NJ High School Senior Dies Week Before Graduation: 'Promising Future Cut Short' NJ High School Senior Dies Week Before Graduation: 'Promising Future Cut Short'
NJ High School Senior Dies Week Before Graduation: 'Promising Future Cut Short' Support is on the rise for the mother of a 19-year-old Elizabeth man who recently died. Anthony Cruz passed away on June 11, according to his obituary. A GoFundMe launched for his mother, Sandra Santos, said he was on the brink of graduating from high school and embarking on a new chapter in life. "His achievements and plans for further education had made his mother incredibly proud, but his promising future was tragically cut short," reads the campaign launched by Melanie Martinez. A cause of death was not provided. I still can’t believe that your gone it feels like a bad dream you …
Air Quality Alert Issued Across Bergen County Air Quality Alert Issued Across Bergen County
Air Quality Alert Issued Across Bergen County An air quality alert has been issued for several areas across New Jersey and Pennsylvania  through late Friday, June 14. The most serious alert, an Air Quality Action Day, has been issued from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. across Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, and Union counties. An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange air quality alert Friday for North Central and Southwestern, NJ, along with Middlesex, Mercer, Camden, and G…
UPDATE: 'Inappropriate Comment' Temporarily Halts Distribution Of NJ School Yearbook UPDATE: 'Inappropriate Comment' Temporarily Halts Distribution Of NJ School Yearbook
Update: 'Inappropriate Comment' Temporarily Halts Distribution Of NJ School Yearbook A graduating Ramapo Indian Hills High School student intended "no harm or offense" with an "inappropriate comment" in the senior yearbook, the district's acting chief said Thursday night. According to parents, a graduating senior included an untoward reference to a Jewish Holocaust victim under his portrait photo. In response, Ramapo Indian Hills High School District Acting Supt. Dr. Melissa Quackenbush said officials were halting the distribution of the remaining yearbooks and were talking with the distributor about reprints. "Additionally, we are consulting with the Jewish Federatio…
Grand Jury Declines To Charge NJ Principal Arrested Last Spring Grand Jury Declines To Charge NJ Principal Arrested Last Spring
Grand Jury Declines To Charge NJ Principal Arrested Last Spring An Essex County Grand Jury declined to indict Columbia High School principal Frank Sanchez on charges of endangering the welfare of a child on Thursday, June 13, authorities announced. Sanchez still faces charges of simple assault stemming from an incident involving a student in January at the school in the South Orangewood-Maplewood School District, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. The principal was suspended from his job following the alleged incident, as reported by Daily Voice when charges were filed in March. Dr. Kevin F. Gilbert, Acting Superintendent of the South Orange &a…
Storied Disappearing Dumont Donkey Is Hero Mascot At Builder's New Ice Cream Shop Storied Disappearing Dumont Donkey Is Hero Mascot At Builder's New Ice Cream Shop
Storied Disappearing Dumont Donkey Is Hero Mascot At Builder's 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 …
Shot Fired By Clifton Homeowner Scares Off Overnight Car Thieves Shot Fired By Clifton Homeowner Scares Off Overnight Car Thieves
Shot Fired By Clifton Homeowner Scares Off Overnight Car Thieves An armed Clifton homeowner confronted and apparently scared off a group of vehicle thieves by firing a gunshot into the air, authorities said. At least four bandits approached the Robin Hood Road home in the city's Montclair Heights section shortly after 3:15 a.m. Thursday, June 13, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said. "Although we can confirm that entry was not made into the home, the details of how the crime unfolded are still under investigation," the lieutenant said. "However, at some point during the incident, an altercation took place between the homeowner and the suspects which result…
Fire Ravages Englewood Home Fire Ravages Englewood Home
