine In LSU Tigers' Weekend Win
Watch Livvy Dunne's High-Scoring Floor Routine In LSU Tigers' Weekend Win The LSU Tigers continue to reign supreme in the world of college gymnastics, with an assist from Livvy Dunne, a Bergen County native. LSU — ranked No. 3 in the country — defeated #19 Georgia by a score of 197.625 to 196.300 on Friday, Feb. 9 at Stegman Coliseum in Athens, GA. Dunne, a Hillsdale native, shined in her floor routine, getting a score of 9.8. Watch as Olivia Dunne started the night off strong for the LSU Tigers scoring a 9.80 in the leadoff spot as the No. 3 LSU took down No. 19 Georgia on the road. ESPN Last fall, the gymnast, who grew up in Hillsdale was on the cover…
Baked By Melissa Founder, Bergen County Native Returns Home For Book Signing Baked By Melissa Founder, Bergen County Native Returns Home For Book Signing
Baked By Melissa Founder, Bergen County Native Returns Home For Book Signing Baked by Melissa wants you to "Come Hungry" to her upcoming book signing in Bergen County. Melissa Ben-Ishay, a Hoboken resident and Hillsdale native, who co-owns the popular bakery chain, will be signing copies of her new book at Bookends in Ridgewood at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Baked by Melissa (@bakedbymelissa) While Ben-Ishay is known for his cupcakes, "Come Hungry" offers vegetable-focused recipes inspired by her vegan Green Goddess Salad, which blew up on TikTok, getting 25 million vi…
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)* —…
Driver Who Hit Pedestrian In River Vale Charged With Assault By Auto, DWI Driver Who Hit Pedestrian In River Vale Charged With Assault By Auto, DWI
Driver Who Hit Pedestrian In River Vale Charged With Assault By Auto, DWI A Mahwah driver with a criminal history was drunk when he struck a pedestrian in River Vale, authorities said. Nicholas M. Manuele, 27, was charged with assault by auto and DWI in a school zone following the early evening crash on Demarest Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 25, River Vale Police Chief Christopher Bulger said. Hillsdale police took the initial call and contacted their River Vale colleagues, the chief said. The pedestrian was treated at the scene and brought to a local hospital with injuries that Bulger said weren't life-threatening. Manuele, already had a history of mostly drug-rel…
Feds Bust Bergen Doc For Prescribing Tens Of Thousands Of Oxy Pills For Fake Patients Feds Bust Bergen Doc For Prescribing Tens Of Thousands Of Oxy Pills For Fake Patients
Feds Bust Bergen Doc For Prescribing Tens Of Thousands Of Oxy Pills For Fake Patients A doctor from Hillsdale was arrested by federal agents for prescribing oxycodone for illegal use from her Paterson office, authorities said. Phony patients for whom Lisa Ferraro, 65, wrote scripts included two people who were locked up, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. They were among several “patients” who Sellinger said were “never physically examined or questioned about symptoms to determine whether there was a legitimate medical need for oxycodone.” Ferraro typically wrote prescriptions for 90 pills of 30mg of oxycodone per "patient," the U.S. attorney said. They were “typicall…
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…
Drivers Not Seriously Injured In Crash That Closed Garden State Parkway For Hours Drivers Not Seriously Injured In Crash That Closed Garden State Parkway For Hours
Drivers Not Seriously Injured In Crash That Closed Garden State Parkway For Hours Two drivers suffered minor injuries in a crash that closed the Garden State Parkway for hours, authorities said. A Nissan and Volkswagon collided in the northbound lanes just before 8 p.m. near mile post 168.1 in Hillsdale, right past Demarest Farms on Wednesday, Sept. 20, according to witnesses and New Jersey State Police. One car was positioned in the southbound lanes under the Werimus Road overpass. The other was in the northbound lanes, facing the opposite way. Both cars were believed to have been heading north. Police said only that both drivers were taken to an area hospital with non…
Hundreds Turn Out For Funeral Of Former Pascack Valley HS Football Captain Devin Wolfe, 30 Hundreds Turn Out For Funeral Of Former Pascack Valley HS Football Captain Devin Wolfe, 30
Hundreds Turn Out For Funeral Of Former Pascack Valley HS Football Captain Devin Wolfe, 30 Joe Wolfe always knew his son was well-liked, but he didn't fully understand how loved he was until his funeral last week. Devin Wolfe, 30, who grew up in River Vale, died in a car accident on Long Island on Saturday, Sept. 9. His former teammates, friends from childhood, peers from college at Johnson & Wales University, coworkers, coaches, teachers, and relatives flew and drove out to Bergen County for Devin's services Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15. Seeing the nearly one thousand of them lining up for visitation at Becker Funeral Home and spilling out of pews at the funeral…
NJ Gymnast Livvy Dunne Makes Cover Of Sports Illustrated NJ Gymnast Livvy Dunne Makes Cover Of Sports Illustrated
NJ Gymnast Livvy Dunne Makes Cover Of Sports Illustrated Livvy Dunne is once again gracing the pages of Sports Illustrated. But this time, she's front and center. The popular college gymnast, who grew up in Hillsdale and is now attending Louisiana State University, is on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, which highlights the money college athletes are making thanks to NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) deals. Led by Olivia Dunne and Angel Reese, LSU is setting the standard for athletes in women’s sports capitalizing on NIL deals.@stephapstein on the women’s program ruling the new college sports economy, in SI’s ‘The Money Issue…
1.3K Bergen County Residents Without Power, Severe Thunderstorm Watch Remains In Effect 1.3K Bergen County Residents Without Power, Severe Thunderstorm Watch Remains In Effect
