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Victim Killed In Route 1 Crash, Freehold's Dennis Frick, Was US Navy Vet, 65 Victim Killed In Route 1 Crash, Freehold's Dennis Frick, Was US Navy Vet, 65
Victim Killed In Route 1 Crash, Freehold's Dennis Frick, Was US Navy Vet, 65 Services have been set for Dennis John Frick, of Freehold Township, who died in a crash on Route 1 Wednesday, March 6. He was 65 years old. Visitation is on Sunday, March 10 for Dennis, who became a senior vice president with Heller Construction where he worked for 35 years, according to his obituary published by Freeman Manalapan Marlboro Funeral Home. The funeral liturgy is on Monday at noon at St. Rose of Lima Church in Freehold. Dennis was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1977 to 1981 aboard the USS Preserver, his obit said. "Dennis was a lifelong New York Mets fan, traveling to …
Support Swells For Long Beach Man Following 'Tragic' Surf Accident Support Swells For Long Beach Man Following 'Tragic' Surf Accident
Support Swells For Long Beach Man Following 'Tragic' Surf Accident The community has rallied around a Long Island man fighting for his life after he was the victim of a surfing accident that put him on life support. Austin Gibbons, a 25-year-old man from Long Beach, spent Monday, Feb. 5 surfing at Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline, as he might on any day. However, as he went to take his last wave of the day, the unthinkable happened. “He was held under by the brute force of two waves of whitewater, which unforgivingly filled his lungs with seawater,” wrote Traci Johnson Kilduff, who set up a GoFundMe for Austin and his family. Fellow surfers and lifeguards ru…
Boston Doctor Accused Of Masturbating On Plane Found Not Guilty Boston Doctor Accused Of Masturbating On Plane Found Not Guilty
Boston Doctor Accused Of Masturbating On Plane Found Not Guilty A 33-year-old Boston doctor accused of masturbating in front of a 14-year-old girl aboard a Hawaii to Boston flight has been found not guilty, court records show.  Dr. Sudipta Mohanty's lawyers argued that the dozens of people who sat near him did not see him do anything lewd, reports said. He was charged with one count of lewd, indecent, and obscene acts while in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States.  Mohanty had practiced at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, but the hospital said that he no longer worked there following the charges.  The doctor said b…
Scott Bartlett, Navy Veteran, Sussex County First Responder, Dies At 49 Scott Bartlett, Navy Veteran, Sussex County First Responder, Dies At 49
Scott Bartlett, Navy Veteran, Sussex County First Responder, Dies At 49 Scott Bartlett, who spent many years in Vernon volunteering as a first responder, died on Friday, Dec. 29 at the age of 49 in Honolulu, according to his obituary on the Pinkel Funeral Home website. Barlett was born in Ridgewood and moved to Vernon, his obituary reads. He served in the Navy from 1993 to 1997 as a disaster recovery specialist, according to his obituary. After leaving the navy, he served in the Pochuck Volunteer Fire Department, as an EMS tech for the Glenwood Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps and as a dispatcher for the Pequannock Police Department. It’s with heavy heart…
Ex-Jersey Shore Man Gets 20 Years, No Parole For Serial Threats Against Police, Judges, Others Ex-Jersey Shore Man Gets 20 Years, No Parole For Serial Threats Against Police, Judges, Others
Ex-Jersey Shore Man Gets 20 Years, No Parole For Serial Threats Against Police, Judges, Others A former New Jersey resident with a cockamamie political history must spend the next 20 years in federal prison for threatening to kill police officers, lawyers and judges, among others, in and around Monmouth County. Eric G. Hafner, 32, formerly of Fair Haven, also made calls and sent messages to state officials while phoning in bogus bomb threats to local and state government offices, a police department, two law firms and the Monmouth Park Racetrack during a two-year terror campaign, federal authorities in Trenton said. Hafner told newspaper reporters in 2018 that he was on the lam for d…
Westwood Native, U.S. Army Officer Alyson Garino Dies, 30 (TRIBUTE) Westwood Native, U.S. Army Officer Alyson Garino Dies, 30 (TRIBUTE)
Westwood Native, U.S. Army Officer Alyson Garino Dies, 30 (Tribute) Alyson Garino, a Bergen County native and highly-respected First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, died on Dec. 2, 2023. She was 30 years old. A graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy, Alyson went on to attend Penn State University, State College, and graduated with honors in 2015, according to her obituary on the Becker Funeral Home website. A Schreyer Scholar, she majored in English and minored in Military Studies. A distinguished military graduate of the ROTC Nittany Lion Battalion, she received the highly respected American Veterans of WWII award. Alyson served with distinction as a First Lieu…
