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Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM A career criminal from Passaic County who's been busted dozens of times in North Jersey in just the past few years used an explosive device to damage an ATM, federal authorities charged. Nicolas Torres, 41, of Passaic, has amassed a lengthy rap sheet over much of his adult life, mostly involving business break-ins that local police and county prosecutors have dealt with. This time, though, the FBI's got him. Torres was captured on surveillance video igniting the device in front of the Chase Bank ATM on North 6th Street in Prospect Park in the early morning hours of July 5, 2022, U.S. Attor…
Smoky Post-Christmas House Fire Ravages Passaic Home Smoky Post-Christmas House Fire Ravages Passaic Home
Smoky Post-Christmas House Fire Ravages Passaic Home A smoky house fire in Passaic went to four alarms the day after Christmas. No injuries were immediately reported in the blaze, which ignited in a Van Buren Street home near Central Avenue around 11 a.m., Passaic Mayor Hector Carlos Lora said. "All tenants are reported to be out and safe," the mayor said around noon. "Nobody appears to be in the building." Firefighters were quickly removed after a partial ceiling collapse, Lora said. They had two ladder trucks and multiple hand lines in operation. Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE Although smoke met them at the scene, the fire may have b…
WRONG-WAY CRASH: Blood Taken After Route 46 Wreck Sends Both Drivers To Hospital WRONG-WAY CRASH: Blood Taken After Route 46 Wreck Sends Both Drivers To Hospital
Wrong-way Crash: Blood Taken After Route 46 Wreck Sends Both Drivers To Hospital Authorities were awaiting the results of a blood test after a wrong-way driver crashed her sedan into an oncoming SUV on Route 46 in Little Falls. Police in Totowa and Clifton had received calls from motorists and were headed to the highway when the crash occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18. The wrong-way 2004 Oldsmobile Alero driven by a 32-year-old Lodi woman collided with a 2020 Toyota RAV 4 driven by a 57-year-old man from Bloomfield, Little Falls Police Lt. Ryan Hoyt said. Both drivers were taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center, the lieutenant said. Firefighte…
State Of Emergency Declared As Flooding Worsens In Wayne State Of Emergency Declared As Flooding Worsens In Wayne
State Of Emergency Declared As Flooding Worsens In Wayne A New Jersey town where flooding has apparently worsened since the weekend storm has declared a State of Emergency. Wayne Township residents in areas that are prone to flooding were urged to self-evacuate on Monday, Dec. 18. As of Tuesday, Dec. 19, the area from the Passaic River at Little Falls "entered major flood stage" and was only expected to rise until cresting this evening, township officials said. The rising waters were expected to directly affect other areas of town, with multiple road closures reported.  The National Weather Service had issued flood warnings and urged …
Longtime Wayne Township Employee Brian Reardon Dies Unexpectedly, 57 Longtime Wayne Township Employee Brian Reardon Dies Unexpectedly, 57
Longtime Wayne Township Employee Brian Reardon Dies Unexpectedly, 57 Brian Reardon, who spent 37 years working for Wayne Township in the water and road department, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 10 at the age of 57, according to his obituary. Reardon grew up in West Paterson and graduated from Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls and then went to work for Wayne, his obituary on the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home website reads.  He was renowned by his co-workers for being able to lift a manhole with a single hand, according to his obituary. To my friend Brian Reardon. I will miss the jokes and the laughs. Thank you for being such a …
Coffee Shop That Employs People With Disabilities To Open In Morristown Coffee Shop That Employs People With Disabilities To Open In Morristown
Coffee Shop That Employs People With Disabilities To Open In Morristown A new coffee shop in Morris County aims to include everyone. Ethan and The Bean, which employs people with  intellectual and physical disabilities, is opening in Morristown on Thursday, Nov. 30 in the Valley Bank headquarters at 70 Speedwell Ave.  Ethan and the Bean (provided) "Our MISSION at Ethan & the Bean is to train individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and to create employment readiness in a supportive & empowering work environment," its website reads. "Our VISION is to continue to grow our mission to reduce the unemployment rate for individuals in o…
