Teaneck Teens Charged, Ex-Teacher Pleads Guilty in Top January Stories

A look at the ten most read Teaneck stories of January 2013

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The Teaneck man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death and smothering her 5-year-old daughter after the child witnessed her mother's murder pleaded not guilty at a packed state Superior Court hearing in Hackensack Thursday. 

Teaneck Man Charged in Englewood Double Murder

A 34-year-old Teaneck man stabbed his girlfriend to death and smothered her 5-year-old daughter with a plastic bag after the child witnessed her mother's grisly murder in Englewood, authorities said Wednesday. 

Prosecutor: Mother Stabbed Multiple Times; Child Likely Suffocated in Englewood Home

A 40-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times in her Englewood home and her 5-year-old daughter appeared to have been asphyxiated in a double murder, authorities said Tuesday from the grisly crime scene. 

Ex-Bergen Yeshiva Teacher Pleads Guilty in Child Pornography Case

A former teacher at a Paramus Yeshiva who worked with youth in Teaneck has pleaded guilty to child pornography and exploitation charges, federal prosecutors announced.

The ex-Yeshivat Noam teacher, 27-year-old Evan Zauder, used the Internet to entice a 14 to 15-year old in New Jersey to engage in sexual activity two times between April and November of 2011, prosecutors said. Between December 2010 and May 2011, he also amassed a collection of hundreds of videos and pictures showing child pornography stored on four devices seized during an FBI search of his Manhattan apartment in May.

New Arts Cafe to Open on Cedar Lane

A new cafe featuring live music, poetry and art space will open early next month at the former BLAST location on Cedar Lane.

The new cafe, Phoebe's Place, is named for thelate chart-topping musician Phoebe Snow, who grew up in Teaneck, according to the owner's announcement made Wednesday. The cafe will host a range of artists and musicians while serving light and healthy fare. 

Teaneck Man Charged in Alleged Mob Trash Scheme

A reputed Ramsey mobster known as "Papa Smurf" was charged Wednesday in a widespread federal sweep targeting a mob-run conspiracy to control the trash-hauling industry in New York and New Jersey. 

Teaneck IHOP Expected to Stay Open

An IHOP spokesman now says the Cedar Lane pancake house is expected to stay open and the company is working out a deal to secure a franchise owner for the location. 

A husband and wife both employed at Fairleigh Dickinson University were found shot to death in their Parsippany home Monday morning, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.

Two Teaneck teens were arrested after they were among an unruly crowd that converged on Paramus police officers during a Route 4 traffic stop early Saturday, sending one of the teenagers and two officers to the hospital, authorities said.

A Fairleigh Dickinson University adjunct professor committed suicide and his wife—an advisor and department administrator at the school—was murdered inside their Parsippany home, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.

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