Woodbridge Murder Victim April Duncza Remembered As Professional With 'Creative Brilliance' Woodbridge Murder Victim April Duncza Remembered As Professional With 'Creative Brilliance'
Woodbridge Murder Victim April Duncza Remembered As Professional With 'Creative Brilliance' April Duncza, the 39-year-old New Jersey woman believed killed by her ex-boyfriend is being remembered for her creative brilliance and professional success. Duncza, a Nebraska native, was found during a welfare check at a home on Paul Street in the Fords section of Woodbridge with serious head trauma around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said. She was later pronounced dead and her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Bacon, 46, of Keanesburg, has been charged with murder, Ciccone previously announced. Duncza's obituary on the Higgins Home for Funerals website…
COVID-19: Brand-New Study Reveals Percentage Of Americans Who've Had Long COVID COVID-19: Brand-New Study Reveals Percentage Of Americans Who've Had Long COVID
Covid-19: Brand-New Study Reveals Percentage Of Americans Who've Had Long COVID A new study has revealed just how prevalent cases of so-called Long COVID are among Americans. According to the investigation by Dartmouth College and the University College London, one in seven Americans -- about 14 percent -- had Long COVID by the end of 2022. Long COVID occurs when symptoms of the virus persist for more than three months after the initial infections. Those symptoms typically included extreme fatigue, breathlessness, muscle weakness, and cognitive dysfunction or "brain fog." Those who report having experienced Long COVID said they also experienced more anx…
NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable' NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable'
NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable' New York Attorney General Letitia James and a group of attorneys general from 32 other states have filed a federal lawsuit against Meta for contributing to a mental health crisis among young people, officials announced. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that the social media company knowingly designed and implemented features on Instagram, Facebook, and other platforms that purposefully take advantage of children and teens, James' office announced on Tuesday, Oct. 24.  Additionally, the lawsuit also charges Meta with collecting…
Former Park View Football Captain, Paratrooper Addison Cadang Dies Days Before 22nd Birthday Former Park View Football Captain, Paratrooper Addison Cadang Dies Days Before 22nd Birthday
Former Park View Football Captain, Paratrooper Addison Cadang Dies Days Before 22nd Birthday A paratrooper in the US Army, former standout football player, and associate member of a Virginia fire department, Addison Cadang, died days before turning 22. Addison Cadang, a US Army soldier, died while stationed in Fort Liberty, NC on Sept. 21. He would have turned 22 on Oct. 8, his obituary says. A spokesperson for the 82nd Airborne Division, where Cadang was assigned, said that he died of injuries suffered in a vehicle crash in Fort Liberty. "An investigation is ongoing by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division," Anthony M. Clas, Ed.D. said. "Our thoughts a…
Don't Die In Massachusetts. It Costs Too Much Don't Die In Massachusetts. It Costs Too Much
Don't Die In Massachusetts. It Costs Too Much If you plan to die, do it somewhere outside of Massachusetts. According to a new study, the Bay State is one of the nation's most expensive places to perish.  Forbes recently tallied all the financial costs of losing a loved one. That included end-of-life care and funeral expenses. What they found is that not only is the cost of living rising, but so is the price of dying. Alaska was the priciest place to die, with it costing more than $33,000 on average. That's $24,400 for end-of-life care and an average funeral price tag of $9,300, according to the Forbes study. Hawaii is next,…
Mass Ranks Among Safest States To Use Public Transportation: Study Mass Ranks Among Safest States To Use Public Transportation: Study
Mass Ranks Among Safest States To Use Public Transportation: Study Massachusetts residents have read plenty of MBTA horror stories, but those are outliers according to a new report that ranks the Bay State as one of the safest in the country in public transportation.  Massachusetts came in eighth in the United States for public transportation safety, according to a pre-settlement legal funding company, High Rise Legal Funding.  The report analyzed data on bus fatalities between 2010-2022 from the Bureau of Transport Statistics, as well as rail accident data for 2022 from the Federal Railroad Administration. The number of bus fatalities …
UPenn Grad, Doctor Masturbated On Flight In Front Of 14-Year-Old Girl: Feds UPenn Grad, Doctor Masturbated On Flight In Front Of 14-Year-Old Girl: Feds