Machete-Wielding Man Seized During Disturbance At New North Jersey Amazon Warehouse Machete-Wielding Man Seized During Disturbance At New North Jersey Amazon Warehouse
Machete-Wielding Man Seized During Disturbance At New North Jersey Amazon Warehouse Police from multiple jurisdictions converged on one of North Jersey's newest Amazon warehouses after a parking lot dispute between two drivers early Tuesday escalated into an assault involving a machete. No major injuries were reported in the assault, which Woodland Park police said triggered a disturbance that brought them and their colleagues from Totowa, Little Falls and the Passaic County Sheriff's Office to the distribution center on McBride Avenue near Route 46 shortly before 7 a.m. Nov. 21. Responding officers found "a large number of people gathered in the Amazon parking lot causing…
Firefighters Battle Vacant Building Blaze On Frequently Struck Paterson Street Firefighters Battle Vacant Building Blaze On Frequently Struck Paterson Street
Firefighters Battle Vacant Building Blaze On Frequently Struck Paterson Street A Paterson street that's had more than its share of late-night fires in multi-family houses had another last night. Flames began quickly spreading on the second floor of a vacant 2½-story building on Lafayette Street just off Rosa Parks Boulevard shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, responders said. It quickly extended to the third floor and forced firefighters into an exterior attic while threatening a twin home next door. Fire officials asked NJ TRANSIT to temporarily close the elevated railway above Lafayette Street. Firefighters doused hot spots past midnight. No one was found ins…
CAUGHT! Ex-Con Charged With Hit-Run Death Of Woodland Park Woman CAUGHT! Ex-Con Charged With Hit-Run Death Of Woodland Park Woman
Caught! Ex-Con Charged With Hit-Run Death Of Woodland Park Woman A Woodland Park driver charged in the hit-and-run death of a 31-year-old borough woman is an ex-con with a lengthy rap sheet, including an assault arrest in Hackensack just the other day, Daily Voice has found. Abdullah Parker, 57, was charged with vehicular homicide in the Oct. 15 death of Lillian Zamlout as she walked in the area of McBride Avenue and Hughes Place in town. Zamlout was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center after Parker's black Honda Odyssey bounded onto the sidewalk and hit her, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later, they …
Haskell Toddler Dies After 3-Year Cancer Battle Haskell Toddler Dies After 3-Year Cancer Battle
Haskell Toddler Dies After 3-Year Cancer Battle Liam Marquez, the honorary chief of the Totowa Fire Department, died on Thursday, Aug. 17, following a three-year battle with cancer. Liam was just a newborn when he was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumor that he battled for all three years of his short life. "Chief Liam truly exemplified courage, strength, and bravery as he battled cancer," the Totowa Fire Department said in  Facebook post. "Liam’s legacy will forever live on in our department, and his family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. We love you Liam." The Little Falls PBA remembered Liam as a true warrior…
Motorcyclist, 27, Ejected, Struck By Car And Killed On Route 80: State Police Motorcyclist, 27, Ejected, Struck By Car And Killed On Route 80: State Police
Motorcyclist, 27, Ejected, Struck By Car And Killed On Route 80: State Police A 27-year-old Little Falls resident was killed when his motorcycle overturned on Route 80 and ejected him into the path of a car that hit him, authorities said. Justin Moyett, 27, was headed west on the highway when his Suzuki flipped just past Exit 59 in Paterson shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, July 31, New Jersey State Police Sgt. First Class Philip Curry said.   Moyett was struck by a Mercedes-Benz C230 after he landed, the sergeant said. He was pronounced dead soon after. The Mercedes driver wasn't injured, Curry said. Three lanes of westbound Route 80 remained closed in the…
How Much Rainfall Did Your Town Get? (LOOK INSIDE) How Much Rainfall Did Your Town Get? (LOOK INSIDE)
How Much Rainfall Did Your Town Get? (Look Inside) It was a rainy Sunday, July 9, in Northern New Jersey. A heavy storm brought massive rainfall to the area. According to the Rutgers NJ Weather Network: Charlotteburg in West Milford 3.07 inches of precipitation. Haworth got .38 inches of precipitation. Jersey City got .18 inches of precipitation. Little Falls got .31 inches of precipitation. Lyndhurst got .25 inches of precipitation. North Haledon got .42 inches of precipitation. Ramsey got 1.61 inches of precipitation. To view a list of towns throughout New Jersey, click here.
