Midland Park, NJ


One Dead In Midland Park House Fire: Prosecutor

One person died in a Midland Park house fire Thursday evening, Feb. 2, authorities said. The victim's body was found by firefighters during suppression efforts around 6:30 p.m. on the first floor of the home at 222 Franklin Ave, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Additional victims were rushed to...
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Glen Rock Police Make Arrest in Connection with Fatal Lincoln Ave Hit-and-Run

GLEN ROCK/HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced that an arrest was made in connection with the Monday morning hit-and-run which claimed the life of Angela Sanzari, 83, who lived on Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne. Sanzari was crossing the street at approximately 6:38 a.m. when police found her near the intersection of Dixie Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. The victim had apparently been struck by what was described as "a dark-colored, older-model Honda CRV" which fled the scene after hitting the elderly Hawthorne resident.

More asylum seekers now housed at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

NEW YORK -- More asylum seekers are now living at the housing facility at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal after an encampment outside the Watson Hotel in Midtown was cleared Wednesday night.Thursday, more elected officials, including Congressman Dan Goldman and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, got a first-hand look inside the new shelter.Asylum seekers were seen entering the shelter Thursday with their bags.RELATED STORY: NYPD tells asylum seekers camped out in Midtown to leave as lawmakers head to Brooklyn to tour new shelterGoldman said the shelter is about half full and it will ultimately house about 1,200 single men."It is certainly not an ideal situation for anyone, but under the circumstances, it's really admirable, I think, what the city has done," Goldman said."Most of their core needs were being met, so I just wanna make sure we mention that. Obviously I don't think it's a place that people would want to be if they didn't have to," Williams said.Goldman also said he is working to expedite the process of getting work authorization for the asylum seekers.

Bling Bishop says he’s ‘not guilty’ on fraud charges | Urban Legend with Kevin Sheehan

When The Post’s Kevin Sheehan was assigned to speak to New York City’s notorious “Bling Bishop,” things didn’t go as planned. Lamor Whitehead, who was recently hit with federal fraud charges, dodged our host’s questions and called the cops on him at his mansion in Paramus, New Jersey. “I got as close as I could without going to jail for trespassing,” Sheehan says before the bishop said he’s “not guilty.” Whitehead is facing 60 years if convicted. Among the charges, he allegedly defrauded his own parishioners out of $900,000 and spent the money on luxury goods. In July, Whitehead was robbed of $1 million in jewelry while preaching live on camera at his church in Canarsie, Brooklyn. [youtube]

Four from Ridgewood Named to College of the Holy Cross Dean's List

WORCESTER, MA - Ian Fernandez, Katherin Gelshenen, William Messineo and Sarah Walicki of Ridgewood were named to College of the Holy Cross Dean's List for the fall 2022 semester. The group were among students who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their course of study. Gelshenen and Messineo achieved this honor during their first semesters at the college. These students were among the top academic performers at the college with 3,100 undegraduate students. Read More Ridgewood Education News: Special Ridgewood BOE Meeting with Later School Start Plan Postponed Parents Ask Ridgewood Schools for Elementary World Language Improvements Students from Ridgewood Named to University of Vermont Dean's List

Miami-inspired restaurant opens in Clifton, NJ

CLIFTON — A new bar and bistro has opened in Passaic County that promises to serve up a unique dining experience with high-energy hospitality. Made in Miami, inspired by “The Magic City’s” vivid and fascinating culture opened in Clifton at 39 Harding Avenue, on Dec. 23. But according to a restaurant rep, a grand opening will most likely be celebrated in March.

Reward offered for information in deadly Newark hit-and-run

NEWARK, N.J. -- Police are offering a reward after a child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in New Jersey.It happened Tuesday in Newark.READ MORE: Newark community mourns 4-year-old girl killed by hit-and-run driverPolice say the driver of a dark-colored pickup truck hit a man and his two daughters as they were crossing the street at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and North Ninth Street.One of the girls, a 4-year-old, died.Her 1-year-old sister was taken to a local hospital and later released. Their father suffered hip and leg injuries.Police are now offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

New Jersey's Interfaith Leaders, Elected Officials, and Community Advocates Join Together with Temple Ner Tamid Congregation For a Rally Against Hate

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Temple Ner Tamid announced that on Thursday, February 2, its Congregation would join together with elected, civic and interfaith leaders from across New Jersey, along with local community advocates for an evening of prayer, healing, unity. As revealed from surveillance video and reported locally and nationwide, early Sunday morning, before dawn, a masked man approached Temple Ner Tamid, lit a Molotov cocktail, threw it again the front door of the Temple, and fled the scene. The attempted arson attack in Bloomfield comes on the heels of a series of recent bias-motivated violence, including another potential incident last weekend at Trinity Episcopal...

NJ man Felix DeJesus still missing 1 year after vanishing

PATERSON, NJ (PIX11) — A New Jersey man last seen after police in Paterson left him in a park has been missing for a year. Felix DeJesus, recovering from hip replacement surgery, was staying with his mother in nearby Haledon at the time, PIX11 reported. On Feb. 2, 2022, DeJesus stopped at a Paterson deli […]

DA Walsh Announces Daniel Anfang as Detective Lieutenant

DA Walsh Announces Daniel Anfang as Detective Lieutenant. Lt. Anfang has a distinguished career serving in various leadership roles in the military and law enforcement before joining the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office. Lt. Anfang served in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy. He would then join the NYPD and rise the ranks to detective investigator and work in various intelligence bureaus. Anfang then joined the Haverstraw Police Department where he has worked the last five years. During his time at Haverstraw PD, he worked directly with community organizations and members to identify public safety concerns.

Crazed Robber Beats Fair Lawn Gas Station Worker, 83, Fights Officers, Smears Feces At HQ: PD

A crazed female robber beat a defenseless 83-year-old gas station employee, fought with Fair Lawn police and then urinated and defecated at headquarters, authorities said. Sincere Wiley, 30, began arguing with the attendant at the BP station on Wagaraw Road before shoving him, kneeing him in the face and punching him in the eye shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, Detective Eric Eleshewich said.

Woman Dies Following Apparent Jump From Jersey City Building

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A woman is believed to have jumped to her death from a tall building on Columbus Drive on Thursday, Jan. 26. According to city spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione members of the Jersey City Police Department were called to the area of Marin Boulevard and the Grove Street PATH station just before 10 p.m. on a report of an injured person. Upon arrival officers observed a female lying on the sidewalk. The victim was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead a short time later.  The National Suicide hotline is 1-800-273-8255.  Their website offers information about risk factors and how to respond.

Police: Aston Martin, McLaren stolen from Ramsey dealership

RAMSEY, N.J. -- Police in Ramsey are searching for four people who smashed the front of a car dealership and sped off in cars James Bond would drive.Investigators say the suspects bashed the glass door at the McLaren dealership on Route 17.They ransacked the offices and stole keys belonging to two high-end cars.They took off in an Aston Martin and a McLaren, which together are valued at more than $340,000.

Hackensack Police Lieutenant Retires After 25 Years of Service

Hackensack, NJ - Hackensack Police Lieutenant Anthony Natale has retired after completing his 25-year career.  Lt. Natale began his law enforcement career in February of 1998, following in his father's footsteps as a second-generation Hackensack Police Department Officer. Lt. Natale served as a commander and supervisor in the Patrol, Internal Affairs, and Traffic Bureaus.  Former Hackensack Police Department sergeant in patrol congratulated Natale on Facebook, stating, “Anthony, like his dad, was an awesome police officer. Much respect for the Natales. Enjoy your retirement, you earned it.”