UPenn Grad, Doctor Masturbated On Flight In Front Of 14-Year-Old Girl: Feds A doctor who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania was placed on leave from the hospital where he works following news that federal authorities had charged him with lewd, indecent, and obscene acts.  Sudipta Mohanty, who according to Healthgrades graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2014, is accused of masturbating and exposing himself on the flight from Hawaii while sitting next to a 14-year-old girl, federal authorities said. "This individual is on leave and not currently practicing at BIDMC," Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medica…
Saugerties HS Grad Named District's New Superintendent Saugerties HS Grad Named District's New Superintendent
Saugerties HS Grad Named District's New Superintendent A new school superintendent has been named to take over a Hudson Vally school district after the former leader resigned. Dr. Daniel Erceg was unanimously approved to take the helm of the Saugerties Central School District in Ulster County at a special Board of Education meeting held on Tuesday, June 27.  A Saugerties resident, Erceg graduated from Saugerties High School in 2002, officials said. "We are confident that Dr. Erceg's experience, expertise, and vision will greatly contribute to the success and growth of our schools," said Board President Robert Thomann. Erceg is …
Massachusetts Ranks 1st In Health Care Performance, New National Report Says Massachusetts Ranks 1st In Health Care Performance, New National Report Says
Massachusetts Ranks 1st In Health Care Performance, New National Report Says A new report found that every state nationwide is experiencing a "stunning" rise in avoidable, premature deaths, but despite this, the Bay State is topping the charts in overall health care performance.   Massachusetts received the best overall score out of any state, ranking high in categories including reproductive care and women's health, health care access, and health outcomes, according to the Commonwealth Fund's annual scorecard measuring state health system performance. The report focuses on three main challenges states are facing in terms of health care, including a "histo…
Secret Beaches: Pair Of Suffolk Locales Rank Among America’s Top 100 Secret Beaches: Pair Of Suffolk Locales Rank Among America’s Top 100
Secret Beaches: Pair Of Suffolk Locales Rank Among America’s Top 100 When it comes to finding the best “hidden” beaches in the country, the secret is out - and you won’t have to travel very far to reach a couple of them. Two beaches on Long Island made the list of America’s favorite 100 secret beaches, according to a ranking by the travel site Family Destinations Guide. The website surveyed 3,000 families across the United States to find out which hidden beaches they most wanted to visit this summer. Landing at No. 19 is Amsterdam Beach Preserve, a nearly 200-acre state park located in Montauk. Known as the Montauk Moorlands, the park features over 1,200 …
Student Struck By Car In Hawaii Will Return Home To Maple Shade In Medical Chopper Student Struck By Car In Hawaii Will Return Home To Maple Shade In Medical Chopper
Student Struck By Car In Hawaii Will Return Home To Maple Shade In Medical Chopper A college student from Burlington County who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Hawaii was cleared to make his big return home via medical chopper on Monday, Feb. 27. Christian DeCola, 19, of Maple Shade, was riding a moped for a food service delivery company when he was hit the night of Feb. 12, his mom, Valerie, tells 6abc. The vehicle backed over her son before fleeing, she said. Christian was unconscious in the Intensive Care Unit when his parents got word of the accident the following day, writes Michele Liberton on a GoFundMe page she launched for the DeCola family. Chri…
Aloha! Newton Child Surprised With Hawaii Trip Celebration From Make-A-Wish Aloha! Newton Child Surprised With Hawaii Trip Celebration From Make-A-Wish
Aloha! Newton Child Surprised With Hawaii Trip Celebration From Make-a-wish An aspiring marine biologist now gets to experience her beloved sea creatures on a Hawaiian tropical getaway thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Ten-year-old Anatole Pham Nguyen was surprised with a celebration to mark her upcoming trip to Hawaii granted by Make-A-Wish on Monday, Dec.12, the foundation said. The getaway and celebration recognized Anatole's recently-completed treatment for a brain tumor.  "I really don't think Anatole realized how amazing and brave she was to undergo such a long medical treatment process," said Anatole's mother, Cecile P…
New White Plains Restaurant Features Array Of 'Flavor Combinations' New White Plains Restaurant Features Array Of 'Flavor Combinations'