Joseph Farnese, North Caldwell Pilot Killed In Plane Crash 'Cared For Everyone' Joseph Farnese, North Caldwell Pilot Killed In Plane Crash 'Cared For Everyone'
Joseph Farnese, North Caldwell Pilot Killed In Plane Crash 'Cared For Everyone' Services have been set for the North Jersey pilot and doctor who was one of five people killed in a South Carolina plane crash last weekend. Dr. Joseph Farnese, a North Caldwell resident, was piloting when he crashed in South Carolina on Sunday, July 2. In the wake of his death, Farnese is being remembered as a devoted family man who cared for everyone. "There are very few types of men like Joe," Diana Romeo, who has known the family for 50 years, said.  Farnese decided he wanted to become a doctor after helping his brother Jackie treat his scoliosis, Romeo said.  "I can't say …
Hawthorne Man, 20, Stabbed In Little Falls Bar Dispute, Passaic Man, 22, Charged Hawthorne Man, 20, Stabbed In Little Falls Bar Dispute, Passaic Man, 22, Charged
Hawthorne Man, 20, Stabbed In Little Falls Bar Dispute, Passaic Man, 22, Charged A dispute at a corner bar in Little Falls apparently led to a stabbing that put one man in the hospital and another in custody. Detectives found several witnesses unwilling to cooperate after the 20-year-old victim from Hawthorne was stabbed at the corner of Grey Street and Newark Pompton Turnpike shortly before 1:30 a.m. last weekend, law enforcement sources said. They were able to identify an alleged assailant, however. Francisco Rivera Jr., 22, of Passaic was arrested by Little Falls police and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force at a home in the area of Broadway a…
UPDATE: Ex-Con Pair Charged In Hackensack Park Shooting UPDATE: Ex-Con Pair Charged In Hackensack Park Shooting
Update: Ex-Con Pair Charged In Hackensack Park Shooting UPDATE: Dawn was breaking Wednesday as a SWAT team crashed their way into a garden apartment in Little Falls and captured one of two ex-cons wanted for a shooting at a Hackensack park last month. Members of the Bergen County Regional SWAT team tossed in "flash-bang" stun grenades before seizing Bryant Kyron Dula, 29, at the Colonial Hill Gardens apartments just off Route 46 around 5:30 a.m. June 14, law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the arrest told Daily Voice. Also arrested and charged on Wednesday in the May 23 shooting at Carver Park is fellow ex-con Najee Lloyd, 32, of W…
Passaic Sheriff's Deputies Seize Pound Of Pure Coke, Ghost Gun, More Passaic Sheriff's Deputies Seize Pound Of Pure Coke, Ghost Gun, More
Passaic Sheriff's Deputies Seize Pound Of Pure Coke, Ghost Gun, More Passaic County sheriff’s detectives seized nearly a pound of pure cocaine, a ghost gun and more than $21,000 in alleged drug proceeds while arresting a Little Falls resident, authorities said. Victor M. Miranda, 48, ran a drug mill from his Newark Pompton Turnpike apartment while running coke with his car, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said. Working with Little Falls police, the sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics detectives followed Miranda from his home to Paterson, where he sold cocaine to a local resident on Thursday, May 25, the sheriff said. That man, Ramon Rivera, 53, was arre…
Best Ice Cream Shops Across North Jersey Best Ice Cream Shops Across North Jersey
Best Ice Cream Shops Across North Jersey This summer’s gonna be a hot one, and we all know that staying cool can be serious business.  What better way to ward off the heat than with a delicious dish of soft serve or a creamy, custardy cone loaded with your favorite toppings? Here’s a list of the most popular ice cream shops across North Jersey, meticulously curated according to the highest-rated shops on user review sites. Holsten’s, Bloomfield "So tasty and refreshing" - Any customer who tries this Come on by today and experience our delicious Orange Creamsicle #icecream #homemade #bloomfieldnj #getlocal Posted by Hols…
North Jersey Pols Stand With Muslim Prospect Park Mayor Turned Away From White House North Jersey Pols Stand With Muslim Prospect Park Mayor Turned Away From White House
North Jersey Pols Stand With Muslim Prospect Park Mayor Turned Away From White House A consortium of mayors throughout North Jersey are demanding an apology from the White House to Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah after he was denied entry for a celebration marking the end of Ramadan. Khairullah, who was recently sworn in for his fifth term as mayor, was told by Secret Service Monday, May 1 that he had not been cleared for entry.  Khairullah received the news just hours before he was set to arrive. Khairullah was also recently interrogated for three hours at John F. Kennedy International Airport. "As mayors who value transparency and the U.S. legal sys…
One Home Ravaged, Another Severely Damaged By Unforgiving Paterson Fire One Home Ravaged, Another Severely Damaged By Unforgiving Paterson Fire
One Home Ravaged, Another Severely Damaged By Unforgiving Paterson Fire Two firefighters were injured and at least two residents required medical attention from a fast-moving blaze Tuesday afternoon that ravaged one Paterson home and severely damaged another. Responders had assistance from neighbors who helped get some of the residents to safety after the fire ignited on the second floor of one of several wood-frame, multi-family homes on Knickerbocker Avenue around 1 p.m. May 16. Flames spread to a neighboring home, but firefighters limited the damage.  The three-alarmer was declared under control around 4:45 p.m. A bulldozer and other heavy equipment was br…
