Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Leonia Police charged Alexander Kim, 19, with groping a woman on a bus headed to the Port Authority bus terminal.
A River Edge man was arrested Tuesday in Leonia after allegedly groping a woman and stealing her cell phone while on a Red and Tan bus bound for the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. Alexander Kim was charged with criminal sexual contact and theft after a Leonia woman reported Kim groped her and stole her cell phone on the bus, according to Leonia Police Chief Jay E. Ziegler. The victim told authorities that for the past month, Kim had been engaging in "inappropriate behavior" which had escalated into several criminal acts when he intentionally touched her breast and thigh and then stole her phone on Monday, police said. Detectives Robert Kennedy and Anthony Mikatarian tracked the victim's cell phone to Kim, police said. Kim …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Pedestrian was hit while crossing Route 4 late Wednesday; investigation still ongoing
RIVER EDGE - A 44-year-old Paramus man is in the intensive care unit at Hackensack University Medical Center after he was hit by a car Wednesday night while trying to cross Route 4 in River Edge, near the Paramus border. According to River Edge Police Chief Thomas Cariddi, the incident occured around 9:12 p.m. Wednesday when the pedestrian attempted to cross Route 4 from the eastbound side to the westbound side. Upon reaching the westbound side, he was struck by a vehicle and hit the windshield before being thrown to the ground. "He was treated at the scene by members of the Paramus Ambulance Corps and advance life support paramedics from Hackensack University Medical Center," Cariddi said Thursday. "As of this morning he is in the …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
County officials and representatives from United Water hold meeting Monday to discuss the increase in repetitive flooding in towns along the Hackensack River.
NEW MILFORD - On the heels of Mayor Ann Subrizi's meeting with the DEP on Tuesday regarding repetitive flooding of homes and businesses along the Hackensack River that included officials from River Edge and Oradell, the county has arranged a meeting of the mayors and affected residents of flood prone towns, along with representatives from United Water, for Monday July 2 at 7 p.m. at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack. The Hackensack River flows into the Lake DeForest reservoir before flowing downstream into the Lake Tappan reservoir. From here it flows south throughout the suburban communities of Oradell, where it forms the Oradell Reservoir, and continues to flow into several streams, such as the Pascack and Hirschfield Brooks, as it …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Artur Sopel of River Edge and Michael Sumulikoski of Elmwood Park were indicted on alleged sexual misconduct during a school trip to Europe.
A judge is expected to decide on July 9 whether the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office has the authority to charge two former Paramus Catholic High School faculty members with alleged sexual misconduct during a trip the men chaperoned to Germany, NorthJersey.com reported. Artur Sopel of River Edge and Michael Sumulikoski of Elmwood Park were arrested on April 5, 2011 after three teenage girls alleged that they had engaged in sexual conduct with the pair during the February trip. An additional girl, a former student at Paramus Catholic, came forward later stating she engaged in sexual activities with Sopel in spring of 2010. The two men pled not guilty to the charges following their arrest and were indicted by the Bergen County Grand Jury on…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Petition calls for off-leash dog run in Bergen County park.
A petition that garnered more than 200 signatures in favor of an off-leash dog park in Van Saun Park recently reached Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan's desk and after a recent review of the Park, awaits word if County funding is available. New Milford's Mayor and Council recently passed a resolution in support of the dog park. "I met with Bergen County Executive Donavan on Monday and hand delivered the Proposal including the Petition, Resolutions from River Edge, Oradel, Paramus and photos, of various locations," River Edge Mayor Sandy Moscaritolo said. Moscaritolo recently met with Bergen County Director of Park, Ronald Kistner to locate a suitable location, away from the Zoo and pond with adequate buffers. "There is one …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
With 91 success stories, things are continuing to look up for Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Along with receiving support from state Sen. Robert Gordon and more than 90 success stories to their credit, the River Edge-based Neighbors Helping Neighbors job seeker's group now has the full weight of Rutgers School of Law behind them. The state school will provide pro bono work to set NHN up as a non-profit organization. "This will propel us to the next level," NHN creator John Fugazzie said. "Once we are set up, any donations received can be tax deductible. I have a plan, we just need to figure out what the funds could be best used for." The all-volunteer group, which spans across 18 libraries in northern New Jersey, would be able to collect donations to further its efforts in helping residents locate and acquire employment. To date, …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Two men from River Edge charged, authorities say.
Three men, including two from River Edge, have been charged with distributing ounces of marijuana, authorities said Friday. River Edge residents Zachary Garry, 19 and Joseph Delguercio, 20, along with Reagen Owimrin, 21, of Saddle Brook, were charged after a month-long undercover investigation, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a news release. The investigation began in late January following Garry's sale of one ounce of marijuana to an undercover detective in the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force in River Edge, authorities said. Similar transactions took place towards the very end of January and again in mid-February, authorities said. Following a fourth transaction on Feb. 23, Garry was arrested and a search warrant was …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Ronald J. O’Malley used official office to help his Ridgewood-based firm.
Former Bergen County Improvement Authority chairman Ronald J. O’Malley was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday for a mortgage fraud scheme that falsely claimed mortgage borrowers worked at the county’s public financing agency, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said. O’Malley, 48, a principal in Ridgewood-based mortgage brokerage firm Diversified Financial Group, was also hit with a $25,000 fine imposed by U.S. District Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh. O’Malley and his coconspirators arranged for phony paystubs and W-2 forms to show borrowers worked at the BCIA, federal prosecutors said. O’Malley and others also arranged for agency staff to confirm the bogus information to banks and lenders calling to confirm the information. Former Diversified …
Friday, November 25, 2011
235th anniversary of the British Invasion was commemorated at Historic New Bridge Landing.
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Friday, November 25, 2011
The Bergen County Historical Society commemorated the 235th anniversary of the British Invasion of New Jersey with a weekend of living history and scholarly presentations at New Bridge Landing. Members of the 35th Regiment of Foot and the 3rd New Jersey Regiment represented both sides of the conflict by performing military demonstrations which showed the life and times of the common soldier of the American Revolution. Cooking and Baking demonstrations took place in the Out-kitchen behind the Campbell Christie House, and visitors were able to tour the historic homes on the site. Refreshments were available at the Tavern, located inside the Campbell Christie House. Inside the Steuben House, Todd Braisted gave a presentation on the raising …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln visited historic New Bridge Landing this weekend
To honor American veterans of all wars and to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the Bergen County Historical Society presented “A Nation at War” this past weekend at New Bridge Landing. The three-hour long event included the Second Rhode Island Volunteers, a Civil War re-enactment troop, Abraham Lincoln reading the Gettysburg Address, and a ceremony to honor all fallen soldiers. The day was rounded out with several lectures including “Medicine in the Civil War,” “The Home Front-Waldwick and Ridgewood in WWII” and “A Time with Abe Lincoln."