New White Plains Restaurant Features Array Of 'Flavor Combinations' A taste of Hawaii has arrived in the Hudson Valley. Westchester County eatery Pokémoto, located at 240 Main Street in White Plains, officially opened its doors in October 2022. It marked the company’s 29th location and first in New York, according to the restaurant’s website.  Those who have visited the Aloha State will no doubt recognize poke (pronounced POH-keh) as a native Hawaiian cuisine typically made up of diced fresh fish served over rice and topped with vegetables and sauces. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pokemoto® (…
Maryland AG Reaches Massive Settlement with Google Over Location Tracking Practices Maryland AG Reaches Massive Settlement with Google Over Location Tracking Practices
Maryland AG Reaches Massive Settlement with Google Over Location Tracking Practices Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced that his Consumer Protection Division as well as 39 other attorneys general have reached a $391.5 million multi-state settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings.  The settlement will also require Google to make it easier for consumers to manage their privacy settings when using Google products, according to Frosh. Maryland’s share of the massive settlement is $8.6 million. “Google misled Marylanders about its location tracking practices. It built de…
Eastchester Man Known As 'Free Spirit, Avid Athlete' Dies At Age 44 Eastchester Man Known As 'Free Spirit, Avid Athlete' Dies At Age 44
Eastchester Man Known As 'Free Spirit, Avid Athlete' Dies At Age 44 A Westchester County resident known for his love of sports and adventurous spirit has died at the age of 44. John Theodore Grandefeld, of Eastchester, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 24, according to his obituary. He was born in New Rochelle and spent summers in his childhood at the Larchmont Shore Club. "John was a free spirit and an avid athlete," his obituary reads. "During high school he played soccer, hockey and tennis and always took advantage of all life’s experiences. He loved traveling, hiking, fishing, camping - which was his favorite - and on occasion gold mining in Alaska.…
Mass AG Files Brief In Texas Suit To Let Women Leave State For Abortion Mass AG Files Brief In Texas Suit To Let Women Leave State For Abortion
Mass AG Files Brief In Texas Suit To Let Women Leave State For Abortion Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined other Democrat state attorneys generals to file an amicus brief in a class action lawsuit that seeks to nullify portions of Texas' new abortion law.  The law is considered one of the strictest in the nation. It blocks women from seeking to end a pregnancy six weeks after conception.  Women don't often know they are pregnant at that point. The law also prevents women from leaving the state to receive an abortion.  The nonprofit Fund Texas Choice, which covers the cost of women who want to get reproductive health outside …
Man Extradited From Hawaii For Ansonia Homicide Man Extradited From Hawaii For Ansonia Homicide
Man Extradited From Hawaii For Ansonia Homicide More than 11 years after the crime, a suspect is facing charges for his involvement in the 2011 murder of a Connecticut man. Andrew Spino, age 34, was extradited from Hawaii, where he was in jail on unrelated charges, by US Marshals to New Haven County in connection with the March 2011 murder of Isaia Hernandez in Ansonia. The investigation into the homicide of Hernandez began on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at 6:10 p.m., when the Ansonia Police Department received a complaint of a person shot in front of the Xtra Mart on Wakelee Avenue, said Lt. Patrick Lynch of the Ansonia Police. Hernande…
Massachusetts Tops List Of Healthiest States Again In New Study Massachusetts Tops List Of Healthiest States Again In New Study
Massachusetts Tops List Of Healthiest States Again In New Study Swap out your running shoes for dancing ones. Massachusetts once again topped the list of healthiest states in the nation, beating out one of the country's most desirable destinations.  Boston University's School of Public Health and Sharecare recently published their annual Well Being Index, which compiles studies on several health topics and ranks each state based on its performance.  Massachusetts ranked second in access to healthcare, second in housing and transportation, third in purpose wellbeing, third in financial, fourth in physical health, fifth in social health, fifth i…
Pregnant Virginia Woman Had Pleaded On YouTube To Be Saved From Husband — Now She's Dead Pregnant Virginia Woman Had Pleaded On YouTube To Be Saved From Husband — Now She's Dead
Pregnant Virginia Woman Had Pleaded On YouTube To Be Saved From Husband — Now She's Dead "Even when I reached out for help, nothing was done at all." These are the words 27-year-old Dana Alotaibi, of Virginia, said through tears in a recorded call with the National Suicide Awareness Hotline posted to YouTube last January. Seven months later, Falls Church's Alotaibi was stabbed dead by the very man she had been fearful of, Bryant Tejeda-Castillo, on the H-3 freeway in Hawaii, according to those who knew her and police. Tejeda-Castillo was charged with second-degree murder and being held on $1 million bond. Alotaibi's mom, Natalia Cespedes, believes that her daughter w…