Vehicles Incinerated, Little Falls Firefighters Prevent Far Worse Damage Vehicles Incinerated, Little Falls Firefighters Prevent Far Worse Damage
Vehicles Incinerated, Little Falls Firefighters Prevent Far Worse Damage What could've become a far worse situation was prevented after a group of parked vehicles caught fire in Little Falls. Citizens can thank a group of township firefighters. Flames incinerated the vehicles at the Overlook at Great Notch corporate center off eastbound Route 46 in the late afternoon Friday, May 12 "This could have been so much worse," Mayor James Belford Damiano said, "but the Fire Department once again saved the day." No injuries were reported. Authorities are investigating the cause. Clifton firefighters provided mutual aid. ****** DID WE MISS ANY? Information about mutu…
Running On Empty: High-Speed Route 46 Pursuit Ends With Gasless Long Island Driver In Custody Running On Empty: High-Speed Route 46 Pursuit Ends With Gasless Long Island Driver In Custody
Running On Empty: High-Speed Route 46 Pursuit Ends With Gasless Long Island Driver In Custody A driver from Long Island who led police from several towns on a high-speed pursuit on and off Route 46 was seized after he ran out of gas, authorities said. Jessy Sainteloi, 25, of Uniondale was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic at high speed on the westbound highway in an Acura ILX when Little Falls Police Officer Matt Yannuzzi tried to pull him over Thursday night, April 27. The vehicle had no rear license plate and a temporary registration taped to the rear window, Sgt. Ryan J. Hoyt said. Sainteloi tried to shake the officer by cutting across the Routes 23/80 stretch of the spa…
Busy Dealer Nabbed With Coke, Smack, Cash: Passaic County Sheriff Busy Dealer Nabbed With Coke, Smack, Cash: Passaic County Sheriff
Busy Dealer Nabbed With Coke, Smack, Cash: Passaic County Sheriff A dealer from Woodland Park was nabbed with nearly a quarter pound of cocaine, a dozen bundles of heroin and more after detectives watched him in action, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik said. The sheriff's narcotics detectives stopped Edwin Olmedo, 34, as he drove on Route 23 in Wayne mid-afternoon Friday, April 21. Warranted searches turned up nearly four ounces of coke, the bundles of heroin, Xanax and Oxycodone pills and $1,391 in suspected drug cash, the sheriff said on Saturday. The detectives also arrested two Little Falls men whom Berdnik said Olmedo was seen selling to in se…
Fire Severely Damages Woodland Park Home Fire Severely Damages Woodland Park Home
Fire Severely Damages Woodland Park Home Fire ravaged a home in Woodland Park. The intense blaze broke out in the 1½ -story home on Highview Drive and spread quickly shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. No serious injuries were reported. "All our residents are safe," Mayor Keith Kazmark said. The intense blaze spread quickly through the 1½ -story home on Highway Drive in Woodland Park shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 11.Mayor Keith Kazmark Members of the West Paterson Fire Department got mutual aid at the scene and in coverage from their fire-fighting colleagues from Little Falls, Totowa and Paterson at the scene and…
Dental Procedure Caused Strokes For Mercer Electrical Worker Facing Long Road To Recovery Dental Procedure Caused Strokes For Mercer Electrical Worker Facing Long Road To Recovery
Dental Procedure Caused Strokes For Mercer Electrical Worker Facing Long Road To Recovery Union members and other friends of a Mercer County electrical worker are rallying to support him in his medical recovery. George Dipsey Jr., of East Windsor, suffered two strokes after unknowingly having a bacterial growth and infection on his heart, according to his cousin, Al Dipsey of Little Falls. It is suspected the bacterial infection started following a dental procedure. George needs heart surgery and a valve replacement after the infection goes down, his cousin said. "George is a fighter and is strong and determined to get well. That being said he is facing a very difficult road a…
New Year's Fire Consumes Multi-Family Paterson Building New Year's Fire Consumes Multi-Family Paterson Building
New Year's Fire Consumes Multi-Family Paterson Building A vicious New Year's fire blew through the roof of a Paterson apartment building. A firefighter was brought to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a minor injury sustained in Sunday's 10 a.m. blaze on Harrison Street. The damage was nonetheless extensive, displacing dozens of residents -- while forcing others out temporarily -- in a tightly packed cluster of homes between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Carroll Street. 🚨 BREAKING VIDEO: LARGE FIRE IN PATERSON, NEW JERSEY pic.twitter.com/cPLVj36OvO — Breaking News Video (@BreakingVideoHQ) January 1, 2023 A second alarm was called on a…
Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Shop In Montclair Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Shop In Montclair
Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Shop In Montclair New Jersey native Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra were spotted over the weekend shopping in the Garden State. The couple captured toting shopping bags around Montclair on Saturday, Dec. 17, NJ Advance Media reports. Priyanka posted an album to Instagram of a mirror selfie and two photos holding their baby, Malti Marie, showing her some of the Christmas lights. Jonas grew up in Wyckoff and Little Falls with brothers and bandmates Joe and Kevin.