Fire Ravages Englewood Home Flames blew through the roof of an Englewood home ravaged by a ferocious fire. The blaze apparently ignited on the second floor of the 2½-story, $1 million wood-frame home on Walton Street just off Jones Road shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13. It was well-involved when firefighters arrived, requiring a defensive operation. A huge column of smoke could be seen from nearby Route 4. No injuries were reported. Firefighters faced water pressure issues as they continued to battle the blaze at noontime. Mutual aid at the scene and in coverage included firefighters from Bergenfield, Bo…
Video Shows Arrest Of Out-Of-State Suspect In Deadly Central Jersey Double Shooting (DETAILS) Video Shows Arrest Of Out-Of-State Suspect In Deadly Central Jersey Double Shooting (DETAILS)
Video Shows Arrest Of Out-Of-State Suspect In Deadly Central Jersey Double Shooting (Details) A 19-year-old man from Washington state has been charged in connection with a shooting that left one woman dead and another in critical condition in Carteret, authorities said. Video shared by A.D. Pauro shows Gaurav Gill, of Kent, WA — identified by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone — being taken into custody Wednesday, June 12 in the yard of a Carteret home, following a shooting that left a 29-year-old woman dead and another critical. Arrest Made in Carteret Double Shooting Carteret, New Jersey - Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a... Posted by A.D. Pauro o…
US Marshals Arrest NC Dad Who Disappeared With Passaic County Baby Girl, Prosecutor Says US Marshals Arrest NC Dad Who Disappeared With Passaic County Baby Girl, Prosecutor Says
US Marshals Arrest NC Dad Who Disappeared With Passaic County Baby Girl, Prosecutor Says A 47-year-old North Carolina dad was arrested by members of the US Marshals Service after he failed to return a 10-month-old baby to her mother for days. Anthony Smith became the center of the investigation by Paterson police and the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office on May 28, when officers were dispatched to East 27th Street and 21st Avenue, on a report of a custody dispute, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said. There they were told that Smith was supposed to return the baby girl, his daughter, to her mother on May 26, pursuant to their court-ordered visitation…
Homicide Suspect Killed By Police Officers At NJ Hotel, AG Says Homicide Suspect Killed By Police Officers At NJ Hotel, AG Says
Homicide Suspect Killed By Police Officers At NJ Hotel, AG Says Two police officers are recovering from injuries after being shot overnight at a hotel in Woodbridge while attempting to track down a homicide suspect. The suspect was shot and killed at the scene, according to New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin. The two injured officers were from the Woodbridge Police Department and New York City Police Department, Platkin said. More details from the incident were expected to be released later on Thursday, June 13. "This incident is another reminder that our law enforcement officers risk their lives daily to keep our communities safe," Platki…
Here's Timing On Thunderstorms With 60 MPH Winds, Large Hail Threatening NJ, PA Here's Timing On Thunderstorms With 60 MPH Winds, Large Hail Threatening NJ, PA
Here's Timing On Thunderstorms With 60 MPH Winds, Large Hail Threatening NJ, PA A pleasant summer day Thursday, June 13 could be followed by a stormy one on Friday, June 14, forecasters said. Showers and thunderstorms with drenching downpours, large hail, and gusty winds are threatening North Jersey and the Lehigh Valley Friday afternoon and early evening, according to the National Weather Service. After a warm and sunny Thursday, we could be looking at a rather stormy Friday. Showers and thunderstorms are expected... Posted by US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly on Thursday, June 13, 2024 Damaging wind gusts and large hail are the main threat…
GOTCHA! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD GOTCHA! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD
Gotcha! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD He showed the bank teller a driver's license with his photo on it. The name on the DL matched that on a $3,400 check he was trying to cash. But something didn't smell quite right. Lyndhurst police who responded to a call from the bank arrested Russel Fastnacht, 52, of Newark moments later. Officer Michael D’Alessandro was joined at the Citizen's Bank on Ridge Road by Detectives Tom McSweeney and Steve Batista shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. "They were advised at that time that the suspect had fled the bank after being challenged by a bank…