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  1. Gunmen Rob Elmwood Park Gas Station, Attendant Tells Police

    Gunmen Rob Elmwood Park Gas Station, Attendant Tells Police

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- An Elmwood Park gas station attendant told police that two gunmen in ski masks robbed him Friday night.The pump jockey at the Sunoco on River Drive told responding officers he'd closed the station for the night and was walking to his car when the pair came up, pointed the guns at him and demanded money, Chief Michael Foligno told Daily Voice.They then fled south on ...

  2. Paterson Mayor Admits Having Employees Do Private Work On City Dime

    Paterson Mayor Admits Having Employees Do Private Work On City Dime

    PATERSON, N.J. -- Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres is headed to state prison for five years after admitting Friday that had city employees work at a private warehouse leased by his daughter and nephew while collecting taxpayer money.Torres, 58, of Paterson, pleaded guilty to single charge of second-degree conspiracy before a state judge in Jersey City.In return, state prosecutors will ...

  3. Report: Feds Launch Religious Discrimination Probe Of Woodcliff Lake

    Report: Feds Launch Religious Discrimination Probe Of Woodcliff Lake

    WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. -- Federal authorities reportedly are investigating allegations of religious discrimination against a Jewish congregation that's been trying to build a new worship center in Woodcliff Lake.Valley Chabad last year filed a federal lawsuit against the town -- whose mayor, Carlos Rendo, is gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno's running mate for lieutenant governor -- ...

  4. Woman Struck By Car In Garfield

    Woman Struck By Car In Garfield

    GARFIELD, N.J. -- A woman struck by a car in Garfield was hospitalized Friday with injuries that police said weren't life-threatening.The car mounted the sidewalk, struck a house and hit the pedestrian at the corner of Jewell Street and Semel Avenue around 2:30 p.m., responders told Daily Voice.A mangled stroller was found at the scene, but no one had been in it, police said.No charges ...

  5. Gang Of 7 Nabbed In Bergen Government Check-Forging Scheme

    Gang Of 7 Nabbed In Bergen Government Check-Forging Scheme

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – A group of thieves who thought they could forge and cash Bergen County government checks were quickly sniffed out by auditors, authorities said Friday.Investigators were alerted in August and over the past two weeks rounded up seven suspects – five of whom have jobs – who were involved in forging the checks and making bogus wire transfers, Bergen County Prosecutor ...

  6. Clifton's 'Gates Of Hell': Rescuers Save Severely Hurt Man Who Fell 20 Feet

    Clifton's 'Gates Of Hell': Rescuers Save Severely Hurt Man Who Fell 20 Feet

    CLIFTON, N.J. -- A severely injured victim was rescued after he fell 20 feet in a remote section of a notorious stretch of tunnels in Clifton known as "The Gates of Hell."Officers responding to the rear of the Paulison Avenue area just after midnight Friday were met by the Middlesex County victim's friends and taken to the spot, where he'd fallen about 20 feet down a slope of ...

  7. Hillsdale Mom To Unveil New NJ Child Rape Law On Slain Daughter's Memorial

    Hillsdale Mom To Unveil New NJ Child Rape Law On Slain Daughter's Memorial

    HILLSDALE, N.J. -- Saturday is the big day for Rosemarie D'Alessandro of Hillsdale, who will unveil the engraving of a new state law mandating life imprisonment without parole for anyone convicted of murdering a minor under 18 during a sex crime on a sculpture dedicated to the memory of her slain daughter.The engraving on the White Butterfly Sculpture and Garden dedicated to Joan ...

  8. Authorities: Dealer Charged In West Milford Woman's Heroin OD Death

    Authorities: Dealer Charged In West Milford Woman's Heroin OD Death

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – Authorities on Thursday charged a Paterson man with selling the heroin that killed a 33-year-old West Milford woman earlier this year.Cleveland D. Spencer, 26, was arrested earlier in the day and charged with strict liability in a drug-induced death for the fatal dose taken by Maryann McKinnon, authorities said Thursday.Officers responding to Freehold Court found ...

  9. Jersey City Officer From Carlstadt Admits $12,617 Off-Duty Work Scam

    Jersey City Officer From Carlstadt Admits $12,617 Off-Duty Work Scam

    CARLSTADT, N.J. -- A Jersey City police officer who lives in Carlstadt admitted in federal court Thursday that he collected $12,617 from the city for off-duty work that he didn't do.David Ortmann, 53, admitted that he had a colleague sign bogus vouchers to the city indicating that he'd handled traffic control for private contractors and utility companies -- which he hadn't -- from July ...

  10. Teaneck Brothers' Tussle: One Hospitalized With Stab Wounds, Charges

    Teaneck Brothers' Tussle: One Hospitalized With Stab Wounds, Charges

    TEANECK, N.J. -- A fight between brothers in Teaneck left one of them hospitalized -- and charged, responders told Daily Voice.Lorenzo Ivey, 31, was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with stab wounds that responders said weren't considered life-threatening following the Wednesday afternoon incident.He remained at HUMC on Thursday, charged with two counts of aggravated ...

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