Bail Reform Was Once This Bergen Serial Burglar's Friend — Not Anymore: Authorities Bail Reform Was Once This Bergen Serial Burglar's Friend — Not Anymore: Authorities
Bail Reform Was Once This Bergen Serial Burglar's Friend — Not Anymore: Authorities Charges continue to mount against a one-man crime wave – and onetime bail reform poster boy – whom judges have kept held in the Bergen County Jail since mid-October. Police in Glen Rock and Wyckoff became the latest to charge Nicola Torres, 40, of Passaic, with commercial burglaries in their towns. That makes more than a dozen municipal police departments in four New Jersey counties just this year alone. Torres has a criminal record that stretches back more than 15 years, mostly for business break-ins. More recently, the 6-foot-2-inch, 240-pound felon has been repeatedly arrested and the…
Passaic County Man Convicted Of $80,000 Back-To-Back Bank Robberies Passaic County Man Convicted Of $80,000 Back-To-Back Bank Robberies
Passaic County Man Convicted Of $80,000 Back-To-Back Bank Robberies A Passaic County man was convicted by a federal jury of robbing two area banks just weeks apart. Jurors found Jose Soto, 52, of Passaic guilty of robbing a PNC branch in Passaic of $35,000 and a Valley National Bank in Little Falls of $45,000 following a six-day trial in U.S. District Court in Newark. They also convicted Soto of conspiring with a Paterson man to commit the holdups and brandishing a firearm. Soto pointed a silver and black gun at customers and employees at the Main Street Valley National branch in Little Falls on Feb. 27, 2020, authorities said. His accomplice, Nicholas Or…
Bail Reform Poster Boy Wanted On Warrants Out Of Eight North Jersey Towns Nabbed By Maywood PD Bail Reform Poster Boy Wanted On Warrants Out Of Eight North Jersey Towns Nabbed By Maywood PD
Bail Reform Poster Boy Wanted On Warrants Out Of Eight North Jersey Towns Nabbed By Maywood PD A serial burglar wanted on warrants out of no fewer than eight towns in four counties was captured by Maywood police and charged with a break-in at a local dry cleaner. Nicolas G. Torres, 40, of Passaic, has been repeatedly arrested and then subsequently released under New Jersey’s 2017 bail reform law, mostly on commercial burglary charges, over the past several years, records show. His criminal record stretches back more than a decade before that, however. Earlier this year, Torres was linked to break-ins at businesses in Fort Lee, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs, Little Falls, Montclair, Ridg…
NJ's David Blaine Doesn't Flinch Eating Carolina Reapers On 'Hot Ones' NJ's David Blaine Doesn't Flinch Eating Carolina Reapers On 'Hot Ones'
NJ's David Blaine Doesn't Flinch Eating Carolina Reapers On 'Hot Ones' David Blaine either has an extremely high threshold for pain, or he can simply compartmentalize it. The former New Jersey resident and endurance artist who's broken multiple world records didn't flinch chewing up a Carolina Reaper on a recent episode of "Hot Ones." Sean Evans and David Blaine prepare to eat Carolina Reapers.First We Feast Sean Evans and David Blaine right after downing a pair of Carolina Reapers.First We Feast Blaine, 49 — who lived in Little Falls as a teen and attended Passaic Valley Regional High School — answered a series of questions while eating progressively …
Celebration Of Life For Beloved North Jersey Educator Will Be Livestreamed Celebration Of Life For Beloved North Jersey Educator Will Be Livestreamed
Celebration Of Life For Beloved North Jersey Educator Will Be Livestreamed A celebration of life for career North Jersey educator Michael Carlucci will be live-streamed later this week to what's expected to be an enormous audience. The beloved 57-year-old father of three from Verona had been swimming with his wife, Jeanene, and others on Saturday when he apparently was caught in a rip current generated by Hurricane Earl. His body was recovered after a 45-minute search. Carlucci’s funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 16, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (36 Gould Street, Verona), where he was an active parishioner. MAP: Episcopal …