$34.2M Recovered For Thousands Of Service Members Defrauded By Hauppauge-Based Jeweler $34.2M Recovered For Thousands Of Service Members Defrauded By Hauppauge-Based Jeweler
$34.2M Recovered For Thousands Of Service Members Defrauded By Hauppauge-Based Jeweler A New York-based jewelry chain will pay $34.2 million as part of a settlement with 18 states for “deceiving and defrauding” more than 46,000 service members and veterans, according to the New York Attorney General’s Office. Long Island-based Harris Jewelry, headquartered in Hauppauge, had been accused of using deceptive marketing tactics to lure active-duty service members to their financing program and of falsely claiming that investing in the program would improve customers’ credit scores. The company also made customers believe that protection plans were required to purchase jewelry and…
Maryland Track Star Kayley Milor Killed In Cancun Accident Leaves Legacy Maryland Track Star Kayley Milor Killed In Cancun Accident Leaves Legacy
Maryland Track Star Kayley Milor Killed In Cancun Accident Leaves Legacy A scholarship fund has been created to honor Kayley Milor, a University of Maryland student who died in an accident while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico last March. The GoFundMe page for Milor, 22, had raised more than $72,000 as of Monday, May 30. "Kayley was so loved by her family, friends, and the Urbana and University of Maryland communities," the page reads.  "To honor her life and legacy this scholarship will provide financial support to hard-working and highly motivated track student-athletes who embody Kayley’s spirit of kindness, leadership, and dedication to others." Milor was b…
CT Ranks As Best State To Be A Police Officer, New Study Says CT Ranks As Best State To Be A Police Officer, New Study Says
CT Ranks As Best State To Be A Police Officer, New Study Says Connecticut is the best state in the US to serve in law enforcement, according to a newly released study. WalletHub released its 2022 “Best and Worst States To Be A Police Officer" rankings, which found Connecticut at the top of the list, ahead of California, Illinois, Maryland, and the District of Columbia in the top five. According to WalletHub, to determine the best place to place, they compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on these factors on a weighted scale: Opportunity and competition; Law enforcement training requirements; Job hazards and protections. The complete m…
Man Allegedly Groomed 80-Plus Children Worldwide To Produce Child Porn, With Victims In NY Man Allegedly Groomed 80-Plus Children Worldwide To Produce Child Porn, With Victims In NY
Man Allegedly Groomed 80-Plus Children Worldwide To Produce Child Porn, With Victims In NY Over 80 children worldwide— between the ages of six and 13-years-old— were allegedly groomed by a California man to produce child porn, authorities announced. Demetrius Carl Davis, age 24, posed as an 11-year-old girl called “Lizzy” to form online relationships with the children and convince them to perform and record sexual acts on other children in their lives, according to a report released by the Sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. VIDEO PRESS RELEASE: Child Sexual Predator Suspect "Lizzy" Arrested Posted by Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, April 26…
NJ Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities NJ Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities
NJ Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities Over 80 children worldwide— between the ages of six and 13-years-old— were groomed by a California man to produce child porn— including five children from New Jersey, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said. Demetrius Carl Davis, 24, posed as an 11-year-old girl called “Lizzy” to form online relationships with the children and convince them to perform and record sexual acts on other children in their lives, according to a report released by the sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. VIDEO PRESS RELEASE: Child Sexual Predator Suspect "Lizzy" Arrested Po…
PA Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities PA Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities
PA Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities Over 80 children worldwide— between the ages of six and 13-years-old— were groomed by a California man to produce child porn— including five children from Pennsylvania, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said. Demetrius Carl Davis, 24, posed as an 11-year-old girl called “Lizzy” to form online relationships with the children and convince them to perform and record sexual acts on other children in their lives, according to a report released by the sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. VIDEO PRESS RELEASE: Child Sexual Predator Suspect "Lizzy" Arrested …