1.3K Bergen County Residents Without Power, Severe Thunderstorm Watch Remains In Effect Thousands of New Jersey residents were without power after a round of powerful afternoon storms swept through the region. The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of the region through 11 p.m., and that comes after a round of quarter-sized hail and gusty winds. As of 5:25 p.m., the following areas were without power: JCP&L Essex County: 7,005 customers (most in Millburn [3.2K], Livingston [2.3K]) Monmouth County: 2,563 (most in Howell [1.9K]) Morris County: 11,300 (most in Boonton [1.6K], East Hanover [2.2K], Florham Park [1.2K], Montville [3…
BUSTED: Repeat Offender Got Car Loan Using Hillsdale Resident's Stolen ID, Police Charge BUSTED: Repeat Offender Got Car Loan Using Hillsdale Resident's Stolen ID, Police Charge
Busted: Repeat Offender Got Car Loan Using Hillsdale Resident's Stolen ID, Police Charge A repeat offender used a Hillsdale resident's stolen identification to get himself a car loan, among other expenditures, authorities said. Taheim J. Hart, 26, of Staten Island was arrested in Newark this past January for using a driver's license bearing the victim's name and information, Hillsdale Police Sgt. Travis Woods said. Hillsdale detectives investigating the theft of the resident's identity tied Hart to the car loan, obtained in North Carolina, among other expenses, the sergeant said. A warrant was issued for Hart, who was arrested in New York for a probation violation, Woods said.…
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…
Olympian Gabby Douglas Joins Bergen's Livvy Dunne At WME Sports Olympian Gabby Douglas Joins Bergen's Livvy Dunne At WME Sports
Olympian Gabby Douglas Joins Bergen's Livvy Dunne At WME Sports She's in good company. Virginia's Gabby Douglas has been signed to WME Sports, the same agency that represents some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, including New Jersey's Livvy Dunne. The news comes after the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and 2015 World all-around silver medalist announced she'd be returning to competitive gymnastics. While 27-year-old Douglas, who was born in Newport News and raised in Virginia Beach, did not join Team USA at the US Classic the first weekend of August 2023, she is apparently training for the 2024 Paris Games.  The last time Douglas c…
Livvy Dunne Visits Paramus Gymnastics School Livvy Dunne Visits Paramus Gymnastics School
Livvy Dunne Visits Paramus Gymnastics School It was a homecoming for Livvy Dunne. The champion college gymnast and Hillsdale native recently visited ENA Gymnastics in Paramus, the gymnastics school that she attended growing up. Craig Zappa, the coach at Ena Gymnastics, said Dunne always stops by when she's in town. Dunne now attends Louisiana State University and was recently featured in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue.  She has made millions off her TikTok videos and has four million followers on her Instagram account.
TRAGEDY: Bergen Teen Drowns In Backyard Pool TRAGEDY: Bergen Teen Drowns In Backyard Pool
Tragedy: Bergen Teen Drowns In Backyard Pool A 17-year-old Bergen County boy drowned in a backyard pool as the 2023 Fourth of July holiday period was about to begin, authorities confirmed. The boy's father conducted CPR after finding the lifeless teen behind their Hillsdale home shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. A rig from the Township of Washington Volunteer Ambulance Corps was requested and the boy was transported to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, responders said. He was pronounced dead soon after, they said. A cause is pending an investigation by the Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office. Any further information …
UPDATE: Yet Another Memorial Day Weekend Fire Ravages Upper Saddle River Home UPDATE: Yet Another Memorial Day Weekend Fire Ravages Upper Saddle River Home
Update: Yet Another Memorial Day Weekend Fire Ravages Upper Saddle River Home Yet another Memorial Day weekend fire in North Jersey blew through the roof of an Upper Saddle River home. The blaze in the two-story, 4,200-square-foot Carlough Road house near the Rockland County border broke out around 8 p.m. May 27, bringing firefighters from both sides of the state line. They had the fire knocked down and under control in roughly 40 minutes -- but not before it severely damaged multiple floors at one end of the house. Flames blew through the roof of the Carlough Road house near the Rockland County border in Upper Saddle River.Ethan Hayes for DAILY VOICE No injurie…
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…
Bergen County Man Hoping To Live On His Own Terms Bergen County Man Hoping To Live On His Own Terms
Bergen County Man Hoping To Live On His Own Terms A Bergen County man with special needs is hoping to get the funds he needs in order to live a more independent life. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for John Montuori, 31, who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, a degenerative neuromuscular disorder. The progressive disease causes Montuori, who lives in Hillsdale, to use a wheelchair and his family provides 24-hour care for him. According to Lisa Lippman, who organized the GoFundMe, Montuori's disorder has made it difficult for him to earn a living, when all he wants to do is support himself.  "His dream is to be …
Pickup Crash Snaps Paramus Pole Clean Off Pickup Crash Snaps Paramus Pole Clean Off
Pickup Crash Snaps Paramus Pole Clean Off A pickup truck slammed into a utility pole, snapping it from its base, at a busy Paramus intersection on Monday. The 57-year-old driver from Hillsdale declined medical attention after the Chevy Silverado rammed the pole, downing utility lines on Paramus Road just past Midland Avenue and off the corner of Mill Run around 8:30 a.m. March 27, Police Sgt. Michael Pollaro said. He'd apparently become disoriented before the crash, the sergeant said. The driver refused medical attention following Monday morning's crash on Paramus Road just past Midland Avenue.Boyd A. Loving Belfi's Towing rem…