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Oil delivered to N.J. home without an oil tank, causing big mess
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Emergency crews were cleaning up quite a mess in Bergen County on Monday, following an oil spill inside a home in Hackensack.The county's Hazardous Materials Response Unit was trying to pump out the oil and minimize the impact on the environment.The Hackensack Fire Department said hundreds of gallons of Number 2 heating oil spilled into the basement of the home on Maple Hill Drive.Fire officials said the residents had at some point removed their oil tank, but left the fill pipes intact and were still enrolled in an automatic delivery program. So when the auto delivery came to fill up Monday the oil went through the pipes, which were not hooked up to anything, and as a result gallons of oil spilled into the homeowner's basement.Heating oil is hazardous to the environment and the fumes can be toxic to people, so the residents were advised to leave their home until the cleanup was finished. Local officials said neighbors were not affected.
MD Twin-Attacking Fugitive Caught at NJ/NY Border After 50-Mile High-Speed Chase!
Ellicott City, MD – December 5, 2023: In a gripping turn of events, Reese E. Wetzel, a 23-year-old from Ellicott City, Maryland, was apprehended near the New Jersey/New York border following a high-stakes pursuit spanning 50 miles. Wetzel, accused of attempting to murder his twin sister, led authorities on a nearly hour-long chase before being captured on December 4.
Englewood man killed in early morning crash on the Garden State Parkway
A 33-year-old man from Englewood was killed in a crash on the Garden State Parkway north in Clifton around early Sunday, according to the New Jersey State Police. Andres Valencia-Castano was parked in a Dodge minivan across the right lane and shoulder in the area of milepost 155.7 on the Garden State Parkway north at about 3:47 a.m.
Musician from N.J. stabbed to death in Philadelphia
A former Passaic County man living in Philadelphia and working as a musician was stabbed to death over Thanksgiving weekend, police said Monday. Carl James Mueller III, 29, known professionally as “C.J. Mueller,” died early on Nov. 24 of a stab wound to the chest, according to a spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department.
See all homes sold in Bergen County, Nov. 27 to Dec. 3
The following is a listing of all home transfers in Bergen County reported from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. There were 353 transactions posted during this time. During this period, the median sale for the area was a 1,315-square-foot home on Wareham Road in Dumont that sold for $630,000. Allendale.
Tragic Highway Incident in New Jersey Highlights Need for Enhanced Road Safety Measures
In the haunting pre-dawn silence of a Sunday morning, a catastrophic event unfolded on the Garden State Parkway north in Clifton, New Jersey. Thirty-three-year-old Andres Valencia-Castano lost his life when his stationary Dodge minivan, blocking a right lane and shoulder near milepost 155.7, was struck by a northbound Dodge pickup truck. The devastating collision not only claimed Valencia-Castano's life but also resulted in moderate injuries to two Bergen County men in the pickup. As the New Jersey State Police delve into the investigation, this incident painfully underscores the ever-present need for stringent road safety measures and breakdown protocols.
Tesla crash in Closter seriously injures one, also sends three others to hospital
Bergen County authorities are investigating a crash that injured four people, one seriously, in Closter Friday night. The single-vehicle crash involving a Tesla Model X occurred on Durie Avenue at 6:23 p.m. Friday, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. The four passengers were taken to area hospitals, with one sustaining "serious bodily injuries."
Flames of Disparity: Paterson Fire Highlights Wider Issues in Low-Income Urban Areas
A recent fire in Paterson, New Jersey, has shone a light on the broader challenges faced by low-income communities in urban areas. Early Monday morning, a devastating blaze tore through a three-story building on the corner of North 7th Street and Temple Street. The fire, reported at about 6:30 a.m., required an immediate response from firefighters who worked tirelessly to extinguish the flames. The building, which consisted of apartment units above and Las Marias Supermarket below, sustained severe damage, displacing approximately 20 residents and injuring at least one firefighter.
DWI Suspected After Driver Clips Pole, Slams Into Tree In Glen Rock: Police
The Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps took her to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with a police escort following the 6:15 p.m. Dec. 4 crash in the 600 block of Harristown Road. Police were expected to obtain a warrant so blood can be drawn. A tow truck removed the heavily...
Bergen County Zoo Illuminates with Holiday Lantern Spectacular
PARAMUS, NJ — The Friends of the Bergen County Zoo present “Let It Glow – A Holiday Lantern Spectacular,” a new winter event open now through January 14, 2024, from…
Local Notice: Engineering Survey Scheduled at 127 Summit Starting December 4, 2023
Veolia and Neglia Engineering will carry out a survey at 127 Summit starting the week of December 4, 2023. All staff will be identifiable by bright vests and ID cards. For any questions or concerns about people in the area, please call the office at (201) 391-5700. These activities are part of the planned work schedule.Visit here for more details.
Early-morning apartment fire displaces 20 people in Paterson
The building is located at Temple and North 7th streets in Paterson. The second and third floors were completely burned out and blackened.
North Jersey traffic - closures on I-80, I-287, Routes 10, 20, 21, 94
Daytime and overnight construction will cause lane closures on major roadways including Interstates 80 and 287; and State Routes 10, 20, 21 and 94. The Jonas Brothers return to their home state for a two-night stand at the Prudential Center on Wednesday and Thursday, Bert Kreischer brings his comedy on Friday and Seton Hall faces Rutgers in basketball on Saturday. ...
New Jersey Italian restaurant serves wine for breakfast
An Italian spot in New Jersey is serving its customers wine for breakfast. PIX11's Ben Aaron is at Felina Restaurant in Ridgewood.
$30K Mega Millions Winner Sold In Teaneck
The ticket from the Tuesday, Nov. 28 drawing was sold at Rocklin's on Cedar Lane. The winning numbers were 27, 37, 42, 59, 61, and the Mega Ball was 11. to follow Daily Voice Teaneck and receive free news updates.
NJ sushi restaurant having grand opening this month
Sushi has proven to be more divisive than I had originally thought. Some people love it, while others can't stand the thought of it. I guess it was short-sighted of me to assume that everyone loved it. I happen to be one of the people who absolutely loves it. On...
Veteran Sleepy Hollow police officer demoted following investigation into complaints
According to a statement from Mayor Martin Rutyna, Stephen Dougherty will be demoted from lieutenant to administrative sergeant.
Husband of slain Cresskill woman sues claiming complaints about her killer were ignored
The husband of a Cresskill woman who was killed and dumped in Overpeck Park in June 2020, accused the Cresskill Police Department, public schools and the borough of failing to properly investigate the man who killed her. Divna Rosasco was found weighed down in the waters of Overpeck Creek and...
SEEN HER? Search Continues For Runaway Bergen Teen
A 14-year-old runaway from Ridgefield Park has continued to refuse to return home.The good news is that Jasmine Medina Ortiz spoke with her mom, texted friends that she's OK and has reportedly remained active on social media, all within the past 24 hours.Loved ones and authorities still hadn't foun…
Edison Police Officer Arrests Murder Suspect After Hour Long Vehicle Chase
EDISON, NJ - An Edison Police Officer apprehended a murder suspect after an hour-long vehicle pursuit which ended in Mahwah, according to the department. Officer Phil Smith pursued the suspect on Sunday night and arrested him with the assistance of the New Jersey State Troopers. At 8:13 PM, police say they received a Sirius XM alert about a stolen Subaru with Maryland license plates entering Edison Township near Route 1 and Main Street. Officer Smith checked the area and spotted the vehicle traveling at a high speed, according to authorities. Officer Smith pursued Wetzel to Mahwah, where the suspect stopped...